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Ep.476 ~ 5 Hours in a Sauna, Climbing Kilimanjaro in Shorts, Superhuman Performance Hacker & Author ~ Scott Carney


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Could you imagine climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro in record time with no training? How about spending 5 hours in an 180 degree sauna? Most people think these are nearly impossible feats but our guest today has done them both. 

Today on the podcast we are welcoming back for the second time superhuman performance hacker, investigative journalist, and anthropologist Scott Carney. He is the author of numerous books including the New York Times Bestseller ‘What Doesn’t Kill Us” that talks about his experience studying with Wim Hof who holds 28 world records for various superhuman acts.

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From this experience Scott learned how to hack his body, and train his mind to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in record time with no training, and just wearing shorts. Scott also spent 5 hours in a sauna that would kill most humans. He has a new book out titled “The Wedge”. In Scott’s new book, he addresses how people can “Wedge” control over their automatic physiological responses, and control their bodies and minds to perform superhuman tasks.  Scott has worked in some of the most dangerous and unlikely corners of the world as an investigative journalist. He has writings that have appeared in Wired, Men's Journal, Playboy, and Fast Company. He has been the subject of many TV programs including NPR, and National Geographic TV. Scott won the Payne Award for Ethics for his story which tracked an international kidnapping-to-adoption ring, and he is with us on the podcast today. 

   02:06 Who is Scott Carney?

   08:32: Optimizing Your Living Space During Covid

   19:07: Altering Your Consciousness

   27:48: Trouble Sleeping? Try This

   37:47: 5 Hours in 180 Degrees

   55:42: Where To Find Scott


Contact Info:
Scott Carney
Skype ID: sgcarney
phone number: 401-489-4116
email address:

Get Scott’s New Book The Wedge:

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