Have You Heard? is where the Pod Bible team meet the people behind the podcasts you may not have heard of yet. While the Oh. My. Pod. section in the magazine gives a quick shout out to shows of that ilk, Have You Heard? aims to go deeper in an effort to spread awareness for shows that deserve more exposure! We recently talked to philosopher, and podcast host, Eyal Shay about his podcast Deep Dive…
Who are you and what’s your podcast about?
My name is Eyal Shay, I’m a philosopher, dialectician, and a bunch of other things… A philosopher is someone who looks to do well in life above all, which is what my podcast, Deep Dive, is about – living well. Dialectic is the art of forming sound concepts that make up our model of reality, which is what informs our actions and behavior. Each episode I meet with a guest to discuss an idea or concept that has helped them live well, and we set out to explore it and build on it further. My aim is to supply listeners with nutritious food for thought related to what it means to live well.
What’s the first podcast you ever listened to?
It’s probably Sam Harris’ Making Sense
Why did you decide to start podcasting in the first place?
I wanted to be a guest on the most famous podcasts, thinking I could hold interesting conversations just as well as some of the people featured in them. When I realized I don’t have a background in academia, Hollywood, business, or politics, I decided to start my own. Some of the most amazing individuals are not one with numerous titles and honors.
Which podcasts do you take inspiration from?
Again, it’s probably Making Sense.
Who’s your dream guest for the podcast?
My podcast is proof that there are many, many people who make excellent podcast guests, whether they’re famous or not. I’ve already had amazing guests on my podcast that astounded me with their deep thinking and ability to articulate high-level concepts. In a sense, I already recorded with several dream guests, and I’m confident I’ll keep doing so. If I had to give a name some of you might know, it would David Deutsch, who is a physicist and philosopher
What’s the biggest lesson you’ve learnt so far as a podcaster?
Probably that everybody needs to record their best conversations. The podcast is a personal treasure trove for me. I am lucky to be able to sit down with amazing people and have a chance to pick their brains for an hour or so. Also, if I’m having a great time and learning a lot, so will at least a few other people in the world. Being told by a listener that they were benefited by an episode is very satisfying.
Which episode would you say is the perfect introduction to your podcast?
I think that starting at the beginning with my conversation with Reddy2Go is good. Reddy is a friend and we have that special connection that allows us to bounce ideas between one another to create novel ones that aren’t trivial at all.
Where can the Pod Bible readers find out more about you?
I’m on Twitter @eyalshay2 and the podcast’s handle is @deep_dive_pod. My website is eyalshay.org, and you can navigate to find the podcast feed on there as well. Of course, the podcast is featured on every major podcasting platform.
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