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How to Create a Blockbuster Podcast

“What makes ‘good tape’? That is the question that has consumed my life for the past 20 years, and I have an answer for you…” – Alex Blumberg How do you create a blockbuster podcast? This episode explores the tips, tricks, and best practices of a master. My guest is Alex Blumberg, who cut his teeth […]

How to Think Like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos

Dr. Peter Diamandis has been named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” by Fortune Magazine. You asked for an entire episode with him, so here it is!  The subject is simple: How to think big, and how to use the key strategies of Peter’s friends and investors, including Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, and Larry Page. […]

Pavel Tsatsouline on the Science of Strength and the Art of Physical Performance

This episode was a real treat. It was one of the most enlightening and lucid conversations about physical training I’ve ever had.  If you want strength, power, endurance, and flexibility, it’s all covered in this one interview. Pavel Tsatsouline is Chairman of StrongFirst, Inc. and was born in Minsk, USSR, which is now part of […]

Are We Really 10% Human and 90% Bacteria? Exploring The Microbiome…

By popular demand, an entire episode dedicated to exploring the human microbiome! Are you really 90% bacteria and 10% human? How can you manage or optimize your own microbiome? Should we do fecal-matter transplants from “untouched” indigenous tribes to reverse chronic illness? We tackle all this and much more… Jessica Richman is co-founder and CEO […]

Ed Cooke, Grandmaster of Memory, on Mental Performance, Imagination, and Productive Mischief

One tiny favor for 2014! If you’re enjoying the podcast, could you please take 30 seconds now to leave a brief review on iTunes? Just click “View in iTunes” under my pic here. If I pass 2,000 reviews before Jan 1 (a goal of mine for 2014!), I will reciprocate by writing a massive, behind-the-scenes post […]

What I’d Add To The 4-Hour Workweek for 2015 (And Much More)

(Photo: Aaron Benitez) “Luxury is feeling unrushed. It is designing a life that allows you to do what you want with high leverage, with many options, all while feeling unrushed.” -Tim Ferriss [30:36] The short audio below answers your 20+ most popular questions, as determined by 7,000+ votes.  For those who missed it, I’ve included a […]

Dr. Peter Attia on Life-Extension, Drinking Jet Fuel, Ultra-Endurance, Human Foie Gras, and More

“How do you balance the desire to live longer with the desire to perform well?” (Tweet It) – Peter Attia, MD This episode delves into all types of performance enhancement and tracking — optimizing blood testing, drinking “jet fuel,”Show More Summary

Human Foie Gras — A Golden Opportunity

To kick things off, what is foie gras? It can be explained with a short missive from our friend Wikipedia: The California foie gras law, California S.B. 1520, is a California State statute that prohibits the “force feed[ing of] a bird for the purpose of enlarging the bird’s liver beyond normal size”… Former Senator John […]

Marc Goodman, FBI Futurist, on High-Tech Crime and How to Protect Yourself

“The fact of the matter is, back in 2008, terrorists were using search engines, like Google, to determine who shall live and who shall die. I know it’s a black swan event, but when you’re sharing on Facebook, it’s not just the media and marketing companies that you need to be concerned about. When you […]

Bryan Callen on Eating Corgis (Yes, The Dogs) and Improving Creativity

“There are three things you can’t fake: 1. Fighting, 2. Sex, and 3. Comedy.” (Tweet It) - Bryan Callen Alright, this may be the funniest episode yet. Bryan Callen is a world-class comic and prolific actor. He travels the globe performing stand-up comedy for sold-out audiences, and — in his spare time — regularly appears on shows like Frasier, Entourage, […]

The Random Show: Hating Tech, Hidden Japanese Gems, Sexual Awkwardness, and More

This episode of The Random Show is a mind snack… fueled by wine. There are dozens of topics covered in this bromantic session of scatterbrained nonsense. Like what? To start off: hidden gems in Japan, hating tech, Kevin’s new obsessions (and projects), gifts, books we’re reading, excessive sexual awkwardness, and much more. O-tanoshimi dane! For all […]

Nick Ganju on The Majesty of Ping Pong, Poker, and How to Write Hit Songs

(Photo: Foxxyz) “It turns out that writing Tetris on your calculator doesn’t actually win you the cheerleaders.” -Nick Ganju  Housekeeping Note: The e-mail subscribers who won the SONOS PLAY:1 (The Best $200 on Sound) are Drew Glaser and Kristopher Chavez. Guys, keep an eye on your inboxes! Are you still not an e-mail subscriber? It’s free, […]

Margaret Cho on Comedy, Bisexuality, and The Slow-Carb Diet

“My dog thought I was a singer… because dogs don’t understand standup comedy.” -Margaret Cho [20:40] [Housekeeping update: The demand for my $5K Holiday Megabox exceeded expectations, so I'm opening up a few more slots. First come, first served, and deadline is 11:59pm PT today, November 11, 2014. Click here for more details.] Margaret Cho is […]

Rolf Potts on Travel Tactics, Creating Time Wealth, and Lateral Thinking

“War is God’s way of teaching Americans geography.” - Rolf Potts “If in doubt, just walk until your day becomes interesting.” - Rolf Potts Rolf Potts is the author of Vagabonding (hear the audio book sample here), one of my favorite books of all-time.  It was one of just two books (the other was Walden) that I carried with me around […]

Andrew Zimmern on Simple Cooking Tricks, Developing TV, and Addiction

“Please be a traveler, not a tourist. Try new things, meet new people, and look beyond what’s right in front of you.” – Andrew Zimmern Andrew Zimmern is a world-class chef, television host and producer, writer, and — at the end of the day — teacher. You’ve probably seen his shows Bizarre Foods or Dining with Death. In 2010 and 2013 […]

Maria Popova on Writing, Workflow, and Workarounds

“Why put in the effort to explain why it isn’t a fit, if they haven’t done the homework to determine if it is a fit?” – Maria Popova [1:23:00] Maria Popova has written for amazing outlets like The Atlantic and The New York Times, but I find her most amazing project to be BrainPickings.org. Founded […]

Ramit Sethi on Persuasion and Turning a Blog Into a Multi-Million-Dollar Business

If you want detailed tactics and hilarity, Ramit Sethi is your man. Here one quote from this episode, to give you an idea: “Indian people don’t get punched, dude. We don’t get into fights. We’re doing spelling bees.” Ramit Sethi built his personal finance blog up to 500,000+ readers per month, and has since turned […]

Tony Robbins and Peter Diamandis (XPRIZE) on the Magic of Thinking BIG

If you want to 10x or 100x your results and impact, this interview with Tony Robbins and Peter Diamandis is a must listen. Where else can you find two people who regularly advise everyone from Serena Williams to Bill Clinton, from NASA to the world’s fastest growing companies? Here’s their next project, if you want […]

The Tim Ferriss Show: Tracy DiNunzio on Rapid Growth and Rapid Learning

This single interview with Tracy DiNunzio, founder of Tradesy, was recorded in three short parts.  You can: Listen to all three on iTunes Download them as MP3s (right click “save as”): Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3. Download the transcript (PDF, Word) Or stream them now below (If you’re reading this in e-mail, please click […]

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