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Infinite Loops

Nov 23, 2023

Will Schoder is a video essayist who explores a diverse range of topics including psychology, meaning, re-enchantment, metamodernism, mortality, and satire. Initially known for his short-form videos, his latest series is a trilogy of fascinating long-form deep dives into the nature, foundations, and secrets of happiness.

Will joins the show to share his insights on the evolving significance of curation, the future of the creator economy, how to obtain deep happiness and MUCH more.

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Show Notes:
  • Short-Form vs Long-Form Videos
  • The Righteous Mind
  • The Internet as Liberator; the Rise of Curation
  • Pushback & Pop Culture
  • YouTube & the Rise of the TikTok Style
  • Navigating the Attention Economy
  • The Future of the Creator Economy
  • Will’s Hero’s Journey
  • Finding Deep Happiness
  • Compression, Genetics & Environment
  • Education vs. Entertainment
  • The Free Energy Principle
  • Filter Failure
  • Will as Emperor of the World
  • MORE!
Books Mentioned:
  • The Righteous Mind: Why Good People are Divided by Politics and Religion; by Jonathan Haidt
  • One Summer: America 1927; by Bill Bryson
  • Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business; by Neil Postman
  • The Shallows: How the Internet Is Changing the Way We Think, Read and Remember; by Nicholas Carr
  • Happy: Why More or Less Everything is Absolutely Fine; by Derren Brown
  • Happiness: A Very Short Introduction; by Daniel M. Haybron
  • The Pursuit of Unhappiness: The Elusive Psychology of Well-Being; by Daniel M. Haybron
  • All The Light We Cannot See; by Anthony Doerr
  • How To Change Your Mind; by Michael Pollan