Trekking to the Top of the World

On this episode of Remarkably Human Radio, I take you high into the Himalayas as I recount my journey to Mount Everest Base Camp just prior to the devastating earthquakes that struck Nepal. From the nitty-gritty details of what it takes to make such a…


Remarkably Human in Nepal

DONATE NOW TO THE REMARKABLY HUMAN FOR NEPAL EARTHQUAKE RELIEF FUND A mere few weeks ago, I returned from an extraordinary adventure deep into the Khumbu region of Nepal. My trip took me from Kathmandu all the way to Mt. Everest and back. I met…


Float: The Technology of Nothingness

On today’s episode, we talk float tanks with veteran flotation expert and researcher Richard Bonk.

Sometimes called sensory deprivation, isolation, flotation or REST (restricted environmental stimulation therapy) tanks, we chat about their beginnings in 1950s neuropsychiatry research and their resurgence today as a therapeutic tool for modern man.

The thought of paying for the privilege to step into a small, enclosed box filled with water and spending ninety minutes alone in the dark with nothing but your thoughts to keep you company, seems terrifying to some.

But those that try it rapidly discover, contrary to how it may appear at first blush, that it is one of the most relaxing, rejuvinating and transcendent experiences they’ve ever taken part in.

More than a novelty new age fad, there’s solid science showing that float tanks can massively alter your stress response, alleviate chronic pain, lift depression, enhance athletic performance and even allow to you achieve the same results as decades of regular meditation – in hardly any time at all.


A Pill To Make You Smarter : A Candid Discussion About Smart Drugs

If there were a pill that could increase your focus, improve your memory, alleviate your anxiety and protect your brain from age-related decline, would you take it?

On this episode of Remarkably Human Radio, we talk about smart drugs – also known as nootropics or cognitive enhancers – with the host of the leading podcast on the topic, Jesse Lawler of Smart Drug Smarts.

We chat about what smart drugs are, what they are not, and even share “personal reports” of what it’s like to use smart drugs, including piracetam, aniracetam, modafinil, phenibut, l-theanine, caffeine and more.

Plus, learn about my own very strict and specific personal standards for when one should and should not use smart drugs, and how you may already be unknowingly taking “dumb drugs.”


Biceps and Brainwaves : A Conversation with Health and Performance Coach Brandon Epstein

On a recent trip to Austin, Texas, I met up with the host of Entrepreneur Fitness, Brandon Epstein.

Brandon has a strong interest in the role of thought, as it relates to fitness and well-being, and he himself has quite a success story, having been an overweight former college football player who turned it all around in just a few short months to become a competitive body builder and a sought after fitness model for some of the world’s biggest fitness brands.  He’s gone on to apply his experience to his clients and has been achieving similar results.

His college thesis work was on the manipulation of brainwave states to enhance performance and health, and our conversation in-person was so enjoyable and thought provoking that I invited him on the show.

It was a joy to sit for an hour and talk, and what came out of it was a great conversation with simple, practical advice that we all need to continuously hear.  We also get pretty personal and share some things that few know about either of us, and how it relates to our current mindset.

Tune in and join us!


Responding to Terror : Life Lessons from the Boston Marathon Bombing

On April 15th, 2013, the largest domestic terrorist incident since the 9/11 attack hit the city of Boston and the surrounding communities. What ensued was one of the largest and most complex tactical responses in the history of civilian law enforcement.

It could not have been accomplished without the thousands of well-trained law enforcement personnel and the astonishing assistance of civilians, but at the middle of it all was one figure, tying everything together – Boston Police Chief Daniel Linskey – and he joins me on this episode of Remarkably Human Radio to chat about the lessons learned from the event and how we can all use them to be more extraordinary.


Cyborg Next Door : Biohacking, Digital Implants & the Merging of Man & Machine

By all outward appearances, Tim Cannon looks like a fairly ordinary guy. If you saw him on the streets of his hometown of Pittsburgh, he’d probably blend in.

But on the inside, he’s far from ordinary. What sets him apart are not only his several electronic implants that make him part cyborg, but the fact that he has done this himself – at home, outside of the lab, without the help of a team of surgeons, using affordable, safe, open-source technology.

He’s the co-founder of an organization called Grindhouse Wetware, and he’s a biohacker, a do-it-yourself technologist pushing the limits of integrating technology with the human body – and he’s bringing it to the mainstream, so that it’s accessible to everyone.

Tim joins me for a discussion of his own personal history with DIY biohacking and implantation, as well as some broader philosophical musings on technology, the state of the human condition and where we might be going technically and morally as a society.


Pain Control: It’s All In Your Head

On this episode of Remarkably Human Radio, I chat with living sideshow legend and pain control expert Tim Cridland (aka Zamora the Torture King) about the extreme demonstrations of pain control that he performs on-stage, how and why he does it, and what the rest of us can learn from his experience.

Tim Cridland is known worldwide for his demonstrations, which involve pushing large skewers through his body – directly through deep muscle tissue – with no pain, no blood and extremely rapid healing. His many feats have made him a regular subject of documentaries and medical studies, and he travels the world lecturing and performing for a wide variety of clients.

It gets real weird, real quick as we discuss everything from the mystical traditions of the Sufi dervishes to modern medical pain control techniques – we even weigh in on the paranormal, biofeedback and how Tim caused trouble in his home economics class as a kid.
It’s strange. It’s fun. It’s a great conversation with a truly remarkable human.


Defeating Death : Cryonics and the Future of Emergency Medicine

It’s been said that today’s younger generation may be the first ever to have the possibility of living long enough to live forever.

Anti-aging and life extension technologies are rapidly accelerating, and some scientists, doctors and futurists believe that we are just a few decades away from being able to extend our lifespans indefinitely.

But what happens if you’re not in that younger generation? Or perhaps you are – but what happens if you die in an accident?

Cryonics – the low-temperature preservation of the human body in hopes of future revival – is the topic of this episode of Remarkably Human Radio, and here to talk about it is Dr. Max More, President of the Alcor Life Extension Foundation.


How Top Performers Think Differently to Gain the Competitive Edge

“No one is better or faster than you. Only less afraid.”

Today’s show is an incredible one! We had a few Skype issues so I spent some extra time cleaning up the audio for you, but secretly I was using it as an opportunity to listen to my guest, Dr. Stan Beecham, over and over again.

Dr. Beecham is a very successful sports psychologist who’s been in the industry virtually from the birth of the field. He’s also the author of a recent book called Elite Minds and has a lot to teach anyone – whether you like sports or not.

If you’re interested in performing your best in any field, be it business, sports, or life in general, this conversation is for you.