The Tim Ferriss Experiment

13 episodes

Bestselling author Tim Ferriss pushes himself to breaking point, attempting to learn notoriously punishing skills in record time.

  • Series 1
  • Tim gets a crash course in drumming with master drummer Stewart Copeland, deconstructing one of the ultimate feats of coordination to attack a drum kit.

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  • Learn how to improve your driving when Tim teams up with rally car professionals to learn the science and art of high-speed, high-risk racing. Viewers gain skills to apply to their daily driving and in emergency situations.

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  • Learning a language is taken to the extreme as Tim attempts to learn enough Tagalog in four days to appear on Filipino television. Viewers will gain insights from fastest language learners, such as expert Ed Cooke.

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  • Tim tackles jiu-jitsu with help from world champion Marcelo Garcia. Then he joins friend Josh Waitzkin (inspiration for "Searching for Bobby Fischer") to learn how chess players in Washington Square Park can help his jiu-jitsu training.

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  • Tim takes on the seemingly impossible athletic phenomenon of parkour, the ninja-like method of moving from one place to another with speed and grace, using only the human body… even when it means literally running up a wall.

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  • Starting from zero, Tim attempts to master golf in just one week. From hi-tech swing analysis to cross training in a batting cage and a bowling alley, see how Tim's method can improve your handicap.

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  • Braving the world of digital dating, can Tim find true love in a week? He samples all the tools and tricks and consults legendary pickup artist and author of The Game, Neil Strauss.

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  • Tim shares steps anyone can follow to launch a successful new business in record time, tapping his friend Noah Kagan, who helped design Facebook’s first ad system.

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  • Tim taps into the experience of some of the world’s best gunsmiths to learn the art of target shooting. Tips include stance, grip, precision, control, timing and speed drills.

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  • Tim goes from non-swimmer to pro swimmer, taking on open water. Then pays it forward, teaching a fan the joy of swimming.

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  • Surf's up and Tim is determined to learn. He calls on pro surfer Brad Gerlach, once ranked number one in the world, and learns the skills needed to stand up and ride a wave.

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  • Know when to hold 'em. Tim learns the top secrets of poker to even the odds against the house. He ups the ante on his skills in an odd but effective way: by daytrading in the market.

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  • Tim’s dream to be a secret agent, like James Bond, finally comes true with this week’s experiment – Urban Escape.

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