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Thanks for checking out the Nik Hawks Show, where my general mandate is to follow the pursuit of excellence. 

My background is in business, adventure, the military, athletic challenges, and working with world class athletes.

Those are all starting points for my guests, though not always.  I've talked to cryptographers, sleep scientists, authors, reporters, climbers, and adventurers.

All of them have useful insight for YOU, which is the reason I make the show public.  

Whether we're talking about cryptocurrency or rowing a boat across the Atlantic, my idea was to share the conversations I was having with radical people.  Lately I've been adding in my own thoughts in separate Nik-i-sodes.


I started this podcast in 2014, but it wasn't called The Nik Hawks Show. My wife Lee and I own the company Paleo Treats, so I called the show the Paleo Treats Podcast.

Over the course of 50+ episodes it became apparent that the podcast didn’t really have anything to do with Paleo. Sometime around episode 58, based on feedback from listeners and iTunes reviews, I decided to change the name to reflect what I was actually talking about.

That should catch you up to speed for now.  

To read more, find the latest episodes and news along with a way to support this show, please visit my site

Thanks for listening!

Nik Hawks

Oct 24, 2019

Principle Investigator at the Anne Andrews Research Group at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Professor of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences

Psychiatry is the study and treatment of mental illness, emotional disturbance, and abnormal behavior

Leads research on anxiety & depression

Trying to understand how neurotransmitters are used in chemical communication by coming up with new sensors to measure what’s going on.

[Eavesdropping on Neurochemical Signaling in Vivo]

Focus on serotonin system & how serotonin transporters influence behavior.