Tim Ferriss is a self-experimenter and bestselling author, best known for The 4-Hour Workweek, which has been translated into 40+ languages. Newsweek calls him "the world's best human guinea pig," and The New York Times calls him "a cross between Jack Welch and a Buddhist monk." In this show, he deconstructs world-class performers from eclectic areas (investing, chess, pro sports, etc.), digging deep to find the tools, tactics, and tricks that listeners can use.
September 30th, 2015
Episode 191 of 407 episodes
This episode features a dynamic duo. Seth Rogen (@SethRogen) is an actor,writer,producer, anddirector.Evan Goldberg (@EvanDGoldberg) isaCanadiandirector,screenwriter, andproducer. Together, they get into a lot of mischief and create amazing comedy. They’ve collaborated on films such as Superbad(whichtheyfirstconceived asteenagers),KnockedUp,PineappleExpress,TheGreenHornet, andFunnyPeople.They have alsowrittenfor“DaAliGShow”and“TheSimpsons.” In2013,Evan and Seth releasedtheirdirectorialdebut,ThisIstheEnd. In 2014, Seth starredinandproduced (alongside Evan) Neighbors, which was a worldwide comedy hit and hastakeninmorethan$268millionworldwide. InDecember 2014,RogenandGoldberg’sfilm, TheInterview, becamethe most-talked-aboutnewsstory around the world. Under extremely difficult circumstances, the film persevered to become Sony Pictures' #1 digital title of all time. Neighbors 2 is shooting now and will be released next May. Seth and Evan are also in production on Sausage Party, a raunchy animated movie for adults about one sausage's quest to discover the truth about his existence. Seth and Evan are producing the film with Megan Ellison and Conrad Vernon. In our conversation, we discuss all manner of tactics and silliness, including: Kyokushin karate Writer’s block and related debates Writing process Who are the most underrated comedians and comedy writers? How Superbad got made... after they first drafted it aroundage 13 The odd book Judd Apatow recommended to them (also Woody Allen's favorite) How The Kids in the Hall influenced them The movie they both wish they'd written Common pot mistakes Recommended newb pot for working versus relaxing Will there be a McLovin spinoff? And much more... Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.fourhourworkweek.com/podcast. This podcast is brought to you by Vimeo Pro, which is the ideal video hosting platform for entrepreneurs.In fact, a bunch of my start-ups are already using Vimeo Pro. WealthFront uses it to explain how WealthFront works. TaskRabbit uses it to tell the company’s story. There are many other names who you would recognize among their customers (AirBnB, Etsy, etc.) Why do they use it? Vimeo Pro provides enterprise level video hosting for a fraction of the usual cost. Features include: Gorgeous high-quality playback with no ads Up to 20 GB of video storage every week Unlimited plays and views A fully customizable video player, which can include your company logo, custom outro, and more You get all this for just $199 per year (that’s only $17 per/mo.). There are no complicated bandwidth calculations or hidden fees. Try it risk-free for 30 days. Just go toVimeo.com/business to check it out. If you like it, you can use the promo code “Tim” to get 25% off. This is a special discount just for you guys. This podcast is also brought to you byAthletic Greens. I get asked all the time, “If you could only use one supplement, what would it be?” My answer is, inevitably,Athletic Greens. It is myall-in-one nutritional insurance. I recommended it inThe 4-Hour Bodyand did not get paid to do so.Get 50% off your order at Athletic Greens.com/Tim Enjoy!