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5 Reader Questions: How I Email Well-Known People, Note-taking, and Relaxation (Ep. 76)

Questions have piled up in my inbox and now I’m answering some of them.

One of the more interesting questions I received recently was, “Can you explain the process you go through to create podcast episodes (including getting guests?)”

I think the process of creating the episodes themselves is pretty interesting, but even more interesting is the process of emailing well-known people and booking them to come on the show. So I’ll dive into both of those things in this episode.

We’ll also tackle how to study physics and statistics, methods of relaxing between study sessions, how to structure your time during a gap year, how to keep your notes organized, and more.


Things mentioned in this episode:

  • CGP Grey
  • Cortex Podcast
  • Simon Clark
  • Jamie Miles
  • My video on skill acquisition
  • Refillable note binder
  • Evernote hacks for lectures
  • Paper vs. computer notes
  • Japanese note-taking hack
  • Listen Money Matters – the other podcast I co-host
  • Habitica
  • Beeminder
  • Interview with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan

Want more cool stuff? You can find all sorts of great tools at my Resources page.

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