Interviews With Fascinating People From Around The World
  • George Galloway

      “I have regrets. Only a fool has no regrets. But on the big political issues I’ve been consistently right. And those who rule us have been consistently wrong.”   When you binge watch three documentaries about Saddam Hussein and his sons, you learn a lot. And afterwards you’re keen to learn even more. So […]

    No responses 42 min read September 20, 2015
  • Steve McCurry

    “I think some of us feel there are stories that need to be told. That’s who we are and what we do. We just are compelled to do that. It may not make sense or be logical.”    Don’t ever call Steve McCurry a one-photo wonder. Yes, his haunting photo, famously known as “Afghan Girl”, […]

    No responses 19 min read September 6, 2015
  • Ken Jennings

    “No one would watch me on Jeopardy! and say, ‘Wow, this guy is smarter than Stephen Hawking because he knows all his state birds.’ I think they know it’s a different thing.”   If I get a few answers right on Jeopardy!, I pat myself on the back. Ken Jennings won 74 games in a […]

    No responses 23 min read March 17, 2015
  • Teju Cole

    “Everybody reads, but I read like a maniac. I go deep down inside the text and bind it into my heart so that it has an influence on my own writing. When I write a piece, I am making myself so close to the language that it is super intense and super exhausting.”     In […]

    One response 19 min read October 7, 2013
  • Susan Polgar

      “People truly believed it was impossible for women to play good chess or become a grandmaster. They really were convinced that because no other woman had done it before me it was impossible. But I learned chess quickly and it became part of my mission.”   If you love a good tale about women […]

    2 responses 19 min read August 23, 2013
  • Andy Gill

    “One of the things that isn’t right about music at the moment is that it’s often too backward looking and referential. I think people should be looking to invent new things.”   He’s been called the post-punk Hendrix. For like his acid-induced predecessor, the spiky, sporadic sounds that reverberated from Andy Gill’s guitar influenced a […]

    No responses 22 min read August 1, 2013
  • Oluchi Orlandi

      “I’m not doing charity because it looks good on my resume. I want to give people an opportunity to work. That’s what the continent needs.”   Meeting a supermodel is intimidating. But sometimes you just have to tell yourself “we’re all African” and go for it. And so, with my questions and courage, I approached […]

    One response 11 min read July 16, 2013
  • Sam Childers

    “If you got good people having weapons, then it’s a good thing. If you have bad people having weapons, then it’s a bad thing. In countries that have outlawed guns around the world, it’s a proven fact that only outlaws have them.”     Years before the most viral video of all time, KONY 2012, […]

    19 responses 20 min read March 29, 2013
  • Susan Orlean

    “For a kid, having a Halloween birthday really makes you feel unique, and being a red-head, you are unique…From the time I could think about who I was, I felt that I was not like everyone else.”      Only Halloween could birth one of history’s most successful red-headed writers. With a knack for quirky, […]

    One response 20 min read February 22, 2013