In Big Questions, Cal continues his journey. Uncovering the heart, head and soul of his guests in thoughtful, deep and entertaining conversations with some of the world's most influential individuals.
Cal finds there can be life after one’s heart stops beating. Chip Conley tells him what it was like to flatline at age of 47, how he recovered and went on to sell his boutique hotel company, which put him in the surprising place where he could mentor Brian Chesky and a group of millennials who’d founded Airbnb.
Cal reconnects with the man who had the World Trade Center fall on his head and finds the lessons he learned even more powerful over time.
The two reflect upon the conversation they had shortly after Michael survived the deadliest attack on American soil. That conversation was turned into a noted Esquire Magazine story published in Michael’s own words in the January 2002 issue.
As Cal tries to expand awareness of his podcast, he gets tips from the author of the just released book entitled: Belong: Find Your People, Create Community and live a more Connected Life.
Kevin tells Cal how mental illness pushed him to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 18 years ago. The chain of events that followed led him to find the love of his life, and his work helping all of us to understand mental illness.
As the fifth anniversary of Diana Nyad’s record-breaking swim between Cuba and Florida approaches, Diana explains to Cal what it took to make the 110-mile journey in 2013 at the age 64.
The founder of Not Impossible Labs tips off his next landmark invention: a band that can stop tremors caused by Parkinson’s Disease.
Jocko Willink, the former Navy Seal Commander, explains how his fundamental laws of combat translate into leadership in business, and gets Cal to wonder how he might incorporate aspects of military training into his own life.
Cal gets a glimpse of the future from psychologist Linda Papadopoulos as she breaks the news about life-sized robots now being manufactured to the buyers' individual tastes. These robots are built not only as the sexual partners of our dreams. They can be programmed to say what we want to hear, to read our expressions, and to respond in a way that will make us feel better. Not only that, but they can store information to enhance future experiences. Cal is still picking his jaw off the floor and pondering questions that come out of some of the takeaways.
Cal discovers how the best-selling author, investor, financial analyst, blogger, podcaster and delightful conversationalist once reduced all his worldly possessions to15 items that could fit in a small satchel that he carried with him from Airbnb to Airbnb. A tad extreme, yes, but the takeaways on discipline can elevate anybody's life.
Reboot your childhood curiosity just like Cal did, by listening to 8-year-old Eva Karpman, who's asked questions to General Stanley McChrystal, best-selling author Simon Sinek, and billionaires for her Dream Big podcast.
The singer reveals the journey that produced the hit song I Took A Pill in Ibiza.
Cal has lost 20 pounds after meeting Spartan CEO Joe De Sena, running obstacle races and changing the way he eats. But he still has to deal with his feelings for ice cream. Food therapist Dr. Lara Pence comes to the rescue . . .
Cal opens the party to a lot of new listeners with takeaways from Kobe Bryant, Soul Cycle CEO Melanie Whelan, memory expert Jim Kwik, marketing guru Seth Godin, media titan Nely Galan, broadcaster Larry King and many others. The champagne is on ice . . .
The singer of the hit Fight Song teaches Cal the power of persistence.
Cal learns what it’s like to be Warren Buffett on the inside and a piñata on the outside.
The Buried Life star once again finds the best within himself.
The suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert a year ago led to a benefit concert that is the definition of overcoming obstacles.
The celebrity memory coach hones Cal’s mind.
The World According to the CEO of Tanto Capital Partners.
It’s a landmark day as Cal guides the silver-medal winning figure skater to new ground.
The Soul Pancake CEO shows Cal how to evolve in business.
Why Cal went back to high school chemistry in his 30s, and how The Science Guy plans to save the world
A conversation between Cal and The King for the ages.
The CEO of Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter shows Cal how Steve Jobs was the most important artist of the last 100 years.
Cal meets the founder of Spartan, agrees to enter an obstacle race and brings in the amazing Lil Misty Diaz (on crutches!) to train him.
The Chairman and CEO of BET gives Cal insights that overlap the fight for Civil Rights and the women’s movement.
The SoulCycle leader shows Cal how to think and listen like a CEO.
In a time of frustration, anger and change, Randi opens Cal's eyes to a lot of things he did not know.
Cal dives deep into the stories of Alex Banayan's unprecedented adventure—from hacking Warren Buffett’s shareholders meeting to chasing Larry King through a grocery store to celebrating in a nightclub with Lady Gaga.
The best-selling author teaches Cal how to think like a marketer.