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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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#674: Neuroscientist David Eagleman — Exploring Consciousness, Sensory Augmentation, The Lazy Susan Method of Extraordinary Productivity, Dreaming, Improving Hearing with a Wristband, Synesthesia, Stretching Time with Novelty, Lessons from Titans of Science, and Much More
01:48:57

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David Eagleman (@davideagleman) is a neuroscientist, New York Times bestselling author, TED speaker, and Guggenheim Fellow. He is the writer and presenter of the Emmy-nominated series The Brain on PBS, as well as the podcast Inner Cosmos with David Eagleman. In Palo Alto, California, he teaches at Stanford University, runs a startup neurotech company called Neosensory, and directs the Center for Science and Law. Dr. Eagleman also runs a film and television production company, Cognito Entertainment, to bring scientific themes (fiction and nonfiction) to the screen.

He is the author of eight books, including the international bestsellers Sum, Incognito, and his newest book, Livewired.

Please enjoy!

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As I wrote in The 4-Hour Chef: “This is now, bar none, my favorite brewing method.” And now they have a new Crystal Clear version—sleek enough for display and tough enough for the road. Pick one up at AeroPress.com/Tim for less than $50.

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This episode is also brought to you by Athletic Greens. I get asked all the time, “If you could use only one supplement, what would it be?” My answer is usually AG1 by Athletic Greens, my all-in-one nutritional insurance. I recommended it in The 4-Hour Body in 2010 and did not get paid to do so. I do my best with nutrient-dense meals, of course, but AG1 further covers my bases with vitamins, minerals, and whole-food-sourced micronutrients that support gut health and the immune system. 

Right now, Athletic Greens is offering you their Vitamin D Liquid Formula free with your first subscription purchase—a vital nutrient for a strong immune system and strong bones. Visit AthleticGreens.com/Tim to claim this special offer today and receive the free Vitamin D Liquid Formula (and 5 free travel packs) with your first subscription purchase! That’s up to a one-year supply of Vitamin D as added value when you try their delicious and comprehensive all-in-one daily greens product.

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Past guests on The Tim Ferriss Show include Jerry SeinfeldHugh JackmanDr. Jane GoodallLeBron JamesKevin HartDoris Kearns GoodwinJamie FoxxMatthew McConaugheyEsther PerelElizabeth GilbertTerry CrewsSiaYuval Noah HarariMalcolm GladwellMadeleine AlbrightCheryl StrayedJim CollinsMary Karr, Maria PopovaSam HarrisMichael PhelpsBob IgerEdward NortonArnold SchwarzeneggerNeil StraussKen BurnsMaria SharapovaMarc AndreessenNeil GaimanNeil de Grasse TysonJocko WillinkDaniel EkKelly SlaterDr. Peter AttiaSeth GodinHoward MarksDr. Brené BrownEric SchmidtMichael LewisJoe GebbiaMichael PollanDr. Jordan PetersonVince VaughnBrian KoppelmanRamit SethiDax ShepardTony RobbinsJim DethmerDan HarrisRay DalioNaval RavikantVitalik ButerinElizabeth LesserAmanda PalmerKatie HaunSir Richard BransonChuck PalahniukArianna HuffingtonReid HoffmanBill BurrWhitney CummingsRick RubinDr. Vivek MurthyDarren AronofskyMargaret AtwoodMark ZuckerbergPeter ThielDr. Gabor MatéAnne LamottSarah SilvermanDr. Andrew Huberman, and many more.

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May 26, 2023
#673: Dr. Nora Volkow — Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
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Nora D. Volkow, MD, is Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health. NIDA is the world’s largest funder of scientific research on the health aspects of drug use and addiction. Dr. Volkow's work has been instrumental in demonstrating that drug addiction is a brain disorder. As a research psychiatrist, Dr. Volkow pioneered the use of brain imaging to investigate how substance use affects brain functions. In particular, her studies have documented how changes in the dopamine system affect the functions of brain regions involved with reward and self-control in addiction. She has also made important contributions to the neurobiology of obesity, ADHD, and aging.

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Go to EightSleep.com/Tim and save $250 on the Eight Sleep Pod Cover. Eight Sleep currently ships within the USA, Canada, the UK, select countries in the EU, and Australia.

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This episode is also brought to you by Athletic Greens. I get asked all the time, “If you could use only one supplement, what would it be?” My answer is usually AG1 by Athletic Greens, my all-in-one nutritional insurance. I recommended it in The 4-Hour Body in 2010 and did not get paid to do so. I do my best with nutrient-dense meals, of course, but AG1 further covers my bases with vitamins, minerals, and whole-food-sourced micronutrients that support gut health and the immune system. 

Right now, Athletic Greens is offering you their Vitamin D Liquid Formula free with your first subscription purchase—a vital nutrient for a strong immune system and strong bones. Visit AthleticGreens.com/Tim to claim this special offer today and receive the free Vitamin D Liquid Formula (and 5 free travel packs) with your first subscription purchase! That’s up to a one-year supply of Vitamin D as added value when you try their delicious and comprehensive all-in-one daily greens product.

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[06:09] Cadaver homework.

[09:07] The Trotsky connection.

[17:07] How Nora’s father viewed the role of science.

[20:59] Julian Villarreal.

[27:38] A perspective of perseverance.

[33:48] Instilling perseverance in younger scientists.

[35:08] Dancing with Demerol.

[40:05] The current state of addiction in the US.

[44:28] The War on Drugs.

[49:42] Increasing societal confidence in therapeutic psychedelics.

[55:38] Advice for researchers seeking more federal funding.

[1:02:12] Gauging the value of the hallucinogenic experience.

[1:06:04] Implications for multiple applications of one compound.

[1:13:36] Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and a promising alternative.

[1:19:49] New hope for Parkinson’s disease sufferers?

[1:23:51] Comorbidities, addiction considerations, and other parting thoughts.

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For show notes and past guests on The Tim Ferriss Show, please visit tim.blog/podcast.

For deals from sponsors of The Tim Ferriss Showplease visit tim.blog/podcast-sponsors

Sign up for Tim’s email newsletter (5-Bullet Friday) at tim.blog/friday.

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Past guests on The Tim Ferriss Show include Jerry SeinfeldHugh JackmanDr. Jane GoodallLeBron JamesKevin HartDoris Kearns GoodwinJamie FoxxMatthew McConaugheyEsther PerelElizabeth GilbertTerry CrewsSiaYuval Noah HarariMalcolm GladwellMadeleine AlbrightCheryl StrayedJim CollinsMary Karr, Maria PopovaSam HarrisMichael PhelpsBob IgerEdward NortonArnold SchwarzeneggerNeil StraussKen BurnsMaria SharapovaMarc AndreessenNeil GaimanNeil de Grasse TysonJocko WillinkDaniel EkKelly SlaterDr. Peter AttiaSeth GodinHoward MarksDr. Brené BrownEric SchmidtMichael LewisJoe GebbiaMichael PollanDr. Jordan PetersonVince VaughnBrian KoppelmanRamit SethiDax ShepardTony RobbinsJim DethmerDan HarrisRay DalioNaval RavikantVitalik ButerinElizabeth LesserAmanda PalmerKatie HaunSir Richard BransonChuck PalahniukArianna HuffingtonReid HoffmanBill BurrWhitney CummingsRick RubinDr. Vivek MurthyDarren AronofskyMargaret AtwoodMark ZuckerbergPeter ThielDr. Gabor MatéAnne LamottSarah SilvermanDr. Andrew Huberman, and many more.

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May 25, 2023
#672: Seth Godin — The Pursuit of Meaning, The Life-Changing Power of Choosing Your Attitude, Overcoming Rejection, Life Lessons from Zig Ziglar, and Committing to Making Positive Change
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Seth Godin is the author of 21 international bestsellers that have changed the way people think about work. His books have been translated into 38 languages and Seth’s books include Tribes, Purple Cow, Linchpin, The Dip, and This Is Marketing. Seth writes one of the most popular marketing blogs in the world, and two of his TED Talks are among the most popular of all time. He is the founder of the altMBA; the social media pioneer Squidoo; and Yoyodyne, one of the first internet companies.

His new book is The Song of Significance: A New Manifesto for Teams

Please enjoy!

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As I wrote in The 4-Hour Chef: “This is now, bar none, my favorite brewing method." And now they have a new Crystal Clear version—sleek enough for display and tough enough for the road. Pick one up at AeroPress.com/Tim for less than $50.

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[05:42] The changes of aging.

[10:07] How Seth gets over momentary lapses of optimism.

[16:13] The Carbon Almanac.

[18:40] Addressing 21st-century nihilism.

[26:23] Finding significance and making a difference.

[35:34] The boss and the bees.

[44:47] Ethically reclaiming meaning from work in the Quaker surveillance state.

[51:50] Seth’s impression of my efforts over the years.

[56:21] Circumnavigating false proxies.

[1:02:17] Employee retention.

[1:05:54] Let’s Get Real or Let’s Not Play.

[1:08:07] Zig Ziglar.

[1:12:12] Seth’s early career life.

[1:13:45] Seth’s current career life.

[1:17:01] The 140-year-old piano.

[1:19:35] Meetings.

[1:24:04] Page 19 thinking.

[1:27:37] Soliciting useful writing feedback.

[1:31:36] Parting thoughts.

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For show notes and past guests on The Tim Ferriss Show, please visit tim.blog/podcast.

For deals from sponsors of The Tim Ferriss Showplease visit tim.blog/podcast-sponsors

Sign up for Tim’s email newsletter (5-Bullet Friday) at tim.blog/friday.

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Past guests on The Tim Ferriss Show include Jerry SeinfeldHugh JackmanDr. Jane GoodallLeBron JamesKevin HartDoris Kearns GoodwinJamie FoxxMatthew McConaugheyEsther PerelElizabeth GilbertTerry CrewsSiaYuval Noah HarariMalcolm GladwellMadeleine AlbrightCheryl StrayedJim CollinsMary Karr, Maria PopovaSam HarrisMichael PhelpsBob IgerEdward NortonArnold SchwarzeneggerNeil StraussKen BurnsMaria SharapovaMarc AndreessenNeil GaimanNeil de Grasse TysonJocko WillinkDaniel EkKelly SlaterDr. Peter AttiaSeth GodinHoward MarksDr. Brené BrownEric SchmidtMichael LewisJoe GebbiaMichael PollanDr. Jordan PetersonVince VaughnBrian KoppelmanRamit SethiDax ShepardTony RobbinsJim DethmerDan HarrisRay DalioNaval RavikantVitalik ButerinElizabeth LesserAmanda PalmerKatie HaunSir Richard BransonChuck PalahniukArianna HuffingtonReid HoffmanBill BurrWhitney CummingsRick RubinDr. Vivek MurthyDarren AronofskyMargaret AtwoodMark ZuckerbergPeter ThielDr. Gabor MatéAnne LamottSarah SilvermanDr. Andrew Huberman, and many more.

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May 17, 2023
#671: Bobby Hundreds — Building an Iconic Streetwear Brand, Making $7 Million in 40 Minutes, The Power of Garfield, Why Korean Entertainment is Taking Over the World, Maintaining the Mystery, The Fickleness of Fortune, and Developing “Nunchi”
03:27:33

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Bobby Hundreds (@bobbyhundreds) is an artist, designer, and storyteller based in Los Angeles. He is best known as the co-founder and chief creative officer of global streetwear brand The Hundreds. He is also behind the Family Style Food Festival and the NFT project Adam Bomb Squad. Bobby is also the bestselling author of This Is Not a T-Shirt, a memoir about his life and how he built a brand around community.

His new book, NFTs Are a Scam / NFTs Are the Future, about his two-year journey into Web3, will publish through Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

Please enjoy!

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Go to EightSleep.com/Tim and save $250 on the Eight Sleep Pod Cover. Eight Sleep currently ships within the USA, Canada, the UK, select countries in the EU, and Australia.

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[05:49] Signing to the prestigious Farrar, Straus and Giroux (FSG).

[07:21] Bobby's black sheep origin story.

[11:13] When art entered the picture.

[13:52] Who was Abram Edelman?

[27:59] The double life of a parent-pleasing law student and clandestine artist.

[31:45] The Hundreds: from early days to 20 years on.

[44:47] The cosmic intervention of WARP magazine.

[52:02] Japan.

[55:27] The Korean Wave.

[1:08:05] Getting on the radar of tastemakers.

[1:13:44] Collaboration over competition makes a movement.

[1:18:32] Curating creatives assisted by nunchi.

[1:30:03] Necessary disconnections.

[1:41:22] Korea's a creative hotspot today. Where should we look next?

[1:43:38] Rolling with the tides of fickle fashion.

[1:53:47] Collaborations, corporations, and the reason for limited editions.

[2:05:07] The current state of The Hundreds.

[2:11:32] Frank Ocean maintains the mystery.

[2:13:02] Getting collaboration deals without almost being sued or selling out.

[2:18:54] Hermit north stars.

[2:24:50] How to make $7 million in 40 minutes with NFTs (sort of not really).

[2:29:48] Making NFTs more useful than just another set of playing cards for wannabe day traders.

[2:39:21] Why did Bobby write NFTs Are a Scam / NFTs Are the Future?

[2:42:54] Charles Manson vs. SBF and subcultural security.

[2:48:10] Notable Web3 innovations emerging.

[2:51:45] A rumble over royalties and a counterintuitive lesson about collectible value.

[3:10:17] Recommended reading.

[3:12:13] Bobby's billboard.

[3:18:50] Two tattoos.

[3:20:18] Parting thoughts.

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For show notes and past guests on The Tim Ferriss Show, please visit tim.blog/podcast.

For deals from sponsors of The Tim Ferriss Showplease visit tim.blog/podcast-sponsors

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Past guests on The Tim Ferriss Show include Jerry SeinfeldHugh JackmanDr. Jane GoodallLeBron JamesKevin HartDoris Kearns GoodwinJamie FoxxMatthew McConaugheyEsther PerelElizabeth GilbertTerry CrewsSiaYuval Noah HarariMalcolm GladwellMadeleine AlbrightCheryl StrayedJim CollinsMary Karr, Maria PopovaSam HarrisMichael PhelpsBob IgerEdward NortonArnold SchwarzeneggerNeil StraussKen BurnsMaria SharapovaMarc AndreessenNeil GaimanNeil de Grasse TysonJocko WillinkDaniel EkKelly SlaterDr. Peter AttiaSeth GodinHoward MarksDr. Brené BrownEric SchmidtMichael LewisJoe GebbiaMichael PollanDr. Jordan PetersonVince VaughnBrian KoppelmanRamit SethiDax ShepardTony RobbinsJim DethmerDan HarrisRay DalioNaval RavikantVitalik ButerinElizabeth LesserAmanda PalmerKatie HaunSir Richard BransonChuck PalahniukArianna HuffingtonReid HoffmanBill BurrWhitney CummingsRick RubinDr. Vivek MurthyDarren AronofskyMargaret AtwoodMark ZuckerbergPeter ThielDr. Gabor MatéAnne LamottSarah SilvermanDr. Andrew Huberman, and many more.

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May 11, 2023
#670: The Random Show with Kevin Rose — The $1M Bitcoin Bet, Japanophilia, Rare IPAs, Preventing Hangovers, AI Companions, Fringe Discords, Affordable Luxuries, High-Fidelity Audio, and Much More
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Technologist, serial entrepreneur, world-class investor, self-experimenter, and all-around wild and crazy guy Kevin Rose (@KevinRose) rejoins me for another episode of The Random Show.

In this one, we discuss affordable luxuries for priceless lives, suiting up for a visit to the Magic Castle, Eliza Ivanova's art, my secret for supple skin, 19th-century Nintendo, Balaji's bet, the science of #hangover remedies, Moonbirds over Tokyo, an unexpected Sanbo Zen inquisition, Japanese death poems, escape rooms, high-fidelity immersive sound, Nanoblocks, and much more!

Please enjoy!

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Right now, Athletic Greens is offering you their Vitamin D Liquid Formula free with your first subscription purchase—a vital nutrient for a strong immune system and strong bones. Visit AthleticGreens.com/Tim to claim this special offer today and receive the free Vitamin D Liquid Formula (and 5 free travel packs) with your first subscription purchase! That’s up to a one-year supply of Vitamin D as added value when you try their delicious and comprehensive all-in-one daily greens product.

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Go to shopify.com/Tim to sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period. It’s a great deal for a great service, so I encourage you to check it out. Take your business to the next level today by visiting shopify.com/Tim.

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[04:44] The important juice.

[08:37] Discount downfalls and luxury lettuce.

[13:16] Becoming suitable for The Magic Castle.

[17:12] Affordable luxuries for a priceless life.

[19:47] A pipe dream.

[22:04] A skincare secret.

[23:08] Later life dating and alcohol abating (#hangover).

[31:35] The current and anticipated state of AI.

[46:15] Balaji's bet.

[1:02:00] Kevin practices his ABCs.

[1:05:17] Eliza Ivanova.

[1:07:10] TimTimsPrivacyScreens dot com.

[1:09:38] Nintendo: Hanafuda to Zelda.

[1:12:52] Untranslatables.

[1:13:48] Tokyo Moonbirds and Zen karaoke.

[1:18:10] Japanese Death Poems and other uplifting reading.

[1:22:44] Some escape rooms are better than others.

[1:26:51] High-fidelity immersive sound.

[1:31:26] A whispering Replika and a vibrating "chest."

[1:35:28] Nanoblocks!

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May 03, 2023
#669: Kevin Kelly — Excellent Advice for Living
02:07:31

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Kevin Kelly (@kevin2kelly) helped launch and edit Wired magazine. He has written for The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal, among many other publications.

He is the author of the new book Excellent Advice for Living: Wisdom I Wish I'd Known Earlier. Other books by Kevin Kelly include Out of Control, the 1994 classic book on decentralized emergent systems; The Silver Cord, a graphic novel about robots and angels; What Technology Wants, a robust theory of technology; Vanishing Asia, his 50-year project to photograph the disappearing cultures of Asia, and The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future, a New York Times bestseller.

Kevin is currently co-chair of The Long Now Foundation, which is building a clock in a mountain that will tick for 10,000 years. He also has a daily blog; a weekly podcast about cool tools; and a weekly newsletter, Recomendo, a free, one-page list of six very brief recommendations of cool stuff. He is also a Senior Maverick at Wired. He lives in Pacifica, California.

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[05:51] Is Kevin Kelly the most interesting man in the world?

[08:37] Kevin’s long bet against the human population.

[15:00] Out Of Control.

[19:34] Why did it take 11 years to complete The Silver Cord?

[24:28] 1,000 True Fans.

[29:48] Kevin’s failed campaign to discover all the species of life on Earth.

[31:31] Stewart Brand.

[36:20] Ressurecting extinct species.

[39:38] Why Kevin believes optimists shape the future.

[42:48] Active optimism vs. passive optimism.

[46:39] What constitutes progress?

[48:18] Is regression inevitable if we don’t embrace “degrowth?”

[52:38] Kevin’s $20 time machine.

[55:27] Will AI take our jobs?

[1:07:58] The future of AI is dumbsmarten.

[1:10:50] What’s currently underhyped?

[1:13:20] Posting an AI picture a day keeps Kevin at play.

[1:15:29] How Kevin uses AI chatbots to help write first drafts.

[1:21:40] Potential scenarios for where AI will be going soon.

[1:24:38] What prompted Kevin to write Excellent Advice for Living?

[1:28:46] Examples of Kevin’s simple, tweetable advice.

[1:32:02] Don’t aim to be the best. Be the only.

[1:35:32] Good uses of time spent with one’s children.

[1:38:47] Tips for traveling with children.

[1:42:22] Being a tourist in your own town and troubleshooting advice.

[1:45:06] What Kevin hopes readers will take away from Excellent Advice for Living.

[1:46:37] Sabbaticals.

[1:52:17] How Kevin uses YouTube.

[1:56:03] Why is Kevin huge in China?

[1:59:16] Fully becoming yourself and other parting thoughts.

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Apr 26, 2023
#668: Derek Sivers — The Joys of an Un-Optimized Life, Finding Paths Less Traveled, Creating Tech Independence (and Risks of the Cloud), Taking Giant Leaps, and Picking the Right “Game of Life”
02:54:25

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Derek Sivers (@sivers) is an author of philosophy and entrepreneurship, known for his surprising, quotable insights and pithy, succinct writing style. He is a former musician, programmer, TED speaker, and circus clown, who sold his first company, CDBaby, for $22 million and gave all the money to charity.

Derek’s books (How to Live, Hell Yeah or No, Your Music and People, Anything You Want) and newest projects are at his website: sive.rs. His upcoming book is Useful Not True.

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[06:16] The Derek Sivers School of Enough.

[11:24] Scuba diving and empathy lessons in Iceland.

[16:13] Categories we apply to ourselves and others.

[22:46] Derek’s people compass.

[28:14] How to secure your tech independence.

[1:05:19] The unoptimized life.

[1:16:37] The meaning of Derek’s upcoming book, Useful Not True.

[1:32:55] The problem with moral relativism and other -isms.

[1:51:24] Giant leaps.

[2:00:10] Finding and asking mentors for help.

[2:08:18] Games.

[2:12:26] The wisdom of quitting when you’re ahead.

[2:17:13] Why would Derek — never in need of external validation — seek fame?

[2:20:45] What makes Derek so darned interesting?

[2:23:18] Has Derek always been a satisficer?

[2:31:43] Living on the edge case.

[2:35:33] The real question behind “What would you tell your younger self?”

[2:40:29] Giving directions in Antarctica.

[2:41:46] How do you teach an 11-year-old to act like a 16-year-old?

[2:45:45] Parting thoughts.

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Apr 21, 2023
#667: Dr. Gül Dölen on Rethinking Psychedelics, New Applications (Autism, Stroke, and Allergies), The Neurobiology of Beginner’s Mind, Octopuses on MDMA, and The Master Key of Metaplasticity
02:06:32

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Dr. Gül Dölen is an associate professor of Neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a pioneer and world leader of psychedelics research. Her laboratory has discovered a novel mechanism that could account for the broad range of therapeutic applications that psychedelics are currently being tested for. Her lab has discovered a novel critical period for social reward learning and shown that this critical period can be reopened with psychedelic drugs, such as MDMA, LSD, psilocybin, ketamine, and ibogaine. Building on this discovery, she has formulated the hypothesis that psychedelics may be the long sought “master key” for unlocking critical periods across the brain. To test this hypothesis, she has initiated a nationwide collaborative effort to determine whether psychedelics reopen critical periods for ocular dominance plasticity, bird song learning, anatomical plasticity in the barrel cortex, serotonergic neuronal regeneration, dendritic spinogenesis, and motor learning.

Importantly, understanding psychedelics through this framework dramatically expands the scope of disorders (including autism, stroke, and allergies) that might benefit from adjunct therapy with psychedelics, an approach she has dubbed the PHATHOM project (Psychedelic Healing: Adjunct Therapy Harnessing Opened Malleability). 

Dr. Dölen earned her MD, PhD at Brown University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), where she carried out seminal work on critical periods, learning and memory, and the pathogenesis of autism. 

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[06:25] How Gül designed her own major as an undergrad.

[09:03] Philosophy of mind and theory of mind.

[13:33] What theory of mind in non-human species suggests.

[16:45] The origin of Gül's interest in autism.

[21:37] Autism facts vs. fiction.

[28:31] Critical periods.

[37:59] How critical periods apply to therapies for autism.

[43:37] Why might psychedelics allow us to reopen shut critical periods?

[49:25] MDMA and the octopus.

[52:40] Challenging popular notions about psychedelic research.

[54:52] Plasticity.

[1:00:26] Favorite neurotransmitter receptors.

[1:06:03] Can psychedelics cure allergies?

[1:14:00] Seeking a common pathway for the therapeutic effects of psychedelics.

[1:15:54] Potential applications for kappa-opioid agonists.

[1:17:02] Beta-arrestin developments.

[1:20:40] On Sasha Shulgin.

[1:26:19] Strokes.

[1:29:56] Cross-cultural considerations.

[1:33:26] What do these therapies look like 10 years from now?

[1:36:52] Gauging minimum effective dose.

[1:42:58] The funding frustrations that almost made Gül give up science.

[1:48:44] Taking risks.

[1:52:59] What would Gül change about the way research is funded today?

[1:55:57] Books most gifted.

[1:59:10] Parting thoughts.

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Apr 19, 2023
#666: In Case You Missed It: March 2023 Recap of "The Tim Ferriss Show"
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This episode is brought to you by 5-Bullet Friday, my very own email newsletter.

Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to deconstruct world-class performers to tease out the routines, habits, et cetera that you can apply to your own life. 

This is a special inbetweenisode, which serves as a recap of the episodes from last month. It features a short clip from each conversation in one place so you can easily jump around to get a feel for the episode and guest.

Based on your feedback, this format has been tweaked and improved since the first recap episode. For instance, @hypersundays on Twitter suggested that the bios for each guest can slow the momentum, so we moved all the bios to the end. 

See it as a teaser. Something to whet your appetite. If you like what you hear, you can of course find the full episodes at tim.blog/podcast

Please enjoy! 

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Timestamps:

Dr. Andrew Huberman: 00:03:11

Dr. Peter Attia: 00:13:59

Matt Mochary: 00:17:13

David Deutsch and Naval Ravikant: 00:22:11

Michael Mauboussin: 00:28:17

Dr. Kelly Starrett: 00:34:46

Full episode titles:

Dr. Andrew Huberman — The Foundations of Physical and Mental Performance, Core Supplements, Sexual Health and Fertility, Sleep Optimization, Psychedelics, and More (#660)

Dr. Peter Attia — The Science and Art of Longevity, Optimizing Protein, Alcohol Rules, Lessons from Glucose Monitoring with CGMs, Boosting Your VO2 Max, Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease, Early Cancer Detection, How to Use DEXA Scans, Nature’s Longevity Drug, and More (#661)

CEO Coach Matt Mochary — Live Coaching with Tim, Why Fear and Anger Give Bad Advice, How to Perform Personal Energy Audits, The Power of Accountability Partners, Delegation Tips, Strategies for Hiring the Right People, and More (#658)

David Deutsch and Naval Ravikant — The Fabric of Reality, The Importance of Disobedience, The Inevitability of Artificial General Intelligence, Finding Good Problems, Redefining Wealth, Foundations of True Knowledge, Harnessing Optimism, Quantum Computing, and More (#662)

Michael Mauboussin — How Great Investors Make Decisions, Harnessing The Wisdom (vs. Madness) of Crowds, Lessons from Race Horses, and More (#659)

Dr. Kelly Starrett — The Magic of Movement and Mobility, Training for Range of Motion, Breathing for Back Pain, Improving Your Balance, and More (#664)

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Apr 12, 2023
#665: Danny Meyer, Founder of Shake Shack — How to Win, The Art of The Graceful “No,” Overcoming Setbacks, The 6 Traits of Exceptional People, The 4 Quadrants of Performance, Lessons from Hospitality Excellence, and More
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Danny Meyer (@dhmeyer) is the founder and chairman of Union Square Hospitality Group (USHG), which comprises some of New York’s most beloved and acclaimed restaurants, including Gramercy Tavern, The Modern, Maialino, and more. Danny and USHG also founded Shake Shack, the modern-day “roadside” burger restaurant, which became a public company in 2015. 

Danny is the author of the New York Times bestseller Setting the Table, which articulates a set of signature business and life principles that translate to a wide range of industries. He is the recipient of the 2017 Julia Child Award and was named by Time magazine as one of 2015’s 100 most influential people. Danny and USHG’s restaurants and individuals together have won an unprecedented 28 James Beard Awards, including Outstanding Restaurateur in 2005.

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[05:21] The meaning behind Maialino.

[08:58] Control vs. surprises.

[10:53] A pivotal conversation.

[19:46] Converting the cranky.

[22:16] ABCD: Always be collecting dots; always be connecting dots.

[25:35] Danny's first steps to chefdom.

[31:06] Being paid the worst to learn from the best.

[34:56] How business is like gardening.

[40:37] A virtuous cycle of stakeholders.

[43:57] The politely genuine decline.

[49:47] Six qualities Danny looks for when hiring.

[56:07] Work ethic lessons from Theo Epstein.

[1:03:19] Should they stay or should they go?

[1:13:37] Softly landing from a favorite failure.

[1:21:35] Taking on tipping culture.

[1:36:30] 51 percenters.

[1:38:04] Most gifted books.

[1:39:17] Seth Godin is a mensch.

[1:41:20] Danny's billboard.

[1:42:21] Hope vs. optimism.

[1:44:10] Parting thoughts.

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Apr 06, 2023
#664: Dr. Kelly Starrett — The Magic of Movement and Mobility, Training for Range of Motion, Breathing for Back Pain, Improving Your Balance, and More
02:07:43

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Kelly Starrett, DPT (@thereadystate) is one of my favorite performance coaches. When I have problems other people can’t solve, I call Kelly. He’s also a treasure trove of one-liners.

He is, along with his wife Juliet, co-founder of The Ready State. The Ready State began as MobilityWOD in 2008 and has gone on to transform the field of performance therapy and self-care.

Kelly’s clients include professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, NHL, and MLB. He also works with Olympic gold medalists, Tour de France cyclists, world- and national-record-holding Olympic Lifting and Power athletes, Crossfit Games medalists, professional ballet dancers, elite military personnel, and more.

Kelly is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers Becoming A Supple Leopard and Ready to Run. His new book is Built to Move: The Ten Essential Habits to Help You Move Freely and Live Fully, co-written with Juliet Starrett.

Juliet was the U.S. National Champion in extreme whitewater racing from 1997 to 2000 and World Champion from 1997 to 1998. She returned to the sport in 2018 to become World Champion in the Masters Division.

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[08:05] Where in the world are Kelly and Tim?

[13:34] A lesson in how our environment shapes us.

[19:12] Optimizing vital signs and range of motion as we age.

[30:31] Walk and fidget more for better sleep and body maintenance.

[40:37] Balance training: not just for "old" people.

[50:51] Extending the end range of motion.

[54:58] The old man shoe-on game.

[59:50] The airport scanner shoulder test.

[1:05:55] Simple corrective exercises.

[1:09:44] Tower of London.

[1:12:41] Breath as a mobilization device.

[1:19:13] A reasonable amount of daily protein.

[1:23:09] 800 grams of fruits and vegetables.

[1:32:27] Never do nothing. But my something doesn't have to be your something.

[1:43:23] Cultivating cross-cultural, timeless movement in a busy world.

[1:53:43] Who is Built To Move for?

[1:58:54] Parting thoughts.

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Mar 30, 2023
#663: In Case You Missed It: February 2023 Recap of "The Tim Ferriss Show"
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This episode is brought to you by 5-Bullet Friday, my very own email newsletter.

Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to deconstruct world-class performers to tease out the routines, habits, et cetera that you can apply to your own life. 

This is a special inbetweenisode, which serves as a recap of the episodes from last month. It features a short clip from each conversation in one place so you can easily jump around to get a feel for the episode and guest.

Based on your feedback, this format has been tweaked and improved since the first recap episode. For instance, @hypersundays on Twitter suggested that the bios for each guest can slow the momentum, so we moved all the bios to the end. 

See it as a teaser. Something to whet your appetite. If you like what you hear, you can of course find the full episodes at tim.blog/podcast

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Timestamps:

Professor John Vervaeke: 00:02:58

Brené Brown: 00:06:30

Elan Lee: 00:13:57

Dr. Matthew Walker: 00:22:58

Full episode titles:

Professor John Vervaeke — How to Build a Life of Wisdom, Flow, and Contemplation (#657)

Brené Brown — Striving versus Self-Acceptance, Saving Marriages, and More (#409) (Originally posted in February 2020 and reposted in February 2023)

Elan Lee, Co-Creator of Exploding Kittens — How to Raise Millions on Kickstarter, Deconstructing Mega-Successes, Secrets of Game Design, The Power of Positive Constraints, The Delights of Craftsmanship, and The Art of Turning Fans into Superfans (#653)

Dr. Matthew Walker, All Things Sleep Continued — The Hidden Dangers of Melatonin, Tools for Insomnia, Enhancing Learning and Sleep Spindles, The Upsides of Sleep Divorce, How Sleep Impacts Sex (and Vice Versa), Adventures in Lucid Dreaming, The One Clock to Rule Them All, The IP Addresses of Your Memories, and More (#654)

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Mar 29, 2023
#662: David Deutsch and Naval Ravikant — The Fabric of Reality, The Importance of Disobedience, The Inevitability of Artificial General Intelligence, Finding Good Problems, Redefining Wealth, Foundations of True Knowledge, Harnessing Optimism, Quantum Computing, and More
01:48:14

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David Deutsch (@DavidDeutschOxf) is a visiting professor of physics at the Centre for Quantum Computation, a part of the Clarendon Laboratory at Oxford University, and an honorary fellow of Wolfson College, Oxford. He works on fundamental issues in physics, particularly the quantum theory of computation and information and especially constructor theory, which he is proposing as a new way of formulating laws of nature. He is the author of The Fabric of Reality and The Beginning of Infinity, and he is an advocate of the philosophy of Karl Popper

Naval Ravikant (@naval) is the co-founder of Airchat and AngelList. He has invested in more than 100 companies, including many mega-successes, such as Twitter, Uber, Notion, Opendoor, Postmates, and Wish. You can see his latest musings on Airchat and subscribe to Naval, his podcast on wealth and happiness, on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, or wherever you get your podcasts. You can also find his blog at nav.al.

For more Naval-plus-Tim, check out my wildly popular interview with him from 2015 (nominated for “Podcast of the Year”) and our conversation from 2020

Naval also co-piloted the interviews with Ethereum creator Vitalik Buterin and famed investor Chris Dixon

Please enjoy!

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[08:03] The impact The Fabric of Reality and The Beginning of Infinity have had on Naval.

[10:07] The four strands.

[13:04] Dispelling common misconceptions about science.

[19:26] How does knowledge grow?

[24:26] The benefits of understanding the four strands.

[32:47] How quantum computing arose from trying to test a multiverse theory.

[37:40] What a good explanation looks like.

[42:43] How do conjecture and criticism give us a basis for optimism?

[48:38] Translating knowledge into action.

[51:20] Artificial intelligence (AI) vs. artificial general intelligence (AGI).

[56:54] AGI is people! But how do we ensure it’ll be good people?

[1:03:03] What’s taking AGI so long to get here?

[1:08:59] Chemical scum that dream of distant quasars.

[1:17:47] Are humans central to the universe, or just a sideshow?

[1:20:17] Wealth and resources.

[1:25:30] Recommended thinkers.

[1:28:05] Taking Children Seriously, ToKCast, Critical Rationalists, and Popper 101.

[1:31:55] David’s most interesting problems right now.

[1:39:24] Parting thoughts.

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Mar 23, 2023
#661: Dr. Peter Attia — The Science and Art of Longevity, Optimizing Protein, Alcohol Rules, Lessons from Glucose Monitoring with CGMs, Boosting Your VO2 Max, Preventing Alzheimer's Disease, Early Cancer Detection, How to Use DEXA Scans, Nature’s Longevity Drug, and More
02:22:26

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Peter Attia, MD (@PeterAttiaMD), is the founder of Early Medical, a medical practice that applies the principles of Medicine 3.0 to patients with the goal of lengthening their lifespan and simultaneously improving their healthspan. He is the host of The Drive, one of the most popular podcasts covering the topics of health and medicine. 

Dr. Attia received his medical degree from the Stanford University School of Medicine and trained for five years at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in general surgery, where he was the recipient of several prestigious awards, including Resident of the Year. He spent two years at the National Institutes of Health as a surgical oncology fellow at the National Cancer Institute, where his research focused on immune-based therapies for melanoma.

His new book is Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity (3/28).

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[07:00] How and why Peter’s muscle mass has increased significantly.

[18:48] Why the long wait for Outlive: The Science and Art of Longevity?

[23:19] Objective, strategy, and tactics.

[28:50] From Medicine 1.0 to Medicine 3.0.

[39:04] Randomized control trial results: guidelines, not gospel.

[43:21] Revisiting why and how one should increase their medical literacy.

[52:44] Avoiding scientific method misconceptions.

[55:43] Austin Bradford Hill.

[56:22] Observational study versus randomized control trial.

[1:00:09] Are sleep trackers downgrading the quality of our sleep?

[1:02:53] Under what conditions does Peter feel alcohol might be worth its downsides?

[1:06:47] Continuous glucose monitors (CGMs).

[1:18:24] Underutilized metrics and tools for expanding health and lifespan.

[1:25:01] Strength.

[1:33:11] Rucking around and finding out about VO2 max.

[1:38:32] Finding the zone two sweet spot.

[1:41:10] How skinning and rucking have upped my endurance.

[1:42:24] Rucking vs. weighted vests.

[1:46:39] Are neurodegenerative diseases preventable?

[1:51:47] Helping your doctor understand and embrace Medicine 3.0.

[1:53:47] How much is an ounce of prevention worth to you?

[1:58:23] Early cancer screening.

[2:06:33] Outlive chapters.

[2:08:46] The chapter on emotional health that almost didn’t make the book.

[2:10:16] Peter’s 47 affirmations.

[2:14:18] Parting thoughts.

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Mar 15, 2023
#660: Dr. Andrew Huberman — The Foundations of Physical and Mental Performance, Core Supplements, Sexual Health and Fertility, Sleep Optimization, Psychedelics, and More
03:03:00

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Andrew Huberman, PhD (@hubermanlab), is a neuroscientist and tenured professor in the Department of Neurobiology at Stanford University’s School of Medicine. He has made numerous important contributions to the fields of brain development, brain function, and neural plasticity. Work from the Huberman Laboratory at Stanford Medicine has been consistently published in top journals including Nature, Science, and Cell.

Andrew is the host of the podcast Huberman Lab, which is often ranked as one of the top five podcasts in the world by both Apple and Spotify. The show aims to help viewers and listeners improve their health with science and science-based tools. New episodes air every Monday on YouTube and all podcast platforms.

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[05:20] Inspirations and principles.

[07:51] Sleep, nutrients, exercise, light, and relationships.

[19:30] Making movement matter.

[27:37] Striving to "be like a mule" on Sunday.

[29:32] The neurological processes of cultivating the physique.

[33:20] Monday.

[48:48] An aside about cheat day.

[50:09] Tuesday.

[52:35] Wednesday.

[54:23] A strong neck is more than just an appealing aesthetic.

[1:00:32] Thursday.

[1:00:47] Friday.

[1:01:56] Saturday.

[1:02:46] A recap of how the days synergize with one another.

[1:08:23] Nordic curls for boys and girls.

[1:11:14] Minimizing shin splints.

[1:13:47] You say soleus pushup, I say seated calf raise.

[1:16:42] Flat feet, Tabata, and self-coaching.

[1:18:32] The holy trinity of Andrew's sleep stack + one.

[1:21:47] How the first half of your day should differ from the last half.

[1:25:24] Dutch bicycles or bust.

[1:26:55] Omega-3 supplement nausea.

[1:28:48] EPA dosage, Carlson's oil on oatmeal, and sushi.

[1:30:00] Benefits of EPA.

[1:30:34] How EPA (and, in general, food) affects mood.

[1:35:38] Are you eating enough nattō and Bulgarian yogurt?

[1:38:00] Rhodiola rosea.

[1:43:09] Tongkat ali and Fadogia agrestis.

[1:45:00] Yes, men depend on estrogen too.

[1:46:47] Fine-tuning fertility (and, by proxy, vitality).

[1:55:11] Benefits of afternoon de-light.

[1:57:07] The highs and lows of self-pleasure in the modern era.

[2:00:03] Optimizing the health of one's reproductive material.

[2:05:41] Is your smartphone sterilizing you?

[2:11:05] Lessons learned from IVF.

[2:14:55] Why you might consider selecting "Email receipt" at checkout.

[2:17:52] The consequences of having more than two drinks a week.

[2:19:09] Cocaine? Just say no.

[2:20:50] Concerns about cannabis.

[2:29:46] Changing thoughts on psychedelics.

[2:36:31] Raising research funds with Huberman Lab premium.

[2:40:12] Andrew's clinical psychedelic experiences.

[2:48:15] A reminder not to trust street drugs, kids.

[2:49:15] The exciting, seemingly endless applications of psychedelic research.

[2:55:45] Parting thoughts.

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Mar 09, 2023
#659: Michael Mauboussin — How Great Investors Make Decisions, Harnessing The Wisdom (vs. Madness) of Crowds, Lessons from Race Horses, and More
02:03:33

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Michael Mauboussin (@mjmauboussin) is Head of Consilient Research on Counterpoint Global at Morgan Stanley Investment Management.

Prior to joining Counterpoint Global, Michael was Director of Research at BlueMountain Capital, Head of Global Financial Strategies at Credit Suisse, and Chief Investment Strategist at Legg Mason Capital Management. Michael originally joined Credit Suisse in 1992 as a packaged food industry analyst and was named Chief U.S. Investment Strategist in 1999.

Michael is the author of The Success Equation: Untangling Skill and Luck in Business, Sports, and Investing, Think Twice: Harnessing the Power of Counterintuition, and More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places. More Than You Know was named one of "The 100 Best Business Books of All Time" by 800-CEO-READ, one of the best business books by BusinessWeek (2006), and best economics book by Strategy+Business (2006). Michael is also co-author, with Alfred Rappaport, of Expectations Investing: Reading Stock Prices for Better Returns

Michael has been an adjunct professor of finance at Columbia Business School since 1993 and is on the faculty of the Heilbrunn Center for Graham and Dodd Investing. He received the Dean's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2009 and 2016 and the Graham & Dodd, Murray, Greenwald Prize for Value Investing in 2021.

Michael earned an A.B. from Georgetown University. He is chairman emeritus of the board of trustees of the Santa Fe Institute, a leading center for multidisciplinary research in complex systems theory.

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[07:12] Latin roots.

[09:14] No business education? No problem!

[12:15] The best food industry analyst.

[15:36] Consilience.

[19:58] Complex adaptive systems.

[23:26] Diversity.

[26:23] The wisdom of crowds.

[32:42] The minimum effective dose of cognitive diversity.

[36:02] Designing experiments.

[43:49] Against the Gods and Complexity.

[49:56] Value investing and the Santa Fe Institute.

[53:57] A brief 21st-century asset class tour.

[57:47] Base rates and horses.

[1:06:16] Good vs. great investors.

[1:13:22] Expanding options when making decisions.

[1:18:56] Favorite failures.

[1:20:35] Counteracting overreliance on experts.

[1:24:34] Intuition.

[1:34:15] Time management tenets.

[1:40:59] Parental resources.

[1:43:42] Perspectives gained by learning about complex adaptive systems.

[1:46:12] Recommended reading.

[1:47:32] Michael's billboard.

[1:50:33] Parting thoughts.

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Mar 03, 2023
#658: CEO Coach Matt Mochary — Live Coaching with Tim, Why Fear and Anger Give Bad Advice, How to Perform Personal Energy Audits, The Power of Accountability Partners, Delegation Tips, Strategies for Hiring the Right People, and More
02:25:22

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Matt Mochary (@mattmochary) coaches the heads of top Silicon Valley tech investment firms and companies on how to be the best leaders and build the best organizations possible. His philosophy and method are captured in both the Mochary Coaching Methodology (which is available as a free Google Doc) and in his book The Great CEO Within, which is available on Amazon and online (also as a free Google Doc).

As a former founder, CEO, and investor, Matt knows firsthand the challenges of those roles as well as solutions to the most commonly encountered problems. His coaching is not questions-only; there is real guidance. Matt specializes in helping CEOs and their companies (or investment firms) transition from freewheeling startups to dominant enterprises.

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[05:36] Fear and anger give bad advice.

[10:23] Dispelling dating dread.

[17:19] The power of prediction.

[27:07] Next actions.

[30:56] Turning conversations into action items.

[33:36] Accountability for introverts and extroverts.

[38:20] What is Focusmate?

[40:23] Separating decision from implementation.

[44:43] Firing well.

[51:33] Effective and efficient recruiting.

[1:01:41] Getting honest feedback from past managers.

[1:04:10] The energy audit.

[1:10:36] Running effective and efficient meetings.

[1:18:56] Reducing and removing energy-depleting obligations from the calendar.

[1:34:01] Assistance with assistants.

[1:44:37] Why did Matt stop making documentaries?

[1:55:30] Why Matt's building a startup.

[1:59:52] Rules, guide rails, and exit protocols.

[2:03:26] Downregulating anger and feeling the pain.

[2:19:16] Parting thoughts.

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Mar 01, 2023
#657: Professor John Vervaeke — How to Build a Life of Wisdom, Flow, and Contemplation
02:35:49

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John Vervaeke (@vervaeke_john) is a professor of psychology at the University of Toronto. He currently teaches courses on thinking and reasoning with an emphasis on cognitive development, intelligence, rationality, mindfulness, and the psychology of wisdom.

Vervaeke is the director of UToronto’s Consciousness and Wisdom Studies Laboratory and its Cognitive Science program, where he teaches Introduction to Cognitive Science and The Cognitive Science of Consciousness, emphasizing the 4E model, which contends that cognition and consciousness are embodied, embedded, enacted, and extended beyond the brain.

Vervaeke has taught courses on Buddhism and Cognitive Science in the Buddhism, Psychology, and Mental Health program for 15 years. He is the author and presenter of the YouTube series “Awakening from the Meaning Crisis” and his brand new series, ‘After Socrates.’

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[05:31] The four ways of knowing (4P).

[10:15] Affordances.

[13:04] Semantic memory.

[13:37] Flow.

[27:03] Did John find Tai Chi, or did Tai Chi find him?

[29:46] Leaving Christianity.

[34:42] Wisdom vs. knowledge.

[36:54] Self-deception.

[41:53] When is logic the illogical choice for solving a problem?

[46:05] The powers and perils of intuition.

[55:05] Spotting patterns that need breaking.

[59:18] Meditation vs. contemplation.

[1:05:30] Misunderstanding love.

[1:06:36] Circling.

[1:12:28] “God is related to the world the way the mind is related to the body.”

[1:14:34] A non-theist in the no-thingness.

[1:24:03] Responsive poiesis and Sufism.

[1:27:31] Neoplatonism.

[1:29:16] Seminal moments.

[1:31:36] Pierre Hadot.

[1:32:43] Two books.

[1:34:38] Potent poetry.

[1:37:40] The four Es.

[1:42:38] Two bonus Es.

[1:45:24] Heretical beliefs.

[1:54:12] Panpsychism.

[2:00:56] Most unusual modes of cognition.

[2:02:37] Jordan Peterson.

[2:10:27] Opponent processing.

[2:13:53] How to support friends endeavoring to lead meaningful lives.

[2:17:50] After Socrates.

[2:21:44] Western words.

[2:25:11] John’s changing perspective of experienced reality.

[2:28:01] Something old, something new.

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Feb 23, 2023
#656: Brené Brown — Striving versus Self-Acceptance, Saving Marriages, and More (Repost)
01:27:00

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Dr. Brené Brown (@BreneBrown) is a research professor at the University of Houston where she holds the Huffington Foundation Endowed Chair. Brené is also a visiting professor in management at The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business.

She has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy and is the author of six #1 New York Times bestsellers including The Gifts of ImperfectionDaring GreatlyRising StrongBraving the WildernessDare to Lead, and Atlas of the Heart. Brené hosts the Unlocking Us podcast, and her TED talk—The Power of Vulnerability—is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the world with more than 60 million views. She is also the first researcher to have a filmed lecture on Netflix. The Call to Courage special debuted on the streaming service on April 19, 2019.

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Feb 16, 2023
#655: In Case You Missed It: January 2023 Recap of "The Tim Ferriss Show"
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Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to deconstruct world-class performers to tease out the routines, habits, et cetera that you can apply to your own life. 

This is a special inbetweenisode, which serves as a recap of the episodes from last month. It features a short clip from each conversation in one place so you can easily jump around to get a feel for the episode and guest.

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James Clear: 00:03:05

Rick Rubin: 00:08:08

Dr. Matthew Walker: 00:13:47

Bill Gurley: 00:31:05

Wade Davis: 00:36:36

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James Clear, Atomic Habits — Simple Strategies for Building (and Breaking) Habits, Questions for Personal Mastery and Growth, Tactics for Writing and Launching a Mega-Bestseller, Finding Leverage, and More (#648)

Rick Rubin, Legendary Producer — Timeless Methods for Unlocking Creativity, Secrets Hidden in Plain Sight, The Future with AI, Helpful Distractions, Working with Strong Personalities, Breaking Out of “The Sameness,” and More (#649)

Dr. Matthew Walker, All Things Sleep — How to Improve Sleep, How Sleep Ties Into Alzheimer’s Disease and Weight Gain, and How Medications (Ambien, Trazodone, etc.), Caffeine, THC/CBD, Psychedelics, Exercise, Smart Drugs, Fasting, and More Affect Sleep (#650)

Legendary Investor Bill Gurley on Investing Rules, Finding Outliers, Insights from Jeff Bezos and Howard Marks, Must-Read Books, Creating True Competitive Advantages, Open-Source Strategies, Adapting Mental Models to New Realities, and More (#651)

Famed Explorer Wade Davis — How to Become the Architect of Your Life, The Divine Leaf of Immortality, Rites of Passage, Voodoo Demystified, Optimism as the Purpose of Life, How to Be a Prolific Writer, Psychedelics, Monetizing the Creativity of Your Life, and More (#652)

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Feb 14, 2023
#654: Dr. Matthew Walker, All Things Sleep Continued — The Hidden Dangers of Melatonin, Tools for Insomnia, Enhancing Learning and Sleep Spindles, The Upsides of Sleep Divorce, How Sleep Impacts Sex (and Vice Versa), Adventures in Lucid Dreaming, The One Clock to Rule Them All, The IP Addresses of Your Memories, and More
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Matthew Walker, PhD (@sleepdiplomat), is professor of neuroscience at the University of California Berkeley and founder and director of the school’s Center for Human Sleep Science. Dr. Walker is the author of the New York Times and international bestseller Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams, which was recently listed by Bill Gates as one of his top five books of the year. His TED Talk, “Sleep is Your Superpower,” has garnered more than 17 million views.

He has received numerous funding awards from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health and is a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences. In 2020, Dr. Walker was awarded the Carl Sagan Prize for Science Achievements. Dr. Walker’s research examines the impact of sleep on human health and disease. He has been featured on numerous television and radio outlets including 60 Minutes, Nat Geo TV, NOVA Science, NPR, and the BBC. Dr. Walker is also scientific advisor to Oura, a sleep-tracking ring.

Dr. Walker hosts the 5-star-rated podcast The Matt Walker Podcast, which is all about sleep, the brain, and the body.

And one last thing. UC Berkeley has given the rare approval for Matt’s newly opened Sleep Center at the University to be named by an individual donor, or a named company, in perpetuity. If you are interested, please reach out to Matt and note that this opportunity is in the 7-figure range.

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[05:43] Sleep and sex.

[23:45] Melatonin misgivings.

[32:47] The suprachiasmatic nucleus.

[36:08] Shrinking balls phenomenon.

[41:47] Minimizing the time it takes you to sleep.

[49:40] The bizarre basics of dreaming.

[55:56] Taking a leap into lucid dreaming.

[1:19:57] Optimizing sleep for learning.

[1:43:14] Can sleep during an illness boost memory retention?

[1:49:08] Massed versus spaced practice.

[1:53:00] Using brain stimulation technology to enhance learning.

[1:56:50] Optimizing memory replay.

[2:02:47] Sleep and time dilation.

[2:11:25] Today's "charlatan" science that may someday be vindicated.

[2:17:44] Exercise and memory.

[2:25:37] Staying hydrated without having to urinate all night.

[2:29:13] Parting thoughts.

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Feb 08, 2023
#653: Elan Lee, Co-Creator of Exploding Kittens — How to Raise Millions on Kickstarter, Deconstructing Mega-Successes, Secrets of Game Design, The Power of Positive Constraints, The Delights of Craftsmanship, and The Art of Turning Fans into Superfans
02:08:53

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Elan Lee (@elanlee) is the co-creator and chief executive officer of Exploding Kittens, a leading gaming and entertainment company. Under his leadership, Exploding Kittens has expanded its portfolio to nearly 30 different games with more than 20 million games sold in more than 50 countries since its founding in 2015. 

Before founding Exploding Kittens, Lee was the chief design officer at Xbox Entertainment Studios, where he led the Interactive Entertainment Portfolio. Prior to that, he was the founder and chief creative officer of Fourth Wall Studios and co-founder of 42 Entertainment. He began his career at Microsoft Games Studios as a lead designer on the original Xbox. 

Lee has won a Primetime Emmy for the series Dirty Work; Game Innovator of the Year for Exploding Kittens; a Peabody Award for the world’s first alternate reality game, The Beast; and an IndieCade Trailblazer Award for a distinguished career in interactive entertainment, among others.

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[06:00] Poetry For Neanderthals and collaborating with creative cohorts.

[16:41] Kitty Test Pilots and core gameplay loops.

[22:21] Crowdfunding, alternate reality games, and internet archaeology.

[25:54] Matthew Inman and The Oatmeal millions.

[32:18] The perils of operating faster than the speed of Gmail.

[34:06] Converting casual fans into superfans.

[34:51] What not to do when your Kickstarter goes better than expected.

[36:51] The budget of production needs to fit the fun.

[43:01] Does size matter?

[44:44] From direct-to-consumer sales to being featured in big box stores.

[47:07] Building a game from scratch quickly.

[52:26] Guiding principles.

[56:37] Foundational game recommendations for beginners.

[1:05:10] Is Settlers of Catan the game you think it is?

[1:07:35] Lessons learned from game design veteran Jordan Weisman.

[1:08:50] If you built Jar Jar Binks’ neck, they practically let you run the place.

[1:11:38] If you can’t rock the vote, then clothe the vote.

[1:15:35] Other practical Jordanisms.

[1:16:55] Steven Spielberg and The Beast.

[1:23:19] Hate playing Candy Land with your kids? Design new games with them.

[1:28:02] Growing Exploding Kittens from a game into a company.

[1:32:56] International shipping nightmares.

[1:36:13] Why an open-door policy had to be shut.

[1:38:27] Employees and their roles.

[1:41:50] Milestones.

[1:43:06] When big asks get big results.

[1:47:18] Investor expectations.

[1:52:15] What kind of retirement does someone who makes fun for a living envision?

[1:56:07] Dance partners, algorithm defiance, and other parting thoughts.

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Feb 02, 2023
#652: Famed Explorer Wade Davis — How to Become the Architect of Your Life, The Divine Leaf of Immortality, Rites of Passage, Voodoo Demystified, Optimism as the Purpose of Life, How to Be a Prolific Writer, Psychedelics, Monetizing the Creativity of Your Life, and More
02:34:28

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Wade Davis (@wadedavisofficial, daviswade.com) is Professor of Anthropology and the BC Leadership Chair in Cultures and Ecosystems at Risk at the University of British Columbia. Between 2000 and 2013, he served as Explorer-in-Residence at the National Geographic Society. Named by the NGS as one of the Explorers for the Millennium, he has been described as “a rare combination of scientist, scholar, poet, and passionate defender of all of life’s diversity.” 

An ethnographer, writer, photographer, and filmmaker, Wade holds degrees in anthropology and biology and a PhD in ethnobotany, all from Harvard University. Mostly through the Harvard Botanical Museum, he spent over three years in the Amazon and Andes as a plant explorer, living among 15 indigenous groups while making some 6000 botanical collections. His work later took him to Haiti to investigate folk preparations implicated in the creation of zombies, an assignment that led to his writing The Serpent and the Rainbow, an international bestseller, later released by Universal as a motion picture. In recent years, his work has taken him to East Africa, Borneo, Nepal, Peru, Polynesia, Tibet, Mali, Benin, Togo, New Guinea, Australia, Colombia, Vanuatu, Mongolia, and the high Arctic of Nunavut and Greenland. 

Wade is the author of 375 scientific and popular articles and 23 books including One RiverThe Wayfinders, Into the Silence, and Magdalena. His photographs have been widely exhibited and have appeared in 37 books and 130 magazines, including National Geographic, Time, Geo, People, Men’s Journal, and Outside. He was curator of “The Lost Amazon: The Photographic Journey of Richard Evans Schultes,” first exhibited at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. In 2012 he served as guest curator of “No Strangers: Ancient Wisdom in the Modern World,” at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. He was curator of “Everest: Ascent to Glory,” Bowers Museum, February 12–August 28, 2022. National Geographic has published two collections of his photography: Light at the Edge of the World (2001) and Wade Davis: Photographs (2018).

His 40 film credits include Light at the Edge of the World, an eight-hour documentary series written and produced for National Geographic. His most recent film, El Sendero de la Anaconda, a 90-minute feature documentary shot in the Northwest Amazon, is available on Netflix.

A professional speaker for 30 years, Wade has lectured at over 200 universities and 250 corporations and professional associations. In 2009 he delivered the CBC Massey Lectures. He has spoken from the main stage at TED five times, and his three posted talks have been viewed by 8 million. His books have appeared in 22 languages and sold approximately one million copies.

Wade, one of 20 Honorary Members of the Explorers Club, is Honorary Vice President of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society and recipient of 12 honorary degrees. He has been awarded the 2009 Gold Medal from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society, the 2011 Explorers Medal, the 2012 David Fairchild Medal for botanical exploration, the 2015 Centennial Medal of Harvard University, the 2017 Roy Chapman Andrews Society’s Distinguished Explorer Award, the 2017 Sir Christopher Ondaatje Medal for Exploration, and the 2018 Mungo Park Medal from the Royal Scottish Geographical Society. In 2016, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada. In 2018 he became an Honorary Citizen of Colombia.

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​​[06:34] The Wayfinders.

[17:01] The Earth’s caretakers of Northern Colombia.

[25:31] Coca and mambe.

[34:17] Zombies, mysterious elixirs, and a sorcerer pimp.

[49:35] The social implications of zombification and dangers of datura.

[57:57] David Maybury-Lewis, Richard Evans Schultes, and living exploration.

[1:02:13] Why helping young people is a top priority for Wade.

[1:07:43] Pessimism is an indulgence. Choose optimism.

[1:13:10] Rites of passage.

[1:17:26] The night Wade had to light himself on fire.

[1:20:37] The scar Wade doesn’t regret.

[1:23:41] Raising kids to be better citizens of the world.

[1:31:02] Wade’s own hero’s journey.

[1:34:19] Ayahuasca origin stories and uses alternative to healing.

[1:47:34] The real tragedy of coca.

[1:50:29] Dosed dogs, provocative gardens, and the cosmology of bitter manioc.

[1:53:41] What psychedelics gave Wade earlier in life vs. later on.

[2:06:34] How did Wade teach himself to write well?

[2:18:50] Work points and outlining the course of a book.

[2:28:26] Parting thoughts.

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Jan 27, 2023
#651: Legendary Investor Bill Gurley on Investing Rules, Finding Outliers, Insights from Jeff Bezos and Howard Marks, Must-Read Books, Creating True Competitive Advantages, Open-Source Strategies, Adapting Mental Models to New Realities, and More
02:17:04

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Bill Gurley (@bgurley) has spent more than 20 years as a general partner at Benchmark. Before entering the venture capital business, Bill spent four years on Wall Street as a top-ranked research analyst, including three years at Credit Suisse First Boston.

Bill also maintains a blog on the evolution and economics of high technology businesses called Above the Crowd.

Over his venture career, he has worked with such companies as GrubHub, Nextdoor, OpenTable, Stitch Fix, Uber, and Zillow

Bill has a BS in computer science from the University of Florida and an MBA from the University of Texas. He is also a chartered financial analyst. Bill is a board trustee at the Santa Fe Institute, a research and education center focused on the study and understanding of complex adaptive systems.

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[05:51] The book Bill calls "the most efficient short-form MBA one can find."

[07:31] Sell-side analysts vs. buy-side analysts.

[09:45] Financial models, rules of thumb, and making (sometimes wrong) decisions.

[17:28] Howard Marks and Stan Druckenmiller.

[19:26] Micro vs. macro investing.

[20:40] Institutional Investor's All-America Research Team.

[24:16] Expanding distribution.

[27:04] Return On Invested Capital (ROIC).

[33:10] Repurposing good ideas for alternative applications.

[37:01] The conviction of network effects.

[38:58] SaaS and open source.

[42:40] Bet sizing.

[44:04] Equal partnership over hierarchy.

[50:08] Lessons learned from partners.

[52:57] Recommended resources.

[58:46] Problems open source can solve.

[1:09:28] Building a better network with the interest graph.

[1:13:42] Dissecting Bill's Twitter thread about risks and sudden valuation resets.

[1:23:50] The Metaverse.

[1:29:00] Revenue and earnings quality matter.

[1:31:02] Undervalued competitive advantages.

[1:35:02] Jeff Bezos: corporate mad scientist?

[1:40:42] The counterintuitive condemnation of company camaraderie.

[1:45:37] Tobi Lütke.

[1:48:51] Books Bill has gifted frequently.

[1:52:29] The Santa Fe Institute.

[1:54:35] Bill's board.

[1:56:32] Cultivating anti-tribalism.

[1:58:13] Twitter: what is it good for?

[2:01:14] Newsletters and other resources Bill relies on.

[2:03:05] Bill's book in progress.

[2:04:12] Regulatory capture.

[2:09:10] Predicting what America will look like in 10-20 years.

[2:10:50] Parting thoughts.

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Jan 25, 2023
#650: Dr. Matthew Walker, All Things Sleep — How to Improve Sleep, How Sleep Ties Into Alzheimer’s Disease and Weight Gain, and How Medications (Ambien, Trazodone, etc.), Caffeine, THC/CBD, Psychedelics, Exercise, Smart Drugs, Fasting, and More Affect Sleep
03:10:00

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Matthew Walker, PhD (@sleepdiplomat), is professor of neuroscience at the University of California Berkeley and founder and director of the school’s Center for Human Sleep Science. Dr. Walker is the author of the New York Times and international bestseller Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams, which was recently listed by Bill Gates as one of his top five books of the year. His TED Talk, “Sleep is Your Superpower,” has garnered more than 17 million views. 

He has received numerous funding awards from the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health and is a Kavli Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences. In 2020, Dr. Walker was awarded the Carl Sagan Prize for Science Achievements. Dr. Walker’s research examines the impact of sleep on human health and disease. He has been featured on numerous television and radio outlets including 60 Minutes, Nat Geo TV, NOVA Science, NPR, and the BBC. Dr. Walker is also scientific advisor to Oura, a sleep-tracking ring.

Dr. Walker hosts the 5-star-rated podcast The Matt Walker Podcastwhich is all about sleep, the brain, and the body.

Resources from this episode: https://tim.blog/2023/01/18/matthew-walker-sleep/

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[05:55] Sleep and Alzheimer’s disease.

[19:55] What causes the decline of deep sleep as we age?

[24:36] Are there any known species that don’t require sleep?

[29:15] Brain stimulation for more deep sleep, less insomnia.

[41:01] Tips for better sleep without laboratory budget or access.

[51:45] Ideal types of exercise for promoting deep sleep.

[53:51] Matt’s updated thoughts on caffeine and sleep.

[1:11:12] Cannabis (CBD, THC, CBN) and sleep.

[1:30:18] A crowdsourcing request of listeners.

[1:36:17] If the bed’s a-rocking…

[1:41:45] The Da Vinci Code magic sleep device.

[1:46:04] DARPA innovation.

[1:46:32] Ensuring proper function in the glymphatic system.

[1:50:42] Psychedelics and sleep.

[2:01:20] How sleep affects food intake and weight fluctuation.

[2:10:46] Orexin, I reckon.

[2:22:11] Fainting goats and narcolepsy.

[2:25:36] Modafinil.

[2:30:32] How sleep medications affect sleep quality.

[2:36:16] Trazodone.

[2:46:26] Perilous polypharmacy.

[2:49:04] Pregabalin and gabapentin.

[2:54:33] The psychological value of emergency sleep medicine for insomniacs.

[2:58:16] CBTI and the balancing role of pharmacology.

[2:59:56] Parting thoughts and what to expect from a future round two.

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Jan 19, 2023
#649: Rick Rubin, Legendary Producer — Timeless Methods for Unlocking Creativity, Secrets Hidden in Plain Sight, The Future with AI, Helpful Distractions, Working with Strong Personalities, Breaking Out of “The Sameness,” and More
01:24:59

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Rick Rubin (@RickRubin) is a nine-time GRAMMY-winning producer, one of Time magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world, and the most successful producer in any genre, according to Rolling Stone. He has collaborated with artists from Tom Petty to Adele, Johnny Cash to the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys to Slayer, Kanye West to the Strokes, and System of a Down to Jay-Z. You can find my 2015 interview with Rick at tim.blog/RickRubin.

His new book is THE CREATIVE ACT: A Way of Being

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[00:00] Start

[06:28] Why Rick wrote The Creative Act.

[09:24] The Tao of Rick Rubin.

[12:16] Making the creative toolbox multi-purposeful.

[15:00] Collaborations: ensuring the best ideas prevail over egos.

[19:50] Creative revisions are experiments, not guaranteed improvements.

[26:44] Knowing when to be defined by or to deviate from an established genre.

[33:07] Why Rick resisted advice to make his first book an autobiography.

[37:10] Even a solo project is a collaboration.

[38:07] Noticing what nobody else sees.

[40:24] Being in the wonderful state “which makes art inevitable.”

[42:22] Craftsperson vs. artist.

[44:29] Good distraction vs. bad distraction.

[46:40] Breaking out of sameness.

[49:24] Filtering out non-constructive feedback.

[51:39] Does artificial intelligence deserve a role in the creative process?

[55:36] What happens when new music catches Rick’s ear?

[56:54] How to be the best music producer possible.

[1:00:17] Artists who seem to best channel wonder from the mundane.

[1:04:12] Managing massive inspirational intake.

[1:05:24] New movies on Rick’s radar.

[1:06:23] Tips for artists who want to endure the ages.

[1:12:06] Pacing the book — as the writer and the reader.

[1:15:39] Parting thoughts.

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Jan 11, 2023
#648: James Clear, Atomic Habits — Simple Strategies for Building (and Breaking) Habits, Questions for Personal Mastery and Growth, Tactics for Writing and Launching a Mega-Bestseller, Finding Leverage, and More
02:22:48

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James Clear (@JamesClear) is a writer and speaker focused on habits and continuous improvement. He is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Atomic Habits, which covers easy and proven ways to build good habits and break bad ones. The book has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide and has been translated into more than 50 languages. On average, Atomic Habits has sold one copy every 15 seconds since it was published.

James is also the creator of the 3-2-1 Newsletter, which is one of the most popular email newsletters in the world and has more than 2 million subscribers. Each issue contains 3 short ideas from James, 2 quotes from other people, and 1 question to consider that week. You can sign up for free at JamesClear.com.

He is a regular speaker at Fortune 500 companies, and his work is used by players and coaches in the NFL, NBA, and MLB. In college, he was an Academic All-American baseball player, and he is an avid weightlifter.

Please enjoy!

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[06:52] Annual reviews.

[13:06] Habitual accountability.

[17:24] Systemic scaffolding.

[22:03] Capturing good ideas.

[29:15] Asana.

[32:02] Leveraging maximal results from minimal scale.

[41:50] Rolling with social platform inconsistencies.

[46:45] Don’t let the algorithm dictate your identity.

[50:55] The key to building lasting habits.

[55:07] How James would promote 5-Bullet Friday.

[1:00:59] What might an outside observer believe are your priorities?

[1:02:00] Success generates opportunities — and distractions.

[1:04:15] How to break a bad habit.

[1:10:51] How to build a good habit.

[1:20:23] Deconstructing the writing and marketing of Atomic Habits.

[1:59:07] Developing a pre-game ritual.

[2:04:19] How habits align with the expectations of our tribes.

[2:06:54] Optimizing environment for habit adherence.

[2:12:24] Parting thoughts.

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Jan 04, 2023
#647: Mark Manson — The Path to 'The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck,' The Ups (and Downs) of Success, The Craft of Writing, Personal Reinvention, How to Build a Lean Team, Protecting Boundaries, Decompressing with Fiction, and More
02:07:56

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Mark Manson (@IAmMarkManson) is a three-time #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck as well as other titles. His books have sold nearly 20 million copies worldwide and have reached number one in more than a dozen countries.

Since 2008, he has written articles at MarkManson.net, one of the largest personal-development blogs in the world, with more than a million monthly readers. In 2023, a feature film about him and his work will be released in theaters by Universal Pictures. See SubtleArtMovie.com for more details, and click here for the trailer.

Please enjoy!

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Right now, Athletic Greens is offering you their Vitamin D Liquid Formula free with your first subscription purchase—a vital nutrient for a strong immune system and strong bones. Visit AthleticGreens.com/Tim to claim this special offer today and receive the free Vitamin D Liquid Formula (and five free travel packs) with your first subscription purchase! That’s up to a one-year supply of Vitamin D as added value when you try their delicious and comprehensive all-in-one daily greens product.

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Right now is the perfect time to get rowing with Peloton Row. Peloton Row offers a variety of classes for all levels plus game-changing features that help you get rowing or advance the rowing you can already do. Explore Peloton Row at OnePeloton.com/Row.

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[07:02] Difficult changes and modified default behaviors.

[10:22] Be careful what you wish for.

[12:14] How Mark’s feature film deal came to be.

[15:55] The teamwork that makes Mark’s dream work.

[20:26] Sourcing talent.

[24:45] How Mark knew he’d found the right agent.

[28:36] From Entropy to F*ckery.

[47:21] Learning the subtle art of strategic F-bombing.

[56:31] Prioritizing health maintenance.

[1:04:04] Co-authoring a book with Will Smith.

[1:11:34] In a post-slap world, what should we know about the real Will Smith?

[1:16:36] How Will Smith depends on and interacts with his team.

[1:18:41] Setting the course for the next few years.

[1:22:51] How Mark says no to financially tempting projects he doesn’t want to do.

[1:31:02] The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck‘s cover story.

[1:33:39] Why Mark is pivoting to video production rather than podcasting.

[1:37:46] What can we expect from Mark’s future video trajectory?

[1:42:56] Staying relevant and creatively fulfilled in a crowded market.

[1:44:56] The software Mark uses to compose a book.

[1:46:10] Recommended reading,

[1:56:51] Parting thoughts.

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Dec 30, 2022
#646: Brian C. Muraresku with Dr. Mark Plotkin — The Eleusinian Mysteries, Discovering the Divine, The Immortality Key, The Pagan Continuity Hypothesis, Lessons from Scholar Karen Armstrong, and Much More
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Welcome to The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is usually my job to deconstruct world-class performers to tease out their routines, habits, et cetera that you can apply to your own life. 

This time around, we have a very special edition featuring Dr. Mark Plotkin and Brian C. Muraresku

Mark takes over my duties as host and interviews Brian for an episode of the Plants of the Gods podcast. You, my dear listeners, are hearing the audio before anyone else, so this is a Tim Ferriss Show exclusive. I’ve previously featured some of my favorite episodes from that podcast at tim.blog/plantsofthegods. These episodes cover a lot of fascinating ground.

So, who is Dr. Mark Plotkin? Mark (@DocMarkPlotkin) is an ethnobotanist who serves as president of the Amazon Conservation Team, which has partnered with ~80 tribes to map and improve management and protection of ~100 million acres of ancestral rainforests. He is best known to the general public as the author of the book Tales of a Shaman’s Apprentice, one of the most popular books ever written about the rainforest. His most recent book is The Amazon: What Everyone Needs to Know. You can find my interview with Mark at tim.blog/markplotkin

And the guest today is Brian C. Muraresku. Who is Brian? Brian (@BrianMuraresku) graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Brown University with a degree in Latin, Greek, and Sanskrit. The Immortality Key: The Secret History of the Religion with No Name is Brian’s debut book. In 2020, it became a New York Times bestseller, and Audible named it “Best of 2020” in the History category. His website is brianmuraresku.com. You can also find him on Instagram @brian_muraresku.

This is a tightly packed 55-minute interview. Mark and Brian cover the Eleusinian Mysteries, the pagan continuity hypothesis, early Christianity, lessons from famed religious scholar Karen Armstrong, overlooked aspects of influential philosopher William James’s career, ancient wine and ancient beer, experiencing the divine within us, the importance of “tikkun olam”—repairing and improving the world as we go—and much, much more. 

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[07:24] Who is Brian C. Muraresku?

[09:19] The Eleusinian mysteries.

[11:51] The ridicule of Carl Ruck.

[16:18] Why are these ideas only being accepted now?

[18:22] How the Eleusinian mysteries influenced Christianity.

[23:54] A mind-altering Eucharist?

[28:07] The role of beer and wine in the foundation of civilization.

[31:31] Patrick McGovern.

[33:33] Stoned apes and/or drunk monkeys?

[39:04] Changing attitudes at the Vatican.

[40:13] What’s going on at Harvard Divinity School today?

[43:14] Karen Armstrong and the God paradox.

[50:57] Ethnobotanists find friends in strange places.

[51:55] Doing good in the world based on the otherworldly.

[54:21] What is the Amazon Conservation Team (ACT)?

[56:10] Psychedelics at Harvard didn’t begin with Leary and Alpert.

[58:35] Learning from past mistakes and respecting the heritage of compounds from which we benefit.

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Dec 28, 2022
#645: The Random Show, Mega-Holiday Edition — 2023 Resolutions and New Tools, Extensive Bullshitting, Booze and Ethanol Alternatives, The “Yearly Delete,” A Million Sidebars, Ayahuasca Revisited, Recapping the COCKPUNCH Saga, and Much More
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[05:00] Welcome to The Random Show #4,732 (or so)!

[05:41] Tasty grapes and hard ketones.

[14:28] Exogenous ketones — or diabetic horse urine?

[21:29] Banana, ketone, tequila, ayahuasca, TV.

[22:52] Kevin’s fear of flying vs. my fear of heights.

[29:33] Health tracking devices vs. The Quantified Scientist.

[32:47] The Peloton Rower.

[41:16] Skiing.

[45:24] Making Olympic-level picklesport pals on the internet.

[50:55] Archery, armor, and kettlebells.

[55:45] Meditation retreats.

[1:06:40] I’m canceled! You’re canceled! We’re all canceled!

[1:10:44] Kevin’s back in the coding saddle again.

[1:11:58] The joy of unstuffing.

[1:17:17] Living rich instead of dying rich.

[1:31:47] Pondering the ethics and implications of AI-generated art.

[1:46:53] A Cockpunch colloquy.

[2:22:55] How much have I made from The 4-Hour Workweek?

[2:30:10] Building NFT communities for the long haul.

[2:34:42] Apple lockdown mode.

[2:35:55] Am I done with ayahuasca?

[2:54:55] Parting thoughts.

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Dec 23, 2022
#644: Jonathan Haidt — The Coddling of the American Mind, How to Become Intellectually Antifragile, and How to Lose Anger by Studying Morality
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Jonathan Haidt (@jonhaidt) is a social psychologist at New York University’s Stern School of Business. Jonathan received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1992. His research examines the intuitive foundations of morality and how morality varies across cultural and political divisions. He is the author of The Happiness Hypothesis and the New York Times bestsellers The Righteous Mind and The Coddling of the American Mind (with Greg Lukianoff).

He has given four TED Talks, and in 2019 he was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Since 2018 Jonathan has been studying the contributions of social media to the decline of teen mental health and the rise of political dysfunction. He is currently writing two books: Kids in Space: Why Teen Mental Health Is Collapsingand Life after Babel: Adapting to a World We Can No Longer Share.

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[06:51] Richard Shweder.

[08:59] Making sense of assertions in anthropology.

[13:50] Why I invited Jon on the show.

[15:05] Moral relativism.

[21:24] How an emergentist views human rights violations.

[23:58] A turning point: why Jon almost never gets angry anymore.

[26:35] Taking LSD for the first time.

[32:21] My own transformative experience was happening simultaneously.

[34:15] Were my politics influenced or altered by this experience?

[40:17] What being a Jewish atheist means to Jon.

[45:13] From feud to friendship with Sam Harris.

[50:19] Complex dynamical system.

[54:36] How safe spaces and character cancellation took over colleges.

[1:00:50] Why did the University of Chicago initially resist this trend?

[1:02:13] What makes businesses more resilient against this trend than colleges?

[1:07:18] The University of Austin: a catalyst for academic reform?

[1:11:16] The aim of Jon’s Heterodox Academy.

[1:15:31] Distilling John Stuart Mill — the patron saint of viewpoint diversity.

[1:17:26] Aging out of anger and the disarming power of Daryl Davis.

[1:20:37] How to get smarter, stronger, and more sociable.

[1:22:55] After Babbel.

[1:24:46] What the holy and hitched can impart about happiness for the secular and single.

[1:29:20] What’s happening to Gen Z?

[1:32:17] Jon and his wife’s free-range parenting style for fostering independence.

[1:37:30] Group sports vs. individualist sports.

[1:40:40] A tough coach or teacher tests limits and taps potential.

[1:46:38] Developing intellectual antifragility.

[1:49:27] Jon’s billboard.

[1:52:00] Revisiting practical philosophies when times get tough.

[1:57:20] Parting thoughts.

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Dec 21, 2022
#643: Todd McFarlane, Iconic Comic Book Artist — Lessons from Stan Lee, How to Make Art that Outlives You, How to Compete with Corporate Giants and Win (While Having Fun), Dealmaking Strategies, War Stories from Wall Street and Lawyer Land, Taking Responsibility for Your Life, and Why Creators Need to Smash Limits
02:47:49

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Todd McFarlane (@Todd_McFarlane) is an Emmy- and Grammy-winning director/producer and creator of one of the world’s best-selling comic books, Spawn. He is best known to many comic book fans for his work as the artist on The Amazing Spider-Man, for which he co-created Marvel’s top villain, Venom.

Todd is the CEO of Todd McFarlane Productions, McFarlane Toys (one of the US’s top action-figure manufacturers), and McFarlane Films. He is also a co-founder of Image Comics, which debuted Spawn in 1992, selling 1.7 million copies of the first issue. In 1997, Spawn was made into an Emmy Award-winning animated series on HBO and a live-action feature film that grossed over $100 million. In 2019, Todd made history with Spawn #301, earning the Guinness World Record for longest-running creator-owned superhero comic book series.

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[05:58] The wit, wisdom, and work ethic of Stan Lee.

[29:50] Todd’s four corners: video games, TV, movies, and toys.

[41:46] Learning the art of toycrafting and beating the industry at its own game.

[49:11] Dumb luck at Toy Fair.

[1:03:31] Toy marketing and distribution circa 1994.

[1:10:51] The play Todd made with a $3 million baseball.

[1:18:08] Todd gets in a hockey fight.

[1:24:12] Bringing Spawn to TV.

[1:27:57] Being the dumbest guy in the room can win you Emmy awards.

[1:31:17] Cancellation.

[1:32:38] Todd is bilingual — in art and business.

[1:38:50] How Todd finds time to create while managing his businesses.

[1:43:49] Brand matters.

[1:49:44] Making a music video, winning another Emmy, and almost killing Eddie Vedder.

[1:56:33] The momentum of success.

[1:59:15] The surface area of (dumb) luck.

[2:01:07] Building worlds that will endure.

[2:08:13] Building characters who will outlive their creator.

[2:15:13] Today will not be perfect, so lower the bar and dance if you want to.

[2:24:45] Is Todd’s wife married to a monster?

[2:30:50] Be the second person.

[2:35:48] Parting thoughts.

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Dec 16, 2022
#642: Steven Pressfield on Going from Truck Driver to Bestselling Novelist, Overcoming Self-Sabotage, Building Momentum, Dancing with the Muse, Turning Pro, and Letting Your Underground River Flow
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Steven Pressfield (@SPressfield) was 52 years old before his first novel was published. Since then, he has written the million-sellers Gates of Fire and The War of Art, as well as The Legend of Bagger Vance, A Man at Arms, and many others. His newest book, the memoir Govt Cheese, is about those years before that first publication. It is coming out on December 30th, and you can pre-order signed copies here.

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[05:51] Ambition in a halfway house.

[09:30] Evanescent dreams.

[10:37] Helpful self-delusions.

[13:28] What’s in a name?

[19:18] Trimming fiction’s fat beyond the first draft.

[22:06] The Paul Rink method of maintaining Blitzkrieg momentum.

[25:48] Other pearls of Paul Rink perspicacity.

[28:08] A transition from aspiring fiction writer to prolific author.

[32:05] A hint from Hemingway.

[33:15] Positive self-delusion.

[35:26] Writing fiction isn’t self-indulgence. It’s an obligation.

[40:44] How does writing fiction fit into my life? Is it a top priority?

[51:04] Why Steven wrote Govt Cheese.

[53:34] A pivotal slap in the face.

[55:48] Seeking home from the wilderness.

[58:46] Banishing depression by finding profundity in the absurd.

[1:04:12] The novelty of absurdity isn’t necessarily negative.

[1:05:29] Icing on the cake.

[1:06:49] Two years I spent in the wilderness without a compass.

[1:09:33] Richard Rohr’s vessel.

[1:12:49] Handling the voltage.

[1:14:31] What did it feel like for Steven to write this memoir?

[1:16:25] The origin of the title Govt Cheese.

[1:18:55] What you, dear listener, should know about this book.

[1:20:49] Parting thoughts.

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Dec 13, 2022
#641: Roland Griffiths, PhD — Life’s Ultimate Glide Path, An Unexpected Stage IV Diagnosis, Facing Death, How Meditation and Psychedelics Can Help, and The Art of Living a Life of Gratitude
03:22:46

Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show. This is a very meaningful episode to me. It is probably the most significant interview that I've recorded in the last year, and it is with one of my favorite people and one of my favorite scientists in the world: Roland Griffiths, PhD.

Roland has recently been diagnosed with what is very likely terminal stage-four cancer. If you've ever found yourself inspired by someone who walks the walk, this episode is worth listening to. In facing mortality and potentially facing death, what Roland has done and is doing, the perspective he is finding, and the tools he is using, are nothing short of awe inspiring. His example is beyond words, and I wanted to share that with all of you. 

I hope you find it as deeply enriching and valuable as I did. It is a very tender conversation at points, a very funny conversation, and in many ways, a very profound conversation.

To learn more about Roland’s very ambitious project to establish a world-class psychedelic research program—in perpetuity—to advance human flourishing and well-being, please visit GriffithsFund.org.

Currently, Roland has received pledges totaling about $14M. This means that he is $6M short of the $20M target, sufficient to support the full research program. To donate, please visit GriffithsFund.org and click “Donate.”

For more information about establishing a major gift, please contact Mike DeVito, the Senior Associate Director of Development at mdevito1@jhmi.edu or call him at (443) 278-3174. Donors who contribute $1000 or more and who do not choose to remain anonymous will be acknowledged on the website.

Here is Roland’s bio:

Roland Griffiths, PhD, is a Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at Johns Hopkins University, and founding Director of the Johns Hopkins Center on Psychedelic and Consciousness Research. His principal research focus in both clinical and preclinical laboratories has been on the behavioral and subjective effects of mood-altering drugs.

His research has been largely supported by grants from the National Institute on Health, and he is author of over 400 scientific publications. He has been a consultant to the National Institutes of Health, the World Health Organization, and numerous pharmaceutical companies. Roland has conducted extensive research with sedative-hypnotics, caffeine, and novel mood-altering drugs.

In 1994 Roland started a regular meditation practice that made him curious about certain altered states of consciousness that prompted him in 1999 to initiate the first study in decades to rigorously evaluate the effects of a high dose of a classic psychedelic drug (psilocybin) in healthy psychedelic-naïve participants. Subsequent studies with psilocybin have been conducted in healthy volunteers, in beginning and long-term meditators, and in religious leaders. Therapeutic studies with psilocybin include treatment of psychological distress in cancer patients, cigarette smoking addiction, major depression, anorexia nervosa, and Alzheimer’s Disease. Other studies have examined non-psychedelic drugs that produce altered states of consciousness having similarities to psilocybin. Brain imaging studies have examined pharmacological and neural mechanisms of action of psilocybin.

Roland’s research group has also conducted a series of survey studies characterizing various naturally-occurring and psychedelic-occasioned transformative experiences including: mystical-type experiences, psychologically challenging experiences, near-death experiences (NDEs), Entity and God-encounter experiences, and experiences to which reduced anxiety, depression, and substance use disorders are attributed.

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[05:15] Roland’s earliest personal experience with psychedelics.

[11:07] Meditation and interest in altered states of consciousness.

[18:32] What is phenomenology?

[21:44] Why early attempts at meditation failed, and what made Roland revisit the practice.

[29:13] Roland’s work with sedative-hypnotics in the late ’70s.

[33:02] Connoisseurs of puff topography.

[36:36] When Roland realized the voice in his head wasn’t his.

[40:26] From meditation to scientific exploration of psychedelics.

[50:29] Entheogens vs. psychedelics.

[54:57] Roland’s initial reluctance to experiment with psychedelics.

[59:36] Sasha Shulgin, PiHKAL, and TiHKAL.

[1:02:12] Bill Richards.

[1:03:30] Challenges of the psychedelic trial process.

[1:12:41] The results of Roland’s first major psychedelic study.

[1:16:46] Pre-existing literature on mystical experiences.

[1:18:39] Roland’s more recent psychedelic experiences.

[1:27:23] Why isn’t Roland devastated by his terminal diagnosis?

[1:42:47] Ego dissolution and anxiety reduction.

[1:49:44] The real purpose of this conversation.

[1:54:50] A rundown of Roland’s diagnosis and how he’s coping with it.

[2:03:44] “Every day is Thanksgiving.”

[2:05:39] Gratitude meditation, liver embolization, and other mortality navigations.

[2:11:36] Satcitananda.

[2:13:18] Eliciting 5-MeO “placebo” experiences without psychedelics.

[2:29:14] How does Roland relate to death?

[2:34:59] How loved ones can be supportive of someone coping with a terminal diagnosis.

[2:38:30] Belief changes associated with psychedelic use.

[2:40:45] Thoughts from the crossroads of the quantum, the paranormal, and the psychedelic.

[2:52:30] Roland’s endowed professorship and its foreseeable areas of research.

[3:09:01] David Yaden.

[3:18:23] Is there a contingency if Usona ceases to exist?

[3:19:42] Roland’s current prognosis.

[3:23:38] Roland’s parting thoughts of gratitude and the road ahead.


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Dec 09, 2022
#640: Announcing My New Fiction Podcast Series (Plus: A 50-Second Trailer)
00:05:16

This is a rare day!

I’m launching a new podcast for the first time in many years, and it’s scripted fiction. Even if you hate the name, I think most of you will enjoy the 50-second trailer. This podcast (and more) is intended to add a bit of laughter and levity to a world dominated by doomscrolling and pessimism.

Please subscribe on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.

Some background, plus Steven Pressfield on “going big”…

I’ve long wanted to do an experiment with fiction and art, resurrecting those old passions. I just couldn’t find the right vehicle. The conventional options didn’t work. Then, in early 2021, the author Steven Pressfield said the following to me:

“[Going big] doesn’t mean it necessarily has to be 800 pages long, but just a big idea. An idea that’s kind of a scary idea, that you say to yourself, ‘When I show this to people, they’re going to look at me and go, ‘What happened to you, Tim? Are you okay?' That’s what I mean by big.”

Shortly thereafter, I began dreaming bigger, dreaming stranger, and allowing myself to grab a few glasses of wine at night, sketch out the truly bat-shit crazy ideas, and go fully off-menu.

This podcast is part of “going big” for the fun of it, and it’s part of a much broader art project. I hope you subscribe and stick around to see how things unfold. There are surprises in store…

More can be found at, you guessed it, cockpunch.com.

P.S. The very next episode of The Tim Ferriss Show will feature an incredible interview—also a very powerful and moving interview—with one of my favorite people on the planet.

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Dec 05, 2022
#639: Todd McFarlane, Legendary Comic Book Artist — How to Make Iconic Art, Reinvent Spider-Man, Live Life on Your Own Terms, and Meet Every Deadline
01:52:47

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Todd McFarlane (@Todd_McFarlane) is an Emmy- and Grammy-winning director/producer and creator of one of the world’s best-selling comic books, Spawn. He is best known to many comic book fans for his work as the artist on The Amazing Spider-Man, for which he co-created Marvel’s top villain, Venom.

Todd is the CEO of Todd McFarlane Productions, McFarlane Toys (one of the US’s top action-figure manufacturers), and McFarlane Films. He is also a co-founder of Image Comics, which debuted Spawn in 1992, selling 1.7 million copies of the first issue. In 1997, Spawn was made into an Emmy Award-winning animated series on HBO and a live-action feature film that grossed over $100 million. In 2019, Todd made history with Spawn #301, earning the Guinness World Record for longest-running creator-owned superhero comic book series.

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Dec 01, 2022
#638: Seth Godin on The Game of Life, The Value of Hacks, and Overcoming Anxiety (Repost)
01:41:24

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Seth Godin (@ThisIsSethsBlog) is the author of 19 international bestsellers translated into more than 35 languages, including TribesPurple CowLinchpinThe Dipand This Is Marketing. He writes daily at Seths.blog, which is one of the most popular blogs in the world. He’s also the founder of the altMBA and The Akimbo Workshops, online seminars that have transformed the work of thousands of people. He writes about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting, leadership, and most of all, changing everything. He is also the author of The Practice: Shipping Creative Work.

In this episode, we explore many topics, including:

  • The value of hacks
  • The magic of Hamilton
  • What learning to juggle and cultivating creativity have in common
  • The myth of quality
  • What Seth means by “Don’t steal the revelation.”
  • Focusing on generosity instead of anxiety
  • Choosing the ruleset of your own game of life
  • How Joni Mitchell eschewed the safety of the sinecure
  • What you would do if you knew you would fail?

Please enjoy!

This episode was originally published in 2020: https://tim.blog/2020/10/26/seth-godin-the-practice/

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Nov 28, 2022
#637: Stephen Wolfram — Personal Productivity Systems, Richard Feynman Stories, Computational Thinking as a Superpower, Perceiving a Branching Universe, and The Ruliad... The Biggest Object in Metascience
01:45:19

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Stephen Wolfram (@stephen_wolfram) is the creator of Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha and the Wolfram Language; the author of A New Kind of Science; the originator of the Wolfram Physics Project; and the founder and CEO of Wolfram Research. Over the course of more than four decades, he has been a pioneer in the development and application of computational thinking and has been responsible for many discoveries, inventions, and innovations in science, technology, and business.

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[06:58] How Stephen collects information for his vast personal archives.

[08:40] When a situation warrants building a matrix.

[12:31] Science sometimes makes us look far back to move incrementally forward.

[17:49] Befriending the computational.

[22:59] How technology helps us navigate natural language.

[32:30] How Stephen chose subjects for his book Idea Makers.

[35:09] On spending time with Richard Feynman.

[37:33] Thoughts on Srinivasa Ramanujan.

[39:57] When Stephen started solving science problems with computers.

[42:00] Heresies today, gospels tomorrow.

[50:14] Ruminations on the ruliad.

[1:03:46] What is time?

[1:12:03] What constitutes consciousness?

[1:15:56] Personal infrastructure and productivity.

[1:23:25] Maintaining energy in the midst of a busy life.

[1:29:37] Avoiding once-inevitable sickness after air travel.

[1:31:50] Making time count — in sickness and in health.

[1:32:45] Parting thoughts.

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Nov 24, 2022
#636: The Big Reveal: The Legend of CØCKPUNCH — Kevin Rose and Tim Ferriss on Tim’s New and Extremely Bizarre Art Project
02:03:20

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Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is usually my job to interview world-class performers to tease out the routines, habits, et cetera that you can apply to your own life. 

This episode is something different.

It’s an exploration of my creative process, how I think about first principles, and how to get serious things done without being serious all the time. In this case, I am the guest and Kevin Rose (@KevinRose) is the host. Who is Kevin? Kevin is a technologist, serial entrepreneur, world-class investor, self-experimenter, and all-around wild and crazy guy.

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Please note: 100% of NFT primary sale proceeds are being donated to the Saisei Foundation, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit private foundation that funds cutting-edge scientific research and other initiatives related to psychedelic medicine, mental health therapeutics, and much more.

The episode you’re about to hear was originally published on the PROOF podcast, a podcast hosted by Kevin, which provides in-depth NFT coverage.

The PROOF podcast is part of PROOF (@proof_xyz). PROOF is creating community-centric products that celebrate art, connect collectors, and activate creative entrepreneurship. Under the PROOF umbrella, they have the PROOF Collective, a private collective of 1,000 dedicated NFT collectors and artists. There is also Grails—which I am a part of—PROOF-curated collections with artists revealed post-mint. Moonbirds, of course. A collection of 10,000 utility-enabled PFPs featuring a diverse pool of traits.

There’s more and more. Kevin is doing a phenomenal job, and I suggest you check out what they’re doing. 

And now, let’s take a trip to crazy town, shall we? I hope you enjoy this as much as I did…

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Nov 18, 2022
#635: Jason Calacanis on Brooklyn Grit, Big Asks, Angel Investing (Uber, Calm, Robinhood, and more), The Magic of Thinking Big, and St*bbing People in the Face but Never in the Back
02:14:42

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Jason Calacanis (@jason) has invested in more than 300 startups in the past decade (Uber, Calm, Robinhood, and more), was Sequoia Capital's first Scout, and is the author of the book ANGEL. He also hosts two podcasts, This Week in Startups and All-In.

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[05:39] Why is this only the first time Jason’s been on the show?

[06:37] Never underestimate the power of checklists.

[08:56] How Jason’s young life was steeped in blood and taxes.

[11:57] How Jason entered the world of entrepreneurship.

[29:32] What happened when Jason got fired from his own company.

[34:05] Orchestrating a comeback the very next day.

[37:49] The Mercury Club that never was.

[41:37] The origin of “Calacanis.”

[43:01] Building a blogging empire.

[48:36] Finding blog writers.

[52:51] Planning events and making memories.

[58:39] Friendship, loyalty, and collaboration with close friends.

[1:06:00] All-In: When a solo act gets tricked into joining a band.

[1:13:39] Memorable times All-In has gone off the rails.

[1:21:49] With greatly followed podcasts comes great responsibility.

[1:27:38] KeepingAll-In running smoothly with four very different personalities.

[1:34:53] Talent-wrangling techniques.

[1:39:30] Bill Maher’s moderation style.

[1:40:47] Friendly rapport can be contagious.

[1:42:26] Can you see your comfort zone from the Overton window?

[1:45:44] Transfering skills, building popularity, and co-existing with jet blockers.

[1:52:16] What happens when you catch the car?

[1:55:15] Psychedelic therapy and a big win in Colorado.

[2:01:28] Jason’s billboard and parting thoughts.

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Nov 18, 2022
#634: Niall Ferguson, Historian — The Coming Cold War II, Visible and Invisible Geopolitics, Why Even Atheists Should Study Religion, Masters of Paradox, Fatherhood, Fear, and More
01:57:16

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Niall Ferguson (@nfergus), MA, DPhil, FRSE, is the Milbank Family Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and a senior faculty fellow of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard. He is the author of 16 books, including The Pity of War, The House of Rothschild, Empire, Civilization, and Kissinger, 1923–1968: The Idealist, which won the Council on Foreign Relations Arthur Ross Prize.

He is an award-winning filmmaker, too, having won an International Emmy for his PBS series The Ascent of Money. His 2018 book, The Square and the Tower, was a New York Times bestseller and also adapted for television by PBS as Niall Ferguson’s Networld. In 2020 he joined Bloomberg Opinion as a columnist.

In addition, he is the founder and managing director of Greenmantle LLC, a New York-based advisory firm; a co-founder of Ualá, a Latin American financial technology company; and a trustee of the New York Historical Society, the London-based Centre for Policy Studies, and the newly founded University of Austin.

His latest book, Doom: The Politics of Catastrophe, was published last year by Penguin and was shortlisted for the Lionel Gelber Prize. 

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[05:45] How Niall's multi-faceted career has gone according to plan.

[08:00] The license to be outrageous in academia ain't what it used to be.

[14:53] High table, dregs of Château Lafite, and hyperbolic references.

[20:26] A.J.P. Taylor and the philosophy of history.

[25:00] How does a historian find an "ear" for historical resonance?

[29:48] What Niall would ask A.J.P. if they were Château Lafite drinking buddies.

[34:30] An appetite for tweed.

[36:40] Historical contingency.

[43:40] A.J.P. Taylor reading for beginners and counterfactual history.

[46:41] Dan Carlin, Elon Musk, and Gavrilo Princip.

[48:39] What Niall gets out of digging deep into historical correspondence.

[54:04] Cold War II — what can we do?

[1:10:44] Keeping Cold War II from heating up into World War III.

[1:16:37] Economic interdependence does not preclude conflict.

[1:20:02] Ways Niall is using his grasp of history to change the world for the better.

[1:26:11] How Niall's toolkit for enacting change has evolved over the years.

[1:28:55] Thoughts on fatherhood.

[1:36:15] Why someone raised as an atheist takes his kids to church.

[1:42:42] Has marriage to ex-Muslim Ayaan Hirsi Ali changed Niall's view of Western philosophy?

[1:46:22] Life under fatwa.

[1:51:00] Parting thoughts.

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Nov 15, 2022
#633: Chris Palmer, MD, of Harvard Medical School — Optimizing Brain Energy for Mental Health, The Incredible Potential of Metabolic Psychiatry, Extraordinary Case Studies, and Harnessing Mitochondria for Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, and More
01:59:41

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Dr. Christopher M. Palmer (@chrispalmermd) is a Harvard psychiatrist and researcher working at the interface of metabolism and mental health.

Dr. Palmer is the director of the Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education at McLean Hospital and an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. For over 25 years, he has held administrative, educational, research, and clinical roles in psychiatry at Harvard. He has been pioneering the use of the medical ketogenic diet in the treatment of psychiatric disorders—conducting research in this area, treating patients, writing, and speaking around the world on this topic.

He has developed the first comprehensive theory of what causes mental illness, integrating existing theories and research into one unifying theory—the brain energy theory of mental illness. You can learn more in his new book Brain Energy: A Revolutionary Breakthrough in Understanding Mental Health—and Improving Treatment for Anxiety, Depression, OCD, PTSD, and More.

Please enjoy!

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[07:14] How a woman overcame her 53-year streak of chronic paranoid schizophrenia.

[11:16] The backstory of Brain Energy‘s dedication.

[16:31] Chris’ thoughts on DSM-5 diagnostic categories.

[21:51] Chris’ first exposure to the ketogenic diet.

[28:35] Metabolic psychiatry.

[30:33] How ketosis affects the human body (e.g., sleep, mood, weight).

[39:35] Examining the mood elevation of ketosis on a bio-cellular level.

[44:24] When ketosis can be dangerous.

[46:44] How mitochondrial dysfunction can trigger a host of ailments.

[58:07] Dietary methods for sustaining ketosis over the long term.

[1:04:54] Common ketosis mistakes.

[1:07:53] Psychiatric medications, metabolism, and controversy.

[1:15:29] Indications that a medication impairs more than improves a patient’s condition.

[1:18:06] Resources to share with doctors open to conversation about these issues.

[1:20:41] Why quitting psychiatric medication cold turkey is a bad idea.

[1:23:20] Thoughts on the efficacy of exogenous ketones.

[1:30:32] Ketogenic diet as treatment for schizophrenia.

[1:38:34] Why you need to take radical ownership of your own health advocacy.

[1:40:33] Physical exercise for optimizing mitochondrial health.

[1:44:59] A cautionary note for people using medication for off-label results.

[1:48:49] Parting thoughts.

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Nov 10, 2022
#632: Jim Collins — A Rare Interview with a Reclusive Polymath (Repost)
02:26:00

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Jim Collins (jimcollins.com) is a student and teacher of what makes great companies tick and a Socratic advisor to leaders in the business and social sectors. Having invested more than a quarter-century in rigorous research, he has authored or co-authored six books that have sold in total more than 10 million copies worldwide. They include Good to Great, the #1 bestseller that examines why some companies make the leap to superior results, and its companion work Good to Great and the Social Sectors; the enduring classic Built to Last, which explores how some leaders build companies that remain visionary for generations; How the Mighty Fall, which delves into how once-great companies can self-destruct; and Great by Choice, which is about thriving in chaos—why some do and others don’t.

And now he’s updating his debut book, Beyond Entrepreneurship, for the twenty-first century. Beyond Entrepreneurship 2.0: Turning Your Business into an Enduring Great Company is now available.

Please enjoy!

This interview was originally published in 2019. You can find the show notes here: https://tim.blog/2019/02/18/jim-collins/

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Right now, Athletic Greens is offering you their Vitamin D Liquid Formula free with your first subscription purchase—a vital nutrient for a strong immune system and strong bones. Visit AthleticGreens.com/Tim to claim this special offer today and receive the free Vitamin D Liquid Formula (and five free travel packs) with your first subscription purchase! That’s up to a one-year supply of Vitamin D as added value when you try their delicious and comprehensive all-in-one daily greens product.

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Oct 31, 2022
#631: In Case You Missed It: September 2022 Recap of "The Tim Ferriss Show"
00:59:11

This episode is brought to you by 5-Bullet Friday, my very own email newsletter.

Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to deconstruct world-class performers to tease out the routines, habits, et cetera that you can apply to your own life. 

This is a special inbetweenisode, which serves as a recap of the episodes from last month. It features a short clip from each conversation in one place so you can easily jump around to get a feel for the episode and guest.

Based on your feedback, this format has been tweaked and improved since the first recap episode. For instance, @hypersundays on Twitter suggested that the bios for each guest can slow the momentum, so we moved all the bios to the end. 

See it as a teaser. Something to whet your appetite. If you like what you hear, you can of course find the full episodes at tim.blog/podcast

Please enjoy! 

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Timestamps:

Dr. Gabor Maté: 00:03:22

Bas Rutten: 00:10:20

Kevin Rose: 00:17:15

Rolf Potts: 00:25:49

Dr. John Krystal: 00:30:18

Dr. Suresh Muthukumaraswamy: 00:44:40:00

Full episode titles:

Dr. Gabor Maté — The Myth of Normal, Metabolizing Anger, Processing Trauma, and Finding the Still Voice Within (#620)

UFC Hall of Famer Bas Rutten on Fundamentals of Real Self-Defense, Savage Fight Stories, How He’s Handled Bullies, Breathing Techniques for Increasing Stamina and Endurance, The Art of Personal Reinvention, and Cultivating the Practice of Prayer (#621)

A Rare In-Person Random Show with Kevin Rose — VR Workouts, I Bonds, Excellent Movies, Recent Books, Lessons from Amy Tan, How to Shape Your Mind, and More (#622)

Rolf Potts — The Vagabond’s Way, Tactics for Immersive Travel, Pilgrimages and Psychogeography, Empathy Machines, Full-Throated Love, The Slow Sense of Smell, Lessons from Thích Nhất Hạnh, Falling Upward, and More (#624)

Dr. John Krystal — All Things Ketamine, The Most Comprehensive Podcast Episode Ever (#625)

Dr. Suresh Muthukumaraswamy — LSD Microdosing, Classical Psychedelics vs. Ketamine, Science and Speed in New Zealand, Placebo Options, and The Infinite Possibilities of Studying Mind-Altering Compounds (#619)

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Oct 28, 2022
#630: Insights from Dr. Matthew Walker, Adam Grant/Atul Gawande, Diana Chapman, and Rich Roll/David Goggins
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Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is usually my job to deconstruct world-class performers to tease out the routines, habits, et cetera that you can apply to your own life. 

This episode is something different. It’s an experimental format that I’m super excited about, and it’s back by popular demand.

This is an episode that scratches an itch I’ve had for years. I am not always able to listen to every great podcast episode out there, even when they are by some of my closest friends. The answer to my predicament was to ask them to send me a top segment from their podcast that I could listen to and—more importantly—also share with you, my dear listeners. 

My team edited them together, and here we are! This episode is a compilation of 15-to-30–minute clips from some of the best podcasters—and also best interviewees—in the world and certainly some of my favorites.

At the beginning of each clip, you will hear an intro from the host and where to find their work and podcast. I’ll also share one or two of my favorite clips from episodes of The Tim Ferriss Show.

You can view this episode as a buffet, and I strongly suggest that you check out the shows included. If you like my podcast, you will very likely enjoy the featured shows in this episode.

And before you go: Do you like this format? Please let me know on Twitter at @tferriss and also mention @TeamTimFerriss.

Please enjoy!

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[07:10] Who is Matt Walker?

[07:39] Drowsiness is the sincerest form of flattery here.

[09:01] Alcohol and sleep.

[16:58] Caffeine and sleep.

[25:25] Who are Adam Grant and Atul Gawande?

[26:24] “Just say yes until you’re 40, and after 40, just say no.”

[30:17] Avoiding burnout during the “say yes” phase.

[31:57] Worst advice Atul has gotten.

[32:36] Why should everyone (including a busy surgeon) have a coach?

[36:22] Receiving and reacting to feedback.

[39:17] The culture of an organization is the worst behavior you tolerate.

[42:30] Who is Diana Chapman?

[42:58] The Drama Triangle.

[49:25] Body intelligence.

[51:56] A walkthrough for getting in tune with your whole-body yes (or no).

[1:00:28] Who are Rich Roll and David Goggins?

[1:03:56] Why haven’t you done that thing you’ve been talking about for years?

[1:04:43] Why your flimsy excuses don’t matter to David.

[1:08:27] The Accountability Mirror.

[1:11:05] Participation trophies.

[1:12:00] How do you overcome what’s really holding you back?

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Oct 25, 2022
#629: Aryeh Bourkoff — Media's Hottest Dealmaker on How to Negotiate, Rejecting Constraints, Mastering the Calendar to Create More Time, and How to Play the Long Game
01:47:03

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Aryeh B. Bourkoff (@aryehbourkoff) is the Chairman and CEO of LionTree, an independent investment and merchant bank advising and investing in transformational CEOs and the companies they lead. Aryeh founded LionTree in 2012 during a time of unprecedented disruption, and since then, LionTree has supported an expanding number of industries as they capture opportunity in an evolving digital economy.

Aryeh is also the founder of Kindred Media, a digital media and podcasting company powered by LionTree, and serves on the boards of Yahoo and Carnegie Hall. Before founding LionTree, Aryeh spent 13 years at UBS, closing his tenure as Vice Chairman and Head of Americas Investment Banking. Before UBS, Aryeh was a high yield research analyst and ranked as the #1 cable and satellite analyst by Institutional Investor for seven consecutive years.

Aryeh is a graduate of the University of California at San Diego and resides in New York City with his family.

Please enjoy!

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[05:35] What makes a good research analyst?

[12:39] Lessons learned from Alan Ginsberg.

[16:02] Why did Aryeh choose to move across the country for a career in finance?

[19:49] Professional job-seeking, doorknob negotiation, and toe-stepping.

[24:30] Tying together the disparate and thinking outside convention.

[35:38] Coping with overflow when time is short.

[51:56] “What is your edge?”

[58:27] A deck of cards and Joe Ianniello.

[1:05:08] Resources for sharpening negotiation skills.

[1:13:56] Recommended reading.

[1:22:04] Thoughts on the future of audio/streaming/podcasting.

[1:29:41] Building and maintaining community trust.

[1:32:39] Goalkeeping.

[1:35:59] Mach2.

[1:39:12] Parting thoughts.

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Oct 19, 2022
#628: Q&A with Tim — Revisiting 15+ Years of PR and Marketing Lessons, Time Dilation for Deep Relaxation, The Art of Setting Ultra-High Prices, The Low-Information Diet, Studying Animal Communication, My 3-Day Fasting Protocol, Tools for Handling Adversity, Selling to the Affluent, My Current Coffee and Alcohol Rules, Risk Mitigation, and Much More
02:11:40

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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 know, I tested a “fan-supported model” in 2019, but I ended up returning to ads by request. That’s a long story, and you can read more about it at tim.blog/podcastexperiment. I recently sat down with the original supporter group for a fun and live Q&A on YouTube. 

In this episode, I answer questions on marketing and product launches, premium pricing, user feedback, fasting routines, podcast advertising, my recent gardening adventures, tools for releasing tension in the iliacus and psoas muscles, my current coffee and alcohol rules, advice for artisans, animal communication, tools for adverse life moments, and more. 

Please enjoy!  

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[08:27] How I would build clientele/mitigate risk if I were opening a restaurant.

[13:02] Raising awareness for a new productivity tool.

[18:33] Notable contributions during my days as a tech company advisor.

[21:21] Biggest project/challenge at the moment.

[22:02] Biggest takeaway from my own work that often gets overlooked.

[24:47] Thoughts on curated newsletters for information gathering.

[26:47] Recent spiritual shifts?

[30:07] Derek Sivers.

[30:50] New invention: franchise or sell the proprietary system?

[35:41] My experience with Bas Rutten’s O2 breathing device.

[38:19] Encouragement for a caregiver amid a chronic medical situation.

[40:18] Ketamine and bladder damage.

[42:56] Is it always bad to be the bottleneck to your own business?

[44:32] Blogs or newsletters I read every day.

[46:03] First steps on the animal communication journey.

[49:40] Preparing, enduring, and breaking a three-day fast.

[54:43] How to launch a successful nonprofit.

[58:28] Building a luxury brand.

[1:12:52] Favorite recent travel destinations.

[1:13:37] Shredders.

[1:14:06] Outcompeting in a saturated market.

[1:17:43] Coffee vs. tea.

[1:18:35] Limiting alcohol intake.

[1:22:04] Shaved Ice Island.

[1:22:13] Resources for the archery curious.

[1:25:36] Fiction writing.

[1:26:33] Past guests who have inspired me through tough times.

[1:29:14] The mental model that most effectively helps me prioritize.

[1:32:59] Cosmic insignificance therapy (via Four Thousand Weeks).

[1:33:36] Marketing The 4-Hour Workweek in 2007 vs. 2022.

[1:39:14] Metaverse musings.

[1:41:25] How does my garden grow?

[1:43:29] Workout routine.

[1:48:34] Optimizing ROI on ad dollars spent.

[2:01:59] Required reading for someone in need of self-love.

[2:02:16] If asked, would I appear on The Joe Rogan Experience again?

[2:02:40] Have I ever tried backcountry skiing?

[2:03:25] What is Project 555?

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Oct 11, 2022
#627: Brian Armstrong, CEO of Coinbase — The Art of Relentless Focus, Preparing for Full-Contact Entrepreneurship, Critical Forks in the Path, Handling Haters, The Wisdom of Paul Graham, Epigenetic Reprogramming, and Much More
01:46:29

Brian Armstrong, CEO of Coinbase — The Art of Relentless Focus, Preparing for Full-Contact Entrepreneurship, Critical Forks in the Path, Handling Haters, The Wisdom of Paul Graham, Epigenetic Reprogramming, and Much More | Brought to you by ShipStation shipping software, Athletic Greens all-in-one nutritional supplement, and Helix Sleep premium mattresses.

Brian Armstrong (@brian_armstrong) is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Coinbase. Founded in 2012, Coinbase is building the crypto economy—a more fair, accessible, efficient, and transparent financial system enabled by crypto. Coinbase serves over 103 million verified users, 14,500 institutions, and 245,000 ecosystem partners in over 100 countries. In April 2021, Coinbase listed publicly on NASDAQ as COIN. 

Before founding Coinbase, Brian served as a software engineer at Airbnb, where he focused on fraud prevention. Before Airbnb, Brian founded and was CEO of UniversityTutor.com, an online tutoring directory and a subsidiary of Johnson Educational Technologies LLC. Brian also previously served as a consultant for the enterprise risk management division at Deloitte & Touche LLP. Brian has a BA in computer science and economics and an MS in computer science from Rice University.

Over the last three years, Coinbase has worked with ten-time Emmy®-winning filmmaker Greg Kohs on a documentary about cryptocurrency and Coinbase. COIN is now available on Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, Vimeo on Demand, and other platforms.

Please enjoy!

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[05:46] How Brian’s first book idea became a blog.

[07:21] Brian’s time in Buenos Aires.

[13:39] Present-day economic warning signs.

[16:13] Coinbase beginnings: from genesis to the Buy Bitcoin button.

[20:35] Influential human beings, books, and documentaries.

[23:15] Core principles learned from early startup days.

[26:39] Favorite Paul Graham essays.

[28:12] Controversy: Coinbase becomes an apolitical, mission-focused company.

[37:11] Cultivating resilience to resistance as a leader.

[44:57] Competition.

[46:51] What crypto skeptics and crypto bulls each get wrong often.

[49:30] Main use cases for crypto.

[50:18] Making the case that crypto is still in early days.

[54:55] Novel crypto ideas Brian thinks will prove worthwhile.

[59:57] Lessons learned from the launch of Coinbase’s NFT marketplace.

[1:03:44] How Coinbase is addressing NFT security.

[1:05:34] “Not your keys, not your crypto.”

[1:10:56] Self-improvement.

[1:14:14] Learning biology basics from a tutor as an adult.

[1:20:03] The goals of NewLimit.

[1:27:32] What is ResearchHub?

[1:31:41] How open bounties work.

[1:33:25] What excites Brian most about science today?

[1:36:52] Brian’s billboard.

[1:38:24] Parting thoughts.

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Oct 08, 2022
#626: Insights from Tara Brach, Ryan Holiday, Maria Popova, and Cal Newport
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Insights from Tara Brach, Ryan Holiday, Maria Popova, and Cal Newport | Brought to you by Maui Nui Venison wildly delicious venison, Eight Sleep’s Pod Cover sleeping solution for dynamic cooling and heating, and Athletic Greens all-in-one nutritional supplement.

Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is usually my job to deconstruct world-class performers to tease out the routines, habits, et cetera that you can apply to your own life. 

This episode is something different. It’s an experimental format that I’m super excited about, and it’s back by popular demand.

This is an episode that scratches an itch I’ve had for years. I am not always able to listen to every great podcast episode out there, even when they are by some of my closest friends. The answer to my predicament was to ask them to send me a top segment from their podcast that I could listen to and—more importantly—also share with you, my dear listeners. 

My team edited them together, and here we are! This episode is a compilation of 15-to-30-minute clips from some of the best podcasters—and also best interviewees—in the world and certainly some of my favorites.

At the beginning of each clip, you will hear an intro from the host and where to find their work and podcast. At the end, I’ll also share one or two of my favorite clips from episodes of The Tim Ferriss Show.

You can view this episode as a buffet, and I strongly suggest that you check out the shows included. If you like my podcast, you will very likely enjoy the featured shows in this episode.

And before you go: Do you like this format? Please let me know on Twitter at @tferriss and also mention @TeamTimFerriss.

Please enjoy!

Tara Brach: 00:08:39

Ryan Holiday: 00:40:00

Maria Popova: 00:53:01

Cal Newport: 01:12:41

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This episode is also brought to you by Maui Nui VenisonI’ve been eating Maui Nui Venison for the past two years, and there’s no going back. My pantry and freezers are full of it, and I restock every month. Why? (1) If I combine Maui Nui Venison with even a little exercise, I drop body fat unbelievably quickly. (2) It tastes delicious and isn’t gamey. (3) Ethically, I feel great about Maui Nui protein, as axis deer are an invasive species on Maui, where their population needs to be managed in order to protect vulnerable ecosystems.

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Right now, Athletic Greens is offering you their Vitamin D Liquid Formula free with your first subscription purchase—a vital nutrient for a strong immune system and strong bones. Visit AthleticGreens.com/Tim to claim this special offer today and receive the free Vitamin D Liquid Formula (and five free travel packs) with your first subscription purchase! That’s up to a one-year supply of Vitamin D as added value when you try their delicious and comprehensive all-in-one daily greens product.

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Past guests on The Tim Ferriss Show include Jerry SeinfeldHugh JackmanDr. Jane GoodallLeBron JamesKevin HartDoris Kearns GoodwinJamie FoxxMatthew McConaugheyEsther PerelElizabeth GilbertTerry CrewsSiaYuval Noah HarariMalcolm GladwellMadeleine AlbrightCheryl StrayedJim CollinsMary Karr, Maria PopovaSam Harris