The Adam Bomb

The Adam Bomb
Interesting things to blow your mind.

The Ultimate Answer to Boredom
Apr 1 • 8 min
The answer to boredom was found by a psychiatrist locked away in concentration camps during World War 2. He left behind his wisdom for all of us. Curing boredom turns out to be something profound.
How to Enjoy Talking Politics
Mar 31 • 13 min
When you’re talking to someone who is of a different political persuasion than you are, it can sometimes be uncomfortable and unpleasant, but it doesn’t have to be. I explain on this podcast how you can make those conversations fun and enjoyable, and also…
The Righteous Mind: Why We Are Politically Divided
Mar 27 • 31 min
Why can’t liberals and conservatives get along? Has something changed? Can something be done about it? Jonathan Haidt’s book, “The Righteous Mind,” provides the best answers I think we’ll find. I discuss the book in this podcast. I make a mistake in this…
Your Built-in Antidote for Anxiety and Stress
Mar 22 • 7 min
We all know about the fight-or-flight response, but many of us are not aware of the built-in, natural recovery response, or how to activate it. But you are about to find out. Adam Khan is the author of Principles For Personal Growth, Direct Your Mind, and…
A Reframe on People Buying Out Toilet Paper During the Coronavirus Crisis
Mar 20 • 3 min
Why are people buying toilet paper? Why is it selling so fast? Are people stupid? Crazy? Freaking out? I don’t think so. And I don’t think it does us any good to judge others so harshly. Here in this brief podcast I offer an alternative explanation. Adam…
Relieve Anxiety by Fleeing into a Purpose
Mar 20 • 15 min
As a human being, you need a compelling purpose. Otherwise you are prone to anxiety. In this episode I explore three different ways you can relieve anxiety by fleeing into a purpose. Adam Khan is the author of Principles For Personal Growth, Direct Your…
An Easy Thing You Can Do To Lower Your Stress Level: Judge Not
Mar 15 • 6 min
We all get a dopamine hit from feeling self righteous, but it adds a level of stress that we don’t need. And it is pretty easy to stop doing it. I have a suggestion of what you can do instead.
How Taiwan Stopped a Coronavirus Epidemic
Mar 14 • 4 min
This is a short podcast about how Taiwan managed to be one of the most successful countries at dealing with the coronavirus.
Literally Saving the Earth by Regenerating Grassland
Nov 27, 2019 • 16 min
The way to save the largest ecosystem on land is so counterintuitive it will blow your mind. This is about meat, how it’s produced and the consequences of the different ways of producing it. Adam Khan is the author of Principles For Personal Growth,…
Girl Raised By Monkeys: A True Story
Nov 9, 2019 • 12 min
This is the true story of a girl who was “raised” by a troop of Capuchin monkeys in a Columbian jungle, and lived to tell about it.
Change HOW You Think (As Opposed to WHAT You Think)
Nov 2, 2019 • 25 min
You can make your life more difficult and unpleasant, OR you can make your life easier and more enjoyable, by not just changing WHAT you’re thinking, but by changing HOW you’re thinking it.
Gain a New Perspective
Oct 17, 2019 • 22 min
Change the way you look at something, especially something that’s bothering you. There are many ways to do that, and we cover some of them in this podcast. Adam Khan is the author of Principles For Personal Growth, Direct Your Mind, and co-author with…
Can your tongue make you better looking?
Oct 5, 2019 • 17 min
We explore the concept of your habitual tongue posture and its effect on your facial structure.
Fungi Helping Plants Grow
Sep 29, 2019 • 15 min
Some kinds of fungi form cooperative relationships with plants. The plants give the fungus sugars and the fungus gives the plants nutrients and water. They benefit each other. Sometimes plants give up to 1/3 of the sugars that they produce to the fungus.…
Guns, Germs and Steel
Sep 20, 2019 • 27 min
Why was it Europeans that conquered the globe rather than some other culture? Why did Europeans give so many diseases to Native Americans? Why didn’t Native Americans give lots of diseases to Europeans? What are the essential ingredients of civilization?…
An interesting quote from the book “Brilliant Green.”
Sep 18, 2019 • 7 min
It’s a short quote about how plants affect people, their ability to concentrate, and their health.