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Tucker on Raising Your Own Food, Providing for Your Family, and the Future of Freedom

Updated: Aug 11, 2023

Tucker Max & family - Peak Human Podcast


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Tucker Max has written four New York Times Best Selling books (three that hit #1), which have sold over 4.5 million copies worldwide. He’s credited with being the originator of the literary genre, “fratire,” and is only the fourth writer (along with Malcolm Gladwell, Brene Brown and Michael Lewis) to have three books on the New York Times Nonfiction Best Seller List at one time.

He co-founded Scribe Media, the premier professional publishing company that has helped people like David Goggins, Tiffany Haddish and Dan Sullivan publish their books.

He was nominated to the Time Magazine 100 Most Influential List in 2009.

He received his BA from the University of Chicago in 1998, and his JD from Duke Law School in 2001.

He currently lives on a ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas, with his wife Veronica and five children


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  • (14:30) Consuming content endlessly from media personalities is not all that different to binging soap operas.

  • (22:56) Whether or not you develop type 2 diabetes does depend on genetics, but a huge, often-overlooked factor is how your diet looks.

  • (25:51) To Tucker, Waldorf is the ideal homeschooling curriculum for its heavy emphasis on student-led education.

  • (40:15) “The only reason hospitals aren’t cesspools of death is because nurses keep it together.”

  • (44:37) True sovereignty over your family’s livelihood comes down to owning your own sources of food, water, and power.

  • (50:08) Don’t be an oldschool doomsday prepper. Control your inputs.

  • (53:43) Taking responsibility for your livelihood—for your food, water, and power, education, and health—creates a sense of urgency in your life.

  • (1:00:35) The COVID-19 crisis taught Tucker to ask himself the two-part question: “What do I believe and why do I believe it?”

  • (1:11:25) Creating your own society starts with the actions you take.

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