Whether through work or at play, I've had the good fortune of meeting some pretty prolific people. On 'I'm That', we have a chat about who they are, what they do, and why. It may be deep. Profound. Funny. Many times, all of the above. But it's always honest.
(Music by Lisa Coleman)
Lisa Coleman, Musician
"The thing about music is it's something that always grows and that constantly can give me something new. That every time I go back to the piano and sit there and just open myself up, something new happens – every time. And I think that that can happen for the rest of my life. There's nothing like it. It's the most soothing, most invigorating thing - and it has promise. Always, I can always get better, I can always learn more, I can always write something new."
Shirley Halperin, Executive Editor of Music, Variety
"I was like, 'Hey, can I hit that?' And Snoop is like, 'You sure little girl?' This was probably the first time I got high in an interview and holy s**t, Snoop was just laughing at me...laughing at this little girl who came in from LA. It was embarrassing. But the story turned out great. Photoshoot turned out great. It's one of the highlights of my career. And I never smoked in the middle of an interview ever again."
Oonie Chase, Partner at IDEO
"Every single problem I work on, if you dig all the way down, there's a human problem somewhere nested in it. And so if you want to be a designer, and you want to practice design as a method of framing and problem solving, you have got to become adept at designing for humans – because at the end of the day, that's what you're doing."
Danna Stern, Producer
"Look at us here in Israel. I mean, you look at the stories that we have, or just look at the diversity. The personal stories...we have so many religions and so many sects, there's just such a wide rainbow of everything going on here."
Yotam Polizer, CEO IsraAID
"Her father told me, 'Today, my worst enemy has become my biggest supporter. And the people supposed to be protecting me back home in Syria, are chasing me away.' For me, it was the first time I realized what an opportunity we have, through this terrible and still ongoing tragedy in Syria, to not only save lives and provide immediate support, but to actually build bridges and change people's perspectives. "
Hillel Neuer, Executive Director UN Watch
"I grew up in a tradition that says you're responsible – you can't be indifferent. I think that's why Jews, who are also not necessarily religious, are activists. I think that activism is actually part of the religion. You have to care for the other."
Eitan is a great interviewer, giving his guests plenty of room to be themselves but also gently guiding the conversation. Specifically to the Eve Barlow episode, it was nice to see a bit more of Eve, usually it’s the cause that she lets lead. So appreciate Eitan doing that. Looking forward to more!
Thoughtful, thought-provoking, and conversational. I’m That...Fan!
Introspective, honest, and thought provoking. It’s the trifecta of podcasts. Highly recommend.