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.

#374: Chip Conley — Building Empires, Tackling Cancer, and Surfing the Liminal


"The question would be: 'What mastery can you offer?' So have a friend of yours ask that question of you five times, and you'll be sort of surprised at, by the fifth time you get asked that questio...

Jun-20-2019

#373: Jerry Colonna — The Coach With the Spider Tattoo


"You are not alone. And just because you feel like shit doesn't mean you are shit." — Jerry Colonna

Jerry Colonna (@jerrycolonna) is the CEO and cofounder of Reboot.io, an executive coaching and lea...

Jun-12-2019

Less Hustle, More Art — Moving to a New Model


Hello, my lovelies! This is an important announcement.

From June – Dec, 2019, I’m removing ads and sponsors from the podcast for a six-month test. The podcast will continue to be 100% free for every...

Jun-06-2019

#372: Julie Rice — Co-Founding SoulCycle, Taming Anxiety, and Mastering Difficult Conversations


"There is no elevator to success; you have to take the stairs." — Julie Rice

Julie Rice (@julierice_) is an entrepreneur best known for co-founding the fitness phenomenon SoulCycle. Julie served as ...

Jun-03-2019

#371: Ramit Sethi — Automating Finances, Negotiating Prenups, Disagreeing with Tim, and More


"Most of us should spend less time on most decisions and we should spend a lot more time on a few key decisions." — Ramit Sethi

Ramit Sethi (@ramit), author of the New York Times bestseller I Will T...

May-21-2019

#125: Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying “No” to Millions (Repost)


This episode originally aired in 2015. You can find the show notes of the episode here.

“To me, ‘busy’ implies that the person is out of control of their life.” – Derek Sivers

Derek Sivers (@sivers)...

May-11-2019

#370: Adam Savage on Great Tools, Great Projects, and Great Lessons


"A true creator knows that you follow the thing to where it's going, not to where you think it ought to go."

— Adam Savage

Adam Savage (TW: @donttrythis IG: @therealadamsavage FB: therealadamsavage) ...

Apr-30-2019

#369: Kevin Systrom — Tactics, Books, and the Path to a Billion Users


“I think a big part of knowing that you’re right is working as hard as you can to prove that you’re wrong. And if you can’t, well, there’s only one option left, which is: you’re probably right.”

— K...

Apr-25-2019

#368: Amanda Palmer on Creativity, Pain, and Art


"I'm just so fundamentally optimistic, and I barrel forth in life with this attitude that everything is going to be absolutely fine and go my way." — Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer (@amandapalmer) is a...

Apr-18-2019

#367: Eric Schmidt — Lessons from a Trillion-Dollar Coach


"You can systematize innovation even if you can't completely predict it." — Eric Schmidt

Eric Schmidt (@ericschmidt) is Technical Advisor and Board Member to Alphabet Inc., where he advises its lead...

Apr-09-2019

#366: Neil Gaiman — The Interview I've Waited 20 Years To Do


“The biggest problem we run into is going, ‘This is who I am, this is what I’m like, this is how I function’ while failing to notice that you don’t do that anymore.” — Neil Gaiman

Neil Gaiman (@neil...

Mar-28-2019

#365: Michael Pollan — Exploring the Frontiers of Psychedelics


"An overactive ego is a tyrant." - Michael Pollan

Michael Pollan (@michaelpollan) is the author of seven previous books, including Cooked, Food Rules, In Defense of Food, The Omnivore's Dilemma, and...

Mar-21-2019

#363: Tea Time with Tim — How to Find Mentors, Decrease Anxiety Through Training, and Much More


Welcome to a special episode called Tea Time with Tim, in which I solicited phone numbers and called a handful of you to field any questions that you might have.

Among other topics, we discuss:

How t...
Mar-11-2019

#362: Graham Duncan — Talent Is The Best Asset Class


"Everyone's genius is right next to their dysfunction." — Graham Duncan

Graham Duncan (@GrahamDuncanNYC) is the co-founder of East Rock Capital, a multi-family office investment firm that manages $2...

Feb-28-2019

#361: Jim Collins — A Rare Interview with a Reclusive Polymath


"I'm not really a business author; I just happen to have used companies as the method to study human systems because there's great data." — Jim Collins

My guest for this episode is the incredible (a...

Feb-18-2019

#360: Caterina Fake — The Outsider Who Built Giants


"I really am a big believer in people's creativity flourishing when they come at things from a different direction and see things in a different way." — Caterina Fake

Caterina Fake (@caterina) is a ...

Feb-14-2019

#359: Tobi Lütke — From Snowboard Shop to Billion-Dollar Company


"Feedback is a gift." — Tobi Lütke

Tobi Lütke (@tobi) is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Shopify. In 2004, Tobi began building software to launch an online snowboard store called Snowdevi...

Feb-07-2019

#358: Ken Block — The Art of Marketing with a DC Shoes and Gymkhana Legend (500M+ views)


“In life — from the simplest thing to the biggest thing — I want to be proud of what it is and stake my claim: ‘That’s mine and that’s how I do it.'” — Ken Block

Ken Block (@kblock43 on IG and TW) i...

Jan-31-2019

#357: Susan Cain — How to Overcome Fear and Embrace Creativity


"So often, when you see someone who's really good at almost anything, it's because they actually started out exactly the opposite — and then they cared so much about fixing that problem." — Susan C...

Jan-24-2019

#356: Peter Mallouk — Exploring the Worlds of Investing, Assets, and Quality of Life


"You spend the first 20 years of being rich accumulating all of this stuff. And then you'll spend the next 20 years trying to get out of one thing after another to simplify your life." — Peter Mall...

Jan-17-2019

#355: Greg McKeown — How to Master Essentialism


"If you don't prioritize your life, someone else will."— Greg McKeown

Greg McKeown (@GregoryMcKeown) is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less and...

Jan-09-2019

#354: Real 4-Hour Workweek Case Studies — How to Generate 8-Figure Revenue at Age 21 (Or Any Age)


"I think the role of the entrepreneur in the world is to find ways to do things better or more efficiently and then try to do that as many times over with the help of other people." — Santiago Nest...

Dec-27-2018

#353: Patrick Collison — CEO of Stripe


"If people around you don't think what you're doing is a bit strange, maybe it's not strange enough." — Patrick Collison

Patrick Collison (@patrickc) is chief executive officer and co-founder of Str...

Dec-20-2018

#352: Dr. Peter Attia vs. Tim Ferriss


"Unhappiness is at the root of more pain, I would suspect, than any ailment that falls in the 'physical' body. And to think that we have compounds that could play such an important role that are re...

Dec-13-2018

#351: Real 4-Hour Workweek Case Studies — Allen Walton and SpyGuy, The Path to Seven Figures


“And then I wake up at 7:00 a.m., and I roll over and look at my phone. And I have a notification from Shopify saying that I made my first sale for $149. And I let out this huge, orgasmic noise of ...

Dec-10-2018

#350: Dr. Andrew Weil — Optimal Health, Plant Medicine, and More


Andrew Weil, M.D. (@DrWeil) is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine.

Dr. Weil received a degree in biology (botany) from Harvard College in 1964 and an M.D. from ...

Dec-06-2018

#349: LeBron James and His Top-Secret Trainer, Mike Mancias


This episode represents the first time that LeBron James has been interviewed alongside his very below-the-radar, some might say top-secret, athletic trainer about details of training, recovery, di...

Nov-27-2018

#348: Dave Elitch — How to Get Out of Your Own Way


"Slow down. Do it again." — Dave Elitch

Dave Elitch (IG: @daveelitch) first garnered attention with his band Daughters of Mara's debut album I am Destroyer in 2007, but his time touring with the Ame...

Nov-26-2018

#347: Stan Grof, Lessons from ~4,500 LSD Sessions and Beyond


"I realized people were not having LSD experiences; they were having experiences of themselves. But they were coming from depths that psychoanalysis didn't know anything about." — Stanislav Grof

Sta...

Nov-20-2018

#346: James Cameron and Suzy Amis Cameron — How to Think Big, Start Small, and Change the World


"Hope is not a strategy. Luck is not a factor. Fear is not an option." — James Cameron

James Cameron (@jimcameron) is a filmmaker and deep sea explorer. He is writer, director and producer of The Te...

Nov-12-2018

#345: Doug McMillon — CEO of Walmart


Doug McMillon (IG: @dougmcmillon) is president and chief executive officer of Walmart, a company that, if it were a country, would be the 25th largest economy in the world. Walmart serves 265 milli...

Nov-08-2018

#344: A.J. Jacobs — 10 Strategies to Be Happier Through Gratitude


A.J. Jacobs (@ajjacobs) takes over the show for a special episode. A.J. is a kindred guinea pig of self-experimentation who chronicles his shenanigans in books that seem to keep winding up as New Y...

Nov-05-2018

#343: Seth Godin on How to Say “No,” Market Like a Professional, and Win at Life


Seth Godin (@thisissethsblogseths.blog) is the author of 18 bestselling books that have been translated into more than 35 languages. He was inducted into the Direct Marketing Hall of Fame in 2013...

Nov-01-2018

BONUS: Sam Harris Guided Meditations and Lessons


This is a companion episode to episode #342 ("Sam Harris, Ph.D. — How to Master Your Mind"), and it features guided meditations and lessons from Sam's meditation app Waking Up. Please note that it ...

Oct-29-2018

#342: Sam Harris, Ph.D. — How to Master Your Mind


Sam Harris (@SamHarrisOrg) received a degree in philosophy from Stanford University and a Ph.D in neuroscience from UCLA. Sam is the host of the Waking Up podcast, and he is the author of multiple ...

Oct-29-2018

#341: Nick Kokonas — How to Apply World-Class Creativity to Business, Art, and Life


Nick Kokonas (IG: @nkokonas, TW: @NickKokonas) is the co-owner and co-founder of The Alinea Group of restaurants, which includes Alinea, Next, The Aviary, Roister, and The Aviary NYC. He is also th...

Oct-18-2018

#340: Paul Stamets — How Mushrooms Can Save You and (Perhaps) the World


Paul Stamets (@PaulStamets) is an intellectual and industry leader in the habitat, medicinal use, and production of fungi. Part of his mission is to deepen our understanding and respect for the org...

Oct-11-2018

#339: Samin Nosrat — Master Creative, Master Teacher


Samin Nosrat (@ciaosamin) is a writer, chef, and teacher who is masterful at turning complexity into simplicity. Her first book, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking, is a ...

Oct-01-2018

#338: Howard Marks — How to Invest with Clear Thinking


Howard Marks (@howardmarksbook) is co-chairman and co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management, a leading investment firm with more than $120 billion in assets. He is the author of the new book Master...

Sep-25-2018

#337: Hamilton Morris on Better Living Through Chemistry: Psychedelics, Smart Drugs, and More


Hamilton Morris (TW: @hamiltonmorris, IG: @hamiltonmorris) is a writer, documentarian, and scientific researcher who currently studies the chemistry and pharmacology of tryptamines at the Universit...

Sep-20-2018

#336: Scott Belsky — How to Conquer the Messy Middle


Scott Belsky (@scottbelsky) is an entrepreneur, author, investor, Chief Product Officer of Adobe, and venture partner with venture capital firm Benchmark. Scott co-founded Behance in 2006 and serve...

Sep-13-2018

#335: The Life Lessons and Success Habits of Four Presidents — Doris Kearns Goodwin


Doris Kearns Goodwin (@DorisKGoodwin) is a biographer, historian, and political commentator who found her curiosity about leadership sparked more than half century ago as a professor at Harvard. He...

Sep-07-2018

#334: Drew Houston — The Billionaire Founder of Dropbox


"Write an interesting story, not a perfect story." — Drew Houston

Drew Houston (@DrewHouston) is co-founder and CEO of Dropbox. Since founding the company in 2007 with Arash Ferdowsi, Drew has led t...

Aug-27-2018

#333: Random Show — Fasting, Biohacking, and Tony Robbins


Serial entrepreneur, world-class investor, eagle scout, and all around wild and crazy guy Kevin Rose (@KevinRose), rejoins me for another episode of The Random Show. We discuss Kevin’s new diet obs...

Aug-17-2018

#332: Coach George Raveling — A Legend on Sports, Business, and The Great Game of Life


Coach George Raveling (@GeorgeRaveling) is an 80-year-old living legend and Nike's former Director of International Basketball. Coach Raveling was the first African American head basketball coach i...

Aug-09-2018

#331: Ann Miura-Ko — The Path from Shyness to World-Class Debater and Investor


Ann Miura-Ko (@annimaniac) has been called "the most powerful woman in startups" by Forbes and is a lecturer in entrepreneurship at Stanford. The child of a rocket scientist at NASA, Ann is a Palo ...

Aug-02-2018

#330: The Return of Drunk Dialing Q&A: How to Ask Better Questions, Take Better Risks, and More!


This episode is a rare exception to the rule — unlike my usual long-form interviews, this is a drunk-dialing Q&A with you guys, which I’ve done a few times in the last few years, including for the ...

Jul-30-2018

#328: How to Say “No” Gracefully and Uncommit


This episode of The Tim Ferriss Show showcases two chapters from Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown (@GregoryMcKeown), one of my favorite books of the past few years.

The ...

Jul-19-2018