The Random Show, Episode 24: Porn Attacks, Eating Insect Protein, Tech Finds, and More

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There are dozens of topics covered in this tea-infused, bromantic episode of scatterbrained nonsense.

Like what? Well: porn (including select picks), taking an “alcohol vacation,” fixing low testosterone, the wonders of insect protein, start-up talk, and much more. O-tanoshimi dane!

Please note: The 100 free spots for Exo protein bars filled up in less than 15 minutes! Hope to do more giveaways next month, but — in the meantime — you can get Exo here, while inventory lasts. My favorite flavor right now is cacao nut.

This edition of The Random Show was recorded and edited by Graham Hancock(@grahamhancock). For all previous episodes, including the epic China Scam episode,click here.

Enjoy!

Show notes are below, courtesy of kind reader Wayne Patton (Thanks, Wayne!):

1. Unicorn Peppermill at 1:10 – good for all kinds of herbs/spices, not just pepper. Tim’s favorite (and perhaps Amazon’s favorite) peppermill.
2. Benefits of turmeric tea and longevity beginning at 2:11
3. Diet of the world’s “oldest” city per capita at 5:00
4. Kevin on why you shouldn’t push down elderly folks at 6:25
5. The 30-day challenge beginning at 9:30
7. Low testosterone conversation at 13:25 & 16:20
8. Tim’s favorite porn at 16:05
9. The bet between Kevin and Tim at 19:08

*Commercial: Donate to http://www.donorschoose.org

10. Crypto currencies like Dogecoin and micro-transactions at 21:00 (side note: Tim only invests if he has an “informational advantage”)
11. At 26:30 Kevin begins talking about http://www.ethereum.org and how it could have a decentralizing effect on the internet and cryptographic currencies
12. Protein from crickets at 31:00 – http://www.exo.co
13. First 100 people get a free cricket bar at 38:45 [NOTE:  These slots filled up within 15 min of this post going live]
14. What Kevin’s excited about (hint: recycling furniture) at 40:18 –http://www.moveloot.com
15. At 43:15 Kevin talks about http://www.misfitwearables.com and how much he likes the product
16. On meditation and the effects at 44:39
17. Dopamine vs. serotonin and building habits at 47:20 – stay tuned at http://www.summertomato.com
18. The effects of heat on the body (and magnesium oxide) at 48:45
19. Magnesium deficiency and the effects at 51:00
20. Tim’s podcast at 54:00 – Don’t podcast drunk and edit sober.
21. Tim on taking illustration classes at Filoli Gardens in Woodside, CA (http://www.filoli.org) at 57:15
22. Slaine The Horned God graphic novel by Pat Mills & Simon Bisley at 58:15
23. Subscribe for Tim’s quarterly subscription package –http://quarterly.co/tim – and why it’s so much fun for Tim
24. Kevin’s dream about a Bonsai style orange tree at 1:01:20
25. Titanium sunglasses at 1:02:03 – http://www.williampainter.com

Posted on: May 5, 2014.

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74 comments on “The Random Show, Episode 24: Porn Attacks, Eating Insect Protein, Tech Finds, and More

  1. I’d really like a full post or discussion on your experiences on transcendental mediation. You mentioned you were going to do one in TimTimTalkTalk T4 The Tim Ferriss Show ep.1 with Kevin. I haven’t been able to schedule the consecutive days to learn the practice but I’ve got a flexible schedule this summer and I’m setting aside the cash.

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  2. I can corroborate Tim’s experiment having performed something very similar two months ago. It sounds ludicrous, but give up porn and masturbation for 30 days as a challenge. I think you’ll be astounded by the effects (energy levels, testosterone, creativity, will power, and so much more). Happy to share more if anyone is interested.

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  3. Fun fact: the hormone oxytocin is released when you have an orgasm. For men, interestingly, it is only released when you have an orgasm with someone you love.

    Not so fun fact: porn isn’t love.

    Good luck in going with no pron for a month, Tim. Its an awesome strategy that will help you to feel things that you haven’t felt for a long time. You’re going to feel more motivated, sexually charged and masculine.

    Pron is a serious issue affecting males all over the world today. They just don’t know it though. A great analogy: you can eat McDonalds today, tomorrow & next week and you won’t get a heart attack anytime soon. Life seems great. But if you consistently do this over an extended period of time, you’re buying a one-way ticket to heart attack city that you’ll use at some point in the future. Similarly, dudes that are watching porn 3-4 times a week are guaranteeing themselves health-related problems at some point in the future. Things like low testosterone, erectile dysfunction, social anxiety, depression, etc are all common. The science has begun to catch up and reveal some intriguing findings. Eg. a cocaine addict’s brain scan is similar to that of a pron addict.

    The Taoists practiced sex energy many years ago and Napolean Hill talked about it in Think and Grow Rich. Its not rocket science: if the Taoists and Napolean Hill recognized that the simple behaviour of mastrbation can become an issue for men hundreds of years ago, imagine the negative effect of modern internet pron on the male brain and body.

    ps: Kevin, if you consider pron a harmless diversion, you should talk to marriage therapists and divorce lawyers.

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    • I have also seen lots of reports that masturbation is very healthy, and that abstainers suffer from all sorts of problems (depression, prostate issues etc).

      A random Google search reveals hundreds of articles on the benefits of regular masturbation. I would post links here but it doesn’t let me, so I guess I have to search for the findings you mention too. I have to admit they sound suspicious to me :)

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    • The Taoists have some amazing exercises that are like a cross between kegel exercise and focused breath meditation that will send your testosterone through the roof.

      I’m not sure there have been any studies conducted on the practices but anecdotally, they can really turn your health around. I’ve noticed stronger erections, massively increased stamina, and almost complete ejaculation control. Also they make you horny as a 15 year old.

      Combine that with waking up early (just don’t use curtains and let the sun wake you up), and you’ll have morning wood every day and never need another cup of coffee or other stim for energy.

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  4. Good for you giving up porn Tim. F*ck yeah. I also like what you said about the “afraid of offending people” re: not watching porn. You’re obviously doing some tough/good work, my friend. Cheers!

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  5. 2 more tips for night-time sleep aids:
    -Decaf green tea extract capsule + 5htp/tryptophan.
    -Tryptophan mixed with water and predigested collagen protein, and swallowed. Hat tip to Steve Fowkes on that one.

    Magnesium will only help either of the above. In all cases, it’s like getting hit by a train. My favorite and most bioavailable magnesium supplement is putting ConcenTrace Mineral Drops (in a blue bottle available at WholeFoods) into empty gelcaps. Way better results than oxide, etc.

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  6. Love the Random Show! I wish I could get one of those Cricket Bars however, I live in Canada. I was curious, Kevin was talking about getting deep sleep for 3 to 4 hours a night. Is that average? I use a Basis Band for sleep tracking and I have never gotten more then 2 and a half hours, and I range usually from 1 and a half to 2 hours. this doesn’t change much whether I get 7 hours or 11 hours of sleep. I take magnesium citrate at night, pill form 1200mg, and I also do the Tbs of Almond Butter at night with celery (from 4HB). I also never wake up feeling completely refreshed and ready to go. Tips and tricks? Is my Deep Sleep normal? I have also tried the Honey and Vinegar concoction that was all the rage a few months ago…it didn’t work.

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  7. Totally knew Tim would say Anjelica. How could he not? She broke my 10-day streak. Her latest X-Art stuff is great….

    Tim, I had 470 testosterone level per WellnessFX several months back. During that porn & masturbation-free 10-day period, my libido was insane. Unscientific experiment, but I legitimately felt amazing. Most energy, more focused, better mood.

    Really probably should kick that for a full month, at least.

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    • Too many people equate libido with testosterone. That’s not how it works (as an easy example, just go take horny goat weed. Your libido will rocket, your T will remain untouched)

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  8. You can absorb trace minerals like magnesium, calcium, and zinc while you bathe. The Kneipp salt product line is very high in trace minerals, and is free from chemical additives.

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  9. Hey, Tim…loved the show
    I remember you once recommended a book on drawing called (Maybe) “Drawing from the head” about drawing proportionally from the head

    I’ve been searching for it, with no luck….any help with the name of the book would be great!

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  10. Show notes:

    Opener: Tim’s on an alcohol hiatus.

    1. Unicorn Peppermill at 1:10 – good for all kinds of herbs, not just pepper. http://www.unicornmills.com
    2. Benefits of Turmeric Tea and longevity beginning at 2:11
    3. Diet of the world’s “oldest” city per capita at 5:00
    4. Kevin on why you shouldn’t push down elderly folks at 6:25
    5. The 30 day challenge beginning at 9:30
    7. Low testosterone conversation at 13:25 & 16:20
    8. Tim’s favorite porn at 16:05
    9. The bet between Kevin and Tim at 19:08

    *Commercial: Donate to http://www.donorschoose.org

    10. Crypto currencies like Dogecoin and micro-transactions at 21:00 (side note: Tim only invests if he has insider information . . . okay, okay, he said “informational advantage”)
    11. At 26:30 Kevin begins talking about http://www.ethereum.org and how it could have a decentralizing effect on the internet and cryptographic currencies
    12. Protein from crickets at 31:00 – http://www.exo.co
    13. First 100 people get a free cricket bar at 38:45
    14. What Kevin’s excited about (hint: recycling furniture) at 40:18 – http://www.moveloot.com
    15. At 43:15 Kevin talks about http://www.misfitwearables.com and how much he likes the product
    16. On meditation and the effects at 44:39
    17. Dopamine vs. Serotonin and building habits at 47:20 – stay tuned at http://www.summertomato.com
    18. The effects of heat on the body (and magnesium oxide) at 48:45
    19. Magnesium deficiency and the effects at 51:00
    20. Tim’s podcast at 54:00 – Don’t podcast drunk and edit sober. Everyone vote for “Tim Tim Talk Time” as a title in the comments.
    21. Tim on taking comic book penciling classes at Filoli Gardens in Woodside, CA (http://www.filoli.org) at 57:15
    22. Slain The Horned God graphic novel by Pat Mills & Simon Bisley at 58:15
    23. Subscribe for Tim’s quarterly subscription package – http://quarterly.co/tim – and why it’s so much fun for Tim
    24. Kevin’s dream about a Bonsai style orange tree at 1:01:20
    25. Titanium sunglasses at 1:02:03 – http://www.williampainter.com

    Personal note on the show: On Saturday I ended a 30-day alcohol free period by having a few drinks at a Derby party. Felt so bad the next day (compared to the previous 30) that I’m now doing 60-days.

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  11. Thoroughly enjoyed the show, will look into your “quarterly”. Enjoyed podcast as well, Kelly Starrett is one all should check out. Thank you again for your work.

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  12. i might be a dumb ass. but where do i get to the actual show? is it a video or what? where’s the link to it? sorry for asking, i’m kinda new here…

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