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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 […]

What I Learned Losing a Million Dollars

(Photo: Ariel H.) “One of the rare noncharlatanic books in finance.” – Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of The Black Swan and Antifragile “There is more to be learned from Jim Paul’s true story of failure than from a stack of books promising to reveal the secret formula for success…this compact volume is filled with a […]

The Tim Ferriss Show: Interview with Peter Thiel, Billionaire Investor and Company Creator

“Freedom lies in being bold.” – Robert Frost This episode’s guest is the incredible Peter Thiel. Peter is a serial company founder (PayPal, Palantir), billionaire investor (first outside investor in Facebook, 100+ others), and author of the new book Zero to One. Whether you’re an investor, entrepreneur, or simply a free thinker aspiring to do […]

The Tim Ferriss Show: Interview of Kevin Kelly, Co-Founder of WIRED, Polymath, Most Interesting Man In The World?

This single interview — one of my favorites of all-time — 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, Part 3. Or stream them now below (If you’re reading this in e-mail, please click here to stream): This […]

The Random Show, Episode 25 — Gut Bacteria, Meditation, Startups, and More

If you can’t view the above video, please click here or here. To download the audio as an MP3, just right-click here and choose “save as.” There are dozens of topics covered in this bromantic episode of scatterbrained banter. Like what? To start off: tracking gut bacteria, favorite documentaries, keys for novice meditators, startup lessons, Kevin’s […]

The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 22: Ed Catmull, President of Pixar, on Steve Jobs, Stories, and Lessons Learned

NOTE TO E-MAIL SUBSCRIBERS: Please see this post in your inbox for a recording of the recent 2.5-hour live Q&A. Not on the email list? Sign up here and get extras like this for free. Listen on iTunes, download (right click “save as”), or stream below now: This podcast is brought to you by The Tim […]

The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 21: Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park – Making Art, Making Music, Getting To 60+ Million Albums

Listen on iTunes, download (right click “save as”), or stream below now: This podcast is brought to you by The Tim Ferriss Book Club, which features a handful of books that have changed my life. Here’s the list. Now, on to our guest… Mike Shinoda is best known as the rapper, principal songwriter, keyboardist, rhythm […]

Tom Trush Author of The You Effect Interview

Are you an entrepreneur who struggles with writing compelling copy that gets results? You are not alone! In fact there are thousands of entrepreneurs who struggle with this every single day. This new book, The You Effect by my friend Tom Trush, will help you overcome many of the challenges entrepreneurs face when it comes [...]

The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 20: Dan Carlin – Hardcore History, Building Podcasts, Creativity, and More

Listen on iTunes, download (right click “save as”), or stream below now: This podcast is brought to you by The Tim Ferriss Book Club, which features a handful of books that have changed my life. Here’s the list. Now, on to our guest… Dan Carlin is the host of my favorite podcast, Hardcore History. But… […]

The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 18: James Altucher on How to Say “No”, Fail Better, and Build Businesses

Listen on iTunes, download (right click “save as”), or stream it now below: This episode of The Tim Ferriss Show is sponsored by Bluehost, which I used for my first WordPress blog, and I still use them for sites today. Click here for a special offer! Now, on to our guest… James Altucher is an American […]

The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 16: Joe De Sena on Grit, Endurance, and Building Empires

Listen on iTunes, download (right click and “save as”), or stream it in the below player now: This episode is brought to you by…you guys. To help keep this podcast going, please check out the Tim Ferriss Book Club, where, every 1-2 months, I highlight one book that’s changed my life. Here are the first […]

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