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⚡️ Mere Mortals

by Kyrin Down & Juan Granados

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Philosophy in the park, deep conversations with a light-hearted touch. Stay tuned for dives into cryptocurrencies, fitness, goal setting, fun hypotheticals and whatever captures our attention. 2 to 3 uploads every week!
https://www.meremortalspodcast.com/

Recent Episodes

⚡️ Oh Shit Moments: Heart Dropping Instances That Change Your World

How many times in life does one experience those moments when you realise that the world doesn't work the way you thought it did?In Episode #299 of 'Meanderings' Juan and I discuss: the upcoming Brissie winter, Juan's adventures in Veecon, why sloppy communication gets you into trouble, how to fix miscommunication, why an 'oh shit' moment once a year is useful, Stoicism to prepare oneself for a changing world, the dense language in 'Homo Deus' & 'Beowulf' and why you might not want to tell newbies how you acquired your knowledge.As always, we hope you...

⚡️ ROYCE DUNNE | Crossfit Open 2022

Mini Convo #5 is a quick burst of questions I got to pose to Royce Dunne, who has previously been hosted on the podcast. This session focuses in on the results of the recent crossfit open workouts and the next steps.As always, we hope you enjoy. Mere Mortals out!Connect with Royce:https://www.instagram.com/roycey_boy/?hl=enConnect with Mere Mortals:Website: https://www.meremortalspodcast.com/Discord: https://discord.gg/jjfq9eGReUInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/meremortalspodcast/

⚡️ Travelling Solo: What To Expect From A Trip Taken Alone

As Juan prepares for his VeeCon trip to the US, we analyse the pros and cons of travelling on your own.In Episode #298 of 'Musings' Juan and I discuss: the new t-shirts that we're giving out to supporters of the podcast, why I'm being a fence sitter on this topic, the decision making processes one needs to think about, my first meal of Chorrillana in Chile, places we would absolutely not go whilst travelling solo and the details of Juan's upcoming very first solo travel plus my learnings from 14 months alone across Latin America.A...

⚡️ A Long Cold Trip: Why Did Juan Drive For 6+ Hours For Basically No Reason?

Juan has just lived through my worse nightmare. He is a brave (and foolish) man!In Episode #297 of 'Meanderings' Juan and I discuss: why I didn't become a video podcast sensation back in 2006, Juan's failed adventure to go to the zoo, my intimate Colombian dinner with a new friend, why a flat tire caused me to slow down and get a new perspective of a familiar place, the over-the-top assertiveness of Andrew Tate and a plug for our V4V themed episode.As always, we hope you enjoy. Mere Mortals out!Timeline:(0:00...

⚡️ TODD SHANNON | 2022 Crossfit Open

Mini Convo #4 is a quick burst of questions I got to pose to Todd Shannon. This session focuses in on the results of the recent crossfit open workouts and the next steps.As always, we hope you enjoy. Mere Mortals out!Connect with Todd:https://www.instagram.com/toddshannon/?hl=enConnect with Mere Mortals:Website: https://www.meremortalspodcast.com/Discord: https://discord.gg/jjfq9eGReUInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/meremortalspodcast/

⚡️ V4V Transparency: The Power Of Honesty & Value For Value

An amazing thank you to the ~30 supporters who have directly supported us over the last year!In Episode #296 of 'Musings' Juan and I discuss: what led us to Podcasting 2.0 and V4V, our personal thoughts on why we care about transparency, where we would draw the limit, our total amount of satoshis accumulated and a break down of the big baller boosters, a comparison of our two main shows and how you (yes you!) can help support us in the future!As always, we hope you enjoy. Mere Mortals out!Timeline:(0:00...

⚡️ Technological Vs Social Innovation: Blockchains Are Influencing New Behaviours Through Micropayments

What new behaviours have we noticed amongst crypto people in the last year?In Episode #295 of 'Meanderings' Juan and I discuss: forming a line vs a booking system, why I've been losing track of my money, Juan's struggle to answer my question, why Paypal's micropayments just don't cut it, Juan trying to argue against an Ethics Professor, the real reason our marketing is suboptimal and how to send some micropayment value our way!As always, we hope you enjoy. Mere Mortals out!Timeline:(0:00) - Beautiful Brissie(1:10) - The Social Leap story

⚡️ HOSKY & VEGAS | Meme Behaviours, Building On Cardano & Philhoskophy/Techoskology

Woof woof woof, bowowowow ruff rufff ruff ........ arf. Yap yap!In Conversation #74, HOSKY Token, Carl (Vegas Pool) and I discuss: the origins of the hosky project, how the code and policy work on the Cardano blockchain, the different elements that encourage better behaviour of hosky idiots, the paradox between being (the) shit memecoin yet arguably most impactful use of Cardano, the ever growing intimate relationship between the two big dogs and a selection of highly curated meme questions from the community.As always, we hope you enjoy. Mere Mortals out!Timeline:(0:00...

⚡️ Status: Playing The Game, But Which Game To Choose?

Consensus reached. If you want to get the girls, you've got to sleep with their gay guy friends first (apparently).In Episode #294 of 'Musings' Juan and I discuss: more on the sexy new intro music, why I haven't been thinking about status, can you escape playing the status games at all?, the different types of status one can attain, utilising handstands/the MM podcast/books/languages to show off and why I might just be a tosser for bringing this topic up.A big thanks to Petar the Slav, Signs of New Growth and new...

⚡️ Monthly Goals - May 2022

You smell that ....... it smells like it's goal time.Do you set yourself monthly goals and if so, how many do you set? Juan and I on the first week of every month go over our progress from the previous month and where we are heading for the next. Emphasis as always is on the shortcomings; what we didn't achieve in the previous monthly goals and how we will fix that for the month that comes. We hope you get some value from this series, showcasing our own methodology. What do you do differently and why?

⚡️ The Only True Voyage: What If Our Teachers Travelled With Us Through School?

Would the negatives of teacher dependency and substandard knowledge be countered by the increased motivation of having awesome teachers who know how to teach you more directly?In Episode #293 of 'Meanderings' Juan and I discuss: a nice quote from Marcel Proust, the hypothetical of only having 1 teacher throughout your schooling career, what we would consider useful knowledge, Juan's obsession with certain online games and why I might need to think about presenting my status in life.As always, we hope you enjoy. Mere Mortals out!Timeline:(0:00) - Meander me all night long

⚡️ LISA CAMPBELL | 2022 Crossfit Open

Mini Convo #3 is a quick burst of questions I got to pose to Lisa Campbell. This session focuses in on the results of the recent crossfit open workouts and the next steps.As always, we hope you enjoy. Mere Mortals out!Connect with Lisa:https://www.instagram.com/lisa_campbell_7/?hl=enConnect with Mere Mortals:Website: https://www.meremortalspodcast.com/Discord: https://discord.gg/jjfq9eGReUInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/meremortalspodcast/

⚡️ Friendliness: How To Win Friends And Influence People

Apparently I'm not super friendly because I refused to chat with the drug addled crazy person.In Episode #292 of 'Musings' Juan and I discuss: can you be too friendly and the downsides to overt friendliness, where we rank on a scale of nicety, practical steps I have taken to make more international friends, why reciprocity could set standards that are hard to meet and how society could be shaped to be more friendly.As always, we hope you enjoy. Mere Mortals out!Timeline:(0:00) - Why this topic?(2:00) - My unfriendly adventure

⚡️ NFT Money & Self Restriction: Does Stoicism Work If It Is Enforced?

Food, alcohol and sugar are all in the firing line for this convo.In Episode #291 of 'Meanderings' Juan and I discuss: our request for some feedback on our podcast, Kevin Rose and his latest NFT project, whether we can actually spot crypto scams, how Good Friday is a form of stoicism, what would happen if we enforced an arbitrary restriction on a whole country, the Mamut cookie in Mexico, the beauty of collaborative online art found on reddit, some cool tech goodies, why you SHOULDN'T listen to our opinion on hot gossip and our V4V pitch.

⚡️ DR JONATHON WEAKLEY | Velocity Based Training, Academia & Overtraining

Dr Jonathon Weakley (https://twitter.com/JonathonWeakle1) is a Lecturer at the Australian Catholic University (ACU), was a Research Associate @ Leeds Beckett University and is trying to make strength & conditioning easier for coaches.In this conversation I got the chance to ask him a bunch of questions that centred around velocity based training (VBT), the definition of overtraining, why he ventured down this pathway professionally and what has him excited in the next few years.As always, we hope you enjoy. Mere Mortals out!Timeline:(0:00) - Intro(4:00) - Having conversations that...

⚡️ Fitness Fun: Thoughts On Our Favourite Pastime

Want to know how to get jacked like Juan or not jacked like me? Well we're talking about our fitness progression and mindset over the years!In Episode #290 of 'Musings' Juan and I discuss: playing varied sports in our youth, the mindset and approach we take whilst exercising, Juan's huge weight gain and my relatively meagre body changes, pics of Juan's boobies, why Juan is super experimental and why I'm quite conservative and how we see our future fitness progression.As always, we hope you enjoy. Mere Mortals out!Timeline:(0:00) - The...

⚡️ Unwarranted Advice: Should You Judge The Source Of The Information Or Just The Info Itself?

Considering how much advice I tell myself and don't follow I wouldn't recommend listening to our advice (although thankfully I rarely give out any)!In Episode #289 of 'Meanderings' Juan and I discuss: the pride in his hard work editing a CrossFit video, meeting a younger version of myself, why I generally dislike unsolicited advice, mentors and helping younger people, why the resulting action is more important than the intent of the advice and a whole lot of bitching about domain names.As always, we hope you enjoy. Mere Mortals out!Timeline:(0:00...

⚡️ Mere Mortals Marketing: Some Ideas On How To Spread The Podcast

We've whined about being shit marketers for too long so now it's time to do something about it.In Episode #288 of 'Musings' Juan and I discuss: our general thoughts on self-promotion, some unique ways that we could get in front of more eyeballs, the phases that are sometimes necessary to put in a big effort, using the attention generated by my handstands to showcase the podcast and a request for user feedback on what makes us special.A big thanks to Petar, Dave Jones, Ana Thomas (Apple For The Teacher) and Anthony (Signs Of New...

⚡️ Shit Shirts & Brilliant Books: Finding Gems Whilst Avoiding Trash

Juan had a topsy turvy week. He was absolutely disgusted by the VeeFriend's apparel but made up for it by reading a fantastic book.In Episode #287 of 'Meanderings' Juan and I discuss: the boring crap that NFT projects create as merch, Juan's business idea #386, the ethics of designing your own clothes, my trilingual Zoom event, why I am cutting Duolingo some slack, the excellent books of 'Homo Deus' & 'The Idiot', my mum's sad story of bluey, the reason I hate waste and why we need your ideas/feedback to help market ourselves.As always, we...

⚡️ SHANIA CRAYTHORN-MILLARD | Crossfit Open 2022

Mini Convo #2 is a quick burst of questions I got to pose to Shania Craythorn-Millard. This session focuses in on the results of the recent crossfit open workouts, 2022As always, we hope you enjoy. Mere Mortals out!Connect with Shania:https://www.instagram.com/shaniavicki/Connect with Mere Mortals:Website: https://www.meremortalspodcast.com/Discord: https://discord.gg/jjfq9eGReUInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/meremortalspodcast/

⚡️ NFT Madness: I Need An Intervention

Oh dear, oh dear. I'm starting to see NFT's (and in particular HOSKY) as an investment so I need an intervention.In Episode #286 of 'Musings' Juan and I discuss: what is a non-fungible token, why the HOSKY team pulled off a very nice April Fools, why I keep getting drawn into the Hoskyverse, Juan's thoughts on using NFT's as an investment tool, why money can change things even if you don't want it to and an affirmation that I need to stay away from NFT's to make money.As always, we hope you enjoy. Mere...

⚡️ Monthly Goals - April 2022

You smell that ....... it smells like it's goal time.Do you set yourself monthly goals and if so, how many do you set? Juan and I on the first week of every month go over our progress from the previous month and where we are heading for the next. Emphasis as always is on the shortcomings; what we didn't achieve in the previous monthly goals and how we will fix that for the month that comes. We hope you get some value from this series, showcasing our own methodology. What do you do differently and why?

⚡️ Podcasting 2.0 Certified: The Return Of The Value For Value Podcast

I've even got the shirt to prove it!In Episode #285 of 'Meanderings' Juan and I discuss: my cool new shirt, why I'm restarting the 'Value For Value' podcast, Juan's unhealthy relationship with Agar.io, the excitement building for VeeCon, why I might be an energy vampire, the amount of flight changes Juan is experiencing and the peculiar things we do that somewhat but not entirely make sense.As always, we hope you enjoy. Mere Mortals out!Timeline:(0:00) - Podcasting 2.0 Certified shirt(0:52) - The rebirth of the V4V podcast(4:31...

⚡️ JUSTIN FOX | Artistic Endeavours, Creating A Community & Resisting Compromise

Justin Fox is the founder of Zen Garage, graphic designer and all around just a fascinating person.In Conversation #72, Justin and I discuss: his artistic talents playing in bands and doing graphic design, our thoughts on the music industry and why it's hard to be real, his emphasis on actually achieving things early on so you can be more content later on and how he has been able to create so many different communities and grow them.As always, we hope you enjoy. Mere Mortals out!Timeline:(0:00) - Journaling & reading(4:27...

⚡️ Surviving The Zombie Apocalypse: How The Mere Mortals Will Live On

Worried about COVID-23? Don't worry we've got you covered on what you should do when the zombie apocalypse comes!In Episode #284 of 'Musings' Juan and I discuss: what to do with a year's worth of prep, choosing a mountainous terrain to relocate to, why the default needs to be avoidance rather than combat, seriously asking whether your new life is worth the pain, contemplating whether the zombie lifestyle is actually good, why society won't come up with one single solution and the new sneaky and waste minimising traits we'll develop.A big thanks to Petar...

⚡️ Effective Philosophy: Doing And Not Just Thinking

We've coined and trademarked a new term: Effective Philosophy. And by that I mean we've claimed it on the internet. $1B royalties payable if you ever even think of using it!In Episode #283 of 'Meanderings' Juan and I discuss: the cool chapters art I'm making, whether philosophy is just mental masturbation, some random encounters I had with people recently, why we believe in philosophy that can be put into action, people who can throw things really really far, why I drove like an idiot for 6 months, the nerve-wracking parts of crypto and why value for value is...

⚡️ JACK JEFFERY | Crossfit Open 2022

Mini Convo #1 is a quick burst of questions I got to pose to Jack Jeffery, who has previously been hosted on the podcast. This session focuses in on the results of the recent crossfit open workouts and the next steps.As always, we hope you enjoy. Mere Mortals out!Connect with Jack:https://www.instagram.com/jack__jeffery/Connect with Mere Mortals:Website: https://www.meremortalspodcast.com/Discord: https://discord.gg/jjfq9eGReUInstagram: https://www.instagram.com/meremortalspodcast/

⚡️ Choosing Your Culture: What If You Could Create A Country & With It's Very Own Customs?

Best start thinking of stereotypes because you have to start picking!In Episode #282 of 'Musings' Juan and I discuss: our amazing chapter art (check it out!), the new island where we get to choose the culture, why we would incorporate parts of Asian/Latino/Slavic/Nordic/Islander culture, the new lightning comments appearing on Fountain, what your welcome would be like coming into our amazing islands and a typical day in the life of a citizen.As always, we hope you enjoy. Mere Mortals out!Timeline:(0:00) - Check out our chapter art

⚡️ Celebrating 30 Brazilian Style: Observations From The 2022 Brisbane Brazilian Carnival

If you're going to have a milestone birthday then you might as well party like a Brazilian.In Episode #281 of 'Meanderings' Juan and I discuss: why small differences in distance can have a big effect of communication, predictions of our 40th birthday parties, the madness of super gregarious Brazilians partying hard, the latest NFT news, my random dream about weird physics, what you'll find at the end of the universe and why I'm such a sucker for stupid information.As always, we hope you enjoy. Mere Mortals out!Timeline:(0:00) - Handstand interactions

⚡️ Living To 500: What Would Happen If We Started Living Really Long?

Don't worry Mere Mortalites, we promise to still be doing the podcast until at least deep into our 400's!In Episode #280 of 'Musings' Juan and I discuss: living to 500 but with a constant degradation of body/mind, why Euthanasia might become a common/noncontroversial topic, why the money system and one's perspective of time would radically change, the core memories we would still keep across the decades, whether people would voluntarily choose to live that long and how you wouldn't really care about your great great great great great great grandson.As always, we hope...

⚡️ Drowning In Irrationality: The Brisbane Floods Aftermath & Good Reasons To Not Reason

We're live on the scene next to the murky Brisbane river!In Episode #279 of 'Meanderings' Juan and I discuss: what the flooding in BNE was like, how creativity works at the top of corporate hierarchy, the concept of cultivating a habit that you don't want, a philosophy book by Derek Parfit, whether we would take an irrationality pill if given the chance and some fun hypotheticals.As always, we hope you enjoy. Mere Mortals out!Timeline:(0:00) - Pics of Brisbane flooding(2:35) - Living in clean environs(5:06) - Juan the creative monkey

⚡️ A World Without Lies: What If We Had An Accurate Lie Detection Device?

Another hypothetical and this time we'll be looking into a world without lies.In Episode #278 of 'Musings' Juan and I discuss: the device on our apps that could detect lies via your voice, why the world might not embrace this technology, situations in which lying is beneficial, answers to the 'do I look fat in this dress' dilemma, why people might start using email more because of it and why we would need to understand consciousness before such a device could work properly.This episode was supported by Petar the Slav and Dave Jones, much...

⚡️ Monthly Goals - March 2022

You smell that ....... it smells like it's goal time.Do you set yourself monthly goals and if so, how many do you set? Juan and I on the first week of every month go over our progress from the previous month and where we are heading for the next. Emphasis as always is on the shortcomings; what we didn't achieve in the previous monthly goals and how we will fix that for the month that comes. We hope you get some value from this series, showcasing our own methodology. What do you do differently and why?

⚡️ BRIAN OF LONDON | Decentralisation Stops Censorship, HIVE Blockchain & A Crypto Class Action Lawsuit

What makes the HIVE blockchain decentralised and why is Brian suing Facebook & Google?In Conversation #71, Brian and I discussed: why decentralisation is so important to stopping online censorship, the need for peer to peer networks being established before following the value for value model, the whole story of the STEEM/HIVE saga, the global notification service called PodPing and why he is part of lawsuit suing Google & Facebook for banning cryptocurrency advertising back in 2018.As always, we hope you enjoy. Mere Mortals out!Timeline:(0:00) - Why are Israeli's adventurous?(8:52) - Different...

⚡️ A Rainy Adventure: Podcasting Through The Brisbane Floods

Check out the amount of Brisbane rain we podcast through here!In Episode #277 of 'Meanderings' Juan and I discuss: an apology for not notifying people about the change in the live date, Juan complaining about technology, empirical data on energy usage, why Juan might never retire, my thoughts on CrossFit Torian, what it would take for us to become professional podcasters, my accidental tipsy Wednesday afternoon and a rainy finale.As always, we hope you enjoy. Mere Mortals out!Timeline:(0:00) - Rain & a white noise generator(1:40) - We are committed, just...

⚡️ Starting From Scratch: Could Humanity Survive A Calamity?

A witch has taken away all of humanity's progress and we can have everything back if we create an iPhone 13. Can we do it?In Episode #276 of 'Musings' Juan and I discuss: some recent changes to our schedule, a hypothetical I took from the Lex Podcast, why I am bearish in the short term and bullish on the long term, why most of humanity will die really quickly, the different epochs we will go through and why neither of us think we will be able to recreate the iPhone.As always, we hope you enjoy...

⚡️ Road Rage & Energy Shaming: What Does Our Future Hold For Us?

Will environmentalists ever decide that we are being wasteful with our atoms?In Episode #275 of 'Meanderings' Juan and I discuss: why Juan pretends to be an undercover cop, concepts that should just stay as concepts, why Joe Rogan is getting on people of opposite opinions, why I'm happy to be a fence sitter, damn people who won't just answer the question, how we might be shamed for future energy use and what I learnt from my 1st Cuban Salsa dance lesson.As always, we hope you enjoy. Mere Mortals out!Timeline:(0:00...

⚡️ FARAZ | Livestream Learnings, Philosophical Writing & Switching Languages

Have you ever been bored by philosophy? Worry not as the Indian Youtuber 'Faraz' is here to make it more entertaining.In Conversation #70 Faraz and I discuss: his drive to create multiple YouTube channels, why he is interested in philosophy, the process of writing a book on philosophy, the anxiety of first starting to livestream, how he can switch so seamlessly between multiple languages and what his plans for the future are.I really hope you enjoyed this chat, Kyrin out!Timeline:(0:00) - Who is Faraz?(5:22) - Why start a YT...

⚡️ Irrationally Angry: What Made Juan So Angry He Bought $70 Of Prawns?

Hint: It may or may or not be tech related.In Episode #274 of 'Meanderings' Juan and I discuss: how Juan worked himself into a rage over stupid BS, tips to avoid the escalation of fury, the Empowa property platform built on Cardano, why 50 million homes need to be built in Africa, how Podcasting 2.0 is becoming slicker, anticipatory regret caused by a potato on a stick, the weird phenomenon of 'aphantasia' and what it will be like when moving bitcoin is easssssy.As always, we hope you enjoy. Mere Mortals out!Timeline:(0:00...

⚡️ Decentralisation: Why Is Everyone So Obsessed With This Now?

Is crypto really decentralised or is it just slightly better than the current system?In Episode #273 of 'Musings' Juan and I discuss: a blog post highlighting decentralisation issues, why we have collectively decided that servers are too hard to operate on our own, why this is not a binary issue and is more of a scale, not needing to have every aspect of your life distributed and why we were a bit scattered on this topic.A big thanks to Bmasi, Dave Jones & Petar the slav for helping to support the show, we couldn't do...

⚡️ The Metaverse & Boring Politics: Is Reality So Shite We Need To Leave?

With all these boring politics I'm not surprised that people are fiending for the Metaverse.In Episode #272 of 'Meanderings' Juan and I discuss: why I need to find a nice crypto girl, Juan's recent laziness, a test of Brisbane's citizen quality, why running for office might be fun but actual politics is all backbiting and fake friends, my learnings from the book Snow Crash and how we had to run away from the rain.As always, we hope you enjoy. Mere Mortals out!Timeline:(0:00) - Marrying for crypto money(3:21) - Juan...

⚡️ Competition: Are Winners & Losers A Necessary Part Of Life?

Juan's going to have at least 8 competitive children, but unfortunately they'll all be losers :'(In Episode #271 of 'Musings' Juan and I discuss: Grant Cardone's silly article, rivalry between winners and losers, if self-improvement is a competition, the different types of bounded games, why sexual selection and evolution is true but not necessarily helpful to the topic, the varying emotions that can occur from competition, whether it requires a zero sum mindset and if competition is a necessary part of life.We'd like to thank Dave Jones and Petar for helping to support us this...

⚡️ OSCAR MERRY | Mixing Social Media With Podcasting & Reducing Spam With Bitcoin

Oscar is back! But this time for a shorter more casual convo about what has been happening with Fountain.In Conversation #69 Oscar and I discuss: if it's harder to code in good audio features or integrate bitcoin into Fountain, why we need more connection between podcasters and listener, how users are behaving differently on his app, my review of a book he recommended, how he intends to make Fountain even better and my decision to kick back up the Value For Value podcast.I hope you're having a fantastic day wherever you are in the...

⚡️ Monthly Goals - February 2022

You smell that ....... it smells like it's goal time.Do you set yourself monthly goals and if so, how many do you set? Juan and I on the first week of every month go over our progress from the previous month and where we are heading for the next. Emphasis as always is on the shortcomings; what we didn't achieve in the previous monthly goals and how we will fix that for the month that comes. We hope you get some value from this series, showcasing our own methodology. What do you do differently and why?

⚡️ No Agenda & CrossFit: Are We Witnessing The Rise Of A New Champion?

Whilst I was out meeting some new people Juan has been undertaking secret training to become the next CrossFit champion.In Episode #270 of 'Meanderings' Juan and I discuss: going to a local No Agenda meetup, why I don't believe all the hype about online radicalisation, some Joe Rogan news and the definition of misinformation, why Juan will be competing in a CrossFit competition and how we both fare when under the pressure of competition.As always, we hope you enjoy. Mere Mortals out!Timeline:(0:00) - NA Meetup(3:58) - People are cooler...

⚡️ Our Favourite Books Of 2021: An Overview Of Some Bangers!

Of the ~83 books we read between us in 2021 we found a couple that were worth examining.In Episode #269 of 'Musings' Juan and I discuss: why I wanted to make this a full episode, how we think about the process of reading, why 'Sapiens' was a standout for Juaney, an explanation of my rating system, why 'Lost Horizon' and 'Catch-22' were standouts for me, a list of other books that caught our attention (for good or bad) and how much time we spend reading per day.Big thanks to Dave Jones, Anthony from 'Signs of...

⚡️ Enduring A Bad Start: Why Nothing Will Stop Our Podcast!

Malfunctioning mic arms and crappy cables can't stop this train.In Episode #268 of 'Meanderings/Musings' Juan and I discuss: our recent double malfunction, how we would have handled setbacks in our earlier episodes, why nurses in blood donor centers are jittery, why I won't be foiling terrorist attacks, what I learnt from a BDSM 101 podcast, Juan's multiple copies of Gary Vee's book, honing into deeper convos in a group setting and the multiple ways you can help support us (much like Petar the Slav did).As always, we hope you enjoy. Mere Mortals out!

⚡️ Anonymity: The Pros/Cons & Whether It Is Good For Society?

Who we are, you'll never know. What we do, you can only guess. Why we podcast, because it's fun!In Episode #267 of 'Musings' Nuaj & Nyrik discuss: the definition of anonymity, the pros of security/inclusivity/meritocracy, the cons of no accountability/destructiveness, why being anonymous in the crowd doesn't make sense, ways that we use or see it in our daily lives, why Juan wants less of it and I see it as more neutral.A big thanks to Dave Jones (the one and only Podsage) for supporting us this week. Very much appreciated!

⚡️ The Art Of NFT's & Aimless Wandering

Not only do a lot of NFT's within the same series looks the same, but across series as well!In Episode #266 of 'Meanderings' Juan and I discuss: Juan's ridiculous NFT purchases, why Juan is delusional about his love for artistic NFT's (they're all the same), how I propose to strengthen my meme muscle, whether the Great Men of history theory is legit, who will be first on Mars, the joy of wandering around and finding new places in your city, why cityscapes are better than pure nature, a hypothetical about doing less exercise, boosterrrrrrrr and why Hitler...

⚡️ Beliefs: What Do You Believe & Why?

We get slightly philosophical on this one as we explore some of our deepest held beliefs.In Episode #265 of 'Musings' Juan and I discuss: how to catch us live in the future, a few different definitions of the word, why I have a new hated buzzword, some things that we strongly believe, a shoutout to Petar the Slav & Dave Jones for boostagramming, some topics we find immensely boring, why flat earthers are just regular people and why meritocracy will fail when the robots take over.As always, we hope you enjoy. Mere Mortals out!