Image: Michael Jayaranjan & Lauren Lopatko
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 ( @laurenloko ), 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.
Enjoy the episode!
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
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