So, I'm a bit of a podcast junkie. I love listening to them on my way to work. Some of my faves are Talking Machines, Linear Digressions, Data Skeptic, Freakonomics, The Art of Manliness, Lore, Myths and Legends. But my absolute favorite? The Tim Ferris Show.
Now, I haven't read any of Tim Ferris' books, but I have heard about the "4-hour work week" thing. Honestly, I don't know much about his writing or entrepreneurship skills either. But that doesn't stop me from enjoying his podcast.
What's it all about, you ask? Well, according to the podcast's website, "Each episode, I deconstruct world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, sports, business, art, etc.) to extract the tactics, tools, and routines you can use. This includes favorite books, morning routines, exercise habits, time-management tricks, and much more." Basically, it's an hour (or sometimes two) of Tim interviewing some seriously interesting people and getting their insider tips and tricks.
Now, I'll be honest with you - there's one thing that bugs me about the show. Tim's interview style can be a bit frustrating. He'll keep asking questions and not really seem interested in the answers. And when he does try to sound interested, it comes off as fake. But hey, don't let that stop you from giving it a listen! Some of the episodes are truly awesome.
In fact, my favorites have been the ones with Mike Rowe, Malcolm Gladwell, and Seth Godin. These guys are seriously captivating speakers. I've been taking notes on their techniques and hoping to improve my own public speaking skills. Maybe one day I'll be as good as they are!