This is our 800th Show which absolutely blows my mind and I am deeply humbled to be a part of what has truly become a global community. The show could not exist without all of the fabulous and fascinating guests as well as you, the brilliant listening audience. Thank you all for being a part of this glorious experiment over the last five-plus years. A special shout out to my in-house tech genius Matthew Wayne Selznick of MWS Media Creative Services, who has empowered me from day one to do this show and so much more. Much love to you all.
Paul Samuel Dolman founded the South Beach Entertainment Company in Nashville in 1996 connecting major artists, writers, labels, and producers with quality material and helping to develop talent with great success. The company branched out into publishing while expanding into the television and film markets of Los Angeles and New York. As the company reached its peak in 2004, Paul decided to sell it and step away to pursue other avenues of interest.
For the next three years he toured the world and gave countless talks on finding one’s purpose, creating a new business, and re-imaging the definition of success.
While spending a summer in Martha’s Vineyard, he was picked up hitchhiking by the famous comedian, television star and creator of Seinfeld, Larry David. The two hit it off and had a series of magical encounters which Paul then turned into the bestselling book, Hitchhiking With Larry David. The book is currently under an option for a feature film. Paul followed that with four other books including Martha’s Vineyard Miracles and Beverly Hills Hobo.
After an extensive, multi-year book tour, Paul settled in Beverly Hills and began working in the film industry with stars such as Meg Ryan, Tom Hanks, Mickey Rourke, and Matthew Modine as well as talent agencies and directors putting together projects and packages.
Feeling led to do something more substantial and with a deeper purpose, he created The What Matters Most Podcast. To date he has done over 800 episodes featuring a variety of world leaders across a vast spectrum of interests. These include people like Mexican President Vincente Fox, Dutch humanitarian Fred Matser, Author Eddie Glaude, NBC commentator Heather McGhee, Congressman Tim Ryan, Chief Arvol Looking Horse of the Dakota Sioux, South Africa’s Ndaba Mandela, Presidential candidates Andrew Yang & Marianne Williamson, Climate scientists Dr. Michael Mann & Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, NASA’s Peter Kalmus, Grammy-winner Patti Austin, Pulitzer Prize winning author-historian David McCullough, Her Holiness Sai Maa, Holy Father Richard Rohr, Nobel Peace Prize nominee Ervin Laszlo, legendary peace activist Arum Gandhi, as well as countless others.
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Paul Samuel Dolman, author, podcaster, and speaker, presents What Matters Most (the book!) a series of interview transcriptions from more than twenty inspirational Nashville and Tennessee residents, including special guest the journalist and author Bill Moyers.
Nashville Mayor Megan Barry, former Governor Don Sundquist, Academy Award-winning actress Patricia Neal, Grammy Award-winning entertainer Wynonna Judd, and many more share intimate and inspirational aspects of themselves.
This twentieth anniversary edition also features bonus material from thirty more notables from Tennessee, including local business owners, spiritual leaders, coaches, radio personalities, authors, and educators.
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