Make sure you keep an inner state of flexibility, and are not tightly bound to your visions.
Where talk exists, so does hope.
You never know what people will choose to be offended by.
Disappointment is a sort of bankruptcy – the bankruptcy of a soul that expends too much in hope and expectation.
David Steinberg has been a constant presence in the entertainment world for decades. In the late sixties and seventies he was one of America’s best-known comics. He was a constant guest and guest host on The Tonight Show. He has directed some of our most iconic TV sitcoms – Seinfeld, Friends, Curb Your Enthusiasm, among many others. David now hosts his own show Inside Comedy on Showtime. Today we are thrilled to have him as a guest on Gratitude and Trust – The… Read More
There is a new Pixar movie called INSIDE OUT. I’m not going to spoiler alert this for anyone. My advice is – go see this film. In the theatre. Big screen. Surround sound. Popcorn in hand. Get the full-on Technicolor, no distractions movie experience. Inside Out is the story of Riley, an eleven-year -old girl whose many conflicting emotions are starting to take over. It shows us a human being from the POV of their feelings. Each emotion has an… Read More
Today on Gratitude and Trust the podcast we welcome The Daily Show’s Aasif Mandvi. We talk about growing up as a minority and how that affected Aasif’s sense of self and his comedy. How being an actor changed things for him and how his role on The Daily Show got him more in touch with his religion among other things. Be sure to watch Aasif in his new HBO show The Brink and his own Internet show The Halal Family. He… Read More
On their second podcast Tracey and Paul talk to Judd Apatow about the release of his new book SICK IN THE HEAD, Freaks and Geeks, what it feels like not to be popular in school and his adventures in movies and TV. Sick In The Head is on sale starting today
Pico Iyer is primarily known for his travel writing. He jets around the globe more than a pilot with an International route. But he has also always been a seeker of secular serenity. He has written several books about it. He has travelled with the Dalai Lama. He spends time each year in different types of retreats in search of quiet, peace and stillness. In this, his latest book, and one of TED’s first in their new publishing enterprise, Pico… Read More
Welcome to the first podcast of Gratitude and Trust. Today’s guest is perhaps the number one podcaster in the country. He’s a well known comedian and the Patron Saint of the Nerds The Nerdist Chris Hardwick. Chris shares his insights into what it takes to be a great podcaster, life, love and the pursuit of nerdiness.
As many of you know we have been preparing to start our own Gratitude and Trust podcast since the first of the year. I was just telling my mother- in-law about this and she said ‘What is a podcast?” Not a crazy ass question for someone of her generation. I explained it to her. But, she does not have a smart phone, a set of earbuds or a Jambox; she is even without a Beats Pill. But, there are hundreds… Read More
Recently I had a rough day. A day where I took everything personally. “Why is everyone out to get me?!” A day where I drowned in the pool of assumption for hours. “Help!” A day where temper tantrums were a plenty. “I never get my way!” Oh yeah. I also assigned magical qualities to someone. “He should know better!” Yep it was on of those days. A Zachary Special Victim Unit kind of day. That’s right everyone. I’ve got a… Read More
Summer is almost here. While most of us still have to work, it is a time for reflection and some plain old fashion fun. Life is short. So make sure you don’t let these lovely lazy days pass by without doing some fun things and some productive things with your downtime. I know every summer I make a list of things I want to accomplish and some things I want to do for fun. Play more tennis is on my… Read More