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The Tim Ferriss Show

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Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him "the world's best human guinea pig," and The New York Times calls him "a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk." In this show, he d… read more

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#395: Jocko Willink Takeover — On Quitting, Relationships, Financial Discipline, Contrast Baths, and More

November 14th, 2019


"You might have to make some tactical retreats in order to win the long war, but never quit on your strategic vision. Never quit on getting to the …

#394: Q&A With Tim — On Wealth, Legacy, Grief, Lyme Disease, Gratitude, Longevity, and More

November 7th, 2019


Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to sit down with world-class performers of all different types to tease out the habits, routines, favorite books, and so on that you can apply and …

#393: Edward Norton — On Creative Process, Creative Struggle, and Motherless Brooklyn

October 31st, 2019


It's nice to be reminded that it's been hard for other people when they were getting things done that you admired, because it maybe gives you that extra little bit of determination or patience to persevere a little …

#392: Ben Horowitz — What You Do Is Who You Are >> Lessons from Silicon Valley, Andy Grove, Genghis Khan, Slave Revolutions, and More

October 24th, 2019


"One of the key insights from Bushido is that a culture is not a set of beliefs, it's a set of actions." — Ben Horowitz

Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz) is a …

#391: The Random Show — On Fasting, Forest Bathing, How to Say NO, Rebooting the Self, and Much More

October 17th, 2019


Technologist, serial entrepreneur, world-class investor, self-experimenter, and all-around wild and crazy guy Kevin Rose (@KevinRose), rejoins me for …

#390: Q&A With Tim — On Happiness, Dating, Depressive Episodes, and Much More

October 10th, 2019


Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to sit down with world-class performers of all different types to tease out the habits, routines, favorite books, and so on that you can apply and …

#389: Neil deGrasse Tyson — How to Dream Big, Think Scientifically, and Get More Done

October 3rd, 2019


“What matters is: Are you a good problem solver? Are you moral? Are you a hard worker? Are you a good leader? Do you have insights into the field? …

#388: Lisa Ling — Exploring Subcultures, Learning to Feel, and Changing Perception

September 26th, 2019


"It requires time and energy to get invested in other people's stories, but I do in my heart of hearts believe that you emerge a better and smarter …

#387: Tristan Harris — Fighting Skynet and Firewalling Attention

September 19th, 2019


"Big Brother isn't watching. He's singing and dancing. He's pulling rabbits out of a hat. Big Brother’s busy holding your attention every moment …

#386: Ken Burns — A Master Filmmaker on Creative Process, the Long Game, and the Noumenal

September 12th, 2019


“There’s always the certainty that the opposite of what I might believe in might also be true.” — Ken Burns

Ken Burns (@KenBurns) has been making documentary films for more than 40 years.

Since the Academy Award nominated 

#385: The World's Largest Psychedelic Research Center

September 10th, 2019


This is something I’ve been working on for ~1.5 years and something diligent scientists have been working toward for 20+ years.

This episode features a recording of the press conference announcing the launch of the …

#384: David Allen — The Art of Getting Things Done (GTD)

September 3rd, 2019


"Your head's for having ideas, not for holding them." — David Allen

David Allen (@gtdguy) is one of the world's most influential thinkers on …

#383: Mike Phillips — How to Save a Species

August 21st, 2019


"Humans and cockroaches and coyotes are going to inherit the earth." — Mike Phillips

[Visit for the most important links from this …

#381: Charles Koch — CEO of Koch Industries

August 11th, 2019


“When goods don't cross borders, soldiers will.” — Charles Koch, quoting Frédéric Bastiat

This episode will no doubt surprise people, and my guest …

#380: Ed Zschau — The Polymath Professor Who Changed My Life

August 1st, 2019


"Entrepreneurship isn't about starting companies. Entrepreneurship is an approach to life." — Ed Zschau

Ed Zschau is the Interim President of Sierra …

#379: Dita Von Teese — The Queen of Burlesque

July 29th, 2019


"You can be a juicy ripe peach and there will still be someone who doesn't like peaches." — Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese (@DitaVonTeese) is the biggest name in burlesque in the world since Gypsy Rose Lee, and is …

#378: Nick Norris — Navy SEAL and Athlete on Training, Post-Traumatic Growth, and Healing

July 18th, 2019


"I’ve shared that a lot more openly, and it’s been one of the best medicines that I’ve found. It’s liberating. Talking about grief has been something that’s unlocked a lot of happiness for me." — Nick Norris

Nick Norris (

#377: Psychedelics — Microdosing, Mind-Enhancing Methods, and More

July 15th, 2019


This episode features a panel that I moderated in front of a standing-room-only crowd at the Milken Institute's Global Conference 2019. It includes a great overview of psychedelic science, investing opportunities, …

#376: How Seth Godin Manages His Life — Rules, Principles, and Obsessions (Repost)

July 4th, 2019


This interview originally aired in 2016. You can find the show notes here:

“We can’t out-obedience the competition.” – Seth Godin

I expected this episode to be amazing, and Seth …

#375: Josh Waitzkin — How to Cram 2 Months of Learning into 1 Day

June 26th, 2019


"From my perspective, the goal is unobstructed self-expression." — Josh Waitzkin

Josh Waitzkin, author of The Art of Learning, is an eight-time US National Chess Champion, a two-time World Champion in Tai Chi Chuan Push …

#374: Chip Conley — Building Empires, Tackling Cancer, and Surfing the Liminal

June 20th, 2019


"The question would be: 'What mastery can you offer?' So have a friend of yours ask that question of you five times, and you'll be sort of surprised …

#373: Jerry Colonna — The Coach With the Spider Tattoo

June 12th, 2019


"You are not alone. And just because you feel like shit doesn't mean you are shit." — Jerry Colonna

Jerry Colonna (@jerrycolonna) is the CEO and …

#372: Julie Rice — Co-Founding SoulCycle, Taming Anxiety, and Mastering Difficult Conversations

June 3rd, 2019


"There is no elevator to success; you have to take the stairs." — Julie Rice

Julie Rice (@julierice_) is an entrepreneur best known for co-founding …

#371: Ramit Sethi — Automating Finances, Negotiating Prenups, Disagreeing with Tim, and More

May 21st, 2019


"Most of us should spend less time on most decisions and we should spend a lot more time on a few key decisions." — Ramit Sethi

Ramit Sethi (@ramit), …

#370: Adam Savage on Great Tools, Great Projects, and Great Lessons

April 30th, 2019


"A true creator knows that you follow the thing to where it's going, not to where you think it ought to go."

— Adam Savage

Adam Savage (TW: @donttrythis

#369: Kevin Systrom — Tactics, Books, and the Path to a Billion Users

April 25th, 2019


“I think a big part of knowing that you’re right is working as hard as you can to prove that you’re wrong. And if you can’t, well, there’s only one option left, which is: you’re probably right.”

— Kevin Systrom

Kevin …

#368: Amanda Palmer on Creativity, Pain, and Art

April 18th, 2019


"I'm just so fundamentally optimistic, and I barrel forth in life with this attitude that everything is going to be absolutely fine and go my way." — …

#367: Eric Schmidt — Lessons from a Trillion-Dollar Coach

April 9th, 2019


"You can systematize innovation even if you can't completely predict it." — Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt (@ericschmidt) is Technical Advisor and Board …

#366: Neil Gaiman — The Interview I've Waited 20 Years To Do

March 28th, 2019


“The biggest problem we run into is going, ‘This is who I am, this is what I’m like, this is how I function’ while failing to notice that you don’t do that anymore.” — Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) is the …

#365: Michael Pollan — Exploring the Frontiers of Psychedelics

March 21st, 2019


"An overactive ego is a tyrant." - Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan (@michaelpollan) is the author of seven previous books, including Cooked, Food Rules,

#363: Tea Time with Tim — How to Find Mentors, Decrease Anxiety Through Training, and Much More

March 11th, 2019


Welcome to a special episode called Tea Time with Tim, in which I solicited phone numbers and called a handful of you to field any questions that you …

#362: Graham Duncan — Talent Is The Best Asset Class

February 28th, 2019


"Everyone's genius is right next to their dysfunction." Graham Duncan

Graham Duncan (@GrahamDuncanNYC) is the co-founder of East Rock Capital, a …

#361: Jim Collins — A Rare Interview with a Reclusive Polymath

February 18th, 2019


"I'm not really a business author; I just happen to have used companies as the method to study human systems because there's great data." — Jim …

#360: Caterina Fake — The Outsider Who Built Giants

February 14th, 2019


"I really am a big believer in people's creativity flourishing when they come at things from a different direction and see things in a different way." — Caterina Fake

Caterina Fake (@caterina) is a long-time Silicon …

#359: Tobi Lütke — From Snowboard Shop to Billion-Dollar Company

February 7th, 2019


"Feedback is a gift." — Tobi Lütke

Tobi Lütke (@tobi) is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Shopify. In 2004, Tobi began building software to launch an online snowboard store called Snowdevil. It quickly became …

#358: Ken Block — The Art of Marketing with a DC Shoes and Gymkhana Legend (500M+ views)

January 31st, 2019


“In life — from the simplest thing to the biggest thing — I want to be proud of what it is and stake my claim: ‘That’s mine and that’s how I do it.'” — Ken Block

Ken Block (@kblock43 on IG and TW) is a co-founder of DC …

#357: Susan Cain — How to Overcome Fear and Embrace Creativity

January 24th, 2019


"So often, when you see someone who's really good at almost anything, it's because they actually started out exactly the opposite — and then they cared so much about fixing that problem." — Susan Cain

Susan Cain (

#356: Peter Mallouk — Exploring the Worlds of Investing, Assets, and Quality of Life

January 17th, 2019


"You spend the first 20 years of being rich accumulating all of this stuff. And then you'll spend the next 20 years trying to get out of one thing …

#355: Greg McKeown — How to Master Essentialism

January 9th, 2019


"If you don't prioritize your life, someone else will."— Greg McKeown

Greg McKeown (@GregoryMcKeown) is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less and the founder of …

#354: Real 4-Hour Workweek Case Studies — How to Generate 8-Figure Revenue at Age 21 (Or Any Age)

December 27th, 2018


"I think the role of the entrepreneur in the world is to find ways to do things better or more efficiently and then try to do that as many times over …

#353: Patrick Collison — CEO of Stripe

December 20th, 2018


"If people around you don't think what you're doing is a bit strange, maybe it's not strange enough." — Patrick Collison

Patrick Collison (@patrickc) …

#352: Dr. Peter Attia vs. Tim Ferriss

December 13th, 2018


"Unhappiness is at the root of more pain, I would suspect, than any ailment that falls in the 'physical' body. And to think that we have compounds …

#351: Real 4-Hour Workweek Case Studies — Allen Walton and SpyGuy, The Path to Seven Figures

December 10th, 2018


“And then I wake up at 7:00 a.m., and I roll over and look at my phone. And I have a notification from Shopify saying that I made my first sale for …

#350: Dr. Andrew Weil — Optimal Health, Plant Medicine, and More

December 6th, 2018


Andrew Weil, M.D. (@DrWeil) is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine.

Dr. Weil received a degree in biology …

#349: LeBron James and His Top-Secret Trainer, Mike Mancias

November 27th, 2018


This episode represents the first time that LeBron James has been interviewed alongside his very below-the-radar, some might say top-secret, athletic trainer about details of training, recovery, diet, and even how much …

#348: Dave Elitch — How to Get Out of Your Own Way

November 26th, 2018


"Slow down. Do it again." — Dave Elitch

Dave Elitch (IG: @daveelitch) first garnered attention with his band Daughters of Mara's debut album I am Destroyer in 2007, but his time touring with the American progressive rock …

#347: Stan Grof, Lessons from ~4,500 LSD Sessions and Beyond

November 20th, 2018


"I realized people were not having LSD experiences; they were having experiences of themselves. But they were coming from depths that psychoanalysis didn't know anything about." — Stanislav Grof

Stanislav Grof, M.D., (

#346: James Cameron and Suzy Amis Cameron — How to Think Big, Start Small, and Change the World

November 12th, 2018


"Hope is not a strategy. Luck is not a factor. Fear is not an option." — James Cameron

James Cameron (@jimcameron) is a filmmaker and deep sea …

#345: Doug McMillon — CEO of Walmart

November 8th, 2018


Doug McMillon (IG: @dougmcmillon) is president and chief executive officer of Walmart, a company that, if it were a country, would be the 25th …

#344: A.J. Jacobs — 10 Strategies to Be Happier Through Gratitude

November 5th, 2018


A.J. Jacobs (@ajjacobs) takes over the show for a special episode. A.J. is a kindred guinea pig of self-experimentation who chronicles his shenanigans in books that seem to keep winding up as New York Times best …

#343: Seth Godin on How to Say “No,” Market Like a Professional, and Win at Life

November 1st, 2018


Seth Godin ( is the author of 18 bestselling books that have been translated into more than 35 languages. He was inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame in 2013 and has founded …

BONUS: Sam Harris Guided Meditations and Lessons

October 29th, 2018


This is a companion episode to episode #342 ("Sam Harris, Ph.D. — How to Master Your Mind"), and it features guided meditations and lessons from Sam's meditation app Waking Up. Please note that it includes bonus content …

#342: Sam Harris, Ph.D. — How to Master Your Mind

October 29th, 2018


Sam Harris (@SamHarrisOrg) received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D in neuroscience from UCLA. Sam is the host of the

#341: Nick Kokonas — How to Apply World-Class Creativity to Business, Art, and Life

October 18th, 2018


Nick Kokonas (IG: @nkokonas, TW: @NickKokonas) is the co-owner and co-founder of The Alinea Group of restaurants, which includes Alinea, Next, The Aviary, Roister, and The Aviary NYC. He is also the founder and CEO of

#340: Paul Stamets — How Mushrooms Can Save You and (Perhaps) the World

October 11th, 2018


Paul Stamets (@PaulStamets) is an intellectual and industry leader in the habitat, medicinal use, and production of fungi. Part of his mission is to …

#339: Samin Nosrat — Master Creative, Master Teacher

October 1st, 2018


Samin Nosrat (@ciaosamin) is a writer, chef, and teacher who is masterful at turning complexity into simplicity. Her first book, Salt, Fat, Acid, …

#338: Howard Marks — How to Invest with Clear Thinking

September 25th, 2018


Howard Marks (@howardmarksbook) is co-chairman and co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management, a leading investment firm with more than $120 billion in assets. He is the author of the new book Mastering the Market Cycle: …

#337: Hamilton Morris on Better Living Through Chemistry: Psychedelics, Smart Drugs, and More

September 20th, 2018


Hamilton Morris (TW: @hamiltonmorris, IG: @hamiltonmorris) is a writer, documentarian, and scientific researcher who currently studies the chemistry …

#336: Scott Belsky — How to Conquer the Messy Middle

September 13th, 2018


Scott Belsky (@scottbelsky) is an entrepreneur, author, investor, Chief Product Officer of Adobe, and venture partner with venture capital firm Benchmark. Scott co-founded Behance in 2006 and served as CEO until Adobe …

#335: The Life Lessons and Success Habits of Four Presidents — Doris Kearns Goodwin

September 7th, 2018


Doris Kearns Goodwin (@DorisKGoodwin) is a biographer, historian, and political commentator who found her curiosity about leadership sparked more …

#334: Drew Houston — The Billionaire Founder of Dropbox

August 27th, 2018


"Write an interesting story, not a perfect story." — Drew Houston

Drew Houston (@DrewHouston) is co-founder and CEO of Dropbox. Since founding the company in 2007 with Arash Ferdowsi, Drew has led the company's growth …

#333: Random Show — Fasting, Biohacking, and Tony Robbins

August 17th, 2018


Serial entrepreneur, world-class investor, eagle scout, and all around wild and crazy guy Kevin Rose (@KevinRose), rejoins me for another episode of The Random Show. We discuss Kevin’s new diet obsession that may just …

#332: Coach George Raveling — A Legend on Sports, Business, and The Great Game of Life

August 9th, 2018


Coach George Raveling (@GeorgeRaveling) is an 80-year-old living legend and Nike's former Director of International Basketball. Coach Raveling was …

#331: Ann Miura-Ko — The Path from Shyness to World-Class Debater and Investor

August 2nd, 2018


Ann Miura-Ko (@annimaniac) has been called "the most powerful woman in startups" by Forbes and is a lecturer in entrepreneurship at Stanford. The …

#330: The Return of Drunk Dialing Q&A: How to Ask Better Questions, Take Better Risks, and More!

July 30th, 2018


This episode is a rare exception to the rule — unlike my usual long-form interviews, this is a drunk-dialing Q&A with you guys, which I’ve done a …

#328: How to Say “No” Gracefully and Uncommit

July 19th, 2018


This episode of The Tim Ferriss Show showcases two chapters from Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown (@GregoryMcKeown), one of my favorite books of the past few years.

The first chapter explains …

#327: Aisha Tyler — How to Use Pain, Comedy, and Practice for Creativity

July 16th, 2018


Aisha Tyler (@aishatyler on Twitter, Instagram, and Vimeo) is an award-winning director, actor, comedian, bestselling author, podcaster, and activist. She’s amazing. If you enjoyed my episodes with Brandon Stanton,

#326: Reid Hoffman of LinkedIn, Brian Chesky of Airbnb, and How to Scale to 100M+ Users

July 11th, 2018


"In order to scale, you have to do things that don't scale." — Reid Hoffman

This episode is a showcase from Masters of Scale, one of the few podcasts I recommend repeatedly to entrepreneurs. It's a conversation between …

#325: Lessons from Richard Branson, Tony Robbins, Ray Dalio, and Other Icons

July 5th, 2018


This particular episode of The Tim Ferriss Radio Hour explores success, a slippery and dangerous term if ever there was one. The particular guests …

#324: Cal Fussman Corners Tim Ferriss

June 30th, 2018


I’ve interviewed legendary storyteller Cal Fussman (@calfussman) on this show before (here and here), but this time, the roles are reversed, and he …

#323: Tim Ferriss Goes to Maximum Security Prison

June 25th, 2018


In this podcast, I had the rare opportunity to interview three men in Level 4 maximum security at Kern Valley State Prison. There was no time to do homework on any of them, so I crossed my fingers and jumped in. It was …

#322: Adam Robinson — Outflanking and Outsmarting the Competition

June 21st, 2018


Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where I share the habits, tools and patterns of world-class performers. This special short …

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

June 18th, 2018


Brandon Stanton (@humansofny) is the photographer behind Humans of New York. He attended the University of Georgia and worked as a bond trader in …

#320: The Art of Hospitality: An Interview With Entrepreneur and Hotelier Liz Lambert

June 14th, 2018


Liz Lambert (@thelizlambert) first purchased a seedy motel on South Congress Avenue 23 years ago, and she transformed it into Hotel San José, which has become known today as the quintessential "Austin" hotel. The …

#319: How to Succeed in High-Stress Situations

June 10th, 2018


“A good person dyes events with his own color…and turns whatever happens to his own benefit.” - Seneca

From the outside looking in, the last several …

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

June 7th, 2018


This podcast episode of The Tim Ferriss Show is coming up on the 11th anniversary of my first book, The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, …

#317: Steve Jurvetson — The Midas Touch and Mind-Bending Futures

May 31st, 2018


Steve Jurvetson (@jurvetson) is an early-stage venture capitalist with a focus on founder-led, mission-driven companies at the cutting edge of …

#316: Whitney Wolfe Herd — Founder and CEO of Bumble

May 25th, 2018


Whitney Wolfe Herd (@whitwolfeherd) is the founder and CEO of Bumble, one of the fastest-growing social networking apps in the world. She launched …

#315: Lessons Learned Traveling The World

May 17th, 2018


This episode explores travel, and I'll take the partial credit or blame in advance, as it might want to make you quit your job and head off to the airport with a backpack.

I have interviewed some fascinating people from …

#314: Cindy Eckert (formerly Whitehead) — How to Sell Your Company For One Billion Dollars

May 10th, 2018


Cindy Eckert (formerly Whitehead) (@cindypinkceo) is an entrepreneur with 1.5 billion dollars in exits who currently serves as the founder and CEO of

#313: Michael Pollan — Exploring The New Science of Psychedelics

May 6th, 2018


This might be the most important podcast episode I've put out in the last two years. Please trust me and give it a full listen. It will surprise you, …

#312: Joseph Gordon-Levitt — Actor, Filmmaker, and Entrepreneur

May 3rd, 2018


Joseph Gordon-Levitt (@hitRECordJoe) is an actor whose career spans three decades, and ranges from television (3rd Rock from the Sun) to arthouse (

#311: Nick Thompson -- Editor-In-Chief of WIRED

April 27th, 2018


Nick Thompson (@nxthompson) is the editor-in-chief of WIRED. Under his leadership, Wired has launched a successful paywall, a Snapchat channel, and …

#310: Hurry Up and Fail -- Tim Kennedy

April 22nd, 2018


Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) is a former UFC middleweight contender who simultaneously served in the US Army as a Green Beret sniper and had tours in …

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

April 18th, 2018


This is a very short, roughly 10-minute, episode. It explains how to 10x your thinking and your goals, or -- put another way -- how to escape …

#308: Inside Out with Katie Couric

April 12th, 2018


Katie Couric (IG: @katiecouric) is an award-winning journalist, New York Times bestselling author, and co-founder of the non-profit Stand Up to Cancer, which has raised more than $500 million to fund scientific research …

#307: Karlie Kloss - Entrepreneur and Supermodel

April 4th, 2018


Karlie Kloss (IG: @karliekloss) is an entrepreneur and supermodel who was discovered at a local charity fashion show at age 13 and has been modeling professionally ever since.

Karlie has walked for and starred in …

#306: Discipline, Sex, Psychedelics, and More — The Return of Drunk Dialing

March 28th, 2018


This episode is a rare exception to the rule -- unlike my usual long-form interviews, this is a drunk-dialing Q&A with you guys, which I’ve done …

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

March 25th, 2018


This podcast explores how to make better decisions, ask better questions, and be more creative. The stories range from escapes to India and speechwriting for Al Gore, to writing bestselling books and using “motivational …

#304: How to Prioritize Your Life and Make Time for What Matters

March 22nd, 2018


Debbie Millman (@debbiemillman) was named by Graphic Design USA as "one of the most influential designers working today." She is also the founder and host of Design Matters, the world's first and longest-running podcast …

#303: How to Do Crazy Good Turns -- Frank Blake

March 15th, 2018


Frank Blake (@frankblake) served as chairman and CEO of The Home Depot from January 2007 to May 2014, and then as chairman through January of 2015. He previously served as deputy secretary for the US Department of …

#302: Own the Day, Own Your Life - Aubrey Marcus

March 13th, 2018


Aubrey Marcus (IG: @aubreymarcus) is the founder and CEO of Onnit, a lifestyle brand based on a holistic health philosophy he calls Total Human …

#301: Joe Gebbia – Co-Founder of Airbnb

March 8th, 2018


Joe Gebbia (@jgebbia) is a designer, entrepreneur, and global explorer. He is the co-founder and CPO of Airbnb, which has changed the way the world travels and how people connect in more than 190 countries.

In this …

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

March 5th, 2018


Jack Kornfield (@JackKornfield) trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India, and Burma, shortly thereafter becoming one of the …

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

March 1st, 2018


In this episode, I answer the most up-voted questions from subscribers to 5-Bullet Friday, the free newsletter I send out every week.

In this Q&A, …

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

February 20th, 2018


Dr. Gabor Maté (@DrGaborMate) is a physician who specializes in neurology, psychiatry, and psychology. He's well known for studying and treating …

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

February 14th, 2018


Bob Metcalfe (@BobMetcalfe) is an MIT-Harvard-trained engineer-entrepreneur who became an Internet pioneer in 1970, invented Ethernet in 1973, and founded 3Com Corporation in 1979. About 1.2B Ethernet ports were shipped …

#296: How to Build Popular Podcasts and Blogs

February 10th, 2018


Many of you have asked me how I have built a popular blog and podcast. I've contemplated writing a long post about this, and then Mari Takahashi (

#295: The 4-Hour Workweek Revisited

February 3rd, 2018


My first book, The 4-Hour Workweek, recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. Thousands of you have asked me how I would update it today -- and many …

#294: Best Investments, Bad Advice to Avoid, and Other Life Lessons

January 26th, 2018


This episode sets a new record with five guests -- each considered among the best in their field. It features Adam Robinson (@IAmAdamRobinson), Debbie Millman (@debbiemillman), Neil Strauss (@neilstrauss), Scott Belsky (

#293: Catherine Hoke — The Master of Second Chances

January 21st, 2018


Catherine Hoke (@catherine_hoke) is the founder of Defy Ventures, a national nonprofit organization that "transforms the hustle" of currently and formerly incarcerated people. Defy's vision is to end mass incarceration …

#292: Lessons and Warnings from Successful Risk Takers

January 18th, 2018


This is a special episode of the podcast, which features three guests: author Soman Chainani (@SomanChainani), author Susan Cain (@susancain), and

#291: Overcoming, Managing, and Using Fear

January 14th, 2018


Welcome to another edition of The Tim Ferriss Radio Hour, where I share the habits and patterns of world-class performers revealed over nearly 300 interviews.

In this episode, we'll explore fear. Specifically, how to …

#289: How to Handle Information Overwhelm (and Social Media)

January 4th, 2018


After reading Tools of Titans and Tribe of Mentors, many of you have asked me how I process all of the information I receive.

This episode will help …

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

December 27th, 2017


Bozoma Saint John (@badassboz) is the Chief Brand Officer at Uber. Until June 2017, she was a marketing executive at Apple Music after joining the company in its acquisition of Beats Music.

In 2016, Billboard named her

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

December 20th, 2017


Terry Crews (@terrycrews) is an actor and former NFL player (Los Angeles Rams, San Diego Chargers, Washington Redskins, and Philadelphia Eagles). His wide-ranging credits include the original viral Old Spice …

#286: The Man Who Taught Me How to Invest

December 16th, 2017


Mike Maples, Jr. (@m2jr) is the man who taught me how to invest. He's one of my favorite people and a personal mentor.

He is a partner at Floodgate, a venture capital firm that specializes in micro-cap investments in …

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

December 7th, 2017


M. Sanjayan (@msanjayan) is a global conservation scientist specializing in how nature preserves and enhances human life. He serves as CEO for Conservation International, having joined CI in 2014 as executive vice …

#284: The Answers to My Favorite Questions

December 3rd, 2017


This is an unusual episode. Instead of the typical interview format where I ask other people questions, I did what thousands of you have requested; I answered the 11 questions that are the foundation of Tribe of Mentors

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

November 30th, 2017


Tim Urban (@waitbutwhy) is the author of the blog Wait But Why and has become one of the Internet's most popular writers. According to Fast Company, …

#282: How to Say No

November 25th, 2017


This is a special episode of the podcast. In writing Tribe of Mentors, I reached out to many people to be featured in the book. More than 130 people said yes -- but many others said no. This episode covers rejection, …

#281: Stewart Brand - The Polymath of Polymaths

November 21st, 2017


Stewart Brand (@stewartbrand) is the president of The Long Now Foundation, established to foster long-term thinking and responsibility. He leads a project called Revive & Restore, which seeks to bring back extinct …

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

November 17th, 2017


Alice Little (@thealicelittle) is considered the #1 top-earning legal sex worker in the United States. She is a 4'8" legal sex worker at Nevada's world famous Moonlite Bunny Ranch. This episode is definitely not …

#279: The Most Curious Man in Hollywood — Brian Grazer

November 12th, 2017


Brian Grazer (@BrianGrazer) is an Academy Award-winning producer and New York Times bestselling author (A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life, with Charles Fishman) who has been making movies and television …

#278: Tim O'Reilly - The Trend Spotter

November 8th, 2017


Tim O'Reilly (@timoreilly) is one of the most fascinating polymaths I've ever encountered. Wired has called him "the trend spotter" in the world of …

#277: Sharon Salzberg, World-Renowned Meditation Teacher

November 3rd, 2017


Sharon Salzberg (@SharonSalzberg) is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher, and New York Times bestselling author of Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program.

Sharon has …

#276: Terry Laughlin, The Master Who Changed My Life

October 29th, 2017


This episode will forever have special meaning for me. While I didn't know it at the time, this ended up being the final long-form interview with Terry Laughlin (@TISWIM). Terry passed away from cancer complications on …

#275: Discipline Equals Freedom -- Jocko Willink

October 20th, 2017


Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) takes over the show for a special episode. As I learned during our first interview, he is one of the scariest human beings imaginable.

In this episode, Jocko shares lessons from his new book 

#274: Arianna Huffington, Media Maven

October 18th, 2017


Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) is the founder and CEO of Thrive Global and founder of The Huffington Post. She has been named to Time magazine's …

#273: Lessons from Steve Jobs, Leonardo da Vinci, and Ben Franklin

October 14th, 2017


Walter Isaacson (@WalterIsaacson) is a professor at Tulane University, and the president and CEO of The Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational …

#272: Sir Richard Branson — The Billionaire Maverick of the Virgin Empire

October 9th, 2017


Sir Richard Branson (@richardbranson), founder and chairman of The Virgin Group, is a world-famous entrepreneur, adventurer, activist, and business …

#271: Intimacy, Emotional Baggage, Relationship Longevity, and More - Esther Perel

October 8th, 2017


Psychotherapist Esther Perel (@estherperel) is back to answer your most requested questions.

The New York Times called her the most important game-changer in sexuality and relational health since Dr. Ruth.

Her TED …

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

October 5th, 2017


This episode contains some of the best lessons I’ve learned about investing, making money, and growing your personal wealth. It was inspired by my …

#269: The 3 Critical Rules of Branding

October 3rd, 2017


This is a special episode of The Tim Ferriss Show. This time, I focus on tactical, specific advice on branding, marketing, and the most common …

#268: Eric Ripert -- Lessons in Mastery and Mindfulness

September 29th, 2017


Eric Ripert (@ericripert) is recognized as one of the best chefs in the world. In 1995, at just 29 years old, he earned a four-star rating from The …

#267: Tools and Tips for Better Sleep

September 26th, 2017


In this episode of the podcast, I focus on a topic that has been a lifelong personal struggle: sleep. I've gathered some of the best advice from …

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

September 22nd, 2017


In this episode, I answer the most up-voted questions from subscribers to 5-Bullet Friday, the free newsletter I send out every week. In this …

#265: Bill Burr — The Comedian's Comedian

September 18th, 2017


This episode of the podcast features Bill Burr (@billburr). Many of you know Bill as a standup comedian. I know him as one of the funniest humans …

#264: Ray Dalio, The Steve Jobs of Investing

September 13th, 2017


Ray Dalio (@raydalio) grew up a middle-class kid from Long Island. He started his investment company Bridgewater Associates out of a two-bedroom apartment at age 26, and it now has roughly $160 billion in assets under …

#263: Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky — Exploring Creativity, Ignoring Critics, and Making Art

September 9th, 2017


Darren Aronofsky (@DarrenAronofsky) is the founder and head of production company Protozoa Pictures. He is the acclaimed and award-winning filmmaker …

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

September 3rd, 2017


Stewart Copeland (@copelandmusic) is a Grammy Award-winning musician, considered by Rolling Stone Magazine to be one of the top ten drummers of all …

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

August 26th, 2017


Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) is one of the best tennis players in the world. She is the winner of five Grand Slam titles (two at the French Open and one each at the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and US Open) and an …

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

August 24th, 2017


Phil Hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) is an American professional poker player who has won a record fourteen World Series of Poker bracelets. He is the winner of the Main Event of the 1989 World Series of Poker (WSOP) and the …

#259: Lessons from 50,000 Interviews: Larry King and Cal Fussman

August 16th, 2017


Cal Fussman (@calfussman) is a New York Times bestselling author and a writer-at-large for Esquire magazine, where he is best known for being a primary writer of the "What I've Learned" feature. He has transformed oral …

#258: From Long-Shot to $50 Billion Empire - Bill Rasmussen

August 10th, 2017


Bill Rasmussen (@bill_espn) is the co-founder of ESPN. He turned a massive gamble into an opportunity to create the 24-hour programming cycle used universally by networks today. This episode comes from my new television …

#257: Physical Training, Dating Strategies, and Stories from the Early Days

August 6th, 2017


In this episode, I answer the most upvoted questions from subscribers to 5-Bullet Friday, the newsletter I send out every week. It explores five cool …

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

August 2nd, 2017


Michael Gervais (@michaelgervais) is the performance psychologist elite athletes and coaches turn to when they want to level up or when they're …

#255: How to Turn Failure into Success

July 26th, 2017


In this episode, we discuss another common request from listeners. I've gathered some of the best advice about coping with frustrations and …

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

July 23rd, 2017


I'm very excited to share this episode. It's our first "roundtable" approach to discussing a single topic. This came about when I asked 5-Bullet …

#253: Morning Routines and Strategies

July 19th, 2017


This is a special episode of the podcast. After more than 200 conversations with the world's top performers, you start to spot certain patterns. …

#252: Inside the World of SuperTraining - Mark Bell

July 13th, 2017


Mark Bell (@MarkSmellyBell) is the founder of Super Training Gym in Sacramento, which is often referred to as "the strongest gym in the West." Prior to opening his own gym, he spent time studying training under the …

#251: How to Live Without Limits - Kyle Maynard

July 9th, 2017


Kyle Maynard (@kylemaynard) is a motivational speaker, bestselling author, entrepreneur, and ESPY award-winning mixed martial arts athlete, known for becoming the first quadruple amputee to reach the summit of Mount …

#250: Myers-Briggs, Diet Mistakes, and Immortality

July 6th, 2017


In this episode, I'm answering your questions. I'm responding to the most upvoted questions from subscribers to 5-Bullet Friday, the newsletter I …

#249: How to Make a Difference and Find Your Purpose -- Blake Mycoskie

June 28th, 2017


This episode of the podcast features Blake Mycoskie (@blakemycoskie). Blake Mycoskie is the Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, and the person behind the One for One® business model, which helps a person in need with …

#248: The 10 Commandments of Startup Success with Reid Hoffman

June 25th, 2017


On this special episode, we're going to share with you the "10 Commandments for Startup Success." They're drawn from the new podcast Masters of Scale, which is hosted by my friend and today's guest Reid Hoffman …

#247: Cool Tools for Travel - Tim Ferriss and Kevin Kelly

June 20th, 2017


Kevin Kelly (@kevin2kelly) might be the real-life Most Interesting Man In The World. I've always wanted to travel with him, and we recently headed to Uzbekistan together. This episode covers some of our favorite travel …

#246: Building Strength, Improving Mindset, and Becoming the World's Fittest Man - Jason Khalipa

June 12th, 2017


Jason Khalipa (@jasonkhalipa IG, Twitter) is one of the fittest men in the world – a title that was officially his when he won the CrossFit Games in 2008. He is an 8-time CrossFit Games competitor, a 3-time Team USA …

#245: The Magic, Misdirection, and Mindset of David Blaine

June 8th, 2017


David Blaine (@davidblaine) is an American magician, illusionist, and endurance artist. He is best known for his high-profile feats of endurance and has set and broken several world records. A while back, he taught a …

#244: The Quiet Master of Cryptocurrency -- Nick Szabo

June 4th, 2017


Nick Szabo (@NickSzabo4) is a polymath. The breadth and depth of his interests and knowledge are truly astounding. He's a computer scientist, legal …

#243: How to Fear Less -- Vince Vaughn

May 30th, 2017


Vince Vaughn (@WildWest) is one of the most prolific actors, writers, and producers in the world. He's acted in more than thirty major motion …

#242: Phil Keoghan -- The Magic of Bucket Lists and Amazing Races

May 26th, 2017


Phil Keoghan (@PhilKeoghan) has worked in television for almost thirty years on more than a thousand program episodes in more than a hundred countries. His work has earned him numerous awards, including ten prime-time …

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

May 22nd, 2017


I've wanted to speak with psychotherapist Esther Perel for years. In a cover story, The New York Times called her the most important game changer in sexuality and relational health since Dr. Ruth. Her TED talks on …

#240: Accelerated Learning and Mentors - My Personal Story

May 17th, 2017


This episode is by request. You have asked me many times for an episode on education, accelerated learning, and my mentors. It will all be covered in …

#239: How to Reverse Aging with Art De Vany

May 12th, 2017


Dr. Arthur De Vany is nearly eighty years old and ripped. Better known as Art De Vany, he was signed as a professional baseball player in his youth …

#238: The Savant of Speed -- Ryan Flaherty

May 7th, 2017


Ryan Flaherty (@ryanflaherty1) is the Senior Director of Performance at Nike. Prior to holding that position, Ryan was the Founder and President of …

#237: Exploring Smart Drugs, Fasting, and Fat Loss -- Dr. Rhonda Patrick

May 4th, 2017


Rhonda Patrick, PhD, (@foundmyfitness) is an American biochemist and scientist. She first appeared on this podcast back in episode twelve, and whether you want to extend life, inexpensively buy a stem cell "insurance …

#236: The Alien of Extraordinary Ability

April 22nd, 2017


Murray Carter (@CarterCutlery) is a Canadian craftsman like no other. At eighteen, he fell into an apprenticeship with a sixteenth generation Yoshimoto bladesmith that lasted six years -- and was asked to take the …

#235: Dorian Yates on High Intensity Training, Injury Prevention, and Building Maximum Muscle

April 21st, 2017


Dorian Yates (@dorian_yates) is a six-time Mr. Olympia who has taken the already extreme sport of bodybuilding to a new level. He's one of my …

#234: Marie Kondo -- The Japanese Tidying Master

April 16th, 2017


Marie Kondo (@MarieKondo, also known as "KonMari") is a Japanese organizing consultant, author, and entrepreneur. She developed a revolutionary …

#233: Cory Booker -- Street Fights, 10-Day Hunger Strikes, and Creative Problem-Solving

April 10th, 2017


Cory Booker (@corybooker) is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from New Jersey. I generally have an allergy to politics, …

#232: The Tim Ferriss Radio Hour: Controlling Stress, Nutrition Upgrades, and Improved Health

April 6th, 2017


Welcome to the second installment of The Tim Ferriss Radio Hour. After more than 200 conversations with the world's top performers, you start to spot certain patterns. These are the shared habits, hacks, philosophies, …

#231: How to Be Creative Like a Motherf*cker -- Cheryl Strayed

March 31st, 2017


If you’re interested in the creative process of a famed author, jumpstarting your own creation, note taking, list making, or simply handling hard emotions, this episode is for you. Recorded in front of a 2,000-plus …

#230: The Secrets, Tactics, and Creative Processes of High Performers and Achievers -- Debbie Millman

March 25th, 2017


This is round two for Debbie Millman, whose first interview on this show quickly became one of the most downloaded episodes of all time (listen to it here). Graphic Design USA has named Debbie Millman (@debbiemillman) …

#229: Ricardo Semler -- The Seven-Day Weekend and How to Break the Rules

March 19th, 2017


Ricardo Semler (@ricardosemler) is the former CEO of Semco Partners, a Brazilian company best known perhaps for its radical form of industrial democracy and corporate re-engineering. During his leadership, Semco grew …

#228: The Lion of Olympic Weightlifting, 62-Year-Old Jerzy Gregorek (Also Featuring: Naval Ravikant)

March 16th, 2017


Jerzy Gregorek (@TheHappyBody) immigrated from Poland to the United States with his wife, Aniela, in 1986 as political refugees. He subsequently won …

#227: Conquering Fear and Reducing Anxiety - Caroline Paul

March 12th, 2017


Caroline Paul (@carowriter) returns to the podcast by popular demand for a round 2 Q&A. (You can catch her first appearance here.) Caroline is …

#226: How to Not Be Evil - Dr. Phil Zimbardo

March 8th, 2017


Dr. Philip Zimbardo (@PhilZimbardo) is one of the most distinguished psychologists in the world and a professor emeritus at Stanford University. He …

#225: John Crowley -- The Real-Life Captain America and Bruce Banner (Seriously)

February 28th, 2017


John F. Crowley is the Chairman and CEO of Amicus Therapeutics, a publicly traded biotechnology company, which he helped to found in 2005 and is now …

#224: The Random Show - Drinking Urine, Exploring Japan, and Figuring Out Life

February 26th, 2017


Coming to you from a late night in rural Japan, this is a special edition of The Random Show. Per usual for The Random Show, I am joined by Kevin Rose (@KevinRose), serial entrepreneur, world-class investor, and all …

#223: Calming Philosophies for Chaotic Times -- Krista Tippett

February 21st, 2017


Krista Tippett (@KristaTippett) is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author. She created and hosts the public radio program and podcast On Being and curates The Civil Conversations …

#222: Jerrod Carmichael - Uber-Productivity and Dangerous Comedy

February 18th, 2017


Jerrod Carmichael (@NotoriousROD) is pushing the boundaries of comedy with his groundbreaking work in stand-up, television, and film. Now just 29 …

#221: Mr. Money Mustache — Living Beautifully on $25-27K Per Year

February 13th, 2017


Mr. Money Mustache (@mrmoneymustache -- Pete Adeney in real life) grew up in Canada in a family of mostly eccentric musicians. He worked in various tech companies before retiring at age 30. Pete, his wife, and their now …

#220: Soman Chainani — The School for Good and Evil

February 8th, 2017


Soman Chainani (@SomanChainani) is a detailed planner, filmmaker, and New York Times best selling author. Soman's debut fiction series, The School …

#219: Lessons from Warren Buffett, Bobby Fischer, and Other Outliers

February 2nd, 2017


Adam Robinson (@IAmAdamRobinson) first appeared on this podcast in the "Becoming the Best Version of You" episode (#210) alongside Josh Waitzkin (chess, jiu-jitsu, investing) and Ramit Sethi (personal finance, …

#218: The Most Feared and Well-Liked Journalist in Silicon Valley - Kara Swisher

January 26th, 2017


Kara Swisher (@karaswisher) has been called "Silicon Valley's most feared and well-liked journalist" by New York Magazine. Here's just one example: you can graph the impact on Yahoo's stock price by various posts by …

#217: The One-Minute Workout Designed by Scientists -- Dr. Martin Gibala

January 23rd, 2017


Martin Gibala, Ph.D. (@gibalam) is a professor and chair of the kinesiology department at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. His research on …

#216: Arnold Schwarzenegger Part 2! Bodybuilding, Investing, and Online Battles

January 18th, 2017


Arnold Schwarzenegger (@Schwarzenegger) told you he'd be back. In our first conversation (episode 60), the former Mr. Olympia, Terminator, and …

#215: The Return of the Money Shot

January 16th, 2017


Whitney Cummings (@whitneycummings) is a Los Angeles-based comedian, actor, writer, and producer. She is the executive producer and, along with Michael Patrick King, co-creator of the Emmy-nominated CBS comedy 2 Broke …

#214: How to Design a Life - Debbie Millman

January 12th, 2017


For some of you, this may be most important podcast episode you ever listen to. I don't say that lightly. It has nothing to do with me and everything to do with my guest, who walks us through gripping stories, tactical …

#213: Fasting vs. Slow-Carb Diet, Top $150 Purchases, Balancing Productivity and Relaxation, and More

January 4th, 2017


We're going to kick off the year with an in-betweenisode where I answer the most popular questions you've submitted. If you're wondering what you can …

#212: 2016 - What I've Learned

December 29th, 2016


This episode is a review of the past year. Since it's been a common request, I thought I'd run through what I do at the end of a year. For the last 6 …

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

December 24th, 2016


A.J. Jacobs (@ajjacobs) is a kindred guinea pig of self-experimentation who chronicles his shenanigans in books that seem to keep winding up as New York Times best sellers. The Know-It-All was about his quest to learn …

#210: Becoming the Best Version of You

December 20th, 2016


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

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

December 16th, 2016


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 …

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

December 13th, 2016


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

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

December 10th, 2016


Dr. Brené Brown (@BreneBrown) is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Brené's 2010 TEDx Houston talk, …

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

December 7th, 2016


This is a special episode of the podcast. It's a sample chapter from my new book, Tools of Titans: The Tactics, Routines, and Habits of Billionaires, …

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

December 5th, 2016


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

#204: Tools of Titans: Josh Waitzkin Distilled

November 28th, 2016


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

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

November 24th, 2016


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

#202: Tools of Titans: Derek Sivers Distilled

November 20th, 2016


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

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

November 16th, 2016


I'm excited to bring you a little taste test of a new show format that I've been working on -- The Tim Ferriss Radio Hour. After 200 conversations …

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

November 13th, 2016


Susan Garrett (@susangarrett) is an incredible dog trainer. She has a B.Sc. in animal science, and for more than two decades has been one of the most …

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

November 8th, 2016


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

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

November 6th, 2016


Charles Poliquin is back for another round of the podcast. Charles (@strengthsensei) is one of the best known strength coaches in the world. He has …

#197: Drunk Dialing -- Ladies Night Edition!

November 1st, 2016


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

#196: Meet the Machine, Dave Camarillo

October 30th, 2016


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

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

October 26th, 2016


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

#194: The Magic and Power of Placebo

October 23rd, 2016


Erik Vance (@erikvance) is an award-winning science writer based in California and Mexico City. After working as a scientist on research projects …

#193: My Life Extension Pilgrimage to Easter Island

October 20th, 2016


This episode was a blast. It was a tropical exploration of biology, life extension, and all good things. This included a lot of Carmenere wine and …

#192: The Return of Drunk Dialing

October 11th, 2016


Thanks to the gin I had tonight, this is a special episode. It is a drunk-dialing Q&A with you guys -- like we did around this time last year to …

#191: The Art and Science of Learning Anything Faster

October 6th, 2016


This is a special episode because it doesn't focus on the lessons of one particular person. Instead, I explore the tips, tricks, and framework I've …

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

September 30th, 2016


Matt Mullenweg (@photomatt) is most associated with a tool that powers more than 25% of the entire Web: WordPress. He's also the CEO of Automattic, …

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

September 27th, 2016


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

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

September 25th, 2016


Dr. Dominic "Dom" D'Agostino (@DominicDAgosti2) is one of my most popular guests, and I'm happy to have him rejoin the show for the third time. (You …

#187: Jocko Willink on Discipline, Leadership, and Overcoming Doubt

September 21st, 2016


"Don't count on motivation; count on discipline." - Jocko Willink Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) is one of the scariest human beings imaginable. He is a lean 230 pounds. He is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert who used to tap …

#186: Tony Robbins on How to Resolve Internal Conflict

September 18th, 2016


"You can't be grateful and angry simultaneously." - Tony Robbins The last time Tony Robbins (@tonyrobbins) was on the show, so many listeners found …

#185: Practicing What You Preach

September 14th, 2016


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

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

September 6th, 2016


Shep Gordon (@SupermenschShep) has been named one of the "100 most influential people" by Rolling Stone magazine. He is the man behind some of the …

#183: Cal Fussman: The Master Storyteller Returns

August 31st, 2016


Cal (@calfussman) is a New York Times bestselling author and a writer-at-large for Esquire magazine, where he is best known for being a primary writer of the "What I Learned" feature. The Austin Chronicle has described …

#182: Jason Nemer - Inside the Magic of AcroYoga

August 24th, 2016


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

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

August 20th, 2016


This episode is not going to deconstruct a world-class performer, per usual. This is a short, but very actionable and practical episode about the inner workings of my business. I was asked recently how I choose my …

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

August 17th, 2016


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

#179: What's Important to You?

August 14th, 2016


My job is usually to deconstruct world-class performers from business, military, entertainment, politics, or athletics, and then to tease out the …

#178: Tony Robbins - On Achievement Versus Fulfillment

August 9th, 2016


I'm very pleased to welcome Tony Robbins (@tonyrobbins) back to the show. (You can check out our previous in-depth conversations here: Part 1 and Part 2). For those of you that aren't familiar, Tony Robbins is the …

#177: Seth Godin on How to Think Small to Go Big

August 3rd, 2016


Seth Godin (@thisissethsblog) is the author of 17 bestselling books that have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the way ideas spread, marketing, strategic quitting, leadership, and -- most of …

#176: Mike Birbiglia, The Sleepwalking Comedy Giant

July 27th, 2016


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

#175: How to Cage the Monkey Mind

July 24th, 2016


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

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

July 19th, 2016


Nicholas McCarthy (@NMcCarthyPiano) was born in 1989 without his right hand and only started to play the piano at the age of 14. He was told he would …

#173: Lessons from Geniuses, Billionaires, and Tinkerers

July 10th, 2016


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

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

July 6th, 2016


Dr. Dominic "Dom" D'Agostino (@DominicDAgosti2) is an assistant professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the …

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

July 2nd, 2016


This is not going to be a long-form interview where I dissect and deconstruct a world-class least not in the usual fashion. Instead, this is a special edition of The Random Show. I am joined by Kevin Rose …

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

June 27th, 2016


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

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

June 25th, 2016


Ryan Holiday (@RyanHoliday) is a strategist and writer. He dropped out of college at 19 to apprentice under Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of …

#168: Dissecting the Success of Malcolm Gladwell

June 21st, 2016


Malcolm Gladwell (@gladwell) is the author of five New York Times bestsellers -- The Tipping Point, Blink, Outliers, What the Dog Saw, and David and …

#167: Jamie Foxx Part 2 - Bringing the Thunder

June 18th, 2016


Jamie Foxx (@iamjamiefoxx) returns to the show for a special role-reversal where he interviews me for his radio show. For those of you who didn't …

#166: How Creatives Should Negotiate

June 15th, 2016


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

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

June 10th, 2016


My job is usually to deconstruct world-class performers from business, military, entertainment, politics, or athletics, and then to tease out the …

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

June 5th, 2016


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

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

May 28th, 2016


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

#162: How to Be Tim Ferriss - Featuring Freakonomics

May 27th, 2016


This episode is a role-reversal. I flew to New York City and sat down with Stephen J. Dubner (@freakonomics) of Freakonomics fame. He proceeded to …

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

May 22nd, 2016


If you want a better understanding of warriors, tribal societies, human nature, and what we can learn from it all, this is for you. My podcast guest is Sebastian Junger (@sebastianjunger), the #1 New York …

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

May 17th, 2016


Alex Honnold (@alexhonnold, Facebook: /alexhonnold) is a professional adventure rock climber whose audacious free-solo (no ropes, no partner) ascents …

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

May 13th, 2016


This episode is a conversation/debate/trading of ideas between Chase Jarvis (@ChaseJarvis) and yours truly. We discuss a little bit of everything, …

#158: The Secrets of Gymnastic Strength Training

May 8th, 2016


If you loved the Pavel, Poliquin, or Dom D’Agostino episodes, you'll love this one. My guest this episode isChristopher Sommer (GymnasticBodies …

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

May 4th, 2016


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

#156: Joshua Skenes -- Playing with Fire

April 30th, 2016


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

#155: On Zero-to-Hero Transformations

April 27th, 2016


In this episode, we don't have any special guests, unless you count the multiple personalities in my own head. We are not talking to Arnold …

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

April 23rd, 2016


"A successful writing day is the day that I suffer in the morning, and I have fun in the evening." -Paulo Coelho Paulo Coelho (@paulocoelho) has long …

#153: The Man Who Studied 1,000 Deaths to Learn How to Live

April 13th, 2016


At the end of our lives, what do we most wish for? And how can knowing this help you live better lives now? BJ Miller, MD (@zenhospice) knows. BJ is a palliative care physician at Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco, …

#152: On Philosophy and Riches

April 9th, 2016


Whenever I succumb to social pressure to treat time as less valuable than income, that's when I turn to stoicism. In this special episode of the podcast, I'm sharing one of my favorite letters from Seneca, "On …

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

April 5th, 2016


Caroline Paul (@carowriter) is a blast and can also probably kick my ass... seriously. Caroline is the author of four published books. Her latest is …

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

March 29th, 2016


This is an interview you’ve been asking for since before I started the podcast: Morgan Spurlock. Morgan Spurlock (@morganspurlock) is an …

#149: How to Live in The Moment

March 27th, 2016


I once wrote, "We all like to appear 'successful' (a nebulous term at best) and the media likes to portray standouts as superheroes...Most …

#148: Josh Waitzkin, The Prodigy Returns

March 22nd, 2016


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

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

March 18th, 2016


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

#146: The Random Show, Ice Cold Edition

March 16th, 2016


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

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

March 11th, 2016


This episode is very special to me and features a verbal Jedi who never gets interviewed himself: Cal Fussman. Cal (@calfussman) is a New York Times bestselling author and a writer-at-large for Esquire Magazine, where …

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

March 5th, 2016


If you've enjoyed my previous in-between episodes , then this might be your favorite episode ever. It's one of the most actionable, information-packed interviews I've ever done. This time, it's Joel Stein …

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

March 2nd, 2016


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

#142: How to Achieve Self-Ownership

February 28th, 2016


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

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

February 23rd, 2016


This episode is a special double header. It features one interview and one performance. First up is Kaskade (@Kaskade), widely considered one of the Founding Fathers of Progressive House Music. He's been voted …

#140: Shaun White: The Most Unholy Snowboarder Ever

February 18th, 2016


"My parents never really told me I couldn't do anything." - Shaun White This particular episode comes from a fun event -- my first live podcast at …

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

February 16th, 2016


This episode might make your head explode... in the best way possible. Walter O'Brien (AKA "Scorpion") (@walterobrienscs) is the founder of Scorpion Computer Services and, a for-hire global think tank …

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

February 10th, 2016


I expected this episode to be amazing, and Seth 10x'd expectations. He's incredible. Seth Godin (@thisissethsblog) is the author of 17 bestselling books that have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes …

#137: How to Practice Poverty and Reduce Fear

February 2nd, 2016


Sometimes mindset is everything. That's why I hope you pay close attention to this episode of the podcast. This two-thousand-year-old letter from …

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

January 29th, 2016


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

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

January 26th, 2016


Luis von Ahn (@luisvonahn) is an entrepreneur and computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University. He is known for inventing CAPTCHAs, being a MacArthur Fellow ("genius grant" recipient), and selling two …

#134: The Tao of Seneca

January 22nd, 2016


This is a special episode that is the result of more than 10 years of dreaming. For years, I've been studying Stoicism, but I've always had a …

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

January 18th, 2016


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

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

January 15th, 2016


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

#131: Eric Weinstein on Challenging “Reality,” Working with Peter Thiel, and Destroying Education to Save It

January 13th, 2016


My guest this episode is my friend, Eric Weinstein (@ericrweinstein), managing director of Thiel Capital, a Ph.D in mathematical physics from Harvard, and a research fellow at the Mathematical Institute of Oxford …

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

January 7th, 2016


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

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

January 3rd, 2016


This episode is ~99% serious recommendations and resolutions for 2016. But I am joined by tech entrepreneur and investor, Kevin Rose, so it's at …

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

December 28th, 2015


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

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

December 22nd, 2015


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

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

December 18th, 2015


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

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

December 13th, 2015


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

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

December 6th, 2015


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

Jamie Foxx Mega-Interview - 5-Minute Teaser

December 5th, 2015


Enjoy the teaser sample! Full episode coming in a few days. 2.5 hours of stories and impromptu performances in Jamie's studio, digging into acting, …

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

November 30th, 2015


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

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

November 28th, 2015


This is another special episode of The Tim Ferriss Show. Usually, when I talk about strategies for living a better life, I focus on strategies for effectiveness and efficiency. That is, finding ways for you to be better …

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

November 25th, 2015


This tactical episode covers principles and tactics for creating amazing careers, comedy, writing, and much more. Hilarious stories weave it all together. My guest is B.J. Novak (@bjnovak), best known for his work on …

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

November 22nd, 2015


Will MacAskill (@willmacaskill) is an Associate Professor in Philosophy at Lincoln College, Oxford. Just 28 years old, he is likely the youngest …

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

November 16th, 2015


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

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

November 10th, 2015


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

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

November 3rd, 2015


Dr. Dominic “Dom" D’Agostino (@DominicDAgosti2) is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Physiology at the …

#116: How Casey Neistat Gets Away With Murder

October 27th, 2015


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

#115: Thinking About Extra Dimensions with Physicist Lisa Randall

October 24th, 2015


Professor Lisa Randall (@lirarandall) researches particle physics and cosmology at Harvard, where she is a professor of theoretical physics. …

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

October 20th, 2015


Jimmy Chin (@jimkchin) is an artist and professional athlete, often at the same time. If Chase Jarvis and Laird Hamilton had a love child, it would …

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

October 16th, 2015


This short (~20 min) episode covers the latest tools, gadgets, and tactics I'm using for faster and better sleep. As a lifelong insomniac, I've tried …

#112: The Nasty Icon of Retail, Sophia Amoruso

October 13th, 2015


Sophia Amoruso (@Sophia_Amoruso) is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Nasty Gal, a global online destination for both new and vintage clothing, shoes, and accessories. Founded in 2006, Nasty Gal was named “Fastest …

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

October 10th, 2015


"I should be used as a mercenary, not a lifer." - Tim Ferriss In this episode, we have a change of pace... Expa (@expa) is a startup studio. It was …

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

October 5th, 2015


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

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

October 3rd, 2015


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

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

September 30th, 2015


This episode features a dynamic duo. Seth Rogen (@SethRogen) is an actor, writer, producer, and director. Evan Goldberg (@EvanDGoldberg) …

#107: The Scariest Navy SEAL I've Ever Met...And What He Taught Me

September 25th, 2015


Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) is one of the scariest human beings imaginable. He is a lean 230 pounds. He is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert who used to tap out 20 Navy SEALs per workout. He is a legend in the Special …

#106: Scott Adams: The Man Behind Dilbert

September 22nd, 2015


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

#105: 5 Morning Rituals That Help Me Win the Day

September 18th, 2015


This episode of The Tim Ferriss Show is a bit of an experiment. Most the time, I interview many world-class people, and I ask them many, many questions to try and figure out what makes them good at what they do. Many of …

#104: Are Psychedelic Drugs the Next Medical Breakthrough?

September 14th, 2015


Martin Polanco (@Martin_Polanco7), M.D., is the founder and program director of Crossroads Treatment Center, based in Rosarito, Mexico. Crossroads …

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

September 11th, 2015


100 episodes! Whaaat?! This celebratory episode involves me drunk dialing a bunch of you on Skype. We'll get to that. But first, a little background …

#102: "The Iceman," Wim Hof

September 7th, 2015



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

August 30th, 2015


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

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

August 28th, 2015


Dr. Brené Brown (@BreneBrown) is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Brené’s 2010 TEDx Houston …

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

August 26th, 2015


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

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

August 24th, 2015


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

#97: The Evolutionary Angel, Naval Ravikant

August 18th, 2015


Naval Ravikant (@naval) is the CEO and a co-founder of AngelList. He previously co-founded Epinions, which went public as part of, and He is an active angel investor and has invested in more than …

#96: Kevin Kelly on Artificial Intelligence and Designer Babies

August 7th, 2015


Kevin Kelly (@kevin2kelly) returns to the podcast due to popular demand. Kevin continues to be perhaps the Most Interesting Man in the World. He is …

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

August 4th, 2015


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

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

July 31st, 2015


Tara Brach (@TaraBrach) is a PhD in clinical psychology and one of the leading teachers of Buddhist thinking and meditation in the Western world. …

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

July 28th, 2015


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

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

July 24th, 2015


Maria Popova (@brainpicker) has written for amazing outlets like The Atlantic and The New York Times, but I find her most amazing project to be 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

July 21st, 2015


Charles Poliquin (@strengthsensei) is one of the best known strength coaches in the world. He has trained elite athletes from nearly 20 different …

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

July 16th, 2015


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

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

July 15th, 2015


Laird Hamilton (@LairdLife) is widely considered the greatest big wave surfer of all-time and an innovator in board sports. He’s the creator of tow-in surfing, and largely responsible for the rebirth of stand-up paddle …

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

July 10th, 2015


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

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

July 8th, 2015


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

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

July 6th, 2015


Stanley McChrystal (@StanMcChrystal) retired from the U.S. Army as a four-star general after more than 34 years of service. Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates described McChrystal as "perhaps the finest warrior and …

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

July 1st, 2015


By popular demand, this episode features Kelly Starrett. He’s trained CrossFit athletes for more than 130,000 hours (!) and his clients include …

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

June 27th, 2015


This episode explores pain, struggle, and how to turn both into amazing creative projects. Whitney Cummings is a Los Angeles-based comedian, actor, writer and producer. Whitney is executive producer and, along with …

#83: The Maverick of Brain Optimization

June 22nd, 2015


"My lab is interested in pursuing how we can enhance cognition to improve quality of life." - Adam Gazzaley Dr. Adam Gazzaley (@adamgazz) obtained an …

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

June 17th, 2015


Sam Kass almost became a pro baseball player. Instead, he pivoted a history major into becoming the private chef for the Obamas in the White …

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

June 12th, 2015


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

#80: Thomas Edison's Formula for Greatness

June 8th, 2015


This episode is intended to help you with unexpected problems that will crop up this week. My guest is Ryan Holiday, who became Director of Marketing …

#79: Chris Sacca on Being Different and Making Billions

May 31st, 2015


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

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

May 27th, 2015


In this episode, I answer questions submitted by you all. 50% of this episode is spent explaining how -- if I had to start over today -- I would …

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

May 20th, 2015


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

#76: Rick Rubin, The Seclusive Zen Master

May 15th, 2015


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

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

May 7th, 2015


Noah Kagan was #30 at Facebook, #4 at, and is the Chief Sumo (founder) at SumoMe, which offers free tools to help grow website traffic. To …

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

May 2nd, 2015


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

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

April 25th, 2015


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

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

April 20th, 2015


"Why would I be wound up? I'm either ready, or I'm not. Worrying about it right now ain't gonna change a damn thing." - Floyd Mayweather, Jr. just …

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

April 13th, 2015


 Jon Favreau (@Jon_Favreau) is a man of many talents. He burst onto the acting scene with his role in Rudy.  He first established himself as a writer …

#70: How to Earn Your Freedom

April 11th, 2015


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

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

April 6th, 2015


The goal of this blog and my podcast is to push you outside of your comfort zone and force you to question assumptions. This why I invite divergent thinkers and world-class performers who often disagree. I might …

#68: Lazy: A Manifesto (15 Min)

April 2nd, 2015


This 15-minute episode is experimental, and it might just change your life. I suspect many of you will listen to it on an ongoing weekly basis, and …

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

March 30th, 2015


Amanda Palmer first came to prominence as one half of the internationally acclaimed punk cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls. She is widely known as “The …

Ep 66: The Psychedelic Explorer's Guide - Risks, Micro-Dosing, Ibogaine, and More

March 21st, 2015



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

March 12th, 2015


This is a much anticipated follow-up discussion with Dr. Peter Attia. Peter is the co-founder and current president of the Nutritional Science …

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

March 5th, 2015


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

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

February 26th, 2015


This is an experimental episode. It's a roundtable discussion with two hedge fund experts: Mark Hart and Raoul Pal. It digs into investment, physical …

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

February 23rd, 2015


Justin Boreta is a founding member of The Glitch Mob. Their music has been featured in movies like Sin City II, Edge of Tomorrow, Captain America, and Spiderman. In this episode, we discuss The Glitch …

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

February 9th, 2015


Matt Mullenweg has been named one of PC World’s Top 50 People on the Web,’s 30 under 30, and Business Week’s 25 Most Influential People on …

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

February 2nd, 2015


In this episode, I interview the one and only Arnold Schwarzenegger... at his kitchen table. We dig into lessons learned, routines, favorite books, …

Arnold Schwarzenegger Teaser

January 31st, 2015


This is a short excerpt from the full 1+ hour interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger, which is going live after the Super Bowl. The full episode will …

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

January 29th, 2015


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

Ep 58: How to Create a Blockbuster Podcast (Part 1)

January 29th, 2015


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 57: Pavel Tsatsouline Answers Your 15 Most Popular Exercise Questions

January 26th, 2015


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 …

Ep 56: How to Think Like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos

January 20th, 2015


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

January 15th, 2015


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 …

Ep 54: The Promises and Perils of the Microbiome - Dr. Jonathan Eisen and Jessica Richman

January 6th, 2015


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 …

Ep 53: Ed Cooke (Part 2), Grandmaster of Memory, on Mental Performance, Imagination, and Productive Mischief

December 30th, 2014


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

December 30th, 2014


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

December 23rd, 2014


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 …

Ep 50: Dr. Peter Attia on Ultra-Endurance, Drinking Jet Fuel, Human Foie Gras, and More

December 18th, 2014


Peter Attia, MD, is the President and co-Founder of the Nutrition Science Initiative (NuSI). He is an ultra-endurance athlete, compulsive …

Ep 49: Tim Answers Your 10 Most Popular Questions

December 12th, 2014


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 …

Ep 48: Marc Goodman, FBI Futurist, on High-Tech Crime and How to Protect Yourself

December 9th, 2014


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 …

Ep 47: Bryan Callen on Eating Corgis (Yes, The Dogs) and Improving Creativity

December 1st, 2014


Bryan Callen is a prolific actor and world-class standup comic. He's appeared on shows including Entourage, Law & Order, CSI, Sex and the City, …

Ep 46: Hating Tech, Hidden Japanese Gems, Sexual Awkwardness, and More

November 25th, 2014


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 …

Ep 45: Nick Ganju on The Majesty of Ping Pong, Poker, and How to Write Hit Songs

November 19th, 2014


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 …

Ep 44: How to Avoid Decision Fatigue (<20 Min)

November 15th, 2014


This is a short "inbetween-isode" of <20 minutes in length. All the longer interviews and episodes can be found at, and please let me know what you think on Twitter. I can be found at …

Ep 43: Margaret Cho on Comedy, Bisexuality, and The Slow-Carb Diet

November 11th, 2014


Margaret Cho is a polymath. She is an internationally acclaimed comic, actress, author, fashion designer and singer-songwriter. Perhaps you've …

Ep 42: Rolf Potts (Part 2) on Travel Tactics, Creating Time Wealth, and Lateral Thinking

November 4th, 2014


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 …

Ep 41: Rolf Potts on Travel Tactics, Creating Time Wealth, and Lateral Thinking

November 4th, 2014


"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 …

Ep 40: Andrew Zimmern on Simple Cooking Tricks, Developing TV, and Addiction

October 28th, 2014


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 was awarded …

Ep 39: Maria Popova on Writing, Work Arounds, and Building

October 21st, 2014


This episode is sponsored by 99Designs and ExOfficio.Maria Popova has written for amazing outlets like The Atlantic and The New York Times, but I find her most amazing project to be in 2006 as …

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

October 15th, 2014


Part 2 of 2. Tony Robbins is the world's most famous performance coach. He's advised everyone from Bill Clinton to Serena Williams, and from Leonardo DiCaprio to Oprah (who calls him "superhuman"). For years, you've …

Ep 37: Tony Robbins on Morning Routines, Peak Performance, and Mastering Money

October 15th, 2014


Part 1 of 2.Tony Robbins is the world's most famous performance coach. He's advised everyone from Bill Clinton to Serena Williams, and from Leonardo DiCaprio to Oprah (who calls him "superhuman"). For years, you've also …

Ep 36: Alexis Ohanian on Y Combinator, Getting Punched, and Picking Winners

October 9th, 2014


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 …

Ep 35: Tony Robbins and Peter Diamandis (XPRIZE) on the Magic of Thinking BIG

October 7th, 2014


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 TONY ROBBINS Tony Robbins …

Ep 34: Ramit Sethi (Part 2) on Persuasion, Negotiation, and Turning a Blog Into a Multi-Million-Dollar Business

October 3rd, 2014


This is Part 2 of a two-part interview.Ramit Sethi built his personal finance blog up to 500,000+ readers per month (, and has since turned it into a revenue generating monster. I don't use …

Ep 33: Ramit Sethi on Persuasion, Negotiation, and Turning a Blog Into a Multi-Million-Dollar Business

October 2nd, 2014


Ramit Sethi built his personal finance blog ( 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 …

Ep 32: Tracy DiNunzio (Part 3), Founder of Tradesy, on Rapid Growth and Rapid Learning

September 26th, 2014


Part 3 of 3.Tracy DiNunzio is a killer. She's the self-taught founder and CEO of, which has taken off like a rocket ship. She's raised $13 million from investors including Richard Branson, Kleiner Perkins, …

Ep 31: Tracy DiNunzio (Part 2), Founder of Tradesy, on Rapid Growth and Rapid Learning

September 25th, 2014


Part 2 of 3.Tracy DiNunzio is a killer. She's the self-taught founder and CEO of, which has taken off like a rocket ship. She's raised $13 million from investors including Richard Branson, Kleiner Perkins, …

Ep 30: Tracy DiNunzio, Founder of Tradesy, on High-Velocity Growth and Tactics

September 24th, 2014


Tracy DiNunzio is a killer. She's the self-taught founder and CEO of, which has taken off like a rocket ship. She's raised $13 million from investors including Richard Branson, Kleiner Perkins, and yours …

Ep 29: What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars, with Author Brendan Moynihan

September 16th, 2014


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 …

Ep 28: Peter Thiel, Billionaire Investor and Company Creator on Investing, Business, and Life

September 10th, 2014


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 …

Ep 27: Kevin Kelly (Part 3) - WIRED Co-Founder, Polymath, Most Interesting Man In The World?

August 28th, 2014


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 …

Ep 26: Kevin Kelly (Part 2) - WIRED Co-Founder, Polymath, Most Interesting Man In The World?

August 27th, 2014


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 …

Ep 25: Kevin Kelly - WIRED Co-Founder, Polymath, Most Interesting Man In The World

August 25th, 2014


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 …

Ep 24: Kevin Rose - Gut Bacteria, Meditation, Startups, and More

August 22nd, 2014


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

Ep 23: Do "Homeopathic" Remedies or Medicine Work?

August 19th, 2014


This short (<10 min) episode explores the realities and science of "homeopathy," a controversial approach to medicine. This episode also explains common logical fallacies that you can guard against in all areas of …

Ep 22: Ed Catmull, President of Pixar, on Steve Jobs, Stories, and Lessons Learned

August 12th, 2014


Ed Catmull is co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios (along with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) and president of Pixar Animation and Disney Animation. …

Ep 21: Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park -- On Music, Creativity, Selling 60+ Million Albums

August 4th, 2014


Mike Shinoda is best known as the rapper, principal songwriter, keyboardist, rhythm guitarist and one of the two vocalists of Linkin Park, which has …

Ep 20: Dan Carlin - Hardcore History, Building Podcasts, Creativity, and More

July 29th, 2014


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 …

Ep. 19: The Top 5 Reasons to Be a Jack of All Trades

July 18th, 2014


This is a short "inbetween-isode" audio essay (<15 min). All episodes, including 1-2-hour interviews, can be found at me know what you think on Twitter! @tferrissPura vida, Tim


Ep. 18: James Altucher on Saying No, Failing Better, Business Building, and More

July 11th, 2014


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 …

Ep. 17: The Power of Negative Visualization (<10 Minutes)

July 7th, 2014


This is a short "inbetween-isode" of <10 minutes in length. Please find all episodes and more at Let me know what you think on Twitter: @tferriss Enjoy! Tim


If you enjoy the …

Ep. 16 - Joe De Sena on Grit, Endurance, and Building Empires

July 1st, 2014


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 FOOT. What about the …

Ep. 15: Neil Strauss - Author of The Game and 7 New York Times Bestsellers

June 23rd, 2014


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 …

Ep. 14: Sam Harris, PhD - Spirituality, Neuroscience, Meditation, and More

June 17th, 2014


Sam Harris is a neuroscience Ph.D. and the author of the bestselling books, The End of Faith, The Moral Landscape, Free Will, and Lying. The End of Faith won the 2005 PEN Award for Nonfiction.In this episode, we …

Ep. 13: "Productivity" Tricks for the Neurotic, Manic-Depressive, and Crazy (Like Me)

June 13th, 2014


This is a short audio essay "inbetween-isode" of <15 minutes -- enjoy! Let me know what you think: @tferrissPura vida, Tim


If you enjoy the …

Ep. 12: Dr. Rhonda Patrick on Life Extension, Performance, and More

June 10th, 2014


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 …

Ep. 11: Drugs and the Meaning of Life

June 6th, 2014


This episode is about 20 minutes long and features Sam Harris, PhD in neuroscience and bestselling author ( It's intended to give …

Ep. 10: Brian Koppelman, co-writer/producer of Rounders, Ocean's Thirteen, The Illusionist, etc.

June 3rd, 2014


Brian Koppelman is a screenwriter, novelist, director, and producer. He is best known as the co-writer of Ocean's Thirteen and Rounders, as well as a producer of The Illusionist and The Lucky Ones. He has directed films …

Episode 9: The 9 Habits to Stop Now -- The Not-To-Do List

May 28th, 2014


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 …

Episode 8: Chase Jarvis, Master Photographer

May 26th, 2014


Chase Jarvis is a master photographer and the CEO of 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 …

Episode 7: Stephen Dubner, co-author of Freakonomics

May 19th, 2014


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 …

Episode 6: 6 Formulas for More Output and Less Overwhelm

May 16th, 2014


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 …

Episode 5: Jason Silva

May 12th, 2014


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 …

Episode 4: Ryan Holiday

May 6th, 2014


This episode features Ryan Holiday, who became Director of Marketing at American Apparel at age 21 (!).Since dropping out of college at 19 to …

Episode 3: Kelly Starrett and Dr. Justin Mager

April 27th, 2014


This episode features two incredible guests: Dr. Justin Mager and Kelly Starrett. We all drink wine and get crazy. Dr. Mager is my personal doctor and has helped me with dozens of my crazy experiments, complete with …

Episode 2: Joshua Waitzkin

April 18th, 2014


Josh Waitzkin was the basis for the book and movie "Searching for Bobby Fischer." Considered a chess prodigy, he has learning strategies that can be applied to anything, including his other loves of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu …

Episode 1: Kevin Rose

April 18th, 2014


I consider Kevin Rose one of the best "stock pickers" in the early startup game, and he can predict even non-tech trends with stunning …

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