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The James Altucher Show

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...more

Episodes

  • Make You a Millionaire! Jen Glantz EP05: To be financially successful, you need multiple streams of incomes!

    Oct 22 2021

    Another episode with Jen Glantz on the I Will Make You a Millionaire series! Jen is such an overachiever! We started talking about building an idea list 2 episodes ago, and since then, she has been coming up with new lists and new business ideas! Can she do all of them though? Should she be even thinking about starting a new business or a new newsletter given the busy schedule that she has!  Listen to this episode, and find out where will the conversation lead her on her journey to becomin...more

  • 782 - What's the deal with BITCOIN with Anthony Pompliano (Part 1)

    Oct 21 2021

    As of the release of this episode, Bitcoin is hovering around $65,000, and just weeks ago, it was only $35,000!  Seeing the price, I have to have one of my favorite newsletter writers, Anthony Pompliano, an entrepreneur, investor, and the founder of The Pomp Letter, which is about Bitcoin, finance, and technology, on to talk about what's the deal with Bitcoin. What is going on in the world, how is it different than ETH, SOL, and the stable coin?! Listen to this Part 1 ...more

  • 783 - What will it take for BITCOIN to Hit A Million Dollars? With Anthony Pompliano (Part 2)

    Oct 21 2021

    In this Part 2 of the 2 parts episode about BITCOIN, Anthony Pompliano, the writer of The Pomp Letter, after explaining the differences between Bitcoin, ETH, SOL, and other stable coins, we started talking about Defi, NFTs, regulation, and what will it take for Bitcoin to hit a Million dollars! Listen to this Part 2 out of 2, and make sure you check out Part 1 if you missed it!  My new book Skip The Line is out! Make sure you get a copy wherever y...more

  • 781 - Would you take a McDonald's Franchise, or Go to Harvard University? with Robyn and Jay The Engineer

    Oct 20 2021

    Years ago, a young man named Mark Zuckerberg was asked this question by his father: Would you choose to take a McDonald's Franchise (that I would purchase for you), or go to Harvard University for the degree of your choosing? And of course, we all know what he chose and what happened next, but it's an interesting question. In this episode, I asked Jay Yow The Engineer, and my wife, Robyn, the same question. Listen to the episode, and see what were their choices, and how would they take it from ...more

  • 779 - Dan Naturman (Part 1): The Life of a Comedian

    Oct 19 2021

    In this episode, I have Dan Naturman, an American stand-up comedian, on to talk about his journey of being a stand-up comedian, the industry, and the time he appeared on America's Got Talent! Now, as he heard from "someone" that one should have multiple source of income, so he went and wrote a book, Ira Spiro: Before Covid! Listen to this Part 1 out of 2, and Part 2 will come out the same day too! My new book Skip The Line is out! Make sure you get a copy wherever you ge...more

  • 780 - Dan Naturman (Part 2): From Comedian to Book Writer

    Oct 19 2021

    In this Part 2 of the episode, Dan Naturman, talked about his adjustment as a stand-up comedian during the lockdown and pandemic. He also talked about why is always great to have multiple income streams whether if you're financially secured or not! We also talked about his new novel, Ira Spiro: Before Covid. Is the book based on him, and the people around him? Listen to this Part 2 out of 2, and make sure you check out Part 1 if you missed it!  My new book Skip...more

  • Make You a Millionaire! Paolo EP03: Taking on new challenges!

    Oct 15 2021

    In this Make You a Millionaire Episode, Paolo came back on with more ideas for his apps! On top of that, I came up with a new challenge for Paolo, and see how far he could take the challenge!  My new book Skip The Line is out! Make sure you get a copy wherever you get your new book! Join You Should Run For President 2.0 Facebook Group, and we discuss why should run for president. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at ...more

  • 777 - Unni Turrettini (Part 1): How to battle loneliness?

    Oct 14 2021

    Loneliness is a very real and terrifying feeling. Loneliness doesn't necessarily mean that you're on an empty island or alone in an empty city. It could occur when you're in a new environment, or you feel like you're not "fitting in" in the new social group!  In this episode, I have Unni Turrettini, writer, lawyer, citizen activist, and international speaker, on to not talk about Nobel Prize Winner, but about loneliness. What is loneliness, and how to battle loneliness? Unni was also kin...more

  • 778 - Unni Turrettini (Part 2): Is Jay Lonely?

    Oct 14 2021

    In this Part 2 of the episode, Unni and I talked to Jay The Engineer about dealing with the loneliness that he felt when he came all the way from Malaysia all by himself! If you're interested, make sure to check out Unni's course using the link below: https://unniturrettini.simplero.com/purchase/133214-The-Fully-Connected-Method/coupon/JAMES When using this link, you get the course at $197 (instead of the full price, which is $497).  Also, a FREE guide to get out to loneliness, which yo...more

  • 775 - NFT (Part 1): All Things NFTS!

    Oct 13 2021

    What are NFTs? When I first saw NFTs, I thought they were all just a piece of art that you could screenshot and download. So my questions were, what are NFTs? Why were they worth thousands and millions of dollars? Was it a scam, if not, why am I not making them right now? So I called up my long-time friend, Tim Collins, a Contributor to TheStreet RM/RMPro, to tell me all about NFTs, what were their utilities, and why are people so excited about a piece of pixel art!? Listen to this Part 1...more

  • 776 - NFT (Part 2): The Future and Ideas for NFTs!

    Oct 13 2021

    After knowing more about NFTs, and what they can do, Tim Colins, Andy, and Josh talked about their NFT projects, Robo Rampage and MetaChamp. On top of that, I even brainstormed multiple business models for NFTs! Listen to this Part 2 out of 2, and make sure you check out Part 1 if you missed it!  My new book Skip The Line is out! Make sure you get a copy wherever you get your new book! Join You Should Run For President 2.0 Facebook Group, and we disc...more

  • 773 - Anna Powers (Part 1): Make million sitting at home with Copywriting

    Oct 12 2021

    I once had a couple of CEOs told me if they were to reborn and start all over again, they would want to be reborn as a copywriter! I have always talked about copywriting, and in last year's IG Live, I talked about it every other day! However, In this episode, I have Anna Power, a Conversion Copywriter and Online Business Mentor who helps her clients get paid to write copy through her Clickworthy Copywriting Certification™, to tell us what is Copywriting? And how much you can make as ...more

  • 774 - Anna Powers (Part 2): How to be the Best Copywriter

    Oct 12 2021

    In Part 1 of the episode, Anna Powers told us all about what is copywriter, and why you should be one! In this part 2 of the episode, we talked about all the copywriting techniques, and some use cases as well! Listen to this Part 2 out of 2, and make sure you check out Part 1 if you missed it!  REF: Clickworthy Copywriting Certification™ sales page  My new book Skip The Line is out! Make sure you get a copy wherever you get your new book! Joi...more

  • 771 - General Stanley McChrystal (Part 1): How to prepare yourself for risk

    Oct 07 2021

    This man has probably taken on more risks than anyone in the world, and his decision could've meant life or death in a certain situation!  General Stanley McChrystal, a retired United States Army General, and author came on to talk about his new book, Risk: A User's Guide, the stories that he had to essentially make life or death decisions while assessing the risk, and how can one prepare themselves to face the unforeseen future, and risks! Listen to this Part 1 out of 2, a...more

  • 772 - General Stanley McChrystal (Part 2): What were US's risks after the withdrawal from Afghanistan

    Oct 07 2021

    In Part 1 of the episode, General Stanley McChrystal talked about how he manages risks during his time as United States Army General, and how he uses the techniques that he had learned during then in Businesses. And of course, natural, the topic about the US Withdrawal from Afghanistan came up, and we get to talk about what happened with Iraq, Afghanistan, China. and Russia through his perspective, and also what were US's risks when we withdrew from Afghanistan. Listen to this Part 2 out ...more

  • 770 - Peter Boghossian (Part 2): How much would you stand up for what you believe in?

    Oct 06 2021

    Peter Boghossian, an American philosopher, pedagogist, and author, had explained what happened to him for the past years, and why was he being investigated. Now he explained why he choose to hand in his resignation letter, along with why he wrote the open letter to Portland State University. And how far would he go to stand up for what he believed in! Now, ask yourself, how much would you stand up for what you believed in. Ref: https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/my-university-sacrificed-ideas-f...more

  • 769 - Peter Boghossian (Part 1): Was Peter Right to Quit?

    Oct 06 2021

    September 8th, 2021. Peter Boghossian, an American philosopher, pedagogist, and author, thrown down his resignation letter as an educator for 10 years to the Portland State University. Here's the open letter that Peter penned after his resignation. https://bariweiss.substack.com/p/my-university-sacrificed-ideas-for Now, as a friend of the pod, I naturally invited him back on again, and talk about why, does he feel the needs to quit, and did he ever have the impossible conversation with t...more

  • 768 - Michael Dell (Part 2): The future of Dell, and the future of technology

    Oct 05 2021

    If you missed Part 1, make sure you listened to it before listening to Part 2! Now that Dell is up and running, growing and scaling, Michael Dell walked us through the struggle that the company had faced, the negotiation with the late Steve Jobs, and what does Michael sees in anyone when he was looking for the right candidate for his CEO role. He also talked about the future of Dell, the future tech that he's excited about, and his takes on cryptocurrency and bitcoin! Listen to this Part...more

  • 767 - Michael Dell (Part 1): From a Tiny Dorm to Big Time Founder and Leader

    Oct 05 2021

    We all have heard of Dell Computers, Dell Server, Dell Monitors, and everything Dell. However, what's the story behind Dell? How did it get started? Who has the idea of breaking apart computers, and put them back again? In this part 1 (of 2 parts) episode, Micahel Dell, an American billionaire businessman, and philanthropist. He is the founder, chairman, and CEO of Dell Technologies, came on The James Altucher Show to talk about his new book, Play Nice But Win: A CEO's Journey from Founder...more

  • 766 - How to test if you're Rational? With Robyn and Jay The Engineer

    Oct 01 2021

    A couple of episodes ago, I have Steven Pinker, cognitive psychologist, linguist, and popular science author, on to talk about this new book, Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters. And at the end of this book, there are quizzes to see if you're system 1 or system 2 in terms of Rationality.  Naturally, I have to try this quiz on people, so I have my wife, Robyn, and Jay The Engineer on to see how they do on the quiz! We also talked about some of th...more

  • 764 - Dr. Brian Keating (Part 1): Think Like a Nobel Prize Winner

    Sep 30 2021

    Dr. Brian Keating, an American physicist, podcaster, and author, has a new project, new book, and even a new podcast, Think Like a Nobel Prize Winner! Naturally, I wanted to be a Novel Prize Winner myself, so I have him on to talk about the collective interview that he had done with all the Nobel Prize Winner, and maybe one day, I too can win a Nobel Prize myself! The Kindle version is only 99 cents this week.  Order it here https://amzn.to/2UPTxOI and tune into Brian’...more

  • 765 - Dr. Brian Keating (Part 2): Think Like a Nobel Prize Winner

    Sep 30 2021

    In this Part 2 of the 2 parts episode with Dr. Brian Keating talking about his new book Think Like a Nobel Prize Winner, we discussed the trait of the Nobel Prize Winner, and what does it mean for them! The Kindle version is only 99 cents this week.  Order it here https://amzn.to/2UPTxOI and tune into Brian’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianKeating?sub_confirmation=1 to watch his phenomenal interviews. Listen to this Part 2 out of 2,...more

  • 762 - Steven Pinker (Part 1): Are you Rational or Irrational?

    Sep 28 2021

    In 2020, things have been challenging! There are constant arguments on social media like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and all the social sites that you can find on the internet!  In this Part 1 (of 2) of the episode, I have one of my favorite writers, and I have read countless of his book, multiple times, Steven Pinker, cognitive psychologist, linguist, and popular science author, on to talk about this new book, Rationality: What It Is, Why It Seems Scarce, Why It Matters. We ta...more

  • 763 - Steven Pinker (Part 2): How to be more Rational?

    Sep 28 2021

    In this Part 2 of the episode (make sure you check out Part 1), Steven Pinker, and I discussed how to be more Rational, and how to argue with yourself if you could understand the other "side" better? We also talked about all the biases that are associate with Rationality, and if you recognize them, can you change your behavior?  Listen to this Part 2 out of 2, and make sure you check out Part 1 if you missed it!  My new book Skip The Line is out! Make sure ...more

  • 761 - Chess Grandmaster Judit Polgár: Learning how to learn with chess

    Sep 23 2021

    Prodigy vs talent vs hard work. Is a prodigy born or made? How important is talent compare to hard work? What is the role of the educator nowadays compare pre-Google days? In this episode, I am honored to have Judit Polgár, Chess Grandmaster, on to talk about her origin story, her take on the education system nowadays, how can chess be translated into education, how can an adult learn a new skill at a high level. Towards the end of the episode, Jay The Engineer and I also talk...more

  • Make You a Millionaire! Jen Glantz EP04: How do I gain more subscribers for my newsletter!?

    Sep 22 2021

    I was totally blown away by Jen Glantz's idea lists! She didn't just send me one, but multiple idea lists and all of them are great!  In the last episode with Jen's, we talked about multiple ideas for newsletters that she could start. Sure enough, two weeks later, she started her new newsletters! Now, the next question, how can she gain more subscribers in a more organic and effienct ways! Twitter: @JenGlantz IG: @jenglantz My new book Skip The Line is out! Make sure you g...more

  • 759 - Dr. Scott Gottlieb (Part 1): Uncontrolled Spread: Why COVID-19 CRUSHED Us

    Sep 21 2021

    When did Covid-19 start to spread? How did it get spread globally so quickly? How is it different than all the other Flu-like diseases? In this episode, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, an American physician, investor, Former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner, and author, came on to talk about his new book, Uncontrolled Spread: Why COVID-19 Crushed Us and How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic. We also talked about how should The CDC have responded to the pandemic, how did the "6 inches" guideline...more

  • 760 - Dr. Scott Gottlieb (Part 2): Uncontrolled Spread: How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic

    Sep 21 2021

    In this Part 2 of the episode (make sure you check out Part 1), Dr. Scott Gottlieb explained the role of the vaccine against Covid-19 in the current situation, vaccines vs drugs, the immunity against Covid-19, and also how soon could we have drugs that would work against Covid-19. Also, I finally get to ask the question that I always wondered about my whole life (until now.) If someone has a terminal disease, why do we have to wait years, and billions of dollars spent, to have the drugs that co...more

  • 758 - Bill Jackson (Allied Van Lines) : Where are people relocating to?

    Sep 18 2021

    In the past year during the lockdown, people have been relocating cause 1. They are working remotely, and they can be anywhere they want to, 2. They need a bigger space because they have kids or more family members, 3. Or they realize, they don't need to be in the city for what they do, and they could pay cheaper rent and cheaper income tax elsewhere! In this episode, Bill Jackson from Allied Van Lines, comes on to the show, to talk about his experience of relocating people. How has the pa...more

  • Side Hustle Friday: How to rock your Affiliate with Laura Sprinkle

    Sep 17 2021

    In almost every Side Hustle Friday, and Make You A Millionaire series, I talked about building email lists, publish a book, and get affiliate deals constantly. The question is, what is an affiliate deal? How does it actually work? On top of that, do you know, you can be an Affiliate Manager? In this episode, Laura Sprinkle, affiliate partnerships strategist, came on to talk about how to become a successful affiliate manager, and how much money affiliate managers can make.  This...more

  • 756 - Brandon Webb (Part 1): What actually happened in Afghanistan, what happened in Iraq?

    Sep 16 2021

    What happened after 9/11? What happened in Afghanistan? What happened in Iraq? What were we doing in Afghanistan for 20 years? What have we achieved?  In this episode, Brandon Webb, author, former United States Navy SEAL and SEAL Sniper course Head Instructor, with one combat deployment to Afghanistan and one to the Persian Gulf, joined me to talk about his time when he deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11. We also discussed why America has stayed in Afghanistan so long after we won the war?...more

  • 757 - Brandon Webb (Part 2): Withdrawal from Afghanistan (Sequel): What went wrong, and what should've happened?

    Sep 16 2021

    What exactly happened to the Withdrawal from Afghanistan? What went wrong? How should America has be more effective in the withdrawal? What should we do better in politics, in terms of foreign policy, and internally? In this 2nd part of the episode, Brandon Webb, author, former United States Navy SEAL, and SEAL Sniper course Head Instructor, with one combat deployment to Afghanistan and one to the Persian Gulf, talk about what should America do to be more effective in withdrawal, and how s...more

  • 754 - Kai-Fu Lee (Part 1): AI 2041, Ten Visions for Our Future

    Sep 14 2021

    How will AI evolve in the future? Can AI replace humans in the future? How much do we really understand AI? In this episode (Part 1 of 2), my long-time friend, Kai-Fu Lee, computer scientist, businessman, and writer came on to The James Altucher Show to talk about his new book, AI 2041, Ten Visions for Our Future. Such an amazing book about the future of AI. Unlike all the other AI books out there, he forecasts the future of AI in an imaginative storytelling way! Listen to this Part 1 out of 2...more

  • 755 - Kai-Fu Lee (Part 2): AI 2041: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

    Sep 14 2021

    In this part 2 (of 2), Kai-Fu Lee, computer scientist, businessman, and writer, explained The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly of AI's future. How a good intention, could lead to a bad or undesirable outcome. How does privacy come into play with AI? Are people comfortable with sharing their personal data with AI? Can we actually have the "Good" AI? Listen to this Part 2 out of 2, and make sure you check out Part 1 if you missed it!  My new book Skip The Line is out! Make sure ...more

  • 753 - Can you pass this sample US Citizenship Test?? with Jay The Engineer

    Sep 10 2021

    After the podcast taping with David Rubenstein, about his book, The American Experiment: Dialogues on a Dream, there was a sample Citizenship Test at the end of the book. So naturally, I have to have Jay Yow, The Engineer comes on to take the test and see if he would pass the test!?  I am not going to lie, even I can't answer a couple of the questions! Can you answer all of them? Listen and find out how much do you know about the Citizenship Test, feel free to pause at any point to fi...more

  • 751 - Vanessa Bohns (Part 1) : You Have More Influence Than You Think, just ask!

    Sep 09 2021

    Do you know you have more influence than you think? Do you know, when you have hard times asking for things that you want, it's also equally hard for someone else to say no, and reject you!  I have been fascinated by this topic as you know, I have Robert Cialdini on before to talk about this topic! In this episode, Vanessa Bohns, a social psychologist and professor of organizational behavior at Cornell University, and author, came on to talk about her new book, You Have More Influence Than...more

  • 752 - Vanessa Bohns (Part 2) : How to have more influence

    Sep 09 2021

    In part 1 (of 2), Vanessa Bohns, a social psychologist and professor of organizational behavior at Cornell University, and author, came on to talk about her new book, You Have More Influence Than You Think. and I spoke about the amazing power of "ask", and studies that were done on "Ask", and how successful usually an "Ask" is?   In this Part 2, Vanessa shared more stories and the exercises that increase the ability of "asking" on things that you are uncomfortable to ask for and ...more

  • 749 - David Rubenstein (Part 1) Did The American Experiment failed?

    Sep 07 2021

    Is America still as great as it once was? And how the modern technologies have changed the county's development and politics? In this episode, I am joined by David Rubenstein, former government official, and lawyer, who is a co-founder and co-executive chairman of the private equity firm The Carlyle Group, author, to talk about his new book, The American Experiment: Dialogues on a Dream. In this part 1 (of 2), we talked about the politics, the economy, and how we as Americans fair against ...more

  • 750 - David Rubenstein (Part 2) The American Experiment: The Future

    Sep 07 2021

    Is America still as great as it once was? And how the modern technologies have changed the county's development and politics? In this episode, I am joined by David Rubenstein, former government official, and lawyer, who is a co-founder and co-executive chairman of the private equity firm The Carlyle Group, author, to talk about his new book, The American Experiment: Dialogues on a Dream.  In this part 2 (of 2), we talked about why people lost trust in the government(s), what are his predi...more

  • 747 - Jason Feifer (Part 1) What good come from changes?

    Sep 02 2021

    Our "Pod" friend, Jason Feifer, the editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine, a podcast host, book author, keynote speaker, startup advisor, and nonstop optimism machine, is once again on the show!  We started out troubleshooting his internet, router, and Google Mesh, then with my great segway, we segway into the conversation of what good can come from changes? And did or did the core consumers know what they need, and how should one recognize that? Make sure you also check out Part ...more

  • 748 -Jason Feifer (Part 2): What is holding us back from future?

    Sep 02 2021

    Part 2 of Jason Feifer's episode! Make sure you check out part one!  In this episode, Jason takes us back to when the elevator is first invented, and how the public is reacting to the machine that goes up and down! We also talked about how the necessary skills had been evolved in the past thousand of years. Jason also shared why did he change the name of his podcast, and how important it is to understand your consumer!  Make sure you check out Part One, and also follow Jason's ...more

  • 746 - How do you make decision that would drastically change your life and lifestyle? With Jen Glantz and Jay The Engineer

    Aug 31 2021

    Have you ever need to make a decision that would change your life or lifestyle? I.E. Moving to another state? Or deciding if you should or if you want to move to another state, or another city?  In this episode, I gave guidance to Jen Glantz and Jay The Engineer, how should they go about making life decisions like that! My new book Skip The Line is out! Make sure you get a copy wherever you get your new book! Join You Should Run For President 2.0 Facebook Group, and...more

  • Make You a Millionaire! James Quandahl EP05: When what you love intersect with what you good at, is Passion, When what you love intersect with what the world needs, is Mission!

    Aug 29 2021

    Another series with James Quandahl! He has launched a new podcast, called The James Quandahl Show, everyone should check it out! This time around we talked about should you quit when you're so close to the finish line, and we also talked about how could you niche what you do, so you will get more audience! Sometimes, less is more! My new book Skip The Line is out! Make sure you get a copy wherever you get your new book! Join You Should Run For President 2.0 Facebook Group...more

  • 745 - Sergey Young (Part 2) - What technologies would help us "Grow" and stay young!

    Aug 26 2021

    Who doesn't want to stay young, who doesn't want to grow younger? They are technologies today that would potentially help you grow younger, habits that help you stay young. However, how efficient are those technologies? How long before those technologies would be available to the masses? In this episode (Part 2 of 2), Sergey Young talked about what he does to stay young, and what are the new technologies he's looking, and interested in! One day, we could all live to 200 years old!  My n...more

  • 744 - Sergey Young (Part 1): The Evolution of The Science and Technology of Growing Young!

    Aug 24 2021

    Who doesn't want to stay young, who doesn't want to grow younger? They are technologies today that would potentially help you grow younger, habits that help you stay young. However, how efficient are those technologies? How long before those technologies would be available to the masses? In this episode (Part 1 of 2), Sergey Young, a longevity investor and visionary with a mission to extend healthy lifespans of at least one billion people, and author, came on to talk about his new book, The Sci...more

  • 743 - How to be "Smarter"?

    Aug 19 2021

    What is Smart? What is Intelligence? Does learning more vocabulary actually make you smarter? Does knowing a couple of mumbo jumbo terms, show that you're smarter than others? My answer is NO. Being smart means, you're able to make new discoveries based on all the information that you've learnt, and you have given. Being smart also means, how well you can connect different dots from different knowledge! Listen to the episode, and find out, how you can "be smart". My new book Skip The Li...more

  • 742 - The one philosophy that James lived his life by!

    Aug 17 2021

    During the lockdown, I have been thinking a lot about the different philosophies, especially Stoicism and Absurdism. In this episode, I broke down the 4 big philosophies: Stoicism, Existentialism, Nihilism, and Absurdism. I also talked about why I am adapting one of them and how that makes me happier! (To know more about Stoicism, Ryan Holiday, author, and he wrote a lot about it, make sure you check out all his book and his podcast.) My new book Skip The Line is out! Make sure you...more

  • The Companion Podcast Episode 06: Should you or should you not narrate your own audio book?

    Aug 13 2021

    In this companion podcast! Jay, The Engineer, and Nathan, the post-production manager were supposed to talk about last month's episode and what have they learned.  However, they got sidetracked! They ended up talking about the process in a traditional book publishing company. What happened after you finished writing a book if you ever get a book publishing deal? Should you or should you not narrate the audiobook yourself? And if you do, what should you do and be mindful of when you na...more

  • 741 - You can't just be something, You have to do something! with Brandon Webb

    Aug 12 2021

    Brandon Webb, former United States Navy SEAL, and SEAL Sniper course Head Instructor, New York Times bestselling author, Experimental aircraft pilot, and Entrepreneur, always wanted to be a fiction and novel writer. This time, he did it. He wrote a novel called Steel Fear: A Thriller, and he even manage to auction it off to Peacock TV! I am so impressed by this, so I decided to call him up, and asked him how he did it. How to write a non-fiction book, how to defy all the naysayers, and do w...more

  • 740 - Finding the next Exploding Topics with Brian Dean

    Aug 10 2021

    I have been obsessed with newsletters, generally, they're accessible, and nowadays, they're tens of thousands of different newsletters with different topics out there. However, this particular newsletter, Exploding Topics, caught my eyes, and I have been reading it every time it hit my inbox! In this episode, I have the writer and co-founder of Exploding Topics, Brian Dean, comes on to talk about the popular and the next trend in the world. We also talked about how to build new businesses and e...more

  • Make You a Millionaire! Jason Furst EP03: The Power for Newsletter!

    Aug 09 2021

    Jason Furst is going to New York to interview for a manager position in the restaurant industry! In this episode, before going to New York for an interview, Jason is still looking for ways to solve the staffing issues. One thing I suggested to him is, Newsletter and List. That way, he can help with staffing, and also could help himself building a network that could come in handy in the future! My new book Skip The Line is out! Make sure you get a copy wherever you get your new book!...more

  • 739 - Are There Any "Good People" Left in the World in this Climate?

    Aug 05 2021

    Jay and I were supposed to do a regular catch-up, but he asked me a very good question. Are there any "Good People" left in the world? What is "Good"? Is cancel culture good or bad? How will it affect people's lives? On top of that, Jay and I go through all 27 amendments to the Constitution and see if they make any sense? Listen to the episode and let's find them out together! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podca...more

  • 738 - Stop using these 3 Lazy Words! with Dr. Brian Keating

    Aug 03 2021

    Do you use these 3 lazy words daily? Do you use these words when you tried to solve problems? Create businesses? Win a game? Well, it's time to change that. I am joined by Dr. Brian Keating to talk about these 3 lazy words, and what's the meaning behind these words, and how can we change our mindset, and prevent ourselves from using these words! Brian Keating is the Chancellor’s Professor of Physics at UC San Diego. He hosts INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE (https://ww...more

  • 737 - To be successful, you have to do something that's unexpected with James Altucher

    Jul 30 2021

    "Talented" is just a label. You can't be good or successful at something by just being talented! I have been plagued by brain fog ever since I am recovering from Covid, and my chess tactics are not as sharp as they used to be.  So I have been experimenting, how can still win knowing that I have brain fog. The answer is, do the unexpected. This can also apply to everyday life. Rather than sticking to what you know, and your routine. Break away from it, and experiment with the unexpecte...more

  • Make You a Millionaire! Jen Glantz EP03: This is why you make 10 ideas a day's list!

    Jul 29 2021

    In the last episode in the series, I urge Jen Glantz to start a "10 ideas a day's list". And sure enough, she did! She even overdid it and came up with a dozen of idealists, some relevant to her newsletter, and some are new ideas that she could venture into!  In this episode, we spend most of the hours discussing all the ideas list that she came up with, including some new newsletters that she could start, things that she could do to scale the bussiness!  Listen to this episode and s...more

  • 736 - The possibilities of Extraterrestrial Life with Avi Loeb

    Jul 27 2021

    Part two of Extraterrestrial Life! Professor Avi Loeb, Israeli-American theoretical physicist who works on astrophysics and cosmology, and author of Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth, came back on again to talk about Oumuamua, how should confirm the state of the object, and what actually is the project! What can we do to better detect Extraterrestrial Objects? If there's any billionaire listening to this episode, you know what you could put your money into g...more

  • The Companion Podcast Episode 05: Jay got scammed in Crypto? Nathan told his love story and Jen Glantz crashed the live taping!?

    Jul 23 2021

    It's another Companion Podcast for July 2021! In this episode, Jay the Engineer tells his story about getting scammed buying a "meme" cryptocurrency. He doesn't listen to my advice, now he had to learn it the hard way! In addition to all the episodes we broke down, involving the future of cities and cryptocurrencies, Nathan Rosborough tells us the story of how he & his wife met, and  Jen Glantz crashes the live taping session! Jen does, however, give us a lot of thoughts about marriag...more

  • 735 - Fearvana: Embrace your fear and turn them into Health, Wealth and Happiness with Akshay Nanavati

    Jul 22 2021

    Have you felt fear, guilt, anxiety, upset, frustration, and have no idea how to deal with it? Should you hide it? Should you embrace it? Should you let it out? Akshay Nanavati, United States Marine veteran, speaker, entrepreneur, ultra runner, and author of FEARVANA: The Revolutionary Science of How to Turn Fear into Health, Wealth, and Happiness, has such destructive guilt when his buddy died in a war when he is not there. To make it worse, he wishes it was him that died and not his buddy...more

  • 734 - Do You Know Who Rules The World? Ray Wang

    Jul 20 2021

    Who actually rules the world? Is it the president? Is it the politician? Is it China? Or is it an unknown force that might shape like a spaghetti monster that rules the world? In this episode, Ray Wang, Founder, Chairman, and Principal Analyst of Silicon Valley-based Constellation Research Inc., author of this new book, Everybody Wants to Rule the World, came on to talk about who exactly rules the world? It could be Facebook, Google, or Amazon! We also discussed the opportunity that presen...more

  • Make You a Millionaire! Jen Glantz EP02: Find what you're passionate about, and it's okay to say NO!

    Jul 16 2021

    Jen Glantz clearly knows what she wants to do and what she doesn't want to do! And it's okay to say NO to ideas that you are not interested or passionate about even though you might be good at it! In this episode, Jen Glantz bought a ton of idealists with her, and we started brainstorming all the things that she could do, from PR to agencies to newsletters. Along the way, she had said NO to a couple of the ideas that I brought up, but that's okay! Cause she knows what she's more passionate...more

  • 733 - How and Why did QAnon exist!? with Mike Rothschild

    Jul 15 2021

    What is QAnon? How did the QAnon movement start? Why did no one stop the movement when it first started? And how did QAnon manipulate their frame, stories, and their believer? In this episode, Mike Rothschild, a journalist focused on the intersections between internet culture and politics as seen through the dark glass of conspiracy theories, came on to the podcast to talk about his new book, The Storm Is Upon Us: How QAnon Became a Movement, Cult, and Conspiracy Theory of Everything, all ...more

  • 732 - How to start a conversation with Strangers? with Joe Keohane

    Jul 13 2021

    The past year probably are the loneliest year ever. There's a lockdown, people have to stay home, and you probably haven't seen any strangers in a year! So you might lose the muscle to start a conversation or talk to strangers! We have to bring the muscle back! In this episode, I have Joe Keohane, writer, editor, and the author of his latest book, The Power of Strangers, on to break down the techniques on how to start and have a conversation with strangers!  My new book S...more

  • Make You a Millionaire! James Quandahl EP04: When you're good at something, make a course out of it!

    Jul 10 2021

    James Quandahl is back in the series again! He is great at being an Amazon Ninja! However, being great at something doesn't mean you have to stop there! In this episode, we broke down how he can transfer the skill into making a course, another spoke-and-wheel opportunity for him! Like any other episode, this is not a regular interview series, we also talked about chess, writing, and books! My new book Skip The Line is out! Make sure you get a copy wherever you get your new book! Jo...more

  • 731 - Crypto, Inflation, Housing, Cities and Talent with Tyler Cowen

    Jul 08 2021

    What are the future states of the cities? Will Cryptocurrency like Bitcoin or Ethereum replace Fiat money? Is inflation happening, and how will it affect us? What is the future of housing? Is the South East the new West? In this episode, Tyler Cowen, an American economist, came back on to answer all my questions. Will New York City come back? How can we save the city? What happened when the rent moratorium expired? Which tier 2 or perhaps tier 3 cities are people moving to? Is crypto here ...more

  • 730 - UFO, AI, Physics and How to become an Expert with Dr. Brian Keating!

    Jul 06 2021

    Another episode, another great conversation with Dr. Brian Keating! All of our conversations have been thought-provoking! In this episode, we did an experiment, we turn on our phones, and went live on Twitter Space! The experience was great and possibly better than the clubhouse!  Our conversation started from, how to become an expert, to does UFO/ Aliens exist, to the state of AI, to finally, physics and unifying theory!  You can win a FREE copy of James Altucher's smash hit book,...more

  • Make You a Millionaire! Jason Furst EP02: How to overcome the staffing problem in the restaurant industry!?

    Jul 02 2021

    It's been a struggle in staffing in the restaurant industry, people rather work other jobs, that being in the restaurant industry. In this Make You a Millionaire episode, Jason Furst and I talk about the struggle, and why no one wants to work in the restaurant industry. However, the answer still eludes us. The only thing that we can do is to brainstorming ways to attract people, and/or ways to find and hire more staff for the restaurant.  On top of that, we came up with different idea...more

  • 729 - I gave advices to Tom Kelly on how to Skip The Line, and have "Quantum Leap" Moment!

    Jul 01 2021

    Tom Kelly is a great comedian and TV personality! He has issues and needs advice. So I call him up and gave him advice on how to Skip The Line. We breakdown how he can have his "Quantum Leap" moment, how can he break out from his regular comedian stand-up role, his side hustle, how can he start newsletter services, and how to come up with more of his own ideas!  My new book Skip The Line is out! Make sure you get a copy wherever you get your new book! Join You Should Run ...more

  • The Companion Podcast EP04: Breaking down the episodes that made me question everything!

    Jun 30 2021

    Another Companion Podcast for May 2020 that hosted by Jay the Engineer and Nathan! This time was a Livestream episode! In this episode, they talked about our pick for The Make You a Millionaire Series, and who they think would be the first to reach millionaire status! They also broke the episodes with Unni Turrettini (EP 726), Robert Leonard (EP720), and Peter Boghossian (EP724)! If you like The Companion Podcast, tweet at me @jaltucher and @jay_yow07!  My new book Skip The Line&nb...more

  • 728 - The Ultimate Techniques to Cultivate Your Creativity with Josh Linkner

    Jun 29 2021

    You want to write the best novel, best screenplay, come up with the best business idea, side hustle ideas, you need creativity. Know this, creativity is a muscle, everyone has it, some are stronger than others, in order to grow your creativity muscle, you have to practice it!  In this episode, I have on Josh Linkner, an American entrepreneur, keynote speaker, and author, to talk about his new book, Big Little Breakthroughs: How Small, Everyday Innovations Drive Oversized Results Hardcover....more

  • Make You a Millionaire! Paolo EP02: Now you have a great idea, What's Next!? Idea branching, and problem solving!

    Jun 25 2021

    Paolo had a great idea, he decided to work on it! An app that helps people gain a social following by automatically commending other people's pictures! However, along the way, we have to find a way to beat the "Bot Detection" Algorithm. And at the same time, we discussed how Paolo can branch off his initial idea, what business model he could use, and how to scale his idea on top of branching it. Remember, always starts with what's the easiest and then branches off from there! My new book&nb...more

  • 727 - Amanda Ripley: What kind of people survives disaster? Are you one of them?

    Jun 24 2021

    Do you know that people that escaped the world trade center during 9/11, sat at their cubicle on average for at least full 6 minutes after the building was hit! The reason being, when you're in the moment, your brain tried to "normalize" the situation, and refused to believe some disaster has happened!  In this episode, I once again have Amanda Ripley, American Journalist, and Author, on to talk about one of her older books, The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes - and Wh...more

  • 726 - The Corruption Behind The Nobel Peace Prize with Unni Turrettini

    Jun 22 2021

    Is The Nobel Peace Prize really about peace? What was the origin of The Nobel Peace Prize? Why are there so many controversies behind The Nobel Peace Prize? I sat down with Unni Turrettini, a writer, lawyer, citizen activist, and international speaker, to talk about her book, Betraying the Nobel: The Secrets and Corruption Behind the Nobel Peace Prize. We break down what's the secrets behind The Nobel Peace Prize, why is President Obama being awarded one despite two weeks into his pre...more

  • 725 - Man-Made Odds vs Math-Made Odds with Jeff Lerner

    Jun 17 2021

    The return of the podcast friend, Jeff Lerner, CEO / Founder at ENTRE Institute! In this episode, we talked about Jeff's ENTRE Institute, and most importantly what does it takes for someone to start a business! How to choose yourself, what is "man-made odds vs math made odds? How to believe in yourself! Listen and I hope you learnt from Jeff as much as I do!  My new book Skip The Line is out! Make sure you get a copy wherever you get your new book! Join You Should R...more

  • 724 - How to Have Impossible Conversations when facts don't matter! Peter Boghossian

    Jun 15 2021

    Facts Don't Matter! Over the past year, people are either on this side or another, and they're so into their own beliefs, it's almost impossible to have a reasonable and proper conversation with either side! Do you remember all the impossible conversations that you had with your family or friends? It's always unproductive and doesn't lead anywhere! In this episode, I have Peter Boghossian, an American philosopher, pedagogist, and author, on to talk about the techniques of talking to people that...more

  • Make You a Millionaire! Jen Glantz EP01: You can't scale yourself! How to turn your knowledge into a million dollar!?

    Jun 12 2021

    The fourth candidate for Make You a Millionaire, Jen Glantz, The Bridesmaid for Hire, Author, and Podcast Host, has entered the ring! What is a bridesmaid for hire? Why hire a bridesmaid? Why can't your friends do it? In this episode, we find out what, how, and why bridesmaids for hire? What's really going on at most weddings? Also, you can't scale yourself, so we talk about how to turn Jen's idea and knowledge into a million-dollar business! Twitter: @JenGlantz IG: @jenglantz My new boo...more

  • 723 - What drives people to cult and conspiracy with Dan Cummins

    Jun 10 2021

    I enjoy having people that are smart, knowledgeable, and good at telling stories on the podcast, sometimes I just enjoy discuss why some people do something! In this episode, I have Dan Cummins, the American stand-up comedian, and Timesuck podcast host, on to talk about Cult, Qanon, Conspiracy, and what superheroes ability that you rather have! My new book Skip The Line is out! Make sure you get a copy wherever you get your new book! Join You Should Run For President 2.0 ...more

  • 722 - How can CHIA solves Cryptocurrency's problem?! with Bram Cohen

    Jun 08 2021

    Bram Cohen, the founder of BitTorrent and Chia Network, in 2004, realized the internet speed and bandwidth was slow, and even maybe a fraction of what we have today, so he came up with a peer-to-peer protocol called BitTorrent. If you're old enough, you might have used it to download movies, music, and even games at some point. Fast track 2017, he found a new interest in cryptocurrency, Bitcoin, and Etherum, and saw that there's a problem with it. So he founded his own "Green" cryptocurrency in ...more

  • Make You a Millionaire! Paolo EP01: Idea Sex! Combining Passion, Knowledge and Skill!

    Jun 06 2021

    The third candidate for Make You a Millionaire has entered the ring! This time around, I will follow Paolo's journey and guiding him to become a millionaire, or set him on the path! Paolo has a very interesting background, he majored in theoretical physics, however, he doesn't just want to become a professor, so he started getting into coding. During his past time, he would cook and take pictures of food, so he decided to combine his passion for food and his knowledge in coding, and came up with...more

  • 721 - Can psychedelics help with mental illness? with Calum Hughes

    Jun 03 2021

    The suicide rate has been going up, more and more people are having some sort of mental illness, and the economic lockdown last year didn't help either! In this episode, Calum Hughes, Founder, and CEO of Allied Corporation came on and raise awareness on the mental health issue. We also talked about how psychedelic and cannabis/ marijuana can be used for the treatment of therapy-resistant depression, anxiety, PTSD, and substance use disorders.  My new book Skip The Line is out! ...more

  • 720 - How Sha Na Na Solves Murder - Robert A. Leonard, American Forensic Linguist and Founding Member of Sha Na Na

    Jun 01 2021

    How does Sha Na Na solve a murder? This is probably one of the best transitional stories that I have ever heard! Robert A. Leonard, American Forensic Linguist and Founding Member of Sha Na Na, opened for Jimi Hendrix in Woodstock, toured with the Grateful Dead, Janis Joplin, and even Bruce Springsteen opened for them!Then he gave it all up, went and finished his Columbia Ph.D. in Linguistics, and became one of the best Forensic Linguists in the world. He worked on cases like the murder of JonBen...more

  • Make You a Millionaire! Jason Furst EP01: Know your passion, and your field!

    May 28 2021

    The second candidate for Makes You a Millionaire's series is here! In this episode/ series, we feature, Jason Furst, an up-and-coming restaurant manager! We talked about how's the restaurant business looks like in terms of staffing, reservation, and serving. What are the new methods and how a restaurant should adopt them in order to adapt to the post-pandemic Era? How can Jason start his journey to the million dollars! My new book Skip The Line is out! Make sure you get a copy where...more

  • 719 - John Lee Dumas: The Common Path to Uncommon Success

    May 27 2021

    John Lee Dumas, author, and founder, and host of the award-winning podcast, Entrepreneurs on Fire, is probably one of my favorites Entrepreneurs in the world. In this episode, we have him on to talk about his new book, The Common Path to Uncommon Success. What I love about this book is that it has some very simple techniques that work about how to find your passion, how to find your niche, and then how do you become successful at it! My new book Skip The Line is out! Make sure you g...more

  • 718 - Making Sense of the Quantum Revolution with Carlo Rovelli

    May 25 2021

    I love doing podcasts, cause when the guest comes on, I get to ask all sorts of questions, and the guests are obligated to answer them! The same goes with this episode! In this episode, I have Carlo Rovelli, an Italian theoretical physicist, and a writer, who also wrote the Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, which outsold the Fifty Shades of Grey, on to talk about his new book, Helgoland: Making Sense of the Quantum Revolution. We talked about the whole history of the Quantum Revolution and e...more

  • Bonus Episode - 'Real Good' Podcast: Don't Get Lost In The Easy Conversation with Dr. Jonathan Shepherd

    May 22 2021

    Once in a while, I will come across a show that's so good and relevant, I think the listener needs to listen to it, and here's one of them, Real Good Podcast. Real Good by U.S. Bank, hosted by Faith Salie (Wait, Wait Don’t Tell Me, CBS Sunday Morning) and is a podcast about the stories of people who are truly making an impact, and the people whose lives are being changed by their efforts. In this episode, which is the final episode of Season 2, they speak with Jonathan Shepherd, the ...more

  • 717 - Exploring the God Equation with Dr. Michio Kaku

    May 20 2021

    I love having Dr. Michio Kaku, An American theoretical physicist, futurist, and popularizer of science, and the co-founder of String Theory, on the podcast. He's such a science communicator and has great philosophy behind every idea and theory that he has. In this episode, Dr. Michio Kaku talks about his new book, The God Equation, and explains to me if it's possible to time travel. My new book Skip The Line is out! Make sure you get a copy wherever you get your new book! Join...more

  • 716 - Former World Chess Champion, Garry Kasparov: How to be better at Chess!

    May 18 2021

    The world is still crazy over chess! At one point last year, chess was the most view's stream on Twitch, and it even surpassed Fortnite, which once was the most viewed game on Twitch! In this episode, I have, the Former World Chess Champion, Garry Kasparov, on to talk everything about chess, and his new platform, kasparovchess.com. I asked him all sorts of questions that I have been pondering myself for the past few months as I was trying to improve my chess rating. Can you be good at chess if ...more

  • The Companion Podcast EP03: From Discussing Conflicts, to Jobs Changing, to Pitching ideas, to Trusting Data, and to Influencing other people! What did we learnt this month!?

    May 15 2021

    Companion Podcast for April 2021! Why are there so many conflicts out there? Do you lose any friends over a conflict? An argument? How the job industry has changed? How to successfully pitch a good idea? Why should you really trust data, and how do we influence other people? In this episode, Jay and Nathan explore what they have learnt from The James Altucher Show for the month of April 2021! If you missed any of the episodes, make sure to go back and revisit them! Also mentioned: David Epstein...more

  • 715 - How to Win The Crowd!? with The Millionaire's Magician, Steve Cohen

    May 13 2021

    This is a fascinating episode that I learned so much! I have on the Millionaire's Magician, Steve Cohen, who has performed for Warren Buffett, Michael Bloomberg, Barry Diller, Martha Stewart, Jack Welch, Michael Eisner, Stephen Sondheim, André Previn, Anne-Sophie Mutter, the Queen of Morocco, and the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, and also done more than 5000 shows around the world! In this episode, we don't just talk about magic, we don't just talk about his journey of becoming the Milli...more

  • 714 - You're INVITED to The Art and Science of Cultivating Influence with Jon Levy

    May 11 2021

    I remember a couple of years ago, one day when I was asleep, my friend woke me up in the middle of the night and "invite" me to a dinner party. IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT! I have nothing better to do, so I went along. It turns out, it was the best dinner party that I ever have been, and was organized by the great organizer and influencer, Jon Levy! In this episode, I have him on again to talk about his new book, You're Invited: The Art & Science of Cultivating Influence. We talked abou...more

  • Make You a Millionaire! James Quandahl EP03: Becoming more than an Amazon Ninja!

    May 10 2021

    In the last episode of Make you a Millionaire with James Quandahl, we talked about spoke-and-wheel techniques. In this episode, we are putting that technique and mindset into practice. I started out asking James the ins and outs of setting up, and running an Amazon Seller account. And then we branch it out into making courses and other things for it! My new book Skip The Line is out! Make sure you get a copy wherever you get your new book! Join You Should Run For President 2.0...more

  • 713 - Oscar Mayer Heir Chuck Collins: How Billionaires Pay Millions to Hide Trillions

    May 06 2021

    Have you ever wonder how billionaires and millionaire, old or young, hide their rich? Specifically, what did they do, so that they can "hide" their money? In this episode, we have The Heir to Oscar Mayer, Chuck Collins, on to talk about his book, Wealth Hoarders: How Billionaires Pay Millions to Hide Trillions. In the episode, Chuck talks about his take on passing down the wealth to the next generation, and also, all sorts of techniques that riches use to "hide" their wealth! From moving assets...more

  • 712 - Robert Cialdini: How to use "Influence" to persuade anyone to give you anything

    May 04 2021

    Once again, we have Robert Cialdini, the Regents' Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Marketing at Arizona State University and was a visiting professor of marketing, business, and psychology at Stanford University, as well as at the University of California at Santa Cruz, and also the author of the Marketing "Bible", Influence, on again to talk about the new and expanded version of the book, Influence, New and Expanded: The Psychology of Persuasion. As an avid listeners know, I constantl...more

  • Make You a Millionaire! - James Quandahl EP02: Spoke-and-Wheel Techniques!

    May 02 2021

    In the first Make You a Millionaire episode with James Quandahl, I showed him some of the interview techniques that I would use when I am interviewing people. We even did a couple of spontaneus interviews right there and then! In this episode, we broke down some of his idea lists, and use the Spoke-and-Wheel techniques from my Skip The Line book to come up with even more ideas, more ways to monetize his idea list! My new book Skip The Line is out! Make sure you get a copy wherever y...more

  • My Favorite Things: How To Get Everything You Want!

    Apr 30 2021

    You don't have to have good grades to get into Ivy League School, heck, you don't even need to go to college to be successful in life! In this episode, I recounted the times that I get what I wanted just to be the "Only One". To get what you want, you don't need to be the "better", you just need to be the "only one"! My new book Skip The Line is out! Make sure you get a copy wherever you get your new book! Join You Should Run For President 2.0 Facebook Group, and we discu...more

  • 711 - Science VS Religion with Dr. Brian Keating

    Apr 29 2021

    Another episode with Dr. Brian Keating! I always enjoy episodes like this, we were supposed to talk about a very specific topic, which is the beginning of the Big Bang! However, Jay and Dr. Brian started talking about religion and science before I got on, and when I got on, Dr. Brian and I went deep dive into Science vs Religion! Brian Keating is the Chancellor’s Professor of Physics at UC San Diego. He hosts INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE (https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianKeating?sub...more

  • 710 - Rethinking God, Sex, and Death in a World That's Lost Its Mind with Jamie Wheal

    Apr 27 2021

    What a great title and subtitle for a book, Recapture the Rapture: Rethinking God, Sex, and Death in a World That's Lost Its Mind, by Jamie Wheal, author, Founder, and Executive Director at Flow Genome Project! I have to say, the world has lost its mind. Just the past year, in 2020, the world rather argue on twitter about anything from epidemiology to politics, than doing things that are actually better for them. In this episode, Jamie talks about the critical issues with mankind, like how...more

  • 709 - Geek's Guide to the Galaxy: What Sci-Fi Can Teach You About Running a Business

    Apr 23 2021

    This is the podcast that I did for Wired.com, Geek's Guide to The Galaxy. We explored so many topics including how sci-Fi movies changed my life, and also what Sci-Fi can teach you about running a business. Of course, we also talked about my latest book, Skip The Line. My new book Skip The Line is out! Make sure you get a copy wherever you get your new book! Join You Should Run For President 2.0 Facebook Group, and we discuss why you should run for president. I write about al...more

  • 708 - How to Pitch, Negotiate and Sell Using The Hero's Journey with Jason Feifer

    Apr 22 2021

    The landscape of career nowadays has changed, it's no longer climbing the ladder, and you don't want to climb the ladder, It's too much effort, and more often than none, too little return. In today's world, you have to learn how to pitch quicker, negotiate better and sell more efficiently. In this episode, I have on our pod friend, Jason Feifer, the editor in chief of Entrepreneur magazine, a podcast host, book author, keynote speaker, startup advisor, and nonstop optimism machine, on to b...more

  • 707 - The Undefeated Marketing System with Phillip Stutts

    Apr 20 2021

    Is BETTER to have a bad plan than no plan at all! In this episode, I have on Phillip Stutts, founder/CEO of Win BIG Media, founder/Exec. Chairman of Go BIG Media, Vet of 3 presidential wins, to talk about his new book, The Undefeated Marketing System. We talked about everything data, how to use data to come up with plans (either good or bad.) to help you in life, and in business! Phill also shared some of his "politic day's" stories, and his journey from losing one of his biggest clients to now...more

  • Make You a Millionaire! James Quandahl EP01: The Skill of Interviewing

    Apr 16 2021

    I Will Make You A Millionaire! A new series that has been in my mind for a while now, I pitched to TV executives, agents, and even mentioned it in the podcast a couple of times! This time, I am choosing myself, skipping the line, recording this series, and putting it in the podcast! In this series, I will work with a couple of people that will put them on the path of making a million dollars. In this episode, I am mentoring James Quandahl, who was picked by me from Skip The Line book's contest,...more

  • 706 - What is Metabolism and how can it affect your health? with Angelo Poli

    Apr 15 2021

    What is Metabolism? We were thought in school that metabolism is the chemical reactions in organisms to convert food to energy, but are there any more layers to it, and how can we efficiently use metabolism to keep us healthy? In this episode, I have Angelo Poli, an internationally recognized expert in the field of body transformations and Founder of MetPro, on to break down all the ins and outs of Metabolism, and does it affect our health and fitness goal. I also made a deal with Angelo a...more

  • 705 - "How-to" with David Epstein

    Apr 13 2021

    The author of one of my favorite books: Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World, a #1 New York Times bestseller; and also The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance, David Epstein is now the new host of Slate.com's "How To!" Podcast. In this episode, I have him on to discuss his newfound experience in the podcasting world, and also some of the podcast topics like: "How To Survive In The Wild", "How To Fall Out of Love", "How To Start Over at 60" and s...more

  • 704 - Why are we attracted to HIGH CONFLICT situations & How do we get out from it? With Amanda Ripley

    Apr 08 2021

    Do you feel like you had to keep engaging in an argument on Twitter without knowing who they are and what their agendas are? Do you ever lose friends or family members over a single argument and disagreement? What is High Conflict? What is Positive Conflict? How do we avoid it and get ourselves out from those conflicts? In this episode, I have on Amanda Ripley, American journalist and author of the new book, High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out, to talk about all the stories abo...more

  • 703 - 13 Things Strong Kids Do (BUT really for Adults) with Amy Morin feature Robyn Altucher

    Apr 06 2021

    Amy Morin, psychotherapist, mental strength trainer, international bestselling author, and a friend of the pod, is on again to talk about her new book, 13 Things Strong Kids Do: Think Big, Feel Good, Act Brave. However, I think this book is really for all adults and parents! In this episode, we discussed what did we do as a parent for our kids, and how could we even apply those methods that Amy suggested to ourselves (as an adult). My new book Skip The Line is out! Make sure yo...more

  • Side Hustle Friday: Sam Parr on How to Invest? What are the New Side Hustle Trend? What are ways to manage your personal finance?

    Apr 01 2021

    In this episode, we have one of our pod favorites, Sam Parr, on to talk about his company, The Hustle, being acquired by Hubspot! And what is Hubspot? Now that he has, or will have "Sh*t Ton of Money", how does he manage his personal finance? Also, what are the new side hustle trends out there that people can make money on? How big are chess.com and dictionary.com?  Find that all out in this episode of Side Hustle Friday! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn...more

  • IG Q&A - Better to be the "ONLY" than the "BETTER"!

    Mar 30 2021

    It’s never too late to start, what’s next in the stock market, the importance of “I don’t know”...and much more. Robyn and I hope you like these. Please let us know or share with friends because it makes us happy. If you have any questions, tweet at me @jaltucher on Twitter!  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 subsc...more

  • The Companion Podcast EP02: Burnout, context switching, election, what have the lockdown done to us!?

    Mar 28 2021

    Companion Podcast for March 2021! In this episode, Nathan and Jay were talking about what they learned in this month's episodes. Burnout is real, even Jay and Nathan were affected by it. Nathan explains the election's platform to Jay and Jay shared his burnout stories. If you enjoy this episode, feel free to revisit the episodes again! 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 ...more

  • 702 - How to get what you want with The Soulful Art of Persuasion with Jason Harris

    Mar 25 2021

    I always fascinated by the different persuasion and negotiation techniques, I even wrote a long article about them, and my experience with them. However, in this episode, I have on the author, president, and CEO of Mekanism Inc, Jason Harris, to talk about his new book, The Soulful Art of Persuasion: The 11 Habits That Will Make Anyone a Master Influencer, He has a very different perspective and techniques on persuasion. On top of that, we shared stories about the times we invested in something ...more

  • 701 - What is Burnout? And How to deal with one with Behavioral Economist Natalie Rachel

    Mar 23 2021

    What actually is burnout? August 2020, I wrote an article laying out why New York City is on the downfall with the hope of maybe someone would come up with the solution to save New York City. However, the backslash is real, the negative comments, losing friends, Friends losing friends, and even people that I used to be closed with, and Seinfeld wrote an article bashing me. It is then I truly felt the so-called "Burnout". I became less and less active on social media, and I will just play chess ...more

  • 700 - Skip (The Line) Into The Impossible Podcast with Brian Keating!

    Mar 20 2021

    Another Episode with Dr. Brian Keating! This time, the other way around, I was being interviewed by him about my new book, Skip The Line, on the podcast, and also taking questions from Clubhouse, the first experiment that we did together! In Skip The Line: The 10,000 Experiments Rule and Other Surprising Advice for Reaching Your Goals, James Altucher busts the 10,000-hour rule of achieving mastery, offering a new mindset and dozens of techniques that will inspire any professional—no m...more

  • 699 - Masterclass on How to be The CEO with Jeff Immelt

    Mar 18 2021

    How to be a good CEO? How do you judge someone's success? How to build a relationship? How does a work-relationship would affect a company? In this episode, I talked to Jeff Immelt, the former CEO of General Electic, arguably one of the largest companies, on to talk about his new book, Hot Seat: What I Learned Leading a Great American Company. We also talked about his journey, how he became the CEO, and also a couple of strategic decisions that GE made, or did not make.  My new book&nbs...more

  • 698 - The Energy Paradox: How to eat to MAXIMIZE your energy with Dr. Steven Gundry

    Mar 16 2021

    How do you live a high quality of life? What should you eat so that you will have enough energy for you to focus on your task(s) at hand? In this episode, I sat down with Dr. Steven Gundry, a former cardiac surgeon, American doctor, and author, again to talk about his new brand new book, The Energy Paradox: What to Do When Your Get-Up-and-Go Has Got Up and Gone. We discussed, what should you do and eat to maximize your energy for the day, how does sugar affects your energy level. We also ta...more

  • IG Q&A - Retail Investing "Masterclass"

    Mar 13 2021

    IG Live is back! Back in March 2020 when the lockdown started, I started doing IG Live to translate what's going on in the news, the lockdown, the economy, the virus, and I also figured people needed some entertainment as well. But back in August 2020, there's rarely news about the economy, viruses, and I also experience social media burnt out as well, so I stopped doing them. However, now IG LIVE IS BACK AGAIN! There was a lot of movement in the stock market, GameStop incident created a wave o...more

  • 697 - Think About Probable Impossibilities with Alan Lightman

    Mar 11 2021

    Another bucket list guest checked off my list! I have one of my idols, Alan Lightman, an American physicist, writer, and social entrepreneur, to talk about his new book, Probable Impossibilities, and also one of his older books, Einstein's Dreams. We also talked about Alan's constant self-reinvention. His best quote that stuck with me is, "People should reinvent themselves every 10 years." My new book Skip The Line is out! Make sure you get a copy wherever you get your new...more

  • 696 - What are the Ethics of Rewriting the Genetic "Codes"? with Walter Isaacson on 'Code Breaker'

    Mar 09 2021

    In this episode, we have one of my Bucket List's guests, author Walter Isaacson. He is the best biographer out there, and he wrote classic biographies of Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci, and more. This time, Walter Issacson and I discussed his new book, The Code Breaker: Jennifer Doudna, Gene Editing, and the Future of the Human Race. Gene editing is probably one of the areas of science that will change all life, all society, the way we think about society and life! We also talke...more

  • 695 - How to Run For President (2.0) from the Campaign Manager's POV with Phillip Stutts

    Mar 08 2021

    Last month, I wrote an article about why I really want to Run For President in 2024, and Why You Should Run for President. I strongly believe that the two political party system is out of date, and everyone should have a platform and everyone should have a voice! To try to make this come true, and I have on the former Presidential Campaign Manager, Phillip Stutts, to talk about how do one runs for President, what should the narrative and platform be?  Life should be full of experiments, an...more

  • 694 - Steven Pressfield: How do you find the "CODE" that you want to live your life by.

    Mar 04 2021

    "I sacrificed everything to do my writing" - Steven Pressfield said it in his first appearance on The James Altucher Show back in 2016, I didn't pursue the statement then. And now, Steven Pressfield, an American author of historical fiction, non-fiction, and screenplays, and also the author of one of my favorite books, The War of Art, comes on again to talk about this new book/ novel, MAN AT ARMS! This time, I used this opportunity to pursue the statement that he made in 2016. What does he mean...more

  • 693 - A World without Email with Cal Newport

    Mar 02 2021

    For the past year, I have been addicted to reading news even though I've promised myself years ago not to look at the news. However, the news nowadays doesn't portray the entire truth or sometimes flat out wrong, I felt like I have to translate them to the audience what was the real news. So because of that, I was reading the news a lot more, on social media a lot more, and even argue with the "keyboard warrior"! So much that I was burnt out, and completely stop all my social media activities, a...more

  • 692 - 2021 Coronavirus Update with Dr. Peter Openshaw from Imperial College London: The Variant, The Vaccine, and What do we know now!?

    Mar 01 2021

    Almost a year ago, I had Dr. Peter Openshaw from Imperial College on to talk about what we knew about the novel coronavirus. I especially loved his takes on the virus, because he was one of the few people that actually gave me the answer "I don't know", which was true because no one knew anything!  We now know a lot more about the virus, especially Dr. Peter Openshaw! This time, I have him on to talk about what we know about the variant, how it actually transmits, updates on the vaccine, h...more

  • 691 - You Should Run For President (2.0)!

    Feb 27 2021

    I am running for US President in 2024. I have filed with FEC and I am officially a US Presidential Candidate. In the past 4 to 6 years, we have been through the most bizarre's election and presidential candidate. However, this shows that anyone, ANYONE, can be a president, or at least a presidential candidate! In this episode, I break down why one should run for President! Why you should consistently do experiments, how to skip the line. What's the worst thing that could happen? The worst thin...more

  • The Companion Podcast EP01: Learned from the BEST!

    Feb 26 2021

    It's the new meta-show! 'The Companion Podcast' for The James Altucher Show, where Jay Yow, the Producer, and Nathan Rosborough, the Post-Production Engineer, sit down and talk about what they learned during the last past month from The James Altucher Show!  In this episode, we cover Cal Fussman's amazing Larry King stories, Angela Duckworth's Grit, Dr. Brian Keating's brilliant conversations, and more! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at&n...more

  • 690 - What does it mean to "Believe" in Science? Brian Keating

    Feb 24 2021

    Another episode with my good friend Dr. Brian Keating. This time, we discussed what does it mean to "Believe" in Science? What does it mean politically, religiously, and individually? And Brian actually points that, it could be anti-science if you believe in science! Listen to this episode and find out why! Brian Keating is the Chancellor’s Professor of Physics at UC San Diego. He hosts INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE (https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianKeating?sub_confirmation=1), a pod...more

  • 689 - Goodbye to Larry King with Cal Fussman (Part 2): Path to THE Storyteller

    Feb 18 2021

    IF you're listening to this episode, make sure you also listen to Episode 688: Goodbye to Larry King with Cal Fussman (Part 1): 1 Step Back, 2 Steps Forward. This is Part 2 of Cal Fussman telling his experience and stories with Larry King. In this episode, Cal describes how he went on his journey to become one of Larry King's close and best friends. From being invited to the breakfast table to writing a book for Larry. He also describes how he was encouraged by Larry, and become the great story...more

  • 688 - Goodbye to Larry King with Cal Fussman (Part 1): Every Step Back, Is a Step Forward

    Feb 18 2021

    Cal Fussman, an American journalist, author, and the host of Big Questions Podcast with Cal Fussman, arguably one of Larry King's best friends, especially towards his later year. They have breakfast every morning for 13 years until the lockdown for Covid19 happened. Even then, Cal still tried to get together with Larry as much as he can.  Larry has done more than 60,000 interviews, and he's the legend of the Radio host. So when I heard about Larry's past away, I have to call up Cal, other ...more

  • 687 - Quiting your Job and Do what you love! with Joe Pompliano from Huddle Up

    Feb 16 2021

    Why did The Weeknd not take any pay and he even put up 7 Million Dollars for the Superbowl Half-Time show? And who are the 2 luckiest people in the NBA? Also, how to create one of the most interesting newsletters out there! In this episode, Joe Pompliano, Founder of The Huddle Up, joined me to talk about The Weeknd on the Superbowl Half-Time Show. And he breaks down how and why he quit his day job to focus on and do something he loves! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post an...more

  • My Favorite Things: 5 Artists That Choose Themselves and Rejected Money!

    Feb 15 2021

    I always fascinated by stories about artists who rejected thousands and millions of dollars so that they can keep their artist intergrity! In this episode, I discussed 5 artists/ entrepreneurs that rejected money to choose themselves and still come up top! 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 a...more

  • 686 - A Farewell Episode to History Hyenas

    Feb 11 2021

    History Hyenas is arguably one of the best comedic history podcast out there! They have been doing it since 2018, and have tens of thousands of views on YouTube. However, in early 2021, they decided to end it, they wanted to end it on a high point! So I had to call up Chris Distefano and Yannis Pappas to ask them, why are they quitting?  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! I...more

  • 685 - "WHAT are the future of the Nature?" Under The White Sky With Elizabeth Kolbert

    Feb 09 2021

    Global Warming and natural disaster have been quite a "hot" topic these days with the rise of the hurricane, and the changes of temperature. WHAT do we know about carbon emission? Can we eliminate carbon emissions? Can we save species from going extinct? In this episode, I sat down with the American journalist, author, and Pulitzer Prize Winner, Elizabeth Kolbert to talk about her new book, Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future, and we break down exactly all the questions that I mentioned ...more

  • 684 - Adam Grant: Why do you need to THINK AGAIN when you're thinking!

    Feb 04 2021

    Do you always think you know more than you do? Have you ever go with your first instinct, but then you realize after, your instinct might not be the right now! In this episode, Adam Grant, an American psychologist, and the author of some of my favorite books including this new one that just releases, Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know, even Bill Gates called this a must-read! Came on to talk about this new book, Think Again, and break down why should we re-think when...more

  • 683 - Fast This Way with Dave Asprey

    Feb 02 2021

    Once again, we have Dave Asprey, an entrepreneur, creator of Bulletproof Coffee, and author on to talk about his new book Fast This Way: Burn Fat, Heal Inflammation, and Eat Like the High-Performing Human You Were Meant to Be. In this episode, we talked about what's the most efficient way to fast, and what are the essential F's you need to have a healthy lifestyle and boost your energy! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher....more

  • 682 - Stock Lesson 101: WHAT happened to The GameStop Short-Squeeze and WHY?

    Jan 29 2021

    In the past few weeks, GameStop and Hedge Fund have been dominating the news! You kept seeing the investing terms like "shorting the stocks" and "short squeeze". What really is actually going on? What does that mean? How does all that works? In this episode, I broke down what's really going on in the stock market? What does it mean to cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and so on? If you like this episode, tweet at me @jaltucher I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what...more

  • 681 - What are The ATTRIBUTES you need to have to be successful? With Rich Diviney, retired Navy SEAL Commander

    Jan 26 2021

    What are the differences between Attribute, and Traits? What are the 25 key Attributes that you need to have to optimize your performance, how do you identify them within yourself, can you train your attribute, and were you or were you not born with it? In this episode, Rich Diviney, retired Navy SEAL Commander, Owner/ Founder of The Attributes, and the author of this brand new book, The Attributes: 25 Hidden Drivers of Optimal Performance, came on and break down bits by bits of what are a...more

  • 680 - Signs of Extraterrestrial life Beyond Earth with Avi Loeb

    Jan 21 2021

    Avi Loeb, Israeli-American theoretical physicist who works on astrophysics and cosmology, and author of Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Intelligent Life Beyond Earth, claim that an alien object has visited our solar system in 2017! In this episode, I sat down with him and breakdown what was the possible explanations for the alien object, and are there any sign of alien out there that we've missed! How did he come to the conclusion that, IT IS an alien object! I write about all my podcasts...more

  • 679 - How I Will Evolve Into 'James Plus' with Jay Yow

    Jan 19 2021

    In this episode, Jay brought up a good question, How do you measure moral? Are moral and ethic measurable? And then we started talking about how did humans evolved themselves, how can you evolve to be the "plus" version of yourself. And also, how can you evolve yourself in a moral way!Enjoy! If you like this episode and this topic, feel free to tweet me at @jaltucher on twitter!   I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/p...more

  • 678 - *Not* The James Alutcher Show: The History of The James Altucher Show by Jay Yow and Nathan Rosborough

    Jan 18 2021

    This is a special/bonus episode that wasn't hosted by me but Jay Yow, The James Altucher Show Producer, and Nathan Rosborough, The James Altucher Show Audio Producer! By the time this came out, it would be the first time I am listening to this episode too! In this episode, Jay and Nathan talked about how Nathan started working on the show, how the show evolves, and what both of them learned from the show! If you like this episode, tweet at @jaltucher and @jay_yow07. I write about all my podca...more

  • Side Hustle Friday: Building a Food Empire with Bill Glaser

    Jan 16 2021

    Another Side Hustle Friday! This time, I talked to my good friend, Bill Glaser, entrepreneur, CEO, and Founder of Outstanding Foods, about building a food empire. We talked about the origin of Outstanding Foods, and how he uses the advantage of "social media influencer" to promote his product, and how does he position Outstanding Foods during the pandemic time! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much fo...more

  • My Favorite Things: My Favorite Books and Lessons I from them!

    Jan 14 2021

    Another episode of My Favorite Things! In this episode, I talked about some of my favorite books that I've read in 2020! However, there are some rules! First off, It can't be books that I read for the podcast, which means, I have to look at it, pick it up, and read it casually. Secondly, the books that I recommend and talk about has to provide some sort of value or lesson when I read them! Those are the rules! Anyway, enjoy the list, and tweet at me @jaltucher and let me know if you like those b...more

  • 677 - The Art of Impossible with Steven Kotler!

    Jan 12 2021

    This was the book that I have been waiting for! I always read about "Flow", but I always confused about how anyone can get into the "Flow"! Finally, the wait is over, The Art of Impossible, written by Steven Kotler, American author, journalist, and entrepreneur. In the book, he describes every detail of how does one can get into the "Flow". If you enjoy this episode, tweet at me @jaltucher and tell me how do you like this episode! Also, feel free to also share what did you learn in this episode...more

  • My Favorite Things: My Favorite Learning Techniques!

    Jan 09 2021

    I recently have been obsessed with Chess, mainly chess is getting popular now (again) because of Queen's Gambit, and also I want to try to get back my strength! In this episode, Jay The Engineer and I talked about what are new strength, and what mindset do you need to have in order to learn and improve yourself! We also breakdown some of my favorite learning techniques, and how can you apply them in day-to-day life and living! If you like this episode or series, make sure to tweet at me @jaltuc...more

  • 676 - That time Stephen Hawking... with Dr. Brian Keating

    Jan 07 2021

    Part 2 of Fly on the wall podcast with Dr. Brian Keating! In this episode (Part 2), we talked about why Stephen Hawking wrote his best selling book, A Brief History In Time, and what are the stories behind the book! Brian Keating is the Chancellor’s Professor of Physics at UC San Diego. He hosts INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE (https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianKeating?sub_confirmation=1), a podcast about science, leadership, and happiness, and is the is author of a bestselling cosmic m...more

  • 675 - Nobel Prize, Quantum Computing and ALIENS!? with Dr. Brian Keating Pt 1 of 2

    Jan 06 2021

    Another fly on the wall episode with Dr. Brian Keating! As usual, we were supposed to record the final episode for the Big Bang series. However, we started out by working our ideas muscle together and bounce ideas around! In this episode, we talked about the Nobel Prize Community, Quantum Computing, and ALIENS! Have they visited us? Brian Keating is the Chancellor’s Professor of Physics at UC San Diego. He hosts INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE (https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianKeating?...more

  • How Did The Universe Begin with Dr. Brian Keating? EP04: The Simulation Hypothesis!

    Dec 31 2020

    In this episode! Dr. Brian Keating and I talked about The Simulation Hypothesis! Brian Keating is the Chancellor’s Professor of Physics at UC San Diego. He hosts INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE (https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianKeating?sub_confirmation=1), a podcast about science, leadership, and happiness, and is the is author of a bestselling cosmic memoir called “Losing the Nobel Prize“. You can also find his blog at https://briankeating.com/blog.php  I writ...more

  • How Did The Universe Begin with Dr. Brian Keating? EP03: Religion, Seven Days of Creation and Chicken or Egg's Theory!

    Dec 29 2020

    Dr. Brian Keating and I were talking about casually talking about religion before we start the podcast. However, we tied that into the alternate theories to The Big Bang! We talked about the metaphor of the Seven Days of Creation, relativity theories, chicken or eggs theory, and more! Brian Keating is the Chancellor’s Professor of Physics at UC San Diego. He hosts INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE (https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianKeating?sub_confirmation=1), a podcast about science, lea...more

  • My Favorite Things: How to Find Success No MATTER What Your Interest Is!

    Dec 27 2020

    This episode is complimentary to the new My Favorite Things series! Jay Yow, the Producer and Audio Engineer for The James Altucher Show, and I talked about what success is, and how do you turn your "favorite" list and passion into a road map to success. More importantly, what is the road map to success? How do you identify your "success"? If you like this episode, make sure you tweet at @jaltucher and tell me what's your road map looks like! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full ...more

  • How Did The Universe Begin with Dr. Brian Keating? EP02: Universe Inflation Model, Singularity...

    Dec 24 2020

    In this episode of How Did The Universe Begin? Dr. Brian Keating and I talked about the Universe Inflation Model, Singularity, and all! What are the other alternate theories on how did the universe begin? Brian Keating is the Chancellor’s Professor of Physics at UC San Diego. He hosts INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE (https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianKeating?sub_confirmation=1), a podcast about science, leadership, and happiness, and is the is author of a bestselling cosmic memoir calle...more

  • 674 - What is THE NUMBER? With Merrick Furst

    Dec 22 2020

    What is the Number? Lately, during the lockdown and pandemic, I have been pondering on the question. What is THE Number? How do you define the number? How much money do you need (or want) to retire? I have my good friend, Merrick Furst (He appeared on Episode: What we can learn from the greatest investors of all time.), to talk about this matter. I started out with a formula that I came up with, but after answering a series of questions that Merrick proposed, I have changed my formula entirely! ...more

  • How Did The Universe Begin? EP 01: Alternate Theories to Big Bang with Dr. Brian Keating

    Dec 21 2020

    In this episode of How Did The Universe Begin? Dr. Brian Keating and I talked about the Steady State, Quasi Steady State, Big Bang Theory, and more!  Brian Keating is the Chancellor’s Professor of Physics at UC San Diego. He hosts INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE (https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianKeating?sub_confirmation=1), a podcast about science, leadership, and happiness, and is the is author of a bestselling cosmic memoir called “Losing the Nobel Prize“. You can al...more

  • My Favorite Things: 10 Life-Lessons I've Learned in 2020

    Dec 19 2020

    Another Sub-Series on The James Altucher Show, My Favorite Things! In this series, I will talk about what are some of my top 10 within a certain topic. Could range from my favorite chess opening to books to movies and show!  In this episode, I talked about what are the 10 life lessons that I have learned in 2020. If you like this series, and if you have any topics that you want to hear about, tweet at me @jaltucher on Twitter! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and l...more

  • 673 - GRIT Part 3: When Should You QUIT, 1% BETTER everyday and Road Not Taken with Angela Duckworth

    Dec 17 2020

    When should I Quit? Do you quit when the goal gets tough when you're frustrated? How to be better just 1% every day? And what happens to the road that was not taken? Part 3 of the Grit series with Angela Duckworth, an American academic, psychologist, and popular science author, and the author of Grit. We talked about when to quit, and how to get better every day, and all the road that was not taken! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at j...more

  • 672 - I Can Steal That! with Pete Stegemeyer

    Dec 15 2020

    Scams and Con-mans' stories are always fascinating to me. Not that we should be doing it, but the stories always intrigued me! In this episode, I have Pete Stegemeyer, Comedian, Host of I Can Steal That Podcast, and author of HEIST, on to talk about the heist of the centuries, and Leonardo da Vinci tried to steal a river?  If you enjoy this episode, please tweet @jaltucher to let me know what do you think! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned a...more

  • How did The Universe Begin? Plus Nobel Prizes & the Imposter Syndrome, with Dr. Brian Keating Part 1

    Dec 12 2020

    The first episode (Part 1) on theories on how did the universe began with the podcast friend, Brian Keating! Before we started the podcast, Brian was telling me about this guy who won The Nobel Prize and then he had the imposter syndrome and I was surprised! So I was wondering, how did someone who won the Nobel Prize have the imposter syndrome, and how did he get over it. After that, we dived into theories on how did the universe begin. From string theories to Multi-Verse and all! Enjoy! If you...more

  • How did The Universe Begin? EP00: Plus Nobel Prizes & the Imposter Syndrome, with Dr. Brian Keating Part 2

    Dec 12 2020

    This is Part 2 of the first episode on theories on how did the universe began with the podcast friend, Brian Keating! Before we started the podcast, Brian was telling me about this guy who won The Nobel Prize and then he had the imposter syndrome and I was surprised! So I was wondering, how did someone who won the Nobel Prize have the imposter syndrome, and how did he get over it. After that, we dived into theories on how did the universe begin. From string theories to Multi-Verse and all! Enjo...more

  • 671 - The End of Jobs with Jeff Wald

    Dec 10 2020

    The End of Jobs! One of my most interested topics ever! In this episode, I have Jeff Wald, the founder of WorkMarket, an ADP Company, and the author of “The End of Jobs", on to talk about... You know it! The End of Jobs! He describes the jobs that we traditionally think about it are going away. He got the facts, the stats, and also what should we do about it! Listen to the episode, and arm yourself with the knowledge for when the time comes! I write about all my podcasts! Check out...more

  • 670 - Garry Kasparov on Chess, AI, and The World! With a special personal introduction by James Altucher

    Dec 09 2020

    The Queen's Gambit is one of the most watch shows on Netflix right now, and a lot of people have asked me about the show and chess! So I decided to re-release the episode that I recorded several years ago interviewing the former World Chess Champion, Chess Grandmaster, writer, and political activist, Garry Kasparov. On top of the re-release episode, I also told my stories about chess and my passion for it! If you enjoy this episode, you can tweet me @jaltucher and if you're a chess player, tweet...more

  • 669 - People don't want the truth, they just want to be right! With Jordan Harbinger

    Dec 08 2020

    Every time I have Jordan Harbinger, the Host of The Jordan Harbinger Show, on, we always have amazing conversation, and I learnt so much every time. We talked about who's a better interviewer, Larry King or Howard Stern, to how to avoid news and headlines, and we also came up with 4 amazing productivity hacks! 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 subscr...more

  • 668 - 21 Persuasion Techniques by James Altucher

    Dec 07 2020

    I had Scott Adams, Bill Beteet, Brendon Lemon, and more on the podcast to talk about persuasion and frame control. This time in this episode, I will breakdown the 21 powerful persuasion techniques that I personally used daily. Let's face it, we all want to convince other people that we are right! Also, guess what's Jesus view on taxes? Find out in the episode! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for...more

  • 667 - The Queen's Gambit with Jen Shahade

    Dec 03 2020

    The Queen's Gambit is one of the best shows that's going on right now! It's just what we needed in 2020! In this episode, I talked to Jen Shahade, an American chess player, poker player, commentator, and writer, she is also a two-time United States Women's Champion and has the FIDE title of Woman Grandmaster, about all thing chess! We talked about her origin stories, our favorite opening, how's chess industry looking, and all! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn w...more

  • 666 - GRIT Part 2: How to have GRIT with Angela Duckworth

    Dec 01 2020

    Part 2 of the GRIT episodes with Angela Duckworth, an American academic, psychologist, and popular science author, and the author of Grit. We both have so much to talk about, and equally curious about how to find your passion, have do you get persistent, how to learn fast, and my favorite topic of all, What is the deal with 10,000 hours rules!? Can it be replaced by 10,000 hours experiment rules!? I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesalt...more

  • 665 - 10,000 Experiments Rule by James Altucher

    Nov 29 2020

    Most things that you do, should fail. If you don't fail enough, means you're not doing enough experiments. The more experiment you do, the more interesting life, experience, and the more successful you'll have! In this episode, I share my stories on experiments, and how I learn from there, and where they all lead it too! If you like this episode, make sure you tweet at me @jaltucher and let me know your feedback! You could even share some quotes from the episode. Best yet, if you're using overc...more

  • Side Hustle Friday - Making thousands by Ghostwriting with Joshua Lisec

    Nov 27 2020

    Another Side Hustle Friday Episode! This time we are covering Ghostwriting with Joshua Lisec! According to Scott Adams, He is an expert on ghostwriting and getting published! Other than talking about ghostwriting, we also talked about Joshua's origin, and how he used the spoke and wheel approach with his ghostwriting business and build a career around it!  I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much fo...more

  • 664 - GRIT Part 1: The Power of Passion and Perseverance with Angela Duckworth

    Nov 26 2020

    In this episode, Angela Duckworth, an American academic, psychologist and popular science author, amd the author of Grit, came on to talk about the concept of Grit is the combination of Passion and Perseverance, and also the power of learning, how to learn things quickly and efficiently.  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...more

  • 663 - Scott Galloway on Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity

    Nov 24 2020

    Scott Galloway, professor of marketing at the New York University Stern School of Business, and a public speaker, entrepreneur, and author of his latest book, Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity, has been correctly predicted the podcast every time he came on! This time, he comes on again to predict what would the Post Corona World looks like! We even discuss the future of New York City, and is the city dead! We also talked about the future of educations, cities, and also entreprenuership. ...more

  • 662 - The ABC of Online Sports Gambling with Marc Edelman

    Nov 23 2020

    I wanted to learn more about Online Sports Gambling. So I bought on Marc Edelman, the founder of Edelman Law, and also a tenured Professor of Law at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York, to talk about online gambling sport and betting on fantasy sports. Also, I wanted to pitch him some ideas and see it will work! Plus I wanted to know what's the lay of the land in online gambling! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I le...more

  • 661 - Quick Basic Economic Lessons by James Altucher

    Nov 21 2020

    To create a Side Hustle Business, you need to know and understand the basic economic principles. In this episode, I gave quick basic economic lessons on Warren Buffet, housings, relationship, student loan, and gold vs bitcoin! I hope this episode helps you understand the basic economy. If you have any question or feedback, tweet @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 l...more

  • 660 - How to build a better Brain with Northeastern Neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett

    Nov 19 2020

    I am always curious about why does human has a brain, and what does a thought looks like in the brain? And what is a healthy brain? In this episode, I have the Northeastern Neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Berrett on to talk about her new book, Seven And A Half Lessons About The Brain. We talked about, why do human have a brain, and where does it stand in-terms of evolutionary. The most important of all, how do we maintain a healthy brain! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and...more

  • 659 - An Abundance Mindset to Find Success in the New Abnormal with Peter Diamandis

    Nov 17 2020

    There is so much complaining and whining out there these days, that's understandable given what was happening in 2020, It has been weird and hard. However, the world is getting more and more abundant, and it's important to have an abundant mindset in order to be an entrepreneur, to solve problems, to think of a better solution even in your personal life! So in this episode, I discussed the abundance mindset with Peter Diamandis, founder, and chairman of the X Prize Foundation, co-founder and exe...more

  • 658 - What I learnt from SEINFELD the show and Larry David's Leadership!

    Nov 14 2020

    I was invited to a "Seinfeld" centric's podcast's called This Podcast Is Making Me Thirsty. We talked all things about Seinfeld, breaking down episodes, and different comedian's writing styles! One thing that fascinated me the most was Larry David's leadership on the show! Listen to me analyze how he manages the team, casts, and crew! 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 th...more

  • 657 - How would the Libertarian Party change the system? With 2020 Libertarian VP Candidate, Spike Cohen

    Nov 12 2020

    It has been a little bit over a week since the election! In this episode, we have the 2020 Libertarian Vice Presidential Candidate, Spike Cohen, on to talk about his view and his journey on the elections! We also talked about everything from what the Libertarian Party would do if they were in the government, taxes, health care, and even privacy issues!  I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for ...more

  • 656 - How to Make ANY Decision with Annie Duke

    Nov 10 2020

    In this episode, I have Annie Duke, author and an American former professional poker player, on to talk about her new book, How to Decide: Simple Tools for Making Better Choices. We started the podcast by just having a casual conversation, and we discuss everything from quitting, biases, decision making, and we even talk about her origin story! How did she become a professional poker player! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher....more

  • 655 - The 15 Rules on How NOT To Go Broke

    Nov 08 2020

    I have gone broke so many times and made so many mistakes that I've wished that I never made. But, I strongly believe those are the times that made me who I am, and I learnt my lessons. So, I made a checklist to prevent me from going broke. I called it, the 15 Rules on How NOT to Go Broke. I hope you learnt something from the checklist that I made. If you have any question or feedback, tweet at me @jaltucher or email me @ altucher @ gmail.com I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full ...more

  • Side Hustle Friday - How to make MILLIONS with affiliate marketing with Jeff Lerner

    Nov 06 2020

    Starting from scratch, we describe with Jeff Lerner of ENTRE Institute a step by step breakdown of how to make money using affiliate marketing. Also, go to https://millionairesecrets.com/jamesa to get the free book! 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 you...more

  • 654 - How to Lucy with Darin Strauss

    Nov 05 2020

    I LOVE LUCY! Lucile Ball is truly a choose yourself person, I even wrote about Lucille Ball in my upcoming book, Skip The Line, (Pre-Order it here: http://bit.ly/STHELINE. I have my friend Darin Strauss, a best-selling American writer, to talk about his new book, The Queen of Tuesday: A Lucille Ball Story, writing, the new trend in media, and all!  I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for l...more

  • 653 - 13 Things Mentally Strong People Do When Their Candidate Loses! With Amy Morin

    Nov 03 2020

    What Do I Do When My Candidate Loses??? 13 Things Mentally Strong People Do When Their Candidate Loses....with Amy Morin, author of 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do, and the host of Mentally Strong People Podcast: https://amymorinlcsw.com/mentally-strong-people-podcast/ Podcast Notes here: http://bit.ly/13ThingsCandidate 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 e...more

  • 652 - Days in the White House with Anthony Scaramucci, and The Future is What we Make it at Propelify 2020

    Oct 31 2020

    I was invited to attend a Panel at Propelify 2020 with Anthony Scaramucci, an American financier who briefly served as the White House Director of Communications from July 21 to July 31, 2017, about The Future is What We Make It. However, I was curious about his days in the White House, so I asked him a bunch of questions about 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...more

  • Side Hustle Friday: Steal this business idea, cause I am going to do it! - Brian Keating

    Oct 30 2020

    Another Side Hustle Friday! This time we feature my good friend again, Brian Keating! This is another one that we started brainstorming ideas, and I say, "Jay, hit record, this will be a Side Hustle Friday Episode!" Brian Keating is the Chancellor’s Professor of Physics at UC San Diego. He hosts INTO THE IMPOSSIBLE (https://www.youtube.com/DrBrianKeating?sub_confirmation=1), a podcast about science, leadership, and happiness, and is the is author of a bestselling cosmic mem...more

  • 651 - How to write a great novel and all things writing with Chuck Wendig

    Oct 29 2020

    Very excited for this episode! Chuck Wendig, has my dream career, he is an American author, comic book writer, screenwriter, and blogger. He even wrote one of the official Star Wars (post-Disney) canons, Star Wars: Aftermath! In this episode, we talked about all things writing! 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 ...more

  • 650 - Living with Eddie Van Halen! The weird way Craig became THE "impressions" guys. Going on tour with KISS, bouncing from the worst despair, and a special visit from Christopher Walken - Craig Gass.

    Oct 27 2020

    Craig Gass, American actor, comedian, Voiceover artist, and impressionist is the most interesting person, and has to most interesting stories that I have ever known! He grew up around deaf parents and ended up learning an amazing impression skill! He shares the stories of how he got out of this addiction, that time he lived with the one and only Eddie Van Halen, and that time when he was touring with KISS!  Also, a special visit from Christopher Walken and a surprise visit from a celebrity ...more

  • 649 - Brain Storming Session with Brian Keating

    Oct 24 2020

    When we started recording, we were supposed to talk about 10 ways How The Universe Started with The Distinguished Professor of Physics at the Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences in the Department of Physics at the University of California, San Diego, Brian Keating but instead, we went right into a long brainstorming session, on how ways to write a book, marketing it, and how to monetize it! This is an episode where you could be the fly on the wall, and listen to how I brainstorm ideas w...more

  • Side Hustle Friday: How to build your Amazing YouTube Channel and make Thousands from it! with Noah Kagan

    Oct 23 2020

    Another Side Hustle Friday Episode! This episode did not go the direction that I thought it would go. It was supposed to be 5 businesses that you can start from YouTube, instead, it became an amazing guide on how to start your YouTube Channel so you can build any business from it, and how to have a successful 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 s...more

  • 648 - NO EXCUSES with Jocko Willink

    Oct 20 2020

    Every time when I talk to Jocko Willink, an American Retired Naval Office, Author, and Podcaster, I learn a million lessons from him. This time is no different! This time we talked about not having any excuses when you're trying to archive any goal, and also, his new book (extended version of the previous book) Discipline Equals Freedom: Field Manual Mk1-MOD1. No excuse and start listening now! Enjoy! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at ...more

  • Side Hustle Friday: Monetize your podcast right now!

    Oct 19 2020

    Part 2 on monetizing your podcast! In this episode, we talked about ways to monetize your podcast via merchandising, getting hired as a consultant through your podcast, speaking gigs, on and on! Also, enjoy Jay's episodic debut on the podcast! (Technically a second since this is a part of Friday's 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...more

  • 647 - I want to write a book that can sell more than 160 million copies with Ken Follett

    Oct 17 2020

    Once again! I have the best selling author, Ken Follett, on to talk about his new book, The Evening and The Morning. I "sat" down with him, and I selfishly drill him on his approach and technique of writing a book! How did he do it? How did his book manage to sell more than 160 million copies? I have to 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 s...more

  • Side Hustle Friday: Why should you START a podcast and MONETIZE your podcast through Ads and Patreon!

    Oct 16 2020

    Another Side Hustle Friday! I sat down with Jay Yow, the Sound Engineer/ Producer of The James Altucher, to discuss ways to monetize a podcast, we spoke about why this is the best time to launch a podcast and our equipment set up for remote recording and interview. In this episode, we break down that's the different ways you can monetize through Ads, sponsors, affiliate deals, and Patreon! Part 2 will be coming soon Monday! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what...more

  • 646 - When music meet neuroscience, how music can make you better - Indre Viskontas

    Oct 15 2020

    I always wanted to learn to play music, even now, I just bought the Jazz Piano Book, and try to learn it! In this episode, I have neuroscientist, operatic soprano, author of How Music Can Make You Better, professor and podcast host, Indre Viskontas, on to talk about the relationship between neuroscience and music, what music trigger which part of the brain! We also explored the 10 thousand hours rule of music learning! Enjoy! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and lea...more

  • 645 - Conquering your comfort zone with Ed Latimore

    Oct 13 2020

    Ed Latimore, professional boxer, chess player, author, influencer, social media guru, and even physicist! In this episode, I talked to him about Ed about how he looks at things differently, and what makes him want to dabble into different professions, learning different skills, and how does he get out of his comfort zone! Before the podcast ended, we also talked about the power of annoyance, which have proof effective in some scenario. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post an...more

  • 644 - Explore the other side with Buck Sexton

    Oct 10 2020

    I am a centrist, and I always try to have as many different sides on the podcast to talk about all the different issues from a different point of view, including Eric Adams, Andrew Yang, Dr. Jo Jorgensen, and more! In this episode, I have the former CIA officer, and conservative American radio host, Buck Sexton on to talk about the current issues, and the media. It's okay and important to open to ideas. There are more important issues in your life other than just politics, such as physical and m...more

  • Side Hustle Friday - Make Thousands from your 30 days book challenge with Steve Scott

    Oct 09 2020

    Another episode of Side Hustle Friday! What happens after you wrote your 30 days book challenge? Publish it, market it, sell it! I have recorded this episode with Steve Scott, back in 2017, and now I dusted it out and put it out there for you that have finished the 30 days book challenge, time to monetize 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 subscri...more

  • 643 - Election Hacking and Fear of Change with Jason Feifer from Pessimists Archive

    Oct 08 2020

    Why are people afraid of change, new technologies, and, right now, election hacking!? I talk with Jason Feifer about why people are always more pessimistic than they should be and that optimism and skepticism are powerful tools to set you apart from the masses and find real success. Plus, Jason shares some fun stories about wild pessimism throughout history I realized during this pandemic that most people are "smart idiots". They come across as smart but then cognitive biases kick in and t...more

  • 642 - How should we take advantage of the future of e-commerce with Marc Lore!

    Oct 06 2020

    Lockdown and social distancing are probably the best time for entrepreneurs out there! This episode, I have Marc Lore, President, and CEO of Walmart U.S. eCommerce, on to talk about his journey as an entrepreneur, the future of e-commerce, and how entrepreneurs should take advantage of that! 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, pl...more

  • 641 - Are we fascists, socialists or...other?

    Oct 03 2020

    This is an important election. But forget about the personalities for a second. This is a step by step, a cocktail party guide to what all the relevant political philosophies are. Decide for yourself what you believe in, and what candidates, national, local, whatever, are most conducive to the philosophy you believe in. Also, now you armed yourself with the best cocktail party knowledge! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/...more

  • Side Hustle Friday - Podcast Advertising Agency with Dan Granger

    Oct 02 2020

    Another Side Hustle Friday! This episode, I have Dan Granger, the CEO of the LA-based ad agency, Oxford Road, on to talk about the podcast advertising industry. We started out talking about Star Wars, and then we segway into the amazing overview of the media industry and the podcast industry! We also talked about how the polarization in the country affects the industry, also what we can help to avoid it. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at j...more

  • 640 - Dear Therapist with Lori Gottlieb & Guy Winch

    Oct 01 2020

    What's better than one therapist? Two! I love having therapists on the podcast, it's like ME getting a therapy session rather than doing a podcast! This time I have Lori Gottlieb, psychotherapist and author of the New York Times bestseller Maybe You Should Talk to Someone, and Guy Winch, Psychologist and three times TED Talks speakers, on to talk about their new podcast, Dear Therapists Podcast, which people come to them with their problems, and they give advice. And then, they will have them ba...more

  • 639 - How to deal with your problem with Stoicism with Ryan Holiday

    Sep 29 2020

    I always learn when Ryan Holiday, author, and the founder of The Daily Stoic, is on my podcast. His new book, "Lives of the Stoics" is now THE book on how to apply Stoicism to make your every aspect of your life better, as well as learn the history of these great philosophers and the times they've lived in. I always learn something new when Ryan is on the podcast. Each of his prior books were bestsellers and we also plunge into the questions of what does society need right now?  I write ...more

  • 638 - The Fine Art of Baloney Detection

    Sep 26 2020

    How to detect the "trillion dollars" worth of B.S. out there! People argue pretty much about everything, everyone has their own argument and there's no end to it! How do you call B.S. on it! This is an episode where I summarize a chapter in the book by Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World, and the chapter is called, The Fine Art of Baloney Detection. If you enjoy this or if you have any question, you can tweet at me @jaltucher I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn wh...more

  • Side Hustle Friday: Online Marketing Done Right with Anik Singal from Lurn.com

    Sep 25 2020

    Another Side Hustle Friday episode! Online marketing changes every year, even every month! I want to learn online marketing from the best. So I called up Anik Singal, founder of Lurn.com and a digital marketing expert, to see what's the best tip, the best practice, and the most recent trend! He even created a special link for the listener to visit: www.lurn.com/altucher  Feel free to tweet at me @jaltucher to tell me what have you learned from the episode! I write about all my...more

  • 637 - Who is going to win the election and what should you do? With Phillip Stutts

    Sep 23 2020

    After talking to Jim McKelvey, hearing what his data predicts for the election. I immediately called up my good friend, Phillip Stutts, to get an update on his latest data on the election. Phil has worked on campaigns for over 20 years. He knows the inside scoop. He surveys tens of thousands of people to find out what their top concerns are, what are they afraid of, what do they want, who will they vote for. He gives us the complete breakdown. This episode is NOT only for you to understand...more

  • 636 - Conscious Leadership with John Mackey, CEO of Whole Foods Market

    Sep 22 2020

    Now is an interesting time, so I have the CEO of Whole Foods Market, John Mackey, on to talk about his new book, Conscious Leadership, and also his old book, Conscious Capitalism, which is also another must-read! We talked about all the up and down when he was starting Whole Food, the definition of capitalism, and what is considered as conscious capitalism, and how does it fair against socialism.  I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jam...more

  • 635 - What is the State of US Economy with Jim McKelvey

    Sep 19 2020

    It's time for another update on the state of US finance! After I wrote Why New York City is dead, doesn't seem like we have any solution for all the issue that I brought up in the article. So I called up my friend, Jim McKelvey, the founder of Square and the deputy chairman of the Federal Reserve, to ask him a bunch of questions. Will they bail out New York, what is the Federal Reserve doing right now to help the economy, and more! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full p...more

  • Side Hustle Friday: Make millions with For-Pay Community with John Lee Dumas and Kate Erickson

    Sep 18 2020

    I am always impressed by John Lee Dumas and Kate Erickson on their for-pay community, Podcaster's Paradise. I have them on to talk about their podcast, how to build from scratch, and their approach of running such a successful for-pay community! 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 Sho...more

  • 634 - State of the Planet 2020 with Ian Bremmer

    Sep 17 2020

    What in the world is going on!? The media doesn't cover the news. They only cover the "opinion of the day". I want to know WHAT IS HAPPENING? So I called up Ian Bremmer, an American political scientist and author with a focus on global political risk, and also the president and founder of Eurasia Group, to figure out what's going on and what the future will be? I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so mu...more

  • 633 - How I Built This with Guy Raz

    Sep 15 2020

    Guy Raz has interviewed 100 of the greatest entrepreneurs in the world for his podcast and now his book, "How I Built This". This book is a must for EVERY entrepreneur's library. In this episode, Guy tells me some of the lessons and stories he's learned from the likes of the founders of Airbnb, Spanx, Ben & Jerry's, and dozens of other companies.  I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so much for lis...more

  • 632 - All the Mistakes I've Made as an Entrepreneur

    Sep 12 2020

    I have made mistakes my whole life as an Entrepreneur before I figured it out. Here are all the mistakes that I've made, and I hope you can avoid all of them and learn from them! 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 Ra...more

  • Side Hustle Friday - Social Media Monetization with Daniel Snow

    Sep 11 2020

    Another Side Hustle Friday! I have an idea to buy a lot of Instagram account with millions of followers and then point it to my account so I can do affiliate deals! And then I heard about, the Co-Founder of The Snow Agency, Daniel Snow! He did exactly that! Now he owns an agency and helped one of his clients from 30 thousand dollar revenue a month to 3 million dollars revenue a month in just 5 months! I can't wait to chat with him! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and le...more

  • 631 - Consciousness vs Morality with Sam Harris

    Sep 10 2020

    Sam Harris, author, Neuroscientist, and the host of the Making Sense Podcast came back on to talk about his new book, Making Sense: Conversations on Consciousness, Morality, and the Future of Humanity. We talked about racism, consciousness versus morality and how do you define morality. What is the baseline for human morality! He also recounted his encounter with Ben Affleck! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Th...more

  • 630 - Blowing up in social media with Ryan Long

    Sep 08 2020

    I have another Choose Yourself person on the podcast! Ryan Long, a comedian, a podcaster, and filmmaker came on the podcast and talk about the methods that you used to get blown up in social media and the comedy scene. He also talks about how to see things from a different perspective! 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 A...more

  • 629 - Open Letter to Why I Wrote the Article

    Sep 05 2020

    I wrote a viral essay on LinkedIn, which said that due to the Coronavirus's devastating effect on the city, NYC as we know it is dead, forever. A few days later, I woke up to find that the piece had received intense criticism from the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, who penned an op-ed against me in the NY Times, Mark Cuban, and even the mayor himself Bill DeBlasio—as well as millions of others. While I included lots of factual data to back up my proclamation, outlining everything from the city...more

  • 628 - Brooklyn President (and candidate for mayor) Eric Adams is BACK, and has some thoughts how to deal with the crisis.

    Sep 04 2020

    Brooklyn Borough President (and possible next Mayor of NYC) Eric Adams is back on the show! I called him up and asked him, "How can we solve these problems? And how can ANY city solve the problems they are having now?" He took the challenge and shares solutions and his philosophy for running a city!  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 s...more

  • 627 - President Dr. Jo Jorgenson in 2020? - Dr. Jo Jorgensen

    Sep 03 2020

    The Libertarian candidate for President got 5 million votes in 2016. This year their candidate is Dr. Jo Jorgensen. She came on the podcast and helps us solve all the issues.   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 i...more

  • 626 - How not to go broke with Quint Tatro

    Sep 01 2020

    We are coming out of the lockdown period, however, doesn't seem like there is an end in sight in the pandemic era. With this in mind, I call up my friend Quint Tatro, the host of DIY Financial and Managing director for Joule Financial, and ask him to come on to talk about how not to go broke, how to manage your debt, and also what's the best way of getting out of debt! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podc...more

  • Side Hustle Friday: Creating online courses with Brendon Lemon

    Aug 29 2020

    People have no idea how much you can make with Online Courses! In this episode, I talked to my friend Brendon Lemon, a comedian and author, about creating online courses without expensive equipment! 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...more

  • 625 - Skip the line edition: Learning Music with Jeff Lerner

    Aug 28 2020

    Initially, I had Jeff Lerner to talk about building a digital agency on Side Hustle Friday. When I found out that Jeff used to be a professional pianist, I was intrigued by how he learns music at age 17, skipping the line, and became a professional pianist by age 20! So I had to find out how he skip the line, and I want to learn to play the piano 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 listenin...more

  • 624 - Building customer loyalty with principles! Bobby Hundreds

    Aug 27 2020

    This episode, I have on Bobby Hundreds, Co-Founder of The Hundreds and bestselling author, “This Is Not a T-shirt” on, to talk about the principles of why the sub-cultures flourishes and it's attracted, teenagers and young adult. Those principles also can apply to different aspects of the business as well! 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, pleas...more

  • 623 - Top Business Trend in this time with Sam Parr

    Aug 26 2020

    Once again! We have our podcast favorite, Sam Parr back on again to talk about the top business trend right now! From non-alcoholic beverages to building lists, to newsletter to crate box and all! Enjoy, and build your own 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 wher...more

  • Q&A: Optimism. Am I a “True” New Yorker? Biz Idea, Buying Book Rights of Old Books...

    Aug 22 2020

    Optimism. Am I a “true” ny-Er, biz idea, buying book rights of old books,Post office, why I do more news stuff now, how to say goodbye to a loved one, biz idea of the week! Text me questions at 203-590-8607 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 podcas...more

  • Side Hustle Friday: Start a digital agency from scratch in your spare time and build it to 7 FIGURES! with Jeff Lerner

    Aug 21 2020

    Start a digital agency from scratch in your spare time and build it to 7 figures. We give you the step by step.  Also, go to https://millionairesecrets.com/jamesa to get the free book! 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 St...more

  • 622 - Don't stir up so much trouble, Zuby!

    Aug 20 2020

    Zuby, perhaps the nicest person on the planet, is a rapper, podcast host, author, and also, LET IT BE KNOWN, he has also broken the women's world heavy lifting record. Let him tell us the story. Meanwhile, he's also got advice about how to go viral on social media and why he might be the calmest person on the planet.  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, ...more

  • 621: Control any narrative with The Frame Control Techniques! Bill Beteet and Brandon Lemon

    Aug 18 2020

    Once again, I had Bill Beteet and Brandon Lemon on the podcast! This time, we are talking about their new book, The Power Bible! We analyze how we can change the narrative using frame control through influence and persuasion. You can get their new book on Amazon! 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” an...more

  • 620 - A Day in the Life of an Entrepreneur: I bit off more than I can chew!

    Aug 17 2020

    A special episode for today! Today, I will talk about how's my typical day looks like! And sometimes, because I do so many things, I always bit off more than I can chew! I talked about the books that I read, the writing that I have done, the business that I have been doing! Listen and 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 J...more

  • Q&A: Biden’s VP , Trump's EOs , Two Business Ideas, Kids and School?

    Aug 15 2020

    Biden’s VP , Trumps EOs , TWO business ideas, kids and school?Please text me with feedback, questions, or topics 203 590 8607 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...more

  • Side Hustle Friday - 30-Day book challenges The Sequel!

    Aug 14 2020

    When I launched the first part of 30-day book challenge, everyone loved it, and I got a lot of great feedback. So I decided to do the second part, and finished up the rest of the 4 books that you should write! If you do either of these challenges, I will retweet and talk about your book.  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 “Th...more

  • 619: Jevon "JT" McCormick: From the son of a pimp to The President and CEO of Scribe Media

    Aug 13 2020

    I am always into Self Publishing, so when The President and CEO of Scribe Media, Jevon "JT" McCormick has a book, I Got There, came out, I had to have him to talk about his life journey! He was the son of a pimp, and now he's the president and CEO of Scribe Media! He sticks to his core principle, and not letting his past pulled him down! Make sure to get his book, I Got There, on Amazon or anywhere you get your new book! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and le...more

  • 618 - Craig Stanland: How to climb back up from the Rock Bottom!

    Aug 11 2020

    Craig Stanland stole hundreds of thousands of dollars and went to prison. He lost everything. He was in prison for two years and ordered to pay $834,307 in restitution. Listen to the episode to see how he survived. Also, help him write his memoir by helping his Kickstarter at  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/craigstanland/the-blank-canvas-a-memoir so he could publish his story and help others reinvent themselves. He's an author, coach, reinvention architect. Priso...more

  • 617 - History Hyenas: Reality is just a SUGGESTION!

    Aug 08 2020

    Once again, we have our podfriend, History Hyenas, Yannis Pappas and Chris Distefano on and chat about what really is reality? We also analyze if History Hyenas podcast has a cult-like follower and what does it mean to have one? Also, is Jay Yow, the producer a squeak? And also what IS NOT marxism? We will find out! 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, pl...more

  • Side Hustle Fridays: How to write a book in 30 days and 12 books in a year

    Aug 07 2020

    Why, how, and how much can you make with self-publishing. I share two "30-day book challenges" that you can use to create unique and interesting bestselling books in just 30 days. How to write them, why they will be unique, how to self-publish, and why this strategy can build wealth. If you do either of these challenges, I will retweet and talk about your book.  I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Thanks so ...more

  • 616: Tucker Max: You NEED To Write a BOOK!

    Aug 06 2020

    Tucker Max: THE SEQUEL.  Once we stopped ranting on "Gastliting" and "insanity", we finally went into our favorite topic: WRITING and Self-Publishing! Tucker helped me brainstorm ideas for my bestselling book, "Choose Yourself" and he is a founder of Scribe Media, a unique publishing company that has helped writers from Tiffany Haddish to David Goggins and more write their books. We looked into different genres of books, and why memoirs are the easiest, and often the most successful.  ...more

  • 615 - Tucker Max - S*** is going to get CRAZY

    Aug 04 2020

    Initially, I called up my good friend, Tucker Max to talk about publishing books and the industry. BUT, we got derailed right from the beginning, and started talking about all the insanity! I "Why are you being gaslit?" he asked me. I asked Tucker what he thought was going on in the world. An hour later we finished Part one of the 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...more

  • Q&A: Election Delays? Million Dollar Idea, 3D Thinking vs. 1D, 2D, and 4D...

    Aug 03 2020

    Election delays?? Million-dollar idea,3D thinking, vs 1D 2D and...4D. What drugs would we take if we got the Rona. How would Robyn survive if she teleports to 900AD, puzzles, resources, and STUFF! 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 S...more

  • Q&A: Marie Kondo, Demon Sperm, Experiments...

    Aug 01 2020

    Marie Kondo, demon sperm, experimentsCan you buy an Instagram acct? Another great site to buy online stores? Are experiments fun? How do I experiment with relationships? Risk vs reward! And “demon sperm” 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:...more

  • SIDE HUSTLE FRIDAYS - The First Episode! Online Newsletters

    Jul 31 2020

    One of the most profitable and easy businesses you can do: create your own online newsletter. With a little help from David Newman, we cover every step to setting up your first newsletter and scaling it to a multi-million dollar business. After you listen to this, you can set up your first online newsletter five minutes later.  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 thi...more

  • 614 - Sam Parr - More Side Hustle Idea

    Jul 30 2020

    Every time I sit down with super-hustle-guy Sam Parr we just go back and forth, back and forth, non-stop business ideas. What will work, what's new, what's already working, how do I do this, what are you doing, what am I doing, REPEAT! In this episode I also slip a little and share the first startup I'm doing in over a decade. Now's the time! 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...more

  • 613 - Andrew Yang Saves the Planet

    Jul 28 2020

    I was really nervous for this one and giddy afterward. I've had a thousand questions for Andrew Yang, an American entrepreneur and former presidential candidate for the past year, and he answered all of them. We talk UBI, behind the scenes of the campaign, law enforcement, career advice, and the most frustrating parts of running for President. Plus, will he run again?  I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast. Than...more

  • Q&A: Should You Have a Plan B? A New 30 Day Book Challenge...

    Jul 27 2020

    Should u have a plan B, a new 30-day book challenge,What’s going to be in stimulus package, the worst mayor on the planet, my idea I pitched to Andrew Yang, how to argue in a relationship, should we let states secede... Please text me at 2035908607 because I’d love to get your questions, feedback, topics, hellos. Thanks! 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 thi...more

  • Q&A: What is the REAL PRODUCT of Instagram?

    Jul 24 2020

    More persuasion techniques, monetizing and building COMMUNITY! Portlandia, Warlord Skimasks, the real reason people hate each other, how to care less what people think.Please text me at 2035908607 because I’d love to get your questions , feedback, topics, hellos. Thanks! 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 S...more

  • 612 - Bill Perkins - DIE WITH ZERO!

    Jul 23 2020

    What the heck? Is that Dan Bilzerian in the background? Where are you? Dan said "Croatia". How did you get there? "When you're with Bill, you can get anywhere!" Bill Perkins lives life large and plans to DIE with zero. "Experiences pay dividends forever. You remember experiences. You tell stories. They can lead to other experiences. Money only plays a dividend once a year. Coming here with my family and friends and this will pay dividends forever." Like everything else he does. "If you die ...more

  • 611 - Scott Adams - PERSUASION IN THE AGE OF HYPOCRISY (And...who will win the election?)

    Jul 21 2020

    Scott Adams, creator of Dilbert, and I were chatting about all the hypocrisy in the world, his latest persuasion techniques, and the question that he DESTROYED in 2016: who will win the election? He called it 18 months in advance for 2016. I want to know what he says now! And why? And I wanted therapy for dealing with social media. So I called him and we did a podcast. Most importantly, we talked about how to turn the level of hypocrisy against the hypocrites. Surviving and thriving in the...more

  • Q&A: Why and HOW I’m Buying a Mobile App. Red State vs. Blue State...

    Jul 20 2020

    Why and HOW I’m buying a mobile app? Red state vs blue state? A biz idea!For weddings, the backstory of 50 Shades of Grey, and how you can do that? The one percent rule. Text me questions or feedback or topics at 2035908607 or ask them here. Also, all of these are turned into podcasts at “The James Altucher Show” 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 ep...more

  • Q&A: The Secret Writing Lessons of Jeffrey Epstein’s First Boss. How to validate

    Jul 17 2020

    How to validate an idea. How to make and sell drones? Or perfume? GOOD NEWS! The skills you ABSOLUTELY NEED TO KNOW for the “Great Reset” we are in. Text me at 2035908607 and ask more questions, give feedback, say hi, suggest topics, whatever. 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 a...more

  • 610 - From a Navy Seal to a romance novel writer - Brandon Webb

    Jul 16 2020

    My good friend, a former United States Navy SEAL and SEAL Sniper course Instructor, Brandon Webb has written a thriller romance novel, and even sold it to movie production studio to be adapted into a movie! How does he do it? From a Navy Seal to a romance novel writer! I talked to him about his journey, how he decided to get into that category by looking into the market data, the format of a thriller romance novel, and more. We also talked about the current political issues, current business tr...more

  • 609 - How to optimize your brain, sex life, and body with Ben Greenfield

    Jul 14 2020

    I'm not going to inject stem cells into my penis. But I'm going to do everything else Ben suggests. I have interviewed more than a dozen people on this topic, however, this particular episode and book seems to sum up all of them! We have the Author of Boundless: Upgrade Your Brain, Optimize Your Body & Defy Aging, Ben Greenfield on the podcast! We talked about the benefit of monitoring your glucose count, vitamin B, micro-dosing, to the breathing practice, and his stem cell stories abou...more

  • 608 - The Tao of Bill Murray! With Mark Malkoff

    Jul 13 2020

    My good friend Mark Malkoff and I talk about all Bill Murray’s movies! Sometimes it’s okay to take a break from COVID and BS headlines!   In this podcast, we talk about how Bill Murray always lives in present, keeps the element of surprise and mystery in every part of his life, and doesn’t play the Hollywood games! We also talk about ... Meatballs! After this podcast, you will want to rewatch all Bill Murray’s movies! I write about all my podcasts! Check out the...more

  • Q&A: Three 30 Day Book Challenges, the Economics of Adultery...

    Jul 10 2020

    Three 30 day book challenges, the economics of adultery,My idea list of the day. The diff between dopamine serotonin and oxytocin, how to be more productive. TEXT ME questions topics and feedback at 203-590-8607 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: A...more

  • 607 - The Ultimate Guide to Leadership with SEALFIT founder, Mark Divine!

    Jul 09 2020

    Mark Divine, creator and founder of SEALFIT and The Unbeatable Mind Academy, and the author of Staring Down the Wolf: 7 Leadership Commitments That Forge Elite Teams, comes on to talk about how, more than ever, we all need to reach our potential and the techniques he learned in the SEALS, in the martial arts, and as an entrepreneur. Society has turned upside down. The true leaders will emerge and they will be the ones who can literally "stare down the wolf" while the rest are busy argu...more

  • 606 - No STUPID questions with Stephen Dubner and Angela Duckworth

    Jul 07 2020

    My good friend Stephen Dubner, co-author of Freakonomics and host of the "Freakonomics Radio" podcast, has a new podcast called “No Stupid Questions” co-hosted by Angela Duckworth, author of Grit: The Power of Passion. So I “sat” down with both of them, and discuss some of the “non-stupid” questions that they have asked on their podcast! For example, what’s common between Tom Sawyer and the founder of Duo Lingo, does all creativity comes from pain, ...more

  • Q&A: More Frame Control Techniques, What’s a Reliable News Source...

    Jul 06 2020

    More frame control techniques, what’s reliable news source, should...Should you do a podcast, is classical music racist? Should Hong Kong move to Wyoming...please text us questions, topics to talk about and feedback because we’d love to know Ask me questions by texting me at 203-590-8607 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 &ld...more

  • Q&A: Congratulations on Getting Halfway Through the "2020 VR WORLD"!

    Jul 04 2020

    Congratulations on getting halfway thru the “2020 VR WORLD!” And...10 million biz dollar idea of the week, stay at home mom biz idea, what does defund police mean? And the complete 2020 recap (what the heck happened to the Australian wildfires, murder hornets, etc) . Text me at 203-590-8607 with questions. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned. Thanks so much for listening! If you like this episode, please subscribe to “The James A...more

  • Q&A: Andrew Yang, biz ideas for our daughter, how to...

    Jul 03 2020

    How to validate an idea , how did The Rolling Stones go from worst to first, the secret of productivity, what’s up with the CHAZ, why does chicken have “flexible” rubber in it??? More!  Ask me questions by texting me at 203-590-8607 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 a...more

  • 605 - How to Win a Nobel Prize While Figuring out how the ENTIRE UNIVERSE WAS CREATED! With Brian Keating, Distinguished Professor of Physics at the Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences in the Department of Physics at University of California, San Diego

    Jul 02 2020

    Or rather...how to lose one as well. And what happens when you come soclose...and then lose. Brian Keating, Distinguished Professor of Physics at the Center for Astrophysics & Space Sciences in the Department of Physics at the University of California and author of Losing The Nobel Prize. answered all my questions that I have about the universe, from Big Bang, to how big is the universe! We also talked about what really is The Nobel Prize? What does it mean if you win...and i...more

  • 604 - There’s always a good reason and there’s a real reason - Jordan Harbinger

    Jun 30 2020

    I "sat" down with my good friend, Jordan Harbinger to continue our conversation about networking from Episode 578. We then talk about the secret agendas people carrying around: there’s always a good reason, and there’s a real reason. Then...why do people fall for extreme conspiracies? And what does it mean when a "guru" has a cult-like following? There's no such thing as half-way crooks!  I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jame...more

  • Q&A: Why does Robyn look so upset? A NEW 30 day book challenge....

    Jun 29 2020

    Why does Robyn look so upset? A NEW 30 day book challenge....   Dead people and stimulus, election update, time to buy silver, how many businesses are out of business, common mistakes for every business, etc. more Q AND A. Text me questions at 203-590-8607 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...more

  • Q&A: Can I take a CHAZ-Cation The BS NON-HEADLINE of the day...

    Jun 27 2020

    Can I take a CHAZ-Cation? The BS NON-HEADLINE of the day, Two ten million dollar business ideas, making money going “meta”, can a social justice warrior make money? Text me questions at 203-590-8607! 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...more

  • 603 - The New Way to Make Six Figures Working For Yourself Writing with Jon Morrow

    Jun 26 2020

    Jon Morrow made half a million dollars WRITING in less than 9 months. Most people make $0 from writing in a whole lifetime. But Jon is proof that you can get rich writing. I went on his podcast not too long ago. It's called "Break Through The Noise.: And now I'm airing it here for you. We talk about how people can learn to make good money as a writer.  Here's a list of what we talk about. But ALSO, I want you to know that Jon has a very special course available to my listeners right now. ...more

  • 602 - You Can Change Passions at ANY Point in your Life with Rich Roll

    Jun 25 2020

    Rich Roll QUIT his job in his 40's. Then he started over completely. He went from lawyer to extreme athlete, bestselling author, podcaster, a speaker and more. I went on his podcast recently. And now we're airing it here. We talked all about this idea of giving yourself permission to switch passions (or follow the one you've always dreamed of). Because it's never too late. I've switched careers in my 20's, 30's, 40's and 50's. I'll keep reinventing until I die. That's how you stay alive. BUT you...more

  • Q&A: How to control people, how to avoid fb fights and ...

    Jun 24 2020

    How to control people, how to avoid fb fights and ... Become a lawyer or romance novelist? What is ACommerce and why it could be a multi billion industry? Subscription sex kits, FaaS... and more!! Ask me ANY question by texting my phone at 203-590-8607 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 revie...more

  • 601 - WHY Strategic Thinking is So Valuable (& how to do it) with Maria Konnikova

    Jun 23 2020

    Maria Konnikova is a psychologist who studied her way into becoming a poker champion. She told me all the steps. And how this made her think better and more strategically about everything in life. She studied from scratch with one of the greatest poker players in history. Then she wrote a book about the experience, “The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win." But the book isn't just about poker. It's about chance, decision-making, measuring the likelihood of...more

  • Q&A: Bitcoin? How to be creative when you don’t feel like it?

    Jun 20 2020

    Bitcoin? How to be creative when you don’t feel like it?How to get a good divorce? And more! TEXT ME QUESTIONS AT my phone number 203-590-8607 and I will answer! 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...more

  • Q&A: How to do a cyberattack, new $10mm idea! , and..

    Jun 19 2020

    How to do a cyberattack, new $10mm idea! , and..What IS the economic reality now , how to create a fashion line, the CHAZ travel agency, and MORE! Plus, special announcement in tomorrow’s IG LIVE. See you 2pm est tomorrow! 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 p...more

  • 600 - How to Become The Kind of Leader People Admire & Love with Randall K. Stutman, Ph. D.

    Jun 18 2020

    Dr. Randall Stutman is the leadership coach for the most impressive CEOs, billionaires, hedge fund managers, etc. His list of clients just blows my mind. This episode is so valuable for understanding people, understanding leadership, being a good parent, growing as a person, developing your core values and so much more. I also highly recommend the course that Randall has been working on for two years. It's all about becoming "an admired leader." Which means you're somebody people admire. And lov...more

  • 599 - Obama Speech writer gave the view of democracy, David Litt

    Jun 16 2020

    Is the U.S. really a democracy? How does voting actually work? And who came up with these rules? I want to know who the f*** the electoral college is, why do they exist, and what democracy really looks like. And how to get there. So I called up David Litt, former speechwriter for Obama, among others. He says, “We have an electoral college for a number of reasons. And they’re all bad.” So you’ll learn about that. You’ll learn why the U.S. government technically isn&r...more

  • Q&A: What’s a cult? The $10mm biz idea of the week!! The hypocrisy of the day!

    Jun 15 2020

    What’s a cult? The $10mm biz idea of the week!! The hypocrisy of the day! $10mm biz idea of the week! The origin of Google/Backrub . Next time: NEW 30 Day book challenge!! And Q&A and....a new idea for the whole group! 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 ...more

  • Q&A: How to get hot wife? The google technique to be a human magnet, anger is...

    Jun 13 2020

    How to get hot wife? The google technique to be a human magnet, anger is... Anger is fear clothed, what does the police do, don’t outsource self worth, and more! Next Q&A : The ten million dollar business model of the week! And more questions and answers 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 ra...more

  • Q&A: Entrepreneur vs Employee? Book vs Podcast? Mentors?

    Jun 12 2020

    Entrepreneur vs Employee? Book vs Podcast? Mentors?   And tomorrow ... the FOUR words you need to know for the new abnormal , business ideas, questions and answers ! Bring a friend !! 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 ...more

  • 598 - Exactly What to Expect As the U.S. Reopens with Phillip Stutts

    Jun 11 2020

    Everyone is trying to predict the markets, the economy, consumer behavior, etc. But what does the data say? I called up Phillip Stutts to find out. He just released a brand new report that reveals consumer behavior throughout the pandemic. It tells you exactly what to expect as the U.S reopens, how we'll spend money, what we'll care about, etc. The report is fueled by real data and current research (available at winbigmedia.com). In this episode, Phill and I talk about the report plus: Consum...more

  • 597 - How to Supplement Your Income From Home with Blake Hutchison

    Jun 09 2020

    Blake Hutchison is the CEO of Flippa.com which is the #1 platform to buy and sell sites, stores, apps and digital properties. Blake told me some success stories. Including someone who turned $5,000 into half a million dollars. He talked to me about the nuances, what to focus on and how to make money that will allow you to potentially quit your corporate job and become your own at-home boss.  Here's what we talk about: how to make money online how to buy and sell digital assets example...more

  • Everything Q&A: How I would sell copper pajamas! How to speed read, Riots vs the Beach, BS headlines, more..

    Jun 08 2020

    How I would sell copper pajamas! How to speed read, Riots vs the Beach, BS headlines, 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 FacebookSee omnystud...more

  • Everything Q&A: The $10mm biz idea of week, why get married, how to find your passion...

    Jun 07 2020

    The $10mm biz idea of week, why get married, how to find your passion... And a New 30 day book challenge on Monday plus biz ideas and Q and A! 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 Soc...more

  • Everything Q&A: Are you safe? Reforms needed? Is the US losing its prosperity? Is NYC? Etc

    Jun 05 2020

    Are you safe? Reforms needed? Is the US losing its prosperity? Is NYC? Etc 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 FacebookSee omnystudio.com/listener fo...more

  • 596 - What They're Not Telling You About the Protests with Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams

    Jun 03 2020

    Eric Adams is the Brooklyn Borough President. He's also running for mayor. You probably remember the last time he came on. And talked about why he became a police officer... and how being physically beaten by the police inspired him to make change. Now, he's back on to explain the streams of the protests. Who's out there in peaceful protest? Who's disrupting it? Why are their professional anarchists robbing people of their chance to speak about injustice? And how do we move forward? I write a...more

  • 595 - How Less Government Leads to More Freedom with Vice President Elect Spike Cohen

    Jun 02 2020

    Spike Cohen is the first anarchist AND the first millennial on the ticket for the upcoming 2020 election. He’s the Vice President Elect for the libertarian party (the third largest political party in the U.S.). He has a lot of compelling arguments about the federal reserve, inflation, freedom, centralized government versus decentralized government, etc. And you might be wondering, ‘Why does anyone run as a third party? What’s the point?’ I asked him this, too. But here&rs...more

  • 594 - How to Develop a Company that Gives Back with Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS and MadeFor

    Jun 01 2020

    Blake Mycoskie is the founder of TOMS shoes, known for its "buy a pair, give a pair" model. But when Blake started he knew nothing about shoes. Or building a company. “It was just a project,” he said. And yet it became a massively successful and has donated tens of millions of shoes to people in need. I asked Blake how he got the courage to start a company he knew nothing about. I also asked him about the business model, selling the company and building his new company, MadeFor, whic...more

  • Everything Q&A: How to create a valuable newsletter! Scam industries!

    May 29 2020

    How to create a valuable newsletter! Scam industries! ... The one biz leader I respect. Why Buffett is a punk! The contradiction in the constitution! Book suggestions.. and more! Tomorrow: my current favorite business idea and Robyn dishes the Actual DIRT on her former clients 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&r...more

  • 593 - How to Be MORE Informed Than The Average Person with Jack Perry

    May 28 2020

    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 ...more

  • Everything Q&A: I asked Robyn Altucher (my wife) some very specific questions!

    May 27 2020

    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...more

  • 592 - How to Invent a New Industry in Uncertain Times with Matthew Berry, The First-Ever Fantasy Football Analyst

    May 26 2020

    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 ...more

  • 591 - How to Think Like a Rocket Scientist with Ozan Varol

    May 25 2020

    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 Ei...more

  • Everything Q&A: focus, passion, pivoting, astral projection, and why I MARRIED....

    May 25 2020

    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 le...more

  • Everything Q&A: Robyn, stocks, how I would start a biz if I were 22, and....our first kiss?

    May 23 2020

    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:...more

  • 590 - How to THINK like an Innovator with Matt Ridley

    May 21 2020

    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 e...more

  • 589 - How to Create REAL Intrinsic Value in a Crisis with Kickstarter founder Yancey Strickler

    May 19 2020

    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...more

  • 588 - How to Spot Trends & Capitalize in a Post-Pandemic World with Sam Parr, Founder of The Hustle & Trends.co

    May 18 2020

    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...more

  • 587 - Proof that You Can Create New Business in a Pandemic with Ray J and Matt Clayton

    May 14 2020

    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 lo...more

  • 586 - How to Optimize Your Brain to Be as Happy as Possible with Stanford Neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Huberman

    May 12 2020

    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 c...more

  • 585 - How Think For Yourself with John McAfee

    May 11 2020

    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 Associ...more

  • 584 - The Virus is a Wake Up Call with Congressman Tim Ryan

    May 07 2020

    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 Amer...more

  • 583 - WHY Spartans Conquer and How to Think Like one with Joe de Sena

    May 05 2020

    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 a...more

  • 582 - Mark Cuban on How to Reopen The Economy and Get People Back to Work

    May 04 2020

    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...more

  • 581 - How to Innovate in Hard Times with Jason Feifer

    Apr 30 2020

    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. Thank...more

  • 580 - The Owner's Manual to Your Brain (How to Operate it For Success) with Brain Coach Jim Kwik

    Apr 28 2020

    “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 an...more

  • 579 - How to Make Money in The New Economy with Carl Allen

    Apr 27 2020

      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...more

  • 578 - How 2 Minutes a Day of Networking Leads to New Opportunities with Jordan Harbinger

    Apr 23 2020

    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, ...more

  • 577 - How to Navigate Uncertainty in Quarantine with Psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman

    Apr 21 2020

    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 Bar...more

  • 576 - Coronavirus Update: What The Stimulus REALLY Means for The Global Economy with Jim McKelvey, the Deputy Chair of the St. Louis Federal Reserve

    Apr 20 2020

    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 i...more

  • 575 - How to Find Your New Purpose in the New Normal with Cal Fussman

    Apr 16 2020

    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 Questi...more

  • 574 - Predictions For a Post COVID-19 World with Global A.I. Expert, Kevin Surace

    Apr 14 2020

    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’...more

  • 573 - 13 Myths That The Coronavirus Exposed

    Apr 13 2020

    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 my...more

  • 572 - 5 Ways to Enhance Your Brain & Build Better Habits During Quarantine with Brain Coach Jim Kwik

    Apr 09 2020

    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...more

  • 571 - Mental Health Tools During The Pandemic: 6 Things To Reduce Stress & Anxiety Stanford Neuroscientist Dr. Andrew Huberman

    Apr 07 2020

    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 dis...more

  • 570 - Coronavirus Update: What Will The New Normal Be Like? with Professor Scott Galloway

    Apr 06 2020

    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 ab...more

  • 569 - 5 Ways TO Increase Your Persuasive Abilities AND Change Anyone's Mind with Wharton Professor Jonah Berger

    Apr 02 2020

    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 ...more

  • 568 - You Don't Have to Be Qualified to Go After Your Dream with Dan Carlin Host of "Hardcore History"

    Mar 31 2020

    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...more

  • 567 - Coronavirus Economy Update: What’s Happening Right Now with Economist Tyler Cowen

    Mar 30 2020

    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, pl...more

  • 566 - How to Show People You Appreciate Them for WHO They are with Lewis Howes

    Mar 26 2020

    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 m...more

  • 565 - How Genetic Engineering and Today's Crisis Will Shape The Future with Jamie Metzl

    Mar 24 2020

    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...more

  • 564 - Coronavirus Update: How to Boost your Immunity in Times of Pandemic with Harvard Medical School Professor & Biologist David Sinclair

    Mar 22 2020

    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 ...more

  • 563 - The GOOD News About Coronavirus (Let's Look at the Data) with Peter Diamandis, XPRIZE Founder & Futurist

    Mar 20 2020

    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 ourselv...more

  • 562 - THE ULTIMATE QUARANTINE GUIDE to "What do I do now?" with Morning Brew CEO Alex Lieberman

    Mar 19 2020

    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...more

  • 561 - How to Supplement your Income with Money Betting FOR or AGAINST Trump with PredictIt.Org Co-FounderJohn Phillips

    Mar 17 2020

    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 t...more

  • 560 - Critical Coronavirus Update: The BEST and The WORST Case Scenarios with Johns Hopkins Dr. Marty Makary

    Mar 16 2020

    "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...more

  • 559 - Square Co-Founder Jim McKelvey Reveals The One Trick to Build a Billionaire Dollar Business

    Mar 12 2020

    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 O...more

  • 558 - EMERGENCY UPDATE: 5 Things You NEED to KNOW About Coronavirus & The Stock Market Today

    Mar 10 2020

    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 e...more

  • 557 - The MOST BIZARRE story that I ever heard! - Brian McFadden

    Mar 09 2020

    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 t...more

  • 556 - How 30-years of Passion Turns into a Business with Bill Glaser

    Mar 05 2020

    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 ...more

  • 555 - How to Persuade Anyone of Anything with William Beteet III

    Mar 03 2020

    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 jamesaltu...more

  • 554 - CORONAVIRUS EMERGENCY UPDATE: I TALK TO TWO TOP SPECIALISTS

    Mar 02 2020

    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 “Th...more

  • 553 - How to Make Money by Buying an Established, Profitable Business Using None of Your Own Money with Carl Allen

    Feb 28 2020

    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...more

  • 552 - The One Factor that Will Decide The 2020 Election with Phillip Stutts

    Feb 27 2020

    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...more

  • 551 - How To Escape The Pain of Inner Conflict with Kamal Ravikant

    Feb 25 2020

    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 wan...more

  • 550 - How to Find Your Passion: My Wife, Robyn Altucher, and I on How to Find Your Passion at Any Age and Stage of Your Life

    Feb 24 2020

    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 R...more

  • 549 - PROOF You Can Conquer Your Biggest Fears: The World's Greatest Daredevil, Nik Wallenda Shares The Secrets He Uses to Successfully Defy Death Again and Again

    Feb 20 2020

    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 ...more

  • 548 - How to make Money doing what you Love - Dean Graziosi

    Feb 19 2020

    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 Blue...more

  • 547 - "The Bigger Family is the Human Race. It's The Most Important Family." Bishop T.D. Jakes on Race, Humanity, the Economy and How To Be In Service of Your True Calling

    Feb 18 2020

    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 deepl...more

  • 546 - How to write a book in 30 days

    Feb 17 2020

    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 ...more

  • 545 - How To Think Like Sherlock Holmes: Bestselling Author & Professional Poker Player Maria Konnikova Reveals The Must-Know Mental Strategies For A Sharper Mind

    Feb 14 2020

    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...more

  • 544 - "The Future Is Faster Than You Think:" XPRIZE Chairman and Futurist Peter Diamandis + Award-Winning Journalist Steven Kotler Explain How New Technologies Will Disrupt The Job Market (And at What Speed)

    Feb 13 2020

    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 ...more

  • 543 - Why We're Going to Fail as an Empire & Other Jokes Drawn From History: Comedians & History Hyenas Hosts Yannis Pappas and Chris Distefano Make Me Laugh For Hours

    Feb 11 2020

    "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 subscr...more

  • 542 - 2019 Coronavirus: What you NEED TO KNOW with Professor Peter Openshaw from Imperial College London!

    Feb 10 2020

    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 ...more

  • 541 - "Try to be the only one saying what you’re saying:" Video Producer & "WheezyWaiter" YouTuber Craig Benzine Shares The 4 Rules for Creativity

    Feb 07 2020

    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...more

  • 540 - “Most terrorists are terrifyingly normal" and 15+ Other Surprising Secret Facts From Inside The Mind of Former Intelligence Officer Tom Quiggin

    Feb 06 2020

    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. ...more

  • 539 - Why It's CRUCIAL To Learn How to Ask & Negotiate: I Talk to University of Michigan Professor Wayne Baker & Wharton Professor Adam Grant on How to Create More Opportunities & Make More Money

    Feb 04 2020

    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 diffi...more

  • 538 - Why a 4-Day Workweek Makes Humans More Productive & Satisfied: Brendan Lemon and I Dig into The Research and Reasoning

    Feb 03 2020

    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 ...more

  • 537 - "If you’re not thinking about money then you’re not making it:" Money Expert Nicole Lapin and Entrepeur Magazine Editor in Chief Jason Feifer on How to Have a Money Mindset

    Jan 31 2020

    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...more

  • 536 - How to Captivate Someone on a Gut Level: Renowned "Fight Club" Author Chuck Palahniuk Releases The Best Book on Writing I've Ever Read (And I've Read Them All)

    Jan 30 2020

    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...more

  • 535 - "There's More to Life Than This.": Run-D.M.C.'s Iconic Rapper, Joseph 'Rev' Simmons & Wife Justine Simmons on "Old School Love," How to Do It & Why it Makes a Happier Love Life

    Jan 28 2020

    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-tim...more

  • 534 - The Difference Between a Narcissist & a Sociopath: I Ask Psychotherapist & Bestselling Author Lori Gottlieb to Breakdown The Inside Baseball of Therapy

    Jan 27 2020

    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 ful...more

  • 533 - We're Back! 'Question of the Day' Reunion LIVE! Freakonomics Host Stephen Dubner and I Talk Rules to Live By, How to Make Life An Experiment & More

    Jan 24 2020

    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 +&nb...more

  • 532 - How to Swap Planning for Permission. And Go After What You Actually Want in Life: I Tell Sean Kim on His Podcast "Growth Minds"

    Jan 23 2020

    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...more

  • 531 - The Secret to Being an Effective Leader: Retired Navy SEAL Jocko Willink Shares How He Translates Military Leadership to Business Leadership

    Jan 21 2020

    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...more

  • 530 - How to Stay Ahead of The Future: Tech Futurist, Jamie Metzl Reveals What You Can Do to Stay Sharp in A Rapidly Changing World

    Jan 20 2020

    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. ...more

  • What we can learn from the greatest investors of all time.

    Jan 17 2020

    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 wealthier lives. And, with me today, I have my friend Merrick. He’s the professor who signed the letter that got me kicked out of grad school. So he’s a smart man. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post ...more

  • Live a Surprising Life: The Worlds Best Comedian Freestyle Rapper Chris Turner on How to Make the Most of Your Talents

    Jan 16 2020

    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 his talent.   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 wher...more

  • How to Get Younger While Getting “Older:" Age-defying Actress and Author Suzanne Somers Reveals What The Best Doctors Know about Staying Young

    Jan 14 2020

    "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 to Age: The Most Cutting-Edge Advances in Antiaging." It'll teach you: - how to feel youthful - how to prevent memory loss - how to keep your sex drive as you age - how to have quality of life into your hundreds - how to access the lastest age-defy...more

  • What I think about Star Wars, Avengers End Game, and Avatar!

    Jan 13 2020

    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 Podcast where you get your podcast! 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 make better and better shows in the future. Thanks -James   I write about all my podcasts! Check out the f...more

  • The truth about AI, automation, and Andrew Yang - Kevin Surace

    Jan 10 2020

    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 make better and better shows in the future. 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 ...more

  • “If You’re Still Trying to Be Rational Now, You’re Crazy:” Comedian Tim Dillon on Being Informed vs. Being Ignorant

    Jan 09 2020

    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 stand-up comedian. Which means he does MORE than just comedy. It means he looks at the world with a different lens. He looks for the absurd. And points it out. So we can all see the hypocrisy in life, in history and in our own heads. Learning ...more

  • "Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It:" Best-selling Author Kamal Ravikant on How to Rebuild Yourself from Scratch

    Jan 07 2020

    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 money. He just did it on his own. And it was hugely successful. He was able to use this money to pay for his rent in San Fransisco and basically all of his living for years. The book is called, "Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends on It." And now he'...more

  • Iran: Why Now? What Next? I talk with THE expert.

    Jan 06 2020

    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 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 iHe...more

  • My breakdown of the Presidential candidates and their narratives!

    Jan 03 2020

    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 strong narratives for ourselves.   I also wrote an article about it: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/democratic-disaster-last-night-how-candidates-can-james-altucher/?trackingId=cOH9XPfBQVGug6qlU1GHTQ%3D%3D   I write about all my podcasts! Check out the f...more

  • How to Change The Course of Your Life: Psychotherapist, Amy Morin Shares Proven Strategies to Train Yourself to be Mentally Strong

    Jan 02 2020

    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 international bestseller, "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do." She's a regular on this show. Because we're friends. But also because I always learn from her. This time we talked about giving yourself permission to quit things that aren't right for you anym...more

  • 519 - How to Read People (and a Room) with Precision: Euny Hong Teaches The Ancient Korean Art of Nunchi

    Dec 31 2019

    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 the author of “The Power of Nunchi: The Korean Secret to Happiness and Success.” Euny told me Steve Jobs was a master at this. You'll hear how he did it. And how to get started yourself. I write about all my podcasts. Check out the full post and lear...more

  • 518 - “You Don’t Get What You Deserve. You Get What You Negotiate.": Steve Cohen and James Share 10+ of The Best Negotiation Strategies to Increase Your Salary, Buy & Sell Businesses & Get More Vacation Time

    Dec 26 2019

    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 CIA. And learned a lot to apply to other negotiations. So I decided to take all my best negotiation tips and put them into one podcast. Here’s me with Steve Cohen on the subject. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I...more

  • 517 - What I Do Whenever I Want to Start Fresh, Set a New Direction & Skip The Line: Sachit Gupta interviews ME on The Conscious Creators Show

    Dec 24 2019

    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 today AND keep it going for the new year. And the new decade 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 “T...more

  • 516 - How to Stand Out in a Crowded World: The Enigmatist, David Kwong, Shares His Secrets To Becoming a Master of Illusion

    Dec 19 2019

    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 stacking to get ahead as a famous magician, illusionist and puzzle creator. 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 ...more

  • 515 - Why People Become Conspiracy Theorists: Quillette Editor Jonathan Kay Explains How People Get Persuaded to Cross the Line of Logic

    Dec 17 2019

    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 from a different perspective... Jonathan Kay wrote a book in 2011 called, "Among the Truthers: A Journey Through America's Growing Conspiracist Underground." He studied 9/11 conspiracy theorists, people who believe in UFOs, secret societies running th...more

  • 514 - Have More Fun… It Helps You Become More Strategic in Business & Life: Jonathan Kay on How Game Playing Make You Sharper, Quicker & More Capable

    Dec 12 2019

    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 that also teach you about history, war, economics, statistics, the list goes on. I found out when I read Jonathan Kay’s new book “Your Move: What Board Games Teach Us About Life.” I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I ...more

  • 513 - You Can Invent Something Life-Changing: Chief Don DeLuca Gives a Case Study of What it Takes to Go from Idea to Action

    Dec 10 2019

    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 BolaWrap, a new technology that helps officers restrain people without using extreme force. Their story is proof that problems in society don’t have to stay problems forever. You can look at something difficult that hasn’t changed in 20 years and say, “I’m g...more

  • 512 - You Could Be MUCH More Persuasive: Dilbert Creator Scott Adams on How to Avoid Loserthink & Be More Logical

    Dec 05 2019

    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 evidence. 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...more

  • 511 - What’s Valid Work?: Mike Rowe, “Dirty Jobs” Host on Where Dignity Comes From & How to Feel This In Your Life

    Dec 03 2019

    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 episode, I ask Mike what made him want to do that show. He told me, “Curiosity.” “It’s no less valid to wonder how a sewer works than how the Hubble works.” Mike shows that work is not about prestige. It’s about providing… something so many of us forget to re...more

  • 510 - How to Build a Community That Loves You: Jeannie Gaffigan Speaks About The Support That Came with Battling Brain Cancer

    Nov 28 2019

    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 and support that you've built up over the years." She had a mega support system... neighbors and family who got her the best doctors, plus friends and colleagues who worked with her when she wrote and produced "The Jim Gaffigan Show." She laughed. Because it...more

  • 509 - Be Big Enough to Change Your Circumstances: Eric Adams Shares How He Went From "Bad Kid" to Brooklyn Borough President

    Nov 26 2019

    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 thought I would be there a year. And then they’d say, ‘Get rid of this guy. This guy’s a trouble maker.” But that never happened. He got promoted. “I was driven. The plan was to go in there with a mission. The mission was to find ways to make communities safe wit...more

  • 508 - How the Human Body (Really) Works: Lessons From Trailblazing Dr. Steven Gundry on Which Foods Increase Energy, Brain Function & Extend Your Lifespan

    Nov 21 2019

    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 science that makes one food bad and another food good. Dr. Gundry is also the bestselling author of “The Longevity Paradox," “The Plant Paradox”  & “The Plant Paradox Family Cookbook." And today I also have a special co-host, Dr. Dean Mitchell, who's a...more

  • 507 - Back from the Dead: Kamal Ravikant Shares How His Near-Death Experience Led to Inner Peace

    Nov 19 2019

    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 the residents held him down to try to stop the bleeding. Kamal sat there in fear as he watched the inside of his liquids get all over this man. They had to get him back into surgery. But this time they didn't know if he'd make it out loud. Right befor...more

  • 506 - How to Master Psychology in High-Stakes Situations: Jennifer Shahade Interviews Me About Negotiating, Crypto, Investing & More

    Nov 14 2019

    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 it. She's the U.S. Women's Chess Champion and a professional poker player. We've been playing chess together since we were kids. And I recently went on her podcast, "The Poker Grid." And I'm airing it here for you. We talk about crypto, diversifying yo...more

  • 505 - Find Your Point of View & Make Money Creating: Nas Daily on The Power of Consistency & Transparency

    Nov 12 2019

    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 days. He didn’t skip a single day. Which is not easy. So I wanted to have Nas on the podcast to learn how he got the courage to quit his job, travel the world and become a professional creator.    I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full pos...more

  • 504x [Bonus] - Never Go Broke Again: Humble The Poet and I Talk About Our Biggest Investing Mistakes. And The 2 Changes That Helped Us Create Real Wealth

    Nov 11 2019

    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 my audio engineer. "Are you recording." Yes. Here's the clip.    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...more

  • 504 - The Most Authentic Way to Execute Your Life’s Vision: Humble The Poet on Process > Outcome

    Nov 07 2019

    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, you'll learn how he gave himself permission to step off of the approved life paths and create his own.   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 y...more

  • 503 - The Path to Stillness: Ryan Holiday on How to Develop Self-Discipline & Reduce Overwhelm

    Nov 05 2019

    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 give away. You can learn how to enter by going to @Altucher on Instagram. - 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, pleas...more

  • 502 - [Special Edition] - How To Find Your Fire & Fuel Your Brain with A Mindset That Actually Encourages You To Do What You Want in Life

    Oct 31 2019

    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. Thanks. - James Clip 1 - Ep. 438 - Brad Meltzer: Our County’s Secrets (Untold Stories From the CIA & Secret Service) Clip 2 - Ep. 481 - Take Back The Power: Amy Morin on Toxic People, Setting Boundaries & Deciding What’s Worth Your Time Clip 3 - E...more

  • 501 - [Special Edition] - Why We Struggle to Bring Our Ideas to Fruition (The Truth About Human Nature) & How to Overcome It

    Oct 30 2019

    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 us, how to predict the future, get a new skill and more. I hope you enjoy. But most of all, I want to say thank you for supporting this show. I appreciate it. Everyone who works on this show appreciates you. And we really hope you get as much value fr...more

  • 500 - [Special Edition] - How to Revive Your Dead Dreams & Make Your Life Worth Living (It’s Not Too Late)

    Oct 29 2019

    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 episodes as a guide. Let them help you reinvent.  I do this every 100 episodes. 500 is big. And it's hard to choose the clips. Because there are so many great ones. But I want to give you a good mix. So here's what you'll get in Part 1: Clip 1 - Ep. 4...more

  • 499 - Learn to Live in The Maybe: Tim O'Brien on War, Writing & Resting in The Unknown

    Oct 24 2019

    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. “Not gunfire. Not the typical battle you’ll see in movies. Landmines were the killing force.” Every step he took was a mystery. People died all around him. ““I’ll never know how close my foot was to a land mine,” he said. Now he's 73. And has a new book. It's ...more

  • 101 Rule for Starting Your Business: Steve Cohen and I Discuss The Psychology of Business

    Oct 22 2019

    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 permission to make mistakes. And more. You can also check out my article here, "101 Rule for Starting Your 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 listeni...more

  • 498 - How to Quit the Stable Job You Hate For Something Better: Mike Bullard on His Journey from Cop to Comic

    Oct 17 2019

    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 show host in Canadian history. I asked him about his decision to quit and turn toward a new (and harder) dream. Here’s Mike Bullard on how he made it to the top.   I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at james...more

  • 497 - The Cross Between Business & Elections: Phillip Stutts on What Good Marketing Campaigns Do & Don’t Do

    Oct 15 2019

    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 sorts of political offices elected: presidents, senators, etc. But he's also worked for losing campaigns. And can speak to what DOESN'T win.    And I'm giving away my new book, "The Side Hustle Bible." It's a collection of 177 proven ways to make extr...more

  • 496 - What It Takes to Break a World Record: Aaron Berg on How to Play The Long Game in Comedy & Any Other Career

    Oct 10 2019

    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 episode, I ask Aaron why he got into comedy, but we also talk about angry people, this new heightened level of outrage, and how to alchemize it into laughs.   I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltuc...more

  • 495 - Life is Happening Around You: T.J. Miller on Getting Out of Your Head, Ignoring Internet Mobs, Bitcoin & More

    Oct 08 2019

    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 of getting away from the screen. And joining real life.   One more thing... I'm giving away my latest book, "The Side Hustle Bible." More details in the show.  Thanks - James  I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I le...more

  • 494 - Talking About Depression & Mental Wellness: Gary Gulman on Using Comedy as Therapy

    Oct 03 2019

    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 now. But there's no such thing as perfect when it comes to mental health. We all have our battles. Whether it's with self-doubt, fear of getting out of our comfort zone, wanting to be liked... or if it's the intense spectrum of clinical depression, whi...more

  • 493 - How to Protect Your Money & Your Identity: Frank Abagnale Gives Simple Strategies to Outsmart Today's Rip-off Artist

    Oct 01 2019

    “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 made a movie about him called “Catch Me If You Can,” starring Leonardo DiCaprio. Now, Frank has a new life teaching people how to protect their identity. And avoid all kinds of scams (romance scams, go fund me scams, investing scams, etc.) And he wrote a bo...more

  • 492 - Why We Age―and Why We Don't Have To: David Sinclair on The Science and Technology of Living Longer

    Sep 26 2019

    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 book, “Lifespan: Why We Age―and Why We Don't Have To.” And runs The Sinclair Lab at Harvard Medical School... But before you press play, I'll tell you the best part. We don't have to wait or be babies to take advantage of this technology. All we hav...more

  • 491 - Find Your Creative Calling: Chase Jarvis on How to Establish a Daily Practice & Make Time for What You Love

    Sep 24 2019

    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 Daily Practice, Infuse Your World with Meaning, and Succeed in Work + Life.” This book is the bible of creativity. In this episode, I ask Chase, "How do you start when it’s been so long," how to find time to be creative, how to turn off self-judgment and m...more

  • 490 - What It Takes: Steve Schwarzman, Founder of BlackStone, on How to Turn Your Vision into a Reality

    Sep 19 2019

    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 (special announcement for my listeners), right now, for a limited time, you can claim a free copy of my new book, "The Side Hustle Bible." I wrote this book because people ask me all the time, "How can I make extra income? How can I choose myself?" I put...more

  • 489 - The Art of Human Connection: Brian Grazer on How to Let Curiosity Lead You Forward

    Sep 17 2019

    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, "Blue Crush." Plus, my favorite TV series, "Arrested Development," and other great TV series like "24," "Empire," and more. He's also the author of two book, "Face to Face, the Art of Human Connection" and "A Curious Mind."   Listener giveaway alert: ri...more

  • 488 - How to Learn Anything Extremely Quickly: Scott Young on The Science of Ultralearning

    Sep 12 2019

    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 multiple languages, drawing, and a lot of other skills that take people decades to master. In this episode, you'll hear Scott's step-by-step approach for learning any difficult skill you have in mind.   You'll also hear how you can claim a free copy ...more

  • 487 - In Honor & Memory... We Hear An Air Traffic Controller’s 9/11 Story: How Chris Tucker Saved Lives

    Sep 11 2019

    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 was just doing my job." 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...more

  • 486 - Everything Doctor's & Hospitals are Afraid to Tell You: Dr. Marty Makary on How to Negotiate Your Medical Bills, Advocate For Yourself & Restore U.S. Healthcare

    Sep 10 2019

    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 on a hospital bill is negotiable," he said. Then he told me how. Here's why you can trust Marty. Because he's on the inside. He's a surgeon at John Hopkins, a health policy expert, professor and the author of "The Price We Pay: What Broke American H...more

  • 485 - The State of Big Business: Tyler Cowen's Contrarian Economic View

    Sep 05 2019

    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 at the church, the media, there’s a loss of faith in many institutions. There’s a sense that whatever is perceived as having power has to be taken down and I think big business is caught up in that... I thought I would just write down the things abo...more

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

    Sep 03 2019

    Julia Cameron is the author of "The Artist's Way." I've read and re-read this book for decades. It's THE #1 tool for when I need to clear out my self-doubt, fear, creative blocks, etc. And I'm not the only one. Countless of movie producers, actors, writers, and more have used this book to unlock their creativity. And build success.  Listen to hear what it can do for you. Also (big announcement for listeners), I'm giving away my new book, "The Side Hustle Bible." It's a collection of 177 proven w...more

  • 483 - Political Incorrectness: Brian Scott McFadden on The Disease of PC Culture in the Trump Era

    Aug 29 2019

    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 impersonations. And you'll be given the chance to question the level of animosity, fear, anger, hypocrisy, etc. in the air. And determine if you've given up your ability to look at the bright side. Listen to have a laugh with us.  AND if you listen, you'll...more

  • Why People Fail (The Do's & Don’ts: What We Learned from 500 Peak Performers)

    Aug 27 2019

    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 favorite lessons on WHY people fail. So you can start making your own incremental changes in your daily life today. Also, I'm giving away my new book, "The Side Hustle Bible" to listeners for free. Listen to hear how to claim your free copy today. I writ...more

  • 482 - Unconventional Careers: How Tank Sinatra Turned an Obsessive Mind into a Profitable Online Career

    Aug 22 2019

    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 so abnormal. He told me how he quit. And how he turned his attention to the internet. He started making memes. Which got a lot of attention. Now he runs several meme accounts on Instagram. Including @tank.sinatra (1.8 million followers). He'll tell y...more

  • 481 - Take Back The Power: Amy Morin on Toxic People, Setting Boundaries & Deciding What’s Worth Your Time

    Aug 20 2019

    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 life. Just like she did. And just like her clients. 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...more

  • 480 - Chris Gethard: How to Talk About The Hard Things In Life & Make it Funny

    Aug 15 2019

    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 into the difficult... I'll tell you why this is important. It will help you with sales, business, connecting with people, etc. Being funny isn't just for comedians. It's a business skill, a parenting skill, a life skill, etc.    I write about all my podcas...more

  • 479 - Jackie Martling: Life as The Joke Man & Why Passion Isn't Enough

    Aug 13 2019

    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 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 ...more

  • 478 - Tim Staples: The Psychology Behind Capturing Attention & Making Content Go Viral

    Aug 08 2019

    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, getting your kids to listen and care, etc. Everything comes from Tim's new book, "Break Through The Noise: The Nine Rules To Capture Global Attention." I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.co...more

  • 477 - Mike Love: Life as a Beach Boy (Memories, Lyrics, & A Behind The Scenes Look at The Band Who Gave Us "Good Vibrations")

    Aug 06 2019

    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 music, being creative, what was happening in the 60’s and 70’s, how Mike is still able to go on tour at age 78 and more. Listen to this episode to join us in remembering the good old days. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn...more

  • 476: Andrew Schulz - How to Be Authentic Everywhere. All The Time.

    Aug 01 2019

    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 discoverable, growing on YouTube, etc. And he’ll also teach you his #1 skill: being authentic everywhere. All the time. 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! I...more

  • 475: David Bach - What Do You Need to Retire? (& How to Invest Money That Aligns with Your Values)

    Jul 30 2019

    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 dead wrong, how to relax, save and get ready for the life you imagine for yourself. 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, ...more

  • 474: Scott Galloway - Men's Health: "If You Continue To Do This, You're Going to Die Early"

    Jul 25 2019

    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 and to go to the ready-teller,” he said. "An instinct kicks in that if you continue to do this, you're going to die early." He did the research. And found that men who live alone die 8-10 years earlier than men who are engaged in a family. So he started to s...more

  • 473 - Jamie Metzl: The Future of Life on Earth: Threats, Opportunities, & Scientific Predictions You Never Saw Coming

    Jul 23 2019

    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 threats, the opportunities, the differences and predictions you'll never see coming (unless you click play). 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 ...more

  • 472 - Eric Weinstein: How to Question the World Around You & Find Your Core Theories (Part 2)

    Jul 18 2019

    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." In Part 1, we talk about his background. And in this episode (part 2), we talk about the hidden ways you're being suppressed, how to "unspin the world" and see it differently, what Eric recommends to practice "first principles" thinking and more.    I w...more

  • 471 - Eric Weinstein: The Formula for Innovation (And How to Escape Your Own Restrictions) (Part 1)

    Jul 16 2019

    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 or sleep-deprived or on an emotional stress-induced roller coaster. So how do you get off? Eric explains: try being an imposter, look for the core principle of any given problem, let history be your reference in life, build reliable mental models and mor...more

  • 470 - Ramit Sethi: Are You Building The Skills & Habits to Live a Rich Life? (Part 2)

    Jul 11 2019

    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. You'll also hear our heated debates about when and HOW to stop paying your credit card debt, what makes your 401K a (potential) scam, how to get rid of your financial stress, who should invest in crypto. And more. - Also check out part 1. You'll learn how to ...more

  • 469 - Ramit Sethi: The New Rules about Money & Wealth + What You Don't Know About Achieving Financial Freedom (Part 1)

    Jul 09 2019

    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 light up. And more.  We also did a part 2 (coming out soon) where we have such heated debates over when to stop paying your credit card debt, when 401Ks become just evil scams, then we yell at each other about cryptocurrencies, etc.  So tune in. ...more

  • 468 - David Epstein: Proof That It’s Never Too Late to Master Something New

    Jul 04 2019

    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 World." This book is proof that there are shortcuts to mastery. (And I bet you're already doing at least one of the shortcuts). In this episode, you'll hear the formula for mastery, how to start something new at any age and you'll hear case studies of f...more

  • 467 - Gabriel Weinberg: These 10 Biases Impact Who & What Influence You

    Jul 02 2019

    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 pretty regularly. Because it explains why we think the way we think. Here are a few you'll hear about in this episode: how to force yourself into thinking critically, how to stop jumping to conclusions, how to end arguments with people you love, how to improv...more

  • 466 - Brad Thor: How to Start Carving Out Time For Your Dream

    Jun 27 2019

    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 he's one of my all-time favorite thriller writers. He told me how he carved out time for his dream, what it's like to work on secret projects with the government, how he got his book deals, the beats of a thriller and more. I write about all my podcasts...more

  • 465 - Susie Essman: Bravery = Opening Yourself Up to Getting Rejected. Showing Who You Are. And Going For What You Want

    Jun 25 2019

    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, your career. So I asked Susie "How do you get to that level of bravery?" "What should someone listening practice?" And she told me. - You can see Susie on HBO's "Curb Your Enthusiasm," Comedy Central's "Broad City," ABC's "Bless is Mess." And she h...more

  • 464 - Humble the Poet: Unlearn The Lessons That Hurt You. So You Can Learn The Lessons That Help You (Part 2)

    Jun 20 2019

    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! 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 iH...more

  • 463 - Humble the Poet: Unlearn The Lessons That Hurt You. So You Can Learn The Lessons That Help You (Part 1)

    Jun 18 2019

    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 you quit?” “How did you start your side gig?” “How did you know you’d make money? or be successful.” A lot of it was about following his intuition. And taking one step at a time. Which anyone can do. At any age. I'm going on a LIVE tour. Get your tickets! L...more

  • 462 - Scot Cohen: Don't Stay Small. Build Real Businesses Using Just Your Network

    Jun 13 2019

    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 networking.    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 whe...more

  • 461 - Ben Mezrich: Bitcoin Billionaires (And The Future of Crypto)

    Jun 11 2019

    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 history and its bright future.   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 r...more

  • 460 - Jeff Garlin: Don't Give Yourself a Back Up Plan (Why Having No Net Leads to Greater Success)

    Jun 06 2019

    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 successful. He just gave himself no other choice. "Because I had nothing to fall back on," he said. "My dad always used to say, ‘Have something to fall back on.’ If I had something to fall back on and I liked it, I might’ve fallen back on it."   I write about ...more

  • 459 - Mike Reiss: True Stories: How To Survive a Horrible Boss, The Oscars, Make a Cartoon From Scratch & More

    Jun 04 2019

    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 handle. Mike gave me his tips and then also told me what life is like now. He's a co-founding writer of "The Simpsons." And he still flies to LA once a week to work on the show. "I can make jokes. I can’t really do much else," he said. "And thank Go...more

  • 458 - Roger McNamee: Who’s Really in Control of Your Mind? These Are The Secret Ways You're Being Manipulated

    May 30 2019

    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 our freedom. And how to change that. Before it’s too late (also, I should say, I’m never a fan of "doom and gloom" marketing. This is not that. This is education. And knowledge. Which equals power.) This episode is the start of a privacy revolution. And yo...more

  • 457 - Sam Harris: Why You’re Failing to Make Sense of Your Life

    May 28 2019

    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 can listen to it in piece if thats easier. Here are some of the subjects we talk about: irrational vs. rational thinking, expectations, anxiety, “the effort of an examined life,” how cults think, how to win an argument, why no one likes to talk about ...more

  • 456 - Rich Karlgaard: You Can Flourish Later in Life (It’s More Possible Now Than Ever)

    May 23 2019

    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 Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement." 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, plea...more

  • 455 - Bishop T.D. Jakes: How to Turn Unexpected Pain into Power

    May 21 2019

    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 choose," he said. This episode and T.D.'s new book, "Crushing" will help you deal with that truth.  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 ...more

  • 454 - Caroline Hirsch: Film Making, Art & Expression as Activism

    May 16 2019

    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 go through. But we also talked about a new project: "Ask For Jane." It's a film about the activists who worked secretly to help women get safe abortions at a time when abortion was totally illegal. She said that even talking about abortion could be consi...more

  • 453 - Pete Holmes: The Beauty of Healing Through Jokes

    May 14 2019

    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 good thing to do. I know I’m being a little bit high-hoped about stand-up, but good comedy can alchemize pain into pleasure. And I’m getting emotional, but that’s f***ing beautiful.” Don't let these quotes fool you, though. This episode is as hilarious a...more

  • 452 - Mark Manson: Everything Is F*cked (A Conversation About Hope)

    May 09 2019

    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 get more of 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 wher...more

  • 451 - Eric Schmidt: Becoming the CEO of Google... Unlearn Arrogance & Become Your Greatest

    May 07 2019

    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.” Arrogance kicked in. And he forgot about all the potential he had. We all do this. For different reasons:  we're busy, we're tired, we think we know it all, ect. But there's no good reason to stop growing. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post...more

  • Yesterday's "10 Ideas" List (Proof that BAD Ideas Lead to The Good Ideas)

    May 02 2019

    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 and dead lonely when I started writing 10 ideas a day. It changed my life. Even the bad ones. So I still do it. Every single day. In this episode, I sit with Steve Cohen and go over yesterday's idea list ("10 Reality TV Show Ideas"). You'll see why ideas ...more

  • 450 - Mark Malkoff: It's OK to Not Takes Yourself Seriously All The Time.

    Apr 30 2019

    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. This episode will teach how to become persistent. And it will teach you that it's ok to not takes yourself so seriously all the time. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast.    Thanks s...more

  • How to Deal With Crappy, Toxic People

    Apr 25 2019

    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 someone you work with?" "Or someone you live with?" In other words, what if the person who is actively trying to harm you, who probably hates you to the core of your being, is someone you or forced to deal with every day? Steve and I talk about the different ...more

  • 449 - Chelsea Handler: Life Will Be The Death of Me (Stories About Grief, Healing, Cannabis & The Quest for Meaning)

    Apr 23 2019

    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 only 9 years old when her oldest brother died. She felt abandoned. She thought “He went and got himself killed. He wasn’t even careful!” No one taught her how to grieve. So it followed her. Until finally, something else triggered her. Now Chelsea is usi...more

  • 448 - Dave Barry: How To Have More Humor in Your Life

    Apr 18 2019

    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 life has changed (for the better) at age 70, including how to have more humor, more joy and feel an overall sense of satisfaction and goodness. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast....more

  • 447 - Hal Elrod: Decide What Has Power Over Your Life and Your Future (Using "The Miracle Equation")

    Apr 16 2019

    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 myself five minutes to upset about it," he said. "I accepted the worst case scenario. It has no power over me." Hal is a master at this. Over and over again, he decides what has power over him and what doesn't. In this interview, you'll hear how Hal cre...more

  • Don’t Follow Your Dreams. Age With Your Interests!

    Apr 11 2019

    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 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 P...more

  • 446 - Lori Gottlieb: What to Do When You're Ready for a (Real) Change

    Apr 09 2019

    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 safe. Therapists know this. They know you won't take their advice. And that you have to figure out for yourself. In this episode, Lori says how talking to someone can help you see the changes you really need. Rather than living in the same decision...more

  • 445 - Congressman Tim Ryan: The First Presidential Candidate Who Meditates!

    Apr 06 2019

    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 help improve your personal health and how it can also impact the health of our country. Give it a listen and let me know what you think. I read all the reviews for my podcast.  I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I lea...more

  • What I Learned When I Was Dead Broke

    Apr 04 2019

    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 know what you think! I'm @jaltucher on Twitter. And if you've listened to the other episodes then you might have my phone number so you can text me, too. Thanks. - James I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jame...more

  • 444 - Mike Van Cleave: A Conversation About Cancer & Learning How to Discard the Meaningless

    Apr 02 2019

    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.    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 L...more

  • Problems = Business Opportunity. Here's 5 Major Problems I've Learned From Podcast Guests

    Mar 28 2019

    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 could(potentially) be solved if you tried. 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 ...more

  • 443 - Tero Isokauppila: What People Who Study Optimal Human Performance Know About Health That You Don't

    Mar 26 2019

    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 Tero doubled down on everything he loves. This episode walks you through the health and business of mushrooms. And teaches you how someone combines interest and skill to successfully build a business. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full ...more

  • The 2 Biggest Financial Risks You Could Make in a Lifetime

    Mar 21 2019

    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 risks you could take. Listen to find out what they are, how to avoid them, and why. Plus I'll show you all the money you COULD save if you avoid these two mistakes.   I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jam...more

  • 442 - Justice Sonia Sotomayor: Lessons From a Supreme Court Justice on How to Persuade & Convince

    Mar 19 2019

    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 of person who gets recognized as true and good? I could tell why people look at Justice Sotomayor and say, "Ah, yes, I believe in you." She told me about her beginning. And the dead-ends she hit before making it to the top. She also told me about h...more

  • Q’s from Twitter: The Advice I Give My Daughter About Purpose, Books I Re-Read, Procrastination Decoded & More

    Mar 14 2019

    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 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 Socia...more

  • 441 - Steven Pressfield: It’s Not Too Late to Become the Hero of Your Journey (Listen to Your Gut)

    Mar 12 2019

    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 you can become the hero of your life (even if you feel like it’s too late, it’s not.)    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 epi...more

  • Entrepreneur vs. Employee: They’re Both Great & They Both Suck. Here’s How to Make the Best of Both

    Mar 07 2019

    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 the 90’s, I cried everyday for 15 years. It’s stressful. Your business follows you everywhere. And eventually your employees are going to start having sex with each other. And a million things can take your dream down. That’s not to say entrepreneurship is alwa...more

  • 440 - Gretchen Rubin: How to Feel Calm & Get Rid of Mental Clutter

    Mar 05 2019

    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 what happiness means to you, why it's individual and how to take steps that really make a difference in your life. And she'll give you new ideas. Which is always a good way to declutter old ways and make room for new. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the...more

  • 439 - Eddie Ibanez: Data... Threat or a Means to Make Money?

    Feb 28 2019

    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 going past the line. (He holds a lot of secrets). He'll tell you how you're being hacked, how to protect yourself, what threats are out there for individuals and countries, and more. I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what ...more

  • 438 - Brad Meltzer: Our County’s Secrets (Untold Stories From the CIA & Secret Service)

    Feb 26 2019

    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 Washington. Which leads to the invention of the CIA, spies, and other conspiracies. Brad's fascination with history also leads to self-history. He did a TED talk on "How To Write Your Own Obituary." Which made me think, what history will I leave behind?  I...more

  • 437 - John Maxwell: THE Master of Personal Growth

    Feb 21 2019

    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 book is “Leader Shift: The 11 Essential Changes Every Leader Must Embrace.” I asked him how he found his passion so early in life, what leaders need to do differently, how to find a mentor, make friends in your industry and more. I write about all my podcast...more

  • 436 - Todd Herman: When to Use Your Alter Ego

    Feb 19 2019

    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 that we’ve outgrown or hold us back. And we force ourselves to be somebody we don’t want to be anymore. But if you use an alter ego, you can get out of your head. And perform the way you want to (at work, in negotiations, on the field, while networking, in ...more

  • 435 - Roger McNamee: Every Tech Billionaire's Mentor

    Feb 14 2019

    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. What is Steve Jobs like? And Mark Zuckerberg? "When I met Mark he was different from everybody. But in a kind of cool, interesting way. I mean a little creepy too. But you have to keep in mind, tech entrepreneurs aren’t like you and me.” They're obs...more

  • 434 - Stephen Merchant: How to Live Through Your Life’s Awkward Moments… Build Your Ridiculous Muscle

    Feb 12 2019

    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 “Fighting With Family.” The Rock is in it. Stephen wrote and directed it. It’s based off of a real-life family who raised their kids to be professional wrestlers. And it tackles all of these real-life human experiences like the fear of not making it, the pres...more

  • 433 - 6 MORE of The Best One Minute Life Hacks

    Feb 07 2019

    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. But I wanted to do something different. I wanted to talk about the little tweaks I do personally to optimize my life and make it a little better bit by bit. Just 1% improvement a day compounds. And adds up to 3780% a year. So here are 6 more things...more

  • 432 - Will Shortz: Proof that You Can Create Your Own Career Path & Keep Your Brain in Shape

    Feb 05 2019

    "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 ever heard to get there… he figured out how to be in control of his career, do what he loves and make it all up as he goes along. This episode is going to give you tips to keep your brain young, smart and it'll also give you ideas about out the box careers.    I...more

  • 431 - Gary Gulman: "I'm Not Suffering from Depression Anymore"

    Jan 31 2019

    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 makes me laugh. This is his third time on the show. And he's not suffering from depression anymore. He told me about the medical changes he's made, the support of his loved one, and (best of all) finding his way back to feeling normal. “I wasn’t myse...more

  • 430 - The Best 1 Minute Life Hacks to Save Time & Enjoy More of Life

    Jan 29 2019

    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 interview. But sometimes I get takeaways from my friends and even myself. And now they're all recorded in this podcast. Oh and one more thing. You can let me know your favorite by tweeting @jaltucher. Thanks. - James     I write about all my podcasts! Ch...more

  • 429 - Garry Kasparov: The History of The Free World (And How to Gain Confidence in The Future)

    Jan 24 2019

    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 trouble?" he said, "Trouble is an understatement." He'd be arrested or worse because of his outspokenness and belief in democracy. He believes in America. And he's noticed a lot of young people don't seem to believe in America or its ideals. They don't r...more

  • 428 - Evan Carmichael: How to Shut Out the Negativity in Your Life and Maybe Get Huge on YouTube

    Jan 17 2019

    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 this: “Follow your momentum.” Evan didn’t know he’d be a huge success on YouTube. He just tried it and felt the momentum and followed it forward. Now he has 16 employees and gets letters from people who say “You believe in me more than anybody else in my li...more

  • 427 - Lori Gottlieb: When To See a Therapist (And When Not To)

    Jan 15 2019

    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 what therapists really think about their patients, how they might deal with situation X vs. situation Y. And she also talked to me about things she's noticed about people in general. Like how we don't set high enough standards for ourselves. And what we ...more

  • 426 - Gilbert Gottfried: Laugh Everyday (It's Medicine For Your Day)

    Jan 10 2019

    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. People get upset at comedians for "going too far." But Gilbert does it for a reason... He said, "I remember, I did this show that was a tribute to Joan Rivers. It was right after there was that shooting at a gay nightclub. I started doing jokes abou...more

  • 425 - David Rubenstein: The Importance of Having a Good 2nd and 3rd Life (Lessons From The Co-Founder of The Carlyle Group)

    Jan 08 2019

    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 of other things: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, The Smithsonian and he also has his on show, "The David Rubenstein show," where he's interviewed so many brilliant people. His success could be intimating. But he doesn't want it ...more

  • 424 - Byron Allen: How To Make History in Your Dream Industry (A Story About Outsmarting The Standards)

    Jan 03 2019

    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 young black boy born in Detroit… in the 60’s… to a 17-year-old teenage mother. But he defied the odds. And found his passion early on (age 12). This episode walks you through Byron’s success from comedian to writer to TV producer and distributor… all the way up ...more

  • 423 - John Paul DeJoria: Build A Self-Made Personality (How John Went From Homeless to Billionaire)

    Jan 01 2019

    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 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 InstagramSe...more

  • 422 - George Gilder: How to Think Like a Futurist

    Dec 27 2018

    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 future for decades. Steve Jobs read his book in 1990 and passed it around to friends. “So I believe I had some vague influence on the evolution of iPhone,” George said. Now he’s investigating the future of blockchain, bitcoin and more. And in this episode, I ask ...more

  • 421 - David Goggins: Never Be Satisfied With Your Life… Find Your New 100%

    Dec 25 2018

    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 developed to achieve all of this and get out of his comfort zone.    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 “...more

  • 420 - Amy Morin: 10 Mental Strength Tips That Will Make You Stronger (Part 2) "

    Dec 20 2018

    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 that Matter Most.” Both parts have really great tips. Part 1 focusses on what not to do. And part 2 takes it into the positive because it shows you actionable steps you can start implementing today to be more mentally strong. I write about all my podcasts! Check out...more

  • 419 - Amy Morin - The Power to Strengthen Your Own Mind (Part 1)

    Dec 18 2018

    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 internationally bestselling book, "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do." Now, she's back on the podcast to talk about an article she just wrote called, "5 Ways to Simplify Your Life So You Can Make Room for Things That Matter Most."    I writ...more

  • 418 - T.J. Miller: Don’t Take Yourself Seriously = Success

    Dec 13 2018

    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. He’ll make you laugh. And think. Because he studies a lot of philosophy. That’s where a lot of his comedy comes from. Absurdism + philosophy + storytelling. This episode will probably make you laugh and question at the same time.   One other thing... Eve...more

  • 417 - Jamie Kilstein interviews Me About Escaping The Noise and Finding What Works For You

    Dec 11 2018

    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. I could relate. I used to waste energy on things that don't matter. Or stop me from progressing in a way that actually makes me feel better than I did yesterday. So we talk about that. But also, comedy, some books we like, Twitter Wars, why I'm bad...more

  • 416 - Phillip Stutts: The Strategy To Win (Marketing in The Digital Age)

    Dec 06 2018

    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 wins. And how it can be applied to business. But I also wanted to ask Phillip about his rare, incurable disease. Because he set a goal to find the cure in 5 years. Even though he has absolutely zero experience in medical research or any of that, he felt i...more

  • 415 - Tom Bilyeu: Replace Excuses With Process (Part 2)

    Dec 04 2018

    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 IT) - HOW TO MAKE YOUR BUSINESS STAND OUT ONLINE - USEFUL TECHNIQUES FOR STORYTELLING - FINDING YOUR PERSONAL NARRATIVE / CHANGING IT AND IMPROVING YOUR SELF-TALK And more. In part one, we talk about: - THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR - HOW...more

  • 414 - Tom Bilyeu: Anyone Can Create Impact (Part 1)

    Nov 29 2018

    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 same name. This episode will teach you about massive growth in business and everyday life.   Also Mentioned “The E Myth” by Michael E. Gerber's “Principles” by Ray Dalio My interview with Ray Dalio “The 4-Hour Workweek” by Tim Ferriss “Mindset” by ...more

  • 413 - Danica Patrick: Finding Your Driving Force

    Nov 27 2018

    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 her. And how she uses that same drive to fuel her clothing line, wine business, speaking gigs and more today.    I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast.   Thanks so much for listen...more

  • 412 - Kai-Fu Lee: Who Will Win In The Future? (AI, China, Capitalism and The New World Order)

    Nov 22 2018

    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. He’s neck deep in innovation. So I had him on to show me the future. And to tell me who the winners will be.   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 thi...more

  • 411- Wyclef Jean: From Poverty to The World Stage (How to Dream a New Reality)

    Nov 20 2018

    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 himself singing in front of audiences when he was just singing behind the counter at Burger King. And eventually, that vision was reality.    I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at jamesaltucher.com/podcast.   Than...more

  • 410 - AJ Jacobs: How I Reduce Stress Daily

    Nov 15 2018

    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. Then I did my own gratitude experiment (during this podcast). I called the professor who signed the letter that got me thrown out of graduate school. And I said “thanks…”   I write about all my podcasts! Check out the full post and learn what I learned at ...more

  • 409 - Dan Schawbel: The Cure to Loneliness at Work AND How to Leverage Each Step of Your Career

    Nov 13 2018

    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 he does and leverages it to get to the next level. Eventually, he’ll be a coach for c-suite executives. But for now (in this interview) I had him break down his life plan, tell me how to leverage each micro step further and further so you can get to ...more

  • 408 - James Frey: Breaking The Rules, Writing & Becoming Yourself Again

    Nov 08 2018

    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 of failure. He told me about those 12 years, his writing style, how he developed a voice, rehab, addiction, depression… but mostly about learning how to become yourself again. Links and Resources:  Read James' books:  "A Million Little Pieces" "Katerina" ...more

  • 407 - Charlamagne Tha God: Mental Health & Coping with Anxiety

    Nov 06 2018

    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 number one radio personality out there. He told me how he got there. And the anxiety he suffered from getting there. He just came out with a book about mental health called, "Shook One: Anxiety Playing Tricks on Me."   I write about all my podcasts...more

  • 406 - Howard Marks: Billionaire Investor on Market Cycles (How to Survive the Bad Days & Win the Good Days)

    Nov 01 2018

    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 and I don’t think it’s the greatest thing about me.” And he’s right. He can’t teach you how to be a billionaire. He can only teach you what he knows: investing strategies, market cycles, philosophy, psychology, and how he used all of this to create freedom ...more

  • 405 - John C. McGinley: When to Quit Your Dream & When to Go All In

    Oct 30 2018

    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, improving, auditioning. We talked about the pressure and who should not get into acting… But then about 45 minutes in, I asked him about his experience parenting a child with down syndrome. Four days into his son’s life, John had to make life or death decisions about ...more

  • 404 - Noam Dworman: The Risk of Censorship…

    Oct 25 2018

    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: a few weeks ago, Louis C.K. showed up at the Comedy Cellar. Noam wasn't there. He got a text. "Louis's here." He saw it the next morning. Now everyone is asking Noam, "Where do you draw the line?" He's gotten death threats. I told Noam “When we were