137. Arian Moayed. Stewy from “Succession.” Why is “Succession” So Important? Kendall Roy is like the Taliban. Saying “No” to Playing a Terrorist. From Escaping Iran to Acting in Spiderman. Lessons Learned from Robin Williams. Remembering Colin Powell.

HBO’s Succession is a global phenomenon. And a reflection and exploration of our tumultuous times. And Arian Moayed (@ArianMoayed) is in the center of all of it. He is an actor, activist and American success story. A powerful creative force, a voice for the voiceless, and a key piece of the best show on television. 

Arian Moayed is the Iranian-born, award-winning actor and co-founder and Board Chair of Waterwell (@Waterwell), a civic-minded and socially conscious non-profit theater and education company. And he is one hell of an actor. He’s starred in The Humans, Guards at the Taj, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo (alongside Robin Williams), an upcoming Shonda Rhimes series, Inventing Anna, in the newest Spiderman movie—Spider-Man: No Way Home– scheduled to be released in December, 2021 and the Emmy-winning super hit, Succession.

At its core, Succession is about a fight for the soul of a company. A civil war pitting family member against family. And about a fight for the future. It’s about whether or not the next generation will be better than the last. That’s the core story of Succession. And right now, it’s also the core story of America. 

Our host, national security and political analyst and Army veteran Paul Rieckhoff (@PaulRieckhoff) leads you behind the scenes for another candid conversation with an important, iconic and inspiring American. It’s a bold and blunt perspective you won’t find anywhere else on the media landscape.

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