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.
January 29th, 2015
Episode 58 of 408 episodes
How do you create a blockbuster podcast?This episode explores the tips, tricks, and best practices of a master. My guest isAlex Blumberg,who cut his teeth on the king of all radio shows (This American Life) and recently co-foundedGimlet Media. Gimlet swiftlyconquered the iTunes rankings with two blockbuster podcasts:Reply All and StartUp. Podcasters everywhere asked: how the hell does he do it? This episode provides some answers. The discussion issplit into two parts, and wecover a ton. Pleaselisten to both parts, as they work together. We discusswhat Alex learned from Ira Glass, his field recording gear, the nuts and bolts of producing world-class audio narrative, and much more. Part 2 also features a preview (5 min) of my episode with Arnold Schwarzenegger! Show notes and links mentioned can be found atfourhourworkweek.com/podcast