In last week's Get Some Victory newsletter, I asked readers if they could recommend some good podcasts. Got some great suggestions.
From Gamma Sync -
EconTalk - http://www.econtalk.org/
Australian Broadcasting Corporation - http://www.abc.net.au/
--GS's notes: Recommends "All in the Mind" weekly show on psychology and cognitive issues. The Philosophers Zone often good.
Canadian Broadcasting Company - http://www.cbc.ca/
--GS's notes: Good, but their shows aren't available for long, and no transcripts/links.
From Brooks -
Mixergy podcasts - http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/mixergy-audio-podcast-channel/id348690336
Sebastian note: I love Mixergy, but I didn't realize there was a podcast! I thought it was video-only, so this is a huge boon to me. :) :) :)
From Colleen -
Colin Marshall's "The Marketplace of Ideas":
Colleen's favorite episodes:
Merlin Mann (it's also Merlin's own fave of all his interviews, so there you go!)
Tyler Cowan (the "personal economies" ep)
Livia Bloom (on filmmaker Errol Morris)
Sam Snyder -
Sam sent me this link of this large list of podcasts he put together here:
I've got a flight to Saigon coming up, so I'll be taking train to airport, time in airport, time on plane, time from airport... which means I'll be getting stocked on these before the plane flight.
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Jet lag sucks. I remember the worst time I had it, during one of my first trips to Japan. I was so excited to get out and see Tokyo, but I just couldn't pry myself from the bed. At three pm in the afternoon I battled to keep my eyes open, knowing that I would lose and end up sleeping through the evening.
Luckily jet lag is very easy to beat if you know the trick. I came up with this during one trip, it worked, and I've been doing it ever since. I got back to San Francisco yesterday afternoon and today I woke up at a normal time, went through my normal routine, and am just now starting to get tired at 11pm, like usual.
I wrote about this before, but made it too complicated. Here's the easy version:
The only thing that matters is that you are at an appropriate level of tiredness for the time you land. The goal is to compromise your comfort on the flight and possibly the time right before the flight to achieve this.