Excitement has been building since Springs native and bestselling 4-Hour Body author Tim Ferriss announced his new HLN show, The Tim Ferriss Experiment. Before last week, very little footage of the show was available, but all that changed when the HLN network released a new extended preview and the complete first episode on its website.
Now, with a good look at what’s in store, it seems Ferriss has yet another hit on his hands. The show joins him in a series of “life hacking” experiments where Ferriss becomes a human guinea pig and attempts to master various skills in a minimal amount of time. In the first episode (airing Sunday, December 1 at 8 p.m.) Ferriss recruits Police drummer Stewart Copeland to give him a crash course in drumming over five days—in preparation for playing “Hot Blooded” live during a concert with the band Foreigner.
Each episode of the show features Ferriss working to deconstruct, demystify and decode tough-to-master tasks, including parkour, rally car racing, surfing and starting a new business, with masterful efficiency. “It’s about a tool kit that ‘normal people’ can use to do things that seem superhuman,” Ferriss says in the preview.
“I like doing things like this—as odd as it seems—I like getting this uncomfortable,” he adds in episode one, explaining that such challenges expand his “sphere of comfort.” Ferriss says, “The more you do that, the more you inoculate yourself from making mistakes when you’re afraid.”
Like his bestselling books—The 4-Hour Workweek, The 4-Hour Body, The 4-Hour Chef—The Tim Ferriss Experiment wraps sage wisdom, unique ideas and good humor together in an accessible package that will entertain anyone who reads or watches Ferris do what he does best.
The Tim Ferriss Experiment premieres on HLN, as part of its “Upwave” lineup, this Sunday, December 1 at 8 p.m. Watch the first episode here. See the extended preview below.
Visit fourhourworkweek.com to learn more about Tim Ferriss and read his blog.