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Hosted by Laura Cathcart Robbins, a writer and a recovery thriver and survivor, Laura found herself in an all too familiar position. In September 2018, she was the only black woman in the room at Brave Magic, a famed writer’s retreat. After it was over, she wrote about her “only one” experience in The Huffington Post and comments started flooding into her DM. These comments were from people from all races, ethnicities, creeds, and nationalities who had felt “othered”.

Laura beautifully interviews a person about their Only One story each episode and addresses as many of those DM’s as possible in the process. In this podcast, you’ll hear raw, vulnerable accounts from people who are, like most of us, just eager to connect. Our hope is that The Only One In The Room will inspire a change of perspective in how we all see and hear each other’s stories. We want you think twice before judging the person standing next to you at a party, in the pick-up line at school or in a crowded subway car. This is a podcast for anyone who has ever felt alone in a room full of people – which is to say, that this podcast is for everyone.

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Lisa Joyner Is The Only Adoptive Mom Bonded To The Birth Mother Episode 16
What if when planning your family you chose to adopt and then despite the warning of possible heartbreak from your friends you took the option of going through the entire pregnancy and birth with the biological mother. Producer and television host, Lisa Joyner, along with her husband, actor, writer and producer John Cryer, made the decision to go through the pregnancy with the biological mother of their daughter, Daisy. And the day Daisy was born Lisa made a promise to herself and to Daisy's birth mother that she would always honor the incredible bond they had created during those nine months. But what if one day your child told you that she wanted to meet her biological mother? Would you keep your word and arrange for them to meet? Or would you let fear take over and renege on your promise in an effort to protect your family? More from Lisa Joyner: Check out her show on TLC Long Lost Family Tune in to Taken At Birth coming out this Fall on TLC Learn more about her production company Discount Sushi Finding Lisa Joyner: Twitter & Instagram: @mslisajoyner If you'd like to ask a question and be featured during the Dear Laura segment you can DM us on instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website www.theonlyonepod.com. Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins such as live events, appearances, featured articles and more. Don't miss our bonus after show Scott Talks, where co-host and producer Scott Slaughter (aka Hon) briefly chops it up with our guest immediately after the interview. *If you know someone who might be feeling like they're the "Only One" be sure to share this or one of our other unique episodes with them. Also be sure to subscribe, comment and review us on iTunes!  
Scott Talks To Lisa Joyner BONUS EPISODE
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Lisa Joyner right after the show.  If you'd like to ask a question and be featured on the Dear Laura segment you can DM us on Instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email  us via the website at www.theonlyonepod.com Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like live events, appearances, featured articles and more. We love hearing from you in the comments on iTunes and while you're there don't forget to rate us, subscribe and share the show!
John Ridley Is The Only Oscar Winner Who Didn't Care About Box Office Episode 15
What if all of your life, the one thing you were greatest at, the thing you loved above all else, was the one thing that would require the most courage to pursue? John Ridley, novelist, producer, director and Academy-Award-winning screenwriter was raised in Milwaukee Wisconsin with his parents and two sisters. But rather than follow in the prescriptive footsteps of his physician father or special-education-teacher mother, John set out on his own path toward Hollywood, a road notorious for being full of false promises and pitfalls. But what if one day you'd achieved show businesses HIGHEST honor? Would you throw yourself harder into writing or producing your next Oscar-winning project? Or would you use your newfound clout to open doors for the young people who are following in YOUR footsteps? Maybe even those from the very same neighborhood in which you grew up? Finding NO Studios: Website: www.nostudios.com Twitter & Instagram: @nostudiosmke If you'd like to ask a question and be featured during the Dear Laura segment you can DM us on Instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website www.theonlyonepod.com Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins such as live events, appearances, featured articles and more. Don't miss our bonus after show Scott Talks, where co-host and producer Scott Slaughter (aka Hon) briefly chops it up with our guest immediately after the interview. *If you know someone who might be feeling like they're the "Only One" be sure to share this or one of our other unique episodes with them. Also be sure to subscribe, comment and review us on iTunes!  

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Allyson Marino reviewed this podcast on May 14th, 2019
"This podcast makes you feel less alone. Everybody can understand what it feels like to be the only one in the room. "

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Podcast Details
Started
Mar 23rd, 2019
Latest Episode
Aug 13th, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
35
Avg. Episode Length
28 minutes
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