Neil Strauss is an American author, journalist and ghostwriter, perhaps best known for his controversial best-selling book The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists, in which he describes his experiences in the seduction community in an effort to become a “pick-up artist.” He is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone and also writes regularly for The New York Times.
But Neil's interests go far beyond “seduction”.
For example, in his book Emergency: This Book Will Save Your Life, he spent three years surviving amongst survivalists, tax-dodgers, billionaire businessmen, and the government itself, and the book was hailed by Rolling Stone as an “escape plan” for the current world crisis.
When I visited Neil's home in Malibu to record this interview, I found myself immersed with Neil in everything from advanced virtual reality game playing, crazy underwater pool workouts, surfing with internet celebrities and drinking “billion-dollar smoothies”, all of which you'll hear about in this podcast recorded from Neil's kitchen.
During our discussion, which gets slightly explicit at times, you'll discover:
-Exactly how to do an underwater pool workout like Laird Hamilton…[7:25]
-The ingredients of the “billion dollar smoothie”…[12:50]
-Why Neil and I were surfing with internet celebrity Cameron Dallas prior to recording the episode…[16:20]
-Why Neil is so interested in advanced virtual reality gaming…[18:20]
-Why Neil checked himself into sex addiction therapy…[22:30]
-Neil's uncomfortable volley of questions to me in which I potentially throw my Mom and Dad “under the bus”…[36:40 & 55:00]
-Neil's three steps for “rewiring” your brain without the use of smart drugs or biohacks…[45:30 & 63:00]
-Why Neil paid to get thrown in the back of a trunk with his hands ziptied together…[77:30]
-And much more!
Resources from this episode:
-My podcast with Laird Hamilton and Gabby Reece about underwater workouts
-The book “Rules of the Game“
-The book “Radical Honesty”
-The book “Superlife”
Do you have questions, comments or feedback for Neil or me? Leave your thoughts below and one of us will reply!