Technologist, serial entrepreneur, world-class investor, self-experimenter, and all-around wild and crazy guy Kevin Rose (@KevinRose) rejoins me for another episode of The Random Show.
In this one we discuss the books that we are currently reading, outdated behaviors, healing with men’s groups, masculinity, Kevin’s new Moonbirds project (a collection of 10,000 utility-enabled PFPs), my first NFT, and much, much more.
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#586: The Random Show with Kevin Rose — Current Books, Men’s Groups, Tuna Helper, the Latest in NFTs, Fierce Intimacy, and More
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#549: The Random Show — Biohacking, Tim’s COVID Experience, Holiday Gift Ideas, Favorite New Apps, Bad Science, Quarantine Delights, and a Small Dose of NFTs and DAOs
SELECTED LINKS FROM THE EPISODE
- The Official PROOF PFP | Moonbirds
- Spotify Premium Duo | Spotify
- Compare Models | Tesla
- Dinty Moore Beef Stew | Amazon
- Betty Crocker Tuna Helper | Amazon
- Betty Crocker Hamburger Helper | Amazon
- Visions of Japan: Kawase Hasui’s Masterpieces by Kawase Hasui | Amazon
- Hokusai: The Great Wave That Swept the World | The Guardian
- Of Trees, Tenderness, and the Moon: Hasui Kawase’s Stunning Japanese Woodblock Prints from the 1920s-1950s | The Marginalian
- AMORALMAN: A True Story and Other Lies by Derek DelGaudio | Amazon
- Dr. Mark Plotkin on Ethnobotany, Real vs. Fake Shamans, Hallucinogens, and the Dalai Lamas of South America | The Tim Ferriss Show #469
- The Plants of the Gods Podcast with Mark J. Plotkin
- Tobacco and Shamanism in South America by Johannes Wilbert | Amazon
- Health Risks of Smokeless Tobacco | American Cancer Society
- Comprehensive Chemical Characterization of Rapé Tobacco Products: Nicotine, Un-ionized Nicotine, Tobacco-specific N’-Nitrosamines, Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, and Flavor Constituents | Food and Chemical Toxicology
- Hamilton Morris on Iboga, 5-MeO-DMT, the Power of Ritual, New Frontiers in Psychedelics, Excellent Problems to Solve, and More | The Tim Ferriss Show #511
- Bufo Alvarius: The Psychedelic Toad of the Sonoran Desert by Ken Nelson, Expanded and Updated Edition by Hamilton Morris | Department of Information
- Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice: An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Amazon Rain Forest by Mark J. Plotkin | Amazon
- Protecting the Amazon in Partnership with Indigenous and Other Local Communities | Amazon Conservation Team
- Derek DelGaudio’s In & Of Itself | Hulu
- Ka: Dar Oakley in the Ruin of Ymr by John Crowley and Melody Newcomb | Amazon
- Little, Big by John Crowley | Amazon
- Finding the One Decision That Removes 100 Decisions (or, Why I’m Reading No New Books in 2020) | Tim Ferriss
- Aegypt by John Crowley and Grzegorz Domaradzki | Amazon
- Terry Real: Breaking the Cycle of Shame, Anger, and Depression | The Peter Attia Drive
- Fierce Intimacy by Terence Real | Amazon
- We Are Not a Men’s Group | The Spooky Men’s Chorale
- What Is Toxic Masculinity? | The New York Times
- “Current Thing” | Marc Andreessen, Twitter
- “Whenever You Find Yourself on the Side of the Majority, It Is Time to Reform (Or Pause and Reflect).” | Mark Twain Quotations
- Grails | PROOF Collective
- How to Make an NFT | The Motley Fool
- “Choose Wisely.” | Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
- How to Start a War by Tim Ferriss | Grails by PROOF Collective
- More Than Just a JPEG: Breaking Down NFT Utility | Portion Blog
- Bored Apes NFT Project Gets Official ‘Apecoin’ Token | TechCrunch
- What is FUD? | Coin Rivet
- Jaws | David Yarrow, Facebook
- Warren Buffett: “Don’t Ask the Barber Whether You Need a Haircut” | CNBC
- Bluefin Tuna Sells for a Record $3.1M in Tokyo Auction | CBS News
- The 30-Day Challenge: No Booze, No Masturbating (NOBNOM) | Tim Ferriss
- Harlan Estate
- Meadowood | Visit California
- Five Tech Predictions for 2016 by Kevin Rose | Medium
- Hibiki 30 Years Old | Dekantā
- The Random Show — Biohacking, Tim’s COVID Experience, Holiday Gift Ideas, Favorite New Apps, Bad Science, Quarantine Delights, and a Small Dose of NFTs and DAOs | The Tim Ferriss Show #549
- Why Software Is Eating the World | Andreessen Horowitz
- Burning Man
- The History of SXSW | SXSW Conference & Festivals
- Chris Dixon and Naval Ravikant — The Wonders of Web3, How to Pick the Right Hill to Climb, Finding the Right Amount of Crypto Regulation, Friends with Benefits, and the Untapped Potential of NFTs | The Tim Ferriss Show #542
- Apeing | Alexandria
- Commission-Free Stock Trading & Investing App | Robinhood
- Blockchain 101: The Simplest Guide You Will Ever Read | Velotio
- Boyd Varty — The Lion Tracker’s Guide to Life | The Tim Ferriss Show #571
- What are Kevin and I stupidly frugal about? [06:15]
- Tobacco talk, Zoom group therapy, and books we’ve been reading. [10:20]
- Thoughts on men’s groups, healthy venting, the demonization of masculinity, and groupthink. [37:11]
- How my first NFT came to be, and the story behind PROOF Collective’s Grails project. [45:45]
- What’s a utility NFT, and will my NFT have utility attached to it? While a great idea in theory, what problems might arise over the lifetime of a utility NFT? How is the PROOF Collective trying to alleviate such problems? [52:30]
- Can FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) be a good thing in the NFT world? [59:29]
- The difficulties presented by trying to serve a massive audience on a reasonable budget, and how PROOF Collective’s new PFP project, Moonbirds, will try to do it right. [1:03:15]
- Could an NFT project get me canceled? Perhaps someday we’ll see. [1:06:15]
- Is Harlan Estate the Moonbirds of wine, or is Moonbirds the Harlan Estate of NFTs? Kevin explains why he’s particularly excited about the possibilities of Web3 — and why Adam Gazzaley owes him a bottle of Hibiki 30. [1:08:43]
- “Apeing” into position while mitigating downside when opportunity seems to be knocking. [1:12:52]
- Why Kevin believes now is the time to get a foundational understanding of how blockchains and NFTs work even if you don’t have big money to spend in the game. [1:16:57]
- Don’t want to mingle with people at a conference? Tell them this. [1:17:37]
- Parting thoughts. [1:20:05]
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