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.

#222: Jerrod Carmichael - Uber-Productivity and Dangerous Comedy


Jerrod Carmichael (@NotoriousROD) is pushing the boundaries of comedy with his groundbreaking work in stand-up, television, and film. Now just 29 years old, what this driven North Carolina native h...

Feb-18-2017

#221: Mr. Money Mustache — Living Beautifully on $25-27K Per Year


Mr. Money Mustache (@mrmoneymustache -- Pete Adeney in real life) grew up in Canada in a family of mostly eccentric musicians. He worked in various tech companies before retiring at age 30. Pete, h...

Feb-13-2017

#220: Soman Chainani — The School for Good and Evil


Soman Chainani (@SomanChainani) is a detailed planner, filmmaker, and New York Times best selling author.

Soman's debut fiction series, The School for Good and Evil, has sold more than a million co...

Feb-08-2017

#218: The Most Feared and Well-Liked Journalist in Silicon Valley - Kara Swisher


Kara Swisher (@karaswisher) has been called "Silicon Valley's most feared and well-liked journalist" by New York Magazine. Here's just one example: you can graph the impact on Yahoo's stock price b...

Jan-26-2017

#217: The One-Minute Workout Designed by Scientists -- Dr. Martin Gibala


Martin Gibala, Ph.D. (@gibalam) is a professor and chair of the kinesiology department at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. His research on the physiological and health benefits of high-int...

Jan-23-2017

#216: Arnold Schwarzenegger Part 2! Bodybuilding, Investing, and Online Battles


Arnold Schwarzenegger (@Schwarzenegger) told you he'd be back.

In our first conversation (episode 60), the former Mr. Olympia, Terminator, and Governator shared lessons learned, daily routines, psy...

Jan-18-2017

#215: The Return of the Money Shot


Whitney Cummings (@whitneycummings) is a Los Angeles-based comedian, actor, writer, and producer.

She is the executive producer and, along with Michael Patrick King, co-creator of the Emmy-nominate...

Jan-16-2017

#214: How to Design a Life - Debbie Millman


For some of you, this may be most important podcast episode you ever listen to.  I don't say that lightly.

It has nothing to do with me and everything to do with my guest, who walks us through grip...

Jan-12-2017

#213: Fasting vs. Slow-Carb Diet, Top $150 Purchases, Balancing Productivity and Relaxation, and More


We're going to kick off the year with an in-betweenisode where I answer the most popular questions you've submitted.

If you're wondering what you can do to ask a question that gets answered in the ...

Jan-04-2017

#212: 2016 - What I've Learned


This episode is a review of the past year. Since it's been a common request, I thought I'd run through what I do at the end of a year. For the last 6 years, I no longer write resolutions. Instead, ...

Dec-29-2016

#211: A.J. Jacobs: Self-Experimenter Extraordinaire


A.J. Jacobs (@ajjacobs) is a kindred guinea pig of self-experimentation who chronicles his shenanigans in books that seem to keep winding up as New York Times best sellers. The Know-It-All was abou...

Dec-24-2016

#210: Becoming the Best Version of You


This is a special episode of The Tim Ferriss Show. The audio is from a live conversation with not one, not two, but three guests: Josh Waitzkin, Ramit Sethi, and Adam Robinson.

Josh Waitzkin is an ...

Dec-20-2016

#209: The Random Show Threesome -- Tim Ferriss, Kevin Rose, and Matt Mullenweg


My first live podcast in New York City was recorded at the 92nd Street Y to a sold-out crowd of about 900 people.

This episode comes from The Random Show segment of the evening when I took the stag...

Dec-16-2016

#208: Ezra Klein -- From College Blogger to Political Powerhouse


Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) is founder and editor-in-chief of Vox, an explanatory news organization that now reaches more than 100 million people each month through articles, videos, newsletters, and p...

Dec-13-2016

#207: Tools of Titans: Brené Brown Distilled and Other Goodies


Dr. Brené  Brown (@BreneBrown) is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Brené's 2010 TEDx Houston talk, The Power of Vulnerability, has been viewed more...

Dec-10-2016

#204: Tools of Titans: Josh Waitzkin Distilled


Josh Waitzkin is an endlessly fascinating person who gets mentioned a lot on this show for good reason (and he's been a guest not just once, but twice).

He was the basis for the book and movie Sear...

Nov-28-2016

#202: Tools of Titans: Derek Sivers Distilled


Derek Sivers(@sivers) is one of my favorite humans, and I call him often for advice. Think of him as a philosopher-king programmer, master teacher, and merry prankster. Originally a professional mu...

Nov-20-2016

#201: The Tim Ferriss Radio Hour: Meditation, Mindset, and Mastery


I'm excited to bring you a little taste test of a new show format that I've been working on -- The Tim Ferriss Radio Hour.

After 200 conversations with a variety of fascinating people, including Ar...

Nov-16-2016

#200: Susan Garrett -- Master Dog (and Human) Trainer


Susan Garrett (@susangarrett) is an incredible dog trainer. She has a B.Sc. in animal science, and for more than two decades has been one of the most consistently successful competitors in the spor...

Nov-13-2016

#199: Stephen Dubner -- The Art of Storytelling and Facing Malcolm Gladwell in a Fist Fight


Stephen J. Dubner (@Freakonomics) returns to the show. He is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality. He is best-known for writing, along with the economist Steven D. Levi...

Nov-08-2016

#198: Charles Poliquin - His Favorite Mass-Building Program, His Nighttime Routine For Better Sleep, and Much More


Charles Poliquin is back for another round of the podcast. Charles (@strengthsensei) is one of the best known strength coaches in the world. He has trained elite athletes from nearly 20 different s...

Nov-06-2016

#197: Drunk Dialing -- Ladies Night Edition!


By request, we have another drunk dialing episode (the most recent one can be found here, and the original can be found here).

This one is a little different as it's a Ladies Night edition. Some of...

Nov-01-2016

#196: Meet the Machine, Dave Camarillo


Dave Camarillo (@DaveCamarillo) was my long-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (BJJ) coach (see him kicking my ass repeatedly here). Put simply, he is a machine.

On the Mat once said: "It's funny that everyb...

Oct-30-2016

#195: David Heinemeier Hansson: The Power of Being Outspoken


David "DHH" Heinemeier Hansson (@dhh) is the creator of Ruby on Rails, founder and CTO at Basecamp (formerly 37signals), and the best-selling co-author of Rework and Remote: Office Not Required. Oh...

Oct-26-2016

#194: The Magic and Power of Placebo


Erik Vance (@erikvance) is an award-winning science writer based in California and Mexico City. After working as a scientist on research projects dealing with dolphin intelligence and coastal ecolo...

Oct-23-2016

#193: My Life Extension Pilgrimage to Easter Island


This episode was a blast.

It was a tropical exploration of biology, life extension, and all good things. This included a lot of Carmenere wine and good old-fashioned ball busting.

I was joined by:

...
Oct-20-2016

#192: The Return of Drunk Dialing


Thanks to the gin I had tonight, this is a special episode. It is a drunk-dialing Q&A with you guys -- like we did around this time last year to celebrate the 100th episode. In preparation, I solic...

Oct-11-2016

#191: The Art and Science of Learning Anything Faster


This is a special episode because it doesn't focus on the lessons of one particular person. Instead, I explore the tips, tricks, and framework I've used to learn just about any skill.

This is the m...

Oct-06-2016

#190: Matt Mullenweg on the Characteristics and Practices of Successful Entrepreneurs


Matt Mullenweg (@photomatt) is most associated with a tool that powers more than 25% of the entire Web: WordPress. He's also the CEO of Automattic, which is a multi-billion dollar, fully distribute...

Sep-30-2016

#189: Shay Carl on Wealth, Parenting, and the Future of Video


This is another special in-betweenisode. It's a little shorter than the normal long-form episodes, and it features a Q&A with Shay Carl (@shaycarl).

If you missed our first interview, Shay's story ...

Sep-27-2016

#188: Dom D'Agostino on Disease Prevention, Cancer, and Living Longer


Dr. Dominic "Dom" D'Agostino (@DominicDAgosti2) is one of my most popular guests, and I'm happy to have him rejoin the show for the third time. (You can listen to Dom's first appearance here, and h...

Sep-25-2016

#187: Jocko Willink on Discipline, Leadership, and Overcoming Doubt


"Don't count on motivation; count on discipline." - Jocko Willink

Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) is one of the scariest human beings imaginable.

He is a lean 230 pounds. He is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu ...

Sep-21-2016

#186: Tony Robbins on How to Resolve Internal Conflict


"You can't be grateful and angry simultaneously." - Tony Robbins

The last time Tony Robbins (@tonyrobbins) was on the show, so many listeners found this one exercise helpful that they suggested I f...

Sep-18-2016

#185: Practicing What You Preach


My job is usually to deconstruct world-class performers and tease out their routines and habits you can use.

But in this in-betweenisode, I'm going to present some short nuggets of practical, tacti...

Sep-14-2016

#184: Shep Gordon - The King Maker on His Best PR Stunts, Hugest Failures, and Practical Philosophies


Shep Gordon (@SupermenschShep) has been named one of the "100 most influential people" by Rolling Stone magazine. He is the man behind some of the biggest names you've ever heard.

If you like the s...

Sep-06-2016

#183: Cal Fussman: The Master Storyteller Returns


Cal (@calfussman) is a New York Times bestselling author and a writer-at-large for Esquire magazine, where he is best known for being a primary writer of the "What I Learned" feature.

The Austin Ch...

Aug-31-2016

#182: Jason Nemer - Inside the Magic of AcroYoga


My guest on this episode of the podcast is Jason Nemer, co-founder of AcroYoga.

Jason is an incredible character, who travels the world with next to nothing. He introduced me to my latest obsession...

Aug-24-2016

#181: How to ‘Waste Money’ To Improve the Quality of Your Life


This episode is not going to deconstruct a world-class performer, per usual. This is a short, but very actionable and practical episode about the inner workings of my business.

I was asked recently...

Aug-20-2016

#180: The Secrets of Gymnastic Strength Training, Part Two — Home Equipment, Weighted Stretches, and Muscle-Ups


This is another jam-packed episode with Coach Chris Sommer, the former US national team gymnastics coach and founder of GymnasticBodies.  As a world-renowned Olympic coach, Sommer is known for buil...

Aug-17-2016

#179: What's Important to You?


My job is usually to deconstruct world-class performers from business, military, entertainment, politics, or athletics, and then to tease out the routines and habits you can use.

But in this in-bet...

Aug-14-2016

#178: Tony Robbins - On Achievement Versus Fulfillment


I'm very pleased to welcome Tony Robbins (@tonyrobbins) back to the show. (You can check out our previous in-depth conversations here: Part 1 and Part 2).

For those of you that aren't familiar, Ton...

Aug-09-2016

#177: Seth Godin on How to Think Small to Go Big


Seth Godin (@thisissethsblog) is the author of 17 bestselling books that have been translated into more than 35 languages. He writes about the way ideas spread, marketing, strategic quitting, leade...

Aug-03-2016

#176: Mike Birbiglia, The Sleepwalking Comedy Giant


Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) is one of the best-known and busiest working comedians in the world, both behind and in front of the camera. His standup blends elements of theater, film, storytelling, an...

Jul-27-2016

#175: How to Cage the Monkey Mind


This episode is a little different. I visited the Googleplex -- the Mountain View-based headquarters of Google -- and had a public chat. I was interviewed and made sure that we covered some ground ...

Jul-24-2016

#174: The One-Handed Concert Pianist, Nicholas McCarthy


Nicholas McCarthy (@NMcCarthyPiano) was born in 1989 without his right hand and only started to play the piano at the age of 14.

He was told he would never succeed as a concert pianist.

Fortunately...

Jul-19-2016

#173: Lessons from Geniuses, Billionaires, and Tinkerers


Chris Young is an obsessive tinkerer, inventor, and innovator.

His areas of expertise range from extreme aviation (world-record goals) to mathematics and apocalyptic-scale BBQs. Above all, he is on...

Jul-10-2016