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Best Episodes of The Tim Ferriss Show

The Tim Ferriss Show

The Tim Ferriss Show is a podcast by, yep, you guessed it, author Tim Ferriss that has become a goldmine for anyone seeking to optimize their life and achieve extraordinary success. Whether you’re looking for inspiration, practical advice, or a fresh perspective on personal development, these standout episodes offer invaluable insights and informative takeaways. Here, I highlight the most impactful conversations that have wowed listeners and made a lasting impression on the journey to excellence.

#606 – Balaji S. Srinivasan

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Balaji S. Srinivasan is an angel investor and entrepreneur. Once the CTO of Coinbase and a partner at Andreessen Horowitz, he co-founded Earn.com, Counsyl, and Teleport. Balaji boasts a BS, MS, and PhD in Electrical Engineering and an MS in Chemical Engineering from Stanford. He even taught a wildly popular MOOC in 2013, attracting over 250,000 students worldwide.

#577 – Hugh Jackman

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Hugh Jackman is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe- and Tony Award-winning performer, renowned for his versatile career on both stage and screen. Tim’s long-standing desire to have him on the show comes through in his enthusiastic tone and apparently Hugh exceeded all of Tim’s expectations. The conversation explores Hugh’s lessons learned, routines, favorite books, exercises, intuition, and meditation.

#501 – Steven Pressfield

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Steven Pressfield, a former Marine hit literary stardom after 30 years of relentless struggle. He famously identified “Resistance,” the internal force of self-sabotage, which not only saved his artistic life but also guided countless others toward their creative destinies. Steven’s ancient world novels, and his nonfiction works, are must-reads at West Point, Annapolis, and the Marine Corps.

#620 – Dr. Gabor Mat​é

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Dr. Gabor Maté, a sought-after speaker and bestselling author, is an expert on addiction, stress, and childhood development. His award-winning books, including several bestsellers, have been published in nearly thirty languages worldwide.

#409 – Bren​é Brown

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Dr. Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston and a visiting professor at UT Austin’s McCombs School of Business. For over 20 years, she’s studied courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. Brené has written five #1 New York Times bestsellers, including “The Gifts of Imperfection” and “Daring Greatly.” Her TED Talk, “The Power of Vulnerability,” has over 45 million views, making it one of the top five most-watched TED Talks.

#323 – Tim Goes to a Maximum Security Prison

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In this spectacular episode of the podcast, Tim has the rare opportunity to interview three men in Level 4 maximum security at Kern Valley State Prison. With no time for research on any of them, he takes a leap of faith and dives in.

#60 – Arnold Schwarzenegger

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In this episode, Timinterviews Arnold Schwarzenegger at his kitchen table. They go into lessons learned, routines, favorite books, and share unique stories. Highlights include:

– The Art of Psychological Warfare and how Arnold uses it to win

– How “Twins” became his most lucrative movie

– Mailing cow balls to politicians

– Making millions before his acting career took off

– Using meditation for a year to reset his brain

#567 – Sue Flood

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Sue Flood is a renowned photographer and former BBC filmmaker. Her work takes her across the globe, capturing stunning images, but she has a special passion for the wildlife and icy beauty of Antarctica. Sue’s dedication to documenting this remote and pristine environment has made her a standout in her field, and her breathtaking photographs showcase the unique and fragile beauty of the polar regions.

#430 – Elizabeth Gilbert

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Elizabeth Gilbert is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of “Eat, Pray, Love” and “Big Magic,” along with several other internationally bestselling books. She has been a finalist for the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, and the PEN/Hemingway Award. Her latest novel, “City of Girls,” became an instant New York Times Best Seller and is a rollicking, sexy tale of the New York City theater world during the 1940s.

#600 – Jason Portnoy

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Jason Portnoy, an entrepreneur, venture capitalist, and author, kicked off his career at PayPal, rubbing elbows with tech legends like Peter Thiel, Elon Musk, Max Levchin, and Reid Hoffman. He went on to become the first CFO of Palantir Technologies and later founded Oakhouse Partners, a high-flying venture capital firm.

#398 – Peter Attia, M.D.

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Dr. Peter Attia is a former ultra-endurance athlete, known for swimming 25-mile races, and a compulsive self-experimenter. One of the most fascinating individuals around, he’s a top pick for anything related to performance or longevity. Dr. Attia is also an unparalleled guide and quarterback for navigating the US medical system.

#576 – Morgan Housel

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Morgan Housel is a partner at the Collaborative Fund and has a storied past as a columnist for The Motley Fool and The Wall Street Journal. He’s on the board of directors at Markel Corporation. With two Best in Business Awards from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers, a New York Times Sidney Award, and being a two-time finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award, Morgan’s accolades are as impressive as his insights.

#427 – Michael Lewis

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Michael Lewis is the bestselling author of numerous hits like “Moneyball,” “The Blind Side,” and “The Big Short.” His sports books scored big, turning into movies that snagged Academy Award nominations, just like his book on the 2008 financial crisis. Residing in Berkeley, California, he shares his home with his wife and three kids, undoubtedly spinning more tales that might soon hit the big screen.

#153 – BJ Miller

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BJ Miller, MD, a palliative care physician at Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco, knows what we most wish for at the end of our lives. He thinks deeply about creating a dignified and graceful end for his patients. With experience guiding nearly 1,000 deaths, he’s an expert in death who has learned how small changes can dramatically improve our lives now. His insights reveal patterns we can all benefit from.

#413 – Tyler Cowen

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Professor Tyler Cowen has a grand mission: to teach economics to more people than anyone else in history—and he’s well on his way. Beyond his regular teaching at George Mason University, Tyler has been blogging daily at Marginal Revolution for almost 17 years, making it one of the most widely read economics blogs on the planet.

#221: Mr. Money Mustache

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Mr. Money Mustache, also known as Pete Adeney, grew up in Canada among a clan of quirky musicians. After a stint in tech, he retired at 30 and hasn’t looked back since. Now, Pete, his wife, and their eleven-year-old son live near Boulder, Colorado, job-free since 2005. How did they pull it off? By mastering the art of living large on a small budget and investing smartly in index funds. Their lifestyle is all about maximum fun with minimal expense.

#568: Cal Newport

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Cal Newport is an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University, with a PhD from MIT under his belt. He dives deep into the theory of distributed systems in his academic work, but that’s not all. Cal also captivates general audiences by exploring the fascinating crossroads of culture and technology in his writing.

#371: Ramit Sethi

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Ramit Sethi, the mastermind behind the New York Times bestseller “I Will Teach You to Be Rich,” has become the go-to financial guru for millions of readers in their twenties, thirties, and forties. He launched his website as a Stanford undergrad in 2004, and it now attracts over a million readers each month across his blog, newsletter, and social media.

#190: Matt Mullenweg

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Matt Mullenweg is the genius behind WordPress, the tool that powers over 25% of the entire web. He’s also the CEO of Automattic, a multi-billion dollar, fully distributed startup. A fan of tea, tequila, and Chicken McNuggets, Matt’s first appearance on the show was such a hit that fans clamored for an encore. In this episode, he’s back to answer your most burning questions.

#614: Q&A With Tim

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This Q&A with Tim covers a wide range of topics including wealth and money, book recommendations, advice on taking advice, C.S. Lewis, relationships, behavior change, self-awareness, and why most of us are making it up as we go along.

#474: Matthew McConaughey

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Matthew McConaughey, a Texas native, is one of Hollywood’s top leading men. A chance meeting in Austin with casting director Don Phillips introduced him to director Richard Linklater, who launched his career with the cult classic “Dazed and Confused.” McConaughey has since won an Academy Award for his role in “Dallas Buyers Club,” starred in over 40 films grossing more than $1 billion, and become a producer, director, and philanthropist with his “just keep livin'” foundation—all while staying true to his Texas roots and “jk livin'” philosophy.

#562: Dr. Michio Kaku

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Dr. Michio Kaku is a professor of theoretical physics at The City College of New York and a co-founder of string field theory. He’s the author of several acclaimed science books, including “The Future of Humanity” and “The God Equation.” As the science correspondent for CBS This Morning, he also hosts the radio shows Science Fantastic and Exploration, and has been the star of numerous science TV specials for the BBC, Discovery, and Science Channels.