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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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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 Secrets of Negotiation from the FBI Top Negotiator | Chris Voss

    The Secrets of Negotiation from the FBI Top Negotiator | Chris Voss

    “Terrorists have moms,” he said.

    Jeffrey Schilling was kidnapped in the Philippines and held hostage for 7 and a half months. The terrorists said they were torturing him.

    Chris Voss didn’t fall for it. Chris is a former FBI hostage negotiator and the author of 'Never Split the Difference: Negotiating As If Your Life Depended On It'.

    “Find a way to mention his mother’s concern for him,” Chris’ boss said...

    • 1 hr 14 min
    The Secret World of Illicit Finance | Raymond Baker, Author of 'Invisible Trillions'

    The Secret World of Illicit Finance | Raymond Baker, Author of 'Invisible Trillions'

    Today, we're joined by Raymond Baker, author of the eye-opening book "Invisible Trillions: How Financial Secrecy is in periling Capitalism and Democracy, and the Way to Renew our Broken System".

    That's a lot in the subtitle, but it's also a massive topic that's often swept under the rug because - as Raymond details - essentially every large corporation engages in the tax-dodging practices he details in depth in today's conversation. Raymond talks about the interweaving between capitalism and democracy, whether it's a good thing across the world, and the international ramifications. The examples Raymond provides in the book and in the actual experiences and situations he recounts on today's episode are very serious, and it really does involve trillions of dollars.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    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 hr 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

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
2.4K Ratings

2.4K Ratings

BrEpicBreen ,

One of the best shows … period

James is a genius and he is the best interviewer … what I like best about him is he asks tough questions and plays devils advocate many times … he challenges guests … also I love his vulnerability and how he shares the dark moments of entrepreneurial life … this is a must-listen-to show …

Miriam Schulman ,

master interviewer

james follows his intellect and curiosity to keep the conversation flowing

@schulmanArt host of The Inspiration Place podcast

Drew0604 ,

Great podcast!

James always delivers amazing episodes. He provides great value and insight. I would definitely recommend!

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