What Really Matters Interviews
Extraordinary artists, adventurers, consultants and others share their most essential lessons from work, life and play.
What are the big takeaways extraordinary people experience? That’s what I explore in my interviews with my guests in What Really Matters Interviews.
Imagine being a blond woman traveling through remote China in the late 90s. Where few Westerners had ever gone. On a rickety motorcycle. Alone. That’s just one of Carl King’s many adventures. She’s also ridden motorcycles all over the world. And
There are adventurers … and then there are adventurers. In this podcast I interview Darcy Gaechter, the first (and only) woman to kayak the entire length of the Amazon River. 148 days. 4300 miles. Class V whitewater. Narcos. River tribes
Theresa Byrne was at the top of her game as the most decorated female martial arts practitioner in her style. She had a 4th-degree black belt and her own dojo teaching others the art of self-defense. She was focused, determined
Visualize being close to 14,000 feet on a challenging peak in Colorado. You’re looking at a knife ridge on Capitol Peak that separates you from the summit. It falls off so deeply on both sides that if you fall …
From a kid trying to escape Oklahoma to spending winters alone in Alaska to being a ranger in Idaho to cancer survivor to becoming a voice for the wilderness … Ed Cannady has led a rich and full life. In
What’s it like to be dropped deep into the jungle in enemy territory where anybody you see probably wants to kill you? What’s it like to be in charge of the lives of thousands of men? In this interview, General
Barry Friedman juggles balls. Really, really well. In fact back in the 80s he was a world-champion juggler. He appeared on the Johnny Carson Show, and toured with Billy Crystal and Robin Williams. He even leveraged that into doing corporate
She grew up in Atlanta, Beijing and Hong Kong. She’s a children’s book illustrator. She’s Asian-American. She (currently) has blue hair. And she’s riding all over North America … on a Vespa scooter. What would that be like?! What drew
Sure, we have our personality. But is that all we are? Or are we something much, much more than that? In this interview, I talk with Mary Helen Fein. She is a master Zen practitioner and discusses – through Zen
Have you ever found yourself overwhelmed at work, wondering why you’re putting in so many hours – and for what? Maybe you’ve reached a nice level of success, but you still feel empty. Or you’re having a midlife crisis of