The Peter Attia Drive

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Expert insight on health, performance, longevity, critical thinking, and pursuing excellence. Dr. Peter Attia (Stanford/Hopkins/NIH-trained MD) talks with leaders in their fields.

 
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  • morepodcast
    Great Podcast
    One of my favorites, love listening. Excellent information
  • Noodleywood
    Annoyingly, Dizzyingly high paywall
    I subscribed for 3 months..I just listened to an “AMA” about olive oil, which gives out some chemical formulas of little interest to the layperson, and then stops at the paywall before we learn anything about actual olive oils! Dr. Attia is not giving away anything. I simply can’t afford my podcast habit if a single podcast subscription is $19 / month. Surely he could manage on a lower fee. Is he paying off a private jet? The material and the docs he interviews are often of great interest. For me it would be more valuable if much of it was presented in an edited version (what I at first hoped the “Qualys” would be) that contained just the essential takeaway for the layperson, and omitted or further simplified the complexities of biochemistry which are of interest primarily to the specialist. Also the dramatics—beating the drum about how hugely significant this all is, at length—can be annoying to one who is trying to get to the heart of the matter without hours of listening. It would be helpful too if the show notes were consistently marked with their time location in the audio. That said, it is a valuable source of the latest research in vital areas, and I would subscribe again if Dr. Attia would drop the fee to a more normal podcast level, say $5 / month.
  • DanPC4
    Open minded medicine
    Peter really has a great outlook on health, wellness, and longevity. He’s always learning, which in turn, keeps his listeners always learning. He brings on great guest and I’ve had way to many takeaways to count. I learn something new EVERY time I listen to an episode. Highly recommended!
  • concerned Sci-Fri listener
    Wish He Was My Doctor!
    This podcast is the best medical podcast I’ve heard. Peter Attia knows medicine, and knows how to distill it down so the layperson understands. If I could afford him, he would be my first choice as Doctor.
  • ktezcan
    Grateful
    I clearly remember the podcast I heard Dr Attia was the guest of and said “ who is this brilliant mind ? ” , since then “ drive” “ qualys” are not to be missed . Amazing how deeply informed of a physician he is and how well prepared he is. Hope I was able to express how grateful I am
  • Loyal Podfan
    Asks Great Questions
    I’m so happy I found Dr. Attia’s podcast. My first listen was just last night and I’m hooked. I listen to many different podcasts. The Drive is now at the top of my list.
  • CincyRN36
    Informative- loved Drs. Prasad
    I started listening to Dr. Attia’s podcast about a year ago, particularly to hear from Matthew Walker, as I’m very interested in sleep medicine. While some of his interviews are very technical, I feel like he does a good job of breaking it down so that I (a nurse) can understand. His calm, logical manner and eagerness to learn from other scientists make it a fascinating podcast. My favorite episodes (other than Matthew Walker) have been Paul Offit, David Sinclair and Vinay Prasad.
  • Lofotan
    One becomes part of the most interesting worldly conversations
    My favorite non-fiction podcast. In fact, this is the main podcast I now listen too with the addition of Sam Harris’, and the fiction podcast The Magnus Archives. Granted, I’m a nurse so the deep dives into the technical are fascinating and I thrashing but they’ve definitely changed my behavior. Had previously transitioned to zero drop shoes (Altras) but after hearing the interview with Irene Davis made the transition to minimalists (Vivobarefoot and VFF). Also, between his comments on sugar and half the office quitting I’ve cut back but am really thinking a CGS would be the wake to make the largest improvements in eating habits. I’ve also increased my exercise to 5-6 days a week. It’s hard not to listen to someone with fascinating interviews and who lives a healthy lifestyle and not be nudged into that way of life. The only recommendation is when Peter says to the guest that we’ve been talking g for a couple hours already and could talk for a couple more but want to be respective of their time I really wish he’d keep going as another two hours would be exhilarating (especially being each hour feels like 5 mi utes). Very nicely done!!! Thanks for sharing this wealth of knowledge that used to be behind closed doors and unavailable to most of us!
  • The True Wild Thing
    This podcast is amazing!
    I’m a psychiatrist and always feel I learn so much from Peter. Keep up the good work!
  • weeverrm
    Conversation with John Ioannidis #143
    Thanks for putting out this podcast while a very dry subject it was so interesting to hear all the ways things are going wrong (or right). I was thinking while listening he should make a they should standardize the methods and way the data is reported in order to have a rating system that can grade reports so we can know when to ignore them Keep up the good work
  • Starbaby Cat
    Costs too much
    Great podcast in general, but the ones I’m interested in are always “members only”. I get it that you want to avoid ads. But realize that not all of us have the time nor resources to listen to all of them with a subscription. To withhold certain episodes for members only deprive some of us from getting the much needed educational information. An example would be the episodes about sugars. If you truly want to help and educate, make it available to everyone. We will deal with the ads. It’s like telling low income families to avoid processed fast foods but not make healthy foods accessible and affordable to them. Seriously? There are some of us who want to learn but simply cannot afford the subscription. We are senior citizens living on low fixed income. This podcast is information for the “privileged”.
  • Concernicus
    Absolutely listen to this
    This podcast is always a great listen. The main theme of it is medical in nature but there are a few that go beyond physical medicine. The one I just finished listening to was with Terry Real. I didn’t intend to listen to it but on my long road trip it came up. I’ll tell you what. It’s the interviews that get away from medicine that surprise me the most. This service that Peter provides is invaluable and I can’t recommend it enough.
  • CMB8978
    A not to miss podcast!
    This has easily become the podcast I look forward to listening to most. The Alzheimers listen with Lauren Miller Rogen hit so close to home and was by far one of the best podcasts I have ever listened to. Peter, thank you for sharing your knowledge with the world and introducing your audience to these brilliant guests, their stories, and their wisdom.
  • Priss RN
    Paul soffit Md
    What a excellent amount of great information on covid and a great understanding of vaccines. This is a must for especially doctors and anyone giving vaccine. I just subscribed and am looking forward to enlightening my mind and learning and to be challenged. Thank you for this.
  • R and P's mum
    Great info, but frustratingly poor (or no) editing
    I was very motivated to listen to the Alzheimer’s episode, based on my family history and my sister’s recommendation. Unfortunately this wayyy overlong episode lacked the focus and structure that makes for great listening. It’s more like a private conversation with two docs geeking out by slinging medical lingo to impress each other rather than trying to share incredibly important research findings regarding Alzheimer’s. Please hire an editor who can help you craft a story for a much wider audience.
  • chessiemama
    Very informative -great host
    I learn something every single episode! He has interesting and engaging guests and I find Peter to be a warm and engaging host. Keep up the good work! I will be listening
  • Zach.EMT
    As an EMT
    Even as a worker in emergency medicine this podcast gives insight into so many pathologies which end up emergent without treatment/intervention by many experts on this podcast.
  • JCVStackofDimes
    This info will save your life
    This is the first time I have left a review for anything, ever. I subscribed to Peter's premium membership because I wanted the show notes. Worth every penny. I had a doctors appointment and left with "all good, see you next year..." But after requesting tests recommended by Peter I found lots of issues that needed to be addressed. Only from the show notes was I able to have the info to ask the right questions. So $38 out of pocket to be able to course correct the healthspan of my life. Thank you Peter! I wish I could find a doc like you.
  • DBS_97
    Sweet boy Pete
    Every week I don’t think the podcast can get l any better and every week I am proven wrong! Quite literally the best podcast out there. As far video... yes.
  • mastergordon
    Snooze fest
    While 80% of the topics he discusses interest me his voice just put me to sleep, very hard to stay engaged.
  • TJ0722246
    Good except for the host.
    I find Attia condescending at times. He loves to mansplain things his guests have already said and he appears to love to hear himself talk. His guests are great, but he just needs to be quiet and let them talk. We don’t need him to dumb down the content or to act like he’s an expert on everything. He’s not.
  • kettlemann
    Video
    Personally, this just me though, 20 yr cnc machinist? I never watched the video’s. Ever. Haven’t seen a single one. Haven’t seen a single JRE for that matter. But I’ve listened to them. I think u do a fine job with narration. My advice? If u need a video to convey it? Get better at narrating it lol...-Regards John.
  • wab41
    Lovely
    A really tough subject made as understandable as could be. From two giants in the field.
  • caseyjayner
    An Author of Words & a Lover of Science
    Peter Attia is absolutely committed to excellence and his podcast shows it. He is not only always striving to better himself but bringing us along for the ride. Please put away your bro doctors and learn truly high quality, nuanced, ethical, and thoughtful medical science with Dr. Attia. He has become a personal hero of mine, from the days of Nerd Safari until today, his thoughts and efforts expand my mind. Further, he is a huge part of the reason I am so proud to go to Hopkins & that I fell in love with mathematics as a field. I hope one day to meet this brilliant human and I will not hold back thanking him for his impact on my life.
  • RTC-Edmond
    Excellent show Peter.
    Excellent interview, with explaining how to put into effect immediately. Thanks.
  • pattywithawhy
    Five Star+ Gratitude
    I’m a second (or third, fourth?) career ICU nurse with multiple other interests and lifelong side projects and ideas. I have to say, the show is a key part of what’s getting me through Covid-19 times. I was already doing fasting and listening to Dr. Rhonda Patrick and Tim Ferriss regularly prior to all this, but Peter’s (Dr. Attia’s?) stuff really spoke to me at the beginning of this time when so much was uncertain and so terrifying. I remember back in March or April 2020 listening to the conversation with the stoic guy, I’d be out on a run listening, feeling empowered, thinking about how Winston Churchill and Anne Frank (and Peter) managed to get through each day. Anyway, I’m finally getting around to paying for my subscription so that my husband can listen to the complete version of the Matthew Walker sleep episode. Incidentally he’s also a huge Ayrton Senna fan. Not trying to sound like too much of a fangirl, but five stars feels like not enough for me. Highly recommended.
  • hkfhkvjf
    Grateful doc.
    Wish I had this in med school or residency. Peter has really changed how view health and disease.
  • trmanning21
    Worth every dollar
    To get the full podcast value, I've been subscribed for nearly two years. I can't even begin to describe how much good it's done me in both my professional and personal life. I went from barely knowing about myriad concepts to knowing them deeply and even more importantly, having an intense curiosity. There are so many good episodes. Start with the one that appears most interesting and bounce around from there 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟
  • X1JDV
    Fabulous interview with John Arnold
    Dr. Attia, I found your interview with John Arnold to be so interesting, informative and entertaining. What an intelligent, successful, yet grounded man. I had never heard of him before this but am so thankful for people like he and his wife.
  • stephMill375
    So informative
    Been a listener for three years and a subscriber for one. Dr. Attia is a great interviewer. He keeps people on the subject which keeps the episodes super engaging. The caliber of his guests is insanely high such that I recommend his podcast to my patients almost weekly. The subject matter is also such a huge paradigm shift from mainstream medicine and thoughts on nutrition, fitness, health and overall wellness that I am constantly in awe and learning when I listen. I’ve read the books of many of his guests as well because I just wanted more after hearing their interviews. Thank you for providing such amazing content!
  • Faimohkih
    Full episodes for members only
    Pretty lame that some full episodes are for paying members only. Seems like ur taking out your hatred for ads on your listeners. But I’m also a cheap sob...
  • 5 gratitude
    Praise for Dr. Raza- here’s to prioritizing progress!
    Been enjoying the podcast since the beginning; always outstanding content. The interview with Dr. Raza is pure gold on so many levels. She is a courageous physician, scientist, and advocate for her patients. She is unafraid talk about I’m the “elephant in the room”. This could apply to many other health issues that have been addressed with good intentions, but have not, in fact, resulted in better health. Thanks for such a great podcast!
  • spicyhot33
    A Vault of Value!
    Been listening to Dr. Attia for several years, never realizing he had this podcast. I always waited for something new to show up on YT. On my 3rd listen (yes third) to your valuable and vulnerable episode with Terry Real. Everyone in the world needs to listen and fully grasp these very limiting and generationally programmed behavior patterns we are still largely operating from. Thank you so Much Dr. Attia 💚🙏🏽
  • Dr Zarei
    Maryam zarei MD
    Been listening for awhile, but just finished your interview with Terry Real, listened 3 times, but plan to go back again! So well done, got so much respect, had to switch to become a member only subscription. The knowledge you provide is greatly valued, you have crossed over to so many areas. Always Enjoy the immunology and nutrition science. Keep up the great work!
  • Sleepfree In GA
    Rediculous Long Intros and Outros
    Generally well (overly) structured presentation, but if this were a transcript you would find an extensive overuse of parentheses, commas, and run-on sentences. Most of the info is good, but the CYA polish put on EVERYTHING is a bit much. The knowledge presented in many cases is sound, but there are times when the “flat earth” mentality starts to poke through. Of course, I don’t literally mean he is espousing flat earth theory. What I mean by that is that he has his known concepts, but when he comes across ideas that conflict with, or correct his “settled science” view of the universe, odd persnickety pettiness ensues. His mentality doesn’t pivot to ponder the implications of the new idea. He is like the dinosaurs of the Pritikin weight loss era, where weight loss is a flat formula of height, weight, calorie in, calorie out, done...and any questioning of that model are dismissed as uninformed. Perhaps this is the typical scientist’s arch, whereby they fill their mind with so many ideas and get the notions stacked into neat little rows and columns of rectangular ideas, and along comes a round idea. CHAOS!!! Utter Chaos! This can’t be right!?! (To picture this correctly, you have to imagine Doc Brown’s exclamation, “1.21 Gigawatts!!??!!”) Add to that, the lengthy intro setup, and CYA fine print outro, and well you get a nibble of info and then spend the rest of the time being directed to the paywall...classy Doc, real classy.
  • Slackerville3
    Medicine Deconstructed
    Highly technical content presented on a level that can be understood by most amateur scientists with a little additional research. The balance of physicians and athletes as interview guests provides unique content and insights on every episode. A must listen for anyone who wanted to become a doctor, but never put in the time in school. Thanks Peter and crew.
  • dreardonUAKRON
    Essential
    Very integrated and wide ranged podcast. 10/10
  • AeroRoadie
    Episode 114?!?!
    Love the podcasts. Great information, but for us mere mortals, you’ve got to break down the scientific details so it makes sense. I thought I understood Autophagy, but this podcast was entirely confusing and now I’m unclear. Please unpack these podcast more. Other than that, keep it up!
  • atop a G
    Conversation with your daughter
    Dr Attia, after listening to your thoughtful articulate conversation with your daughter it is clear that you go beyond the medical...you care about the whole person. We need more people like you in this world!
  • CaptainBigChief
    Connecting the dots
    Wonderfully insightful. Peter thoughtfully and inspirationally brings together the fractured pieces of advanced medical science and alternative metabolic ideas. I believe Peter and his longevity contemporaries are truly onto something. Disruption is by its nature is unconventional, with more naysayers than believers. Keep going, Peter.
  • the_new_G12
    Great podcast that has gone sour
    Maybe stick to medicine and medical advancements not social issues.
  • Firefighter in san diego
    Changed my life
    I’ve been listening
  • xavier finland
    Grateful for the knowledge!
    My 60 year old uncle introduced me to intermittent fasting at a family reunion in October of 2018 after I commented on how he looked better than I did at 35 at the time. Through my own research, I found Dr. Attia on Joe Rogan talking about IF. Grateful to have such knowledge shared by captivating guests in a digestible format!
  • sue mckenna
    Podcast #37 Cereal off the shelves
    As per another podcast, government needs to stop subsidizing corn farmers. That was a great idea. I love your podcast. Wish you were my dr.
  • yung spielburg
    Most trusted source
    Peter is one of the most thorough and objective minds on the planet. He is in the highest tier of trusted resources in the field of longevity. Some episodes go above my head, but I parse through where needed.
  • AuntMishy
    Love
    I’ve been hooked on this pod since it started. My heart jumps whenever a new episode drops.
  • Cmr1783
    Interesting
    Thank you for the entertaining and informative podcast. It is great to hear the background and thought process that goes into the analysis and discussion. The podcast has been helpful, is informative and often timely. From the information about COVID-19 to archery, the content is engaging. Keep up the great work and I look forward to seeing what comes next.
  • hgvhbjnvhv
    Paul Conti
    Thanks for this discussion on psychological impact in today’s time. I thoroughly enjoyed Paul’s assessment on political views as being the dominant factor on our way of thinking and “truth”which is supported by logic has gone by the way side. This was really helpful in putting things into proper perspective which can help avoid complete demoralization of what the future hold ! Thank you Peter !
  • RedactedName
    Thank you
    ...for your insight and expertise. i greatly appreciate your guest line up regarding Covid19. It cuts through the noise and rises above other podcasts trying to talk about the topic. Your podast has been invaluable in reformatting my mind around this pandemic.
  • Trebonics
    Could be better
    I’m an annual subscriber and don’t intend to change that due to the vast amount of information I have benefitted from to date. That said, I believe Peter does a great job of bringing a good variety of intelligent professionals to his show to discuss a wide variety of content - and Peter does a great job of interviewing these people and objectively analyzing the information on the spot, often in relatively digestible terms for the layperson. However, I have not witnessed a great deal of objectivity throughout the COVID-19 outbreak and that really changes my opinion of him and his content. The pandemic seems to have affected Peter as it does most health professionals wherein they ridicule politicians for not heeding their every prediction and ostracize anybody who questions whether or not things have been overestimated. And what an advantageous position regardless what happens, as it will most certainly be a celebration of overpreparedness causing fewer deaths or underprepardeness as a message of “we warned you.”
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