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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 ...
 
Hi I'm James Altucher host of The James Altucher Show. I've been a successful entrepreneur, investor, board member, and the writer of 11 books including the recent WSJ Bestseller, "Choose Yourself!" (foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter). I've started and sold several companies for eight figure exits, sit on the board of a billion revenue company, I've written for The Financial Times, The New York Observer, and over a dozen popular websites for the past 15 years. I've run several hedge f ...
 
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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,…
 
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 Profess…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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. …
 
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 jamesaltuc…
 
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 abo…
 
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, El…
 
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…
 
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 h…
 
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 cryptocurrenc…
 
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, an…
 
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 ar…
 
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 tw…
 
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 …
 
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 p…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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 favorit…
 
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/DrBrianK…
 
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 i…
 
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 cal…
 
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…
 
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 l…
 
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_…
 
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…
 
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, an…
 
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 …
 
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 be…
 
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,…
 
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 synd…
 
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…
 
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 d…
 
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…
 
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 o…
 
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 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 …
 
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…
 
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, m…
 
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 aro…
 
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 le…
 
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! W…
 
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 wo…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 iss…
 
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…
 
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