One of my favourite podcasts

I have been a fan of Tim Ferriss for a long time.  His book, The 4-Hour Workweek, is still one of the first business books I turn to when considering various aspects of improving effectiveness in a business.

Love him or hate him, his podcast is most definitely worth subscribing to.  It won podcast of the year in 2015, has had more than 80 million downloads, and has seen him interview a number of people, including, but not limited to:

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
  • Tony Robbins
  • Sam Harris
  • Jamie Foxx
  • Josh Waitzkin
  • Seth Godin
  • Edward Norton
  • Derek Sivers
  • Alain de Botton.
I have often found myself driving to or from work listening to one of these podcasts.  Interspersed between the hours of interviews, Tim often revisits one of his more popular blog posts or a letter from the Stoic philosopher Seneca, all of which makes this an interesting business and philosophical podcast.

Two interesting takeaways:
  1. Most people have a routine for building success in a particular area
  2. 80%+ of the successful people interviewed have a meditation practice, or something similar (such as listening to the same song over and over again whilst running).
Do you listen to any podcasts?  If so, which is your favourite and why?