Podcast #164

Bassem Youssef – How to Risk Everything

With over 30 million viewers each week, heart surgeon turned political satirist, Bassem Youssef quickly became dubbed “the Egyptian Jon Stewart.” His show– and his very existence as television host– challenged the powers that be, made people laugh, empowered viewers to take take action, and put himself and his team in constant danger. Like many entrepreneurs, the odds are typically never in your favor, yet through his challenges, Bassem became an important voice and brand within the entertainment ecosystem. In 2016, he and his family escaped Egypt and landed in America. Fresh off TICKLING GIANTS, a documentary about his journey, Bassem joins innovation crush to discuss his past, present, and bright, shiny future. Recorded and edited at www.sae.edu