Favorite Podcast Episodes: People I Mostly Admire January 29th Episode (Yul Kwon)

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One of my favorite shows on TV used to be the CBS show Survivor. For those who have not watched the show before, Survivor puts a bunch of people on a random island and has them compete in physical and mental challenges. There is a ton of strategy involved, and it is one of the best shows to learn more about human behavior; those who win Survivor typically know how to walk a fine balance of being a leader, remaining popular, but also not being seen as too overbearing or strong.

I only started watching Survivor in around 2010, so I did not watch the 2006 season that starred Yul Kwon. However, I do remember hearing the name, and he is considered a bit of legend for Survivor fans. He used a combination of game theory and personal skills to win his season of Survivor.

In this episode of People I Mostly Admire, Steven Levitt interviews Yul Kwon. While it may seem a bit weird just to interview someone who was on Survivor, Kwon has done much more throughout his career as well; Kwon has also been a lawyer, an instructor at the FBI Academy, and owned a frozen-yogurt chain; his current job is working at Google where he is building tools to track the spread of COVID.

During the interview, Levitt has a really interesting conversation with Kwon about his background and history. He has some really insightful career experiences, but also has some really thoughtful personal experiences. One of the experiences Kwon shares is his experience being bullied as a child, and how this ultimately shaped his view on life; while in the long term it probably made him stronger, it really affected his life when he was a kid.

This is the type of interview I really enjoy listening to because Yul Kwon is not someone I knew a lot about, and is not someone I would think is a natural choice for interviewing for a podcast. However, because he is a bit of a different choice, he had some really great and unheard stories and advice!

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This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.

NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.

I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!

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