Big Questions with Cal Fussman
By Curiosity Media
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As a bestselling author, speaker and one of the greatest interviewers of this generation, Cal Fussman has sat down with some of the world’s most influential individuals: Muhammad Ali, Mikhail Gorbachev, Serena Williams, Jeff Bezos, Jack Welch, John Wooden, Al Pacino and hundreds of others, digging deep into their hearts and delivering their wisdom to the rest of the world. Now, in Big Questions, Cal continues his journey. Uncovering the heart, head, and soul of his guests in thoughtful, deep and entertaining conversations.
||CleanEllie Kemper: On Getting Laughs in Changing Times||The star of the Netflix comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt talks with Cal at Chicago Ideas Week about the art of being funny in an age when tastes are quickly shifting.||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrank Blake: On The Power of Questions||Some people can teach you more in an hour than you’d ordinarily learn in a decade. For me, that person is Frank Blake – the former CEO of Home Depot.||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDan Pink: On WHEN To Get The Best Out Of Yourself||The author of the New York Times best-seller When joins Cal at Chicago Big Ideas week and gives him advice on the best time of the day to eat, exercise and hold meetings.||10/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRob Lawless: On Making 10,000 Friends Through Travel||Cal talks with Rob Lawless about the changes in travel since Cal went around the world back in the 80s.||10/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAston Martin’s Laura Schwab: The Winding Road to Success||Laura Schwab tells Cal about the circuitous journey that took her from jumping rope as a girl in Louisville to being the president of Aston Martin||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDavid Sanborn: The Art Of Being Awake||The Grammy Award-winning saxophone player gets to the essence of the way we can all get the most out of our lives through the art of being awake.||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRyan Holiday: On Merging Creativity and Business||Cal finds out exactly how Ryan became The Full House in a conversation that will benefit anyone trying to create a piece of art or a business.||10/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGlenn Beck: On Outrage and Empathy||When Cal asks the conservative talk show host about the roots of his new book, Addicted to Outrage, Glenn goes back to his childhood to explain the events that made him who he is.||9/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitChip Conley: Airbnb’s Mentor on How to Transform Yourself||Cal finds there can be life after one’s heart stops beating.||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMichael Wright: Surviving On 9/11||Cal reconnects with the man who had the World Trade Center fall on his head and finds the lessons he learned even more powerful over time.||9/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitRadha Agrawal: On Building Community||As Cal tries to expand awareness of his podcast, he gets tips from the author of the just- released book entitled: Belong: Find Your People, Create Community and live a more Connected Life||9/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitKevin Hines: Whatever your difficulties, never count yourself out. Never. Never. Never.||Kevin tells Cal how mental illness pushed him to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 18 years ago – and how he survived only because a sea lion kept him propped up on the water’s surface.||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitDiana Nyad: On Finding A Way||As the fifth anniversary of Diana Nyad’s record-breaking swim between Cuba and Florida approaches, Diana explains to Cal what it took to make the 110-mile journey in 2013 at the age 64.||8/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMick Ebeling: On Why Nothing Is Impossible||The founder of Not Impossible Labs tips off his next landmark invention and teaches Cal how to redefine "impossible," so that all things seem possible.||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJocko Willink: On Going to War with Your Weaknesses||The former Navy Seal Commander explains how his fundamental laws of combat translate into leadership in business, and gets Cal to wonder how he might incorporate aspects of military training into his own life.||8/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSex Doll Robots and The Future of Relationships||Cal gets a glimpse of the future from psychologist Linda Papadopoulos as she breaks the news about life-sized robots now being manufactured to the buyers' individual tastes. These robots are built not only as the sexual partners of our dreams. They...||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJames Altucher on Reaching For Your Future and Letting Go of Your Past||Cal discovers how the best-selling author, investor, financial analyst, blogger, podcaster and delightful conversationalist once reduced all his worldly possessions to15 items that could fit in a small satchel that he carried with him from Airbnb...||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEva Karpman: Reboot Your Childhood Curiosity||Reboot your childhood curiosity just like Cal did, by listening to 8-year-old Eva Karpman, who's asked questions to General Stanley McChrystal, best-selling author Simon Sinek, and billionaires for her Dream Big podcast. Takeaways from...||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMike Posner: The Power in Speaking Your Truth||The singer reveals the journey that produced the hit song I Took A Pill in Ibiza. TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE: When Mike gained fame but lost his way, and how he came home to himself when he got a second shot. Mike's grounding...||7/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDiving Deep Into Ice Cream with Dr. Lara Pence||Cal has lost 20 pounds after meeting Spartan CEO Joe De Sena, running obstacle races and changing the way he eats. But he still has to deal with his feelings for ice cream. Food therapist Dr. Lara Pence comes to the rescue... TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS...||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGreat Takeaways From Big Questions||Cal opens the party to a lot of new listeners with takeaways from Kobe Bryant, Soul Cycle CEO Melanie Whelan, memory expert Jim Kwik, marketing guru Seth Godin, media titan Nely Galan, broadcaster Larry King and many others. The champagne is on ice . .||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRachel Platten: On How To Break Through||The singer of the hit Fight Song teaches Cal the power of persistence. This episode is all about the 15-year struggle it took Rachel to break through with that song. TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE: The incredible determination that it took for Rachel...||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanNely Galán: On Turning Pain to Profit||Cal learns what it’s like to be Warren Buffett on the inside and a piñata on the outside. Nely is a Cuban immigrant who became an entrepreneur as a teenager after overhearing her mother and father wonder how they were going to pay the bills to put...||6/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBen Nemtin: On The Power of Change||The Buried Life star once again finds the best within himself. Takeaways from this episode: How helping others is really helping yourself. How doing something that inspires you - even if the initial ambition is small - can be the...||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScooter Braun: A Lesson in Triumph over Tragedy||The suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert a year ago led to a benefit concert that is the definition of overcoming obstacles. Scooter Braun - her manager as well as Justin Bieber's, Carly Rae Jepsen's, and many more - opens up about the process...||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJim Kwik On Never Forgetting a Name Again||The celebrity memory coach hones Cal’s mind. Takeaways from this episode: Turning what might be seen as a weakness into your greatest challenge and ultimately a strength. Tips for memorization.||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanOzan Ozkural: the Power of Travel||The World According to the CEO of Tanto Capital Partners.||5/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSasha Cohen: On Olympian Sacrifices and Life Changes||It’s a landmark day as Cal guides the silver-medal winning figure skater to new ground.||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanShabnam Mogharabi: From Lindsay Lohan to Leadership||The Soul Pancake CEO shows Cal how to evolve in business.||5/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBill Nye, an Epic Story, and a Monumental Challenge||Why Cal went back to high school chemistry in his 30s, and how The Science Guy plans to save the world||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLarry King on Sinatra and The Meaning of a Life’s Work||A conversation between Cal and The King for the ages.||4/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJohn Amato: The Art of Business||The CEO of Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter shows Cal how Steve Jobs was the most important artist of the last 100 years.||4/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJoe De Sena: Spartan Race Founder on Building Grit and Perseverance||Cal meets the founder of Spartan, agrees to enter an obstacle race and brings in the amazing Lil Misty Diaz (on crutches!) to train him.||4/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhat I’ve Learned from Big Questions • Season 1||Cal looks back at his favorite moments and biggest lessons from Season 1.||3/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDebra Lee: Learning from the Past||The Chairman and CEO of BET gives Cal insights that overlap the fight for Civil Rights and the women’s movement.||3/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMelanie Whelan: Growth and Scaling||The SoulCycle leader shows Cal how to think and listen like a CEO.||3/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRandi Zuckerberg: The Art of Being a Woman in 2018||In a time of frustration, anger and change, Randi opens Cal's eyes to a lot of things he did not know.||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlex Banayan: Learning From Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Jessica Alba, and more||Cal dives deep into the stories of Alex Banayan's unprecedented adventure—from hacking Warren Buffett’s shareholders meeting to chasing Larry King through a grocery store to celebrating in a nightclub with Lady Gaga. ...||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeth Godin: Seeing the World Through a Different Frame||The best-selling author teaches Cal how to think like a marketer.||2/20/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDr. Oz: Life Changes that Matter||Cal and Dr. Mehmet Oz talk about getting more out of yourself and your life in a time that demands it.||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDaymond John: Goals and Grinding||Cal gets tips for success from the man who turned a $10 hat into a $6 billion business. TAKEAWAYS FROM THIS EPISODE: Tips for seizing your day in the morning, that will help you rise and grind. The small idea that ended up being Daymond's shot to...||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScooter Braun: Bringing Light to Darkness||In a year filled with terrorist attacks and natural disasters, Scooter Braun is pushed to get the most out of himself. As the manager of Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, and so much more, 2017 gave Scooter challenge after challenge....||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKobe Bryant: Storytelling and the Awareness of Fear||Cal uncovers how Kobe made the leap from one of the NBA's greats to Oscar nominee.||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy First Big Question||Today, Cal takes us all the way back to November, 1963, when he first realized the power of his curiosity in one of the nation’s most difficult moments.||12/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTim Ferriss: How to Make Money||Cal's financial fears disappear as Tim passes on his financial principles and investment strategies.||11/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTim Ferriss: The Creation of a Bestseller||Cal finds out about the influences that led Tim to write the 4-Hour Workweek and a succession of best sellers as Tim prepares to release his latest blockbuster -- Tribe of Mentors.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrailer||Legendary interviewer Cal Fussman goes deep with your favorite cultural figures in this brand new podcast from Midroll Media.||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Float Like Butterfly Sting Like A Fussman !!!
Ive been waiting since that first episode you had on the Tim Ferriss Show for this. Can’t wait for more, you are a natural and a master Cal, keep the great stuff coming!!!!
Simply the best!
Thought provoking questions, laughter, great insight — Cal’s podcast is the best! Can’t wait for more.
Best Interviewer in the Game
Cal! Thanks for making us all better through better questions. Excited to see where the podcast goes. First episode was 10/10.