Podcast – The Tim Ferriss Show


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 70,000,000 downloads.

Each episode, I deconstruct world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.) to extract the tactics, tools, and routines you can use.  This includes favorite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and much more.

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.

Aside from promo impact (often bigger than full-page NYT, WSJ, or Esquire coverage, or primetime CNN), guests enjoy the show because it’s friendly, long-form, and they have final cut before audio is published.  This leads to extremely open, raw interviews and — paradoxically — fewer edits.

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

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

How to Optimize Creative Output — Jarvis versus Ferriss

The Secrets of Gymnastic Strength Training

The Importance of Being Dirty: Lessons from Mike Rowe

Joshua Skenes — Playing with Fire

On Zero-to-Hero Transformations

The Habits of a Master — Paulo Coelho, Author of The Alchemist

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

On Philosophy and Riches

How to Overcome Fear – Lessons from Firefighter and Luger, Caroline Paul

Morgan Spurlock: Inside the Mind of a Human Guinea Pig

How to Live in the Moment

Josh Waitzkin, The Prodigy Returns

How to Avoid the Busy Trap (and Other Misuses of Your Time)

The Random Show, Ice Cold Edition

The Interview Master: Cal Fussman and the Power of Listening

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

The World’s Most Famous Performance-Enhancement Chemist

How to Achieve Self-Ownership

Kaskade and Sekou Andrews: The Musician and the Poet

Shaun White and the Magic of “Who Cares?”

Meet “Scorpion,” The Real-Life Santa Claus

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

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

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 Create a Blockbuster Podcast

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

The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 20: Dan Carlin – Hardcore History, Building Podcasts, Creativity, and More

The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 18: James Altucher on How to Say “No”, Fail Better, and Build Businesses

The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 16: Joe De Sena on Grit, Endurance, and Building Empires

The Tim Ferriss Podcast, Ep 15: Neil Strauss, Author of The Game

The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 14: Sam Harris, PhD on Spirituality, Neuroscience, Meditation, and More

Not-To-Do Lists, Drugs, and Other Productivity Tricks

The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 12: Dr. Rhonda Patrick on Life Extension, Performance, and Much More

The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 10: Brian Koppelman, Co-writer/Producer of Rounders, The Illusionist, Ocean’s Thirteen

The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 8: Chase Jarvis, Master Photographer

The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 7: Stephen Dubner, Co-Author of Freakonomics

The Tim Ferriss Podcast, Episode 5: Filmmaker Jason Silva

The Tim Ferriss Podcast, Episode 4: Ryan Holiday

The Tim Ferriss Podcast, Episode 3: Kelly Starrett and Dr. Justin Mager

The Tim Ferriss Podcast is Live! Here Are Episodes 1 and 2

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