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Ben TossellHunter@bentossell · Services for startups
From the show notes: Cal (@calfussman) is a New York Times bestselling author and a writer-at-large for Esquire Magazine, where he is best known for being a primary writer of the “What I Learned” feature. The Austin Chronicle has described Cal’s interviewing skills as “peerless.” He has transformed oral history into an art form, conducting probing interviews with the icons who’ve shaped the last 50 years of world history: Mikhail Gorbachev, Jimmy Carter, Ted Kennedy, Jeff Bezos, Richard Branson, Jack Welch, Robert DeNiro, Clint Eastwood, Al Pacino, George Clooney, Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, Dr. Dre, Quincy Jones, Woody Allen, Barbara Walters, Pelé, Yao Ming, Serena Williams, John Wooden, Muhammad Ali, and countless others. Born in Brooklyn, Cal spent 10 straight years traveling the world, swimming over 18-foot tiger sharks, rolling around with mountain gorillas in Rwanda, and searching for gold in the Amazon. He has also made himself a guinea pig—Cal has boxed against world champion Julio Cesar Chavez and served as a sommelier atop of the World Trade Center. He now lives with his wife—whom he met while on a quest to discover the world’s most beautiful beach—and his three children in Los Angeles, where he spends every morning eating breakfast with Larry King.
Dre Durr💡
Dre Durr💡@dredurr · Growth is the only thing that matters
Just finished this monster of an interview. It was really incredible. Cal Fussman sounds exactly like Gimlet Media and Startuo Podcast founder Alex Blumberg. I'm wondering if it something about people with that type of voice, that gives them an edge to be incredible storytellers
Noah Friedman
Noah Friedman@noahsfriedman · New Ventures | Loeb.nyc
This was phenomenal. I'm lucky enough to call Cal a close friend and his stories never cease to amaze me. "Once you get the heart, you can go to the head. Once you get the heart AND the head, then you have a pathway to the soul." Doesn't get much better than that.