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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, diggingRead more

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Sting: Recalling A Wonderful Conversation

Jul 20 • 38:27

As Cal takes time to reflect after his father’s passing, he goes into his archives to listen to conversations he had with people who’ve done the extraordinary over the years. This talk with the British musician and member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame goes back to 2009 and makes Cal smile, and ponder subjects like stress, parenting, death, tantric sex and hitting the H...

The Winklevoss Twins And Bitcoin

Jul 13 • 22:16

When Cal hears how Bitcoin is becoming a huge part of the economy in Nigeria, he remembers a conversation he had with Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss about the cryptocurrency in 2013. Back then, a Bitcoin valued $140. Now, it’s at about $33,000. And that’s after a steep decline from earlier this year, when it got up to about $60,000. The way the twins spoke about Bitcoin is a...

Aaron Sorkin: Lift Your Storytelling

Jul 6 • 19:31

As Cal creates a platform to improve healthcare, he goes into his archives to listen to a conversation he had about a decade ago with the man who wrote the famous Jack Nicholson line in A Few Good Men: “You can’t handle the truth!” When a line like that sticks in the public conscience for decades, you know the story is good. This conversation centers around the power of me...

How Gary Vaynerchuk Became Gary Vee

Jun 29 • 25:44

As Cal reflects on how to improve healthcare, he goes into his archives and pulls out a conversation he had with the social media guru. It provides the perfect background on how to achieve. Gary Vee shows Cal how the early patterns of success in selling baseball cards and touting wine led to his communications company, VaynerX. Once you’ve figured out how to find and tell ...

T. Boone Pickens: Soul Of An Entrepreneur

Jun 22 • 10:31

Cal goes into his archives to pluck out a story that he loves from the billionaire oil man and business mogul who loved to make money simply to give it away. Though Pickens passed on a couple of years ago, the story of how he turned $500 a week into billions will inspire anyone at a crossroads in life. Cal hopes to use the thinking behind it to impact as many people as pos...

Coach K on Jimmy V: Finding Greatness

Jun 15 • 12:18

When Cal heard that Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski would be retiring at the end of the coming basketball season, he went back to re-listen to a conversation he had with the iconic coach ten years ago. Like a rare bottle of wine, age brought new depth to the talk for Cal -- especially when he reached the part where Coach K describes the last few months he spent...

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Wisdom To Live By

Jun 8 • 20:35

Cal goes to his personal archives to pull up some thoughts from the body builder, movie star and former governor of California. This includes an epiphany on how the line “I’ll be back” came about in The Terminator. Arnold also talks about the self-improvement regimen than made him who he came to be. And Cal looks to shape these thoughts on his own journey to improve health...

Cal’s 90-Year-Old Dad Beats COVID

Jun 1 • 35:09

Cal talks with his dad, Herbert Fussman, about their experience battling through Herb’s case of COVID not long after he’d fractured his pelvis. The battle was fought at Herb’s home. After one doctor started a sentence with the words: “Either you’re going to be dead in four days or . . . “ there were nights when Herb coughed for eight hours straight. With steady steps forwa...

The Onyx Family: Living Your Richest Life

May 25 • 53:18

Cal talks with Mirthell and Rita Onyx about how they overcame frustrations in their working life by following a desire to spend time with their four children, creating YouTube programming as a family that has now been seen by three billion people and made millions. Rita and Mirthell give Cal many ideas on how to take the platform he’s designing to reshape healthcare to the...

Rodrigo Garcia: How A Great Book Is Written

May 18 • 56:52

While Cal has interviewed many of the icons of the last 75 years, there are a few people he always wanted to meet. One of them is the author of his favorite book, One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The Colombian won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982 and passed away in 2014. Cal was recently introduced to Marquez’s son, Rodrigo Garcia, the award-win...

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