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This podcast is actually a recording of a live event I did at TED in Vancouver with Tim Urban. Tim Urban is the author of the blog "Wait But Why?" and also of the upcoming book "The Story of Us". My thanks to the TED team for inviting me to have this conversation.​​​​​​​Tim and I talked about procrastination, the shortness ..


This podcast was published on May 14, 2022



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Conversations With Coleman

by Coleman Hughes

Are With Alone In The Universe? (with Tim Urban)


Do advanced civilizations exist? Can psychedelics help us better understand ourselves? What goes on in Elon's mind? Can one episode answer all of these questions? When Tim Urban is the guest that's exactly what happens. Tim is an incredible writer known for his blog, Wait But Why, which has gained the respect of some of the world's brightest minds, including Elon Musk. He joins host Sahil Bloom to help answer many deep questions, including evi..


This podcast was published on May 12, 2022



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Where It Happens

by Where It Happens

Writing from First Principles [Tim Urban]


Listen to 3 Books: https://www.3books.co/chapters/22 (1h 5 mins in)Previous Tim Urban creator commentary: https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/the-swyx-mixtape/quality-vs-consistency-QDP6mN_Ky20/


This podcast was published on May 06, 2022



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The Swyx Mixtape

by Swyx

Tim Urban || Climbing the Thinking Ladder


Today we welcome Tim Urban. He is the writer and illustrator of the blog Wait But Why, which he co-founded with Andrew Finn in 2013. With wry stick-figure illustrations and occasionally epic prose, Wait But Why has garnered millions of unique page views, thousands of patrons and famous fans like Elon Musk. His long-form blog covers a range of subjects including artificial intelligence, outer space, and procrastination. Tim earned his A.B. from..


This podcast was published on March 31, 2022



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The Psychology Podcast

by Stitcher & Scott Barry Kaufman

Procrastination, Polarization & Politics (with Tim Urban)


Tim Urban is the author of the immensely popular blog “Wait But Why.” He writes about things like artificial intelligence, human psychology, relationships, and other topics that pique his curiosity. Preet speaks with Urban about what happens when we procrastinate, and the social consequences of political tribalism. Plus, a new ruling from US District Judge David Carter that attorney-client privilege can't protect certain..


This podcast was published on March 31, 2022



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Stay Tuned with Preet

by CAFE

#264 – Tim Urban: Elon Musk, Neuralink, AI, Aliens, and the Future of Humanity


Tim Urban is the author and illustrator of the popular blog ‘Wait But Why’. Please support this podcast by checking out our sponsors: – Audible: https://audible.com/lex to get $9.95 a month for 6 months – Paperspace: https://gradient.run/lex to get $15 credit – Coinbase:


This podcast was published on February 13, 2022



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Lex Fridman Podcast

by Lex Fridman

[REPLAY] #41: Tim Urban [Struggle]


Tim Urban is the writer of the blog Wait But Why. Tim writes about topics including artificial intelligence, brain-computer interfaces, alien life, the size of the universe, and more.His articles are often tens of thousands of words – the length of finished novels. The success of his blog has garnered millions of unique page views, thousands of patrons and famous fans like Elon Musk.In this episode we talk about the beginning o..


This podcast was published on February 01, 2022



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Creative Elements

by Jay Clouse / The Podglomerate

Tim Urban — Live on Twitter Spaces [BONUS EPISODE]


This episode is a recording of a special live conversation we had with Tim Urban of Wait But Why on Twitter Spaces! After a discussion with Jim, we had a QnA session with the audience as well. Our discussion revolves around: The Wait But Why book The Great Filter Left vs. Right ideologies Twitter as an intelligence network Live Q&A session Follow Tim on Twitter at


This podcast was published on October 11, 2021



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Infinite Loops

#373 Tim Urban, Co-Founder of WaitButWhy - Imagining the Future of Humanity


Today we’re talking to Tim Urban, the Co-Founder and writer at WaitButWhy. And we discuss how to tackle writing about huge topics like the Fermi Paradox. What it’s been like for Tim working with Elon Musk to write about Tesla, SpaceX and Neuralink, and imagining what the future may hold for humanity.All of this right here, right now, on the ModernCTO Podcast!To learn more and check out Tim's writing, go ..


This podcast was published on August 30, 2021



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Modern CTO with Joel Beasley

by Modern CTO with Joel Beasley

51. Conversation Outcome = Mindset * Messaging * Message. Mentioning Tim Urban,


The main article referred to is here: https://www.cloudstreaks.com/blog/2021/8/7/conversation-outcome-1-mindset-2-messaging-3-message 1. Positive Sum Conversation Mindset = 1.1 What did I learn? + 1.2 How does the other person feel? 2. Messaging = 2.1 Empathy * 2.2 Word choice * 2.3 Confidence 3. Message = 3.1 Quality ideas + 3.2 Ideas put forward ‘like a scientist’ + 3.3 Not committing any logic fallacies Jingle: Getting good at conversati..


This podcast was published on August 08, 2021



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Cloud Streaks

by SoundCloud Feeds

How to Think Like Elon Musk | Tim Urban | WaitButWhy.com


Tim Urban is the co-founder and writer of Wait But Why (waitbutwhy.com), a long-form blog discussing topics like artificial intelligence, future technology, relationships, procrastination, career, and more.   Tim's TED Talk on procrastination has been viewed more than 50 million times, and his blog has caught the attention of people like Elon Musk. #elonmusk #neuralink #procrastination   ✔ Subscribe on YouTube:..


This podcast was published on July 28, 2021



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Growth Minds

by Sean Kim

Storytelling with Jason Silva and Tim Urban


We discuss how storytelling supercharges speech and writing, and its impact on cancel culture. Tim Urban is @waitbutwhy on Twitter, and Jason Silva is @jasonlsilva on Instagram.


This podcast was published on May 23, 2021



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Brains

by Courtland Allen and Julian Shapiro

HomeGrown Humans - Tim Urban - Viral Content - Hosted by Jamie Wheal


Famous content creator, whose TED talk reached over 10 million views, Tim Urban joins us today.  He is  a writer, illustrator and co-founder of Wait But Why. Today he shares with us his story in finding his niche and discovering his passion for creating content for Wait But Why thru using stick figures as his way of illustration. ..


This podcast was published on April 08, 2021



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Collective Insights

by Neurohacker Collective

Episode 17: Tim Urban


Tim Urban joins Sasha on this week's podcast. The two talk about how Tim got the idea for his popular blog 'Wait But Why,' how he's grown and sustained his curiosity about the world over the years and more.


This podcast was published on April 05, 2021



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Sasha Sessions: A Team USA Podcast

by U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee

Break the Wheel (ft. Tim Urban, Wait But Why)


Tim Urban writes a blog about ... well ... lots of stuff. Understanding ourselves and our relationship to each other and the world, maybe? From making friends to exploring space, cultural and societal forces to neuroscience breakthroughs ... all packaged as brilliant, entertaining, and sarcastic essays. Tim Urban has written about it all.But like any exceptional project or career, Tim's is not one that reveals any singular secret to suc..


This podcast was published on February 24, 2021



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Unthinkable with Jay Acunzo

by Jay Acunzo

Infinite Loops: Tim Urban - Exploring Ourselves (EP.33)


Published on 04 Feb 2021. In this episode we spoke with Tim Urban, founder and writer at Wait But Why? In this super episode Jim and Tim discuss: • The story of us • Managing and taming our biases • Flat earthers and how we’re no different • Overcoming our outdated mental hardware • and MUCH more. Follow Tim on Twitter (Twitter.com/waitbutwhy) and check out his site (waitbutwhy.com)


This podcast was published on February 16, 2021



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by From The Tim Ferriss Show, TED Radio Hour, Hidden Brain, Radiolab, 99% Invisible, Lex Fridman, Knowledge Project and more

The Science Behind Procrastination with Tim Urban


In today’s episode we have Tim Urban. He is one of the most popular bloggers in the US. He’s got a TED talk about procrastination and is here today to clear up why human beings procrastinate, why we don’t feel motivated, and why we don't get things done. He's also going to explain the evolutionary science behind procrastination, how to cultivate a sense of urgency, and  how we can override our own voice of procrastination. Even E..


This podcast was published on February 11, 2021



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The Dad Edge Podcast (formerly The Good Dad Project Podcast)

Tim Urban - Exploring Ourselves (EP.33)


In this episode we spoke with Tim Urban, founder and writer at Wait But Why? In this super episode Jim and Tim discuss: • The story of us • Managing and taming our biases • Flat earthers and how we’re no different • Overcoming our outdated mental hardware • and MUCH more. Follow Tim on Twitter (Twitter.com/waitbutwhy) and check out his site (


This podcast was published on February 04, 2021



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Infinite Loops

#41: Tim Urban [Struggle]


Tim Urban is the writer of the blog Wait But Why. Tim writes about topics including artificial intelligence, brain-computer interfaces, alien life, the size of the universe, and more.His articles are often tens of thousands of words – the length of finished novels. The success of his blog has garnered millions of unique page views, thousands of patrons and famous fans like Elon Musk.In this episode we talk about the beginning o..


This podcast was published on January 19, 2021



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Creative Elements

by Jay Clouse / The Podglomerate

Tim Urban, Wait But Why // The Craft of Storytelling + Thinking Like Elon Musk


Tim Urban is one of the internet's most popular writers. His blog, Wait But Why, attracts millions of visitors including famous fans like Elon Musk. His talk on procrastination is the #1 TED talk on YouTube with 33mil+ views. Subscribe + Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/tl2a6H1E7DU Let us know what you think on Twitter: @bzaidi


This podcast was published on December 16, 2020



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Creator Lab - interviews with entrepreneurs and startup founders

#283: Managing Procrastination, Predicting the Future, and Finding Happiness - Tim Urban


Podcast: The Tim Ferriss ShowEpisode: #283: Managing Procrastination, Predicting the Future, and Finding Happiness - Tim UrbanPub date: 2017-11-30


This podcast was published on June 12, 2020



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Valentin's favourites

by ali / Listen Notes

#55 - Tim Urban of Wait But Why


Podcast: Y CombinatorEpisode: #55 - Tim Urban of Wait But WhyPub date: 2018-01-03


This podcast was published on June 12, 2020



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Valentin's favourites

by ali / Listen Notes

Tim Urban on humanity’s wild future


 I’ve been a fan of Tim Urban and his site Wait But Why for a long time. Urban uses whimsical illustrations, infographics, and friendly, nontechnical language to explain everything from AI to space exploration to Fermi’s Paradox. Urban's most recent project is an explainer series called “The Story of Us." It began as an attempt to..


This podcast was published on February 10, 2020



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Vox Conversations

by Vox

111 - Introducing New PRG Senior Principal Tim Urban


This week, we're joined by Tim Urban, the newest PRG team member and a veteran tax lobbyist with over 20 years of experience in DC. Liam and Tim discuss the outlook for 2020's tax agenda, how the election could impact tax policy, and much more.


This podcast was published on January 21, 2020



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The Lobby Shop

Episode 41: Tim Urban


Tim Urban is a popular blogger and the co-founder of “Wait But Why,” a site that discusses a wide variety of topics including picking the right career path, SpaceX rockets, and love. His most recent mammoth work is “The Story of Us,” a re-tracing of how we got to this political moment.[1:06] The origins of “


This podcast was published on December 08, 2019



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The Sunday Long Read Podcast

by Don Van Natta Jr. and Jacob Feldman

Tim Urban on Overcoming Procrastination and Finding His Voice Through Experimentation


Tim Urban is best known as the writer and illustrator behind the incredibly popular blog Wait But Why, which has garnered millions of unique page views and famous fans like Elon Musk. His deeply researched long-form posts on everything from artificial intelligence to procrastination buck the conventional wisdom that internet writing should be short or SEO optimized to be successful. A former film co..


This podcast was published on September 24, 2019



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Famous Failures

Tim Urban on Asking Why and Appreciating Life


In this episode of the Elevate Podcast, host Robert Glazer sits down with Tim Urban creator of the popular blog Wait But Why. In a wide ranging conversation, Robert and Tim dig into Tim’s career as a writer, his TED Talk on why everybody is a procrastinator, and an eye-opening post Tim wrote that creates a visual timeline of a human life and emphasizes that we have less time with loved ones than we think, even in the best case scenario. ..


This podcast was published on June 25, 2019



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Elevate with Robert Glazer

Chapter 22: Tim Urban on shivering in shorts and shifting from sheep to chef


3 Books is a completely insane and totally epic 15-year-long quest to uncover the 1000 most formative books in the world. Each chapter is hosted live and in-person at the guest's preferred location by Neil Pasricha, New York Times bestselling author of The Book of Awesome and The Happiness Equation. Each chapter of 3 Books uncovers and discusses the three most formative books from one of the world's most inspiring people. Sample guests include..


This podcast was published on February 04, 2019



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3 Books With Neil Pasricha

120 Analizamos la charla TED de Tim Urban (@waitbutwhy)



This podcast was published on January 17, 2019



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Humor en público

by Humor en público

#001 - How Tim Urban grew "Wait But Why" to over 30 million readers


Tim Urban explains how he grew Wait But Why into one of the most popular blogs on the internet. Get full access to Substack Blog at on.substack.com/subscribe


This podcast was published on August 02, 2018



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The Substack Podcast

with 'Wait, but Why' Founder Tim Urban


In episode 13 of the OMR Podcast, Tim Urban from … In episode 13 of the OMR Podcast, Tim Urban from “Wait, but Why” joined OMR Editor-in-Chief Roland Eisenbrand during the OMR Festival for a talk on the importance of quality content in audience building, catering to nerds and what it’s like working with Elon Musk. www.omr.com


This podcast was published on July 05, 2018



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The OMR Podcast International – Go inside the minds of the biggest names in digital and tech

by Philipp Westermeyer, founder and CEO of OMR / Scott Peterson, digital marketing editor, OMR

#55 - Tim Urban of Wait But Why


Tim Urban cofounded the blog Wait But Why with Andrew Finn in 2013.His posts about Artificial Intelligence, Elon Musk, and the


This podcast was published on January 03, 2018



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Y Combinator

by YC Content

#18 - Tim Urban, Wait But Why


Tim Urban has become one of the Internet’s most popular writers. His in-depth and geeky posts have garnered millions of visitors and famous fans like Elon Musk. In this episode, Tim and Kevin talk Bitcoin, VR, how to be more like Elon Musk, cryonics to live forever, and much more. Get all the show notes here.


This podcast was published on December 14, 2017



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#18 - Tim Urban, Wait But Why


Tim Urban has become one of the Internet’s most popular writers. His in-depth and geeky posts have garnered millions of visitors and famous fans like Elon Musk. In this episode, Tim and Kevin talk Bitcoin, VR, how to be more like Elon Musk, cryonics to live forever, and much more. Get all the show notes here.


This podcast was published on December 14, 2017



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The Kevin Rose Show

by Kevin Rose

#283: Managing Procrastination, Predicting the Future, and Finding Happiness - Tim Urban


Tim Urban (@waitbutwhy) is the author of the blog Wait But Why and has become one of the Internet's most popular writers. According to Fast Company, Tim has "captured a level of reader engagement that even the new-media giants would be envious of." Wait But Why receiv..


This podcast was published on November 30, 2017



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The Tim Ferriss Show

by Tim Ferriss

Wait But Why -- Tim Urban


Tribe of Mentors is a new short-form podcast from bestselling author and early-stage investor, Tim Ferriss. This episode breaks the mold and features a longer conversation with Tim Urban, the author of the blog Wait But Why and has one of the Internet’s most popular writers. Tim, according to Fast Company, has “captured a level of reader engagement that even the n..


This podcast was published on November 24, 2017



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Tribe of Mentors

by Tim Ferriss

Tim Urban - Grand Theft Life - [Invest Like the Best, EP.59]


This week’s conversation is about artificial intelligence and interplanetary travel. Its about content creation, thinking from first principles, and death progress units. Its about brain machine interfaces and why it is crucial that you be a chef and not a cook.  My guest is Tim Urban, along with his business partner Andrew Finn. Tim is the most entertaining writer I’ve come across in years, who explains complicated and interesting..


This podcast was published on October 17, 2017



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Invest Like the Best with Patrick O'Shaughnessy

Tim Urban — Elon Musk, Traveling, Entrepreneurship, Cryonics, and Superintelligent AI (#4)


In our fourth episode of the HighExistence podcast we talk with Tim Urban, author/illustrator of Wait But Why and one of the Internet's most popular writers. We talk with Tim about the secret to Elon Musk's success, world travel, what entrepreneurs do wrong, cryonic preservation, and the dangers posed by superintelligent AI. [EXCLUSIVE OFFER FOR PODCAST SUBSCRIBERS] Take the ultimate life experiment, our 30 Challenges to E..


This podcast was published on June 25, 2017



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The HighExistence Podcast

by HighExistence

Wait But Why with Tim Urban


Wait But Why is one of my favorite places on the internet and today Tim Urban joins me today to talk about his writing, his process, and his travels.


This podcast was published on May 11, 2017



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Extra Pack of Peanuts Travel Podcast

by Travis Sherry

EFP 167: Tim Urban From Wait But Why


We sit down with Tim Urban from WaitButWhy.com to discuss his creative process, procrastination, his meeting with Elon Musk, and how he runs his business.


This podcast was published on February 23, 2017



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Empire Flippers Podcast

Episode 372: TMBA372: A Conversation with Wait But Why’s Tim Urban


http://www.tropicalmba.com/waitbutwhy/ Today's guest is easily one of Dan and Ian's favorite writers online. Tim Urban is the man behind Wait But Why. He writes long-form, stick figure illustrated blog posts on a variety of topics. Better yet, he has turned his own procrastination into success. As you'll find out during this episode, Tim is more th..


This podcast was published on January 19, 2017



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The Tropical MBA Podcast - Entrepreneurship, Travel, and Lifestyle

by Dan Andrews; Ian Schoen

Artificial Intelligence, Cryogenics, & Procrastination with Wait But Why’s Tim Urban


In this episode we discuss what Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Stephen Hawking all consider the single greatest threat to humanity, why “death” is not binary event that makes you transition from being alive or dead at a specific moment in time, we ask if you would spend $1000 on a chance to live forever, we look at the biology behind cryogenics, vitfrication, and putting your body on biological pause, and we explore why poverty, climate change, war, ..


This podcast was published on January 19, 2017



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The Science of Success

by Matt Bodnar

Swears & Stick Figures: Behind the Charm of Tim Urban's 'Wait But Why'


While most publications are trying to keep their articles short and sweet, Tim Urban from 'Wait But Why' regularly dives deep on his topics, writing thousands of words on a given subject. He also illustrates every post - not with modern, sleek graphics, but with hand-drawn stick figures. In this episode, he explains just how he racks up a million pageviews regularly, how he builds and maintains his audience, and why not being an expert on somethi..


This podcast was published on December 13, 2016



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The Growth Show

by HubSpot

Tim Urban (Part II of II)


Tim Urban is the head writer for Wait But Why, a very unique blog with a cult following that Kyle and I love. We love it so much, in fact, that we convinced Tim to sit in our sweltering studio for almost 3 hours and then cut that recording into two parts. You can listen to part 1 on our Soundcloud page or website, www.wwdwpodcast.com, and in this episode, part 2, we discuss Tim's articles on North Korea, Facebook, Odd Things in Odd Places, wha..


This podcast was published on May 25, 2016



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Writers Who Don't Write

by Jeff Umbro & Kyle Craner / The Podglomerate

Tim Urban (Part I of II)


Tim Urban is a writer for Wait But Why, a very unique blog with a cult following that Kyle and I love. We love it so much, in fact, that we convinced Tim to sit in our sweltering studio for almost 3 hours and then cut that recording into two parts. In this episode, we discuss what Wait But Why aims to accomplish, how Tim got to the point he's at now, and the first piece that really exploded on the website. And bourbon.  Learn mo..


This podcast was published on May 18, 2016



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Writers Who Don't Write

by Jeff Umbro & Kyle Craner / The Podglomerate

Tim Urban - Wait But Why


Tim Urban is the creator and blogger of Wait but Why, a website that is anti-click bait and extremely informative. Tim originally started his website on a bet because he knew deep down that other people, too, craved for meaningful and substantial content on the web. The idea worked! Not only does his content go viral, but he was able to get the attention of people like Elon Musk, and more.   


This podcast was published on April 03, 2016



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ManTalks Podcast

by Connor Beaton

En la mente de un maestro procrastinador | Tim Urban


Tim Urban sabe que la dilación no tiene sentido, pero que nunca ha sido capaz de librarse de su hábito de esperar hasta el último minuto para hacer las cosas. En esta charla divertida y perspicaz, Urban nos lleva en un viaje a través de atracones de YouTube, festines de Wikipedia y vueltas al mundo a través de una pantalla... y nos invita a preguntarnos qué estamos postergando, antes de que se nos acabe el tiempo.


This podcast was published on March 15, 2016



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TEDTalks Educación

by TED

Im Kopf eines Profi-Aufschiebers | Tim Urban


Tim Urban weiß, dass Aufschieben keinen Sinn ergibt, aber er hat es nie geschafft, seine Angewohnheit abzulegen, bis zur letzten Minute damit zu warten, Dinge zu erledigen. In diesem amüsanten und aufschlussreichen Vortrag nimmt uns Urban mit auf eine Reise durch YouTube-Exzesse, die Untiefen von Wikipedia und ausführliches Aus-dem-Fenster-Schauen und spornt uns dazu an, mehr darüber nachzudenken, was wir wirklich aufschieben – bevor es zu ..


This podcast was published on March 15, 2016



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TEDTalks Bildung

by TED

Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim Urban


Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window -- and encourages us to think harder about what we're really procrastinating on, before we run out of time.


This podcast was published on March 15, 2016



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TED Talks Education

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할 일을 미루는 사람의 심리 | 팀 어번(Tim Urban)


팀 어번은 할 일을 미루는 것이 말이 안 된다는 걸 알면서도 마지막까지 할 일을 미루는 습관을 버릴 수가 없습니다. 이 재미있고도 통찰력 있는 강연에서 어번은 유튜브 몰아보기, 위키피디아 따라 다니기와 창문 밖을 바라보며 멍 때리기의 여정으로 우리는 데려갑니다. 그리고 시간이 부족해지기 전에 우리가 정말로 미루는 것이 무엇인..


This podcast was published on March 15, 2016



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TEDTalks 교육

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