Today, I’m talking to award winning author and investigative journalist Scott Carney who discusses his fascinating journey into the extremes of human performance and resilience.
Scott is the author of the New York Times bestseller What Doesn’t Kill Us, and his writing has been featured in Mother Jones, Men’s Journal, Playboy, Foreign Policy, Discover, Outside and Fast Company.
He is also a senior fellow at the Schuster Institute for Investigative Journalism and a 2016-17 Scripps Fellow at the Center for Environmental Journalism in Boulder, Colorado.
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“We are outsourcing our body’s ability to adapt to the technology that we create.” – Scott Carney
- How the death of a coworker drove Scott’s work
- Why Scott eventually chose to study with Wim Hof
- The breathing hack that boosted Scott’s physical abilities
- How Laird Hamilton uses breathing techniques with HIIT
- What causes the evolutionary mismatch
- How we have cheated ourselves of evolutionary advancements
- What Scott didn’t wear when he summited Kilimanjaro
- How the warnings of death from the Army didn’t stop them
- The climbing party’s hack to keep warm and stay alive
- The mind’s role in human adaptation
- What is the wedge technique
- How changing our environment greatly benefits our well being
- Give your immune system a “chew toy”
- Why the environment should be included alongside diet and exercise
- What’s next for Scott…
“Our whole evolution is designed to with extremes, and the creatures that adapt to these extremes pass their genes on, and eventually it gets to us.” – Scott Carney
- Learn more about Scott’s books:
- Listen to Scott’s talk at TEDx
- Find out more about Mt Kilimanjaro
- Learn more about Laird Hamilton
- Learn about The Wim Hof Method
- Connect with Scott Carney:
“Our whole evolution is designed to withstand extremes, and the creatures that adapt to these extremes pass their genes on, and eventually it gets to us.” – Scott Carney