NEW to The Growth Equation!

FAREWELL: a podcast on doing well and being well.

FAREWELL is The Growth Equation’s podcast. It is a show about performance—more specifically, no-bullshit performance. Because, frankly, when it comes to performance, and health and wellness more generally, there’s a lot of bullshit out there: hacks, quick fixes, magic bullets, scams, snake oil. But none of those things will help you with actual performance, which we define as bringing the best version of yourself to the things you care about most. 

How do you do that? By using proven, evidence-based practices that, when done consistently, will help you perform your best, cultivate a healthy mind and body, feel and do good, and fare well. (Hence the name!) 

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FAREWELL is based on the same principles and ideas that Steve Magness and Brad Stulberg, founders of The Growth Equation, have always explored in their books, newsletter, and work as performance coaches. In 2023, they asked Clay Skipper, a former staff writer who spent more than seven years at GQ, where he interviewed people like Patrick Mahomes, Ester Perel, Tim Ferriss, and George Saunders, to join the team and go deeper into the world of performance by talking to people who study or practice performance at the highest level. These conversations feature people like ultrarunner Courtney Dauwalter, Olympic gold medalist Damian Warner, behavioral scientist Katy Milkman, Ironman champion Chelsea Sodaro, but also psychologists, coaches, nutritionists, among others.

There will be two episodes of FAREWELL per week: one longer episode featuring one of these interview, or a roundtable with Brad, Steve, and Clay, where they discuss and share insights on news and topics related to performance, health, and wellness; and one shorter episode, called “The Coach Up,” which is basically a 1-on-1 coaching session. In 10-15 minutes, you will learn about a performance-related tool or idea and how to apply it to your own life.

You can find FAREWELL wherever you get your podcasts, including Apple and Spotify. If you have feedback, ideas, or topics for the podcast, please don’t hesitate to email Clay at, or leave the show a voicemail at ‪(646) 893-9503‬. If you ask a question, Brad, Steve, and Clay may answer it on the show!