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720: #720: Life Lessons from Taylor Swift, Conquering Anxiety, Coaching Teens, Career Reinvention, Supposedly Gay Bulls, Your Shadow Side, and More — Soman Chainani

Soman Chainani is the bestselling author of The School for Good & Evil book series, which has sold more than 4 million copies, been translated into 35 languages across six continents, and been adapted into a major motion picture from Netflix that debuted at #1 in more than 80 countries. Visit to learn more and follow Soman on Instagram (@somanc).

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00:00 Start

04:54 Intro

07:31 Follow the flow

24:02 “Your bull might be gay”

36:37 The work of visual artist Christopher Marley

40:36 Coaching Generation Alpha

59:31 Experience with ketamine

01:08:13 “Shadow Self” vs “The Double”

01:13:53 “Quarterback”

01:17:35 Career lessons from Taylor Swift

01:29:55 Cross-collar dating

01:35:15 Language of couples

01:36:59 Hookups

01:41:37 St. Louis

01:43:00 Allergies

01:48:41 Parting thoughts


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