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Across The Peak E001: Welcome to ATP!

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Welcome back to the Across The Peak Podcast! After a four-year silence we are re-releasing the ATP archive. Here it is, folks, the pilot episode, Across The Peak E001! This show was originally released on 07/31/2018.

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Across The Peak E001

In this episode Rich and I explain the concept of being generalists. Being a generalist is the underlying concept of Across The Peak – possessing enough knowledge to be function across a broad range of disciplines. We also – while recognizing the need for experts – caution against becoming overly specialized. This first episode is the explanation of what to expect from ATP.

The idea behind ATP was to give the average individual the information they need to competent and dangerous (as we discuss in the next show). This means tackling some unfamiliar and sometimes intimidating topics – even for us. From running a chainsaw to cooking a meal to defending one’s life – we hoped to cover it all in this show.

Book of the Week

The book of the week was my pick: The Stuff of Thought by Steven Pinker. I still stand behind this recommendation, and will probably re-read this book soon.

My Thoughts in Hindsight

Though ATP hadn’t quite hit its stride by the first show, we were still surprised at how good this one was. One question: what was up with the “host and tour guide” thing? I’m sure there was an idea there, but obviously it wasn’t fully formed. I don’t think it lasted very long but we’ll see. Audio quality is surprisingly good, especially for an early episode. Four stars.

 


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