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Dream Big Podcast

The Dream Big Podcast is a family-friendly podcast inspiring kids (and adults!) to pursue their passions in life and take action to make their dreams a reality. Your hosts Eva Karpman (currently 9-years-old in the 4th grade) and mom Olga Karpman interview world-class performers who do what they love and live their dreams each and every day. Eva also does solo episode where she answers questions from our audience and discusses personal development principles. The Dream Big Podcast’s short 15-...more

Episodes

  • DB 121: How Big Dreamers Are Just Like LOBSTERS!

    Jan 21 2019

    In today’s episode, Eva shares a powerful life lesson taught to us by Lobsters.   Yes, LOBSTERS. You never know who is going to be your mentor on the Dream Big Podcast.  Haha. So you are probably wondering at this point -- Lobsters? What in the world can Lobsters teach us about life?   Don’t worry -- I would be wondering the same thing myself -- but then our family came across a video of a Rabbi - Dr. Abraham Twerski -- who shared such a beautiful and powerful story about Lobsters that we just h...more

  • DB 120: I’m not nervous…. I’m EXCITED. Thank you Simon Sinek for the tip!

    Jan 14 2019

    We were lucky enough to have Simon Sinek on the Dream Big Podcast in Episode 91. He was one of Eva’s favorite guests evers so definitely check out that episode if you haven’t at DreamBigPodcast.com/91.  We recently came across a video of him speaking entitled “How To Never Be Nervous Again.” That is a pretty bold promise -- so of course we had to watch the video (and it is not surprise the video has gone viral with millions of views).   In this episode, Eva describes the amazing story Simon shar...more

  • DB 119: Chris Colfer, Golden Globe Winning Actor & Author of Land Of Stories On Creativity & Courage

    Jan 07 2019

    Chris Colfer rose to fame as a Golden Globe-winning actor best known for his role as "Kurt Hummel"" on Glee.  But to Eva, Chris is the author of one of her favorite book series -- The Land Of Stories. Eva has devoured all of the books in the series, so she was beyond thrilled when Chris agreed to come on the podcast.  And as you’ll hear, he was super nice, gracious with his time, and has tons of amazing advice for you Big Dreamers! And later that same evening, we saw that Chris was on the Tonigh...more

  • DB 118: The Rocks, Pebbles and Sand Story, & How It Can Make 2019 Your Best Year Ever!

    Dec 31 2018

    This episode is being published on December 31, 2018.   The last day of the year, and tomorrow rings in a New Year, 2019.   And maybe when you are reading this it is already 2019 -- so wishing all you Big Dreamers a Happy New Year.   Now if you are like Eva (and all members of our family!) -- you want to make 2019 your best year ever. And we’ve got good news for you.  Today Eva shares the secret on how to make 2019 your best, and all you need to be able to do in distinguish between Rocks, Pebble...more

  • DB 117: Ruby Rose Turner, Star of “Coop And Cami Ask The World” On Shining Your Light On The World

    Dec 24 2018

    Ruby Rose Turner is an actress, dancer, singer and model who began her professional career at the age of 7 as a dancer on an episode of Univision Miami's longest running hit TV show, "Sabado Gigante."  Currently, Ruby stars in the Disney Channel series "Coop And Cami Ask The World,” in which she plays the title role of Cameron “Cami” Wrather. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/117

  • DB 116: The Secret Is… It All Starts With Belief!

    Dec 17 2018

    One of the most remarkable stories that illustrates the power of belief is Roger Bannister’s feat of running a sub 4-minute mile.   Before May 6, 1954, no human had ever recorded a mile in under 4 minutes. Roger Bannister broke this barrier, and since that time thousands of athletes have done so. When Roger Bannister accomplished this feat -- it then became possible in the minds of all other aspiring mile runners. In today’s episode, Eva shares this story that all kids (and adults) should hear -...more

  • DB 115: Jocko Willink, Retired Navy Seal Officer, On Why Discipline Equals Freedom

    Dec 10 2018

    Jocko is a decorated retired Navy SEAL officer. He was a Navy SEAL for 20 years, and was the commander of SEAL Team Three, Task Unit Bruiser, the most highly decorated Special Operations Unit of the Iraq War. Now, Jocko teaches leadership, strategy, tactics, fitness, and jiu-jitsu to people all over the world.  For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/115

  • DB 114: Change Your Focus, Change Your Life!

    Dec 03 2018

    This episode tells the story of how Eva went from one of worst servers on her Volleyball team to one of the best.  And the best part is that it did not take her all season to experience this incredible turnaround. It happened within a few weeks, and it came down to FOCUS.   Specifically, what she was focusing on when she stepped up to the line to serve. Hear the story and learn from this important life lesson at DreamBigPodcast.com/114

  • DB 113: Radha Agrawal, Daybreaker founder, On Positive Energy And Building Community

    Nov 26 2018

    Radha is the co-Founder, CEO and Chief Community Architect of Daybreaker, the early morning dance and wellness move-ment that currently holds events in 25 cities and over a dozen college campuses around the world with a community of almost half a million people. Her new book BELONG answers the questions, "how the heck do I find my people?" and "How do I create large and meaningful communities in the real world?" For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/113

  • DB 112: The Untold Story Of Why I Launched The Dream Big Podcast

    Nov 19 2018

    It’s not every day you meet a 9-year-old who has her own podcast.  So people are naturally curious when they find out that Eva has a podcast and ask a lot of questions.  What is the podcast about? What do you like about podcasting? When did you start your podcast? But invariably the question that friends, family and our listeners are most eager to hear Eva’s answer to is WHY?  Why did Eva decide to start her own podcast?  Eva has told bits and pieces of the story before on other interviews and i...more

  • DB 111: Elora Hardy & The Magical Bamboo Houses She Builds In Bali

    Nov 12 2018

    When we watched Elora Hardy’s TED Talk and saw photos of the magical bamboo houses that she was building in Bali, Eva immediately said that we need to invite Elora on the podcast.  We encourage everyone to watch the TED Talk because the phrase “you have to see it to believe it” definitely applies to Elora’s work. We were honored to have her on the podcast and hope to be able to visit Bali to meet Elora and see her mesmerizing bamboo homes in person.  For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com...more

  • DB 110: Is it really impossible? Ask “What If?” Before You Decide.

    Nov 05 2018

    Eva shares a very important two-word question that she challenges our Big Dreamers to always ask before deciding whether something is impossible:  What If? Eva shares some fun examples of when she asked the question What If?  You’ll learn what she discovered by asking the question, as well as what would have happened if she did not ask the question.   For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/110

  • DB 109: Mia Sinclair Jenness, Star Of Disney’s Hit Show Fancy Nancy, On Why We Should All “Add A Little Fancy” To Our Lives

    Oct 29 2018

    Mia Sinclair Jenness is the voice of Nancy in Disney’s hit show Fancy Nancy based on the New York Times bestselling book series that most kids know and love!  I know I do! Thank you Mia for coming on the Podcast and for singing a few lines of the sublime -- that’s a fancy word for amazing - theme song. We loved having you on the show!  For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/109

  • DB 108: The Secret Is… Falling In Love With The Journey!

    Oct 22 2018

    We all want to reach our goals as fast as possible.  But when you have a BIG dream, the reality is that it can take a lot of time to get to where you want to be…  If you were able to achieve the result you wanted overnight – then it means that your dream was not very big to begin with!   In this episode, Eva shares why it is so important to understand that big dreams by their nature will typically take years if not decades to turn into reality, and therefore why it is so important to fall in lov...more

  • DB 107: Joe De Sena Returns With His Family To Inspire Us All To Be Spartans!

    Oct 15 2018

    We’ve had a ton of amazing guests on the Dream Big Podcast.   So when we started to talk about inviting a previous guest back on – there was no shortage of choices.   But there was one guest that came immediately to Eva’s mind when we asked her who she wanted to talk to again… JOE DE SENA.   Joe is the founder of Spartan, a brand that he and his team have grown to become the world’s leading obstacle racing company with over 170 events in 25+ countries and 1 million-plus global participants. For ...more

  • DB 106: How To Say “I’m Sorry” When You Royally Mess Up

    Oct 08 2018

    We’re all human and mess up sometimes.  And occasionally, even the best of us royally mess up and really hurt the feelings of someone we love.  In this episode, Eva shares a 3-step process which we believe is the best way to say “I’m Sorry” in such a situation.   For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/106

  • DB 105: Iron Cowboy James Lawrence On The 50-50-50 & The Power Of Self Belief

    Oct 01 2018

    Iron Cowboy James Lawrence completed 50 Ironman distance triathlons, in 50 days, in each of the 50 United States -- The 50-50-50.  A single Ironman is an incredible accomplishment -- as it consists of a 2.4-mile (3.86 km) swim, a 112-mile (180.25 km) bicycle ride and a marathon 26.22-mile (42.20 km) run, raced in that order and without a break.   So you can see why everyone told James he was absolutely out of his mind to think he could do an Ironman 50 days in a row, especially with the travel r...more

  • DB 104: The Secret Is To…. SHOW UP!

    Sep 24 2018

    Eva shares a very powerful secret with our Big Dreamers, and we have to give credit to author Rachel Hollis for this one!   To give you the full backstory, my husband and I were listening to Russell Brunson’s podcast Marketing Secrets, and Russell was discussing this inspirational Facebook Post that Rachel Hollis had posted after delivering a keynote to a stadium packed crowd in the UK.    For those of you are not familiar with Rachel, she is a super successful author and podcaster and influenc...more

  • DB 103: Kobe Bryant, Lakers Legend, On Curiosity, Teamwork, The Punies, And His Big Dream For The Future!

    Sep 17 2018

    Kobe Bryant is one of the best basketball players to ever live.  He played 20 years for the Los Angeles Lakers, and led his team to 5 NBA championships.   This interview focuses on what Kobe has been doing since his retirement, including his new family friendly podcast “The Punies by Kobe Bryant.” For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/103

  • DB 102: Why The Word "Hate" Is A Dream Killing Monster!

    Sep 10 2018

    We’ve noticed that the word “hate” gets thrown around way too often, especially by kids.  I hate homework. I hate school. I hate doing my chores. I hate veggies. I hate traffic (ok, maybe I’ve been guilty of saying that too often).  Is the word “hate” is overused in your household? If so, be sure your kiddos listen to this powerful episode where Eva shares the devastating impact that the word “hate” can have on your life. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/102

  • DB 101: 3 Powerful Tips to Overcome Negative Thoughts

    Sep 03 2018

    Today, Eva answers a question from Tom in Seattle.   Tom writes: Eva, I hope you can help me with something.   I play baseball. I’ve been playing for a few years now, and it is my favorite sport.  Like in any sport, you have good days and you have bad days. Sometimes, I will play really well, and I’ll get a few big hits, score some runs, and even help my team win.   Other times, it feels like I can’t hit the ball. I’ll strike out or hit the ball right to the infielder for an easy out. Here’s the...more

  • DB 100: Episode 100! Top 5 (Surprising) Lessons Learned From The 1st 100 Episodes

    Aug 27 2018

    We did it!  100 Episodes of the Dream Big Podcast.   Nearly two years of publishing weekly episodes.   It has been a remarkable journey and we thank you all for being part of it.   Rather than do a normal interview or solo episode, Eva wanted to recap the top 5 lessons she has learned from the first 100 episodes.  What’s so incredible about these 5 lessons is that we could not have predicted any of them when we first launched the show. But that is the way life works!  You live, and you learn! Fo...more

  • DB 099: What Should You Do When You Get Angry (And What You Should Never Do!)

    Aug 20 2018

    This episode covers a topic that is rarely discussed on the podcast, and that is anger.   We often talk about the importance of having a positive attitude, but sometimes -- especially when something that is unfair has happened -- we are human and get angry.   But what you do (or do not do) when you get angry is the focus of this episode. Eva shares a classic story to illustrate her point -- that it is best to control your temper and make sure you are calm rather than responding in anger.   We th...more

  • DB 098: Zig Ziglar’s Timeless Quote: You Don't Have To Be Great To Start, But You Have To Start To Be Great

    Aug 13 2018

    In this week’s episode, Eva answers a question from a Big Dreamer who is interested in starting her own podcast.  Jenny from Long Island has been waiting for 2 years to launch her podcast because she is trying to get everything perfect before she publishes her 1st episode.  Eva shares a great Zig Ziglar quote -- “You Don't Have To Be Great To Start, But You Have To Start To Be Great” -- and encourages Jenny to get started now. There is a great lesson for all Big Dreamers, young and old, who are ...more

  • DB 097: Worst Case Scenario Thinking: A “Backwards” Strategy To Get You Out Of Your Comfort Zone

    Aug 06 2018

    We are big proponents of having a positive attitude here at the Dream Big Podcast.   So I think that most of our Big Dreamers will be surprised that this week’s episode is about engaging in Worst Case Scenario thinking.   This “backwards” strategy is very powerful, and will be a good lesson for kids and adults that the “worse case scenario” is often not that terrible after all.   And when you compare the “worse case scenario” with the benefits that you’ll experience if the outcome turns out posi...more

  • DB 096: Hollywood Mega-Producer Devon Franklin On How To Stay In Your Own Movie

    Jul 30 2018

    DeVon Franklin is a New York Times bestselling author, spiritual success coach, and the CEO of Franklin Entertainment, a production company in conjunction with 20th Century Fox. He is the producer of the box office hit Miracles from Heaven and the most recent release, THE STAR, for Sony Pictures Animation.  For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/96

  • DB 095: How To Go With The Flow! This Skill Will Change Your Life Forever

    Jul 23 2018

    We all have difficulty managing our expectations and learning to go with the flow when things don’t go as planned.  But this is especially challenging for kids. In this episode, Eva shares 3 real-life examples of situations her expectations were not met, and offers her advice on what to do in those frustrating situations.  For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/95

  • DB 094: Paleontologist Dr. Kenneth Lacovara On Hunting For Dinosaurs And Discovering Dreadnoughtus

    Jul 16 2018

    Dr. Kenneth Lacovara has unearthed some of the largest dinosaurs ever to walk our planet, including the super-massive Dreadnoughtus, which at 65 tons weighs more than seven T. rex.  We’re sure that Eva’s discussion with Dr. Lacovara about hunting for Dinosaurs will be fascinating to all our Big Dreamers -- young and old! For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/94

  • DB 093: What To Do When You Are Stuck In A Rut! Eva Shares Her 3-Step Process

    Jul 09 2018

    Eva shares what it means to be stuck in a rut --  we literally did get stuck in a rut when we were in Mexico and she shares that story.   Eva then shares her 3-step process on what to do when you are in that situation to start moving towards your Big Dreams again, and ends the episode with a fun rhyme.  For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/93

  • DB 092: Haters Gonna Hate. How I Deal With Insulting Podcast Reviews!

    Jul 02 2018

    In this solo episode, Eva shares how she deals with the occasional negative review of her podcast.   Haters can destroy your Big Dreams if you are not careful, so this one is such an important and honest episode.    For our show notes and fun rhyme, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/92

  • DB 091: Simon Sinek On The Importance Of Starting With Why!

    Jun 25 2018

    Simon Sinek is an unshakable optimist, and we were thrilled he agreed to come on the Dream Big Podcast -- as we have been great admirers of his work for years.   If you haven’t read “Start With Why” -- we consider it a must-read and offer our highest recommendation. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/91

  • DB 090: How Achieving Your Big Dreams Is Like Playing The Bean Boozled Game

    Jun 18 2018

    In this solo episode, Eva shares an analogy about how chasing your Big Dreams is a lot like playing the Bean Boozled game.  It’s a super fun episode and an analogy that will definitely resonate with anyone who has ever done the Bean Boozled challenge.    For our show notes and fun rhyme, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/90

  • DB 089: What To Do When A Friend Lies To You

    Jun 11 2018

    In this solo episode, Eva answers an audience question about what to do when you think that someone you care about is lying to you.   You can’t control the action of others but you can control how you react -- and that makes all the difference. For our show notes and fun rhyme, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/89

  • DB 088: Alex Banayan On Unlocking The “Third Door” To Achieve Your Big Dreams

    Jun 04 2018

    Alex Banayan hacked The Price Is Right the day before his freshman year final exams, won a sailboat, sold it, and used the prize money to fund his quest to learn from the world’s most successful people.  He shares what he has learned in his new book “The Third Door” which you can pick up at ThirdDoorBook.com. Alex has been named to Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list and Business Insider’s “Most Powerful People Under 30.”  For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/88

  • DB 087: How To Handle “I’m Not Good Enough” Thoughts

    May 28 2018

    In this solo episode, Eva answers an audience question about what to do when you have moments of self-doubt -- when you start hearing that voice in your head that says “You Are Not Good Enough.” For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/87

  • DB 086: Comic Book Writer Kelly Sue DeConnick On Creating Marvelous Stories

    May 21 2018

    Kelly Sue DeConnick has been credited with drawing female readers back to comic books. She is the writer of many popular comic-book series starring female characters, including most famously the Marvel imprint Captain Marvel.. She writes passionately, both on and off the page, about feminism, female representation, and the need for more female comic-book creators. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/86

  • DB 085: Cal Fussman, Master Interviewer, On Why The Question Is The Answer

    May 14 2018

    Cal Fussman  is a New York Times bestselling author, world-renowned interviewer, podcast host, keynote speaker and corporate consultant on interviewing and storytelling.  He inspires organizations to take a new look at their business through storytelling, connection and the fundamental idea that Changing your Questions can Change Your Life. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/85

  • DB 084: Oceanographer David Gallo On Our Mysterious & Astonishing Oceans

    May 07 2018

    David Gallo works to push the bounds of oceanic discovery. Active in undersea exploration (sometimes in partnership with legendary Titanic-hunter Robert Ballard), he was one of the first oceanographers to use a combination of manned submersibles and robots to map the ocean world with unprecedented clarity and detail.  For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/84

  • DB 083: Ryan Carson, CEO of Treehouse, On Achieving The Ideal Work/Life Balance

    Apr 30 2018

    Ryan Carson is the CEO & Founder of Treehouse, an online technology school that takes people from zero experience to job-ready in as little as six months.  With his tremendously effective work/life balance, Ryan steers the company ship and still makes family time a high priority. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/83

  • DB 082: Jolly Good Fellow Chade-Meng Tan On Finding Inner Peace To Achieve World Peace

    Apr 23 2018

    Chade-Meng Tan is a Google pioneer, award-winning engineer, international bestselling author, thought leader and philanthropist.  He retired from Google as its Jolly Good Fellow at the age of 45. He is currently the Chairman of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute and Co-chair of One Billion Acts of Peace, which has been nominated eight times for the Nobel Peace Prize.  For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/82

  • DB 081: Going Deep With Extreme Cave Diver Jill Heinerth

    Apr 16 2018

    Jill Heinerth is an extreme cave diver who gets to dive deep inside underwater caves, search for never before seen ecosystems inside giant Antarctic icebergs, and explore the magical underwater world.  Jill’s curiosity and passion about our watery planet is the driving force in her life. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/81

  • DB 080: Generation Ziglar Founders James McLamb and Matt Rush On Inspiring The Next Generation Of Leaders

    Apr 09 2018

    James McLamb and Matt Rush are the founders of Generation Ziglar. Their mission is to inspire the next generation to impact future generations. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/80

  • DB 079: Danielle Feinberg, Pixar’s Director of Photography-Lighting, On The Power Of Teamwork And Encouraging Girls To Pursue Math & Science

    Apr 02 2018

    Danielle Feinberg is Pixar’s director of photography-lighting for the Academy Award®- winning features WALL•E, Brave and Coco.  In addition to Danielle’s Pixar work, she works with teenage girls, encouraging them to pursue math and science. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/79

  • DB 078: Erik Weihenmayer, The 1st Blind Person To Summit Mt. Everest, On Living A “No Barriers Life”

    Mar 26 2018

    Erik Weihenmayer lost his vision by the age of 13, but he resisted the idea that blindness would sweep him to the sidelines of life.  He was the first blind person to summit Mt. Everest and has founded a movement inspiring people around the world to lead a “No Barriers Life.” For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/78

  • DB 077: Cinematographer Louie Schwartzberg On 3 Decades Of Capturing Nature’s Beauty.

    Mar 19 2018

    Louie Schwartzberg is an award-winning producer, director and cinematographer whose notable career spans more than three decades providing breathtaking imagery for feature films, television shows, documentaries and commercials.  For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/77

  • DB 076: Siri Lindley, World Champion Triathlon Coach, On Being Coachable & Saving Horses!

    Mar 12 2018

    Siri Lindley is a World Champion Triathlon Coach and Motivational Speaker who dominated the International Triathlon Union (ITU) World Rankings, winning 13 World Cup races between 2000-2002 and was the 2001 ITU World Champion. She won the World Cup Series both years by being the #1 ranked triathlete in the world!  Having achieved all of her goals in professional triathlon competition, Siri began coaching in 2003.  For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/76

  • DB 075: Dr. Jen Trachtenberg On Why Veggies Are Important & Other Health Tips From A Top Pediatrician

    Mar 05 2018

    Dr. Jen Trachtenberg is a nationally renowned parenting expert, board certified pediatrician and fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/75

  • DB 074: Dr. Kate Stafford On The Ocean’s Magical Underwater Soundscape.

    Feb 26 2018

    Dr. Kate Stafford has worked in marine habitats all over the world, from the tropics to the poles, and is fortunate enough to have seen (and recorded) blue whales in every ocean that they visit.  In this episode, Dr. Kate shares some of her unbelievable recordings underwater in the Arctic where you’ll hear sounds from bearded seals and different whale species.  For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/74

  • DB 073: Billy Shore On How The No Kid Hungry Campaign Is Ending Child Hunger In America

    Feb 19 2018

    This week, Eva and Olga are proud to welcome Billy Shore to the Dream Big podcast.  Billy is the executive chairman of Share Our Strength, the anti-hunger organization that created the No Kid Hungry campaign.  For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/73

  • DB 072: Ben Giroux, Comedic Actor/Director, On Laughing While Living Your Dreams

    Feb 12 2018

    Eva and Olga welcome Ben Giroux, comedic actor/director and the creator of the viral music video phenomenon Back To The 90s.   For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/72

  • DB 071: Wes Chapman on Knowing Your Self-Worth And Waking Up Your Inner Hero

    Feb 05 2018

    Wes is the founder of “A Human Project,”  an organization that empowers youth to learn how to create their own self-worth and rise above their circumstances. Listen to Wes’ inspiring journey and top tips on going after dreams even if you don’t have a supportive environment at home.  DreamBigPodcast.com/71

  • DB 070: Kristen Ulmer On Why You Should Embrace Fear Rather Than Avoid It!

    Jan 29 2018

    Kristen Ulmer is a thought leader and fear specialist who radically challenges existing norms around the subject of this deeply misunderstood emotion.  Learn how Kristen embraced fear during her reign as the best female big mountain extreme skier in the world at DreamBigPodcast.com/70

  • DB 069: Jim Kwik On Improving Your Memory (And Life!) With Acronyms

    Jan 22 2018

    Jim Kwik is the founder of Kwik Learning and a widely recognized world expert in speed-reading, memory improvement, brain performance, and accelerated learning. Listen to Jim share his top tips for memory improvement with Eva and Olga: DreamBigPodcast.com/69

  • DB 068: Mentalist Oz Pearlman Will Blow Your Mind!

    Jan 15 2018

    Mentalist Oz Pearlman was our favorite contestant on America’s Got Talent. And he did not disappoint on the Dream Big Podcast either! Listen to Oz read Olga and Eva’s minds at DreamBigPodcast.com/68

  • DB 067: General Stanley McChrystal On How To Be A Leader

    Jan 08 2018

    It is not everyday that a 3rd grader gets the opportunity to interview a Four-Star General, and we were so honored that General Stanley McChrystal agreed to be a guest on Eva’s show. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/67

  • DB 066: How To Make 2018 Your Best Year Ever

    Jan 01 2018

    Eva shares her 3-step process for making and keeping resolutions in 2018.  Let’s make this coming year our best year ever!  For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/66

  • DB 065: 5 Reasons Why I Love The Holiday Season!

    Dec 25 2017

    In this solo episode, Eva reveals the top five reasons why she loves the Holiday Season. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/65

  • DB 064: Neuroscientist Dr. Lisa Feldman Barrett on How Emotions Are Made

    Dec 18 2017

    Eva and Olga welcome Lisa Feldman Barrett, a University Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Northeastern University and author of the best-selling book “How Emotions are Made: The Secret Life of the Brain.” For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/64

  • DB 063: Mother of 50 Maggie Doyne On Changing The World In A Blink Of The Eye

    Dec 11 2017

    Eva and Olga welcome Maggie Doyne, mom to over 50 children and now a founder of a top-rated school in Nepal that serves over 350 students from impoverished backgrounds. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/63

  • DB 062: Practice Makes Progress, Not Perfection

    Dec 07 2017

    In this solo episode, Eva shares a very important lesson about why the common saying “Practice Makes Perfect” is flat-out wrong. Instead we prefer to say “Practice Makes Progress.” For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/62

  • DB 061: Ultra-Marathoner Charlie Engle On Running The Sahara & Beyond

    Dec 04 2017

    Eva and Olga welcome Charlie Engle, one of the most accomplished ultra-marathon runners & adventure sport specialists in the world. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/61

  • DB 060: Endurance Athlete Sophie Radcliffe On Her “One Life, Live It” Philosophy

    Nov 27 2017

    Eva and Olga welcome Sophie Radcliffe, endurance athlete, adventurer and blogger. She has run, swam, cycled and climbed her way around the world. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/60

  • DB 059: Inventor Ray Kurzweil Gazes Into The Future

    Nov 20 2017

    Eva and Olga welcome Ray Kurzweil, an inventor, entrepreneur and visionary who has been described as “Edison's rightful heir" by Inc. Magazine. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/59

  • DB 058: Sports Nutritionist Melissa Hartwig On How To Create Lifelong, Healthy Habits

    Nov 13 2017

    Eva and Olga welcome Melissa Hartwig, a certified Sports Nutritionist who specializes in helping people change their relationship with food and create lifelong, healthy habits. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/58

  • DB 057: Venture Capitalist Jesse Draper On Laughing Her Way To Success

    Nov 06 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Jesse Draper, a Venture Capitalist who does early stage seed investing in female founded startups. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/57

  • DB 056: Toltec Master Don Miguel Ruiz, Jr. On Letting Go and The Mastery Of Self

    Oct 30 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Don Miguel Ruiz, Jr, a Toltec master of transformation and we are going deep into why it is so important to love yourself unconditionally. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/56

  • DB 055: NFL Agent Ryan Williams On Achieving Your Big Dreams While Staying Grounded

    Oct 23 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Ryan Williams, a premier NFL agent who also happens to be a dear friend of our family.   For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/55

  • DB 054: Adaptive Training Foundation Founder David Vobora On New Beginnings & Finding Purpose

    Oct 16 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome David Vobora, former NFL linebacker and founder of the Adaptive Training Foundation. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/54

  • DB 053: 13-year-old Lokaa Krishna, Happy Hearts Happy World Founder, On Inspiring Change and Spreading Love

    Oct 09 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Lokaa Krishna, our youngest guest ever at only 13-years-old. Don’t let her age fool you! Lokaa has founder her own non-profit helping orphans in India. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/53

  • DB 052: Haben Girma, The First Deafblind Graduate From Harvard Law School, On Why We Should Embrace Our Differences

    Oct 02 2017

    Olga and Eva were delighted to have Haben Girma in the show.   Due to her work advocating for equal opportunities for people with disabilities, President Obama named Haben a White House Champion of Change, and Forbes recognized her in Forbes 30 Under 30.  For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/52

  • DB 051: The Power Of PLAY - How KaBOOM! Is Changing Communities One Playspace At A Time

    Sep 25 2017

    Amy Levner, Vice President of Communications and Marketing at KaBOOM!, joins Eva and Olga to discuss the importance of play and the vital work KaBOOM! is doing to ensure that every child’s life is filled with balanced and active play. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/51

  • DB 050: Neuroscientist David Eagleman Gets Inside Our Heads

    Sep 18 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome neuroscientist David Eagleman to talk about the power of the brain. David is a TED Speaker, Guggenheim Fellow, New York Times best selling author, and has many more accolades that we can’t fit into this short description. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/50

  • DB 049: Behavior Scientist Peter McGraw On What Makes Things Funny!

    Sep 11 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Peter McGraw, a professor at the University of Colorado Boulder, founder of the Humor Research Lab (HuRL), and co-author of The Humor Code: A Global Search for What Makes Things Funny.  For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/49

  • DB 048: Why Eva believes school TOTALLY ROCKS! Back-To-School Episode :)

    Sep 04 2017

    Eva is back for her first solo episode since Episode 16 on setting SMART goals back in January. This episode is particularly timely for our young Big Dreamers who are starting back at school this month.

  • DB 047: Mel Robbins On The 5-Second Rule That Will Make Your Big Dreams A Reality

    Aug 28 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Mel Robbins, award-winning CNN commentator, best-selling author of 5 Second Rule, and all-around motivational powerhouse. For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/47

  • DB 046: Jessica Cox, The World’s 1st Certified Pilot With No Arms, On “Thinking Outside The Shoe”

    Aug 21 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Jessica Cox, the world’s first certified pilot with no arms who teaches our Big Dreamers on what it means to “think outside the shoe.” For our show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/46

  • DB 045: Adam Braun, Founder of MissionU & Pencils of Promise, On How Ordinary People Create Extraordinary Chang

    Aug 14 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Adam Braun, founder of MissionU & Pencils of Promise, who shares how ordinary people can create extraordinary change. For show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/45

  • DB 044: Jordan Harbinger On The Art Of Charm & How To Make A Great First Impression

    Aug 07 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Jordan Harbinger, entrepreneur, podcast host at “Art of Charm” and world-renowned social dynamics expert. For our customizable “First Impression” challenge and show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/44

  • DB 043: Vanessa Van Edwards On How To Make New Friends & Feel Confident

    Jul 31 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome best-selling author Vanessa Van Edwards, who shares some great tips on how to make new friends and be more confident when interacting with people.  For our customizable  “Me Too!” challenge and show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/43

  • DB 042: Professor Brian Greene On Multiverses, Einstein and Home Science Experiments

    Jul 24 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Professor Brian Greene, theoretical physicist at Columbia University and founder of World Science Festival. For our customizable "Science Is Important” download and show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/42

  • DB 041: Melissa Ambrosini On Choosing Love Over Fear & Mastering Your Mean Girl

    Jul 17 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Melissa Ambrosini, best-selling author of Master Your Mean Girl. For our customizable “Choose Love Over Fear” download and show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/41

  • DB 040: Best-Selling Author A.J. Jacobs On Why He Became A Human Guinea Pig (And Why You Should Too!)

    Jul 10 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome A.J. Jacobs, human guinea pig and an all-around nice (and funny) guy. For our customizable “Human Guinea Pig” challenge and show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/40

  • DB 039: Strength Sensei Charles Poliquin On Training World-Class Athletes And His Fitness Tips For You!

    Jul 03 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Charles Poliquin, also known as the Strength Sensei, who has trained over 800 Olympic Athletes. For our customizable nutrition download and show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/39

  • DB 038 : Preetha Ji, Meditation Master, On Living In A Beautiful State

    Jun 26 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Preetha Ji, founder of One World Academy and one of the most respected meditation practitioners in the entire world. For our customizable “Meditation” challenge and show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/38

  • DB 037: Poetic Voice Sekou Andrews On Creating His Own Art and Finding Your Stage Might

    Jun 19 2017

    In this week’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Poetic Voice artist Sekou Andrews, one of the world’s most mesmerizing and powerful speakers. In “Poetic Voice”, Sekou has created a new, refreshing, and cutting-edge speaking category that fuses inspirational speaking with spoken word poetry in a way that is simply unforgettable. He has performed his poetic speeches at leadership conferences, company retreats, and for prominent individuals including Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Quincy J...more

  • DB 036 : Philosopher Alexi Panos On Being An Artist of Life & Changing The World in EPIC Ways

    Jun 12 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Alexi Panos, author, entrepreneur, artist and philanthropist. For our customizable “Artist Of Life” download and show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/36

  • DB 035: Minimalist Joshua Fields Milburn On Living A Meaningful Life With Less

    Jun 05 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Joshua Fields Milburn of TheMinimalists.com on living a meaningful life without unnecessary material items. For our customizable “Minimalist Challenge” and show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/35

  • DB 034: The 7 Most Important Life Lessons I Learned When I Was 7

    May 29 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva is on her own and shares the 7 most important she learned as a 7-year-old (she just turned 8!). For our customizable “Gratitude Is The Best Attitude” download and show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/34

  • DB 033: Giovanni Pantoja On Alleviate Skid Row & The Value of Mentorship

    May 22 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Giovanni Pantoja, co-founder of Alleviate Skid Row, an organization that works to alleviate the conditions of the homeless community in Los Angeles. For our customizable “Help The Homeless” download and show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/33

  • DB 032: Motivational Speaker Sean Stephenson On Overcoming Obstacles & Building Confidence

    May 15 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Sean Stephenson, a therapist, self-help author and motivational speaker who has inspired millions worldwide with his story. For our customizable “Building Confidence” download and show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/32

  • DB 031: Puppy Place Author Ellen Miles On Her Writing Process and Inspiring Kids To Start Reading One Book At A Time

    May 08 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Ellen Miles, the author of the Puppy Place and Kitty Corner series - two of Eva’s favorites of all time. For our customizable “You’re so DOGgone” download and show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/31

  • DB 030 : Astronaut Chris Hadfield On Achieving The Impossible & Making Burritos In Space

    May 01 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield. For our customizable “Power of Imagination” challenge and show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/30

  • DB 029: Fun Family Brands CEO Tracy Fredkin On Creating Community & The Power Of To-Do Lists!

    Apr 24 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Tracy Fredkin, CEO of Fun Family Brands. Tracy shares her best productivity tips, which inspired us to create customizable To Do List. Learn more at our show notes at DreamBigPodcast.com/29

  • DB 028: Space System Researcher Angelo Vermeulen On Leadership And Our Future In Space

    Apr 17 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Angelo Vermeulen, the crew commander for NASA’s mars mission simulation study. For our customizable “Fun Facts About Mars” download and show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/28

  • DB 027: Spartan Race Founder Joe De Sena On The Growth That Comes From Getting Out Of Your Comfort Zone

    Apr 10 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Joe De Sena, founder of Spartan Race, the world’s leading obstacle racing company with over 170 events in 25+ countries and 1 million-plus global participants. For our customizable “Burpee” challenge and show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/27

  • DB 026 : Humanitarian Mindie Kniss On Making Your “Impossible” Dreams “Possible”

    Apr 03 2017

    Eva and Olga welcome humanitarian Mindie Kniss, who shares lessons learned from her journey in corporate America to becoming a professional speaker and coach. For our customizable “Heart Meditation” challenge and show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/26

  • DB 025 : Billionaire Entrepreneur Naveen Jain On Leaving A Legacy And Our Multi-Planetary Future

    Mar 27 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome billionaire entrepreneur and philanthropist Naveen Jain. He is the founder of several successful companies including Moon Express, BlueDot, Viome, Intelius, Talent Wise and InfoSpace.

  • DB 024: One-Handed Pianist Nicholas McCarthy On Fulfilling A Big Dream That Many Thought Was Physically Impossible

    Mar 20 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Nicholas McCarthy, the only one-handed pianist to graduate from the Royal College of Music in its 130-year history. For our customizable “Don’t Worry, Be Happy” download and show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/24

  • DB 023: Neuroscientist Greg Gage On Our Electric Brains & The “Follow Your Passion” Challenge

    Mar 13 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome neuroscientist and electrical engineer Greg Gage. For our customizable “Follow Your Passion” challenge and show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/23

  • DB 022: Change Agent Jon Bergmann on Flipped Learning & The Teach Yourself Anything Challenge

    Mar 06 2017

    Eva and Olga welcome Jon Bergmann, one of the pioneers of the Flipped Class Movement. For our customizable “Teach Yourself Anything” challenge and show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/22

  • DB 021: Guinness Record Holder Sally Kettle On Beating The Odds & The Ignore The Naysayers Challenge

    Feb 27 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Sally Kettle, the first woman to row the Atlantic Ocean twice from East to West, and once with her mother. For our customizable 7-Day “Trash Cleanup” challenge and show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/21

  • DB 020: Marine Biologist Simon Berrow On Saving The Environment & The 7-Day Trash Clean-Up Challenge

    Feb 20 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Dr. Simon Berrow, a world renowned marine biologist and lover of Ireland’s natural heritage. For our customizable 7-Day “Trash Cleanup” challenge and show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/20

  • DB 019: John Lee Dumas On Asking Good Questions & The "Be An Interviewer" Challenge

    Feb 13 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome John Lee Dumas, the founder and host of Entrepreneur On Fire (EOFire). For our customizable “Be An Interviewer” challenge and show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/19

  • DB 018 : Orly Wahba On The Kindness Boomerang & The 7-Day Kindness Challenge

    Feb 06 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Orly Wahba, Life Vest Inside Founder and author of the Kindness Boomerang. For our customizable 7-Day Kindness challenge and show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/18

  • DB 017: Emmy Award Winning Musician Jim Oliver On Healing Music & The Meditation Challenge

    Jan 30 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Emmy award-winning musician Jim Oliver. For our customizable “Meditation” challenge and show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/17

  • DB 016: How To Set SMART Goals & The Take SMART Action Challenge

    Jan 23 2017

    In this episode, Eva shares with the Big Dreamers how to set goals that you’re more likely to achieve with the SMART goal framework.  She explains how she is using this framework to launch and build the Dream Big Podcast.

  • DB-015: National Geographic Photographer Anand Varma

    Jan 16 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome award-winning photographer Anand Varma. For our customizable “Be A Photographer” challenge and show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/15

  • DB 014: 5 Reasons To Go To Bed Early & The 7-Day More Sleep Challenge

    Jan 09 2017

    In this episode, Eva shares her struggles with getting to bed early and why it is important. To create your own customizable 7-Day More Sleep Challenge, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/14

  • DB 013: Celebrity Dog Trainer Zak George On Positive Training & The Dog Lover Challenge

    Jan 02 2017

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome celebrity dog trainer and Youtube star Zac George. For our customizable Dog Lover Challenge and show notes, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/13

  • DB 012: Ten Questions To Reflect On 2016 And Look Forward To 2017

    Dec 26 2016

    In this episode, Eva offers her answers to 10 questions that reflect on 2016 and look ahead to 2017. To create your own customizable Top 10 New Years Questions sheet, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/12

  • DB 011: Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya On Living Her Dream & 7-Day Gratitude Challenge

    Dec 19 2016

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya - who is living her dream of building school for girls in her hometown village in Kenya. For our customizable download challenging you to 7 days of gratitude, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/11

  • DB 010: 21 Acts of Kindness & The 7-Day Random Act Of Kindness Challenge

    Dec 13 2016

    In this episode, Eva offers 21 unique ideas to perform random acts of kindness. For our customizable 7 Day Random Act of Kindness Challenge, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/10

  • DB 009: Pina De Rosa On How You Can Change The World & The 7-Day “Say Yes” Challenge

    Dec 05 2016

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Pina De Rosa, a TEDx Speaker, award-winning producer, author, and high-performance results coach. She is also the president of www.GratitudeInternational.com. Pina speaks five languages and holds four passports!

  • DB 008: 5 Reasons To Be Grateful & The 7-Day No Complaining Challenge

    Nov 28 2016

    In this episode, Eva shares the importance of gratitude and shares the top 5 reasons she feels blessed. For our customizable 7 Day No Complaining Challenge, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/8

  • DB 007: Hollywood Writers Jonny Umansky And Zach Hyatt On Being Writing Partners And Achieving Success In Hollywood

    Nov 21 2016

    In today’s episode, Eva and Olga welcome Jonny Umansky and Zach Hyatt, best friends from childhood and now successful writing partners in Hollywood. For our customizable download challenging you to create a story with a friend, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/7

  • DB 006: 5 Reasons You Should Read Every Day (Kids Will LOVE #4) & The 7 Day Reading Challenge

    Nov 11 2016

    In this episode, Eva shares how she developed her love of reading, how it has benefited her in all aspects of life, and challenges the Big Dreamers out there to a 7-Day Reading Challenge. Go to DreamBigPodcast.com/6 to claim you free 7-Day Reading challenge download.

  • DB 005: Inspiring Lessons On Life & History With Dan Carlin & The “History Of Your Favorite Thing” Challenge

    Nov 08 2016

    In this episode, Eva and Olga welcome Dan Carlin, who the Huffington Post has called America’s Best History Teacher. He is the host of HardCore History. For our customizable download challenging you to learn the history of your favorite thing, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/5

  • DB 004: 5 Ways To Stay Positive & The 7-Day Positive Mindset Challenge

    Oct 31 2016

    In this episode, Eva shares the power of having a positive mindset and offers her top 5 ways for staying positive. For our customizable download challenging you to keep a positive mindset of 7 days, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/4

  • DB 003: How BLACK Overcame Bullying With A Yo-Yo And Became A World Champion

    Oct 25 2016

    In this episode, Eva and Olga welcome world yo-yo champion BLACK. He shares with the Dream Big community his journey from being bullied at school to becoming the world’s best yo-yo performer.

  • DB 002: Dana Wilde On How To “Train Your Brain” To Achieve Your Dreams

    Oct 25 2016

    In this episode, Eva shares the SMART goal-setting framework and how she has used it to launch and grow the Dream Big Podcast. To create your own customizable SMART goal activity sheet, visit DreamBigPodcast.com/16

  • DB 001: Introduction | What To Expect | Meet your hosts Eva and Olga Karpman

    Oct 19 2016

    In this episode, Eva and Olga explain why they created the Dream Big Podcast, what to expect, and share some fun facts about themselves. Plus, they challenge the Dream Big community to a Dream Big Challenge. Get your custom download at DreamBigPodcast.com/1