The Joe Rogan Experience Episode 1020 with Amy Alkon

Episode Number: 1020
Episode Guest: Amy Alkon
Original Airdate: October 5, 2017
Episode Sponsors: LegalZoom, Texture, Onnit

Guest Bio: Amy Alkon, also known as The Advice Goddess, writes a weekly advice column, Ask the Advice Goddess, which is published in over 100 newspapers within North America. Look for her new book called Unf*ckology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence coming out in 2018.

Topics Discussed: Psychology Today article on mass shootings and men chasing status; only men go on mass shootings; biology and standards of beauty; Cam Newton thinks it’s funny that a female reporter asks about routes; we’re examining behavior on an intense scale; football players and head trauma; Joe wouldn’t want his kids to fight in MMA/boxing; life is short, but long if you’re fucked up; American Crime Story TV show; OJ Simpson and CTE; more Cam Newton talk; Kathy Griffin beheading Trump photo shoot; we have to be more lenient with people; everyone is an asshole sometimes; being mean to someone and feeling bad afterwards; not letting people talk; the worst thing you can say to someone is “calm down”; people will listen if you engage politely; arguments are competition; being afraid of words; Amy doesn’t identify herself politically as anything; gun ownership and gun control; Joe talks again about mass shooters and psych meds; Amy takes Adderall daily; Zoloft; pharmaceutical drugs in our drinking water supply; calling depression a disease; emotions are motivational tools; antidepressants allow people to medicate away the helpful parts of depression; Joe talks again about how depressed people need to exercise; Amy says a lot of our medical care isn’t evidence-based; Amy doesn’t eat carbs, but lots of fat; cholesterol talk; more talk about diets; The Primal Blueprint book; Joe talks again about being on the ketogenic diet; insulin and hunger; Amy talks about putting her boyfriend on a diet; Inuit eating habits; she talks about writing her book; doctor who only eats meat; Chris Kresser; people are different; (1:00:00) people want to simplify things; people want to crucify others about their diet/exercise choices; she thinks exercise doesn’t make people thin, Joe disagrees; there are differences between bodies; milk is bad because it’s pasteurized and skim milk has added sugar; the truth about coconut oil; doctors are bad because they don’t know anything about nutrition; it’s hard for people to find a diet that works for them; vegetarians and nutrients; people need to get their blood tested to figure out what’s best for them; meeting with doctors is time consuming; read about nutrition; questionable studies about red meat and its link to cancer; clickbait articles; look at both pro and con articles; use Google Scholar to search for articles; she was giving advice on a street corner on a whim, which lead her to psychology and science; being kind makes you feel good; more talk about her career and working in the newspaper world; people love advice; bad advice columns; making a list of things you need to tackle; importance of writing things down in a notebook; we think with our body along with our mind; writing and memory; take a walk if you’re depressed; force yourself to do things before being lazy; her writing process; taking a break from writing; pomodoro technique; walking; walking is a metaphor for moving forward and making progress; she buys Anthelios sunscreen from France; sunscreen destroys coral reefs; the color of people’s skin is determined by environment; some black people called her “white out”; lip plates; white privilege; talk about Bret Weinstein and Evergreen College; Asian quota in universities(2:00:00) life history theory; Joe talks about Asian people he knows and Asian culture; colleges want equality of outcome; there are black people who are republicans; judge people on the content of their character and not the color of their skin; access to weapons in the US;  Charlie Hebdo attack; we need to think about gun control; more talk about the Vegas attacks; interview with Vegas shooter’s brother ; her book Unf*ckology: A Field Guide to Living with Guts and Confidence.

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