Intelligence For Your Life The Podcast

John Tesh

Hosted by John Tesh, Gib Gerard and Connie Sellecca, 'Intelligence For Your Life' is a weekly, fast paced discussion delivering the latest cutting edge tactics, tools, and routines for health & wellness, personal development, dating and relationships...Show More
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83: The Dr. Jekyll of Keto with Dom D’Agostino Ph.D

1:07:07 | Apr 30th

Our guest this week is Dr. Dominic D’Agostino Ph.D. He’s a professor at the University of South Florida where he teaches at the Morsani College of Medicine and the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology. If you want details on the Ketoge...Show More
82: The Business of Relationships with Dr. Randy Ross

55:18 | Apr 23rd

Our guest this week is Dr. Randy Ross, author of the new book, Relationomics. He is a corporate coach who specializes in creating healthy cultures at businesses from the top down. We discuss the importance of having a solid relationship plan for mana...Show More
81: The Ketone Cure with Dr. Mary Newport

1:02:18 | Apr 16th

Our guest this week is Dr. Mary Newport. She’s a neonatologist and author who has written several books on the Ketogenic diet including her latest, The Complete Book of Ketones.
80: Intentional Love with Jeremy and Audrey Roloff

57:45 | Apr 9th

Our guests this week are Jeremy and Audrey Roloff, both famous for appearing on the hit reality show Little People, Big World. they have a new book out called A Love Letter Life. It’s about creating a love life that is "intentional, creative, and fai...Show More
79: The Peaceful Art of Choosing with Emily P. Freeman

45:30 | Apr 2nd

Our guest this week is Emily P. Freeman, author of the new book The Next Right Thing: A simple, Soulful Practice For Making Life Decisions. We discuss the mental baggage that comes from having an unmade decision, and how to calm our minds to make maj...Show More
78: The Power of Extreme Honesty with Lauren Zander

58:47 | Mar 26th

Our guest this week is Lauren Zander, co-founder of the Handel Group and author of Maybe It’s You: Cut the Crap. Face Your Fears. Love Your Life. She does "executive life coaching,” which is a way of fixing the individual to fix a corporate culture. ...Show More
77: The Life Changing Power of Entrepreneurship with Rhett Power

54:22 | Mar 19th

Our guest this week is Rhett Power author of The Entrepreneur’s Book of Actions. We discuss the entrepreneurial spirit, how to approach your life with an entrepreneur’s focus and how to shape your life like it’s a business.
76: (Re)discover Your Passions with Jenny Blake

44:56 | Mar 12th

Our guest this week is Jenny Blake author of the book Pivot, which basically answers the question "What's next?" in an economy where the average job tenure is only four years. With fewer and fewer people staying in the same job for their whole career...Show More
75: The More of Less with Joshua Becker

42:33 | Mar 5th

Our guest this week is Joshua Becker, author of the new book Minimalist Home. And we discuss this new wave of minimalism, how he got started in it, why it’s important for everyone to consider, and why we’re not only wasting money on buying unnecessar...Show More
74: The Marriage You’ve Always Wanted with The Gottmans

1:03:52 | Feb 26th

Our guests this week are Drs John and Julie Gottman. We’ll be discussing their newest book Eight Dates. Which are eight topics of conversation that can help guide and recenter your relationship and get you both going on the path to relationship satis...Show More
73: Embrace Discomfort with Reshma Saujani

41:41 | Feb 19th

Our guest this week is Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code and author of Brave, Not Perfect. We discuss the intrinsic value of brave risk-taking over seeking perfection.
72: The Wizard of Valentine’s Day, Jim McCann

34:20 | Feb 12th

John Tesh and Gib Gerard interview Jim McCann founder of 1800Flowers. We discuss Valentine's Day and the changes in the flower business over the decades.
71: The Marie Kondo of Technology, Cal Newport

53:30 | Feb 5th

Cal Newport, author of Deep Work and Digital Minimalism, discusses the toxic effects our phones have on our brains with Gib Gerard.
Episode 70: Your Happiness, Your Choice with Shawn Achor

51:38 | Jan 29th

Our guest this week is Shawn Achor author of the Happiness Advantageand Big Potential.We discuss the measurable definition of happiness, how happiness can affect every aspect of your life and specifically how habit patterns influence the potential of...Show More
Episode 69: The Oxygen Advantage with Patrick Mckeown

1:03:36 | Jan 22nd

Our guest this week is Patrick McKeown author of the Oxygen Advantage and Clinical Director and Director of Education and Training at the Buteyko Clinic International. And he says we’re breathing all wrong. We discuss the consequences of mouth br...Show More
Episode 68: Changing the Face of Corporate America with Porter Braswell

40:00 | Jan 15th

An interview with Porter Braswell about the importance of diversity and equity in the workplace.
Episode 67: The Secret to Wellness with Dacher Keltner

55:15 | Jan 8th

An interview with Dr. Dacher Keltner about his research in the psychology of happiness.
Episode 66: New Year New You

34:40 | Jan 1st

Happy New Year! In this episode, John and Gib reflect on the past year and give you the tips to make your New Year’s resolution stick.  We also discuss our favorite things from this last year: Podcast Episodes:    Gib: Interview with Charles...Show More
Episode 65: Christmas Special Delivery

35:29 | Dec 22nd, 2018

John and Gib discuss Christmas themed topics that'll help you survive the holidays.
Episode 64: Stop Aging with Jillian Michaels

36:40 | Dec 18th, 2018

Our guest this week is Jillian Michaels (Biggest Loser). She’s discussing her new book The 6 Keys: Unlock Your Genetic Potential for Ageless Strength, Health, and Beauty. It’s all about how to change our perspective on aging and how certain behaviors...Show More
Episode 63: The Power of Habit with Charles Duhigg

46:56 | Dec 11th, 2018

Our guest this week is Charles Duhigg, author of The Power of Habit and Smarter Faster Better.
Episode 61: Supercharge Your Career with Todd Davis

43:42 | Nov 27th, 2018

Todd Davis gives concrete advice for how to get ahead in your career, and how to deal with difficult people in the workplace. This is the kind of coaching that usually costs organizations 10’s of thousands of dollars.
Episode 60: LIVE Thanksgiving Special

28:17 | Nov 20th, 2018

This week we recorded our episode in front of a group of VIP’s at our concert in Ft. Meyers. We discuss the importance of thankfulness and the effects of gratitude on everything from our relationships to our immune systems. Plus, we answer audien...Show More
Episode 59: The Easiest Way to Lose Weight

34:25 | Nov 13th, 2018

Gib and John discuss the latest research backed life improvement tidbits.
Episode 58: The Mindset of Greatness with Ryan Holiday

43:47 | Nov 6th, 2018

An interview with Ryan Holiday about using stoicism to improve your modern life.
Episode 57: Rocket Fuel for Your Brain with Frank Llosa

57:08 | Oct 30th, 2018

An interview with Frank Llosa about the benefits of the ketogenic diet on performance and disease, and the use of ketone esters to boost those benefits.
Episode 56: Unplug Your Brain with Celeste Headlee

48:37 | Oct 23rd, 2018

An interview with Celeste Headlee about the importance of in-person communication and the damage our connected world is doing to our brains.
Episode 55: Saving Your Brain from Yourself with Dr. John Huber

1:05:29 | Oct 16th, 2018

Dr. John Huber discusses the stigmas of mental illness and how to combat the mental stresses of modern life.
Episode 54: Dr. Mike Dow

59:29 | Oct 9th, 2018

Our guest this week is Dr. Mike Dow, Psy.D., Ph.D., NYT bestselling author talking about his new book, Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Think, Act & Be Happy. Dr. Mike provides simple, practical tips and techniques to help you tap into your own remarkable...Show More
Episode 53: Scott Harrison

41:04 | Oct 2nd, 2018

Our guest this week is ScottHarrison, the founder, and CEO of charity: water, a nonprofit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. The largest water-focused nonprofit in the United States, charity: water ...Show More
Episode 52: Facebook and Exes

35:35 | Sep 25th, 2018

John and Gib discuss why it’s so hard to avoid stalking our exes on Facebook. Plus, the real reason Millennials have started buying homes, the future of toilets is here and why your grandmother’s cookware could be worth a fortune.  Submit your...Show More
Episode 51: Use Fortnite to Pay for College

46:31 | Aug 21st, 2018

John and Gib discuss everything you need to fill in the silences at your next dinner party. From the latest all meat diet trend to video game scholarships and drunk shopping, we’ve got you covered. Plus, the easiest way to grow your muscles with your...Show More
Episode 50: Karen Waldrup

58:52 | Jul 31st, 2018

Our guest this week is Musician Karen Waldrup. We don’t typically have artists and musicians on our show, BUT Karen isn’t like other artists. She doesn’t have a record contract or financial backing. She crowd-funded her last album on IndieGoGo, and r...Show More
Episode 49: Win Your Morning, Win Your Life

46:07 | Jul 17th, 2018

Do you want to attack your day like a Navy Seal? A regular theme on our dive into the process of successful people is the power of the morning routine. This episode, as we look further at the overall habits of successful people, we explore the reason...Show More
Episode 48: Howie Mandel

47:38 | Jun 26th, 2018

Howie Mandel is one of the biggest names in entertainment. From his iconic stand up specials, to his portrayal of Dr. Fiscus on St. Elsewhere, to his Saturday morning cartoon (Bobby’s World), to hosting Deal or No Deal, he has been successful in so m...Show More
Episode 46: Jim McCann

53:06 | May 7th, 2018

This week on the podcast our guest is Jim McCann, entrepreneur and founder of 1800 Flowers. John sits down and talks to him about everything from the tangible benefits of philanthropy to how he got started in the flower business and has led the indus...Show More
Episode 45: Don’t Check Your Email!

45:37 | Apr 3rd, 2018

We are continuing to explore "the process” of high achievers and the scientific research behind it. This week we look at productivity tips from Shawn Achor, and one of our personal favorites, Tim Ferriss and the most important thing you can start doi...Show More
Episode 44: Deep Work and the 5 Second Rule

41:22 | Mar 7th, 2018

This week on the podcast we begin to explore something we’ve been passionate about for a while, the process. We are obsessed with reading books and articles about the habits of successful people and how they got that way. This week we look at the 5 S...Show More
Episode 43: Frank Turek

58:50 | Jan 4th, 2018

This week on a special edition of the podcast, our guest is Author and Speaker Frank Turek ( He is a former Naval Officer who now specializes in apologetics (defending his faith). If you’ve ever been curious what the logical and ph...Show More
Episode 42: Tales of The Night Milk!

41:03 | Dec 20th, 2017

This week on the podcast, your smart speaker (Echoo, Google Home) could be hacked. We’ll tell you how to prevent it and what thieves are doing. Plus, granny for hire! Grandma based services (child sitting, cooking, sewing) are the latest to get swoop...Show More
Episode 41: The Hack for Deeper Sleep

48:49 | Dec 13th, 2017

This week on the podcast, we’ll tell you the latest research that says, one workout is all it takes to feel better about yourself. Plus, we’ve got the key to falling asleep faster. And we’ll share the mistake all couples make when they are fighting a...Show More
Episode 40: The Power of Lumber Jacking

46:54 | Dec 6th, 2017

This week on the podcast, We’re live again on Facebook!!! ( to see!) We’ll talk about the four foods you should be adding to your diet today. Plus, the power of your mind to boost your ability at virtually anything and why it wor...Show More
Episode 39: Eat Like a Dog

40:12 | Nov 28th, 2017

This week on the podcast, we’ll tell you why the key to healthy living is to eat like a dog. Plus, Netflixing in Public, we’ll share the latest research on when and where people are shamelessly streaming Netflix (we do it too). And, it’s not just for...Show More
Episode 38: Turkey Drop Dating

43:43 | Nov 21st, 2017

This week on the podcast, the newest dating term is the Turkey Drop. We’ll explain what it is and how to tell if you’ve fallen victim to it. And, the INSANELY easy way to improve your performance in ANY area of your life. You can start seeing improve...Show More
Episode 37: Beware of the Dating Choreographer

42:13 | Nov 15th, 2017

This week on our show, what you should never wear in your dating profile picture. Plus, it’s time to embrace your thermostat! We’ll explain how it can actually improve your brain’s performance. And, ladies, we’ll tell you the signs that the guy you’r...Show More
Episode 36: Chew Your Way to an A

36:47 | Nov 8th, 2017

This week on our show, John is in remotely from Hawaii, and he won’t stop rubbing my nose in it. More importantly, we have the secret brain boosting power of gum! Plus, the easiest, cheapest way ever to get yourself to fall asleep. And, how often we ...Show More
Episode 35: You’re Too Old For That

32:56 | Oct 24th, 2017

This week on our show, in a new relationship? The research is on on whether it's better to leave a lovey voicemail or write a thoughtful email. And, how old is too old? We’ll tell you what a survey says about when you should hang up that jacket or ta...Show More
Episode 34: Nightmares and Creativity

31:28 | Oct 17th, 2017

This week on our show, how much are we spending on Halloween? And the surprising upside to having nightmares. Plus, the secret to solving all our problems is as simple as taking shower. WE’RE LIVE AGAIN. We recorded our podcast while streaming live o...Show More
Episode 33: A Healthy “Drinking Game"

22:59 | Oct 11th, 2017

This week on our show, WE’RE LIVE AGAIN. We recorded our podcast while streaming live on Facebook ( Don’t miss Executive Producer Scott Meyers. Plus, the latest trend in cosmetic dentistry and what your texting habits and use o...Show More
Episode 32: Sell Your Home on Pinterest

37:44 | Sep 30th, 2017

This week on our show, WE’RE LIVE. We recorded our podcast while streaming live on Facebook. Don’t miss the importance of sleep in your relationship. Plus, how pinterest can help you sell your home. And, we discuss the similarities between primates i...Show More
Episode 31: Donald Miller

41:51 | Sep 27th, 2017

This week on the Podcast, our guest is Donald Miller, author of Blue Like Jazz ( He has a unique perspective on faith in the modern world. If you haven’t read Blue Like Jazz, we highly recommend it. We ask him everything from ...Show More
Episode 30: The Man Who Saved John’s Life

42:00 | Sep 14th, 2017

This week on the Podcast, our guest is Dr. Ted Schaeffer (, he is the doctor who saved John’s life from Prostate Cancer when nobody else would operate on him. We discuss the latest treatments options, the importance of getting...Show More
Episode 29: Daniel Amen

37:45 | Aug 29th, 2017

This week on the Podcast, our guest is Dr. Daniel Amen (, he is one of America’s leading psychiatrists and brain health experts. He is the author of the numerous books including the best seller Change your Brain, Change You...Show More
Episode 28: Mark Manson

53:32 | Aug 15th, 2017

This week on the Podcast, our guest is Mark Manson (@IAmMarkManson), he is the author of the number 1 book on Amazon, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck ( We discuss with him what you need to do to get the life you desperatel...Show More
Episode 27: The Ultimate Fitness Test

36:45 | Aug 2nd, 2017

This week on the Podcast, John and Gib discuss everything from the ultimate workout to test your fitness to the latest trend in wedding bouquets. Plus, we’ve been testing the productivity methods of former podcast guest, Eric Barker, (Author: Barking...Show More
Episode 26: Maria Emmerich, Keto Diet Expert

43:34 | Jul 25th, 2017

Our guest today is Maria Emmerich (@MariaEmmerich), she is a keto author and blogger ( who wrote one of our top keto books ( as well as writing some of the tastiest keto recipes we’ve ever had (ht...Show More
Episode 25: What Really Produces Success

53:20 | Jul 18th, 2017

Our guest today is Eric Barker (@bakadesuyo), who wrote our current favorite book and Official Selection of The John and Gib Informal Book Club, Barking Up the Wrong Tree: We discuss everything from the meaning of stoicism, to ...Show More
Episode 24: Get More Done

39:10 | Jul 14th, 2017

Don’t get Catfished. More and more people are using fake pictures for their online dating profiles, we’ll tell you how to avoid getting sucked into a date with an online fake. Plus, not sure about your outfit? There’s an app for that. The new gadget ...Show More
Episode 23: Ben Franklin. Life Lessons

1:00:51 | Jul 5th, 2017

Ben Franklin was a Diplomat, Scientist, Inventor and Writer who helped draft The Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution. While Franklin’s quirky, incredible life has come alive in Walter Isaacon’s brilliant biography( More
Episode 22: Small Habits, Big Changes

44:42 | Jun 27th, 2017

We love vitamin transfusions, but our friend Dr. David Katz from Yale doesn’t like them. We’ll tell you why. Plus, the secret to small habits that can make big changes in your life. And the best selling books this week, what they can teach you and wh...Show More
Episode 21: Your Neighbors Could Save Your Life

58:13 | Jun 20th, 2017

How can the sales of cooking sauces tell you about the state of the economy? Why you should watch all the sports you want. There’s an app for that- three apps that summon help in ways you didn’t know were possible. And your neighbors could save your ...Show More
Episode 20: Sean Wolfington: Excellence in Purpose

43:36 | Jun 13th, 2017

This week our special guest is Sean Wolfington (, chairman and CEO of The Wolfington Companies, is an entrepreneur who owns businesses in the automotive, technology, marketing, real estate and film industries. Wolfington was a fina...Show More
Episode 19: Leanne Vogel: Keto dieting for Maximum Energy and Longevity

55:26 | Jun 6th, 2017

This week our special guest is Leanne Vogel (@be_healthful) She wrote a great book called Keto Diet: Not only does it have 125 recipes, but Keto Diet also has an explanation of what the ketogenic diet is and what to expect. We ...Show More
Episode 18: Intelligent Parenting

35:04 | May 31st, 2017

Apologies, we were a day late because of the holiday. This week Gib Gerard (@gibgerard) discusses our most useful tips on parenting. From screen time to how to get your kids to eat their vegetables, if you want to know Intelligence For Your Life says...Show More
Episode 17: Gib Gerard Human Keto Experiment

31:21 | May 23rd, 2017

This week Gib Gerard answers common questions about the Ketogenic Diet, its effect on Cancer and what you can eat, the daily habits of the Intelligence For Your Life hosts, why we can’t get enough of Tim Ferriss and the art of self experimentation. ...Show More
Episode 16: The Ketogenic Diet 101

46:45 | May 16th, 2017

John Tesh, Connie Sellecca and Gib Gerard discuss the basics of the Ketogenic Diet, its effect on Cancer and what you can eat. We share wisdom we’ve learned from listening to Tim Ferriss, Dom D’Agostino. Many athletes have used this diet, even profe...Show More
Episode 15: Hard Work, Risk and Prayer: An Interview with John Tesh Pt 2

55:28 | May 9th, 2017

John discusses his transition from local news to sports to Entertainment Tonight and the role that hard work, and prayer played in his life. And why you should be prepared to risk it all for your dreams too. As always, if you like our podcast, Rate ...Show More
Episode 14: Gib Interview John Tesh Pt 1

44:44 | May 2nd, 2017

John discusses hacking the system to build a unique career, risk-taking, living your faith; differentiating yourself to succeed at anything. Plus insight into John's early life, his love of music and how he broke into broadcasting. As always, if you...Show More
Episode 13: The Greatest Minds in Medicine Vol. 4

32:59 | Apr 25th, 2017

More from Bad Breath Guru, Dr. Harold Katz. He’ll tell us what’s really making our breath stink/Integrative medicine expert Dr. Tasneem Bhatia will give us a simple hack to make yourself healthier instantly, and tell you how to avoid getting sick at ...Show More
Episode 12: Intelligent Healing Vol.3: Interviews with more 'Titans of Healing’ and a personal announcement

41:39 | Apr 18th, 2017

Today on our show, John Tesh has a big personal announcement/Sitting is the new smoking! The dangers of too much sitting with ER Physician Dr. Travis Stork from the TV Show “The Doctors"/ You may be dehydrated and not even know it. NYU School of Medi...Show More
Episode 11: Intelligent Healing Vol.2: Interviews with ‘The Titans of Healing’

44:38 | Apr 4th, 2017

Why does your breath stink? with the bad breath guru Dr. Harold Katz / The importance of posture for your health with Dr. Travis Stork from the TV Show “The Doctors"/ Your grocery bags are making you sick with Dr. Germ himself Charles Gerba/Dan Buett...Show More
Episode 10: Intelligent Healing Vol.1: Interviews with ‘The Titans of Healing’

39:52 | Mar 29th, 2017

Who lives to 100 and why? with Blue Zones author Dan Buettner/ The Psychology of eating and true weight loss with Ramani Durvasula/ “The Sleep Doctor” Michael Breus on rewiring your brain and body for better sleep/ Dr. Daniel Amen on beating Alzheime...Show More
Episode 9: Dr. Steven Gundry Author of The Plant Paradox

54:24 | Mar 21st, 2017

Our guest today is Dr. Steven Gundry Author of the Plant Paradox: The Hidden dangers in Healthy Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain. He turns our understanding of what health foods are upside down and explains why should avoid certain foods that...Show More
Episode 8: Inside the Bizarre World of Online Dating with Scotty Meyers

49:13 | Mar 14th, 2017

Inside the bizarre world of online dating with veteran dating expert Scotty Meyers / Why Millennials have become ‘Oldies’… wearing bowties and knitting sweaters/How to make the perfect toast from comedy writer Rob Lazebnik / How to ‘sell’ your weddin...Show More
Episode 7: New Software That Makes Us Human Lie-Detectors

37:27 | Mar 7th, 2017

New software makes us human lie-detectors / Netflix commitment rings for you and your mate / What Jimi Hendrix and the ukulele can do for your brainpower / The epidemic of Mini-Pigs in America/When is a man officially a grown up? / A new strategy for...Show More
Episode 6: Decoding Our Recurring Dreams

40:14 | Feb 21st, 2017

How people named ‘Alexa’ are messing with Amazon / Why Taxidermy is the hottest course in High School / Why Tough Mudder races are better than dating apps / Why crash test dummies are now as big as The Rock / Why traveling with a stuffed animal is t...Show More
Episode 5: Martin Gibala Ph.D. Author of The One Minute Workout.

33:13 | Feb 14th, 2017

Science shows a way to get fit that’s smarter, faster, shorter.
Episode 4: The Danger of Face-Booking Old Flames

39:34 | Feb 7th, 2017

The danger of Face-Booking old flames / When God defers blessings / Why kids should play super-hero / How fantasy sports improve your health / Dog custody battles / How the size of your car can predict your behavior / Grandma pods in the backyard / T...Show More
Episode 3: Ryan Holiday - How to Turn Your Daily Obstacles into Huge Wins

34:23 | Jan 31st, 2017

Ryan Holiday interview: What the stoics can teach us about our own self improvement and success and why high level coaches use Ryan’s books to produce huge victories. Plus: What you have in common with geniuses like Leonardo da Vinci; why a cotton ba...Show More
Episode 2: How TV Preferences Cause Breakups

48:11 | Jan 24th, 2017

Hacking your boss for a raise / Scientific signs of dating compatibility / Using a pickle to lose weight / Why toothpaste is keeping us awake at night / Geezer chic fashion trend / New data on dancing and weight loss / Death by GPS
Episode 1: John Tesh, Gib Gerard - What Your Uber Driver Really Thinks of You

36:46 | Jan 19th, 2017

What Uber drivers think of us… directly from the drivers themselves / Selfies are causing dangerous pile-ups in running races / The proliferation of ‘baby naming regret' / Why couples’ TV preferences are causing so many breakups / Who are the people ...Show More
Intelligence for Your Life The Podcast - coming soon!

01:13 | Jan 16th, 2017

Hosted by John Tesh, Gib Gerard and Connie Sellecca, 'Intelligence For Your Life' is a weekly, fast paced discussion delivering the latest cutting edge tactics, tools, and routines for health & wellness, personal development, dating and relationships...Show More