Jason has been called the “Timothy Leary of the viral video age” by The Atlantic.
He is also host of Brain Games on National Geographic Channel. The show set a record as the highest-rated series launch in Nat Geo’s history, with an average of 1.5 million viewers for the first two episodes.
In this episode, we discuss his career, his skills, TV, his influences and tools, and much more.
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Select Show Notes for Episodes 5 (Thanks, Ian!)
- Learn about epiphany addiction
- How Jason uses flow states to create astonishing wordplay
- The power of being open to “rhapsody”
- Cognitive ecstasy and wonder junkies
- Exploring discursive environments
- What does the first hour of Jason Silva’s day look like?
- The crappiest job Jason ever had
- Why Chris Anderson, the curator of TED, is Jason’s ideal of a successful person
- Why Jason would dream of working with director Danny Boyle
- Advice for his younger self
SOME LINKS FROM EPISODE 5
- Shots of Awe – Jason Silva’s web series
- Brain Games – National Geographic’s hit series that Jason hosts
- The Rise of Superman – Steven Kotler
- Flow Genome Project – Learn more about flow
- Hans Zimmer – Time
“I think cinema is the last alter left…” – Jason Silva
FILMS MENTIONED IN EPISODE 5
- The Matrix
- The Truman Show
- Vanilla Sky
- Maiden Trip – About a 14 year old girl who sailed around the world by herself
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