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Interviewing Talk show host, Larry King, has passed away at age 87. An expert at long-form interviews, King's random, seemingly unscripted format set the tone for contemporary podcasters such as Joe Rogan, Tim Ferris, Pat Flynn and yours truly.

Crew members on the show said Larry didn't like to over-prepare for his 6000+ interviews. He preferred to shepherd conversations using a combination of talking points and impulsive curiosity. I roll the same way in the Talk to Me podcast. Self-Improving

Speaking of (s)heroes, Riley Juntti, was kind to be on my podcast a while back. The star of 13 Reasons Why on Netflix, Riley shares about her journey involving teen suicide and mental health. The first step toward understanding these difficult topics is listening to brave people like Riley talk about them. Hustling

Not sure what you're doing with your spare time, but U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy has acted in five Batman movies. He's donated the revenue to a children's library in Vermont. The Chicago band has been grounded during the pandemic, but drummer Walfredo Reyes, Jr. (watch our interview here) has been doing session work in the studio and creating tons of content. He's recorded this fun Latin beat over Owner of a Lonely Heart by the band, Yes. Watching

The Redhead and I have been binging The Vow on HBO. The story of Keith Raniere's NXIVM sex cult is a deeply disturbing tale of what happens when we look up to the wrong people. #chilling Hammering Henry Aaron also passed recently, just two weeks shy of his 87th birthday. "The Hammer" not only broke Babe Ruth's longstanding home run record -- Hank hit 755 homers in 23 major league seasons -- he set 13 other important baseball records, as well. And he did it all while receiving death threats and dealing with teammates who abandoned him at meal time. Images of the racist hate mail are disgusting. Haters of today are just as repulsive. Well done, Mr. Aaron!

We're all role models

More on the hero/shero theme in this video on my YouTube channel. Subscribe and click that silver notification bell to be notified of new content, thanks. Now go be someone's inspiration!

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