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#254: When to Quit - Lessons from World-Class Entrepreneurs, Investors, Authors, and More
Jul 23 • 84 min
I’m very excited to share this episode. It’s our first “roundtable” approach to discussing a single topic. This came about when I asked 5-Bullet Friday subscribers (sign up here if you’re interested) to send me questions, and one that stuck out was:…
#253: Morning Routines and Strategies
Jul 19 • 71 min
This is a special episode of the podcast. After more than 200 conversations with the world’s top performers, you start to spot certain patterns. These are the shared habits, hacks, philosophies, and tools that are the common threads of success,…
#252: Inside the World of SuperTraining - Mark Bell
Jul 12 • 97 min
Mark Bell (@MarkSmellyBell) is the founder of Super Training Gym in Sacramento, which is often referred to as “the strongest gym in the West.” Prior to opening his own gym, he spent time studying training under the legendary Louie Simmons at…
#251: How to Live Without Limits - Kyle Maynard
Jul 9 • 61 min
Kyle Maynard (@kylemaynard) is a motivational speaker, bestselling author, entrepreneur, and ESPY award-winning mixed martial arts athlete, known for becoming the first quadruple amputee to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and Mount Aconcagua…
#250: Myers-Briggs, Diet Mistakes, and Immortality
Jul 5 • 65 min
In this episode, I’m answering your questions. I’m responding to the most upvoted questions from subscribers to 5-Bullet Friday, the newsletter I send out every week. It explores five cool things I’ve found, including apps, books, gadgets, albums,…
#249: How to Make a Difference and Find Your Purpose — Blake Mycoskie
Jun 28 • 73 min
This episode of the podcast features Blake Mycoskie (@blakemycoskie). Blake Mycoskie is the Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, and the person behind the One for One® business model, which helps a person in need with every product purchased. This…
#248: The 10 Commandments of Startup Success with Reid Hoffman
Jun 25 • 103 min
On this special episode, we’re going to share with you the “10 Commandments for Startup Success.” They’re drawn from the new podcast Masters of Scale, which is hosted by my friend and today’s guest Reid Hoffman (@reidhoffman). Reid has been on the…
#247: Cool Tools for Travel - Tim Ferriss and Kevin Kelly
Jun 20 • 42 min
Kevin Kelly (@kevin2kelly) might be the real-life Most Interesting Man In The World. I’ve always wanted to travel with him, and we recently headed to Uzbekistan together. This episode covers some of our favorite travel tools. Kevin is Senior…
#246: Building Strength, Improving Mindset, and Becoming the World’s Fittest Man - Jason Khalipa
Jun 12 • 70 min
Jason Khalipa (@jasonkhalipa IG, Twitter) is one of the fittest men in the world – a title that was officially his when he won the CrossFit Games in 2008. He is an 8-time CrossFit Games competitor, a 3-time Team USA CrossFit member, and —…
#245: The Magic, Misdirection, and Mindset of David Blaine
Jun 8 • 69 min
David Blaine (@davidblaine) is an American magician, illusionist, and endurance artist. He is best known for his high-profile feats of endurance and has set and broken several world records. A while back, he taught a group of TEDMED attendees and…
#244: The Quiet Master of Cryptocurrency — Nick Szabo
Jun 4 • 154 min
Nick Szabo (@NickSzabo4) is a polymath. The breadth and depth of his interests and knowledge are truly astounding. He’s a computer scientist, legal scholar, and cryptographer best known for his pioneering research in digital contracts and…
#243: How to Fear Less — Vince Vaughn
May 30 • 105 min
Vince Vaughn (@WildWest) is one of the most prolific actors, writers, and producers in the world. He’s acted in more than thirty major motion pictures that have gone on to gross more than 1.7 billion at the box office. He is largely credited for…
#242: Phil Keoghan — The Magic of Bucket Lists and Amazing Races
May 25 • 94 min
Phil Keoghan (@PhilKeoghan) has worked in television for almost thirty years on more than a thousand program episodes in more than a hundred countries. His work has earned him numerous awards, including ten prime-time Emmys. He is perhaps best known…
#241: The Relationship Episode: Sex, Love, Polyamory, Marriage, and More (with Esther Perel)
May 21 • 124 min
I’ve wanted to speak with psychotherapist Esther Perel for years. In a cover story, The New York Times called her the most important game changer in sexuality and relational health since Dr. Ruth. Her TED talks on maintaining desire and rethinking…
#240: Accelerated Learning and Mentors - My Personal Story
May 17 • 70 min
This episode is by request. You have asked me many times for an episode on education, accelerated learning, and my mentors. It will all be covered in the following conversation with Charles Best (@charlesbest), the founder and CEO of DonorsChoose.org,…
#239: How to Reverse Aging with Art De Vany
May 12 • 119 min
Dr. Arthur De Vany is nearly eighty years old and ripped. Better known as Art De Vany, he was signed as a professional baseball player in his youth and later earned his Ph.D. in Economics at UCLA. He is most famous for his “evolutionary fitness”…
#238: The Savant of Speed — Ryan Flaherty
May 7 • 102 min
Ryan Flaherty (@ryanflaherty1) is the Senior Director of Performance at Nike. Prior to holding that position, Ryan was the Founder and President of Prolific Athletes LLC, a sports performance facility in San Diego, California, where he trained some of…
#237: Exploring Smart Drugs, Fasting, and Fat Loss — Dr. Rhonda Patrick
May 4 • 166 min
Rhonda Patrick, PhD, (@foundmyfitness) is an American biochemist and scientist. She first appeared on this podcast back in episode twelve, and whether you want to extend life, inexpensively buy a stem cell “insurance policy,” or guard against cancer,…
#236: The Alien of Extraordinary Ability
Apr 21 • 101 min
Murray Carter (@CarterCutlery) is a Canadian craftsman like no other. At eighteen, he fell into an apprenticeship with a sixteenth generation Yoshimoto bladesmith that lasted six years — and was asked to take the position of number seventeen in the…
#235: Dorian Yates on High Intensity Training, Injury Prevention, and Building Maximum Muscle
Apr 21 • 109 min
Dorian Yates (@dorian_yates) is a six-time Mr. Olympia who has taken the already extreme sport of bodybuilding to a new level. He’s one of my adolescent heroes whose innovations in training (e.g., Occam’s protocol) influenced what I later put into The…
#234: Marie Kondo — The Japanese Tidying Master
Apr 16 • 73 min
Marie Kondo (@MarieKondo, also known as “KonMari”) is a Japanese organizing consultant, author, and entrepreneur. She developed a revolutionary method of organizing known as the KonMari Method, which consists of gathering together everything you own,…
#233: Cory Booker — Street Fights, 10-Day Hunger Strikes, and Creative Problem-Solving
Apr 10 • 127 min
Cory Booker (@corybooker) is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from New Jersey. I generally have an allergy to politics, but Cory’s story is endlessly fascinating (e.g., he’s faced down death threats from gangs, run…
#232: The Tim Ferriss Radio Hour: Controlling Stress, Nutrition Upgrades, and Improved Health
Apr 6 • 75 min
Welcome to the second installment of The Tim Ferriss Radio Hour. After more than 200 conversations with the world’s top performers, you start to spot certain patterns. These are the shared habits, hacks, philosophies, and tools that are the common…
#231: How to Be Creative Like a Motherf*cker — Cheryl Strayed
Mar 30 • 102 min
If you’re interested in the creative process of a famed author, jumpstarting your own creation, note taking, list making, or simply handling hard emotions, this episode is for you. Recorded in front of a 2,000-plus person crowd at SXSW in…
#230: The Secrets, Tactics, and Creative Processes of High Performers and Achievers — Debbie Millman
Mar 25 • 47 min
This is round two for Debbie Millman, whose first interview on this show quickly became one of the most downloaded episodes of all time (listen to it here). Graphic Design USA has named Debbie Millman (@debbiemillman) “one of the most influential…
#229: Ricardo Semler — The Seven-Day Weekend and How to Break the Rules
Mar 19 • 130 min
Ricardo Semler (@ricardosemler) is the former CEO of Semco Partners, a Brazilian company best known perhaps for its radical form of industrial democracy and corporate re-engineering. During his leadership, Semco grew from four million in 1982 to two…
#228: The Lion of Olympic Weightlifting, 62-Year-Old Jerzy Gregorek (Also Featuring: Naval Ravikant)
Mar 15 • 168 min
Jerzy Gregorek (@TheHappyBody) immigrated from Poland to the United States with his wife, Aniela, in 1986 as political refugees. He subsequently won four World Weightlifting Championships and established one world record. In 2000, Jerzy and Aniela…
#227: Conquering Fear and Reducing Anxiety - Caroline Paul
Mar 12 • 56 min
Caroline Paul (@carowriter) returns to the podcast by popular demand for a round 2 Q&A. (You can catch her first appearance here.) Caroline is the author of four published books. Her latest is the New York Times bestseller The Gutsy Girl:…
#226: How to Not Be Evil - Dr. Phil Zimbardo
Mar 8 • 73 min
Dr. Philip Zimbardo (@PhilZimbardo) is one of the most distinguished psychologists in the world and a professor emeritus at Stanford University. He is arguably best known for his 1971 Stanford Prison Experiment, in which students were turned into mock…
#225: John Crowley — The Real-Life Captain America and Bruce Banner (Seriously)
Feb 28 • 124 min
John F. Crowley is the Chairman and CEO of Amicus Therapeutics, a publicly traded biotechnology company, which he helped to found in 2005 and is now a 300+ person company in 22 countries. John’s involvement with biotechnology stems from the 1998…
#224: The Random Show - Drinking Urine, Exploring Japan, and Figuring Out Life
Feb 26 • 103 min
Coming to you from a late night in rural Japan, this is a special edition of The Random Show. Per usual for The Random Show, I am joined by Kevin Rose (@KevinRose), serial entrepreneur, world-class investor, and all around wild and crazy guy. We…
#223: Calming Philosophies for Chaotic Times — Krista Tippett
Feb 21 • 122 min
Krista Tippett (@KristaTippett) is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author. She created and hosts the public radio program and podcast On Being and curates The Civil Conversations Project, an emergent approach to the…
#222: Jerrod Carmichael - Uber-Productivity and Dangerous Comedy
Feb 18 • 92 min
Jerrod Carmichael (@NotoriousROD) is pushing the boundaries of comedy with his groundbreaking work in stand-up, television, and film. Now just 29 years old, what this driven North Carolina native has accomplished is mind-boggling, and 2017 is going to…
#221: Mr. Money Mustache — Living Beautifully on $25-27K Per Year
Feb 13 • 111 min
Mr. Money Mustache (@mrmoneymustache — Pete Adeney in real life) grew up in Canada in a family of mostly eccentric musicians. He worked in various tech companies before retiring at age 30. Pete, his wife, and their now eleven-year-old son live near…
#220: Soman Chainani — The School for Good and Evil
Feb 7 • 119 min
Soman Chainani (@SomanChainani) is a detailed planner, filmmaker, and New York Times best selling author. Soman’s debut fiction series, The School for Good and Evil, has sold more than a million copies, has been translated into more than twenty…
#219: Lessons from Warren Buffett, Bobby Fischer, and Other Outliers
Feb 2 • 118 min
Adam Robinson (@IAmAdamRobinson) first appeared on this podcast in the “Becoming the Best Version of You” episode (#210) alongside Josh Waitzkin (chess, jiu-jitsu, investing) and Ramit Sethi (personal finance, entrepreneurship). By popular demand,…
#218: The Most Feared and Well-Liked Journalist in Silicon Valley - Kara Swisher
Jan 26 • 105 min
Kara Swisher (@karaswisher) has been called “Silicon Valley’s most feared and well-liked journalist” by New York Magazine. Here’s just one example: you can graph the impact on Yahoo’s stock price by various posts by Kara. That’s just the tip of the…
#217: The One-Minute Workout Designed by Scientists — Dr. Martin Gibala
Jan 22 • 96 min
Martin Gibala, Ph.D. (@gibalam) is a professor and chair of the kinesiology department at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. His research on the physiological and health benefits of high-intensity interval training (HIIT) has attracted immense…
#216: Arnold Schwarzenegger Part 2! Bodybuilding, Investing, and Online Battles
Jan 18 • 77 min
Arnold Schwarzenegger (@Schwarzenegger) told you he’d be back. In our first conversation (episode 60), the former Mr. Olympia, Terminator, and Governator shared lessons learned, daily routines, psychological warfare tactics, favorite books, early…
#215: The Return of the Money Shot
Jan 15 • 114 min
Whitney Cummings (@whitneycummings) is a Los Angeles-based comedian, actor, writer, and producer. She is the executive producer and, along with Michael Patrick King, co-creator of the Emmy-nominated CBS comedy 2 Broke Girls. She has headlined with…
#214: How to Design a Life - Debbie Millman
Jan 12 • 116 min
For some of you, this may be most important podcast episode you ever listen to. I don’t say that lightly. It has nothing to do with me and everything to do with my guest, who walks us through gripping stories, tactical details,…
#213: Fasting vs. Slow-Carb Diet, Top $150 Purchases, Balancing Productivity and Relaxation, and More
Jan 4 • 64 min
We’re going to kick off the year with an in-betweenisode where I answer the most popular questions you’ve submitted. If you’re wondering what you can do to ask a question that gets answered in the future, these are good criteria to follow: …
#212: 2016 - What I’ve Learned
Dec 29, 2016 • 45 min
This episode is a review of the past year. Since it’s been a common request, I thought I’d run through what I do at the end of a year. For the last 6 years, I no longer write resolutions. Instead, I do a post-game analysis where I really look back at…
#211: A.J. Jacobs: Self-Experimenter Extraordinaire
Dec 24, 2016 • 137 min
A.J. Jacobs (@ajjacobs) is a kindred guinea pig of self-experimentation who chronicles his shenanigans in books that seem to keep winding up as New York Times best sellers. The Know-It-All was about his quest to learn everything in the world. In The…
#210: Becoming the Best Version of You
Dec 20, 2016 • 95 min
This is a special episode of The Tim Ferriss Show. The audio is from a live conversation with not one, not two, but three guests: Josh Waitzkin, Ramit Sethi, and Adam Robinson. Josh Waitzkin is an endlessly fascinating person who gets mentioned a lot…
#209: The Random Show Threesome — Tim Ferriss, Kevin Rose, and Matt Mullenweg
Dec 16, 2016 • 60 min
My first live podcast in New York City was recorded at the 92nd Street Y to a sold-out crowd of about 900 people. This episode comes from The Random Show segment of the evening when I took the stage with Kevin Rose and Matt Mullenweg. Kevin Rose…
#208: Ezra Klein — From College Blogger to Political Powerhouse
Dec 12, 2016 • 99 min
Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) is founder and editor-in-chief of Vox, an explanatory news organization that now reaches more than 100 million people each month through articles, videos, newsletters, and podcasts. Previously, he was a columnist and editor at…
#207: Tools of Titans: Brené Brown Distilled and Other Goodies
Dec 10, 2016 • 43 min
Dr. Brené Brown (@BreneBrown) is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Brené’s 2010 TEDx Houston talk, The Power of Vulnerability, has been viewed more than 31 million times and is one of the top…
#206: Testing the “Impossible”: 17 Questions That Changed My Life
Dec 6, 2016 • 51 min
This is a special episode of the podcast. It’s a sample chapter from my new book, Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, Icons, and World-Class Performers. What follows are 17 questions that have…
#205: Mark Bittman on Changing the Food Industry and Living Dangerously
Dec 5, 2016 • 70 min
Mark Bittman (@bittman) is the author of 20 acclaimed books, including the How to Cook Everything series, Food Matters, and his latest, How to Bake Everything — which is on a coveted shelf in my own kitchen. For more than two decades, Mark’s popular…
#204: Tools of Titans: Josh Waitzkin Distilled
Nov 27, 2016 • 24 min
Josh Waitzkin is an endlessly fascinating person who gets mentioned a lot on this show for good reason (and he’s been a guest not just once, but twice). He was the basis for the book and movie Searching for Bobby Fischer. Considered a chess prodigy,…
#203: David Heinemeier Hansson on Digital Security, Company Culture, and the Value of Schooling
Nov 24, 2016 • 69 min
David “DHH” Heinemeier Hansson (@dhh) is the creator of Ruby on Rails, founder and CTO at Basecamp (formerly 37signals), and the best-selling co-author of Rework and Remote: Office Not Required. Oh, and he went from not having a driver’s license at 25…
#202: Tools of Titans: Derek Sivers Distilled
Nov 20, 2016 • 38 min
Derek Sivers(@sivers) is one of my favorite humans, and I call him often for advice. Think of him as a philosopher-king programmer, master teacher, and merry prankster. Originally a professional musician and circus clown (he did the latter to…
#201: The Tim Ferriss Radio Hour: Meditation, Mindset, and Mastery
Nov 15, 2016 • 61 min
I’m excited to bring you a little taste test of a new show format that I’ve been working on — The Tim Ferriss Radio Hour. After 200 conversations with a variety of fascinating people, including Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Foxx, Tony Robbins, Maria…
#200: Susan Garrett — Master Dog (and Human) Trainer
Nov 13, 2016 • 124 min
Susan Garrett (@susangarrett) is an incredible dog trainer. She has a B.Sc. in animal science, and for more than two decades has been one of the most consistently successful competitors in the sport of dog agility. Susan has been on the podium of…
#199: Stephen Dubner — The Art of Storytelling and Facing Malcolm Gladwell in a Fist Fight
Nov 8, 2016 • 68 min
Stephen J. Dubner (@Freakonomics) returns to the show. He is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality. He is best-known for writing, along with the economist Steven D….
#198: Charles Poliquin - His Favorite Mass-Building Program, His Nighttime Routine For Better Sleep, and Much More
Nov 6, 2016 • 76 min
Charles Poliquin is back for another round of the podcast. Charles (@strengthsensei) is one of the best known strength coaches in the world. He has trained elite athletes from nearly 20 different sports, including Olympic gold medalists, NFL…
#197: Drunk Dialing — Ladies Night Edition!
Nov 1, 2016 • 107 min
By request, we have another drunk dialing episode (the most recent one can be found here, and the original can be found here). This one is a little different as it’s a Ladies Night edition. Some of you may have noticed that ladies were absent…
#196: Meet the Machine, Dave Camarillo
Oct 30, 2016 • 124 min
Dave Camarillo (@DaveCamarillo) was my long-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) coach (see him kicking my ass repeatedly here). Put simply, he is a machine. On the Mat once said: “It’s funny that everybody in Judo is scared of David’s ne waza and everybody…
#195: David Heinemeier Hansson: The Power of Being Outspoken
Oct 26, 2016 • 213 min
David “DHH” Heinemeier Hansson (@dhh) is the creator of Ruby on Rails, founder and CTO at Basecamp (formerly 37signals), and the best-selling co-author of Rework and Remote: Office Not Required. Oh, and he went from not having a driver’s license at 25…
#194: The Magic and Power of Placebo
Oct 23, 2016 • 106 min
Erik Vance (@erikvance) is an award-winning science writer based in California and Mexico City. After working as a scientist on research projects dealing with dolphin intelligence and coastal ecology, he became an educator and then an…
#193: My Life Extension Pilgrimage to Easter Island
Oct 20, 2016 • 190 min
This episode was a blast. It was a tropical exploration of biology, life extension, and all good things. This included a lot of Carmenere wine and good old-fashioned ball busting. I was joined by: Peter Attia, MD (@peterattiamd), who rejoins the show…
#192: The Return of Drunk Dialing
Oct 11, 2016 • 122 min
Thanks to the gin I had tonight, this is a special episode. It is a drunk-dialing Q&A with you guys — like we did around this time last year to celebrate the 100th episode. In preparation, I solicited phone numbers from listeners who wanted to…
#191: The Art and Science of Learning Anything Faster
Oct 5, 2016 • 40 min
This is a special episode because it doesn’t focus on the lessons of one particular person. Instead, I explore the tips, tricks, and framework I’ve used to learn just about any skill. This is the meta-skill of meta-learning, or learning how to learn….
#190: Matt Mullenweg on the Characteristics and Practices of Successful Entrepreneurs
Sep 30, 2016 • 75 min
Matt Mullenweg (@photomatt) is most associated with a tool that powers more than 25% of the entire Web: WordPress. He’s also the CEO of Automattic, which is a multi-billion dollar, fully distributed startup. Matt loves tea, tequila, and Chicken…
#189: Shay Carl on Wealth, Parenting, and the Future of Video
Sep 27, 2016 • 46 min
This is another special in-betweenisode. It’s a little shorter than the normal long-form episodes, and it features a Q&A with Shay Carl (@shaycarl). If you missed our first interview, Shay’s story is incredible. He was a manual laborer for ages…
#188: Dom D’Agostino on Disease Prevention, Cancer, and Living Longer
Sep 25, 2016 • 83 min
Dr. Dominic “Dom” D’Agostino (@DominicDAgosti2) is one of my most popular guests, and I’m happy to have him rejoin the show for the third time. (You can listen to Dom’s first appearance here, and his second appearance here). Dom is an assistant…
#187: Jocko Willink on Discipline, Leadership, and Overcoming Doubt
Sep 21, 2016 • 83 min
“Don’t count on motivation; count on discipline.” - Jocko Willink Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) is one of the scariest human beings imaginable. He is a lean 230 pounds. He is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert who used to tap out 20 Navy SEALs per workout….
#186: Tony Robbins on How to Resolve Internal Conflict
Sep 17, 2016 • 11 min
“You can’t be grateful and angry simultaneously.” - Tony Robbins The last time Tony Robbins (@tonyrobbins) was on the show, so many listeners found this one exercise helpful that they suggested I feature it on its own. This guided meditation is…
#185: Practicing What You Preach
Sep 14, 2016 • 14 min
My job is usually to deconstruct world-class performers and tease out their routines and habits you can use. But in this in-betweenisode, I’m going to present some short nuggets of practical, tactical philosophy about practicing what you preach. This…
#184: Shep Gordon - The King Maker on His Best PR Stunts, Hugest Failures, and Practical Philosophies
Sep 6, 2016 • 88 min
Shep Gordon (@SupermenschShep) has been named one of the “100 most influential people” by Rolling Stone magazine. He is the man behind some of the biggest names you’ve ever heard. If you like the storytelling and lessons of Cal Fussman, you’re going…
#183: Cal Fussman: The Master Storyteller Returns
Aug 31, 2016 • 140 min
Cal (@calfussman) is a New York Times bestselling author and a writer-at-large for Esquire magazine, where he is best known for being a primary writer of the “What I Learned” feature. The Austin Chronicle has described Cal’s interviewing…
#182: Jason Nemer - Inside the Magic of AcroYoga
Aug 24, 2016 • 117 min
My guest on this episode of the podcast is Jason Nemer, co-founder of AcroYoga. Jason is an incredible character, who travels the world with next to nothing. He introduced me to my latest obsession — AcroYoga. Along with Gymnastic Strength Training,…
#181: How to ‘Waste Money’ To Improve the Quality of Your Life
Aug 20, 2016 • 27 min
This episode is not going to deconstruct a world-class performer, per usual. This is a short, but very actionable and practical episode about the inner workings of my business. I was asked recently how I choose my projects. I riffed on this topic, and…
#180: The Secrets of Gymnastic Strength Training, Part Two — Home Equipment, Weighted Stretches, and Muscle-Ups
Aug 16, 2016 • 92 min
This is another jam-packed episode with Coach Chris Sommer, the former US national team gymnastics coach and founder of GymnasticBodies. As a world-renowned Olympic coach, Sommer is known for building his students into some of the strongest,…
#179: What’s Important to You?
Aug 13, 2016 • 20 min
My job is usually to deconstruct world-class performers from business, military, entertainment, politics, or athletics, and then to tease out the routines and habits you can use. But in this in-betweenisode, Ryan Holiday, author of the book Ego…
#178: Tony Robbins - On Achievement Versus Fulfillment
Aug 9, 2016 • 98 min
I’m very pleased to welcome Tony Robbins (@tonyrobbins) back to the show. (You can check out our previous in-depth conversations here: Part 1 and Part 2). For those of you that aren’t familiar, Tony Robbins is the world’s most famous performance…
#177: Seth Godin on How to Think Small to Go Big
Aug 3, 2016 • 44 min
Seth Godin (@thisissethsblog) is the author of 17 bestselling books that have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the way ideas spread, marketing, strategic quitting, leadership, and — most of all — challenging the status…
#176: Mike Birbiglia, The Sleepwalking Comedy Giant
Jul 27, 2016 • 104 min
Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) is one of the best-known and busiest working comedians in the world, both behind and in front of the camera. His standup blends elements of theater, film, storytelling, and comedy. Mike has been deliberate in studying many…
#175: How to Cage the Monkey Mind
Jul 23, 2016 • 88 min
This episode is a little different. I visited the Googleplex — the Mountain View-based headquarters of Google — and had a public chat. I was interviewed and made sure that we covered some ground that has not been discussed before. There were…
#174: The One-Handed Concert Pianist, Nicholas McCarthy
Jul 19, 2016 • 86 min
Nicholas McCarthy (@NMcCarthyPiano) was born in 1989 without his right hand and only started to play the piano at the age of 14. He was told he would never succeed as a concert pianist. Fortunately, the doubters were wrong. His graduation from the…
#173: Lessons from Geniuses, Billionaires, and Tinkerers
Jul 10, 2016 • 165 min
Chris Young is an obsessive tinkerer, inventor, and innovator. His areas of expertise range from extreme aviation (world-record goals) to mathematics and apocalyptic-scale BBQs. Above all, he is one of the clearest thinkers I know. In this interview,…
#172: Dom D’Agostino — The Power of the Ketogenic Diet
Jul 6, 2016 • 117 min
Dr. Dominic “Dom” D’Agostino (@DominicDAgosti2) is an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, and a senior research scientist at the…
#171: The Random Show - New Favorite Books, Memory Training, and Bets On VR
Jul 2, 2016 • 126 min
This is not going to be a long-form interview where I dissect and deconstruct a world-class performer…at least not in the usual fashion. Instead, this is a special edition of The Random Show. I am joined by Kevin Rose (@KevinRose), serial…
#170: Shay Carl — From Manual Laborer to 2.3 Billion YouTube Views
Jun 26, 2016 • 187 min
Shay Carl (@shaycarl) got his first computer at age 27. He was a manual laborer for ages and uploaded his first YouTube video while on break from a granite counter top job. Flash forward to today: His SHAYTARDS channel now has roughly 2.3 BILLION…
#169: Useful Lessons from Workaholics Anonymous, Corporate Implosions, and More
Jun 25, 2016 • 101 min
Ryan Holiday (@RyanHoliday) is a strategist and writer. He dropped out of college at 19 to apprentice under Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power, and later served as the director of marketing for American Apparel. His company, Brass Check,…
#168: Dissecting the Success of Malcolm Gladwell
Jun 21, 2016 • 105 min
Malcolm Gladwell (@gladwell) is the author of five New York Times bestsellers — The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and Goliath. He has been named one of the 100 most influential people by TIME magazine and one of the…
#167: Jamie Foxx Part 2 - Bringing the Thunder
Jun 18, 2016 • 99 min
Jamie Foxx (@iamjamiefoxx) returns to the show for a special role-reversal where he interviews me for his radio show. For those of you who didn’t hear Jamie’s first appearance on the podcast, which was voted 2015 Podcast of the Year by Product…
#166: How Creatives Should Negotiate
Jun 15, 2016 • 101 min
This episode is actually a workshop on negotiating. Out of all the resources out there on how to negotiate, 99 percent of them are piss-poor — but I guarantee you this isn’t one of them. The teacher is Ramit Sethi. These lessons are all…
#165: The Canvas Strategy — What Ben Franklin and Bill Belichick Have in Common
Jun 10, 2016 • 22 min
My job is usually to deconstruct world-class performers from business, military, entertainment, politics, or athletics, and then to tease out the routines and habits you can use. In this particular episode, I’m going to share an overarching…
#164: Kevin Kelly - AI, Virtual Reality, and The Inevitable
Jun 5, 2016 • 106 min
Kevin Kelly (@kevin2kelly) is back again and, as I’ve said before, he might be the real-life “Most Interesting Man In The World.” Kevin is Senior Maverick at Wired Magazine, which he co-founded in 1993. He also co-founded the All Species…
#163: Marc Andreessen — Lessons, Predictions, and Recommendations from an Icon
May 28, 2016 • 74 min
Marc Andreessen (@pmarca) is a legendary figure in Silicon Valley — and worldwide. Even in the epicenter of tech, it’s hard to find a more fascinating icon. Marc co-created the highly influential Mosaic Internet browser, the first widely used…
#162: How to Be Tim Ferriss - Featuring Freakonomics
May 27, 2016 • 44 min
This episode is a role-reversal. I flew to New York City and sat down with Stephen J. Dubner (@freakonomics) of Freakonomics fame. He proceeded to ask me all sorts of questions that I’d never heard before, and we recorded the…
#161: Lessons from War, Tribal Societies, and a Non-Fiction Life (Sebastian Junger)
May 22, 2016 • 144 min
If you want a better understanding of warriors, tribal societies, human nature, and what we can learn from it all, this is for you. My podcast guest is Sebastian Junger (@sebastianjunger), the #1 New York Times best-selling author of The Perfect…
#160: Assessing Risk and Living Without a Rope – Lessons from Alex Honnold
May 17, 2016 • 111 min
Alex Honnold (@alexhonnold, Facebook: /alexhonnold) is a professional adventure rock climber whose audacious free-solo (no ropes, no partner) ascents of America’s biggest cliffs have made him one of the most recognized and followed climbers in the…
#159: How to Optimize Creative Output — Jarvis versus Ferriss
May 12, 2016 • 99 min
This episode is a conversation/debate/trading of ideas between Chase Jarvis (@ChaseJarvis) and yours truly. We discuss a little bit of everything, including: Optimizing creative output Systems thinking Quota setting Celebrating the small wins…
#158: The Secrets of Gymnastic Strength Training
May 8, 2016 • 192 min
If you loved the Pavel, Poliquin, or Dom D’Agostino episodes, you’ll love this one. My guest this episode isChristopher Sommer (GymnasticBodies on Instagram/Facebook), former US national team gymnastics coach. He is also the founder of…
#157: The Importance of Being Dirty: Lessons from Mike Rowe
May 4, 2016 • 141 min
“Just because you love something doesn’t mean you can’t suck at it.” - Mike Rowe Mike Rowe (@mikeroweworks) is perhaps the best storyteller and pitchman I’ve ever had on the show. You may know Mike Rowe as the host of Dirty…
#156: Joshua Skenes — Playing with Fire
Apr 30, 2016 • 95 min
“The answer is either yes or no. If it’s ‘no,’ then I have to start over.” - Joshua Skenes Joshua Skenes (IG: @jskenes) has become famous for his use of fire. As chef-owner of Saison in San Francisco (three Michelin stars), he has classical…
#155: On Zero-to-Hero Transformations
Apr 27, 2016 • 71 min
In this episode, we don’t have any special guests, unless you count the multiple personalities in my own head. We are not talking to Arnold Schwarzenegger, black-market chemists, Josh Waitzkin, Jamie Foxx or anyone else per our regular…
#154: The Habits of a Master — Paulo Coelho, Author of The Alchemist
Apr 23, 2016 • 41 min
“A successful writing day is the day that I suffer in the morning, and I have fun in the evening.” -Paulo Coelho Paulo Coelho (@paulocoelho) has long been one of my writing inspirations. His books, of near universal appeal, spans from The…
#153: The Man Who Studied 1,000 Deaths to Learn How to Live
Apr 13, 2016 • 114 min
At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? And how can knowing this help you live better lives now? BJ Miller, MD (@zenhospice) knows. BJ is a palliative care physician at Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco, where he thinks deeply about…
#152: On Philosophy and Riches
Apr 9, 2016 • 17 min
Whenever I succumb to social pressure to treat time as less valuable than income, that’s when I turn to stoicism. In this special episode of the podcast, I’m sharing one of my favorite letters from Seneca, “On Philosophy and Riches.” This is a…
#151: How to Overcome Fear - Lessons from Firefighter and Luger, Caroline Paul
Apr 4, 2016 • 109 min
Caroline Paul (@carowriter) is a blast and can also probably kick my ass… seriously. Caroline is the author of four published books. Her latest is the New York Times best seller The Gutsy Girl: Escapades for Your Life of Epic Adventure. Once a young…
#150: Morgan Spurlock: Inside the Mind of a Human Guinea Pig
Mar 29, 2016 • 75 min
This is an interview you’ve been asking for since before I started the podcast: Morgan Spurlock. Morgan Spurlock (@morganspurlock) is an Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker based in New York. He is a prolific writer, director, producer, and…
#149: How to Live in The Moment
Mar 27, 2016 • 16 min
I once wrote, “We all like to appear ‘successful’ (a nebulous term at best) and the media likes to portray standouts as superheroes…Most ‘superheroes’ are nothing of the sort. They’re weird, neurotic creatures who do big things DESPITE lots of…
#148: Josh Waitzkin, The Prodigy Returns
Mar 22, 2016 • 121 min
Ever since episode #2 of the podcast, you’ve been asking for more Josh Waitzkin, so here it is! This is an in-depth jam session, and you can definitely listen to this one independently. Josh Waitzkin was the basis for the book and movie Searching…
#147: How to Avoid the Busy Trap (And Other Misuses of Your Time)
Mar 18, 2016 • 20 min
Today’s episode is a bite-sized morsel for your brain and for your life. This is an excerpt from my favorite writing of all time. This letter is #22, “On the Futility of Halfway Measures.” As usual, Seneca takes a little time in his preamble to…
#146: The Random Show, Ice Cold Edition
Mar 15, 2016 • 67 min
This is not going to be a long form interview where I dissect and deconstruct a world-class performer. Instead, this is a special edition of the Random Show. I am joined by Kevin Rose (@KevinRose), serial entrepreneur, and all around wild and…
145: The Interview Master: Cal Fussman and the Power of Listening
Mar 11, 2016 • 202 min
This episode is very special to me and features a verbal Jedi who never gets interviewed himself: Cal Fussman. Cal (@calfussman) is a New York Times bestselling author and a writer-at-large for Esquire Magazine, where he is best known for being a…
#144: How to 10X Your Results, One Tiny Tweak at a Time
Mar 4, 2016 • 47 min
If you’ve enjoyed my previous in-between episodes , then this might be your favorite episode ever. It’s one of the most actionable, information-packed interviews I’ve ever done. This time, it’s Joel Stein (@TheJoelStein) asking the…
#143: The World’s Most Famous Performance-Enhancement Chemist
Mar 2, 2016 • 151 min
At the behest of my astute legal counsel, here is a legal disclaimer for this episode: First, I am not recommending, endorsing, or supporting any of the substances or compounds (especially illegal) discussed or described in the interview. I am…
#142: How to Achieve Self-Ownership
Feb 28, 2016 • 16 min
This is one of my favorite letters from Seneca. Before you listen, I want you to think about this philosophy from Fight Club: “The things you own end up owning you.” - Tyler Durden Understanding this mindset will help you to explore the…
#141: Kaskade and Sekou Andrews: The Musician and the Poet
Feb 23, 2016 • 49 min
This episode is a special double header. It features one interview and one performance. First up is Kaskade (@Kaskade), widely considered one of the Founding Fathers of Progressive House Music. He’s been voted “America’s Best DJ” twice by DJ Times,…
#140: Shaun White: The Most Unholy Snowboarder Ever
Feb 18, 2016 • 86 min
“My parents never really told me I couldn’t do anything.” - Shaun White This particular episode comes from a fun event — my first live podcast at the iconic Troubadour in L.A. It sold out through my newsletter in 30 minutes, so thanks to all of you…
#139: Meet “Scorpion,” The Real-Life Santa Claus with an IQ of 197
Feb 16, 2016 • 115 min
This episode might make your head explode… in the best way possible. Walter O’Brien (AKA “Scorpion”) (@walterobrienscs) is the founder of Scorpion Computer Services and ConciergeUp.com, a for-hire global think tank that provides…
#138: How Seth Godin Manages His Life — Rules, Principles, and Obsessions
Feb 10, 2016 • 122 min
I expected this episode to be amazing, and Seth 10x’d expectations. He’s incredible. Seth Godin (@thisissethsblog) is the author of 17 bestselling books that have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the way ideas spread,…
#137: How to Practice Poverty and Reduce Fear
Feb 2, 2016 • 22 min
Sometimes mindset is everything. That’s why I hope you pay close attention to this episode of the podcast. This two-thousand-year-old letter from Seneca the Younger is a practical guide for constructing world-class habits. The careful listener will…
#136: Naval Ravikant on Happiness Hacks and The 5 Chimps Theory
Jan 29, 2016 • 65 min
When a guest is nominated for “Podcast of the Year,” that’s usually a good sign to bring them to the show for more. That’s why Naval Ravikant (@naval) is back, and this time, he’s answering your questions. For those of you that missed round…
#135: Luis Von Ahn on Learning Languages, Building Companies, and Changing the World
Jan 26, 2016 • 140 min
Luis von Ahn (@luisvonahn) is an entrepreneur and computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He is known for inventing CAPTCHAs, being a MacArthur Fellow (“genius grant” recipient), and selling two companies to Google in his 20’s. Luis…
#134: The Tao of Seneca
Jan 22, 2016 • 32 min
This is a special episode that is the result of more than 10 years of dreaming. For years, I’ve been studying Stoicism, but I’ve always had a particular interest in The Tao of Seneca. What is the Tao of Seneca? There’s a collection of letters…
#133: Edward Norton on Mastery, Must-Read Books, and The Future of CrowdFunding
Jan 18, 2016 • 91 min
This episode, I sit down with Edward Norton (@EdwardNorton). Edward is an actor, filmmaker and activist. He has been nominated for three Academy Awards for his work in Primal Fear, American History X, and Birdman. He has starred in scores of other…
#132: Chris Sacca on Shark Tank, Building Your Business, and Startup Mistakes
Jan 15, 2016 • 53 min
Sometimes one interview just isn’t enough. That was certainly the case with my good friend, Chris Sacca. Chris (who I interviewed before) was recently the cover story of the Midas Issue of Forbes magazine. He was on the cover because he’s a newly…
#131: Eric Weinstein on Challenging “Reality,” Working with Peter Thiel, and Destroying Education to Save It
Jan 13, 2016 • 99 min
My guest this episode is my friend, Eric Weinstein (@ericrweinstein), managing director of Thiel Capital, a Ph.D in mathematical physics from Harvard, and a research fellow at the Mathematical Institute of Oxford University. We recorded at my house…
#130: Daymond John and How to Turn Weaknesses into Strengths
Jan 6, 2016 • 41 min
Usually, it’s my job to deconstruct world-class performers. This time around, the tables are turned. Many of you have wanted to hear me interviewed, so this week Daymond John (@thesharkdaymond), star of ABC’s Shark Tank and the CEO and founder of…
#129: Recommendations and Resolutions for 2016 - Kevin Rose and Tim Ferriss
Jan 3, 2016 • 75 min
This episode is ~99% serious recommendations and resolutions for 2016. But I am joined by tech entrepreneur and investor, Kevin Rose, so it’s at least 1% shenanigans. The conversation is also a new experiment for The Random…
#128: Derek Sivers Reloaded - On Success Habits and Billionaires with Perfect Abs
Dec 28, 2015 • 37 min
Derek Sivers (@sivers) is one of my favorite humans, and I call him often for advice. Think of him as a philosopher-king programmer, master teacher, and merry prankster. Originally a professional musician and circus clown, Derek created CD…
#127: Amelia Boone on Beating 99% of Men and Suffering for a High-Performance Life
Dec 22, 2015 • 99 min
Amelia Boone (@ameliaboone) has been called the Michael Jordan of obstacle course racing (OCR). This episode explores her training, nutrition, rehab, “pre-hab”, and more. In a sense, Amelia is more impressive than MJ, as she conquered OCR while…
#126: 25 Things I’ve Learned from Podcast Guests in 2015
Dec 18, 2015 • 44 min
In this short episode (approximately 30 minutes), I describe 25 tips, tricks, and quotes from podcast guests that I’ve incorporated into my own life in 2015. Show notes for all episodes can be found at fourhourworkweek.com/podcast Two of my…
#125: Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying “No” to Millions
Dec 13, 2015 • 127 min
Originally a professional musician and circus clown, Derek Sivers (@sivers) created CD Baby in 1998. It became the largest seller of independent music online, with $100 million in sales for 150,000 musicians. In 2008, Derek sold CD Baby for $22…
#124: Jamie Foxx on Workout Routines, Success Habits, and Untold Hollywood Stories
Dec 6, 2015 • 151 min
This episode is one of my favorite I’ve ever done. Jamie Foxx (@iamjamiefoxx) is an Academy Award-winning actor, a Grammy Award-winning musician, and a famous standup and improv comedian. He is, without a doubt, the most consummate performer and…
Jamie Foxx Mega-Interview - 5-Minute Teaser
Dec 4, 2015 • 7 min
Enjoy the teaser sample! Full episode coming in a few days. 2.5 hours of stories and impromptu performances in Jamie’s studio, digging into acting, music, comedy, hustling, parenting, and much more. It blew my mind.
#123: Rainn Wilson on Meditation, The Sexy Nostril Exercise, and Acting as Therapy
Nov 30, 2015 • 80 min
Rainn Wilson (@rainnwilson) is best known for playing “Dwight” on NBC’s Emmy-Winning, “The Office”. He has also acted in “Super”, “Cooties”, “Juno”, “Monsters vs. Aliens” and “The Rocker” among other movies. He co-founded SoulPancake, a media…
#122: The Magic of Mindfulness: Complain Less, Appreciate More, and Live a Better Life
Nov 28, 2015 • 29 min
This is another special episode of The Tim Ferriss Show. Usually, when I talk about strategies for living a better life, I focus on strategies for effectiveness and efficiency. That is, finding ways for you to be better without wasting time….
#121: BJ Novak of The Office on Creative Process, Handling Rejection, and Good Comedy
Nov 25, 2015 • 99 min
This tactical episode covers principles and tactics for creating amazing careers, comedy, writing, and much more. Hilarious stories weave it all together. My guest is B.J. Novak (@bjnovak), best known for his work on NBC’s Emmy Award-winning comedy…
#120: Will MacAskill on Effective Altruism, Y Combinator, and Artificial Intelligence
Nov 22, 2015 • 151 min
Will MacAskill (@willmacaskill) is an Associate Professor in Philosophy at Lincoln College, Oxford. Just 28 years old, he is likely the youngest associate (i.e. tenured) professor of philosophy in the world. Will is the author of Doing Good Better and…
#119: Kevin Costner on Building His Career, Positive Self-Talk, and Making Dances with Wolves Happen
Nov 16, 2015 • 118 min
Kevin Costner (@modernwest) is an internationally renowned filmmaker. He is considered one of the most critically acclaimed and visionary storytellers of his generation. Costner has produced, directed, and/or starred in such memorable films such as…
#118: How Philosophy Can Change Your Life, Alain de Botton
Nov 10, 2015 • 119 min
Alain de Botton (@alaindebotton) is many things, but I think of him as a rare breed of practical philosopher. In 1997, he turned away from writing novels and instead wrote an extended essay titled How Proust Can Change Your Life, which became an…
#117: Dom D’Agostino on Fasting, Ketosis, and The End of Cancer
Nov 3, 2015 • 185 min
Dr. Dominic “Dom” D’Agostino (@DominicDAgosti2) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, and a Senior Research Scientist at the…
#116: How Casey Neistat Gets Away With Murder
Oct 27, 2015 • 99 min
Casey Neistat (@caseyneistat) is a New York-based filmmaker. His online films have been viewed more than 50,000,000 times in the last 3 years. He is the writer, director, editor, and star of the series The Neistat Brothers on HBO and won the John…
#115: Thinking About Extra Dimensions with Physicist Lisa Randall
Oct 24, 2015 • 96 min
Professor Lisa Randall (@lirarandall) researches particle physics and cosmology at Harvard, where she is a professor of theoretical physics. Professor Randall was the first tenured woman in the Princeton physics department and the first tenured female…
#114: The Athlete (And Artist) Who Cheats Death, Jimmy Chin
Oct 20, 2015 • 90 min
Jimmy Chin (@jimkchin) is an artist and professional athlete, often at the same time. If Chase Jarvis and Laird Hamilton had a love child, it would be Jimmy. He has participated in and documented breakthrough expeditions around the planet, from…
#113: 5 Tools I Use For Faster And Better Sleep
Oct 16, 2015 • 23 min
This short (~20 min) episode covers the latest tools, gadgets, and tactics I’m using for faster and better sleep. As a lifelong insomniac, I’ve tried everything, and these are the critical few that make the cut. Enjoy! This podcast is…
#112: The Nasty Icon of Retail, Sophia Amoruso
Oct 12, 2015 • 107 min
Sophia Amoruso (@Sophia_Amoruso) is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Nasty Gal, a global online destination for both new and vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories. Founded in 2006, Nasty Gal was named “Fastest Growing Retailer” in 2012 by…
#111: Should You Start a ’Startup’ or Build a Cash-Flow Business?
Oct 10, 2015 • 72 min
“I should be used as a mercenary, not a lifer.” - Tim Ferriss In this episode, we have a change of pace… Expa (@expa) is a startup studio. It was founded by Garrett Camp, who co-founded Uber. Every once in a blue moon, they put…
#110: The Tattooed Heretic of Wine and Whiskey, Richard Betts
Oct 5, 2015 • 160 min
Richard Betts (@yobetts) served as the wine director at The Little Nell in Aspen from 2000 to 2008. Much more interesting to me, Richard passed the Court of Master Sommeliers’ Masters Exam on his first attempt, becoming the ninth person in history…
#109: The 5 Things I Did To Become a Better Investor
Oct 2, 2015 • 122 min
I get asked a lot about investing. This is mostly due to start-up investing and the hoopla around it, but I’ve expanded my experiments to late-stage deals, real estate, and more. So far, my startup bets are 10x+ more successful (on paper) than my…
#108: Comedy’s Dynamic Duo, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg
Sep 29, 2015 • 86 min
This episode features a dynamic duo. Seth Rogen (@SethRogen) is an actor, writer, producer, and director. Evan Goldberg (@EvanDGoldberg) is a Canadian director, screenwriter, and producer. Together, they…
#107: The Scariest Navy SEAL I’ve Ever Met…And What He Taught Me
Sep 25, 2015 • 155 min
Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) is one of the scariest human beings imaginable. He is a lean 230 pounds. He is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert who used to tap out 20 Navy SEALs per workout. He is a legend in the Special Operations world. His eyes look…
#106: Scott Adams: The Man Behind Dilbert
Sep 22, 2015 • 126 min
Scott Adams (@scottadamssays) is a famous cartoonist and the creator of the Dilbert comic strip, which has been published in more than 2000 newspapers in 57 countries and in 19 languages. In my conversation with Scott, we cover topics ranging…
#105: 5 Morning Rituals That Help Me Win the Day
Sep 18, 2015 • 32 min
This episode of The Tim Ferriss Show is a bit of an experiment. Most the time, I interview many world-class people, and I ask them many, many questions to try and figure out what makes them good at what they do. Many of you have wondered…
#104: Are Psychedelic Drugs the Next Medical Breakthrough?
Sep 14, 2015 • 114 min
Martin Polanco (@Martin_Polanco7), M.D., is the founder and program director of Crossroads Treatment Center, based in Rosarito, Mexico. Crossroads specializes in helping patients conquer powerful addictions (heroin, cocaine, etc.)…
#103: Drunk Dialing Fans—Celebrating The 100th Podcast Episode!
Sep 11, 2015 • 87 min
100 episodes! Whaaat?! This celebratory episode involves me drunk dialing a bunch of you on Skype. We’ll get to that. But first, a little background and thank you… My podcast—The Tim Ferriss Show—was started on a whim. It was intended…
#102: “The Iceman,” Wim Hof
Sep 7, 2015 • 87 min
WARNING: AS I’VE EMPHASIZED BEFORE, NEVER DO BREATHING EXERCISES IN WATER OR BEFORE TRAINING IN WATER. SHALLOW-WATER BLACKOUTS CAN BE FATAL. Wim Hof (@Iceman_hof) is a Dutch world record holder, adventurer and daredevil, commonly nicknamed…
#101: The Oracle of Silicon Valley, Reid Hoffman (Plus: Michael McCullough)
Aug 30, 2015 • 86 min
Reid Hoffman (@reidhoffman) is often referred to as “The Oracle of Silicon Valley” by tech insiders, who look at his company-building and investing track record (Facebook, Airbnb, Flickr, etc.) with awe. Reid is Co-Founder and Executive Chairman…
#100: Brené Brown on Vulnerability and Home Run TED Talks
Aug 28, 2015 • 86 min
Dr. Brené Brown (@BreneBrown) is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Brené’s 2010 TEDx Houston talk, The Power of Vulnerability, has been viewed more than 20 million times and is one of the…
#99: How to Build a World-Class Network in Record Time
Aug 26, 2015 • 60 min
Welcome to a special edition of The Tim Ferriss Show. Back in 2007, I experienced a massive tipping point for The 4-Hour Workweek at the South by Southwest (SXSW)conference held in Austin, Texas. Two or three days played a key role…
#98: The “Wizard” of Hollywood, Robert Rodriguez
Aug 23, 2015 • 130 min
Robert Rodriguez (@Rodriguez) is a film director, screenwriter, producer, cinematographer, editor, and musician. He is also the founder and chairman of El Rey Network, the new genre-busting English-language cable network. While a student at the…
#97: The Evolutionary Angel, Naval Ravikant
Aug 18, 2015 • 135 min
Naval Ravikant (@naval) is the CEO and a co-founder of AngelList. He previously co-founded Epinions, which went public as part of Shopping.com, and Vast.com. He is an active angel investor and has invested in more than 100 companies, including…
#96: Kevin Kelly on Artificial Intelligence and Designer Babies
Aug 7, 2015 • 48 min
Kevin Kelly (@kevin2kelly) returns to the podcast due to popular demand. Kevin continues to be perhaps the Most Interesting Man in the World. He is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine, which he co-founded in 1993. He also co-founded…
#95: Lessons Learned from Jeff Bezos, Reid Hoffman, and More
Aug 4, 2015 • 120 min
Phil Libin (@plibin) is the co-founder and executive chairman of Evernote. Evernote has roughly 150 million users, and I personally use it at least 10 times a day. It is my external brain for capturing all the information, documents,…
#94: Tara Brach on Meditation and Overcoming FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out)
Jul 31, 2015 • 128 min
Tara Brach (@TaraBrach) is a PhD in clinical psychology and one of the leading teachers of Buddhist thinking and meditation in the Western world. …
#93: Jane McGonigal on Getting More Done with Less Stress and The Health Benefits of Gaming
Jul 28, 2015 • 97 min
Jane McGonigal (@avantgame), PhD, is a senior researcher at the Institute for the Future and the author of The New York Times bestseller Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World. Her work has…
#92: Maria Popova on Being Interesting, Creating More Time in a Day, And How to Start A Successful Blog
Jul 23, 2015 • 33 min
Maria Popova (@brainpicker) has written for amazing outlets like The Atlantic and The New York Times, but I find her most amazing project to be BrainPickings.org. Founded in 2006 as a weekly email to seven friends,…
#91: Charles Poliquin on Strength Training, Shredding Body Fat, and Increasing Testosterone and Sex Drive
Jul 21, 2015 • 169 min
Charles Poliquin (@strengthsensei) is one of the best known strength coaches in the world. He has trained elite athletes from nearly 20 different sports, including Olympic gold medalists, NFL All-Pro’s, NHL All-Stars and Stanley Cup champions,…
#90: Peter Diamandis on Disrupting the Education System, The Evolution of Healthcare, and Building a Billion-Dollar Business
Jul 16, 2015 • 45 min
Dr. Peter Diamandis (@PeterDiamandis) has been named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune Magazine. His accomplishments are far too many to list, but here are a few: Peter is Chairman and CEO of the X PRIZE Foundation….
#89: Laird Hamilton, The King of Big Wave Surfing (Plus: Gabrielle Reece and Brian MacKenzie)
Jul 15, 2015 • 115 min
Laird Hamilton (@LairdLife) is widely considered the greatest big wave surfer of all-time and an innovator in board sports. He’s the creator of tow-in surfing, and largely responsible for the rebirth of stand-up paddle boarding. Hamilton…
#88: Stanley McChrystal on Anti-War Americans, Pushing Your Limits, and The Three Military Tests You Should Take
Jul 9, 2015 • 15 min
“Push yourself harder than you think you’re capable of. You’ll find new depth inside yourself.” - Stanley McChrystal Stanley McChrystal (@StanMcChrystal) retired from the U.S. Army as a four-star general after more than 34…
#87: Sam Harris on Daily Routines, The Trolley Scenario, and 5 Books Everyone Should Read
Jul 7, 2015 • 68 min
Sam Harris is a neuroscience Ph.D. and the author of the bestselling books, The End of Faith, The Moral Landscape, Free Will, Lying, and Waking Up. His work has been discussed in The New York…
#86: General Stan McChrystal on Eating One Meal Per Day, Special Ops, and Mental Toughness
Jul 6, 2015 • 122 min
Stanley McChrystal (@StanMcChrystal) retired from the U.S. Army as a four-star general after more than 34 years of service. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates described McChrystal as “perhaps the finest warrior and leader of men in…
#85: Kelly Starrett on the 80/20 of Mobility and Performance
Jul 1, 2015 • 61 min
By popular demand, this episode features Kelly Starrett. He’s trained CrossFit athletes for more than 130,000 hours (!) and his clients include Olympic gold medalists, Tour de France cyclists, world record holders in…
#84: How to Turn Pain Into Creativity (Whitney Cummings)
Jun 26, 2015 • 154 min
This episode explores pain, struggle, and how to turn both into amazing creative projects. Whitney Cummings is a Los Angeles-based comedian, actor, writer and producer. Whitney is executive producer and, along with Michael Patrick King,…
#83: The Maverick of Brain Optimization
Jun 22, 2015 • 118 min
“My lab is interested in pursuing how we can enhance cognition to improve quality of life.” - Adam Gazzaley Dr. Adam Gazzaley (@adamgazz) obtained an M.D. and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, then…
#82: Sam Kass on Trials by Fire and Cooking for The Obamas
Jun 17, 2015 • 102 min
Sam Kass almost became a pro baseball player. Instead, he pivoted a history major into becoming the private chef for the Obamas in the White House. He then broke into national nutrition policy and was named #11 on Fast Company…
#81: The Rags to Riches Philosopher: Bryan Johnson’s Path to $800 Million
Jun 12, 2015 • 111 min
Bryan Johnson is an entrepreneur and investor. He is the founder of OS Fund and Braintree, the latter of which was bought by eBay in 2013 for $800 million in cash. Bryan launched OS Fund in 2014 with $100 million of his personal capital…
#80: Thomas Edison’s Formula for Greatness
Jun 8, 2015 • 20 min
This episode is intended to help you with unexpected problems that will crop up this week. My guest is Ryan Holiday, who became Director of Marketing at American Apparel at age 21 (!). He’s a beast. Since dropping out of college at 19 to apprentice…
#79: Chris Sacca on Being Different and Making Billions
May 30, 2015 • 96 min
“Fuck it… I’m just not going to play this traditionally anymore.” - Chris Sacca Chris Sacca was recently the cover story of the “Midas Issue” of Forbes Magazine. The reason: He is a newly-minted billionaire and the proprietor…
#78: How to Build a Large Audience from Scratch (and More)
May 27, 2015 • 38 min
In this episode, I answer questions submitted by you all. 50% of this episode is spent explaining how — if I had to start over today — I would build an audience from scratch. For the movie picks I mention (shorts, documentaries,…
#77: What Do Google X, Medicine, and Great Relationships Have In Common?
May 20, 2015 • 106 min
Dr. Astro Teller is a computer scientist and entrepreneur who currently oversees Google[x], Google’s moonshot factory. Dr. Danielle Teller is a physician specializing in intensive care and lung medicine; she has trained doctors and run…
#76: Rick Rubin, The Seclusive Zen Master
May 15, 2015 • 80 min
Rick Rubin has been called “the most important [music] producer of the last 20 years” by MTV. Rick is also revered as something of a Zen master across industries, and he is as deep as he is soft-spoken. He rarely grants…
#75: Tools and Tricks from the #30 Employee at Facebook
May 7, 2015 • 128 min
Noah Kagan was #30 at Facebook, #4 at Mint.com, and is the Chief Sumo (founder) at SumoMe, which offers free tools to help grow website traffic. To keep things extra spicy, he’s become a taco connoisseur and created 4…
#74: How a Computer Hacker Optimizes Online Dating, Opens Locked Cars, and Hijacks Drones
May 1, 2015 • 165 min
Samy Kamkar is one of the most innovative and notorious computer hackers in the United States. He’s also a well-known whistleblower. If you want how Samy hacks everything from online dating to car alarms, this episode is for you….
#73: A Chess Prodigy on Mastering Martial Arts, Chess, and Life
Apr 24, 2015 • 25 min
Josh Waitzkin was the basis for the book and movie Searching for Bobby Fischer. This episode is DEEP, in the best way possible. Considered a chess prodigy, he has perfected learning strategies that can be applied to anything, including his…
#72: Triple H on Pre-Fight Rituals, Injury Avoidance, and Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Apr 20, 2015 • 62 min
“Why would I be wound up? I’m either ready, or I’m not. Worrying about it right now ain’t gonna change a damn thing.” - Floyd Mayweather, Jr. just before a fight, as recalled by Paul Levesque [34:20] Paul Levesque, more…
#71: The Master Creator - How Jon Favreau Went from Swingers to Elf to Ironman to Chef
Apr 13, 2015 • 96 min
Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) is a man of many talents. He burst onto the acting scene with his role in Rudy. He first established himself as a writer with the iconic cult hit Swingers, in which he starred….
#70: How to Earn Your Freedom
Apr 10, 2015 • 36 min
This short episode is composed of two essays on “lifestyle,” world travel, practical philosophies, and much more. Disclaimer: These might make you quit your job… even if you’re the boss. I’m not kidding, as I’ve already seen it. If…
#69: Inside the Mind of Glenn Beck Is…Walt Disney and Orson Welles?
Apr 6, 2015 • 110 min
The goal of this blog and my podcast is to push you outside of your comfort zone and force you to question assumptions. This why I invite divergent thinkers and world-class performers who often disagree. I might interview Tony Robbins…
#68: Lazy: A Manifesto (15 Min)
Apr 2, 2015 • 16 min
This 15-minute episode is experimental, and it might just change your life. I suspect many of you will listen to it on an ongoing weekly basis, and that’s precisely what I plan to do. It’s a wonderful essay from the newest book in…
Ep 67: Amanda Palmer on How to Fight, Meditate, and Make Good Art
Mar 30, 2015 • 103 min
Amanda Palmer first came to prominence as one half of the internationally acclaimed punk cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls. She is widely known as “The Social Media Queen of Rock-N-Roll” for her intimate engagement with fans…
Ep 66: The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide - Risks, Micro-Dosing, Ibogaine, and More
Mar 20, 2015 • 98 min
DISCLAIMER: DO NOT CONSUME ANY DRUGS WITHOUT CONSULTING A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. THIS IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY.JAMES FADIMAN, Ph.D., did his undergraduate work at Harvard and his graduate work at Stanford, doing research with the Harvard…
Ep 65: Supplements, Blood Tests, and Near-Death Experiences (Dr. Peter Attia)
Mar 11, 2015 • 73 min
This is a much anticipated follow-up discussion with Dr. Peter Attia. Peter is the co-founder and current president of the Nutritional Science Initiatives (NuSI). He is also an ultra-endurance athlete, compulsive…
Ep 64: CrossFit’s Good, Bad, and Ugly
Mar 4, 2015 • 77 min
This episode delves into the good, the bad, and the ugly of all things CrossFit, straight from a world-class CrossFit coach. It answers many important questions, including: -What are the 3 most dangerous exercises in CrossFit gyms?-…
Ep 63: Hedge Funds, Investing, and Optimizing Lifestyle (Mark Hart, Raoul Pal)
Feb 25, 2015 • 62 min
This is an experimental episode. It’s a roundtable discussion with two hedge fund experts: Mark Hart and Raoul Pal. It digs into investment, physical training, and more — all as tools for improving quality of life. How far can you…
Ep 62: The EDM Cinderella - How The Glitch Mob Exploded
Feb 23, 2015 • 115 min
Justin Boreta is a founding member of The Glitch Mob. Their music has been featured in movies like Sin City II, Edge of Tomorrow, Captain America, and Spiderman. In this episode, we discuss The Glitch…
Ep 61: The Benevolent Dictator of the Internet, Matt Mullenweg
Feb 9, 2015 • 133 min
Matt Mullenweg has been named one of PC World’s Top 50 People on the Web, Inc.com’s 30 under 30, and Business Week’s 25 Most Influential People on the Web. In this episode, I attempt to get him drunk on tequila and make him…
Ep 60: Tim Ferriss Interviews Arnold Schwarzenegger on Psychological Warfare (And Much More)
Feb 2, 2015 • 77 min
In this episode, I interview the one and only Arnold Schwarzenegger… at his kitchen table. We dig into lessons learned, routines, favorite books, and much more, including many stories that I’ve never heard anywhere else. As a…
Arnold Schwarzenegger Teaser
Jan 30, 2015 • 5 min
This is a short excerpt from the full 1+ hour interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger, which is going live after the Super Bowl. The full episode will be available on iTunes, and you won’t want to miss it. Subscribe and get it as soon as it’s…
Ep 59: How to Create a Blockbuster Podcast (Part 2)
Jan 29, 2015 • 47 min
(Part 2 of 2) How do you create a blockbuster podcast? This episode explores the tips, tricks, and best practices of a master. My guest is Alex Blumberg, who cut his teeth on the king of all radio shows (This American Life) and…
Ep 58: How to Create a Blockbuster Podcast (Part 1)
Jan 29, 2015 • 105 min
How do you create a blockbuster podcast? This episode explores the tips, tricks, and best practices of a master. My guest is Alex Blumberg, who cut his teeth on the king of all radio shows (This American Life) and recently…
Ep 57: Pavel Tsatsouline Answers Your 15 Most Popular Exercise Questions
Jan 26, 2015 • 25 min
By popular demand, this is a follow-up episode with Pavel Tsatsouline, a world-class strength coach. In this ep, he answers your 15 most popular questions, as voted on by nearly 1,000 of you. Show notes and links for both of Pavel’s episodes…
Ep 56: How to Think Like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos
Jan 20, 2015 • 78 min
Dr. Peter Diamandis has been named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune Magazine. You asked for an entire episode with him, so here it is! The subject is simple: How to think big, and how to use the key…
Ep 55: The Science of Strength and Simplicity with Pavel Tsatsouline
Jan 15, 2015 • 117 min
This episode was a real treat. It was one of the most enlightening and lucid conversations about physical training I’ve ever had. Show notes and links from this episode can be found here. Pavel Tsatsouline is Chairman of StrongFirst,…
Ep 54: The Promises and Perils of the Microbiome - Dr. Jonathan Eisen and Jessica Richman
Jan 6, 2015 • 116 min
By popular demand, an entire episode dedicated to exploring the microbiome! Are you really 90% bacteria and 10% human? How can you manage or optimize your own microbiome? Should we do fecal-matter transplants from “untouched” indigenous tribes to…
Ep 53: Ed Cooke (Part 2), Grandmaster of Memory, on Mental Performance, Imagination, and Productive Mischief
Dec 30, 2014 • 92 min
Part 2 of 2… Ed Cooke is a dear friend and a Grandmaster of Memory. In 2010, he was interviewed by a journalist named Joshua Foer. Under Ed’s Yoda-like training, Joshua became the very next American Memory Champion in…
Ep 52: Ed Cooke, Grandmaster of Memory, on Mental Performance, Imagination, and Productive Mischief
Dec 30, 2014 • 73 min
Ed Cooke is a dear friend and a Grandmaster of Memory. In 2010, he was interviewed by a journalist named Joshua Foer. Under Ed’s Yoda-like training, Joshua became the very next American Memory Champion in 2011. It took…
Ep 51: Tim Answers 10 More Popular Questions from Listeners
Dec 23, 2014 • 42 min
This is a short episode of around 30 minutes. In it, I answer your 10 most popular questions, determined by 3,000+ votes.Please let me know on Twitter what you think of this episode! @tferriss Would you like me to do…
Ep 50: Dr. Peter Attia on Ultra-Endurance, Drinking Jet Fuel, Human Foie Gras, and More
Dec 17, 2014 • 123 min
Peter Attia, MD, is the President and co-Founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI). He is an ultra-endurance athlete, compulsive self-experimenter, and one of the most fascinating human beings I know. Peter also earned his M.D. from Stanford…
Ep 49: Tim Answers Your 10 Most Popular Questions
Dec 11, 2014 • 32 min
This is a short episode of around 30 minutes. In it, I answer your top 10 most popular questions, as voted on by nearly 7,000 readers. Please let me know on Twitter what you think of this episode! @tferriss Would you like me to do…
Ep 48: Marc Goodman, FBI Futurist, on High-Tech Crime and How to Protect Yourself
Dec 9, 2014 • 99 min
Marc Goodman has been Resident Futurist for the FBI and a senior adviser to Interpol. He is also author of the much anticipated Future Crimes. In this episode, we’ll go deep into the digital underground to expose the alarming ways…
Ep 47: Bryan Callen on Eating Corgis (Yes, The Dogs) and Improving Creativity
Dec 1, 2014 • 86 min
Bryan Callen is a prolific actor and world-class standup comic. He’s appeared on shows including Entourage, Law & Order, CSI, Sex and the City, Oz, and others. He also travels the globe performing stand-up comedy for sold-out…
Ep 46: Hating Tech, Hidden Japanese Gems, Sexual Awkwardness, and More
Nov 25, 2014 • 54 min
This is a special edition of The Tim Ferriss Show — an audio version of The Random Show with my friend Kevin Rose (serial founder, Google Ventures). The last few episodes have been rather serious, so this is intended as an informal (but…
Ep 45: Nick Ganju on The Majesty of Ping Pong, Poker, and How to Write Hit Songs
Nov 19, 2014 • 92 min
In this episode, I talk to my old friend Nick Ganju about ping pong, poker, hit songs, and tackling my most feared subject: math. He makes the complex seem simple, which is a rare gift. Nick is the founder and CTO of ZocDoc. As CTO, he is…
Ep 44: How to Avoid Decision Fatigue (
Nov 14, 2014 • 17 min
This is a short “inbetween-isode” of
Ep 43: Margaret Cho on Comedy, Bisexuality, and The Slow-Carb Diet
Nov 10, 2014 • 87 min
Margaret Cho is a polymath. She is an internationally acclaimed comic, actress, author, fashion designer and singer-songwriter. Perhaps you’ve seen her on the big screen, or in TV series such as Sex and the…
Ep 42: Rolf Potts (Part 2) on Travel Tactics, Creating Time Wealth, and Lateral Thinking
Nov 4, 2014 • 62 min
Part 2 of 2 ”War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.” - Rolf Potts Rolf Potts is the author of Vagabonding (hear the audio book sample here), one of my favorite books of all-time. It was one of just two…
Ep 41: Rolf Potts on Travel Tactics, Creating Time Wealth, and Lateral Thinking
Nov 4, 2014 • 75 min
“War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.” - Rolf Potts Rolf Potts is the author of Vagabonding (hear the audio book sample here), one of my favorite books of all-time. It was one of just two books (the other…
Ep 40: Andrew Zimmern on Simple Cooking Tricks, Developing TV, and Addiction
Oct 28, 2014 • 55 min
Andrew Zimmern is a world-class chef, television host and producer, writer, and — at the end of the day — teacher. You’ve probably seen his shows Bizarre Foods and Dining with Death. In 2010 and 2013 he…
Ep 39: Maria Popova on Writing, Work Arounds, and Building BrainPickings.org
Oct 21, 2014 • 103 min
This episode is sponsored by 99Designs and ExOfficio.Maria Popova has written for amazing outlets like The Atlantic and The New York Times, but I find her most amazing project to be BrainPickings.org.Founded in 2006 as a weekly email that…
Ep 38: Tony Robbins (Part 2) on Morning Routines, Peak Performance, and Mastering Money
Oct 15, 2014 • 58 min
Part 2 of 2. Tony Robbins is the world’s most famous performance coach. He’s advised everyone from Bill Clinton to Serena Williams, and from Leonardo DiCaprio to Oprah (who calls him “superhuman”). For years, you’ve also asked me to interview him…
Ep 37: Tony Robbins on Morning Routines, Peak Performance, and Mastering Money
Oct 15, 2014 • 68 min
Part 1 of 2.Tony Robbins is the world’s most famous performance coach. He’s advised everyone from Bill Clinton to Serena Williams, and from Leonardo DiCaprio to Oprah (who calls him “superhuman”). For years, you’ve also asked me…
Ep 36: Alexis Ohanian on Y Combinator, Getting Punched, and Picking Winners
Oct 9, 2014 • 103 min
Alexis Ohanian is best known for being: - On the Forbes “30 under 30” list multiple times (then he turned 30)- A co-founder of reddit and hipmunk- In the very first class of Y Combinator, arguably the world’s most selective startup “accelerator”…
Ep 35: Tony Robbins and Peter Diamandis (XPRIZE) on the Magic of Thinking BIG
Oct 7, 2014 • 68 min
This conversation talks about doing HUGE things — how do you even get started? How did Tony and Peter get started? Be sure to also check out the Global Learning XPRIZE at http://www.xprize.org TONY ROBBINS Tony Robbins has consulted or advised…
Ep 34: Ramit Sethi (Part 2) on Persuasion, Negotiation, and Turning a Blog Into a Multi-Million-Dollar Business
Oct 2, 2014 • 55 min
This is Part 2 of a two-part interview.Ramit Sethi built his personal finance blog up to 500,000+ readers per month (http://www.ramitsethi.com), and has since turned it into a revenue generating monster. I don’t use that phrasing lightly….
Ep 33: Ramit Sethi on Persuasion, Negotiation, and Turning a Blog Into a Multi-Million-Dollar Business
Oct 1, 2014 • 62 min
Ramit Sethi built his personal finance blog (ramitsethi.com) up to 500,000+ readers per month, and has since turned it into a revenue generating monster. I don’t use that phrasing lightly. In this episode, we dig into the nitty-gritty…
Ep 32: Tracy DiNunzio (Part 3), Founder of Tradesy, on Rapid Growth and Rapid Learning
Sep 26, 2014 • 44 min
Part 3 of 3.Tracy DiNunzio is a killer. She’s the self-taught founder and CEO of Tradesy.com, which has taken off like a rocket ship. She’s raised $13 million from investors including Richard Branson, Kleiner Perkins, and yours truly, and…
Ep 31: Tracy DiNunzio (Part 2), Founder of Tradesy, on Rapid Growth and Rapid Learning
Sep 24, 2014 • 35 min
Part 2 of 3.Tracy DiNunzio is a killer. She’s the self-taught founder and CEO of Tradesy.com, which has taken off like a rocket ship. She’s raised $13 million from investors including Richard Branson, Kleiner Perkins, and yours truly, and…
Ep 30: Tracy DiNunzio, Founder of Tradesy, on High-Velocity Growth and Tactics
Sep 23, 2014 • 43 min
Tracy DiNunzio is a killer. She’s the self-taught founder and CEO of Tradesy.com, which has taken off like a rocket ship. She’s raised $13 million from investors including Richard Branson, Kleiner Perkins, and yours truly, and board…
Ep 29: What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars, with Author Brendan Moynihan
Sep 15, 2014 • 61 min
Brendan Moynihan is a Managing Director at Marketfield Asset Management ($20 billion of assets under management). Mr. Moynihan is also the Senior Advisor to the Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg News, and an adjunct professor at Vanderbilt…
Ep 28: Peter Thiel, Billionaire Investor and Company Creator on Investing, Business, and Life
Sep 9, 2014 • 23 min
Peter Thiel has been involved with some of the most dynamic companies to emerge from Silicon Valley in the past decade, both as a founder and investor. He is well known as the first outside investor in Facebook, but there’s much more to the…
Ep 27: Kevin Kelly (Part 3) - WIRED Co-Founder, Polymath, Most Interesting Man In The World?
Aug 28, 2014 • 35 min
This is Part 3 of a 3-part interview with Kevin Kelly.Kevin Kelly is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine, which he co-founded in 1993. He also co-founded the All Species Foundation, a non-profit aimed at cataloging and identifying every living…
Ep 26: Kevin Kelly (Part 2) - WIRED Co-Founder, Polymath, Most Interesting Man In The World?
Aug 27, 2014 • 36 min
This is Part 2 of a 3-part interview with Kevin Kelly. Kevin Kelly is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine, which he co-founded in 1993. He also co-founded the All Species Foundation, a non-profit aimed at cataloging and identifying every living…
Ep 25: Kevin Kelly - WIRED Co-Founder, Polymath, Most Interesting Man In The World
Aug 25, 2014 • 42 min
Kevin Kelly is amazing. He is a co-founder of WIRED Magazine, diverse polymath, and my nominee for the real “Most Interesting Man In The World.” This is a multi-part interview. Read all about him at kk.org.Show notes and links coming…
Ep 24: Kevin Rose - Gut Bacteria, Meditation, Startups, and More
Aug 22, 2014 • 74 min
Yes, Kevin Rose is back. He was my first ever guest on this podcast, and now he’s causing more trouble. All shownotes and links at www.fourhourworkweek.com/podcast Enjoy!Tim
Ep 23: Do “Homeopathic” Remedies or Medicine Work?
Aug 19, 2014 • 8 min
This short (
Ep 22: Ed Catmull, President of Pixar, on Steve Jobs, Stories, and Lessons Learned
Aug 12, 2014 • 53 min
Ed Catmull is co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios (along with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) and president of Pixar Animation and Disney Animation. Ed has received five Academy Awards, and — as a computer scientist — he has contributed to many…
Ep 21: Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park — On Music, Creativity, Selling 60+ Million Albums
Aug 4, 2014 • 58 min
Mike Shinoda is best known as the rapper, principal songwriter, keyboardist, rhythm guitarist and one of the two vocalists of Linkin Park, which has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide and earned two Grammy Awards in the process.Mike has…
Ep 20: Dan Carlin - Hardcore History, Building Podcasts, Creativity, and More
Jul 29, 2014 • 90 min
Dan Carlin is the host of my favorite podcast, Hardcore History.But… what?! History?! I know. I thought the same thing. How could a history podcast have a cult following?And yet it did. During research for launching The Tim Ferriss Show, I…
Episode 19: The Top 5 Reasons to Be a Jack of All Trades
Jul 18, 2014 • 17 min
This is a short “inbetween-isode” audio essay (
Ep. 18: James Altucher on Saying No, Failing Better, Business Building, and More
Jul 11, 2014 • 83 min
James Altucher is an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, and bestselling author. He has founded or cofounded more than 20 companies, including Reset Inc. and StockPickr. 17 have failed, 3 have made up all the difference. He has published 11…
Ep. 17: The Power of Negative Visualization (
Jul 7, 2014 • 6 min
This is a short “inbetween-isode” of
Ep. 16 - Joe De Sena on Grit, Endurance, and Building Empires
Jul 1, 2014 • 45 min
Joe De Sena is the co-founder of The Death Race, Spartan Race (1M+ competitors), and more. Among other things, he has personally completed the famously grueling Iditarod dogsledding race…by FOOT. What about the Badwater Ultramarathon,…
Ep. 15: Neil Strauss - Author of The Game and 7 New York Times Bestsellers
Jun 23, 2014 • 49 min
Neil Strauss has written 7 New York Times bestsellers, including The Game. He’s also been an editor at Rolling Stone and a staff writer for The New York Times.In this episode, we discuss life, his creative process, writing, and generally answer…
Ep. 14: Sam Harris, PhD - Spirituality, Neuroscience, Meditation, and More
Jun 17, 2014 • 72 min
Ep. 14: Sam Harris, PhD - Spirituality, Neuroscience, Meditation, and More
Ep. 13: “Productivity” Tricks for the Neurotic, Manic-Depressive, and Crazy (Like Me)
Jun 13, 2014 • 14 min
This is a short audio essay “inbetween-isode” of
Ep. 12: Dr. Rhonda Patrick on Life Extension, Performance, and More
Jun 10, 2014 • 79 min
My guest this episode is Rhonda Perciavalle Patrick, Ph.D., who works with Dr. Bruce Ames, the 23rd most-cited scientist across ALL fields between 1973 and 1984 (!).Dr. Patrick also conducts clinical trials, performed aging research at Salk…
Episode 11: Drugs and the Meaning of Life
Jun 6, 2014 • 20 min
This episode is about 20 minutes long and features Sam Harris, PhD in neuroscience and bestselling author (www.samharris.org). It’s intended to give you tools for the week or weekend ahead.Please let me know what you think by pinging me on…
Ep. 10: Brian Koppelman, co-writer/producer of Rounders, Ocean’s Thirteen, The Illusionist, etc.
Jun 3, 2014 • 57 min
Brian Koppelman is a screenwriter, novelist, director, and producer. He is best known as the co-writer of Ocean’s Thirteen and Rounders, as well as a producer of The Illusionist and The Lucky Ones. He has directed films…
Episode 9: The 9 Habits to Stop Now — The Not-To-Do List
May 28, 2014 • 9 min
This episode is less than 20 minutes long and just me riffing on productivity. It’s intended to give you tools for the week or weekend ahead.Please let me know what you think by pinging me on Twitter (@tferriss) using #TFS!What do you like and…
Episode 8: Chase Jarvis, Master Photographer
May 26, 2014 • 84 min
Chase Jarvis is a master photographer and the CEO of CreativeLIVE.com. He is the youngest person ever to be named a Hasselblad Master, Nikon Master, and ASMP Master.Since opening his own studio, Chase has photographed for Nike, Apple,…
Episode 7: Stephen Dubner, co-author of Freakonomics
May 19, 2014 • 69 min
Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality. He is best-known for writing, along with the economist Steven D. Levitt, Freakonomics (2005), SuperFreakonomics (2009), and Think Like a Freak (2014), which have…
Episode 6: 6 Formulas for More Output and Less Overwhelm
May 16, 2014 • 16 min
This is a new variation on the podcast — a short experiment. This episode is less than 20 minutes long and just me riffing on productivity. It’s intended to give you tools for the week or weekend ahead.Please let me know what…
Episode 5: Jason Silva
May 11, 2014 • 44 min
Jason Silva (@JasonSilva) is a filmmaker and has been called the “Timothy Leary of the viral video age” by The Atlantic. He is also host of Brain Games on National Geographic Channel. The show set a record as the highest-rated series launch…
Episode 4: Ryan Holiday
May 6, 2014 • 100 min
This episode features Ryan Holiday, who became Director of Marketing at American Apparel at age 21 (!).Since dropping out of college at 19 to apprentice under the strategist Robert Greene, Ryan has advised many bestselling authors (including…
Episode 3: Kelly Starrett and Dr. Justin Mager
Apr 27, 2014 • 124 min
This episode features two incredible guests: Dr. Justin Mager and Kelly Starrett. We all drink wine and get crazy. Dr. Mager is my personal doctor and has helped me with dozens of my crazy experiments, complete with blood testing and next-gen…
Episode 2: Joshua Waitzkin
Apr 18, 2014 • 75 min
Episode 2: Joshua Waitzkin
Episode 1: Kevin Rose
Apr 18, 2014 • 108 min
Episode 1: Kevin Rose