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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.

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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The Erotic Playbook of a Top-Earning Sex Worker (NSFW)

11/17/2017
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Alice Little (@thealicelittle) is considered the #1 top-earning legal sex worker in the United States. She is a 4'8" legal sex worker at Nevada's world famous Moonlite Bunny Ranch. This episode is definitely not suitable for work (NSFW). In this wide-ranging episode, we cover a lot of ground, including: Alice is also a vocal advocate for legal sex workers and the founder of the political movement "Hookers for Healthcare." Featured on ABC's Nightline, Alice is no stranger to the...

Duration: 02:27:32


The Most Curious Man in Hollywood — Brian Grazer

11/12/2017
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Brian Grazer (@BrianGrazer) is an Academy Award-winning producer and New York Times bestselling author (A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life, with Charles Fishman) who has been making movies and television programs for more than 25 years. Grazer and his longtime friend and business partner Ron Howard began their collaboration in 1985 on the hit comedies Nightshift and Splash, and in 1986 they founded Imagine Entertainment. In 2002, Grazer won an Oscar for Best Picture for A Beautiful...

Duration: 01:39:43


Tim O'Reilly - The Trend Spotter

11/8/2017
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Tim O'Reilly (@timoreilly) is one of the most fascinating polymaths I've ever encountered. Wired has called him "the trend spotter" in the world of tech and macrotrends. Tim is the founder and CEO of O'Reilly Media, Inc. His original business plan was pretty simple: "interesting work for interesting people," and that's worked out pretty well. His company has generated hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue doing everything from online learning, book publishing, running conferences,...

Duration: 02:20:14


Sharon Salzberg, World-Renowned Meditation Teacher

11/2/2017
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Sharon Salzberg (@SharonSalzberg) is a central figure in the field of meditation, a world-renowned teacher, and New York Times bestselling author of Real Happiness: The Power of Meditation: A 28-Day Program. Sharon has played a crucial role in bringing meditation and mindfulness practices to the West and into mainstream culture since 1974, when she first began teaching. She is the co-founder of the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA, and she has written ten books -- from her seminal...

Duration: 01:16:27


Terry Laughlin, The Master Who Changed My Life

10/29/2017
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This episode will forever have special meaning for me. While I didn't know it at the time, this ended up being the final long-form interview with Terry Laughlin (@TISWIM). Terry passed away from cancer complications on October 20, just two weeks after we recorded this interview. Terry was the founder of Total Immersion Swimming and co-author of Total Immersion: The Revolutionary Way To Swim Better, Faster, and Easier. He had a profound impact on me -- teaching me to overcome a lifelong...

Duration: 02:18:35


Discipline Equals Freedom -- Jocko Willink

10/20/2017
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Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) takes over the show for a special episode. As I learned during our first interview, he is one of the scariest human beings imaginable. In this episode, Jocko shares lessons from his new book Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual. Trust me, it's fantastic. In this talk he discusses: Jocko is a legend in the Special Operations world. His eyes look through you more than at you. Jocko enlisted in the Navy after high school and spent 20 years in the SEAL...

Duration: 01:07:12


Arianna Huffington, Media Maven

10/18/2017
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Arianna Huffington (@ariannahuff) is the founder and CEO of Thrive Global and founder of The Huffington Post. She has been named to Time magazine's list of the world's 100 Most Influential People and Forbes' Most Powerful Women list. Originally from Greece, Arianna moved to England when she was 16 and graduated from Cambridge with an M.A. in economics. In late 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely read, linked to, and...

Duration: 01:36:59


Lessons from Steve Jobs, Leonardo da Vinci, and Ben Franklin

10/13/2017
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Walter Isaacson (@WalterIsaacson) is a professor at Tulane University, and the president and CEO of The Aspen Institute, a nonpartisan educational and policy studies institute based in Washington, DC. He has been the chairman and CEO of CNN and the editor of TIME magazine. He is the author of many biographies I have recommended to thousands of people, including The Innovators, Steve Jobs, Einstein: His Life and Universe, Benjamin Franklin: An American Life, Kissinger: A Biography, and his...

Duration: 01:31:29


Sir Richard Branson — The Billionaire Maverick of the Virgin Empire

10/9/2017
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Sir Richard Branson (@richardbranson), founder and chairman of The Virgin Group, is a world-famous entrepreneur, adventurer, activist, and business icon. He has launched a dozen billion-dollar businesses and hundreds of other companies. His new autobiography, Finding My Virginity, shares the candid details of a lifetime of triumphs and failures and provides an intimate look at his never-ending quest to push boundaries, break rules, and seek new frontiers. I loved our conversation, and we...

Duration: 01:27:44


Intimacy, Sex Drive, Relationship Longevity, and More - Esther Perel

10/8/2017
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Psychotherapist Esther Perel (@estherperel) is back to answer your most requested questions. The New York Times called her the most important game-changer in sexuality and relational health since Dr. Ruth. Her TED talks on maintaining desire and rethinking infidelity have more than 17 million views, and she's tested and been exposed to everything imaginable in 34 years of running her private therapy practice in New York City. In this episode, Esther explains: How to foster relationship...

Duration: 01:08:44


#270: Investing Wisdom from Marc Andreessen, Peter Thiel, Reid Hoffman, Chris Sacca, and Others

10/5/2017
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This episode contains some of the best lessons I’ve learned about investing, making money, and growing your personal wealth. It was inspired by my recent talk with Ray Dalio, which has been incredibly popular and led to many additional questions about money and investing. There is no doubt we need to create systems and procedures that work for each of us. What works for me might not work for you. But you can learn from some of the smartest money managers in the world, and this includes...

Duration: 01:19:20


#269: The 3 Critical Rules of Branding

10/3/2017
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This is a special episode of The Tim Ferriss Show. This time, I focus on tactical, specific advice on branding, marketing, and the most common mistakes of growing an audience.

Duration: 00:34:38


#267: Tools and Tips for Better Sleep

9/25/2017
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In this episode of the podcast, I focus on a topic that has been a lifelong personal struggle: sleep. I've gathered some of the best advice from multiple guests about rest and regeneration. I've found that if you prioritize sleep and recovery, it magnifies everything else in your life -- and to a greater extent than diet or exercise. We discuss recommendations from: Enjoy! Show notes and links for this episode can be found at tim.blog/podcast. This podcast is brought to you by...

Duration: 01:04:35


#266: Favorite Books, Supplements, Simple Technologies, and More

9/21/2017
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In this episode, I answer the most up-voted questions from subscribers to 5-Bullet Friday, the free newsletter I send out every week. In this Q&A, I reveal: Want to ask me your own questions? Just subscribe to 5-Bullet Friday, which -- every Friday -- sends five bullet points of cool things I’ve found that week, including apps, books, gadgets, albums, articles, new hacks or tricks, and — of course — all sorts of weird stuff I dig up around the world. It’s free, it’s always going to be...

Duration: 00:46:49


#265: Bill Burr -- The Comedian's Comedian

9/17/2017
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This episode of the podcast features Bill Burr (@billburr). Many of you know Bill as a standup comedian. I know him as one of the funniest humans alive, and someone that many of you requested for years. Rolling Stone called Bill “the undisputed heavyweight champ of rage-fueled humor,” and when we were finally able to talk, he did not disappoint. In this wide-ranging conversation we explore: after This interview comes from my television show Fear(less), where I interview world-class...

Duration: 01:14:47


#264: Ray Dalio, The Steve Jobs of Investing

9/13/2017
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Ray Dalio (@raydalio) grew up a middle-class kid from Long Island. He started his investment company Bridgewater Associates out of a two-bedroom apartment at age 26, and it now has roughly $160 billion in assets under management. Over 42 years, he has built Bridgewater into what Fortune considers the fifth most important private company in the U.S. Along the way, Dalio became one the 100 most influential people in the world (according to Time) and one of the 100 wealthiest people in the...

Duration: 02:06:20


#263: Filmmaker Darren Aronofsky — Exploring Creativity, Ignoring Critics, and Making Art

9/9/2017
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Darren Aronofsky (@DarrenAronofsky) is the founder and head of production company Protozoa Pictures. He is the acclaimed and award-winning filmmaker behind both cult classics and blockbusters, including Pi (which earned him a Best Director award at the 1998 Sundance Film Festival), Requiem For a Dream, The Wrestler (the third U.S. film in history to win the esteemed Golden Lion award), Black Swan (which won Natalie Portman the Academy Award for Best Actress and garnered four other Oscar...

Duration: 02:07:59


#262: The CIA, The Police, and Other Adventures from Stewart Copeland

9/3/2017
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Stewart Copeland (@copelandmusic) is a Grammy Award-winning musician, considered by Rolling Stone Magazine to be one of the top ten drummers of all time. He's a founding member of The Police, and an inductee into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In this conversation, we delve into lessons for surviving the music industry, why entrepreneurs (and self-directed artists) never get a day off, how The Police developed their unique sound, the decision that changed everything, and much more. This...

Duration: 01:12:16


#261: Mental Performance, Work-Life Balance, and the Rise to the Top - Maria Sharapova

8/26/2017
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Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) is one of the best tennis players in the world. She is the winner of five Grand Slam titles (two at the French Open and one each at the Australian Open, Wimbledon, and US Open) and an Olympic silver medalist. Forbes named Maria the highest-paid female athlete of all-time in 2005 -- a title she's held for 12 years. Off the court, she's an ambassador for many of the world's top luxury brands and a number of Fortune 500 companies including Porsche, Nike,...

Duration: 02:13:52

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