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This feature—a question-and-answer session with a person from sports/entertainment/politics/whatever—will appear every week on If you have any suggestions/ideas for people to speak with, hit me up at I’m listening. Oh, and for the full categorization of every Quaz, click here.


Jeffrey Mora

This standout chef has cooked for Shaq, Kobe Bryant and Metta World Peace while also twice representing the United States in the Culinary Olympics. So why is he all about serving food from a truck? Easy—everyone deserves a good meal.


Ryan O’Neil

This Kenyon College junior is the backup point guard for a Division III basketball team in the midst of a 1-21 season. So what is it to lose, and lose, and lose, and lose, and lose, and lose? To be blunt: Not fun.


Mike Brennan

This visual artist left the clergy, battled through depression—and found himself by returning to his love of creating beauty (and painting pets).


Melissa Isaacson

The longtime sports journalist and Northwestern lecturer on her parents’ fight with Alzheimer’s, her daily engagements with millennials, delivering B.J. Armstrong’s invisi-baby and the lasting sage advice of Bill Cartwright.


Michael Moodian

We like to think we’re intelligent. Then we meet someone whose brain works at 100,000 times the speed. Meet the chinchilla-owning social science professor who loves the Rams, authors books, serves on California’s Commission on Judicial Performance Commission, rolls with a former presidential candidate and can’t stand KISS.


Mike Stahr

If you were a track kid growing up in Putnam County, N.Y. in the 1980s, this all-time legendary American runner was your hero. Or, put differently, a sub-4 minute mile doesn’t lie.

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