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I love and hate Tim Ferris Show

I have the habit of listening to different kinds of podcast while commuting to work. Some of those are Talking Machines, Linear Digressions, Data Skeptic, Freakonomics, The Art of Manliness, Lore, Myths and Legends. But my favorite is Tim Ferris Show. I haven’t read a single book by Tim Ferris but I’ve read the gist about the 4-hour work week. Moreover, I know nothing about his writing, books or his entrepreneurship skills. So when I started the podcast I was not biased in either liking or disliking the show.

So what is this podcast about? I have taken this excerpt from the podcast’s website and is as follows: 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.

The show is generally an hour long and can be sometimes 2+ hours as well. The only thing I dislike about the show is the way Tim Ferris asks the question. He keeps asking the questions and doesn’t take any interest in what the person is saying and even if he does it sometimes, sounds totally fake. Now as a listener this is a put off and makes me not want to listen to the conversation. Many a time I just move on to the next episode but some episodes are pretty awesome, you might just want to keep listening to the conversation. The reason behind that is the guest of the episode.

Some of my favorite podcasts were the ones he invited Mike Rowe, Malcolm Gladwell and Seth Godin. Mesmerizing to listen to these personalities speak. I’m taking notes from these guys in speaking and hopefully I become as good as them one day :)

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