Whitney Cummings on Turning Pain Into Creativity (#84)

Whitney Cummings on Turning Pain Into Creativity (#84)

“In order for art to imitate life, you have to have a life.” – Whitney Cummings “I promise: if you just tell the truth and get your heart broken as a comedian, you will have a house.” – Whitney Cummings This episode how to turn pain and struggle into amazing creative projects. Whitney Cummings (@whitneycummings) is a …

Sam Kass on Reinventing Yourself and Baptism by Fire (#82)

Sam Kass on Reinventing Yourself and Baptism by Fire (#82)

“Yankees, we’ve won!” – Austrian sous-chef to unprepared Americans hustling at a Michelin 3-star restaurant “75% of success is staying calm. The rest you figure out.” – Sam Kass Sam Kass almost became a pro baseball player.  Instead, he pivoted a history major from U. Chicago into becoming the private chef for the Obamas in the White House. …

The Rags to Riches Philosopher: Bryan Johnson's Path to $800 Million (#81)

The Rags to Riches Philosopher: Bryan Johnson's Path to $800 Million (#81)

Bryan Johnson is an entrepreneur and investor. He is the founder of OS Fund and Braintree, the latter of which was bought by eBay in 2013 for $800 million in cash. Bryan launched OS Fund in 2014 with $100 million of his personal capital to support inventors and scientists who aim to benefit humanity by rewriting …

Chris Sacca on Being Different and Making Billions (#79)

Chris Sacca on Being Different and Making Billions (#79)

Goofing around with Sacca and his afro. “Fuck it… I’m just not going to play this traditionally anymore.” – Chris Sacca Chris Sacca was recently the cover story of the “Midas Issue” of Forbes Magazine. The reason: He is a newly-minted billionaire and the proprietor of what will likely be the most successful venture capital fund in history: LOWERCASE I …

How to Build a Large Audience From Scratch (And More) (#78)

How to Build a Large Audience From Scratch (And More) (#78)

Sometimes, going weird allows you to go big. (Photo: My weird Instagram) In this episode, I answer questions submitted by you all. 50% of this episode is spent explaining how I’d build an audience from scratch, if I had to start over today. The other ~10 questions/topics are listed below. Do you like or dislike this …

Is It Time to Kill Sacred Cows In Your Relationship? (#77)

Is It Time to Kill Sacred Cows In Your Relationship? (#77)

[Preface: Would you like to sponsor The Tim Ferriss Show, the #1 business podcast on iTunes and one of the iTunes “Best of 2014”? Click here for details.] Dr. Astro Teller is a computer scientist and entrepreneur who currently oversees Google[x], Google’s moonshot factory. Dr. Danielle Teller is a physician specializing in intensive care and …

Rick Rubin on Cultivating World-Class Artists (Jay Z, Johnny Cash, etc.), Losing 100+ Pounds, and Breaking Down The Complex (#76)

Rick Rubin on Cultivating World-Class Artists (Jay Z, Johnny Cash, etc.), Losing 100+ Pounds, and Breaking Down The Complex (#76)

“It’s [about] getting closer to the source and not being distracted by any nonsense…” — Rick Rubin Rick Rubin has been called “the most important [music] producer of the last 20 years” by MTV. Rick is also revered as something of a Zen master, and he is as deep as he is soft-spoken. He rarely grants interviews, and …

How Facebook's #30 Employee Quickly Built 4 Businesses and Gained 40 Pounds with Weight Training (#75)

How Facebook's #30 Employee Quickly Built 4 Businesses and Gained 40 Pounds with Weight Training (#75)

Noah Kagan was #30 at Facebook, #4 at Mint.com, and is the Chief Sumo (founder) at SumoMe, which offers free tools to help grow website traffic. To keep things extra spicy, he’s become a taco connoisseur and created 4 separate products that have generated more than 7 figures. This podcast conversation is about all of the tools and tricks he uses …

How One Computer Hacker Conquered Online Dating, Opens Locked Cars, and More (#74)

How One Computer Hacker Conquered Online Dating, Opens Locked Cars, and More (#74)

Hacker Samy Kamkar in “The Dating Game” Samy Kamkar is one of the most innovative and notorious computer hackers in the United States. He’s also a well-known whistleblower. If you want to learn how Samy hacks everything from online dating to car alarms, this episode is for you. He is best known for creating the …