#031 | Nelson Dellis on Building Memory Superpowers


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In this episode, we talk to US memory champion Nelson Dellis about learning a heritage language, teaching his kids new languages, and memory hacks used by the champions.

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Episode Overview

Some of the topics brought up during the interview are:
  • Going from memory champion to language learner
  • Learning Flemish to get closer to his family
  • Memory champion techniques to learning languages
  • Using images to remember words
  • Breaking down words for easier recall
  • Enhancing your memory in a short space of time
  • The power of speaking and language exposure
  • Multigenerational learning: learning with his mom and teaching his son
  • Fixing fossilized errors
  • Using Drops to learn words when starting a language
  • Balancing revision vs learning
Podcast theme: “A New Beginning” by Shannon Kennedy
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