Lessons from 50,000 Interviews: Larry King and Cal Fussman (#259)

Lessons from 50,000 Interviews: Larry King and Cal Fussman (#259)

“Sometimes, the simplest question is the best.” – Larry King Cal Fussman (@calfussman) is a New York Times bestselling author and a writer-at-large for Esquire magazine, where he is best known for being a primary writer of the “What I’ve Learned” feature. He has transformed oral history into an art form, conducting probing interviews with a long list of …

Physical Training, Dating Strategies, and Stories from the Early Days (#257)

Physical Training, Dating Strategies, and Stories from the Early Days (#257)

In this episode, I answer the most upvoted questions from subscribers to 5-Bullet Friday, the free newsletter I send out every week.  In this Q&A, I answer your most popular questions, including: Physical training Interview prep The art of networking Education reform Dream guests on the show And much more. Want to ask me your …

Tools of Titans: Derek Sivers Distilled (#202)

Tools of Titans: Derek Sivers Distilled (#202)

“If [more] information was the answer, then we’d all be billionaires with perfect abs.” – Derek Sivers Derek Sivers(@sivers) is one of my favorite humans, and I call him often for advice. Think of him as a philosopher-king programmer, master teacher, and merry prankster. Originally a professional musician and circus clown (he did the latter …

Stephen Dubner — The Art of Storytelling and Facing Malcolm Gladwell in a Fist Fight (#199)

Stephen Dubner — The Art of Storytelling and Facing Malcolm Gladwell in a Fist Fight (#199)

“Storytelling has a power that goes well beyond the sum of its parts.” – Stephen Dubner Stephen J. Dubner (@Freakonomics) returns to the show. He is an award-winning author, journalist, and radio and TV personality. He is best-known for writing, along with the economist Steven D. Levitt, Freakonomics (2005), SuperFreakonomics (2009), and Think Like a Freak (2014), which have sold more than …

Morgan Spurlock: Inside the Mind of a Human Guinea Pig (#150)

Morgan Spurlock: Inside the Mind of a Human Guinea Pig (#150)

This is an interview you’ve been asking for since before I started the podcast: Morgan Spurlock.  Morgan Spurlock (@morganspurlock) is an Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker based in New York. He is a prolific writer, director, producer, and human guinea pig. His first film, Super Size Me, premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004, winning Best …

How to 10X Your Results, One Tiny Tweak at a Time (#144)

How to 10X Your Results, One Tiny Tweak at a Time (#144)

If you’ve enjoyed my previous in-between episodes, then this might be your favorite episode ever. It’s one of the most actionable, information-packed interviews I’ve ever done. This time, it’s Joel Stein (@TheJoelStein) asking the questions. Joel is one of the funniest writers I have ever read, and he’s great at leading an interview. Here’s how it all …