Recent interviews include:
Levison Wood walked the entire length of the River Nile, crossing war zones and encountering incredible hardships and stunning beauty along the banks of the world’s longest river. I spoke to him about what kept him going, and the time he spent with the remarkable Mundari tribe in South Sudan. Walking the Nile was shown on Channel 4 in the UK and Animal Planet in the US.
Anthony Bourdain is probably the world’s coolest chef. A bon viveur who shot to fame with his book Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly, Anthony is now best known for food-travel shows like CNN’s Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown. I spoke to him about his show Raw Craft, in which he crosses the United States meeting craftspeople who are doing things the old way (and that doesn’t mean hipster craft beer).
Patrick Forbes is a BAFTA-winning director whose film The Widowmaker reveals how millions of people could have been saved from heart attacks if only the commercialised American healthcare system had promoted a simple scan for heart problems. The movie is narrated by Gillian Anderson. Here are the movie and the article.
I chatted with New York Times best-selling author and Everest veteran Alison Levine about her adventures. Alison is a renowned leadership expert, and she has appeared on CBS 60 Minutes and many other major TV shows, including on a panel with General Wesley Clark.
Eric Klinenberg was featured on the cover of Time Magazine for their “#1 idea that is changing your life” – the idea being contained in his book Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone. People who live alone already make up 28 percent of all US households, which makes them more common than any other domestic unit, including the nuclear family. But this is no bad thing, says Klinenberg.
Ed Cooke is a Grandmaster of Memory, one of only 149 in the world. Founder of the site Memrise, he is a world leader in the subject of memory. We spoke for three different articles on the subjects of how dirty thoughts can improve your memory, the science of memory, and on CNN anchor Brian Williams “misremembering” being shot down in a helicopter in Iraq.