The Arik Korman Show

The Arik Korman Show

I am on a journey to learn from superhumans - people who have done remarkable things, or have remarkable ideas to share - so that I can be the best dad I can for my son, AJ.

Episodes

April 11, 2024 23 mins
Novelist, screenwriter, and Russian translator Katya Apekina discusses what to say to our kids about the Russia-Ukraine war, what it's like trying to raise a bilingual, bicultural child, and what it feels like to leave your family behind and move to a new country. Katya's new novel is Mother Doll.
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Burnout management coach and TikTok star Emily Ballesteros discusses what burnout does to us, what the impacts are of not having a "third place," and how hard we really need to work. Emily's new book is The Cure for Burnout: How to Find Balance and Reclaim Your Life.
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March 5, 2024 26 mins
Iconic Washington winegrower Dick Boushey discusses how the Washington wine industry has changed over the years, what advice he would give to people who want to get into the winegrowing business, and what he's looking forward to at this year's Taste Washington March 16th and 17th at Seattle's Lumen Field Event Center. Info at TasteWashington.org
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Jamie Peha, Executive Director of the Auction of Washington Wines and the Host and Editor-in-Chief of Table Talk Northwest, discusses how she navigated her unique career path, how we can help our kids appreciate fine wine and good food, and how Jamie sees Washington wine evolving. The 8th Private Barrel Auction takes place on March 15th at The Winemakers Reserve in Woodinville. Info at auctionofwawines.org
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Award-winning journalist Prachi Gupta discusses what to do when family members become estranged, what it's like being labeled as a model minority, and what it would take for everyone in the United States to feel seen and valued for who they really are. Prachi's debut memoir is They Called Us Exceptional and Other Lies That Raised Us. She will speak at Seattle University's Pigott Auditorium on February 20.
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National Public Radio Science Correspondent Nell Greenfieldboyce discusses what we can say to our kids to soothe their fears, what it's like being a national science correspondent for NPR, and what Nell's primary role is as a parent. Her new book is Transient and Strange: Notes on the Science of Life.
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December 20, 2023 24 mins
Kliph Nesteroff, who has been called the “premier popular historian of comedy,” by The New York Times, discusses how cultural taboos have changed over time, whether the political right is better organized than the left, and when free speech should be limited. Kliph's new book is Outrageous: A History of Showbiz and the Culture Wars.
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December 5, 2023 22 mins
Adam Nicolson, author of many books on history, landscape, and great literature, discusses how the pushback that the Greek philosophers endured in their time compares with today's red states versus blue states, slavery's role in how the Greek philosophers were able to make a living, and how we can make philosophy relevant to our kids, given their reality. Adam's new book is How to Be: Life Lessons from the Early Greeks.
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November 9, 2023 19 mins
David Brooks, one of the nation’s leading writers and commentators who is an op-ed columnist for The New York Times and appears regularly on PBS NewsHour and Meet the Press, discusses how we can get over our fear of connecting with others, how we can help our kids see others deeply and feel seen themselves, and how we can apply his principles to geopolitics. David's new book is How to Know a Person: The Art of Seeing Others Deeply ...
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Dan Ariely, bestselling author of Predictably Irrational and a Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University, discusses how stress and ostracism lead to misbelief, what we can do as individuals to bring our country back together, and how big of a national problem misbelief actually is. Dan's new book is Misbelief: What Makes Rational People Believe Irrational Things.
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Amy Schneider, a 40-game Jeopardy! champion - the most successful woman ever to compete on Jeopardy! and the first openly transgender contestant to qualify for the Tournament of Champions, discusses how her ADHD became a Jeopardy! superpower, how she discovered her gender identity, and how good she is at bar trivia. Amy’s new book is In the Form of a Question: The Joys and Rewards of a Curious Life. Follow Amy on Instagram and Twit...
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Wynton Marsalis, internationally acclaimed musician, composer, educator, and a leading advocate of American culture, discusses what he says to kids who want to be musicians, what makes the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra unique, and what he is trying to tell the world through his music. Wynton and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra perform in Seattle at the Paramount Theatre on October 5th. Info at stgpresents.org, wyntonmarsali...
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Cat Bohannon, a researcher and author with a Ph.D. from Columbia University in the evolution of narrative and cognition, discusses why gynecology was the most important human invention, why not conducting medical research on females is dangerous, and how the female body drives evolution. Cat's new book is Eve: How the Female Body Drove 200 Million Years of Human Evolution.
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September 21, 2023 22 mins
Dan Egan, author of the New York Times bestseller The Death and Life of the Great Lakes, discusses what extreme measures people have used to find phosphorus, how phosphorus is misused in U.S. agriculture, and how it's so essential to all life on earth. Dan's latest book is The Devil’s Element: Phosphorus and a World Out of Balance.
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Acclaimed author Simon Winchester discusses whether we should limit the information we take in, how much information leaders should have, and which knowledge is truly important today. Simon's latest book is Knowing What We Know: The Transmission of Knowledge from Ancient Wisdom to Modern Magic.
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August 15, 2023 18 mins
Writer Ben Purkert discusses how masculinity has evolved, how we can help our sons feel good about who they really are, and why it's important to examine what it means to be a man. Ben's debut novel is The Men Can't Be Saved.
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August 3, 2023 18 mins
Writer Adrienne Brodeur, author of the bestselling memoir Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me, discusses whether it's possible to be highly successful without having skeletons in the closet, what it's like writing a novel versus writing a memoir, and where the title of her new novel Little Monsters came from.
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July 21, 2023 24 mins
Astronomer and science enthusiast Philip Plait discusses what it would be like to explore the surface of Saturn's moon Titan, how realistic it would be to put ourselves in suspended animation in order to visit distant planets, and what it would be like to live on Mars. Philip’s latest book is Under Alien Skies: A Sightseer’s Guide to the Universe.
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Ellie Zeron of Elk Haven Winery and Zeron Vineyards discusses why she chose to plant a vineyard on Red Mountain, how to make wine drinking more accessible, and what it's like being a Latinx person in a white male-dominated industry. Learn more at ElkHavenWinery.com, ZeronVineyards.com, and RedMountainAVA.com
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June 8, 2023 23 mins
Former FBI Director James Comey discusses how it feels as a parent to watch your child excel in the same line of work as yours, how powerful organized crime is today, and what it's like working for the FBI. James' new crime novel is Central Park West.
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