Ferriss recently tweeted about the matter to gauge interest from fans:
What would you like me to ask (or explore with) the incredible @phil_hellmuth, famed professional poker player?
— Tim Ferriss (@tferriss) November 15, 2016
Apparently, Ferriss must have been satisfied with the feedback because he did a 3-hour interview with Hellmuth this week for his new TV show Fear(less).
The show will be broadcast on the AT&T Audience Network in 2017 while showcasing interviews with Ferriss and “top performers, focusing on how they’ve overcome fears and made hard decisions, embracing discomfort and thinking big.”
Hellmuth’s episode will include other notable guests like illusionist David Blaine, ESPP founder Bill Rasmussen, and comedian Bill Burr.
It’s clear from the reactions of top poker pros that they are less than thrilled with Ferris’ guest choice. Here’s a look at what some of them tweeted:
— Terrence Chan (@tchanpoker) November 16, 2016
— Isaac Haxton (@ikepoker) November 16, 2016
— Phil Gordon (@PhilNoLimits) November 16, 2016
— Darryll Fish (@DarryllFish) November 16, 2016
Despite the negative feedback — especially regarding his promotion of UB Poker — Hellmuth does have something in common with what Ferriss wants to accomplish.
Hellmuth has had to deal with plenty of discomfort over the years due to the UB scandal and his self-promoting nature.
He also knows how to think big and aim for the stars, whether it’s all the WSOP bracelets that he’s won or his sponsorship deals.