350. Master Storyteller & Journalist Cal Fussman on Creating a Better World for All

May 3, 2021 | Interviews, Podcast

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Cal Fussman is an American journalist, author, and writer-at-large for Esquire Magazine, known for the What I’ve Learned column. He’s interviewed names like Jimmy Carter, Ted Kennedy, George Clooney, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Bruce Springstein, Pelé, Dr. Dre, and more.
He’s gotten incredibly good at asking questions and has learned a lot from his interviews over the years. We talk about the lessons he’s learned from working closely with Larry King, how he found a calling for storytelling, and how listening led to a mission to fix our broken healthcare system. Prepare to be engrossed because Cal is a master of the English language.

In This Conversation We Cover:

  • [04:44] Growing up on Long Island in the 60’s
  • [07:48] How America drifted apart
  • [13:38] How Cal’s life has changed since the coronavirus
  • [24:59] Understanding problems about healthcare
  • [33:44] How Larry King impacted Cal’s life
  • [43:06] How telling stories can change the world


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