The Lesson: The stereotype of the Hollywood producer is one of self-involvement, packed schedules, and rudeness. By definition however, producers know how to make things happen, and in the case of Peter Samuelson, that’s involved 25 films, but also 5 separate charities that work in children’s hospitals and foster care organizations providing psycho-neuro-immunology, dream-making, and improving education outcomes.

Notable Excerpt: “He (Steven Spielberg) said, ‘well if we’re going to raise money, maybe I should give some money,’ and I said, ‘I think that’d be very good, you’re the chairman so I think that’d be excellent thank you for suggesting that.’ He said, ‘what do you think I should give?’ I said ‘I have no idea. Furthermore if I had an idea ,there’s no way that I’m telling Steven Spielberg what he should give to charity.’ He said ‘You can’t leave until you give me a number,’ so it was like a face off.”

The Guest: Holding an MA from Cambridge, Peter Samuelson is a public speaker, lecturer film producer of 25 movies including The Libertine, and Arlington Road, and make-things-happen-man behind five major charities, Starlight, Starbright World, First Star, AspireLabs, and Edar.

The Podcast: Livin’ Good Currency explores the relationship of time to our lives. It gives a simple, straight-forward formula that anyone can use to be present in the moment—and features a co-host who knows better than anyone the value of time (see below). How do you want to spend your life? This hour can inspire you, along with upcoming guests, to be sure you are ‘Livin’ Good Currency’ and never get caught running out of time.

The Hosts: Good News Network fans will know Tony (Anthony) Samadani as the co-owner of GNN and its Chief of Strategic Partnerships. Co-host Tobias Tubbs was handed a double life sentence without the possibility of parole for a crime he didn’t commit. Behind bars, he used his own version of the Livin’ Good Currency formula to inspire young men in prison to turn their hours into honors. An expert in conflict resolution, spirituality, and philosophy, Tobias is a master gardener who employs ex-felons to grow their Good Currency by planting crops and feeding neighborhoods.

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