The Science of Success
By Matt Bodnar
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Improve your decisions, hack your mind, and master the psychology of persuasion with The Science of Success. This Podcast will teach you the tactics and strategies to understand how psychology rules the world around us and what you can do to use that information to make yourself smarter and achieve your goals. Do you want to understand more about your own thoughts and motivations? Do you wish you had a better understanding of what motivates other people and drives their decisions? Has psychology always fascinated you, but you’ve been missing a way to apply those lessons practically in your day-to-day life?
||CleanThe Paradox of Happiness - Why Pursuing It Makes You Less Happy & What You Can Do About It with Dr. Tal Ben Shahar||In this episode we discuss the paradox of happiness - why pursuing it makes you less happy, and what you can do about it, we dig into the ...||2/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDo Neuroscience and Quantum Physics Disprove the Existence of Free Will? With Dr. Alfred Mele||In this episode we go DEEP on free will. Does free will exist? How does quantum physics impact the existence of free will? We look ...||2/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Crush Fear, Overcome Anxiety, and Reprogram Your Life For Success with Justin Stenstrom||In this episode we discuss the 8 step process for overcoming anxiety and conquering your fears, how to stop a panic attack in real time, ...||2/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPride: Why The Deadliest Sin Could Hold the Secret to Your Success with Dr. Jessica Tracy||In this episode we discuss PRIDE – and why it may not be the deadly sin that it’s often cracked up to be. We dig ...||1/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanArtificial Intelligence, Cryogenics, & Procrastination with Wait But Why’s Tim Urban||In this episode we discuss what Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking all consider the single greatest threat to humanity, why “death” is not binary ...||1/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Hard Truth About Psychology, Learning New Skills, & Making Mistakes with Dr. Art Markman & Dr. Bob Duke||In this episode we discuss whether time speeds up as we get older, why your life story only makes sense looking in reverse, whether or not ...||1/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Power of Storytelling, Loving Yourself, and Using Fear as Your Compass with Kamal Ravikant||In this episode we discuss the Daily Practice that works to develop self-love, how fear is often the signpost for what we most need to ...||1/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe 2016 Recap - Lessons from FBI Hostage Negotiators, Game Theory Experts, Neuroscientists, Expert Poker Players, Entrepreneur||In this episode we sit down and discuss everything we’ve learned in the last year of doing The Science of Success, review some of our ...||1/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy You Shouldn’t Follow Your Passion & The Rare Value of Deep Work with Cal Newport||In this episode we discuss why you should not follow your passion, the two biggest pitfalls people struggle with trying to build a career they ...||12/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow One Simple Act Could Massively Transform Your Brain Chemistry Today - The Power of Kindness with John Wang||In this episode we discuss the incredible power of kindness, show how kindness triggers “the helpers high” and causes dopamine and oxytocin to flow through ...||12/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking Better Decisions, The Sophomore Jinx, & The Illusion of Objectivity with Dr. Richard Nisbett||In this episode we discuss the errors people make in their reasoning and how to correct them, we explain a number of statistical principles to ...||12/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow You Can Predict The Future Better Than World-Famous Experts - The Art & Science of Risk with Dan Gardner||In this episode we discuss the radical mismatch between your intuitive sense of risk and the actual risks you face. We look at why most ...||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUncover the Root of Your Pain, How to Smash Perfectionism, Love Yourself, and Live a Richer Life with Megan Bruneau||In this episode we discuss why the “happiness” movement has done us a disservice and sometimes makes things worse, how perfectionism creates an illusion of ...||11/30/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Science of Power - How to Acquire It, What Makes You Lose it with Dr. Dacher Keltner||In this episode we discuss lessons from 25 years of studying the evolution of human emotion, examine whether the Machiavellian concept of power still works, explore ...||11/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Surprising Truth Research Reveals About What Motivates You with Dr. Dan Ariely||In this episode we discuss one of the most interesting results ever found in the psychological research of education, why pleasure maximization is a flawed ...||11/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow Two Simple Words Can Massively Shift Your Perspective & Ten Superpowers to Transform Your World with Life is Good Founder J||In this episode we discuss how our guest went from being “wildly unsuccessful”, sleeping in a used van, to launching a massive brand, the power ...||11/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeven Catalysts To Creating Progress and Becoming A More Effective Leader with Dr. Teresa Amabile||In this episode we look at the single biggest factor that impacts your performance at work, the 7 major catalysts for creating progress in your ...||11/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrading Your House For A Tulip, Your Love Life, And What It All Has To Do With Making Better Financial Decisions with Dr. Danie||In this episode we explore how you can learn from dating mistakes to make better financial choices, the most expensive words in investing (and how ...||10/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInfluence Anyone With Secret Lessons Learned From The World’s Top Hostage Negotiators with Former FBI Negotiator Chris Voss||In this episode we discuss the secret lessons hostage negotiators around the world use to win the day, how to understand and influence people’s emotional ...||10/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Execute on Huge Goals, Take Action, and Create The Results You Want with Neil Patel||In this episode we talk about execution, how to break down big goals into actionable steps, how and why Neil hired a “mama” for himself, ...||10/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Overcome Trauma, Mental Health Struggles, and Learning Issues to Achieve World Changing Results with Dr. Gail Saltz||In this episode we explore the link between trauma, mental health, learning disabilities and genius, look at a number of historical figures and how they ...||10/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat Makes People Turn Evil, Time Paradoxes, and The Power of Heroism with Dr. Philip Zimbardo||In this episode we discuss how to create evil in a research laboratory, what makes people “turn evil”, we examine the definition of heroism, dig ...||9/28/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Out-Think Your Competition and Become a Master Strategic Thinker with Dr. Colin Camerer||In this episode we discuss the intersection between neuroscience and game theory, ask whether you are smarter than a Chimpanzee, examine how simple mental judgments ...||9/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck with Mark Manson||In this episode we discuss how to escape the feedback loop from hell, the paradoxical idea of embracing negative experiences, why struggle creates meaning, how ...||9/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaster Your Mental Game Like a World Champion with Performance Coach Jared Tendler||In this episode we explore the mental game of world champion performers, examine the emotional issues preventing you from achieving what you want to achieve, ...||8/31/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanImproving Sleep, Giving Up Alcohol, and Reading a Book a Day with James Swanwick||In this episode we explore one of the biggest things disrupting your sleep, examine strategies for getting a better night’s rest, dig into sleep cycles, ...||8/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Double Your Creative Output in Fifteen Minutes with Tom Corson-Knowles||In this episode we explore strategies to jump start your creativity, how to think about the definition of success, how to retain the knowledge from all of ...||8/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre You Being Held Back By Childhood Limiting Beliefs? With Guest Catherine Plano||In this episode we discuss how you have multiple limiting beliefs that you have yet to discover that, if uncovered, could radically transform your life. ...||8/10/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Master the Superpower that Builds All Other Powers with Dr. Rick Hanson||In this episode – we go deep on mastering the superpower that underpins all other powers, how your brain’s automatic survival mechanism tilts you towards ...||8/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Put Your Body In Relaxation Mode, Reduce Stress, and Develop Body Awareness with International Yoga Expert Tiffany Cruik||In this episode we explore the boundary where eastern and western medicine meet with international yoga expert Tiffany Cruikshank – we discuss how cultivating body ...||7/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow a Judge Literally Rolling Dice Could Get You Double The Jail Time - The Anchoring Effect||In this episode we are going to talk about how random dice rolls can influence judges to give people longer jail sentences, how so-called experts ...||7/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow This Simple Change In Wording Made 50% of Doctors Choose a More Dangerous Medical Procedure||Do you think that your doctor makes their decisions based on data or on trivial factors such as how a sentence is worded? Do you think that your ...||7/13/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThis Powerful Factor Controls Your Decisions And 86% of People Have No Idea It Exists||Do you think you’re in control of your thoughts and actions? What if things totally out of your conscious experience of reality actually controlled your decisions? What ...||7/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Get Rocket Fuel for Your Success, Bend Reality, and Achieve Happiness, With Vishen Lakhiani, Founder of Mindvalley||Learn to think like some of the greatest creative minds of our time - to question, challenge, and create new rules for your ideas of ...||6/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Break Free From Depression & Anxiety By Changing Your Brain Chemistry with Neuroscientist Dr. Alex Korb||In this episode we discuss how you can battle depression and anxiety and break out of a vicious downward spiral by literally changing the chemistry ...||6/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Psychology Behind Making Better Decisions with Global Financial Strategist Michael J. Mauboussin||Do you want to improve your decision-making a build a better mental toolkit? In this episode we explore the psychology behind making better decisions with ...||6/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Stop Living Your Life On Autopilot, Take Control, and Build a Toolbox of Mental Models to Understand Reality with Farnam||Do you feel like your life is on auto-pilot? Do you want to take control and build a better and deeper understanding of reality? In ...||6/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAre You Oblivious to the Secret Game Being Played Around You? with Art of Charm Host Jordan Harbinger||You may be oblivious to the secret relationship rules around you - and in this episode with Art of Charm host Jordan Harbinger we dig ...||6/1/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Everything You Know About Time Management is Wrong with Best Selling Author Rory Vaden||In this episode - we dig into the truth about time management, uncover the reason that most time management thinking is wrong, and learn how ...||5/24/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow You Are Sabotaging Yourself By Setting The Wrong Goals - And What To Do About It - With Emmy Winner & Bestselling Author Sc||In this episode we dive into how to activate your brain, create and sustain momentum to make your goals a reality, how goals can often ...||5/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow You Can Memorize a Shuffled Deck of Cards in Under A Minute - The Science Behind Memory||In this episode we explore the fascinating enigma of human memory – how memories are created and stored, why we remember certain things but not ...||5/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Neuroscience Behind Einstein and Isaac Newton’s Biggest Breakthroughs||In this episode we will talk about the incredible neuroscience behind the biggest breakthroughs of some of the world’s smartest minds, how those same principles ...||5/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHacking Sleep, Improving Creativity, and Research Backed Strategies for Success with Gregg Clunis||In this episode you’re going to learn how a few tiny leaps can help you achieve your goals, how to optimize your day around your ...||4/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Surprising Data-Backed Truth About Achievement with Business Psychology Expert Peter Shallard||In this episode you’re going to learn the surprising data-backed truth about achievement, the one personality test that can predict success in the real world, ...||4/6/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUnleash The Power of Meditation||In this episode we will talk about the myriad benefits of meditation, look at a few different ways to meditate, and discuss a simple and ...||3/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanUncover The Software Running Your Mind with Andy Murphy||In this episode of The Science of Success we dig deep into how to uncover the software running in the back of your mind and how ...||3/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Surprising Power of Compassion with Dr. Chris Kukk||In this episode of The Science of Success we dive into what it’s like to have breakfast with the Dalai Lama, the difference between compassion ...||3/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy An Almost-Empty Cookie Jar Is More Valuable Than A Full One||This is the FINAL episode in a six-part series on "The Science of Success" titled WEAPONS of INFLUENCE, based on the best-selling book “Influence” by ...||2/23/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Co-Pilots May Ignore Instinct and Let A Plane Crash||This is the FIFTH episode in a six-part series on "The Science of Success" titled WEAPONS of INFLUENCE and based on the best selling book ...||2/17/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Ugly Criminals Are 2X As Likely To Go To Prison||This week we are continuing our new miniseries within "The Science of Success" called "Weapons of Influence". This is the fourth episode in a six-part ...||2/9/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy You Should Always Ask the Guy in the Blue Jacket for Help||Based on the bestselling book “Influence” by Robert Cialdini, this is the third week of our six-part "Weapons of Influence" miniseries within "The Science of ...||2/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Power and Danger of a Seemingly Innocuous Commitment||Based on the bestselling book Influence by Robert Cialdini, this is the second part of a new six-part miniseries within "The Science of Success" called ...||1/26/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow To Triple the Rate of Your Success With One Simple Question||This week we are kicking off a new miniseries within "The Science of Success" called "Weapons of Influence". This is the first in a six-part ...||1/19/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Turn Your Life Into a Video Game & Level Up, With Author Steve Kamb||Improve your decisions, hack your mind, and master the psychology of persuasion with "The Science of Success". This podcast will teach you the tactics and ...||1/12/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Neuroscience Behind Being Productive, With Researcher and Author Josh Davis||On this week's episode of "The Science of Success", we speak with Columbia Ph.D. Josh Davis, who is currently the director of research for the ...||1/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLimiting Beliefs||On this week's episode of "The Science of Success", Matt explores the subconscious' role in our ability to be successful. Looking at powerful core beliefs--beliefs ...||12/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFixed Versus Growth Mindsets||On this week's episode of "The Science of Success", host Matt Bodnar discusses the difference between the fixed and growth mindsets. Which do you have? ...||12/8/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPersonalizing External Events||It's hard not to look at things that happen in your life and think, "That's not fair." It's even harder not to look at them ...||11/30/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Reality of Perception||On this week's episode of "The Science of Success", host Matt Bodnar explores how we perceive the world and how this affects our ability to ...||11/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMoving Through Setbacks||On this episode of "The Science of Success", Matt delves into the debilitating affect of setbacks. You've got a goal. You're working towards it, then ...||11/17/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmbracing Discomfort||On this week's "The Science of Success", Matt explores one of the most crucial elements to leading a successful life: moving through discomfort. It's human ...||11/10/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Biological Limits of the Human Mind||On this episode of "The Science of Success", we explore one of the fundamental underpinnings of psychology: the brain itself. Your brain is a roughly ...||11/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Great content and discussions
Topics discussed are very interesting and thought provoking. Helps give you a different perspective and ways to think about things which ultimately lead to success.
Matt knows what he’s talking about.
This is a really great podcast full of actionable things to help yourself grow in ways you never thought possible. It’s not an "everyone can do everything" approach, it’s a "you can do more" approach.
Matt breaks down your boundaries and helps you see your potential.
I accidentally downloaded Matt's podcast a few months ago and fell in love.
The broadcasts are informational and enjoyable.
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