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Bestselling author Michael Covel is the host of Trend Following Radio with 15+ million listens. Investments, economics, psychology, politics, decision-making, human behavior, entrepreneurship and trading -- all passionately explored and debated. Guests include Nobel Prize winners: Robert Aumann, Angus Deaton, Daniel Kahneman, Oliver Hart, Harry Markowitz & Vernon Smith. More guests: Jack Canfield, Howard Marks, James Altucher, Dan Ariely, Jean-Philippe Bouchaud, Kathleen Eisenhardt, Marc Faber, Tim Ferriss, Jason Fried, Gerd Gigerenzer, Larry Hite, Sally Hogshead, Ryan Holiday, Jack Horner, Ewan Kirk, Steven Kotler, Michael Mauboussin, Tucker Max, Barry Ritholtz, Jim Rogers, Jack Schwager, Ed Seykota, Philip Tetlock & Walter Williams. 1200+ episodes.

Jun 6, 2022

My guest today is Justin Zorn, a policymaker and a meditation teacher in the US Congress. On Capitol Hill, he served as Legislative Director to three Democratic Members of Congress. Zorn is a Senior Adviser to the Center for Economic and Policy Research, a Truman National Security Fellow, and a communications and strategy adviser for a variety of mission-driven businesses, think tanks, and advocacy groups.

The topic is his new book Golden: The Power of Silence in a World of Noise.

In this episode of Trend Following Radio we discuss:

  • Introverted and extroverted personalities
  • Silence for the nervous system, physical health, and cognition
  • How does ambient noise affect our health?
  • How we can avoid distractions?
  • Intellectual silence
  • Silence in the fields of neuroscience, medicine, and wisdom traditions around the world

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I’m MICHAEL COVEL, the host of TREND FOLLOWING RADIO, and I’m proud to have delivered 10+ million podcast listens since 2012. Investments, economics, psychology, politics, decision-making, human behavior, entrepreneurship and trend following are all passionately explored and debated on my show.

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