333 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 • 341 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.

    Matt Beane: Skills You’ll Need In The Age Of AI

    Matt Beane: Skills You’ll Need In The Age Of AI

    Cal converses with the author of The Skill Code: How To Save Human Ability in an Age of Intelligent Machines, and learns how experts in their fields are increasingly relying on artificial intelligence instead of junior helpers for assistance. This threatens the bond between the experts and novices that has long allowed the novices to slowly become experts. Cal offers Matt plenty of challenges as examples from his own life and when matt hears them he feels that a chunk of his book was written with Cal in mind. But this book is about and for EVERYONE.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Hala Taha: Your Podcast & Social Media Coach

    Hala Taha: Your Podcast & Social Media Coach

    Cal gets social media strategies from the Podcast Princess, who grew a team of unpaid interns into her own highly successful agency – YAP (Young and Profiting). Her advice gives Cal the awareness of how to turn a technological problem into an area of creativity that could ultimately be a financial gamechanger. Hala believes that life is 0 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it. Everybody who listens to this conversation will come away with ideas on getting the most out of themselves.

    • 59 min
    Simon Severino: How To Sell

    Simon Severino: How To Sell

    When Cal was young, he was educated as a journalist not to sell. He was taught to interview and write and stay on the editorial side of the wall that separated the two sides of publishing. The selling was to be done on the other side of the wall by the sales department. Cal lived by the rules and could never see himself as a salesman even as the internet appeared, the rules began to change and the wall came down. Now, after all these years, he learns from a celebrated sales consultant that sales doesn’t have to be about selling. It can be about helping the customer buy. Cal can feel comfortable doing just that – and just in time. Could it be for you, too?

    • 55 min
    Steve Dennis: Leaders Leap, And So Must You

    Steve Dennis: Leaders Leap, And So Must You

    The world has never moved faster than it’s about to with the emergence of AI. What does this mean for all of us? So many businesses in the past didn’t jump into the future because they wanted to protect the present – and suffered for it. Many have gone out of business. Cal speaks with the author of Leaders Leap for advice on how we all should be thinking about our place in the working world. This is no time to be “sleepwalking through the revolution.” Check it out.

    • 37 min
    Esco Eats: What A Mistake Can Do For You!

    Esco Eats: What A Mistake Can Do For You!

    Cal learns about the creation of Esco’s World Famous Apple Cobbler Pie through a story that showcases how we can all get the most out of our errors. Esco’s backstory is a treasure trove of wisdom for any entrepreneur, and an inspiration for anyone with an impactful idea. Listen up, and you’ll soon be getting the most out of your own mistakes. And perhaps having a good time at Esco’s upcoming Virtual Wine and Pie Party.
     

    • 50 min
    Eric Potterat: Your Learned Excellence Coach

    Eric Potterat: Your Learned Excellence Coach

    Cal talks with a man who has worked to bring the best out of Navy Seals, neurosurgeons, Los Angeles Dodgers, U.S. Women’s Soccer Team players and Cirque du Soleil acrobats. This conversation gave Cal insights on how to get the most out of himself going forward. Listen up, and it will bring the best out of you.

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
341 Ratings

341 Ratings

Mate B. ,

Great conversations

Cal is a master interviewing and storyteller!

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Important and Timely

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

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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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