Kevin Rose is a technology investor, podcaster, and self-experimenter. He has been named a “Top 25 Angel Investors”, by Bloomberg and to the “Top 25 Most Influential People on the Web” list by Time magazine. You've might have also heard or seen him on Jimmy Fallon, Charlie Rose, or Kevin's own podcast “The Random Show“, which he co-hosts with Tim Ferriss.
Kevin also serves on the advisory board of Google Ventures and the Tony Hawk Foundation. Previously, Kevin founded Digg, Revision3, and was a General Partner at Google Ventures.
Perhaps most interesting for me and you, and not as well known to most folks, is that Kevin considers himself a well-versed body hacker, and he is frequently experimenting with things like cold water training, breathwork, nootropics, ketogenic diets, meditation, and fasting. Kevin even recently released a free app to help individuals track their fasting progress, which we discuss during this episode.
During our fascinating discussion, you'll discover:
-Why Kevin microdoses with lithium (and the surprising link between lithium and 7-Up soda)…[9:00]
-The neuroscientist and mutual connection Kevin and I have that goes way back and is known as the “Summer Tomato”…[15:10]
-The surprising boost you get from 100% chocolate and Kevin's new infatuation with “chocolate ceremonies”…[18:25]
-Why Kevin gave up on ketosis and instead switched to a Katavan-style diet with purple potatoes…[24:25]
-What Kevin does with the dozen giant bags of ice he buys each week…[36:15]
-The crazy form of breathwork that made someone pass out in Ben's basement…[46:20]
-Why, if you are going to fast, you should only eat as close to sunset as possible…[54:40]
-How Kevin's friend sent his stage-4 cancer into remission with a simple dietary change…[63:00]
-What Kevin discovered in an old teahouse in the heart of Japan (and what it has to do with elephants pooping coffee)…[68:10]
-The #1 ingredient in cologne that makes women go absolutely crazy over a man's scent…[72:45]
-An app/headphone combo that drives you straight into a state of deep relaxation within 10 minutes…[75:15]
-And much more!
Resources from this episode:
-The book by Stephan Guyenet The Hungry Brain: Outsmarting the Instincts That Make Us Overeat
Do you have questions, thoughts or feedback for Kevin or me? Leave your comments below and one of us will reply!
Also published on Medium.