#323: Tim Ferriss Goes to Maximum Security Prison

6/25/2018, 3:01:19 AM , duration(0:0:5)
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<p>In this podcast, I had the rare opportunity to interview three men in Level 4 maximum security at Kern Valley State Prison. There was no time to do homework on any of them, so I crossed my fingers and jumped in. It was incredibly nerve-wracking and, ultimately, incredibly rewarding and fun. Any expectations I might have had going in were exceeded. </p><p>I owe special thanks to <a href="https://tim.blog/2018/01/21/catherine-hoke/" target="_blank">Cat Hoke</a>, all the men who participate in Defy (the program Cat started), and all the staff and officers at Kern, including Chief Deputy Warden Goss who made it possible for me to bring recording equipment. Thank you for the help, sir!</p><p>If you're interested in a similar prison visit after listening to this episode, Cat now has five more trips lined up. Simply email admin@cathoke.com for more details. If this episode moves you in any way, make sure to check out <a href="https://defyventures.org/" target="_blank">Defy</a> and other groups doing this work and making an impact, like the <a href="http://www.antirecidivism.org/" target="_blank">Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC)</a>. </p><p>Enjoy! </p><p><strong>This podcast is brought to you by </strong><a href="https://helixsleep.com/tim" target="_blank"><strong>Helix Sleep</strong></a><strong>.</strong> I recently moved into a new home and needed new beds, and I purchased mattresses from Helix Sleep.</p><p>It offers mattresses personalized to your preferences and sleeping style without costing thousands of dollars. Visit <a href="https://helixsleep.com/tim" target="_blank"><strong>Helixsleep.com/TIM</strong></a> and take the simple 2-3 minute sleep quiz to get started, and the team there will build a mattress you'll love.</p><p>Its customer service makes all the difference. The mattress arrives within a week, and the shipping is completely free. You can try the mattress for 100 nights, and if you're not happy, it'll pick it up and offer a full refund. To personalize your sleep experience, <strong>visit </strong><a href="https://helixsleep.com/tim" target="_blank"><strong>Helixsleep.com/TIM</strong></a><strong> and you'll receive up to $125 off your custom mattress.</strong> Enjoy!</p><p><strong>This podcast is also brought to you by the Wondery network's </strong><a href="http://wondery.fm/tim" target="_blank"><strong>Business Wars</strong></a><strong>.</strong> Hosted by David D. Brown, former anchor of the Peabody award-winning public radio business program Marketplace, <strong>Business Wars</strong> shares the untold and very real stories of what goes on behind the scenes with the leaders, investors, and executives that take businesses either to new heights or utter ruin.</p><p>I recommend starting with the first one, <a href="http://wondery.fm/tim" target="_blank">Sudden Death</a>, which is the first of an eight-part series that chronicles the brutal business battle between Netflix and Blockbuster, and later HBO. Other episodes dig into epic face-offs that have shaped the landscape of what we buy and how we live, such as Marvel vs. DC, Nike vs. Adidas, Nintendo vs. Sony, and Hearst vs. Pulitzer. You can search for Business Wars on iTunes or your favorite podcast provider, <strong>or you can just go directly to </strong><a href="http://wondery.fm/tim" target="_blank"><strong>wondery.fm/tim</strong></a><strong> to start listening right now.</strong></p>