Evolved Primates

Evolved Primates

A podcast about living a more meaningful life in the 21st century.

All Episodes

A conversation with Julian Jagtenberg, founder and CEO of the world’s first sleep robot, about the importance of sleep. Sleep myths are debunked and practical tips and tricks are given that you can implement in your own life right away.  For the show notes, visit evolvedprimates.com/episodes . Enjoy!

Oct 21

43 min 35 sec

In this episode with Lawrence Ampofo, we’re talking about digital ethics. Lawrence is the founder of Digital Mindfulness and an expert on responsible AI and Digital Ethics. He is a data scientist and political scientist and is a Doctor of Philosophy. We talk about where the responsibility for good and fair artificial intelligence and usage of data lies. How can we enforce a fair playing field with respect to bias, law enforcement, policy making and governance? He speaks about fairness and ethics - or the lack thereof - within social networks, data sets, judicial systems, financial services and much more. For the show notes, visit evolvedprimates.com/episodes . Enjoy!

Dec 2020

47 min 39 sec

Suresh Patel is a personal development coach, who coaches people on finding meaning in their life and work. He is also the father of a good friend of mine, Ishit. In the episode, we talk about meditation, how to find meaning in your personal life and working life, how to gain more focus and how to prioritize in order to reach more meaning. Suresh is an experienced meditator, so we also talk about the effects of meditation on your mental wellbeing and your personal worldview.  When he meditates, he practices the Vipassana technique. For the listeners who don’t know about this technique, I’ll try to briefly explain what it entails. In its essence, the technique is about accepting reality as it truly is - as it truly presents itself in the present moment to you. You do this through focusing on your sensory perceptions, across your body. If you want to know more about it, please have a look at the show notes, at evolvedprimates.com/episodes . The audio quality from Suresh can sometimes be a bit less good because it’s recorded on his phone, but the quality of the content is amazing. I would say it’s worth it, but you can decide.

Nov 2020

47 min 29 sec

In this episode with Nina Hersher, we talk about digital wellness. What is digital wellness, what are the effects of digital tools on individuals and society at large and what can you do to counter these effects? We talk about research into the effects of technology, touch upon things you can do about it, speak about the topic of parenthood and how to deal with the digital wellbeing of your kids and talk about the Digital Wellness Collective.

Sep 2020

38 min 38 sec

In this episode with Patrick McAndrew, we talk about human relationships. What makes them valuable, what’s important in retaining and growing them and what is their impact on our own mental wellbeing? We also talk about loneliness and ways to deal with it, the impact of technology on our human relationships and Patrick’s experience with human relationships in his professional and personal life.

Sep 2020

45 min 45 sec

An introduction to the topics that will be discussed during the podcast, where the name Evolved Primates comes from and how the podcast came to be.

Sep 2020

5 min 31 sec