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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

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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.

    Larry King: The Great Farewell

    Larry King: The Great Farewell

    After having breakfast with the iconic broadcaster almost every day for more than a decade, Cal has no choice but to produce Larry King’s obituary. He uses Larry’s own voice to explain how Larry became a master of communication and connection, and explains why the world will never see another like him. 

    • 1 hr
    Joe Biden: A Toast To Good Health

    Joe Biden: A Toast To Good Health

    A day before the inauguration of the new president, Cal remembers a conversation he had with Joe Biden when he was Vice President during The Great Recession. Some of the questions and answers are just as relevant today. Cal believes that fixing health care will be the monument for this time, and he’s ready to help out in any way he can. Time to get to work.

    • 43 min
    Spartan CEO Joe De Sena Has A Plan

    Spartan CEO Joe De Sena Has A Plan

    A few years back, Joe baited Cal into his company’s obstacle races in order to transform Cal’s life. Cal completed the 5-mile Sprint, then the 10-mile Super, then the 17-mile Beast. The story behind his journey and Joe’s quest to transform 100 million people was crafted into a documentary: Spartan Exit Strategy, and is available to rent on Prime Video, iTunes, Apple TV, Google Play, Microsoft and Fandango. Cal and Joe connected to do a podcast about it, when suddenly the U.S. Capitol Building got stor

    • 46 min
    Kickstarter’s Yancey Strickler Kicks Off 2021

    Kickstarter’s Yancey Strickler Kicks Off 2021

    Cal talks with the co-founder of Kickstarter. Cal realizes he needs to hire some young people who can help out on the Internet to spread the message of the mission. And Kickstarter has helped put billions of dollars into the hands of creative people with a dream through crowd funding, for more than 100,000 new ideas. Including: Oscar-winning movies. Grammy-winning albums. New technology. Books. Pieces of art. Yancey opens a pathway for Cal and for anyone listening with a dream. Let Cal know what you think.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Hey, Everyone, Phil’s Got Free Drugs

    Hey, Everyone, Phil’s Got Free Drugs

    Cal wanted to do something great in this last podcast of 2020, and he jumped at the chance to spread the word about a guy who is making health care better. Phil Baker at Good Shepherd Pharmacy in Memphis takes in donated drugs and passes them on to doctors who get them to patients who can’t afford them. We’re talking about chemotherapy pills that can cost up to $30,000 a month. This podcast can save a lot of lives. Pass it on to someone you know who’s been touched in some way, shape or form by ca

    • 38 min
    The Three Doctors: Making A Difference

    The Three Doctors: Making A Difference

    Cal has an epiphany after talking to three African-American men who made a pact to all become doctors when they were kids growing up on some mean streets in Newark, New Jersey. Cal decides to find one African-American kid in a tough spot who wants to be a doctor and help get her or him through medical school. Cal brings in a college student majoring in entrepreneurship who has Sickle Cell Disease to assist, and a quarter-century adventure begins. Already the world feels a little bit better. Happy Holidays.

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
312 Ratings

312 Ratings

Dazzzz234 ,

Let’s put HEALTH back in healthcare

I’m an intern resident physician. Just started a podcast called Medicine Redefined to tackle the broken healthcare system. I’m with Cal 100000%. It’s a shame docs go through these mental health issues and we need avenues and even better ways of practicing.

Nancy Wellness ,

Good works

Cal, I’m on your team! Have been listening to you speak about the horror show that is our health care system. I have been a preventive healthcare activist for 25 years.
Sadly, in my bubble I see that most people see exercise and food as entertainment. Anyway, I’m all in and want to help with this revolution. Please let me know how I can participate in helping you on this quest.
Nancy Wellness

laneyrada ,

The inquisitive host

I feel like I’m sitting right next to Cal when he digs in. He makes a seriously fun listen with his endless curiosity. What a fantastic way to interview.

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