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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

#436: Books I've Loved — Maria Popova and Tyler Cowen

5/25/2020
#436: Books I've Loved — Maria Popova and Tyler Cowen | Brought to you by Audible. 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...

Duration:00:26:22

#435: Kevin Hart — The Unstoppable Combination of Positivity and Relentless Improvement

5/21/2020
Kevin Hart — The Unstoppable Combination of Positivity and Relentless Improvement | Brought to you by Theragun and Athletic Greens "I don't understand how you do something halfway. I did that through high school, and doing that, I saw the instant consequence." — Kevin Hart Kevin Hart (@kevinhart4real) was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he launched his career as a comedian during an amateur night at a local comedy club. Over the years, Kevin has become one of...

Duration:01:04:01

#434: Jim Dethmer — How to Shift from Victim Consciousness, Reduce Drama, Practice Candor, Be Fully Alive, and More

5/18/2020
Jim Dethmer — How to Shift from Victim Consciousness, Reduce Drama, Practice Candor, Be Fully Alive, and More | Brought to you by LMNT and "5-Bullet Friday" "So many of us destroy our aliveness through pretending. I wasn't going to pretend." — Jim Dethmer Jim Dethmer is one of the world’s leading voices on conscious leadership. He is a co-founder at Conscious Leadership Group; co-author of the #1 best-selling book on conscious leadership, The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership; an...

Duration:02:33:51

#433: Sam Harris on Psychedelics, How to Cope During a Pandemic, Taming Anxiety, and More

5/15/2020
Sam Harris — Psychedelics, Meditation, and The Bigger Picture | Brought to you by FreshBooks and "5-Bullet Friday" "Nothing's changed but yet, on some level, everything has changed, and I feel like I'm in a spaceship where at any moment, the leak or the breach in the wall can be catastrophic. It's a very bizarre feeling, which I know everyone is sharing to one or another degree." — Sam Harris Sam Harris (@SamHarrisOrg) is a neuroscientist, philosopher, and author of five New York Times...

Duration:01:50:17

#432: Books I've Loved — Kevin Kelly

5/13/2020
#432: Books I've Loved — Kevin Kelly | Brought to you by Audible. 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...

Duration:00:18:03

#431: Howard Marks on the US Dollar, Three Ways to Add Defense, and Good Questions

5/11/2020
Howard Marks on the US Dollar, Three Ways to Add Defense, and Good Questions | Brought to you by LinkedIn Jobs and "5-Bullet Friday." More on both below. "Move forward but with caution." — Howard Marks Howard Marks (@HowardMarksBook) is co-chairman and co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management, a leading investment firm with more than $125 billion in assets under management. He is the author of the books Mastering the Market Cycle: Getting the Odds on Your Side and The Most Important Thing:...

Duration:01:05:36

#430: Elizabeth Gilbert’s Creative Path: Saying No, Trusting Your Intuition, Index Cards, Integrity Checks, Grief, Awe, and Much More

5/8/2020
Elizabeth Gilbert’s Amazing Creative Toolkit: Saying No, Trusting Intuition, Seeking Awe, Bathing in Grief, and Index Cards | Brought to you by Thrive Market and Athletic Greens. More on both below. “We live in a culture that says you should be able to power through anything. Life will very generously remind you that you cannot, and it will very generously break you at times and very generously show you.” — Elizabeth Gilbert Elizabeth Gilbert (@GilbertLiz) is the #1 New York Times...

Duration:02:13:39

#429: Nick Kokonas on Resurrecting Restaurants, Skin in the Game, and Investing

5/6/2020
Nick Kokonas on Resurrecting Restaurants, Skin in the Game, and Investing | Brought to you by ShipStation and Helix Sleep. More on both below. "It remains to be seen, of course, whether or not this works. But what I didn't want to do was wait to see what happened." — Nick Kokonas 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, St. Clair Supper Club, and The Aviary...

Duration:01:49:39

#428: Jim Jefferies on Comedy, Life Lessons, and the Magic of Filling Out Customs Forms

5/4/2020
#428: Jim Jefferies on Comedy, Life Lessons, and the Magic of Filling Out Customs Forms | Brought to you by Laird Superfood and “5-Bullet Friday." More on both below. “The rise is always better than the peak.” — Jim Jefferies Sydney native Jim Jefferies (@jimjefferies) is one of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation, entertaining audiences across the globe with his provocative, belief-challenging, and thought-provoking comedy. He created and starred in the sitcom Legit...

Duration:01:17:24

#427: Michael Lewis — Inside the Mind of the Iconic Writer

5/1/2020
#427: Michael Lewis on the Crafts of Writing, Friendship, Coaching, Happiness, and More | Brought to you by UCAN and Readwise. More on both below. “The secret to doing good research is always to be a little underemployed. You waste years by not being able to waste hours.” — Amos Tversky Michael Lewis is the best-selling author of many books, including Liar's Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side, The Big Short, The Undoing Project, and The Fifth Risk. Both of his books about sports became...

Duration:01:59:52

#426: The Random Show: Boozy Quarantine Edition!

4/29/2020
#426: The Random Show: Boozy Quarantine Edition! | Brought to you by Magic Spoon Cereal and “5-Bullet Friday" 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 fine (and not-so-fine) wines, dog adoption, great fiction and non-fiction reads, anniversary celebration during quarantine, exotic meats and decadent desserts, skiing...

Duration:01:32:43

#425: Books I've Loved — Cindy Eckert and Alexis Ohanian

4/27/2020
#425: Books I've Loved — Cindy Eckert and Alexis Ohanian | Brought to you by Audible. 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...

Duration:00:27:14

#424: Brian Koppelman on Making Art, Francis Ford Coppola, Building Momentum, and More

4/23/2020
Brian Koppelman on Making Art, Francis Ford Coppola, Building Momentum, and More | Brought to you by Helix Sleep and "5-Bullet Friday" “A lot of growing up is learning to shift the responsibility from the other to the self.” — Brian Koppelman Brian Koppelman (@briankoppelman) is a screenwriter, novelist, director, producer, and host of The Moment podcast. Prior to his hit show Billions, which he co-created and executive produced (and co-wrote on spec), he was best known as the co-writer of...

Duration:01:30:36

#423: Rana el Kaliouby — AI, Emotional Intelligence, and The Journey of Finding Oneself

4/21/2020
Rana el Kaliouby — AI, Emotional Intelligence, and The Journey of Finding Oneself | Brought to you by LinkedIn Jobs and "5-Bullet Friday" "Embrace your emotions." — Rana el Kaliouby A pioneer in Emotion AI, Rana el Kaliouby, Ph.D. (@Kaliouby), is co-founder and CEO of Affectiva, and author of the new book Girl Decoded: A Scientist's Quest to Reclaim Our Humanity by Bringing Emotional Intelligence to Technology. A passionate advocate for humanizing technology, ethics in AI, and diversity,...

Duration:01:37:17

#422: Fear-Setting: The Most Valuable Exercise I Do Every Month

4/20/2020
“We suffer more in imagination than in reality.” — Seneca I do an exercise called “fear-setting” at least once a quarter, often once a month. It is the most powerful exercise I do. Fear-setting has produced my biggest business and personal successes, as well as repeatedly helped me to avoid catastrophic mistakes. ADDITIONAL RESOURCES: My TED talk, which is what you are listening to, gives you an overview, and the text at tim.blog/ted provides more detail, step-by-step instructions, and...

Duration:00:17:32

#421: Dr. Jane Goodall — The Legend, The Lessons, The Hope

4/16/2020
Dr. Jane Goodall — The Legend, The Lessons, The Hope | Brought to you by ExpressVPN and LinkedIn Marketing Solutions. “The greatest danger to our future is apathy.” — Dr. Jane Goodall Dr. Jane Goodall (@JaneGoodallInst) was born on April 3rd, 1934, in London England. At the young age of 26, she followed her passion for animals and Africa to Gombe, Tanzania, where she began her landmark study of chimpanzees in the wild,­ immersing herself in their habitat as a neighbor rather than a distant...

Duration:01:38:55

#420: Books I've Loved — Matt Mullenweg

4/13/2020
#420: Books I've Loved — Matt Mullenweg | Brought to you by Audible. 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:00:25:16

#419: Ryan Holiday — How to Use Stoicism to Choose Alive Time Over Dead Time

4/9/2020
Ryan Holiday — How to Use Stoicism to Choose Alive Time Over Dead Time | Brought to you by LegalZoom and Trello. "Anger is often what pain looks like when it shows itself in public." — Krista Tippett Ryan Holiday (@RyanHoliday) is one of the world’s foremost thinkers and writers on ancient philosophy and its place in modern life. He is a sought-after speaker and strategist and the author of many bestselling books, including The Obstacle Is the Way, Ego Is the Enemy, and The Daily Stoic....

Duration:01:13:56

#418: Esther Perel — Tactics for Relationships in Quarantine

4/2/2020
Esther Perel — Tactics for Relationships in Quarantine | Brought to you by Magic Spoon and ShipStation. “Maybe you don’t feel that enough people love you, but I can tell you, there’s a world of people out there who need you at this moment.” — Esther Perel Psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling author Esther Perel (@EstherPerelOfficial) is recognized as one of today's most insightful and original voices on modern relationships. Fluent in nine languages, she helms a therapy practice...

Duration:01:59:57

#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