Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat

Unstressable with Robert Sapolsky - Revealing Humanity's Inner Workings

March 30, 2024 Mo Gawdat / Robert Sapolsky Episode 291
Slo Mo: A Podcast with Mo Gawdat
Unstressable with Robert Sapolsky - Revealing Humanity's Inner Workings
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Today I'll start with a gentle reminder that our upcoming book "Unstressable: A Practical Guide to Stress-Free Living" is available for preorder. It is written by me, Mo Gawdat and my wonderful co-author Alice Law and we hope it will truly make an impact in getting a million people out of Stress.

To help us learn more about Stress, in this episode of Slo Mo, I am honored to welcome Robert Sapolsky, a luminary in the field of neuroscience and a master storyteller of human behavior. A truly remarkable human being. Like a deep and engaging dialogue between friends, Robert shares his journey through the intricate maze of the human brain, discussing the marvels of biology that underpin our emotions, actions, and the essence of what makes us human.

Beyond his groundbreaking research on stress, Robert explores his passion for teaching, his profound insights into the intersection of biology and behavior, and his unyielding curiosity about the human condition. This episode is a celebration of intellectual exploration, the wonders of scientific discovery, and the profound impact of sharing knowledge to illuminate the mysteries of our existence.

Listen as we discuss:

  • The upcoming release of Unstressable
  • The Biology of Stress
  • How our Compassion sometimes contributes to our Stress
  • How humans are a species of Contradictions
  • How Contextual is Stress
  • The Evolution of our Tribal mentality 
  • Dopamine
  • Free Will
  • The Positive impact we can make

For more insights and inspiration from Robert Sapolsky, dive into his lectures and books (his most recent:, and follow his work at the forefront of neuroscience and behavior. To stay in touch with Robert, you can follow his academic contributions and public engagements, or subscribe to his Instagram page.

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Biology of Stress
Can our Compassion contribute to Stress?
A Species of Contradictions
Stress is Contextual
How our Tribal Instincts Evolved
Do we have Free Will?
Can we Create a Positive Impact as a Species?