Podcast – The Tim Ferriss Show


The Tim Ferriss Show is generally the #1 business podcast on all of iTunes, and it’s been ranked #1 (of all 300,000+ podcasts) on many occasions.  It is the first business/interview podcast to pass 100,000,000 downloads, and it has been selected as iTunes’ “Best of 2014,” “Best of 2015,” and “Best of 2016” (most downloaded).

Each episode, I deconstruct world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.) to extract the tactics, tools, and routines you can use.  This includes favorite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and much more.

Prior guests include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jamie Foxx, Edward Norton, Tony Robbins, Maria Popova, Peter Thiel, Marc Andreessen, Amanda Palmer, Malcolm Gladwell, Rick Rubin, Reid Hoffman, Jon Favreau, Whitney Cummings, Mike Shinoda, and dozens more.

Aside from promo impact (often bigger than full-page NYT, WSJ, or Esquire coverage, or primetime CNN), guests enjoy the show because it’s friendly, long-form, and they have final cut before audio is published. This leads to extremely open, raw interviews and — paradoxically — fewer edits.  Here is a good overview from The Observer: “How Tim Ferriss Became The ‘Oprah of Audio’

Salon has included the podcast in their list of “suggestions to make you remember the world can be a good place.”  It’s about positive tactics you can use, not “gotchas” or other B.S.. The Internet has enough of that, and I wanted to do something to reverse the trend.

DISCLAIMER: The people interviewed are well-trained experts and highly skilled in their areas of practice. They take many safety precautions prior to attempting the activities described. The activities or research discussed in these podcasts should not be attempted without qualified supervision and training with professionals.

Show Notes, Links, and Resources for All Episodes

Below are all the shows, listed from newest to oldest!

You can also search for any guest’s name in the search bar below.  Just type it in and hit Enter once you can select them.

The Alien of Extraordinary Ability

Dorian Yates on High Intensity Training, Injury Prevention, and Building Maximum Muscle

Marie Kondo — The Japanese Tidying Master

Cory Booker — Street Fights, 10-Day Hunger Strikes, and Creative Problem-Solving

The Tim Ferriss Radio Hour: How to Control Stress, Upgrade Your Nutrition, and Build the Mindset of a Gladiator

How to Be Creative Like a Motherf*cker — Cheryl Strayed

The Secrets, Tactics, and Creative Processes of High Performers and Achievers — Debbie Millman

Ricardo Semler — The Seven-Day Weekend and How to Break the Rules

The Lion of Olympic Weightlifting, 62-Year-Old Jerzy Gregorek (Also Featuring: Naval Ravikant)

Conquering Fear and Reducing Anxiety – Caroline Paul

How to Not Be Evil – Dr. Phil Zimbardo

John Crowley — The Real-Life Captain America and Bruce Banner (Seriously)

The Random Show – Drinking Urine, Exploring Japan, and Figuring Out Life

Calming Philosophies for Chaotic Times — Krista Tippett

Jerrod Carmichael – Uber-Productivity and Dangerous Comedy

Mr. Money Mustache — Living Beautifully on $25-27K Per Year

Soman Chainani — The School for Good and Evil

Lessons from Warren Buffett, Bobby Fischer, and Other Outliers

The Most Feared and Well-Liked Journalist in Silicon Valley – Kara Swisher

The One-Minute Workout Designed by Scientists — Dr. Martin Gibala

Arnold Schwarzenegger Part 2! Bodybuilding, Investing, and Online Battles

The Return of the Money Shot

How to Design a Life – Debbie Millman

Fasting vs. Slow-Carb Diet, Top $150 Purchases, Balancing Productivity and Relaxation, and More

What I Learned in 2016

A.J. Jacobs: Self-Experimenter Extraordinaire

Becoming the Best Version of You

The Random Show Threesome — Tim Ferriss, Kevin Rose, and Matt Mullenweg

Ezra Klein — From College Blogger to Political Powerhouse

Tools of Titans: Brené Brown Distilled and Other Goodies

Testing The “Impossible”: 17 Questions That Changed My Life

Mark Bittman on Changing the Food Industry and Living Dangerously

Tools of Titans: Josh Waitzkin Distilled

David Heinemeier Hansson on Digital Security, Company Culture, and the Value of Schooling

Tools of Titans: Derek Sivers Distilled

The Tim Ferriss Radio Hour: Meditation, Mindset, and Mastery

Susan Garrett — Master Dog (and Human) Trainer

Stephen Dubner — The Art of Storytelling and Facing Malcolm Gladwell in a Fist Fight

Charles Poliquin – His Favorite Mass-Building Program, His Nighttime Routine For Better Sleep, and Much More

Drunk Dialing — Ladies Night Edition!

Meet the Machine, Dave Camarillo

David “DHH” Heinemeier Hansson: The Power of Being Outspoken

The Magic and Power of Placebo

My Life Extension Pilgrimage to Easter Island

The Return of Drunk Dialing

The Art and Science of Learning Anything Faster

Matt Mullenweg: Characteristics and Practices of Successful Entrepreneurs

Shay Carl on Wealth, Parenting, and the Future of Video

Dom D’Agostino on Disease Prevention, Cancer, and Living Longer

Jocko Willink on Discipline, Leadership, and Overcoming Doubt

Tony Robbins on How to Resolve Internal Conflict

Practicing What You Preach

Shep Gordon – The King Maker on His Best PR Stunts, Hugest Failures, and Practical Philosophies

Cal Fussman – The Master Storyteller Returns

Jason Nemer – Inside the Magic of AcroYoga

How to ‘Waste Money’ To Improve the Quality of Your Life

The Secrets of Gymnastic Strength Training, Part Two — Home Equipment, Weighted Stretches, and Muscle-Ups

What’s Important to You?

Tony Robbins – On Achievement Versus Fulfillment

Seth Godin on How to Think Small to Go Big

Mike Birbiglia, The Sleepwalking Comedy Giant

How to Cage the Monkey Mind

The One-Handed Concert Pianist, Nicholas McCarthy

Lessons from Geniuses, Billionaires, and Tinkerers

Dom D’Agostino — The Power of the Ketogenic Diet

The Random Show – New Favorite Books, Memory Training, and Bets On VR

Shay Carl — From Manual Laborer to 2.3 Billion YouTube Views

Useful Lessons from Workaholics Anonymous, Corporate Implosions, and More

Dissecting the Success of Malcolm Gladwell

Jamie Foxx Part 2 – Bringing the Thunder

How Creatives Should Negotiate

The Canvas Strategy — What Ben Franklin and Bill Belichick Have in Common

Kevin Kelly – AI, Virtual Reality, and The Inevitable

Marc Andreessen — Lessons, Predictions, and Recommendations from an Icon

How to Be Tim Ferriss – Featuring Freakonomics

Lessons from War, Tribal Societies, and a Non-Fiction Life (Sebastian Junger)

Assessing Risk and Living Without a Rope – Lessons from Alex Honnold

How to Optimize Creative Output — Jarvis versus Ferriss

The Secrets of Gymnastic Strength Training

The Importance of Being Dirty: Lessons from Mike Rowe

Joshua Skenes — Playing with Fire

On Zero-to-Hero Transformations

The Habits of a Master — Paulo Coelho, Author of The Alchemist

The Man Who Studied 1,000 Deaths to Learn How to Live

On Philosophy and Riches

How to Overcome Fear – Lessons from Firefighter and Luger, Caroline Paul

Morgan Spurlock: Inside the Mind of a Human Guinea Pig

How to Live in the Moment

Josh Waitzkin, The Prodigy Returns

How to Avoid the Busy Trap (and Other Misuses of Your Time)

The Random Show, Ice Cold Edition

The Interview Master: Cal Fussman and the Power of Listening

How to 10X Your Results, One Tiny Tweak at a Time

The World’s Most Famous Performance-Enhancement Chemist

How to Achieve Self-Ownership

Kaskade and Sekou Andrews: The Musician and the Poet

Shaun White and the Magic of “Who Cares?”

Meet “Scorpion,” The Real-Life Santa Claus

How Seth Godin Manages His Life — Rules, Principles, and Obsessions

How to Practice Poverty and Reduce Fear

Naval Ravikant on Happiness Hacks and the 5 Chimps Theory

Luis von Ahn on Learning Languages, Building Companies, and Changing the World

The Tao of Seneca: Letters from a Stoic Master

Edward Norton on Mastery, Must-Read Books, and The Future of Crowdfunding

Chris Sacca on Shark Tank, Building Your Business, and Startup Mistakes

Eric Weinstein on Challenging “Reality,” Working with Peter Thiel, and Destroying Education to Save It

Daymond John and How to Turn Weaknesses into Strengths

Recommendations and Resolutions for 2016

Derek Sivers Reloaded – On Success Habits and Billionaires with Perfect Abs

Amelia Boone on Beating 99% of Men and Suffering for High Performance

25 Great Things I Learned from Podcast Guests in 2015

Derek Sivers on Developing Confidence, Finding Happiness, and Saying “No” to Millions

Jamie Foxx on Workout Routines, Success Habits, and Untold Hollywood Stories

Rainn Wilson on Meditation, The Sexy Nostril Exercise, and Acting as Therapy

The Magic of Mindfulness: Complain Less, Appreciate More, and Live a Better Life

B.J. Novak of The Office on Creative Process, Handling Rejection, and Good Comedy

Will MacAskill on Effective Altruism, Y Combinator, and Artificial Intelligence

Kevin Costner on Building His Career, Positive Self-Talk, and Making Dances with Wolves Happen

How Philosophy Can Change Your Life, Alain de Botton

Dom D’Agostino on Fasting, Ketosis, and the End of Cancer

How Renegade Filmmaker Casey Neistat Breaks Rules, Reinvents Himself, and Gets Thanked For It

Thinking About Extra Dimensions with Physicist Lisa Randall

The Athlete (And Artist) Who Cheats Death, Jimmy Chin

5 Tools I Use For Faster And Better Sleep

The Nasty Icon of Retail, Sophia Amoruso

Should You Start a ‘Startup’ or Build a Cash-Flow Business?

The Tattooed Heretic of Wine and Whiskey, Richard Betts

The 5 Things I Did To Become a Better Investor

Comedy’s Dynamic Duo, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg

The Scariest Navy SEAL Imaginable…And What He Taught Me

Scott Adams: The Man Behind Dilbert

5 Morning Rituals That Help Me Win The Day

Are Psychedelic Drugs the Next Medical Breakthrough?

Drunk Dialing Fans–Celebrating The 100th Podcast Episode!

“The Iceman,” Wim Hof

The Oracle of Silicon Valley, Reid Hoffman (Plus: Michael McCullough)

Brené Brown on Vulnerability and Home Run TED Talks

How to Build a World-Class Network in Record Time

The “Wizard” of Hollywood, Robert Rodriguez

The Person I Call Most for Startup Advice

Kevin Kelly on Artificial Intelligence and Designer Babies

What Evernote’s Phil Libin Learned from Jeff Bezos, Reid Hoffman, and Others

Tara Brach on Meditation and Overcoming FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out)

Jane McGonigal on Getting More Done with Less Stress and The Health Benefits of Gaming

Maria Popova on Being Interesting, Creating More Time in a Day, And How to Start A Successful Blog

Charles Poliquin on Strength Training, Shredding Body Fat, and Increasing Testosterone and Sex Drive

Peter Diamandis on Disrupting the Education System, The Evolution of Healthcare, and Building a Billion-Dollar Business

Laird Hamilton, The King of Big Wave Surfing (Plus: Gabrielle Reece and Brian MacKenzie)

General Stan McChrystal on Anti-War Americans, Pushing Your Limits, and The Three Military Tests You Should Take

Sam Harris on Daily Routines, The Trolley Scenario, and 5 Books Everyone Should Read

General Stan McChrystal on Eating One Meal Per Day, Special Ops, and Mental Toughness

Whitney Cummings on Turning Pain Into Creativity

The Maverick of Brain Optimization

Sam Kass on Reinventing Yourself and Baptism by Fire

The Rags to Riches Philosopher: Bryan Johnson’s Path to $800 Million

Chris Sacca on Being Different and Making Billions

How to Build a Large Audience From Scratch (And More)

Is It Time to Kill Sacred Cows In Your Relationship?

Rick Rubin on Cultivating World-Class Artists (Jay Z, Johnny Cash, etc.), Losing 100+ Pounds, and Breaking Down The Complex

How Facebook’s #30 Employee Quickly Built 4 Businesses and Gained 40 Pounds with Weight Training

How One Computer Hacker Conquered Online Dating, Opens Locked Cars, and More

Triple H on Pre-Fight Rituals, Injury Avoidance, and Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Hit Filmmaker Jon Favreau’s Techniques and Routines

How to Earn Your Freedom…And A Motorcycle Ride Across China?

Inside the Mind of Glenn Beck, You Find…Walt Disney and Orson Welles?

Amanda Palmer on How to Fight, Meditate, and Make Good Art

The Psychedelic Explorer’s Guide – Risks, Micro-Dosing, Ibogaine, and More

Optimizing Investing, Blood, Hormones, and Life (Podcast Double-Header: #63 and #65)

The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly of CrossFit

Productivity Secrets of a Master DJ (Meditation, Morning Routines, and More)

Matt Mullenweg on Polyphasic Sleep, Tequila, and Building Billion-Dollar Companies

Tim Ferriss Interviews Arnold Schwarzenegger on Psychological Warfare (And Much More)

How to Create a Blockbuster Podcast

How to Think Like Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos

Pavel Tsatsouline on the Science of Strength and the Art of Physical Performance

Are We Really 10% Human and 90% Bacteria? Exploring The Microbiome…

Ed Cooke, Grandmaster of Memory, on Mental Performance, Imagination, and Productive Mischief

What I’d Add To The 4-Hour Workweek for 2015 (And Much More)

Dr. Peter Attia on Life-Extension, Drinking Jet Fuel, Ultra-Endurance, Human Foie Gras, and More

Human Foie Gras — A Golden Opportunity

Marc Goodman, FBI Futurist, on High-Tech Crime and How to Protect Yourself

Bryan Callen on Eating Corgis (Yes, The Dogs) and Improving Creativity

The Random Show: Hating Tech, Hidden Japanese Gems, Sexual Awkwardness, and More

Nick Ganju on The Majesty of Ping Pong, Poker, and How to Write Hit Songs

Margaret Cho on Comedy, Bisexuality, and The Slow-Carb Diet

Rolf Potts on Travel Tactics, Creating Time Wealth, and Lateral Thinking

The Unusual Books That Shaped Billionaires, Mega-Bestselling Authors, and Other Prodigies

Andrew Zimmern on Simple Cooking Tricks, Developing TV, and Addiction

Maria Popova on Writing, Workflow, and Workarounds

Tony Robbins on Morning Routines, Peak Performance, and Mastering Money

Ramit Sethi on Persuasion and Turning a Blog Into a Multi-Million-Dollar Business

Tony Robbins and Peter Diamandis (XPRIZE) on the Magic of Thinking BIG

The Tim Ferriss Show: Tracy DiNunzio on Rapid Growth and Rapid Learning

The Tim Ferriss Show: Interview with Peter Thiel, Billionaire Investor and Company Creator

The Tim Ferriss Show: Interview of Kevin Kelly, Co-Founder of WIRED, Polymath, Most Interesting Man In The World?

The Random Show, Episode 25 — Gut Bacteria, Meditation, Startups, and More

The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 22: Ed Catmull, President of Pixar, on Steve Jobs, Stories, and Lessons Learned

The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 21: Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park – Making Art, Making Music, Getting To 60+ Million Albums

The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 20: Dan Carlin – Hardcore History, Building Podcasts, Creativity, and More

The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 18: James Altucher on How to Say “No”, Fail Better, and Build Businesses

The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 16: Joe De Sena on Grit, Endurance, and Building Empires

The Tim Ferriss Podcast, Ep 15: Neil Strauss, Author of The Game

The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 14: Sam Harris, PhD on Spirituality, Neuroscience, Meditation, and More

Not-To-Do Lists, Drugs, and Other Productivity Tricks

The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 12: Dr. Rhonda Patrick on Life Extension, Performance, and Much More

The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 10: Brian Koppelman, Co-writer/Producer of Rounders, The Illusionist, Ocean’s Thirteen

The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 8: Chase Jarvis, Master Photographer

The Tim Ferriss Show, Episode 7: Stephen Dubner, Co-Author of Freakonomics

The Tim Ferriss Podcast, Episode 5: Filmmaker Jason Silva

The Tim Ferriss Podcast, Episode 4: Ryan Holiday

The Tim Ferriss Podcast, Episode 3: Kelly Starrett and Dr. Justin Mager

The Tim Ferriss Podcast is Live! Here Are Episodes 1 and 2

Please check out Tools of Titans, my new book, which shares the tactics, routines, and habits of billionaires, icons, and world-class performers. It was distilled from more than 10,000 pages of notes, and everything has been vetted and tested in my own life in some fashion. The tips and tricks in Tools of Titans changed my life, and I hope the same for you. Click here for sample chapters, full details, and a Foreword from Arnold Schwarzenegger!

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27 comments on “Podcast – The Tim Ferriss Show

  1. Hi Tim, Surely you’ve considered posting the transcriptions to those awesome podcasts. I wonder what stops you. It could be offered as a paid subscription (single, any 3 or all podcasts, maybe also translations) with monies going to your favourite charity. I would be thrilled to help with that project actually. Cheers


  2. Goodday Tim,
    I have a suggested “force multiplier” that you can implement to your podcast that will allow you are fans to subscribe by email ( which I prefer) all you have to do is go into your Feedburner settings and click the subscribe by email option.


  3. I’m diving into your 4 Hour Chef audiobook. I think audio books should be treated differently than physical printed books. I am already up to speed on your decades of research and sold on your teaching and mentoring methods. I wished you would adopt the 4 hour Ruthlessly eliminate Any unnecessary fluff that Prevents you to get to the core of the lesson faster..


  4. Rick steves would be phenomenal podcast guest. Check out YouTube video of reference above, it reminds me of the great start up businesses I hear about, he had a a passion, took action based on what he wanted to do rather than what everyone else did, and succeeded wildly. Check it out.


  5. Ok, I am 41 minutes into the Glitch Mob interview (paused right now while I comment)…, I’ve downloaded the Into the Sea album, listened to it twice in the gym this morning, and now I’m posting a comment to the show.

    Seriously awesome band, I keep finding Gems on your podcast. Keep them coming, looking forward to the Amanda Palmer interview.

    Liked by 2 people

  6. Great show! Couldn’t leave a comment using my podcast app but wanted to throw a name in the hat of people to interview. Tim Ballard, who was a special agent for dept of homeland security and the CIA, quit govt job to start Operation Underground Railroad. His team collaborates with foreign governments to go undercover into situations in which children are being sold for sex and arrests the people responsible. A documentary of his organization premiered at Sundance this year called, “The Abolitionists,” and the website is http://www.ourrescue.com. Hope you can make it happen.


  7. Love the podcast. A possible guest that I’d to hear you interview is Mark Twight. World renowned Alpine Climber and fitness trainer. Owner of Jim Jones.
    I think he’d be a great addition to your podcast.



  8. Go Tim!

    I really enjoy the content you deliver and the effort you put into your podcast. I listen to about almost 30+ hours of podcasts a week and “THE TIM FERRISS SHOW” is one that I look for and anticipate the most. As GlwGlen Beck put it, you are honestin your approach.

    I am heading to San Francisco fir a night and plan on stopping by Les Joullins Jazz biatro on April 22nd to see “The Charles Unger experience” .
    Any place you recommend visiting nearby?
    Something I should visit?

    Thanks for your work and I look forward to continuing to tune into your show for a long time to come.

    Health and Happiness



  9. Enjoyed your podcast on the simple strength.
    Would like to hear an interview with frank medrano. Body weight workouts…


  10. Tim I fucking love your podcasts! Unreal, the latest featuring Noah was excellent, as you put it; so full of little nuggets! I enjoy all the podcasts but this one was rammed to the throat with information!

    Cheers big guy


  11. Hi Tim! Any chance of making your podcast available for Android devices? I use a BlackBerry that can run android apps. Cheers!


  12. Podcast episode suggestion:
    Fountain of youth Episode: how to hack to a longer, better life? (Ref: TED radio hour podcast w same title).
    Love the show, thanks!


  13. Tim,

    I’m the latest podcast you briefly mentioned studying the habits of men in their 60s. I’d love to hear a show(s) where you try and expose life hacks, health hacks of fit men ages 60+ via interview.


  14. I’m new to the world of podcasts and cannot thank you enough for all the effort put into these and for free! Spent years listening to tapes & CDs in the car & this is by far exceeded my expectations !

    Thank you for time tip given (cannot remember which podcast ) that really works to make your computer faster ; change your mouse to the fastest setting ! Big results


  15. Hey Tim, I’m just wondering what you recommend for the egg lentil spinach diet. Is it whole eggs or egg whites? Seasoned or not? I just was looking for specifics. I’m a little confused between the books recipe and what I’ve heard on a few of the podcast.


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