60 episodes

Kathy Sullivan - the first person to both fly in space and dive to the deepest point in the ocean - explores the human condition through the life journeys of her guests, people from all walks of life and levels of fame whose stories will inspire, inform and amuse you. Along the way Kathy shares her own stories of lessons learned, obstacles overcome and crazy moments from her unique career in space, the deep sea, government and business. 

Kathy Sullivan Explores Kathy Sullivan

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    • 5.0 • 8 Ratings

Kathy Sullivan - the first person to both fly in space and dive to the deepest point in the ocean - explores the human condition through the life journeys of her guests, people from all walks of life and levels of fame whose stories will inspire, inform and amuse you. Along the way Kathy shares her own stories of lessons learned, obstacles overcome and crazy moments from her unique career in space, the deep sea, government and business. 

    Toe to Toe with Catherine Deneuve

    Toe to Toe with Catherine Deneuve

    In this episode, you’ll hear about the night I came toe to toe with the French film star, Catherine Deneuve, and you’ll learn the value of always taking the posture of the explorer.

    • 18 min
    Getting Gold in Sports, Career, and Life with Katie Smith

    Getting Gold in Sports, Career, and Life with Katie Smith

    Katie joins us today to share the motivation, work, and learning it takes to be the best in any endeavor.

    • 50 min
    An Unidentified Flying Object?

    An Unidentified Flying Object?

    In this episode, you’ll hear about the UFO sighting that defined one of my early missions as an astronaut.

    • 8 min
    The New Space Age with Steve Isakowitz

    The New Space Age with Steve Isakowitz

    Steve joins us today to discuss the new space age. You’ll learn how his career in engineering was ignited by the Apollo mission and Stanley Kubrick’s classic film, 2001: A Space Odyssey.

    • 59 min
    Never Believe Your Own PR

    Never Believe Your Own PR

    Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be a celebrity? Have you ever dreamed of getting all that attention and what you’d make of the fuss about you? From a very young age I’ve been skeptical of celebrity status and aware of the warning to not believe your own PR—and this warning was proven right and wise when I was an astronaut, a role where using your image and position is part of the job.

    In this episode, you’ll hear about a hilarious experience that exemplifies why you shouldn’t believe in your own PR. I also underscore the importance of following your internal compass and the advice of people who genuinely care for you.

    “Don’t be fooled by courtesies and attention. Examine and test the motivations of the people providing you with that attention.” - Kathy Sullivan

    This week on Kathy Sullivan Explores:
    The Space Day Extravaganza in the late fall of 1985
    How Space Day became Kathy Sullivan Day
    Why you shouldn’t believe your own PR

    Our Favorite Quotes:
    “Follow your internal compass and your highest values. Be guided by the counsel of people who are consistently and genuinely motivated to support you simply because you’re you.” - Kathy Sullivan
    “Using the power of our image and position to inspire the public is part of an astronaut’s job.” - Kathy Sullivan

    Spaceship Not Required

    I’m Kathy Sullivan, the only person to have walked in space and gone to the deepest point in the ocean.

    I’m an explorer, and that doesn’t always have to involve going to some remote or exotic place. It simply requires a commitment to put curiosity into action.

    In this podcast, you can explore, reflecting on lessons learned from life so far and from my brilliant and ever-inquisitive guests. We explore together in this very moment from right where you are--spaceship not required.

    Welcome to Kathy Sullivan Explores.

    Visit my website atkathysullivanexplores.com to sign up for seven astronaut tips to improving your life on earth and be the first to discover future episodes and learn about more exciting adventures ahead!

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    • 7 min
    A Trailblazing Path in the Luxury World with Marty Wikstrom

    A Trailblazing Path in the Luxury World with Marty Wikstrom

    Marty joins us today to share her remarkable journey in retail and leadership. You’ll hear about her background and how her passion for sports, fashion, and leadership eventually led her to the world of luxury goods.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

AdventureCraver ,

Always worth a listen!

Such a fascinating and insightful podcast with a unique perspective from the only woman who has both walked in space and been to the deepest part of the ocean. I love this podcast and look forward to every episode. It's a privilege to hear from an astronaut and her guests. Highly recommend!

Countrygirltori24 ,

Great interviews and insight

A great mix of guests so far that lead to interesting discussions. In between those great interviews (that are typically 45-1hr long episodes), Dr. Sullivan will have a minisode where she tells a story from her experiences. I found myself laughing aloud as she told the story of when she and Dr. Sally Ride switched nametags. Her life is incredible and she's an inspiration. Highly recommend.

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