Brené Brown and Edward O. Thorp (#739)
The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss
by Tim Ferriss
5d ago
This episode is a two-for-one, and that’s because the podcast recently hit its 10-year anniversary and passed one billion downloads. To celebrate, I’ve curated some of the best of the best—some of my favorites—from more than 700 episodes over the last decade. I could not be more excited. The episode features segments from episode #409 “Brené Brown — Striving versus Self-Acceptance, Saving Marriages, and More” and episode #596 “Edward O. Thorp, A Man for All Markets — Beating Blackjack and Roulette, Beating the Stock Market, Spotting Bernie Madoff Early, and Knowing When Enough Is Enough.” Ple ..read more
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Naval Ravikant and Nick Kokonas (#737)
The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss
by Tim Ferriss
1w ago
This episode is a two-for-one, and that’s because the podcast recently hit its 10-year anniversary and passed one billion downloads. To celebrate, I’ve curated some of the best of the best—some of my favorites—from more than 700 episodes over the last decade. I could not be more excited. The episode features segments from episode #97 “Naval Ravikant — The Person I Call Most for Startup Advice” and episode #341 “Nick Kokonas — How to Apply World-Class Creativity to Business, Art, and Life.” Please enjoy! Listen to the episode on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Overcast, Podcast Ad ..read more
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Magic Pill — Johann Hari and the New “Miracle” Weight-Loss Drugs
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by Tim Ferriss
2w ago
Photo by Diana Polekhina Ozempic and other GLP-1 receptor agonists have skyrocketed in popularity as a treatment for obesity, promising rapid weight-loss at a hefty price. “Miracle drug” is one of the descriptors use by celebrities, influencers, and many journalists. I have so far held off on first-hand experience (Related read: No Biological Free Lunches), and I suggest reading Dr. Peter Attia’s warnings regarding possible side-effects. But just like the rest of the world, I am fascinated by the promises and perils of these drugs, and I am actively tracking how things unfold. This is why I’m ..read more
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A Strategic Deep Dive on TikTok, The Boiling Moat of Taiwan, and China’s Next-Gen Statecraft — Matt Pottinger, Former U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor (#736)
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by Tim Ferriss
2w ago
Illustration via 99designs “As a former Marine, Deputy National Security Advisor, I was juggling the most serious national security threats facing the United States. I think TikTok is near the top. Near the top, okay? Think for a moment how preposterous it is that we are in a situation where the main platform is controlled by a hostile totalitarian government. The main platform by which a whole generation of Americans communicate and acquire their news.” — Matt Pottinger Matt Pottinger is a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution and chairman of the China Program at the Found ..read more
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Are You Hunting Antelope or Field Mice?
The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss
by Tim Ferriss
3w ago
Am I hunting antelope or field mice? I often ask myself this, and I lifted it from the most unlikely of sources: former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Newt Gingrich. Now, I don’t know Newt, and I strongly disagree with a lot of his politics and deliberate hyper-polarization, but he had periods of nearly unbelievable effectiveness. He is considered by some to be one the most influential conservative leaders in the history of the Republican Party. How did he do it? And how did he even cross my radar? Around 2012, I wandered into a used bookstore and chanced upon Buck Up, Suck U ..read more
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Craig Foster of My Octopus Teacher — How to Find the Wild in a Tame World (#735)
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by Tim Ferriss
3w ago
Illustration via 99designs “I was born wild. I’m a wild animal. These creatures that I interact with taught me I’m a wild animal. It was almost like I was walking along the shore and then that ocean to the one side was my wild self and the land to the right was this tame self. And I was trying desperately to find a balance.” — Craig Foster Craig Foster (@seachangeproject) is an Oscar- and BAFTA-winning filmmaker, naturalist, author, and ocean explorer. His films have won more than 150 international awards. He is the co-founder of the Sea Change Project, an NGO dedicated to the long-term conser ..read more
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Live 10th Anniversary Random Show with Kevin Rose — Exploring What’s Next, Testing Ozempic, Modern Dating, New Breakthrough Treatments for Anxiety, Bitcoin ETFs, Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul, and Engineering More Awe in Your Life (#733)
The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss
by Tim Ferriss
3w ago
Illustration via 99designs 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 very special episode I recorded with my close friend Kevin Rose at SXSW in Austin, Texas! This week is officially the podcast’s 10-year anniversary, and there is no better way to commemorate such a wild milestone than with Kevin Rose and a little tequila. As many listeners know, Kevin was my ver ..read more
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Live 10th Anniversary Random Show with Kevin Rose — Exploring What’s Next, Testing Ozempic, Modern Dating, New Breakthrough Treatments for Anxiety, Bitcoin ETFs, Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul, and Engineering More Awe in Your Life (#733)
The Blog of Author Tim Ferriss
by Tim Ferriss
1M ago
Illustration via 99designs 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 very special episode I recorded with my close friend Kevin Rose at SXSW in Austin, Texas! This week is officially the podcast’s 10-year anniversary, and there is no better way to commemorate such a wild milestone than with Kevin Rose and a little tequila. As many listeners know, Kevin was my ver ..read more
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Martha Beck — The Amazing and Brutal Results of Zero Lies for 365 Days, How to Do a Beginner “Integrity Cleanse,” Lessons from Lion Trackers, and Novel Tactics for Reducing Anxiety (#732)
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by Tim Ferriss
1M ago
Illustration via 99designs It’s never true to hate yourself or condemn yourself. — Martha Beck Dr. Martha Beck (@themarthabeck) has been called “the best-known life coach in America” by NPR and USA Today. She holds three Harvard degrees in social science and has published nine non-fiction books, one novel, and more than 200 magazine articles. The Guardian and other media have described her as “Oprah’s life coach.” Her recent book, The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self, was an instant New York Times Best Seller and an Oprah’s Book Club selection. Her next book, Beyond Anxiety ..read more
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Dr. David Spiegel, Stanford U. — Practical Hypnosis, Meditation vs. Hypnosis, Pain Management Without Drugs, The Neurobiology of Trance, and More (#731)
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by Tim Ferriss
1M ago
Illustration via 99designs “One of the things I love about working with hypnosis is people are surprised at what they can do because they’re trying out being different and seeing what it feels like.” — Dr. David Spiegel Dr. David Spiegel is Willson Professor and Associate Chair of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Director of the Center on Stress and Health, and Medical Director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he has been a member of the academic faculty since 1975. Dr. Spiegel has more than 40 years of clinical and research experi ..read more
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