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.
Coach K on Jimmy V: Finding Greatness
When Cal heard that Duke men’s basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski would be retiring at the end of the coming basketball season, he went back to re-listen to a conversation he had with the iconic coach ten years ago. Like a rare bottle of wine, age brought new depth to the talk for Cal -- especially when he reached the part where Coach K describes the last few months he spent with competitor and close friend, Jim Valvano, before Jimmy V died of cancer.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Wisdom To Live By
Cal goes to his personal archives to pull up some thoughts from the body builder, movie star and former governor of California. This includes an epiphany on how the line “I’ll be back” came about in The Terminator. Arnold also talks about the self-improvement regimen than made him who he came to be. And Cal looks to shape these thoughts on his own journey to improve health care. Listeners can use Arnold’s nuggets of wisdom to get the most out of their lives, too.
Cal’s 90-Year-Old Dad Beats COVID
Cal talks with his dad, Herbert Fussman, about their experience battling through Herb’s case of COVID not long after he’d fractured his pelvis. The battle was fought at Herb’s home. After one doctor started a sentence with the words: “Either you’re going to be dead in four days or . . . “ there were nights when Herb coughed for eight hours straight. With steady steps forward, though, some great advice and tactics, Herb came through. We’re happy to celebrate with you.
The Onyx Family: Living Your Richest Life
Cal talks with Mirthell and Rita Onyx about how they overcame frustrations in their working life by following a desire to spend time with their four children, creating YouTube programming as a family that has now been seen by three billion people and made millions. Rita and Mirthell give Cal many ideas on how to take the platform he’s designing to reshape healthcare to the masses, and they show every listener how research and tenacity can turn an idea into a future that couldn’t be imagined.
Rodrigo Garcia: How A Great Book Is Written
Cal has interviewed many of the icons of the last 75 years - there are a few people he always wanted to meet. One of them is the author of One Hundred Years Of Solitude, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982 and passed away in 2014. Cal was recently introduced to Marquez’s son, Rodrigo Garcia, the award-winning filmmaker. Turned out the two had been living a few blocks away from each other, and the conversation between them made Cal feel like he’d been a friend of the fam
Roger Love: Finding Your Best Voice
Roger Love on how to get the most out of your voice. Roger got started with musical legends like The Jackson Five and Luther Vandross. Over time, he branched out to assist folks like motivational speaker Tony Robbins and the model and television star Tyra Banks. Roger shows how the pitch, tone and the melody of our voices can be more impactful than the words we’re communicating. He’s also offering a gift certificate to any listener of Big Questions who wants to get the most out of their voice. Check it
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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.
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.