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Have you ever wondered, "How did they do that?" Well, I have too! I'm Deirdre Fitzpatrick and Dying To Ask is the podcast that gets me off a TV news set and into candid conversations with authors, entrepreneurs and influencers I've been dying to talk to. So, brace yourself for a verbal gut check about what it takes to go from idea to reality. And who knows, maybe along the way we'll get some answers to the questions that you've been dying to ask.
 
Presented by Andy Smith, we bring you all the action from the 2012 Laureus World Sports Awards in London, featuring exclusive interviews with a host of sporting and Hollywood stars. Brought to you by Mercedes Benz, IWC Schaffhausen and Vodafone, the ceremony was hosted by BAFTA and Golden Globe winner,actor Clive Owen. We hear exclusively from Novak Djokovic, Vivian Cheruiyot, Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke and Pep Guardiola as the nights big awards are handed out. Plus we hear about some of th ...
 
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You probably don't know Yin Rani by name. But, I'll bet she's made you reach for a glass of milk. Rani is the creative genius behind this year's Got Milk Olympic ad campaign. Got Milk? That's the question that launched one of the most iconic ad campaigns in the 1990s. Rani gave Got Milk a modern makeover in time for the Tokyo Olympics. The year del…
 
The king of the backstroke has no intention of relinquishing his crown at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Ryan Murphy is one of the biggest names in swimming. He's been breaking pool records since he was 5 years old. He made his Olympic debut at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games. He swept the backstroke events and won a third gold medal in the 4 x 100m…
 
Chances are you took a lot of walks during the pandemic. But, we'll bet you didn't walk with the same purpose Nick Christie and Robyn Stevens did. They're America's top race walkers and they're speeding toward spots to represent Team USA this summer at the Tokyo Olympics. They're also a couple in real life and they've spent virtually every minute o…
 
Five new sports will debut at this summer's Tokyo Olympics. Skateboarding is one of them, and Maurio McCoy wants to bring home gold for Team USA. Skateboarding features two events: park and street. Park competitions take place in a bowl and emphasize athlete flow and tricks. Street competitions feature a course that creates real-world obstacles lik…
 
Making a third Olympic team isn't easy. Add in a pandemic and a yearlong Olympic delay and it creates challenges for Olympians like Kim Conley. Conley represented Team USA in distance running at the 2012 London Olympics and the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. The UC Davis grad and New Balance-sponsored athlete was on track to qualify for her third Ol…
 
Ariel Torres is a real-life Karate Kid and Team USA's best chance at a medal in karate at this summer's Tokyo Olympics. Karate joins judo and taekwondo as the third martial art to enter the Olympic lineup after Japan named it one of five sports debuting at this summer's games. Torres started karate at the age of 6 at the suggestion of a pediatricia…
 
Delayed. Delayed. I never thought it was possible to delay an Olympic Games. It turns out it is very possible to put the world's biggest sporting event on hold. It turns out you can press pause on a lot of life when there is a pandemic. But now, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics (in 2021) seems to be on track to actually happen this summer. In this season of…
 
Read anything good lately? The answer is always yes when you ask independent bookstore owner Tina Ferguson. Tina started her independent bookstore, Face In A Book, nearly 10 years ago. Nothing prepared Tina and other bookstore owners for the challenges of selling books in a pandemic. But, books were definitely essential for a lot of us over the las…
 
I'm good at a lot of things. I'm great at one thing: My morning routine. After doing morning news for more than 20 years, I am an expert in finding ways to streamline getting out the door. A good morning ritual can be a time saver. It can be a sanity saver. And, it can lessen stress in unusual ways by boosting productivity and raising your self-est…
 
Zibby Owens is on her way to becoming one of the most important people in publishing. The publishing world is starting to view her in the same way it views Oprah Winfrey and Reese Witherspoon. And she was named New York City's top "book-fluencer." (Yes, that's a thing.) Zibby's "Moms Don't Have Time to Read Books" podcast is a play on the fact that…
 
Have you seen "Operation Varsity Blues" on Netflix yet? It's one of the network's most-streamed shows these days and it's full of Sacramento connections. It's shocked viewers for two reasons. One, it's still hard to believe Aunt Becky did what she did. Two, it's truly sad to find out how much stress high school kids face trying to get into the coll…
 
Episode 100 of the Dying to Ask podcast begins with a question: How do you want to spend your time post-pandemic? Many people say the silver lining of quarantine-life has been extra time spent with family. But will we still spend this much together time once lockdowns and masks are a memory? Maybe it's time to take a self-inventory. That means taki…
 
Be honest. How happy are you? Americans are the least happy they've been in almost 50 years, according to a recent University of Chicago poll. There's a lot to be unhappy about these days between an uncertain economy and a lingering pandemic. But, being unhappy can lead to being unhealthy. That's why Dr. Joan Neehall says it's time for a happiness …
 
Can you "positive think" your way to a more enjoyable life? Yes, you can. (See how positive I was?) Meaghan Murphy is the author of "Your Fully Charged Life." Her new book is a roadmap to flipping the switch on negativity. Meaghan is a positivity pro now. But, she wasn't always so optimistic. Her nickname was Grumpy as a kid due to her perpetual ne…
 
It's time to get ready for life post-pandemic. Seriously, it's going to end. Someday. And, it's time to start preparing ourselves, both physically and emotionally, for life on the other side. Dr. John Whyte, the chief medical officer for WebMD, says transitioning to a maskless world where you can actually hug your friends may not be as easy as you …
 
How are your relationships doing after a year of living through a pandemic? If you've broken up with a friend or romantic partner, you're not alone. Maybe it's time to start looking at relationships the way you might look at a house for sale. Holly Parker is our guest this week. She's one of the top-selling real estate agents in New York City. The …
 
I purposely didn't do a "goals" episode in January. I mean, 2020 was hard enough without the pressure of resolutions. But then, I started thinking maybe goal setting is EXACTLY what we need, despite the pandemic. The utter loss of structure from commutes, distance learning and working from home has left a lot of people struggling to find motivation…
 
Are you thriving or surviving? Most of us are the latter these days as we near the one-year anniversary of the term "social distance." Maybe we all need to schedule more fun into our calendars? Really, schedule the fun. Plan your happy. That's been Carmen Micsa's secret for 20 years. Carmen is a successful real estate agent, mom of two and burgeoni…
 
How do influencers make money? I scroll Instagram and am borderline obsessed with knowing how girls posing with purses are paying their bills. Spoiler alert. Most aren't paying the bills. In this episode, we're getting a rare behind-the-scenes look at the world of influencers with @nycfitfam, aka Jamie Hess. Jamie worked for nearly two decades in t…
 
The countdown clock to the Olympic do-over is going. In six months, Tokyo will host the delayed 2020 Summer Olympics. It's the first time an Olympics has been rescheduled and it's created worries, frustrations and challenges for athletes, fans and media. In this episode, Fitz catches up with two-time Olympian and gold medalist Maggie Steffens. Magg…
 
"Right now is a lot." That one sentence sums up life for all of us these days. Dr. Christine Koh, a brain scientist turned lifestyle expert turned influencer, tweeted that gem recently. It was so good and so dead-on that I reached out immediately to pick her brain about how to calm the overwhelming feelings so many of us are dealing with in 2021. C…
 
It's my first solo episode of the season. And, in this show, I'm talking about a phone call I got from a friend that changed my outlook on everything. COVID fatigue is legit. A University of Colorado study found 4 in 10 Americans are stressed and/or anxious. Only 4 in 10? This past year has been, well, a lot. In a lot of ways. In ALL the ways. Livi…
 
Words matter. Now more than ever. Use a word out of context or a word that is no longer politically correct and you can hurt someone or, in extreme cases, lose your job. Silicon Valley entrepreneur May Habib is the CEO of Writer. Writer is AI software designed to take the words out of your mouth. Writer's artificial intelligence highlights question…
 
If you don't laugh, you'll cry. How many times have you said that in 2020? Comedian Kerri Pomarolli is known as "Hollywood's favorite good girl." She's a devout Christian and known as a clean comedian. Translation: She doesn't swear in her act and you can play her stuff with your kids in the room. Kerri earns a living acting, doing standup and givi…
 
Grit: defined as courage and resolve. That definition should have a picture of Nancy Grace next to it. She is a legal commentator, former prosecutor and TV icon. She was the biggest name on HLN for 12 years. Some 4.5 million people watched her coverage of the Casey Anthony trial in 2011. And, she's been parodied on "Saturday Night Live." You know y…
 
How's your creativity these days? A lot of us are finding it tough to focus and tap into the creative parts of our brain. 2020 is a creativity killer for a lot of us. But, it doesn't have to be that way. Author KJ Dell'Antonia is having one of her best years yet as a writer despite the pandemic. KJ is a host of the popular writing podcast, #AmWriti…
 
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