The James Altucher Show
James Altucher
James Altucher interviews the world’s leading peak performers in every area of life. But instead of giving you the typical success story, James digs deeper to find the “Choose Yourself” story—these are the moments we relate to… when someone rises up from personal struggle to reinvent themselves. The James Altucher Show brings you into the lives of peak-performers: billionaires, best-selling authors, rappers, astronauts, athletes, comedians, actors, and the world champions in every field, all who forged their own paths, found financial freedom and harnessed the power to create more meaningful and fulfilling lives.
People say not reading the news = being “uninformed.” I disagree. I read books (history books, biology books, evolutionary books, economics books, etc.). But now, we live in a new world. And yesterday's information can become outdated tomorrow. So that begs the question, how do you stay informed? I called up Jack Perry, CEO of Synback, which has its finger on the pulse of all media to learn WHERE real information will be sourced in the future. And how to stay in the know. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook

In this special episode, I asked Robyn, my wife, some very specific questions. What happened before we met, how we met, and how she overcome everything! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook

The world economy is full of uncertainties. People are furloughed. Or scared of being furloughed. Or fired. Or scared of losing their job. Security isn’t real right now. So we need other plans. I called up Matthew Berry, the first-ever Fantasy Sports analyst. Matthew basically invented a new industry and career entirely back in 2005. I wanted to learn the step-by-step process of starting over in uncertain times. And how we can apply these lessons today. I don't know anything about sports (real or fake). But if you're a fan of Fantasy Football, then good news for you. You can watch Matthew Berry on "The Fantasy Show" on EPSN+. You can listen to him on the Fantasy Focus Football podcast and download the Fantasy Life app, which is 100% free and Matt says their alerts are the best in the business.  I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook

Facts are only facts for a period of time. This is true in science, in history, in economics, everywhere. But sometimes we forget that information changes. We get stuck thinking it’s stagnant. And then WE become stagnant. But if you can look at facts and information from an alternate perspective (through the lens of a rocket science), you’ll know how to get unstuck, persuade better, deal with uncertainty, have creative breakthroughs and more. In this episode you’ll learn how Einstein (and other geniuses) learned to think differently). And why this will help you deal with the current fluctuation of facts and information. Ozan Varol is a trained rocket scientist and the author of "Think Like a Rocket Scientist: Simple Strategies You Can Use to Make Giant Leaps in Work and Life."   In this episode we talk about: How Einstein learned to think differently How to deal with unclear information and uncertain times Where scientific (and creative) breakthroughs come from (and strategies to have them more often yourself) How to embrace the unknown  What makes an idea groundbreaking How to imagine beyond society's limits and create something new How to re-imagine the status quo I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook

Focus, passion, pivoting, astral projection, and why I MARRIED.... Robyn just 62 days after our first date. Plus, how I would make money if I was 22 again. Tomorrow’s IG Q and A will be at 2pm est and, among other things, will discuss business ideas post lockdown , my ten ideas that got a meeting with Disney last week, and what, IF ANYTHING, I’ve learned from Robyn. Ask me anything on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaltucher I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook

Robyn, stocks, how I would start a biz if I were 22, and....our first kiss? Ask me anything on Twitter: https://twitter.com/jaltucher I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook

I promise this episode will make you smarter. I've wanted Matt Ridely on the podcast my whole life. He's a major influence on my brain. Every time I read his books, I physically feel my IQ increase. His new book is “How Innovation Works: And Why It Flourishes in Freedom." And I'm already on my third read of it. Here's a break down of what we talk about: How to think like an innovator Why you don't need pre-approved credentials to have an attention-worthy point of view How to develop evidence that backs your outlook in life How to overcome credentials bias How to overcome confirmation bias How to measure if your point of view and create new arguments The difference between scientists and innovators  Who's qualified to predict the future and who ISN'T And more that will help you think critically, strategically and innovatively    I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook

Yancey Strickler is hte founder and former CEO of Kickstarter. And he’s the author of a great new book, “This Could Be Our Future,” which gives a new values-driven way of looking at entrepreneurship. Which is particularly important in this day and age of lock-down when consumerism is beginning to change in a major way. In this episode, he spells out exactly how someone can create long-term value for customers that sustains your business in crisis (and not in crisis.) I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook

Business is changing. And so is investing. Risk is higher these days. And people want predictions. But no one really knows. You can’t predict something that’s never happened before... You can only look at what’s possible. So I called up Sam Parr. He founded The Hustle, an 8-figure company that started with an email. And NOW The Hustle has a new arm, which I'm really excited about: trends.co which tells you HOW trends are changing in real-time. It's run by a team of analysts and entrepreneurs who scour global markets for opportunities to help you make money and build businesses successfully.  Definitely check them out. And Sam surprised me at the end with a special gift for our listeners so I hope you enjoy. Thanks, - James I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook

Everyone remembers Ray J from the song "One Wish." His voice is beautiful. And he's well known. But at some point, he took a turn. Music stopped being his main focus. " I felt like there was something else out," he said. In this episode, he talks about what he found to fulfill his creative and entrepreneurial itch. AND we also sit with Matt Clayton, CEO of LoopShare, LOOPShare is an electric transportation company moving goods, products and services. ALSO, you'll hear me talk about how much I love this business they're involved in called Scoot-E-bike. I put links below if you want to learn more. Thanks Enjoy the show Scoot-E-bike www.scootebike.ca  LoopShare - www.loopscooters.com  https://www.otcmarkets.com/stock/LPPPF/news/LOOPShare-Provides-Corporate-Update?id=259142 I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook

Part of enjoying life is taking care of your brain. We're all starting to realize life is short. That's a side effect of this virus. So I wanted to invite Dr. Andrew Huberman (one of the world's leading neuroscientists) back on to tell us how to create happy chemicals in our brains (naturally) and feel good more often.  Here's a list of what we talk about: how to optimize your brain to be as happy as possible, as energetic as possible and as smart as possible how to create more happy chemicals human evolution and why our brain functions the way it does the purpose of serotonin, dopamine, oxytocin and how to create each of these daily why gratitude helps us slow down and connect different mental health drugs and supplements the power of sunlight cocaine how to train your brain to focus what causes good sleep puberty books we recommend How to shake off the residue of the day neotropics and more   And if you want to learn more from Dr. Andrew Huberman, check out his Instagram account, @hubermanlab, which brings you new information directly from Stanford Medical School's Huberman Lab. https://www.instagram.com/hubermanlab/?hl=en I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook

John McAfee is a billionaire on the run from the government. He owes millions in taxes. And has strange and somewhat dangerous opinions on government, coronavirus, public safety, etc. (you’ll see what I'm talking about). But some of his insights are worth debating. You’ll hear what a totally insane person running from the government thinks about the current state of the world. And if you’re asking yourself why his name is so familiar, it’s because he started McAfee Associates, the anti-viral software you have on all your computers.  Here's what we talked about: tax evasion the wild west running from your country people who think for themselves vs. people who don't think at all the media coronavirus and quarantine inflation The French Revolution And more. Enjoy I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook

The government doesn't innovate. But Coronavirus is forcing it too. A lot of things have to change. Right vs. left. Voting stations vs remote voting. School lunches that lead to high rates of diabetes and sickness. Healthcare costs, and more. Congressman Tim Ryan is one of the few names I see proposing bills progressively in this time. He's sharp. And funny. And gets what people need. I asked him to walk us through what's broken and how this virus is helping to lead us to a better, reformed America. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook

Joe De Sena worked for the mafia. He learned a lot from them. But then he realized you can make more money doing good. So he switched lives. Which is something a lot of people want to learn. I asked how he did it. (You’ll hear his process). And you’ll hear how he developed Spartan Race, the world's leading. obstacle race. He's also the author of "Spartan Up, Spartan Fit and The Spartan Way" and host of "Spartan Up!" podcast. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

The White House called up Mark Cuban. They want him to help figure out how to open the economy back up. And give people their jobs, their income and access to opportunity. So I called him up to hear the plan. How will the U.S. government reopen to economy? And what should aspiring entrepreneurs do now? Here are some of the questions I asked: "Are you running for president?"  “How do we avoid a Mad Max situation?” “What changes will we see in the near future? And down the road?” “How do we protect people from coronavirus while still getting back to work? What precautions will businesses have to take?” “Why did the fed give so much money to the airlines?” “Why is the market going up?” “What does innovation and entrepreneurship look like in the new normal?” And more I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

Jason Feifer is the Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur Magazine and the host of “Pessimists Archive,” a podcast that shows you why people resist innovation. And how they come around. It also reveals where true innovation comes from. And not surprisingly, coronavirus is an example. Plus we also go through a ton of historical examples of innovation. To learn by example. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

“When you know how to use your brain, your potential is infinite,” Jim Kwik says. He's a renowned brain coach, which means he teaches you how to use the power of the human brain. He's also the author of the brand new book, “Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life.” In this episode, Jim talks about the thoughts that "set the tone for your life," how to identify them and CHANGE them so they match your actual desires, purpose and passions.  I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

Having multiple steams of income is key to wealth.  So I called up Carl Allen who has successfully set up hundreds of deals. And currently has 9 side hustles. I wanted to know how people listening can look for new opportunities to make money in this evolving economy. I also wanted to ask Carl about coronavirus. Because he had it. And survived. AND if you like this episode and want to learn more about Carl's method to find new business opportunities and increase your cash flow. Just go to http://trainwithcarl.com/james I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

This is my networking hack: I dig through my inbox. Find an email chain from eight years ago (that I probably never responded to). Then I write back as if no time has passed at all. People love it. They forgive you for disappearing. And they're glad you got in touch. But that's my ONLY networking tip. Jordan Harbinger is the complete opposite networker than me. He's an expert at it. He's built thousands of relationships that have led to a top podcast, 6 million monthly downloads, speaking gigs, freedom to work for himself, be creative daily and more. In this episode, he tells me how he keeps track of people, build relationships, re-engages old, lost connections and what you can techniques you can use in your life starting now. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Everyone says, “Flatten the curve.” But there are two curves. We all know the main one: the spread of coronavirus. The other curve is the spread of psychological viruses; fear, anxiety, worry and panic. We’re all experiencing Maslow’s hierarchy of needs. We started out attacking each other for basic items like toilet paper, then we moved on to connection (Zoom calls and FaceTime), but how do we get to the top of the pyramid (i.e. self-actualization)? I called up Scott Barry Kaufman, a humanistic psychologist and author of “Transcend: The New Science of Self-Actualization.” And he had a lot of practical advice. One of his tips: We don’t have to worry about finding our one true purpose. We just need to find a purpose right now and pursue it. This episode will help make a roadmap for finding your purpose and fulfillment while stuck in Quarantine. And after. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin

Right now, the Federal Reserve is pumping trillions of dollars of stimulus into the economy. So what does this mean? How are small businesses doing? When will people go back to work? And how does this impact the economy? I called up Jim Mckelvey. He's the co-founder of the multi-billion dollar business, Square. AND, more importantly, he’s the Deputy Chair of the St. Louis Federal Reserve. He tells us how the stimulus works, what the risks are, what we should keep an eye on and more. Jim is also the author of the new book, "The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time." It's a great guide book for today's entrepreneurs.  I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin

People are losing their jobs. And schools have stopped functioning properly. The "normal" way of society is on pause. And we don't know for how long. So I'm posting this interview with Cal Fussman about reinvention. Because it's light-hearted. And helps you find your direction within. In this podcast, you'll hear creative ideas to learn and create and build success outside of the norm, which is exactly what we need to be doing right now. Also, I highly recommend Cal's podcast called "Big Questions." He's a world-renowned interviewer and has with guests who will repeatedly blow your mind like Bruce Lee, Kobe Bryant, Larry King, me! And more. This episode is actually an episode from "Big Questions." So go check it out https://www.calfussman.com/podcast I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin

AI used to be, what most people thought, was the biggest threat to our economic security. Now it’s coronavirus. BUT one of the side effects of coronavirus is an acceleration of our future. Meaning that what used to seem like a “potential” truth (like robots stocking shelves, factories being automated, remote work, and so on) is all here faster than we had thought. So I brought on Kevin Surace to talk about these previous “future” predictions and show how they’re happening now. AND we talk about what else we can foresee in a post coronavirus world.  Kevin’s been on the podcast before. He’s an expert in A.I. He’s built and sold AI companies and runs one right now. And he wrote this excellent article, “Our Post-COVID World ,” which you can read here https://medium.com/@kevinsurace/our-post-covid-world-ec3a30dc30b9 I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin

I don’t want to regret how I spend this time. But I also don’t want to pressure myself to reinvent or write a book or create a business. I want to find the medium ground. How can I give to people who are struggling? Stay safe? And not get lost in fear? One way is to tackle the myths. Myths = fear and stupididity. So I sat down with my wife, Robyn, to talk about 13 coronavirus myths (ranging from unemployment rates, death rates, the future of work, etc.). We talk about how these 13 myths are impacting our behaviors. And what we can do differently to get enough rest, calm our minds and help take care of each other.  I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

We're in lockdown. And we don't know how long it'll last. And we don't know what will come next. Mini lockdowns? Personal lockdowns? More social distancing? We don't know. So I wanted to put together a framework for how I should act during this lockdown... So I ask Jim Kwik, a brain coach with praise from Will Smith, Alex Rodriguez, Stan Lee, Quincy Jones, Maria Shriver and so many more. He also has a new book coming out soon that outlines these lessons. And more called, "Limitless: Upgrade Your Brain, Learn Anything Faster, and Unlock Your Exceptional Life" I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

Dr. Andrew Huberman is one of the world's leading neuroscientists. He understands what causes anxiety, depression, stress, joy, freedom, love... And what we can do every day to reduce the chemical reactions that hurt us. And create more of the brain chemicals that help us. And you can trust his experience. Because his experience includes teaching Navy SEALs tools to manage chronic high-stress environments. And to make it all even more relevant, he explains the effects of isolation and social distancing AND how to start counteracting negative side effects to keep yourself in good spirits. And out of depression. Everyday. If you want to learn more from Dr. Andrew Huberman, check out his Instagram account, @hubermanlab, which brings you new information directly from Stanford Medical School's Huberman Lab. https://www.instagram.com/hubermanlab/?hl=en   I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

We all want to know what the future looks like. "What's the new normal?" I asked Professor Scott Galloway, who's insights and research have been known to prove markets and trends for years. He said, "I would argue that this doesn't change any trends. It just accelerates them." So we talked about the changes happening NOW. And how they'll evolve over time. And if you like this episode, go check out his brand new podcast "The Prof G Show" now available wherever you get your podcasts. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

Other than eating and breathing, persuasion is the most important skill you could have. Because a pre-skill to persuasion is the ability to understand yourself and other enough to create a chain reaction of changes in life. Persuasion is what sets us up to have agency in the world. And there's a specific, 5-step framework that lets you understand how to be more persuasive in your everyday life. So I’m having Jonah Berger on the show. He’s a professor at Wharton, a bestselling author and now he has a new book, “The Catalyst: How to Change Anyone's Mind."  I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

Dan Carlin hosts the #1 history podcast, “Hardcore History.” It has a cult following. For a lot of reasons: 1. Dan has an incredible voice. 2. his research is so weird and extensive and detailed. And 3. Dan is known for breaking rules. He went around the standard path. And decided that he didn’t need to have a history degree or some pre-approved "credentials" to create the best history show out there. He just went ahead and did it. So I have him on today to find out how he gave himself permission to do what he loves. Despite all the reasons not to... So that we can give ourselves that same permission and start to do what we love. 
 I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

People are starting to lose jobs. And gigs. And become uncertain. Uncertainty brings up fear. Which is a pandemic on its own. I keep saying, "Prepare. Don't Panic." And so do my guests. So today, I interview economist Tyler Cowen. I ask him about the stimulus package, the job market, inflation, deflation, supply and demand, what the world will look like if people keep losing work. How we can get back to work. When is it safe? Flattening the curve, and more.  And if you like this update, please let us know. So we can keep bringing you information that spreads peace. Over fear. Thanks - James   I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

We could all use kindness all the time. But we need it now more than ever. I asked Lewis Howes for his advice. But we recorded this a few weeks back. Before the world's pandemic. I'm glad I'm releasing it now. Because it's the best time to remember how to love people. And then DO it. And if you like this episode, make sure to check out Lewis' podcast, "The School of Greatness"  Also, I’ve been getting great feedback on how these episodes around the coronavirus are helping people make sense in a really confusing time. So thanks for your support.  Right now, the best way to support this show is to support your own nutrition by checking out this special offer from our sponsor, Athletic Greens. Learn more. This is for your health. Go to athleticgreens.com/james Thanks. And stay well. - James I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

Medicine is changing everyday. We're all seeing this unfold right now. In front of our eyes. Some of the changes seems unreal. So I called up the expert of genetic engineering, Jamie Metlz to tell us what’s a reality and what’s science fiction. I wanted to learn what immunities we can develop? How is the current pandemic reshaping the future of medicine? And beyond that we talk about our global responsibility to reshape society. A lot of people are going to lose their jobs. And a lot of people already have. So how do you find your way in this new world? What can we do to land on our feet when the dust settles?  I asked Jamie because he wasn't always a tech futurist or genomics expert. He started out as a writer. And switched careers because interest led him there. We have the opportunity to chase our interests now in a new way.  Also, I’ve been getting great feedback on how these episodes around the coronavirus are helping people make sense in a really confusing time. So thanks for your support.  Right now, the best way to support this show is to support your own nutrition by checking out this special offer from our sponsor, Athletic Greens. Learn more. This is for your health. Go to athleticgreens.com/james Thanks. And stay well. - James I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

How do we know when something is wrong with us? I want to understand the testing process we have for COVID19. I want to understand "symptomatic" cases vs. "asymptomatic" cases. And who's data should we trust? So I called David Sinclair. He runs The Sinclair Lab at Harvard Medical School and is the New York Bestselling author of “Lifespan: Why We Age―and Why We Don't Have To.” I also want to know how do I build up my immune systems? What steps can I take RIGHT NOW? And how do I keep this going over time? And what's going on with testing for COVID19? What are the numbers? And why are they off? David breaks this down. And he explains which coronavirus tests are bringing us into the future of science and biology. He'll also help you understand who's at risk (everyone). And how to protect yourself. AND how to protect others. Because we're in this together.  Also, I’ve been getting great feedback on how these episodes around the coronavirus are helping people make sense in a really confusing time. So thanks for your support.  Right now, the best way to support this show is to support your own nutrition by checking out this special offer from our sponsor, Athletic Greens. Learn more. This is for your health. Go to athleticgreens.com/james Thanks. And stay well. - James   I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

I saw this line “How about some good news for a change.” It was the first line in an article by Peter Diamandis, Founder & Executive Chairman of XPRIZE. The article is on his website, diamandis.com and I highly recommend checking it out. I emailed him as soon as I saw it. “Come on my podcast.” And he did the next day. Because the world needs good news right now that can help us see the end of this pandemic, the truth in the numbers, and data and how to protect ourselves without panic.  Also, I’ve been getting great feedback on how these episodes around the coronavirus are helping you make sense in a really confusing time. So thanks for your support.  Right now, the best way to support this show is to support your own nutrition by checking out this special offer from our sponsor, Athletic Greens. Learn more. This is for your health. Go to athleticgreens.com/james Thanks. And stay well. - James P.S. You can get more news from Peter at futureloop.com/c19   I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

For better or for worse a lot of people are not working right now.  And that’s going to be a serious issue in the economy. So, for anybody listening, I really stress this one thing: focus on making the right investments everyday in YOURSELF. Right now, with all this extra time, we get to learn who we are again. We get to learn new skills online. And offline. We get to be curious about old passions, try new things, get close with our kids or parents or partners, rediscover your family, etc. And if we look hard enough, we'll even find new business opportunities, or ways to help people, or get smarter. And more. So, for this episode, I called up Alex Lieberman, CEO and founder of Morning Brew, which is the only newsletter I read in the morning. I asked him about this excellent list he put together "THE ULTIMATE QUARANTINE GUIDE TO 'WHAT DO I DO NOW?'" You’ll hear what’s on the list. And how to make the most of your time right now. I'd love to hear which suggestions you like the most. And how you choose to spend your time now. Write me on twitter @jaltucher or on Instagram where I'm doing an IG LIVE everyday at 2pm EST while we get through this together. If you like this episode, and want to learn more about making extra income right now, then listen to episode553 - How to Make Money by Buying an Established, Profitable Business Using None of Your Own Money with Carl Allen And Carl has a new book on this which you can get for 20% off at carlsbook.com/james    I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

Everyone believes their own opinion. Fact based. Or not. We're all (somehow) political "experts." But the truth no one really knows anything. It's all speculation. But you put your opinion to the test if you get skin in the game. Which is possible now thanks to John Phillips who co-founded the site PredictIt.org. I go on there to place bets on everything from how many tweets Trump is going to make on a particular day or around a specific news event to who will win the primary. And who will win the election. The site is great because it lets you see how right you really are. And you can make real wealth if you’re right. It’s not just betting. It’s more like a stock market. You want to buy low. And sell high. So I asked John on the podcast if he’s ever seen people make $50,000 on the site. He didn’t flinch, “Oh yeah. People have quit their jobs.” I want to help people understand what's happening in the world right now. We're all scared. But we don't have to be. Let's get the information. And go from there. I called up John Hopkin's Dr. Marty Makary to get straight information on coronavirus. He answered all my questions (many of which I get from you). So give it a listen. And you'll start to feel (hopefully) more calm and capable. Here are the links Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-james-altucher-show/id794030859 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0Tqw1AaZyrZ7kWnrNSgbNQ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVwj3odtZ4Y Also! A lot of you have been writing me and tweeting to say you love this episode with my friend Bill Beteet. Ep. 555 - How to Persuade Anyone of Anything with William Beteet III He's giving my listeners a special deal to his new course and if you're stuck at home in isolation, now is the perfect time to let yourself learn or improve a skill. So definitely take him up on the offer while you can. All the information is at www.framescholar.com/james And here's the link to the episode  Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/555-how-to-persuade-anyone-anything-william-beteet/id794030859?i=1000467302479 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1Ko04h3dTu4xQAIPLUT4vz YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u925CgWQgG4   I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

"Don't believe the numbers you're seeing." This is Dr. Marty Makary's big message. The number of cases and deaths are radically underreported because a) we don't have tests, b) some countries are hiding their data, c) some people aren't showing symptoms yet, but have coronavirus and more.  But listen. This podcast is not about fear. It's about knowledge and awareness and action. Right now, nobody really knows what's happening. Thew news and social media are giving us false predictions off "estimates" that don't even account for the thousands of people who can't get tested for COVID-19. Meanwhile, Amazon is out of toilet paper. People are signing their emails "Don't touch your face! Best, Joe." And I officially own two hazmat suits.  But how do we really "flatten the curve?"  This episode will give you the steps. And I also recorded a recap at the end to give you more of a summary. AND because this is so critical, I have a list of timestamps below. So you can rewind and fast-forward for the stats that you want to share with friends and loved ones the most.  So here you go: to keep on with the trend of providing ACCURATE information from reputable people, I called up, Dr. Marty Makary, a Johns Hopkins doctor and policy expert who also wrote the New York Times bestseller "Unaccountable: What Hospitals Won't Tell You and How Transparency Can Revolutionize Health Care" and "The Price We Pay: What Broke American Health Care--and How to Fix It."   6:50 GOOD NEWS: we can anticipate we’ll be clear in the summer. And more good news (for young people), you’re at less risk 7:00 - But who’s at risk? Let’s hear stats from Dr. Marty 9:34 - Which countries have given honest data. And which haven’t 10:58 - “Are we ready to see over a thousand Americans each day?” - Dr. Marty Makary 11:26 - Do we need a total lockdown?  12:18 - WHY there’s a major misconception around the actual number of cases and deaths around COVID-19 in the U.S. 15:13 - “The notion that this is somehow contained is a notion we need to abandon. This is everywhere.” - Dr. Marty Makary 18:06 - Is China lying about the number of deaths? 21:30 - HOW to get an accurate estimate based on REAL data everyday 24:13 - THESE behavior changes will reduce the societal transmission rate by 50% 25:25 - I ask Dr. Marty Makary about the data from the cruise ships and why only 27% of the people on board got coronavirus… and he explains why the data from the cruise ship is “the perfect case study”  29:35 - We talk about school shutdowns and travel bans 30:18 - “We need to break society down into two constructs: (1) essential and nonessential workers. And (2) high risk and low risk individuals.” - Dr. Marty Markary /  Hear Dr. M break down both of these ideas to figure out what categories you’re in 31:50 - We explore The Hong Kong flu, which killed between 1.5 to 3 million people globally in 1968. And other global pandemics to compare the numbers… Dr. M says this “could be roughly 5-10x worse…” and explains why. 35 - We talk about the death rate for the flu 37:20 - Why there are no cures or medicines that slow down the virus 40:30 - Stay active. But don’t go to the gym 42:20 - Where the media has gone wrong… and what the responsibility is for doctors in connection with the media 48:30 - We talk about the food supply chain 50 - How Americans are taking care of each other 52:40 - The math on how to estimate the potential death rate in the U.S. 54:40 - Why it’s good to practice social distancing 56:00 - Will this come back in the winter? 59:17 - Will there be a second round of infection? Is it possible to become immune to COVID-19? And can the virus mutate? 1:02:50 - “This is a time for us to take care of each other, forget about these artificial, political boundaries and see the best in people.” - Dr. Marty Makary  1:50:20 - Why we need to stop relying on government leaders. And start taking care of ourselves 1:09:00 - What’s the long-term benefit of a lockdown? 1:11:00 - “Don’t panic. Prepare. We don’t want to create hysteria. There’s a lot you can do individually and this is one of the only things in healthcare ever, where what you do affects the rest of the country.” - Dr. Marty Makary 1:12:21 - Follow Marty on Twitter @MartyMakary 1:13:11 - I summarize what we heard and learned in the past hour Also! A lot of you have been writing me and tweeting to say you love this episode with my friend Bill Beteet. Ep. 555 - How to Persuade Anyone of Anything with William Beteet III He's giving my listeners a special deal to his new course and if you're stuck at home in isolation, now is the perfect time to let yourself learn or improve a skill. So definitely take him up on the offer while you can. All the information is at www.framescholar.com/james And here's the link to the episode  Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/555-how-to-persuade-anyone-anything-william-beteet/id794030859?i=1000467302479 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/episode/1Ko04h3dTu4xQAIPLUT4vz YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u925CgWQgG4   I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

Jim McKelvey is the co-founder of Square and the founder of Invisibly. I wanted to know HOW he got his direction. Because we all have ideas. But how do we know which ones to actually pursue and execute? How can we find the winners? The ones that will provide value. And profit. In this episode, Jim tells us which markets are underserved. And how to find executable business ideas that will give you a sizable return. And he just wrote a book "The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy Idea at a Time"  If you like this episode, you'll also like episode553 - How to Make Money by Buying an Established, Profitable Business Using None of Your Own Money with Carl Allen And Carl has a new book on this which you can get for 20% off at carlsbook.com/james  I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

What the hell happened yesterday? We saw the largest drop in history of the Dow Jones Index. It dropped over 2,000 points, which is more than 7%. So I'm doing an emergency podcast to break down: ⁃ A HISTORY OF MARKET CRASHES - THE MICRO AND MACROECONOMICS OF CORONAVIRUS ⁃ WHY YOU SHOULDN’T BE SCARED OF MARKET CRASHES - WHY THE STOCK MARKET FELL... ⁃ WHAT YOU NEED TO KEEP TRACK OF TO PREDICT THE MARKET IN A PANDEMIC - HOW THIS WILL IMPACT THE ELECTION and more...  Also if you like this episode or have more questions tweet me @jaltucher  "Carl Allen has nine side hustles. He doesn’t work in any of them. They all just create cashflow for him. He’s been doing this for 27 years. And has done hundreds of deals. Now he’s teaching people how they can do it without investing your own money or having any experience at all. Consider this an introduction to a new, richer life. Listen to episode553 - How to Make Money by Buying an Established, Profitable Business Using None of Your Own Money with Carl Allen And Carl has a new book on this which you can get for 20% off at carlsbook.com/james  I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

In this chaotic time, we need a bizarre story. - Jeffrey Epstein went to dinner with some old school comedians. He told them a story about Trump. The story could be false. But if it’s real, it’ll be the more bizarre story you’ve heard about Trump. Period. - "Carl Allen has nine side hustles. He doesn’t work in any of them. They all just create cashflow for him. He’s been doing this for 27 years. And has done hundreds of deals. Now he’s teaching people how they can do it without investing your own money or having any experience at all. Consider this an introduction to a new, richer life. Listen to episode553 - How to Make Money by Buying an Established, Profitable Business Using None of Your Own Money with Carl Allen And Carl has a new book on this which you can get for 20% off at carlsbook.com/james  I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

The macro formula for building a business with meaning looks like this: real relationships + belief + combining experiences +  fixing a problem + adaptability + (I could keep going). But these are just words. Bill Glaser, founder of Outstanding Foods and my new favorite vegan snack (pigless pork rinds) has stories. He’ll tell us how convinced a handful of strategic investors to say “yes” all at once, partnered with Snoop Dogg, found a hole in the market and turned it into an opportunity & more.  Guest quote: “Belief doesn’t mean having tunnel vision. Belief means adapting” - Bill Glaser Links and resources: Go pig out! Bill is giving The James Altucher Show listeners a discount. Check it out at PigOutWithJames.com. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

Any effective leader in the world has learned the art of frame control aka these two skills: perception & persuasion. I decided to interview my friend Bill Beteet about this because he's studied this topic for years, put it into practice and now he's teaching people how to get the results they want in persuasion, perception and frame control.  Learn more www.framescholar.com/james   I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

There are new Coronavirus updates! I was sitting at home, and I am nervous just thinking about them. So I called up the two doctors that focus on research on this disease, Dr. Stanley Perlman and Dr. Eric Ding (back to back). I have to say, I feel so much better after the two interviews.   I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

Carl Allen has nine side hustles. He doesn’t work in any of them. They all just create cashflow for him. He’s been doing this for 27 years. And has done hundreds of deals. Now he’s teaching people how they can do it without investing your own money or having any experience at all. Consider this an introduction to a new, richer life. And Carl has a new book on this which you can get for 20% off at carlsbook.com/james  I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

I'm not political. But I'm interested in studying human behavior, history, marketing, what drives decision making, the power of money, perception, persuasion... that's what an election is. It's a soup. So I brought Phillip Stutts back on the show to dissect what's going to define the 2020 election. He's worked on 3 winning presidential campaigns, several governor races, senate races, AND he’s also worked on losing campaigns. Which is important. Because that’s how you learn your field and get better. --- I get a lot of emails from people asking how to make extra money. Or how to make a meaningful impact in life. Or both. So I want to tell you where to go to learn how to tap into what you love the most and turn it into a profitable income stream. Go find out from my friends Tony Robbins and Dean Graziosi. They have a course that I'm forcing my daughters to take. It's called "Knowledge Business Blueprint."  And it's exactly that... a step-by-step blueprint that will teach you exactly how to turn your knowledge into a business. All the details are at jameskbb.com. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

Kamal went to Nepal to live with monks. But most people can't do this. So I had him come on to teach me what they taught him. I recorded this episode BEFORE Kamal's trip, though. So we can compare. Before and after. Here's the before.  Later, we'll hear how the monks taught Kamal how to feel less anxious. And escape the mental pain that comes from our daily inner conflicts.    So many of you listen to learn how to make extra money. Or make a meaningful impact. Or both. So I want to tell you where to go to learn how to tap into what you love the most and turn it into a profitable income stream. Go find out from my friends Tony Robbins and Dean Graziosi. They have a course that I'm forcing my daughters to take. It's called "Knowledge Business Blueprint."  And it's exactly that... a step-by-step blueprint that will teach you exactly how to turn your knowledge into a business. All the details are at jameskbb.com. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

I get these emails all the time, "How do I find my passion? Is it too late? Am I a failure?" Every age asks this. Because we all want to know what's next for us. We all want a second act. Or third. Or fourth. And it's possible. So I sat down with my wife, Robyn, and talked about the exercises that each of us have tried. What works. What doesn't. And where to start (over). Also! The best place right now to discover your passion is to check out this course from my friends Dean Graziosi and Tony Robbins. It'll teach you what you care about most. And how to turn it into your job. Go check it out. And sign up for the free seminar at jameskbb.com. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

Nik Wallenda is a daredevil. He’s broken 11 Guinness World Records and should be dead from all of them. But he’s not. His skill is unexplainable. It’s part acrobat. Part circus. Part mastermind… You might’ve seen him on a highwire. BLINDFOLDED. While crossing the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls, between buildings in Time Square or Chicago and more. I wanted to know how Nik defeated fear... was it his childhood training? Was it his focus or ability to control his heart rate? And how does he get himself to keep doing the thing that could plunge him to death while the rest of us are scared to quit our 9-5s? Nik’s talent is unbelievable. But the method behind it is accessible. And something we can all look at as a form of possibility.   I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

If you ever catch yourself wondering how to work for yourself, this is the podcast for you. Dean Graziosi was making 1.8 million dollars at age 26. !!?? Can you imagine? When he said this, I thought, "I should’ve been more entrepreneurial." But I'm not too late. And neither are you. In this episode, Dean breaks down how to turn your life experiences and knowledge into a 6 or 7 figure+ business. He gives real-life case studies from people who followed his new program, Knowledge Broker Blueprint. Which he created with Tony Robbins. They wanted to make it easy for people to find their calling. And actually commit to it. I could say more. But I think you should do this instead. Sign up for Dean's free LIVE seminar. You'll learn how you can make more money, make an impact and tap into what you love doing. Go to jameskbb.com to sign up. Trust me. You'll be glad you did when you look back. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

I love having Bishop T.D. Jakes on the podcast. This is his third time on the show. And each time, he teaches me something new about turning pain into promise. So what does that mean? It means you're not melting into the pain of life. Instead, you're aware that you're not alone. And that other people could use your help if you pull yourself out of that. And lend them a hand. That's what true entrepreneurship is. And it starts by realizing that you can help people. Click play to hear T.D.'s deeply thoughtful expression of how to turn your passions and pains into something that makes life better not just for you, but for the world. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

Any one can write a book. And publish it. You don’t need a publisher. Or any gatekeeper to approve. You just need your own permission. And then you can do it yourself. So in this podcast, I walk you through how to pick your topic, how to find a unique angle to write about, how to outline your chapter, and so on. Think of this episode as a ready, fire, aim approach to writing and workshopping your own book in just 30 days flat. And! If you really want to hear how successful someone can be with self-publishing their own book, go look at my friend Kamal Ravikant. He published a short book, 50 pages or so. And still makes money off of it today. It's just passive income. And he felt good writing it.  I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

Maria Konnikova is the New York Times bestselling author of several books, including "The Confidence Game: Why We Fall For It Every Time." And "Mastermind: How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes." Today's she's on the podcast to talk about mastering your mind. Basically, Sherlock Holmes, even though he's a fictional detective, is a mastermind. And there's a lot to learn from him: how to read people, how to know if you're being deceived, how to gain confidence, and more.  Also, let us know which tip or quote is your favorite! @jalutcher and @mkonnikova - James I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

Peter Diamandis lives in the future. His life revolves around space research, understanding how humans and tech will fuse as one, and how this will impact job security, job creation, money, opportunity... everything. So I wanted to hear the A-Z. What does the future look like? And more than that... how QUICKLY do we need to adapt? Peter just wrote a new book with Steven Kotler, a Pulitzer Prize nominated and award-winning journalist. The book is called, "The Future Is Faster Than You Think: How Converging Technologies Are Transforming Business, Industries, and Our Lives."  I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

"Comedians Yannis Pappas and Chris Distefano are two cuties with smoothies who go WILD for history and nature." I didn't write this. It's on the website for History Hyenas, one of the most hilarious podcasts out there.  We recorded this episode to just have fun. But it's also full of a lot of history.  I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram   Hey! If you made it to the end of the episode, then you heard about the special contest I have going on right now. Here are the details for how to enter: STEP 1: Text a friend with the link to this episode. And make sure to tell them WHY you think they’d get value from listening STEP 2: Then take a screenshot of your text and email it to me at askaltucherpodcast@gmail.com STEP 3: That’s askaltucherpodcast@gmail.com And remember, you can increase your chances as much as you'd like. Every person you text about the episode is a new entry! There’s no limit.  So thanks. And goodluck!

Is the Coronavirus really a threat? I keep seeing headlines. But I don’t know what to think. So I called up Professor Peter Openshaw from Imperial College London. He’s a clinician, and a scientists specializing in lung immunology. In this episode, you’ll learn the science. And find out what we can do to prevent it from getting into our bodies. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

Craig Benzine went from being a waiter to a full-time content creator. His whole life is creative. And you can find it on YouTube when you search “WheezyWaiter” I asked him about the process of quitting one thing you hate to start something you love. Plus I ask for tips that new creators can use today to get started including how to be authentic,  how to find your creative purpose, what rules to follow and where to experiment.  I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

Tom Quiggin is a former military intelligence officer. And Canadian. And host of the Quiggen Report Podcast about "counter-terrorism in the age of identity politics." (i.e. how can you talk about a threat if you'll be call politically incorrect or worse racist if the threat itself happens to pertain to a certain culture?) I don't know the answer. And usually, I don't care. But I've had a lot of people come on the podcast recently and talk to me about the threat against free speech and comprise. You can take my privacy. I already know Alexa is listening. But free speech is another story. Because, if you look at history, speech is the first thing to disappear when countries collapse. Let's take a look. PLUS you'll also hear what counter-terrorism really looks like (interrogation tactics, interviews, the psychological states of a terrorist's mind and more.)  I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

We're all scared to ask for certain things: a raise, permission to work from home, more vacation time, seed money, an introduction, whatever. You know what it is for you. So I invited Wayne Baker, author of All You Have to Do Is Ask: How to Master the Most Important Skill for Success" and Adam Grant, esteemed Wharton professor and best-selling author of "Originals: How Non-Conformists Move the World" to come on and share which tactics are best for motivating people, negotiating, asking for difficult things and more.  I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

I have a theory. And it’s backed by research… that if you have a 4 day work week, you’re more productive. Brendan Lemon and I dig into the psychology behind WHY.   I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

Money isn’t just about what’s in your account. There’s a power to money. But to really understand money and the influence it has in your life, you have to have a money philosophy. You have to think about HOW you think about money. So I interview Nicole Lapin, a financial expert, author, and host with Jason Feifer, the Editor in Chief of Entrepreneur magazine. They both have their own money philosophies. And they'll teach you how to make be more strategic about how you use, make, grown and keep money. Check out their podcast Hush Money. https://megaphone.link/HSW2799622578 Where they talk about money — but not *boring* money! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

Chuck Palahniuk is the author of Fight Club... a cult classic. And one of my favorite books. I felt so lucky getting to watch him breakdown storytelling. Because he does it in a way that goes beneath the surface. He takes you into what it means to be human. He makes you feel seen and like your life, as messy as it is, makes sense.  Now he has a new book called, "Consider This: Moments in My Writing Life after Which Everything Was Different." Which not only has all the best writing advice I've ever seen, it also has a list of recommended books in the back. Chuck and I read through the list. He asked me, "Have you read this one?" And said the title. I said, "No." He said, "I'm so jealous. It's like you're about to have sex for the first time." I can't wait. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

Joseph ‘Rev’ Simmons is Run D.M.C.’s iconic rapper. He just wrote a book with this wife Justine Simmons called “Old School Love: And Why it Works.” I like this interview because they’re relationship is on full display here. You see they argue and work through it. You hear them banter and talk over each other the way real couples do. And then you see how caring they are for each other. So you’ll get the advice and the examples all at once. And in real-time. AND of course I asked Rev all about his rap career, fame, rising to the top, letting go of drugs, excess, gluttony and finding God. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and the author "Maybe You Should Talk to Someone." In this episode, she tells me the inside baseball of therapy: what's the difference between a narcistist and a sociopath? How do you spot them (so you don't end up in relationships with them) / make sure YOU'RE not one. I also ask her how to deal with passive aggression, the benefits of therapy, and what ways she's personally seen her own client's lives improve. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

Calling all "Question of The Day" fans! We’re back... For a one-time live reunion. I sit with my good friend and favorite backgammon opponent to comb through our burning questions including how to make life an experiment what makes work stand out from the crowd when it's a good idea to steer from your plans identity economics lies/truth/news why we stopped doing QOD The list goes on. Join us for an episode of laughs. It's a fun one. And tweet us your questions (@jaltucher + @Freakenomics)  Thanks James I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram

There’s a lot I want to accomplish in life. And I bet there’s a lot you want to accomplish, too. So what’s stopping us? Usually, in my own life, I can boil it down to one thing. It’s not focus. It’s not having some super-specific morning routine. Or 8 hours of sleep (although that’s important)… I accomplish things when I give myself permission to accomplish things. So what does that mean? It means I start doing and stop thinking about what it would look like to do something. So in this episode, you’ll hear Sean Kim, host of “Growth Minds” podcast interview me about how to swap planning for permission and go for what you actually want in life. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram   Check Out The Altucher Book Club Series: Apple Podcasts YouTube Instagram

Jocko Willink is a NAVY Seal turned leadership coach. He says leadership is “the most complex of all human endeavors.” Because leadership is not just one skill. It’s a combination of hundreds: management, decision making, team building, teaching, disciplining, training... the list goes on. So he wrote a field manual. In this episode, we dig deep into what it looks like to translate military leadership skills into successful business skills. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram   Check Out The Altucher Book Club Series: Apple Podcasts YouTube Instagram

Everything is changing all the time. So how do we keep up? How do we learn to stay ahead of the future? That's what Jamie Metzl is here to tell us. Jamie is a tech futurist, self-taught genomics expert, economist and the bestselling author of "Hacking Darwin," which is all about genetic engineering and "the frontiers of biology." But what's most important here is that Jamie didn't go to school for genomics. He's self-taught. And he skipped the line by be self-taught AND a skilled sci-fi writer. Combining both made his book his #1. And opened the doors to new opportunities. That's what learning is about. So I ask Jamie to teach me how he learns. So we can be better learners, too. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James Altucher Show” and rate and review wherever you get your podcasts: Apple Podcasts Stitcher iHeart Radio Spotify   Follow me on Social Media: YouTube Twitter Facebook Linkedin Instagram   Check Out The Altucher Book Club Series: Apple Podcasts YouTube Instagram

The “best” is not just a title. The “best” achieved something extraordinary. And that's really what this podcast is about. So today, I’m looking at the 5 best investors in the world, what they knew and what we can learn from them to live...

Chris Turner is the best in the world at the INTERSECTION of freestyling and comedy. Combining two skills is the #1 way to get to the top. I ask him how he found his personal intersection (we all have one. Or many). And we find out how he discovered...

"I'm 73. But I'm not old," Suzanne Somers said. She has sex all the time. She has her memory, her energy, her hair... and she's beat cancer multiple times (with the help of the most cutting-edge doctors on the planet). Now she's got a book, "A New Way...

I was suppose to go on Brendon Lemon's Podcast, The Madness Continues. Instead, we have a spontaneous discuss about Star Wars, Avengers End Game, and Avatar! There's a second part to the podcast! Go check out Brendon Lemon's The Madness Continues...

I sat that the world expert in AI, Kevin Surace to discuss if we should afraid of AI and automation or not, gene editing, and Andrew Yang! So here's the show and if you like it, please let us know. I read all the comments and tweets. And use them to...

Being informed is getting harder and harder. Everyone has an agenda. Some help you. Some get you to stay tuned it. Others get you to question. I want to question. Because that’s we’re growth is. So I brought Tim Dillon on the show. He’s a...

I've been waiting for this moment. For seven years. Because 7 years ago my good friend Kamal Ravikant SELF-published a book. He uploaded it to Amazon. And sold half a million copies. This was without a publisher. Or a marketing team. Or any advance...

I sat down with the expert, Tom Quiggin from Quiggin Report, and ask him the big question. "Iran: Why now!? And what next!? Will be there another World War?" Tom analyzed and explained the situation to me. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the...

What are strong narratives and what are weak narratives?  I sat down with comedian Brian Scott McFadden and we broke down the narratives of all of the presidential candidates to discover what we can learn from each of them and how we might form...

Amy asked a big question. She said, "Ten years from now when I look back at this decade of my life, am I going to be impressed with how I spent it?" She asks a lot of big questions. Because she's a psychotherapist and the author of the...

I want to know what people think. And feel. I want to be able to read a room. And then use that to either make more money, create relationships, have more success, make business deals, etc. So I found Euny Hong and invited her on the podcast. She is...

I’ve been through almost every type of negotiation: salary negotiation, vacation time, buying businesses, selling businesses, getting equity, etc. The only negotiation I haven't tried personally is hostage negotiation. But I interviewed one from the...

I'm a guest on The Conscious Creators Show. And I'm airing it here. Because I talk a lot about what I've learned from my podcast guests, how I've applied the lessons I've learned from them about choosing yourself and how you can apply it to your life...

David Kwong is known for creating illusions. He’s a master. He’ll make you question your reality. I wanted to know his tricks. Because it's all developed from elements of persuasion. You'll also hear about his career. And how he used talent...

Who makes you think what? So many people come on my podcast and say, "Freewill is a myth." We've heard this from Yuval Harari who wrote "Sapiens." We heard it from Robert Greene, author of "The Laws of Human Nature." And now we're learning about it...

I love games. I love chess. I love poker. I love anything that helps me be more strategic, prepared for negotiations. I like being able read people and build alliances. All of this comes from games. But I didn’t realize there are so many new games...

Someone sent me a video of a young 20-something-year-old getting tasered in the shower by a police officer. He was mentally ill.  I thought, “This needs to change.” And it is. Thanks to Chief Don Deluca, Scott Cohen and the whole team behind...

We all make stupid arguments all the time. But we can get better. If we take the right steps. So I read Scott Adams new book and invited him on the podcast to talk about “Loserthink.” Loserthink is any kind of argument that’s baseless or lacking...

Mike Rowe has been a TV personality for a long time. He’s best known as the host of “Dirty Jobs” where he shows the world what it’s like to do dangerous and disgusting jobs. Mike showed us that there’s dignity in work. Of all kinds. In this...

I’m jealous of Jeannie Gaffigan’s brain tumor. Not the tumor itself. Or the feeding tube. Or side effects. But I’m jealous of the community that came to her side. I told her, "I’m afraid that if this ever happens to me, I won't have the love...

Eric Adams was beat by the police at age 15. “They kicked us in the groin over and over again. We were urinating blood for seven days.” So when Eric grew up, he became a cop. “I had no idea I was going to last for 22 years,” he said. “I...

I want to live forever. Or at least for as long as I feel like living. So I called Dr. Steven Gundry. He's changing the way we understand health by creating new food pyramids, busting myths about food fads, and helping us understand the underlying...

Kamal Ravikant went to the hospital for a scheduled elective surgery. Everything went great. Until the stitches inside his body ripped. And he felt pain in his stomach. He asked the nurse for medicine. Soon his was spurting blood everywhere. One of...

It’s hard to practice psychology in high stakes situations. But it's necessary. I've been practicing this forever. I practice with chess, in business, in negotiating, in investing. Jennifer Shahade also practices this. Actually, no. She's mastered...

Nas had a great life. And a great job. He was making a ton of money as a software developer for Venmo. But he was too comfortable. So he started a creative challenge where he traveled around the world. And made a one-minute video every day for 1,000...

Humble The Poet was scared of going broke again. It was his biggest fear. So he made some necessary changes. And now he's sharing them with you. We recorded this as a quick minisode. It started by accident. We were just talking. And then I looked at...

Humble The Poet was a teacher. He didn't like it. And he felt it. He had a different art inside of him. Part of it was rap, part of it was poetry, part of it was philopshy. It took time, but now Humble The Poet is a full-time artist. In this podcast,...

This is Ryan Holiday's 10th time on the podcast. In this episode, we talk about his new book, "Stillness Is the Key," which takes an allusive topic (stillness) and makes it applicable to everyday life.  Ryan signed a bunch of copies for me to...

This is Part 3 of my 500th podcast celebration. All three episodes have incredible clips from incredible guests. Here's the list of clips for Part 3. And let me know which clips you love. Or who you'd like to hear more from. And we'll bring it to you....

Here's Part 2 of my 500th celebration! I'm releasing three bonus episodes. You can listen in any order. They all have a mix of clips that show you how to find what you really love in life, how to overcome the fear and self-doubt that plagues all of...

Consider this the new year. I'm releasing 3 episodes back-to-back with the greatest advice from 30 guests. Today you'll get 10 clips (I made a list of the guests and episodes below so yu can follow along). But here's what I'm thinking. Use these 3...

Tim O’Brien is the bestselling author, “The Things They Carried.” Tim wrote this book as a veteran of the Vietnam war. He was drafted. Like everyone else in their 20’s at the time. “85, 90% of our casualties came from land mines,” he said....

The rules of business are the same in 1800 and now. The times change. The products change. But the psychology of business stays the same. I'll tell you my stories. And lessons on being creative, executing your ideas, who to hire, giving yourself...

Mike Bullard dropped out of school to become a cop. He wanted to solve murders. But no one really gets murdered in Canada. So he quit. And became a stand-up comedian. Then a talk show host and radio host. He’s since been named the greatest TV talk...

I want to know who's going to win the election. And how. What marketing tactics will they use? How will the persuade? Is negative advertising good? I called Phillip Stutts. And he came back on the podcast to tell me his predictions. He’s gotten all...

Aaron Berg is a world record-breaking comedian. He just shattered a comedy record by doing 25 sets. At 25 different clubs. All in one night. He filmed it all. And made a new special called "25 Sets." Which you can get on Amazon. Or iTunes. In this...

T.J. Miller is a stand-up comedian and actor. It's his second time on the podcast. We talked about his upcoming movie, "Underwater." But we also talk about the future of bitcoin, the changing media landscape, why people are so angry and the benefits...

Gary Gulman is a comedian I love as a professional, a person and a friend. He first came on my podcast in 2016. When he was severely depressed. He could barely get out of bed. I admired him. Because he was really honest about it. He's doing better...

“Everyone in America has had their identity stolen already,” Frank Abagnale said. He would know. He’s a con artist. Well, used to be. He retired. But 50 years ago, Frank was one of the most wanted men in the U.S. And in 2002, Steven Spielberg...

Anti-aging technology is here. And David Sinclair is the biologist, researcher and genetics professor with the answers to all my questions about how to live longer, how to reverse your biological clock, age better, or even anti-age. He just wrote the...

Chase Jarvis is one of the best photographers in the world. He's the founder of Creative Live, the world’s largest online learning platform for creatives & entrepreneurs. And now, he's the author of the new book: “Creative Calling: Establish a...

I could ask Steve Schwarzman 5 more hours of questions. He's the Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of the largest private equity firm on the planet, Blackstone. And now, he's the author of, "What It Takes: Lessons in the Pursuit of Excellence."   And...

Brian Grazer is one of the top producers of all time in Hollywood. He's a producer of "Splash," "Apollo 13," "A Beautiful Mind," which he won the Oscar for Best Picture. He produced one of my favorite movies, "8 Mile," and another favorite movie,...

Scott Young is the author of "Ultralearning: Master Hard Skills, Outsmart the Competition, and Accelerate Your Career." And he's not just a researcher. He's lived this. Scott finished a four-year MIT degree in just one year. He's self-taught himself...

Chris Tucker is a former air traffic controller. He was working in New York City on 9/11. And spent the whole day trying to keep the passengers of two hijacked planes safe. This episode is his story. It's heroic. And it saved lives. But Chris says, "I...

Healthcare is making people bankrupt. Doctors screw you. Hospitals scam you. They recommend surgeries you don't need. Or rob you based on what "network" you're in. Why? Because we're not informed. And Marty Makary is here to change that. "Every price...

Tyler Cowen is an economist and the author of "Big Business: A Love Letter to an American Anti-Hero." This book is meant to help calm your nerves. He says, "I think we're in a grumpy time period. People are upset at politicians, at Congress, somewhat...

484 - The Best Tool To Unlock Your Creativity: Julia Cameron on "The Artist's Way"

Brian Scott McFadden is on a mission to make comedy funny again. He says, "You're a human being. And that's what comedy is supposed to be about... our shared humanity." You'll hear some really funny, thought-provoking bits. You'll hear classic...

I'm getting ready to celebrate my 500th episode. So I'm relearning old lessons. And I want you to join me. Steve Cohen (podcast producer extraordinaire) says, "What's the best room in the house? The room for improvement." Listen to learn all our...

Tank Sinatra was an alcoholic. He knew it early on. And quit drinking when he was 22 years old. "You know how people say they're going to go have 'A drink?'" he said, "I've never done that." He calls it an allergy. Because his reaction to alcohol is...

Amy Morin is a psychotherapist and the author of the international bestseller, "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do." She's seen firsthand how people change their lives. And coming on the show to help you take back the power in your own...

Chris Gethard makes issues like depression, anxiety & loneliness funny. He's a comedian, actor and the host of the podcast “Beautiful Stories From Anonymous People." In this episode, you'll hear Chris Gethard's top tips for inserting the funny...

Jackie Martling is a professional joke writer. He spent 18 years writing jokes for “The Howard Stern Show.” He’s also had his own radio show about jokes on Sirius XM. And he’s the author of ‘The Joke Man: Bow to Stern.” I write about all...

Tim Staples makes content go viral. In this episode, he'll break down the psychology behind capturing attention. Which you can use in any area of life: sales, pitching a business, growing a following online, getting people behind you, crowdfunding,...

Mike Love is a singer and co-founder of The Beach Boys. I did this interview LIVE in New York. (Come to a show sometime!) We talk about his legendary career and how The Beach Boys became a global sensation pre-internet. We also talk about writing...

Andrew Schulz is a comedian and host of “The Brilliant Idiots” podcast with Charlamagne Tha God and "Flagrant 2" with Akaash Singh and Kazeem Famuyide. In this episode you’ll hear all his marketing hacks for building an audience, becoming...

David Bach is the author of "The Latte Factor: Why You Don't Have to Be Rich to Live" and "The Automatic Millionaire: A Powerful One-Step Plan to Live and Finish Rich." He'll teach you about the financial anxieties we create in our head, why they're...

Scott Galloway quit everything in 1999. He quit his job, his marriage. “I didn’t like my friends. I didn’t like myself,” he said. So he went out on his own. Two years later he felt like he was going to die. “I only left my loft for food, sex...

Jamie Metzl is a tech futurist, sci-fi writer, CIA think-tank participant, self-taught genomics expert, economist and more. His new book is “Hacking Darwin: Genetic Engineering and the Future of Humanity” about the future of life on earth: the...

Eric Weinstein was going to drop out of college. But he got a degree... from Harvard. In mathematical physics. And now he’s the Managing Director of Thiel Capital (Peter Thiel’s investment firm). And he's the host of the new podcast "The Portal."...

Eric Weinstein is the managing director of Thiel Capital. He has a Ph.D. from Harvard in mathematical physics. (Meaning, listening to him WILL make you smarter.) I asked him how he learned to think so clearly. Because too many of us are in a fog...

Ramit Sethi's is the only person who will tell you exactly how to improve your behavior about money. He's direct. No BS. He's very honest about "the one thing you have to focus on to become a millionaire." You'll learn that in this episode....

Ramit Sethi is the bestselling author and coach of "I Will Teach You To Be Rich," a book that tells you the biggest money mistakes you make, the exact words you should use in a negotiation, how to spend money in a way that actually makes you happy and...

We've been lied to. All of our lives, we were told that the most successful people in the world started young. And focussed on just one thing. LIES! David Epstein just wrote about this in his book, "Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized...

I’m jealous of Gabriel Weinberg. He wrote the book I WISH I wrote. It’s called “Super Thinking: The Big Book of Mental Models.” This book has hundreds of mental models, cognitive biases, ect. This is a book I'm going to keep out and re-read...

Brad Thor used to work in the TV industry. Then he got married. And his wife asked him, “If you were on your death bed, what would you regret not doing?" He answered right away. Without thinking. "Write a novel," he said. Now he's written 19. And...

People are scared to be brave. Not Susie Essman. She puts her guts out there. It's how she became a successful comedian and actor. And this is a serious model of success in any situation. Because you can't half-ass your business, your book, your life,...

This is part 2 with Humble the Poet. In part 1 we talk about how he quit his teaching job. And became an artist. In part 2, Humble tells me how he became an artist who serves a community AND profits.     I write about all my podcasts!...

Humble the Poet started out as someone who didn’t know what he wanted to do in life. Then he became a teacher. He was good with kids. But there was too much bureaucracy in the job. So he quit. I asked him a bunch of “how” questions. “How did...

Scot Cohen has made millions from networking. But he used to have a hard time figuring out who was toxic and who was actually a good connection. So I asked him how what flipped the switch? He told me how he went from miserable job to millions off...

I believe in bitcoin. But not everyone understands it. It's confusing. So Ben Mezrich wrote about it. But not in the boring way you've seen over and over again. Ben Mezrich is a thriller writer. So he found the drama. And shows you bitcoin's dark...

Jeff Garlin is an actor, known for playing Jeff Green (Larry David’s sidekick) on Curb Your Enthusiasm (my favorite show!). He’s also on The Goldberg and he’s been doing stand up comedy for 37 years. But he didn't start out knowing he'd be...

Mike Reiss had a horrible boss. He'd call him up just to say, "XYZ sucks." He'd hold group meetings just to put his insults on display. "He was impossible," Mike said. But he dealt with it. Which seems like something a lot of people don't know how to...

He’s back! Roger McNamee is a Silicon Valley veteran who’s mentored everyone from Steve Jobs to Bill Gates to Mark Zuckerberg. And more. But he’s not here to talk about their success. He’s here to talk about the ways their success is crippling...

Sam Harris is a neuroscientist, philosopher, meditation advocate, he's the host of the "Making Sense" podcast and the New York Times bestselling author of "The End of Faith" "Waking Up," "The Moral Landscape" and more. This episode is long. But you...

Rich Karlgaard has done everything from dishwashing to running Forbes magazine. He was a late bloomer. And he wanted to hunt down other late bloomers. He gives a bunch of examples in this podcast. And wrote a book about this phenomenon titled, "Late...

Bishop T.D Jakes has served millions of people all over the world. He listens to their stories. And has learned this: "Pain always leaves a gift behind." And he wants to teach you how to find that gift. "Sometimes things happen to us that we did not...

Caroline Hirsch is the owner and founder of the iconic Caroline’s comedy club in Time Square New York. She’s worked with Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Tracy Morgan, Amy Schumer, and all the greats. She told me about the pattern that great performers...

Pete Holmes wants to rearrange the molecular structure of your brain. NOT through science. He wants to do it through comedy. And masturbation jokes. "When my wife left me," he said, "I realized that comedy is noble. People are hurting and it’s a...

Mark Manson is the best selling author of “The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck.” And now, his new book is, "Everything Is F*cked: A Book About Hope." Mark started this book when he got depressed.He wanted to find out what hope is and how we can...

Eric Schmidt is the former CEO of Google. Founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page hired him to gear Google up for the IPO. But something happened. They told him, “You need a coach.” Eric disagreed. He thought “I’m so great! You just hired me.”...

I get this question a lot: “Did you start coming up with ideas because you were already successful?” I'll tell you WHY they ask this. Because people think "I need to pay my bills and THEN I'll change my life." That's backwards. I was dead broke...

Mark Malkoff is a comedian who challenges himself to the impossible. And I don't mean medical miracles or anything like that. Everything he does is purely ridiculous. “I get super focussed when someone says I can't pull something off,” he said....

When I wrote “How to Deal with Crappy People” it became the most popular post on my blog. Everyone is dealing with crappy people. Since that post came out, the most common question I am asked is "What if the crappy person is your boss?" "Or...

Chelsea Handler is a comedian and the author of “Life Will Be The Death Of Me.” I interviewed her live at Stand Up New York (you can find out about upcoming live shows here). We talked a lot about trauma, comedy, death... and healing. Chelsea was...

Dave Barry is a comedian and the author of “Lessons From Lucy: The Simple Joys of an Old, Happy Dog.” The book is really funny. I rarely laugh out loud while reading. I have Dave tell me about the inspiration for the book and some of the ways his...

Hal Elrod almost died twice. Actually, he did die. "I was clinically dead for 6 minutes," he said. He was hit by a car. And the doctors said he'd never walk again. Hal dealt with the news with a totally different mindset than most people. "I gave...

Sometimes our dreams hold us back from thinking about new possibilities. This is a 10-15 minute episode about why I don't believe in following your dreams. And why it's better to age with your interests. (Examples included!) I write about all my...

Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and the author "Maybe You Should Talk to Someone." I asked her why therapists never tell you how to improve your life. Why won't they just give me the answers? And she said it's because people like to live where it's...

Tim Ryan is running for president. He just announced it. I interviewed him five years ago. It was my 32nd podcast interview. I'm re-releasing it. Because it's evergreen. Tim talks about how he got into meditation, the science behind it, how it can...

When I was broke, I thought my life was over. Then I made 4 changes. I talk about those 4 changes with Steve in this episode. But we also talk about investing, how to spot a scam (like Madoff), becoming an idea machine and more.  Also, let us...

This episode is from 2017. It's a beautiful conversation with lessons I'll cherish for the rest of my life. Rest in peace, Mike.  I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast....

I’ve interviewed 500 of the smartest people in the world. Many of them have discovered major problems in society. And when there are problems that also means there are opportunities for businesses. So Steve and I break down five problems, how they...

Tero Isokauppila is the CEO and founder of Four Sigmatic, a company specialized in helping people reach optimal human performance through superfoods, functional mushrooms and adaptogenic herbs. It's an odd business. And that's why it works. Because...

Steve and I were going to do this podcast on "The 10 Commandments of the American Religion." Which is an article I wrote (and got tons of hate mail about) back in 2016. But we only got through #1 and #2. Which happen to be about 2 worst financial...

Justice Sonia Sotomayor is on the US Supreme Court. I went to Washington for this interview. And asked her what makes someone persuasive and convincing? Is it voice? Is it confidence? And what makes a winning case? And how does someone become the type...

I get a lot of questions on Twitter and Instagram. So this is an episode to scroll through and give out answers. Send me questions for the next episode @jaltucher.  I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned...

Steven Pressfield was a cab driver for years before becoming a best-seller author. He's taught me about following your gut and not letting time get in the way of who you’re supposed to become. Listen to Steven talk about the hero’s journey and how...

We did this whole podcast off of my idea list for the day. I was in a Facebook group. And someone asked “What does entrepreneurship mean to you?” People had these corny answers like “value, freedom…” But when I started my first company in...

Gretchen Rubin is the bestselling author of “The Happiness Project” and “Better Than Before.” She just wrote a new book “Outer Order, Inner Calm: Declutter and Organize to Make More Room for Happiness." Gretchen will make you think about...

Eddie Ibanez is the biggest cyber security hacker I know. He used to be contracted by the US government to find patters that could help identify various threats (terrorist threats, security threats, etc.) He tried to tell me what he could without...

Brad Meltzer gets to call up the CIA and the secret service whenever he needs a new story. He’s written 11 best selling novels. They’re all history thriller novels. And now he’s written his first non-fiction book about the plot to kill George...

John Maxwell changed my life in 2001. I read his book “Failing Forward” and then read all his books ever since. He’s the #1 go-to guy for leadership and personal growth. And he’s sold over 30 million copies of his books worldwide. His newest...

Todd Herman coaches CEOs, Olympic athletes, entrepreneurs (etc.) on how to reach their peak performance using 1 key trick… an alter ego. He says, “We’re all super multi-layered people.” But we block ourselves. We constantly use old narratives...

Roger McNamee was Steve Jobs' mentor. And Bill Gates. And Mark Zuckerberg. Why is Roger so valuable to these people? What does he know that we don't? What did he have to offer the world's future billionaire visionaries? I also wanted to hear stories....

Stephen Merchant is 2x GoldenGlobe-winning actor, writer and director. I’m a fan of everything he’s worked on (The Office, Office Space, Extras, Hello Ladies, etc.). And now he has a brand new movie coming out that I highly recommend called...

People don't talk about this enough... the life hacks that answer the bigger questions: "How can I make time for things I really love and enjoy?" "How do I get the most out of a day, a week, a year, ten years?" There are a lot of life hacks out there....

"You’re the most disappointing guest ever," I said. "You’ve done everything you’ve ever wanted to do, you rose to the top…” Will Shortz is the crossword puzzle editor for "The New York Times." And he took probably the strangest path I’ve...

The first time Gary Gulman came on my podcast, he was totally depressed. He had difficulty speaking. He was hunched over. I almost felt bad for inviting him. But he was really candid. And I wanted to be his friend. He's likable and his comedy always...

One time I was on a plane with an CIA officer. He told me a lot of stories. One thing he said stood out. It was a life hack that I adopted right away. And I've been doing it for years ever since. I try to collect one takeaway from every person I...

Garry Kasparov is the best chess player in history. He was ranked #1 in the world for 20 years. And in 2007, he ran for president of Russia. Now he lives in exile. Going back to Russia is not an option for him. When I asked him, "Would you be in...

Evan Carmichael has a YouTube channel with over 2 million subscribers. He didn’t have a master plan. He built it up from scratch. And just followed a few simple rules (which you’ll hear in this podcast). My favorite rule out of all of them is...

Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and the author of an upcoming book called "Maybe You Should Talk to Someone." She also writes a column in The Atlantic called "Dear Therapist." This episode is sort of a behind-the-scenes. Because Lori tells me...

Gilbert Gottfried started doing stand-up comedy when he was 15 years old. He dropped out of high school and within 10 years he was on Saturday Night Live. And he built his career up from there. But he's also been the center of a lot of controversies....

I got nervous because David Rubenstein is the co-founder and co-chariman of The Carlyle Group, which is the biggest private equity firm maybe in the world. They own hundreds of companies and have $200 billion in assets. He's also the chairman of a lot...

Bryon Allen has 3 rules in business: “Don’t let anyone come between you and the customer. Don’t run out of money. And don’t break rules #2 and #3.” But he didn’t know these rules when he got started. He says people weren’t betting on the...

John Paul DeJoria is a self-made billionaire and philanthropist who co-founded the Paul Mitchell hair line.   I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast.     Thanks so...

George Gilder is a 79 year old super futurist. He’s the author of  #2 book in China, “Life after Google The Fall of Big Data and the Rise of the Blockchain Economy.” I had him on the podcast because he’s somehow been able to predict the...

David Goggins went from being 300 lbs to becoming a Navy SEAL. He also ran a 100-mile race AND he set the world pull-up record at 4,030 pull-ups in 24 hours. I told him I don't want to do any of that. But... I do want to learn the mindset he...

This is part 2 of my interview with Amy Morin where we talk about 10 mental health strategies that will make you stronger.  In part 1 of the interview, we talked about her article "5 Ways to Simplify Your Life to Make Room for Things...

Amy Morin in a mental strength trainer. She started out a therapist. And then her husband passed away. And her mom. She was grieving. And tortured by the pain. Then she realized she had the power to strengthen her own mind. She wrote about this in her...

TJ Miller is a comedian and actor. You’ve seen him in Silicon Valley, Deadpool, Ready Player One, and more. I kept asking him about his success. And how he got there. He told me to stop trying “manufacture” it. I laughed. He kept cracking jokes....

I went on Jamie Kilstein's podcast. And the conversation got intense. So I asked to publish it on my podcast, too. Here it is. I wanted to repost it because he told me what he does to make an impact in life. And how this has changed for him over time....

Phillip Stutts has been at the forefront of defining digital campaigning in politics. He has gotten presidents elected. He’s gotten senators elected. He’s gotten all sorts of political offices elected. I wanted to hear the strategy behind those...

First, Tom Bilyeu created one of the fastest growing companies. Sold it. And made millions. Now he's running a super successful media company. Here’s a list of what we talked about: - WHY I’M TERRIBLE AT NETWORKING (AND WHAT MAKES TOM GREAT AT...

Tom Bilyeu grew his company 57,000% in just two years. His company was the second fastest growing company that year. Then he sold it. And overnight, became massively wealthy. Now he runs a media company called Impact Theory. And has a podcast with the...

Danica Patrick is a top-level, professional racing driver, entrepreneur and one of the most well recognized female athletes in history. She started racing when she was 10 years old. And knew she'd make a career out of it. I wanted to know what drove...

Kai-Fu Lee is an artificial intelligence expert, venture capitalist and he’s probably the reason we have “Siri” and “Alexa.” He ran all of Apple’s speech recognition back in the 90’s. Then went on to work with Google and Microsoft....

Wyclef Jean is one of my favorite artists/rappers/creators.  He came from the worst ghettos in Brooklyn. And before that, he came from Haiti. I wanted to know how he took the leap... because so many people are afraid to try. He would imagine...

AJ Jacobs traveled all around the world to say “thanks” to all the people involved in making his morning cup of coffee. Then he wrote about it in his new book “Thanks a Thousand.” He thanked everyone from the farmers to the truckers and so on....

Dan Schawbel has the ultimate life plan. He started as the youngest columnist at BusinessWeek, then he created his own personal branding blog, then he became an online contributor for Forbes, then Forbes Magazine (print edition)… He takes each thing...

James Frey is a controversial writer. On purpose. He wanted to be “the most notorious writer in the world.” He ran off to Paris to be a writer when he was 21. He published a bestseller 12 years later ("A Million Little Pieces"). That’s 12 years...

Charlemagne got kicked out of two high schools. He was a class clown and his teachers said he was "disruptive." Now he gets paid to be disruptive and a class clown... on radio. "I took those so called flaws and made them my strength." And now he's the...

Howard Marks is #374 on the Forbes richest list. He co-founded Oaktree Capital Management and is worth $1.9 billion. I asked, “Do you hate being introduced as a billionaire?” He said, “I do. I don’t think that how much money I have sums me up...

John C. McGinley has been in 80+ movies, he’s been in six Oliver Stone movies and all nine seasons of “Scrubs.” And now, he’s celebrating the 3rd season of “Stan Against Evil,” where he’s acting AND writing. We talked about acting,...

I talk to Noam Dworman, owner of the Comedy Cellar about censorship, starting and running a small family-owned business, freedom of information vs. freedom of speech (which is more important?) and... Louis C.K.'s return to the stage. Some background:...

Robert Greene is one of my all-time favorite authors and brilliant thinkers. He just came out with a new book, “The Laws of Human Nature.” And I can already tell you this going to be one of my top recommended reads for the next 10, 20, 30 years....

Jocko Willink and Leif Babin are both Navy SEALS. They just came out with a new book “The Dichotomy of Leadership" where they break down all the mistakes leaders do, all the ways they get lost in ego, all the ways they forget to gain trust from...