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Should we Platform Controversial Guests?

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 ‘platfo...

Taimur got Married: Life Update

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 expe...

When is enough, enough?

In this episode, we discuss the idea of ‘enough’ and where our drive for ‘numbers go up’ comes from. Enjoy xx

Faffing, Hiring and General Life Updates

In this shorter episode, we discuss some general life updates, the issue of faffery and how it relates to procrastination, and some stuff around hiring people for our ...

The Case Against the Sexual Revolution

In this episode, we discuss a book Taimur’s recently read called The Case Against the Sexual Revolution by Louise Perry. Please note that the content in this episode m...

How Our Lives Have Changed Through 3 Years of this Podcast

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 t...

The Conversation that Changed Ali's Life (in theory)

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 imp...

Should we share our personal life on the podcast?

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 take...

Mind Viruses

In this episode, Taimur presents his new theory of Mind Viruses. We discuss the aetiology, pathophysiology and implications thereof. Enjoy xx

The Pathless Path

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 xx

Pills & Paradigm Shifts

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 ...

Exploring Taimur's New Relationship

In this episode, we discuss Taimur's new relationship! If you've got any questions about it, please do leave a comment down below and we'll maybe discuss them on a fut...

Eye Surgery, Mind Chatter and Spirituality

In this episode, we do our usual life update (Taim’s just been to Turkey, Ali’s had Laser Eye Surgery), followed by a discussion of ego, which somehow segues into a co...

Thriving in Life

In this episode, we discuss the various ways in which both our lives seem to be going swimmingly at this point, and then meander around various business-type things ar...

Trying to Understand Crypto

In this episode we go over our histories with crypto, how we understand it, plans for the future and a short overview of NFTs.

Critiquing Ali's life choices

In this episode we discuss angel investing and going back to school. Taimur analyzes my life choices and offers some insight on my future plans. Enjoy!

How can we find peace in our lives?

In this episode, Taimur shares his continuing woes about his calendar. We discuss the zen, peaceful nature of Benjamin Franklin’s calendar, and Ali attempts to coach T...

The Asymmetry of Cringe

In this episode, we discuss the philosophy of “cringe”, and opine about the shrinking of the “cringe” overton window, especially amongst the youth of today. Enjoy!

Why are we running these businesses?

We get back from a low optionality trip to Croatia and talk about how it went. This leads us to talk about why we’re doing what we’re doing with our lives.

How to Setup a New Social Life

In this episode, we discuss Ali’s new move to the big city of London, and Taimur shares some thoughts on how to setup the optimum social life. We also end up talking a...

What is the purpose of group holidays?

For the first time in the history of the podcast we have a six people on this episode - a new record for Not Overthinking. Given that we're on a group holiday in the C...

Do we have a specific personality type?

After discussing why we've become consistently inconsistent in publishing episodes (sorry, not sorry), we spend the rest of this episode discussing the Enneagram - a m...

Why is agency a precious resource?

We're back into our weekly schedule and in this episode, after diving into why Taimur has signed up to do a triathlon and why Ali suddenly wants a dog, we discuss thou...

Why are childhood memories so varied?

In this episode of the podcast, after Ali explains the revelations he’s had about his business, we take a trip down memory lane. Following a family trip to the area wh...

What do debates on Twitter reveal about identity?

After a short sabbatical from recording, we’re back once again. In this episode, we catch up with what’s been going on in our lives over the past few weeks before disc...

Online Dating and Unconditional Parenting

After a few weeks away, we’re back with another episode that dives into Ali’s dating life and explores more theories and ideas around children and parenting. We first...

Starting A Charity, Having An Impact and An Important Pledge

This week we’re joined by returning guest to the podcast, Lucia, to talk about her charity work. We discuss her reasons for starting her charity, LEEP, her experiences...

Guitars, WeWork & The Curse of Knowledge

After a couple of weeks away, we’re back with updates on what we’ve been up to since our last recorded episode. From Taimur’s live rendition of Brown Eyed Girl to Ali’...

Anna Codrea-Rado (Author & Podcaster) on Writing, Careers & The Changing Nature of Work

This week we’ve got another in-betweenisode because our diaries didn’t match up for us to record a podcast so we’re releasing an interview that Ali recently did with j...

How should we treat children? (A Brief Discussion)

In this short episode, we continue our recent discussions around how kids are treated in society. We talk about a recent post by Duncan Sabien which raises four main p...

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