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#645: The Random Show, Mega-Holiday Edition — 2023 Resolutions and New Tools, Extensive Bullshitting, Booze and Ethanol Alternatives, The “Yearly Delete,” A Million Sidebars, Ayahuasca Revisited, Recapping the COCKPUNCH Saga, and Much More


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Technologist, serial entrepreneur, world-class investor, self-experimenter, and all-around wild and crazy guy Kevin Rose (@KevinRose) rejoins me for another episode of The Random Show.


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[05:00] Welcome to The Random Show #4,732 (or so)!

[05:41] Tasty grapes and hard ketones.

[14:28] Exogenous ketones — or diabetic horse urine?

[21:29] Banana, ketone, tequila, ayahuasca, TV.

[22:52] Kevin’s fear of flying vs. my fear of heights.

[29:33] Health tracking devices vs. The Quantified Scientist.

[32:47] The Peloton Rower.

[41:16] Skiing.

[45:24] Making Olympic-level picklesport pals on the internet.

[50:55] Archery, armor, and kettlebells.

[55:45] Meditation retreats.

[1:06:40] I’m canceled! You’re canceled! We’re all canceled!

[1:10:44] Kevin’s back in the coding saddle again.

[1:11:58] The joy of unstuffing.

[1:17:17] Living rich instead of dying rich.

[1:31:47] Pondering the ethics and implications of AI-generated art.

[1:46:53] A Cockpunch colloquy.

[2:22:55] How much have I made from The 4-Hour Workweek?

[2:30:10] Building NFT communities for the long haul.

[2:34:42] Apple lockdown mode.

[2:35:55] Am I done with ayahuasca?

[2:54:55] Parting thoughts.


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