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Hello friends, The best food I've eaten is at my local takeaway: ROMEROS. Sounds Italian — but it's a
The Podcast Connoisseur
By Mustafa Sultan • Issue #19 • View online
Hello friends,
The best food I’ve eaten is at my local takeaway: ROMEROS. Sounds Italian — but it’s actually some Pakistani dudes serving Turkish cuisine. Layers 🤯
What it lacks in hygiene rating it more than makes up for in flavour. I’ve been cajoled into dining at ‘nice’ restaurants and I’m always left disappointed. You pay more for less food?
Maybe I’ve not sampled enough good food to develop a palette. On medical elective — my culinary adventures came to an abrupt stop upon discovering an air conditioned mall with a Papa Johns in it. Apparently South America is really famous for its fish — who knew?
One thing I’ve sampled a lot of are podcasts though. Here are my favourites—

MedTech Related
🏥 The Health-Tech Podcast by James Somauroo
“The Health-Tech Podcast covers the latest in health and technology through interviews with disruptive health-tech startups and leaders.”
A little bit like my podcast — but focuses more on the investment/fundraising side. Not as good though, obviously.
🤖 Medicine and the Machine by Eric Topol
“Join Medscape editor-in-chief Eric Topol, MD, and master storyteller and clinician Abraham Verghese, MD, on Medicine and the Machine as they discuss the power and pitfalls of artificial intelligence, and how it will change modern medicine.”
By the OG MedTech Prof. Need I say more?
💻 Artificial Intelligence by Lex Fridman
“Conversations about the nature of intelligence, science, and technology (at MIT and beyond) from the perspective of deep learning, robotics, AI, AGI, neuroscience, philosophy, psychology, cognitive science, economics, physics, mathematics, and more.”
This is probably my desert island podcast. It feels like you’re a fly on the wall in a conversation between the smartest people in the world. Lex is super legit, and asks unbelievably good questions.
🌍 Exponential View by Azeem Azhar
How will the future unfold? What is the impact of technology on business & society? As technology reorders the world in which live, who will be the winners and who will be the losers? Join Azeem Azhar, in deep conversation with the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners exploring these and other important questions.
This one’s a bit more general. Most episodes relate to tech, but not to Medicine. The guests on here are crazy good.
Entrepreneurship/Inspiration
Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author. Newsweek calls him “the world’s best human guinea pig,” and The New York Times calls him “a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk.” In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.
This is probably my all time favourite podcast and was a huge inspiration for my podcast. Listen if you’ve ever wanted to sit down with the world’s most successful people and find out how they did it.
We talk to millionaires to hear the untold backstories & strategies behind their success. We talk to people who have made a fortune through iPhone apps, real estate, blogs, bitcoin & side hustles. Listen in and maybe you’ll get ideas on how you can make your first million.
Ignore the rubbish name — it’s two really accomplished entrepreneurs brainstorming ideas.
Fun
You might think you know what it takes to lead a happier life… more money, a better job, or Instagram-worthy vacations. You’re dead wrong. Yale professor Dr. Laurie Santos has studied the science of happiness and found that many of us do the exact opposite of what will truly make our lives better. Based on the psychology course she teaches at Yale–the most popular class in the university’s 300-year history–Laurie will take you through the latest scientific research…
This is really good. A Yale Professor’s course on happiness.
This is probably the best storytelling I’ve seen across any medium. This is a good episode to start with: 129 Cars.
We spend a month at a Jeep dealership on Long Island as they try to make their monthly sales goal: 129 cars. If they make it, they’ll get a huge bonus from the manufacturer, possibly as high as $85,000 — enough to put them in the black for the month. If they don’t make it, it’ll be the second month in a row. So they pull out all the stops.
All the best,
Musty
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