The James Altucher Show

The James Altucher Show

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This is not your average business podcast. James Altucher interviews the world’s leading peak performers in every area of life. But instead of giving you the typical success story, James digs deeper to find the “Choose Yourself” story—these are the moments we relate to…. when someone rises up from personal struggle to reinvent themselves. The James Altucher Show brings you into the lives of peak-performers, billionaires, best-selling authors, writers, rappers, astronauts and more, all who forged their own paths, found financial freedom, and harnessed the power to create more meaningful and fulfilling lives.
419 - Amy Morin - The Power to Strengthen Your Own Mind (Part 1)
Dec 18 • 77 min
Amy Morin in a mental strength trainer. She started out a therapist. And then her husband passed away. And her mom. She was grieving. And tortured by the pain. Then she realized she had the power to strengthen her own mind. She wrote about this in her…
418 - T.J. Miller: Don’t Take Yourself Seriously = Success
Dec 13 • 74 min
TJ Miller is a comedian and actor. You’ve seen him in Silicon Valley, Deadpool, Ready Player One, and more. I kept asking him about his success. And how he got there. He told me to stop trying “manufacture” it. I laughed. He kept cracking jokes….
417 - Jamie Kilstein interviews Me About Escaping The Noise and Finding What Works For You
Dec 11 • 72 min
I went on Jamie Kilstein’s podcast. And the conversation got intense. So I asked to publish it on my podcast, too. Here it is. I wanted to repost it because he told me what he does to make an impact in life. And how this has changed for him over time….
416 - Phillip Stutts: The Strategy To Win (Marketing in The Digital Age)
Dec 6 • 91 min
Phillip Stutts has been at the forefront of defining digital campaigning in politics. He has gotten presidents elected. He’s gotten senators elected. He’s gotten all sorts of political offices elected. I wanted to hear the strategy behind those…
415 - Tom Bilyeu: Replace Excuses With Process (Part 2)
Dec 4 • 53 min
First, Tom Bilyeu created one of the fastest growing companies. Sold it. And made millions. Now he’s running a super successful media company. Here’s a list of what we talked about: - WHY I’M TERRIBLE AT NETWORKING (AND WHAT MAKES TOM GREAT AT…
414 - Tom Bilyeu: Anyone Can Create Impact (Part 1)
Nov 29 • 52 min
Tom Bilyeu grew his company 57,000% in just two years. His company was the second fastest growing company that year. Then he sold it. And overnight, became massively wealthy. Now he runs a media company called Impact Theory. And has a podcast with the…
413 - Danica Patrick: Finding Your Driving Force
Nov 27 • 69 min
Danica Patrick is a top-level, professional racing driver, entrepreneur and one of the most well recognized female athletes in history. She started racing when she was 10 years old. And knew she’d make a career out of it. I wanted to know what drove…
412 - Kai-Fu Lee: Who Will Win In The Future? (AI, China, Capitalism and The New World Order)
Nov 22 • 60 min
Kai-Fu Lee is an artificial intelligence expert, venture capitalist and he’s probably the reason we have “Siri” and “Alexa.” He ran all of Apple’s speech recognition back in the 90’s. Then went on to work with Google and Microsoft….
411- Wyclef Jean: From Poverty to The World Stage (How to Dream a New Reality)
Nov 20 • 83 min
Wyclef Jean is one of my favorite artists/rappers/creators. He came from the worst ghettos in Brooklyn. And before that, he came from Haiti. I wanted to know how he took the leap… because so many people are afraid to try. He would imagine…
410 - AJ Jacobs: How I Reduce Stress Daily
Nov 15 • 97 min
AJ Jacobs traveled all around the world to say “thanks” to all the people involved in making his morning cup of coffee. Then he wrote about it in his new book “Thanks a Thousand.” He thanked everyone from the farmers to the truckers and so on….
409 - Dan Schawbel: The Cure to Loneliness at Work AND How to Leverage Each Step of Your Career
Nov 13 • 78 min
Dan Schawbel has the ultimate life plan. He started as the youngest columnist at BusinessWeek, then he created his own personal branding blog, then he became an online contributor for Forbes, then Forbes Magazine (print edition)… He takes each thing…
408 - James Frey: Breaking The Rules, Writing & Becoming Yourself Again
Nov 8 • 82 min
James Frey is a controversial writer. On purpose. He wanted to be “the most notorious writer in the world.” He ran off to Paris to be a writer when he was 21. He published a bestseller 12 years later (“A Million Little Pieces”). That’s 12 years…
407 - Charlamagne Tha God: Mental Health & Coping with Anxiety
Nov 6 • 66 min
Charlemagne got kicked out of two high schools. He was a class clown and his teachers said he was “disruptive.” Now he gets paid to be disruptive and a class clown… on radio. “I took those so called flaws and made them my strength.” And now he’s the…
406 - Howard Marks: Billionaire Investor on Market Cycles (How to Survive the Bad Days & Win the Good Days)
Nov 1 • 67 min
Howard Marks is #374 on the Forbes richest list. He co-founded Oaktree Capital Management and is worth $1.9 billion. I asked, “Do you hate being introduced as a billionaire?” He said, “I do. I don’t think that how much money I have sums me up…
405 - John C. McGinley: When to Quit Your Dream & When to Go All In
Oct 30 • 98 min
John C. McGinley has been in 80+ movies, he’s been in six Oliver Stone movies and all nine seasons of “Scrubs.” And now, he’s celebrating the 3rd season of “Stan Against Evil,” where he’s acting AND writing. We talked about acting,…
404 - Noam Dworman: The Risk of Censorship…
Oct 25 • 60 min
I talk to Noam Dworman, owner of the Comedy Cellar about censorship, starting and running a small family-owned business, freedom of information vs. freedom of speech (which is more important?) and… Louis C.K.’s return to the stage. Some background:…
403 - Robert Greene: The Laws of Human Nature… (Why We Are The Way We Are)
Oct 23 • 90 min
Robert Greene is one of my all-time favorite authors and brilliant thinkers. He just came out with a new book, “The Laws of Human Nature.” And I can already tell you this going to be one of my top recommended reads for the next 10, 20, 30 years….
402 - Jocko Willink & Leif Babin: How Navy SEALS Lead
Oct 18 • 95 min
Jocko Willink and Leif Babin are both Navy SEALS. They just came out with a new book “The Dichotomy of Leadership” where they break down all the mistakes leaders do, all the ways they get lost in ego, all the ways they forget to gain trust from…
401 - Chip Conley: Is Retirement Dead? How To Find Your Calling (Even When You’re 50+)
Oct 16 • 66 min
Chip Conley is the Head of Hospitality for Airbnb. He started working there at age 52. And quickly realized he was double the age of everyone in the room, didn’t understand the tech lingo, and was not there for the reasons he thought he was. “So I…
[Special Edition] 400 Podcasts = 400 Yes’s (Part 2 - Celebrating 400 Podcasts)
Oct 13 • 100 min
400 episodes = 400 “yes’s” from my heroes. “Yes’s” from Tony Robbins, Richard Branson, Tyra Banks, Tiffany Haddish, Garry Kasparov, Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Tony Hawk, Arianna Huffington and the list goes on (by #392). But first, I had to say…
[Special Edition]: I’m Celebrating 400 Episodes! (Part 1)
Oct 11 • 105 min
I’m celebrating my 400th podcast episode. With a GIANT episode. I took clips from the last 100 podcasts and talk about what I learned from each one. It was so hard to pick which clips to do. There was over 12,000 hours of audio to pick from. So it…
399 - Neil deGrasse Tyson: What is The Truth? The Real Science of Inquiry
Oct 9 • 64 min
“If the world ends it’s because people in power didn’t listen to the warnings of physicists,” Neil deGrasse Tyson said. Neil is the world’s window into physics. And he just came out with a new book “Accessory to War: The Unspoken Alliance…
398 - Ryan Holiday [LIVE] - Are You Doing Your Best Work? [Part 2]
Oct 4 • 62 min
Links and Resources Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue by Ryan Holiday The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living & The Daily Stoic Journal The Obstacle Is the Way: The…
397 - Ryan Holiday [LIVE] - How I Celebrated 5 Years of “Choose Yourself” [Part 1]
Oct 2 • 49 min
Links and Resources Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue by Ryan Holiday The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living & The Daily Stoic Journal The Obstacle Is the Way: The…
396 - Michael Ovitz: The Most Cut-Throat, Competitive Business in The World… How He Changed Hollywood
Sep 29 • 57 min
My favorite movies wouldn’t exist without Michael Ovitz. Think: Jurassic Park, Ghostbusters, Schindler’s List! But he believes “great projects always surface.” So I had him tell me about all the projects he worked with. And the talent (Paul…
395 - Tucker Max: The Top 3 Rules for Writing [Part 2]
Sep 27 • 56 min
Tucker Max sold 3 million books to people who don’t read. He’s the first to go from blog to book to screenplay. And now that method of publishing is dead. But Tucker knows so many people want to write a book. And get it out there. So he started…
394 - Tucker Max: Speak Your Truth or Be Silenced [Part 1]
Sep 25 • 67 min
I’ve known Tucker Max for 2 decades now. 20 years ago, he emailed me for advice. I told him to quit his job. And he did. He’s the bestselling author of “I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell.” And I always tell people that if they want to study good…
393 - Beth Comstock: 3 Rules for Spotting Trends & Getting Ahead
Sep 22 • 84 min
Beth Comstock was the Vice President of General Electric. And before that, she was President of Integrated Media at NBC. Both of those titles are proof that she figured out how to rise up in the most competitive corporate environments. She had to…
392 - William Shatner: Live Long And … Lessons from an Intergalactic Legend
Sep 20 • 62 min
Captain Kirk has always been one of my heroes. So when Steve told me I’d get to interview the intergalactic legend, I immediately teleported back to my 11-year-old self. Star Trek made it possible for people to look up at the stars and…
391 - Yuval Noah Harari: Are You Imagining The Future Correctly?
Sep 18 • 64 min
This interview is probably the most thought-provoking interview I’ve ever aired. Essentially, Yuval Harari is the expert on human evolution. I’ve recommended his book “Sapiens” more than any other book in the past 5 years. And not only…
Are We Actually Better Off? Questioning Evolutionary History…
Sep 18 • 5 min
Everything in history has either a good or bad connotation. The Agricultural Revolution: good. The Rise of Big Data: bad. But what if we’re wrong? Yuval gave me an example. And showed me just how wrong we might be about our own human evolution. (Also,…
The (Threatening) Promise of New Technology
Sep 18 • 5 min
This is a clip from my full interview with Yuval Noah Harari, a brilliant author and expert in human evolution. In this clip, Yuval talks about the 3 major threats to humanity. But he also says it’s not all bad. “I mean there are some very…
Someone Is Trying to Hack You
Sep 18 • 7 min
“Right now, there is somebody out there who is trying to hack you. And not just one,” Yuval said. “Amazon is trying to hack you, Google is trying to hack you, Coca-Cola is trying to hack you, and the Russians, and the American government, and the…
390 - Dan Roth: Do Your Skills Measure Up? I Ask LinkedIn
Sep 13 • 82 min
Dan Roth is the Editor and Chief at one of the largest social media platforms: LinkedIn. We talk about using LinkedIn to reinvent yourself, skill development, how to become a published writer, etc. Dan also knows the most obscure facts about people…
389 - Brandon Webb: Mastering Fear (A Navy SEAL’s Guide)
Sep 11 • 61 min
Brandon is a Navy SEAL. He’s experienced some of the most terrifying, life-threatening situations you can imagine. He’s also been through a divorce. So I like talking to him about that. And he also runs his own business (a media to commerce called…
My Biggest Fear Once Upon a Time
Sep 11 • 10 min
This is a clip from my interview with Brandon Webb, Navy SEAL and author of “Mastering Fear: A Navy SEAL’s Guide.” I like the book because the premise is really powerful. It’s not about getting rid of fears. It’s about learning practical tools to be…
Finding Your “Network of Wisdom”
Sep 11 • 9 min
I’m not alone in my problems. But it’s easy to think I am. And that’s scary. It’s miserable. So, instead, I lean on my “network of wisdom.” A group of people who I can call when I need to. I have my accountant, my doctor, my writer friends, my podcast…
388 - Robert Cialdini [Anniversary Episode]: 7 Techniques To Influence Anyone Of Anything
Sep 6 • 72 min
Robert Cialdini is known as “The Godfather of Influence.” People call him when they need to learn how to be persuasive & influential. And by “people” I mean some of the most powerful politicians, CEOs, and so on. The lessons Robert taught are…
Retirement Goals
Sep 4 • 5 min
This is a clip from my interview with comedian Bert Kreischer about retirement goals and relationships. He brings up a question I’ve never thought of before, but really, it’s something everyone should ask themselves. I write about all my…
Dad Issues & Drinking Problems
Sep 4 • 10 min
Bert Kreischer told me about his relationship with his dad. And he makes it sound funny (because he’s a comedian), but then Bert says, “We all have issues with our dad.” Which may or not be true, but at least, I feel comfort in hearing someone else…
The Power of Perception - Bert Kreischer on “Finding Out He Was Fat”
Sep 4 • 19 min
Bert took his shirt off on stage. He did an hour special on Netflix called “Secret Time” and he’s topless the whole time. Someone even wrote him a 5-page letter explaining why it offended her. Bert didn’t care. But what I thought was even funnier than…
Create Something You Want to Create
Sep 4 • 6 min
This is a clip from my interview with comedian Bert Kreischer where we talk about being creative and not being afraid to post what you want online. If you like this clip, check out my full interview with Bert Kreischer. I write…
What’s Your “Natural Personality?”
Sep 4 • 18 min
When Bert Kreischer was little, he did some cute little kid thing on the baseball field. But his dad didn’t think it was cute. Or appropriate. And Bert says that “who that kid was” is the core of his “natural personality.” Which mirrors the fact…
387 - Bert Kreischer: Wanting to Be Liked & Learning How to Tell Hilarious Stories
Sep 4 • 130 min
Bert Kreischer is a comedian and storyteller. He said he had to learn how to tell stories because he wasn’t “a hot chick.” He needed a skill or a talent and then he’d be liked. So in the 9th grade, he started practicing. Now he’s 45. And he’s been…
386 - Bassem Youssef: The Bravery to Speak Out (How He Risked Everything to Create An Impact)
Aug 30 • 70 min
Bassem Youssef risked everything to create an impact. He was living in Egypt. And a revolution was happening. Everyday, he would go to the streets of the protests and try to help the wounded. Then he’d go home. And watch the news. That’s when he…
385 - How Failure Turned Me Into An Idea Machine
Aug 28 • 51 min
I have a trick to getting unstuck. I do it everyday. It works. And I’ve done it everyday for 16 years. I’ve written about and done talks. And then I went on Carolina Millan’s podcast, “Beyond the Hustle.” She read my book, “The Choose…
384 - Maria Menounos: Finding Wellness: A Battle With Brain Cancer
Aug 23 • 65 min
Maria Menounos has two stories. Her career story and her brain tumor story. I asked about both. She’s accomplished so much. You’ve seen her on E! News, Entertainment Tonight, Access Hollywood and the list goes on. “If i introduced you, it would…
383 - Rob Corddry: The Idea of Character Building
Aug 21 • 55 min
Rob Corddry is an actor and writer. He plays Joe in one of my favorite HBO shows, “Ballers.” He’s also been in “Hot Tub Time Machine,” and was a correspondent on “The Daily Show” with Jon Stewart. This is where Rob developed his iconic…
382 - Joe Moglia: Double Reinvention: From Football Coach to CEO of TD Ameritrade & Back to Football
Aug 16 • 82 min
Joe Moglia completely reinvented himself. Twice… He went from college football coach to CEO of Ameritrade and then BACK to football (his first love). He was at the top of the corporate ladder. And decided to climb down for a coaching…
381 - The Power of the Ask
Aug 14 • 50 min
Steve Cohen, my producer, emailed Taylor Swift’s publicist asking if she’d come on the podcast. He knew she was going to say “no.” But he still did it. Steve sends out 200 emails a day, knowing 100% will come back as a “no.” I’m…
[Bonus - Part 2] - The Real Truth How James Chose Himself
Aug 12 • 51 min
This is the 5th anniversary of my book “Choose Yourself,” which I am so proud of. The book took off in ways that I could not have expected. I self published it thinking only my family would read it and a few friends and now it has over a million…
[Bonus] - The Real Truth How James Altucher Chose Himself
Aug 11 • 45 min
So, this is a very special podcast for me. Because it’s the 5th Year Anniversary of my bestselling book “Choose Yourself.” This book changed my life. And so I want to bring you into the celebration! All the details are in this podcast. Plus…
380 - Henry Winkler: “The Fonz” On Finding Your Identity Again
Aug 9 • 54 min
I interviewed “The Fonz!” aka, Henry Winkler. Henry played the Fonz on “Happy Days” for ten years. But after Happy Days ended, he got stuck. “I didn’t have a plan b,” he said. “I just lived my dream for the last ten years. And I did…
379 - Lewis Howes: Where Do Breakthroughs Come From?
Aug 7 • 88 min
Lewis Howes is doing a TV show… he was told “no, not now” from Ellen Degeneres’s team. And six months later told “yes” by Facebook. I wanted to know how he made it happen, what it’s about and WHY he pressed forward. (A hint: it has to do…
378 - James Altucher: Cal Fussman Asks Me About Experimenting with Minimalism & Lifestyle
Aug 2 • 72 min
Cal Fussman was the Editor at Large at Esquire for years where he got to interview Muhammad Ali, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Robert DeNiro and hundreds more. So he’s really known as an all star interviewer. He asks big questions. And now he’s…
377 - Roy Niederhoffer: Trading Against Your Instincts: How to Make Money in The Market
Jul 31 • 75 min
This is a must listen for anyone interested in money, wealth creation, investing strategy, crypto, psychology, economics, etc. Roy Niederhoffer is a super investor. And founder of a billion dollar hedge fund. He started earning six-figures at age 13!…
376 - Seth Godin: Go Back to What Lights Your Heart on Fire: This is What Makes a Hit
Jul 26 • 57 min
Seth Godin is best known as marketer and an author. But I think of him as one of the great thinkers we have today. He doesn’t create for the masses. He creates for a core group of people. Seth says to imagine this (it’s the essence of his…
375 - Bishop T.D. Jakes: How to Evolve, Where to Go Next and What Step to Take
Jul 24 • 60 min
Bishop T.D. Jakes was not born with “Bishop” in his name. He’s a preacher. The first one on my podcast. But he’s ALSO an entrepreneur (His business is his church and he has an entertainment company called TDJ enterprises). Every week, Bishop…
374 - Robert Greene: The Laws of Mastery: Know What You Want & How to Master It
Jul 19 • 39 min
Five years ago I interviewed one of my all-time favorite authors and brilliant thinkers. Now, I’m bringing this interview about mastery back to the surface. Before you can master something, you have to know what that “something” is. We all want…
373 - Sasha Cohen: How to Relentlessly Pursue Your Dream
Jul 17 • 54 min
Sasha Cohen is a World Champion ice skater. She won silver in the 2006 Winter Olympics when she was just 22 years old. Which means she had to start early. I wanted to know how she figured out what her dream was. (Because I think that’s hard at any…
372 - James Altucher [Part 2]: How to Go from Idea to Business, Build an Inner Circle…
Jul 12 • 64 min
This is Part 2 of my interview with Amy Morin where she interviews me on building a business, going from idea to implementation, learning new skills, some my personal investment philosophies, why I think I’m stupid, burnout, relationships and more….
371 - James Altucher [Part 1]: Amy Morin Interviews Me (How to Say “No,” Anxiety, Success & More)
Jul 10 • 50 min
I wanted someone to interview me. And Amy Morin was the perfect choice. She’s the author of “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do” and she’s been on the podcast twice before this. For Part 1 of this interview, we cover a lot… Here’s a…
370 - Garry Kasparov [Anniversary Episode]: The Mindset of a World Champion
Jul 5 • 69 min
Garry Kasparov is a World Champion Chess Master. He has made a name for himself through his unmatched intelligence and skill. In this special anniversary episode, I share my interview with Garry Kasparov from 2017. We talk about his mindset from the…
369 - John McCaskill: Behind The Pot Industry Boom (Pros & Cons)
Jul 3 • 29 min
I went to Denver for research. Twenty-nine states + Canada have legalized marijuana in one form another. So what happened before the industry boom? And how can people profit today? I interview John Mc in this “pot-cast” about the changes he’s seen…
368 - Mike Reiss: Yes! You Should Take Chances with Your Career
Jun 28 • 75 min
Mike Reiss started writing for The Simpsons because NO ONE else would take the job. They didn’t know they were passing up the opportunity work on what would soon become the #1 animated series on prime time TV. Mike has tons of stories about TV…
367 - A.J. Jacobs: Immerse Yourself in The Creative Process
Jun 26 • 61 min
AJ Jacobs is entertaining. I think that’s the first thing I should say before I also say that he’s a six-time New York Times bestselling author. All his books are funny. And they’re extreme. I’ll explain. AJ comes up with crazy ideas and then…
366 - Ken Langone: Billionaire Co-Founder of Home Depot
Jun 21 • 121 min
Ken Langone is a billionaire. He co-founded Home Depot and he’s also been on the boards of some of America’s most renowned companies. Ken talked to me about capitalism, (his book is called “I Love Capitalism!: An American Story”), corporate…
365 - Steve Cohen & I Talk About Creativity, Culture and The Beatles
Jun 19 • 37 min
We’re mixing up the format! You already know Steve Cohen (my podcast producer) from a recent episode. Well, in this episode, Steve and I talk about the impact of creativity, BUT we get really specific and focussed totally on one historic moment……
Special Ep: Akimbo: A Podcast from Seth Godin
Jun 18 • 52 min
Hey! There’s a new podcast out from my good friend Seth Godin. If you haven’t had a chance to check out it, then here’s your chance. I think you’ll really enjoy it. It’s called Akimbo.
364 - Tom Papa: Will You Put Your Dream to The Test?
Jun 14 • 71 min
Tom Papa was afraid to follow his dream (like everyone else). But he put it to the test. He went up on stage, got laughs, and kept going. Now he has 5 different income streams (all because he took that first leap). He’s got a new TV show coming up,…
363 - Allison Task: How to Have a Personal Revolution
Jun 12 • 69 min
Allison Task is a businesswoman. She was in the dot-com industry for nearly a decade. But she didn’t want to run a tech business. She wanted a more creative career… cooking. So that’s what she did. First, she went to culinary school, then…
362 - Dani Zoldan: Reflecting on Reinvention: Why Stand Up Saved My Life
Jun 7 • 73 min
I’d always been interested in comedy, but I was completely terrified to go up on stage. But now I’m obsessed. I interview as many of my favorite comedians on the show as I can, so I could learn from them. I want to know everything. Not just…
361 - Jesse Itzler: The $160,000 Lesson
Jun 5 • 84 min
Jesse doesn’t remember anything he learned from college except for ONE lesson. He calls it “the $160,000 lesson.” He almost breezed by it. I had to stop him. “What was the lesson?” It’s a strong lesson. And if I try to write the whole…
360 - Joey Coleman: How to Relate to People (Customers, Partners, Bosses, Loved Ones and Cops)
May 31 • 101 min
Joey Coleman knows relationships. Business relationships, romantic relationships. “It’s all part of the human condition,” he says. He also got himself out of 76 traffic tickets. And it’s all because of this one trick: he goes a level deeper….
359 - Keith Hernandez: Talent & Obsession (A Formula for Grit)
May 29 • 53 min
Keith Hernandez is arguably one of the best baseball players of all time. He played first baseman for the New York Mets and St. Louis Cardinals the majority of his career. He won two World Series titles (one with each team). He’s now apart of the…
358 - Heather Monahan: Create Confidence Up From Nothing
May 24 • 88 min
Heather Monahan told me that with every decision you make, you’re either going to be building confidence or chipping away at it. So I wanted to learn how to be building it more often than I am destroying it. Because according to Heather, author of…
357 - Jordan Harbinger: How to Keep Growing and Keep Moving Forward
May 22 • 82 min
Jordan Harbinger built a successful brand from podcasting for 12 years. He’s done close to 900 interviews with top performers. But something changed recently. He reached out to me via email. And I knew I needed to get him on the show right away. He…
356 - Steve Cohen: The Tao of Steve Cohen, A Shortcut to Wisdom
May 17 • 83 min
I hired Steve Cohen. He produces this podcast. And I wanted him to be on the show because he has a mutant superpower. All my guests do. But his superpower really blows me away. I can barely understand how it comes so natural to him. But it does. Steve…
355 - Shane Snow: Are You Ideal to Work With? (What Makes a Good Team)
May 15 • 96 min
This is Shane Snow’s third time on the podcast. And we had a lot to cover. Shane is the author of, “Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success.” (An incredibly intelligent book.) And he’s also the cofounder of…
354 - Mike Massimino: You Can’t Control the Outcome, So Keep Doing What You Love
May 14 • 72 min
It took Mike Massimino 11 years to achieve his childhood dream of becoming an astronaut. He was rejected 3 times. But he never stopped his pursuit to achieve his dream. He writes about it in his New York Times bestselling book “Spaceman: An…
353 - Maria Konnikova: How to Look at Life Like a Game and Make Better Choices Because of It
May 10 • 96 min
Maria Konnikova is a journalist. She’s written two New York Times best sellers. One about con artists and having the confidence to get away something. The other is about how detectives think. But now she’s immersed in poker (for her next book)….
352 - Tony Hawk [Anniversary Episode]: The Key to Having Abundance in Life is Persistence
May 8 • 58 min
Tony Hawk is a professional skateboarder AND world champion for 12 years in a row. Every single day, since he was 11 years old, he’s done what he loves to do: skateboarding. I interviewed him at an event in 2016. And Tony was skating before the…
351 - Sherrod Small: The Benefit of Starting at The Bottom (You Get to Rise)
May 7 • 63 min
Sherrod Small is a comedian, all around personality, actor, writer, producer, podcast host of “RaceWars”. He’s done everything. He grew up in the comedy clubs with his cousins, Chris Rock and Tony Rock. And he could’ve taken a shortcut, but he…
350 - Mark Manson: The Origin of Hope (vs. Hopelessness)
May 3 • 65 min
You’ve heard of the book,“The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck: A Counterintuitive Approach to Living a Good Life.” It’s the #3 most read book on Amazon and a “New York Times” bestseller. And the book, written by Mark Manson, is still…
349 - Jon Morrow [Anniversary Episode]: He Made Half a Million Dollars in 9 months. This is What Kept Him Motivated
May 1 • 89 min
There are very few times in my life that I am so incredibly grateful to meet someone. And this was definitely one of those top 10 moments for me. Jon Morrow has created several multi-million dollar businesses. He’s the founder of Smart Blogger…
348 - Jocko Willink: How Having a Code to Live By Will Give You Strength
Apr 30 • 85 min
Jocko Willink is a retired Navy SEAL. Jocko has taken what he learned from the military and is teaching others how to live their life the same way, including our kids. He lives by a code. A code that anyone can develop for themselves. Jocko holds…
347 - Jen Sincero: You Are a Badass at Making Money
Apr 26 • 65 min
Jen made $30k a year before she decided to get rich. Guess how much she made a year later? SIX FIGURES. “I was sick of living my life so small,” she said. So she made a BIG decision. Jen “decided” to get rich. She shifted her focus,…
346 - Nell Scovell: From Old to Original: How to Take Tired Ideas and Make Them New
Apr 24 • 67 min
Nell Scovell had a dream career working in television. She’s worked on every classic I can remember. And she even created a show, “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.” She took tired sitcom plots and put them through what she calls a “magical…
345 - Aubrey Marcus: Human Optimization + Peak Performance (A Guide)
Apr 23 • 65 min
Aubrey Marcus is the CEO and founder of Onnit, a company dedicated to human optimization and peak performance. I like what Aubrey had to say because it’s not just what you’d typically think of when you hear the words “optimize” or “peak…
344 - Barry Michels: This is What’s Really in Your Subconscious Mind
Apr 19 • 71 min
Barry is taking Eastern/compassion meditation and westernizing it. He wrote a book about these “tools” that you can use to understand yourself better. And understand your reactions, your dreams, your disappointments. He’ll explain how your…
343 - Tony Rock: The Process to Get ANY Idea Off the Ground
Apr 17 • 76 min
Tony Rock is a super stand up comedian. And he’s also Chris Rock’s brother. He stars in CBS’ newest comedy, “Living Biblically,” based on my good friend, AJ Jacobs’ book. Tony’s been working on his comedy muscle for 24 years, so I wanted…
342 - Frank Oz: How to Create Something Original: Lessons from The Maker of Our Most Beloved Characters
Apr 16 • 68 min
Frank Oz is the puppeteer. He played Miss Piggy. Bert of “Bert and Ernie,” The Cookie Monster, and even Yoda on Star Wars. He just released a new documentary called “Muppet Guys Talking: Secrets Behind the Show the Whole World Watched.”…
341 - Anders Ericsson [Anniversary Episode]: 7 Secrets of Mastery
Apr 12 • 67 min
Anders K. Ericsson discovered the “10,000” hour rule. I had him on my podcast in 2016 to talk about peak performance. (One of my favorite topics.) And he broke down the steps every individual should follow to learn and MASTER a skill. Links and…
340 - Don McLean: Why You Should Follow Your Instincts
Apr 10 • 42 min
Don McLean is a singer and songwriter best known for the song, “American Pie.” But he’s so much more than just this one hit. He’s sold 40 platinum and gold records and he’s still touring(!). And now he’s kicking off his 2 year tour for his new…
339 - Tyra Banks: How to Create New Opportunities & Gain Control of Your Destiny
Apr 9 • 58 min
Tyra Banks booked 25 fashion shows her first year being an “unknown.” That’s unheard of. She climbed to the top of an industry and consistently created new opportunities for herself. When “they” said she was getting too fat, she switched…
338 - Michio Kaku: What The Future Holds… (How to Use Physics to Predict the Future)
Apr 5 • 59 min
Michio Kaku is one of the most famous physicists out there. His new book, “The Future of Humanity” is a New York Times bestseller. It’s full of deep questions. “Every question has another answer, which begs more questions,” he said. “But…
337 - Robert Kurson: The Leap of Faith Everyone Needs to Take
Apr 3 • 71 min
Robert Kurson is the bestselling author of “Shadow Divers,” “Pirate Hunters” and his newest, “Rocket Men”. He writes about people and their explorations. And brings them to life. Before he became an esteemed author, he led a pretty…
336 - Steve Case [Anniversary Episode]: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future
Apr 2 • 67 min
Steve Case founded AOL. He’s a self-made billionaire and author of the New York Times bestseller “The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future.” This is one of my most popular episodes from 2016. Because he has a great story (he turned…
335 - Wynton Marsalis: How to Find the Jazz of Life: Embrace Your Creativity
Mar 29 • 42 min
Wynton Marsalis is one of the best and most well-known jazz musicians ever. I had him on to talk about creativity. He’s made over 80 albums, sold over 7 million records, and won 9 Grammys (all unbelievable). He even won the Pulitzer Prize in music,…
334 - Brad Meltzer: Creating a Bestselling Novel (The Secret X-Factor Revealed)
Mar 27 • 81 min
Brad Meltzer is one of the most passionate writers I’ve ever met. He writes page-turning thriller novels. “The Tenth Justice”, “The Millionaires” and his most recent, “The Escape Artist”. The first book Brad wrote got 24 rejection…
333 - Adam Perlman: ‘Billions’ Writer on The Internal Struggle that Comes With Changing Your Career
Mar 26 • 88 min
Adam Perlman is a TV writer, director and co-executive producer. We met on the set of Showtime’s “Billions,” which I can now say I am a technical writer for. He’s also written for some of my favorite shows like “The Newsroom” and “The Good Wife.”…
332 - Jimmy Yang: Stop Being Bored at Work… Risk Stability & Find Your Next Career Move
Mar 22 • 57 min
Jimmy Yang veered into comedy not out of love, but out of desperation. He writes about this in his new book “How to American”. “I was picturing myself sitting behind a desk until I was 65 at the same job,” Jimmy said. He knew he had another…
331 - Ryan Holiday: Behind the Conspiracy: A Deeper Look at THE Most Surreal Conspiracy of Modern Day
Mar 20 • 91 min
Ryan Holiday had access a surreal conspiracy. Probably THE most surreal conspiracy of modern day. And he wrote about it in his new book, “Conspiracy: Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan, Gawker, and the Anatomy of Intrigue” It’s a narrative nonfiction,…
330 - Jon Ronson: Go Inside the Mind of A Psychopath
Mar 19 • 75 min
Jon Ronson writes about psychopaths. He created a test called “The Psychopath Test.” And wrote about it. I had him on to learn what it means to be mad. He told me how to spot the signs (and how it starts to haunt you). He also told me stories. Lots of…
329 - Sebastian Maniscalco: How to Create an Authentic Word of Mouth Career
Mar 15 • 51 min
Sebastian Maniscalco’s one of the most successful pure road comics, meaning he doesn’t have film crews following him around. He built himself up the old way. Through word of mouth. But I wanted to know what is “real” word of mouth? Not just social…
328 - Wolfgang Puck: Knowing Your Calling is Step One. Following It is Step 2 (A Chef’s Journey)
Mar 13 • 81 min
Wolfgang Puck is a famous chef who has successfully created an empire in food. At age 14, he worked in his first restaurant. A few weeks in, he was fired. And contemplating suicide. Fast-forward, and Wolfgang became the first “celebrity chef.”…
327 - Dante Nero: From Stripping to Comedy: How to Switch Careers
Mar 12 • 121 min
Dante Nero was a male stripper for 10 years. And now he’s a comedian. He was always intrigued by comedy. But before he went up on any stage, he made sure his fundamentals were impeccable. And that’s key. This is what makes Dante Nero one of the…
326 - Tony Robbins - [Anniversary Episode]: How to Be Fulfilled: Just Start Asking Yourself These 2 Questions
Mar 8 • 62 min
Tony’s latest book “Unshakeable: Your Financial Freedom Playbook”
 “MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial Freedom” by Tony Robbins 
”Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and…
325 - Godfrey: Flex Your Comedy Muscle
Mar 6 • 73 min
Godfrey’s 20 years old in comedy years. (Your age = your experience). He might’ve been born in 1969. But that doesn’t matter. He learned this from Jerry Seinfeld. Seinfeld asked Godfrey, “How long have you been doing comedy?” At the time,…
324 - Cal Fussman: The Art of a Great Question
Mar 5 • 117 min
Cal Fussman is one of the greatest interviewers of all time. He’s interviewed an estimated 500 iconic people. He asks the question no one else is asking. He gains respect. And gets the best answers. Cal knows how to connect with everyone. So…
323 - David McCandless: Visual Storytelling: Transforming Data into Stories through Infographics
Mar 1 • 63 min
David McCandless is the #1 data visualization expert. But what is that? “Data visualization?” Simply: it’s a better way to tell stories. Show Notes: “Visual Miscellaneum: The Bestselling Classic, Revised and Updated: A Colorful Guide to…
322 - Yuval Noah Harari [Anniversary Episode]: A Brief History of the Future
Feb 27 • 55 min
Probably the books I’ve recommended most in the past five years was “Sapiens” by Yuval Harari. And not only me: it’s Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg’s top recommendation. I’m releasing this episode because there’s so much to know about our past as…
321 - Jim Cramer: Stocks - The Greatest Wealth Creator of All Time
Feb 26 • 53 min
Jim Cramer is one of the most well known financial experts on the planet. I’ve known him for 16 years. We worked together. I was a writer for TheStreet.com and he was doing “Mad Money” for CNBC. So we have history. And I wanted to check in with…
320 - Steve Scott: How to Make $50K a Month Writing From Your Couch
Feb 22 • 78 min
This podcast episode is action packed. It’s not philosophy. It’s action. It’s HOW to actually get to the top of Amazon’s best seller list, how to get an idea for your book, how to create daily writing habits, etc. Steve Scott has written 70+…
319 - Cheryl Richardson: Personal Growth: How to Give Yourself a Radical Upgrade
Feb 20 • 75 min
Self-care. What does that even mean? I called the expert: Cheryl Richardson. She’s written several New York Times bestsellers and I owe her credit for helping me cultivate new thinking whenever I needed it. When I was most scared, I’d call Cheryl….
318 - Paul Mecurio: Scary, But Not Impossible… Leaving the Job You Hate for the One You’d Love
Feb 19 • 111 min
Wait! Before I say “comedian.” Let me tell you who Paul Mecurio really is. He’s a transformer. A true re-inventor. He started out at as a lawyer on Wall Street. Because it was logical. And he got used to making 2, 3… 4 million dollars a year…
317 - Annie Duke: The Fastest Way to Become an Expert at Anything
Feb 15 • 106 min
For two decades Annie Duke ranked as one of the top poker players in the world. Which means she won a lot. But she couldn’t win without losing. I’ll explain. It’s hard to learn when you win, I think. Because if you win, then you think you’re a…
316 - Aaron Berg: The Fearless Comedian (How He Finds The Funny)
Feb 12 • 85 min
Aaron Berg is “the fearless comedian.” And I think that’s a compliment. How would you like if someone call you “the fearless (whatever you are).” Fill in the blank. I wanted to learn that skill. And that’s what I think you’ll learn from…
315 - Kevin Allocca: The Economics of Entertainment… This is What Makes Videos Go Viral
Feb 8 • 62 min
Kevin Allocca is “Head of Culture and Trends” at YouTube. He’s been there for 8 years. So he knows how videos go viral. But more than that, Kevin knows the economics of entertainment. He told me how to get a message out (because no one reads books…
314 - Sara Blakely [Anniversary Episode]: How to Get a Billion Dollar Idea
Feb 6 • 84 min
Sara Blakely is a self-made billionaire. She’s the founder and creator of Spanx. I interviewed her exactly a year ago. But all of her advice (learned directly from DOING) is still impacting me today. I had to re-listen. And I hope you do, too….
313 - Dr. Oz: THE #1 Health Guru in America
Feb 5 • 42 min
This podcast is all about getting in control of your food. Food is medicine. It’s fuel. Listen to Dr. Oz, leading cardiac surgeon, featured health expert, host of The Dr. Oz Show and author of 8 New York Times bestselling books, including his newest,…
312 - Jordan B. Peterson: 12 Rules for Life: A Solution to Suffering
Feb 1 • 86 min
Jordan thinks about things, people pay attention, and he gets paid for it. His YouTube channel has tens of millions of views. He’s a clinical psychologist, professor and author of “12 Rules for Life: An Antidote to Chaos.” Show…
311 - Todd Barry: Accidental Comedian: How to Stumble Into Your Calling
Jan 30 • 62 min
“It’s weird to do something that you didn’t really plan on doing,” Todd Barry said. He’s a comedian and actor. But he wanted to be a musician. “I didn’t go on stage with the conscious goal of pursuing comedy. In my mind, I still wanted…
310 - Tim Larkin: Surviving the Unthinkable
Jan 29 • 78 min
We live in this society where there’s “rules of etiquette”… but there aren’t really “rules of etiquette” when someone’s trying to kill you. Sometimes violence is the answer. “This is a key mind shift people need to take for their own…
309 - Loretta Breuning: The Science of Happiness: How to Hack Your Brain & Become A Happier Person
Jan 25 • 67 min
Happy chemicals = the key to happiness. So I interviewed Dr. Loretta Breuning, author of “Meet Your Happy Chemicals,” “The Science of Positivity,” “I, Mammal,” and “Habits of a Happy Brain.” Show Notes: “Meet Your Happy…
308 - Erika Ender: Everybody Has Talent
Jan 23 • 33 min
Erika Ender was just nominated for “best song of the year.” She wrote “Despacito.” (Which has 7billion+ views on YouTube.) I first interviewed her in October ‘17. And I wanted to re-release our conversation to celebrate her. She has so much…
307 - Kareem Abdul Jabbar: Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court
Jan 22 • 36 min
NBA’s all-time leading scorer? Kareem Abdul Jabbar. Six-time NBA champion? Kareem Abdul Jabbar. 50 years of athleticism. THAT’S peak performance. Then he combined his career with activism, philanthropy (President Obama awarded him with “The…
306 - PJ O’Rourke: The Celebrity President
Jan 18 • 82 min
PJ told me some unconventional ways to vote for president. “Who would you road trip with?” A lot of people might think they’d say Trump, “but think again,” he said. I didn’t vote. But I still wanted to know how it happened… (Also, this…
305 - Bill Beteet: The Pursuit… Sacrificing Everything You Know for What You Really Love
Jan 16 • 67 min
It’s weird. Normally, the people I interview on this podcast are at the end of their career. Bill is just starting. He spent years in law school. And then made up his mind (after a day of fasting) that he’s going to be a comedian. I wanted to know…
304 - Dov Davidoff: Vulnerability is Good. (It Can Set You Apart)
Jan 15 • 84 min
It’s easy to just be an entertainer, but it’s a lot harder to be an artist. Dov Davidoff is learning this. And he taught me how he’s figuring out how to use his vulnerabilities to his advantage. To set him apart. For him, humor is a way of…
Ep. 303 - Jeff Goins: Real Artists Don’t Starve
Jan 11 • 82 min
Jeff is the bestselling author of “Real Artists Don’t Starve.” I’ve wanted him to come on this podcast for over a year. Because he knows the secret to become a “thriving artist.” “That’s somebody who makes money so they can make more…
Ep. 302 - Aaron Carroll: It’s All Relative: Nutrition Myths Debunked
Jan 9 • 79 min
Aaron Carroll is a pediatrician and the author of “Bad Food Bible: How and Why to Eat Sinfully”. I threw every argument ever made about coffee, carbs, alcohol, MSG, BACON, antioxidants, the list goes on. He’s about to dismantle the rumors. And…
Ep. 301 - Dan Harris: How to Mentally Train the Mind - Ten Minutes a Day
Jan 8 • 88 min
He had a panic attack on air. Live. A meltdown in front of 5 million people. Dan was struggling with PTSD, which led to drug abuse and depression. Then he found meditation. Show Notes: “10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My…
[Special Edition]: I’m Celebrating 300 Episodes!
Jan 4 • 232 min
I’m celebrating my 300th episode. With a GIANT episode. I took all the best clips from years and years of podcast. And recorded some new “behind the scenes” thoughts and ideas about each clip (what I learned and why I loved this guest, how they…
Ep. 299 - Paul Reiser: Find What You’re Drawn To, Even if It’s Hard
Jan 2 • 67 min
Why would anyone want to pursue a career in comedy? There are no benchmarks, no paychecks and definitely no guarantees. It’s too risky. Unless you have that pull… the one that tells you, “this is the right thing. This is what you’re meant for.”…
Ep. 298 - Ryan Holiday: Competition is For Losers: Invent Your Own Category
Jan 1 • 91 min
If I compete with you, I’m a loser. It means I’m not helping anyone in a new way. Ryan said, “Competition is for losers.” He was quoting Peter Thiel. Instead, you have to invent your own category… here’s how Show Notes: “Trust Me I’m…
Ep. 297 - Rich Roll: Surrendering Does Not Mean Failure
Dec 28, 2017 • 90 min
“If you were on the outside looking in you’d probably think, ‘This guy’s got a really good life.’ And on paper I did, but on the inside I felt like I was dying. I was depressed. I was unenthusiastic about my life because I knew I was in a career…
Ep. 296 - Linda Papadopoulos: Validation: Why It’s Dangerous…
Dec 26, 2017 • 78 min
We all have vulnerabilities. And I exposed mine to Linda because it’s a free therapy session. She’s a well-known psychologist and bestselling author born in Canada, living in the UK. I had to ask her about all her theories. And all her books. But…
Ep. 295 - Jon Alpert: Behind the Camera: How to Be the Catalyst for Social Change
Dec 25, 2017 • 66 min
“This guy tried to kill me. He had a gun to my head,” Jon said. “We were leaving the country. We got intercepted.” Wait. What? I was interviewing Jon Alpert. He was trying to smuggle controversial footage out of Iraq. “I…
Ep. 294 - Jackie Martling: The Joke Man… I Talk with Howard Stern’s Former Lead Writer
Dec 21, 2017 • 79 min
I started to get really itchy. Inside my head. I didn’t know how to scratch it. So I avoided it. Until I broke out into hives and finally forced myself on stage. I think it started when I interviewed Gary Gulman, one of the greatest comedians ever….
Ep. 293 - AJ Jacobs: Why We Experiment (And Why You Should Also)
Dec 19, 2017 • 40 min
I like the idea of experimenting for two reasons. A) widen comfort zone B) become a better person. I’ll tell you about A first then B. But first, let me reintroduce my good friend AJ. If you listen to this podcast then you already know who AJ is….
Ep. 292 - Tiffany Haddish: Stop Telling Yourself You’re Not Good Enough
Dec 18, 2017 • 48 min
Got to interview one of my favorite comedians for the podcast, Tiffany Haddish, star of “Girls Trip,” her recent comedy special. “She Ready”, and 20 years a stand up. I asked her what was the biggest change in her first few years of doing standup….
Ep. 291 - Stephen Tobolowsky: Write Your Own Story Because We’re All Living On Borrowed Time
Dec 14, 2017 • 107 min
If you’re reading this, you probably don’t know the name Stephen Tobolowsky. But I’ll give you some hints. Ned Ryerson. (From “Groundhog Day”) Jack Barker. (From “Silicon Valley”) Sound familiar? Stephen Tobolowsky is one of the main…
Ep. 290 - Ray Dalio: Principles for Investing in a Meaningful Life (Tested Strategies from 1 of The World’s Wealthiest Investors)
Dec 12, 2017 • 87 min
I wish I could take everything Ray Dalio said and turn it into a book. But he already did that. It’s called, “Principles: Life and Work.” And I’m going to be re-reading it for the rest of my life. He defines principles as “ways of…
Ep. 289 - Amy Morin: The Easiest Side Hustle You Can Start Right Now
Dec 11, 2017 • 73 min
You may remember Amy, she came on my podcast a few weeks ago. We discussed her book, “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do.” I asked her why is it a book about what people DON’T do instead of SHOULD do. It seemed counterintuitive to me….
Ep. 288 - Mike Van Cleave: A Conversation About Cancer & Learning How to Discard the Meaningless
Dec 7, 2017 • 81 min
I got a call from my friend Mike Van Cleave a year ago. He told me had cancer. We hadn’t spoken for years. “It’s like mold in your refrigerator,” he said. “All of a sudden you’re like, ‘What the hell happened? It’s only been a week.”…
Ep. 287 - Scott Galloway: How the Four Most Influential Companies on the Planet Took Over the Market and Changed Humankind
Dec 5, 2017 • 83 min
I don’t know where to begin. I’m a fan of Scott. I think he reminds me of someone I went to highschool with. He was bright and always cursing at the right time. I remember laughing. Because I felt close to being free. But he was the one with the…
Ep. 286 - Dennis Woodside: How Do You Know When Something is The Next Big Thing (Advice from Dropbox’s COO)
Dec 4, 2017 • 62 min
Dennis Woodside left Google, for DropBox. Everyone thought he was crazy. DropBox was this little tiny company. What was he thinking? “So you ask why I would go from Google to Dropbox. Just play the movie forward. Where’s it going to be in ten…
Ep. 285 - Ellen Fein & Sherrie Schneider: How to Get the Relationship You Deserve… Advice from “The Rules” Authors
Nov 30, 2017 • 70 min
I sat down with two women the other day. And I can’t decide whether they’ve completely ruined my life or helped me. I decided they were going to help me decide before this podcast was over. Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider are the authors of the…
Ep. 284 - Frank Shamrock: The Making of a Legend: How a Criminal Became a Champion
Nov 28, 2017 • 73 min
I asked Frank Shamrock, a living legend MMA fighter, “How many titles have you won?” “I think I won them all.” He calls himself a “super athlete.” So I told him he lacks humility… And we laughed. But he’s right. He IS a super athlete….
Ep. 283 - Anthony Ervin: Overcoming Your Battles: How an Olympic Swimmer Transformed Tourette’s Syndrome into Winning Gold
Nov 27, 2017 • 58 min
Anthony holds a lot of weird records. But the most interesting to me is the record for the biggest span between winning golds. SIXTEEN YEARS. But first, let’s start from the beginning. Anthony Ervin always had a gift for swimming. He…
Ep. 282 - Tyler Cowen: What the Future Holds: Stagnation or Innovation?
Nov 23, 2017 • 75 min
We’ve become too comfortable. We’re innovating less and watching Netflix more. When I think of a “complacent class,” (a group of people who don’t care to move forward or move at all), I think of this: Americans soaking high wages off the…
Ep. 281 - Tim Ferriss: Using a New Lens To Make Life Easier
Nov 21, 2017 • 157 min
Tim’s doing a new experiment. (I’m not surprised.) He’s looking at people and asking himself one question… “What happened to this person?” He said, “Normal people are just folks you don’t know well enough yet, right? Nobody’s normal….
Ep. 280 - Chuck Klosterman: From Yesterday to Today: Comparing How We Interact with Culture
Nov 20, 2017 • 60 min
I can’t just call Chuck a writer. He’s arguably one of the most successful pop culture critics. “Oh sure,” he said. “And I have a big advantage. Most critics want to be the first to write about something, I get to be the last person. And…
Ep. 279 - Elizabeth Smart: How She Endured Tragedy, Survived and Created Her New Normal
Nov 16, 2017 • 54 min
I was really nervous for this podcast. Elizabeth Smart has been through so much trauma. And I’m sure everyone says that to her. Was she sick of hearing that after all these years? I wanted to learn how she survived. The kidnapper came through her…
Ep. 278 - Floyd Landis: The Consequence of Exposing a Legend: Learning How to Take Your Life Back & Overcome Rejection
Nov 14, 2017 • 78 min
Floyd exposed Armstrong. He exposed the whole US cycling team for doping. In 2006, he won the Tour de France. He made it to the heights of the profession. And then he blew the whistle. “People see it as exercise, a healthy, endurance sport. It’s…
Ep. 277 - Griffin Dunne: Never Doubt, Just Do: How to Follow Your Gut
Nov 13, 2017 • 72 min
I wish they’d send Joan to space. She’s a real writer… who wrote about true things. I want her to describe the feeling and the wonderment of what life would be like. But they don’t send writers to space. Only scientists (for now). Joan Didion…
Ep. 276 - Scott Adams: The Hardest Sell: Convincing Someone You’re Not What You Used to Be
Nov 9, 2017 • 101 min
It’s Scott’s 3rd time on the podcast. In the first interview, he was “the creator of Dilbert.” A famous cartoonist. The second time he was still “the creator of Dilbert” and a hypnosis/persuasion student. Now (appearance #3), Scott Adams…
Ep. 275 - John C. McGinley: The Root of REAL Reinvention: Having The Right Attitude
Nov 7, 2017 • 68 min
He was trying out a role built for him. The screenwriter wrote the script with John in mind. He wrote his name in the margin. “A John McGinley type.” “Did that give you high confidence?” I asked him. “No, they made me audition 5 times for a John…
Ep. 274 - Bill Cartwright: How to Gain the Confidence of an NBA All-Star
Nov 6, 2017 • 86 min
Bill Cartwright and I have nothing in common. He’s from the west coast and I’m from the east coast. He’s 7’1” and I’m not. When Bill got drafted to the NBA, they called him “Moses”. He held every important basketball title in high…
Ep. 273 - Sheila Nevins: The HBO Producer Who Dawned the Era of the Human Experience
Nov 2, 2017 • 107 min
Before Sheila Nevins, no one cared about our human stories. “I felt that there could be performance in every man, that every man could perform his life or his situation or his trauma or his successes or his failure,” Sheila said. She’s a 26…
Ep. 272 - Lewis Howes: “The Masks of Masculinity”: Why Men Wear Masks and How to Remove them to Live Your Best Life
Oct 31, 2017 • 66 min
Was Lewis Howes a bully? Is it possible? He set up the situation: When you’re young, you’re told to be kind, open, loving, helpful and generous. When you stand up to the bullies for treating someone badly, what happens? They shove you in a locker….
Ep. 271- Dan Lyons: “Disrupted” Author on Loving Your Job, Losing it & Starting Over
Oct 30, 2017 • 106 min
Dan Lyons is kind of infamous. He was a journalist who loved his job and got fired when he was 52. “I loved what I did,” he said. And that’s rare. “I loved meeting people, talking to them, interviewing them, trying to figure out what’s a…
Ep. 270 - David Litt: Obama’s Former Speechwriter: How to Write Speeches for the People of America
Oct 26, 2017 • 64 min
“[President Obama] knew who I was, but he knew who a lot of people were,” David Litt, a former speechwriter for the president, told me in this podcast. He wrote speeches for the president. Now he writes for “Funny or Die”. And before the White…
Ep. 269 - Sir Richard Branson: How He Found a Gap in The Market and Became The Billionaire Founder of Virgin
Oct 24, 2017 • 47 min
Sir Richard Branson. End of notes. Enjoy. Just kidding. The advice from Richard is priceless. He’s a self-made billionaire (BILLION!) who windsurfed across the English Channel with his kids, biked from Northern Italy to Southern italy with his whole…
Ep. 268 - Kellan Lutz: The Actor’s Guide to Building a Personal Blueprint and Following Your Spirit
Oct 23, 2017 • 76 min
I’ve never been a vampire. But Kellan has. He got his big break in “Twilight.” This was an epic. Five movies back to back. It was a supernatural role in this made up fantasy world. And that’s where he found his freedom. “With Sci-Fi, you have this…
Ep. 267 - Mike Posner: A One Hit Wonder’s Comeback Story - How to Tap Into Your Own Authenticity
Oct 19, 2017 • 81 min
He thought he was going to be one of the lucky ones. “I knew statistically… and intellectually that every once in awhile an artist has a hit song. And they’re lucky… they’re even luckier if they get two. I felt like, I was different. My first…
Ep. 266 - Amanda Cerny: The Secrets of Becoming a Social Media Influencer
Oct 17, 2017 • 47 min
Playboy wasn’t part of the plan. “It wasn’t on my list of things to do in life,” Amanda said. “What did you want to do?” I said. “Acting.” But everyone told her “no.” They told her “You’re branded as a playmate, so that’s what you are.” She could’ve…
Ep. 265 - Mr. X: I Interview An Anonymous Guest on Hacking, Government, Bitcoin and Terrorism
Oct 16, 2017 • 95 min
The FBI went to his high school when the 15-year-old Mr. X hacked into the largest Internet company in the world and stole 90 million credit card numbers. “You are going to jail for a long time,” they told him. The day after he stole…
Ep. 264 - Erika Ender: “Despacito” Songwriter on Connecting With The World to Find Your Talent
Oct 12, 2017 • 35 min
“Everyone has their own talent,” Erika said. “And my talent is expressing through writing songs and from singing them.” She wrote “Despacito” - the fastest song to hit 3 billion downloads in the history of music. Now it’s past 4 billion. That’s…
Ep. 262 - Bonnie McFarlane: Getting The Persistence to Do What You Love
Oct 9, 2017 • 83 min
Comedy is brutal. If the audience doesn’t know you, they WILL judge you. That’s true for most things (you can’t walk down the sidewalk in New York City without being judged at least a hundred times). Bonnie said you have to know your audience. I…
Ep. 261 - A.J. Jacobs: The Intersection Between Discomfort and Curiosity
Oct 5, 2017 • 94 min
AJ’s about to launch a TV show. A few months ago he started a podcast. He’s 49 years old. And it all started because he decided to write a book on a weird idea he had. “I wonder what it would be like to live the Bible.” It’s especially weird…
Ep. 260 - Gary Vaynerchuk: Set a Flag on YOUR Thing
Oct 3, 2017 • 70 min
“If you do not do what you love, that’s on you,” Gary said. Years ago, no one believed you could choose yourself. You needed gatekeepers. Now we have YouTube, Instagram. “Now it’s the standard,” Gary said. If you cut out all the reason why you…
Ep. 259 - Amy Morin: 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do
Oct 2, 2017 • 97 min
“Life is inherently risky. We make up all of these rules in life about what’s gonna keep us safe,” Amy Morin told me. She’s the author “13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do.” It was originally just a list she wrote for herself. Her…
Ep. 258 - Nancy Cartwright: Becoming Bart Simpson… How to Find The Artist Inside of Yourself
Sep 28, 2017 • 84 min
To me, Nancy Cartwright is the most unknown famous person. She’s the voice of Bart Simpson. “When I went in for “The Simpsons”, the audition pieces of Bart and Lisa were sitting right next to each other. Hers said 8-year-old middle child. His a…
Ep. 257 - Tionne ‘T-Boz’ Watkins: TLC - The Biggest Girl Band in American History
Sep 26, 2017 • 69 min
“Life is tough…and it’s also miraculous.” T-Boz and TLC sold 70 million albums, becoming the bestselling girl band ever in America. Along the way they declared bankruptcy, she battled sickle-cell anemia, the death of one of their bandmates and…
Ep. 256 - Ken Follett: I Want to Write a Bestseller
Sep 21, 2017 • 65 min
Ken Follett is a well-known Welsh novelist who specializes in writing spy thrillers novels and has sold over 160 million copies worldwide. Before he became a novelist he was a reporter for the London Evening News and was a Deputy Managing…
Ep. 255 - Marcus Lemonis: The (Real) Key to A Profitable Business: People
Sep 19, 2017 • 81 min
Marcus Lemonis is a self-made millionaire, serial entrepreneur and the front man of CNBC’s popular series, “The Profit”. Since an early age Marcus has always had an entrepreneurial spirit and passion. When he was twelve he started his own lawn…
Ep. 254 - Jim Kwik: Train Your Brain to Maximize Memory and Motivation
Sep 14, 2017 • 128 min
Jim Kwik is a leading expert in memory improvement, brain performance, speed reading and learning. But before he became the expert, he suffered a brain injury. And that made it really hard for him to learn. “If knowledge is power than learning is a…
Ep. 253 - Paul Shaffer: David Letterman’s Legendary Band Leader on Making Music & Taking Your Shot
Sep 12, 2017 • 75 min
Paul Shaffer has lived through five decades of music. He got his first big break was he was hired on the spot by Stephen Schwartz to be the musical director in Toronto’s production of “Godspell”. The cast included Martin Short, Gilda Radner,…
Ep. 252 - Brandon Webb: Getting Focussed (Lessons from a Sniper turned CEO)
Sep 7, 2017 • 111 min
Brandon Webb served as a Navy Seal for almost ten years. He decided to leave. He was burnt out and he wanted to watch his kids grow up. And he’s had a philosophy since he was thirteen, if he’s not enjoying what he’s doing he’s going to find…
Ep. 251 - Geno Bisconte: Comedy as the Cure… Let Yourself Laugh
Sep 5, 2017 • 113 min
Geno Bisconte is the most hilarious, high energy person I’ve ever met. He finds humor in almost every single sentence and he’s always in a good mood. He’s been a stand up comedian for more than fifteen years, headlining and hosting some of the…
Ep. 250 - Alex Blumberg: The Shape of a Story: Building a Podcasting Empire
Aug 29, 2017 • 98 min
Alex Blumberg is the founder and CEO of Gimlet Media. Before this, he was an incredibly successful radio journalist. He won multiple awards in the industry. Alex hosted and produced popular NPR shows, “Planet Money” and “This American Life”. When he…
Ep. 249 - Chris Anderson: TED - Tricks to Mastering Public Speaking and Storytelling
Aug 24, 2017 • 88 min
After a long journalism career, Chris Anderson became the curator of the TED Conference in 2002. Since then he has expanded the conference to cover all topics including science, business and global issues. He introduced the TEDx initiative, giving…
Ep. 248 - Noah Kagan: Stop Fighting What You Are Good At
Aug 22, 2017 • 80 min
Noah Kagan was fired from Facebook. He was employee #30. “I think they made the right decision to fire me,” he said. “One of the big realizations I’ve had in the past few years is that people need to stop fighting their natural skill. My sweet…
Ep. 247 - Ramit Sethi: Challenge: Start Living Your Ideas NOW
Aug 17, 2017 • 131 min
Ramit Sethi is a bestselling author, personal finance advisor, entrepreneur and author of “New York Times” bestselling book, “I Will Teach You to be Rich”. He’s taught thousands to manage their personal finances and how to become rich on his…
Ep. 246 - Ramit Sethi: You Have Something People Would Pay For Right Now…
Aug 15, 2017 • 105 min
Ramit Sethi is a bestselling author, personal finance advisor, entrepreneur and author of “New York Times” bestselling book, “I Will Teach You to be Rich”. He’s taught thousands to manage their personal finances and how to become rich on his…
Ep. 245 - Mark Manson: The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F—-
Aug 10, 2017 • 80 min
Mark Manson is a writer, blogger and author of the “New York Times” bestseller, “The Subtle Art of Not Giving A F-ck”. Visit his blog, markmanson.net, to read some of his best articles on self improvement, dating and relationships, culture and life…
Ep. 244 - Wally Green: He Was in a Gang at 13. Now He’s Uniting The World Through Ping Pong
Aug 8, 2017 • 73 min
DO SOMETHING YOU LOVE, TO BUILD A LIFE WORTH LOVING “I was shot twice by the time I was 13,” Wally told me. “I owned six guns. Everyone I grew up with then is dead,” he said. He then walked back to his side of the ping pong table. He took out his…
Ep. 243 - Shawn Stevenson: The ONLY Health Podcast You’ll Ever Need to Hear
Aug 3, 2017 • 103 min
Shawn Stevenson, host of The Model Health podcast said, “In the lab, they found anti-depressants in the New York City water system.” Anti-depressants! Ok, no problem. I’ll drink tap water. Save on therapy costs. In NYC everyone has to go to therapy….
Ep. 242 - Shane Snow: The Smart Way to Succeed
Aug 1, 2017 • 85 min
Shane Snow is a well known journalist, entrepreneur, co-founder of the content technology company, Contently, and bestselling author of “Smartcuts: The Breakthrough of Lateral Thinking”. You can find his writing in “Wired”, “The New Yorker”, and “Fast…
Ep. 241 - Jason Calacanis: How to Invest: The Guidebook from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100K into $100 Million
Jul 27, 2017 • 83 min
Jason Calacanis is an angel investor, serial entrepreneur, writer and blogger. He is the founder and CEO of inside.com. Listen to Jason’s podcast, “This Week In Startups”, interesting stories from the world of entrepreneurship.
Ep. 240 - Gary Gulman: This is Comedy: Gary Gulman Breaks Down the Best Joke in The World
Jul 25, 2017 • 83 min
When Patton Oswalt, one of the top comedians over the past several decades, was going through the worst experiences of his life this past year, he wrote an entire post about one joke Gary Gulman made. ONE JOKE. Oswalt starts off: “This is…so…
Ep. 239 - Alex Berenson: How to Write a Page-Turner
Jul 20, 2017 • 94 min
Alex Berenson had the dream job. But he was unhappy. And perhaps it even scarred him in some ways. He switched it up. To his true dreams. To the dreams he had for himself since he was a child. I want to do this. First off, Alex…
Ep. 238 - Ryan Holiday: The Art of Making and Marketing
Jul 18, 2017 • 87 min
Ryan Holiday, stop writing books that are just for me! With “Perennial Seller” you just answered an obsessive question I’ve had for years: What makes something, someone, some product, some art, withstand the test of time? What is the magic…
Ep. 237 - Scot Cohen: The Best Networker in the World. PERIOD.
Jul 13, 2017 • 84 min
Scot Cohen is the best networker on the planet. I have never seen anything like it. And he used that skill to make tens of millions of dollars, not only for himself but for many others. I wanted him to explain, in detail, how. But first:…
Ep. 236 - Farnoosh Torabi: Flipping the Mic - Farnoosh Interviews Me
Jul 11, 2017 • 95 min
She was my partner in crime. Farnoosh recently hosted her own show on CNBC. She also has a super popular podcast. And she’s a successful book author and all around writer. But to me she’s more than that. From 2006 to 2008 we did videos…
Ep. 235 - Tim Kennedy: A US Special Op’s Reason for Serving - “Win Hearts and Minds”
Jul 4, 2017 • 84 min
“Have a spirit of adventure, the desire to learn something new, be an explorer and never get too comfortable.” ———- “Imagine this room is filling up with poisonous gas,” Tim said. He’s looking straight at me. “There’s…
Ep. 234 - Charlie Hoehn: Getting Past Anxiety and Learning How to Play Again
Jun 27, 2017 • 91 min
In my podcast Charlie and I talked half the time about getting past anxiety. And half the time about this: [14:00] - Charlie’s time working for Tim Ferriss, doing a virtual internship with Seth Godin, and marketing Ramit Sethi’s New York Times…
Ep. 233 - Fred Stoller: Five Minutes to Kill: A Story About “Making It”
Jun 20, 2017 • 70 min
You have five minutes to kill. That’s it. Those five minutes can make or break a career. I don’t think I would be able to handle the pressure. I’ve done a lot of public speaking. And now I’ve tried standup. For the past three months I’ve…
Ep. 232 - Jocko Willink: The Way of the Warrior
Jun 12, 2017 • 100 min
I was afraid before interviewing Jocko. I think it was instinctual. His body is seven times the size of mine. I pointed at the cover of his new book, “The Way of The Warrior Kid. “See this kid,” I said. “That’s me right now.” I like to…
Ep. 231 - Jim Norton: Dropout and Laugh (A Comedian’s Journey)
Jun 6, 2017 • 71 min
Jim Norton is the reason why I do podcasts. First, he’s a world-famous comedian, recently released a one hour special on Netflix, has been on shows like “Louie” and “Inside Amy Schumer” has written two New York Times bestselling books and…
Ep. 230 - R.P. Eddy: Why Warnings Matter (A Podcast About the Future)
May 30, 2017 • 76 min
HOW TO DISCOVER THE SECRETS IN LIFE The best things in life are born from coincidence. I am a firm believer in this. A year ago I was flying back from California. I started talking to the guy sitting next to me. Turns out he had worked in almost…
Ep. 229 - Brandon Webb: Becoming The Master of Your Own Fate
May 23, 2017 • 95 min
His platoon was counting on him. He couldn’t come back a failure. Brandon had been deployed to the Middle East four times. He’d seen the ugliness and destruction war had caused. And now he was being sent straight to sniper school. This is one of…
Ep. 228 - Matt Barrie: Become a Skilled Freelancer in Today’s Marketplace
May 16, 2017 • 63 min
I almost changed forever the entire way people define relationships. The word “commitment” would have a new meaning. More babies would be born. I’m thinking BIG. Sometimes you want to try an idea and you don’t let yourself think about money. If an…
Ep. 227 - Garry Kasparov: Growing Your Talent, Working with Machines and Becoming the World Chess Champion
May 9, 2017 • 68 min
Shortcuts - [5:40] - I asked Garry, “What separated you from people just as talented?” He interrupted. Finally! I found my match! “Wait, wait wait, slow down,” he said. “‘As talented’ is a stretch.” He said he was…
Ep. 226 - Jon Morrow: He made half a million dollars in 9 months. This is what kept him motivated
May 2, 2017 • 87 min
Jon is paralyzed from the neck down. He couldn’t crawl. “My mom noticed I was dragging my legs,” he said. The doctors said he’d die at age two. But he felt like he had something to contribute to the world. So he became unstoppable. He started…
[Bonus] - Ryan Deiss: How to Believe in Your Idea Enough to Take the First Step (and Other Business Advice)
Apr 27, 2017 • 28 min
I remember sitting at my cubicle job looking at people wondering, “Why? Why are you here? Why are you doing this?” I asked a friend once, “Don’t you think this job is meaningless?” He said no. And then I knew what I had to do….
Ep. 225 - Ryan Deiss: College is Irrelevant. THIS is How You Make a Better Future
Apr 25, 2017 • 43 min
Over the past five years, I’ve seen Ryan Deiss rise from a quality entrepreneur to one of the biggest names in Internet marketing. He’s the founder and CEO of DigitalMarketer and anybody in the internet marketing space knows Ryan Deiss. He emailed me…
Ep. 224 - Dave Asprey: Live Like a Biohacker (Activate Untapped Brain Energy, Work Smarter & Think Faster)
Apr 18, 2017 • 70 min
Dave Asprey is the creator and bestselling author of “The Bulletproof Diet.” He biohacks health. And discovers innovative ways to live longer, lose weight, increase brain function and evolve better. My brain isn’t hacked (yet). So I…
Ep. 223 - Scott Steindorff: The Search For Your Own Authenticity
Apr 11, 2017 • 112 min
The cocaine made his throat close. “I was about to die”. He wanted to be an actor. He wanted to be creative. He had dreams. And working real-estate for his father wasn’t one of them. “I didn’t want to come down,” he said. “Why’d you do…
Ep. 222 - Ryan Holiday: The Essential Question: How To Live A Good Life
Apr 4, 2017 • 97 min
I tried to ruin Ryan Holiday’s life. Fortunately, I failed. I told him to start an agency, build it up, sell it for 10 million dollars and THEN start writing books. “It’s a good thing you didn’t listen to me,” I said. But I was wrong. It…
Ep. 221 - Tucker Max: The Difference Between People Who Succeed and People Who Don’t
Mar 28, 2017 • 104 min
“You and I both know what happened to you 18 months ago,” he said. “If you don’t write about it, you will die as an artist.” Tucker’s sold over 3 million copies of his books. I know I’m going to have to listen to him. Maybe later. ——- I’ve…
Ep. 220 - Matt Mullenweg: Do You Have Your Own Internal “Code”
Mar 21, 2017 • 74 min
I have a rule. After every podcast, I write down 10 things I learned. I don’t know if anyone else does this. Do you do this? Some people make illustrations. They send me what they’ve learned. It’s a creation of a creation of a creation. A drawing of a…
Ep. 219 - Jessica Banks: Dare of The Day
Mar 18, 2017 • 87 min
She said, I am an introvert but had to develop tricks to fake being an extravert because of where I worked. I said, Do you think everyone in LA is an extravert? She said, I don’t know. Maybe they are all faking. We were at a party. I had been…
Ep. 218 - Debbie Millman: Create Identity then Impact
Mar 14, 2017 • 72 min
Ben (of Ben & Jerry’s) was in the room. He needed a logo. Debbie Millman just started her agency. She was competing against the best ad agencies in New York City. She lost. So she moved on to Burger King. “Why do you think you lost?” “We didn’t…
Ep. 217 - Tony Robbins: How to Be Fulfilled: Just Start Asking Yourself These 2 Questions
Mar 7, 2017 • 61 min
Tony Robbins stopped by on his birthday. And then he started causing problems. Like he does. “I realize you’re high energy,” the audio engineer says, looking at Tony, “but when you bang the table it sounds like the whole room is shaking.” In 220…
Ep. 216 - Yuval Noah Harari: A Brief History of The Future
Feb 28, 2017 • 56 min
My ancestor from 70,000 years ago was smarter than me. He knew every plant, mushroom, animal, predator, prey in a several mile radius. He knew how to make weapons. He knew how to capture something, make it edible. I can barely order delivery. And as…
Ep. 215 - Steven Kotler & Jamie Wheal: How Flow Helps You Step Outside Yourself and “Do The Impossible”
Feb 21, 2017 • 75 min
Imagine going on a swing as high as you can. Then going higher. Then going so high you loop around. I get scared thinking about it. Sergey Brin, the founder of Google, did it the first time he tried. Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal were training people…
Ep. 214 - Cass Sunstein: The World According to Star Wars
Feb 16, 2017 • 55 min
I want to be a Jedi Knight. The idea of surrendering to some “force” greater than oneself. The idea of being in touch with some essence that can bring out my full potential in way that I could never possibly understand. When Cass Sunstein, genius…
Ep. 213 - A.J. Jacobs: How to Connect With The Greatest Network in The World
Feb 14, 2017 • 74 min
My first podcast is 24 minutes long. It’s just me. No guest. The topic: “Why College Is a Waste of Time.” Then I did one about my book “Choose Yourself.” One week later, I got 30 minutes with Robert Greene. Then an hour with Tucker Max, an…
Ep. 212 - Anna Koppelman: How to Find Your World… Where You Belong
Feb 9, 2017 • 36 min
Anna Koppelman is an angel. She’s the angel I wish I had looking over me back when I was being bullied. When I was a kid, it was “Lord of The Flies” on the playground. Nobody cared at all. Kids would kill each other at recess and whoever…
Ep. 211 - Sara Blakely: How To Get a Billion Dollar Idea
Feb 7, 2017 • 84 min
Sara Blakely is weird. I wish I could think like she does. I want to be weird like her. “I look at any object and try to think of any use it has other than what people had planned for it.” And then she acts on it. She sees a pair of pantyhose, cuts…
Ep. 210 - Daymond John: How to Create Your Own Point Of View & Build A Following
Jan 31, 2017 • 60 min
He is exactly one year younger than me, almost to the day. So we could’ve even grown up together. We had similar interests in music. He could’ve taught me sewing. I could’ve taught him how to play chess. But, to be honest, he worked harder than…
Ep. 209 - Bobby Casey: Never Feel Broke Again and Travel the World (Forever)
Jan 26, 2017 • 51 min
I heard an eight-year-old kid tell another eight-year-old that he’s not welcome in his home. He said “Trump or Clinton?” “Clinton.” And that was that. They kept walking. Kept debating and I bet nothing happened. I bet they’re…
Ep. 208 - Ken Kurson: What Will Trump Do As President? We Hear From The Expert
Jan 24, 2017 • 64 min
Social media is a bloodbath. Trump. Hilary. Walls. Genitals. Crooked this or Deplorable that. There’s two things I know: 1) I choose whether I am happy with a situation or not. Whether I am “free” or not. Nobody else can…
Ep. 207 - Chris Smith: Did you ever wish you were them? Your Heroes?
Jan 19, 2017 • 89 min
“We all lived through it. But one fun or interesting realizations I came to in reporting the book was… Can we curse on your podcast?” “Yeah. Anything goes.” “… Is just how much shit happened in the world between 1999 and…
Ep. 206 - Steven Johnson: Why You Have to Replace Ambition with Play
Jan 17, 2017 • 68 min
I wish I was as smart as Steven Johnson. I asked him, “What is your one favorite thing that everybody thinks is bad for you that is actually good for you?” He didn’t want to tell me. “My kids might listen to this later,” he said. But he told…
Ep. 205 - Jairek Robbins: What To Do When You’re Overworked, Tired and Can’t Turn Off Your Mind
Jan 12, 2017 • 58 min
You know that game where you flip a card, see the face and turn it back over, then try to find the match? That’s the game we’re going to play… Write down your values. I told Jairek mine. I had three. Jairek is a life coach. And…
Ep. 204 - Mike Massimino: The Ultimate Thrill Seeking Profession
Jan 10, 2017 • 76 min
Mike Massimino failed his PhD the first time. Failed the astronaut test the first three times. Failed to get the highest evaluation when he walked into space the first time. And almost destroyed the Hubble Telescope on the last attempt the US was…
Ep. 203 - Susan David: What Happens When You’re Deeply Stuck In Your Job and Asking, “How Did I Get Here?”
Jan 5, 2017 • 70 min
It’s the most commonly believed lie. It will make you lose all your money. It’ll make you wake up in your 40’s or 50’s and wonder what you’re going to do about retirement. It will make you develop your worst possible habits. For me,…
Ep. 202 - Kamal Ravikant: How To Find Something Worth Doing… Something Worth Looking For
Jan 3, 2017 • 62 min
Kamal was totally lost. His father had died. His job over. His relationship gone. He felt adrift, depressed, broken. He was so lost he wandered the world trying to find his way back. Twenty years later he wrote the novel about what happened - REBIRTH….
Ep. 201 - Ben Mezrich: Success after 190 Rejection Slips
Dec 29, 2016 • 64 min
“When I was a struggling writer, before I wrote my first book, I got 190 rejection slips.” He taped them to the walls like a serial killer. “My wallpaper was rejection slips.” “What was the worst one…,” I asked Ben…
Ep. 200 - Scott Adams: Subtly Hypnotizing Yourself And Everyone You Meet
Dec 27, 2016 • 68 min
How can you use mass hypnosis to control 60,000,000 people so they vote for you to become the leader of the world? Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, knows the answer and has known it for years. So I called him and asked. I needed to know. He told…
Ep. 199 - Gretchen Rubin: Where Happiness Hides
Dec 22, 2016 • 70 min
“When did you decide to go from being a lawyer to a full-time writer?” I asked Gretchen Rubin. She wrote the #1 New York Times bestseller, “The Happiness Project.” It was 2001. “At the Supreme Court, I was surrounded by people who…
Ep. 198 - Dan Ariely: Where A True, Deep Sense of Accomplishment Comes From
Dec 20, 2016 • 69 min
Dan Ariely was burned all over his body. He lived in the hospital for years. He grew up there. Now he writes about pain. And irrationality. And meaning. He had nerve damage from the burns. And no skin to protect himself from pain. The nurses slowly…
[Bonus] - Steven Pressfield [Part 2]: The Meaning of Practice
Dec 15, 2016 • 38 min
Steven Pressfield wrote all of the greatest books for writers. He’s a pro. And in part 1 he talks about turning pro. Now he talks about HOW to develop your skills. “I have a writing practice,” he says. “And what that sort of means is you detach…
Ep. 197 - Steven Pressfield [Part 1]: How to Go From Amateur to Pro
Dec 13, 2016 • 66 min
HOW TO GO FROM AMATEUR TO TURNING PRO? I had a full time job. I was trying to run a business on the side. I was pitching two TV shows. And I was obsessively playing chess day and night and traveling to tournaments. And nothing was going well. My…
[Bonus] - Tim Ferriss: [Part 2] Where Are You Not Replaceable?
Dec 8, 2016 • 79 min
I was very late and I was very upset at myself. I had flown three thousand miles. I moved into an Airbnb right next to where Tim was staying. I had written thousands of notes on ripped pieces of paper and stuck them all throughout the book. I had…
Ep. 196 - Tim Ferriss: [Part 1] Becoming a Titan & Overcoming Your Worst Weakness
Dec 6, 2016 • 82 min
I was very late and I was very upset at myself. I had flown three thousand miles. I moved into an Airbnb right next to where Tim was staying. I had written thousands of notes on ripped pieces of paper and stuck them all throughout the book. I had…
Ep. 195 - Joshua Foer: The Explorer’s Code
Nov 29, 2016 • 66 min
The Explorer’s Code: I wanted to wake each morning, not anxious about my day anymore. Not worried about what so-and-so would say, or where my career was going, or what was I going to write today. My only job each day is to explore something…
Ep. 194 - Seth Godin: How to Make What you Want For A Living
Nov 22, 2016 • 62 min
What does it sound like when you change your mind? That’s the name of Seth Godin’s next book. He only printed 5,500 copies. And he’s not printing anymore. He doesn’t just view a book as pages surrounded by two covers. He makes a 3-dimensional object…
Ep. 193 - Brian Koppelman: How to Deliver Every Single Time
Nov 15, 2016 • 68 min
Brian Koppelman and his wife Amy Koppelman saved my life. Many years after he ruined my life. First off: when he wrote the movie “Rounders” I became obsessed with poker. I went to the same club he played at and played for 365 nights, including the…
Ep. 192: Stephen Dubner - One New Habit To Change Your Life Forever
Nov 8, 2016 • 75 min
WHAT I CAN LEARN IN ONE MINUTE THAT WILL CHANGE MY LIFE FOREVER Stephen Dubner (Freakonomics) has a new podcast and it just hit #1 in the iTunes charts. “Tell Me Something I Don’t Know” is the name of it and it’s about to change my life. He came over…
Ep. 191 - Chip Conley: How To Find Your Calling
Nov 1, 2016 • 54 min
He died. He was giving a speech, sat down, and the next thing… he was dead. They called an ambulance. They got paramedics. They did that thing. They brought him back to life. But his body didn’t like living. He died again. Eight more times…
[Bonus] Ryan Holiday: Trump & “The Benefit of Madness”
Oct 28, 2016 • 40 min
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Ep. 190 - Jon Macks: How To Make A Gut Decision That Lasts A Lifetime
Oct 25, 2016 • 63 min
JOKE Last night I wrote down six things I wanted to do today. I kept number six blank. “JOKE” was just a reminder to start this post with a joke from Jon Macks… “If you live in Florida, ya know, God’s waiting room…” “If you’re…
Ep. 189 - Chuck Klosterman: The Illusion of Luck vs Skill
Oct 18, 2016 • 79 min
I can’t tell you the secret to selling half a million books. Or half a million anything… Every day, business changes, the world shifts on its axis and your skin peels off a little bit. New cells are generated and with each blink, your eyes are…
Ep. 188 - Doug Casey: The Most Interesting Human in The Matrix
Oct 11, 2016 • 66 min
“I know you’ve made tens of millions of dollars in various areas of life,” I said. “Tell me how you did it.” “Hmm.” He scanned his memory for money. And landed in 1969. “I put all my possessions in the back of my Mustang and drove to…
Ep. 187 - Chris Voss: This Is What I Do In A Negotiation
Oct 4, 2016 • 78 min
“Terrorists have moms,” he said. Jeffrey Schilling was kidnapped in the Philippines and held hostage for 7 and a half months. The terrorists said they were torturing him. But Chris Voss didn’t fall for it. Chris is a former FBI hostage…
Ep. 186 - Jewel: From Homeless to Millionaire
Sep 27, 2016 • 44 min
Jewel was broke and homeless, but she still turned down a million dollar check when she was 19 years old. Jewel was broke and millions in debt after selling 30,000,000 albums, and built back from scratch when she was 30. Jewel has switched genres,…
Ep. 185 - Cal Newport: Become So Good You Can’t Be Ignored
Sep 20, 2016 • 51 min
You’re either horrible or miserable. Woody Allen has this joke in “Annie Hall.” He says, “Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable. That’s the two categories. The horrible are terminal cases. You know? And blind people,…
Ep. 184 - Robert Cialdini: The 7 Techniques to Influence Anyone Of Anything
Sep 13, 2016 • 69 min
If I can tell my children to read one post of mine, it would be this post. Influence is how they will navigate a world of uncertainty. Robert Cialdini is the most influential person in the world. And by that I mean, he wrote the book, “INFLUENCE”,…
Ep. 183 - Jenny Blake: Your Most Crucial Step… Pivot
Sep 6, 2016 • 52 min
I had to stop trying to get ahead. There are 8 million people in New York City. And 7 billion in the world. That’s 875 New York Cities. You can’t get ahead. Information is compounding. Technology is growing exponentially. Nothing is…
Ep. 182 - Caleb Carr: The Curse of Knowledge
Aug 30, 2016 • 76 min
By the time you finish reading this, everything I’m about to tell you will already be over. What you choose to do with it is up to you. Caleb Carr was beaten as a child. His father, Lucien Carr, was an Ivy League boy, friends with Jack Kerouac,…
[Bonus] One Good Story Can Save Your Life… (literally) featuring Jordan Harbinger
Aug 27, 2016 • 50 min
One good story can save your life… (literally). Jordan was taken, strapped to a chair and kicked around. First in Serbia and then again in Mexico. But you already knew this. Here’s what you didn’t know… I was taken too. Or…
Ep. 181 - Jordan Harbinger: The Mindset We All Want
Aug 23, 2016 • 52 min
You can learn a lot from a sociopath. How to be charismatic, charming, convincing… They know how you think. “That’s the mindset we want,” Jordan Harbinger said. He was kidnapped twice. Once in Serbia. Once in Mexico. He talked his way out both…
Ep. 180 - A.J. Jacobs: Four Words That Will Give You Ultimate Freedom
Aug 16, 2016 • 74 min
I was at a restaurant with this beautiful, thick-cut bacon. The kind you use a knife and fork on. It had fat running through it. And I felt that feeling when you fall in love in junior high school. My friend AJ Jacobs is going to prove bacon is the…
Ep. 179 - Steve Kotler: Tomorrowland: The Future is Rich (in Possibility)
Aug 9, 2016 • 59 min
Beautiful women with laser boobs. If you asked me “What’s Playboy’s future,” that would’ve been my guess. But then I spoke to Steven Kotler. I asked him, “When are we going to start 3D printing houses and cars?” This was 7 or 8 months…
Ep. 178 - Jonah Berger: The Hidden Forces Shaping (and Destroying) Your Life
Aug 2, 2016 • 59 min
There was a time when the only word I said was “no.” I think that was the best time of my life. But I can’t remember it. My memory sucks. It was “the terrible twos.” A defining age. You tell your truth. But everyone says you’re a terrible…
Ep. 177 - Ramit Sethi: What Happens When You Make $50,000 In One Month?
Jul 26, 2016 • 65 min
What you’ll learn from today’s podcast: [6:58] - Who should everyone be an entrepreneur? [9:12] - How do you decide what a “rich” life is to you? [19:43] - Make $50,000 in one month with a simple site [25:03] - How to attract the right…
Ep. 176 - John Wallace: How to Get Your Next Big Win
Jul 19, 2016 • 47 min
He denied Bill Clinton’s phone call. He just lost the NBA finals championship. “I was inconsolable,” John Wallace said on my podcast. “I didn’t want to talk to anybody. I didn’t want to talk to Bill Clinton. I didn’t want to talk to my…
Ep. 175 - Rich Cohen: The Rolling Stones Guide to Reinventing Yourself for Success
Jul 12, 2016 • 76 min
Mick Jagger fooled around with Keith Richards’ girlfriend. I wouldn’t be able to work with someone after that. But maybe that’s why I’m author. And not a rockstar. The Rolling Stones became a new band every 5-7 years. They were “perpetual…
Ep. 174 - Dr. Sanjiv Chopra: The Art of Well-Being
Jul 5, 2016 • 61 min
The party at the apartment one floor up lit lanterns and watched them fly into the sky. It’s the type of lanterns you’d see in Asia. I heard her yell, “that’s my journey right there! I’m going to be a mom and a doctor!” The lantern flew. “Angels!…
Ep. 173 - Kevin Kelly: The One Skill Everyone Needs For The Future
Jun 28, 2016 • 67 min
I spoke to Kevin Kelly. He’s the founding editor of Wired magazine and author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, “The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future.” He’s a futurist. There are only a few…
Ep. 172 - Maria Konnikova: Am I a Con Artist?
Jun 21, 2016 • 76 min
I can’t imagine walking into a situation like that… handing over $20,000. “You have too much attachment to money. Let me hold this in a jar,” the psychic would say. “I’ll give it back whenever you ask.” Then of course you never get it back….
Ep. 171 - Ryan Holiday: The Powerful Enemy of Your Success
Jun 14, 2016 • 93 min
“You used to be arrogant,” I said. He didn’t know. I later decided it’s arrogant to call someone arrogant on your podcast. Or anywhere else. I had a lot to learn. It’s a good thing we had 90 minutes left in the studio. And dinner plans…
Ep. 170 - Gary Gulman: The Evolution of Talent
Jun 6, 2016 • 67 min
I was trying to cheer someone up. “The sun feels nice,” I said. “I don’t even notice those things,” he said. He was depressed. But I thought I could help. They say you can’t make everybody happy. But really, you…
Ep. 169 - Arianna Huffington: The Delusion We’re All Suffering From
May 30, 2016 • 44 min
The coffee pot at my cubicle job always smelled of fresh piss. It was probably rotting from the bright lights and manhandling. We all were. Maybe if I slept more, I would’ve quit my job (the right way). I would’ve chosen myself sooner. I’d leave…
Ep. 168 - Tony Hawk: Don’t Stand Still
May 23, 2016 • 57 min
I was getting good at saying, “no thank you” to certain thoughts. Sometimes it was just conversations I didn’t want to have. Like this one I’m writing. If I were sitting with you, I doubt I’d say any of what I’m about to. I guess that’s…
Ep. 167 - Greg Zuckerman: How to Rise Above Anything
May 17, 2016 • 51 min
You have a unique set of advantages and disadvantages. And you’ll hear a lot about overcoming difficulties in today’s podcast. But these are the steps: Step 1. Find out what’s different about you Step 2. Use your setback to create your…
Ep. 166 - Brian Grazer: How a Curious Mind Creates An Original Idea
May 9, 2016 • 54 min
“Imagine… If you had suddenly learned that the people and the places and the moments most important to you were not gone, not dead, but worse— had never been.” I was in LA at Imagine Entertainment. It’s Brian Grazer’s studio. He produced A…
Ep. 165 - Dr. Ron Paul: Create Wealth and Freedom by Voting for Yourself
May 3, 2016 • 43 min
“You’re scaring me now,” I said. “Don’t scare me.” I was laughing. But I meant it. The news, the doom and gloom, the fear, it makes fresh air turn to vomit. Chunky streams of acid. I bet Ron Paul has thin stomach lining. We were talking about…
[Bonus] How Minimalism Brought Me Freedom and Joy
Apr 28, 2016 • 52 min
I’m homeless. By choice. I wrote about it. And it turned into a debate. Now I’m sharing the discussion with you. My podcast listeners and answering your questions. “Does minimalism mean having no accomplishments?” “Does…
Ep. 164 - Steve Case: The Third Wave is coming… An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future
Apr 26, 2016 • 63 min
I would’ve taken the money. A couple hundred million. He could’ve sold the business for a 100, 200 million dollars. Bill Gates wanted to buy it. But he didn’t sell. I wanted to know why Steve Case, co-founder and former CEO of AOL said no to…
Ep. 163 - Jesse Itzler: 6 Simple Steps to Becoming Self-made
Apr 17, 2016 • 56 min
“Everyday is a new day.” …unless you have a routine. Then it’s just “eat, sleep, shit, repeat,” like they say in Billions. “Don’t you want to create memories? Don’t you want to build your life resume and get as much out of…
Ep. 162 - Anders Ericsson: 7 Secrets of Mastery
Apr 12, 2016 • 63 min
You have no idea. None of us did. Until now.Everything I’ve done for the past two years is unfolding before me.I interviewed Dr. K Anders Ericsson. You know his work. He discovered the 10,000 hour rule.The rule that says if you do 10,000 hours of…
Ep. 161- Charles Duhigg: Be Smarter, Faster, Better… And Most of All Be Free
Apr 5, 2016 • 64 min
Before writing this, I closed my eyes. I allowed myself to rest. I went from, “think, think, think” to nothing. And nothing felt good. Nothing worked. Nothing is my success. Today. I used to have another kind of success. I…
Ep. 160 - Ashlee Vance: Elon Musk and the Quest to Save Mankind
Mar 27, 2016 • 57 min
He didn’t have permission. But he did it anyway. And one day Elon Musk called him. “He was either going to make life really horrible on me or he was going to cooperate with the book” said Ashlee Vance, author of the New York…
Ep. 159 - Derek Sivers: The Zen Master of Entrepreneurship
Mar 21, 2016 • 84 min
The most powerful currency in the world is not what you think. Not anymore. We’re turning to a new economy with two powerful currencies. And you have an opportunity, right now, to build a more fulfilling and rewarding life. I’m going to tell you…
Ep. 158 - Terry George: Hotel Rwanda and the Art of Suffering
Mar 15, 2016 • 50 min
If I didn’t listen to my pain, I’d be dead. I’ve interviewed hundreds of “successful” people. When they look back, they see two things: struggle and a story. These are hero stories — choose yourself stories. Directed by pain, they…
Ep. 157 - Gary Vaynerchuk: Be Successful By Being Yourself
Mar 8, 2016 • 57 min
Fifteen percent of you won’t like this interview. “I like that,” he says, “I like being doubted.” But I don’t doubt Gary Vaynerchuk. And that’s why I’m giving away 100 copies of his brand new book,…
Ep. 156 - Barbara Corcoran: 5 Signs You’re Meant to be an Entrepreneur
Mar 1, 2016 • 50 min
I never thought about sex with Barbara Corcoran. I still don’t. But she brought it up. We were talking about entrepreneurship. And she said how old she was when she lost her virginity. Twenty-three. I wanted to know how she turned a thousand…
Ep. 155 - Turney Duff: This is Wall Street
Feb 23, 2016 • 58 min
I’d rather be an alien. I’d rather be myself. Than be liked. It makes sense… why you’d want to be liked. Think about it. From an evolutionary standpoint, when you’re liked, you’re safe. You’re in the…
Ep. 154 - Adam Grant: What’s Next - How to Turn Your Idea into a (Successful) Business
Feb 16, 2016 • 65 min
I don’t want to be afraid. But I am. I’ll explain why. But first, I want to introduce you to Adam Grant. He has the solution to my problem… And maybe your problem, too. Adam is the youngest tenured and highest-ranking professor…
Ep. 153 - Russell Simmons: How to Earn Your Worth
Feb 9, 2016 • 42 min
Ask the world this question, and you’ll drown in failure. You’ll lose. Anything you take, anything you earn, will be foul. I bet you’ve asked this question before. Maybe everyday. Maybe all your life. “How can I…
Ep. 152 - Dave Asprey: How to Bulletproof your Life
Feb 2, 2016 • 57 min
I don’t diet. It’s a distraction. My rule is simple. Don’t eat when you’re not hungry. But that’s not always easy. Nothing is always easy. With diet, you have an internal argument. Willpower versus cravings. So what…
Ep. 151 - Dan Harris: The Pursuit of Happiness
Jan 26, 2016 • 53 min
He self-medicated. He covered stories in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. He went to Iraq six or seven times. When he got back, he was depressed. He was 32 years old and had never touched hard drugs before. But it became the…
Ep. 150 - Daymond John: Do This When Success is Your Only Option
Jan 19, 2016 • 50 min
“I remember it like it was yesterday. It was Good Friday, 1989, at 3:30 in the afternoon. It was 37 degrees outside. I stood outside the Colosseum Mall, a mall in Jamaica, Queens. It’s pretty popular. Just shivering with a bag of hats. I sold $800…
Ep. 149 - Ramit Sethi: The (Stupid) Money Mistake Everyone’s Making
Jan 12, 2016 • 65 min
I was always good at making money. I was also good at losing it instantly. I always went broke… Now I know why. What was I was doing wrong? I’ll tell you. Because I bet you’re making the same mistake. But first, I’ll…
Ep. 148 - David Levien and Brian Koppelman: How to Get Inside The Mind of Billionaires
Jan 6, 2016 • 63 min
For billionaires, every exchange has a winner and a loser. That’s what producers David Levien and Brian Koppelman tell me. They’ve made some of my favorite movies: Rounders, Ocean’s Thirteen, Solitary Man. Now, they’re…
Ep. 147 - Neil Strauss: The Truth About Relationships
Dec 22, 2015 • 62 min
You can’t make everyone happy. Really, you can’t make anyone happy. The sooner you accept this, the sooner you can let go of control, shame, or whatever your parents did to you, and start having sex. Or happiness. Whatever you’re…
Ep. 146 - Gabriel Weinberg: 19 Ways to Sell Your Ideas and Scale
Dec 15, 2015 • 60 min
You know why I wrote Choose Yourself. But you don’t know how you got here. How did you get here, on my email list, my website, Facebook page, Twitter? Do you want to know why you’re following me? I’m going to tell you. I’ll tell you…
Ep. 145 - Mick Ebeling: I’ll Teach You How to Do Impossible Things
Dec 8, 2015 • 61 min
I know a miracle worker. He’s an entrepreneur, marketing man, and film producer who gets companies like HP to say, “yes” to him. You can learn a lot from him. I did. One thing I learned is there’s more to choosing yourself….
Ep. 144 - Jane Swift: Who Failed You?
Dec 1, 2015 • 61 min
You can have power, but it comes with a lot of bullshit. When Spider-Man’s Uncle Ben said, “With great power comes great responsibility,” he was trying to say that power comes with a lot of BS. It’s a good warning. We want all…
Ep. 143 - Mary Karr: How to Start Anything
Nov 24, 2015 • 43 min
It won’t be the idea that causes you to quit… it’s fear. It’s the big idea that stops us—the idea of being a Google or a Facebook, a New York Times best-selling author, a guru, a YouTube sensation, a Mark Cuban or Kevin…
Ep. 142 - Kevin O’Leary: Get Him to Invest
Nov 17, 2015 • 38 min
Everyone I’ve ever dated (before my second marriage) was just practice. Telling my second grade crush I was in love with her and getting laughed at – practice. Posing as a psychic on Craigslist to meet women – practice. I could have…
Ep. 141 - Judy Blume: Stop Wondering “What is it all for?”
Nov 10, 2015 • 29 min
If she told me to jump off a bridge, I just might do it. She was the only friend who would tell me anything, and I would do anything for her. I think I love her. Growing up, I wanted to know everything—sex, bullying, whether I was normal or…
Ep. 140 - Amy Koppelman: Write Something That Doesn’t Suck
Nov 7, 2015 • 72 min
This is for the writers. Write something that doesn’t suck. It’s a simple goal. With low stakes, Amy Koppelman wrote “I Smile Back,” which was rejected at least 80 times. It was rejected because it resembled the truth too…
Ep. 139 - Cheryl Strayed: James’ Go-To Author
Nov 3, 2015 • 54 min
Do you have a favorite book you return to over and over again? James does, and today the author of that book joins him on The James Altucher Show. Many of you know James does a Twitter Q&A every Thursday. But what you probably didn’t know is…
Ep. 138 - Lewis Howes: Lewis Howe’s School of Greatness
Oct 27, 2015 • 65 min
Lewis Howes is great. He has achieved Olympic level successful in many areas of his life and today with the launch of his brand new book, The School of Greatness, he adds Bestselling Author to the list. On this episode, I ask Lewis…
Ep. 137 - Bryan Johnson, Braintree: Everyone Has Pebble in Their Own Shoe
Oct 22, 2015 • 59 min
If you’re running your own business, then you know by now that you have to care about what you’re doing if you want to be successful. Making money can be a goal, but it can’t be your only goal. You have to work toward something…
Ep. 136 - Ev Williams: A Co-Founder of Twitter Speaks
Oct 15, 2015 • 43 min
Today’s guest changed my life. Seeing as he helped to invent Blogger and Twitter, he probably changed your life too! The Internet’s last decade and a half of development as a forum for writing has taken place in large part on platforms…
Ep. 135 - Naveen Jain: The Billionaire Who Wants to Go To The Moon
Oct 8, 2015 • 56 min
Naveen Jain is the founder and CEO of one of the biggest companies from the dot-com boom era, and now he has set his sights on the moon. His company, Moon Express, plans to send a rocket to the moon as a business venture to collect rare…
AA Ep 339 - Cassey Ho: YouTube’s Biggest Fitness Instructor, Tells How She Did It Her Way
Oct 4, 2015 • 38 min
Are you willing to disobey your parents? Cassey Ho came from a typical Asian family. They gave her three choices for her career… doctor, lawyer or engineer. She had to bring honor to her family. But that wasn’t Cassey’s calling. She had the…
Ep. 134 - P. J. O’Rourke: Thrown Under the Omnibus!
Sep 29, 2015 • 55 min
This week I’ve got something important to say to every message board across the internet: “Everyone wants to save the world, but no one wants to help mom with the dishes.” Sound familiar? That’s PJ O’Rourke, world-renowned talking head and published…
Ep. 133 - Tucker Max: Mate: Become the Man Women Want
Sep 23, 2015 • 59 min
This is my first threesome on the show! Tucker Max, Nils Parker, and Dr. Jeff Miller are all here to discuss their new book Mate: Become the Man Women Want. But what does dating have to do with business? Believe it or not, marketing yourself for…
Ep. 132 - John McAfee: The Most Interesting Man in the Universe
Sep 16, 2015 • 54 min
How do you summarize a highly colorful life of an inventor, billionaire and philanthropist? In this episode of The James Altucher Show, our guest is John McAfee. James and John talk about the high and low points of John’s life. Just days after this…
Ep. 131- Hank Green: Redefining the Meaning of Cool
Sep 8, 2015 • 64 min
Hank is one half of the popular YouTube duo VlogBrothers. The show is co-hosted with his brother John Green, author of the New York Times bestselling book The Fault in Our Stars. The show boasts a loyal group following, amounting to around 2.6 million…
Ep. 130 - Penn Jillette: The Brilliant Idea Can Kill You
Sep 1, 2015 • 32 min
Penn Jillette is a famous magician – he’s one half of the duo Penn and Teller. He has made a career out of sleight of hand and tricks. He credits Teller with getting him into magic. Penn’s specialties are juggling, writing, and comedy. He…
Ep. 129 - Dr. Wayne Dyer: Namaste
Aug 31, 2015 • 56 min
This weekend Dr. Wayne Dyer passed away. James wants to recognize the influence Wayne Dyer has had on his life. We’re very sad about his passing. Here is one of the last interviews Wayne Dyer has done and it is with James… During…
Ep. 128 - Josh Foer: Mastering Memory
Aug 27, 2015 • 49 min
Today James welcomes Josh Foer to the podcast. Josh is a U.S. Memory champion, award-winning journalist, and bestselling author of Moonwalking with Einstein, which details his journey to becoming a U.S. memory champion. …
Ep. 127 - James Hong: Hot or Not
Aug 25, 2015 • 45 min
James Hong is one of the founders of the infamous site Hot or Not. What started out as an innocent experiment turned into a cultural phenomenon and lucrative business. Hot or Not was a website that allowed users to upload their photos to the site so…
AA Ep. 336 - Dominating a Room with Your Body Cues
Aug 23, 2015 • 41 min
What if someone told you that your behavior was controlled by a powerful, invisible force? Nick Morgan, the author of Power Cues, joins James today to tell the fantastic story of how, after a serious concussion that left him in a coma for about 10…
Ep. 126 - Casey Neistat: Beme
Aug 18, 2015 • 26 min
By its very nature, social media lends itself to users showing the highlights of their lives and sharing their best moments, but only after they’ve cropped, edited and refined those moments. Casey Neistat, the prolific creator of YouTube videos that…
Ep. 125 - Rich and Julie Roll: Quit the Nonsense
Aug 11, 2015 • 101 min
Is it possible to transform your life on the eve of your 40th birthday, and experience meaning, vitality, and purpose like you’ve never before imagined? Rich Roll is a wonderful example of how a person can transform his life. Overweight and burdened…
Ep. 124 - 2 Live Crew’s Luther Campbell: The Book of Luke
Aug 4, 2015 • 54 min
The infamous Miami-based rap group 2 Live Crew caused quite a stir in the early 90s when its provocative lyrics and album covers caught the attention of Tipper Gore and the like. Luther Campbell (once Luke Skywalker) of 2 Live, drove out of his way…
Ep. 123 - Tom Rath: What Can You Do Better Than Anyone Else?
Jul 29, 2015 • 54 min
Tom Rath knows the secret to happiness. On today’s show, I talk with him about his new book, Are You Fully Charged?, and with it, he offers key insights into finding the happiness and passion you need to feel fulfilled in your work and in your daily…
AA Ep. 313 - Get an MIT Education for 1% of the Price
Jul 25, 2015 • 25 min
Scott Young spent $2,000 and got a “degree” from MIT… And he never had to leave his house. He calls it the “MIT Challenge.” Scott believes you might learn better without having to go to college for four years. He spent four years getting a…
Ep. 122 - Oliver Burkeman: The Positive Power of Negative Thinking
Jul 21, 2015 • 67 min
My guest today, author Oliver Burkeman, has a strong opinion on the power of positive thinking: he can’t stand it. In his book, The Antidote: Happiness for People Who Can’t Stand Positive Thinking,Oliver writes in a humorous and thoughtful way about…
AA Ep. 306 - Mac Lethal: The Path to Excellence
Jul 19, 2015 • 64 min
Mac Lethal (born David McCleary Sheldon) is another overnight success, 17 years in the making. In November 2011, he released a video on YouTube of him rapping over the beat to “Look at Me Now” while he prepared pancakes in his kitchen. The video…
Ep. 121 - Jim Kwik: Brain Coach and Superhero
Jul 14, 2015 • 83 min
A lot of people call Jim Kwik a brain expert. On today’s show, he gives us a sneak peek into his seminars that teach people how to optimize their brains to be more productive and powerful every day. “With great power comes great responsibility.” Jim…
Ep. 120 - Brett McKay: The Art of Manliness
Jul 12, 2015 • 78 min
Brett McKay is the founder of The Art of Manliness, a website dedicated to delivering inspiring, actionable, and life changing advice to both men and women. A lot of times men just need a little more help being organized and getting their lives…
Ep. 119 - Michael Singer: The Surrender Experiment
Jul 7, 2015 • 54 min
Surrendering to what the universe has put in front of you, being able to set aside fears, and living in the moment sounds like an awesome way to go through life. Today’s guest, Michael Singer, has written two books that say it is entirely possible to…
AA Ep. 294 - Hal Elrod: How to Win the Day
Jul 4, 2015 • 38 min
Hal Elrod was dead for six minutes. The car he was driving crashed head on into a truck. His girlfriend, sitting next to him, was unscratched. The roof of the car sliced open his head, causing brain damage. Bones in his face, his arm, all over his…
Ep. 118 - Steven Kotler: Tomorrowland: No Matter How Hard You Try You Can’t Get Out Of Its Way
Jun 30, 2015 • 61 min
If you want to see into the future, and live longer, healthier and happier then you must tune into today’s podcast. It may scare the hell out of you but there is no holding it back. The future is here and you can’t get out of its way. Steven…
Ep. 117 - David Bach: How to Live Your Best Life
Jun 23, 2015 • 42 min
Today I’m very pleased to welcome David Bach to the show. David is the author of several books on achieving your financial goals, and doing so while reducing stress along the way. With titles including Automatic Millionaire, Smart Women Finish Rich,…
Ep. 116 - Robert Kurson: A Life’s Obsession With No Way Out
Jun 16, 2015 • 61 min
If you’re into hunting for buried pirate treasure then this is the show for you. Today I’m very happy to welcome bestselling author Robert Kurson to the podcast. Robert has just released Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a…
Ep. 115 - Rick Ross: How to Manage Your Employees When They’re All Carrying Guns
Jun 9, 2015 • 53 min
“I’m the kind of person who is embarrassed to lie,” says “Freeway” Rick Ross. Not the words you would expect to come from a convicted felon. Rick built an empire, a drug empire that is, the notorious Los Angeles crack-cocaine empire. But the man who…
Ep. 114 - Matt Barrie of Freelancer.com: How to Get Paid Doing What You Love
Jun 2, 2015 • 63 min
What are you best at? Whatever it is, you should do it more often and get paid for it, too. Do you know the ultimate site to choose yourself (besides jamesaltucher.com)? It’s Freelancer.com. It’s “a global market for services” and “the eBay for jobs.”…
Ep. 113 - Neil Strauss: Go Do You
May 26, 2015 • 55 min
Neil Strauss and James never had met before this interview but you’d think they’ve been best friends forever. And that’s why Neil has been so successful writing about the undercover world of pickup artists. He’s a really nice guy. They dive right…
AA Ep. 272 - How to Make 7-Figures a Year on YouTube
May 24, 2015 • 61 min
I think I’m in love with Mimi Ikonn. Oh, and also her husband Alex Ikonn. Don’t want to confuse anyone! When I was a kid I didn’t think I would be happy unless I was a “millionaire”. Some kids in my school said they were millionaires and they would…
Ep. 112 - Scott Adams: How To Go Viral
May 19, 2015 • 50 min
They pick up where they left off… Talking about being obligated to continue doing what brought you success. Success can be a trap, but it’s better than the alternative. Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert comic strip and author of How to Fail at…
Ep. 111 - Col. Chris Hadfield, Astronaut: Make the Impossible Possible - The Power of a Space Oddity
May 12, 2015 • 66 min
Don’t give up on your dreams. “Giving up on your dreams doesn’t come for free,” says Chris Hadfield, astronaut extraordinaire. Chris followed his dreams for 33 years before they became a reality. Children dream. Children explore. Adults talk. And…
Ep. 110 - Stephen Dubner of Freakonomics: When to Rob a Bank
May 5, 2015 • 62 min
I’m a freak. I’m a freak for a lot of things: comic books, podcasts, my wife. But none of that matters today (sorry Claudia). I had the pleasure, no, the honor, of interviewing my good friend Stephen Dubner today. This is like being the best man at…
Ep. 109 - Tim Ferriss: The Tim Ferriss Experiment Revealed
Apr 28, 2015 • 61 min
Tim Ferriss has a life-changing surprise for you. It was expensive. I mean, it was expensive for him. It cost him a couple hundred thousand dollars to get. It also wasn’t easy. He fought for a year and a half to get it. This is going to change our…
Ep. 108 - Ryan Holiday: Ryan Shares His Keys to Success
Apr 23, 2015 • 59 min
If you slept on the floor last night, you’re off to a great start. Ryan Holiday started on the floor. I guess that’s where we all start. The difference is we want to stand on the floor, not sleep on it. But maybe you should stop thinking that way….
Ep. 107 - Rich Roll: What Happens When You Turn On Your Inner Addict?
Apr 16, 2015 • 69 min
Rich Roll was having a heart attack on his staircase. He was fat. He hated his work. He was unhappy. A few years later, he ran, swam, and biked 703 miles in seven days when he was 45 years old. When he was 40, he had a job he hated, but he was still…
Ep. 106 - Jon Acuff: Self-Sabotage Done Right
Apr 14, 2015 • 65 min
Jon Acuff, the author of five books, writes from the trenches. Today he talks with James about a few of the self-sabotage practices he used to follow. Jon also talks about the fear he had of creating an email list, instead using Twitter to make…
Ep. 105 - Dan Buettner: How to Live to be More Than 100 Years Old
Apr 9, 2015 • 52 min
Dan Buettner ruined James’ life, and in today’s podcast, you’ll find out why. Today, they talk about The Blue Zones, Dan’s new book. It’s a fascinating topic completed in conjunction with a 10-year project with National Geographic. It’s not about…
Ep. 104 - Nick Megalis: How to Make Six Figures in Six Seconds
Apr 7, 2015 • 64 min
What an interview… This one will go down in the archives as one of our best. Nick Megalis is a true artist in every sense of the word And he moves to the beat of his own crazy drum. Today Nick allows James to ask him anything. He’s willing to…
Ep. 103 - Part 2 with Mark Ford: The Man Who Built 100 Businesses
Apr 3, 2015 • 54 min
We sent you Part 1 of this amazing interview with Mark Ford on Tuesday and today we’re releasing Part 2. If you’ve not listened to Part 1 click here to start there. Make sure you go to markfordbook.com and learn how you can claim your free copy of…
Ep. 102 - Part 1 with Mark Ford: The Man Who Built 100 Businesses
Mar 31, 2015 • 53 min
Today, we have a very special show for you. I recently hopped on a plane and headed to Palm Beach, Florida, where I recorded this two-part show from this gentleman’s waterfront mansion. The man is a true legend in the field of entrepreneurship and…
Ep. 101 - Moises Naim: The End of Power
Mar 26, 2015 • 31 min
As James and Moisés dive into this conversation, they talk about a shift in power from West to East and North to South, from presidential palaces to public squares, from corporate giants like Microsoft to Google, to today’s unknown…
Ep. 100 - T. Harv Eker: Secrets of the Millionaire’s Mind
Mar 19, 2015 • 62 min
We all have what Eker calls your “money blueprint.” You’ve been taught to think the thoughts you think. If you were taught bad habits, then you may be programmed to continue to follow with bad habits throughout your life. And when you realize this,…
Ep. 99 - Dave McClure: 500 Startups
Mar 17, 2015 • 50 min
Note: I want to apologize up front for the sound quality on this episode. We tried everything we could to get it as clear as possible but we thought this interview was so good we didn’t want to discard it. Thanks in advance for struggling…
Ep. 98 - Brian Koppelman: The Art of Super-Creativity
Mar 13, 2015 • 61 min
Brian Koppelman joins James again today to answer all those questions that James was kicking himself for not asking during their first interview back in November. Writing the super hit, Solitary Man, was a challenge different than any other Brian had…
Ep. 97 - Gretchen Rubin: Creating Your List of Happiness
Mar 5, 2015 • 47 min
Gretchen Rubin is the New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project. After reading her book and applying some of her practical ideas, James was hooked. For example, he discovered that after six seconds of continuous hugging, the body…
Ep. 96 - Jairek Robbins: Learn it. Live it. Give it.
Mar 3, 2015 • 66 min
Performance coach and bestselling author of Live It, Jairek Robbins, talks about his journey in the life coaching business and how he and James met through an ongoing competition on Amazon. Jairek reveals how his father, Tony Robbins (Tony…
Ep. 95- Kevin Kelly: A Thousand True Fans
Feb 27, 2015 • 71 min
Kevin Kelly is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine. He co-founded Wired in 1993, and served as its executive editor from its inception until 1999. He is also editor and publisher of the Cool Tools website, which gets half a million unique visitors per…
Ep. 94 - A. J. Jacobs: A. J. Returns with a Family Reunion Update
Feb 24, 2015 • 61 min
A.J. Jacobs is creating the world’s largest family reunion. You may remember A.J. from his first interview on The James Altucher Show a year ago. If you know A.J., you’ll know why this is the one event you don’t want to miss. He’s a master at…
Ep. 93 - Peter Diamandis: Bold - A Story of Progress and Hope
Feb 19, 2015 • 49 min
Peter Diamandis, CEO of the XPRIZE and co-chairman of Planetary Resources and Steven Kotler, the cofounder and director of research for the Flow Genome Project aswell as being author of “The Rise of Superman,” a New York Times bestseller, and previous…
Ep. 92 - Andy Weir: The Martian - How to go from Self Published to Six Figures
Feb 17, 2015 • 53 min
Andy Weir followed his dream. Ever since he was a small boy he wanted to be a writer, but it took him a long time to find success. His first short story, The Egg brought him a bit of notoriety. This thousand-word story got passed around on blog sites…
AA Ep. 210 - Ari Whitten: The Low Carb Myth
Feb 15, 2015 • 27 min
ames and Claudia talk with Ari Whitten, author of the book The Low Carb Myth,to talk aboutwhy people get fat and get unhealthy. Do carbohydrates make you fat? His conclusions are surprising. He disagrees strongly that we get fat because…
Ep. 91 - Brad Feld: The Ideal Entrepreneur
Feb 12, 2015 • 35 min
Brad Feld, an extremely successful early stage investor and serial entrepreneur, opens up to James about the struggles he has faced, both physical and mental. He has struggled with depression and being an introvert in an extroverts’ world. And he has…
Ep. 90 - Jack Canfield: Success in the Face of Obstacles
Feb 10, 2015 • 58 min
Chicken Soup for the Soul, his first book, consisted of inspirational, true stories about ordinary people’s lives. As a high school teacher in an inner-city school, Jack Canfield was looking for a way to motivate his students. Asking them what they…
Ep. 89 - Maria Popova: A Museum of the World
Feb 5, 2015 • 72 min
Maria Popova, avid reader, writer hunter-gatherer, and curious mind-at-large joins James today on The James Altucher Show. James tells her he reads only one blog religiously and it’s Maria’s blog Brain Pickings.org. It started as an e-mail to a few…
Ep. 88 - Lewis Howes: Lewis’ School of Greatness
Feb 3, 2015 • 49 min
James was recently in New York and caught up with his good friend and fellow podcaster Lewis Howes They decided to drop into the studio and record a podcast for The James Altucher Show and another for Lewis’s podcast, The School of Greatness, one of…
AA Ep. 202 - Casey Neistat: How to Get to 13 Million YouTube Views
Jan 31, 2015 • 39 min
Casey Neistat is an American film director, producer, and creator of popular YouTube videos. While he has worked in almost every aspect of video making, he tells James that YouTube is his absolute passion. He chose to leave mainstream media for…
Ep. 87 - Tim Larkin: Necessary Violence
Jan 29, 2015 • 90 min
Tim Larkin talks with James today about pro-victim rights and personal safety. As a former military intelligence instructor who helped America’s elite Navy Seals develop their hand-to-hand combat techniques, Tim has spent two decades learning about…
Ep. 86 - Seth Godin: It’s Your Turn, Now What?
Jan 27, 2015 • 50 min
Seth tells James that he had to write his new book What To Do When It’s Your Turn because he had no choice. It’s about what’s holding you back, that voice in your head that pushes you to be mediocre or pushes you to hide. “It pushes us to dig deep…
AA Ep. 195 - Jayson Gaignard: Uncommon Commonalities
Jan 24, 2015 • 28 min
Building connections and building relationships are how you bring real value to the world around you. Jayson Gaignard is a super-connector. He’s two degrees of separation from anyone you want to meet. Broke and $250,000 in debt, Jayson thought about…
Ep. 85 - David Levien: I Just Have To
Jan 22, 2015 • 66 min
James and David Levien talk about the art and the science of writing books and screenplays, producing and directing movies, plus making this your full-time career. Eventually he teamed up with his longtime best friend Brian Koppelman (Episode 59) but…
Ep. 84 - Ben Mezrich: The Art and Science of Being a Successful Author
Jan 20, 2015 • 50 min
James and Ben Mezrich dig deep into the art and science of writing books as a full-time career. His parents gave him two years to make a go at it, but secretly he gave himself five. As Ben tells James, he never wanted to do anything else. After…
AA Ep. 191 - Claudia Azula: Become an Idea Machine
Jan 17, 2015 • 26 min
How do you transform your life? The answer is simple. Come up with 10 ideas a day. Every day. It doesn’t matter if they are good or bad; the point is to exercise your idea muscle, to make it sweat. Today James talks with Claudia about her brand new…
Ep. 83 - Simon Rich: Man Crush
Jan 15, 2015 • 33 min
James has a man crush and he admits it on today’s podcast. Simon Rich again joins James today for a very special episode. Simon’s new TV show, Man Seeking Woman, debuted last night on FXX. Man Seeking Woman follows Josh Greenberg (a stand-in of…
Ep. 82 - Amanda “F’ing” Palmer: Lead With The Truth
Jan 13, 2015 • 36 min
Talk about choosing yourself, Amanda Palmer has always blazed a path that pushes the boundaries of what most of us would be comfortable with. Her latest project is a book called The Art of Asking, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help…
AA Ep. 186 - Credit Card Debt
Jan 12, 2015 • 13 min
“I lost my job and I’ve piled up a huge amount of credit card debt. I just got a new job but I’m only making $11/hr. What should I do?” James says – Stop making any payments on your credit cards you can’t afford to pay. I know this goes…
Ep. 81 - Astro & Danielle Teller: Sacred Cows
Jan 8, 2015 • 50 min
Today James goes through therapy. As a father of two young children, he felt he was going to ruin his kids by going through a divorce. He felt he was a loser, believing that divorce is a personal failure and that married people are better than…
Ep. 80 - Tucker Max: Tucker’s Brand New Million-Dollar Business
Jan 6, 2015 • 53 min
James asks Tucker Max back to talk about the book publishing business and his new hugely successful new venture, Book in a Box. Almost everyone would love to write and publish a book but the amount of work involved is daunting. So it just never…
AA Ep. 183 - Online Dating - Is It Worth it?
Jan 5, 2015 • 10 min
“Online dating doesn’t seem to be working. Is there anything wrong with me?” James says there’s nothing wrong with the woman who asks this question. Online dating has reduced the value of a relationship just due to the sheer volume and the unlimited…
Ep. 79 - Dick Yuengling: President of America’s Oldest Brewery
Jan 2, 2015 • 37 min
Pennsylvania brewer Dick Yuengling, president of D.G. Yuengling & Son, has seen a lot of change since its founding in 1829. One of the most amazing things is that after five generations, it’s still family-owned and two of his daughters are being…
Ep. 78 - Sam Shank: The Story of a Serial Entrepreneur
Dec 30, 2014 • 43 min
Sam Shank originally thought he wanted to be a Hollywood film director so he moved out to California to find his fame. He managed to get a job with the legendary director Wes Craven and worked on the now famous movie Scream. Quickly he learned that…
Ep. 77 - Jason Calacanis: Luck Comes To Those Prepared
Dec 26, 2014 • 51 min
The world of startups is extremely exciting. One of the few people who has been able to put himself right in the middle of it is James’ longtime friend Jason Calacanis. He knows everyone… Today, James and Jason talk about Jason’s early startups,…
Ep. 76 - Sally Hogshead: How Are You Different? How Does the World See You?
Dec 24, 2014 • 58 min
How do people perceive you? Sally Hogshead, CEO of Fascinate, Inc. discovered a new way to measure how people perceive your communication. “You’re either adding value or your taking up space.” Sally tells James, that if you’re nervous or…
Ep. 75 - Jay Jay Franch: Twisted Sister - The Price One Pays for Their Life is Enormous
Dec 22, 2014 • 57 min
Jay Jay French, guitarist, manager, and producer is most famous for his role as the founding member and one of the guitarists of the heavy metal band Twisted Sister Long: Jay Jay French explains Twisted Sisters long-term success like it’s an…
Ep. 74 - Drew Fark: It’s Not News - It’s Fark
Dec 19, 2014 • 66 min
15 years young, Fark.com is still alive and growing. With 45 million monthly downloads and 3 million unique visitors per month, it has an extremely loyal fan base. Drew Curtis, the founder of Fark, has chosen a different path from…
Ep. 73 - Adam Grant: Are You a Giver, a Taker, or a Matcher?
Dec 17, 2014 • 66 min
Adam Grant, the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School’s youngest tenured professor, and author of one of the best books of 2013 – Give and Take: Why Helping Others Drives Our Success – joins The James Altucher Show…
Ep. 72 - Daniel O’Brien of Cracked.com: How to Fight Presidents
Dec 15, 2014 • 57 min
Daniel O’Brien’s love of presidents started early. As he recounts the story in his hilarious book, How To Fight Presidents, it all started when his American Government professor said on his very first day of class, “Not one of you is ever going to…
Ep. 71 - Sam Harris: Is Sam Harris the Smartest Person Alive?
Dec 12, 2014 • 80 min
Sam Harris, a brilliant and often controversial author and lecturer, joins James today to talk about science, religion, spirituality, and Ben Affleck. Ted.com has said of him… “Questions of good and evil, right and wrong are…
Ep. 70 - Dave Berg: Behind the Curtain – An Insider’s View to Jay Leno
Dec 10, 2014 • 56 min
Dave Berg spent 18 years as Jay Leno’s co-producer of The Tonight Show. Everyone knows The Tonight Show; say the name and you immediately get an image to pop into your mind. But what was really going on behind the…
Ep. 69 - Alex Blumberg: Startup, More Art Than Science
Dec 8, 2014 • 57 min
Podcasting’s future is here and this time it’s for real. We’ve been podcasting for years now and we’ve grown a very successful business doing it, but we did it behind the scenes. Alex Blumberg thought, why not invite the audience in…
Ep. 68 - Loretta Graziano Breuning: Meet Your Happy Chemicals
Dec 5, 2014 • 75 min
Your ups and downs are caused by brain chemicals inherited from earlier mammals. What’s exciting about that is, you can enjoy more happy chemicals if you learn how to manage your mammal brain. Loretta writes a fantastic blog on her…
Ep. 67 - Dave Asprey: Body Hacking and The Bulletproof Diet
Dec 3, 2014 • 64 min
Biohacking is the art and science of taking control of your own biology and Dave’s revolutionary diet will make you question everything you thought you knew about raw, vegan, paleo, and every other diet out there. Dave, a Silicon Valley investor and…
Ep. 66 - Netflix Co-Founder Mitch Lowe: Stealth Success
Dec 1, 2014 • 53 min
Often many of the key people who help create great companies work behind the scenes, out of the publicity spotlight. Mitch Lowe is one of these people. As fate often has it, Mitch was working to develop another idea. While displaying at a…
Ep. 65 - Carol Leiffer: The Woman Who Wrote for Seinfeld
Nov 28, 2014 • 29 min
Carols’ new book, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Crying offers great tips and tricks for getting ahead. Not everything in life is going to work in your favor but your attitude on how you deal with this can set you apart. Carol tells…
Ep. 64 - Dan Ariely: Dishonesty, Irrationality, and Money
Nov 26, 2014 • 58 min
Emotions evoke an action, often an irrational one. Irrationality is not all bad. Dan examines some of the positive effects irrationality has on our lives and offers a new look on the irrational decisions that influence our personal…
Ep. 63 - Tucker Max: Tucker’s Surprise Announcement!
Nov 24, 2014 • 63 min
Tucker Max, New York Times best selling author of I Hope They Serve Beer in Hell promised James that he would talk about his private life publicly first on The James Altucher Show. And he sure doesn’t disappoint. …
Ep. 62 - Tony Robbins: Money is Just A Game
Nov 18, 2014 • 63 min
James lands an interview with arguably the ultimate “Choose Yourselfer “and greatest modern-day motivational speaker, Tony Robbins. Tony talks with James about his soon-to-be-released book MONEY Master the Game: 7 Simple Steps to Financial…
Ep. 61 - Trip Adler: Overnight Success - 7 Years in the Making
Nov 14, 2014 • 50 min
One of Forbes recent 30 under 30 Trip Adler is a real life success story. Growing up in Palo Alto and graduating with a biophysics degree from Harvard, it seemed a given that he’d create a successful startup. But locking in on the right idea wasn’t…
Ep. 60 - Jim Lucerno: Star Wars – The Podcast Awakens
Nov 11, 2014 • 51 min
Sometimes, no matter how hard you try, the Force may just be against you. Jim Luceno author of three Star Wars novels and a couple of feet of other books joins James today to talk about careers and everything Star Wars. Sometimes…
Ep. 59 - Brian Koppelman: Brian Ruined My Life
Nov 7, 2014 • 48 min
James and Brian, although having never met before, instantly bond. They both, albeit at different times, played poker at the legendary Mayfair Club and relive some of those great stories. As Brian says, “You’d leave early in the morning…
Ep. 58 - Clayton Anderson: Dream, Persevere, and Succeed
Nov 4, 2014 • 61 min
Clayton Anderson is the definition of a person who persevered and “chose himself.” He applied 15 times before NASA finally selected him to enter the astronaut program in 1998. He talks about the importance of never giving up on a dream. It…
Ep. 57 - Daniel Roth: How to Make the Most Out of LinkedIn
Oct 31, 2014 • 50 min
In the Choose Yourself era, there’s no better resource than LinkedIn for connecting to new people and searching for fresh starts. This episode of the James Altucher Show features Daniel Roth, the Executive Editor at LinkedIn. Daniel has been…
Ep. 56 - Shane Snow: Hacks To Fast Track Your Business
Oct 29, 2014 • 67 min
Most people will tell you there are no shortcuts when it comes to achieving success as an entrepreneur. Shane Snow, author of the book Smartcuts: How Hackers, Innovators, and Icons Accelerate Success, will tell you differently. Shane…
Ep. 55 - Jimmy Wales: The Man Who Created Wikipedia
Oct 27, 2014 • 44 min
Type almost anything into Google and you’ll notice that often the first or second search result is a Wikipedia page. Wikipedia has become the world’s encyclopedia. It’s written collaboratively by the people who use it, and because of that, it…
Ep. 54 - Gabriel Weinberg: The Man Who is Fighting Google
Oct 23, 2014 • 54 min
Are you interested in startups? Have you thought about creating one or have already started your own?If so, then you will be happy to hear that today’s guest reveals all his secrets to launching a successful business.Gabriel Weinberg, the founder…
Ep. 53 - Ted Leonsis: Six Secrets to Achieving Happiness and Success
Oct 21, 2014 • 59 min
James calls him one of the most inspirational people that he knows and has followed his career forever.Growing up in a family that was not financially successful, he was able to turn his luck around completely… At the age of 26 he had already sold…
Ep. 52 - Simon Rich: The Story Behind the Youngest SNL Writer Ever
Oct 17, 2014 • 69 min
He is one of James’ favorite writers… At just 30 years old, he has already written six books, two of which are being made into movies… one by Seth Rogen.He is also one of the youngest writers ever hired on Saturday Night Live.Simon Rich, author…
Ep. 51 - Marcus Lemonis: The Profit
Oct 14, 2014 • 58 min
One of James’ favorite shows starts its new season TONIGHT!We don’t know how he did it, but he has somehow convinced the star of the show to be today’s guest.Would you ever invest your time and money into a business that is basically going under with…
Ep. 50 - Dr. Geoffrey Miller: An Expert’s Guide to Sex & Dating
Oct 10, 2014 • 75 min
Relationships, sex, dating… no matter who you are, these are concepts that affect you at some point in your life.Do you ever seek advice about these topics? Browse the internet or self-help books?Today, we have a special treat for those that show…
Ep. 49 - Kevin Harrington: The Greatest Salesman Ever
Oct 7, 2014 • 42 min
Have you ever found yourself suckered into an infomercial… maybe even thinking, “Why didn’t I come up with that?”What if you could have? What if you could turn any idea you had into a million-dollar idea?That is exactly what our guest today is known…
Ep. 48 - Marni Kirney and Kristen Carney: What Women Really Want
Oct 3, 2014 • 76 min
Today we have two special guests that decipher the Rubik’s cube of the dating scene on a daily basis… Marni Kinry and Kristen Carney, hosts of the Ask Women podcast, join The James Altucher Show to talk about dating, sex, and comedy.Besides their…
Ep. 47 - Scott Adams: The Secret to Dilbert’s Success
Sep 30, 2014 • 64 min
Have you ever been bored at work or in school and doodled on a notepad?Imagine if that doodle was your ticket to success? Well, it was for today’s guest.Scott Adams, creator of the Dilbert comic strip and author of How to Fail at Almost Everything and…
Ep. 46 - Chris Guillebeau: How to Find Your Life’s Quest
Sep 26, 2014 • 72 min
Our guest for today is one of the most extraordinary people that James has ever encountered.By the age of 35 he had already reached his goal of visiting every country in the world… Today, American entrepreneur, nonfiction author, blogger, and…
Ep. 45 - Nassim Taleb: Why You Should Embrace Uncertainty
Sep 23, 2014 • 100 min
Nassim Taleb, author of Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder, joins The James Altucher Show to talk about technology and how different systems handle disorder.Just as humans evolve, technology is constantly being upgraded and replaced with new…
Ep. 44 - Jason SurfrApp: $1 Million Selling My Identity
Sep 19, 2014 • 85 min
Jason SurfrApp (formerly Jason Headsetsdotcom & Jason Sadler) is as unconventional a marketer and entrepreneur as you’ll find anywhere. He’s an idea machine who knows how to execute his ideas. He created IWearYourShirt, a company that used…
Ep. 43 - Peter Thiel: What the Future Looks Like
Sep 16, 2014 • 76 min
If you listen to only one podcast this year than this has to be the one. James and Peter talk about Peter’s brand new book Zero To One, which James says is the best business book, he’s read in a long long time… But they…
Ep. 42 - Coolio: Entrepreneur’s Paradise
Sep 11, 2014 • 55 min
Grammy Award-winning and multi-platinum artist Coolio joins The James Altucher Show to share his story of success.With more than 30 million records sold globally, Coolio gives a side to his story that most people don’t know.Teacher? Psychologist?…
Ep. 41 - Marina Franklin: The Secret No Comedian Will Ever Admit
Sep 9, 2014 • 86 min
Our guest this week has been featured on shows like NBC’s Last Comic Standing and The Jay Leno Show.She has also worked with comedians like Amy Schumer, Keith Robinson, and Jim Norton.One of the hottest performers in the comedy scene, Marina Franklin,…
Ep. 40 - Seth Gold - Hardcore Pawn
Sep 4, 2014 • 37 min
If you are familiar with TruTV and their hit show Hardcore Pawn, then you already know todays guest.Seth Gold, a fourth generation pawnbroker joins The James Altucher Show to share his insight into the pawn business.Have you ever walked into a pawn…
Ep. 39 - James Manos: Dexter and The Sopranos - Enough Said
Aug 28, 2014 • 40 min
Have you ever wondered who the brilliant minds are behind some of the biggest hits in the entertainment industry?Well, today we have a special treat for you…Today one of the masterminds behind several hit series including, “The Sopranos,” “The…
Ep. 38 Jim Cramer and James Finally Talk
Aug 21, 2014 • 22 min
James’ guest this week not only wrote his favorite investment book, Get Rich Carefully, but has been a colleague and close personal friend for many years.Host of Mad Money & Co-Anchor of CNBC’s Squawk on the Street, Jim Cramer joins The James…
Ep. 37 - Wendy Simmons: What’s Really Going On in North Korea?
Aug 19, 2014 • 65 min
The stories and headlines that we hear and see about North Korea could be enough to keep anyone from traveling to the country.Or even the simple fact that Americans are generally NOT welcomed would be a clear warning to never travel there.But for our…
Ep. 36 - Ramit Sethi: I Will Teach You to Be Rich
Aug 15, 2014 • 71 min
If you are tired of living in the dark, being lied to, and sick of wasting your time… then this is the show you have been waiting for… Ramit Sethi, author of I Will Teach You to Be Rich, joins The James Altucher Show, to share his personal…
Ep. 35 - Biz Markie: The Best and Worst Interview You’ll Ever Hear
Aug 8, 2014 • 61 min
James says it’s his worst interview ever and that he has never felt more awkward or embarrassed.We think it could be one of the best yet!We decided to play off of the awkwardness and embarrassing moments in the interview and bring to you something we…
Ep. 34 - James Altucher’s Life Story
Aug 6, 2014 • 73 min
Each week, we get to hear little snippets of James Altucher’s life, but we never get the full story.Today that changes. Today, Claudia turns the tables on James and interviews HIM. If you know James, you have heard him say that he has lost and made…
Ep. 33 - Noah Kagan: What It’s Like to Lose $100 Million at Facebook
Aug 1, 2014 • 90 min
Noah Kagan, an American Internet entrepreneur and founder of AppSumo, joins The James Altucher Show.Noah gets asked the same question every time he gives an interview… “Why were you fired from Facebook?”But today… he shares it all with James and…
Ep. 32 - Tim Ryan: The Congressman Who Meditates
Jul 30, 2014 • 51 min
Tim Ryan, U.S representative for the 13th district of Ohio and author of A Mindful Nation, joins The James Altucher Show.When you think of politics and Congress, meditation is not usually something that jumps out in your mind.But today, that is…
Ep. 31 - Jim Norton: The Art of Comedy
Jul 25, 2014 • 53 min
Today, James interviews his close friend and author of Happy Endings: The Tales of a Meaty-Breasted Zilch, Jim Norton.You may know Jim from his various appearances on shows or even his own stand-up routines. But what you don’t know is the process…
Ep. 30 - Iron Chef Judy Joo: How She Quit Wall Street To Choose Herself
Jul 22, 2014 • 44 min
In today’s interview Judy Joo tells us how she went from being a high-paid Wall Street analyst to a low-paid chef.
Ep. 29 - Adam Braun: How To Quit Your Job And Do What You Love
Jul 18, 2014 • 61 min
This week, Adam Braun, New York Times bestselling author and the founder of the charity Pencils of Promise, joins The James Altucher Show. Today you will hear how Adam found his purpose in life and what near-disaster made him realize he was…
Ep. 28 - Kamal Ravikant: How to Become an Angel Investor with Only $1000
Jul 11, 2014 • 64 min
This week, Kamal Ravikant, a serial entrepreneur and author of Live Your Truth, joins The James Altucher Show to talk about the secret to his success.Today’s interview will reveal a side to Kamal that many people have not seen before. He shares his…
Ep. 27 - Seth Godin: Guts and Glory
Jul 3, 2014 • 29 min
This week, Seth Godin, founder and CEO of Squidoo.com joins The James Altucher Show to talk about some of the ideas behind his many bestsellers. He’ll also share how he got started on his entrepreneurial path.James starts the interview by asking Seth…
Ep. 26 - Claudia Alzula: The Power of No
Jun 27, 2014 • 83 min
Today’s show is a little different. Aaron is out so James asked his wife, Claudia, to join as his co-host to talk about their new book, The Power of No.How many times have you heard yourself saying “yes” to the wrong things – overwhelming…
Ep. 25 - Adam Carolla: The Next President of the USA
Jun 20, 2014 • 41 min
This week, Adam Carolla, American comedian and host of The Adam Carolla Show, joins The James Altucher Show.You probably know Adam best from his show on Comedy Central, The Man Show. But what you might not know is how the show actually…
Ep. 24 - Mark Cuban: Enough Said
Jun 13, 2014 • 54 min
e is all over the media… but this is an interview you won’t get anywhere else!Having started out with no money, living with six guys in a three-bedroom apartment, while sleeping on the floor, it’s kind of hard to believe that this person would be…
Ep. 23 - Steve Scott: How To Go From $0-$40,000 a Month Writing From Home
Jun 6, 2014 • 63 min
Divorce, success, failure, struggle… are these excuses or stepping stones?Today’s guest has been through many situations similar to our host, James Altucher.Like James, Steve Scott has made his passions a reality by going around the gatekeepers of…
Ep. 22 - Tim Ferriss: Possibilities and Experimentation
May 30, 2014 • 107 min
This week James hosts his good friend and best-selling author of The 4-Hour Workweek, Tim Ferriss.Before every interview, James spends hours reviewing his guest’s work so he can come up with something different and something very special.This…
Ep. 21 - College is a Scam
May 23, 2014 • 84 min
We are doing something a little different this week. There isn’t a guest, but there will be a heated debate between James and Aaron.It’s a sensitive topic for many individuals, so get ready…Kids that are graduating high school right now are…
Ep. 20 - Stephen Dubner: How to Think Like a Freak
May 16, 2014 • 60 min
This week, James asked one of his favorite guests, Stephen Dubner, to join the show and talk about his newest book, Think Like a Freak.Just like his previous bestseller, Freakonomics, you’ll hear James and Stephen talk about how his new book also…
Ep. 19 - Austin Kleon: How To Be A Creative Genius
May 9, 2014 • 53 min
This week, Austin Kleon, New York Times bestselling author, joins The James Altucher Show.James and Austin start the show with a discussion on embracing influence, which is the main theme in his book, Steal Like An Artist.This will truly open up your…
Ep. 18 - Ryan Holiday: Turning Trials into Triumph
May 2, 2014 • 42 min
Feeling stuck, frustrated, or faced with unbearable situations?Do you find it difficult to live in the present moment?If any of those apply to you, then this is the show to listen to!Ryan Holiday joins The James Altucher Show to talk about his…
Ep. 17 - Chris Brogan: Are YOU a Freak?
Apr 25, 2014 • 51 min
Willpower is pointless! Do you agree? If you do then you will love this interview with Publisher and CEO of Owner Magazine, Chris Brogan. James brings Chris on as a guest to talk about his new book, The Freaks Shall Inherit…
Ep. 16 - Paul Oyer: Mastering Online Dating!
Apr 18, 2014 • 60 min
How can you make yourself stand out in a crowd? Are you catching the right person’s attention? Well, here is the show where you can figure that out. Our guest this week is Paul Oyer, author of Everything I Ever Needed to Know about…
Ep. 15 - Tom Shadyac: The Man Who Gave Away 50 Million Dollars and Moved Into a Trailer Park
Apr 11, 2014 • 64 min
Tom Shadyac, one of the most prolific comedy directors in Hollywood, joins The James Altucher Show.
Ep. 14 - Gabrielle Bernstein: Miracles
Apr 8, 2014 • 57 min
This week, Gabrielle Bernstein, New York Times bestselling author, joins The James Altucher Show to give us an exclusive look into her new book Miracles Now, which is being released today!James starts the show off by asking Gabrielle how she started…
Ep. 13 - Arianna Huffington: The New Way To Thrive
Apr 4, 2014 • 33 min
This week, Arianna Huffington, president, and Editor in Chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, joins The James Altucher Show to talk about her new book, Thrive. Are you stressed over work, relationships, or your environment?Is stress causing you to…
Ep. 12- Dan Harris: How To Be 10% Happier
Mar 28, 2014 • 61 min
This week, Dan Harris, co-anchor of ABC News’ weekend edition of “Good Morning America,” joins The James Altucher Show to talk about his new book, 10% Happier.Do you have 5 minutes to dedicate to your health?In that little bit of time, you could lower…
Ep. 11 - Ken Kurson: Who Will Be the Next President of the United States?
Mar 26, 2014 • 46 min
Ken Kurson, editor of The New York Observer, political consultant, journalist, and author, joins The James Altucher Show”You’ve created a ‘Choose Yourself Career.’” Nobody could have just given you the career you’ve had. You’ve had to go and hunt for…
Ep. 10 - Steven Kotler: How to Be a Super-Human
Mar 21, 2014 • 72 min
This week, Steven Kotler, an American bestselling author, journalist, and entrepreneur joins The James Altucher Show to talk about his new book The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance.They break down the term “flow,”…
Ep. 9 - Hugh Howey: Is Self-Publishing the Next Gold Rush?
Mar 14, 2014 • 74 min
This week, Hugh Howey, author of the New York Times bestseller Wool, joins The James Altucher Show.If you have ever wanted to write a book or any piece of literature… this is the show for you.Hugh explains how self-publishing is breaking down the…
Ep. 8 - Anxiety: How to Deal with It
Mar 7, 2014 • 66 min
On this week’s show, James and Aaron discuss the Stansberry Society Conference that was held this past weekend in Miami.James shares with Aaron the nervousness that he felt about speaking at the conference and how he was able to overcome that anxiety….
Ep. 7 - Matthew Berry: How to Create Your Fantasy Life
Feb 28, 2014 • 112 min
This week, Matthew Berry, Senior Fantasy Sports Analyst at ESPN, joins the show to talk about his New York Times bestseller, Fantasy Life.The world of fantasy sports is huge, and still growing, Matthew gives us an inside look to this niche subculture…
Ep. 6 - Dr. Wayne Dyer: A Test to See If You Are Ordinary
Feb 21, 2014 • 56 min
It’s a question many of us are too afraid to answer.. “Is this as good as it gets?” Perhaps you feel that way from time to time. You get stuck in an unfulfilling job. You get stuck with a mortgage you can barely pay, in a house that didn’t…
Ep. 5 - Lewis Howes: The Millionaire Who Couldn’t Read
Feb 19, 2014 • 73 min
You’ve heard the stories about college dropouts who go on to become billionaires… like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and Mark Zuckerburg… And you might even know that 20% of America’s millionaires never stepped foot on a college campus. But how many…
Ep. 4 - Ylon Schwartz: A Poker Champion’s Secret Revealed
Feb 14, 2014 • 69 min
On this week’s show, James and Aaron Brabham chat with Ylon Schwartz: poker champion, chess master, and gamer extraordinaire. He is without a doubt one of the most intriguing characters you’re ever likely to encounter… College…
Ep. 3 - A. J. Jacobs: A Biblical Experiment
Feb 7, 2014 • 55 min
On this week’s show, James’ special guest is A.J. Jacobs, a journalist, lecturer, self-described human guinea pig and author of four New York Times bestsellers. In this episode, he shares life-changing tips about how to improve your business,…
Ep. 2 - Gary Vaynerchuk: Millionaire by Age 35
Jan 31, 2014 • 55 min
On this week’s show, which you can now access free of charge, James covered several interesting, unique, and useful topics… which I guarantee you won’t hear anywhere else. For example… *He shares his idea of the absolute best…
Ep. 1 - Tucker Max: Buckle Up, We’ve Launched
Jan 23, 2014 • 53 min
On James’ very first show, he covers several really interesting, unique, and useful stories, which I guarantee you won’t hear anywhere else. Then James brings on his special guest for Show #1… Maybe you’ve heard of Tucker Max….
Robert Greene: How to Become a Master of What You Love
Jan 13, 2014 • 34 min
Robert Greene, best-selling author of Mastery, joins The James Altucher Show.
Greg Zuckerman: The Future of Fracking
Jan 13, 2014 • 37 min
This week, James Altucher interviews Greg Zuckerman, author of The Frackers.
James Altucher & Marc Eckō: Secrets to Success
Jan 13, 2014 • 53 min
This week, we have James Altucher interviews with Marc Eckō, author of the new best-seller, Unlabel: Selling You Without Selling Out.
James Altucher and Ryan Holiday: Let’s Make the News Up
Jan 10, 2014 • 56 min
This week, James Altucher interviews the bestselling author of Trust Me I’m Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator, Ryan Holiday. James and Ryan talk about what makes a book a best-seller, and how to market yourself and your work. Ryan tells…
Taking Back America
Jan 10, 2014 • 62 min
James, the editor of the widely read letter, The Altucher Confidential, and author of the new blockbuster hit, Choose Yourself, talks with Glenn “Kane” Jacobs.
James Altucher Live and Unplugged
Jan 10, 2014 • 22 min
James Altucher talks about his new best-selling book, Choose Yourself.
The Best Guest Ever
Jan 10, 2014 • 38 min
James Altucher proves to be one of our best guests as he and Porter Stansberry break down the markets.
Why College Is a Waste of Money
Jan 8, 2014 • 24 min
On James Altucher’s first visit to Stansberry Radio, recorded back on August 9, 2012, he sets the stage for what’s to come. For the very first time to give our audience a look into why we consider James one of the most interesting people…