His Grace, Kyle, First of His Name, the King of Sbury, takes us along on his royal progress through a host of bro-tastic topics, from BJJ to Bitcoin, and keto to killer robots.
Kyle Kingsbury is real Vitruvian Man—or as I call it, Bro 2.0. He’s a retired UFC fighter, a diet and fitness enthusiast, a psychedelic spokesperson, and a modern-day seeker. All that, and he’s hip to the Singularity!
This conversation goes, and as you can see, there are many notes to enjoy. (I also put some notes in the Media Mentions, because they seemed to belong there, and because I have OCD.) When you’re done working through those, be sure to check out Kingsbu on Twitter and Instagram (and to envy his dope lifestyle, as we all do here at MoonBase Bro).
- Zach listened to Kyle on the Joe Rogan Experience and then lost twenty pounds. #ketokillinit
- Need MCT oil? Kyle recommends Piping Rock. (Don’t venture too far from the bathroom if you haven’t experimented with MCTs before.)
- Since we get talking about keto and fasting, this is the perfect time to direct you to our talk with Thomas Seyfried, cancer researcher and therapeutic ketosis pioneer. And for superfans, take a listen to the half-starved ramblings of Tom and myself.
- Hear of Dom D’Agostino’s ketogenic feats of strength and science on The Tim Ferriss Show.
- Kyle dropped two sweet psychedelic resources on us: Erowid and Reset.me.
- Brain.fm serves up music to enhance focus, meditation, or sleep. I’m listening to it right now as I write this. How’s it going? So far, so good. #solidscience
- Correction time! I said something silly about there being 10 million truck drivers in the US. It’s more like 3.5 million. That said, as Scott Santens outlines here, there are an additional 5.2 million employed in that industry that aren’t drivers themselves, and that’s not including all the jobs that turn on truck traffic. So maybe 10 million jobs being at stake isn’t as silly as I first thought, and in fact I was right and good and handsome.
- NVIDIA delivers AI supercomputer to Elon Musk, guarantees human exctinction. Thanks, NVIDIA.
- The DEA refused to reclassify marijuana this month. C’mon, dawg. How long you gonna keep this up?
- We get into the history of psychedelics and how they went from promising to pernicious real fast. For those still interested in the history, as well as the state of the union, I recommend “The Trip Treatment” by the inimitable Michael Pollan.
- News to me, and powerful news at that: Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill Wilson believed LSD could help alcoholics stop drinking.
- Dennis McKenna on the “heroic dose.”
- James Fadiman discusses psychedlic dosing on the Tim Ferriss Show.
- One last bit of tripping advice, from the legendary Bill Hicks: if you think you can fly, take off from the ground.
- As we discussed the history of the war on drugs, I was reminded of another wonderful essay on the subject: “Legalize It All” by Dan Baum.
- “Skepticism & Spirituality in the Martial Arts” by Matt Thornton.
- This piece from the blog of Sam Harris tells the horrific, embarrassing, yet nonetheless transfixing tale of deluded martial artist Yanagi Ryuken. It’s also a lovely paean to Brazilian jiu-jitsu.
- Want an introduction to the Wim Hof breathing method? Check this out, courtesy of Joe Rogan.
- For more on Pavel Tsatsouline’s “greasing the groove” (GtG) strength training method, check out this primer.
- Kyle’s a fan of Jesse Lawler and Smart Drug Smarts. So are we. Kyle dropped some nootropic knowledge on us—something about choline and racetam—but it was too much for my un-enhanced, 1.0 brain to process. I’m gonna punt on this one, as I’m a total nootropic noob. It’s much better that you address your questions and concerns to Jesse or Kyle.
- The Body Electric by Robert Becker and Gary Selden
- PEMF by Bryant A. Meyers
- A New Earth by Eckhart Tolle. Real talk: I was once a really big Tolle fan myself. I still like him, though I have a hard time telling if he’s wise, crazy, or both. (Dan Harris captures this confusion beautifully in his book 10% Happier.) Despite some of his more outlandish remarks and characteristics, I think his books are a pretty great point of entry into meditation and related matters.
- The Culture High
- Primal Endurance by Mark Sisson
- Experiments in Truth by Ram Dass
- The 2016 Olympics
- Vision Quest
- The Short Time Wrestling Podcast—specifically the Vision Quest series featuring Terry Davis, Frank Jasper, and Matthew Modine.