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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.
 
Finding Mastery takes you inside the minds of the world’s best athletes, business leaders, scientists, doctors, and artists pushing the perception of what’s possible. This podcast pulls back the curtain on their self-discovery process and the mental skills that allow these people to be great — things like confidence, calm, grit, focus, trust, optimism, setting a vision for your life and more. Finding Mastery is hosted by Dr. Michael Gervais, a high performance psychologist who’s clientele co ...
 
Join Chris Gronkowski, - NFL player for the Cowboys, Colts, and Broncos and entrepreneur owner of the Ice Shaker protein drink bottle (a Shark Tank winner). Chris and his guests talk about life, entrepreneurial skill and lessons, and what it takes to make it. Let's get Gronk'd UP!
 
I’m Ric Elias, one of the luckiest people you’ll ever meet. I was lucky enough to survive a plane crash - and to share on the TED stage 3 things I learned from that experience. On this show, I'm sharing conversations I feel lucky to have had with athletes, entrepreneurs, and remarkable people. Just like I did on the TED stage, I’ll summarize each conversation with three simple takeaways we all can use to get better every day. It's 2 people. 20 minutes. And 3 things.
 
Steve Levitt, the iconoclastic University of Chicago economist and co-author of the Freakonomics book series, tracks down other high achievers and asks questions that only he would think to ask. Guests include all-time Jeopardy! champion Ken Jennings, YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki, WNBA champion Sue Bird, Operation Warp Speed chief Moncef Slaoui, and neuroscientist/actress Mayim Bialik. People I (Mostly) Admire is a production of the Freakonomics Radio Network.
 
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In this “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) episode, Peter and Bob dive deep into blood glucose and why it matters so much with respect to metabolic health and longevity. They explain the need to pay close attention to metrics like average blood glucose, glucose variability, and peak glucose numbers. Additionally, Peter explains why he encourages all his patie…
 
Dr. Peter Attia on Longevity Drugs, Alzheimer's Disease, and the 3 Most Important Levers to Pull | Brought to you by Athletic Greens all-in-one nutritional supplement, Oura smart ring wearable for personalized sleep and health insights, and Eight Sleep’s Pod Pro Cover sleeping solution for dynamic cooling and heating. More on all three below. Dr. P…
 
“Caloric restriction, dietary restriction, time restriction. You’ve probably heard me go on and on about my framework, the three levers. Always pull one, sometimes pull two, occasionally pull three, never pull none.” — Peter Attia Dr. Peter Attia (PeterAttiaMD.com) is a former ultra-endurance athlete (e.g., swimming races of 25 miles), a compulsive…
 
She’s the author of the bestselling book Grit, and a University of Pennsylvania professor of psychology — a field Steve says he knows nothing about. But once Angela gives Steve a quick tutorial on “goal conflict,” he is suddenly a fan. They also talk parenting, self-esteem, and how easy it is to learn econometrics if you feel like it.…
 
Q&A with Tim — Current Morning and Exercise Routines, Holotropic Breathwork, Ambition vs. Self-Compassion, Daily Practices for Joy, Ontological Shock, and More | Brought to you by Wealthfront automated investing, ButcherBox premium meats delivered to your door, and ExpressVPN virtual private network service. More on all three below. Welcome to anot…
 
Photo by Todd White Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is usually my job to sit down with world-class performers of all different types to tease out the habits, routines, favorite books, and so on that you can apply and test in your own life. This time, we have a slightly different format, and I’m the guest. As some of you…
 
This week’s conversation is with Darin Olien, who you might be familiar with as the co-host of the widely popular Netflix docu-series “Down to Earth with Zac Efron”. Darin is a highly recognized exotic superfoods hunter, supplement formulator, and author of the New York Times bestselling book, “SuperLife: The five fixes that will keep you healthy, …
 
This week’s conversation is with Dr. Richard “Harry” Harris, an Australian anesthetist and cave diver who played a crucial role in the Tham Luang cave rescue. For those of you unfamiliar, it’s an incredible story… In June 2018, Harry was about to depart on a cave diving holiday to the Nullarbor Plain. He and dive partner Craig were requested by the…
 
Amanda Grant Smith is a geriatric psychiatrist with decades of experience treating patients with dementia and Alzheimer's disease. In this episode, Amanda shares how she developed a passion for geriatric psychiatry as a means to support dementia patients. She explains how to recognize, define, and diagnose dementia—a process that still remains some…
 
The African-born economist has written four bestselling books, including Dead Aid, which Bill Gates described as “promoting evil.” In her new book about corporate boards, Dambisa uses her experience with global corporations to explore how they can better meet society’s demands. And she explains to Steve why, even as a Harvard and Oxford-educated ec…
 
This week’s conversation is with Dr. Marissa King, a Professor of Organizational Behavior at the Yale School of Management, where she developed and teaches a popular course entitled Managing Strategic Networks. Over the past fifteen years, Marissa has studied how people’s social networks evolve, what they look like, and why that’s significant. Her …
 
Suleika Jaouad on Invaluable Road Trips, the Importance of a To-Feel List, and Finding Artistic Homes | Brought to you by Dry Farm Wines natural wines designed for fewer hangovers, Allform premium, modular furniture, and LMNT electrolyte supplement. More on all three below. Suleika Jaouad (@suleikajaouad) is the author of the instant New York Times…
 
Illustration via 99designs “When the ceiling caves in on you, you no longer assume structural stability. You have to learn to live along fault lines.” — Suleika Jaouad Suleika Jaouad (@suleikajaouad) is the author of the instant New York Times bestselling memoir Between Two Kingdoms. She wrote the Emmy Award-winning New York Times column + video se…
 
Levitt rarely interviews advocates, but the founder of the Good Food Institute is different. Once an outspoken — and sometimes outlandish — animal-rights activist, Bruce has come to believe that market-driven innovation and scientific advancement are the best ways to reduce global meat consumption. Steve and Bruce talk about the negative externalit…
 
Dr. Michael Snyder is the director for the Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine at Stanford and a pioneer and advocate of "deep profiling." Deep profiling seeks to apply intelligent analysis to large data sets to yield specialized clinical insight, ranging from common consumer-grade wearables like Apple Watches to whole-body MRI, continuou…
 
This week’s conversation is with Per Lundstam, the Director of Alpine Sport Science for the US. Ski & Snowboard team. He rejoined the organization after an 11-year stint with Red Bull, where he served as the Director of Performance, supporting athletes in their pursuit of improving athletic performance as well as building a platform for optimizatio…
 
Chris Bosh on How to Reinvent Yourself, The Way and The Power, the Poison of Complaining, Leonardo da Vinci, and More | Brought to you by Tonal smart home gym, Theragun percussive muscle therapy devices, and LinkedIn Jobs recruitment platform with 720M+ users. More on all three below. Chris Bosh (@chrisbosh) fell in love with basketball at an early…
 
Illustration via 99designs “You can have a pity party, but after a while, [people are] going to get tired of you complaining. They’re going to be complaining about you.” — Chris Bosh Chris Bosh (@chrisbosh) fell in love with basketball at an early age and earned the prestigious “Mr. Basketball” title while still in high school (Lincoln High School)…
 
Layne Norton is a physique coach, a natural professional bodybuilder and powerlifter, and holds a Ph.D. in nutritional sciences. In this episode, Layne explains how he became interested in weightlifting and fitness both professional and academically. He provides insights into preventing and managing injuries while using consistency and determinatio…
 
As a neuroscientist and psychology professor at Columbia University who studies the immediate and long-term effects of illicit substances, Carl Hart believes that all drugs — including heroin, methamphetamines, and cocaine — should be legalized. Steve talks to Carl about his new book, Drug Use for Grown-Ups, and Carl tells Steve why decriminalizing…
 
Chip Wilson — Building Lululemon, the Art of Setting Goals, and the 10 Great Decisions of Your Life | Brought to you by Laird Superfood clean, plant-based creamers, Four Sigmatic mushroom coffee, and Helix Sleep premium mattresses. More on all three below. Chip Wilson (@chipYVR) is a serial entrepreneur and philanthropist. His career in the apparel…
 
Illustration via 99designs “An entrepreneur is someone who’s just too incompetent to work for anyone else.” — Chip Wilson Chip Wilson (@chipYVR) is a serial entrepreneur and philanthropist. His career in the apparel industry began in 1979 as founder and CEO of Westbeach Snowboarding Ltd. In 1998, after selling Westbeach in 1997, he founded lululemo…
 
This week’s conversation is with Dean Karnazes, an acclaimed endurance athlete and NY Times bestselling author, who has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits. TIME magazine named him one of the “Top 100 Most Influential People in the World.” Men’s Fitness hailed him as one of the fittest men on the planet. Stan Lee, of Marvel Comics fame…
 
Sarah Hallberg is the Medical Director at Virta Health and a physician who has spent nearly two decades treating patients with obesity and type 2 diabetes. In the first half of this episode, Sarah discusses how she became a huge believer in the efficacy of carbohydrate restriction for the treatment of type 2 diabetes through her research and clinic…
 
Nobel laureate, best-selling author, and groundbreaking psychologist Daniel Kahneman is also a friend and former business partner of Steve’s. In discussing Danny’s new book Noise: A Flaw in Human Judgment, the two spar over inconsistencies in criminal sentencing and Danny tells Steve that “Your attitude is unusual” — no surprise there.…
 
This week’s conversation is with Dr. Katy Milkman, a behavioral scientist and professor at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Over the course of her career, she has worked with or advised dozens of organizations on how to encourage positive change, including Google, the U.S. Department of Defense, the American Red Cross, and Morn…
 
Illustration via 99designs “It’s freedom from oppression that you have a right to; it’s not freedom from obligation.” — Sebastian Junger Sebastian Junger (@sebastianjunger) is the New York Times bestselling author of Tribe, War, A Death in Belmont, Fire, and The Perfect Storm, and codirector of the documentary film Restrepo, which was nominated for…
 
Sebastian Junger — Seeking Freedom, Near-Death Experiences, and Reordering Your Place in the World | Brought to you by Mack Weldon premium men's basics, Wealthfront automated investing, and Oura smart ring wearable for personalized sleep and health insights. More on all three below. Sebastian Junger (@sebastianjunger) is the New York Times bestsell…
 
In this “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) episode, Peter and Bob dive deep into nicotine, a complicated and interesting molecule that has effects on both the brain and the body. They analyze the results of the studies that describe nicotine’s cognitive benefits and potential for inducing weight loss. They talk about a smoking cessation technique called nicot…
 
He’s one of the world’s leading competitors, having won four U.S. memory tournaments and holding the record for most names memorized in 15 minutes (235!). But Nelson Dellis claims he was born with an average memory and that anyone can learn his tricks. Steve gives Nelson’s techniques a shot, without much hope — and is surprised by the result.…
 
Jacqueline Novogratz on Building Acumen, How to (Actually) Change the World, Speaking Your Truth, and The Incredible Power of “Dumb” Questions | Brought to you by LinkedIn Jobs recruitment platform with 720M+ users, Magic Spoon delicious low-carb cereal, and Eight Sleep’s Pod Pro Cover sleeping solution for dynamic cooling and heating. Jacqueline N…
 
This week’s conversation is with Joe de Sena, the founder and CEO of Spartan, the world’s leading endurance sports and wellness brand. Throughout his lifetime, Joe has competed in any extreme sports adventure he could find, testing his mental and physical endurance against nature. His racing resume is the stuff of legend – over 50 ultra-events over…
 
Illustration via 99designs “We’re taught that there are bad people and good people, monsters and angels. And yet the truth of the matter is that monsters and angels live in every single one of us. Monsters are our broken parts. They are our petty fears, our insecurities, the grievances that grow.” — Jacqueline Novogratz Jacqueline Novogratz (@jnovo…
 
Paul Offit is a pediatrician specializing in infectious diseases and an expert in virology and vaccine development. He currently serves on the FDA committee evaluating COVID-19 vaccines. In this episode, Paul’s second appearance on The Drive, he provides an update on all the SARS-CoV-2 vaccines currently deployed, explains why the concerns raised a…
 
He’s a cognitive neuroscientist and philosopher who has written five best-selling books. Sam Harris also hosts the Making Sense podcast and helps people discover meditation through his Waking Up app. Sam explains to Steve how to become spiritual as a skeptic and commit to never lying again.By Freakonomics Radio + Stitcher
 
Hamilton Morris on Iboga, 5-MeO-DMT, The Power of Ritual, New Frontiers in Psychedelics, Excellent Problems to Solve, and More | Brought to you by Dry Farm Wines natural wines designed for fewer hangovers, LMNT electrolyte supplement, and Oura smart ring wearable for personalized sleep and health insights. More on all three below. Hamilton Morris (…
 
This week’s conversation is with Ryan Holiday, the bestselling author of The Obstacle Is the Way; Ego Is the Enemy; Conspiracy and other books about marketing, culture, and the human condition. His work has been translated into over 30 languages and has appeared everywhere from the New York Times to Fast Company. His company, Brass Check, has advis…
 
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