The Random Show: Okinawa, Pee on the Head, “Medicinal Spirits,” and Jedi Force Tiki Toss

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This episode of The Random Show is full of accidental sexual references. There are dozens of topics covered in this wine-infused session of scatterbrained nonsense.

Like what? To start off: Okinawa, new diets, dog training, booze finds, accidental golden showers, tech, recommended books, people to follow on Twitter, and much more. O-tanoshimi dane!

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Posted on: September 21, 2015.

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37 comments on “The Random Show: Okinawa, Pee on the Head, “Medicinal Spirits,” and Jedi Force Tiki Toss

  1. I love you guys geeking out…so cool
    You should do TV show and sell it! – I’d watch it for sure! So much fun!

    Loved a piece about Okinawa! Remember the same things from Blue Zones book and documentary.
    Gaba Rice Tea – Try that Kevin! I love the taste! Green tea Gaba Rice tea. Genmaicha is cool too.
    Japanese stuff, so cool! Loved it!

    Very interesting stuff about wolves and humans and neanderthals, and symbiotic relationships.
    Peeing with your dog? :))) Your neighbors must be used to all kind of weird shit Tim :))

    Overcast app – cool thing for podcast geeks. Saves time and lets you learn faster. Thanks!

    Something interesting about probiotics:
    “In reality, yogurt by definition has to have two strains of bacteria—Lactobacillus bulgaricus and
    Streptococcus thermophilus—to create the yogurt. However these strains do not pass the gastrointestinal tract intact.
    They are destroyed by the acidity of the stomach and the enzymes of the pancreas, so nothing reaches the colon and
    it’s not beneficial. However, some yogurts are now enriched with other live bacteria of different strains.
    Some of them indeed include strains that survive the passage through the intestinal tract and then can be beneficial,
    and some make that claim but they don’t, and it’s hard for the general public to discriminate.”

    What’s the name of that guy again, who did audio book? With weird art work on the cover?

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  2. Hi Tim,

    Here’s my best attempt at the Show Notes.

    Our website is Man of Many – http://manofmany.com which would be awesome if you could mention it! It’s a men’s lifestyle blog dedicated to featuring the latest in products, culture & style.

    Cheers,
    Scott

    1:00 – Update on Watchville / Hodinkee / Being CEO
    North Technologies mergers with Hodinkee – https://www.hodinkee.com/blog/HODINKEE-Merges-With-Watchville
    Watchville – http://www.watchville.com/
    Hodinkee – https://www.hodinkee.com

    Lambrusco Sparkling Red Wine – http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/08/best-lambrusco-sparkling-red-wine_n_2648982.html?ir=Australia

    4:53 – Ketosis / Keeping a Balanced Diet / Japanese Diets
    The Okinawa Program Book – http://www.amazon.com/The-Okinawa-Program-Longest-Lived-Everlasting/dp/0609807501
    Mugwort Herb – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mugwort
    Ogimi Village Highest Number of Centenarians – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/%C5%8Cgimi,_Okinawa
    Gaba Sprouted Rice – http://www.amazon.com/GABA-Sprouted-Brown-Rice-2-0kg/dp/B004FJVDIA
    Noritamago Furikake – Seaweed & Egg Seasoning – http://www.japanesekitchen.co.uk/futaba-noritamago-furikake-seaweed-egg-rice-seasoning-60g.html

    13:00 – Tim Adopts a Dog, Molly / Genetic Testing / Dog Training
    Video of Tim’s Dog – https://www.facebook.com/TimFerriss/videos/10153529919382241/
    Wisdom Panel – Genetic Testing for Dogs – http://www.wisdompanel.com/
    Clicker Training for Dogs – http://www.clickertraining.com/puppy-training
    Don’t Shoot the Dog!: The New Art of Teaching & Training Book – http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Shoot-Dog-Teaching-Training/dp/0553380397
    Recallers – Susan Garrett – http://www.susangarrett.com/the-five-minute-formula-to-a-brilliant-recall/

    Did Dog-Human Alliance Drive Out the Neanderthals? – http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2015/03/150304-neanderthal-shipman-predmosti-wolf-dog-lionfish-jagger-pogo-ngbooktalk/
    Dogs Live With a Troop of Baboons in Saudia Arabia – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PtIIH9eUsc

    24:00 Pull Up Rig
    Tim’s Pull Up Rig on Instagram – https://instagram.com/p/5fvJxkH8dP/?taken-by=timferriss
    Nayoya Gymnastic Rings – http://www.amazon.com/Nayoya-Wellness-Gymnastic-Rings/dp/B009RA6C1K
    Kayak Dry Bags – http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Dsporting&field-keywords=kayak+dry+bags

    26:00 Cool Presents & Unique Wine Gifts
    Soutirage Wine Ninja’s – http://www.soutirage.com/staff.php
    1914 Pebble Ford Pre-Prohibition Whisky – https://www.pinterest.com/pin/214343263488988770/

    29:00 Tim’s Favourite Apps
    Overcast – Podcast App – https://overcast.fm/
    Overcast – iPhone – https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/overcast-podcast-player/id888422857?mt=8
    Jane McGonigal on Getting More Done with Less Stress – http://fourhourworkweek.com/2015/07/28/jane-mcgonigal/
    Tetris App – iTunes – https://itunes.apple.com/au/app/tetris-free/id480805652?mt=8
    Tetris App – Android – https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ea.game.tetris2011_row&hl=en
    Steve Wozniak Champion of Tetris! – http://www.cultofmac.com/223321/apple-co-founder-steve-wozniak-is-so-awesome-at-tetris-he-was-once-a-champion-at-it-video/

    32:00 Kevin’s Treats / Probiotics
    EPIC Bacon Treats – https://epicbar.com/bites-overview
    Greecologies – Greek Yogurt Lab in Manhatten – http://www.greecologies.com/new-index/#fresh-greek-yogurt

    35:00 Tim’s Noise Cancelling Headphones & Audio Book Recommendation
    Bose QuietComfort® 25 Acoustic Noise Cancelling® headphones – https://www.bose.com/products/headphones/over_ear_headphones.html
    Anything You Want by Derek Sivers Book – http://www.amazon.com/Anything-You-Want-Derek-Sivers/dp/1936719118

    39:00 Social Follow Recommendations
    Derek Sivers – https://twitter.com/sivers
    Dr. Rhonda Patrick – https://twitter.com/foundmyfitness
    The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 12: Dr. Rhonda Patrick on Life Extension, Performance, and Much More – http://fourhourworkweek.com/2014/06/10/the-tim-ferriss-show-rhonda-patrick-life-extension/

    40:00 More Randomness – Wine / Watches / Tiki Toss
    Zalto Wine Glasses – http://www.zalto.co.uk/
    Seiko Men’s SNK809 Seiko 5 Automatic Stainless Steel Watch – http://www.amazon.com/Seiko-SNK809-Automatic-Stainless-Canvas/dp/B002SSUQFG
    Tiki Toss – http://www.amazon.com/Tiki-Toss-Hook-Ring-Game/dp/B00PNA30AE

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  3. So awesome with a new random show!

    I compiled my notes of the show below🙂 Hope you guys can use it!

    — Show notes —

    1:02 – Why did Kevin move to New York and the status of his startup?
    Mentions:
    https://www.hodinkee.com/
    http://www.watchville.com/

    3:45 – Introduction to the episode’s wine (a Lambrusco) – Tim nailing the exact name at 4:08

    4:30 – Kevin Rose on being a “Keto high priest” and going full Japanese?
    Okinawa Program: http://www.amazon.com/The-Okinawa-Program-Longest-Lived-Everlasting/dp/0609807501 (Downside: Book has too much speculation. Upside: A lot of talk about interesting herbs)

    9:25 – Introduction to Okinawa.
    Tim’s observations:
    •They eat a fair amount of fat (pork)
    •Eat a ton a sea vegetables
    •They do NOT eat much rice – they substitute it with sweet potato
    •Population is so engaged and lively

    11:00 – Kevin talks further about his new carb source: Gaba Rice.

    11:45 –Kevin talks about his breakfast that produces a ton of energy.

    12:40 – Tim’s currently biggest shift in his life: Adopting a dog.

    13:40 – Advice on adopting a dog, what to look for and how to test the dog’s temper.
    Tim mentions: http://www.adoptapet.com/
    http://www.wisdompanel.com/

    15:15: Tim on dog training and his favorite book in a while: Don’t shoot the dog.

    16:55: Most frustrating thing on a having a dog.

    18:15: Advice on training a puppy.

    19:30 The history of dog domestication and evolution.

    21:30 Why Tim pee’s with his dog (!).

    23:30 Tim’s pull up rig (see it on Tim’s Instagram: https://instagram.com/timferriss/?hl=da )and recommended exercises you can do on it.

    25:30 Kevin recommend’s checking out: http://www.soutirage.com/ who are ninjas for alchohol and wine. Also talks about his recent purchase, the whiskey “Pebble Ford”.
    Tim additionally recommends checking out “The Billionaire’s Vinegar”:
    http://www.amazon.com/The-Billionaires-Vinegar-Mystery-Expensive/dp/0307338789

    28:50 – Tim’s favorite podcast player at the moment:
    Overcast podcast app: https://overcast.fm/

    29:50: Tetris: How Tetris can help reduce PTSD.

    31:10 – Kevin’s latest bacon-purchase which replaces beef jerky (https://epicbar.com)

    32:15 – Kevin on greek yoghurt and fermented butter: http://www.yogurtlabs.com/

    35:00 – Tim on noise cancelling headphones (BOSE) and why he thinks they are a great investment.

    37:20 – Tim listened to “Anything you want” by Derek Sivers while in Stockholm. Go check out Derek Sivers on Twitter: https://twitter.com/sivers

    38:40 – Kevin’s suggested follows on social/twitter: Doctor Rhonda Patrick (https://foundmyfitness.com/)

    39:10 – Kevin rose recommendation on wine glasses: Zalto (http://www.zaltoglas.at/index_en.php)

    39:38 – What type of watch would Kevin recommend that’s $100 or less? Answer: Seiko 5.

    41:23 – Why Tiki Toss is so much fun (especially when wine is consumed) and the secret trick for getting it right.

    -Awesome episode! Looking forward to yet another sometime in the future.

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  4. Thanks Tim, awesome show! I love the Tiki Toss too – that’s why I brought a thousand of them back to Australia with me last year! I look forward to testing out my Jedi Force too🙂 And maybe a couple of glasses of red wine too, which is definitely the best way to play!

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  5. Tim I have question that comes from my high school rasslin days & thought you’re the perfect person to answer this. Not sure if you ever saw something like this, but I recall walking in to the weigh in of my first major tourney and seeing at least 5 guys, butt naked doing head/hand stands against the wall. I was told they didn’t make weight but were really close. After about 5 mins or so, I then recall the fat weigh in guy (always seemed to be a fat dude doing weigh ins) yell out to one of the dudes, who would run to the scale, exhale all the air possible and step on the scale and at least some of them made weight. It has always truly baffled me. But I saw it done with some regularity over the years as a competitor and then later as a coach. I thought perhaps with your penchant for self experiment, access to scientist, etc. it would be interesting for you to answer – and would probably lead to all kinds of other conversations about anatomy, physiology, physics, etc.. Either way, keep the podcast coming – and wish you the best.

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  6. Tim…thanks so much for the show! Its my favorit show man. You mentioned in the show that a keto diet was boring…did you k ow that there is a natural exogenous ketone supplement now on the market? It puts your body in a state of ketosis in 60 minutes and give all the benefits of a ketogenic diet but you have fantastic energy and mental clarity for hours…

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  7. – North Technologies merges with https://www.hodinkee.com
    – Drinking Lambrusco wine
    – The Okinawa Program http://www.amazon.com/The-Okinawa-Program-Longest-Lived-Everlasting/dp/0609807501
    – Gaba Rice… http://www.amazon.com/Koshihikari-Premium-Sprouted-2-2-Pound-Pouches/dp/B003ZXCE7G
    – Wisdom Panel – http://www.wisdompanel.com/
    – Pics of Molly – https://instagram.com/timferriss/
    – “Don’t Shoot the Dog” by Karen Pryor – http://www.clickertraining.com/
    – Recallers by Susan Garett http://www.susangarrett.com
    – Kong – http://www.kongcompany.com/
    – Egyptian Wolf Baboons…
    – Wiffle Ball http://www.wiffle.com/
    – Soutirage – http://www.soutirage.com/
    – Overcast -Smart Speed removes or shortens pauses in speech https://overcast.fm
    – Tetris – found to be useful with those suffering from PTSD Tim plays for 10 mins before bed to help reduce stress
    – Epic Bacon Jerky – https://epicbar.com/bites-detail/12
    – Book recommendation “Anything you Want” by Derek Sivers https://sivers.org/a
    – Jacket with a travel pillow – https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/597538543/the-worlds-best-travel-jacket-with-15-features-bau
    – Twitter suggestion to follow – Rhonda Patrick https://twitter.com/foundmyfitness
    – Zalto Wine Glasses – http://www.zaltoglas.at/en_sort_wass.php
    – Tiki Toss – http://tikitoss.myshopify.com/

    I hope this helps.
    [Moderator: link removed]

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  8. Hey Tim

    I’m name Felix Ccastillo i’m dyslexic and I heard your book audiobook a week ago is completely change my mind my life I would like to know what book do you recommend for a person like me dyslexic and for the notic i’m dyslexic and I heard your book audiobook a week ago is completely change my mind my life I would like to know what book do you recommend for a person like me busy let dyslexic and and I am trying to start a new company white rice do you have for me and thank you for much for writing the book I’m passing on all of my friends for them to know what the different life there is out there

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  9. Very fun show. Some random thoughts: On longevity, do the Okinawa know that having dogs may increase their longevity?, Regarding dogs, you may be able to get your dog DNA tested quite easily if you don’t pick up after them per program in NJ where dog poop being tested to match owners who don’t do their dodo diligence. I like the kava bar idea, and given that animals can exhibit some compulsive/anxiety behaviors perhaps this place can be pet friendly. There is an interesting TED talk on animal OCD http://www.ted.com/talks/laurel_braitman_depressed_dogs_cats_with_ocd_what_animal_madness_means_for_us_humans/transcript, , which underlies my belief that when you decide to have a pet – you have a responsiblity to make sure that you provide them with a caring and stimulating environment. Given that I am so happy for you, Tim and your new puppy! . Was there a Seinfield episode where George tried used that dolphin clicking technique on his friends? Is there an app for that? perhaps an app that goes in completely opposite direction then the one that takes out pauses in podcasts but makes people pause or stop talking completely. Hmmmm, maybe I should stop now, Sorry I digress, so in answering your question, I would like to see same things for next episodes – have fun, drink, and share. Cheers. (You can share my link if you pick my response, but I will need to take rain check on it)

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  10. Very fun show. Some random thoughts: On longevity, do the Okinawa know that having dogs may increase their longevity?, Regarding dogs, you may be able to get your dog DNA tested quite easily if you don’t pick up after them per program in NJ where dog poop being tested to match owners who don’t do their dodo diligence. I like the kava bar idea, and given that animals can exhibit some compulsive/anxiety behaviors perhaps this place can be pet friendly. There is an interesting TED talk on animal OCD by Laurel Braitman “Talks depressed dogs cats with ocd” , which underlies my belief that when you decide to have a pet – you have a responsiblity to make sure that you provide them with a caring and stimulating environment. Given that I am so happy for you, Tim and your new puppy! . Was there a Seinfield episode where George tried used that dolphin clicking technique on his friends? Is there an app for that? perhaps an app that goes in completely opposite direction then the one that takes out pauses in podcasts but makes people pause or stop talking completely. Hmmmm, maybe I should stop now, Sorry I digress, so in answering your question, I would like to see same things for next episodes – have fun, drink, and share. Cheers. (You can share my link if you pick my response, but I will need to take rain check on it)

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  11. Awe yea new Random Show. This was a good one.

    For anybody interested in a better book on the Okinawan traditional diet than the one Kevin mentioned, Blue Zones by Dan Buettner is the original source for discussion on the longevity stuff.

    And you can get the Okinawan sweet potatoes (supposedly a nutritional powerhouse) in the continental states at Japanese supermarkets, but they come from Hawaii and thus have been zapped with radiation for pest control reasons. You can also get (non-irradiated) bitter melon in the same markets, which is also supposedly a nutritional powerhouse but ranks somewhere between “dandelion stems sauteed in burnt espresso” and “overripe mustard greens dipped in a dirty martini” on the whiskey-face scale. Frying it in coconut oil helps, though. I’m actually curious if there might be a synergy between the potatoes and the melon, given bitter melon’s rep for improving blood sugar.

    In other news, “Greek Yogurt Lab” sounds like a great name for an experimental techno label.

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  12. I would love to see the same kind of show notes for the Random Show that you put up for your podcast; is that a possibility? I came back looking for the podcast software that reduces pauses in speed (to listen to the TFS no less) but can’t search through the video for it at the moment.

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  13. Love the show guys and you’re right, the Tiki Toss game is so fun. We have one set up outside on a tree which everyone gravitates to during parties and we have one inside the kids room. It’s surprisingly addicting, but it’s great for their hand/eye coordination.
    PS we’re in a drought so you’re doing a small part for the environment peeing outside instead of flushing so thank you for your service!

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  14. This was so much fun. Fun and informative. Wine brings out that great sense of humor in you.

    If you made a conference or meet-up kind of event here in NYC, I would certainly buy a ticket. Otherwise, I just hope to come across with you on the street or in a bar while I am out doing one of my long photo-walks.

    The way you talk about your dog proves again how genuine you are. She is not just a “pet”. She is your friend and family. I’ve a long history with dogs and rescue community. I had a greyhound for 6 years (I had fostered puppies and adult dogs before him and while I had him). He had a fb page, he was the pioneering anti-race advocate. Of course I did all the talking on his name, I even developed a special vocabulary, which sounded really funny, cute and unique. In his page, I raised a lot of $ for some dogs’ surgery in the USA and for the rescue of greyhounds in Argentina. Because of the currency, the $ I raised here saved many dogs in Argentina. My dog Buddy was voted one of the 50 dogs changing the world in a popular dog magazine and he got published. I wrote some moving rescue quotes and they were shared tens of thousands of times in social media. Interestingly, the more I accomplished the more people started hating me. Because I genuinely wanted to help and didn’t conform with many other folks who were in it for some kind of personal gain. Humans just can’t handle their huge egos. As Charles M. Schultz said “All his life he tried to be a good person. Many times, however he failed. For after all, he was only human. He wasn’t a dog.” We may be mentally superior, but morally inferior to all non-human animals. (I am not vegan btw)
    So, when I see a person who loves his dog sincerely I know it. But I wouldn’t expect anything less from you, because you are a philosopher. All the good writers, musicians, artists and thinkers in history had some deep connection with animals. They had cats or dogs (mostly cats). I see you more like a philosopher than a writer, since you don’t conform with the society and you follow your own route.

    Anyways, I hope we get to see more random shows. Watching and listening is more fun than just listening for some reason. Maybe it is because we can see your expression when you do the accents. haha! So funny.

    Have a great weekend! xx

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  15. Finalmente! Great show. For good Italian wines, Oltrenero(pavese), Malvasia(colli Piacentini), Amarone, Primitivo di salento(d.o.c), Vermentino di sardegna(d.o.c), Greco di Tufo and for the ever presente Prosecco a brand called GIOIOSO is a nice dry yet smooth drink. Thank you guys, show was funny as usual.

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  16. Small correction / clarification: at 32:00 Kevin mentions where he got the fermented butter as “Greek Yogurt Lab.” It’s actually called “Greecologies” – on Broome and Mulberry – the place is amazing, with a cute backyard and awesome staff.

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  17. If you still looking for a watch I’d take look at the Casio G-Shocks, I recommend the GA100-1A1.

    “The Casio Men’s G-SHOCK – The GA 100-1A1 Military Series Watch in Black is a military style timepiece with a sleek, modern and all black design. The combination of black dial and black stainless steel bracelet gives the bold and masculine personality of this timepiece. This Casio watch is shock resistant and it comes with luminous, backlight and stop watch features.”

    The alarms, countdown timer and chronometer are very useful.

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