The star of the Netflix comedy series Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt talks with Cal at Chicago Ideas Week about the art of being funny in an age when tastes are quickly shifting.Read More
Some people can teach you more in an hour than you’d ordinarily learn in a decade.
For me, that person is Frank Blake – the former CEO of Home Depot.
The astonishing part of the hour in which we conversed was that Frank schooled me about a subject I thought I knew very well – asking questions.Read More
The author of the New York Times best-seller When joins Cal at Chicago Big Ideas week and gives him advice on the best time of the day to eat, exercise and hold meetings.Read More
Cal talks with Rob Lawless about the changes in travel since Cal went around the world back in the 80s. Whereas Cal used magazine work to get his journey off the ground and then was passed around the world by the people he met, Rob now uses the Internet to keep his trip going.Read More
Laura Schwab tells Cal about the circuitous journey that took her from jumping rope as a girl in Louisville to being the president of Aston Martin.Read More
The Grammy Award-winning saxophone player gets to the essence of the way we can all get the most out of our lives through the art of being awake.
From the time he was a boy who’d contracted polio and found the saxophone to improve the strength of his lungs, David Sanborn has been making a series of connections that evolved into an extraordinary life and career.Read More
Cal meets the best-selling author at an entrepreneurial conference in Colorado called two12 and becomes highly curious as to how Ryan can be a writer and ALSO an expert at marketing books, as well as positioning companies. Generally, when a person has one of those talents or skills, he or she is lacking in the other area.Read More
When Cal asks the conservative talk show host about the roots of his new book, Addicted to Outrage, Glenn goes back to his childhood to explain the events that made him who he is.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
The founder of Not Impossible Labs tips off his next landmark invention: a band that can stop tremors caused by Parkinson’s Disease.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
The singer reveals the journey that produced the hit song I Took A Pill in Ibiza.Read More
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 . . .Read More