Cool Tools for Travel – Tim Ferriss and Kevin Kelly (#247)

Kevin Kelly (@kevin2kelly) might be the real-life Most Interesting Man In The World. I’ve always wanted to travel with him, and we recently headed to Uzbekistan together. This episode covers some of our favorite travel tools. Kevin is Senior Maverick at Wired Magazine, which he co-founded in 1993. He also co-founded the All Species Foundation, a …

The Relationship Episode: Sex, Love, Polyamory, Marriage, and More (with Esther Perel) (#241)

(On conventional marriage)“If Apple sold you a product that failed 50% of the time, would you buy it?” – Esther Perel I’ve wanted to speak with psychotherapist Esther Perel (@estherperel) for years. In a cover story, The New York Times called her the most important game changer in sexuality and relational health since Dr. Ruth. Her …

The Alien of Extraordinary Ability (#236)

“Just because you use your eyes, doesn’t mean you see what’s actually there.” – Murray Carter Murray Carter (@CarterCutlery) is a Canadian craftsman like no other. At eighteen, he fell into an apprenticeship with a sixteenth generation Yoshimoto bladesmith that lasted six years — and was asked to take the position of number seventeen in …

How to Be Creative Like a Motherf*cker — Cheryl Strayed (#231)

“One of the scariest things in our lives is actually doing what we know we want to do.” – Cheryl Strayed If you’re interested in the creative process of a famed author, jumpstarting your own creation, note taking, list making, or simply handling hard emotions, this episode is for you.  Recorded in front of a …

The Random Show – Drinking Urine, Exploring Japan, and Figuring Out Life (#224)

Coming to you from a late night in rural Japan, this is a special edition of The Random Show. Per usual for The Random Show, I am joined by Kevin Rose (@KevinRose), serial entrepreneur, world-class investor, and all around wild and crazy guy. We discuss Japan and how to do it cheaply, building apps, urine …

Calming Philosophies for Chaotic Times — Krista Tippett (#223)

“Anger is often what pain looks like when it shows itself in public.” – Krista Tippett Krista Tippett (@KristaTippett) is a Peabody Award-winning broadcaster and New York Times bestselling author. She created and hosts the public radio program and podcast On Being and curates The Civil Conversations Project, an emergent approach to the differences of …

The Unusual Books That Shaped 50+ Billionaires, Mega-Bestselling Authors, and Other Prodigies

One of the questions I ask the most successful people I interview or meet is: “What book have you gifted most to others, and why?”   Below is a mega-list of the most-gifted and favorite books of 50-60 people like billionaire investor Peter Thiel, Tony Robbins, Arnold Schwarzenegger, elite athlete Amelia Boone, Malcolm Gladwell, legendary Navy SEAL …

Tools of Titans: Brené Brown Distilled and Other Goodies (#207)

“He or she who is willing to be the most uncomfortable is not only the bravest but rises the fastest.” – Brené  Brown Dr. Brené  Brown (@BreneBrown) is a research professor at the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. Brené’s 2010 TEDx Houston talk, The Power of Vulnerability, has been viewed more than 31 …

Tools of Titans: Josh Waitzkin Distilled (#204)

“I cultivate empty space as a way of life for the creative process.” – Josh Waitzkin Josh Waitzkin is an endlessly fascinating person who gets mentioned a lot on this show for good reason (and he’s been a guest not just once, but twice). He was the basis for the book and movie Searching for …

Charles Poliquin – His Favorite Mass-Building Program, His Nighttime Routine For Better Sleep, and Much More (#198)

“If you’re 80% good and 20% terrible, you can’t expect to have 100% results.” – Charles Poliquin Charles Poliquin is back for another round of the podcast. Charles (@strengthsensei) is one of the best known strength coaches in the world. He has trained elite athletes from nearly 20 different sports, including Olympic gold medalists, NFL …