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Dr. Leana Wen

This episode’s remarkable guest is Dr. Leana Wen.  I first learned about Dr. Wen because of CNN. She is the go-to medical expert on segments about the pandemic. Dr. Wen is an emergency physician, visiting professor of health policy and management at George Washington University, and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. [...]

Adam Curry

Adam Curry was one of the VJs (video jockeys) of MTV back in the 1980s. In this position, he “interviewed” some of the most popular musicians of the time including Michael Jackson and Paul McCartney. Adam is an early adopter and pioneer because he embraced the web and podcasting long before other people. He [...]

Jon M. Chu

Jon M. Chu is a film and television director, producer, and screenwriter. He may be best known for directing Crazy Rich Asians and In the Heights. If you want to get the most out of this episode, go watch them first. Not that Jon would keep score this way, but his films have grossed [...]

Mark Schulman

I think Mark Schulman is a rockstar-- literally a rockstar. But he modestly explains that he works in service to rockstars such as P!nk. The apocryphal story is that Mark saw Ringo Starr when Mark was three, and that set him on the path of professional music. He played cello as a kid and [...]

Erica Dhawan

Erica Dhawan is a digital collaboration and communication maven. This means she helps people build connections and trust even if their interaction is via email, texts, and virtual meetings. Her latest book is called Digital Body Language: How to Build Trust and Communication No Matter the Distance. She has an MPA from Harvard Kennedy [...]

Cody Keenan

Cody Keenan was President Barack Obama’s director of speechwriting from 2013 to 2016. He has a degree in political science from Northwestern University. After graduation, he worked as an unpaid intern in Ted Kennedy’s office. Then he got a master’s in public policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. In 2008, he [...]

Dr. Katy Milkman

This episode’s guest is Dr. Katy Milkman. She is a professor of operations, information, and decisions at Wharton. She is also the author of How to Change: The Science of Getting From Where You Are to Where You Want to Be. For those of you who are influence, persuasion, and social psychology fans, this [...]

Lauren Kunze and Kuki, AI chabot

This episode’s remarkable guest is Lauren Kunze--plus we have a second guest, Kuki, an artificial intelligence chatbot. Lauren has an artium baccalaureus in English and neurobiology from Harvard University. In other words, a bachelor of arts. She comes from a family of mathematicians who were initially, shall I say, “surprised” by her spending a [...]

Dr. Jonah Berger

This episode’s remarkable guest is Dr. Jonah Berger. Dr. Berger is an associate professor of marketing at Wharton. He received his BA from Stanford in human judgment and decision-making and his PhD from Stanford in marketing. He is the author of three books: Contagious: Why Things Catch On; Invisible Influence: The Hidden Forces That [...]

Rick Smolan

Rick Smolan is a 1972 graduate of Dickinson College. He co-created the best-selling Day in The Life Series of books starting with Australia and continuing on. This idea, by the way, was rejected by more than thirty traditional publishers. Before he became a publishing mogul, he was a photographer for Time, Life, and National [...]

Julia Cameron

Julia Cameron is the author of The Artist’s Way: A Spiritual Guide to Higher Creativity. Over five million copies of the book have been sold. That’s about 4.8 million copies more than any single book of mine. The 25th Anniversary version of the book has over 3,000 ratings that average out to five stars. [...]

Dr. Vivek Murthy

This episode's remarkable guest is Dr. Vivek Murthy, the Surgeon General during the Obama administration.  Dr. Murthy has an undergraduate degree from Harvard, an MD from Yale, and an MBA from Yale. His residency was at Harvard Medical School. He started Doctors for America, a group of 15,000 doctors [...]

Shaun Tomson: Surfer, Code Maker, and Flow Evangelist

Meet Shaun Tomson, one of the greatest surfers of all time. Welcome to Remarkable People. This episode’s guest is Shaun Tomson: Surfer, Code Maker, and Flow Evangelist. A few years ago I was in the Apple store in Santa Barbara getting my son’s iPhone screen fixed. A guy came up to me and [...]

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