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Big Questions with Cal Fussman

Aug 28, 2018

Kevin tells Cal how mental illness pushed him to jump off the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco 18 years ago – and how he survived only because a sea lion kept him propped up on the water’s surface.

Kevin became one of only a few people to walk away from such a fall, and the chain of events that followed led him...

Aug 21, 2018

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.

(This episode contains explicit or triggering content.)

The Youtube video that shows Diana taking her first shaky steps on land at...

Aug 14, 2018

The founder of Not Impossible Labs tips off his next landmark invention: a band that can stop tremors caused by Parkinson’s Disease.

Not Impossible Labs has previously invented a device that allowed a paralyzed graffiti artist to create art using only his eyes, and 3-D printed prosthetic arms for those who’ve had...

Aug 7, 2018

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. 
Takeaways from this episode:
  • How to create a team where everybody leads.
  • How to get in...