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. With over 10 million episodes downloaded, it features topics including 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

Sleep

#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

Fasting

#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

Ketosis

#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

Mental models

#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

Podcast

#89 – AMA #11: All things fasting

“Truthfully, in humans, we don’t necessarily know exactly what the dose curve looks like for duration of fasting to physiologic output of desired consequence.” —Peter Attia

Diseases

#88 – Paul Grewal, M.D.: Treating metabolic disease and strategies for long-term health

“You could say our food supply has changed more in the last 100 years than it has in the last 10,000.” — Paul Grewal

Diseases

#87 – Rick Johnson, M.D.: Fructose—The common link in high blood pressure, insulin resistance, T2D, & obesity?

“Fructose turns out to be used by animals as a mechanism to store fat.” — Rick Johnson

Mental health

#86 – Damon Hill: Overcoming loss, achieving success, and finding one’s identity

We have more potential than we are aware of and sometimes to release that potential we have to play tricks with our mind.”—Damon Hill

Exercise

#85 – Iñigo San Millán, Ph.D.: Mitochondria, exercise, and metabolic health

“What I have been seeing for 25 years, working with elite athletes, is that [zone 2] is the exercise intensity where I see the biggest improvement in fat burning and the biggest improvement in lactic clearance capacity. Therefore, that means that the mitochondria is where you see the biggest improvement.” —Iñigo  San Millán, Ph.D.

Fasting

#84 – AMA #10: Low testosterone, hypothyroidism, building muscle (and preserving it while fasting)

“Milk is for babies. When you grow up you have to drink beer.” —Arnold Schwarzenegger

Nutritional biochemistry

#83 – Bill Harris, Ph.D.: Omega-3 fatty acids

“I don’t think [omega-6] is the evil that people think it is. The problem is that we need to get more EPA and DHA in our diet, not necessarily get all hung up on omega-6.” — Bill Harris

Mental models

#82 – Mark Messier: Leadership, personal growth, and performing under pressure

“No great leader is mistake-free. Every leader makes mistakes, but it’s the equity that you’ve built up into the people that you are around that will forgive you for making an honest mistake. . . [and they] aren’t going to abandon you because of that mistake. . .they still trust your vision and how you can get there.” — Mark Messier

Treatments

#81 – Debra Kimless, M.D. & Steve Goldner, J.D.: Cannabis – the latest science on CBD & THC

“Cannabis is a gateway more towards health than to other drugs.” —Steve Goldner

Fasting

#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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