282: Answering 28.2 Questions About The Show And My Perspective

We switch it up on The Armen Show every so often. On this episode #282, I will be answering 28.2 questions about myself and the show, as far as my perspective and responses as though I am being interviewed. I find it to be fairly informative.

The first 9 questions, and one later one, are made up by myself, and the other 19 questions are taken from a 19 Podcast Interview Questions article online. It is a mix of my own material and that from outside.

Here are the questions answered on the show:

  1. When did you start this podcast?
  2. What does it mean to you to have a podcast?
  3. What kinds of topics do you most like to cover on the show?
  4. How does a podcast work?
  5. What are some goals you have for the show?
  6. What styles of podcasts do you most relate with outside of your own?
  7. How would you describe 2020?
  8. What books do you recommend for someone wanting to read something new?
  9. What do you most like to see for others?
  10. What’s something people seem to misunderstand about you?
  11. What should I ask you that I didn’t know enough to ask?
  12. What is something you have learned in the past year that has been important?
  13. Tell me about a patient that touched your heart, and tell me about a patient that changed your practice.
  14. What makes you feel inspired or like your best self?
  15. What is one thing that your program did for your client that you didn’t expect?
  16. If you could have a billboard with anything on it, what would it be and why?
  17. If you could turn back the time and talk to your 18-year old self, what would you tell him/her?
  18. If in 150 years sciences fails to save us & all that is left is a book about your life….What would the title be and what would the blurb tell us about “INSERT NAME”.
  19. What does being Ridiculously Human mean to you?
  20. If you had £100million to spend on health tech and no red tape, how would you spend it
  21. What’s the most important thing you’ve learned in your life? What was your life like before learning it? What was your life like after learning it?
  22. What is your best tip for making the world a better place?
  23. If you can do anything to improve health and healthcare in rural America, what would you do?
  24. If I could remove all barriers and constraints what project would you do and would you want to be known only by that project
  25. What is the best compliment you have ever received?
  26. How would your parents describe what you do for a living?
  27. If you could have dinner with any 3 people dead or alive who would it be and why?
  28. What would you pick for a last meal?
    28.2. This 0.2 questions is in the show~

It is almost like a self-interview. We mix it up here on the show, and sometimes we reach from sources outside of the show. Glad to have you as a listener.

243: Welcome To 2020

Hello my fellow podcast listeners, associates, colleagues, individuals, audience members, and personnel. We here at The Armen Show Podcast (known for its consistency, variety, depth, and goal-oriented nature) are glad to walk right into the new year of 2020.

The show starts on a noticeably different footing as compared with its presence at the same time last year, and this is a springboard into the forward progression at hand.

Show notes:

  • where we are at in the great year of 2020
  • how TikTok is the place where a lot of energy is currently going
  • some of the plans or ideas for 2020
  • speaking or some form of speech-providing
  • ways I can improve my end of the show throughout the year
  • emotional awareness and better blending with guests
  • telling more stories, and including more of my own experiences, along with mentions of past guests
  • how I will be including more elements without thinking if X or Y or Z is the right thing to add in
  • how I will be looking at other podcasters/creators to see what I can add in or improve upon
  • what the podcast represents and is meant to express

Keep up with the show and you are keeping up with the movement. Let’s roll onward.

231: David A. Sinclair | Anti-Aging Research And Understanding In “Lifespan”

When it comes to anti-aging research, Dr. David A. Sinclair of Harvard Medical School is on the forefront of research and innovation. He joins on episode 231 to discuss his new book Lifespan: Why We Age – and Why We Don’t Have To.

Dr. Sinclair, Ph.D., A.O. is a Professor in the Department of Genetics and co-Director of the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Aging at Harvard Medical School. He is best known for his work on understanding why we age and how to slow its effects. He obtained his Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics at the University of New South Wales, Sydney in 1995.

He worked as a postdoctoral researcher at M.I.T. with Dr. Leonard Guarente where he co discovered a cause of aging for yeast as well as the role of Sir2 in epigenetic changes driven by genome instability. In 1999 he was recruited to Harvard Medical School where he has been teaching aging biology and translational medicine for aging for the past 16 years. He was also on TIME magazine’s 2014 list of the “100 most influential people in the world”.

Show notes:

  • Dr. Sinclair’s background, and what led him into the field of anti-aging research
  • what it is about adversity that leads to a chemical response in the body, across sirtuins and more
  • how aging is not yet thought of as a disease, and how that can change through communication efforts
  • why society and people can seem stuck in a slowed form of evolution as compared with where we are headed
  • why studying organisms fighting adversity, similar to how Dr. Cockell studied extremophiles, is the way to find most answers
  • how stress at a cellular level is different from psychological stress that releases cortisol in the bloodstream
  • what it means to have senescent cells accumulate in the body as one ages over time
  • how an optic nerve was regrown in a mouse, and what that means for our potential nerve-based regrowth
  • what kinds of demands Dr. Sinclair has on his time with regards to the research he does
  • how the Horvath Clock represents true age of a person beyond external appearance and other metrics

This was an enjoyable episode, and book, that is right on the forefront of aging research and technology. Dr. Sinclair is very active in this space, and it shows. You can check out his website, the book on Amazon, or some of his research.

229: Mark Metry | Story, Message, And Goals From Host Of The Humans 2.0 Podcast

We bring it live on episode 229 of the show with a fellow podcaster – Mark Metry of the Humans 2.0 Podcast. He has had wonderful guests like Robert Greene, Mark Manson, Safi Bahcall(previously on my podcast as well), and more.

Mark brings a lot of momentum to the table, across his episodes, speaking engagements, social media postings, and more. He has a company called VU Dream, which is focused on application of virtual reality and augmented reality technologies.

Show notes:

  • how Mark started his speaking engagements, and where he sees it going
  • who some of Mark’s memorable guests are, and what he took from his discussions with them
  • how a podcaster can improve their reach
  • what one can do to avoid the life of quiet desperation
  • why one should keep exploration in their mind when making daily decisions, so as not to stick in an exploitative pattern
  • what some goals are that Mark has regarding his upcoming career

Glad to have Mark on the show. You can check out his podcast on podcast services under the name Humans 2.0. He is also on Twitter at @markymetry.