343 episodes

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
    • 4.8 • 342 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.

    Election Of The Ages

    Election Of The Ages

    Cal describes how listener reaction to last week’s podcast about the attempted assassination on Donald Trump influenced his decision to speak out on Big Questions and tell the world what he’s learned through his meetings with the people who’ve shaped the last 75 years of world history. The timing of his recording of this week’s message on the upcoming election is an eerie confirmation that it’s the right way to go.

    • 13 min
    The Trump Assassination Attempt

    The Trump Assassination Attempt

    Cal looks at the attempt on the former president’s life in a way that you won’t find anywhere else. This podcast is not red vs. blue. It’s not political. Cal’s childhood in the 1960s was run through a montage of assassinations – from John F. Kennedy to Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy. And he believes that it’s hard to sustain a democracy when people are shot and killed while they are in office or before they can be elected. We are living in a very disconnected time. After spending his entire life connecting through conversation, Cal becomes even more committed to trying to bring people together.

    • 6 min
    Damon Burton: Think Twice About Your AI Content

    Damon Burton: Think Twice About Your AI Content

    Cal continues his journey into the world of artificial intelligence when he talks with the SEO guru. The Big Question is how the AI digital content now inundating the internet measures up against content that has authentic human connection at its essence. Be prepared to be surprised.

    • 55 min
    Jamie Metzl: Seeing AI Like Electricity

    Jamie Metzl: Seeing AI Like Electricity

    Cal talks with the futurist who tells us that artificial intelligence is going to be embedded in everything we do -- and that means many aspects of the world around us will be moving at an accelerated pace. His book, Superconvergence, looks at how AI will transform our lives as it is embedded in genetics and biotech. It could mean living longer, feeding billions and supercharging the economy. We don’t want to think about the downside – which is why we must. Jamie’s got a Ph.D. from Oxford, a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard Law School and he was the opening speaker at the 2023 Dubai future forum. He’s also an ironman triathlete in his spare time. When Cal left the conversation, he felt like his IQ had spiked. You may feel the same.

    • 53 min
    How To Talk To AI

    How To Talk To AI

    In his quest to go deep into artificial intelligence, Cal comes across a most unusual guest. Theresa Fesinstine speaks to AI in a most uncommon way – as if it were human. Almost as if she were a really good high school English teacher talking to her students in the most caring way. There’s research that says this kind of approach gets the best out of AI. Listen up, and try it out.

    • 52 min
    Jairek Robbins: Finding Your Path

    Jairek Robbins: Finding Your Path

    The son of self-help guru Tony Robbins has become a coach with clients in 133 countries around the world. You’ll see why when you listen to this conversation. You will definitely be in a better place to navigate your path after listening to this podcast!

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
342 Ratings

342 Ratings

Mate B. ,

Great conversations

Cal is a master interviewing and storyteller!

PRGirl47 ,

Important and Timely

A podcast needed for the times we are living in! Love it!

Philip Shucet ,

Important, timely and entertaining

Cal’s podcast is too-notch. His ability to ask the right questions help him extract important information from every interview.

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