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The Examined Life
The Examined Life
Khe Hy

Here’s a scary fact about adulthood. We stop asking questions. We lose the playful curiosity and creativity that we had as children.... more

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Do you need an MBA? [Jack Raines]

The traditional way of getting a great job is being turned upside down. Social media, personal brands and a digital... more

18 Apr 2024 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
How do you come up with business ideas? [Steph Smith]

The Internet has created a gold mine of opportunity. You can use it to find your next job. Or business... more

11 Apr 2024 · 54 minutes
What does it mean to be Asian? [Khe Hy]

I’ve been told I look Brazilian, Greek and Hawaiian. I relished it because I didn’t want to be called Asian.... more

04 Apr 2024 · 58 minutes
What is IFS? [Derek Haswell]

Going to therapy usually evokes laying on a couch and talking endlessly about your childhood. But what if all the... more

28 Mar 2024 · 59 minutes
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21 Mar 2024 · 51 minutes
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14 Mar 2024 · 48 minutes
How do you get rich (while having a day job)? [Noah Kagan]

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07 Mar 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
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Ambition is a good thing, right? It’s your ambition that creates opportunity. It grows your income. It makes you visible... more

29 Feb 2024 · 52 minutes
Do you need a coach? [Khe Hy]

I’ve invested a ton of money into coaching. ($163,900 to be specific.) I’ve used coaching to face my insecurities, overcome... more

22 Feb 2024 · 50 minutes
Are young people OK? [Kyla Scanlon]

The economy is soaring. Stocks are at all time highs. Inflation has been tamed. Yet young people are angry and... more

15 Feb 2024 · 46 minutes
What is creativity? [Jeff Madoff]

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08 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 5 minutes
How do you quit a 7-figure job? [Khe Hy]

It’s bonus season. Are you thinking of making that big move? And finally walking away from your cushy, high-paying job?... more

01 Feb 2024 · 46 minutes
What are your money rules? [Adam Katz]

As your earnings go up, your ability to enjoy money should increase as well. And you should worry less. Yet... more

25 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 17 minutes
What's your attachment strategy? [Jess Morey]

The first 3 years of your life deeply impact how you interact with the world around you. We develop attachment... more

18 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 9 minutes
Are you a post-achievement professional? [Khe Hy]

Are you a Post-Achievement Professional? For starters, this doesn’t mean that you no longer care about striving and achieving great... more

11 Jan 2024 · 46 minutes
How do you separate self-worth from net worth? [Manisha Thakor]

Playing the “net worth” game puts you on the never-ending hamster wheel of never hitting “enough.” In this episode we... more

04 Jan 2024 · 1 hour, 1 minute
What does healthy masculinity look like? [Scott Haber]

Are men becoming more in touch with their feelings? Or are they going the way of Andrew Tate’s brash aggression... more

28 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
How’s business (in a terrible economy)? [Khe Hy]

2023 was the year everything went wrong. Rising interest rates, return to office, a shaky consumer and the collapse of... more

21 Dec 2023 · 50 minutes
What makes money so emotional? [Joe Hudson]

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14 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 13 minutes
Is weed bad for you? [Tara Schuster]

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07 Dec 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
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30 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 10 minutes
Are we overthinking parenting? [Wil Reynolds]

As a parent, you’re constantly nervous about raising spoiled, entitled and elitist kids. And if you're from a modest upbringing... more

23 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 28 minutes
Do you need a personal brand? [Shanté Cofield]

[Ep. 23] You meet someone, they Google you. Are the results your personal brand? In a world where everyone is... more

16 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 1 minute
What does a semi-retirement look like? [Khe Hy]

[Ep. 22] If you work 40 hours a week on your own terms, are you semi-retired? A solo episode where... more

09 Nov 2023 · 57 minutes
How do you define success? [Kevin Dahlstrom]

[Ep. 21] Owning your time. Living close to nature. Rock climbing daily. Do you have to wait until “retirement” to... more

02 Nov 2023 · 1 hour, 3 minutes
How do you walk away from good money? [Sarah Chappell]

[Ep. 20] What happens when making money starts making you unhappy? You might dislike the activity. Or be bored. We... more

26 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Is achievement culture killing our kids? [Khe Hy]

[Ep. 19] High-performing teenage kids are considered an “at risk” group. Yup, they’re as likely as prone to substance abuse... more

19 Oct 2023 · 41 minutes
Is productivity a waste of time? [Nat Eliason]

[Ep. 18] Productivity is sold as the silver bullet to all our modern problems. Do a bit more. A bit... more

12 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 19 minutes
How do you overcome scarcity? [Paco de Leon]

[Ep. 17] Are you scared that you’re one mistake from losing it all? We all experience some form of the... more

05 Oct 2023 · 1 hour, 4 minutes
Why I'm retiring from productivity [Khe Hy]

[Ep. 16] I became obsessed with productivity content in my 20s. Being “productive” was an accelerant for my career, finances... more

28 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
Should you listen to podcasts on 2x? [Jonny Miller]

[Ep. 15] Why does listening to podcasts on “Chipmunk Mode” (aka 2x speed) feel so unhealthy — yet so attractive?... more

21 Sep 2023 · 1 hour, 15 minutes
What's the secret to good sex? [Natassia Miller]

Ep. 14 What’s really happening between the sheets? A s*xologist answers juicy questions about our sex lives. We cover the... more

14 Sep 2023 · 58 minutes
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[Ep. 13] Khe tackles his 26 year history of drinking in this solo episode. You’ll hear about “Blackout Island,” being... more

07 Sep 2023 · 53 minutes
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31 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 14 minutes
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24 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 2 minutes
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17 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 7 minutes
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10 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
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03 Aug 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
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27 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 18 minutes
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We are surrounded by status games. Whether it’s having a blue text bubble, a fancy car or the right combination... more

20 Jul 2023 · 1 hour, 23 minutes
The Examined Life
Should You Play Status Games? [Jenny Blake]
The Examined Life

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We are surrounded by status games. Whether it’s having a blue text bubble, a fancy car or the right combination of universities... more