KevKev TimTim TalkTalk on Dragon Slaying, Lessons Learned, Viagra, and Assorted Nonsense (#500)

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Kevin Rose (@KevinRose)—technologist, serial entrepreneur, world-class investor, self-experimenter, and all-around wild and crazy guy—was the first guest on the podcast nearly seven years ago. We were in San Francisco, sitting at this huge wooden table, and I remember being very nervous. I didn’t know what to expect, but if people liked the idea, I promised to do at least six total episodes.

600M+ downloads and hundreds of guests later, Kevin is taking the reins and interviewing me for episode #500!

Hard to believe it all started off as a lark. It’s arguably the biggest thing I’ve ever done, and without you all—my dear listeners—it wouldn’t be possible.

Thank you for allowing me to do this work. I love it. 🙏

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#500: KevKev TimTim TalkTalk on Dragon Slaying, Lessons Learned, Viagra, and Assorted Nonsense


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Want to hear the episode where this thing all began? Give episode one with Kevin Rose a listen, in which we discuss what makes a good wine bar, why Kevin seems to be so good at predicting what’s next, the characteristics of winners, the story of Odeo (the company that birthed Twitter), tips on choosing angel investments, and more.


SELECTED LINKS FROM THE EPISODE

  • Connect with Kevin Rose:

The Kevin Rose Show | Oak Meditation | Zero | Instagram | Twitter

SHOW NOTES

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  • Reminiscing over accidentally copious quantities of wine about the time Kevin told me doing a podcast would be “stupid.” But then he helped me with the first episode of TimTim TalkTalk, anyway.
  • What one thing do I eat that I’ve never wanted to admit to the 4-Hour Body tribe?
  • After years of experimenting with so-called life hacks, have I found peace outside of having things or knowing things?
  • As I’m constantly trying new things, how do I ensure I don’t become buried under a mountain of stuff?
  • How do high performers know when to course correct (e.g., abandon faulty notions)?
  • When was the last time a blood or urine sample was stored in my fridge?
  • How did I meet and fall in love with my girlfriend?
  • Have I ever made a mistake in one of my books that I wish I could take back?
  • What supplements am I taking these days?
  • Do I still practice the 4-Hour Body regimen? What’s my approach to longevity, and what is my overall level of fitness like these days?
  • Best movie to watch on mushrooms?
  • A failure I haven’t talked about.
  • When it happens, what type of dad do I want to be? What attributes from my own father would I hope to carry over, and what tweaks might I make?
  • What would my billboard say these days?
  • Would I get a hair transplant?
  • While it’s impossible to pick a favorite episode out of the 500 so far, here are a few that stand out.
  • Do I believe in UFOs?
  • A harder question: have I ever tried Viagra?
  • Are there any more 4-Hour books on the horizon?
  • Where do I see myself in the next 10-20 years? Is retirement in the cards, or is there another path for Tim-Tim+?
  • What substances soothe my weary soul on an especially trying day?
  • Is there anything that makes me feel old? Is there anything that makes me feel young?
  • For what do I hope to be remembered when I shuffle off this mortal coil?
  • At 500, how many more episodes do I think I have left in me?
  • Parting thoughts.

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