The Tim Ferriss Show

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.

#464: Tim Ferriss — My Healing Journey After Childhood Abuse


For me, this is the most important podcast episode I’ve ever published.

In it, I describe the most life-shaping, certainly the most difficult, and certainly the most transformative journey of my 4...

Sep-15-2020

#463: Esther Perel — The Relationship Episode: Sex, Love, Polyamory, Marriage, and More (Repost)


Esther Perel — The Relationship Episode: Sex, Love, Polyamory, Marriage, and More (Repost) | Brought to you by ButcherBox and Laird Superfood.

Psychotherapist and New York Times bestselling autho...

Sep-12-2020

#462: Guy Raz — Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs, The Story of 'How I Built This,' Overcoming Anxiety and Depression, and More


Guy Raz — Traits of Successful Entrepreneurs, The Story of 'How I Built This,' Overcoming Anxiety and Depression, and More | Brought to you by Wealthfront, Pique Tea, and LinkedIn Jobs.

“There is...

Sep-10-2020

#461: Kelly Slater — The Surfing Legend on Routine, Rickson Gracie, Favorite Books, and Overcoming Setbacks


Kelly Slater — The Surfing Legend on Routine, Rickson Gracie, Favorite Books, and Overcoming Setbacks | Brought to you by Dry Farm Wines, Helix Sleep, and LMNT.

“When you’re humble, you’re teacha...

Sep-08-2020

#460: Maria Popova on Writing, Workflow, and Workarounds (Repost)


This interview originally aired in 2014. You can find the show notes here: https://tim.blog/2014/10/21/brain-pickings/

Maria Popova (@brainpicker) is a reader and a writer who writes about what sh...

Sep-06-2020

#459: Books I've Loved — Alain de Botton


Books I've Loved — Alain de Botton | 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 type...

Sep-04-2020

#457: Chuck Palahniuk, Author of Fight Club — A Masterclass in Creative Living and Dangerous Writing


Chuck Palahniuk, Author of Fight Club — A Masterclass in Creative Living and Dangerous Writing | Brought to you by ShipStationButcherBox, and Thrive Market. More on all three below. 

“The goal i...

Sep-02-2020

#455: Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks on Powerful Books, Mystics, Richard Dawkins, and the Dangers of Safe Spaces


Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks on Powerful Books, Mystics, Richard Dawkins, and the Dangers of Safe Spaces | Brought to you by Helix Sleep, FreshBooks, and “5-Bullet Friday"

“Win the respect of people ...

Aug-26-2020

#454: Books I've Loved — Whitney Cummings


Books I've Loved — Whitney Cummings | 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 typ...

Aug-21-2020

#453: The Random Show — Zen, Investing, Mike Tyson, Artificial Intelligence, and the World's Best Beers


The Random Show — Zen, Investing, Mike Tyson, Artificial Intelligence, and the World's Best Beers | Brought to you by Dry Farm WinesLegalZoom, and Allform

Technologist, serial entrepreneur, wo...

Aug-20-2020

#452: Sia — The Alchemy of Blockbuster Songs, Billions of Views, and the Face You’ve Never Seen


Sia — The Alchemy of Blockbuster Songs, Billions of Views, and the Face You’ve Never Seen | Brought to you by Athletic Greens, LinkedIn Jobs, and Thrive Market.

“I don’t think that I’m necessarily...

Aug-12-2020

#451: Mike Novogratz on Investing, Bitcoin, Ayahuasca, and Running Through The Sahara Desert


Mike Novogratz on Investing, Bitcoin, Ayahuasca, and Running Through The Sahara Desert | Brought to you by Magic Spoon, Four Sigmatic, and LMNT.

Michael Novogratz (@novogratz) is the founder and C...

Aug-05-2020

#450: Books I've Loved — Neil Strauss


Books I've Loved — Neil Strauss | 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—f...

Jul-31-2020

#449: Grandmaster Maurice Ashley — The Path and Strategies of World-Class Mastery


Grandmaster Maurice Ashley — The Path and Strategies of World-Class Mastery | Brought to you by Helix Sleep, ExpressVPN, and Athletic Greens.

Maurice Ashley (@MauriceAshley) made history in 1999 ...

Jul-29-2020

#448: Brad Feld — The Art of Unplugging, Carving Your Own Path, and Riding the Entrepreneurial Rollercoaster


Brad Feld — The Art of Unplugging, Carving Your Own Path, and Riding the Entrepreneurial Rollercoaster | Brought to you by Laird SuperfoodTheragun, and Thrive Market.

"Brad, they can’t kill you ...

Jul-23-2020

#447: Books I've Loved — Ann Miura-Ko


Books I've Loved — Ann Miura-Ko | Brought to you by Audible.

Note: This episode was recorded in November 2019.

Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to sit down ...

Jul-17-2020

#446: Blake Mycoskie — TOMS, The Hoffman Process, Conscious Uncoupling, and Psychedelics


Blake Mycoskie — TOMS, The Hoffman Process, Conscious Uncoupling, and Psychedelics | Brought to you by LMNT, Ascent Protein, and Readwise.

Blake Mycoskie (@BlakeMycoskie) is a serial entrepreneur...

Jul-16-2020

#445: Janna Levin on Extra Dimensions, Time Travel, and How to Overcome Boots in the Face


Janna Levin on Extra Dimensions, Time Travel, and How to Overcome Boots in the Face | Brought to you by Allform and LinkedIn Jobs.

“I used to resent obstacles along the path, thinking, ‘If only th...

Jul-09-2020

#444: Hugh Jackman on Best Decisions, Daily Routines, The 85% Rule, Favorite Exercises, Mind Training, and Much More


Hugh Jackman on Best Decisions, Daily Routines, The 85% Rule, Favorite Exercises, Mind Training, and Much More | Brought to you by ExpressVPN and Magic Spoon

“Everyone takes a shower every day, a...

Jun-30-2020

#443: David Yarrow on Art, Markets, Business, and Combining It All


David Yarrow on Art, Markets, Business, and Combining It All | Brought to you by Honey, Thrive Market, and LegalZoom

"I must never again put myself in a position where my work ethic can be undone ...

Jun-25-2020

#442: Tribe of Mentors — Naval Ravikant, Susan Cain, and Yuval Noah Harari


Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show! It will feature some of my favorite advice and profiles from Tribe of Mentors. Thousands of you have asked for years for the audiobook versions ...

Jun-22-2020

#441: John Paul DeJoria — From Homelessness to Building Paul Mitchell and Patrón Tequila


John Paul DeJoria — From Homelessness to Building Paul Mitchell and Patrón Tequila | Brought to you by eero and LinkedIn Marketing Solutions

"Don't limit yourself in life by your age, or what you ...

Jun-17-2020

#440: Rick Doblin — The Psychedelic Domino That Tips All Others


Rick Doblin — The Psychedelic Domino That Tips All Others | Brought to you by Helix Sleep and LinkedIn Jobs

Rick Doblin, PhD, (@rickdoblin) is the founder and executive director of the Multidiscip...

Jun-12-2020

#439: Tools of Titans — Derek Sivers, BJ Miller, and Christopher Sommer


Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show! It will showcase some of my favorite advice and profiles from the audiobook of Tools of Titans. Thousands of you have asked for years for the au...

Jun-10-2020

#438: Coach George Raveling on This Unique Moment in Time, How to Practice Self-Leadership, Navigating Difficult Conversations, and Much More


“My hope is that we will be who we say we are. All of us.” — Coach George Raveling

Coach George Raveling (@GeorgeRaveling) is an 82-year-old living legend and Nike’s former Director of Internatio...

Jun-08-2020

#437: Secretary Madeleine Albright — Optimism, The Future of the US, and 450-Pound Leg Presses


Secretary Madeleine Albright - Optimism, The Future of the US, and 450-Pound Leg Presses | Brought to you by Athletic Greens and Helix Sleep.

“I’m an optimist who worries a lot.”  — Secretary Mad...

May-27-2020

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


#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 o...

May-25-2020

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


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 thro...

May-21-2020

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


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 th...

May-18-2020

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


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 li...

May-15-2020

#432: Books I've Loved — Kevin Kelly


#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 ty...

May-13-2020

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


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...

May-11-2020

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


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 belo...

May-09-2020

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


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 thi...

May-06-2020

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


#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 th...

May-04-2020

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


#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 ...

May-01-2020

#426: The Random Show: Boozy Quarantine Edition!


#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-ar...

Apr-29-2020

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


#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...

Apr-27-2020

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


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...

Apr-23-2020

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


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 E...

Apr-21-2020

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


“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 h...

Apr-20-2020

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


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 Goo...

Apr-16-2020

#420: Books I've Loved — Matt Mullenweg


#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 differen...

Apr-13-2020

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


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 Tipp...

Apr-09-2020

#418: Esther Perel — Tactics for Relationships in Quarantine


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 p...

Apr-02-2020

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


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 ...

Mar-26-2020

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


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 ...

Mar-21-2020

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


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...

Mar-19-2020