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James Altucher interviews the world’s leading peak performers in every area of life. But instead of giving you the typical success story, James digs deeper to find the “Choose Yourself” story—these are the moments we relate to… when someone rises up from personal struggle to reinvent themselves. The James Altucher Show brings you into the lives of peak-performers: billionaires, best-selling authors, rappers, astronauts, athletes, comedians, actors, and the world champions in every field, all ...
 
Hi I'm James Altucher host of The James Altucher Show. I've been a successful entrepreneur, investor, board member, and the writer of 11 books including the recent WSJ Bestseller, "Choose Yourself!" (foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). I've started and sold several companies for eight figure exits, sit on the board of a billion revenue company, I've written for The Financial Times, The New York Observer, and over a dozen popular websites for the past 15 years. I've run several hedge f ...
 
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I Will Make You A millionaire! A new series that has been in my mind for a while now, and I even pitched to TV Executives, Agents, and even mentioned it in the podcast a couple of times! This time, I am choosing myself, and skipping the line, I am recording this series and put it in the podcast! In this series, I will work with a couple of people t…
 
What is Metabolism? We were thought in school that metabolism is the chemical reactions in organisms to convert food to energy, but are there any more layers to it, and how can we efficiently use metabolism to keep us healthy? In this episode, I have Angelo Poli, an internationally recognized expert in the field of body transformations and Founder …
 
The author of one of my favorite books: Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, a #1 New York Times bestseller; and also The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance, David Epstein is now the new host of Slate.com's "How To!" Podcast. In this episode, I have him on to discuss his newfound experience in th…
 
Do you feel like you had to keep engaging in an argument on tweeter without knowing who they are and what are their agendas? Do you ever lose friends or family members over a single argument and disagreement? What is High Conflict? What is Positive Conflict? And how do we avoid it and get ourselves out from those conflicts? In this episode, I have …
 
Amy Morin, psychotherapist, mental strength trainer, international bestselling author, and a friend of the pod, is on again to talk about her new book, 13 Things Strong Kids Do: Think Big, Feel Good, Act Brave. However, I think this book is really for all adults and parents! In this episode, we discussed what did we do as a parent for our kids, and…
 
In this episode, we have one of our pod favorites, Sam Parr, on to talk about his company, The Hustle, being acquired by Hubspot! And what is Hubspot? Now that he has, or will have "Sh*t Ton of Money", how does he manage his personal finance? Also, what are the new side hustle trends out there that people can make money on? How big are chess.com an…
 
It’s never too late to start, what’s next in the stock market, the importance of “I don’t know”...and much more. Robyn and I hope you like these. Please let us know or share with friends because it makes us happy. If you have any questions, tweet at me @jaltucher on Twitter! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I le…
 
Companion Podcast for March 2021! In this episode, Nathan and Jay were talking about what they learned in this month's episodes. Burnout is real, even Jay and Nathan were affected by it. Nathan explains the election's platform to Jay and Jay shared his burnout stories. If you enjoy this episode, feel free to revisit the episodes again! I write abou…
 
I always fascinated by the different persuasion and negotiation techniques, I even wrote a long article about them, and my experience with them. However, in this episode, I have on the author, president, and CEO of Mekanism Inc, Jason Harris, to talk about his new book, The Soulful Art of Persuasion: The 11 Habits That Will Make Anyone a Master Inf…
 
What actually is burnout? August 2020, I wrote an article laying out why New York City is on the downfall with the hope of maybe someone would come up with the solution to save New York City. However, the backslash is real, the negative comments, losing friends, Friends losing friends, and even people that I used to be closed with, and Seinfeld wro…
 
Another Episode with Dr. Brian Keating! This time, the other way around, I was being interviewed by him about my new book, Skip The Line, on the podcast, and also taking questions from Clubhouse, the first experiment that we did together! In Skip The Line: The 10,000 Experiments Rule and Other Surprising Advice for Reaching Your Goals, James Altuch…
 
How to be a good CEO? How do you judge someone's success? How to build a relationship? How does a work-relationship would affect a company? In this episode, I talked to Jeff Immelt, the former CEO of General Electic, arguably one of the largest companies, on to talk about his new book, Hot Seat: What I Learned Leading a Great American Company. We a…
 
How do you live a high quality of life? What should you eat so that you will have enough energy for you to focus on your task(s) at hand? In this episode, I sat down with Dr. Steven Gundry, a former cardiac surgeon, American doctor, and author, again to talk about his new brand new book, The Energy Paradox: What to Do When Your Get-Up-and-Go Has Go…
 
IG Live is back! Back in March 2020 when the lockdown started, I started doing IG Live to translate what's going on in the news, the lockdown, the economy, the virus, and I also figured people needed some entertainment as well. But back in August 2020, there's rarely news about the economy, viruses, and I also experience social media burnt out as w…
 
Another bucket list guest checked off my list! I have one of my idols, Alan Lightman, an American physicist, writer, and social entrepreneur, to talk about his new book, Probable Impossibilities, and also one of his older books, Einstein's Dreams. We also talked about Alan's constant self-reinvention. His best quote that stuck with me is, "People s…
 
In this episode, we have one of my Bucket List's guests, author Walter Isaacson. He is the best biographer out there, and he wrote classic biographies of Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci, and more. This time, Walter Issacson and I discussed his new book, The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race…
 
Last month, I wrote an article about why I really want to Run For President in 2024, and Why You Should Run for President. I strongly believe that the two political party system is out of date, and everyone should have a platform and everyone should have a voice! To try to make this come true, and I have on the former Presidential Campaign Manager,…
 
"I sacrificed everything to do my writing" - Steven Pressfield said it in his first appearance on The James Altucher Show back in 2016, I didn't pursue the statement then. And now, Steven Pressfield, an American author of historical fiction, non-fiction, and screenplays, and also the author of one of my favorite books, The War of Art, comes on agai…
 
For the past year, I have been addicted to reading news even though I've promised myself years ago not to look at the news. However, the news nowadays doesn't portray the entire truth or sometimes flat out wrong, I felt like I have to translate them to the audience what was the real news. So because of that, I was reading the news a lot more, on so…
 
Almost a year ago, I had Dr. Peter Openshaw from Imperial College on to talk about what we knew about the novel coronavirus. I especially loved his takes on the virus, because he was one of the few people that actually gave me the answer "I don't know", which was true because no one knew anything! We now know a lot more about the virus, especially …
 
I am running for US President in 2024. I have filed with FEC and I am officially a US Presidential Candidate. In the past 4 to 6 years, we have been through the most bizarre's election and presidential candidate. However, this shows that anyone, ANYONE, can be a president, or at least a presidential candidate! In this episode, I break down why one …
 
It's the new meta-show! 'The Companion Podcast' for The James Altucher Show, where Jay Yow, the Producer, and Nathan Rosborough, the Post-Production Engineer, sit down and talk about what they learned during the last past month from The James Altucher Show! In this episode, we cover Cal Fussman's amazing Larry King stories, Angela Duckworth's Grit,…
 
Another episode with my good friend Dr. Brian Keating. This time, we discussed what does it mean to "Believe" in Science? What does it mean politically, religiously, and individually? And Brian actually points that, it could be anti-science if you believe in science! Listen to this episode and find out why! Brian Keating is the Chancellor’s Profess…
 
IF you're listening to this episode, make sure you also listen to Episode 688: Goodbye to Larry King with Cal Fussman (Part 1): 1 Step Back, 2 Steps Forward. This is Part 2 of Cal Fussman telling his experience and stories with Larry King. In this episode, Cal describes how he went on his journey to become one of Larry King's close and best friends…
 
Cal Fussman, an American journalist, author, and the host of Big Questions Podcast with Cal Fussman, arguably one of Larry King's best friends, especially towards his later year. They have breakfast every morning for 13 years until the lockdown for Covid19 happened. Even then, Cal still tried to get together with Larry as much as he can. Larry has …
 
Why did The Weeknd not take any pay and he even put up 7 Million Dollars for the Superbowl Half-Time show? And who are the 2 luckiest people in the NBA? Also, how to create one of the most interesting newsletters out there! In this episode, Joe Pompliano, Founder of The Huddle Up, joined me to talk about The Weeknd on the Superbowl Half-Time Show. …
 
I always fascinated by stories about artists who rejected thousands and millions of dollars so that they can keep their artist intergrity! In this episode, I discussed 5 artists/ entrepreneurs that rejected money to choose themselves and still come up top! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltuc…
 
History Hyenas is arguably one of the best comedic history podcast out there! They have been doing it since 2018, and have tens of thousands of views on YouTube. However, in early 2021, they decided to end it, they wanted to end it on a high point! So I had to call up Chris Distefano and Yannis Pappas to ask them, why are they quitting? I write abo…
 
Global Warming and natural disaster have been quite a "hot" topic these days with the rise of the hurricane, and the changes of temperature. WHAT do we know about carbon emission? Can we eliminate carbon emissions? Can we save species from going extinct? In this episode, I sat down with the American journalist, author, and Pulitzer Prize Winner, El…
 
Do you always think you know more than you do? Have you ever go with your first instinct, but then you realize after, your instinct might not be the right now! In this episode, Adam Grant, an American psychologist, and the author of some of my favorite books including this new one that just releases, Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't…
 
Once again, we have Dave Asprey, an entrepreneur, creator of Bulletproof Coffee, and author on to talk about his new book Fast This Way: Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation, and Eat Like the High-Performing Human You Were Meant to Be. In this episode, we talked about what's the most efficient way to fast, and what are the essential F's you need to have a h…
 
In the past few weeks, GameStop and Hedge Fund have been dominating the news! You kept seeing the investing terms like "shorting the stocks" and "short squeeze". What really is actually going on? What does that mean? How does all that works? In this episode, I broke down what's really going on in the stock market? What does it mean to cryptocurrenc…
 
What are the differences between Attribute, and Traits? What are the 25 key Attributes that you need to have to optimize your performance, how do you identify them within yourself, can you train your attribute, and were you or were you not born with it? In this episode, Rich Diviney, retired Navy SEAL Commander, Owner/ Founder of The Attributes, an…
 
Avi Loeb, Israeli-American theoretical physicist who works on astrophysics and cosmology, and author of Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth, claim that an alien object has visited our solar system in 2017! In this episode, I sat down with him and breakdown what was the possible explanations for the alien object, and ar…
 
In this episode, Jay brought up a good question, How do you measure moral? Are moral and ethic measurable? And then we started talking about how did humans evolved themselves, how can you evolve to be the "plus" version of yourself. And also, how can you evolve yourself in a moral way! Enjoy! If you like this episode and this topic, feel free to tw…
 
This is a special/bonus episode that wasn't hosted by me but Jay Yow, The James Altucher Show Producer, and Nathan Rosborough, The James Altucher Show Audio Producer! By the time this came out, it would be the first time I am listening to this episode too! In this episode, Jay and Nathan talked about how Nathan started working on the show, how the …
 
Another Side Hustle Friday! This time, I talked to my good friend, Bill Glaser, entrepreneur, CEO, and Founder of Outstanding Foods, about building a food empire. We talked about the origin of Outstanding Foods, and how he uses the advantage of "social media influencer" to promote his product, and how does he position Outstanding Foods during the p…
 
Another episode of My Favorite Things! In this episode, I talked about some of my favorite books that I've read in 2020! However, there are some rules! First off, It can't be books that I read for the podcast, which means, I have to look at it, pick it up, and read it casually. Secondly, the books that I recommend and talk about has to provide some…
 
This was the book that I have been waiting for! I always read about "Flow", but I always confused about how anyone can get into the "Flow"! Finally, the wait is over, The Art of Impossible, written by Steven Kotler, American author, journalist, and entrepreneur. In the book, he describes every detail of how does one can get into the "Flow". If you …
 
I recently have been obsessed with Chess, mainly chess is getting popular now (again) because of Queen's Gambit, and also I want to try to get back my strength! In this episode, Jay The Engineer and I talked about what are new strength, and what mindset do you need to have in order to learn and improve yourself! We also breakdown some of my favorit…
 
Part 2 of Fly on the wall podcast with Dr. Brian Keating! In this episode (Part 2), we talked about why Stephen Hawking wrote his best selling book, A Brief History In Time, and what are the stories behind the book! Brian Keating is the Chancellor’s Professor of Physics at UC San Diego. He hosts INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE (https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianK…
 
Another fly on the wall episode with Dr. Brian Keating! As usual, we were supposed to record the final episode for the Big Bang series. However, we started out by working our ideas muscle together and bounce ideas around! In this episode, we talked about the Nobel Prize Community, Quantum Computing, and ALIENS! Have they visited us? Brian Keating i…
 
In this episode! Dr. Brian Keating and I talked about The Simulation Hypothesis! Brian Keating is the Chancellor’s Professor of Physics at UC San Diego. He hosts INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE (https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianKeating?sub_confirmation=1), a podcast about science, leadership, and happiness, and is the is author of a bestselling cosmic memoir cal…
 
Dr. Brian Keating and I were talking about casually talking about religion before we start the podcast. However, we tied that into the alternate theories to The Big Bang! We talked about the metaphor of the Seven Days of Creation, relativity theories, chicken or eggs theory, and more! Brian Keating is the Chancellor’s Professor of Physics at UC San…
 
This episode is complimentary to the new My Favorite Things series! Jay Yow, the Producer and Audio Engineer for The James Altucher Show, and I talked about what success is, and how do you turn your "favorite" list and passion into a road map to success. More importantly, what is the road map to success? How do you identify your "success"? If you l…
 
In this episode of How Did The Universe Begin? Dr. Brian Keating and I talked about the Universe Inflation Model, Singularity, and all! What are the other alternate theories on how did the universe begin? Brian Keating is the Chancellor’s Professor of Physics at UC San Diego. He hosts INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE (https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianKeating?sub_…
 
What is the Number? Lately, during the lockdown and pandemic, I have been pondering on the question. What is THE Number? How do you define the number? How much money do you need (or want) to retire? I have my good friend, Merrick Furst (He appeared on Episode: What we can learn from the greatest investors of all time.), to talk about this matter. I…
 
In this episode of How Did The Universe Begin? Dr. Brian Keating and I talked about the Steady State, Quasi Steady State, Big Bang Theory, and more! Brian Keating is the Chancellor’s Professor of Physics at UC San Diego. He hosts INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE (https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianKeating?sub_confirmation=1), a podcast about science, leadership, an…
 
Another Sub-Series on The James Altucher Show, My Favorite Things! In this series, I will talk about what are some of my top 10 within a certain topic. Could range from my favorite chess opening to books to movies and show! In this episode, I talked about what are the 10 life lessons that I have learned in 2020. If you like this series, and if you …
 
When should I Quit? Do you quit when the goal gets tough when you're frustrated? How to be better just 1% every day? And what happens to the road that was not taken? Part 3 of the Grit series with Angela Duckworth, an American academic, psychologist, and popular science author, and the author of Grit. We talked about when to quit, and how to get be…
 
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