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.
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Want to hear the previous Insights episode? Listen here for nuggets of wisdom from Tara Brach, Ryan Holiday, Maria Popova, and Cal Newport about the meaning of radical acceptance, how to disentangle from self-judgment, 12 questions that will change your life, how sleep quality affects the quality of everything else you do, reading and taking notes at the gym, three properties crucial to any effective time management system, and much more.
What was your favorite quote or lesson from this episode? Please let me know in the comments.
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SELECTED LINKS FROM THE EPISODE
Connect with Matt Walker:
- Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams by Matthew Walker | Amazon
- The Matt Walker Podcast
- Matt Walker’s TED Talks
- Center for Human Sleep Science
- Alcohol and Sleep | Sleep Foundation
- REM Sleep: What It Is and Why It Matters | Sleep Foundation
- What is REM Rebound? | Sleep Foundation
- Sleep & Alcohol: Part 1 | The Matt Walker Podcast
- Sleep & Alcohol: Part 2 | The Matt Walker Podcast
- Caffeine and Sleep | Sleep Foundation
- Sleep Pressure | The Matt Walker Podcast
- Fragmented Sleep | Sleep Foundation
- Role of Cytochrome P450 in Drug Interactions | Nutrition & Metabolism
- Sleep & Caffeine: Part 1 | The Matt Walker Podcast
- Sleep & Caffeine: Part 2 | The Matt Walker Podcast
Connect with Adam Grant:
Adam Grant’s Past Appearances on The Tim Ferriss Show podcast:
- Adam Grant — How to Remember Anything | The Tim Ferriss Show #471
- Adam Grant — The Man Who Does Everything | The Tim Ferriss Show #399
Connect with Atul Gawande:
- ReThinking with Adam Grant Podcast
- Complications: A Surgeon’s Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atul Gawande | Amazon
- Being Mortal by Atul Gawande | Amazon
- Atul Gawande’s Articles | The New Yorker
- Atul Gawande’s TED Talks
- Atul Gawande’s Articles | Slate
- The Coach in the Operating Room | The New Yorker
- The Rubber Band Theory | Dennis McIntee
- Deborah Tannen: High Consideration vs. High Involvement Conversation Styles | Georgetown University
Connect with the Conscious Leadership Group:
Diana Chapman’s Appearance on The Tim Ferriss Show podcast:
- Diana Chapman — How to Get Unstuck, Do “The Work,” Take Radical Responsibility, and Reduce Drama in Your Life | The Tim Ferriss Show #536
- The 15 Commitments of Conscious Leadership: A New Paradigm for Sustainable Success by Jim Dethmer, Diana Chapman, and Kaley Klemp | Amazon
- Karpman Drama Triangle | Wikipedia
- Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World by Timothy Ferriss | Amazon
- Jim Dethmer — How to Shift from Victim Consciousness, Reduce Drama, Practice Candor, Be Fully Alive, and More | The Tim Ferriss Show #434
- Mind Those Qs | Think Shift
- Leading and Living from your Whole Body Yes | Conscious Leadership Group
Connect with Rich Roll:
Rich Roll’s Appearance on The Tim Ferriss Show podcast:
Connect with David Goggins:
- The Rich Roll Podcast
- Finding Ultra, Revised and Updated Edition: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself by Rich Roll | Amazon
- Can’t Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds by David Goggins | Amazon
- The World’s Toughest Foot Race | Badwater
- Navy SEAL Requirements | Military.com
- Sickle Cell Anemia Symptoms and Causes | Mayo Clinic
- Everything to Know About VO₂ Max | Healthline
- Hematocrit and Hemoglobin | Red Cross Blood Donation
- BUD/S | Navy SEALs
- Accountability Mirror with David Goggins | Impact Theory
- The Twelve Steps | Alcoholics Anonymous
- [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?
- Stephen Jay Gould
- Gary Hart
- Al Gore
- Roger Federer
- Rafa Nadal
- Novak Djokovic
- Renee Fleming
- Itzhak Perlman
- Robert Osteen
- Alan Foster
- Deborah Tannen
- Stephen Karpman
- Jim Dethmer
- Dustin Moskovitz
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