Passion & Purpose

Priyanka Murthy, CEO of Access79, could teach a masterclass on combining passion and purpose. She’s an award-winning jewelry designer whose creations grace the ear lobes and necks of A-list Hollywood stars. Think J-Lo, Lupita Nyong’o, Kerry Washington, Jennifer Lawrence, Clare Danes and Julia Roberts. But here’s the really cool part. Priyanka is now combining her…

The Power & The Cost of Owning Your Story

The Power & The Cost of Owning Your Story We kick off our new season with a former Google executive speaking out in his first interview since getting fired after writing an essay about anti-semitism. The story of Amr Awadallah and his new friend, Sara Selber, exemplifies the power and the cost of owning your…

Afghanistan: An Insider’s Look

Today’s episode provides an insider’s look at the rapidly unfolding tragedy in Afghanistan. My guests: an Arab journalist and documentary film producer focused on jihadism, and a former recruiter for Al Qaeda. My conversation with Nihad Jariri and Jesse Morton took place on Saturday, August 21st. This was six days after the Taliban took control…

Life After the Olympics

Life After the Olympics Yes, Simone Biles, there is life after the Olympics. Life after years of dedication to one goal. Life after pushing your body and your mind to the limit. And yes, you are “more than your accomplishments and your sport“. Just ask Laura Wilkinson. The 3-time Olympian and Olympic gold medal-winning diver…

Here’s What I’m Thinking…

Here’s What I’m Thinking… It’s almost time for our new season, so I thought I’d try something a little different. “Here’s What I’m Thinking”. It’s time to put myself on the hot seat and share whatever’s on my mind. Every now and then, perhaps once a month, I will take off my journalist’s hat and…