The Tim Ferriss Show | 1 June 2022 | 2h 14m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Isabel Behncke about her work researching the social lives of bonobos, how bonobos play, and how play is at the root of creativity, social bonding, and healthy development – which has relevance to education, innovation, complex risk assessments, and freedom.
The Tim Ferriss Show | 25 May 2022 | 1h 35m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Ed Thorpe discussing his life and work. Covers his development of methods to win at BlackJack; Claude Shannon and developing a wearable computer to win at roulette; the exercise habits that have kept him well; how he determined that Bernie Madoff was a fraud years before he was prosecuted; how he thinks about investment, mental models; and more. Draws from his book A Man for All Markets.
The Tim Ferriss Show | 31 March 2022 | 1h 47m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Susan Cain about her book Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole. Describes how bittersweet minor-key music can transform pain into joy. Suggests we embrace feelings of sorrow and longing that trigger feelings of the sublime – resisting societal pressure to be always positive.
The Tim Ferriss Show | 2 March 2022 | 3h 07m | Listen Later | Podcasts | Spotify
Interview with Morgan Housel about his book The Psychology of Money: Timeless Lessons on Wealth, Greed, and Happiness. Wisdom throughout on life in general as well as money. Covers compounding and Warren Buffett’s longevity compared to Jim Simons’ returns, writing, raising children, frugality, reading recommendations, the folly of status symbols, tolerance for petty annoyance as a life skill, and more.
The Tim Ferriss Show | 18 November 2021 | 1h 00m | Listen Later | iTunes | Spotify
The 2007 presentation Tim Ferriss gave at SXSW that nicely summarises the ideas in his book The 4-Hour Workweek. While masquerading as lifestyle design, it’s most profoundly about methods and techniques to hugely improve personal productivity – to enable a business to run sweetly without its overworked CEO.
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.
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.