The Tim Ferriss Show (general)

This episode is about 20 minutes long and features Sam Harris, PhD in neuroscience and bestselling author (www.samharris.org). 

It's intended to give you tools for the week or weekend ahead.

Please let me know what you think by pinging me on Twitter (@tferriss) using #TFS!

What do you like and what don't you like? Would you like more of these or something else?

Thank you,

Tim

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Ep. 10: Brian Koppelman, co-writer/producer of Rounders, Ocean's Thirteen, The Illusionist, etc.

Brian Koppelman is a screenwriter, novelist, director, and producer. He is best known as the co-writer of Ocean's Thirteen and Rounders, as well as a producer of The Illusionist and The Lucky Ones. He has directed films including Solitary Man (Michael Douglas).

In his episode, we discuss how he got started, how he handles rejection, his big breaks, his creative process, and much, much more.

Show notes and links at http://www.fourhourblog.com Just search "Koppelman"

Brian can be found on Twitter at @briankoppelman.

Enjoy!

- Tim

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:19pm EDT

This episode is less than 20 minutes long and just me riffing on productivity.  

It's intended to give you tools for the week or weekend ahead.

Please let me know what you think by pinging me on Twitter (@tferriss) using #TFS!

What do you like and what don't you like? Would you like more of these or something else?

Thank you,

Tim

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Chase Jarvis is a master photographer and the CEO of CreativeLIVE.com.  He is the youngest person ever to be named a Hasselblad Master, Nikon Master, and ASMP Master.

Since opening his own studio, Chase has photographed for Nike, Apple, Columbia Sportswear, REI, Honda, Subaru, Polaroid, Lady Gaga, Red Bull, and many more. He is known for a hyper-kinetic style and an emphasis on sports, lifestyle, and portraiture.


CreativeLIVE.com, of which he's CEO, is an online learning platform that broadcasts live, high-definition classes to more than 2M students in 200 countries. All classes are free to watch while live and can be purchased for repeated viewing.  They are amazing. Teachers include Pulitzer Prize winners, business luminaries, and beyond.

In this conversation, we explore his personal story, the most important choices he's made, common mistakes of "creative" professionals (or people in general), and how he reached the pinnacle of his industry.  His lessons learned can be applied almost anywhere.

For full show notes, please visit www.fourhourblog.com.  Say hello to Chase on Twitter at @chasejarvis.

Enjoy!

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Stephen J. Dubner is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality. He is best-known for writing, along with the economist Steven D. Levitt, Freakonomics (2005), SuperFreakonomics (2009), and Think Like a Freak (2014), which have sold more than 5 million copies in 35 languages.

In this podcast, we discuss dozens of topics, including: his writing process, religion, how to "think like freak," parenting, favorite documentaries, and much, much more.

Show notes and more at http://www.fourhourblog.com Just search "Dubner"

Enjoy!

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

This is a new variation on the podcast -- a short experiment.  This episode is less than 20 minutes long and just me riffing on productivity.  

It's intended to give you tools for the week or weekend ahead.

Please let me know what you think by pinging me on Twitter (@tferriss) using #TFS!

What do you like and what don't you like? Would you like more of these or something else?

Thank you,

Tim

Direct download: The_choice-minimal_lifestyle_-_6_rules.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 7:36pm EDT

Jason Silva (@JasonSilva) is a filmmaker and has been called the "Timothy Leary of the viral video age" by The Atlantic. 

He is also host of Brain Games on National Geographic Channel. The show set a record as the highest-rated series launch in Nat Geo's history, with an average of 1.5 million viewers for the first two episodes.

In this episode, we discuss his career, his skills, TV, what it means to be a "performance philosopher," and much, much more.  Enjoy!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:56pm EDT

This episode features Ryan Holiday, who became Director of Marketing at American Apparel at age 21 (!).

Since dropping out of college at 19 to apprentice under the strategist Robert Greene, Ryan has advised many bestselling authors (including yours truly) and multi-platinum musicians.  He is master of the media, and he knows how to both build massive buzz and respond to unexpected crises.

I hired him to help with the launches of The 4-Hour Body and The 4-Hour Chef, and his unorthodox approaches always impress.  He takes the paths less traveled.

In this episode, we discuss dozens of topics, including the real-world strategies he uses to thrive (not just survive) when the world is exploding around him.

Enjoy!

 

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Episode 3: Kelly Starrett and Dr. Justin Mager

This episode features two incredible guests: Dr. Justin Mager and Kelly Starrett. We all drink wine and get crazy.  

Dr. Mager is my personal doctor and has helped me with dozens of my crazy experiments, complete with blood testing and next-gen tracking. Kelly Starrett is one of the top Crossfit coaches in the world, and one of my favorite PTs and performance trainers. His clients include Olympic gold medalists, Tour de France cyclists, world and national record holders in Olympic lifting and powerlifting, Crossfit Games medalists, ballet dancers, and elite military personnel. If you're interested in taking your body or mind to the next level, or attempting to become the guy from Limitless, this episode is for you.

Enjoy!

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:24pm EDT

Josh Waitzkin was the basis for the book and movie "Searching for Bobby Fischer." Considered a chess prodigy, he has learning strategies that can be applied to anything, including his other loves of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu (he's a black belt under Marcelo Garcia) and Tai Chi Push Hands (he's a world champion).  Now, he spends his time coaching the world's top performers, whether Mark Messier, Cal Ripken Jr., or hedgefund managers. This episode is DEEP in the best way possible.  And for a change from Episode 1, I'm totally sober.

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