Kelly and Kate Bowler dive into that phrase so often offered up to explain bad stuff: "everything happens for a reason." Kate is a divinity professor at Duke University and the bestselling author of three books. She has a beloved podcast calle
Dani Shapiro is the author of 9 books and the host of Family Secrets. She is curious about the things we hide from each other and the consequences of keeping secrets. Dani and Kelly consider the courage to know more about our DNA, our governmen
Nadia Bolz Weber is known for calling a spade a spade in three bestselling memoirs and on her podcast, The Confessional. She is stand up comic turned Lutheran minister who refuses to oversimplify, engage in cheap positivity or humlebrag. Nadia
TAKE 2 TUESDAY: Re-play of Episode #1 // Kelly and Kate Bowler dive into that phrase so often offered up to explain bad stuff: "everything happens for a reason." Kate is a divinity professor at Duke University and the bestselling author of thre
Imbolo Mbue's journey took her from Cameroon to New Jersey, and ultimately to Oprah's house. The bestselling author of Behold the Dreamers and How Beautiful We Were describes the very best of America with charm and realism -- from being warmly
Kelly shares a graduation speech, a conversation about takeaways from high school with her daughter and a special reading with Oscar winning actress Helen Hunt. If you love the episode, please share and review. We read and appreciate every comm
How do understanding and approval factor into kindness? Are we only nice to the people we "get"? How can we change the way we think about who is deserving of love, respect and kindness? (hint: it's everyone). Carvell Wallace has thoughts on all
Austin Channing Brown is an author, activist and thought leader. She's tired of explaining what it's like to be black, but her insight and passion is irresistible. Here's a conversation that will linger in your mind as much for the points of co
67 million of us are estranged from a family member. 85% of us are in regular conflict at work. The country is split on every issue from masks to education, health care to policing. Kelly asks journalist and bestselling author of High Conflict,
Karen Moon is a therapist who cut her teeth counseling bankers after tragedies like the Oklahoma City bombing and 9/11. For 15 years she's been helping high school and college kids with anxiety, depression and change.
Kelly and Jen Hatmaker test drive the questions from Kelly's new children's book Hello World! to see what new things they can learn about each other. From celebrating favorite holidays to bouncing back from unexpected change and loss, these two
In honor of teachers everywhere, Kelly shares a conversation with her friend, Oakland Unified Teacher of the year, Tontra Love. While Ms. Love normally teaches kindergartners, it turns out she has lots to teach all of us -- especially about how
Kelly tracks down Yale Philosophy professor and the Dean of Arts & Sciences, Tamar Gendler, to discuss the great ancient philosophers’ take on our human nature and how it relates to modern happiness. Dean Gendler's studied academic and historic
This week, Kelly continues her series with authors on human nature with Brit Bennett, the brilliant mind behind the bestselling book, The Vanishing Half, which just sold to HBO for the small screen. They cover the unfortunate way we're all cate
Kelly talks with New Yorker staff writer Jia Tolentino about identity, culture and the irresistable manipulation of the internet. Jia is a 32-year old intellectual phenom who just came out with her first book of essays called Trick Mirror. She'
Alongside renowned Canadian poet, novelist and activist Margaret Atwood, Kelly continues a series on Human Nature. They discuss why life together is sometimes very hard and other times truly delightful, through the lense of the very best and wo
Kelly kicks off a series on Human Nature with celebrated author George Saunders. They go deep on virtue, vice, our tricky egos, and finding empathy for ourselves and others. Please subscribe, rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts!
Kelly concludes her series with Anna Quindlen and Anna Sale by diving into the joy of the "work" we're paid for (and how it can give us permission to be bolder than we've been conditioned to be) and the challenge of the "work" of family life, w
Grudges, overbearing "wisdom" and selfish behavior are all hallmarks of even the most functional families. Kelly asks Pulitzer Prize winner Anna Quindlen and award-winning podcaster Anna Sale about mistakes they've made in family life, and how
Eventually grief, which is searing, becomes loss, which is more like an ache that comes and goes. Kelly asks Pulitzer Prize winner Anna Quindlen and award winning podcaster Anna Sale about what and how they have grieved. Together, they share pa
Kelly continues her deep dive on family life with the help of Anna Quindlen, the Pulitzer Prize winning writer, and Anna Sale, the host of Death, Sex & Money and author of Let's Talk About Hard Things. Together, they read from their own works a
This month, Kelly finds herself between two Annas -- Anna Quindlen, the Pulitzer Prize winning writer, and Anna Sale, the host of WNYC's popular Death, Sex & Money podcast. Together, they read excerpts from their books and riff on how terribly
Kelly couldn't help but notice that many of our conversations about how change happens offered up some of the exact same beats, despite the wide variety of changes we discussed. Jump into this conversation and take notes you'll want to post on
With nearly unlimited financial and intellectual resources at her disposal, Melinda Gates is committed to addressing the problems holding women back all over the world - from their limited educational opportunities to maternal health challenges
Kelly talks with a range of guests in this episode about the changing face of higher education, the value of a cross-disciplinary liberal arts approach and the danger of a one-size-fits-all college experience. Kelly's guests include: her daught
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