Behind the Brilliance is the go to podcast for the intellectually curious and relentlessly ambitious. The show features weekly long form interviews with innovative and culture-shaping leaders in art, culture, technology, business, lifestyle, and personal development along with Lisa's inspiring and funny advice on life, creativity, and entrepreneurship.
Season 10 Recap
Lisa recaps the episodes of Season 10.
What's Behind Lisa's Brilliance
After 10 seasons of asking guests what's behind their brilliance, Lisa answers a frequently asked guest and listener question: what's behind her brilliance?
Sam Sokolow on Making a Career out of Passion, Perseverance, and Finding Your Path
Sam Sokolow is the Emmy nominated producer of 'Genius', an anthology drama series on National Geographic. His work in film and television has led to a body of work that reflects his passion and curiosity. In this conversation, Sam unpacks the keys to his success, his reflections on the unexpected twists in his journey, and his advice to the dreamer who's wondering whether it's too late to win (spoiler alert: it's not).
Behind His Brilliance: Perseverance
Say hi to Sam on Instagram: @samsokolow
J Michael Straczynski on Career Longevity, Overcoming Creative Blocks, and Diversifying Your Craft
J Michael Straczynski is probably best known as the creator of the sci fi TV series, Babylon 5, in addition to the Marvel Comics, The Amazing Spider-Man, Thor, and Fantastic Four. He's also the pen behind DC Comics' Superman and Wonder Woman. Before becoming a successful screenwriter, Joe battled unfavorable personal circumstances that shaped his grit and tenacity. In this winding conversation, we talk about Joe's life, his work, and how he's found peace in every season of his life.
Sam Parr on Starting Up + Creating a Values-Driven Life
Sam Parr is the founder and CEO of The Hustle, a rapidly growing 8 figure media company that's taken no venture capital. Besides being ambitious and smart, Sam is self-aware and thoughtful about both his professional and personal lives. In this conversation, we talk about his take on building companies, leadership, lifestyle design, mental health, and much more.
Say hi to Sam on Twitter and Instagram: @thesamparr
Bill Duke on Longevity, Activism, and His 40 Year Career
Bill Duke is among the most accomplished actors in Hollywood with more than 70 credits to his name. Also an accomplished director, he continues to create work that inspires and educates. During this conversation, Bill opens up about his struggles and triumphs and what he's learned about love and longevity.