Hollywood director Tom Shadyac traded a mansion and private jets for a mobile home and a bicycle. He had found the traditional trappings of success were not the key to happiness. After a successful Hollywood comedy career and a near-death bicycle accident, Tom eagerly shares his discoveries about life and happiness.

In part two of a two-episode conversation, Shadyac discusses technology, morality, competition, success and politics.

His documentary, I Am, explored what’s wrong with the world and what we can do about it. His book, Life’s Operating Manual, shares his observations about the true meaning of life.

Tom Shadyac Films:

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
The Nutty Professor
Liar, Liar
Patch Adams
Bruce Almighty
Evan Almighty
I Am 

Photo Credit: Ron Hall, Pepperdine University

This is the 2nd episode in Season Two of our series of podcasts and radio programs. We post a new podcast episode every Tuesday. Be sure to subscribe! You can find us at iTunesSoundCloud and Stitcher, or sign up to get an email every Tuesday with the newest episode. If you like what you hear, please support this project with a tax-deductible donation. Please ask your local public or community radio station to carry Conversation Earth. Your comments are invited below.  Does Tom Shadyac make some valid points? How might you change your life in response? 

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