The Tim Ferriss Show

This is Part 2 of a 3-part interview with Kevin Kelly.

Kevin Kelly is Senior Maverick at Wired magazine, which he co-founded in 1993.  He also co-founded the All Species Foundation, a non-profit aimed at cataloging and identifying every living species on earth.  And in all his spare times, he writes bestselling books, co-founded the Rosetta Project, which is Building an Archive of ALL Documented 


Human Languages, and he serves on the board of the Long Now Foundation.  As part of the latter, he's looking into how to revive and restore endangered or extinct species, including the Wooly Mammoth.


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Kevin Kelly is amazing.  He is a co-founder of WIRED Magazine, diverse polymath, and my nominee for the real "Most Interesting Man In The World."  This is a multi-part interview.

Read all about him at

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Yes, Kevin Rose is back.

He was my first ever guest on this podcast, and now he's causing more trouble.

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This short (<10 min) episode explores the realities and science of "homeopathy," a controversial approach to medicine.  This episode also explains common logical fallacies that you can guard against in all areas of life.

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Ed Catmull is co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios (along with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) and president of Pixar Animation and Disney Animation. Ed has received five Academy Awards, and -- as a computer scientist -- he has contributed to many important developments in computer graphics.  He is the author of Creativity, Inc., which Forbes has said "just might be the best business book ever written." (!)

This episode touches on a lot, including lessons learned from George Lucas and Steve Jobs, the origins of Pixar, personal challenges, routines, favorite books, and much more.


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Mike Shinoda is best known as the rapper, principal songwriter, keyboardist, rhythm guitarist and one of the two vocalists of Linkin Park, which has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide and earned two Grammy Awards in the process.

Mike has collaborated with everyone from Jay-Z to Depeche Mode, and he's also the lead rapper in his side project Fort Minor, which I'm a huge fan of.

As if that's not enough, he's also provided artwork, production and mixing for all the projects that I just mentioned. The man is a beast... but did he start out that way? The answers might surprise you.

This episode covers how he got started, advice for beginning musicians (or creatives/artists of any type), navigating "entertainment" and Hollywood, daily rituals, how he writes songs, how he and his band rehearse, and much more.



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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.



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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.



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