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.

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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.
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🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-08-16 20:46
last episode published
2019-08-16 17:38
publication frequency
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Tim Ferriss: Bestselling Author, Human Guinea Pig author  
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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
16.08.2019

#382: Safi Bahcall — On Hypnosis, Conquering Insomnia, Incentives, and More

Safi Bahcall (@SafiBahcall) is the author of Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries, which debuted #3 on Wall Street Journal’s bestseller list. Loonshots describes what an idea from physics tell...
11.08.2019

#381: Charles Koch — CEO of Koch Industries

“When goods don't cross borders, soldiers will.” — Charles Koch, quoting Frédéric BastiatThis episode will no doubt surprise people, and my guest came to me through channels I wouldn't have expected.---Charles Koch received a bachelor’s degree in gener...
1.08.2019

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

"Entrepreneurship isn't about starting companies. Entrepreneurship is an approach to life." — Ed ZschauEd Zschau is the Interim President of Sierra Nevada College, and he brings to the college 17 years of leading technology companies. He founded System...
29.07.2019

#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 TeeseDita Von Teese (@DitaVonTeese) is the biggest name in burlesque in the world since Gypsy Rose Lee, and is credited with bringing the art form back...
18.07.2019

#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." — Nick NorrisNick Norris (@nick_norris1981) is a graduate ...
15.07.2019

#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, investing opportunities, anecdotal personal benefits, legal cha...
4.07.2019

#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 GodinI expected this episode to be amazing, and Seth 10x’d expectations. He’s incredible...
26.06.2019

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

"From my perspective, the goal is unobstructed self-expression." — Josh WaitzkinJosh Waitzkin, author of The Art of Learning, is an eight-time US National Chess Champion, a two-time World Champion in Tai Chi Chuan Push Hands, and the first Brazilian Ji...
20.06.2019

#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 question, and you've had to come up with four other answers be...
12.06.2019

#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 ColonnaJerry Colonna (@jerrycolonna) is the CEO and cofounder of Reboot.io, an executive coaching and leadership development firm dedicated to the notion that b...
6.06.2019

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 everyone. There will be no paywall, and no one has to pay fo...
3.06.2019

#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 RiceJulie Rice (@julierice_) is an entrepreneur best known for co-founding the fitness phenomenon SoulCycle. Julie served as Co-CEO at SoulCycle from 2006 to 2015 before joining We...
21.05.2019

#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 SethiRamit Sethi (@ramit), author of the New York Times bestseller I Will Teach You To Be Rich, has become a financial guru to mil...
11.05.2019

#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 SiversDerek Sivers (@sivers) is one of my favorite humans, and I call him often for...
30.04.2019

#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 SavageAdam Savage (TW: @donttrythis IG: @therealadamsavage FB: therealadamsavage) has spent his life gathering skills that allow him to t...
25.04.2019

#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.”— Kevin SystromKevin Systrom (@kevin) is an entrepreneur a...
18.04.2019

#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 PalmerAmanda Palmer (@amandapalmer) is a singer, songwriter, playwright, pianist, author, direc...
9.04.2019

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

"You can systematize innovation even if you can't completely predict it." — Eric SchmidtEric Schmidt (@ericschmidt) is Technical Advisor and Board Member to Alphabet Inc., where he advises its leaders on technology, business and policy issues. Eric joi...
28.03.2019

#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 GaimanNeil Gaiman (@neilhimself) is the bestselling author and creator of books...
21.03.2019

#365: Michael Pollan — Exploring the Frontiers of Psychedelics

"An overactive ego is a tyrant." - Michael PollanMichael Pollan (@michaelpollan) is the author of seven previous books, including Cooked, Food Rules, In Defense of Food, The Omnivore's Dilemma, and The Botany of Desire, all of which were New York Times...
15.03.2019

#364: Safi Bahcall — On Thinking Big, Curing Cancer, and Transforming Industries

“All these things you’re sure are true — what if they weren’t?”— Safi BahcallSafi Bahcall (@SafiBahcall) is the author of Loonshots: How to Nurture the Crazy Ideas that Win Wars, Cure Diseases, and Transform Industries. Loonshots describes what an idea...
11.03.2019

#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 to go about finding a mentor.The meaning of life.How to ...
28.02.2019

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

"Everyone's genius is right next to their dysfunction." — Graham DuncanGraham Duncan (@GrahamDuncanNYC) is the co-founder of East Rock Capital, a multi-family office investment firm that manages $2 billion for a small number of families and their chari...
18.02.2019

#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 CollinsMy guest for this episode is the incredible (and somewhat reclusive) Jim Collins.This was a rare trea...
14.02.2019

#360: Caterina Fake — Lessons from Flickr, Kickstarter, Etsy, and Much More

"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 FakeCaterina Fake (@caterina) is a long-time Silicon Valley pioneer. She is the Cofounder ...
7.02.2019

#359: Tobi Lütke — The Oracle of Ottawa

"Feedback is a gift." — Tobi LütkeTobi Lütke (@tobi) is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Shopify. In 2004, Tobi began building software to launch an online snowboard store called Snowdevil. It quickly became obvious that the software was more...
31.01.2019

#358: Ken Block — The Story of DC Shoes, Rally Car Racing, and 500+ Million 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 BlockKen Block (@kblock43 on IG and TW) is a co-founder of DC Shoes and a professional rally dri...
24.01.2019

#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 CainSusan Cain (@susancain) is the author of the bestsel...
17.01.2019

#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 MalloukPeter Mallouk (@PeterMallouk) is the President of Cr...
9.01.2019

#355: Greg McKeown — How to Master Essentialism

"If you don't prioritize your life, someone else will."— Greg McKeownGreg McKeown (@GregoryMcKeown) is the author of the New York Times bestseller, Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less and the founder of McKeown, Inc, a company with a mission ...
27.12.2018

#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 NestaresBenedict Dohmen and Santiago Nestares of Benitago G...
20.12.2018

#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 CollisonPatrick Collison (@patrickc) is chief executive officer and co-founder of Stripe, a technology company that builds economic infrastr...
13.12.2018

#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 really facing challenges in getting approved, I just find...
10.12.2018

#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 relief. I was like, 'Wow. Everything’s going to be okay...
6.12.2018

#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 Harvard Medical School in 1968. After completing a medi...
27.11.2018

#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, diet, and even how much longer he hopes to play in the NB...
26.11.2018

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

"Slow down. Do it again." — Dave ElitchDave 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 American progressive rock band The Mars Volta in 2009-2010...
20.11.2018

#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 GrofStanislav Grof, M.D., (stanislavgrof.com) is a psychiatris...
12.11.2018

#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 CameronJames Cameron (@jimcameron) is a filmmaker and deep sea explorer. He is writer, director and producer of The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2, True Lies, T...
8.11.2018

#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 million customers weekly in 27 countries across more than 11...
5.11.2018

#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 York Times best sellers. The Know-It-All was about his q...
1.11.2018

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

Seth Godin (@thisissethsblog, seths.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 and has founded several companies, including Yoyodyne ...
29.10.2018

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 includes bonus content not found in the longer episode....
29.10.2018

#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 books including The End of Faith, Letter to a Christian...
18.10.2018

#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 the founder and CEO of Tock, Inc, a reservations and CRM ...
11.10.2018

#340: Paul Stamets — The Mushroom King on Medicine, Psychedelics, and Saving Humanity

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 organisms that literally exist under every footstep taken ...
1.10.2018

#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 New York Times bestseller, was a James Beard Award-winn...
25.09.2018

#338: Howard Marks — How to Master Market Cycles

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 Mastering the Market Cycle: Getting the Odds on Your Side, an...
20.09.2018

#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 University of the Sciences in Philadelphia.His writing has been ...
13.09.2018

#336: Scott Belsky — Tactics from The Startup Whisperer

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 served as CEO until Adobe acquired the company in 2012. Mill...