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#052: The Semi-Regular Show with Michael Jayaranjan and Lauren Lopatko

By Jordan Michaelides

It’s been a year since our debut episode – so at Episode 52 we decided to do a year in review. This is our second try at what we are coining as the ‘Semi-Regular Show’. This format is more discussional and allows us to explore self-improvement topics, tools, gadgets, and recent events in the media.

It’s incredibly important as long form content creators that we take time to reflect and pause, at least a few times every year, all the while building the community on conversation. These Semi-Regular shows provide the best format for that.

This time we have two guests.

The first is Lauren Lopatko , who is Neuralle’s co-founder, the Uncommon Podcast producer, and additionally my fiancée.

Our second is Michael Jayaranjan ( @michaelcjay ), who is a good friend, wandering salesman and now perennial traveller. You may remember MJ from episode 5 & 33.

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02:03 – Introduction
06:01 – Introducing Lauren Lopatko
07:21 – Silent meditation and Vipassana
12:09 – Reflecting on the past year of the Uncommon podcast
16:25 – Personal favourite episodes
23:21 – Jordan and Michael (squared)
27:56 – Neuralle Media, advertising and the future
29:54 – Jordan and Lauren’s trip to Japan
32:16 – Chamath Palihapitiya and how social media affects society
39:39 – Apps, smart phones, and how social media is addictive
49:33 – Apple iPhones, products, and the future
55:04 – Decentralisation
01:01:42 – On Jordan’s gastro health
01:06:32 – Top questions to ask your GP
01:08:10 – Have you gone behind a bush?
01:09:48 – Excerpt: Chamath Palihapitiya on social media


Lauren on Instagram
Michael on Instagram | Ep #005 #033
Chamath Palihapitiya
Chamath Palihapitiya clip 
Tim Ferriss
Moment (the app)
Peter Thiel
#016 – Dr. Stephen Bright
#023 – Paul Dimattina
#027 – Neel Kolhatkar
#034 – Phil Ruthven
#035 – Jessica Curl
#036 – Tom Ballard
#038 – Friendlyjordies
#040 – Josh Wade