More In Common Podcast

Pete Mulroy /// I can do anything…I learned to walk and talk /// E048

July 17, 2019

Pete Mulroy grew up outside of Detroit, MI.  After graduating with a degree in astrophysics and a stint with NASA, he returned to graduate school to study planetary atmospheres, to launch a sounding rocket and to work at JPL.  He has a deep passion for history and understanding what the past means for today.  He now lives in Italy as he has always been a dual citizen, gracing people with his knowledge of Roman history as a City Tour Guide. 

Talking to Pete is always an opportunity to learn and have a great discussion.


Pet Mulroy "I'm a product of where I group up.  At NASA the people of color I knew were PhDs in Astrophysics."


Topics we cover///

  • 20 years in Italy and an interest in U.S. Politics
  • What it's like in Italy discussing politics and difficult conversations
  • His growing up…
    • …path to working at the Jet propulsion lab
    • … then off to Italy
  • The Movie he created
  • His philosophy on being able to learn to walk and talk as a motivator to accomplishment
  • We talk about The American dream,
    • the peak of it
    • the nature of where it is now
    • how he thinks the breaking of the Air Traffic control union impacted job availability
  • The Relationship of business to its employees
  • And More!!








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