Simone Salis


Profound conversations for self-learners to understand life better.

Creators from Pixar, Google, SNL, and more eclectic minds from diverse walks of life.

β€œIt’s like having inspiring people sitting in the car with me.”
β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… (5/5) β€” Forthriver

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I dislike interruptions, filler music, and anything that ruins a conversation to trick you into buying average toothbrushes, mattresses, and powdered greens.

I only record in person.

Simone Salis interviewing David Pasquesi at the Cliff Dwellers Club Me (on the right) interviewing David Pasquesi (Mr. Immortal in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Andrew in VEEP, and his nice self in real life.)

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Over 40 hours of stimulating conversations are available right now.

List of episodes

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New seasons are added here only when completed.

Season 1

  1. David Pasquesi (Marvel, VEEP, Star Wars) The Art of Paying Attention
  2. Cathy Pearl (Google) Computers That Talk
  3. Danielle Feinberg (Pixar) Creativity & Diversity at Pixar
  4. Jake Shapiro (Apple) Podcasting Communities
  5. Jack Vidra (Stallion) Do Something That Scares You
  6. Ben Grosser (University of Illinois) The Ego of Metrics

Season 2

  1. Rachael Mason (The Second City) Stumbling Into Brilliance
  2. Susan Messing (The Second City) Navigating Complex Realities
  3. Linnea Gandhi (Chicago Booth) Take Back Your Attention
  4. Shawn Smith (Shawnimals) Shawnimals
  5. Sandor Weisz (Puzzlr) The Mystery League
  6. Jason Rohrer (Passage) One Hour One Life

Season 3

  1. Anne Libera (The Second City) Comedy as a Tool to Empower Others
  2. Dominic Pacyga (University of Chicago) Loving Your City
  3. Kelly Leonard (The Second City) Learning to Fail
  4. Lisa Wagner-Carollo (Still Point) Finding Your Still Point
  5. Adrian Danzig (500Clown) Clown & Infinite Beauty
  6. Ashley Ray (A.V. Club, The Guardian) Changing What You Can't Change

Season 4

  1. Tim Kazurinsky (SNL, Police Academy) What Matters in Life
  2. Luca Badetti (Loyola University Chicago) Embracing Your Limitations
  3. Okamura Mineko (Grounding, SEGA) Space Channel 5 VR KFNF
  4. Cody Gough (Discovery) Be Around People Smarter Than You
  5. Jen Ellison (DePaul University, The Second City) Becoming Your Self
  6. Scott Robbin (Cards Against Humanity) Boost Creativity Via Self-Restrains

Praise from listeners

β€œSimone’s style is new, reminiscent of programs that touch on profound issues, while his humor brings to mind the spirit of well-done late night shows. I am not aware of any other interview shows that could bring depth and humor together in this way.”
β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… (5/5) β€” Elderan02

β€œSimone is wonderfully talented at guiding conversations in a natural way. Absolutely wonderful.”
β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… (5/5) β€” BAALcry

β€œInteresting, compelling, fascinating conversations.”
β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… (5/5) β€” MusikBoy

β€œCandid interviews demonstrating the beauty in the many failures that it takes to build up to success.”
β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜…β˜… (5/5) β€” Qaslu