On Podcasts

I started listening to podcasts consistently during a summer internship when I was driving to work everyday.1 They are a great way—perhaps the best— to be around smart people and their ideas. (Books are another great way, but I find podcasts have less friction.)

Anyway, I’ve been beta testing Breaker for the last couple months and it’s super! What’s even better is that it surfaced the single best podcast episode I have EVER listened to: Naval Ravikant on Reading, Happiness, Systems for Decision Making, Habits, Honesty and More.

Before you read any further, I encourage you to listen. It’s long, but extremely worthwhile. I’ve already listened three times.

Naval is not talked about much in the tech press, but definitely should be. He’s a co-founder of AngelList and has also invested in Uber, Twitter, Yammer, etc. Beyond his startup chops, he makes you think deeply about things you really should think deeply about.

He covers everything from his foundational core beliefs, the “monkey mind,” being true to yourself, mental models, and Richard Feynman. I implore you to listen.

  1. I was lucky enough to be the subject of one before too!