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Author: Ali & Taimur Abdaal

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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.
142 Episodes
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In this episode, we catch up (and firmly put all the book highlight reading behind us). Merry Christmas! Enjoy xx
In this episode, we carry on our discussion of the book 'Why Love Hurts' once more. Enjoy xx
In this episode, we continue our discussion of the book “Why Love Hurts” by Eva Illouz. Enjoy xx
In this episode, we discuss a few highlights from “Why Love Hurts” - a book which argues that our relationships go wrong due to 'institutional forces', rather than our dysfunctional childhoods or our insufficiently self-aware psyches (which is the more commonly accepted modern belief).
In this episode, we discuss pysops: are things like 'eight hours of sleep a night' really necessary, or are we just unfoundedly made to believe them? Enjoy xx
In this episode, we catch up on the past 6 weeks of our lives, discuss some calendar hacks and then break down our thoughts on the FTX crypto drama that’s been rampant on Twitter these past few days. Enjoy xx
In this episode, we discuss what we've been up to since the last episode, and we also continue discussing the book we've been reading. Enjoy xx
In this episode, after a bit of rambling about our lives, we discuss Carl Trueman's book "The Rise and Triumph of the Modern Self". Enjoy xx
In this episode, we discuss the spiritual journey that we're both dabbling with. Enjoy xx.
In this episode, we ramble a bit about what’s going on in our lives,  Ali’s recent discovery of Alan Watts, and the idea around whether or not we should give a ‘platform’ to potentially-controversial guests on our podcast. Enjoy xx
In this episode, we discuss Taimur’s biggest life update in a long time. We explore the feelings behind being engaged vs being married, try to work out whether an expensive wedding is worth it, and a few other bits. Enjoy!
In this episode, we discuss the idea of ‘enough’ and where our drive for ‘numbers go up’ comes from. Enjoy xxSearch “One Sec” on the App Store and use the coupon code ALI15 to get a 15% discount on the premium subscription, if you want to pay for the premium subscription. Works perfectly fine as a free app too.
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In this episode, we take a look back over the past 3 years of doing this podcast, and how our lives have changed since that fateful day in March 2019 when we decided to start recording “Not Overthinking”. Enjoy!
In this episode, we discuss Ali's theoretically life-changing conversation with Will MacAskill, a professor of moral philosophy, about how to orient his career for impact rather than personal gain. Taimur is skeptical. Watch this episode on YouTube (along with all our others) - https://www.youtube.com/c/NotOverthinkingAli's Podcast - Deep Dive - https://www.youtube.com/c/DeepDivewithAliAbdaal (the interview with Will MacAskill should be out in August 2022) 80,000 Hours - https://80000hours.org/ali Will MacAskill - https://twitter.com/willmacaskillWill's new book - What we Owe the Future - https://www.whatweowethefuture.com/ 
In this first episode of the new season of the podcast, we discuss the extent to which we should / want to be open about our personal lives on the podcast. Taimur takes an unusual stance towards privacy, which Ali attempts to break down. Enjoy xxLeave us a ReviewIf you enjoy listening to the podcast, we'd love for you to leave us a review on iTunes / Apple Podcasts. Here's a link that works even if you're not on an iPhone :) Send us an Audio MessageWe really want to include more listener comments and questions in our episodes. If you've got any thoughts on this episode, or if you've got a conundrum or question you'd like us to discuss, send an audio file / voice note to hi@notoverthinking.com. For any non-audio comments, drop us a tweet or DM on Twitter - https://twitter.com/noverthinkingSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Mind Viruses

Mind Viruses

2022-03-1454:57

In this episode, Taimur presents his new theory of Mind Viruses. We discuss the aetiology, pathophysiology and implications thereof. Enjoy xxLeave us a ReviewIf you enjoy listening to the podcast, we'd love for you to leave us a review on iTunes / Apple Podcasts. Here's a link that works even if you're not on an iPhone :) Send us an Audio MessageWe really want to include more listener comments and questions in our episodes. If you've got any thoughts on this episode, or if you've got a conundrum or question you'd like us to discuss, send an audio file / voice note to hi@notoverthinking.com. For any non-audio comments, drop us a tweet or DM on Twitter - https://twitter.com/noverthinkingSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
The Pathless Path

The Pathless Path

2022-02-0746:561

In this episode, we discuss our friend Paul Millerd’s new book The Pathless Path, which is all about reimagining our relationship with Work and Careers. Enjoy xxLeave us a ReviewIf you enjoy listening to the podcast, we'd love for you to leave us a review on iTunes / Apple Podcasts. Here's a link that works even if you're not on an iPhone :) Send us an Audio MessageWe really want to include more listener comments and questions in our episodes. If you've got any thoughts on this episode, or if you've got a conundrum or question you'd like us to discuss, send an audio file / voice note to hi@notoverthinking.com. For any non-audio comments, drop us a tweet or DM on Twitter - https://twitter.com/noverthinkingSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
Pills & Paradigm Shifts

Pills & Paradigm Shifts

2022-01-1701:19:41

In this episode, we discuss the discourse around pills - Blue Pills, Red Pills, Black and White Pills - and share some of the ‘pills’ that we’ve taken in our own life that have led to paradigm shifts in our perspectives. Enjoy xxLeave us a ReviewIf you enjoy listening to the podcast, we'd love for you to leave us a review on iTunes / Apple Podcasts. Here's a link that works even if you're not on an iPhone :) Send us an Audio MessageWe really want to include more listener comments and questions in our episodes. If you've got any thoughts on this episode, or if you've got a conundrum or question you'd like us to discuss, send an audio file / voice note to hi@notoverthinking.com. For any non-audio comments, drop us a tweet or DM on Twitter - https://twitter.com/noverthinkingSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.
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Comments (41)

Cameron

liking it, but I don't take it too seriously

Jun 22nd
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Ollie Du

interesting 🤔.

Dec 15th
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Ali

آقا پادکست کوتاهه خفن اگه میشناسین بهم بگین :)

Oct 31st
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Ricardo Gutierrez

By farr the best episode up to this day. Please have this guest back in the show, he is super interesting.

Oct 20th
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mehdi tila

💙💙💙

Jun 13th
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Leticia Campelo Jordan

why you ali always explain the exact same thing that the lady just explained? like i got it the first time.

May 26th
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Julia Last

Yes, I like your vibe. I like it how you call each other out as well digging deeper in each others beliefs.

Apr 24th
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Julia Last

Guys, you're over thinking. I am a 47 year old woman and am listening to the podcast for a company. Would love to join for a coffee in Cambridge when we're open up.

Apr 24th
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ID21669781

It’s very interesting to know much about a famous YouTuber and what he thinks about social media and sincerity plus I liked how genuine you are guys in your podcasts . Deserve my time :) 

Apr 18th
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fateme rezagholi

awesome🤩

Mar 3rd
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Ju

you guys still have a loooooong path to walk on this discussions. maybe invite Curtis McHale (since man tend to be more open to listen, and trust, what other man are saying) next time. I could see how tired the guest was by the end. They seem not to be open to learn and accept that they are sexists. You guys need to be more humble to be able to learn and have responsibility to get in touch with your shadow and your wrong doing.

Jan 9th
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Mir

Oh my goodness. I feel you so hard on WoW and farming the sea turtle. (Which I got.) And it was truly satisfying.

Jan 9th
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Mir

The Doctor guy has such a hot serious voice. And the cheerful guy is super sweet and bubbly. Perfect balance.

Jan 9th
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n Kasar

What was the books name by Orman? the decision framework based on value system

Nov 21st
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kelvin mwaniki

Always awesome listening to your podcast sir

Oct 26th
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Timera Boateng

2/3 ism

Oct 21st
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Timera Boateng

choose to be satisfied with the amount of work you've done

Oct 21st
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Puneet Sharma

please write the keynotes from the podcast discussion into the discription

Oct 18th
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Madalina Roata

I loved the discussion from the end of the podcast!

Oct 2nd
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Maria Dillon

This is the episode that caused me to unsubscribe from this podcast. I am however still a big fan and follower of Ali’s YouTube Chanel. This episode grated on me because of the use of the wording ‘old people’. The hosts seemed to categorise anyone from 50’s onwards in this category. There was no clear distinction between frail elderly and the older populationn _ the message I got was that ‘old people’ fall and aren’t very good with technology. There were very negative connotations about ‘old people’ v. young people in the podcast . It is worth remembering that ‘old people’ are often still working; setting up new careers and businesses; learning; gaining new skills and qualifications; living independently; using IT (blogs, Twitter, YouTube etc); climbing mountains; parachuting; travelling the world etc. So my point is that I don’t feel people should be categorised as being a certain way because of their age and getting older shouldn’t be pictured as all doom and gloom.

Jun 21st
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