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A Mile in my Shoes with Clare Patey

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Podcast Decription:

Each Wednesday we share one of the A Mile in My Shoes stories on our podcast. From a dairy farmer in Worcestershire to a sexual healer in Melbourne, the short episodes open up a space to hear from someone you might never have come across.

In the spirit of the exhibit, we recommend downloading episodes to your phone, slipping on some headphones and taking a stroll while listening.

Categories: Ambiguity, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Disasters and Tragedies, Emotions, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Hidden Motives, Individuality, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Medical Experts, Mental Health, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Physical Health, Regrets, Relationships, Social Skills, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, Therapy, THINKING, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

Host:

  • Clare Patey
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    A Slight Change of Plans with Maya Shankar

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    Podcast Decription:

    Dr. Maya Shankar is a cognitive scientist who studies how our minds work and how we change. There are few things in life that are as complex and messy—and potentially magical—as change. On A Slight Change of Plans, you’ll hear intimate conversations that give an unvarnished look into how people navigate changes of all kinds and use that change to ultimately grow. Maya uncovers little-known personal stories and reflections from familiar names like Hillary Clinton, Tiffany Haddish and Kacey Musgraves, and extraordinary stories from real-life inspirations, like a young cancer researcher in the throes of a stage 4 diagnosis and a Black jazz musician who convinced hundreds of KKK members to leave the Klan. Their stories and circumstances couldn’t be more different, but they all share one thing in common: life threw them a (slight) change of plans.

    Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Competitive Thinking, Complex Realities, Cultures, Emotions, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Friendships, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Medical Experts, Mental Health, Other People Exist, Relationships, Science, Social Skills, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, The Scientific Method, Therapy, THINKING, This or That Thinking, and What Should Be

    Host:

  • Maya Shankar
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    Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda with Alan Alda

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    Podcast Decription:

    Learn to connect better with others in every area of your life. Immerse yourself in spirited conversations with people who know how hard it is, and yet how good it feels, to really connect with other people – whether it’s one person, an audience or a whole country. You’ll know many of the people in these conversations – they are luminaries in our culture. Some you may not know. But what links them all is their powerful ability to relate and communicate. It’s something we need now more than ever.

    Categories: BEHAVIOR, Change, Emotions, Empathy, Fear of the Unknown, Happiness, HEALTH, Independent Thinking, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Medical Experts, Other People Exist, Relationships, Science, Social Skills, Teachers and Mentors, THINKING, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

    Host:

  • Alan Alda
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    Code Switch with Gene Demby and Shereen Marisol Meraji

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    Podcast Decription:

    What’s CODE SWITCH? It’s the fearless conversations about race that you’ve been waiting for! Hosted by journalists of color, our podcast tackles the subject of race head-on. We explore how it impacts every part of society — from politics and pop culture to history, sports and everything in between. This podcast makes ALL OF US part of the conversation — because we’re all part of the story. “We’re talking to people who have been marginalized and underrepresented for so long, who are so hungry to see themselves represented fully and with nuance and complexity,” says Shereen Marisol Meraji, co-host of Code Switch, Apple Podcasts’ first-ever Show of the Year for 2020. “People recognize that, because we had been having these conversations for so many years in advance, we’re a trusted place where they could go to better understand all the stories about race filling up their newsfeeds and social channels.” Their weekly podcast launched in 2016 but truly came into its own during this historic, transformative year, as Meraji and co-host Gene Demby examine issues of racial, ethnic, and cultural identity through frank one-on-one discussions and incisive non-fiction. In a year dominated by discourse about race, this indispensable show furthered them by providing powerful and timely insight, offering diverse and empathetic personal perspectives to a broad audience. “There are certain lenses that we are bringing into, both as journalists and the people that we’re bringing to these stories,” Demby says. “But also, we are specific people with specific fascinations and broad curiosity. If we’re telling these stories, you should assume that they’re going to look and sound like us.”

    Categories: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Ideologies, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Other People Exist, Politics, Power, Race and Racism, Relationships, Societies, The News Media, THINKING, and What Should Be

    Host:

  • Gene Demby
  • Host:

  • Shereen Marisol Meraji
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    Happier with Gretchen Rubin with Gretchen Rubin

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    Podcast Decription:

    Gretchen Rubin is HAPPIER, and she wants you to be happier too. The #1 bestselling author of The Happiness Project and Better Than Before gets more personal than ever as she brings her practical, manageable advice about happiness and good habits to this lively, thought-provoking podcast. Gretchen’s cohost and guinea pig is her younger sister, Elizabeth Craft, a TV writer and producer living in Los Angeles, who (lovingly) refers to Gretchen as her happiness bully. Part of the Cadence13 Network.

    Categories: BEHAVIOR, Happiness, HEALTH, Mental Health, Other People Exist, Relationships, Social Skills, and Unhealthy Behavior

    Host:

  • Gretchen Rubin
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    Hidden Brain with Shankar Vedantam

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    Podcast Decription:

    Hidden Brain explores the unconscious patterns that drive human behavior and questions that lie at the heart of our complex and changing world. Our work, led by Host and Executive Editor Shankar Vedantam, is marked by a commitment to scientific and journalistic rigor, and a deep empathy for our guests and audience.

    Categories: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Change, Cultures, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Other People Exist, Regrets, Relationships, Science, Social Skills, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, THINKING, and Unhealthy Behavior

    Host:

  • Shankar Vedantam
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    Intersectionality Matters! with Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw

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    Podcast Decription:

    Intersectionality Matters! is a podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory.

    Categories: BEHAVIOR, Change, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Fear of the Unknown, Ideologies, Other People Exist, Race and Racism, Societies, The News Media, and THINKING

    Host:

  • Kimberlé Williams Crenshaw
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    Latter-Day Lesbian with Shelly Johnson

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    Podcast Decription:

    Shelly is a divorced mother of 7 dealing with leaving the Mormon church and coming to terms with her sexuality. Mary is a recovering evangelical Christian, and also a “career lesbian” (as Shelly puts it).

    Together we’re processing all the religious B.S. and navigating ​a romantic relationship, through a podcast that’s raw, honest and funny.

    Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Friendships, Gender Roles, Gossips, Happiness, HEALTH, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Learning from Failures, LGBTQ Issues, Logical Ethics, Lying, Negative Thinking, Opinions, Other People Exist, Pride & Shame, Regrets, Relationships, Religious Thinking, Revenge, Social Skills, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

    Host:

  • Shelly Johnson
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    Ologies with Alie Ward with Alie Ward

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    Podcast Decription:

    Volcanoes. Trees. Drunk butterflies. Mars missions. Slug sex. Death. Beauty standards. Anxiety busters. Beer science. Bee drama. Take away a pocket full of science knowledge and charming, bizarre stories about what fuels these professional -ologists’ obsessions. Humorist and science correspondent Alie Ward asks smart people stupid questions and the answers might change your life.

    Categories: BEHAVIOR, Gender Roles, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Other People Exist, Science, Teachers and Mentors, and The Scientific Method

    Host:

  • Alie Ward
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    Penn’s Sunday School with Penn Jillette

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    Podcast Decription:

    Join us as Penn Jillette, Michael Goudeau, Matt Donnelly, and YOU discuss the news of the week. We’ll examine religious news, talk about monkeys, and anything else that seems funny or makes us mad. We’ll also take your suggestions for things you feel like talking about. We run a live video stream from Show Creators Studios for people with the time and inclination to watch people sitting and talking. The live show starts Sundays at noon Vegas time, at http://www.twitch.tv/reddirich, & is usually available for download from your favorite podcast aggregator by 9 am Monday morning.

    Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, Ambiguity, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Competitive Thinking, Complex Realities, Cultures, Disasters and Tragedies, Emotions, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Friendships, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Logical Ethics, Medical Experts, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Nutrition, Opinions, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Physical Exercise, Physical Health, Religious Thinking, Science, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, The News Media, Therapy, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

    Host:

  • Penn Jillette
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    Periodic Talks with Diona Reasonover and Gillian Jacobs

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    Podcast Decription:

    What gets you curious? Virtual experiences, celestial bodies, water worlds or maybe just the tiniest mysteries inside your brain? The endlessly curious and curiously funny, Gillian Jacobs (Community, Netflix’s LOVE) and Diona Reasonover (NCIS), step off set to go on tangents with real-life astronauts, astrophysicists, science artists, mathematician-types and other really smart people that investigate what seems impossible.

    Categories: BEHAVIOR, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Empathy, Environmental Science, Evolution, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Friendships, Gender Roles, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Logical Ethics, Other People Exist, Planning, Race and Racism, Relationships, Science, Social Skills, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, Technology, The News Media, The Scientific Method, THINKING, and What Should Be

    Host:

  • Diona Reasonover
  • Host:

  • Gillian Jacobs
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    Rationally Speaking Podcast with Julia Galef

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    Podcast Decription:

    In podcast-years, Rationally Speaking is ancient. The show was born in 2010, as a joint project co-hosted by myself and professor of philosophy Massimo Pigliucci. We were sponsored by the New York City Skeptics and produced by Benny Pollak in his studio in Greenwich Village.

    In 2015, Massimo left the podcast to focus on other projects, and I’ve been the solo host ever since. I record and produce all the episodes myself, but receive invaluable help from my audio consultant Brent Silk, and my web consultant Jonathan Nelson. The Rationally Speaking theme music is by the excellent independent band Miracles of Modern Science.

    When I’m not podcasting, I spend my time writing, speaking and sometimes consulting. You can learn more at my personal site, or pick up a copy of my book, The Scout Mindset (2021).

    Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, Ambiguity, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Competitive Thinking, Complex Realities, Cultures, Disasters and Tragedies, Empathy, Environmental Science, Evolution, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logic, Logical Ethics, Numbers and Mathematics, Other People Exist, Planning, Politics, Power, Religious Thinking, Rewards and Punishments, Science, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, Technology, The News Media, The Scientific Method, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

    Host:

  • Julia Galef
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    Science Clear+Vivid with Alan Alda

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    Podcast Decription:

    With support from The Kavli Foundation, Clear+Vivid presents this special series on the power of basic scientific research – from the pure to the practical. What is curiosity-driven research? Why does it matter? How does it play a role in transforming our lives? Where does basic research take place and by whom? Why is investing in basic research essential to society?

    Categories: Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, and Science

    Host:

  • Alan Alda
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    Science Rules! with Bill Nye

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    Podcast Decription:

    Bill Nye is on a mission to change the world — one voicemail at a time. Bill and science writer Corey S. Powell take your burning questions and put them to the world’s leading experts on just about every topic in the universe. Should you stop eating cheeseburgers to combat climate change? Could alien life be swimming inside the moons of Jupiter and Saturn? Does your pet parakeet learn to sing the way that you learned to speak? Bill, Corey, and their special guests will answer those questions and convince you that… science rules!

    Categories: Environmental Science, Evolution, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Science, and The Scientific Method

    Host:

  • Bill Nye
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    Short Wave with Madeline K. Sofia and Emily Kwong

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    Podcast Decription:

    New discoveries, everyday mysteries, and the science behind the headlines — all in about 10 minutes, every weekday. It’s science for everyone, using a lot of creativity and a little humor. Join host Maddie Sofia for science on a different wavelength.

    Categories: BEHAVIOR, Complex Realities, Cultures, Environmental Science, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Science, Societies, Technology, The News Media, The Scientific Method, THINKING, and What Should Be

    Host:

  • Madeline K. Sofia
  • Host:

  • Emily Kwong
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    Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe with Cara Santa Maria and Dr. Steven Novella

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    Podcast Decription:

    The Skeptics’ Guide to the Universe (SGU) is a weekly podcast hosted by Steven Novella, MD, along with a panel of “skeptical rogues.” It is named to evoke The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and is the official podcast of the New England Skeptical Society. The show features discussions of recent scientific developments in layman’s terms, and interviews authors, people in the area of science, and other famous skeptics. The show also includes discussions of myths, conspiracy theories, pseudoscience, the paranormal, and many general forms of superstition, from the point of view of scientific skepticism.

    Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, Ambiguity, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Competitive Thinking, Complex Realities, Cultures, Disasters and Tragedies, Environmental Science, Evolution, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, LGBTQ Issues, Logic, Logical Ethics, Lying, Negative Thinking, Numbers and Mathematics, Opinions, Other People Exist, Pride & Shame, Quantity vs Quality, Race and Racism, Regrets, Religious Thinking, Science, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, Technology, The News Media, The Scientific Method, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

    Host:

  • Cara Santa Maria
  • Host:

  • Dr. Steven Novella
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    Talk Nerdy with Cara Santa Maria

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    Podcast Decription:

    Cara Santa Maria is a science communicator, television host, producer, and journalist. She is excited to present “Talk Nerdy,” a place for conversations with interesting people about interesting topics.

    Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Environmental Science, Evolution, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, LGBTQ Issues, Logic, Logical Ethics, Lying, Opinions, Other People Exist, Planning, Power, Religious Thinking, Science, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, Technology, The News Media, The Scientific Method, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

    Host:

  • Cara Santa Maria
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    The Exam Room with Chuck Carroll and Neal D. Barnard

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    Podcast Decription:

    A fun and inspiring plant-based podcast from nutrition experts at The Physicians Committee. “The Weight Loss Champion” Chuck Carroll, who lost 275 pounds, is frequently joined by Dr. Neal Barnard and others to motivate and educate both new vegans and those who have been plant-powered for life. Learn the secrets to radically improving your health as Chuck goes one-on-one with others who have transformed their lives. Dive into the science of a plant-based diet like the effects of eating a single beef hamburger or slice of cheese can do to the body!

    Categories: BEHAVIOR, HEALTH, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Nutrition, Over-all Health, Science, and Unhealthy Behavior

    Host:

  • Chuck Carroll
  • Host:

  • Neal D. Barnard
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    The Happiness Lab with Dr. Laurie Santos

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    Podcast Decription:

    You might think more money, a better job, or Instagram-worthy vacations would make you happy. You’re dead wrong. In “The Happiness Lab” podcast, Yale professor Dr Laurie Santos will take you through the latest scientific research and share some surprising and inspiring stories that will forever alter the way you think about happiness. She’s changed the lives of thousands of people through her class “Psychology and the Good Life,” and she’ll change yours, too.

    Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Blame, Change, Competitive Thinking, Complex Realities, Cultures, Disasters and Tragedies, Emotions, Empathy, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Medical Experts, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Planning, Pride & Shame, Quantity vs Quality, Race and Racism, Regrets, Relationships, Science, Social Skills, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, Therapy, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

    Host:

  • Dr. Laurie Santos
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    The Michelle Obama Podcast with Michelle Obama

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    Podcast Decription:

    The Michelle Obama Podcast features the former First Lady diving deep into conversations with loved ones—family, friends, and colleagues—on the relationships in our lives that make us who we are.

    Categories: BEHAVIOR, Change, Cultures, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, HEALTH, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Negative Thinking, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Planning, Race and Racism, Relationships, Societies, Teachers and Mentors, and THINKING

    Host:

  • Michelle Obama
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    The Sarah Silverman Podcast with Sarah Silverman

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    Podcast Decription:

    Sarah Silverman talks about all things big and small.

    Warning: language is used.

    Categories: BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Empathy, Environmental Science, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Friendships, Gender Roles, Happiness, HEALTH, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Learning, Learning from Failures, Lying, Mental Health, Negative Thinking, Nutrition, Other People Exist, Over-all Health, Politics, Race and Racism, Relationships, Religious Thinking, Social Skills, THINKING, and Unhealthy Behavior

    Host:

  • Sarah Silverman
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    Unladylike with Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin

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    Podcast Decription:

    Find out what happens when women break the rules – those unwritten but all too real bullsh*t expectations of how we should live our lives. Cristen Conger and Caroline Ervin (formerly Stuff Mom Never Told You) tackle questions through their trademark obsessive research, stories from rule-breakin’ ladies and a solid dose of delightful feminist rage.

    Categories: All-or-Nothing Thinking, BEHAVIOR, Beliefs, Biases, Change, Complex Realities, Cultures, Exclusionary Behavior, Extreme Thinking, Family, Fear of the Unknown, Freewill, Friendships, Gender Roles, Hidden Motives, Ideologies, Independent Thinking, Individuality, Information/Facts, Insincerity, KNOWLEDGE, Leadership, Learning, Learning from Failures, Logical Ethics, Negative Thinking, Opinions, Other People Exist, Power, Regrets, Relationships, Social Skills, Societies, The News Media, THINKING, This or That Thinking, Unhealthy Behavior, and What Should Be

    Host:

  • Cristen Conger
  • Host:

  • Caroline Ervin
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    Unlocking Us with Brené Brown with Brené Brown

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    Podcast Decription:

    Conversations that unlock the deeply human part of who we are, so that we can live, love, parent, and lead with more courage and heart.

    Categories: BEHAVIOR, Change, Fear of the Unknown, Happiness, HEALTH, Ideologies, Information/Facts, KNOWLEDGE, Mental Health, Other People Exist, Pride & Shame, Relationships, Social Skills, Teachers and Mentors, and THINKING

    Host:

  • Brené Brown
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