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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.

Big Questions with Cal Fussman Curiosity Media

    • Business
    • 4.7 • 320 Ratings

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.

    Flushing Away Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Flushing Away Irritable Bowel Syndrome

    Millions of people are impacted by IBS. But few talk about their troubles on the toilet – whether they be about constipation, diarrhea, bloating or excess gas. Most suffer in silence. The conversation you’re about to hear is a game changer. Because IBS picked on the wrong guy when it came after a data scientist at Uber – Asaf Kraus. Asaf used artificial intelligence and photos to track down the foods and habits that were causing his problems and created a company called Dieta Health that can potentially help millions of people solve their intestinal problems. And it all started on a date. If you’re not impacted by IBS, you definitely know someone who is. Please pass this episode to anyone you know with IBS. They’ll be deeply grateful.

    • 49 min
    Marshall & Ashton Allen: Rewrite Your ER Contract

    Marshall & Ashton Allen: Rewrite Your ER Contract

    Cal comes across an interesting situation when an 18-year-old college freshman develops back pain after donating blood. A campus doctor fears it could be a deadly pulmonary embolism and directs Ashton Marshall to the local Emergency Room. This could lead to many tests and high bills. Ashton’s father, the author of Never Pay The First Bill, offers his son a strategy to keep the charges reasonable. Listen to Marshall Allen, and you’ll have that same strategy.

    • 51 min
    Ryan Hockensmith: Never Be Miserable Again

    Ryan Hockensmith: Never Be Miserable Again

    Cal reads a story on ESPN.com that makes him cackle, and he reaches out to the writer to thank him for bringing laughter into his day. The conversation that ensues brings forth an amazing story about the loss of Ryan’s toes and the surreal journey it takes him on. Pass this podcast on to anyone feeling down or miserable. They’ll likely have a very different mindset after they’re done: Gratitude.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Joumana Kidd: Don’t Get Scammed!

    Joumana Kidd: Don’t Get Scammed!

    Cal sees a newsmagazine with a headline that reads: THE BAD GUYS, ON YOUR PHONE, IN YOUR COMPUTER, FILLING YOUR EMAIL, MINING YOUR INFO, TRICKING YOUR LOVED ONES, IMPERSONATING YOU AND PLOTTING THEIR NEXT STEAL. He notices that The Tindler Swinder is one of Netflix’s top-rated documentaries. And he observes how getting scammed affects the daily life and mental health of a friend. He gets an inside look from the victim of a massive scam and identify theft – the former wife of NBA all-star Jason Kidd. Joumana’s story will keep you on guard.

    • 43 min
    Josh Linkner: Find Your Big Little Breakthroughs

    Josh Linkner: Find Your Big Little Breakthroughs

    Cal talks with the best-selling author and one of America’s most sought after keynote speakers about the first steps that can send you on your way. Josh has founded, built and sold five companies for a combined exit value of more than $200 million. He knows of what he speaks. The innovation exercise he plays out with Cal on reshaping healthcare in this episode can be tailored to anybody’s needs. Josh’s mantra is: Think of how powerful your company can be if everyone innovates, every day. You’ll be stronger for listening . . . much stronger.

    • 52 min
    Elliott Bisnow: How To Build Your Dream

    Elliott Bisnow: How To Build Your Dream

    Simply listening to the story of how Elliott and three buddies who were just out of college andfeeling lost during The Great Recession went on to create a company called Summit that connected thousands of innovators in the Tech space at conferences that filled hotels and cruises and led to their purchase of a majestic mountain in Utah, and along the way curated the wisdom of Jeff Bezos, Ted Turner, President Bill Clinton, the actress and founder of the billion dollar Honest company, Jessica Alba, and musician Quincy Jones, will give you the feeling that YOU can do anything! Listen up, check out the book Make No Small Plans and see what mountains you might be capable of moving! Cal wonders if a similar community could be created for the future of healthcare . . .

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
320 Ratings

320 Ratings

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Cal’s gift telling stories and he shares that with the world

Listening to Cal you can’t help but recognize that he’s fascinated by people. He’s genuine and sincere. He loves to find what makes a person unique. Then, he’s able to communicate that in a way that is almost ethereal. I find myself being transported and being able to see the stories and interviews in my mind’s eye. It’s a very rare gift that he so generously shares with the world. Listen to a few episodes and subscribe!

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Great Stories!

I am an orthopedic surgeon and am learning how to use stories to improve healthcare!

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Use the proper name

The proper name for the country is Ukraine. “The Ukraine” is the name Russia uses for the country as a way to feign control. Do better.

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