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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 • 236 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.

    Quantum Quandaries and Cosmic Contemplations with Sean Carroll

    Quantum Quandaries and Cosmic Contemplations with Sean Carroll

    In this episode, I talk with Sean Carroll, one of the most brilliant minds I've ever had on the podcast. Sean is a renowned physicist and a prolific writer on the subject. We dive deep into the realms of quantum mechanics, the difference between quantum mechanics and classical physics, and the implications of these concepts on our understanding of the universe. I also embarrass myself by pitching a Nobel Prize-worthy idea.

    • 57 min
    Revolutionizing Education with AI | Khan Academy founder Salman Khan

    Revolutionizing Education with AI | Khan Academy founder Salman Khan

    James sits down with Salman Khan, the visionary founder of Khan Academy, to explore the intersection of AI and education. They dive into how artificial intelligence is poised to transform learning, addressing both the immense potential and the widespread fears associated with this technological revolution.

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Mastering Mastery: Unraveling Learning with Scott Young

    Mastering Mastery: Unraveling Learning with Scott Young

    I first met Scott Young nearly ten years ago when he completed all the requirements for a four-year MIT degree in computer science in just 12 months. He's an expert at learning things quickly and recently authored the book "Get Better at Anything: 12 Maxims for Mastery." I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with him, as I'm always interested in learning and mastering new skills. Scott Young excels in this area, and we discuss it thoroughly in this episode.

    • 1 hr 12 min
    How to Live the Constitution: AJ Jacobs' Ultimate Guide to America's Founding Document

    How to Live the Constitution: AJ Jacobs' Ultimate Guide to America's Founding Document

    In this compelling episode of 'The James Altucher Show', James sits down with the endlessly curious and ever-experimenting AJ Jacobs, the author behind the intriguing ‘The Year of Living Constitutionally’. Delving into AJ’s unique journey of trying to live by the U.S. Constitution's original tenets, this conversation unfolds a treasure trove of insights, historical quirks, and the profound impact of such an experiment on one’s understanding of democracy and personal freedoms today.

    • 47 min
    Living By the Books | AJ Jacobs on Writing Methods

    Living By the Books | AJ Jacobs on Writing Methods

    Dive deep into the fascinating world of puzzles, creativity, and the future with James and AJ Jacobs in a riveting conversation that unpacks the power of thinking outside the box for shaping bestsellers and envisioning a transformative tomorrow.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Mastering the Art of the Interview | Polina Pompliano Returns!

    Mastering the Art of the Interview | Polina Pompliano Returns!

    Today, we explore the art of interviewing with insights from Polina Pompliano, uncovering techniques that enhance communication in journalism and everyday life.

    • 1 hr 19 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
236 Ratings

236 Ratings

sarahjwalker ,

$ Make Me A Millionaire!! $

If there’s anyone who can make you a millionaire, it’s James Altucher and his peak-performance guests. All you need to do is listen, learn and take action!

James doesn’t know it, but he’s been my virtual mentor for years now, as I’ve followed his writing and lessons to “Choose Myself”.

Personally, I would love to hear from more female entrepreneurs; the podcast with Sara Blakely was hugely inspiring for me and I wish there were more female success stories!

DA2705 ,

Reinvention and peak performance

James continually reinvents himself and invites us to listen in whilst he does so. Mix that in with the conversations he has with other peak performers, to understand further how they achieve. Invaluable pointers from a humble successful man.

James. Please interview Toto Wolff, head of the Mercedes Benz Formula One team. He once spent a entire 24 hour flight from Australia to the UK not reading, not viewing, just with his own thoughts. A high achiever and reinventer who stands out amongst a group noted for great achievement.

Nowf ,

Wish he let the guests talk and kept it brief with more focus on audio quality

With all respect to this guy, not sure is it just me or does anyone else find the conversations on a bit of hostile and never let the guests finish what they are trying to convey. If he wants to talk and let his ideas flow he could do that on his own episodes, we would still listen!
After listening to Tim Ferris or other similar guys, had to constantly adjust the volume to manage the ups and downs on the voice side!

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