The Peter Attia Drive Podcast

The Peter Attia Drive is a weekly, ultra-deep-dive podcast focusing on maximizing health, longevity, critical thinking…and a few other things. Topics include fasting, ketosis, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, mental health, and much more.

The Drive is hosted by Dr. Peter Attia, a Stanford/Johns Hopkins/NIH-trained physician focusing on the applied science of longevity, the extension of human life and well-being.

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Featured Podcasts

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#47 – Matthew Walker, Ph.D., on sleep – Part I of III: Dangers of poor sleep, Alzheimer’s risk, mental health, memory consolidation, and more

“I think that sleep may be one of the most significant lifestyle factors that determines your risk ratio for Alzheimer’s disease.” — Matthew Walker

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#59 – Jason Fung, M.D.: Fasting as a potent antidote to obesity, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, and the many symptoms of metabolic illness

“We think of all these responses, obesity, insulin resistance, and the beta cell failure, as pathologic. They’re actually protective.  . .Your body is actually trying to protect itself against the root cause of the problem which is too much insulin, too much glucose.” — Jason Fung

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#05 – Dom D’Agostino, Ph.D.: ketosis, n=1, exogenous ketones, HBOT, seizures, and cancer

“I immerse myself in what I’m doing…that’s how we learn.” —Dom D’Agostino

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#79 – Ric Elias: Earning the gift of life

“This is how I would judge my life…’Did I earn my gift?’…We in our evolution can’t process death. Otherwise, we would have never left the cave. I left the cave. I was given the gift, and that gift is a responsibility.” — Ric Elias

“ ” I've always been fascinated with medicine. I really enjoy his take on things, his clarity, the brilliant guests he has on, and how out of my depth it all is. Jason Fried
Jason FriedCo-Founder & CEO, Basecamp
“ ” Your podcasts are like a massive gift to humanity. I've been enjoying them very much. Michael Dell
Michael DellFounder and CEO, Dell Technologies

Recent Podcasts

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#80 – Celebrity AMA with Apolo Ohno and Sasha Cohen: Fasting, rapamycin, performance vs. longevity, and more

“I am obsessed with knowing stuff. There’s just no denying it.” — Peter Attia

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#79 – Ric Elias: Earning the gift of life

“This is how I would judge my life…’Did I earn my gift?’…We in our evolution can’t process death. Otherwise, we would have never left the cave. I left the cave. I was given the gift, and that gift is a responsibility.” — Ric Elias

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#78 – Sasha Cohen: The price of achievement, and redefining success

“You can be a healthy, functioning human being, or you can be the best in the world at something, but you can’t be both.” — Sasha Cohen

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#77 – AMA #2 with sleep expert, Matthew Walker, Ph.D.: short sleep mutants, optimal sleep environment, sleep apnea, & rapid fire questions

In this special episode, Matthew Walker returns for his second AMA episode where he provides his expert insight on numerous sleep-related questions directly from listeners. He answers a wide range of questions from the gene that causes the short sleeping phenotype, to the ideal sleeping position, to the optimal temperature for best sleep, to how…

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#76 – Kyle Kingsbury: Finding meaning, depression, and psychedelics

“[Ayahuasca] shifted more things in me and how I perceived the world than anything else.” — Kyle Kingsbury

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#75 – David Light: Zantac recall due to cancer concerns – what you need to know

“We have to come to grasp the reality that there are problems in the medication system in generics, potentially even brand, and all sorts of holes that exist in how the system is now for medications. We want to be a part of that solution and work together to ensure that every patient is getting a high quality medication.” — David Light

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#74 – Jason Fried: Optimizing efficiency and work-life balance

“People brag about how little sleep they get, and how much they work. I don’t understand that…if you really ask them about why they’re working so long, it’s not that there’s more work to do, it’s that there’s less time to do good work, because people’s days are broken into smaller and smaller and smaller chunks of time…And before you know it’s the end of the day and you’ve got nothing done even though you’ve been busy all day.” —Jason Fried

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#73 – AMA #9: NAD & metformin, fat-burning zone, creatine, estrogenization of men, emergency kit for cold & flu, and more

“The sky is blue, and the trees are green; therefore, I should eat cyanide.” — Peter Attia on the type of brilliant logic people use to suggest you burn more calories while sleeping vs. exercising

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#72 – Dan Harris: 10% happier – meditation, kindness, and compassion

“Mindfulness is the ability to know what’s happening in your head at any given moment without getting carried away by it.” — Dan Harris

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#71 – Katherine Eban: Widespread fraud in the generic drug industry

“Generics are supposed to be this great leveler. It’s like the democratization of drugs that the rich and the poor alike can have access to for these great cures. To find out…that the companies cashing in on that image are really selling that short in a very devious way, is painful to realize. It’s a real great public health hope that has a very dark underbelly.” — Katherine Eban

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