Podcast of the Month:
The Joe Rogan Experience With Matthew Walker

Who doesn’t love a good podcast? There’s an abundance of knowledge out there and it’s never been so easily accessible. With podcasts, we now have the ability to learn while we work, while we eat, commute, exercise or whilst simply relaxing. Our brains are sponges just waiting to absorb but we also have to be careful not to fill it with noise. With millions of podcasts available, where does one start? This is where we’re here to help. At Iconic, we are all big fans of podcasts and want to help you find the best of the best so you can join us on our journey to becoming a more productive, aware and knowledgeable self (or at least that’s the goal!).

First up, we have a very interesting one for you; The Joe Rogan Experience With Sleep Expert Matthew Walker. A Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and Founder and Director of the Center for Human Sleep Science, it’s safe to say that Walker really is an expert in his field. Speaking to Joe Rogan, the two of these characters bounce off of one another perfectly and are a pleasure to listen to.

Sleep is the elixir of life. It is the most widely available and democratic powerful healthcare system I could ever possibly imagine.”

The thing is, we all know that sleep is important, we all know we need it and most of us do love it whilst we’re in it. However, for some fascinating reason, as pointed out by Walker, vast majority of us take it for granted. We are the only mammals to continuously  fight against getting the required amount of sleep our bodies need. As Walker states, “mother nature wouldn’t waste time putting you into a state that wasn’t necessary”, so why do we deprive ourselves of it?

In this podcast Walker and Rogan talk through a number of topics around sleep including;

  • the different stages of sleep, sleeping in foreign environments,
  • the shocking effects of having a lack of sleep,
  • dreams and why we seem to forget them,
  • as well as what a person should do if they’re struggling to get a full night’s sleep.

You can listen to the podcast here or watch the podcast in action below:

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