Walter Isaacson on CRISPR, Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race

The Tim Ferriss Show | 4 March 2021 | 1h 25m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Walter Isaacson about his book The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race. Backgrounds CRISPR, tells the story of its development, and discusses the future for genetic technology.

Vitalik Buterin and Naval Ravikant on Ethereum and Blockchain Technology

The Tim Ferriss Show | 9 March 2021 | 2h 11m | Listen Later | iTunes
Naval Ravikant and Vitalik Buterin discuss blockchain and cryptocurrency technologies, Bitcoin, Ethereum, the development and applications of future versions of Ethereum, life extension, and more.

This follows on nicely from the 2017 Tim Ferriss episode with Naval Ravikant interviewing Nick Szabo, which is worth a listen as an accessible introduction to blockchain technology if you’ve not already heard it.

Richard Koch on the 80/20 Principle & Achieving Unreasonable Success

The Tim Ferriss Show | 22 September 2020 | 2h 46m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Richard Koch discussing his books The 80/20 Principle and Unreasonable Success and How to Achieve It. Covers the widespread applicability of leveraging 20% of effort for 80% of the result and the nine strategies and attitudes Koch identified as critical to success. Also discusses the frameworks from BCG and Bain behind his remarkable investment performance.

Guy Raz on Building How I Built This

The Tim Ferriss Show | 10 September 2020 | 1h 48m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Guy Raz about his book How I Built This: The Unexpected Paths to Success from the World’s Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs. Draws out themes and insights from Raz’s many interviews with entrepreneurs. Also discusses managing mental health and the future for podcasting.

Rick Doblin – Psychedelic Breakthroughs

The Tim Ferriss Show | 12 June 2020 | 1h 41m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Rick Doblin, the founder and executive director of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Discusses MAPS’s work to make MDMA-assisted psychotherapy an approved treatment for PTSD.

Michael Lewis on the Crafts of Writing, Friendship, Coaching, Happiness, and More

The Tim Ferriss Show | 1 May 2020 | 1h 59m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Michael Lewis about his books and his Against the Rules podcast. Includes writing out of obligation to the material, deliberately cultivating a narrative of being a happy person, and coaching insights from Inner Game of tennis author Tim Galloway.

Dr. Jane Goodall – The Legend, The Lessons, The Hope

The Tim Ferriss Show | 16 April 2020 | 1h 38m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Jane Goodall about her life story, pioneering research with chimpanzees, and her ongoing activism for the environment and the empowerment of young people.

Ryan Holiday – Turning the Tables

The Tim Ferriss Show | 13 February 2020 | 2h 02m | Listen Later | iTunes
Interview with Tim Ferriss by Ryan Holiday. Insights include how caring properly for a dog counters self-absorption, journalling to think, risk management, personal energy management, experimenting, and investment.