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Big Questions with Cal Fussman

Jul 28, 2020

Cal speaks with the director of the HBO documentary The Weight of Gold about the state of depression faced by many American Olympians, and the subsequent suicides. Swimmer Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian ever, narrates the doc and leaves you wondering how the support system might be transformed. It’s a...


Jun 30, 2020

Cal talks with one of the greatest tennis players of all time about the attitude and strategies that can guide us all through the different stages of reinvention. There are few people on the planet more equipped to talk about this evolution than Maria, who left Russia at the age of six with her dad to come to America...


Jan 28, 2020

Cal looks back on what he learned from the NBA legend over several conversations before Kobe’s unfortunate passing. Then replays the talk he had with Kobe that got this podcast off the ground back in 2017. It’s an unusual look at how curiosity and storytelling shaped the NBA legend. Also, an example of how...


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...