20angles podcast


The 20angles podcast asks 20 people the same question.
The first series examines the question of “who or what are we?”
May you find the courage to stand still and live more consciously.

#003 - Adventurer Jelle Veyt- Lessons from facing death and living on the streets

Oct. 28, 2019

Adventurer Jelle Veyt on getting caught in an avalanche on Everest, lessons learned from living on the streets for two years, and how death can be a big motivator.

Jelle is a professional adventurer. He is now on a quest to cycle/row to the highest mountains on every continent and climb them. To learn more about Jelle, check out www.jelleveyt.be

This was a very personal interview, and it some of the most practical insights in a short amount of time I have ever encountered on:
- being grateful for food and shelter
- being ready to die, but loving to live
- why you make yourself unhappy
- how to stop living like a zombie
- why it’s good to cry like a baby
- how everything is temporary, including feeling bad
- how and when to finally start living your dream
- most importantly: don’t hold your farts, let them go!

Interesting things referred to in this episode:
Book "Steppenwolf" - Herman Hesse: http://bit.ly/31RVx6v


#002: Quantum Physics, Consciousness and Everything inbetween | 20angles Podcast

Oct. 7, 2019

In this episode, Steven examines the central question “Who or what are we?” with Radu Surdeanu.

Together with Radu, both a physicist and a Zen practitioner, we talk about the two things science still has no clue about what’s going on: quantum physics and consciousness. To give you even a bigger headache, we also talk about Artificial Intelligence.

Interesting things referred to in this episode:
Richard Feynman’s “ode to a flower”: http://bit.ly/2LSpbDJ
Humble Before the Void - Chris Impey: https://amzn.to/2IJkf2n
Happiness - Matthieu Ricard: http://bit.ly/2p0azcA

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#001: Prof. Dr. Lieven Annemans on Happiness | 20angles Podcast

Aug. 6, 2019

In this episode, Steven explores the central question “who or what are we?” with Prof. Lieven Annemans.

Prof. Lieven Annemans teaches at Ghent University, and has written several books on health economics. The last few years his research has shifted more into the direction of happiness.

What is happiness, and is the pursuit of it a futile quest? What can we really do about it?

Things referred to in this episode:
Book “Altruism” by Matthieu Ricard: https://amzn.to/2VlkfdH

Enjoy, and if you found it valuable in some way, please consider sharing it with just 2 people that would find it valuable.

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