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Deep Questions with Cal Newport

English, Technology, 1 season, 306 episodes, 16 hours, 54 minutes
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Cal Newport is a computer science professor and the New York Times bestselling author of Digital Minimalism and Deep Work. He writes about technology and the way it can both support and impede our efforts to live more meaningful, productive lives. In this podcast, he answers questions from his readers about work, technology, and the deep life.
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Listen to This: The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

Here’s a special preview of the new season of The Happiness Lab, a podcast from Pushkin Industries. You might think you know what it takes to lead a happier life… more money, a better job, or Instagram-worthy vacations. You’re dead wrong. Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos has studied the science of happiness and found that many of us do the exact opposite of what will truly make our lives better. She’ll take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will change the way you think about happiness. Hear more from The Happiness Lab at: podcasts.pushkin.fm/thls5?sid=questions
10/26/20224 minutes, 37 seconds
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Ep. 189: Why Did The Times Drop Twitter?

Below are the questions covered in today's episode (with their timestamps). For instructions on submitting your own questions, go to calnewport.com/podcast.Video from today’s episode:  youtube.com/calnewportmediaCal Reacts to the News: The Times Drops Twitter [4:21]QUESTIONS:- Is the hyperactive hive mind ever beneficial? [26:52]- How do I survive a really busy week? [36:49]- Should I quit my executive job to write a book?  [42:48]- Do you have suggestions for improving the trade-off between teaching vs. scholarship obligations? [54:11]- How do you approach complexity? [57:34]Thanks to our Sponsors:MyBodyTutor.comExpressVPN.com/DeepWorkable.com/PodcastGrammarly.com/DeepThanks to Jesse Miller for production, Jay Kerstens for the intro music, and Mark Miles for mastering.
4/11/20221 hour, 55 seconds
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Ep. 176: CALLS: Taming Information Overload

Below are the questions covered in today's episode (with their timestamps). For instructions on submitting your own questions, go to calnewport.com/podcast.Video from today’s episode:  tinyurl.com/b2rkctfjDEEP DIVE: Is TikTok a Good Thing? [2:47]CALLS:- Deep work for sales. [16:10]- Where to find arguments I disagree with. [20:18]- Little bets. [25:37]- Taming information overload. [39:45]- Minimalism as a med student. [48:56]Thanks to our Sponsors:Headspace:  Headspace.com/QUESTIONSBlinkist:  Blinkist.com/DEEPMunk Pack:  MunkPack.com - Enter code DEEPJUST EggThanks to Jesse Miller for production, Jay Kerstens for the intro music, and Mark Miles for mastering.
2/24/202256 minutes, 34 seconds
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Ep. 171: Is Slow Productivity the Solution to Burnout?

Below are the questions covered in today's episode (with their timestamps). For instructions on submitting your own questions, go to calnewport.com/podcast.Video from today’s episode:  tinyurl.com/b2rkctfjCORE IDEAS: Is Slow Productivity the Solution to Burnout? [2:58]DEEP WORK QUESTIONS:- How does Cal manage information?  [35:56]- What notebooks does Cal use? [38:52]- What’s the deep approach to job searching? [44:20]- What did Cal’s readers learn about deep work? [48:00] -Can I work deeply for more than 4 hours a day? [55:46]DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS:- How should Cal’s time management advice be adjusted for students from underrepresented backgrounds? [1:04:58]- How do I survive college admissions craziness? [1:09:47]Thanks to our Sponsors:Policy Genius:  Policygenius.comCentered:  centered.app/deepquestionsMagic Spoon:  magicspoon.com/calExpressVPN:  expressvpn.comThanks to Jesse Miller for production, Jay Kerstens for the intro music, and Mark Miles for mastering.
2/7/20221 hour, 23 minutes, 48 seconds