The Tim Ferriss Show

Dan Carlin is the host of my favorite podcast, Hardcore History.

But... what?! History?! I know. I thought the same thing. How could a history podcast have a cult following?

And yet it did. During research for launching The Tim Ferriss Show, I asked many of the top dogs on the iTunes charts: what is your favorite podcast? Almost without exception, the answer came back: Hardcore History.

Since then, I've become friends with Dan (and more obsessed with his show), and this episode explores all the questions I've been dying to ask him, whether related to his early experiments, his "radio" voice, creativity, building podcasts, and much more.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoyed doing it.



Direct download: TIMFERRISSSHOW019.mp3
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This is a short "inbetween-isode" audio essay (<15 min). All episodes, including 1-2-hour interviews, can be found at

Let me know what you think on Twitter! @tferriss

Pura vida,


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James Altucher is an American hedge fund manager, entrepreneur, and bestselling author. He has founded or cofounded more than 20 companies, including Reset Inc. and StockPickr. 17 have failed, 3 have made up all the difference. He has published 11 books.

Join us in this meandering conversation about just about everything. There are some gems to be found.



Direct download: TIMFERRISSSHOW017.mp3
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This is a short "inbetween-isode" of <10 minutes in length.  Please find all episodes and more at  Let me know what you think on Twitter: @tferriss



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Joe De Sena is the co-founder of The Death Race, Spartan Race (1M+ competitors), and more.  Among other things, he has personally completed the famously grueling Iditarod dogsledding FOOT.  What about the Badwater Ultramarathon, Vermont 100, and Lake Placid Ironman?  He did all of those in ONE WEEK.  The man is a maniac, but he's also strategic and tactical.  This episode covers his story, as well as his approaches to grit, endurance, and building empires.

Direct download: TIMFERRISSSHOW016.mp3
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