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.

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


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“All of us, regardless of what stage of life we’re at, we’ve got th...

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 th...

Mar-21-2020

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


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Lori Gottlieb (@LoriGottlieb1)  is a psychotherapist and author of the New York Times b...

Mar-19-2020

#414: Jack Kornfield — How to Find Peace Amidst COVID-19, How to Cultivate Calm in Chaos


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"We have the opportunity, even in difficult times, to let our spirit ...

Mar-12-2020

#413: Tyler Cowen on Rationality, COVID-19, Talismans, and Life on the Margins


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"If you need to measure, you've failed." — Tyler Cowen

Professor Tyler Cowen ...

Mar-05-2020

#412: Josh Waitzkin on Beginner’s Mind, Self-Actualization, and Advice from Your Future Self


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"I think of learning as unobstructed self-expression." — J...

Feb-27-2020

#411: Richard Turner — The Magical Phenom Who Will Blow Your Mind


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"Practice does not make perfect. Perfect practice makes perfect." — Richard Turner

I am very, very exc...

Feb-20-2020

#410: Ryan Holiday — Turning the Tables


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Welcome to The Tim Ferriss Show! It is — usually — my job to sit down with world-class performers of all different ...

Feb-13-2020

#409: Brené Brown — Striving versus Self-Acceptance, Saving Marriages, and More


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"We chase extraordinary moments instead of being grateful for ordinary moments un...

Feb-06-2020

#408: The Random Show — New Year's Resolutions, 2010-2019 Lessons Learned, Finding Joy, Energy Management, and Much More


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Technologist, serial en...

Jan-30-2020

#407: Sam Zell — Strategies for High-Stakes Investing, Dealmaking, and Grave Dancing


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“If I can't run it, then I don't want to own it.” — Sam Zell

Welcome to another...

Jan-23-2020

#406: Bob Iger — CEO and Chairman of Disney


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As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Walt Disney Company, Robert A. Iger (@RobertIger) is the st...

Jan-16-2020

#405: Penn Jillette on Magic, Losing 100+ Pounds, and Weaponizing Kindness


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"One of the biggest challenges we face is staying kind with profound disagreement—an...

Jan-09-2020

#404: Books I've Loved — Steve Jurvetson


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Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to sit down with world-class performers of all different ...

Dec-30-2019

#403: Tony Fadell — On Building the iPod, iPhone, Nest, and a Life of Curiosity


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“Get bored. Just put away all of your things. Maybe go clean up the garage ...

Dec-23-2019

#402: Books I've Loved — Seth Godin and Esther Perel


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Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to sit down with world-class performers of all different ...

Dec-16-2019

#401: Gary Keller — How to Focus on the One Important Thing


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"My life is better when I'm spontaneous after I've done my most important thing. Being spontaneous bef...

Dec-12-2019

#400: Books I’ve Loved — Tim’s Four Must-Read Books


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—from startup founders and investors to chess champions to Olymp...

Dec-09-2019

#399: Adam Grant — The Man Who Does Everything


"When you feel like you're not productive, it's not necessarily because you're lazy or because you have bad habits, it's because you're not working on the right projects and you haven't found the o...

Dec-05-2019

#398: Peter Attia, M.D. — Fasting, Metformin, Athletic Performance, and More


Dr. Peter Attia (peterattiamd.com, TW: @PeterAttiaMD, IG: @peterattiamd, FB: @peterattiamd) is a former ultra-endurance athlete (e.g., swimming races of 25 miles), a compulsive self-experimenter, a...

Nov-27-2019

#397: Two Questions Every Entrepreneur Should Answer


"If the customer doesn't scream, you don't have product-market fit." — Andy Rachleff

Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show. This time, we have a slightly different episode—a takeover by...

Nov-25-2019

#396: Marcela Ot’alora — How to Become a Psychedelic Therapist


"The only way to not be afraid of someone's suffering is if you're not afraid of your own." — Marcela Ot'alora G.

Marcela Ot'alora G. is a psychotherapist and an installation artist. Her interest an...

Nov-22-2019

#395: Jocko Willink Takeover — On Quitting, Relationships, Financial Discipline, Contrast Baths, and More


"You might have to make some tactical retreats in order to win the long war, but never quit on your strategic vision. Never quit on getting to the ultimate place where you want to go." — Jocko Will...

Nov-14-2019

#394: Q&A With Tim — On Wealth, Legacy, Grief, Lyme Disease, Gratitude, Longevity, and More


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 to tease out the habits, routines, favorite books, and so on th...

Nov-07-2019

#393: Edward Norton — On Creative Process, Creative Struggle, and Motherless Brooklyn


“It's nice to be reminded that it's been hard for other people when they were getting things done that you admired, because it maybe gives you that extra little bit of determination or patience to ...

Oct-31-2019

#392: Ben Horowitz — What You Do Is Who You Are >> Lessons from Silicon Valley, Andy Grove, Genghis Khan, Slave Revolutions, and More


"One of the key insights from Bushido is that a culture is not a set of beliefs, it's a set of actions." — Ben Horowitz

Ben Horowitz (@bhorowitz) is a cofounder and general partner at the venture ca...

Oct-24-2019

#391: The Random Show — On Fasting, Forest Bathing, How to Say NO, Rebooting the Self, and Much More


Technologist, serial entrepreneur, world-class investor, self-experimenter, and all-around wild and crazy guy Kevin Rose (@KevinRose), rejoins me for another episode of The Random Show. In this one...

Oct-17-2019

#390: Q&A With Tim — On Happiness, Dating, Depressive Episodes, and Much More


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 to tease out the habits, routines, favorite books, and so on th...

Oct-10-2019

#389: Neil deGrasse Tyson — How to Dream Big, Think Scientifically, and Get More Done


“What matters is: Are you a good problem solver? Are you moral? Are you a hard worker? Are you a good leader? Do you have insights into the field? These are the questions that matter.” — Neil deGra...

Oct-03-2019

#388: Lisa Ling — Exploring Subcultures, Learning to Feel, and Changing Perception


"It requires time and energy to get invested in other people's stories, but I do in my heart of hearts believe that you emerge a better and smarter human as a result of taking that time." — Lisa Li...

Sep-26-2019

#387: Tristan Harris — Fighting Skynet and Firewalling Attention


"Big Brother isn't watching. He's singing and dancing. He's pulling rabbits out of a hat. Big Brother’s busy holding your attention every moment you're awake. He's making sure you're always distrac...

Sep-19-2019

#386: Ken Burns — A Master Filmmaker on Creative Process, the Long Game, and the Noumenal


“There’s always the certainty that the opposite of what I might believe in might also be true.” — Ken Burns

Ken Burns (@KenBurns) has been making documentary films for more than 40 years.

Since the A...

Sep-12-2019

#385: The World's Largest Psychedelic Research Center


This is something I’ve been working on for ~1.5 years and something diligent scientists have been working toward for 20+ years.

This episode features a recording of the press conference announcing t...

Sep-10-2019

#384: David Allen — The Art of Getting Things Done (GTD)


"Your head's for having ideas, not for holding them." — David Allen

David Allen (@gtdguy) is one of the world's most influential thinkers on productivity, and his 35 years of experience as a managem...

Sep-03-2019

#383: Mike Phillips — How to Save a Species


"Humans and cockroaches and coyotes are going to inherit the earth." — Mike Phillips

[Visit tim.blog/wolf for the most important links from this interview and my personal next steps.]

Mike Phillips h...

Aug-21-2019

#381: Charles Koch — CEO of Koch Industries


“When goods don't cross borders, soldiers will.” — Charles Koch, quoting Frédéric Bastiat

This episode will no doubt surprise people, and my guest came to me through channels I wouldn't have expecte...

Aug-11-2019

#380: Ed Zschau — The Polymath Professor Who Changed My Life


"Entrepreneurship isn't about starting companies. Entrepreneurship is an approach to life." — Ed Zschau

Ed Zschau is the Interim President of Sierra Nevada College, and he brings to the college 17 y...

Aug-01-2019

#379: Dita Von Teese — The Queen of Burlesque


"You can be a juicy ripe peach and there will still be someone who doesn't like peaches." — Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese (@DitaVonTeese) is the biggest name in burlesque in the world since Gypsy Ro...

Jul-29-2019

#378: Nick Norris — Navy SEAL and Athlete on Training, Post-Traumatic Growth, and Healing


"I’ve shared that a lot more openly, and it’s been one of the best medicines that I’ve found. It’s liberating. Talking about grief has been something that’s unlocked a lot of happiness for me." — N...

Jul-18-2019

#377: Psychedelics — Microdosing, Mind-Enhancing Methods, and More


This episode features a panel that I moderated in front of a standing-room-only crowd at the Milken Institute's Global Conference 2019. It includes a great overview of psychedelic science, investin...

Jul-15-2019

#376: How Seth Godin Manages His Life — Rules, Principles, and Obsessions (Repost)


This interview originally aired in 2016. You can find the show notes here: https://tim.blog/2016/02/10/seth-godin/

“We can’t out-obedience the competition.” – Seth Godin

I expected this episode to b...

Jul-04-2019

#375: Josh Waitzkin — How to Cram 2 Months of Learning into 1 Day


"From my perspective, the goal is unobstructed self-expression." — Josh Waitzkin

Josh Waitzkin, author of The Art of Learning, is an eight-time US National Chess Champion, a two-time World Champion ...

Jun-26-2019

#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

#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

#370.5: 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