Not Overthinking

By Ali & Taimur Abdaal

The weekly podcast about happiness, creativity, and the human condition. It's us, Ali and Taimur Abdaal, occasionally joined by guests, talking about things to help us think, do, and be better. Things like social interaction, lifestyle design, mental models... Things that are hard to examine, but important to explore. And hopefully, things that make for a fun and interesting chat every week. We'd love for you to join us.

  1. 1.
    How to Setup a New Social Life
    49:44
  2. 2.
    What is the purpose of group holidays?
    59:43
  3. 3.
    Do we have a specific personality type?
    42:42
  4. 4.
    Why is agency a precious resource?
    53:43
  5. 5.
    Why are childhood memories so varied?
    48:31
  6. 6.
    What do debates on Twitter reveal about identity?
    57:22
  7. 7.
    Online Dating and Unconditional Parenting
    46:18
  8. 8.
    Starting A Charity, Having An Impact and An Important Pledge
    1:22:40
  1. 9.
    Guitars, WeWork & The Curse of Knowledge
    1:08:12
  2. 10.
    Anna Codrea-Rado (Author & Podcaster) on Writing, Careers & The Changing Nature of Work
    1:22:57
  3. 11.
    How should we treat children? (A Brief Discussion)
    26:58
  4. 12.
    Toxic Productivity, Competition & Framing Work
    49:10
  5. 13.
    Brandon Sanderson (Best-Selling Author) on Writing, Careers and Finding Your Passion
    1:34:58
  6. 14.
    Reflections on 100 Episodes
    1:08:23
  7. 15.
    Should we optimise our relationships?
    2:15:33
  8. 16.
    Introverts, Extroverts and Identity Signals
    58:35
  9. 17.
    Social Media and Sincerity
    1:04:44
  10. 18.
    Justin Kan (Twitch Co-Founder) on Entrepreneurship and Living a Meaningful Life
    1:26:45
  11. 19.
    Pity vs Sympathy
    1:07:49
  12. 20.
    Emotional Rollercoasters
    1:20:41
  13. 21.
    Book Discussion: The Righteous Mind
    1:12:13
  14. 22.
    Should we be trying to build an online audience?
    1:50:50
  15. 23.
    Trying to be Confidently Wrong
    57:54
  16. 24.
    Book Discussion - The Tyranny of Merit
    1:37:39
  17. 25.
    How can we optimise for a meaningful life?
    1:44:03
  18. 26.
    Misogyny, Generalisation and Controversial Topics
    1:52:48
  19. 27.
    2020 Not Overthinking Highlights
    1:02:44
  20. 28.
    Probing Questions to Reflect on 2020
    59:16
  21. 29.
    What do we want from life?
    1:01:50
  22. 30.
    Disappointment, Seriousness and Sincerity
    1:01:38
  23. 31.
    An Existential Crisis
    1:25:30
  24. 32.
    How authentic are we on this podcast?
    1:18:18
  25. 33.
    John O'Nolan on Life as a Nomad, Ghost and Optimising for Happiness
    1:23:17
  26. 34.
    Austin Kleon on Writing, Creativity and The Importance of Idleness
    2:03:24
  27. 35.
    Is it immoral to publicly share revenue numbers?
    1:14:49
  28. 36.
    Book Discussion - The Psychology of Money Part 2
    1:02:07
  29. 37.
    Book Discussion - The Psychology of Money
    43:56
  30. 38.
    Competitiveness and Mimetic Traps
    59:52
  31. 39.
    Dissatisfaction and Aspiration
    1:06:16
  32. 40.
    Should we donate to charity because it "feels good"?
    1:11:23
  33. 41.
    Book Discussion - The 4-Hour Work Week
    1:22:30
  34. 42.
    Bouncing Back, Finding Fulfilment and Being Productive ft. Noah Kagan
    2:00:31
  35. 43.
    Imposter Syndrome and Other Curiosities
    48:31
  36. 44.
    How can we treat children morally? (Part 2)
    1:21:27
  37. 45.
    How can we treat children morally? (Part 1)
    53:43
  38. 46.
    Reimagining our relationship with 'Work', ft. Paul Millerd
    1:43:41
  39. 47.
    Friendships and Relationships ft. Valentin and Cliff
    1:03:22
  40. 48.
    The Abusive Relationships of Productivity YouTubers
    1:17:21
  41. 49.
    68 Bits of Unsolicited Advice - Part 3
    45:59
  42. 50.
    How to Understand Things
    1:28:08

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