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Tim Ferriss: Bestselling Author, Human Guinea Pig

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Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him "the world's best human guinea pig," and The New York Times calls him "a cross between Ja...Show More
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#277: Sharon Salzberg, World-Renowned Meditation Teacher

1:07:57 | Nov 3rd, 2017

Sharon Salzberg (@SharonSalzberg) is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher, and New York Times bestselling author of Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program. Sharon has played a crucial role in bring...Show More
#244: The Quiet Master of Cryptocurrency -- Nick Szabo

2:31:11 | Jun 4th, 2017

Nick Szabo (@NickSzabo4) is a polymath. The breadth and depth of his interests and knowledge are truly astounding. He's a computer scientist, legal scholar, and cryptographer best known for his pioneering research in digital contracts and cryptocurre...Show More
#259: Lessons from 50,000 Interviews: Larry King and Cal Fussman

1:32:11 | Aug 16th, 2017

Cal Fussman (@calfussman) is a New York Times bestselling author and a writer-at-large for Esquire magazine, where he is best known for being a primary writer of the "What I've Learned" feature. He has transformed oral history into an art form, condu...Show More
#381: Charles Koch — CEO of Koch Industries

2:06:24 | Aug 11th

“When goods don't cross borders, soldiers will.” — Charles Koch, quoting Frédéric Bastiat This episode will no doubt surprise people, and my guest came to me through channels I wouldn't have expected. --- Charles Koch received a bachelor’s degree ...Show More
#273: Lessons from Steve Jobs, Leonardo da Vinci, and Ben Franklin

1:24:32 | Oct 14th, 2017

Walter Isaacson (@WalterIsaacson) is a professor at Tulane University, and the president and CEO of The Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies institute based in Washington, DC. He has been the chairman and CEO of CNN and the e...Show More
#361: Jim Collins — A Rare Interview with a Reclusive Polymath

2:24:41 | Feb 18th

"I'm not really a business author; I just happen to have used companies as the method to study human systems because there's great data." — Jim Collins My guest for this episode is the incredible (and somewhat reclusive) Jim Collins. This was a rar...Show More
#359: Tobi Lütke — From Snowboard Shop to Billion-Dollar Company

2:12:16 | Feb 7th

"Feedback is a gift." — Tobi Lütke Tobi Lütke (@tobi) is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Shopify. In 2004, Tobi began building software to launch an online snowboard store called Snowdevil. It quickly became obvious that the software was ...Show More
#343: Seth Godin on How to Say “No,” Market Like a Professional, and Win at Life

1:44:12 | Nov 1st, 2018

Seth Godin (@thisissethsblog, seths.blog) is the author of 18 bestselling books that have been translated into more than 35 languages. He was inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame in 2013 and has founded several companies, including Yoyodyn...Show More
#298: Dr. Gabor Mate - New Paradigms, Ayahuasca, and Redefining Addiction

2:30:34 | Feb 20th, 2018

Dr. Gabor Maté (@DrGaborMate) is a physician who specializes in neurology, psychiatry, and psychology. He's well known for studying and treating addiction. Dr. Maté has written several books, including the award-winning In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts...Show More
#264: Ray Dalio, The Steve Jobs of Investing

2:03:18 | Sep 13th, 2017

Ray Dalio (@raydalio) grew up a middle-class kid from Long Island. He started his investment company Bridgewater Associates out of a two-bedroom apartment at age 26, and it now has roughly $160 billion in assets under management. Over 42 years, he ha...Show More
#257: Physical Training, Dating Strategies, and Stories from the Early Days

55:55 | Aug 6th, 2017

In this episode, I answer the most upvoted questions from subscribers to 5-Bullet Friday, the newsletter I send out every week. It explores five cool things I've found, including apps, books, gadgets, albums, articles, new hacks or tricks, and -- of ...Show More
#241: The Relationship Episode: Sex, Love, Polyamory, Marriage, and More (with Esther Perel)

2:00:49 | May 22nd, 2017

I've wanted to speak with psychotherapist Esther Perel for years. In a cover story, The New York Times called her the most important game changer in sexuality and relational health since Dr. Ruth. Her TED talks on maintaining desire and rethinking in...Show More
#225: John Crowley -- The Real-Life Captain America and Bruce Banner (Seriously)

1:57:27 | Feb 28th, 2017

John F. Crowley is the Chairman and CEO of Amicus Therapeutics, a publicly traded biotechnology company, which he helped to found in 2005 and is now a 300+ person company in 22 countries. John's involvement with biotechnology stems from the 1998 diag...Show More
Ep 66: The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide - Risks, Micro-Dosing, Ibogaine, and More

1:36:54 | Mar 21st, 2015

DISCLAIMER: DO NOT CONSUME ANY DRUGS WITHOUT CONSULTING A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. THIS IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.JAMES FADIMAN, Ph.D., did his undergraduate work at Harvard and his graduate work at Stanford, doing research with the Harvard Gro...Show More
Ep 60: Tim Ferriss Interviews Arnold Schwarzenegger on Psychological Warfare (And Much More)

1:14:41 | Feb 2nd, 2015

In this episode, I interview the one and only Arnold Schwarzenegger... at his kitchen table. We dig into lessons learned, routines, favorite books, and much more, including many stories that I've never heard anywhere else. As a starting point, we cov...Show More
Episode 4: Ryan Holiday

1:40:40 | May 6th, 2014

This episode features Ryan Holiday, who became Director of Marketing at American Apparel at age 21 (!).Since dropping out of college at 19 to apprentice under the strategist Robert Greene, Ryan has advised many bestselling authors (including yours tr...Show More
Episode 2: Joshua Waitzkin

1:15:40 | Apr 18th, 2014

Josh Waitzkin was the basis for the book and movie "Searching for Bobby Fischer." Considered a chess prodigy, he has learning strategies that can be applied to anything, including his other loves of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (he's a black belt under Marcel...Show More
Episode 1: Kevin Rose

1:48:10 | Apr 18th, 2014

I consider Kevin Rose one of the best "stock pickers" in the early startup game, and he can predict even non-tech trends with stunning accuracy. Kevin is a tech entrepreneur who co-founded Digg, Revision3 (sold to Discovery Channel), Pownce, and Milk...Show More
#370: Adam Savage on Great Tools, Great Projects, and Great Lessons

1:36:45 | Apr 30th

"A true creator knows that you follow the thing to where it's going, not to where you think it ought to go." — Adam Savage Adam Savage (TW: @donttrythis IG: @therealadamsavage FB: therealadamsavage) has spent his life gathering skills that allow hi...Show More
#366: Neil Gaiman — The Interview I've Waited 20 Years To Do

1:53:41 | Mar 28th

“The biggest problem we run into is going, ‘This is who I am, this is what I’m like, this is how I function’ while failing to notice that you don’t do that anymore.” — Neil Gaiman Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) is the bestselling author and creator of b...Show More
#362: Graham Duncan — Talent Is The Best Asset Class

1:47:51 | Feb 28th

"Everyone's genius is right next to their dysfunction." — Graham Duncan Graham Duncan (@GrahamDuncanNYC) is the co-founder of East Rock Capital, a multi-family office investment firm that manages $2 billion for a small number of families and their c...Show More
#360: Caterina Fake — The Outsider Who Built Giants

1:48:41 | Feb 14th

"I really am a big believer in people's creativity flourishing when they come at things from a different direction and see things in a different way." — Caterina Fake Caterina Fake (@caterina) is a long-time Silicon Valley pioneer. She is the Cofoun...Show More
#340: Paul Stamets — How Mushrooms Can Save You and (Perhaps) the World

2:25:51 | Oct 11th, 2018

Paul Stamets (@PaulStamets) is an intellectual and industry leader in the habitat, medicinal use, and production of fungi. Part of his mission is to deepen our understanding and respect for the organisms that literally exist under every footstep take...Show More
#336: Scott Belsky — How to Conquer the Messy Middle

2:22:14 | Sep 13th, 2018

Scott Belsky (@scottbelsky) is an entrepreneur, author, investor, Chief Product Officer of Adobe, and venture partner with venture capital firm Benchmark. Scott co-founded Behance in 2006 and served as CEO until Adobe acquired the company in 2012. Mi...Show More
#333: Random Show — Fasting, Biohacking, and Tony Robbins

1:27:19 | Aug 17th, 2018

Serial entrepreneur, world-class investor, eagle scout, and all around wild and crazy guy Kevin Rose (@KevinRose), rejoins me for another episode of The Random Show. We discuss Kevin’s new diet obsession that may just save his life for many decades t...Show More
#329: Jason Fried — How to Live Life on Your Own Terms

2:17:25 | Jul 23rd, 2018

Jason Fried (@jasonfried) is the co-founder and CEO at Basecamp, and the co-author of Rework, Remote: Office Not Required, and Getting Real: The Smarter, Faster, Easier Way to Build a Successful Web Application. The upcoming It Doesn't Have to Be Cra...Show More
#306: Discipline, Sex, Psychedelics, and More — The Return of Drunk Dialing

1:00:40 | Mar 28th, 2018

This episode is a rare exception to the rule -- unlike my usual long-form interviews, this is a drunk-dialing Q&A with you guys, which I’ve done a few times in the last few years, including for the celebration of the 100th episode of this podcast. In...Show More
#301: Joe Gebbia – Co-Founder of Airbnb

2:41:50 | Mar 8th, 2018

Joe Gebbia (@jgebbia) is a designer, entrepreneur, and global explorer. He is the co-founder and CPO of Airbnb, which has changed the way the world travels and how people connect in more than 190 countries. In this wide-ranging and hilarious intervi...Show More
#297: Bob Metcalfe — The Man (and Lessons) Behind Ethernet, Metcalfe’s Law, and More

2:10:12 | Feb 14th, 2018

Bob Metcalfe (@BobMetcalfe) is an MIT-Harvard-trained engineer-entrepreneur who became an Internet pioneer in 1970, invented Ethernet in 1973, and founded 3Com Corporation in 1979. About 1.2B Ethernet ports were shipped last year — 400M wired and 800...Show More
#287: Terry Crews — How to Have, Do, and Be All You Want

1:51:07 | Dec 20th, 2017

Terry Crews (@terrycrews) is an actor and former NFL player (Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins, and Philadelphia Eagles). His wide-ranging credits include the original viral Old Spice commercials, television series such as The...Show More
#282: How to Say No

17:30 | Nov 25th, 2017

This is a special episode of the podcast. In writing Tribe of Mentors, I reached out to many people to be featured in the book. More than 130 people said yes -- but many others said no. This episode covers rejection, and -- more specifically -- how t...Show More
#271: Intimacy, Emotional Baggage, Relationship Longevity, and More - Esther Perel

58:53 | Oct 8th, 2017

Psychotherapist Esther Perel (@estherperel) is back to answer your most requested questions. The New York Times called her the most important game-changer in sexuality and relational health since Dr. Ruth. Her TED talks on maintaining desire and re...Show More
#270: Investing Wisdom from Marc Andreessen, Peter Thiel, Reid Hoffman, Chris Sacca, and Others

1:15:37 | Oct 5th, 2017

This episode contains some of the best lessons I’ve learned about investing, making money, and growing your personal wealth. It was inspired by my recent talk with Ray Dalio, which has been incredibly popular and led to many additional questions abou...Show More
#255: How to Turn Failure into Success

1:08:12 | Jul 26th, 2017

In this episode, we discuss another common request from listeners. I've gathered some of the best advice about coping with frustrations and roadblocks, and -- ultimately -- learning how to turn failure into success. These conversations are extremely ...Show More
#254: When to Quit - Lessons from World-Class Entrepreneurs, Investors, Authors, and More

1:21:09 | Jul 23rd, 2017

I'm very excited to share this episode. It's our first "roundtable" approach to discussing a single topic. This came about when I asked 5-Bullet Friday subscribers (sign up here if you're interested) to send me questions, and one that stuck out was: ...Show More
#246: Building Strength, Improving Mindset, and Becoming the World's Fittest Man - Jason Khalipa

1:06:29 | Jun 12th, 2017

Jason Khalipa (@jasonkhalipa IG, Twitter) is one of the fittest men in the world – a title that was officially his when he won the CrossFit Games in 2008.  He is an 8-time CrossFit Games competitor, a 3-time Team USA CrossFit member, and -- among oth...Show More
#229: Ricardo Semler -- The Seven-Day Weekend and How to Break the Rules

2:07:34 | Mar 19th, 2017

Ricardo Semler (@ricardosemler) is the former CEO of Semco Partners, a Brazilian company best known perhaps for its radical form of industrial democracy and corporate re-engineering. During his leadership, Semco grew from four million in 1982 to two ...Show More
#227: Conquering Fear and Reducing Anxiety - Caroline Paul

53:16 | Mar 12th, 2017

Caroline Paul (@carowriter) returns to the podcast by popular demand for a round 2 Q&A. (You can catch her first appearance here.) Caroline is the author of four published books. Her latest is the New York Times bestseller The Gutsy Girl: Escapades f...Show More
#216: Arnold Schwarzenegger Part 2! Bodybuilding, Investing, and Online Battles

1:13:19 | Jan 18th, 2017

Arnold Schwarzenegger (@Schwarzenegger) told you he'd be back. In our first conversation (episode 60), the former Mr. Olympia, Terminator, and Governator shared lessons learned, daily routines, psychological warfare tactics, favorite books, early ent...Show More
#187: Jocko Willink on Discipline, Leadership, and Overcoming Doubt

1:19:04 | Sep 21st, 2016

"Don't count on motivation; count on discipline." - Jocko Willink Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) is one of the scariest human beings imaginable. He is a lean 230 pounds. He is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert who used to tap out 20 Navy SEALs per workout....Show More
#186: Tony Robbins on How to Resolve Internal Conflict

10:19 | Sep 18th, 2016

"You can't be grateful and angry simultaneously." - Tony Robbins The last time Tony Robbins (@tonyrobbins) was on the show, so many listeners found this one exercise helpful that they suggested I feature it on its own. This guided meditation is desig...Show More
#178: Tony Robbins - On Achievement Versus Fulfillment

1:34:23 | Aug 9th, 2016

I'm very pleased to welcome Tony Robbins (@tonyrobbins) back to the show. (You can check out our previous in-depth conversations here: Part 1 and Part 2). For those of you that aren't familiar, Tony Robbins is the world's most famous performance coac...Show More
#177: Seth Godin on How to Think Small to Go Big

40:08 | Aug 3rd, 2016

Seth Godin (@thisissethsblog) is the author of 17 bestselling books that have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the way ideas spread, marketing, strategic quitting, leadership, and -- most of all -- challenging the status q...Show More
#153: The Man Who Studied 1,000 Deaths to Learn How to Live

1:46:25 | Apr 13th, 2016

At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? And how can knowing this help you live better lives now? BJ Miller, MD (@zenhospice) knows. BJ is a palliative care physician at Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco, where he thinks deeply about how...Show More
145: The Interview Master: Cal Fussman and the Power of Listening

3:14:33 | Mar 11th, 2016

This episode is very special to me and features a verbal Jedi who never gets interviewed himself: Cal Fussman. Cal (@calfussman) is a New York Times bestselling author and a writer-at-large for Esquire Magazine, where he is best known for being a pri...Show More
#138: How Seth Godin Manages His Life -- Rules, Principles, and Obsessions

2:00:47 | Feb 10th, 2016

I expected this episode to be amazing, and Seth 10x'd expectations. He's incredible. Seth Godin (@thisissethsblog) is the author of 17 bestselling books that have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the way ideas spread, mark...Show More
#134: The Tao of Seneca

27:51 | Jan 22nd, 2016

This is a special episode that is the result of more than 10 years of dreaming. For years, I've been studying Stoicism, but I've always had a particular interest in The Tao of Seneca. What is the Tao of Seneca? There's a collection of letters called,...Show More
#131: Eric Weinstein on Challenging “Reality,” Working with Peter Thiel, and Destroying Education to Save It

1:31:40 | Jan 13th, 2016

My guest this episode is my friend, Eric Weinstein (@ericrweinstein), managing director of Thiel Capital, a Ph.D in mathematical physics from Harvard, and a research fellow at the Mathematical Institute of Oxford University. We recorded at my house a...Show More
#120: Will MacAskill on Effective Altruism, Y Combinator, and Artificial Intelligence

2:21:21 | Nov 22nd, 2015

Will MacAskill (@willmacaskill) is an Associate Professor in Philosophy at Lincoln College, Oxford. Just 28 years old, he is likely the youngest associate (i.e. tenured) professor of philosophy in the world. Will is the author of Doing Good Better an...Show More
#114: The Athlete (And Artist) Who Cheats Death, Jimmy Chin

1:21:39 | Oct 20th, 2015

Jimmy Chin (@jimkchin) is an artist and professional athlete, often at the same time. If Chase Jarvis and Laird Hamilton had a love child, it would be Jimmy. He has participated in and documented breakthrough expeditions around the planet, from clim...Show More
#107: The Scariest Navy SEAL I've Ever Met...And What He Taught Me

2:31:17 | Sep 25th, 2015

Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) is one of the scariest human beings imaginable. He is a lean 230 pounds. He is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert who used to tap out 20 Navy SEALs per workout. He is a legend in the Special Operations world. His eyes look thr...Show More
#105: 5 Morning Rituals That Help Me Win the Day

23:55 | Sep 18th, 2015

This episode of The Tim Ferriss Show is a bit of an experiment. Most the time, I interview many world-class people, and I ask them many, many questions to try and figure out what makes them good at what they do. Many of you have wondered what would ...Show More
#100: Brené Brown on Vulnerability and Home Run TED Talks

1:18:10 | Aug 28th, 2015

Dr. Brené Brown (@BreneBrown) is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Brené’s 2010 TEDx Houston talk, The Power of Vulnerability, has been viewed more than 20 million times and is one of the top five most...Show More
#97: The Evolutionary Angel, Naval Ravikant

2:11:50 | Aug 18th, 2015

Naval Ravikant (@naval) is the CEO and a co-founder of AngelList. He previously co-founded Epinions, which went public as part of Shopping.com, and Vast.com. He is an active angel investor and has invested in more than 100 companies, including more t...Show More
#94: Tara Brach on Meditation and Overcoming FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out)

2:05:37 | Jul 31st, 2015

Tara Brach (@TaraBrach) is a PhD in clinical psychology and one of the leading teachers of Buddhist thinking and meditation in the Western world. She is the founder of the Insight Meditation Community in Washington, D.C. and her lectures are downloa...Show More
#92: Maria Popova on Being Interesting, Creating More Time in a Day, And How to Start A Successful Blog

30:54 | Jul 24th, 2015

Maria Popova (@brainpicker) has written for amazing outlets like The Atlantic and The New York Times, but I find her most amazing project to be BrainPickings.org. Founded in 2006 as a weekly email to seven friends, BrainPickings now gets more than 5...Show More
#89: Laird Hamilton, The King of Big Wave Surfing (Plus: Gabrielle Reece and Brian MacKenzie)

1:51:49 | Jul 15th, 2015

Laird Hamilton (@LairdLife) is widely considered the greatest big wave surfer of all-time and an innovator in board sports. He’s the creator of tow-in surfing, and largely responsible for the rebirth of stand-up paddle boarding. Hamilton starred in ...Show More
#86: General Stan McChrystal on Eating One Meal Per Day, Special Ops, and Mental Toughness

1:58:16 | Jul 6th, 2015

Stanley McChrystal (@StanMcChrystal)  retired from the U.S. Army as a four-star general after more than 34 years of service. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates described McChrystal as "perhaps the finest warrior and leader of men in combat I ever ...Show More
#69: Inside the Mind of Glenn Beck Is...Walt Disney and Orson Welles?

1:47:37 | Apr 6th, 2015

The goal of this blog and my podcast is to push you outside of your comfort zone and force you to question assumptions.  This why I invite divergent thinkers and world-class performers who often disagree.  I might interview Tony Robbins (Part 1, Par...Show More
Ep 61: The Benevolent Dictator of the Internet, Matt Mullenweg

2:11:17 | Feb 9th, 2015

Matt Mullenweg has been named one of PC World’s Top 50 People on the Web, Inc.com’s 30 under 30, and Business Week’s 25 Most Influential People on the Web. In this episode, I attempt to get him drunk on tequila and make him curse. Matt is most associ...Show More
Arnold Schwarzenegger Teaser

05:38 | Jan 31st, 2015

This is a short excerpt from the full 1+ hour interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger, which is going live after the Super Bowl. The full episode will be available on iTunes, and you won't want to miss it. Subscribe and get it as soon as it's released! ...Show More
Ep 47: Bryan Callen on Eating Corgis (Yes, The Dogs) and Improving Creativity

1:23:18 | Dec 1st, 2014

Bryan Callen is a prolific actor and world-class standup comic. He's appeared on shows including Entourage, Law & Order, CSI, Sex and the City, Oz, and others. He also travels the globe performing stand-up comedy for sold-out audiences. This episode ...Show More
Ep 39: Maria Popova on Writing, Work Arounds, and Building BrainPickings.org

1:41:18 | Oct 21st, 2014

This episode is sponsored by 99Designs and ExOfficio.Maria Popova has written for amazing outlets like The Atlantic and The New York Times, but I find her most amazing project to be BrainPickings.org.Founded in 2006 as a weekly email that went out to...Show More
Ep 38: Tony Robbins (Part 2) on Morning Routines, Peak Performance, and Mastering Money

58:50 | Oct 15th, 2014

Part 2 of 2. Tony Robbins is the world's most famous performance coach. He's advised everyone from Bill Clinton to Serena Williams, and from Leonardo DiCaprio to Oprah (who calls him "superhuman"). For years, you've also asked me to interview him in-...Show More
Ep 37: Tony Robbins on Morning Routines, Peak Performance, and Mastering Money

1:07:06 | Oct 15th, 2014

Part 1 of 2.Tony Robbins is the world's most famous performance coach. He's advised everyone from Bill Clinton to Serena Williams, and from Leonardo DiCaprio to Oprah (who calls him "superhuman"). For years, you've also asked me to interview him in-d...Show More
Ep 33: Ramit Sethi on Persuasion, Negotiation, and Turning a Blog Into a Multi-Million-Dollar Business

1:02:54 | Oct 2nd, 2014

Ramit Sethi built his personal finance blog (ramitsethi.com) up to 500,000+ readers per month, and has since turned it into a revenue generating monster.  I don't use that phrasing lightly.  In this episode, we dig into the nitty-gritty tools, softwa...Show More
Ep. 10: Brian Koppelman, co-writer/producer of Rounders, Ocean's Thirteen, The Illusionist, etc.

57:43 | Jun 3rd, 2014

Brian Koppelman is a screenwriter, novelist, director, and producer. He is best known as the co-writer of Ocean's Thirteen and Rounders, as well as a producer of The Illusionist and The Lucky Ones. He has directed films including Solitary Man (Michae...Show More
Episode 3: Kelly Starrett and Dr. Justin Mager

2:04:49 | Apr 27th, 2014

This episode features two incredible guests: Dr. Justin Mager and Kelly Starrett. We all drink wine and get crazy.   Dr. Mager is my personal doctor and has helped me with dozens of my crazy experiments, complete with blood testing and next-gen track...Show More
#383: Mike Phillips — How to Save a Species

2:04:01 | Aug 21st

"Humans and cockroaches and coyotes are going to inherit the earth." — Mike Phillips [Visit tim.blog/wolf for the most important links from this interview and my personal next steps.] Mike Phillips has served as the Executive Director of the Turner...Show More
#382: Safi Bahcall — On Hypnosis, Conquering Insomnia, Incentives, and More

2:51:22 | Aug 16th

Safi Bahcall (@SafiBahcall) is the author of Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries, which debuted #3 on Wall Street Journal’s bestseller list. Loonshots describes what an idea from physics te...Show More
#380: Ed Zschau — The Polymath Professor Who Changed My Life

1:49:51 | Aug 1st

"Entrepreneurship isn't about starting companies. Entrepreneurship is an approach to life." — Ed Zschau Ed Zschau is the Interim President of Sierra Nevada College, and he brings to the college 17 years of leading technology companies. He founded Sy...Show More
#379: Dita Von Teese — The Queen of Burlesque

1:27:37 | Jul 29th

"You can be a juicy ripe peach and there will still be someone who doesn't like peaches." — Dita Von Teese Dita Von Teese (@DitaVonTeese) is the biggest name in burlesque in the world since Gypsy Rose Lee, and is credited with bringing the art form ...Show More
#378: Nick Norris — Navy SEAL and Athlete on Training, Post-Traumatic Growth, and Healing

2:10:56 | Jul 18th

"I’ve shared that a lot more openly, and it’s been one of the best medicines that I’ve found. It’s liberating. Talking about grief has been something that’s unlocked a lot of happiness for me." — Nick Norris Nick Norris (@nick_norris1981) is a gradu...Show More
#377: Psychedelics — Microdosing, Mind-Enhancing Methods, and More

1:03:36 | Jul 15th

This episode features a panel that I moderated in front of a standing-room-only crowd at the Milken Institute's Global Conference 2019. It showcases the expertise of researchers, practitioners, and investors on the cutting edge of the use of psychede...Show More
#138: How Seth Godin Manages His Life — Rules, Principles, and Obsessions

1:58:45 | Jul 4th

This interview originally aired in 2016. You can find the show notes here: https://tim.blog/2016/02/10/seth-godin/ “We can’t out-obedience the competition.” – Seth Godin I expected this episode to be amazing, and Seth 10x’d expectations. He’s incr...Show More
#375: Josh Waitzkin — How to Cram 2 Months of Learning into 1 Day

44:30 | Jun 26th

"From my perspective, the goal is unobstructed self-expression." — Josh Waitzkin Josh Waitzkin, author of The Art of Learning, is an eight-time US National Chess Champion, a two-time World Champion in Tai Chi Chuan Push Hands, and the first Brazilia...Show More
#374: Chip Conley — Building Empires, Tackling Cancer, and Surfing the Liminal

1:53:56 | Jun 20th

"The question would be: 'What mastery can you offer?' So have a friend of yours ask that question of you five times, and you'll be sort of surprised at, by the fifth time you get asked that question, and you've had to come up with four other answers ...Show More
#373: Jerry Colonna — The Coach With the Spider Tattoo

2:01:05 | Jun 12th

"You are not alone. And just because you feel like shit doesn't mean you are shit." — Jerry Colonna Jerry Colonna (@jerrycolonna) is the CEO and cofounder of Reboot.io, an executive coaching and leadership development firm dedicated to the notion th...Show More
Less Hustle, More Art — Moving to a New Model

04:10 | Jun 6th

Hello, my lovelies! This is an important announcement. From June – Dec, 2019, I’m removing ads and sponsors from the podcast for a six-month test. The podcast will continue to be 100% free for everyone. There will be no paywall, and no one has to pa...Show More
#372: Julie Rice — Co-Founding SoulCycle, Taming Anxiety, and Mastering Difficult Conversations

1:39:37 | Jun 3rd

"There is no elevator to success; you have to take the stairs." — Julie Rice Julie Rice (@julierice_) is an entrepreneur best known for co-founding the fitness phenomenon SoulCycle. Julie served as Co-CEO at SoulCycle from 2006 to 2015 before joinin...Show More
#371: Ramit Sethi — Automating Finances, Negotiating Prenups, Disagreeing with Tim, and More

2:25:09 | May 21st

"Most of us should spend less time on most decisions and we should spend a lot more time on a few key decisions." — Ramit Sethi Ramit Sethi (@ramit), author of the New York Times bestseller I Will Teach You To Be Rich, has become a financial guru to...Show More
#125: Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying “No” to Millions (Repost)

1:58:59 | May 11th

This episode originally aired in 2015. You can find the show notes of the episode here. “To me, ‘busy’ implies that the person is out of control of their life.” – Derek Sivers Derek Sivers (@sivers) is one of my favorite humans, and I call him oft...Show More
#369: Kevin Systrom — Tactics, Books, and the Path to a Billion Users

1:30:27 | Apr 25th

“I think a big part of knowing that you’re right is working as hard as you can to prove that you’re wrong. And if you can’t, well, there’s only one option left, which is: you’re probably right.” — Kevin Systrom Kevin Systrom (@kevin) is an entrepre...Show More
#368: Amanda Palmer on Creativity, Pain, and Art

1:55:17 | Apr 18th

"I'm just so fundamentally optimistic, and I barrel forth in life with this attitude that everything is going to be absolutely fine and go my way." — Amanda Palmer Amanda Palmer (@amandapalmer) is a singer, songwriter, playwright, pianist, author, d...Show More
#367: Eric Schmidt — Lessons from a Trillion-Dollar Coach

1:44:02 | Apr 9th

"You can systematize innovation even if you can't completely predict it." — Eric Schmidt Eric Schmidt (@ericschmidt) is Technical Advisor and Board Member to Alphabet Inc., where he advises its leaders on technology, business and policy issues. Eric...Show More
#365: Michael Pollan — Exploring the Frontiers of Psychedelics

1:38:58 | Mar 21st

"An overactive ego is a tyrant." - Michael Pollan Michael Pollan (@michaelpollan) is the author of seven previous books, including Cooked, Food Rules, In Defense of Food, The Omnivore's Dilemma, and The Botany of Desire, all of which were New York T...Show More
#364: Safi Bahcall — On Thinking Big, Curing Cancer, and Transforming Industries

2:25:14 | Mar 15th

“All these things you’re sure are true — what if they weren’t?” — Safi Bahcall Safi Bahcall (@SafiBahcall) is the author of Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries. Loonshots describes what a...Show More
#363: Tea Time with Tim — How to Find Mentors, Decrease Anxiety Through Training, and Much More

1:44:56 | Mar 11th

Welcome to a special episode called Tea Time with Tim, in which I solicited phone numbers and called a handful of you to field any questions that you might have. Among other topics, we discuss:How to go about finding a mentor.The meaning of life.How...Show More
#358: Ken Block — The Art of Marketing with a DC Shoes and Gymkhana Legend (500M+ views)

1:55:46 | Jan 31st

“In life — from the simplest thing to the biggest thing — I want to be proud of what it is and stake my claim: ‘That’s mine and that’s how I do it.'” — Ken Block Ken Block (@kblock43 on IG and TW) is a co-founder of DC Shoes and a professional rally...Show More
#357: Susan Cain — How to Overcome Fear and Embrace Creativity

1:46:25 | Jan 24th

"So often, when you see someone who's really good at almost anything, it's because they actually started out exactly the opposite — and then they cared so much about fixing that problem." — Susan Cain Susan Cain (@susancain) is the author of the bes...Show More
#356: Peter Mallouk — Exploring the Worlds of Investing, Assets, and Quality of Life

1:50:15 | Jan 17th

"You spend the first 20 years of being rich accumulating all of this stuff. And then you'll spend the next 20 years trying to get out of one thing after another to simplify your life." — Peter Mallouk Peter Mallouk (@PeterMallouk) is the President o...Show More
#355: Greg McKeown — How to Master Essentialism

2:15:39 | Jan 9th

"If you don't prioritize your life, someone else will."— Greg McKeown Greg McKeown (@GregoryMcKeown) is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less and the founder of McKeown, Inc, a company with a miss...Show More
#354: Real 4-Hour Workweek Case Studies — How to Generate 8-Figure Revenue at Age 21 (Or Any Age)

1:59:08 | Dec 27th, 2018

"I think the role of the entrepreneur in the world is to find ways to do things better or more efficiently and then try to do that as many times over with the help of other people." — Santiago Nestares Benedict Dohmen and Santiago Nestares of Benita...Show More
#353: Patrick Collison — CEO of Stripe

2:26:10 | Dec 20th, 2018

"If people around you don't think what you're doing is a bit strange, maybe it's not strange enough." — Patrick Collison Patrick Collison (@patrickc) is chief executive officer and co-founder of Stripe, a technology company that builds economic infr...Show More
#352: Dr. Peter Attia vs. Tim Ferriss

2:46:42 | Dec 13th, 2018

"Unhappiness is at the root of more pain, I would suspect, than any ailment that falls in the 'physical' body. And to think that we have compounds that could play such an important role that are really facing challenges in getting approved, I just fi...Show More
#351: Real 4-Hour Workweek Case Studies — Allen Walton and SpyGuy, The Path to Seven Figures

1:54:26 | Dec 10th, 2018

“And then I wake up at 7:00 a.m., and I roll over and look at my phone. And I have a notification from Shopify saying that I made my first sale for $149. And I let out this huge, orgasmic noise of relief. I was like, 'Wow. Everything’s going to be ok...Show More
#350: Dr. Andrew Weil — Optimal Health, Plant Medicine, and More

1:42:51 | Dec 6th, 2018

Andrew Weil, M.D. (@DrWeil) is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine. Dr. Weil received a degree in biology (botany) from Harvard College in 1964 and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1968. After completing a ...Show More
#349: LeBron James and His Top-Secret Trainer, Mike Mancias

1:07:04 | Nov 27th, 2018

This episode represents the first time that LeBron James has been interviewed alongside his very below-the-radar, some might say top-secret, athletic trainer about details of training, recovery, diet, and even how much longer he hopes to play in the ...Show More
#348: Dave Elitch — How to Get Out of Your Own Way

2:14:35 | Nov 26th, 2018

"Slow down. Do it again." — Dave Elitch Dave Elitch (IG: @daveelitch) first garnered attention with his band Daughters of Mara's debut album I am Destroyer in 2007, but his time touring with the American progressive rock band The Mars Volta in 2009-...Show More
#347: Stan Grof, Lessons from ~4,500 LSD Sessions and Beyond

2:50:42 | Nov 20th, 2018

"I realized people were not having LSD experiences; they were having experiences of themselves. But they were coming from depths that psychoanalysis didn't know anything about." — Stanislav Grof Stanislav Grof, M.D., (stanislavgrof.com) is a psychia...Show More
#346: James Cameron and Suzy Amis Cameron — How to Think Big, Start Small, and Change the World

32:56 | Nov 12th, 2018

"Hope is not a strategy. Luck is not a factor. Fear is not an option." — James Cameron James Cameron (@jimcameron) is a filmmaker and deep sea explorer. He is writer, director and producer of The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2, True Lie...Show More
#345: Doug McMillon — CEO of Walmart

1:00:37 | Nov 8th, 2018

Doug McMillon (IG: @dougmcmillon) is president and chief executive officer of Walmart, a company that, if it were a country, would be the 25th largest economy in the world. Walmart serves 265 million customers weekly in 27 countries across more than ...Show More
#344: A.J. Jacobs — 10 Strategies to Be Happier Through Gratitude

54:03 | Nov 5th, 2018

A.J. Jacobs (@ajjacobs) takes over the show for a special episode. A.J. is a kindred guinea pig of self-experimentation who chronicles his shenanigans in books that seem to keep winding up as New York Times best sellers. The Know-It-All was about his...Show More
BONUS: Sam Harris Guided Meditations and Lessons

43:03 | Oct 29th, 2018

This is a companion episode to episode #342 ("Sam Harris, Ph.D. — How to Master Your Mind"), and it features guided meditations and lessons from Sam's meditation app Waking Up. Please note that it includes bonus content not found in the longer episod...Show More
#342: Sam Harris, Ph.D. — How to Master Your Mind

1:38:51 | Oct 29th, 2018

Sam Harris (@SamHarrisOrg) received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D in neuroscience from UCLA. Sam is the host of the Waking Up podcast, and he is the author of multiple books including The End of Faith, Letter to a Christi...Show More
#341: Nick Kokonas — How to Apply World-Class Creativity to Business, Art, and Life

3:05:19 | Oct 18th, 2018

Nick Kokonas (IG: @nkokonas, TW: @NickKokonas) is the co-owner and co-founder of The Alinea Group of restaurants, which includes Alinea, Next, The Aviary, Roister, and The Aviary NYC. He is also the founder and CEO of Tock, Inc, a reservations and CR...Show More
#339: Samin Nosrat — Master Creative, Master Teacher

2:22:30 | Oct 1st, 2018

Samin Nosrat (@ciaosamin) is a writer, chef, and teacher who is masterful at turning complexity into simplicity. Her first book, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking, is a New York Times bestseller, was a James Beard Award-wi...Show More
#338: Howard Marks — How to Invest with Clear Thinking

1:58:31 | Sep 25th, 2018

Howard Marks (@howardmarksbook) is co-chairman and co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management, a leading investment firm with more than $120 billion in assets. He is the author of the new book Mastering the Market Cycle: Getting the Odds on Your Side, ...Show More
#337: Hamilton Morris on Better Living Through Chemistry: Psychedelics, Smart Drugs, and More

2:01:05 | Sep 20th, 2018

Hamilton Morris (TW: @hamiltonmorris, IG: @hamiltonmorris) is a writer, documentarian, and scientific researcher who currently studies the chemistry and pharmacology of tryptamines at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. His writing has b...Show More
#335: The Life Lessons and Success Habits of Four Presidents — Doris Kearns Goodwin

1:43:32 | Sep 7th, 2018

Doris Kearns Goodwin (@DorisKGoodwin) is a biographer, historian, and political commentator who found her curiosity about leadership sparked more than half century ago as a professor at Harvard. Her experiences working for LBJ in the White House and ...Show More
#334: Drew Houston — The Billionaire Founder of Dropbox

1:52:53 | Aug 27th, 2018

"Write an interesting story, not a perfect story." — Drew Houston Drew Houston (@DrewHouston) is co-founder and CEO of Dropbox. Since founding the company in 2007 with Arash Ferdowsi, Drew has led the company's growth from a simple idea to a service...Show More
#332: Coach George Raveling — A Legend on Sports, Business, and The Great Game of Life

2:13:11 | Aug 9th, 2018

Coach George Raveling (@GeorgeRaveling) is an 80-year-old living legend and Nike's former Director of International Basketball. Coach Raveling was the first African American head basketball coach in the PAC-8 (now PAC-12), and he is often referred to...Show More
#331: Ann Miura-Ko — The Path from Shyness to World-Class Debater and Investor

2:20:29 | Aug 2nd, 2018

Ann Miura-Ko (@annimaniac) has been called "the most powerful woman in startups" by Forbes and is a lecturer in entrepreneurship at Stanford. The child of a rocket scientist at NASA, Ann is a Palo Alto native and has been steeped in technology startu...Show More
#330: The Return of Drunk Dialing Q&A: How to Ask Better Questions, Take Better Risks, and More!

1:02:49 | Jul 30th, 2018

This episode is a rare exception to the rule — unlike my usual long-form interviews, this is a drunk-dialing Q&A with you guys, which I’ve done a few times in the last few years, including for the celebration of the 100th episode of this podcast. In ...Show More
#328: How to Say “No” Gracefully and Uncommit

50:42 | Jul 19th, 2018

This episode of The Tim Ferriss Show showcases two chapters from Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown (@GregoryMcKeown), one of my favorite books of the past few years. The first chapter explains how to say "no" gracefully (...Show More
#327: Aisha Tyler — How to Use Pain, Comedy, and Practice for Creativity

2:23:34 | Jul 16th, 2018

Aisha Tyler (@aishatyler on Twitter, Instagram, and Vimeo) is an award-winning director, actor, comedian, bestselling author, podcaster, and activist. She’s amazing. If you enjoyed my episodes with Brandon Stanton, Debbie Millman, or Adam Robinson, a...Show More
#326: Reid Hoffman of LinkedIn, Brian Chesky of Airbnb, and How to Scale to 100M+ Users

37:28 | Jul 11th, 2018

"In order to scale, you have to do things that don't scale." — Reid Hoffman This episode is a showcase from Masters of Scale, one of the few podcasts I recommend repeatedly to entrepreneurs. It's a conversation between LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffm...Show More
#325: Lessons from Richard Branson, Tony Robbins, Ray Dalio, and Other Icons

1:02:07 | Jul 5th, 2018

This particular episode of The Tim Ferriss Radio Hour explores success, a slippery and dangerous term if ever there was one. The particular guests selected for this episode represent not only achievement, but also appreciation and a well-rounded vers...Show More
#324: Cal Fussman Corners Tim Ferriss

1:53:32 | Jun 30th, 2018

I’ve interviewed legendary storyteller Cal Fussman (@calfussman) on this show before (here and here), but this time, the roles are reversed, and he interviews me! If you are not yet familiar with him, Cal is a New York Times bestselling author and a...Show More
#323: Tim Ferriss Goes to Maximum Security Prison

1:29:19 | Jun 25th, 2018

In this podcast, I had the rare opportunity to interview three men in Level 4 maximum security at Kern Valley State Prison. There was no time to do homework on any of them, so I crossed my fingers and jumped in. It was incredibly nerve-wracking and, ...Show More
#322: Adam Robinson — Outflanking and Outsmarting the Competition

33:58 | Jun 21st, 2018

Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where I share the habits, tools and patterns of world-class performers. This special short episode features insights from Adam Robinson (@IAmAdamRobinson). His answers to my questions were highlight...Show More
#321: Brandon Stanton — The Story of Humans of New York and 25M+ Fans

1:51:31 | Jun 18th, 2018

Brandon Stanton (@humansofny) is the photographer behind Humans of New York. He attended the University of Georgia and worked as a bond trader in Chicago before moving to New York to pursue photography. Followed by over 25 million people on social me...Show More
#320: The Art of Hospitality: An Interview With Entrepreneur and Hotelier Liz Lambert

1:53:28 | Jun 14th, 2018

Liz Lambert (@thelizlambert) first purchased a seedy motel on South Congress Avenue 23 years ago, and she transformed it into Hotel San José, which has become known today as the quintessential "Austin" hotel. The success of Hotel San José, which spar...Show More
#319: How to Succeed in High-Stress Situations

42:17 | Jun 10th, 2018

“A good person dyes events with his own color…and turns whatever happens to his own benefit.” - Seneca From the outside looking in, the last several weeks have been disaster after disaster for me:Death in the familySeveral deals that have been worke...Show More
#318: One-Person Businesses That Make $1M+ Per Year

1:04:59 | Jun 7th, 2018

This podcast episode of The Tim Ferriss Show is coming up on the 11th anniversary of my first book, The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich. While there are parts written by my 29-year-old self that make me cringe, I'm b...Show More
#317: Steve Jurvetson — The Midas Touch and Mind-Bending Futures

2:45:43 | May 31st, 2018

Steve Jurvetson (@jurvetson) is an early-stage venture capitalist with a focus on founder-led, mission-driven companies at the cutting edge of disruptive technology and new industry formation. Steve was the early VC investor in SpaceX, Tesla, Planet,...Show More
#316: Whitney Wolfe Herd — Founder and CEO of Bumble

1:11:11 | May 25th, 2018

Whitney Wolfe Herd (@whitwolfeherd) is the founder and CEO of Bumble, one of the fastest-growing social networking apps in the world. She launched Bumble in 2014 as the only dating platform where women make the first move, and in three years, her vis...Show More
#315: Lessons Learned Traveling The World

1:08:57 | May 17th, 2018

This episode explores travel, and I'll take the partial credit or blame in advance, as it might want to make you quit your job and head off to the airport with a backpack. I have interviewed some fascinating people from around the world and in the n...Show More
#314: Cindy Eckert (formerly Whitehead) — How to Sell Your Company For One Billion Dollars

2:07:52 | May 10th, 2018

Cindy Eckert (formerly Whitehead) (@cindypinkceo) is an entrepreneur with 1.5 billion dollars in exits who currently serves as the founder and CEO of The Pink Ceiling, an investment firm and consulting enterprise nicknamed the Pinkubator with a missi...Show More
#313: Michael Pollan — Exploring The New Science of Psychedelics

2:10:19 | May 6th, 2018

This might be the most important podcast episode I've put out in the last two years. Please trust me and give it a full listen. It will surprise you, perhaps shock you, and definitely make you think differently. Michael Pollan (@michaelpollan) is th...Show More
#312: Joseph Gordon-Levitt — Actor, Filmmaker, and Entrepreneur

2:01:11 | May 3rd, 2018

Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) is an actor whose career spans three decades, and ranges from television (3rd Rock from the Sun) to arthouse (Mysterious Skin, Brick) to multiplex (Inception, 500 Days of Summer, Looper, Snowden). He made his feat...Show More
#311: Nick Thompson -- Editor-In-Chief of WIRED

1:38:40 | Apr 27th, 2018

Nick Thompson (@nxthompson) is the editor-in-chief of WIRED. Under his leadership, Wired has launched a successful paywall, a Snapchat channel, and an AMP Stories edition; it has also been nominated for National Magazine Awards in design and feature ...Show More
#310: Hurry Up and Fail -- Tim Kennedy

1:25:40 | Apr 22nd, 2018

Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) is a former UFC middleweight contender who simultaneously served in the US Army as a Green Beret sniper and had tours in both Afghanistan and Iraq. He is a three-time winner of the Modern Army Combatives tournament, a gru...Show More
#309: Astro Teller, CEO of X - How to Think 10x Bigger

16:05 | Apr 18th, 2018

This is a very short, roughly 10-minute, episode. It explains how to 10x your thinking and your goals, or -- put another way -- how to escape incremental thinking and think truly BIG. I loved it so much that I now listen to it on a regular basis as a...Show More
#308: Inside Out with Katie Couric

1:19:52 | Apr 12th, 2018

Katie Couric (IG: @katiecouric) is an award-winning journalist, New York Times bestselling author, and co-founder of the non-profit Stand Up to Cancer, which has raised more than $500 million to fund scientific research teams. Katie launched her pro...Show More
#307: Karlie Kloss - Entrepreneur and Supermodel

1:10:54 | Apr 4th, 2018

Karlie Kloss (IG: @karliekloss) is an entrepreneur and supermodel who was discovered at a local charity fashion show at age 13 and has been modeling professionally ever since. Karlie has walked for and starred in campaigns for top designers includin...Show More
#305: Daniel Pink — How to Make Better Decisions and Be More Creative

2:12:36 | Mar 25th, 2018

This podcast explores how to make better decisions, ask better questions, and be more creative. The stories range from escapes to India and speechwriting for Al Gore, to writing bestselling books and using “motivational interviewing” with kids. The ...Show More
#304: How to Prioritize Your Life and Make Time for What Matters

37:54 | Mar 22nd, 2018

Debbie Millman (@debbiemillman) was named by Graphic Design USA as "one of the most influential designers working today." She is also the founder and host of Design Matters, the world's first and longest-running podcast about design, where she's inte...Show More
#303: How to Do Crazy Good Turns -- Frank Blake

1:55:14 | Mar 15th, 2018

Frank Blake (@frankblake) served as chairman and CEO of The Home Depot from January 2007 to May 2014, and then as chairman through January of 2015. He previously served as deputy secretary for the US Department of Energy. Prior to that, he served in ...Show More
#302: Own the Day, Own Your Life - Aubrey Marcus

1:28:12 | Mar 13th, 2018

Aubrey Marcus (IG: @aubreymarcus) is the founder and CEO of Onnit, a lifestyle brand based on a holistic health philosophy he calls Total Human Optimization. Onnit is an Inc. 500 company and an industry leader with products touching millions of lives...Show More
#300: Jack Kornfield - Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy in the Present

2:55:02 | Mar 5th, 2018

Jack Kornfield (@JackKornfield) trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India, and Burma, shortly thereafter becoming one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. He has taught meditation internat...Show More
#299: How to Secure Financial Freedom, Maximize Productivity, and Protect Your Health

1:07:51 | Mar 1st, 2018

In this episode, I answer the most up-voted questions from subscribers to 5-Bullet Friday, the free newsletter I send out every week. In this Q&A, I reveal:The top five health markers I check and watch regularly.Strategies to prevent or minimize bin...Show More
#296: How to Build Popular Podcasts and Blogs

58:08 | Feb 10th, 2018

Many of you have asked me how I have built a popular blog and podcast. I've contemplated writing a long post about this, and then Mari Takahashi (@atomicmari) -- a successful ballerina, gamer, and content creator -- sent me some very good questions t...Show More
#295: The 4-Hour Workweek Revisited

1:00:18 | Feb 3rd, 2018

My first book, The 4-Hour Workweek, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Thousands of you have asked me how I would update it today -- and many have asked why I haven't updated it since 2009. For this episode, I discuss common questions and mis...Show More
#294: Best Investments, Bad Advice to Avoid, and Other Life Lessons

49:40 | Jan 26th, 2018

This episode sets a new record with five guests -- each considered among the best in their field. It features Adam Robinson (@IAmAdamRobinson), Debbie Millman (@debbiemillman), Neil Strauss (@neilstrauss), Scott Belsky (@scottbelsky), and Veronica Be...Show More
#293: Catherine Hoke — The Master of Second Chances

2:19:24 | Jan 21st, 2018

Catherine Hoke (@catherine_hoke) is the founder of Defy Ventures, a national nonprofit organization that "transforms the hustle" of currently and formerly incarcerated people. Defy's vision is to end mass incarceration by using entrepreneurship as a ...Show More
#292: Lessons and Warnings from Successful Risk Takers

1:10:53 | Jan 18th, 2018

This is a special episode of the podcast, which features three guests: author Soman Chainani (@SomanChainani), author Susan Cain (@susancain), and East Rock Capital co-founder and investor Graham Duncan. All three are featured in my latest book, Tri...Show More
#291: Overcoming, Managing, and Using Fear

1:08:01 | Jan 14th, 2018

Welcome to another edition of The Tim Ferriss Radio Hour, where I share the habits and patterns of world-class performers revealed over nearly 300 interviews. In this episode, we'll explore fear. Specifically, how to manage, mitigate, and overcome f...Show More
#290: Gretchen Rubin — Experiments in Happiness and Creativity

2:16:44 | Jan 10th, 2018

Gretchen Rubin is the author of several books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Four Tendencies, Better Than Before, The Happiness Project, and Happier at Home. She has an enormous readership, both in print and online, and her books have ...Show More
#289: How to Handle Information Overwhelm (and Social Media)

36:13 | Jan 4th, 2018

After reading Tools of Titans and Tribe of Mentors, many of you have asked me how I process all of the information I receive. This episode will help you manage information overwhelm, recommend a few techniques for dealing with social media, and answ...Show More
#288: Lessons from Bozoma Saint John -- From Spike Lee to Uber, From Ghana to Silicon Valley

1:34:31 | Dec 27th, 2017

Bozoma Saint John (@badassboz) is the Chief Brand Officer at Uber. Until June 2017, she was a marketing executive at Apple Music after joining the company in its acquisition of Beats Music. In 2016, Billboard named her Female Executive of the Year, ...Show More
#286: The Man Who Taught Me How to Invest

1:46:21 | Dec 16th, 2017

Mike Maples, Jr. (@m2jr) is the man who taught me how to invest. He's one of my favorite people and a personal mentor. He is a partner at Floodgate, a venture capital firm that specializes in micro-cap investments in startups. He has been on the For...Show More
#285: Preserving Human Life, Battling the Busy Trap, and How to Stay Focused -- M. Sanjayan

1:17:02 | Dec 7th, 2017

M. Sanjayan (@msanjayan) is a global conservation scientist specializing in how nature preserves and enhances human life. He serves as CEO for Conservation International, having joined CI in 2014 as executive vice president and senior scientist. He h...Show More
#284: The Answers to My Favorite Questions

50:40 | Dec 3rd, 2017

This is an unusual episode. Instead of the typical interview format where I ask other people questions, I did what thousands of you have requested; I answered the 11 questions that are the foundation of Tribe of Mentors (and add in a few bonus answer...Show More
#283: Managing Procrastination, Predicting the Future, and Finding Happiness - Tim Urban

1:33:21 | Nov 30th, 2017

Tim Urban (@waitbutwhy) is the author of the blog Wait But Why and has become one of the Internet's most popular writers. According to Fast Company, Tim has "captured a level of reader engagement that even the new-media giants would be envious of." W...Show More
#281: Stewart Brand - The Polymath of Polymaths

2:40:12 | Nov 21st, 2017

Stewart Brand (@stewartbrand) is the president of The Long Now Foundation, established to foster long-term thinking and responsibility. He leads a project called Revive & Restore, which seeks to bring back extinct animal species such as the passenger...Show More
#280: The Erotic Playbook of a Top-Earning Sex Worker (NSFW)

2:20:19 | Nov 17th, 2017

Alice Little (@thealicelittle) is considered the #1 top-earning legal sex worker in the United States. She is a 4'8" legal sex worker at Nevada's world famous Moonlite Bunny Ranch. This episode is definitely not suitable for work (NSFW). In this wid...Show More
#279: The Most Curious Man in Hollywood — Brian Grazer

1:33:40 | Nov 12th, 2017

Brian Grazer (@BrianGrazer) is an Academy Award-winning producer and New York Times bestselling author (A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life, with Charles Fishman) who has been making movies and television programs for more than 25 years. Graz...Show More
#278: Tim O'Reilly - The Trend Spotter

2:09:06 | Nov 8th, 2017

Tim O'Reilly (@timoreilly) is one of the most fascinating polymaths I've ever encountered. Wired has called him "the trend spotter" in the world of tech and macrotrends. Tim is the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc. His original business plan w...Show More
#276: Terry Laughlin, The Master Who Changed My Life

2:18:35 | Oct 29th, 2017

This episode will forever have special meaning for me. While I didn't know it at the time, this ended up being the final long-form interview with Terry Laughlin (@TISWIM). Terry passed away from cancer complications on October 20, just two weeks afte...Show More
#275: Discipline Equals Freedom -- Jocko Willink

1:01:34 | Oct 20th, 2017

Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) takes over the show for a special episode. As I learned during our first interview, he is one of the scariest human beings imaginable. In this episode, Jocko shares lessons from his new book Discipline Equals Freedom: F...Show More
#274: Arianna Huffington, Media Maven

1:30:59 | Oct 18th, 2017

Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) is the founder and CEO of Thrive Global and founder of The Huffington Post. She has been named to Time magazine's list of the world's 100 Most Influential People and Forbes' Most Powerful Women list. Originally from...Show More
#272: Sir Richard Branson — The Billionaire Maverick of the Virgin Empire

1:19:26 | Oct 9th, 2017

Sir Richard Branson (@richardbranson), founder and chairman of The Virgin Group, is a world-famous entrepreneur, adventurer, activist, and business icon. He has launched a dozen billion-dollar businesses and hundreds of other companies. His new auto...Show More
#269: The 3 Critical Rules of Branding

34:38 | Oct 3rd, 2017

This is a special episode of The Tim Ferriss Show. This time, I focus on tactical, specific advice on branding, marketing, and the most common mistakes of growing an audience.
#268: Eric Ripert -- Lessons in Mastery and Mindfulness

1:50:01 | Sep 29th, 2017

Eric Ripert (@ericripert) is recognized as one of the best chefs in the world. In 1995, at just 29 years old, he earned a four-star rating from The New York Times. Twenty years later and for the fifth consecutive time, Le Bernardin, where Eric is the...Show More
#267: Tools and Tips for Better Sleep

1:01:25 | Sep 26th, 2017

In this episode of the podcast, I focus on a topic that has been a lifelong personal struggle: sleep. I've gathered some of the best advice from multiple guests about rest and regeneration. I've found that if you prioritize sleep and recovery, it mag...Show More
#266: Favorite Books, Supplements, Simple Technologies, and More

43:19 | Sep 22nd, 2017

In this episode, I answer the most up-voted questions from subscribers to 5-Bullet Friday, the free newsletter I send out every week. In this Q&A, I reveal: My 3-5 favorite books of the past year. Technologies and apps that have made my life easier....Show More
#265: Bill Burr — The Comedian's Comedian

1:11:15 | Sep 18th, 2017

This episode of the podcast features Bill Burr (@billburr). Many of you know Bill as a standup comedian. I know him as one of the funniest humans alive, and someone that many of you requested for years. Rolling Stone called Bill “the undisputed heavy...Show More
#263: Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky — Exploring Creativity, Ignoring Critics, and Making Art

2:03:50 | Sep 9th, 2017

Darren Aronofsky (@DarrenAronofsky) is the founder and head of production company Protozoa Pictures. He is the acclaimed and award-winning filmmaker behind both cult classics and blockbusters, including Pi (which earned him a Best Director award at t...Show More
#262: The CIA, The Police, and Other Adventures from Stewart Copeland

1:10:00 | Sep 3rd, 2017

Stewart Copeland (@copelandmusic) is a Grammy Award-winning musician, considered by Rolling Stone Magazine to be one of the top ten drummers of all time. He's a founding member of The Police, and an inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In this...Show More
#261: Mental Performance, Work-Life Balance, and the Rise to the Top - Maria Sharapova

2:09:33 | Aug 26th, 2017

Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) is one of the best tennis players in the world. She is the winner of five Grand Slam titles (two at the French Open and one each at the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and US Open) and an Olympic silver medalist. Forbes ...Show More
#260: Setting Goals, Making Money, and Overcoming Tough Times -- Phil Hellmuth

1:06:51 | Aug 24th, 2017

Phil Hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) is an American professional poker player who has won a record fourteen World Series of Poker bracelets. He is the winner of the Main Event of the 1989 World Series of Poker (WSOP) and the Main Event of the 2012 World Se...Show More
#258: From Long-Shot to $50 Billion Empire - Bill Rasmussen

1:09:26 | Aug 10th, 2017

Bill Rasmussen (@bill_espn) is the co-founder of ESPN. He turned a massive gamble into an opportunity to create the 24-hour programming cycle used universally by networks today. This episode comes from my new television show Fear(less), where I inter...Show More
#256: How to Overcome Anxiety and Stress - with Adviser to Olympians, Michael Gervais

1:10:18 | Aug 2nd, 2017

Michael Gervais (@michaelgervais) is the performance psychologist elite athletes and coaches turn to when they want to level up or when they're returning from hard times and want to not just get back to where they were, but exceed their previous high...Show More
#253: Morning Routines and Strategies

1:08:33 | Jul 19th, 2017

This is a special episode of the podcast. After more than 200 conversations with the world's top performers, you start to spot certain patterns. These are the shared habits, hacks, philosophies, and tools that are the common threads of success, happi...Show More
#252: Inside the World of SuperTraining - Mark Bell

1:34:09 | Jul 13th, 2017

Mark Bell (@MarkSmellyBell) is the founder of Super Training Gym in Sacramento, which is often referred to as "the strongest gym in the West." Prior to opening his own gym, he spent time studying training under the legendary Louie Simmons at Westside...Show More
#251: How to Live Without Limits - Kyle Maynard

56:47 | Jul 9th, 2017

Kyle Maynard (@kylemaynard) is a motivational speaker, bestselling author, entrepreneur, and ESPY award-winning mixed martial arts athlete, known for becoming the first quadruple amputee to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Aconcagua wi...Show More
#250: Myers-Briggs, Diet Mistakes, and Immortality

1:01:59 | Jul 6th, 2017

In this episode, I'm answering your questions. I'm responding to the most upvoted questions from subscribers to 5-Bullet Friday, the newsletter I send out every week. It explores five cool things I've found, including apps, books, gadgets, albums, ar...Show More
#249: How to Make a Difference and Find Your Purpose -- Blake Mycoskie

1:09:33 | Jun 28th, 2017

This episode of the podcast features Blake Mycoskie (@blakemycoskie). Blake Mycoskie is the Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, and the person behind the One for One® business model, which helps a person in need with every product purchased. This s...Show More
#248: The 10 Commandments of Startup Success with Reid Hoffman

1:40:02 | Jun 25th, 2017

On this special episode, we're going to share with you the "10 Commandments for Startup Success." They're drawn from the new podcast Masters of Scale, which is hosted by my friend and today's guest Reid Hoffman (@reidhoffman). Reid has been on the sh...Show More
#247: Cool Tools for Travel - Tim Ferriss and Kevin Kelly

37:26 | Jun 20th, 2017

Kevin Kelly (@kevin2kelly) might be the real-life Most Interesting Man In The World. I've always wanted to travel with him, and we recently headed to Uzbekistan together. This episode covers some of our favorite travel tools. Kevin is Senior Maverick...Show More
#245: The Magic, Misdirection, and Mindset of David Blaine

1:05:31 | Jun 8th, 2017

David Blaine (@davidblaine) is an American magician, illusionist, and endurance artist. He is best known for his high-profile feats of endurance and has set and broken several world records. A while back, he taught a group of TEDMED attendees and me ...Show More
#243: How to Fear Less -- Vince Vaughn

1:41:38 | May 30th, 2017

Vince Vaughn (@WildWest) is one of the most prolific actors, writers, and producers in the world. He's acted in more than thirty major motion pictures that have gone on to gross more than 1.7 billion at the box office. He is largely credited for rede...Show More
#242: Phil Keoghan -- The Magic of Bucket Lists and Amazing Races

1:32:11 | May 26th, 2017

Phil Keoghan (@PhilKeoghan) has worked in television for almost thirty years on more than a thousand program episodes in more than a hundred countries. His work has earned him numerous awards, including ten prime-time Emmys. He is perhaps best known ...Show More
#240: Accelerated Learning and Mentors - My Personal Story

59:09 | May 17th, 2017

This episode is by request. You have asked me many times for an episode on education, accelerated learning, and my mentors. It will all be covered in the following conversation with Charles Best (@charlesbest), the founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org...Show More
#239: How to Reverse Aging with Art De Vany

1:56:11 | May 12th, 2017

Dr. Arthur De Vany is nearly eighty years old and ripped. Better known as Art De Vany, he was signed as a professional baseball player in his youth and later earned his Ph.D. in Economics at UCLA. He is most famous for his "evolutionary fitness" appr...Show More
#238: The Savant of Speed -- Ryan Flaherty

1:38:09 | May 7th, 2017

Ryan Flaherty (@ryanflaherty1) is the Senior Director of Performance at Nike. Prior to holding that position, Ryan was the Founder and President of Prolific Athletes LLC, a sports performance facility in San Diego, California, where he trained some o...Show More
#237: Exploring Smart Drugs, Fasting, and Fat Loss -- Dr. Rhonda Patrick

2:41:14 | May 4th, 2017

Rhonda Patrick, PhD, (@foundmyfitness) is an American biochemist and scientist. She first appeared on this podcast back in episode twelve, and whether you want to extend life, inexpensively buy a stem cell "insurance policy," or guard against cancer,...Show More
#236: The Alien of Extraordinary Ability

1:34:25 | Apr 22nd, 2017

Murray Carter (@CarterCutlery) is a Canadian craftsman like no other. At eighteen, he fell into an apprenticeship with a sixteenth generation Yoshimoto bladesmith that lasted six years -- and was asked to take the position of number seventeen in the ...Show More
#235: Dorian Yates on High Intensity Training, Injury Prevention, and Building Maximum Muscle

1:43:31 | Apr 21st, 2017

Dorian Yates (@dorian_yates) is a six-time Mr. Olympia who has taken the already extreme sport of bodybuilding to a new level. He's one of my adolescent heroes whose innovations in training (e.g., Occam's protocol) influenced what I later put into Th...Show More
#234: Marie Kondo -- The Japanese Tidying Master

1:10:05 | Apr 16th, 2017

Marie Kondo (@MarieKondo, also known as "KonMari") is a Japanese organizing consultant, author, and entrepreneur. She developed a revolutionary method of organizing known as the KonMari Method, which consists of gathering together everything you own,...Show More
#233: Cory Booker -- Street Fights, 10-Day Hunger Strikes, and Creative Problem-Solving

2:03:07 | Apr 10th, 2017

Cory Booker (@corybooker) is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from New Jersey. I generally have an allergy to politics, but Cory's story is endlessly fascinating (e.g., he's faced down death threats from gangs, run into bur...Show More
#232: The Tim Ferriss Radio Hour: Controlling Stress, Nutrition Upgrades, and Improved Health

1:13:51 | Apr 6th, 2017

Welcome to the second installment of The Tim Ferriss Radio Hour. After more than 200 conversations with the world's top performers, you start to spot certain patterns. These are the shared habits, hacks, philosophies, and tools that are the common th...Show More
#231: How to Be Creative Like a Motherf*cker -- Cheryl Strayed

1:39:18 | Mar 31st, 2017

If you’re interested in the creative process of a famed author, jumpstarting your own creation, note taking, list making, or simply handling hard emotions, this episode is for you.  Recorded in front of a 2,000-plus person crowd at SXSW in Austin, Te...Show More
#230: The Secrets, Tactics, and Creative Processes of High Performers and Achievers -- Debbie Millman

43:33 | Mar 25th, 2017

This is round two for Debbie Millman, whose first interview on this show quickly became one of the most downloaded episodes of all time (listen to it here). Graphic Design USA has named Debbie Millman (@debbiemillman) "one of the most influential des...Show More
#228: The Lion of Olympic Weightlifting, 62-Year-Old Jerzy Gregorek (Also Featuring: Naval Ravikant)

2:45:33 | Mar 16th, 2017

Jerzy Gregorek (@TheHappyBody) immigrated from Poland to the United States with his wife, Aniela, in 1986 as political refugees. He subsequently won four World Weightlifting Championships and established one world record. In 2000, Jerzy and Aniela fo...Show More
#226: How to Not Be Evil - Dr. Phil Zimbardo

1:06:21 | Mar 8th, 2017

Dr. Philip Zimbardo (@PhilZimbardo) is one of the most distinguished psychologists in the world and a professor emeritus at Stanford University. He is arguably best known for his 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment, in which students were turned into moc...Show More
#224: The Random Show - Drinking Urine, Exploring Japan, and Figuring Out Life

1:39:40 | Feb 26th, 2017

Coming to you from a late night in rural Japan, this is a special edition of The Random Show. Per usual for The Random Show, I am joined by Kevin Rose (@KevinRose), serial entrepreneur, world-class investor, and all around wild and crazy guy. We disc...Show More
#223: Calming Philosophies for Chaotic Times -- Krista Tippett

1:59:18 | Feb 21st, 2017

Krista Tippett (@KristaTippett) is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author. She created and hosts the public radio program and podcast On Being and curates The Civil Conversations Project, an emergent approach to the...Show More
#222: Jerrod Carmichael - Uber-Productivity and Dangerous Comedy

1:26:01 | Feb 18th, 2017

Jerrod Carmichael (@NotoriousROD) is pushing the boundaries of comedy with his groundbreaking work in stand-up, television, and film. Now just 29 years old, what this driven North Carolina native has accomplished is mind-boggling, and 2017 is going t...Show More
#221: Mr. Money Mustache — Living Beautifully on $25-27K Per Year

1:47:51 | Feb 13th, 2017

Mr. Money Mustache (@mrmoneymustache -- Pete Adeney in real life) grew up in Canada in a family of mostly eccentric musicians. He worked in various tech companies before retiring at age 30. Pete, his wife, and their now eleven-year-old son live near ...Show More
#220: Soman Chainani — The School for Good and Evil

1:55:53 | Feb 8th, 2017

Soman Chainani (@SomanChainani) is a detailed planner, filmmaker, and New York Times best selling author. Soman's debut fiction series, The School for Good and Evil, has sold more than a million copies, has been translated into more than twenty langu...Show More
#219: Lessons from Warren Buffett, Bobby Fischer, and Other Outliers

1:54:39 | Feb 2nd, 2017

Adam Robinson (@IAmAdamRobinson) first appeared on this podcast in the "Becoming the Best Version of You" episode (#210) alongside Josh Waitzkin (chess, jiu-jitsu, investing) and Ramit Sethi (personal finance, entrepreneurship). By popular demand, th...Show More
#218: The Most Feared and Well-Liked Journalist in Silicon Valley - Kara Swisher

1:43:20 | Jan 26th, 2017

Kara Swisher (@karaswisher) has been called "Silicon Valley's most feared and well-liked journalist" by New York Magazine. Here's just one example: you can graph the impact on Yahoo's stock price by various posts by Kara. That's just the tip of the i...Show More
#217: The One-Minute Workout Designed by Scientists -- Dr. Martin Gibala

1:33:46 | Jan 23rd, 2017

Martin Gibala, Ph.D. (@gibalam) is a professor and chair of the kinesiology department at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. His research on the physiological and health benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) has attracted immense...Show More
#215: The Return of the Money Shot

1:54:05 | Jan 16th, 2017

Whitney Cummings (@whitneycummings) is a Los Angeles-based comedian, actor, writer, and producer. She is the executive producer and, along with Michael Patrick King, co-creator of the Emmy-nominated CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls. She has headlined with co...Show More
#214: How to Design a Life - Debbie Millman

1:52:14 | Jan 12th, 2017

For some of you, this may be most important podcast episode you ever listen to.  I don't say that lightly. It has nothing to do with me and everything to do with my guest, who walks us through gripping stories, tactical details, humor, pain, and emot...Show More
#213: Fasting vs. Slow-Carb Diet, Top $150 Purchases, Balancing Productivity and Relaxation, and More

1:01:44 | Jan 4th, 2017

We're going to kick off the year with an in-betweenisode where I answer the most popular questions you've submitted. If you're wondering what you can do to ask a question that gets answered in the future, these are good criteria to follow:  I can an...Show More