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Big Questions with Cal Fussman

Sep 21, 2021

Cal raced home from the hospital for a brief time while he was caring for his 90-year-old dad to have this conversation with the actor and author Matthew McConaughey, and he’s sure glad he did. The two talked about their dads, and Matthew passed along a gift that Cal found very helpful after his dad passed away. Cal...


Sep 14, 2021

Cal asks the retired general of the U.S. Army why the U.S. can’t seem to plan ahead in the aftermath of the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan after 20 years and trillions of dollars of U.S. assistance. This conversation has so many sound bites it would be a treasure trove for any news outlet. But Cal instead...


Sep 7, 2021

Cal talks with a primary care physician we all wished we could have, a man whose life was changed by a singular moment very early in his career. It’s led him on a path to continually think about reinventing himself and his profession. Now, the chairman and founder of Private Medical, he wonders if we should reshape...


Aug 31, 2021

Cal talks with the author of Preventable: The Inside Story Of How Leadership Failures, Politics, And Selfishness Doomed The U.S. Coronavirus Response. Slavitt was the guy who came to the rescue of the Affordable Care Act when it got off to a rocky start in the Obama administration. Cal asks him to look ahead to show us...


Aug 24, 2021

Cal talks with the former Navy Seal Commander who had a severe case of survivor’s guilt in Afghanistan and locked it away until it festered and led him to some dark places. But a simple breathing exercise led him on a path toward meditation and mindfulness and back to good health. It comes in handy for Cal after...