The Peter Attia Drive

The Peter Attia Drive will feature guests and experts that will offer advice and insight to help you optimize performance, health, longevity, critical thinking, and life. It’s hosted by Stanford M.D., TED speaker, and longevity expert Dr. Peter Attia, founder of Attia Medical, PC, a medical practice with offices in San Diego and New York City.


Listen Now: Qualy #6 - What are the best lab tests to request specifically for longevity

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#58 – AMA with sleep expert, Matthew Walker, Ph.D.: Strategies for sleeping more, sleeping better, and avoiding things that are disrupting sleep

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Qualy #6 - What are the best lab tests to request specifically for longevity

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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?

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Qualy #1 - What are Peter's thoughts on alcohol consumption and health?

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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

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#64 - Zol Kryger, M.D.: Navigating the sometimes shady world of plastic surgery—understanding potential complications of common procedures and how to reduce your risk by choosing the right doctor and asking the right questions

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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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

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#57 – Rick Rubin, legendary music producer: collaborating with sensitive psyche of greatest living musicians, and his personal story of weight loss and spiritual quest

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#56 - Jocko Willink, retired Navy SEAL, Part II of II: Sleep, fasting, raising kids, discipline, taking ownership, and the impact of war

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#55 - Jocko Willink, retired Navy SEAL, Part I of II: objective, strategy & tactics, leadership, protocols, dealing with death, and applying the many lessons learned from war

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#54 – Kevin Sayer, CEO of Dexcom: Continuous glucose monitors – impact of food, sleep, and stress on glucose, the unmatched power of CGM to drive behavioral change, and the exciting future of CGM

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#53 - AMA #6: Fasting framework, vitamin supplementation, antioxidants, time management, problem-solving, and more

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#52 - Ethan Weiss, M.D.: A masterclass in cardiovascular disease and growth hormone - two topics that are surprising interrelated

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The Ayrton Senna Episode (re-release): Celebrating the greatest driver in Formula 1 history and the cautionary tales of driven individuals

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#51 - Robert Sapolsky, Ph.D.: The pervasive effect of stress - is it killing you?

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#50 - AMA #5: calcium scores, centenarian olympics, exercise, muscle glycogen, keto, and more

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#49 – Matthew Walker, Ph.D., on sleep – Part III of III: The penetrating effects of poor sleep from metabolism to performance to genetics, and the impact of caffeine, alcohol, THC, and CBD on sleep

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#48 – Matthew Walker, Ph.D., on sleep – Part II of III: Heart disease, cancer, sexual function, and the causes of sleep disruption (and tips to correct it)

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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.

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#46 - Chris Masterjohn, Ph.D.: Navigating the many pathways to health and disease - NAD and sirtuins, methylation, MTHFR and COMT, choline deficiency and NAFLD, TMAO, creatine, and more

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#45 - AMA #4: sleep, jet lag protocol, autophagy, metformin, and more

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#44 - Jeremy Schaap, ESPN journalist: upsets, doping, triumphs, and the importance of sports

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#43 - Alan Bauman, M.D.: The science of male and female hair restoration - how to protect, enhance, and restore the appearance and health of the hair and scalp

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#42 - Avrum Bluming, M.D., and Carol Tavris, Ph.D.: Controversial topic affecting all women—the role of hormone replacement therapy through menopause and beyond—the compelling case for long-term HRT and dispelling the myth that it causes breast cancer

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#41 - Jake Kushner, M.D.: How to thrive with type 1 diabetes and how everyone can benefit from the valuable insights

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#40 - Tom Catena, M.D.: The world’s most important doctor – to nearly a million patients – saving countless lives in the war-torn and remote villages of Sudan

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#39 - Ted Schaeffer, M.D., Ph.D.: How to catch, treat, and survive prostate cancer

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#38 - Francisco Gonzalez-Lima, Ph.D.: Advancing Alzheimer’s disease treatment and prevention – is AD actually a vascular and metabolic disease?

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#37 - Zubin Damania, M.D.: Revolutionizing healthcare one hilariously inspiring video at a time

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#36 - Eric Chehab, M.D.: Extending healthspan and preserving quality of life

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#35 - Nir Barzilai, M.D.: How to tame aging

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

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#33 - Rudy Leibel, M.D.: Finding the obesity gene and discovering leptin

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#32 - Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D., Ph.D.: new frontiers in cancer therapy, medicine, and the writing process

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#31 - Navdeep Chandel, Ph.D.: metabolism, mitochondria, and metformin in health and disease

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#30 - Thomas Seyfried, Ph.D.: Controversial discussion—cancer as a mitochondrial metabolic disease?

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#29 - Apolo Anton Ohno: 8-time Olympic medalist – extreme training, discipline, pursuing perfection, and responding to adversity

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#28 - Mark and Chris Bell: steroids, powerlifting, addiction, diet, training, helping others, documentaries, and living your best life

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#27 - David Sinclair, Ph.D.: Slowing aging – sirtuins, NAD, and the epigenetics of aging

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#26 - AMA #3: supplements, women’s health, patient care, and more

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#25 - Scott Harrison: transformation, finding meaning, and taking on the global water crisis

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#24 - Tom Dayspring, M.D., FACP, FNLA – Part V of V: Lp(a), inflammation, oxLDL, remnants, and more

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#23 - Tom Dayspring, M.D., FACP, FNLA – Part IV of V: Statins, ezetimibe, PCSK9 inhibitors, niacin, cholesterol and the brain

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#22 - Tom Dayspring, M.D., FACP, FNLA – Part III of V: HDL, reverse cholesterol transport, CETP inhibitors, and apolipoproteins

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#21 - Tom Dayspring, M.D., FACP, FNLA – Part II of V: Lipid metrics, lipid measurements, and cholesterol regulation

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#20 - Thomas Dayspring, M.D., FACP, FNLA – Part I of V: an introduction to lipidology

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#19 - Dave Feldman: stress testing the lipid energy model

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#18 - Richard Isaacson, M.D.: Alzheimer’s prevention

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#17 - Mike Trevino: life-lessons from ultra-endurance, mindset, hard work, and removing limitations

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#16 - Formula 1 (with Paul Conti): the best drivers, Ayrton Senna, and the cautionary tales of driven individuals

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#15 - Paul Conti, M.D.: trauma, suicide, community, and self-compassion

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#14 - Robert Lustig, M.D., M.S.L.: fructose, processed food, NAFLD, and changing the food system

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#13 - Brett Kotlus, M.D.: How to look younger while you live longer

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#12 - Corey McCarthy: Overcoming trauma, dealing with shame, finding meaning, changing the self-narrative, redemption, and the importance of gratitude

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#11 - AMA #2: the Nothingburger — results from Peter’s week-long fast between two weeks of nutritional ketosis — and answering questions on all things fasting

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#10 - Matt Kaeberlein, Ph.D.: rapamycin and dogs — man’s best friends? — living longer, healthier lives and turning back the clock on aging, and age-related diseases

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#09 - David Sabatini, M.D., Ph.D.: rapamycin and the discovery of mTOR — the nexus of aging and longevity?

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#08 - Tom Bilyeu: nutrition, fasting, meditation, mindset, immortality, and the secret formula of fulfillment

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#07 - Deep Dive: Lp(a) — what every doctor, and the 10-20% of the population at risk, needs to know

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#06 - D.A. Wallach: music, medicine, cancer screening, and disruptive technologies

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

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#04 - AMA #1: alcohol, best lab tests, wearables, finding the right doc, racing, and more

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#03 - Ron Krauss, M.D.: a deep dive into heart disease

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#02 - Rhonda Patrick, Ph.D.: the performance and longevity paradox of IGF-1, ketogenic diets and genetics, the health benefits of sauna, NAD+, and more

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

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#00 - Sneak Peek: The Peter Attia Drive