Category Extraordinary People

Matthew Scott Goldstein (msg) On The Covid-19 Data You’re Not Getting But Should

A leading analyst takes us inside the most important Covid-19 numbers, data that also happens to have pretty big gaps. He has five big questions for Dr. Deborah Birx that if answered, could have a profound impact on the way we understand the pandemic.

How To Navigate Career Transitions Toward Happiness and Satisfaction, with Andrew Heyward

Andrew Heyward, former president of CBS News and now with the Cronkite School of Journalism and the MIT Media Lab, dispenses advice on finding career happiness and satisfaction.

Improving Creativity In A Time Of Covid: Insights From Meryl Draper, CEO of Quirk Creative

In this podcast episode, Meryl Draper, CEO of Quirk Creative, talks about how TV commercials get made, how the industry has changed in the time of Covid, and what we all can do to become more creative.

The Pursuit of Flavor: Kus Beham Serves Up Coffee And Community In Hastings

I’ve traveled the world and enjoyed coffee in some of the world’s finest cities. None of it matches the coffee and espresso served at Antoinette’s Patisserie right here in my hometown of Hastings on Hudson, NY. Kus Beham is Antoinette’s captain of the caffeine, a flavor visionary who buys his own beans, roasts them in […]

A Professional Ballerina Soars Beyond Injury And Into Entrepreneurship

Jenelle Manzi is an elite performer who dances professionally with the New York City Ballet. She’s also an entrepreneur with big ambitions and a passionate team behind her. I’ve been eager to share Jenelle’s story ever since I heard it for the first time. I think that’s because there are so many different ways to […]

Filmmaker Helps The Video Game Industry Find Its Voice

The video game business yields billions of dollars annually, but generally it has lacked the mainstream acceptance and respect that film, television, and theater command. Entrepreneur and filmmaker Jeremy Snead is out to change that. He has directed and produced both an original documentary and television series that reveal how video games have shaped American […]

Meet The Man Who Rescued 400 People Following Hurricane Katrina

Following the 14th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, and as we anxiously watch Hurricane Dorian looming off the southeastern coast of the United States, I speak to Kenny Bellau, who has an inspiring story to share. That’s because he rescued over 400 people in New Orleans in the chaotic aftermath of Katrina. It’s a portrait in […]

An Innovator and Survivor Helps Teens Tame Anxiety

In my first-ever podcast episode, I speak to Linden Griffith, a life coach who helps girls and women tame anxiety and find their best selves. In so doing, she presents a viable alternative to psychological or psychiatric care, one that is centered on our strengths, not our flaws. Linden knows a thing or two about […]