Living A Life In Full

Living A Life In Full

“Living a Life in Full” is the conversation you always wanted to have with that person who gave an amazing TED talk, or the author of one your favorite books, or that inspirational Olympian you always wanted to know more about. This show is for the intellectually curious. You want to not just know more about the interesting and the innovative, but also what makes them tick, and maybe even what makes them laugh. It’s graduate-level conversations with those making a difference in the world and the lives of others. This show brings you new ideas and approaches so you can live a life in full. The show is equal parts information and inspiration, but without the aphorisms and pablum. We cover a wide range of topics in an engaging way—from Burning Man to The Renaissance Weekend, from the United Nations to top universities, Nobel Laureates to astronauts—we have an amazing Rolodex. Interviewees are a who’s who of high performance athletes, bestselling authors, high-caliber leaders, world changing humanitarians, innovative researchers, amazing start-up founders, clever life-hackers, paradigm busting thought-leaders and global innovators. Cheers, and thanks, Chris http://www.alifeinfull.org/

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June 1, 2021 70 min

Norma Kamali is a treasure. In this episode she shares life lessons on career-building, fitness, authentic beauty, timeless style, and wellbeing through her personal stories, worldly insights, and actionable advice. She is the epitome of living a life in full, and shares how the rest of us can as well.

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As longtime listeners know, all of my guests have some type of involvement in humanitarian or philanthropic endeavors, but I have to say that Dr. Glenn Geelhoed is an all-star from that very deep bench.

He is a member of numerous medical, surgical, and international academic societies, and is an author with more than 800 published journal articles and book chapters, along with several books, including his most recent – Furthest Peo...

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Guy Spier is a Zurich-based investor and founder of Aquamarine Capital’s privately offered investment funds, with assets under management valued at over $250M. He authored The Education of a Value Investor, perhaps the most untraditional book on investing ever written. He explained what a hedge fund does and his “Graham-Buffett-Munger-Pabrai philosophy” for investing and for living. Guy is one of the most global citizens I know. He...

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Have you ever wondered why someone else got the position you applied for?  Or why a colleague succeeded in getting a promotion rather than you? Steve Herz may know why, and what to do about it not happening again. Steve has spent his career helping broadcast journalists get positions with companies like CBS, CNN MSNBC, and Fox, as a premier talent agent, and now he helps others to advance their careers and improve their lives.

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Wim Hof, aka, The Iceman has set over 20 Guinness World Records. And while he has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in shorts, run a half-marathon in the Arctic – barefoot – what may be most compelling is that he has made the core of how he is able to do such things available to the public to learn. Admittedly, I was a bit skeptical but I have read the studies and asked Wim my own questions, and I must say, I think he may be on to somethin...

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It seems to have become a new tradition every January 1st to do an update to prior Epic Living, Living a Life in Full, and The List/Life Resume plans and consider to how to approach the upcoming year.

The idea is to share my N-of-1 trials, be a bit autobiographical in the use and results from this past year, and to share tools and approaches you may want to give a go yourself, depending on your personal goals and in living your li...

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December 14, 2020 57 min

This is a special in-between-a-sode that we do periodically, and generally specific to humanitarian work.

Drs. Param Singh (Carnegie Bosch Professor of Business Technologies and Marketing at the David A. Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University) and Rohit Aggarwal (Associate Professor and Ph.D. Coordinator of Information Systems at the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah) have built a site they ...

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Imagine if you could generate and leverage hype for positive purposes―like legitimate business success, helping people, or effecting positive change in your community. Michael F. Schein teaches us how.  

Influencers have always deployed the power of hype to get what they want. But never in history have people been so susceptible to propaganda and persuasion as they are now. Hype truly runs our world. Citing the latest research in p...

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David Meltzer, is the former CEO of the renowned Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment agency, which was the basis of the Tom Cruise movie Jerry Maguire. He is now the Co-founder, with partner and NFL Hall of Famer, Warren Moon, of Sports 1 Marketing which leverages over $20 billion in relationship capital to market some of the biggest sporting events in the world like the Superbowl, The Masters, the NFL’s Hall of Fame, The Pr...

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Bridget Algee-Hewitt, PhD, does amazing things.

She is a Senior Research Scientist at Stanford University’s Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity and a Quantitative Researcher in Facebook’s SBG Data Science Research and Development Division. Bridget is a biological anthropologist who studies how skeletal and genetic traits vary among contemporary peoples, across space and through time.  She develops new computational...

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Dr. William H. Reid is board-certified in general and forensic psychiatry, a professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center and the University of Texas Dell Medical School. 

He is a former medical director of the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation and a past president of both the American Academy of Psychiatry & the Law, and the Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians. He has authored or co-auth...

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Leslie Porterfield is the fastest woman in the world, and that’s on a motorcycle! Let that sink in. She went 232.522 miles per hour on the Bonneville Salt Flats, and thus became a member of the very exclusive “Bonneville 200 MPH Club” and its first woman member.

She has also been named Racing Female Rider of the Year by the American Motorcyclist Association. Leslie actually holds three land-speed records and she’s been profiled in ...

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“The pandemic has changed most everything—that’s not news. What is perhaps causing people the most unease is that it has removed the illusion of certainty” opines Chris Majer, a noted speaker, author, and designer of organizational transformation processes. He is an authority on organizational cultures, high performing teams and the practices of authentic leadership. He has generated a new body of work that builds on his past succe...

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Scott Carney is a bestselling author, anthropologist and investigative journalist whose works blend narrative non-fiction with ethnography. Scott has worked in some of the most dangerous and unlikely corners of the world, spending extensive time in South Asia. He was a contributing editor at Wired for five years and his writing also appears in Mother Jones, Men’s Journal, Playboy, Foreign Policy, Discover, Outside and Fast Company.

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Dr. David Fajgenbaum has been so close to death that Last Rites have performed—five times.   While in medical school, David became critically ill with idiopathic multicentric Castleman disease. This is his story and his work.

He is one the top one-percent youngest grant awardees of a leading NIH grant. He is also Founding Director of the Center for Study and Treatment of Castleman Disease, cofounder of the Actively Moving Forward S...

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Paul Ronto, Director of Digital Content and Chief Marketing Officer at RunRepeat is a fellow data-wonk as he’s part of the recently released report, The State of Ultra Running 2020, produced by RunRepeat and International Association of Ultra-runners, and co-author, Vania Nikolova, PhD.

In this episode we discuss their landmark report, The State of Ultra Running 2020, the first report of its kind, the inspiration for it, the design...

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So many of us postpone many of the things we’d like to do until something else happens first—we wait until we graduate, or until we get married, or until we have enough money, or until we retire—and then we realize, often too late, that we missed out on the experiences that would have enriched our lives. Well maybe there is another way…

Daniel Rintz and Josephine Flohr are quite the dynamic duo. If you are a longtime listener to th...

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Jack Hidary has been a successful serial technology entrepreneur and is a regular guest on Bloomberg, Fox Business, and CNBC, as well as a frequent keynote speaker, having presented at the business schools of Yale and Columbia, and at TEDx.

Jack and I first connected 20 years back (gosh!) in Davos via the World Economic Forum, having been invited to be members of the group Global Leaders of Tomorrow.

Currently, Jack is a Senior Adv...

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As we start this third season of the show, I want to first of all, thank you for listening.

The core ethos of the show will be steadfast to always have amazing guests talking about important topics. My goal is also to experiment and learn via the mechanics of the show. Last year on New Year’s Day I did a monolog on Healthspan and my personal experimentation and rationale behind it, and to my nice surprise it was a very popular epis...

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Did you ever wonder if anything ever spooked Warren Buffett? Or how Jeff Koons got started?

In the spirit of Tim Ferriss’ books, Tribe of Mentors and Tools of Titans, Gillian Zoe Segal spent five years meeting, interviewing and photographing 30 diversely successful billionaires (Buffett, Sara Blakely, Michael Bloomberg), artists (Jeff Koons, Marina Abramović), creatives (Frank Gehry, Hans Zimmer, Matthew Weiner), authors (Anderson ...

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