The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: David Blaine (#245)

The Tim Ferriss Show Transcripts: David Blaine (#245)

Please enjoy this transcript of my interview with David Blaine, world-renowned illusionist and endurance artist. Transcripts may contain a few typos—with some episodes lasting 2+ hours, it’s difficult to catch some minor errors. Enjoy! Listen to the interview here or by selecting any of the options below. Listen onStitcher DUE TO SOME HEADACHES IN THE …

The Magic, Misdirection, and Mindset of David Blaine (#245)

The Magic, Misdirection, and Mindset of David Blaine (#245)

“I never look at anything really as a success. I always look at it as a work in progress.” – David Blaine David Blaine (@davidblaine) is a magician, illusionist, and endurance artist. He is best known for his high-profile feats of endurance and has set and broken several world records. A while back, he taught a …

Fear{less} is Here!

Fear{less} is Here!

I’m very excited to announce that my new TV show Fear{less} is now live! The “less” is in parentheses because the objective is to teach you to fear less, not to be fearless. Here’s a quick synopsis of the show: Fear(less) features in-depth, long-form conversations with top performers, focusing on how they’ve overcome fears and …

How to Hold Your Breath Like David Blaine, World Record Holder (and Now, Me)

Last night, world-famous magician and endurance artist David Blaine taught me how to hold my breath. For four months, David held the Guinness world record for oxygen-assisted static apnea (holding your breath after breathing pure oxygen): 17 minutes and 4.4 seconds. His record was then surpassed by Tom Sietas on September 19, 2008. David’s record …