The Wavemaker Podcast — for the Insanely Curious

In-depth conversations with the most creative thinkers, respected leaders, and preeminent authors in a wide variety of fields including sports, the arts, business, history, politics, parenting, psychology and medicine. Subscribe for free…

Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel: A Messenger to Mankind

My wide-ranging conversation with the Holocaust survivor, author, teacher, and Nobel Peace Prize Winner.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Dr. Sanjay Gupta Unplugged

A rare opportunity to learn from Sanjay – veteran neurosurgeon and CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent – when he’s removed from the rush of breaking news.

Dr. Irvin Yalom

Dr. Irvin Yalom: 50-Thousand Hours of Therapy

A legendary figure in modern psychoanalysis, and best-selling author, on coping with existential anxiety and using it to increase fulfillment in life.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s “Giant Steps”

One of basketball’s all-time greats on what made his sky-hook unstoppable, battling cancer, writing children’s books, John Coltrane, and his first love.

Getting to Yes in Colombia – Featuring William Ury

Mediation master William Ury, of getting to yes fame, provides an inside account of the the peace deal that ended colombia’s civil war. The talks began with a high-risk secret move deep in the jungle…

“The Sports Gene” author, David Epstein

The Late Bloomer Advantage In Sports

The Sports Gene” author, David Epstein, joined me for a conversation that will empower young athletes, their parents, and coaches

Lang Lang and his Mom, Zhou Xiulan

Lang Lang (& Mom)

Backstage with the pianist who has been called “the hottest classical artist on the planet” – Lang Lang.  Featuring a rare appearance by his mom, speaking in Mandarin with such emotion that her son’s translations are barely necessary. 

Coach Bill Curry

Coach Bill Curry:  Inside The Huddle

Unforgettable stories about football – and America — from one of the great head coaches in college football and a center in 3 of the first 5 Super Bowls.

Daniel Pink

Daniel Pink On The Power Of Regret

The best-selling author’s investigation into the most common regrets shared by people around the world, and how “looking backward moves us forward.”

Emma Sky

ISIS Briefing feat. Emma Sky

British Mideast expert Emma Sky went to Iraq in 2003 on a mission to help the Iraqi people. She was greeted by an assassination attempt. And then…

Fay Vincent

The Fay Vincent Sessions: The Accident

The 8th Commissioner of Major League Baseball discusses the pivotal event in his life: a 4-story fall from his college dorm room window – and his mother’s advice, which reframed his future.

Ishmael Beah: Former Child Soldier

Beah’s best-selling memoir led a NY Times reviewer to wonder “how anyone comes through such unrelenting ghastliness and horror with his humanity and sanity intact.” This conversation provides some answers.

Rosalynn Carter: In Her Own Voice

The former First Lady and I discuss the roots of her fierce advocacy for mental health coverage, the opposition to women’s rights that she encountered on Capitol Hill, her full partnership with Jimmy, and more.

My Conversation with Elie Wiesel

My Conversation with Elie Wiesel

For nearly 30 years I have wanted to sit down and have a conversation with Elie Wiesel. I finally got my opportunity a few weeks ago, on the eve of the 20th…

The Chopra Brothers - photo courtesy of The Chopra Foundation

Deepak Chopra and His Brother, Sanjiv

This conversation with The Chopra Brothers, who took very different paths in medicine, begins with a physician in India who had amazing ears: Their father.

Introducing Ted Turner

Introducing Ted Turner

CNN’s founder reveals the backstory of how he became an Eco-Capitalist – redefining his bottom line. Plus, Turner the Classics lover recites a poem about a Roman soldier that inspires his approach to leadership.


Michael Schulder: From a Researcher at ABC News; To a Writer at The MacNeil-Lehrer Newshour on PBS; To my five years as a Writer for Peter Jennings at ABC World News Tonight; And 17 years as a Senior Executive Producer at CNN.


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