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

June 30, 2022 21 min
Maggie Hedges, the owner, winegrower, and winemaker of Domaine Magdalena and President of the Red Mountain American Viticultural Area Alliance, discusses what makes Red Mountain wine unique, how to introduce our kids to wine in a way that's socially acceptable, and what the future looks like for women in the wine industry.
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Italian history professor Silvia Ferrara discusses how written language came to be invented in different parts of the world and at different times, the downsides of written language, and what the future of written language could look like. Professor Ferrara's new book is The Greatest Invention: A History of the World in Nine Mysterious Scripts.
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Author and international journalist Putsata Reang talks about layers and levels of war, what it was like growing up in rural Oregon as a person from Cambodia, and how Putsata got over the idea that she owed her mother for saving her life. Putsata's debut memoir is Ma and Me.
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Ruth Ben-Ghiat, internationally acclaimed historian, speaker, and political commentator for CNN and The Washington Post, discusses whether the strongman style of rule is becoming more prevalent around the world, whether strongmen have been intentional about the ways they chip away at democracy, and what happens when strongmen feel like their power is eroding. Professor Ben-Ghiat's latest book is Strongmen: Mussolini to the Pres...
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Documentary filmmaker Daniel Roher shares his impressions of Alexei Navalny as a person, how he was able to tell Navalny's story from so many angles, and what he predicts will be Navalny's future. Daniel's latest film, Navalny, opened this year's Seattle International Film Festival. Navalny is now streaming on CNN and broadcast, and will be available on HBO Max at the end of May.
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Mark Follman, National Affairs Editor for Mother Jones, shares which warning signs could prevent mass shootings, how to keep bias out of the threat assessment process, and how to know when is the right time to intervene. Mark's new book is Trigger Points: Inside the Mission to Stop Mass Shootings in America.
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Luma Mufleh, the founder of Fugees Family whose TED Talk on educational justice for refugee families has been viewed more than 1.7 million times, discusses what it's like being dropped into a classroom when you don't know English, what supports we should provide to students who are refugees, and how we can focus on the assets that refugees bring to our schools and our society. Luma’s new book is Learning America: One Woman’...
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March 26, 2022 21 min
Clive Thompson, longtime contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and columnist for Wired, discusses the evolution of hackers, how bias is baked into our software systems, and how social media platforms started off with serious flaws because their programmers lacked diversity. Clive's new book is Coders: The Making of a New Tribe and the Remaking of the World.
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Lawyer and art historian Amy Herman, who consults the New York City Police Department, the FBI, the French National Police, the U.S. Department of Defense, Interpol, the State Department, Fortune 500 companies, first responders, retailers, and the military, discusses how to use art to solve real-life problems, how art can help eliminate bias, and how art can boost our visual intelligence. Amy’s new book is FIXED: How to Perfect the...
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Pacific Northwest Ballet Principal Dancer Noelani Pantastico shares how you come down to earth after giving a world-class dance performance, what it was like living in Monte Carlo, and how it feels to wrap up a 25-year ballet career. See her star in Roméo et Juliette one last time streaming at PNB.org February 24-28.
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Irish comedian Maeve Higgins shares what it was like transitioning from a small town in Ireland to living in New York City, how to talk to our kids about the importance of having friends and family in their lives, and how the pandemic helped her appreciate friends even more. Maeve’s new book is Tell Everyone on This Train I Love Them.
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February 3, 2022 30 min
Dr. Nate Zinsser, Director of the Performance Psychology Program at the US Military Academy at West Point and a sport-psychology mentor for numerous elite athletes including two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning, discusses how we can be our own best friend without being delusional about our abilities, how to handle failure, and how to trust that we actually CAN perform at a high level. Dr. Zinsser’s new book is The Confident Mind: A ...
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January 22, 2022 19 min
Molecular biologist Christopher Kemp talks about how complex navigation actually is, whether we should look at people who can't navigate as having a disability, and how we can change our navigational abilities. Christopher's new book is Dark and Magical Places: The Neuroscience of Navigation.
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ABC News anchor and correspondent Diane Macedo shares tools to help us sleep better, why sleep is so important, and how to recognize if we, or our kids, have a sleep problem. Diane's new book is The Sleep Fix: Practical, Proven, and Surprising Solutions for Insomnia, Snoring, Shift Work, and More.
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December 25, 2021 28 min
Book reviewer, essayist, and author Amy Gentry discusses whether a college student works for the professor or vice-versa, what we should tell our kids about the pressures of higher education, and how the graduate school environment encourages students to behave badly toward each other. Amy's latest novel is Bad Habits.
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Historical fantasy novelist Nicole Glover talks about how the Underground Railroad worked, how to help our kids find an unbiased version of history, and when it's the right time to add fantasy to historical fiction. Nicole's debut novel is The Conductors.
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Charles Wheelan, bestselling author of Naked Statistics and Naked Economics, shares how his family changed after traveling together for nearly a year, how travel shapes a child's worldview, and how the family worked through meltdowns. Charlie’s new book is We Came, We Saw, We Left: A Family Gap Year – Nine Months, Six Continents, Three Teenagers.
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Dr. Giulio Boccaletti, a globally recognized expert on natural resource security and environmental sustainability, discusses how sustainable and stable our water infrastructure is in the face of climate change, what we can tell our kids about water, and whether democracies have been better at managing water than authoritarian regimes. Dr. Boccaletti’s new book is Water: A Biography.
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October 28, 2021 22 min
Keith Boykin, CNN political commentator, New York Times best-selling author, and a former White House aide to President Bill Clinton, discusses whether the end of white supremacy in the United States is inevitable as demographics shift, how we can agree on what's real and what's not, and who we are as a country. Keith’s new book is Race Against Time: The Politics of a Darkening America.
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October 15, 2021 27 min
Bobby and Cheryl Love share their remarkable true story of an escaped convict and his wife of thirty-five-plus years who never knew his secret and discuss how to steer our kids away from prison, how we can restructure our criminal justice system, and how they worked through Bobby's big secret. Bobby and Cheryl's new book is The Redemption of Bobby Love: A Story of Faith, Family, and Justice.
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