Elon Musk interviewed by Kara Swisher

Kara Swisher is a force of nature. Her interview with Elon Musk, another force of nature, yields some manageable storms. Kara’s personality and interview style is to kibitz during the interview, and this has the wonderful effect of throwing subjects off-message....

Paul Allen on Bill Gates at Microsoft

Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft, died recently from cancer, a disease he fought for much of his adult life. Even though I live in the Pacific Northwest where Allen was active, I don’t know anything about the man. From this 2011 interview with Leslie Stahl on...

Mike Rowe’s frank and funny hour-long interview 

I don’t think I’ve heard Mike Rowe cover so many topics in an interview. I’ve always liked his humor, and I find myself attracted to many elements of his philosophy, which he sums up in The S.W.E.A.T. Pledge. This interview reveals a lot about his...

Russell Brand interviewed by Jeremy Paxman – Video

My only exposure to Russell Brand was when he played the outlandish “Aldous Snow” in the 2008 comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall. His loud, obnoxious, ridiculous performance left me with a peculiar aftertaste, and I felt I’d had enough of the guy. But...