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.

#445: Janna Levin on Extra Dimensions, Time Travel, and How to Overcome Boots in the Face


Janna Levin on Extra Dimensions, Time Travel, and How to Overcome Boots in the Face | Brought to you by Allform and LinkedIn Jobs.

“I used to resent obstacles along the path, thinking, ‘If only that...

Jul-09-2020

#444: Hugh Jackman on Best Decisions, Daily Routines, The 85% Rule, Favorite Exercises, Mind Training, and Much More


Hugh Jackman on Best Decisions, Daily Routines, The 85% Rule, Favorite Exercises, Mind Training, and Much More | Brought to you by ExpressVPN and Magic Spoon

“Everyone takes a shower every day, and...

Jun-30-2020

#443: David Yarrow on Art, Markets, Business, and Combining It All


David Yarrow on Art, Markets, Business, and Combining It All | Brought to you by Honey, Thrive Market, and LegalZoom

"I must never again put myself in a position where my work ethic can be undone by...

Jun-25-2020

#442: Tribe of Mentors — Naval Ravikant, Susan Cain, and Yuval Noah Harari


Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show! It will feature some of my favorite advice and profiles from Tribe of Mentors. Thousands of you have asked for years for the audiobook versions o...

Jun-22-2020

#441: John Paul DeJoria — From Homelessness to Building Paul Mitchell and Patrón Tequila


John Paul DeJoria — From Homelessness to Building Paul Mitchell and Patrón Tequila | Brought to you by eero and LinkedIn Marketing Solutions

"Don't limit yourself in life by your age, or what you th...

Jun-17-2020

#440: Rick Doblin — The Psychedelic Domino That Tips All Others


Rick Doblin — The Psychedelic Domino That Tips All Others | Brought to you by Helix Sleep and LinkedIn Jobs

Rick Doblin, PhD, (@rickdoblin) is the founder and executive director of the Multidiscipli...

Jun-12-2020

#439: Tools of Titans — Derek Sivers, BJ Miller, and Christopher Sommer


Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show! It will showcase some of my favorite advice and profiles from the audiobook of Tools of Titans. Thousands of you have asked for years for the aud...

Jun-10-2020

#438: Coach George Raveling on This Unique Moment in Time, How to Practice Self-Leadership, Navigating Difficult Conversations, and Much More


“My hope is that we will be who we say we are. All of us.” — Coach George Raveling

Coach George Raveling (@GeorgeRaveling) is an 82-year-old living legend and Nike’s former Director of Internationa...

Jun-08-2020

#437: Secretary Madeleine Albright — Optimism, The Future of the US, and 450-Pound Leg Presses


Secretary Madeleine Albright - Optimism, The Future of the US, and 450-Pound Leg Presses | Brought to you by Athletic Greens and Helix Sleep.

“I’m an optimist who worries a lot.”  — Secretary Madel...

May-27-2020

#436: Books I've Loved — Maria Popova and Tyler Cowen


#436: Books I've Loved — Maria Popova and Tyler Cowen  | Brought to you by Audible.

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

May-25-2020

#435: Kevin Hart — The Unstoppable Combination of Positivity and Relentless Improvement


Kevin Hart — The Unstoppable Combination of Positivity and Relentless Improvement | Brought to you by Theragun and Athletic Greens

"I don't understand how you do something halfway. I did that throug...

May-21-2020

#434: Jim Dethmer — How to Shift from Victim Consciousness, Reduce Drama, Practice Candor, Be Fully Alive, and More


Jim Dethmer — How to Shift from Victim Consciousness, Reduce Drama, Practice Candor, Be Fully Alive, and More | Brought to you by LMNT and "5-Bullet Friday"

"So many of us destroy our aliveness thro...

May-18-2020

#433: Sam Harris on Psychedelics, How to Cope During a Pandemic, Taming Anxiety, and More


Sam Harris — Psychedelics, Meditation, and The Bigger Picture | Brought to you by FreshBooks and "5-Bullet Friday"

"Nothing's changed but yet, on some level, everything has changed, and I feel like...

May-15-2020

#432: Books I've Loved — Kevin Kelly


#432: Books I've Loved — Kevin Kelly | Brought to you by Audible.

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

May-13-2020

#431: Howard Marks on the US Dollar, Three Ways to Add Defense, and Good Questions


Howard Marks on the US Dollar, Three Ways to Add Defense, and Good Questions | Brought to you by LinkedIn Jobs and "5-Bullet Friday." More on both below. 

"Move forward but with caution." — Howard M...

May-11-2020

#430: Elizabeth Gilbert’s Creative Path: Saying No, Trusting Your Intuition, Index Cards, Integrity Checks, Grief, Awe, and Much More


Elizabeth Gilbert’s Amazing Creative Toolkit: Saying No, Trusting Intuition, Seeking Awe, Bathing in Grief, and Index Cards | Brought to you by Thrive Market and Athletic Greens. More on both below...

May-09-2020

#429: Nick Kokonas on Resurrecting Restaurants, Skin in the Game, and Investing


Nick Kokonas on Resurrecting Restaurants, Skin in the Game, and Investing | Brought to you by ShipStation and Helix Sleep. More on both below.

"It remains to be seen, of course, whether or not this ...

May-06-2020

#428: Jim Jefferies on Comedy, Life Lessons, and the Magic of Filling Out Customs Forms


#428: Jim Jefferies on Comedy, Life Lessons, and the Magic of Filling Out Customs Forms | Brought to you by Laird Superfood and “5-Bullet Friday." More on both below.

“The rise is always better than...

May-04-2020

#427: Michael Lewis — Inside the Mind of the Iconic Writer


#427: Michael Lewis on the Crafts of Writing, Friendship, Coaching, Happiness, and More | Brought to you by UCAN and Readwise. More on both below.

“The secret to doing good research is always to be...

May-01-2020

#426: The Random Show: Boozy Quarantine Edition!


#426: The Random Show: Boozy Quarantine Edition! | Brought to you by Magic Spoon Cereal and “5-Bullet Friday"

Technologist, serial entrepreneur, world-class investor, self-experimenter, and all-arou...

Apr-29-2020

#425: Books I've Loved — Cindy Eckert and Alexis Ohanian


#425: Books I've Loved — Cindy Eckert and Alexis Ohanian | Brought to you by Audible.

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

Apr-27-2020

#424: Brian Koppelman on Making Art, Francis Ford Coppola, Building Momentum, and More


Brian Koppelman on Making Art, Francis Ford Coppola, Building Momentum, and More | Brought to you by Helix Sleep and "5-Bullet Friday"

“A lot of growing up is learning to shift the responsibility f...

Apr-23-2020

#423: Rana el Kaliouby — AI, Emotional Intelligence, and The Journey of Finding Oneself


Rana el Kaliouby — AI, Emotional Intelligence, and The Journey of Finding Oneself | Brought to you by LinkedIn Jobs and "5-Bullet Friday"

"Embrace your emotions." — Rana el Kaliouby

A pioneer in Emot...

Apr-21-2020

#422: Fear-Setting: The Most Valuable Exercise I Do Every Month


“We suffer more in imagination than in reality.” — Seneca

I do an exercise called “fear-setting” at least once a quarter, often once a month. It is the most powerful exercise I do. 

Fear-setting has ...

Apr-20-2020

#421: Dr. Jane Goodall — The Legend, The Lessons, The Hope


Dr. Jane Goodall — The Legend, The Lessons, The Hope | Brought to you by ExpressVPN and LinkedIn Marketing Solutions.

“The greatest danger to our future is apathy.” — Dr. Jane Goodall

Dr. Jane Goodal...

Apr-16-2020

#420: Books I've Loved — Matt Mullenweg


#420: Books I've Loved — Matt Mullenweg | Brought to you by Audible.

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

Apr-13-2020

#419: Ryan Holiday — How to Use Stoicism to Choose Alive Time Over Dead Time


Ryan Holiday — How to Use Stoicism to Choose Alive Time Over Dead Time | Brought to you by LegalZoom and Trello.

"Anger is often what pain looks like when it shows itself in public." — Krista Tippet...

Apr-09-2020

#418: Esther Perel — Tactics for Relationships in Quarantine


Esther Perel — Tactics for Relationships in Quarantine | Brought to you by Magic Spoon and ShipStation

“Maybe you don’t feel that enough people love you, but I can tell you, there’s a world of peo...

Apr-02-2020

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


Dr. Vivek Murthy — Former Surgeon General on Combatting COVID-19, Loneliness, and More | Brought to you by NutriBullet and Trello.

“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


Lori Gottlieb — The Power of Getting to *Unknow* Yourself | Brought to you by Four Sigmatic and LinkedIn Jobs.

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


Jack Kornfield — How to Find Peace Amidst COVID-19, How to Cultivate Calm in Chaos | Brought to you by FreshBooks and 99designs.

"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


Tyler Cowen on Rationality, COVID-19, Talismans, and Life on the Margins | Brought to you by NutriBullet and ExpressVPN.

"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


Josh Waitzkin on Beginner’s Mind, Self-Actualization, and Advice from Your Future Self | Brought to you by Helix Sleep and Athletic Greens.

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

Feb-27-2020

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


Richard Turner — The Magical Phenom Who Will Blow Your Mind | Brought to you by Nulo and Inktel.

"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


Ryan Holiday — Turning the Tables | Brought to you by LinkedIn Jobs and 99designs.

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


Brené Brown — Striving versus Self-Acceptance, Saving Marriages, and More | Brought to you by Brave and Helix Sleep.

"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


The Random Show — New Year's Resolutions, 2010-2019 Lessons Learned, Finding Joy, Energy Management, and Much More | Brought to you by Calm and LinkedIn Marketing Solutions.

Technologist, serial en...

Jan-30-2020

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


Sam Zell — Strategies for High-Stakes Investing, Dealmaking, and Grave Dancing | Brought to you by FreshBooks and Brave

“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


Bob Iger — CEO and Chairman of Disney | Brought to you by 99designs and HumanN's BeetElite.

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


Penn Jillette on Magic, Losing 100+ Pounds, and Weaponizing Kindness | Brought to you by Brave and LinkedIn Jobs.

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

Jan-09-2020

#404: Books I've Loved — Steve Jurvetson


Books I've Loved — Steve Jurvetson | Brought to you by Four Sigmatic.

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


Tony Fadell — On Building the iPod, iPhone, Nest, and a Life of Curiosity | Brought to you by SuperFat and Four Sigmatic.

“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


Books I've Loved — Seth Godin and Esther Perel | Brought to you by Hu

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


Gary Keller — How to Focus on the One Important Thing | Brought to you by ShipStation and Ring.

"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


Adam Grant — The Man Who Does Everything | Brought to you by Zapier and Peloton.

"When you feel like you're not productive, it's not necessarily because you're lazy or because you have bad habits, i...

Dec-05-2019

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


Peter Attia, M.D. — Fasting, Metformin, Athletic Performance, and More | Brought to you by HumanN's BeetElite and Peloton.

Dr. Peter Attia (peterattiamd.com, TW: @PeterAttiaMD, IG: @peterattiamd, F...

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