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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 deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.

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 deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.

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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 deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.

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English


Episodes

#417: Dr. Vivek Murthy — Former Surgeon General on Combatting COVID-19, Loneliness, and More

3/26/2020
Dr. Vivek Murthy — Former Surgeon General on Combatting COVID-19, Loneliness, and More | Brought to you by NutriBullet and Trello. “All of us, regardless of what stage of life we’re at, we’ve got three basic needs: we all want to know that we matter, we want to be seen for who we are, and we want to know that we’re loved.” — Dr. Vivek Murthy Dr. Vivek H. Murthy (@vivek_murthy, vivekmurthy.com) served as the 19th Surgeon General of the United States between 2014-2017. As the Vice Admiral of...

Duration:02:03:51

#416: How to Support Healthcare Workers Now — Plus Urgent Suggestions for Uber Eats, Hilton, Amazon, and More

3/21/2020
I expect next week will be an exceptionally difficult week for many people and many cities, New York City chief among them. There are several very urgent needs. This episode will highlight things that can be done to help healthcare workers (food, temp housing, PPE, ventilators and vent modification for higher capacity, etc.), as well as a few companies well positioned to immediately help. I would encourage you to think of healthcare workers, alongside people working on vaccine development...

Duration:00:19:03

#415: Lori Gottlieb — The Power of Getting to *Unknow* Yourself

3/19/2020
Lori Gottlieb — The Power of Getting to *Unknow* Yourself | Brought to you by Four Sigmatic and LinkedIn Jobs. Lori Gottlieb (@LoriGottlieb1) is a psychotherapist and author of the New York Times bestseller Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, which is being adapted as a television series by Eva Longoria and the creators of the Emmy and Golden Globe-winning series The Americans. In addition to her clinical practice, she writes the Atlantic's weekly "Dear Therapist" advice column and...

Duration:01:37:40

#414: Jack Kornfield — How to Find Peace Amidst COVID-19, How to Cultivate Calm in Chaos

3/12/2020
Jack Kornfield — How to Find Peace Amidst COVID-19, How to Cultivate Calm in Chaos | Brought to you by FreshBooks and 99designs. "We have the opportunity, even in difficult times, to let our spirit shine." — Jack Kornfield Jack Kornfield (@JackKornfield) trained as a Buddhist monk in the monasteries of Thailand, India, and Burma, shortly thereafter becoming one of the key teachers to introduce Buddhist mindfulness practice to the West. He has taught meditation internationally since...

Duration:01:59:57

#413: Tyler Cowen on Rationality, COVID-19, Talismans, and Life on the Margins

3/5/2020
Tyler Cowen on Rationality, COVID-19, Talismans, and Life on the Margins | Brought to you by NutriBullet and ExpressVPN. "If you need to measure, you've failed." — Tyler Cowen Professor Tyler Cowen (@tylercowen) has a personal moonshot: to teach economics to more people than anyone else in the history of the world—and he might just succeed. In addition to his regular teaching at George Mason University, Tyler has blogged every day at Marginal Revolution for almost 17 years, helping to make...

Duration:02:00:34

#412: Josh Waitzkin on Beginner’s Mind, Self-Actualization, and Advice from Your Future Self

2/27/2020
Josh Waitzkin on Beginner’s Mind, Self-Actualization, and Advice from Your Future Self | Brought to you by Helix Sleep and Athletic Greens. "I think of learning as unobstructed self-expression." — Josh Waitzkin Josh Waitzkin, author of The Art of Learning: An Inner Journey to Optimal Performance, is an eight-time national chess champion, a two-time world champion in Tai Chi Chuan Push Hands, and the first Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt under nine-time world champion Marcelo Garcia. For...

Duration:01:23:14

#411: Richard Turner — The Magical Phenom Who Will Blow Your Mind

2/20/2020
Richard Turner — The Magical Phenom Who Will Blow Your Mind | Brought to you by Nulo and Inktel. "Practice does not make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect." — Richard Turner I am very, very excited to introduce this interview, as I've been wanting to meet today's guest, Richard Turner, for almost two years now. I first came across Richard Turner (richardturner52.com, youtube.com/richardturner52) in the documentary Dealt, directed by Luke Korem. I can't remember the last time I...

Duration:02:10:29

#410: Ryan Holiday — Turning the Tables

2/13/2020
Ryan Holiday — Turning the Tables | Brought to you by LinkedIn Jobs and 99designs. Welcome to The Tim Ferriss Show! It is — usually — 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 test in your own life. This time we have a "turning the tables" episode. What does that mean? Well, I will not be the one doing the interviewing. Instead, I will be the one being interviewed by my friend,...

Duration:02:02:01

#409: Brené Brown — Striving versus Self-Acceptance, Saving Marriages, and More

2/6/2020
Brené Brown — Striving versus Self-Acceptance, Saving Marriages, and More | Brought to you by Brave and Helix Sleep. "We chase extraordinary moments instead of being grateful for ordinary moments until hard shit happens. And then in the face of really hard stuff — illness, death, loss — the only thing we're begging for is a normal moment." — Brené Brown Dr. Brené Brown (@BreneBrown) is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown...

Duration:01:27:30

#408: The Random Show — New Year's Resolutions, 2010-2019 Lessons Learned, Finding Joy, Energy Management, and Much More

1/30/2020
The Random Show — New Year's Resolutions, 2010-2019 Lessons Learned, Finding Joy, Energy Management, and Much More | Brought to you by Calm and LinkedIn Marketing Solutions. Technologist, serial entrepreneur, world-class investor, self-experimenter, and all-around wild and crazy guy Kevin Rose (@KevinRose), rejoins me for another episode of "The Random Show." In this one we explore the language of relationships, polarity, energy management, difficult conversations, finding peace and...

Duration:02:29:38

#407: Sam Zell — Strategies for High-Stakes Investing, Dealmaking, and Grave Dancing

1/23/2020
Sam Zell — Strategies for High-Stakes Investing, Dealmaking, and Grave Dancing | Brought to you by FreshBooks and Brave “If I can't run it, then I don't want to own it.” — Sam Zell 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 test in your own life. This time, we have a slightly different episode. I will not be the one...

Duration:02:03:17

#406: Bob Iger — CEO and Chairman of Disney

1/16/2020
Bob Iger — CEO and Chairman of Disney | Brought to you by 99designs and HumanN's BeetElite. As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company, Robert A. Iger (@RobertIger) is the steward of one of the world's largest media companies and some of the most respected and beloved brands around the globe. Since becoming CEO in 2005, Iger has built on Disney's rich history of storytelling and innovation with the acquisitions of Pixar (2006), Marvel (2009), Lucasfilm (2012) and...

Duration:01:33:11

#405: Penn Jillette on Magic, Losing 100+ Pounds, and Weaponizing Kindness

1/9/2020
Penn Jillette on Magic, Losing 100+ Pounds, and Weaponizing Kindness | Brought to you by Brave and LinkedIn Jobs. "One of the biggest challenges we face is staying kind with profound disagreement—and staying kind when a mechanism has been set up to make money and power out of hate." — Penn Jillette Penn Jillette (@pennjillette) is a cultural phenomenon as a solo personality and as half of the world-famous, Emmy Award-winning magic duo and Las Vegas headliners Penn & Teller. Together since...

Duration:02:11:05

#404: Books I've Loved — Steve Jurvetson

12/30/2019
Books I've Loved — Steve Jurvetson | Brought to you by Four Sigmatic. 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—from startup founders and investors to chess champions to Olympic athletes. This episode, however, is an experiment and part of a shorter series I'm doing called "Books I've Loved." I've invited some amazing past guests, close friends, and new faces to share their favorite books — the books...

Duration:00:25:39

#403: Tony Fadell — On Building the iPod, iPhone, Nest, and a Life of Curiosity

12/23/2019
Tony Fadell — On Building the iPod, iPhone, Nest, and a Life of Curiosity | Brought to you by SuperFat and Four Sigmatic. “Get bored. Just put away all of your things. Maybe go clean up the garage or whatever it is. Right? Through that, you're going to start to think differently. You're going to act slightly differently and your mind might open up to other sources of inspiration, other problems...” — Tony Fadell Tony Fadell (@tfadell), sometimes called "the father of the iPod," is an...

Duration:02:01:25

#402: Books I've Loved — Seth Godin and Esther Perel

12/16/2019
Books I've Loved — Seth Godin and Esther Perel | Brought to you by Hu 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—from startup founders and investors to chess champions to Olympic athletes. This episode, however, is an experiment and part of a shorter series I’m doing called “Books I’ve Loved.” I’ve invited some amazing past guests, close friends, and new faces to share their favorite books — the books...

Duration:00:26:58

#401: Gary Keller — How to Focus on the One Important Thing

12/12/2019
Gary Keller — How to Focus on the One Important Thing | Brought to you by ShipStation and Ring. "My life is better when I'm spontaneous after I've done my most important thing. Being spontaneous before that, that's where it becomes a distraction and does me harm." — Gary Keller Gary Keller (@garykeller) is the co-founder, chairman, and CEO of Keller Williams (KW), the world's largest real estate franchise by agent count. In 2019, KW, which also ranks number one in units and sales volume in...

Duration:02:02:31

#400: Books I’ve Loved — Tim’s Four Must-Read Books

12/9/2019
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—from startup founders and investors to chess champions to Olympic athletes. This episode, however, is an experiment and part of a shorter series I’m doing called “Books I’ve Loved.” I’ve invited some amazing past guests, close friends, and new faces to share their favorite books—the books that have influenced them, changed them, and transformed them for the...

Duration:00:18:33

#399: Adam Grant — The Man Who Does Everything

12/5/2019
"When you feel like you're not productive, it's not necessarily because you're lazy or because you have bad habits, it's because you're not working on the right projects and you haven't found the ones that are intrinsically motivating and meaningful to you." — Adam Grant Adam Grant (@AdamMGrant) is an organizational psychologist at Wharton, where he has been the top-rated professor for seven straight years. He is an expert in how we can find motivation and meaning, and lead more generous...

Duration:02:03:50

#398: Peter Attia, M.D. — Fasting, Metformin, Athletic Performance, and More

11/27/2019
Dr. Peter Attia (peterattiamd.com, TW: @PeterAttiaMD, IG: @peterattiamd, FB: @peterattiamd) is a former ultra-endurance athlete (e.g., swimming races of 25 miles), a compulsive self-experimenter, and one of the most fascinating human beings I know. He is one of my go-to doctors for anything performance or longevity-related. He is also easily the best quarterback and sherpa for the US medical system I've ever met. But here is his official bio to do him justice: Peter is the founder of Attia...

Duration:02:47:05