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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 who forged their own paths, found financial freedom and harnessed the power to create more meaningful and fulfilling lives.

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    • 4.7 • 292 Ratings

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 who forged their own paths, found financial freedom and harnessed the power to create more meaningful and fulfilling lives.

    Inside the Mind of a Cybercriminal: The Original Internet Godfather Shares His Story | Brett Johnson

    Inside the Mind of a Cybercriminal: The Original Internet Godfather Shares His Story | Brett Johnson

    Brett Johnson committed tax fraud and credit card fraud from a desk inside the FBI offices for almost a year before going on a cross-country crime spree, stealing $600,000 in four months, making the US Most Wanted list, going to Disney World, getting sent to prison AND THEN ESCAPING! But let's back up…

    In today's episode of The James Altucher Show, we sit down with Brett Johnson, a man who has lived a double life. Once the leader of ShadowCrew & Counterfeit Library - precursors to the modern dark web - he's now a sought-after cybersecurity expert and consultant, using his insider knowledge of the criminal underworld to help organizations defend themselves against cyber threats.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Uncovering the Legend: A Personal Look at the Life and Legacy of Larry King | Cal Fussman

    Uncovering the Legend: A Personal Look at the Life and Legacy of Larry King | Cal Fussman

    James sits down with legendary journalist Cal Fussman to discuss the life and career of the iconic Larry King. Cal, who knew Larry for over 30 years, shares personal anecdotes and insights into the man behind the microphone.

    Throughout the interview, Cal provides a fascinating behind-the-scenes look at the life and legacy of Larry King. He paints a picture of a man who was not only a skilled journalist but also a kind and generous person who is deeply missed by those who knew him.

    This is a must-listen episode for fans of Larry King and anyone interested in the history of media and journalism.

    • 2 hrs 17 min
    Failing to Predict the Future: A Deep Dive into 'The Worst Tech Predictions Ever' | Trung Phan

    Failing to Predict the Future: A Deep Dive into 'The Worst Tech Predictions Ever' | Trung Phan

    When Elon Musk tweets a one-character reply to your article and 2.3 million people view it, you've hit viral gold.

    That's what happened with Trung Phan's article about the worst tech predictions ever on the Sat Post substack; a retrospective look at some of the most inaccurate predictions in the technology industry.

    In today's episode, James and Trung discuss the predictors' motivations behind their statements, James talks about how his past predictions have affected his current life, and the two give some of their current predictions for the hotly debated topics of cryptocurrencies and AI.

    • 1 hr 11 min
    Breaking the Rules: Insider Secrets from a Former CIA Agent and Author of 'Company Rules' | Mike Baker

    Breaking the Rules: Insider Secrets from a Former CIA Agent and Author of 'Company Rules' | Mike Baker

    In this episode, James sits down with Mike Baker - a former CIA agent and author of the bestselling book 'Company Rules'. With years of experience in covert operations and leadership, Mike shares his unique insights on strategy, corporate culture, and the importance of breaking the rules. Whether you're a startup founder or a seasoned CEO, this episode is a must-listen for anyone looking to gain a competitive edge. Tune in as James and Mike delve deep into the inner workings of the CIA and the lessons that can be applied to the business world. Don't miss out on this exciting and informative conversation.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    One Billion Users: The Future of Crypto | Tascha @TaschaLabs

    One Billion Users: The Future of Crypto | Tascha @TaschaLabs

    Is it possible to time the crypto market? I talked to Tascha from @TashaLabs, one of the smartest people I know in the crypto space. You definitely have to check out her website, Tasha Labs, and sign up for her newsletter. We talk in great detail, not only about how you value a cryptocurrency, not only how you can time the crypto market, but about what really are some of the future use cases of crypto that will lead to ultimately a billion users, and why this is not just a fad.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    He Was So Fed up with Traffic, He Redrew the Map (Literally!) | Uri Levine

    He Was So Fed up with Traffic, He Redrew the Map (Literally!) | Uri Levine

    Uri Levine was frustrated by traffic jams on his commute and found validation that the problem was widespread. His solution was to co-found Waze, the crowd-sourced GPS navigation platform which became a major competitor to Google Maps before being acquired by Google for $1.4 billion.

    But Uri's new book, "Fall in Love with the Problem, Not the Solution: A Handbook for Entrepreneurs" is not the story of Waze. It's not one story about entrepreneurship. It's a complete A-to-Z handbook for entrepreneurs and today's conversation builds upon these principles.

    • 1 hr 5 min

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292 Ratings

292 Ratings

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Incredible Podcast!

James is one of the most influential person that I follow for all his amazing works. His podcast provide a large variety of subjects. His guests are super informative as he is.

Grad Student Ottawa Canada ,

Great Podcast

James is my life guru. This podcast had given a lot of answers when I went through existential crisis. And still helps me to be myself.

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The selfless teacher

Thanks for breaking down life and showing what is really possible without the self help motivational speaker cliche elements

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