The Tim Ferriss Show is generally the #1 business podcast on all of iTunes, and it’s been ranked #1 (of all podcasts) on many occasions. It was also selected as iTunes’ “Best of 2014” and “Best of 2015.” In recent months, downloads have shot past 50,000,000 downloads.
Each episode, I deconstruct world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.) to extract the tactics and tools you can use.
Prior guests include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Foxx, Edward Norton, Ed Catmull (President of Pixar), Tony Robbins, Peter Thiel, Rick Rubin (legendary music producer), Reid Hoffman (LinkedIn), Jon Favreau (Director/writer), Mike Shinoda (Linkin Park), Neil Strauss (7x NYT bestselling author), and dozens more.
DISCLAIMER: The people interviewed are well-trained experts and highly skilled in their areas of practice. They take many safety precautions prior to attempting the activities described. The activities or research discussed in these podcasts should not be attempted without qualified supervision and training with professionals.
Show Notes, Links, and Resources for All Episodes
Below are all the shows, listed from newest to oldest!
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How Seth Godin Manages His Life — Rules, Principles, and Obsessions
How to Practice Poverty and Reduce Fear
Naval Ravikant on Happiness Hacks and the 5 Chimps Theory
Luis von Ahn on Learning Languages, Building Companies, and Changing the World
The Tao of Seneca: Letters from a Stoic Master
Edward Norton on Mastery, Must-Read Books, and The Future of Crowdfunding
Chris Sacca on Shark Tank, Building Your Business, and Startup Mistakes
Eric Weinstein on Challenging “Reality,” Working with Peter Thiel, and Destroying Education to Save It
Daymond John and How to Turn Weaknesses into Strengths
Recommendations and Resolutions for 2016
Derek Sivers Reloaded – On Success Habits and Billionaires with Perfect Abs
Amelia Boone on Beating 99% of Men and Suffering for High Performance
25 Great Things I Learned from Podcast Guests in 2015
Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying “No” to Millions
Jamie Foxx on Workout Routines, Success Habits, and Untold Hollywood Stories
Rainn Wilson on Meditation, The Sexy Nostril Exercise, and Acting as Therapy
The Magic of Mindfulness: Complain Less, Appreciate More, and Live a Better Life
B.J. Novak of The Office on Creative Process, Handling Rejection, and Good Comedy
Will MacAskill on Effective Altruism, Y Combinator, and Artificial Intelligence
Kevin Costner on Building His Career, Positive Self-Talk, and Making Dances with Wolves Happen
How Philosophy Can Change Your Life, Alain de Botton
Dom D’Agostino on Fasting, Ketosis, and the End of Cancer
How Renegade Filmmaker Casey Neistat Breaks Rules, Reinvents Himself, and Gets Thanked For It
Thinking About Extra Dimensions with Physicist Lisa Randall
The Athlete (And Artist) Who Cheats Death, Jimmy Chin
5 Tools I Use For Faster And Better Sleep
The Nasty Icon of Retail, Sophia Amoruso
Should You Start a ‘Startup’ or Build a Cash-Flow Business?
The Tattooed Heretic of Wine and Whiskey, Richard Betts
The 5 Things I Did To Become a Better Investor
Comedy’s Dynamic Duo, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg
The Scariest Navy SEAL Imaginable…And What He Taught Me
Scott Adams: The Man Behind Dilbert
5 Morning Rituals That Help Me Win The Day
Are Psychedelic Drugs the Next Medical Breakthrough?
Drunk Dialing Fans–Celebrating The 100th Podcast Episode!
“The Iceman,” Wim Hof
The Oracle of Silicon Valley, Reid Hoffman (Plus: Michael McCullough)
Brené Brown on Vulnerability and Home Run TED Talks
How to Build a World-Class Network in Record Time
The “Wizard” of Hollywood, Robert Rodriguez
The Person I Call Most for Startup Advice
Kevin Kelly on Artificial Intelligence and Designer Babies
What Evernote’s Phil Libin Learned from Jeff Bezos, Reid Hoffman, and Others
Tara Brach on Meditation and Overcoming FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out)
Jane McGonigal on Getting More Done with Less Stress and The Health Benefits of Gaming
Maria Popova on Being Interesting, Creating More Time in a Day, And How to Start A Successful Blog
Charles Poliquin on Strength Training, Shredding Body Fat, and Increasing Testosterone and Sex Drive
Peter Diamandis on Disrupting the Education System, The Evolution of Healthcare, and Building a Billion-Dollar Business
Laird Hamilton, The King of Big Wave Surfing (Plus: Gabrielle Reece and Brian MacKenzie)
General Stan McChrystal on Anti-War Americans, Pushing Your Limits, and The Three Military Tests You Should Take
Sam Harris on Daily Routines, The Trolley Scenario, and 5 Books Everyone Should Read
Whitney Cummings on Turning Pain Into Creativity
The Maverick of Brain Optimization
Sam Kass on Reinventing Yourself and Baptism by Fire
The Rags to Riches Philosopher: Bryan Johnson’s Path to $800 Million
Chris Sacca on Being Different and Making Billions
How to Build a Large Audience From Scratch (And More)
Is It Time to Kill Sacred Cows In Your Relationship?
Rick Rubin on Cultivating World-Class Artists (Jay Z, Johnny Cash, etc.), Losing 100+ Pounds, and Breaking Down The Complex
How Facebook’s #30 Employee Quickly Built 4 Businesses and Gained 40 Pounds with Weight Training
How One Computer Hacker Conquered Online Dating, Opens Locked Cars, and More
Triple H on Pre-Fight Rituals, Injury Avoidance, and Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Hit Filmmaker Jon Favreau’s Techniques and Routines
How to Earn Your Freedom…And A Motorcycle Ride Across China?
Inside the Mind of Glenn Beck, You Find…Walt Disney and Orson Welles?
Amanda Palmer on How to Fight, Meditate, and Make Good Art
The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide – Risks, Micro-Dosing, Ibogaine, and More
Optimizing Investing, Blood, Hormones, and Life (Podcast Double-Header: #63 and #65)
The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of CrossFit
Productivity Secrets of a Master DJ (Meditation, Morning Routines, and More)
Matt Mullenweg on Polyphasic Sleep, Tequila, and Building Billion-Dollar Companies
Tim Ferriss Interviews Arnold Schwarzenegger on Psychological Warfare (And Much More)
How to Think Like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos
Pavel Tsatsouline on the Science of Strength and the Art of Physical Performance
Are We Really 10% Human and 90% Bacteria? Exploring The Microbiome…
Ed Cooke, Grandmaster of Memory, on Mental Performance, Imagination, and Productive Mischief
What I’d Add To The 4-Hour Workweek for 2015 (And Much More)
Dr. Peter Attia on Life-Extension, Drinking Jet Fuel, Ultra-Endurance, Human Foie Gras, and More
Human Foie Gras — A Golden Opportunity
Marc Goodman, FBI Futurist, on High-Tech Crime and How to Protect Yourself
Bryan Callen on Eating Corgis (Yes, The Dogs) and Improving Creativity
The Random Show: Hating Tech, Hidden Japanese Gems, Sexual Awkwardness, and More
Nick Ganju on The Majesty of Ping Pong, Poker, and How to Write Hit Songs
Margaret Cho on Comedy, Bisexuality, and The Slow-Carb Diet
Rolf Potts on Travel Tactics, Creating Time Wealth, and Lateral Thinking
The Unusual Books That Shaped Billionaires, Mega-Bestselling Authors, and Other Prodigies
Andrew Zimmern on Simple Cooking Tricks, Developing TV, and Addiction
Maria Popova on Writing, Workflow, and Workarounds
Tony Robbins on Morning Routines, Peak Performance, and Mastering Money
Ramit Sethi on Persuasion and Turning a Blog Into a Multi-Million-Dollar Business
Tony Robbins and Peter Diamandis (XPRIZE) on the Magic of Thinking BIG
The Tim Ferriss Show: Tracy DiNunzio on Rapid Growth and Rapid Learning
The Tim Ferriss Show: Interview with Peter Thiel, Billionaire Investor and Company Creator
The Tim Ferriss Show: Interview of Kevin Kelly, Co-Founder of WIRED, Polymath, Most Interesting Man In The World?
The Random Show, Episode 25 — Gut Bacteria, Meditation, Startups, and More
The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 22: Ed Catmull, President of Pixar, on Steve Jobs, Stories, and Lessons Learned
The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 21: Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park – Making Art, Making Music, Getting To 60+ Million Albums
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