Tim Ferriss discusses being an online influencer, a multiple best-selling author of The Four Hour Work Week and four other books, depression, and why physical exercise is so important to him.

People sometimes refer to him as the Oprah of Audio because his podcast has been downloaded more than 500 million times.

He’s also got the angel investor golden touch with stakes in Uber, Facebook, Shopify, Duolingo, and Alibaba.

But this episode isn’t completely feel good, pixie dust, and unicorns. We delve into heavy topics such as depression and suicide. He also explains the role of physical exercise in his wellbeing, why he doesn’t use social media anymore, and how to grow a podcast.

We did geek out about John McPhee after we discovered our mutual admiration for his work. I know this is off-topic, but after you listen to this episode, do yourself a favor and read any of John McPhee’s books.

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