If you never got paid for podcasting, would the skills and relationships you developed be enough to keep you doing it? If the answer is ‘no’, I wouldn’t pull the trigger.” – Tim Ferriss
In the inaugural episode of Deviate, Rolf goes meta and talks about podcasting with bestselling author and lifestyle-design guru Tim Ferriss.
In this episode, Tim answers the most up-voted questions from subscribers to 5-Bullet Friday, the free newsletter he sends out every week.
In this Q&A, he reveals:
His 3-5 favorite books of the past year.
Technologies and apps that have made his life easier.
How to build a new network from scratch.
His top five supplements for longevity and well-being.
The exercises and self-talk he uses for avoiding (or minimizing) depression.
Emily Morse of “Loveline” and “Sex with Emily,” has been improving people’s sex lives on the radio for over 12 years. Today, she strips down with Neil and Gabby in The Truth Barrel to find out what steps you can take to improve yours.
– Solutions to the most common problems men and women face, including mismatched libido
– What a “sex script” is and how to use it
– How to improve your nonverbal communication before during and after sex
– How to get more confidence in being the sex initiator.
– How to make your partner(s) feel more desirable.
LISTEN Susan Garrett (@susangarrett) is an incredible dog trainer. She has a B.Sc. in animal science, and for more than two decades has been one of the most consistently successful competitors in the sport of dog agility. Susan has been on the podium of the world and national championship events more than 50 times, winning … Continue reading Susan Garrett — Master Dog (and Human) Trainer
A forest can feel like a place of great stillness and quiet. But if you dig a little deeper, there’s a hidden world beneath your feet as busy and complicated as a city at rush hour.
In this story, a dog introduces us to a strange creature that burrows beneath forests, building an underground network where deals are made and lives are saved (and lost) in a complex web of friendships, rivalries, and business relations. It’s a network that scientists are only just beginning to untangle and map, and it’s not only turning our understanding of forests upside down, it’s leading some researchers to rethink what it means to be intelligent.
Ryan Holiday (@RyanHoliday) is a strategist and writer. He dropped out of college at 19 to apprentice under Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power, and later served as the director of marketing for American Apparel. His company, Brass Check, has advised clients like Google, TASER, and Complex, as well as many prominent bestselling authors. Holiday has written four previous books, including The Obstacle Is the Way, which has been translated into 17 languages and has a cult following among NFL coaches, world-class athletes, TV personalities, political leaders, and others around the world. Ryan lives on a small ranch outside of Austin, Texas, and his latest book is Ego Is The Enemy.
Ryan and Tim cover a lot in this conversation, including:
Meltdowns and how Ryan handles them
Workaholics Anonymous — How it works, what worked for him, what didn’t
The tipping points for his last book, The Obstacle Is the Way
External versus internal obstacles
Sherman versus Grant leadership and “success”
Howard Hughes versus Elon Musk
Thinking of “first principles”
If you only have 5 minutes, listen to what Ryan believes is one of the biggest threats to your creativity.
By popular demand, this is a follow-up with the amazing Derek Sivers (@sivers)!
This episode can be listened to independently of Tim’s first popular conversation, and he answers some of my (and your) favorite questions.
Originally a professional musician and circus clown, Derek created CD Baby in 1998. It became the largest seller of independent music online, with $100 million in sales for 150,000 musicians.
If you only listen to one answer from this episode, don’t miss his response to “What do you believe that other people think is insane?” It get progressively weirder and weirder and starts around 34:09
Tim looks back at his amazing year in podcasting and highlights the best ideas/recommendations.
Dan Carlin begins with his planned show about the pace of innovation and how Bill Gates argues that we should view climate change like it was an asteroid coming to destroy our planet (and collaborate with the same sense of urgency). He then interrupts his regularly scheduled podcast to speak about the recent Paris Terrorist attacks and brings some perspective to the situation and asks some tough questions that we should all be asking.
Key bits of wisdom from Tim’s conversation with Robert Rodriguez, Director of Desperado, From Dusk Till Dawn and many others.