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Mere Mortals

By Juan Granados & Kyrin Down

Deep conversations with a light-hearted touch. Juan & Kyrin share the learnings, failures and insights from following their passions and continual self-development. Stay tuned for conversations and book reviews about fitness, philosophy, meditation, mindset and whatever captures their attention. Daily uploads @ 5 pm AEST.

  1. 1.
    Letting Go Of The Things You Love (Episode #144 - Musings)01/27/2021
    37:27
  2. 2.
    Range (David Epstein) - Book Review01/26/2021
    13:38
  3. 3.
    Sharing Misinformation 😮 - 4M's #5501/25/2021
    2:15
  4. 4.
    Anti-Agility: Becoming Worse At Sport The More You Play (Episode #143 - Meanderings)01/24/2021
    23:02
  5. 5.
    TRENT MASON | Flying Planes, Becoming Agile & Calisthenics: Mere Mortals Conversation #3701/23/2021
    48:57
  6. 6.
    Sex Work In Australia (Episode #142 - Prostitution)01/22/2021
    57:33
  7. 7.
    Cool It (Bjørn Lomborg) - Book Review01/21/2021
    14:31
  8. 8.
    Determination In Any Context (Episode #141 - Musings)01/20/2021
    31:54
  1. 9.
    Sort Your Sh!t Out (Gary Waldon) - Book Review01/19/2021
    12:27
  2. 10.
    Start Being Curious 🤔 - 4M's #5401/18/2021
    1:37
  3. 11.
    The Hilarity Of Scots Wikipedia (Episode #140 - Meanderings)01/17/2021
    41:18
  4. 12.
    GARY WALDON | Sorting Your Sh!t Out & Sharing Personal Experiences: Mere Mortals Conversation #3601/16/2021
    1:03:44
  5. 13.
    Is It Possible To Enjoy Being Oppressed? (Episode #139 - Oppression)01/15/2021
    41:25
  6. 14.
    Superbugs (Matt McCarthy) - Book Review01/14/2021
    16:25
  7. 15.
    Eminent Human Being (Episode #138 - Musings)01/13/2021
    36:08
  8. 16.
    The Wim Hof Method (Wim Hof) - Book Review01/12/2021
    14:17
  9. 17.
    Being Naive Enough to Start 🙉 - 4M's #5301/11/2021
    2:37
  10. 18.
    Duct Tape For Shoes (Episode #137 - Meanderings)01/10/2021
    25:50
  11. 19.
    BRENDAN JAYO | Opinions Of The Wim Hof Method & Esoteric Practices: Mere Mortals Conversation #3501/09/2021
    39:03
  12. 20.
    Some Men Want To Watch The World Burn (Episode #136 - Nihilism)01/08/2021
    44:58
  13. 21.
    Mere Mortals Monthly Goals - January 202101/07/2021
    30:41
  14. 22.
    Trying Too Hard To Impress People (Episode #135 - Musings)01/06/2021
    40:49
  15. 23.
    Born To Run (Christopher McDougall) - Book Review01/05/2021
    15:02
  16. 24.
    Naikan Practice 🌿 - 4M's #5101/04/2021
    2:18
  17. 25.
    Congolese Fashion & Sapeur Culture (Episode #134 - Meanderings)01/03/2021
    42:24
  18. 26.
    JACQUES MASSIE | Insights & Learnings From A 7 Day Silent Retreat: Mere Mortals Conversation #3401/02/2021
    1:21:34
  19. 27.
    10,000 Hours To Become A Master (Episode #133 - Mastery)01/01/2021
    51:08
  20. 28.
    Philosophising From 'Nineteen Eighty-Four' - George Orwell12/31/2020
    31:07
  21. 29.
    The Most Effective Way To Do Good (Episode #132 - Musings)12/30/2020
    35:15
  22. 30.
    Nineteen Eighty-Four (George Orwell) - Book Review12/29/2020
    13:35
  23. 31.
    Don't Go Too Hard - 4M's #5112/28/2020
    2:02
  24. 32.
    Killing As Many Humans As Possible (Episode #131 - Meanderings)12/27/2020
    34:40
  25. 33.
    MIGUEL SANT'ANA | Hard Work, Mental Discipline & Dealing With Stress: Mere Mortals Conversation #3312/26/2020
    31:20
  26. 34.
    Reading Law Is Boring!! (Episode #130 - Law)12/25/2020
    42:47
  27. 35.
    Learnings From 'The Hero With A Thousand Faces' - Joseph Campbell12/24/2020
    7:39
  28. 36.
    Following Passion Vs Meaning (Episode #129 - Musings)12/23/2020
    32:50
  29. 37.
    The Hero With A Thousand Faces (Joseph Campbell) - Book Review12/22/2020
    8:25
  30. 38.
    2021 Goal Setting - 4M's #5012/21/2020
    3:12
  31. 39.
    The Dangers Of Fast Money (Episode #128 - Meanderings)12/20/2020
    29:46
  32. 40.
    JAMES PENNY | Heavyweight Running, Run Slow To Run Fast & JB Peterson: Mere Mortals Conversation #3212/19/2020
    32:51
  33. 41.
    Kaleidoscope Videos On YouTube (Episode #127 - Kaleidoscopes)12/18/2020
    27:29
  34. 42.
    Why Buddhism Is True (Robert Wright) - Book Review12/17/2020
    15:02
  35. 43.
    What Is Eye Gazing? (Episode #126 - Musings)12/16/2020
    45:44
  36. 44.
    Doing Good Better (William MacAskill) - Book Review12/15/2020
    21:44
  37. 45.
    Be Relentless - 4M's #4912/14/2020
    1:44
  38. 46.
    UBI: Productive & Lazy (Episode #125 - Meanderings)12/13/2020
    31:27
  39. 47.
    TOM LIBELT | Haggling With Russians, Semi-Retirement & Silver Bullets: Mere Mortals Conversation #3112/12/2020
    1:08:01
  40. 48.
    Prank Videos Are Trash (Episode #124 - Joking)12/11/2020
    32:52
  41. 49.
    The Psychopath Test (Jon Ronson) - Book Review12/10/2020
    14:56
  42. 50.
    What's The Point Of Learning A New Language? (Episode #123 - Musings)12/09/2020
    38:10
  43. 51.
    Two Who Survived (M. Lee Connolly) - Book Review12/08/2020
    9:04
  44. 52.
    Is it a Sprint or a Marathon - 4M's #4812/07/2020
    2:51
  45. 53.
    Exercising So Hard You Need To Puke (Episode #122 - Meanderings)12/06/2020
    27:45
  46. 54.
    JAMES DOONER | Foot Health, Physical Play & Getting Back To Nature: Mere Mortals Conversation #3012/05/2020
    46:25
  47. 55.
    Are Ideas Inherently Good Or Bad? (Episode #121 - Ideas)12/04/2020
    46:48
  48. 56.
    Mere Mortals Monthly Goals - December 202012/03/2020
    30:10
  49. 57.
    Become Harder To Kill (Episode #120 - Musings)12/01/2020
    28:21
  50. 58.
    Thinking, Fast And Slow (Daniel Kahneman) - Book Review12/01/2020
    16:10
  51. 59.
    Reactive vs Proactive - 4M's #4711/30/2020
    2:40
  52. 60.
    The Danger Of Buying Things Online (Episode #119 - Meanderings)11/29/2020
    30:31
  53. 61.
    JOHN LYNSKEY | Subconscious Programming & Setting Your Intent: Mere Mortals Conversation #2911/28/2020
    46:32
  54. 62.
    Why Can't I Break Bad Habits? (Episode #118 - Habits)11/27/2020
    1:03:27
  55. 63.
    Shoutouts (Helpers, Supporters & Collaborators) - Bonus11/26/2020
    24:16
  56. 64.
    Silence In Conversations (Episode #117 - Musings)11/25/2020
    41:46
  57. 65.
    So You've Been Publicly Shamed (Jon Ronson) - Book Review11/24/2020
    22:00
  58. 66.
    Beat The Competition, Really? - 4M's #4611/23/2020
    2:03
  59. 67.
    Consciousness & Virtual Reality (Episode #116 - Meanderings)11/22/2020
    43:51
  60. 68.
    BRENDAN JAYO | Free Will, Universal Basic Income & Loud Motorbikes: Mere Mortals Conversation #2811/21/2020
    26:47
  61. 69.
    Gratitude Doesn't Come Easily (Episode #115 - Gratitude)11/20/2020
    50:16
  62. 70.
    A Life On Our Planet (David Attenborough) - Documentary Review11/19/2020
    37:18
  63. 71.
    Making Sacrifices To Train (Episode #114 - Musings)11/18/2020
    21:50
  64. 72.
    Disgrace (J. M. Coetzee) - Book Review11/17/2020
    26:14
  65. 73.
    How To Gamify Life - 4M's #4511/16/2020
    2:20
  66. 74.
    We're Doing A Suit Voucher Giveaway!! (Episode #113 - Meanderings)11/15/2020
    37:33
  67. 75.
    LILIANA MARIA | Experience Of A Refugee, Storytelling & Identity: Mere Mortals Conversation #2711/14/2020
    39:30
  68. 76.
    Do Humans Have Free Will? (Episode #112 - Free Will)11/13/2020
    59:38
  69. 77.
    Learnings From 'The War Of Art' - Steven Pressfield11/12/2020
    10:17
  70. 78.
    High School Career Advice (Episode #111 - Musings)11/11/2020
    41:29
  71. 79.
    The War Of Art (Steven Pressfield) - Book Review11/10/2020
    11:26
  72. 80.
    Trump Lost, Now What! - 4M's #4411/09/2020
    1:51
  73. 81.
    Politics Is A Waste Of Time (Episode #110 - Meanderings)11/08/2020
    38:34
  74. 82.
    TANYA HALL | Running Ultra Marathons, Brisbane Foodie & Optimism: Mere Mortals Conversation #2611/07/2020
    1:03:09
  75. 83.
    Early Signs Of A Good Engineer (Episode #109 - Engineering)11/06/2020
    1:04:15
  76. 84.
    Mere Mortals Monthly Goals - November 202011/05/2020
    34:41
  77. 85.
    The NXIVM Cult (Episode #108 - Musings)11/04/2020
    30:57
  78. 86.
    The Age of Innocence (Edith Wharton) - Book Review11/03/2020
    21:46
  79. 87.
    Be Honest With Yourself - 4M's #4311/02/2020
    2:28
  80. 88.
    Running Into A Kangaroo (Episode #107 - Meanderings)11/01/2020
    40:00
  81. 89.
    NIC BLAIR | Mere Mortals Interview #02510/31/2020
    54:03
  82. 90.
    How To Cultivate Self-Discipline (Episode #106 - Discipline)10/30/2020
    1:05:57
  83. 91.
    Talking Shit With Marty - Feat. Marty10/29/2020
    18:58
  84. 92.
    Are Classic Books Any Good? (Episode #105 - Musings)10/28/2020
    31:26
  85. 93.
    The Fourth Age (Byron Reese) - Book Review10/27/2020
    7:59
  86. 94.
    The Buy In - 4M's #4210/26/2020
    2:02
  87. 95.
    Dodgy Stock Market & Corruption (Episode #104 - Meanderings)10/25/2020
    30:42
  88. 96.
    CHRISSIE JUNGE | Mere Mortals Interview # 02410/24/2020
    35:03
  89. 97.
    Bodily Fitness & Grace Of Movement (Episode #103 - Calisthenics)10/23/2020
    43:22
  90. 98.
    Republic (Plato) - Philosophising10/22/2020
    27:27
  91. 99.
    Don't Use The Triller Social Media App (Episode #102 - Musings)10/21/2020
    35:16
  92. 100.
    Republic (Plato) - Book Review10/20/2020
    16:29
  93. 101.
    Theory of Relativity - 4M's #4110/19/2020
    2:00
  94. 102.
    Content For Content's Sake (Episode #101 - Meanderings)10/18/2020
    40:26
  95. 103.
    JOHN PLUMLEY | Mere Mortals Interview # 02310/17/2020
    1:19:34
  96. 104.
    Craving, Suffering & Gratitude (Episode #100 - Buddhism)10/16/2020
    1:07:13
  97. 105.
    BRENDAN JAYO | Mere Mortals Interview # 02210/15/2020
    52:13
  98. 106.
    Laugh When The Abyss Stares Back At You (Mere Mortals Episode #99 - Musings)10/14/2020
    25:36
  99. 107.
    Sons And Lovers (D.H. Lawrence) - Book Review10/13/2020
    20:15
  100. 108.
    Pressure is a privilege - 4M's #4010/12/2020
    1:43
  101. 109.
    Let's Get Rid Of Weekends (Mere Mortals Episode #98 - Meanderings)10/11/2020
    38:43
  102. 110.
    KELLY CAMERON | Mere Mortals Interview # 02110/10/2020
    55:10
  103. 111.
    Stress, Fear, Disorders & Health (Mere Mortals Episode #97 - Anxiety)10/09/2020
    55:16
  104. 112.
    The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (Mark Twain) - Book Review10/08/2020
    17:42
  105. 113.
    The Social Dilemma Is Trash (Mere Mortals Episode #96 - Musings)10/07/2020
    19:49
  106. 114.
    Dracula (Bram Stoker) - Book Review10/06/2020
    12:42
  107. 115.
    Dealing with Chaos - 4M's #3910/05/2020
    2:00
  108. 116.
    Breatharians & Extreme Views (Mere Mortals Episode #95 - Meanderings)10/04/2020
    41:22
  109. 117.
    SALLY HETHERINGTON | Mere Mortals Interview # 02010/03/2020
    54:42
  110. 118.
    Put Another Shrimp On The Barbie Mate (Mere Mortals Episode #94 - Accents)10/02/2020
    42:09
  111. 119.
    Monthly Goals - October 202010/01/2020
    40:00
  112. 120.
    The Dark Side Of Bookstagram (Mere Mortals Episode #93 - Musings)09/30/2020
    33:43
  113. 121.
    Gulliver's Travels (Jonathan Swift) - Book Review09/29/2020
    16:34
  114. 122.
    Effort - 4M's #3809/28/2020
    2:34
  115. 123.
    Viewing Death Differently (Mere Mortals Episode #92 - Meanderings)09/27/2020
    34:27
  116. 124.
    SAMMY & DON APPAH | Mere Mortals Interview # 01909/26/2020
    1:11:44
  117. 125.
    Becoming An Eminently Qualified Human Being (Mere Mortals Episode #91 - Long-Term Goals)09/25/2020
    1:15:06
  118. 126.
    The Turn Of The Screw & The Aspern Papers (Henry James) - Book Review09/24/2020
    13:02
  119. 127.
    The Most Useless Meeting Ever (Mere Mortals Episode #90 - Musings)09/23/2020
    52:22
  120. 128.
    Life On The Mississippi (Mark Twain) - Book Review09/22/2020
    18:29
  121. 129.
    Self-Distortion - 4M's #3709/21/2020
    2:13
  122. 130.
    What If Cars Were Sentient? (Mere Mortals Episode #89 - Meanderings)09/20/2020
    44:20
  123. 131.
    JOHN VICKERS | Mere Mortals Interview # 01809/19/2020
    1:12:58
  124. 132.
    The One Easy Trick To Earn $100 Trillion Dollars!!!! (Mere Mortals Episode #88 - Gullibility)09/18/2020
    44:20
  125. 133.
    The Odyssey (Homer) - Book Review09/17/2020
    15:17
  126. 134.
    Life Is A Locked Room (Mere Mortals Episode #87 - Musings)09/16/2020
    34:54
  127. 135.
    Crime And Punishment (Fyodor Dostoyevsky) - Book Review09/15/2020
    17:47
  128. 136.
    Feeling Down - 4M's #3609/14/2020
    2:09
  129. 137.
    A Science, Pseudoscience Or Art? (Mere Mortals Episode #86 - Physiognomy)09/13/2020
    51:58
  130. 138.
    JACQUI OOI | Mere Mortals Interview # 01709/12/2020
    1:06:25
  131. 139.
    Jehovah's Witness Conversion Attempt (Mere Mortals Episode #85 - Meanderings)09/11/2020
    43:00
  132. 140.
    What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Haruki Murakami) - Learnings09/10/2020
    9:29
  133. 141.
    Holidaying On Hamilton Island (Mere Mortals Episode #84 - Musings)09/09/2020
    41:36
  134. 142.
    What I Talk About When I Talk About Running (Haruki Murakami) - Book Review09/08/2020
    4:48
  135. 143.
    Early Mornings or Late Nights - 4M's #3509/07/2020
    1:58
  136. 144.
    Using Music To Create Memories (Mere Mortals Episode #83 - Music)09/06/2020
    45:11
  137. 145.
    ALEX TROLL | Mere Mortals Interview # 01609/05/2020
    40:01
  138. 146.
    Muscle-Bound Goons & Hairless Toads (Mere Mortals Episode #82 - Meanderings)09/04/2020
    36:04
  139. 147.
    Monthly Goals - September 202009/03/2020
    40:14
  140. 148.
    Who Listens To The News? (Mere Mortals Episode #81 - Musings)09/02/2020
    27:11
  141. 149.
    Thérèse Raquin (Émile Zola) - Book Review09/01/2020
    16:01
  142. 150.
    Take a Break - 4M's #3408/31/2020
    1:35
  143. 151.
    The Benefits Of Conscious Breathing (Mere Mortals Episode #80 - Breathing)08/30/2020
    46:02
  144. 152.
    MATSEN JASCH | Mere Mortals Interview # 01508/29/2020
    48:13
  145. 153.
    Proud Of Being A Mere Mortalite (Mere Mortals Episode #79 - Meanderings)08/28/2020
    36:40
  146. 154.
    The Trial And Death Of Socrates (Plato) - Book Review08/27/2020
    18:35
  147. 155.
    What Are The Best Karaoke Songs? (Mere Mortals Episode #78 - Musings)08/26/2020
    30:31
  148. 156.
    The Iliad (Homer) - Book Review08/25/2020
    18:41
  149. 157.
    The Secret to Happiness - 4Ms #3308/24/2020
    1:26
  150. 158.
    Kurt Cobain's Death (Mere Mortals Episode #77 - Suicide)08/23/2020
    48:37
  151. 159.
    JODIE ADDIS | Mere Mortals Interview #01408/22/2020
    33:07
  152. 160.
    Blacking Out While Freediving (Mere Mortals Episode #76 - Meanderings)08/21/2020
    34:58
  153. 161.
    Tribe of Mentors (Timothy Ferriss) - Book Review Quotes08/20/2020
    8:46
  154. 162.
    Trust Vs Vulnerability (Mere Mortals Episode #75 - Musings)08/19/2020
    31:52
  155. 163.
    Tribe of Mentors (Timothy Ferriss) - Book Review08/18/2020
    5:52
  156. 164.
    Control your Decisions - 4Ms #3208/17/2020
    1:58
  157. 165.
    Do You Believe In Aliens? (Mere Mortals Episode #74 - Aliens)08/16/2020
    44:47
  158. 166.
    ERIKA DE PELLEGRIN | Mere Mortals Interview # 01308/15/2020
    41:06
  159. 167.
    Mr. Gu & The Missing Money (Mere Mortals Episode #73 - Meanderings)08/14/2020
    24:18
  160. 168.
    The Gulag Archipelago: Abridged (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn) - Quotes08/13/2020
    33:12
  161. 169.
    Pivot On My Problematic Grave (Mere Mortals Episode #72 - Musings)08/12/2020
    27:00
  162. 170.
    The Call Of The Wild (Jack London) - Book Review08/11/2020
    11:44
  163. 171.
    Content Creation - 4M's #3108/10/2020
    1:33
  164. 172.
    Is Common Sense Really That Common? (Mere Mortals Episode #71 - Common Sense)08/09/2020
    49:48
  165. 173.
    JONATHON RADFORD | Mere Mortals Interview # 01208/08/2020
    38:34
  166. 174.
    Assertiveness & Chicken! (Mere Mortals Episode #70 - Meanderings)08/07/2020
    35:23
  167. 175.
    Monthly Goals - August 202008/06/2020
    28:13
  168. 176.
    Introspection With A Pie & Almond Croissant (Mere Mortals Episode #69 - Musings)08/05/2020
    34:02
  169. 177.
    The Gulag Archipelago: Abridged (Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn) - Book Review08/04/2020
    18:48
  170. 178.
    Digital Communication - 4M's Episode #3008/03/2020
    2:25
  171. 179.
    Striving For Excellence Through Life's Lessons (Mere Mortals Episode #68 - Excellence)08/02/2020
    47:14
  172. 180.
    The Mindset Of Being Undeniable (Mere Mortals Episode #67 - Meanderings)07/31/2020
    25:46
  173. 181.
    How Often Should One Review Old Information? (Mere Mortals Episode #66 - Musings)07/29/2020
    37:24
  174. 182.
    The Alchemist (Paulo Coelho) - Book Review07/28/2020
    18:02
  175. 183.
    Effectiveness vs Efficiency - 4M's Episode #2907/27/2020
    3:00
  176. 184.
    Where Should One Direct Their Effort? (Mere Mortals Episode #65 - Effective Vs Efficient)07/26/2020
    41:02
  177. 185.
    Will Amazon Be Around In 40 Years? (Mere Mortals Episode #64 - Meanderings)07/24/2020
    31:53
  178. 186.
    You Can Do Anything, But You Can't Do Everything (Mere Mortals Episode #63 - Musings)07/22/2020
    26:30
  179. 187.
    100 Years Of Solitude (Gabriel García Márquez) - Book Review07/21/2020
    17:52
  180. 188.
    Knowledge Absorbtion - 4M's Episode #2807/20/2020
    1:46
  181. 189.
    Empowering Victims & Perpetrators (Mere Mortals Episode #62 - Restorative Justice)07/19/2020
    41:44
  182. 190.
    The Wim Hof Method & Cold Showers (Mere Mortals Episode #61 - Meanderings)07/17/2020
    19:46
  183. 191.
    Purely Existing To Continuous Elation (Mere Mortals Episode #60 - Musings)07/15/2020
    35:23
  184. 192.
    The Food Of The Gods (H.G. Wells) - Book Review07/14/2020
    11:46
  185. 193.
    Supplementation - 4M's Episode #2707/13/2020
    2:06
  186. 194.
    The Additional Enhancement (Mere Mortals Episode #59 - Supplements)07/12/2020
    59:50
  187. 195.
    JOSH BUSBY | Mere Mortals Interview # 01107/11/2020
    42:54
  188. 196.
    TikTok & Dogecoin (Mere Mortals Episode #58 - Meanderings)07/10/2020
    29:02
  189. 197.
    An Unquiet Mind (Kay Redfield Jamison) - Book Review07/07/2020
    16:45
  190. 198.
    Pain & Suffering - 4M's Episode #2607/06/2020
    2:54
  191. 199.
    The Ethics of Pain Management (Mere Mortals Episode #57 - Pain)07/05/2020
    50:28
  192. 200.
    TAMAR HELA | Mere Mortals Interview #01007/04/2020
    39:54

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