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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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Sharon Salzberg, World-Renowned Meditation Teacher

1:16:27 | 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

2:34:14 | 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

1:36:17 | Aug 16th, 2017

Larry King (@kingsthings) has been dubbed "The most remarkable talk show host on TV, ever" by TV Guide and "Master of the mic" by Time Magazine. Larry's been described as the Muhammad Ali of the broadcast interview, and he's been inducted into five o...Show More

Lessons from Steve Jobs, Leonardo da Vinci, and Ben Franklin

1:31:29 | 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

#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

Dr. Gabor Mate - New Paradigms, Ayahuasca, and Redefining Addiction

2:36:26 | Feb 20th, 2018

Dr. Gabor Maté (@drmate) 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: Clo...Show More

#264: Ray Dalio, The Steve Jobs of Investing

2:06:21 | 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

1:00:49 | 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. If you're a longtime listener to this podcast, you'll find at least one or two actionable pieces of information here. If y...Show More

#241: The Relationship Episode: Sex, Love, Polyamory, Marriage, and More (with Esther Perel)

2:04:11 | 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)

2:04:27 | 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

1:38:58 | 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

#340: Paul Stamets — The Mushroom King on Medicine, Psychedelics, and Saving Humanity

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 — Tactics from The Startup Whisperer

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

1:31:00 | 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

2:22:55 | 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

Discipline, Sex, Psychedelics, and More -- The Return of Drunk Dialing

1:05:56 | 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

Joe Gebbia -- Co-Founder of Airbnb

2:46:41 | 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

Bob Metcalfe — The Man (and Lessons) Behind Ethernet, Metcalfe’s Law, and More

2:18:17 | 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

Terry Crews — How to Have, Do, and Be All You Want

1:59:54 | 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

How to Say No

29:23 | 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

Intimacy, Emotional Baggage, Relationship Longevity, and More - Esther Perel

1:08:44 | 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

Investing Wisdom from Marc Andreessen, Peter Thiel, Reid Hoffman, Chris Sacca, and Others

1:19:20 | 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

1:11:31 | Jul 26th, 2017

In this episode, I've gathered some of the best advice about coping with frustrations and roadblocks, and -- ultimately -- learning how to turn failure into success. Behind each success story is usually a lesson on how to overcome failure. Aside from...Show More

#254: When to Quit - Lessons from World-Class Entrepreneurs, Investors, Authors, and More

1:24:38 | 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

1:10:17 | 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

2:10:30 | 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

56:30 | 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

1:17:21 | 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

1:23:04 | 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

11:47 | 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

1:38:00 | 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

44:40 | 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

1:54:54 | 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

#138: How Seth Godin Manages His Life -- Rules, Principles, and Obsessions

2:02:42 | 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

32:08 | 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

1:39:56 | 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

#114: The Athlete (And Artist) Who Cheats Death, Jimmy Chin

1:30:06 | 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

2:35:29 | 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

32:54 | 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

Ep 60: Tim Ferriss Interviews Arnold Schwarzenegger on Psychological Warfare (And Much More)

1:17:22 | 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

Arnold Schwarzenegger Teaser

5:39 | 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 38: Tony Robbins (Part 2) on Morning Routines, Peak Performance, and Mastering Money

58:51 | 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

1:08:21 | 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

Episode 4: Ryan Holiday

1:40:41 | 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 3: Kelly Starrett and Dr. Justin Mager

2:04:50 | 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

Episode 2: Joshua Waitzkin

1:15:41 | 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

1:48:11 | 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

#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

Tim Ferriss interviews Nick Kokonas, the co-owner and co-founder of The Alinea Group of restaurants — Alinea, Next, The Aviary, Roister, and The Aviary NYC.

#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 Master Market Cycles

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

1:56:36 | 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

2:17:07 | 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

2:24:01 | 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!

1:05:33 | 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

54:35 | 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

2:27:46 | 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

39:53 | 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

1:03:47 | 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

Cal Fussman Corners Tim Ferriss

1:59:10 | 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

Inside a Maximum Security Prison: Three Stories of Redemption and Entrepreneurship

1:33:26 | 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

Adam Robinson — Outflanking and Outsmarting the Competition

35:34 | 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

Brandon Stanton — The Story of Humans of New York and 25M+ Fans

1:57:30 | 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

Liz Lambert — The Unstoppable Hotelier

1:59:10 | 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

How to Succeed in High-Stress Situations

45:02 | 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

One-Person Businesses That Make $1M+ Per Year

1:08:03 | 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

Steve Jurvetson — The Midas Touch and Mind-Bending Futures

2:51:25 | 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

Whitney Wolfe Herd — Founder and CEO of Bumble

1:15:08 | 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

Lessons Learned Traveling The World

1:12:24 | 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

Cindy Whitehead — How to Sell Your Company For One Billion Dollars

2:12:44 | May 10th, 2018

Cindy 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 mission to invest in, l...Show More

Michael Pollan — Exploring The New Science of Psychedelics

2:14:53 | 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

Joseph Gordon-Levitt — Actor, Filmmaker, and Entrepreneur

2:05:25 | 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

Nick Thompson -- Editor-In-Chief of WIRED

1:43:26 | 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

Hurry Up and Fail -- Tim Kennedy

1:29:53 | 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

Astro Teller, CEO of X - How to Think 10x Bigger

17:29 | 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

Inside Out with Katie Couric

1:25:34 | 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

Karlie Kloss - Entrepreneur and Supermodel

1:14:12 | 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

Daniel Pink — How to Make Better Decisions and Be More Creative

2:19:11 | 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

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

How to Do Crazy Good Turns -- Frank Blake

1:57:14 | 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

Own the Day, Own Your Life - Aubrey Marcus

1:30:12 | 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

Jack Kornfield - Finding Freedom, Love, and Joy in the Present

3:02:38 | 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

How to Secure Financial Freedom, Maximize Productivity, and Protect Your Health

1:12:31 | 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

How to Build Popular Podcasts and Blogs

1:05:43 | 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

The 4-Hour Workweek Revisited

1:08:24 | 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

Best Investments, Bad Advice to Avoid, and Other Life Lessons

55:34 | 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

Catherine Hoke — The Master of Second Chances

2:26:44 | 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

Lessons and Warnings from Successful Risk Takers

1:16:43 | 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

Overcoming, Managing, and Using Fear

1:13:29 | 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

Gretchen Rubin — Experiments in Happiness and Creativity

2:22:34 | 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

How to Handle Information Overwhelm (and Social Media)

43:52 | 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

Lessons from Bozoma Saint John -- From Spike Lee to Uber, From Ghana to Silicon Valley

1:46:30 | 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

The Man Who Taught Me How to Invest

1:54:34 | 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

Preserving Human Life, Battling the Busy Trap, and How to Stay Focused -- M. Sanjayan

1:29:21 | 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

The Answers to My Favorite Questions

1:00:57 | 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

Managing Procrastination, Predicting the Future, and Finding Happiness - Tim Urban

1:46:21 | 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

Stewart Brand - The Polymath of Polymaths

2:53:21 | 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

The Erotic Playbook of a Top-Earning Sex Worker (NSFW)

2:28:19 | 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

The Most Curious Man in Hollywood — Brian Grazer

1:41:43 | 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

Tim O'Reilly - The Trend Spotter

2:20:14 | 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

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

Discipline Equals Freedom -- Jocko Willink

1:07:12 | 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

Arianna Huffington, Media Maven

1:36:59 | 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

Sir Richard Branson — The Billionaire Maverick of the Virgin Empire

1:27:44 | 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

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

1:53:01 | 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

1:04:36 | 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 ...Show More

#266: Favorite Books, Supplements, Simple Technologies, and More

46:50 | 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 e...Show More

#265: Bill Burr -- The Comedian's Comedian

1:14:48 | 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

2:08:00 | 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, Requiem For a Dream, The Wrestler, Black Sw...Show More

#262: The CIA, The Police, and Other Adventures from Stewart Copeland

1:12:17 | 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.

#261: Mental Performance, Work-Life Balance, and the Rise to the Top - Maria Sharapova

2:13:53 | 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.

#260: Setting Goals, Making Money, and Overcoming Tough Times -- Phil Hellmuth

1:09:21 | 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

1:14:26 | 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.

#256: How to Overcome Anxiety and Stress - with Adviser to Olympians, Michael Gervais

1:14:33 | 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

1:11:38 | 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

1:37:22 | 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

1:01:23 | 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

1:05:23 | 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

1:13:44 | 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

1:43:23 | 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

42:17 | 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

1:09:51 | 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

1:45:30 | 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

1:34:49 | 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

1:10:15 | 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

1:59:33 | 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

1:42:22 | 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

2:46:46 | 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

1:41:18 | 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

1:49:08 | 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

1:13:08 | 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

2:07:06 | 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

1:15:50 | 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

1:42:20 | 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

47:02 | 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)

2:48:37 | 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

1:13:03 | 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

1:43:09 | 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

2:02:16 | 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

1:32:52 | 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

1:51:07 | 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

1:59:18 | 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

1:58:04 | 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

1:45:49 | 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

1:36:51 | 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

1:54:06 | 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

1:56:31 | 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

1:04:37 | 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

#212: 2016 - What I've Learned

45:53 | Dec 29th, 2016

This episode is a review of the past year. Since it's been a common request, I thought I'd run through what I do at the end of a year. For the last 6 years, I no longer write resolutions. Instead, I do a post-game analysis where I really look back at...Show More

#211: A.J. Jacobs: Self-Experimenter Extraordinaire

2:17:19 | Dec 24th, 2016

A.J. Jacobs (@ajjacobs) 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 quest to learn everything in the world. In The ...Show More

#210: Becoming the Best Version of You

1:35:10 | Dec 20th, 2016

This is a special episode of The Tim Ferriss Show. The audio is from a live conversation with not one, not two, but three guests: Josh Waitzkin, Ramit Sethi, and Adam Robinson. Josh Waitzkin is an endlessly fascinating person who gets mentioned a lot...Show More

#209: The Random Show Threesome -- Tim Ferriss, Kevin Rose, and Matt Mullenweg

1:00:10 | Dec 16th, 2016

My first live podcast in New York City was recorded at the 92nd Street YMCA to a sold-out crowd of about 900 people. This episode comes from The Random Show segment of the evening when I took the stage with Kevin Rose and Matt Mullenweg. Kevin Rose (...Show More

#208: Ezra Klein -- From College Blogger to Political Powerhouse

1:39:33 | Dec 13th, 2016

Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) is founder and editor-in-chief of Vox, an explanatory news organization that now reaches more than 100 million people each month through articles, videos, newsletters, and podcasts. Previously, he was a columnist and editor at...Show More

#207: Tools of Titans: Brené Brown Distilled and Other Goodies

43:18 | Dec 10th, 2016

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 31 million times and is one of the top five mos...Show More

#206: Testing the "Impossible": 17 Questions That Changed My Life

51:58 | Dec 7th, 2016

This is a special episode of the podcast. It's a sample chapter from my new book, Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers.  What follows are 17 questions that have dramatically changed my ...Show More

#205: Mark Bittman on Changing the Food Industry and Living Dangerously

1:10:39 | Dec 5th, 2016

Mark Bittman (@bittman) is the author of 20 acclaimed books, including the How to Cook Everything series, Food Matters, and his latest, How to Bake Everything -- which is on a coveted shelf in my own kitchen. For more than two decades, Mark's popular...Show More

#204: Tools of Titans: Josh Waitzkin Distilled

24:34 | Nov 28th, 2016

Josh Waitzkin is an endlessly fascinating person who gets mentioned a lot on this show for good reason (and he's been a guest not just once, but twice). He was the basis for the book and movie Searching for Bobby Fischer. Considered a chess prodigy, ...Show More

#203: David Heinemeier Hansson on Digital Security, Company Culture, and the Value of Schooling

1:09:04 | Nov 24th, 2016

David "DHH" Heinemeier Hansson (@dhh) is the creator of Ruby on Rails, founder and CTO at Basecamp (formerly 37signals), and the best-selling co-author of Rework and Remote: Office Not Required. Oh, and he went from not having a driver's license at 2...Show More

#202: Tools of Titans: Derek Sivers Distilled

38:41 | Nov 20th, 2016

Derek Sivers(@sivers) is one of my favorite humans, and I call him often for advice. Think of him as a philosopher-king programmer, master teacher, and merry prankster. Originally a professional musician and circus clown (he did the latter to counter...Show More

#201: The Tim Ferriss Radio Hour: Meditation, Mindset, and Mastery

1:01:39 | Nov 16th, 2016

I'm excited to bring you a little taste test of a new show format that I've been working on -- The Tim Ferriss Radio Hour. After 200 conversations with a variety of fascinating people, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Foxx, Tony Robbins, Maria ...Show More

#200: Susan Garrett -- Master Dog (and Human) Trainer

2:04:59 | Nov 13th, 2016

Susan Garrett (@susangarrett) is an incredible dog trainer. She has a B.Sc. in animal science, and for more than two decades has been one of the most consistently successful competitors in the sport of dog agility. Susan has been on the podium of the...Show More

#199: Stephen Dubner -- The Art of Storytelling and Facing Malcolm Gladwell in a Fist Fight

1:08:58 | Nov 8th, 2016

Stephen J. Dubner (@Freakonomics) returns to the show. He is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality. He is best-known for writing, along with the economist Steven D. Levitt, Freakonomics (2005), SuperFreakonomics†(2009), an...Show More

#198: Charles Poliquin - His Favorite Mass-Building Program, His Nighttime Routine For Better Sleep, and Much More

1:16:39 | Nov 6th, 2016

Charles Poliquin is back for another round of the podcast. Charles (@strengthsensei) is one of the best known strength coaches in the world. He has trained elite athletes from nearly 20 different sports, including Olympic gold medalists, NFL All-Pro’...Show More

#197: Drunk Dialing -- Ladies Night Edition!

1:47:41 | Nov 1st, 2016

By request, we have another drunk dialing episode (the most recent one can be found here, and the original can be found here). This one is a little different as it's a Ladies Night edition. Some of you may have noticed that ladies were absent from th...Show More

#196: Meet the Machine, Dave Camarillo

2:04:01 | Oct 30th, 2016

Dave Camarillo (@DaveCamarillo) was my long-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) coach (see him kicking my ass repeatedly here). Put simply, he is a machine. On the Mat once said: "It's funny that everybody in Judo is scared of David's ne waza and everybod...Show More

#195: David Heinemeier Hansson: The Power of Being Outspoken

3:33:54 | Oct 26th, 2016

David "DHH" Heinemeier Hansson (@dhh) is the creator of Ruby on Rails, founder and CTO at Basecamp (formerly 37signals), and the best-selling co-author of Rework and Remote: Office Not Required. Oh, and he went from not having a driver's license at 2...Show More

#194: The Magic and Power of Placebo

1:46:57 | Oct 23rd, 2016

Erik Vance (@erikvance) is an award-winning science writer based in California and Mexico City. After working as a scientist on research projects dealing with dolphin intelligence and coastal ecology, he became an educator and then an environmental c...Show More

#193: My Life Extension Pilgrimage to Easter Island

3:10:22 | Oct 20th, 2016

This episode was a blast. It was a tropical exploration of biology, life extension, and all good things. This included a lot of Carmenere wine and good old-fashioned ball busting. I was joined by: Peter Attia, MD (@peterattiamd), who rejoins the show...Show More

#192: The Return of Drunk Dialing

2:02:00 | Oct 11th, 2016

Thanks to the gin I had tonight, this is a special episode. It is a drunk-dialing Q&A with you guys -- like we did around this time last year to celebrate the 100th episode. In preparation, I solicited phone numbers from listeners who wanted to recei...Show More

#191: The Art and Science of Learning Anything Faster

40:25 | Oct 6th, 2016

This is a special episode because it doesn't focus on the lessons of one particular person. Instead, I explore the tips, tricks, and framework I've used to learn just about any skill. This is the meta-skill of meta-learning, or learning how to learn....Show More

#190: Matt Mullenweg on the Characteristics and Practices of Successful Entrepreneurs

1:15:21 | Sep 30th, 2016

Matt Mullenweg (@photomatt) is most associated with a tool that powers more than 25% of the entire Web: WordPress. He's also the CEO of Automattic, which is a multi-billion dollar, fully distributed startup. Matt loves tea, tequila, and Chicken McNug...Show More

#189: Shay Carl on Wealth, Parenting, and the Future of Video

46:17 | Sep 27th, 2016

This is another special in-betweenisode. It's a little shorter than the normal long-form episodes, and it features a Q&A with Shay Carl (@shaycarl). If you missed our first interview, Shay's story is incredible. He was a manual laborer for ages and u...Show More

#188: Dom D'Agostino on Disease Prevention, Cancer, and Living Longer

1:23:25 | Sep 25th, 2016

Dr. Dominic "Dom" D'Agostino (@DominicDAgosti2) is one of my most popular guests, and I'm happy to have him rejoin the show for the third time. (You can listen to Dom's first appearance here, and his second appearance here). Dom is an assistant profe...Show More

#185: Practicing What You Preach

14:58 | Sep 14th, 2016

My job is usually to deconstruct world-class performers and tease out their routines and habits you can use. But in this in-betweenisode, I'm going to present some short nuggets of practical, tactical philosophy about practicing what you preach. This...Show More

#184: Shep Gordon - The King Maker on His Best PR Stunts, Hugest Failures, and Practical Philosophies

1:28:31 | Sep 6th, 2016

Shep Gordon (@SupermenschShep) has been named one of the "100 most influential people" by Rolling Stone magazine. He is the man behind some of the biggest names you've ever heard. If you like the storytelling and lessons of Cal Fussman, you're going ...Show More

#183: Cal Fussman: The Master Storyteller Returns

2:20:06 | Aug 31st, 2016

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 primary writer of the "What I Learned" feature. The Austin Chronicle has described Cal's interviewing skills as "p...Show More

#182: Jason Nemer - Inside the Magic of AcroYoga

1:57:19 | Aug 24th, 2016

My guest on this episode of the podcast is Jason Nemer, co-founder of AcroYoga. Jason is an incredible character, who travels the world with next to nothing. He introduced me to my latest obsession -- AcroYoga. Along with Gymnastic Strength Training,...Show More

#181: How to ‘Waste Money’ To Improve the Quality of Your Life

27:25 | Aug 20th, 2016

This episode is not going to deconstruct a world-class performer, per usual. This is a short, but very actionable and practical episode about the inner workings of my business. I was asked recently how I choose my projects. I riffed on this topic, an...Show More

#180: The Secrets of Gymnastic Strength Training, Part Two — Home Equipment, Weighted Stretches, and Muscle-Ups

1:32:14 | Aug 17th, 2016

This is another jam-packed episode with Coach Chris Sommer, the former US national team gymnastics coach and founder of GymnasticBodies.  As a world-renowned Olympic coach, Sommer is known for building his students into some of the strongest, most po...Show More

#179: What's Important to You?

20:33 | Aug 14th, 2016

My job is usually to deconstruct world-class performers from business, military, entertainment, politics, or athletics, and then to tease out the routines and habits you can use. But in this in-betweenisode, Ryan Holiday, author of the book Ego Is th...Show More

#176: Mike Birbiglia, The Sleepwalking Comedy Giant

1:44:05 | Jul 27th, 2016

Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) is one of the best-known and busiest working comedians in the world, both behind and in front of the camera. His standup blends elements of theater, film, storytelling, and comedy. Mike has been deliberate in studying many c...Show More

#175: How to Cage the Monkey Mind

1:28:06 | Jul 24th, 2016

This episode is a little different. I visited the Googleplex -- the Mountain View-based headquarters of Google -- and had a public chat. I was interviewed and made sure that we covered some ground that has not been discussed before. There were questi...Show More

#174: The One-Handed Concert Pianist, Nicholas McCarthy

1:26:53 | Jul 19th, 2016

Nicholas McCarthy (@NMcCarthyPiano) was born in 1989 without his right hand and only started to play the piano at the age of 14. He was told he would never succeed as a concert pianist. Fortunately, the doubters were wrong. His graduation from the pr...Show More

#173: Lessons from Geniuses, Billionaires, and Tinkerers

2:45:47 | Jul 10th, 2016

Chris Young is an obsessive tinkerer, inventor, and innovator. His areas of expertise range from extreme aviation (world-record goals) to mathematics and apocalyptic-scale BBQs. Above all, he is one of the clearest thinkers I know. In this interview,...Show More

#172: Dom D'Agostino -- The Power of the Ketogenic Diet

1:57:30 | Jul 6th, 2016

Dr. Dominic "Dom" D'Agostino (@DominicDAgosti2) is an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, and a senior research scientist at the Institute for ...Show More

#171: The Random Show - New Favorite Books, Memory Training, and Bets On VR

2:06:06 | Jul 2nd, 2016

This is not going to be a long-form interview where I dissect and deconstruct a world-class performer...at least not in the usual fashion. Instead, this is a special edition of The Random Show. I am joined by Kevin Rose (@KevinRose), serial entrepren...Show More

#170: Shay Carl — From Manual Laborer to 2.3 Billion YouTube Views

3:07:44 | Jun 27th, 2016

Shay Carl (@shaycarl) got his first computer at age 27. He was a manual laborer for ages and uploaded his first YouTube video while on break from a granite counter top job. Flash forward to today: His SHAYTARDS channel now has roughly 2.3 BILLION vi...Show More

#169: Useful Lessons from Workaholics Anonymous, Corporate Implosions, and More

1:41:45 | Jun 25th, 2016

Ryan Holiday (@RyanHoliday) is a strategist and writer. He dropped out of college at 19 to apprentice under Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power, and later served as the director of marketing for American Apparel. His company, Brass Check, h...Show More

#168: Dissecting the Success of Malcolm Gladwell

1:45:26 | Jun 21st, 2016

Malcolm Gladwell (@gladwell) is the author of five New York Times bestsellers -- The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath. He has been named one of the 100 most influential people by TIME magazine and one of the For...Show More

#167: Jamie Foxx Part 2 - Bringing the Thunder

1:39:26 | Jun 18th, 2016

Jamie Foxx (@iamjamiefoxx) returns to the show for a special role-reversal where he interviews me for his radio show. For those of you who didn't hear Jamie's first appearance on the podcast, which was voted 2015 Podcast of the Year by Product Hunt, ...Show More

#166: How Creatives Should Negotiate

1:41:36 | Jun 15th, 2016

This episode is actually a workshop on negotiating. Out of all the resources out there on how to negotiate, 99 percent of them are piss-poor -- but I guarantee you this isn't one of them. The teacher is Ramit Sethi. These lessons are all taken from a...Show More

#165: The Canvas Strategy -- What Ben Franklin and Bill Belichick Have in Common

22:50 | Jun 10th, 2016

My job is usually to deconstruct world-class performers from business, military, entertainment, politics, or athletics, and then to tease out the routines and habits you can use. In this particular episode, I'm going to share an overarching strategy ...Show More

#164: Kevin Kelly - AI, Virtual Reality, and The Inevitable

1:46:19 | Jun 5th, 2016

Kevin Kelly (@kevin2kelly) is back again and, as I've said before, he might be the real-life "Most Interesting Man In The World." Kevin is Senior Maverick at Wired Magazine, which he co-founded in 1993. He also co-founded the All Species Foundation, ...Show More

#163: Marc Andreessen -- Lessons, Predictions, and Recommendations from an Icon

1:14:33 | May 28th, 2016

Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) is a legendary figure in Silicon Valley -- and worldwide. Even in the epicenter of tech, it's hard to find a more fascinating icon. Marc co-created the highly influential Mosaic Internet browser, the first widely used graphi...Show More

#162: How to Be Tim Ferriss - Featuring Freakonomics

44:54 | May 27th, 2016

This episode is a role-reversal. I flew to New York City and sat down with Stephen J. Dubner (@freakonomics) of Freakonomics fame. He proceeded to ask me all sorts of questions that I'd never heard before, and we recorded the entire thing.  It was a ...Show More

#161: Lessons from War, Tribal Societies, and a Non-Fiction Life (Sebastian Junger)

2:24:30 | May 22nd, 2016

If you want a better understanding of warriors, tribal societies, human nature, and what we can learn from it all, this is for you. My podcast guest is Sebastian Junger (@sebastianjunger), the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Perfect Stor...Show More

#160: Assessing Risk and Living Without a Rope – Lessons from Alex Honnold

1:51:43 | May 17th, 2016

Alex Honnold (@alexhonnold, Facebook: /alexhonnold) is a professional adventure rock climber whose audacious free-solo (no ropes, no partner) ascents of America’s biggest cliffs have made him one of the most recognized and followed climbers in the wo...Show More

#159: How to Optimize Creative Output — Jarvis versus Ferriss

1:39:33 | May 13th, 2016

This episode is a conversation/debate/trading of ideas between Chase Jarvis (@ChaseJarvis) and yours truly. We discuss a little bit of everything, including: Optimizing creative output Systems thinking Quota setting Celebrating the small wins Succes...Show More

#158: The Secrets of Gymnastic Strength Training

3:12:55 | May 8th, 2016

If you loved the Pavel, Poliquin, or Dom D’Agostino episodes, you'll love this one. My guest this episode isChristopher Sommer (GymnasticBodies on Instagram/Facebook), former US national team gymnastics coach. He is also the founder of GymnasticBodie...Show More

#157: The Importance of Being Dirty: Lessons from Mike Rowe

2:21:24 | May 4th, 2016

"Just because you love something doesn’t mean you can’t suck at it." - Mike Rowe Mike Rowe (@mikeroweworks) is perhaps the best storyteller and pitchman I've ever had on the show. You may know Mike Rowe as the host of Dirty Jobs. Mike Rowe is a TV ho...Show More

#156: Joshua Skenes -- Playing with Fire

1:35:25 | Apr 30th, 2016

"The answer is either yes or no. If it's 'no,' then I have to start over." - Joshua Skenes Joshua Skenes (IG: @jskenes) has become famous for his use of fire. As chef-owner of Saison in San Francisco (three Michelin stars), he has classical training ...Show More

#155: On Zero-to-Hero Transformations

1:11:10 | Apr 27th, 2016

In this episode, we don't have any special guests, unless you count the multiple personalities in my own head. We are not talking to Arnold Schwarzenegger, black-market chemists, Josh Waitzkin, Jamie Foxx or anyone else per our regular interviews. To...Show More

#154: The Habits of a Master -- Paulo Coelho, Author of The Alchemist

41:06 | Apr 23rd, 2016

"A successful writing day is the day that I suffer in the morning, and I have fun in the evening." -Paulo Coelho Paulo Coelho (@paulocoelho) has long been one of my writing inspirations. His books, of near universal appeal, spans from The Alchemist t...Show More

#152: On Philosophy and Riches

17:54 | Apr 9th, 2016

Whenever I succumb to social pressure to treat time as less valuable than income, that's when I turn to stoicism. In this special episode of the podcast, I'm sharing one of my favorite letters from Seneca, "On Philosophy and Riches." This is a must-l...Show More

#151: How to Overcome Fear - Lessons from Firefighter and Luger, Caroline Paul

1:49:35 | Apr 5th, 2016

Caroline Paul (@carowriter) is a blast and can also probably kick my ass... seriously. Caroline is the author of four published books. Her latest is the New York Times best seller The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure. Once a youn...Show More

#150: Morgan Spurlock: Inside the Mind of a Human Guinea Pig

1:15:12 | Mar 29th, 2016

This is an interview you’ve been asking for since before I started the podcast: Morgan Spurlock.  Morgan Spurlock (@morganspurlock) is an Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker based in New York. He is a prolific writer, director, producer, and human ...Show More

#149: How to Live in The Moment

16:30 | Mar 27th, 2016

I once wrote, "We all like to appear 'successful' (a nebulous term at best) and the media likes to portray standouts as superheroes...Most 'superheroes' are nothing of the sort. They’re weird, neurotic creatures who do big things DESPITE lots of self...Show More

#148: Josh Waitzkin, The Prodigy Returns

2:01:29 | Mar 22nd, 2016

Ever since episode #2 of the podcast, you’ve been asking for more Josh Waitzkin, so here it is! This is an in-depth jam session, and you can definitely listen to this one independently. Josh Waitzkin was the basis for the book and movie Searching for...Show More

#147: How to Avoid the Busy Trap (And Other Misuses of Your Time)

20:51 | Mar 18th, 2016

Today's episode is a bite-sized morsel for your brain and for your life. This is an excerpt from my favorite writing of all time. This letter is #22, "On the Futility of Halfway Measures." As usual, Seneca takes a little time in his preamble to get w...Show More

#146: The Random Show, Ice Cold Edition

1:07:32 | Mar 16th, 2016

This is not going to be a long form interview where I dissect and deconstruct a world-class performer. Instead, this is a special edition of the Random Show. I am joined by Kevin Rose (@KevinRose), serial entrepreneur, and all around wild and crazy g...Show More

145: The Interview Master: Cal Fussman and the Power of Listening

3:22:23 | 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

#144: How to 10X Your Results, One Tiny Tweak at a Time

47:03 | Mar 5th, 2016

If you've enjoyed my previous in-between episodes , then this might be your favorite episode ever. It's one of the most actionable, information-packed interviews I've ever done. This time, it's Joel Stein (@TheJoelStein) asking the questions. Joel is...Show More

#143: The World's Most Famous Performance-Enhancement Chemist

2:31:04 | Mar 2nd, 2016

At the behest of my astute legal counsel, here is a legal disclaimer for this episode: First, I am not recommending, endorsing, or supporting any of the substances or compounds (especially illegal) discussed or described in the interview. I am interv...Show More

#142: How to Achieve Self-Ownership

16:26 | Feb 28th, 2016

This is one of my favorite letters from Seneca. Before you listen, I want you to think about this philosophy from Fight Club:  "The things you own end up owning you." - Tyler Durden  Understanding this mindset will help you to explore the practical p...Show More

#141: Kaskade and Sekou Andrews: The Musician and the Poet

49:54 | Feb 23rd, 2016

This episode is a special double header. It features one interview and one performance. First up is Kaskade (@Kaskade), widely considered one of the Founding Fathers of Progressive House Music. He's been voted "America's Best DJ" twice by DJ Times, h...Show More

#140: Shaun White: The Most Unholy Snowboarder Ever

1:26:05 | Feb 18th, 2016

"My parents never really told me I couldn't do anything." - Shaun White This particular episode comes from a fun event -- my first live podcast at the iconic Troubadour in L.A. It sold out through my newsletter in 30 minutes, so thanks to all of you ...Show More

#139: Meet "Scorpion," The Real-Life Santa Claus with an IQ of 197

1:55:20 | Feb 16th, 2016

This episode might make your head explode... in the best way possible. Walter O'Brien (AKA "Scorpion") (@walterobrienscs) is the founder of Scorpion Computer Services and ConciergeUp.com, a for-hire global think tank that provides intelligence-on-dem...Show More

#137: How to Practice Poverty and Reduce Fear

22:19 | Feb 2nd, 2016

Sometimes mindset is everything. That's why I hope you pay close attention to this episode of the podcast. This two-thousand-year-old letter from Seneca the Younger is a practical guide for constructing world-class habits. The careful listener will f...Show More

#136: Naval Ravikant on Happiness Hacks and The 5 Chimps Theory

1:05:07 | Jan 29th, 2016

When a guest is nominated for "Podcast of the Year," that's usually a good sign to bring them to the show for more. That's why Naval Ravikant (@naval) is back, and this time, he's answering your questions. For those of you that missed round 1, Naval ...Show More

#135: Luis Von Ahn on Learning Languages, Building Companies, and Changing the World

2:20:35 | Jan 26th, 2016

Luis von Ahn (@luisvonahn) is an entrepreneur and computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He is known for inventing CAPTCHAs, being a MacArthur Fellow ("genius grant" recipient), and selling two companies to Google in his 20's. Luis...Show More

#133: Edward Norton on Mastery, Must-Read Books, and The Future of CrowdFunding

1:31:21 | Jan 18th, 2016

This episode, I sit down with Edward Norton (@EdwardNorton). Edward is an actor, filmmaker and activist. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards for his work in Primal Fear, American History X, and Birdman. He has starred in scores of other fi...Show More

#132: Chris Sacca on Shark Tank, Building Your Business, and Startup Mistakes

53:18 | Jan 15th, 2016

Sometimes one interview just isn't enough. That was certainly the case with my good friend, Chris Sacca. Chris (who I interviewed before) was recently the cover story of the Midas Issue of Forbes magazine. He was on the cover because he's a newly min...Show More

#130: Daymond John and How to Turn Weaknesses into Strengths

41:46 | Jan 7th, 2016

Usually, it's my job to deconstruct world-class performers. This time around, the tables are turned. Many of you have wanted to hear me interviewed, so this week Daymond John (@thesharkdaymond), star of ABC's Shark Tank and the CEO and founder of FUB...Show More

#129: Recommendations and Resolutions for 2016 - Kevin Rose and Tim Ferriss

1:15:28 | Jan 3rd, 2016

This episode is ~99% serious recommendations and resolutions for 2016.   But I am joined by tech entrepreneur and investor, Kevin Rose, so it's at least 1% shenanigans. The conversation is also a new experiment for The Random Show. O-tanoshimi dane! ...Show More

#128: Derek Sivers Reloaded - On Success Habits and Billionaires with Perfect Abs

37:39 | Dec 28th, 2015

Derek Sivers (@sivers) is one of my favorite humans, and I call him often for advice. Think of him as a philosopher-king programmer, master teacher, and merry prankster. Originally a professional musician and circus clown, Derek created CD Baby in 19...Show More

#127: Amelia Boone on Beating 99% of Men and Suffering for a High-Performance Life

1:39:05 | Dec 22nd, 2015

Amelia Boone (@ameliaboone) has been called the Michael Jordan of obstacle course racing (OCR). This episode explores her training, nutrition, rehab, "pre-hab", and more. In a sense, Amelia is more impressive than MJ, as she conquered OCR while build...Show More

#126: 25 Things I've Learned from Podcast Guests in 2015

44:10 | Dec 18th, 2015

In this short episode (approximately 30 minutes), I describe 25 tips, tricks, and quotes from podcast guests that I've incorporated into my own life in 2015. Show notes for all episodes can be found at fourhourworkweek.com/podcast Two of my episodes ...Show More

#125: Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying "No" to Millions

2:07:46 | Dec 13th, 2015

Originally a professional musician and circus clown, Derek Sivers (@sivers) created CD Baby in 1998. It became the largest seller of independent music online, with $100 million in sales for 150,000 musicians. In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby for $22 milli...Show More

#124: Jamie Foxx on Workout Routines, Success Habits, and Untold Hollywood Stories

2:31:48 | Dec 6th, 2015

This episode is one of my favorite I've ever done. Jamie Foxx (@iamjamiefoxx) is an Academy Award-winning actor, a Grammy Award-winning musician, and a famous standup and improv comedian. He is, without a doubt, the most consummate performer and ente...Show More

Jamie Foxx Mega-Interview - 5-Minute Teaser

7:34 | Dec 5th, 2015

Enjoy the teaser sample! Full episode coming in a few days. 2.5 hours of stories and impromptu performances in Jamie's studio, digging into acting, music, comedy, hustling, parenting, and much more. It blew my mind.

#123: Rainn Wilson on Meditation, The Sexy Nostril Exercise, and Acting as Therapy

1:20:56 | Nov 30th, 2015

Rainn Wilson (@rainnwilson) is best known for playing "Dwight" on NBC's Emmy-Winning, "The Office”. He has also acted in "Super", "Cooties", "Juno", "Monsters vs. Aliens" and "The Rocker" among other movies. He co-founded SoulPancake, a media company...Show More

#122: The Magic of Mindfulness: Complain Less, Appreciate More, and Live a Better Life

29:08 | Nov 28th, 2015

This is another special episode of The Tim Ferriss Show. Usually, when I talk about strategies for living a better life, I focus on strategies for effectiveness and efficiency. That is, finding ways for you to be better without wasting time. Both of ...Show More

#121: BJ Novak of The Office on Creative Process, Handling Rejection, and Good Comedy

1:39:44 | Nov 25th, 2015

This tactical episode covers principles and tactics for creating amazing careers, comedy, writing, and much more. Hilarious stories weave it all together. My guest is B.J. Novak (@bjnovak), best known for his work on NBC's Emmy Award-winning comedy s...Show More

#120: Will MacAskill on Effective Altruism, Y Combinator, and Artificial Intelligence

2:31:09 | 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

#119: Kevin Costner on Building His Career, Positive Self-Talk, and Making Dances with Wolves Happen

1:58:34 | Nov 16th, 2015

Kevin Costner (@modernwest) is an internationally renowned filmmaker. He is considered one of the most critically acclaimed and visionary storytellers of his generation. Costner has produced, directed, and/or starred in such memorable films such as D...Show More

#118: How Philosophy Can Change Your Life, Alain de Botton

1:59:58 | Nov 10th, 2015

Alain de Botton (@alaindebotton) is many things, but I think of him as a rare breed of practical philosopher. In 1997, he turned away from writing novels and instead wrote an extended essay titled How Proust Can Change Your Life, which became an unli...Show More

#117: Dom D'Agostino on Fasting, Ketosis, and The End of Cancer

3:05:42 | Nov 3rd, 2015

Dr. Dominic “Dom" D’Agostino (@DominicDAgosti2) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, and a Senior Research Scientist at the Institute for ...Show More

#116: How Casey Neistat Gets Away With Murder

1:39:24 | Oct 27th, 2015

Casey Neistat (@caseyneistat) is a New York-based filmmaker. His online films have been viewed more than 50,000,000 times in the last 3 years. He is the writer, director, editor, and star of the series The Neistat Brothers on HBO and won the John Cas...Show More

#115: Thinking About Extra Dimensions with Physicist Lisa Randall

1:36:29 | Oct 24th, 2015

Professor Lisa Randall (@lirarandall) researches particle physics and cosmology at Harvard, where she is a professor of theoretical physics. Professor Randall was the first tenured woman in the Princeton physics department and the first tenured femal...Show More

#113: 5 Tools I Use For Faster And Better Sleep

23:13 | Oct 16th, 2015

This short (~20 min) episode covers the latest tools, gadgets, and tactics I'm using for faster and better sleep.   As a lifelong insomniac, I've tried everything, and these are the critical few that make the cut. Enjoy! This podcast is brought to yo...Show More

#112: The Nasty Icon of Retail, Sophia Amoruso

1:47:56 | Oct 13th, 2015

Sophia Amoruso (@Sophia_Amoruso) is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Nasty Gal, a global online destination for both new and vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories. Founded in 2006, Nasty Gal was named “Fastest Growing Retailer” in 2012 by Inc...Show More

#111: Should You Start a ’Startup’ or Build a Cash-Flow Business?

1:12:45 | Oct 10th, 2015

"I should be used as a mercenary, not a lifer." - Tim Ferriss In this episode, we have a change of pace... Expa (@expa) is a startup studio. It was founded by Garrett Camp, who co-founded Uber. Every once in a blue moon, they put together a night of ...Show More

#110: The Tattooed Heretic of Wine and Whiskey, Richard Betts

2:40:30 | Oct 5th, 2015

Richard Betts (@yobetts) served as the wine director at The Little Nell in Aspen from 2000 to 2008. Much more interesting to me, Richard passed the Court of Master Sommeliers' Masters Exam on his first attempt, becoming the ninth person in history ev...Show More

#109: The 5 Things I Did To Become a Better Investor

2:02:27 | Oct 3rd, 2015

I get asked a lot about investing. This is mostly due to start-up investing and the hoopla around it, but I've expanded my experiments to late-stage deals, real estate, and more. So far, my startup bets are 10x+ more successful (on paper) than my pub...Show More

#108: Comedy's Dynamic Duo, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg

1:26:54 | Sep 30th, 2015

This episode features a dynamic duo. Seth Rogen (@SethRogen) is an actor, writer, producer, and director. Evan Goldberg (@EvanDGoldberg) is a Canadian director, screenwriter, and producer. Together, they get into a lot of mischief and create amazing ...Show More

#106: Scott Adams: The Man Behind Dilbert

2:06:29 | Sep 22nd, 2015

Scott Adams (@scottadamssays) is a famous cartoonist and the creator of the Dilbert comic strip, which has been published in more than 2000 newspapers in 57 countries and in 19 languages. In my conversation with Scott, we cover topics ranging from th...Show More

#104: Are Psychedelic Drugs the Next Medical Breakthrough?

1:54:54 | Sep 14th, 2015

Martin Polanco (@Martin_Polanco7), M.D., is the founder and program director of Crossroads Treatment Center, based in Rosarito, Mexico. Crossroads specializes in helping patients conquer powerful addictions (heroin, cocaine, etc.) by using the Africa...Show More

#103: Drunk Dialing Fans--Celebrating The 100th Podcast Episode!

1:27:03 | Sep 11th, 2015

100 episodes! Whaaat?! This celebratory episode involves me drunk dialing a bunch of you on Skype. We'll get to that. But first, a little background and thank you... My podcast--The Tim Ferriss Show--was started on a whim. It was intended as a brea...Show More

#102: "The Iceman," Wim Hof

1:27:15 | Sep 7th, 2015

WARNING: AS I’VE EMPHASIZED BEFORE, NEVER DO BREATHING EXERCISES IN WATER OR BEFORE TRAINING IN WATER. SHALLOW-WATER BLACKOUTS CAN BE FATAL. Wim Hof (@Iceman_hof) is a Dutch world record holder, adventurer and daredevil, commonly nicknamed “The Icem...Show More

#101: The Oracle of Silicon Valley, Reid Hoffman (Plus: Michael McCullough)

1:26:04 | Aug 30th, 2015

Reid Hoffman (@reidhoffman) is often referred to as "The Oracle of Silicon Valley" by tech insiders, who look at his company-building and investing track record (Facebook, Airbnb, Flickr, etc.) with awe. Reid is Co-Founder and Executive Chairman of L...Show More

#100: Brené Brown on Vulnerability and Home Run TED Talks

1:26:54 | 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

#99: How to Build a World-Class Network in Record Time

1:00:48 | Aug 26th, 2015

Welcome to a special edition of The Tim Ferriss Show. Back in 2007, I experienced a massive tipping point for The 4-Hour Workweek at the South by Southwest (SXSW)conference held in Austin, Texas. Two or three days played a key role in the book becomi...Show More

#98: The "Wizard" of Hollywood, Robert Rodriguez

2:10:09 | Aug 24th, 2015

Robert Rodriguez (@Rodriguez) is a film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and musician. He is also the founder and chairman of El Rey Network, the new genre-busting English-language cable network. While a student at the Univ...Show More

#97: The Evolutionary Angel, Naval Ravikant

2:15:51 | 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

#96: Kevin Kelly on Artificial Intelligence and Designer Babies

48:27 | Aug 7th, 2015

Kevin Kelly (@kevin2kelly) returns to the podcast due to popular demand. Kevin continues to be perhaps the Most Interesting Man in the World. He is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine, which he co-founded in 1993. He also co-founded the All Species Fo...Show More

#95: Lessons Learned from Jeff Bezos, Reid Hoffman, and More

2:00:06 | Aug 4th, 2015

Phil Libin (@plibin) is the co-founder and executive chairman of Evernote. Evernote has roughly 150 million users, and I personally use it at least 10 times a day. It is my external brain for capturing all the information, documents, online articles...Show More

#94: Tara Brach on Meditation and Overcoming FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out)

2:08:06 | 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

#93: Jane McGonigal on Getting More Done with Less Stress and The Health Benefits of Gaming

1:37:03 | Jul 28th, 2015

Jane McGonigal (@avantgame), PhD, is a senior researcher at the Institute for the Future and the author of The New York Times bestseller Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World. Her work has been featured in The ...Show More

#92: Maria Popova on Being Interesting, Creating More Time in a Day, And How to Start A Successful Blog

33:25 | 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

#91: Charles Poliquin on Strength Training, Shredding Body Fat, and Increasing Testosterone and Sex Drive

2:49:37 | Jul 21st, 2015

Charles Poliquin (@strengthsensei) is one of the best known strength coaches in the world. He has trained elite athletes from nearly 20 different sports, including Olympic gold medalists, NFL All-Pro’s, NHL All-Stars and Stanley Cup champions, and IF...Show More

#90: Peter Diamandis on Disrupting the Education System, The Evolution of Healthcare, and Building a Billion-Dollar Business

45:03 | Jul 16th, 2015

Dr. Peter Diamandis (@PeterDiamandis) has been named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune Magazine. His accomplishments are far too many to list, but here are a few: Peter is Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation. He is also the ...Show More

#89: Laird Hamilton, The King of Big Wave Surfing (Plus: Gabrielle Reece and Brian MacKenzie)

1:55:58 | 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

#88: Stanley McChrystal on Anti-War Americans, Pushing Your Limits, and The Three Military Tests You Should Take

15:28 | Jul 10th, 2015

"Push yourself harder than you think you're capable of. You'll find new depth inside yourself." - Stanley McChrystal   Stanley McChrystal (@StanMcChrystal) retired from the U.S. Army as a four-star general after more than 34 years of service. Forme...Show More

#87: Sam Harris on Daily Routines, The Trolley Scenario, and 5 Books Everyone Should Read

1:08:59 | Jul 8th, 2015

Sam Harris is a neuroscience Ph.D. and the author of the bestselling books, The End of Faith, The Moral Landscape, Free Will, Lying, and Waking Up. His work has been discussed in The New York Times, Time, Scientific American, Nature, Newsweek,Rolling...Show More

#86: General Stan McChrystal on Eating One Meal Per Day, Special Ops, and Mental Toughness

2:02:27 | 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

#85: Kelly Starrett on the 80/20 of Mobility and Performance

1:01:13 | Jul 1st, 2015

By popular demand, this episode features Kelly Starrett.  He’s trained CrossFit athletes for more than 130,000 hours (!) and his clients include Olympic gold medalists, Tour de France cyclists, world record holders in Olympic lifting and powerlifting...Show More

#84: How to Turn Pain Into Creativity (Whitney Cummings)

2:34:03 | Jun 27th, 2015

This episode explores pain, struggle, and how to turn both into amazing creative projects. Whitney Cummings is a Los Angeles-based comedian, actor, writer and producer. Whitney is executive producer and, along with Michael Patrick King, co-creator ...Show More

#83: The Maverick of Brain Optimization

1:58:42 | Jun 22nd, 2015

"My lab is interested in pursuing how we can enhance cognition to improve quality of life." - Adam Gazzaley Dr. Adam Gazzaley (@adamgazz) obtained an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, then postdoctor...Show More

#82: Sam Kass on Trials by Fire and Cooking for The Obamas

1:42:31 | Jun 17th, 2015

Sam Kass almost became a pro baseball player.  Instead, he pivoted a history major into becoming the private chef for the Obamas in the White House.   He then broke into national nutrition policy and was named #11 on Fast Company magazine's 2011 lis...Show More

#81: The Rags to Riches Philosopher: Bryan Johnson's Path to $800 Million

1:51:20 | Jun 12th, 2015

Bryan Johnson is an entrepreneur and investor. He is the founder of OS Fund and Braintree, the latter of which was bought by eBay in 2013 for $800 million in cash.   Bryan launched OS Fund in 2014 with $100 million of his personal capital to suppo...Show More

#80: Thomas Edison's Formula for Greatness

20:50 | Jun 8th, 2015

This episode is intended to help you with unexpected problems that will crop up this week. My guest is Ryan Holiday, who became Director of Marketing at American Apparel at age 21 (!). He’s a beast. Since dropping out of college at 19 to apprentice u...Show More

#79: Chris Sacca on Being Different and Making Billions

1:36:29 | May 31st, 2015

"Fuck it... I'm just not going to play this traditionally anymore." - Chris Sacca Chris Sacca was recently the cover story of the "Midas Issue" of Forbes Magazine. The reason: He is a newly-minted billionaire and the proprietor of what will likely ...Show More

#78: How to Build a Large Audience from Scratch (and More)

38:40 | May 27th, 2015

In this episode, I answer questions submitted by you all.  50% of this episode is spent explaining how -- if I had to start over today -- I would build an audience from scratch. For the movie picks I mention (shorts, documentaries, etc.), be sure to ...Show More

#77: What Do Google X, Medicine, and Great Relationships Have In Common?

1:46:31 | May 20th, 2015

Dr. Astro Teller is a computer scientist and entrepreneur who currently oversees Google[x], Google's moonshot factory. Dr. Danielle Teller is a physician specializing in intensive care and lung medicine; she has trained doctors and run research progr...Show More

#76: Rick Rubin, The Seclusive Zen Master

1:20:29 | May 15th, 2015

Rick Rubin has been called "the most important [music] producer of the last 20 years" by MTV.  Rick is also revered as something of a Zen master across industries, and he is as deep as he is soft-spoken. He rarely grants interviews, and one conditio...Show More

#75: Tools and Tricks from the #30 Employee at Facebook

2:08:58 | May 7th, 2015

Noah Kagan was #30 at Facebook, #4 at Mint.com, and is the Chief Sumo (founder) at SumoMe, which offers free tools to help grow website traffic. To keep things extra spicy, he's become a taco connoisseur and created 4 separate products that have gene...Show More

#74: How a Computer Hacker Optimizes Online Dating, Opens Locked Cars, and Hijacks Drones

2:45:07 | May 2nd, 2015

Samy Kamkar is one of the most innovative and notorious computer hackers in the United States.  He’s also a well-known whistleblower.  If you want how Samy hacks everything from online dating to car alarms, this episode is for you.   He is best known...Show More

#73: A Chess Prodigy on Mastering Martial Arts, Chess, and Life

25:06 | Apr 25th, 2015

Josh Waitzkin was the basis for the book and movie Searching for Bobby Fischer.  This episode is DEEP, in the best way possible.  Considered a chess prodigy, he has perfected learning strategies that can be applied to anything, including his other lo...Show More

#72: Triple H on Pre-Fight Rituals, Injury Avoidance, and Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

1:02:27 | Apr 20th, 2015

"Why would I be wound up? I'm either ready, or I'm not. Worrying about it right now ain't gonna change a damn thing."  - Floyd Mayweather, Jr. just before a fight, as recalled by Paul Levesque [34:20] Paul Levesque, more popularly known as Triple H,...Show More

#71: The Master Creator - How Jon Favreau Went from Swingers to Elf to Ironman to Chef

1:36:26 | Apr 13th, 2015

Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) is a man of many talents.  He burst onto the acting scene with his role in Rudy.    He first established himself as a writer with the iconic cult hit Swingers, in which he starred.   Then, Favreau made his feature film dire...Show More

#70: How to Earn Your Freedom

36:49 | Apr 11th, 2015

This short episode is composed of two essays on "lifestyle," world travel, practical philosophies, and much more. Disclaimer: These might make you quit your job... even if you're the boss.  I'm not kidding, as I've already seen it.  If it happens, yo...Show More

#69: Inside the Mind of Glenn Beck Is...Walt Disney and Orson Welles?

1:50:12 | 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

#68: Lazy: A Manifesto (15 Min)

16:32 | Apr 2nd, 2015

This 15-minute episode is experimental, and it might just change your life.  I suspect many of you will listen to it on an ongoing weekly basis, and that's precisely what I plan to do.   It's a wonderful essay from the newest book in the Tim Ferriss ...Show More

Ep 67: Amanda Palmer on How to Fight, Meditate, and Make Good Art

1:43:42 | Mar 30th, 2015

Amanda Palmer first came to prominence as one half of the internationally acclaimed punk cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls. She is widely known as “The Social Media Queen of Rock-N-Roll” for her intimate engagement with fans via her blog, Tumblr, and Twi...Show More

Ep 65: Supplements, Blood Tests, and Near-Death Experiences (Dr. Peter Attia)

1:13:40 | Mar 12th, 2015

This is a much anticipated follow-up discussion with Dr. Peter Attia. Peter is the co-founder and current president of the Nutritional Science Initiatives (NuSI).  He is also an ultra-endurance athlete, compulsive self-experimenter, and one of the mo...Show More

Ep 64: CrossFit's Good, Bad, and Ugly

1:17:40 | Mar 5th, 2015

This episode delves into the good, the bad, and the ugly of all things CrossFit, straight from a world-class CrossFit coach.  It answers many important questions, including: -What are the 3 most dangerous exercises in CrossFit gyms?- What are the mos...Show More

Ep 63: Hedge Funds, Investing, and Optimizing Lifestyle (Mark Hart, Raoul Pal)

1:02:43 | Feb 26th, 2015

This is an experimental episode.  It's a roundtable discussion with two hedge fund experts: Mark Hart and Raoul Pal.  It digs into investment, physical training, and more -- all as tools for improving quality of life.   How far can you push and impro...Show More

Ep 62: The EDM Cinderella - How The Glitch Mob Exploded

1:55:49 | Feb 23rd, 2015

Justin Boreta is a founding member of The Glitch Mob. Their music has been featured in movies like Sin City II, Edge of Tomorrow, Captain America, and Spiderman. In this episode, we discuss The Glitch Mob's path from unknown band to playing sold-out ...Show More

Ep 61: The Benevolent Dictator of the Internet, Matt Mullenweg

2:13:56 | 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

Ep 59: How to Create a Blockbuster Podcast (Part 2)

47:01 | Jan 29th, 2015

(Part 2 of 2) How do you create a blockbuster podcast? This episode explores the tips, tricks, and best practices of a master. My guest is Alex Blumberg, who cut his teeth on the king of all radio shows (This American Life) and recently co-founded Gi...Show More