I Used to Be Somebody inspires 50+ year old former entrepreneurs and execs to build their (un)retirement good life. Each week we interview cool, inspiring people about their retirement challenges and why and how they figured it out—turning this phase of life into an incredible, rewarding reality.
It's for Boomers that don't want to retire--they just want to do something new that is more fun and less grind! Oh, and there's a little talk about Pickleball.
Dan Kennedy: Biz Publisher Creates Zen Life!
Bob Franceschelli: Big Time Beer Exec Turns into Pickleball Fanatic
Paul Ollinger: Former Facebook Exec Turns to Comedy
Andy Robin: Big Time High Tech Exec Living the Tapas Life
Bob Tuschman: Former Food Network Exec Now Gets High Ratings as NYU Prof
Michael Clinton: Former President Hearst Magazines -- Don't Retire...Rewire!
Bonus: The Best of "Pickleball Life Lessons with Mo"
Bonus: The Best of "Worst Jobs"
Patrick Mulvaney: Chef, Restaurateur + Farm-to-Fork and Community Leader
Susan Stewart: Golf Pro Turned Successful Specialty Retailer + LBGTQ Leader
Jerry Reynolds: Former NBA Exec, Broadcaster, and Sacramento Legend!
Tim Jordan: From Print Biz to Cool Coffeehouse Vibe
Kerry Hannon: (Un)Retirement Guru -- Finance, Fitness and Fun!
Cinde Dolphin: Big-Time Beer Exec Becomes Unlikely Entrepreneur
Jack Gallagher: Comedian, Writer, Actor, Musician, and Larry David's Doctor!
Alan Newman: Real Deal Entrepreneur -- Riskiest Hobby in the World!
Dan Blank: Taking the Leap to Entrepreneurship!
Melissa Davey: M. Night Shyamalan Chance Encounter Launches Film Director Second Act
Henry Schulman: Legendary Sports Beat Writer Swings for the Fences in (Un)Retirement
Caroline Ceniza-Levine: Creating Your Own Dream Job
Mike Branon: Construction Mogul Turns Zen Pickleball Instructor
Chris Welles: Safari Vacation + Rhino = Life Changing Second Act
Ed Casey: Marketing "Doctor Who" and the Pop Culture World
Mike Drak: Retirement Heaven or Hell?
Devon Zagory: Food Safety Scientist Turns Reluctant Entrepreneur
Val Haller: Music Maven with a Good Beat!
Andy Levine: Mr. Second Act Stories Host Juggling His Own Second Act
Bo Sacks: High Times with Media Renaissance Man
Dr. James Beckett: Sports Card Industry Icon, Super Mentor, and Prolific Podcaster
Richard Haiduck: Life Science Exec Shifting Gears to First Time Author at 73
Chris Farrell: Triple Threat -- Journalist, Economist, Radio Host, Purpose and a Paycheck!
#1 Voted Best Episode of 2020!
Mark Shaiken: Discovering his Wonderful "Afterlife" Beyond 41 Years of Law
Debb McColloch: Big Time Housing Director Finds Her Right (Un)Retirement Plan
Mike Krukow: Star Athlete with an Incredible 30 year Second Act!
Barry Pincus: CFO Connection to George Steinbrenner and Martha Stewart!
Jim Roddy: Media Exec Turns Biz Coach with "The Walk on Method"
Michela O’Connor Abrams: Successful CEO, Personal Adversity, New Beginnings!
Joan Ryan: Pioneering Sports Columnist to Best Selling Author and World Series Winner!
Richard Turner: Big Time Trial Attorney Turns Zen Photographer
Bob Tuschman: Former Food Network Exec Now Gets High Ratings in the Classroom
Moira McGarvey Black: From Media Exec to Best-Selling Author
Joe Pulizzi, Godfather of Content Marketing: Make Your Own Good Luck!
Sneak Peak to (Un)Retirement
Your host Carl Landau
I Used to be Somebody is my new podcast! It's my journey through reinventing myself in this older body but hopefully wiser mind.
I've been talking to dozens of recently "retired" entrepreneurs / execs about what their journey was like. Retirement sounds easy, right? But for someone with a big career, it was a huge part of who they were. Next steps aren't so easy to figure out.
Each episode I'll interview really cool "retirees" who are tackling something big, new, and rewarding. I'm less interested in what they've accomplished than how they got there. How did they figure out what worked to bring them satisfaction? Were there any wrong turns in their journey? What have they learned about themselves in the process?
So, I'm basically the guinea pig for this project as I try to figure it all out, using these conversations to help me chart my own path. And one thing I Used to be Somebody won't be...is boring! So much of what I've read about retirement is the same old stuff they were saying 25 years ago. I guarantee new insights and 100% fun. I'd love to hear from you!