Secretary Madeleine Albright — Optimism, the Future of the US, and 450-Pound Leg Presses (#437)

Secretary Madeleine Albright — Optimism, the Future of the US, and 450-Pound Leg Presses (#437)

“I’m an optimist who worries a lot.”  — Secretary Madeleine Albright Madeleine K. Albright (@madeleine) is a professor, author, diplomat, and businesswoman who served as the 64th secretary of state of the United States. In 1997, she was named the first female secretary of state and became, at that time, the highest-ranking woman in the …

Books I’ve Loved — Maria Popova and Tyler Cowen (#436)

Books I’ve Loved — Maria Popova and Tyler Cowen (#436)

Welcome to another episode of The Tim Ferriss Show, where it is my job to sit down with world-class performers of all different types—from startup founders and investors to chess champions to Olympic athletes. This episode, however, is an experiment and part of a shorter series I’m doing called “Books I’ve Loved.” I’ve invited some amazing past …

Kevin Hart — The Unstoppable Combination of Positivity and Relentless Improvement (#435)

Kevin Hart — The Unstoppable Combination of Positivity and Relentless Improvement (#435)

“I don’t understand how you do something halfway. I did that through high school, and doing that, I saw the instant consequence.” — Kevin Hart Kevin Hart (@kevinhart4real) was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he launched his career as a comedian during an amateur night at a local comedy club. Over the years, …

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Sam Harris on Psychedelics, How to Cope During a Pandemic, Taming Anxiety, and More (#433)

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Sam Harris on Psychedelics, How to Cope During a Pandemic, Taming Anxiety, and More (#433)

Please enjoy this transcript of my interview with Sam Harris (@SamHarrisOrg), a neuroscientist, philosopher, and author of five New York Times bestsellers. His work covers a wide range of topics—neuroscience, moral philosophy, religion, meditation practice, human violence, rationality—but generally focuses on how a growing understanding of ourselves and the world is changing our sense of …

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Books I’ve Loved — Kevin Kelly (#432)

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Books I’ve Loved — Kevin Kelly (#432)

Please enjoy this transcript of another episode of the “Books I’ve Loved” series, in which I invite amazing past guests, close friends, and new faces to share their favorite books—the books that have influenced them, changed them, and transformed them for the better. This episode, we have Kevin Kelly (@kevin2kelly), who might be the real-life most interesting …

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Howard Marks on the US Dollar, Three Ways to Add Defense, and Good Questions (#431)

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Howard Marks on the US Dollar, Three Ways to Add Defense, and Good Questions (#431)

Please enjoy this transcript of my interview with Howard Marks (@HowardMarksBook), co-chairman and co-founder of Oaktree Capital Management, a leading investment firm with more than $125 billion in assets under management. He is the author of the books Mastering the Market Cycle: Getting the Odds on Your Side and The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense …

Jim Dethmer — How to Shift from Victim Consciousness, Reduce Drama, Practice Candor, Be Fully Alive, and More (#434)

Jim Dethmer — How to Shift from Victim Consciousness, Reduce Drama, Practice Candor, Be Fully Alive, and More (#434)

“So many of us destroy our aliveness through pretending. I wasn’t going to pretend.”  — Jim Dethmer Jim Dethmer is one of the world’s leading voices on conscious leadership. He is a co-founder at Conscious Leadership Group, co-author of the #1 best-selling book on conscious leadership, The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership, and an international speaker. …

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts — Elizabeth Gilbert’s Creative Path: Saying No, Trusting Your Intuition, Index Cards, Integrity Checks, Grief, Awe, and Much More (#430)

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts — Elizabeth Gilbert’s Creative Path: Saying No, Trusting Your Intuition, Index Cards, Integrity Checks, Grief, Awe, and Much More (#430)

Please enjoy this transcript of my interview with Elizabeth Gilbert (@GilbertLiz), the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Big Magic and Eat, Pray, Love, as well as 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 …

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts — Nick Kokonas on Resurrecting Restaurants, Skin in the Game, and Investing (#429)

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts — Nick Kokonas on Resurrecting Restaurants, Skin in the Game, and Investing (#429)

Please enjoy this transcript of my interview with Nick Kokonas (IG: @nkokonas, TW: @NickKokonas), the co-owner and co-founder of The Alinea Group of restaurants, which includes Alinea, Next, The Aviary, Roister, St. Clair Supper Club, and The Aviary NYC. Alinea has been named the Best Restaurant in America and Best Restaurant in The World by …

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Jim Jefferies on Comedy, Life Lessons, and the Magic of Filling Out Customs Forms (#428)

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: Jim Jefferies on Comedy, Life Lessons, and the Magic of Filling Out Customs Forms (#428)

Please enjoy this transcript of my interview with Jim Jefferies (@jimjefferies), one of the most popular and respected comedians of his generation, entertaining audiences across the globe with his provocative, belief-challenging, and thought-provoking comedy. Jim created and starred in the sitcom Legit and the Comedy Central late-night show The Jim Jefferies Show. He was honored …