Interviews With Fascinating People From Around The World
  • Mel White

    “I dislike Trump hugely. But if he is impeached, and we get Pence, then we get a man who knows what a theocracy is and is willing to bet his life on it.”   Millions of Americans had visceral reactions to Donald Trump winning the Presidency. But for Mel White and his husband, Gary Nixon, […]

    15 responses 41 min read August 24, 2017
  • Abby Martin

    “We’ve already had a Clinton in the White House. We know exactly what’s going to happen…This is like House of Cards. Frank Underwood doesn’t work alone, he works with his wife.”     Who does Abby Martin think she is? She’s white. American. She has her own TV show. She’s got thousands of fans. She’s […]

    12 responses 65 min read June 6, 2016
  • Rob Bell

    “Somebody claiming that I’m somehow dangerous, or I’ve wandered off the path, is just absurd…When you get through the pain of being misunderstood, your wounds begin to heal and then in some way you become dangerous. Because our worst fear that somebody wouldn’t like us, that we would be misinterpreted — all that has happened.”   […]

    15 responses 54 min read November 29, 2015
  • 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 […]

    2 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 20 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