An interview with Dr. Drew Pinsky, a celebrity doctor, podcast host and board-certified internist, about how he stays relevant, what inspires him, well-being in the workplace, using technology and time management.
Welcome to the eighth episode of 5 Questions with Dan Schawbel. As your host, my goal is to curate the best advice from the world’s smartest and most interesting people by asking them just 5 questions.
This episodes guest:
Dr. Drew Pinsky was born in Pasadena, California. He attended Polytechnic School, majored in biology at Amherst College and earned his M.D. at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. From his residency in internal medicine at USC County Hospital, he became chief resident at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, and eventually moved into private practice. His career in the media started in 1984, one year after I was born, when he had a regular segment on KROQ-FM in LA. Then he hosted Loveline with Adam Carolla, which went national in 1995, with a TV version on MTV one year later. In 2007, Pinsky hosted the nationally syndicated radio talk show Dr. Drew Live and in 2008, he starred in Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. Then from 2011 to 2016, he hosted his own show, Dr. Drew On Call on HLN. He is the author of The Mirror Effect and Tracked, and is currently the host the The Dr. Drew Podcast and co-host of The Adam and Dr. Drew Show. This is the second interview I’ve had with Dr. Drew since 2014 and I’ve always enjoyed his views on psychology and mental health.
The 5 questions questions I ask in this episode:
- How have you adjusted to the changing media landscape to stay relevant in your career?
- You’ve interviewed all types of people who have suffered in many ways. Who has been the most inspirational to you and why?
- Do you think we’ve reached a tipping point for well-being in the workplace?
- How can we use technology to create real human connection instead of letting it isolate us?
- How do you manage your time?
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