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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.

The James Altucher Show James Altucher, Jay Yow

    • Education
    • 4.7 • 300 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.

    Facing Mortality and Beyond: Peak Performance in the Most Crucial Moments | Sebastian Junger

    Facing Mortality and Beyond: Peak Performance in the Most Crucial Moments | Sebastian Junger

    In this compelling episode, James converses with Sebastian Junger, acclaimed author and war reporter, about his harrowing near-death experience and his exploration of the afterlife in his latest book, "In My Time of Dying." Junger shares the profound and mystifying moments he faced at the brink of death, challenging his atheistic beliefs and scientific understanding. This episode isn't just about a personal encounter with mortality but dives into the larger implications of consciousness, the mysteries of the human mind, and what it means to truly live after facing death.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    How to Achieve Peak Performance in Any Field: Chess GM Hikaru's Life Lesson

    How to Achieve Peak Performance in Any Field: Chess GM Hikaru's Life Lesson

    James talks with Hikaru Nakamura about his extraordinary journey in the world of chess. Hikaru shares the ups and downs of his career, detailing how he went from being the second-best chess player in the world to falling out of the top 20. During the COVID-19 pandemic, Hikaru pivoted to streaming chess online, which not only revitalized his career but also brought him back to the top echelons of the chess world. Hikaru's story is a testament to resilience and adaptability, offering insights that are valuable for anyone aiming to excel in their field.

    • 1 hr 44 min
    Superconvergence: The Dawn of Human-Engineered Intelligence with Jamie Metzl

    Superconvergence: The Dawn of Human-Engineered Intelligence with Jamie Metzl

    In this riveting episode of "The James Altucher Show," James welcomes back futurist Jamie Metzl to explore the groundbreaking themes from his new book, *Superconvergence: How the Genetics, Biotech, and AI Revolutions Will Transform Our Lives, Work, and World*. Tune in to understand how these technological advancements will affect your health, the environment, and the global economy.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Ryan Holiday’s Stoic Approach | How to Balance Self Improvement and Justice

    Ryan Holiday’s Stoic Approach | How to Balance Self Improvement and Justice

    Join James and Ryan Holiday as they explore timeless stoic wisdom for modern peak performance. Discover how to turn obstacles into opportunities and live a life of virtue and success.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    'Secret Altucher' | Negotiation lesson from Eminem, Life Lessons from Bill Murray, Choose Yourself with Mick Jagger, and Hero's Journey with Stan Lee.

    'Secret Altucher' | Negotiation lesson from Eminem, Life Lessons from Bill Murray, Choose Yourself with Mick Jagger, and Hero's Journey with Stan Lee.

    In this special episode of "The James Altucher Show," James shares his unique commentary on surprisingly impactful media that has imparted valuable life and business lessons. Through an in-depth analysis of scenes from iconic movies and insights from legendary figures, James reveals how these media moments have influenced his thinking and strategies. Listeners will discover practical and transcendent lessons that aren't typically found in conventional self-help resources. Whether it's the strategic use of cognitive biases in "8 Mile" or the unfiltered wisdom of Bill Murray, this episode offers a treasure trove of insights that can elevate your performance in life and business.

    • 31 min
    Steve Forbes and the Billionaire's Mind

    Steve Forbes and the Billionaire's Mind

    James Altucher sits down with Steve Forbes, the chairman and editor-in-chief of Forbes Media, to explore the traits and strategies that define billionaires. Steve shares his wealth of knowledge from years of curating the Forbes 400 list, offering a rare glimpse into the minds and habits of the world's richest individuals. This conversation is not just about money; it’s about understanding the relentless drive, innovative thinking, and strategic decisions that set billionaires apart. Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur, a business leader, or someone fascinated by success stories, this episode offers unparalleled insights you won't find anywhere else.

    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
300 Ratings

300 Ratings

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Altucher

Got away from listening to his podcasts for some reason. Forgot how great his guests are and what an outstanding interviewer James is.

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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.

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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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