Many this is such a good idea. I love the questions and they do draw out a frighteningly confessional quality because they're tough ones to grapple with. Are they adapted Proost questions? It was the concept of the priest in question that I've always loved it.
It's what I would turn to in the back of Vanity Fair. But I needed to modify them because they were other things that I wanted to ask. I feel that really specific questions can elicit answers to questions other than the ones asked if you do, I mean. I'm Minnie Driver and I have questions, in fact, everything I've done in my career in acting, music, writing, I've done to investigate the human experience because there's so much we don't know and so much that defies our understanding.
In my new podcast, Many Questions, I wanted to dig a bit deeper.
So I put together a little experiment.
I wanted to ask trailblazers across different disciplines the same seven questions, questions about what made them happy, what they're curious about, what love means to them. With each episode presenting a new guest, a new data point in this great experiment.
My guest today is an extraordinary person, Chuck Bryant. And, you know, as a parent, it's the purest form of love there is. There's no strings attached. It's not transactional. It's unconditional. That purity of love is very instructive and teaches me a lot about life. Little five year old teaching me about life. Yeah. And isn't it amazing for that to become something that defines love for you? I love the flexibility of our hearts and the complete, unquantifiable nature of them.
I asked the brilliant Viola Davis if I could pick her brain. My dad, Diane. Was a big one because I was there. You're not thinking about how he pissed you off. You're not thinking about. He was an alcoholic. You just thinking about the fact that I loved him. He was my father and he's gone. It whittles life down to absolutely the essentials of really what makes a life and what makes joy. It leveled me. Then I wanted to hear a journalist's response, so I wrote to Pulitzer Prize winning investigative reporter Ronan Farrow.
I had pitched a story when I was a TV reporter about the Hollywood casting couch. It didn't, in my case, feel like a triumphal moment. Yes, I'm going to do the right thing. What it feels like at the time is incredibly shitty and scary, but I think you do invariably in those situations have a little voice saying, you know, well, here's what the right thing is, regardless of what the strategic or Sabby thing is.
And I think it's good to listen to that.
And I didn't stop that.
I called more and more people with my questions and now I'm sharing my archive many questions with you. Each episode you will hear a guest I admire answered these seven questions so that together we can examine how his people with a similar and individual join me in my exploration on many questions starting March 24th on the I Heart Radio Apple podcast or wherever you get your favorite podcasts. Seven questions, limitless answers.