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Surviving the Survivor

Surviving the Survivor

By Surviving the Survivor

Joel Waldman is a former Fox News national correspondent. Karm is a licensed marriage therapist and Holocaust survivor. They happen to be mother and son. And, together, they're a little nutty.

Each podcast, you'll meet a compelling guest. You'll also get a brutally honest and irreverent breakdown of the week's most compelling news stories.

From the Coronavirus pandemic to climate change to erectile dysfunction and belief in G-d, no subject is off limits for these two.

Joel and Karm often clash leading one to ask: will he survive the survivor?

Tune in to find out ...






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Surviving The Survivor: Justice For Dan Markel

Surviving the SurvivorJun 08, 2022

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Surviving The Survivor: Justice For Dan Markel

Surviving The Survivor: Justice For Dan Markel

Karm and Joel are determined to help get justice for Dan Markel, the Harvard-trained FSU law professor who was murdered in the driveway of his Tallahassee home in 2014.    The latest legal shoe just dropped with the conviction of Katherine Magbanua. A jury just found her guilty of helping Markel's former brother-in-law, Charlie Adelson, hire Miami hitmen to murder the divorced dad of two.    Charlie Adelson himself sits in jail and could be the next to face justice for Dan's killing. Will Dan's ex-wife, Wendi, and ex-mother-in-law Donna also be charged and tried?    Surviving The Survivor is on the case with #KarmOnCrime
Jun 08, 202201:10:44
Surviving Life As MMA Journalist Ariel Helwani

Surviving Life As MMA Journalist Ariel Helwani

Ariel Helwani, the most well-respected mixed martial arts journalist today, is used to asking questions of the world's toughest fighters.  But, what happens when he's on the receiving end of those questions? He gives human, honest, heartfelt answers, even warming #Karm's heart, which ain't easy to do.  This is the side of Ariel you'll wish you knew about sooner.
Jun 01, 202201:40:20
Surviving Dan Markel's Murder To Get Justice

Surviving Dan Markel's Murder To Get Justice

They were seemingly the perfect Jewish couple. Dan Markel met Wendi Adelson on JDate. He was a Harvard educated law professor, she was a Brandeis University graduate and lawyer too. But, then their life literally turned into a Dateline and 20/20 episode. Dan was gunned down in his Tallahassee driveway. A long, windy investigative road led to professional hitmen hired by Wendi's own brother, Charlie, who now awaits trial for murder. But, are other members of the Adelson family guilty too? Jason Solomon, who runs Justice for Dan says yes.
May 25, 202201:28:12
Surviving Brain Injury, Depression & Anxiety With Psychedelics With 2X Stanley Cup Winner Dan Carcillo

Surviving Brain Injury, Depression & Anxiety With Psychedelics With 2X Stanley Cup Winner Dan Carcillo

During his 10-year NHL career, Dan Carcillo's nickname was "Car Bomb" for  for his explosive play. An enforcer, known for protecting his teammates, Carcillo helped Chicago win two Stanley Cup championships with the Blackhawks.     But, Carcillo's on-ice success came at a great personal cost, suffering 7 concussions, eventually diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome and TBI — or traumatic brain injury. Things got so bad, this father of 3, tells us he planned how to take his own life -- until he found psychedelics. Today, Daniel Carcillo is co-founder and CEO of Wesana Health, with Mike Tyson one of his most notable investors.
May 19, 202201:11:50
Surviving Hollywood With Celebrity Therapist Barry Michels

Surviving Hollywood With Celebrity Therapist Barry Michels

Ever get anxiety or writer's block? So do your favorite Hollywood celebrities. Brad Pitt, Katy Perry, Jennifer Anniston, Prince Harry and Robert Downey, Jr. all admit they've seen shrinks. And, you know Johnny Depp and Amber Heard need to also!  Barry Michels is co-author of “The Tools: 5 Tools to Help You Find Courage, Creativity, and Willpower—and Inspire You to Live Life in Forward Motion”, a New York Times bestseller.  Not to mention, Joel gets a free, much needed therapy session!
May 12, 202201:32:17
Surviving Holocaust Remembrance Day With Karm

Surviving Holocaust Remembrance Day With Karm

On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Karm shares her stunning story of survival as only she can, infused with just the right amount of black humor. Her standing room only audience hung on her every word. Enjoy, but not too much. It's the Holocaust, after all.
May 05, 202240:04
Surviving Life As Elon Musk With WSJ Reporter Tim Higgins

Surviving Life As Elon Musk With WSJ Reporter Tim Higgins

Yeah, we know you know Elon Musk just bought Twitter ... But, what you don't know about him will blow you away. And, the guy with those answers is our guest, award-winning Wall Street Journal Reporter Tim Higgins.  Higgins book, "Power Play: Tesla, Elon Musk, and the Bet of the Century", pissed off Musk, which means it's really good. I wonder if Elon will allow Higgins to keep Tweeting?!
Apr 26, 202201:29:46
Surviving A Murder In Mansfield With Collier Landry

Surviving A Murder In Mansfield With Collier Landry

Collier Landry is the living embodiment of human resilience, hope, and personal triumph over adversity. In a word, he is a survivor.  At just 11 years old, he was witness to his father's brutal murder of his mother. He didn't see what happened, but instead heard the blunt-force beating. His father, a prominent Ohio doctor, told young Collier his mom ran away from home. Not even a teenager yet, Collier know it was not true, tipping off police. Years later, he created “A Murder in Mansfield”, the documentary about Ohio's "trial of the century" from two-time Oscar-winning director, Barbara Kopple.  Collier's work has been featured in Variety, The New York Times, Esquire, USA Today, The Daily Mail. Collier is a TED Speaker and a featured guest on the Dr. Phil show. He’s a formally trained musician and photographer and, now, host of his own successful podcast: “Moving Past Murder”. 
Apr 22, 202201:07:24
Surviving The Sperminator With Ari Nagel

Surviving The Sperminator With Ari Nagel

The first mitzvah in the Torah is "to be fruitful and multiply".  No one does that better than Ari Nagel, better known as The Sperminator. Nagel has 117 children and counting. He's donated sperm in Target restrooms, the American Museum of Natural History and countless hotel rooms.  Born into an orthodox Jewish family, The Sperminator says his life's mission is to spread his seed. Ari has been featured on Dr. Oz and in the New York Post.  Karm is convinced Ari just likes to f*#k!
Apr 14, 202201:31:19
Surviving Con Artists With Joumana Kidd

Surviving Con Artists With Joumana Kidd

If you’re among the millions binge-watching Bad Vegan, The Tinder Swindler and Inventing Anna, do not miss this OMG con.    Joumana Kidd, former NBA Star Jason Kidd’s ex-wife, will leave you jaw-dropped after her tell-all about getting hustled out of one-million dollars.     A lifelong scammer, Tracii Hutsona is so good at the swindle, Kidd caught her, forgave her, and got conned again! You"ll be gobsmacked to find out where Hutsona is now!    Joumana’s story has been featured on Inside Edition, NY Post, NY Times - but she’s never told it like she’s spilling it to co-hosts Joel and Karm now on Surviving The Survivor.
Apr 07, 202201:24:11
Surviving Flying With Zipporah Kuria

Surviving Flying With Zipporah Kuria

One week after another Boeing crash, Zipporah Kuria joins us for an in-depth look at the troubled plane manufacturer.  Zipporah is featured in the critically acclaimed new Netflix documentary, "Downfall: The Case Against Boeing". The riveting film takes a peek inside the investigations into two Boeing 737 MAX crashes in Ethiopia and Indonesia that killed 346 people, of which Zipporah’s dad, Joseph Waithaka was a victim.  Zipporah has become a humanitarian, public speaker and social entrepreneur, even testifying before Congress.
Mar 31, 202201:13:57
Surviving Being A Major League Baseball Executive With David Samson

Surviving Being A Major League Baseball Executive With David Samson

David Samson was President of the Miami Marlins until 2017, when Derek Jeter fired Samson, taking over his job.  Jeter, ironically, was just dismissed himself as karma found its mark.  Samson also served as Executive Vice President of the Montreal Expos who eventually became the Washington Nationals. Samson worked under team owner and former stepfather Jeffrey Loria. Samson won a World Series with the marlins in 2003 defeating the New York Yankees.  Like Karm, Samson is also a survivor ... of the the television show Survivor: Cagayan.  We talk baseball, the threat of a lockout, Ukraine, life and death. Samson currently hosts CBS Sports daily podcast “Nothing Personal”.
Mar 17, 202201:24:01
Surviving Gun Violence With Fred Guttenberg

Surviving Gun Violence With Fred Guttenberg

Four years ago, Fred Guttenberg was told his beloved daughter Jaime was murdered by a crazed gunman at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School.    His 14-year-old was one of 17 killed in what’s infamously become known as the Parkland Shooting. 17 others were injured that fateful day.    While Fred continues to suffer and mourn, he found the strength to become one of the strongest voices in America for changes to gun laws. And, he's unafraid to call people out, from Marco Rubio to Alex Jones.    He’s a relentless fighter, the founder of the non-profit Orange Ribbons For Jaime, and the author of Find The Helpers.
Mar 15, 202201:13:42
Surviving Jeffrey Epstein And Ghislaine Maxwell With William Steel

Surviving Jeffrey Epstein And Ghislaine Maxwell With William Steel

What do notorious pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and our guest William Steel have in common? They've both had a romantic relationship with Ghislaine Maxwell, the former socialite convicted of sexually trafficking underage girls for the rich, powerful and famous. And, in this episode, Steel names them.  Steel is the author of the popular new book Ghislaine: Sensational and Impure. It’s an intimate look from an insider at what was going on at Jeffrey Epstein's Palm Beach mansion.  A former jewel and art thief who spent years in prison, Steel is now a crime victim advocate, true crime author, TV personality, and social media king.
Mar 11, 202201:23:57
Surviving Serial Killer BTK With Katherine Ramsland

Surviving Serial Killer BTK With Katherine Ramsland

Dennis Rader had the seemingly perfect life: a wife, beautiful children, good job and president of his Wichita church.    No one knew he was also one of America's most notorious serial killers, BTK, given the name for binding, torturing and killing his victims over three decades.    Dr. Katherine Ramsland, a professor of forensic psychology at DeSales University in Pennsylvania, spent more than a decade interviewing him. The author of 69 books, Dr. Ramsland shares what she's learned about the darkest corners of the killer's mind. #EnjoyTheListen
Mar 04, 202201:22:10
Surviving Tiger King With Carole Baskin

Surviving Tiger King With Carole Baskin

Hey all you cool cats and kittens!  It’s quite possible Surviving The Survivor co-host Karm is the only person in the Western Hemisphere who had never seen an episode of Tiger King. While prepping for this episode, she even admits she was mistakenly googling "The Lion King".    But, all this blissful ignorance changed after Karm met the founder of Big Cat Rescue, Carole Baskin, during this podcast episode.  We discussed Joe VS. Carole, the new Peacock show based on the Netflix series, how Carole never even met or spoke with Joe Exotic, Carole's appearance on Dancing With The Stars, and why big cats and Holocaust survivors are now both endangered species. #EnjoyTheListen #SurvivingInARoughWorld
Feb 25, 202201:10:29
Surviving Conspiracy Theories With Scott Shay

Surviving Conspiracy Theories With Scott Shay

Scott Shay’s third book, Conspiracy U: A Case Study illustrates how prestigious institutions of higher education have lost their way, sacrificing academic integrity and trustworthy scholarship in favor of conspiracy theories.   Scott is the co-founder and Chairman of Signature Bank, well known as one of the best banks in New York for private business owners and a well-respected thought leader, and distinguished leader in the Jewish community.    
He also knows a thing or two about higher education, earning a BA in Economics and a Masters in Management from Northwestern University.
Feb 18, 202201:12:24
Surviving Stand-Up Comedy With JL Cauvin

Surviving Stand-Up Comedy With JL Cauvin

JL Cauvin is arguably the most underrated stand-up comic and impersonator in America. He does spot-on impressions of Donald Trump, Andrew Cuomo and Mitch McConnell.  A graduate of Georgetown Law, Cauvin is no moron either. During his 18-year career, he’s released 8 stand up albums, two as Donald Trump. At 6'7" and being half-Irish and half-Haitian it makes perfect sense his next comedy special is titled "Half-Blackface".
Feb 04, 202201:26:46
Surviving Alien Life With Dr. Avi Loeb

Surviving Alien Life With Dr. Avi Loeb

Dr. Avi Loeb's biography is the length of a Joe Rogan podcast.  In short, the world renowned Harvard astrophysicist spotted something on a telescope back in 2017. He's convinced that "something" is an alien spacecraft.  Dr. Loeb just wrote a book about what he saw called 'Extraterrestrial: The First Sign of Life Beyond Earth".  30 Hollywood studios are already vying to produce a movie about this rockstar scientist and his out-of-this-world finding with Brad Pitt being considered as the lead. 
Jan 24, 202201:07:52
Surviving Spartan Racing With Joe De Sena

Surviving Spartan Racing With Joe De Sena

Joe De Sena is a ceritifable badass. You want to be tough? Be like Joe (or Karm).  Joe is Founder and CEO of both Spartan and Death Race, with a presence in 44 countries. He's also host of a new CNBC prime time show "No Retreat: Business Bootcamp".  And, as if that's not enough, the NYT bestselling author has a new book, "10 Rules For Resilience: Mental Toughness For Families". #EnjoyTheListen #SurvivingInARoughWorld
Jan 15, 202201:06:47
Surviving Predators With Chris Hansen

Surviving Predators With Chris Hansen

Chris Hansen, best known as the host of NBC Dateline's To Catch A Predator series, has been a true-crime reporter for more than four decades.  In this episode, we discuss high-profile cases, including Jeffrey Epstein, Harvey Weinstein, Gabby Petito, Josh Duggar, Peter Nygaard (super disturbing), Michael Jackson, and more.    Hansen's YouTube channel, Have A Seat With Chris Hansen, has more than 350,000 subscribers and 20 million views. #EnjoyTheListen
Jan 07, 202201:16:08
Surviving Being A Cocaine Kingpin With Luis Navia

Surviving Being A Cocaine Kingpin With Luis Navia

On this episode of Surviving the Survivor Podcast … Ever been hung upside down over a crocodile pit? Luis Navia, author of Pure Narco has.Navia worked for nearly 25 years as a cocaine trafficker for the deadliest Colombian and Mexican cartels on earth, even dealing directly with Pablo Escobar. He tells his larger than life story here on Surviving the Survivor Podcast. #EnjoyTheListen
Jan 02, 202201:19:42
Surviving The Nuremberg Trials With Ben Ferencz

Surviving The Nuremberg Trials With Ben Ferencz

Ben Ferencz, just nominated for the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian honor, is the last surviving Nuremberg Trials Prosecutor. From his opening statement to his closing argument, he helped convict 22 Nazi war criminals, 13 sentenced to death. Did we mention he is 102, still works and has a street named after him? #EnjoyTheListen
Dec 23, 202101:19:16
Surviving The Covid-19 Vaccine With Greg Zuckerman

Surviving The Covid-19 Vaccine With Greg Zuckerman

Meet the man who knows more about the Covid-19 vaccine than anyone on planet earth. His new book, “A Shot To Save The World” details the race to stop the vicious virus in its tracks. #EnjoyTheListen
Dec 21, 202101:08:40
Surviving Meeting A Nazi's Grandson With Karm

Surviving Meeting A Nazi's Grandson With Karm

What happens when Karm confronts Derek Niemann, the grandson of a Nazi war criminal? Things get incredibly tense, and only get more uncomfortable when she shreds apart his speaking-tour partner, Noemie Lopian, the daughter of a Holocaust survivor. Buckle up ... and ... #EnjoyTheListen 
Nov 30, 202101:19:02
Surviving Olympics Figure Skating Stress With Hailey Kops

Surviving Olympics Figure Skating Stress With Hailey Kops

Bet you’ve never qualified for the Olympics. Well, Hailey Kops just did and the 19-year-old will compete in Beijing this winter. She began figure skating at age 2 and tells Karm she’s more comfortable on ice skates than in a pair of Jimmy Choo’s. #EnjoyTheListen
Nov 23, 202101:10:15
Surviving Life As A Hip Hop Legend With MC Serch

Surviving Life As A Hip Hop Legend With MC Serch

MC Serch freestyle raps about Karmela, sings his bar mitzvah portion flawlessly and taunts Joel with his ridiculously expensive 24 karat gold chain and Audemars Piguet watch. And, of course, talks about his relationship with rappers: Nas, The Beastie Boys, MC Hammer and why he still hates Vanilla Ice.    Born a nice Jewish boy, Michael Berrin, Serch also discusses his time as a member of the legendary hip hop group 3rd Bass and Non Phixion.  #EnoyTheListen
Nov 14, 202101:31:45
Surviving Penis Problems With Dr. Jonathan Silberstein

Surviving Penis Problems With Dr. Jonathan Silberstein

Here's a guest who knows more about the penis and male anatomy than most.  Dr. Jonathan Silberstein is Chief of Urologic Oncology at Memorial Healthcare System in South Florida…. He cares for patients with urologic malignancies including prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer, testis cancer and penile cancer. Before joining Memorial, the good doctor, originally from NYC, served as Associate Professor of Urology and Chief of Section Urologic Oncology at Tulane University School of Medicine. He completed extensive oncologic fellowship training at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. #EnjoyTheListen
Nov 02, 202101:06:49
Surviving Life In The CIA Shadows With Marc Polymeropoulos

Surviving Life In The CIA Shadows With Marc Polymeropoulos

Marc Polymeropoulos retired from the CIA Senior Intelligence Service ranks in 2019 after serving for 26 years in the Intelligence Community in operational field and leadership assignments.  He is an expert in counterterrorism, covert action, and human intelligence collection. His book "Clarity in Crisis:  Leadership Lessons from the CIA" was published in June by Harper Collins.    Marc is one of IC's most highly decorated field officers, the equivalent of a 4-star general in the military, and has honed a unique leadership style based on common sense.     Hear crazy stories from inside the CIA, Marc's ongoing battle with Havana Syndrome and his concern about possible future terror strikes. #EnjoyTheListen
Oct 29, 202101:24:33
Surviving People Loving Dead Jews With Dara Horn

Surviving People Loving Dead Jews With Dara Horn

Dara Horn is the award-winning author of six books, including, most recently, People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present.   Dara is the recipient of two National Jewish Book Awards, the Edward Lewis Wallant Award, the Harold U. Ribalow Award, and the Reform Judaism Fiction Prize.   Her books have been selected as New York Times Notable Books, Booklist’s 25 Best Books of the Decade, and San Francisco Chronicle’s Best Books of the Year, and have been translated into eleven languages.   Dara received her doctorate in comparative literature from Harvard University, studying Yiddish and Hebrew.  But, perhaps her biggest and best accomplishment is she hails from the great state of New Jersey. #EnjoyTheListen
Oct 27, 202101:18:47
Surviving Cocaine Addiction, Anorexia, Bulimia And A Famous Brother With Brian Cuban

Surviving Cocaine Addiction, Anorexia, Bulimia And A Famous Brother With Brian Cuban

Brian Cuban  is the only attorney in his family. He's also an author, speaker, and activist. And, a sweet guy, primarily because he’s from Pittsburgh. Brian's latest book, The Ambulance Chaser received rave reviews. Brian battled demons for many years coming out stronger on the other side. He is an authority on male eating disorders, drug addiction, alcoholism and rehabilitation.  He has a brother Mark who works on a show about marine life or sharks or something. #EnjoyTheListen
Oct 12, 202101:15:56
Surviving Mental Health Issues With Dr. Deepak Penesetti

Surviving Mental Health Issues With Dr. Deepak Penesetti

Dr. Deepak Penesetti is the Founder & CEO of SessionTogether. He is a Chair for Health Equity at the American Psychiatric Association and is a Pediatrician, Adult & Child Psychiatrist by way of the Mount Sinai Hospital’s Triple Board Program in New York City. He’s dyslexic, first-generation American and he’s on a mission to help the people who don’t make it to his office through online therapy. #EnjoyTheListen
Oct 11, 202151:14
Surviving The IDF With Dr. Arie Fishbein

Surviving The IDF With Dr. Arie Fishbein

Brigadier General Arie Fishbein rose through the ranks of the IDF becoming the head of Israel's superior missile defense system, which is better known as Iron Dome. Iron Dome is considered a modern day miracle when it comes to technical innovation. After his career in the military, Dr. Arie Fishbein received a Ph.D in leadership and, coupled with his IDF experience, is considered a global leader in humane leadership. He began his career as a foot soldier during the Yom Kippur War. #EnjoyTheListen
Oct 11, 202101:01:15
Surviving Climate Change With Meteorologist Matt Brode

Surviving Climate Change With Meteorologist Matt Brode

NBC Tucson's Chief Meteorologist is a self-proclaimed weather nerd. On this episode of Surviving the Survivor he explains while there's a real need to worry about climate change and the ongoing debate over it. Once you hear Matt's take, you'll be worrying about your kids and their kids' future (even if you don't have any yourself!). Matt holds a degree in Meteorology from the University of Arizona and is an expert in severe weather, including hurricanes, which he covered in West Palm Beach, and extreme cold as the weatherman in Duluth, Minnesota. Speaking of Duluth, Matt is a giant devotee of Bob Dylan, who was born in the frozen tundra in northern Minnesota. Matt has two completely useless, but entertaining traits: 1) he can tell you the precise depth of each of the five Great Lakes, and 2) he can tell you which interstate runs thru each major (and many minor) American cities. He's from New Hampshire by way of Boston, but grew up in Ann Arbor and has spent time in Ypsilanti... #GoBlue ... #EnjoyTheListen 
Oct 01, 202101:01:30
Surviving Being A Cannabis Conservative With Brian Lupo

Surviving Being A Cannabis Conservative With Brian Lupo

Retired Marine Corporal Brian Lupo deployed to Afghanistan on, of all days, September 11th, 2010. He recounts his first days on the battlefield, including a successful sniper shot from 450 yards away which hit the intended Taliban target square between the eyes. Upon his return stateside, Brian speaks about his battle with PTSD and how cannabis helped save him. A highly-principled warrior, Lupo discusses why he's a Conservative and neither a Republican nor Democrat. He hosts the very successful Cannabis Conservative podcast. #EnjoyTheListen
Sep 23, 202101:14:06
Surviving Your Daily Routine With Dr. Angel Iscovich

Surviving Your Daily Routine With Dr. Angel Iscovich

Dr. Angel Iscovich, an ER doctor with training in Psychiatry, presents a unique view into human behavior in his new book: Routineology: the Art and Science of Routine. The good doctor argues us lowly human beings require structure for happiness. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to Holocaust survivors, Dr. Iscovich grew up in the shadow of this devastating conflict.
Sep 18, 202101:12:30
Surviving A Career In The NBA With James Donaldson

Surviving A Career In The NBA With James Donaldson

7-foot-2 inch James Donaldson is a retired professional basketball player who played 14 seasons in the NBA, mostly for the Seattle Supersonics, and in several leagues across Europe. But, he went on to become so much more: a husband, stepfather, successful business owner and Seattle mayoral candidate. His life was seemingly perfect, even saying, “I had lived a very charmed life. I had no problems, none." But all of that changed a few years ago ...#EnjoyTheListen
Sep 18, 202101:06:03
Surviving The 9/11 Cleanup With Seth Kramer

Surviving The 9/11 Cleanup With Seth Kramer

Seth Kramer discusses Ironbound Film's latest documentary NYC DDC 9/11 ...the story you've never heard of ... until now.  20 years ago, within days of the worst terror attack in American history, Seth Kramer and his production team were on site at Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan. Seth shares how Ironbound Films was given exclusive access to shoot more than 800-hours of footage of the largest clean-up effort ever. And explains how a little-known agency called the NYC Department of Design and Construction was tasked with the herculean job.  Seth's other films include: Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel; The Anthropologist; Evocateur: The Morton Downey Jr. Movie, The Linguists and Resistance: Untold Stories of Jewish Partisans ... #EnjoyTheListen ...
Sep 10, 202101:14:50
Surviving In Business And Branding With Dr. Fischer

Surviving In Business And Branding With Dr. Fischer

Dr. Fischer is one of the best known brands in Israel and around the world. His skin and eye care products are available in more than 30 countries, including America.  Eli Fischer's path to creating a multi-billion dollar business began in Carlsbad, Czechoslovakia, arriving in Palestine with his family at age 3. After receiving a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of California, he decided to return to Israel, where he subsequently established an innovative plant for producing new types of medications under the name "Dr. Fisher".  He recently published a book about his long-time Filipina assistant "From the Rice Fields to the Holy Land" because wanted people to know Lani Samson is a person first, an employee second.  Despite his vast wealth, the good doctor lives a modest life as a kind and generous philanthropist. #EnjoyTheListen 
Aug 20, 202101:07:34
Surviving The Surfside Building Collapse With Eliana Salzhauer

Surviving The Surfside Building Collapse With Eliana Salzhauer

We take a serious turn, for once, with Surfside Town Commissioner Eliana Salzhauer ... Salzhauer’s commitment to public service began early in her career. After graduating from Barnard College and the University of Virginia School of Law, she worked as an Assistant District Attorney in New York City, before embarking on a more than 20-year career in journalism. As a network news, investigative, talk show, and documentary producer, Commissioner Salzhauer’s work has appeared nationally on CBS, NBC, ABC, PBS, HBO, ESPN, Starz, and Discovery networks. Her work in political satire predates her work in local politics, having produced for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, Late Show with David Letterman, Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Jimmy Kimmel Live! and The Howard Stern Show. Over the years, her work has captured multiple award nominations and Emmys. In this episode we dive deep into the story behind the devastating Surfside building collapse. #EnjoyTheListen
Aug 16, 202101:13:51
Surviving Being An Olympic Broadcaster With Bruce Beck

Surviving Being An Olympic Broadcaster With Bruce Beck

Bruce Beck deserves Olympic Gold when it comes to broadcasting the Games. Perhaps the best known sportscaster in New York City, Beck is currently covering his 8th Olympics in Tokyo. He's also covered 5 Super Bowls, 3 NBA Finals, 6 Stanley Cup Finals, 6 World Series, The U.S. Open Tennis Championship, The U.S. Open Golf Championship, and The NCAA Final Four, boxing and was one of the original UFC play-by-play broadcasters. But, wait, there's more ... Bruce is also one of the nicest guys you'll ever meet, an eternal optimist, runs a summer camp for kids and is a happily married grandfather ... Enjoy Bubba and #EnjoyTheListen
Aug 02, 202155:00
Surviving Being An Instagram Influencer With Lizzy Savetsky

Surviving Being An Instagram Influencer With Lizzy Savetsky

Lizzy Savetsky has grown her massive Instagram following by doing two things really well: displaying her sophisticated fashion sense along with a strong sense of self, particularly when it comes to Jewish activism. Lizzy calls her Jewish identity her ‘North Star’. And says she feels a great responsibility as a Jewish person with a platform to stand up for her people and Israel. Liz partnered with My Soldier, an Israeli organization that provides financial, emotional and spiritual support to lone IDF soldiers. Her Instagram audience raised more than $55,000 for a Sefer Torah to donate to soldiers on the front line. This mom of 3 began her trek to social media stardom with her blog Excessories Expert back in 2013.
Jul 26, 202157:06
Surviving Cage Fighting With UFC Veteran Nate Quarry

Surviving Cage Fighting With UFC Veteran Nate Quarry

Long before The Rock, there was just Rock: Nate “Rock” Quarry… A retired mixed martial artist, Nate appeared on the first season of UFC's The Ultimate Fighter. Quarry became the first Ultimate Fighter contestant to ever receive a UFC title shot. In many ways, Nate’s life began with a fight clawing his way out of an abusive childhood while being raised, as he puts it, in a cult — as a Jehovah’s Witness. Nate is a cerebral, thinking man and the creator and author of the highly acclaimed comic book series, Zombie Cage Fighter. #EnjoyTheListen
Jul 08, 202101:13:35
Surviving Sportscasting In NYC With Russ Salzberg

Surviving Sportscasting In NYC With Russ Salzberg

Outspoken Russ Salzberg has been a fixture in New York City sports for more than 30 years. Russ began his career as a sports anchor at WOR in 1988. After Fox purchased WOR, Russ became sports anchor at WNYW, Fox's Flagship station. Russ can also be heard on WABC radio and 970 AM and was the "sweater" on sports radio WFAN.  A native of Sheepshead Brooklyn, Russ is a self described “housing project kid” who went to famed Brooklyn Tech and then college in Montreal, selling real estate in Toronto before making the move to sports. Russ hosts his own podcast GET A LOAD OF THIS, and might be the only person who curses more than my mom. #EnjoyTheListen
Jul 01, 202101:00:02
Surviving Twitter With Jeremy Newberger

Surviving Twitter With Jeremy Newberger

...The "Twitter King" episode gets off to a rip-roaring start thanks to Karmela's poor choice of words. Once the dust settles, you'll meet Twitter celebrity and documentary filmmaker Jeremy Newberger. With 100-thousand followers, including celebrities like Ben Stiller and Ellen Barkin, Jeremy fires off tweets as quickly as Marjorie Taylor Greene says stupid things. When not on social media, Jeremy writes, directs and produces films, including Heading Home: The Tale of Team Israel, Evocatuer: The Morton Downey, Jr Movie and The Linguists. #EnjoyTheListen
Jun 18, 202101:08:35
Surviving Being The Youngest Captain In NYPD History

Surviving Being The Youngest Captain In NYPD History

...Tommy Russo holds nothing back when telling stories about his nearly 20-year career as an NYPD police officer. Tommy rose through the ranks to become the youngest captain in the department's storied history. He accomplished all this despite growing up with a dad in prison and learning about life the hard way on the mean streets of Bensonhurst, Brooklyn home. Nicknamed "Superman" by former NYPD Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, Russo helped thwart a bank robbery, saved a baby's life and survived an on-duty stabbing -- all in one year. And, this is just part of his incredible story. #EnjoyTheListen
Jun 07, 202101:28:54
Surviving Being A Celebrity Photographer With Matt Sayles

Surviving Being A Celebrity Photographer With Matt Sayles

...When it comes to photographing A-list celebrities, you'd be hard pressed to find someone who has shot more stars than Matt Sayles. This prodigious photographer, named one of LA's 40 under 40, regularly works the red carpets and behind-the-scenes at the Oscars, Grammys and Emmys. His portfolio includes snap shots of Glenn Close, Prince Harry & Meghan Markle, Michael B. Jordan, the late Chadwick Boseman, Carl Reiner, Kate Hudson, John Legend, Jamie Foxx and Sophia Loren, just to name a few. Matt is a graduate of Stanford University and the UCLA Anderson School of Management. When he's not taking pics, he's hanging out with his wife Karla, two sons and his dog pack.  
May 25, 202101:00:19
Surviving Dog Training With Miguel Rodriguez

Surviving Dog Training With Miguel Rodriguez

...Miguel Rodriguez owns City Dog Pack, one of New York City's biggest and most popular dog walking and training facilities. Miguel learned his craft as a Marine rifleman using K-9s routinely to help sniff out IEDs and bombs on the hardened battlefields of Iraq. Miguel, who began studying dogs as a young boy in Brooklyn, is a one-of-a-kind dog behaviorist who can fix just about any problem your pooch is presenting. Miguel's @CityDogPack Instagram is one of the most popular instadog sites in all the world. Invite your pup ... and enjoy the listen. 
May 20, 202101:06:43
Surviving Bitcoin With Alex Nicholas

Surviving Bitcoin With Alex Nicholas

...Spartan Race Pro Team athlete and cryptocurrency expert Alex Nicholas joins us on Surviving the Survivor.  He’s a genetic freak who has appeared on a variety of badass TV shows, including: American Ninja Warrior, Spartan Ultimate Team Challenge, and Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge.  He was also part of the original Reebok Spartan Race Pro team. In 2012, Alex created EPIC Interval Training ... featured on The Today Show and Jillian Michaels hit show: SWEAT INC. And, of course Fox 5, where I gave Alex his media start ...which he fails to mention in his own bio In 2013, he was a candidate for EY-Entrepreneur of the Year. Alex is also a crypto currency investor & expert ... becoming even wealthier over the last two days as Bitcoin takes off ... Alex created and currently produces the hit reality show, TAKE ACTION, which can be found on YouTube.  This show discusses all the real estate “Action” that takes place in Southwest Florida. And , if that’s not enough, Alex is a purple belt in jiu-jitsu, claims to be a phenomenal pickle ball player ...and definitely has better abs and bigger biceps than you!
May 17, 202101:13:03
Surviving The News Business With Steve Capus

Surviving The News Business With Steve Capus

...The newsman every other newsman (or woman) looks up to is Steve Capus. The humble Philadelphia-born phenom is the former President of NBC News, Executive-in-Charge of MSNBC, Executive Producer of NBC's Nightly News with Lester Holt, Executive Producer of The News with Brian Williams, Supervising Producer of Today with Katie Couric and Bryant Gumbel and most recently Managing Editor of CBS News and Executive Producer of CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley.  Steve is also a diehard Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and NASCAR fan. Enjoy the listen ... 
May 10, 202101:14:12
Surviving Politics With Grant Stern

Surviving Politics With Grant Stern

...When Grant Stern is not helping with Surviving the Survivor, you can bet he's talking politics. A former radio broadcaster and columnist, Grant writes about politics for the Huffington Post and OccupyDemocrats.com, just to name a few. He also runs his own website about southern Florida www.onlyinmiami.co. Grant also owns Miami Podcast Studios, the premiere podcasting studio in the Magic City. Grant is a diehard Miami Heat fan. Buckle up and enjoy listening to this one-of-a-kind politico.  
Apr 30, 202101:12:26
Surviving Hollywood With Sam Hoffman

Surviving Hollywood With Sam Hoffman

...Sam Hoffman, although only a few years older than 51-year-old host Joel Waldman, has somehow managed to have a five-decade long career as a producer, director and writer who has created content in film, television and on digital media. Most recently, Sam executive produced and directed the hit CBS show Madam Secretary. He also recently wrote and directed the film Humor Me, starring Elliott Gould. Sam created the web series Old Jews Telling Jokes, which has been viewed over 50 million times, released on DVD, and broadcast on the BBC. He's worked on over 60 Hollywood films with A-list celebrities including Tom Hanks, Al Pacino, Sean Penn, Johnny Depp, Madonna, Bill Murray and, of course, Willie Garson. 
Apr 30, 202101:11:57
Surviving Life As An Artist With Armand Elgrissy

Surviving Life As An Artist With Armand Elgrissy

...Any artist is an inspiration. But, one who titles his painting Screw You is a hero in our book. Moroccan-born Armand Elgrissy is a world renowned painter whose works have been shown from the White House to Jerusalem. He uses paint and texture to create true masterpieces. In this episode, he tells us his inspiration, process and the unbridled struggles of being an artist. We also dive deep into his childhood in Casablanca, his time as an Israeli soldier and his near death experience.
Apr 08, 202101:10:34
Surviving Being A Businessman With Ari Zoldan

Surviving Being A Businessman With Ari Zoldan

Ari Zoldan is the CEO of Quantum Media Group, LLC, a global marketing and media company based in New York City. As an on-air TV personality, Zoldan can be seen regularly on FOX News, CNN and CNBC covering technology, business and innovation. He is a frequent source for journalists and is quoted regularly in major media outlets. He holds press credentials on Capitol Hill and the United Nations and is a member of The National Press Club in Washington, DC. He is one of the few selected individuals to hold the position as an "IBM Watson Futurist." He assures us his appearance on Surviving The Survivor is the crowning achievement of his illustrious career. 
Apr 06, 202101:03:34
Surviving Life As A Writer With David Kamp

Surviving Life As A Writer With David Kamp

...David Kamp has a warm, sunny disposition, so it's no surprise he authored Sunny Days; a history of the Sesame Street-Mister Rogers era of enlightened children’s television. His other books include the national bestseller The United States of Arugula (Broadway Books, 2006), a chronicle of America’s foodways, and the “Snob’s Dictionary” series of humor books. A longtime contributor to Vanity Fair, he has profiled such figures as Johnny Cash, Sly Stone, Lucian Freud, Kerry Washington, Bruce Springsteen, John Hughes, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and the Brill Building songwriters. His work has also appeared in the New York Times, GQ, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic. David began his career at Spy, the legendary satirical monthly. 
Apr 02, 202101:06:52
Surviving Fox News With Juliet Huddy

Surviving Fox News With Juliet Huddy

...Juliet Huddy is one of the most recognizable faces in TV news ... and now a popular voice on talk radio for WABC in New York City. She joined Fox News in March 1998 as a reporter at the Miami bureau, but later on moved to the New York studios where she anchored a variety of shows. In 2007, Juliet became the co-anchor of the syndicated program "The Morning Show With Mike and Juliet". A fierce voice of reason, Juliet lets loose about the side of TV news you don't usually hear about. This episode will have you talking. 
Mar 24, 202101:09:19
Surviving The Holocaust As A Child With Karm

Surviving The Holocaust As A Child With Karm

Typically, there's a catchy intro here to lure in listeners in. But, there's no need for that this time around. This is mom Karmela's Holocaust survival story. Listen ... you won't be able to stop. 
Mar 24, 202101:22:51
Surviving Madison Avenue With Adam Hanft

Surviving Madison Avenue With Adam Hanft

Adam Hanft is one of the world's most renowned and respected names in the world of marketing and branding. He runs Hanft Ideas, offering invaluable advice to to tons of companies. He currently sits on the Board of Directors of Scott's Miracle-Gro and is a strategic adviser to Conduit, Israel's largest internet company. He famously came up with the slogan "Flick your Bic", named one of the 50 best ad campaigns of all-time by Entertainment Weekly. He's an avid runner, art collector and wears way cooler glasses than you. 
Mar 24, 202101:08:18
Surviving Psychiatry With Dr. Zvi Lothane

Surviving Psychiatry With Dr. Zvi Lothane

Who couldn't use a great psychiatrist? In an attempt to learn more about us and our mother/son relationship we turn to Henry Z'vi Lothane, MD. A Polish-born American psychiatrist, psychoanalyst, educator and author, Lothane is currently Clinical Professor at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City, specializing in the area of psychotherapy. He is the author of some eighty scholarly articles and reviews on various topics in psychiatry, psychoanalysis and the history of psychotherapy, as well as the author of a book on the famous Schreber case, entitled In Defense of Schreber. 
Mar 19, 202101:09:30
Surviving The Coronavirus Pandemic With Dr. Ron Waldman

Surviving The Coronavirus Pandemic With Dr. Ron Waldman

Dr. Ron Waldman, MD PH offers us his take on all aspects of the pandemic, including details of the past, present and future. Dr. Waldman is one of the leading pandemic experts in the world. He's largely credited for helping eradicate Smallpox in the 1970s and was heavily involved in the recent Ebola outbreak. He's currently a professor at The George Washington University and also taught at Columbia University. He's held prominent positions at both WHO and CDC and is active with Doctors Without Borders. 
Mar 19, 202156:57
Surviving The Survivor With Karmela And Joel

Surviving The Survivor With Karmela And Joel

In this premiere episode, you'll meet former Fox News correspondent Joel Waldman and his co-host, mom Karmela. She's a licensed marriage therapist and Holocaust survivor - and she doesn't mince her words. Will Joel Survive the Survivor? Will you?
Mar 15, 202159:38