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Is One’s Downfall Inevitable Once They Reach The Top? – Shower Thoughts 🚿 ep. 22

Nearly all Individuals and teams from sports, to business, to basically every other aspect of life, seem to lose their place at number 1 soon after hitting their peak. Is this downfall inevitable? How can this be avoided?

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What’s the Point of Fasting in Ramadan?

After the number one question of "not even water?!", Subaan explains one of the key aspects on why fasting is mandated for Muslims during the Islamic month of Ramadan.

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Taking a Break From Medicine

Subaan takes a break from his medical studies to explore other avenues, and discusses what he has planned and his thought process behind making the decision.

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Latest Episodes

Is One’s Downfall Inevitable Once They Reach The Top? – Shower Thoughts 🚿 ep. 22

Nearly all Individuals and teams from sports, to business, to basically every other aspect of life, seem to lose their place at number 1 soon after hitting their peak. Is this downfall inevitable? How can this be avoided?

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What’s the Point of Fasting in Ramadan?

After the number one question of "not even water?!", Subaan explains one of the key aspects on why fasting is mandated for Muslims during the Islamic month of Ramadan.

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Taking a Break From Medicine

Subaan takes a break from his medical studies to explore other avenues, and discusses what he has planned and his thought process behind making the decision.

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Managing the Mind During Exams | Shower Thoughts 🚿 ep. 21

Dan has finally completed all exams of his 6 years at medical school. Here, we talk about what he's learned about keeping focused in exams, particularly OSCEs.

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Sentiments After Being a Victim of Theft

Subaan had his motorbike stolen straight after the end of last episode (ironically talking about motorbikes). Dan's friend almost had their phone stolen. We reflect on what went through our minds at the time of the events, and how...

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The Sensations of Riding a Motorbike

We recorded this episode straight after Subaan took Dan on the back of his new motorbike. We talk about the various aspects of riding motorcycles from pros and cons to the feelings and sensations one experiences.

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Reading and Retaining Information

We Facetimed and instantly starting recording. This episode is the result.

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Is There a Single Best Way to Travel?

Following Dan's recent escapades, we discuss on what makes travelling what it is.

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Conditional vs. Unconditional Gift Giving – Shower Thoughts 🚿 ep. 20

We discuss how the meaning of a gift changes when given on an occasion (e.g. birthday, Christmas etc.) versus when a gift is given randomly. Are you truly giving a gift it is conditional to a date and the...

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Death and Fears

We talk about how attitudes and motivations towards exams and studying have changed now that Dan has basically completed all exams for medical school.

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Attitudes Towards Exams and New Year Resolutions

We talk about how attitudes and motivations towards exams and studying have changed now that Dan has basically completed all exams for medical school.

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Book Discussion: The Death of Ivan Ilyich by Leo Tolstoy

Dan recently read The Death of Ivan Ilyich which fuels the subsequent discussion on chasing status, outwardly appearances, and death.

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Post-hiatus Ramblings

After 5 weeks of not uploading, we finally come back to waffling at our usual weekly schedule.

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Armpits πŸ’ͺ🏽, Walking πŸšΆπŸ½β€β™‚οΈ and Maps πŸ—Ί

29 minutes of pure waffle. Basically a filler episode. It be like that sometimes.

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Is Parenting Innate? – Shower Thoughts 🚿 ep. 19

How do animals (including humans) just know how to raise offspring? How much of it is innate, and how much is learned?

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Navigating the Transition of Responsibility from Medical Student to Doctor – Shower Thoughts 🚿 ep. 18

We talk about the shift in responsibility Dan has experienced as he's started his final year GP rotation. How confident are you 'allowed' to be in your clinical impression and formulation of a patient as a student?

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$TSLA Straight to the Moon? πŸš€πŸš€πŸš€

We get excited, and talk, about the price action of Tesla stock over the past month and the current day. We also fangirl a little about Tesla and Elon Musk πŸ€—

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Intentionally Enjoying the Present Moment – Shower Thoughts 🚿 ep. 17

Dan's been trying to intentionally be aware of his internal state in the present moment and reflects on how there is more happiness and enjoyment to be squeezed out of a moment, rather than in retrospect.

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Is Quantifying and Categorising Personality Traits a Bad Thing, and is it Inevitable? – Shower Thoughts 🚿 ep. 16

We explore the idea of quantifying and categorising personality traits and how we would interact with the objective inverse of our personality. We also think about whether this quantification is a bad thing, whether it's already happening and whether...

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Reflecting on Reading and Strategies to Optimise the Process

We follow up on last year’s reading/books episode. We discuss the way we choose books, audiobooks vs. kindle/reading physical copies, and the differences between reading fiction and non-fiction.

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Family and the Western Desire for Independence – Shower Thoughts 🚿 ep. 15

Today we reflect on a situation that happened earlier this week where having family close by came in handy. As the world advances, will the importance of family in our lives change as well? Is this ultimately a bad...

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Can You Be Insecure and Confident at the Same Time? – Shower Thoughts 🚿 ep. 14

We try to (and kinda fail to) understand the relationship between emotional security and self-confidence.

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Languages pt. 3: How Does Sentence Structure Influence Its Underlying Meaning?

We discuss how learning foreign languages can improve our own English, the role of sentence structure in our speech, and how changing the order of information in a sentence changes how the content comes across.

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Our Relationship With Clothing, Fashion and Outward Appearance – Shower Thoughts 🚿 ep. 13

We talk about our approach to clothing and our general outward appearance, and the intention behind it.

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Do We Create Narratives to Help Rationalise Situations to Ourselves? – Shower Thoughts 🚿 ep. 12

We talk about the ongoing narratives we have in our minds of our daily life and how they impact the way we perceive these events prospectively and retrospectively.

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The Language, Sociality and Notions of Russia ft. Marcus

We're joined by Marcus, a final-year medical student and avid language learner, who discusses with us all things Russia.

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Looking Back on One Year of Getting It πŸ‘‰πŸ½πŸ‘ˆπŸ½

It's the 1-year anniversary of Getting It. We take a look back through the episodes we've made so far and see how things have progressed.

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Portugal, Passports and pLanguages

Yes, we wanted the alliteration in the title, so pLanguages it is. Today is a bit of a filler episode where we have a catch-up and random conversation about random things, as well as some technical difficulties sprinkled in here...

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Dealing with Confrontation

We discuss how we should act in confrontational situations and the positive outcomes that can result from them.

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Attention, Self-esteem, Parenting, and Googling

We go through a list of thoughts and tweets we've compiled over the past week, focusing on attention, what self-esteem means to us, our views on parenting, and the importance of being good at googling.

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The Value of Accurately Knowing How Good You Are at Something – Shower Thoughts 🚿 ep. 11

We discuss why it's important to be able to accurately determine how good (or bad) you are at a particular skill and the different scenarios in which this skill may be useful.

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Is Watching Sports a Waste of Time?

We discuss the role that spectator sports play in modern-day society, as well as questioning whether watching sport can be a valuable use of time.

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Quality vs. Quantity

We talk about the balance between quality and quantity when trying to improve at something. We discuss why quantity often leads to a higher quality in itself, and relate it to this podcast and our approach to episode recordings

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Dealing With Nervousness

We talk about why we get nervous, how we should/could deal with it, and how the feeling can be a good thing.

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The Nature of a Baby’s Smile – Shower Thoughts 🚿 ep. 10

We talk about how a baby's smile and laugh is the most genuine reaction possible and how laughter and crying are very similar physiological responses to different emotions. So if you make a baby laugh (or cry), are you...

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Talking (Good) Behind Someone’s Back – Shower Thoughts 🚿 ep. 09

We talk about navigating through conversations that portray someone in a negative light

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Football ⚽ pt. 1: Club Competitions πŸ†

This episode is the first of the football series. We discuss the structure of the English league system, the most important tournaments in European club football, and some of the historical background that contributes to modern day controversies and...

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Are We Altering the Course of Evolution? 🧬

We explore (read: waffle) how the way we control our environment these days changes our body and potentially subsequent evolution.

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Managing Expectations – Shower Thoughts ep. 08

We talk about the relationship between personal expectations and self-confidence.

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Studying and Revising for Exams in Medical School

We talk about the process of learning and revision with a focus on medical school exams. In particular, we discuss the roles of discipline, self-awareness, and natural fluctuations in focus during our study routines.

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Ramadan Reflections

We reflect on the month of Ramadan which is coming to a close. Subaan talks about what Ramadan is, why Muslims look forward to it, and some of the details surrounding particular dates and traditions within the month.

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Is the Impact of Fortune Associated With Wealth? – Shower Thoughts ep. 07

We talk about fortune, the role it plays in our day-to-day lives, and whether wealth itself affects our relationship with it.

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The Rise of Hitler and the Nazi Party ft. Thomas Sun

In this episode we welcome back Thomas to Getting It. We talk about The birth and rise of Nazi Germany, the factors that led to their ascension to power, and the actions that steered towards WWII.

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What’s the Best Way to Give and Receive Advice? – Shower Thoughts ep. 06

We try to get to the bottom of what entails good advice. We discuss the nuances of giving good, effective feedback and advice, as well as maximising the opportunity when one is the recipient.

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Do We Spend Too Much Time On Our Phones?

In this episode Dan's overdue purchase of a new phone sparks a discussion of the role and influence of our phones in our daily lives.

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An Overview of Formula 1 ft. Ian Redfearn

We welcome Ian Redfearn to Getting it. We talk about The rules and mechanics of Formula 1, its rich history, as well as an overview of the sport today and in the future.

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Does Everything Regress Back to the Mean?

We explore the idea that all things eventually regress back to the mean. We apply this concept to instances of daily life, as well as expanding on this principle from an evolutionary perspective. We also think about how statistics...

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Generational Change: Are We Accelerating? – Shower Thoughts ep. 05

We talk about how the change between generations is accelerating, the role of technology and the internet in this change, and whether we think we'd struggle to keep up with technology as we get older. We also discuss some...

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The Importance of Responsibility and Accountability – Shower Thoughts ep. 04

In this episode, we delve into the nature of responsibility and task completion. We talk about some of the factors directly influencing motivation as well as the benefits and drawbacks of setting concrete goals.

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Women in Sport ft. Tor Caldwell

Tor studied English at King’s College London and has been involved in the world of sport for her whole life, playing for a team in the Women’s Premier League as well as playing tennis at a county level. We...

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Are Billionaires too Wealthy? Should they Sell All of their Assets to Solve World Poverty?

Today, we discuss what net worth consists of and whether simply injecting certain countries and populations is the solution to solving the world's fundamental problems.

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WallStreetBets vs. Hedge funds, GameStop ($GME), and Short Selling

If you haven't been living under a rock over the past month and have had an internet connection, then you've probably unintentionally encountered various memes, tweets and news stories about Wallstreetbets, Gamestop ($GME), stocks rising to the moon, and...

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Find out more about us and our ethos behind Getting It here.

4th year medical student, motion designer, and an avid rabbit hole explorer. He has keen interests in lifestyle design, technology, investing, and metabolic health.

5th year medical student, pianist, and random fact connoisseur. He spends most of his time learning about languages, playing sports, music, and geopolitics.