013 Jesse Lawler | A Lifelong Adventurer & Curiosity Seeker Wants To Make You Smarter


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In this Jesse Lawler Interview, we discuss how this app developer took his interest in nootropics to create a podcast called Smart Drug Smarts. He interviews (literally) the smartest minds around on the topic of neurology, brain health, and overall mind fitness. He’s a truly genuine and fun guy, and is having the time of his life.

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What We Covered:

  • 03:20 – How I met Jesse
  • 04:30 – Abelard Lindsay and the Longecity forum
  • 05:55 – Let the Zen Koans begin
  • 08:40 – The origins of the Smart Drug Smarts podcast
  • 11:05 – Was it easy or hard to get guests on the show?
  • 14:20 – Where in the world is Jesse Lawler?
  • 17:00 – Jesse has figured out my secret podcasting plan!
  • 18:20 – Are there any challenges with the booking of his guests?
  • 21:50 – Niche out enough, AKA The Long Tail
  • 24:25 – Learning how to ask the tough questions of guests
  • 28:15 – The importance of research prior to the interviews
  • 31:40 – Jesse’s questions about the podcasting scene
  • 38:35 – What is currently Jesse’s favorite nootropic?
  • 41:20 – What does the future of brain technologies look like?
  • 45:50 – Our increasing difficulty in cutting through the noise
  • 48:20 – The history of the Racetam family of nootropics
  • 50:05 – Testing hyper doses on experimental subjects
  • 52:30 – Big plans in the future for the podcast this year
  • 53:45 – Jesse’s WHY

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