The James Altucher Show

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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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  • A. Barry
    Great Guest and Curious Host
    James has a childlike curiosity which I appreciate, and asks the simple questions to make the most complex topics easy to understand. Great Podcast!
  • labriute613
    We want more of the Universe
    Love James and Brian discussing the universe:-)
  • Potato_is_good
    Top Notch Podcast
    Listening to this podcast has been an incredible learning experience for me. Highly recommend for anyone into entrepreneurship and trying to find a new perspective for things in the business routine
  • bromenator
    An Informed Perspective
    I’ve been listening to James on my drive to and from work and keep coming back for his insightful commentary and connections to authorities in each field he discusses. He helps expand my thinking and I’ve learned a lot about business in the process - I’m actually using some of his ideas in a business I’m launching. Definitely worth the listen, can’t wait to see what he does next!
  • shellybaby247
    My Favorite podcast
    I have tried to listen to other podcasts but I always come back to this one. I’ve learned so much and continue to learn. I’ve read books I might not ever have thought to look at because of this podcast. James has great guest and asks great questions, questions I would want to ask his guests. And it’s funny too!! Keep doing what you do!
  • karim mounir
    Great show and a daily must listen
    If we could listen more from people living unconventional lives, choosing to live outside the norms of a 9-5 job, living off the grid, not having money as a key factor or decision making variable to be able to live a more free life.
  • DrewSchenck
    Excellent podcast. A giant among peers
    I highly recommend listening to the James Altucher podcast. I believe if I write him a good enough review he’ll invite me to Clubhouse LOL it really is a good podcast. I listen to every episode. This is my feeble attempt to ‘skip the line’ 😃
  • Don from Virginia
    A New Low
    I can deal with some profanity in the course of a podcast. But the recent comment James made during his Investing podcast was horrible. It was the most sexist and vile derogatory comment I’ve ever heard on a podcast and directed at, of all people, HIS WIFE!! I stopped in the middle of my run and turned it off. I’m removing James from my library.
  • Kodak8822
    Love the Podcast! Can’t stand Stephen Gundry
    Hey! Love your podcast, thanks for all you do!!! Listening to the Stephen Gundry episode now and, gotta say, I hate this guy! Enough with the personification please! Just talk to me like an adult and give me the science. I don’t know, all I hear is noise when I listen to him. It seems like he just wants to sell a book or two while guys like Andrew Huberman give it to ya straight! Anyway, sorry for the rant on Gundry. Take care and thanks again for all the interviews and content. Love it! (Even if I don’t always care for the interviewee 😏)
  • WritersRoe
    Femme Fan!
    I’m a huge fan! I’ve probably listened to almost every episode. I find this podcast enlightening, inspiring, comforting, expansive and deliberate. I find James and most of his guests to be honest, reasonable, free thinking, curious and ingenious. There is one one reason I didn’t give 5 full stars. I do however think he may be missing the opportunity to bring more women into his show and ‘tribe’. He could help more women connect to the messages he is sharing by amplifying more female voices. Women maneuver through this world differently and more uniquely than men do in almost every way. The inspiring insight that James’ guests share may also be valuable coming from a female empowered voice. Some females to consider are Soleil Moon Frye, Bethany Frankel, Alyssa Milano, Issa Rae, Sophia Amoruso, Margaret Atwood, Deborah Levy, Fran Lebowitz, Dolly Alderton, Kate Atkinson, Naomi Alderman, Betty White, Ali Wong, Tina Fey, Leslie Jones, Elaine Welteroth, Laura Wasser, Cheryl Strayed, Ina Garten and Ava DuVernay. The list of empowering females extends from here and I encourage James to engage in conversations with some of these women to expand his audience and tribe. I will always be listening and I hope to hear some of these voices amplified. Thank you James for always inspiring my day.
  • Kob
    I love this podcast!! So very informative yet funny and entertaining. I appreciate how James is egoless yet points out his frailties and shortcomings on the road to “success”. I recently started reading “Skip The Line” and have been educated and entertained. Keep up the Great Work James!! Subscribe, if you haven’t subscribed.
  • Dunhammt
    Better than a degree
    An ever evolving podcast that continuously delivers great content. New episodes are great and the archive is a well of knowledge.
  • PBranded
    The REAL Reason
    James is The Real Reason!
  • King1012933
    Great podcast I’ve been listening for years now
    James as a suggestion, could you look into getting top performing visual artist on your podcast. Could be painters, sculptors, kinetic Artist.Could be fun. Keep up the good work. Doug
  • JillSaid
    Choose Yourself
    James Altucher has really given me a lot of confidence I needed to choose myself, and I don’t know if I ever would have taken such an exciting step without this encouraging and informative podcast.
  • BuffaloAlex
    Love it!
    James is innovative and curious and I find his podcast useful and inspiring to learn from many top performers. Highly recommended! I’d give it 5 stars on Yelp ;)
  • Bbg123
    Just do it.
    James is one of the best interviewers of all time in any category. I’ve been reading his blog for over 10 years and his podcast is just as good. Such a unique person doing such a good thing.
  • KWoeVAman
    One of my favorites
    Every adult should listen to this podcast. Great info and fantastic interviews. I learn something from every episode. James is fantastic!
  • rk123
    Diverse guests
    Always good diverse group of guests. Very conversational
  • J-writes
    This has sneakily become one of my favorites. Great guests but the solo shows and side hustle shows are great too. Extremely useful content that can be applied immediately. He’s great at breaking down bigger topics. Financially, James has an interesting view ...he’s been to the top and to the bottom and back...he’s not afraid to let you learn from his mistakes...and it’s neat to see things from his perspective.
  • Checkmate master
    Optimistic, upbeat. When will James be orange-pilled? Chess Mindset Business Creativity Invest in yourself Comedy And on and on James Altucher’s podcast is helpful. I how he keeps on investigating cutting edge innovations and interviews Michael Saylor or Max Keiser or Dr. John Demartini.
  • MobileBlues
    One of My Top Five
    I have about ten Podcasts that I listen to on a daily basis. James is always in my top five and I never end one of his podcast without hours of follow up critical thinking on my part. I would like James to find some experts in the Alternative Energy sector. I am planning on launching a startup in this sector and if I talk to local ‘experts’ some say solar, some wind, some hydrogen fuel cells. All claim to be experts and all think their solution is the answer. But just what is the way forward. Personally, I think we are headed toward a Hydrogen energy world. However, I don’t want to learn about the Automotive sector but instead about how we will power our homes and businesses. Perhaps James can steer me in the right direction.
  • nedsmatt
    Great Subjects
    This is top-notch. I love the host and the subjects he chooses.
  • Olieboy10
    James is the Best!
    I’ve been a very faithful listener to The James Altucher podcast since I first discovered it about five years ago ! It’s honestly one of the best podcasts out there with fabulous guests, inspiring information and James always has the greatest rapport with guests which makes listening so entertaining and I learn something every time I listen. I’ve read Choose Yourself and The Side Hustle Bible, made endless idea lists taught all my friends and family about exercising the idea muscle !! I love Side Hustle Fridays and James and his guests have even inspired me to start my own side hustles which is extra money for my family ! This is literally my FAVORITE podcast you should totally subscribe !!
  • JenDevilKitty
    Excellent podcast- I’m a “true fan”
    James covers a multitude of topics with depth and excellent interviewing and conversational skills. Always interesting, no idle chit chat. Interesting interviews, dealing into topics, and I very much enjoy and appreciate the way he thinks, approaches things, and his sharing such knowledge and resources. He’s authentic and I love this podcast !!! I would love an interview with David Eagleman (neurologist)
  • Questions & Awareness
    My Favorite Podcast!
    James is engaging and thought provoking. This show has been a rock for me through good and bad times. You will get great book recommendations and learn about and/or how to become a peak performer across a variety of industries. You should interview Mike Matthews from the Muscle For Life podcast.
  • R.Zoner
    Consistently great podcast
    Where would I be without James Altucher? This is the most consistently excellent podcast, it’s a school of learning for entrepreneurs and creatives.
  • CP 72
    Great source of useful information.
    I only listen to a few other podcasts and this is an essential one for me. I discovered James through his book "The Choose Yourself Guide to Wealth." It has helped me in so many ways I couldn't list them but James' 10 Ideas daily has gotten me to begin 3 of the ideas. The ideas are flowing.I digress, the podcast is very straightforward. James simplifies concepts and is not an intellectual snob and thankfully stays out of politics and provides useful content. There is a lot of content already on these subjects but I am interested in motivation, investing & memory. Thank you ,James!
  • steve host
    Great podcast
    Should put my SEC whistleblower client on who won 23 Million reward - largest accounting fraud related award in history - reporting on Monsanto as a former employee
  • Call -151
    Thought Provoking Honest Podcast
    James is brilliant, fun to listen to, and he has great guests. He focuses on personal growth and has many useful insights. I have listened to him for years and have watched his personal growth and I have grown by listening to him. Highly recommended!
  • TTP yeah u know me
    Love the show! I’m interested in language learning...
    James is great! I am I interested in learning a new language. Would love to see what the best programs/teachers/methods are... Thanks! Jerry
  • TimDesmond
    The BEST podcast. Ever.
    I've been listening to James from the very beginning. CHOOSE YOURSELF changed my life and I can't explain how much I've learned from this podcast. Subscribe now!
  • Eagleview P
    Every episode there is nuggets of knowledge.
  • Rkakel
    Longtime listener
    I’ve been listening to him for over five years, and I learned a lot about life from his shared life experiences. He is very sincere, honest, and looking for the truth. I wish he could be my mentor in life. Not only the best business podcast, but the best podcast in regards to life lessons. I cannot emphasize how important it is to listen to him.
  • skeeterlo
    Always a Unique Perspective
    After following some of James’ articles and books a few years ago (mostly on LinkedIn), I started listening to podcasts this year, starting with the James Altucher Show. James never fails to bring a unique perspective to any topic or interview. And although his typically shows run longer than an hour, I have never skipped or stopped a show because I was bored or tired of it. James always brings tough and interesting questions to his guests, and there’s always a sprinkle of humor. I really enjoy listening and usually learn something about the subject, the person, or even myself. If you’re looking for an offbeat and intelligent discussion, check out his show. Finally, James started a new theme of his favorite things. Although I know he’ll do a list of his favorite books (I’d like to hear both of the last year and of “all time”), but I’d be interested in James’ favorite articles he’s written, his favorite podcast episodes and guests, and his favorite other podcasts.
  • TreyMatthews
    My favorite things
    I love this podcast. It’s the “self-help” podcast for the type-A personality. Intellectual, creative, forward thinking, progressive, and challenging you to be the best version of yourself. Keep the favorite things podcast coming every Saturday! 👏🏽
  • Chaim K.
    Phenomenal guests and amazing insights!
    James long ago set the standard for interview podcasts. Now he’s branched out into solo episodes but kept the quality of the interviews top notch. How does he do it? I don’t know. But please keep it up! Love learning about how the Universe began with Brian Keating 😂
  • Bartek_movie_fan
    Too much about the host
    The host rambles on about himself. Three parts with Angela Duckworth all because the host needed to ramble about his NY is dead article - why keep the apartment in NY? Podcasts are amazing when the person being interviewed actually gets to speak.
  • Tetzzzzzz
    One of my heros - Mr. James Altucher
    Mr. Altucher Invited me to attend his stand up Comedy Event, on the house, that had me in tears by the end of the night. It was a memory I’ll never forget and will always be forever grateful for.
  • Max K. Hill
    Chock Full of Value/Wisdom
    I’ve been a fan of James’ work for several years now. I love his honest style, his commitment to the truth and exploring issues from many different angles. The guests that he brings on the podcast are top notch and all of them are people the listener can learn a lot from. He does his homework for each guest and comes prepared. James is 100% willing to tackle topics or issues that are unpopular and say things that will get him pilloried by the masses but will make you think. He’s earned his place as a top podcaster and leading thought leader.
  • chadwhickmc
    Good stuff
    Talented. Bright. Curious. He asks unique and interesting questions and is good with his guests
  • runhed246
    My new favorite things!
    James' podcast rocks. His content is outstanding and prolific -- the dude is a tireless worker! His latest Saturday pod series "my favorite things" is already awesome and I look forward to future episodes of that ... and everything else. Nicely DONE!
  • tchnlgy (Scott Hill)
    Great podcasts, great books, great stories
    I've been listening to James' podcasts for a few years now. He inspired me to create my own, and to take that to the new levels I'm working on right now, and my current side-hustle is right in line with that inspiration as well. His ideas and methodologies, while not overly sophisticated, are instead straight forward and easy to relate to. His curiosity about how things, people, organizations, systems, etc. work leads to great questions of his guests, and great ideas. Of course, if you come up with 10 new ideas every day, you're bound to have more than just a few great ones peppered in the mix. Thanks, James, for being that inspiration I needed a couple years ago. I really owe a lot to you.
  • Arnie D. Man
    Top podcast
    James is allows asking smart people hard questions. He has diverse topics and is honest about what he does not know. After reading this review James is going to have more high-performing athletes on his podcast.
  • H2Open
    The sincere Mr. James Altucher
    The James Altucher Show is refreshing in terms of sincerity and pragmatism; it’s relatable. His recent addition of ‘My Favorite Things’ brings the concept of mental models to mind. Ideas and methods of conventional, as well as unconventional, wisdom are investigated. The thoughts and concepts presented are often transferable between various environments. For example, ‘a bad plan is better than no plan’ is an idea equally applicable to the arts of writing, creating music, engineering etc ... plan the work, work the plan ... it’s universal. As the show continues, I hope an organizing theme becomes clear. It seems that the various concepts are intermingled. A guest that might offer various ways to think about things is Bill Murray. A great comedian and actor indeed, but an underlying philosophy/mental model of “being awake” would most likely emerge. I don’t know what ‘being awake’ means, so I’ll wait for the good Mr. Altuher’s podcast.
  • Optimistically
    Great Podcast!
    I really love this podcast. I learn something new from every episode. I like James’s style of interviewing and I find myself chuckling at times over the clever way he delivers a point. Thank you so much for this and keep up the good work.
  • Stacee Lynn
    You got my attention!
    The first and only episode I've listen to so far is the one about '15 ways not to go broke'. Excellent! James is not only very likable, but obviously quite smart and seems to have a lot of good common sense. Really enjoyed that episode and have now subscribed. Look forward to hearing more from you James!
  • Stockma
    James is the best!
    James always has a unique point of view on things, and I am never ever bored listening to him not only that, he’s so open, I feel like we’re friends. You won’t be disappointed if you listen to his podcast.
  • MichiganMackeys
    Listen with my son
    James, thank you for the gift of your podcast! I have a son who is a sophomore in college and we each listen to your podcast and then talk about them. It’s been a great vehicle for us to have deep and meaningful conversations and stay connected while he is away.
  • Mridu Parikh
    Loved “new favorites”!
    I’ve loved so many of your episodes over the years. You are truly authentic and vulnerable and I always get a takeaway from your episodes. The new favorites series is awesome. Looking forward to next Saturday!
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