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.

Featured Podcasts

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#01 – Tim Ferriss: depression, psychedelics, and emotional resilience

“It’s very hard for people to talk their way out of something that they didn’t talk their way into.” —Tim Ferriss

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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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#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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#34 – Sam Harris, Ph.D.: The transformative power of mindfulness

“Thought really is the obstacle one is overcoming when learning to meditate.” —Sam Harris

“ ” 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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#67 – AMA #8: DNA tests, longevity genes, metformin, fasting markers, salt, inflammation, and more

“If you are genetically blessed to become a centenarian, the gift you got is that you have genes that delay your receipt of chronic disease by what appears to be about 20 years.” — Peter Attia

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#66 – Vamsi Mootha, M.D.: Aging, type 2 diabetes, cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease – do all roads lead to mitochondria?

“We have 300 different forms of monogenic mitochondrial diseases. . .and these are terrible diseases and we need therapies for them. . .but it’s also our hope that studying some of them will provide insights into the common form of aging as well.” —Vamsi Mootha

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#65 – Rick Doblin, Ph.D.: MDMA — the creation, scheduling, toxicity, therapeutic use, and changing public opinion of what is possibly the single most important synthetic molecule ever created by our species

“I think that there’s a fundamental human right that people have to explore their consciousness. . .I believe we should have a system of licensed legalization [for psychedelics].” — Rick Doblin

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#63 – AMA #7: Exercise framework, deadlifting, lower back pain, blood pressure, nootropics, CGM, and more

“The single greatest risk to my longevity is my lower back.” —Peter Attia

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#62 – Keith Flaherty, M.D.: Deep dive into cancer— History of oncology, novel approaches to treatment, and the exciting and hopeful future

“We can’t keep hitting the same pillar and expect that we’re going to cure cancer. . .we need the activators of the immune system, we need the inhibitors of the activated oncogenes, we need the drugs that target epigenetic regulators, and we need the metabolic switch regulators.” — Keith Flaherty

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#61 – Rajpaul Attariwala, M.D., Ph.D.: Cancer screening with full-body MRI scans and a seminar on the field of radiology

“This is where an MRI becomes a beautiful machine in the fact that it actually allows you to take the ‘yes or no’ binary answer of functional nuclear medicine and combine it with the anatomic localization and understanding of tissue types of radiology. . .I merged those two together on the one machine.” — Raj Attariwala

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The one-year anniversary episode with Olivia Attia: Reflecting on the past year and looking forward to exciting times ahead

“I was surprised by how much fun I had doing this, I was surprised by the feedback we got from folks that kind of dug it, and so even if the world doesn’t need another podcast, we’re just gonna keep doing this.” — Peter Attia, reflecting on the first year of doing the podcast

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#60 – Annie Duke, decision strategist: Poker as a model system for life—how to improve decision making, use frameworks for learning, and apply ‘backcasting’ to boost your odds for future success

“We don’t want [people] to be afraid of the bad outcomes. . .because we would like people to be innovative and push against the status quo because that’s how we move forward as a society, as a business, as an individual.” — Annie Duke

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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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