#324: Cal Fussman Corners Tim Ferriss

6/30/2018, 2:30:04 PM , duration(0:0:6)
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<p>I’ve interviewed legendary storyteller Cal Fussman (<a href="https://twitter.com/calfussman" target="_blank">@calfussman</a>) on this show before (<a href="https://tim.blog/2016/03/11/the-interview-master-cal-fussman-and-the-power-of-listening/" target="_blank">here</a>&nbsp;and&nbsp;<a href="https://tim.blog/2016/08/31/cal-fussman-the-master-storyteller-returns/" target="_blank">here</a>), but this time, the roles are reversed, and he interviews me!</p><p>If you are not yet familiar with him, Cal&nbsp;is a&nbsp;<em>New York Times</em>&nbsp;bestselling author and a writer-at-large for&nbsp;<em>Esquire</em>&nbsp;magazine, where he is best known for being a primary writer of the “<a href="http://www.esquire.com/what-ive-learned-legends/" target="_blank">What I Learned</a>” feature. And&nbsp;this interview originally aired on Cal’s podcast, “<a href="https://www.calfussmanpodcast.com/" target="_blank">Big Questions with Cal Fussman</a>.”</p><p>Cal 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, Bruce Springsteen, Dr. Dre, Quincy Jones, Woody Allen, Barbara Walters, Pelé, Yao Ming, Serena Williams, John Wooden, Muhammad Ali, and countless others.</p><p>Enjoy!</p><p><strong>This podcast is brought to you by&nbsp;</strong><a href="http://foursigmatic.com/ferriss" target="_blank"><strong>Four Sigmatic</strong></a><strong>.</strong>&nbsp;While I often praise this company’s lion’s mane mushroom coffee for a minimal caffeine wakeup call that lasts, I asked the founders if they could help me—someone who’s struggled with insomnia for decades—sleep. Their answer:&nbsp;<a href="http://foursigmatic.com/ferriss" target="_blank"><strong>Reishi Mushroom Elixir</strong></a>. They made a special batch for me and my listeners that comes without sweetener; you can try it at bedtime with a little honey or nut milk, or you can just add hot water to your single-serving packet and embrace its bitterness like I do.</p><p>Try it right now by going to&nbsp;<a href="http://foursigmatic.com/ferriss" target="_blank"><strong>foursigmatic.com/ferriss</strong></a>&nbsp;and using the code&nbsp;<strong>Ferriss</strong>&nbsp;to get 20 percent off this rare, limited run of Reishi Mushroom Elixir. If you are in the experimental mindset, I do not think you’ll be disappointed.</p><p><strong>This episode is also brought to you by “</strong><a href="http://tim.blog/friday" target="_blank"><strong>5-Bullet Friday</strong></a><strong>,”&nbsp;</strong>my very own email newsletter, which every Friday features five bullet points of cool things I’ve found that week, including apps, books, documentaries, gadgets, albums, articles, TV shows, new hacks or tricks, and — of course — all sorts of weird stuff I’ve dug up from around the world.&nbsp;</p><p>It’s free, it’s always going to be free, and you can subscribe now at&nbsp;<a href="http://tim.blog/friday" target="_blank"><strong>tim.blog/friday</strong></a>.</p>