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.

#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.

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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

#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:

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Oct-20-2016