According to Tim Urban, one of the Internet’s most popular writers, human society is a rich parade of overlapping and contradictory cultures, and each of our lives is at a unique cultural intersection. In his famous blog “Wait But Why,” Tim identifies the 2 kinds of intellectual cultures – Idea Lab and Echo Chamber. Join Jason Marc Campbell and Tim Urban as they discuss the differences between “Idea Labs” and “Echo Chambers” and the impact that each is likely to have on your ideas, the future of society, and the workplace. 


Tim Urban is the co-founder of the blog Wait But Why (with Andrew) in 2013, which covers a range of subjects as a long-form blog with typical posts involving long-form discussions of almost everything. He has become one of the Internet’s most popular writers with wry stick-figure illustrations and occasionally epic prose on everything from procrastination to artificial intelligence to outer space. His unique approach to storytelling earned him a spot on the main stage at TED2016, where he spoke about the realities of procrastination. He is renowned for being the first person in the history of TED to have his 2016 talk get to 10 million views within one year. His posts have been republished by Quartz, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, TIME, Business Insider, and Gizmodo. There have been feature articles about Wait But Why’s success in Fast Company, Singularity U, The Huffington Post, and Vox. Tim is also the co-founder of ArborBridge educational programming, a test prep firm dedicated to providing the most effective one-on-one SAT/ACT prep in the world.


Listen out for:

– The inspiration behind ‘The Story of Us.’

– Higher mind vs. primitive mind.

– 2 kinds of intellectual culture.

– Difference between idea labs and echo chambers.



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