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.

#266: Favorite Books, Supplements, Simple Technologies, and More


In this episode, I answer the most up-voted questions from subscribers to 5-Bullet Friday, the free newsletter I send out every week.

In this Q&A, I reveal:

My 3-5 favorite books of the past year. ...
Sep-22-2017

#265: Bill Burr -- The Comedian's Comedian


This episode of the podcast features Bill Burr (@billburr). Many of you know Bill as a standup comedian. I know him as one of the funniest humans alive, and someone that many of you requested for y...

Sep-18-2017

#264: Ray Dalio, The Steve Jobs of Investing


Ray Dalio (@raydalio) grew up a middle-class kid from Long Island. He started his investment company Bridgewater Associates out of a two-bedroom apartment at age 26, and it now has roughly $160 bil...

Sep-13-2017

#263: Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky — Exploring Creativity, Ignoring Critics, and Making Art


Darren Aronofsky (@DarrenAronofsky) is the founder and head of production company Protozoa Pictures. He is the acclaimed and award-winning filmmaker behind both cult classics and blockbusters, incl...

Sep-09-2017

#262: The CIA, The Police, and Other Adventures from Stewart Copeland


Stewart Copeland (@copelandmusic) is a Grammy Award-winning musician, considered by Rolling Stone Magazine to be one of the top ten drummers of all time. He's a founding member of The Police, and a...

Sep-03-2017

#261: Mental Performance, Work-Life Balance, and the Rise to the Top - Maria Sharapova


Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) is one of the best tennis players in the world. She is the winner of five Grand Slam titles (two at the French Open and one each at the Australian Open, Wimbledon,...

Aug-26-2017

#260: Setting Goals, Making Money, and Overcoming Tough Times -- Phil Hellmuth


Phil Hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) is an American professional poker player who has won a record fourteen World Series of Poker bracelets. He is the winner of the Main Event of the 1989 World Series of...

Aug-24-2017

#259: Lessons from 50,000 Interviews: Larry King and Cal Fussman


Cal Fussman (@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've Learned" feature. He...

Aug-16-2017

#258: From Long-Shot to $50 Billion Empire - Bill Rasmussen


Bill Rasmussen (@bill_espn) is the co-founder of ESPN. He turned a massive gamble into an opportunity to create the 24-hour programming cycle used universally by networks today.

This episode comes ...

Aug-10-2017

#257: Physical Training, Dating Strategies, and Stories from the Early Days


In this episode, I answer the most upvoted questions from subscribers to 5-Bullet Friday, the newsletter I send out every week. It explores five cool things I've found, including apps, books, gadge...

Aug-06-2017

#256: How to Overcome Anxiety and Stress - with Adviser to Olympians, Michael Gervais


Michael Gervais (@michaelgervais) is the performance psychologist elite athletes and coaches turn to when they want to level up or when they're returning from hard times and want to not just get ba...

Aug-02-2017

#255: How to Turn Failure into Success


In this episode, we discuss another common request from listeners. I've gathered some of the best advice about coping with frustrations and roadblocks, and -- ultimately -- learning how to turn fai...

Jul-26-2017

#254: When to Quit - Lessons from World-Class Entrepreneurs, Investors, Authors, and More


I'm very excited to share this episode. It's our first "roundtable" approach to discussing a single topic. This came about when I asked 5-Bullet Friday subscribers (sign up here if you're intereste...

Jul-23-2017

#253: Morning Routines and Strategies


This is a special episode of the podcast. After more than 200 conversations with the world's top performers, you start to spot certain patterns. These are the shared habits, hacks, philosophies, an...

Jul-19-2017

#252: Inside the World of SuperTraining - Mark Bell


Mark Bell (@MarkSmellyBell) is the founder of Super Training Gym in Sacramento, which is often referred to as "the strongest gym in the West." Prior to opening his own gym, he spent time studying t...

Jul-13-2017

#251: How to Live Without Limits - Kyle Maynard


Kyle Maynard (@kylemaynard) is a motivational speaker, bestselling author, entrepreneur, and ESPY award-winning mixed martial arts athlete, known for becoming the first quadruple amputee to reach t...

Jul-09-2017

#250: Myers-Briggs, Diet Mistakes, and Immortality


In this episode, I'm answering your questions. I'm responding to the most upvoted questions from subscribers to 5-Bullet Friday, the newsletter I send out every week. It explores five cool things I...

Jul-06-2017

#249: How to Make a Difference and Find Your Purpose -- Blake Mycoskie


This episode of the podcast features Blake Mycoskie (@blakemycoskie).

Blake Mycoskie is the Founder and Chief Shoe Giver of TOMS, and the person behind the One for One® business model, which helps ...

Jun-28-2017

#248: The 10 Commandments of Startup Success with Reid Hoffman


On this special episode, we're going to share with you the "10 Commandments for Startup Success." They're drawn from the new podcast Masters of Scale, which is hosted by my friend and today's guest...

Jun-25-2017

#247: Cool Tools for Travel - Tim Ferriss and Kevin Kelly


Kevin Kelly (@kevin2kelly) might be the real-life Most Interesting Man In The World. I've always wanted to travel with him, and we recently headed to Uzbekistan together. This episode covers some o...

Jun-20-2017

#246: Building Strength, Improving Mindset, and Becoming the World's Fittest Man - Jason Khalipa


Jason Khalipa (@jasonkhalipa IG, Twitter) is one of the fittest men in the world – a title that was officially his when he won the CrossFit Games in 2008.  He is an 8-time CrossFit Games competitor...

Jun-12-2017

#245: The Magic, Misdirection, and Mindset of David Blaine


David Blaine (@davidblaine) is an American magician, illusionist, and endurance artist. He is best known for his high-profile feats of endurance and has set and broken several world records.

A whil...

Jun-08-2017

#244: The Quiet Master of Cryptocurrency -- Nick Szabo


Nick Szabo (@NickSzabo4) is a polymath. The breadth and depth of his interests and knowledge are truly astounding.

He's a computer scientist, legal scholar, and cryptographer best known for his pio...

Jun-04-2017

#243: How to Fear Less -- Vince Vaughn


Vince Vaughn (@WildWest) is one of the most prolific actors, writers, and producers in the world. He's acted in more than thirty major motion pictures that have gone on to gross more than 1.7 billi...

May-30-2017

#242: Phil Keoghan -- The Magic of Bucket Lists and Amazing Races


Phil Keoghan (@PhilKeoghan) has worked in television for almost thirty years on more than a thousand program episodes in more than a hundred countries. His work has earned him numerous awards, incl...

May-26-2017

#241: The Relationship Episode: Sex, Love, Polyamory, Marriage, and More (with Esther Perel)


I've wanted to speak with psychotherapist Esther Perel for years.

In a cover story, The New York Times called her the most important game changer in sexuality and relational health since Dr. Ruth.

...
May-22-2017

#240: Accelerated Learning and Mentors - My Personal Story


This episode is by request. You have asked me many times for an episode on education, accelerated learning, and my mentors. It will all be covered in the following conversation with Charles Best (@...

May-17-2017

#239: How to Reverse Aging with Art De Vany


Dr. Arthur De Vany is nearly eighty years old and ripped. Better known as Art De Vany, he was signed as a professional baseball player in his youth and later earned his Ph.D. in Economics at UCLA. ...

May-12-2017

#238: The Savant of Speed -- Ryan Flaherty


Ryan Flaherty (@ryanflaherty1) is the Senior Director of Performance at Nike. Prior to holding that position, Ryan was the Founder and President of Prolific Athletes LLC, a sports performance facil...

May-07-2017

#237: Exploring Smart Drugs, Fasting, and Fat Loss -- Dr. Rhonda Patrick


Rhonda Patrick, PhD, (@foundmyfitness) is an American biochemist and scientist. She first appeared on this podcast back in episode twelve, and whether you want to extend life, inexpensively buy a s...

May-04-2017

#236: The Alien of Extraordinary Ability


Murray Carter (@CarterCutlery) is a Canadian craftsman like no other. At eighteen, he fell into an apprenticeship with a sixteenth generation Yoshimoto bladesmith that lasted six years -- and was a...

Apr-22-2017

#235: Dorian Yates on High Intensity Training, Injury Prevention, and Building Maximum Muscle


Dorian Yates (@dorian_yates) is a six-time Mr. Olympia who has taken the already extreme sport of bodybuilding to a new level. He's one of my adolescent heroes whose innovations in training (e.g., ...

Apr-21-2017

#234: Marie Kondo -- The Japanese Tidying Master


Marie Kondo (@MarieKondo, also known as "KonMari") is a Japanese organizing consultant, author, and entrepreneur.

She developed a revolutionary method of organizing known as the KonMari Method, whi...

Apr-16-2017

#233: Cory Booker -- Street Fights, 10-Day Hunger Strikes, and Creative Problem-Solving


 Cory Booker (@corybooker) is an American politician and the junior United States Senator from New Jersey.

I generally have an allergy to politics, but Cory's story is endlessly fascinating (e.g., ...

Apr-10-2017

#232: The Tim Ferriss Radio Hour: Controlling Stress, Nutrition Upgrades, and Improved Health


Welcome to the second installment of The Tim Ferriss Radio Hour.

After more than 200 conversations with the world's top performers, you start to spot certain patterns. These are the shared habits, ...

Apr-06-2017

#231: How to Be Creative Like a Motherf*cker -- Cheryl Strayed


If you’re interested in the creative process of a famed author, jumpstarting your own creation, note taking, list making, or simply handling hard emotions, this episode is for you.  Recorded in fro...

Mar-31-2017

#230: The Secrets, Tactics, and Creative Processes of High Performers and Achievers -- Debbie Millman


This is round two for Debbie Millman, whose first interview on this show quickly became one of the most downloaded episodes of all time (listen to it here).

Graphic Design USA has named Debbie Mill...

Mar-25-2017

#229: Ricardo Semler -- The Seven-Day Weekend and How to Break the Rules


Ricardo Semler (@ricardosemler) is the former CEO of Semco Partners, a Brazilian company best known perhaps for its radical form of industrial democracy and corporate re-engineering.

During his lea...

Mar-19-2017

#228: The Lion of Olympic Weightlifting, 62-Year-Old Jerzy Gregorek (Also Featuring: Naval Ravikant)


Jerzy Gregorek (@TheHappyBody) immigrated from Poland to the United States with his wife, Aniela, in 1986 as political refugees. He subsequently won four World Weightlifting Championships and estab...

Mar-16-2017

#227: Conquering Fear and Reducing Anxiety - Caroline Paul


Caroline Paul (@carowriter) returns to the podcast by popular demand for a round 2 Q&A. (You can catch her first appearance here.)

Caroline is the author of four published books. Her latest is the ...

Mar-12-2017

#226: How to Not Be Evil - Dr. Phil Zimbardo


Dr. Philip Zimbardo (@PhilZimbardo) is one of the most distinguished psychologists in the world and a professor emeritus at Stanford University. He is arguably best known for his 1971 Stanford Pris...

Mar-08-2017

#225: John Crowley -- The Real-Life Captain America and Bruce Banner (Seriously)


John F. Crowley is the Chairman and CEO of Amicus Therapeutics, a publicly traded biotechnology company, which he helped to found in 2005 and is now a 300+ person company in 22 countries. John's in...

Feb-28-2017

#224: The Random Show - Drinking Urine, Exploring Japan, and Figuring Out Life


Coming to you from a late night in rural Japan, this is a special edition of The Random Show.

Per usual for The Random Show, I am joined by Kevin Rose (@KevinRose), serial entrepreneur, world-class...

Feb-26-2017

#223: Calming Philosophies for Chaotic Times -- Krista Tippett


Krista Tippett (@KristaTippett) is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author. She created and hosts the public radio program and podcast On Being and curates The Civ...

Feb-21-2017

#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