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Episode 95: Lessons in Lemonade Making with Cherylann Gengel, 7/3/2022

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:03

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The worst thing that can happen to a mother happened to Cherylann Gengel. And it has changed every moment since. She is one of those high purpose people who makes you question your vocational certainty and wonder what might you be capable of. She is also a living reminder that loss is a territory with many eco-systems and singular viewpoints. If you feel so moved, her organization will put any gifts we give her to very good use.

Carvell Wallace on Understanding and Acceptance

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Best Of Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 58:58

Kelly and Carvell dive into our problematic need to understand and agree with others in order to accept them and wish them well.

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_small 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 of this and more. He's a writer, a thinker and a creative who has written powerful profiles of artists, actors, activists and is also the curious mind behind the podcast Finding Fred, about Mr. Rogers. If you enjoy this conversation, make sure to check out Episode #4: Trust your Gut? with Annie Jean Baptiste. Please subscribe, rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts! We read and appreciate every review. You can follow the conversation with Kelly on Instagram @kellycorrigan.

Episode 40: Imbolo Mbue on Loving and Changing America, 6/13/2021

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 58:57

Kelly talks with Imbolo Mbue about her immigrant journey from Cameroon to New Jersey, and ultimately to Oprah's house.

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_small 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 welcomed as a college student and observing true freedom for the first time to witnessing crippling poverty and our "race to nowhere" mentality. Please subscribe, rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts! We read and appreciate every review. You can follow the conversation with Kelly on Instagram @kellycorrigan.

Episode 41: What's the point of college? (REPLAY OF EPISODE 21), 6/20/2021

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 58:57

Between Tara Westover (Educated) and Kelly's daughter Georgia talking about how college changes a person, this would be worth your time. Add an MIT drop out who started his own college and the woman who runs higher education for California and you are guaranteed insights.

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_small An in-depth look at the changing face of higher ed, the value of liberal arts, and the danger of a one-size-fits-all college experience. Kelly's guests include her daughter, Georgia Lichty - a sophomore at Georgetown, Tara Westover - the author of Educated, Lande Ajose - the senior advisor for the California Office of Education, and Jeremy Rossman - MIT dropout and founder of The Make School.

Episode 42: Accepting Our Bodies As They Are (REPLAY OF EPISODE 20), 6/27/2021

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 58:57

No mother of a teen is not at least a little afraid of eating disorders. Here's a therapist and a patient talking openly about triggers and recovery. A must listen.

Kcw_art_240_small Very few of us gaze contentedly into the mirror and are happy with our bodies. In this episode, Kelly dives into the dangers of our obsession with body image in a candid conversation with therapist Ariel and her client Lindsey about eating disorders, triggers and recovery. A must listen.

Episode 42: Accepting Our Bodies As They Are (REPLAY OF EPISODE 20), 6/27/2021

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 58:57

No mother of a teen is not at least a little afraid of eating disorders. Here's a therapist and a patient talking openly about triggers and recovery. A must listen.

Kcw_art_240_small Very few of us gaze contentedly into the mirror and are happy with our bodies. In this episode, Kelly dives into the dangers of our obsession with body image in a candid conversation with therapist Ariel and her client Lindsey about eating disorders, triggers and recovery. A must listen.

Episode 42: Accepting Our Bodies As They Are (REPLAY OF EPISODE 20), 6/27/2021

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 58:57

No mother of a teen is not at least a little afraid of eating disorders. Here's a therapist and a patient talking openly about triggers and recovery. A must listen.

Kcw_art_240_small Very few of us gaze contentedly into the mirror and are happy with our bodies. In this episode, Kelly dives into the dangers of our obsession with body image in a candid conversation with therapist Ariel and her client Lindsey about eating disorders, triggers and recovery. A must listen.

Episode 43: Sarah Stankorb on Losing Her Voice and Finding Her Love, 7/4/2021

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:00

Kelly kicks off a new series "Love Stories for a Weary World," with the disarmingly honest writer and speaker, Sarah Stankorb.

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_small In this first episode in our series "Love Stories for a Weary World," Sarah Stankorb shares the story of losing (and finding) her voice -- and meeting her great love along the way -- with a disarming honesty. And Kelly tells the story of matching moods with her husband, while trying to find comfort during cancer treatment. Please subscribe, rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts! We read and appreciate every review. You can follow the conversation with Kelly on Instagram @kellycorrigan.

Episode 44: Susan Orlean on Empty Nesting , 7/11/2021

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 58:59

Continuing our series "Love Stories for a Weary World," Kelly and New Yorker writer Susan Orlean open up about the pain and pleasant surprises of family life -- including the transition from family to couple.

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_small Continuing our series "Love Stories for a Weary World," Kelly and New Yorker writer Susan Orlean open up about the pain and pleasant surprises of family life -- including the transition from family to couple. Kelly shares memories of early days with young children and finding joy as a lacrosse coach in this very personal episode. Please subscribe, rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts! We read and appreciate every review. You can follow the conversation with Kelly on Instagram @kellycorrigan and read the essays from this episode on Medium.

Episode 45: Michael Thompson on What Attracts , 7/18/2021

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 58:59

Kelly and Medium writer Michael Thompson share the stories of meeting their spouses for the first time in this series "Love Stories for a Weary World."

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_small Kelly and Medium writer Michael Thompson trade stories of meeting their spouses for the first time in our summer series "Love Stories for a Weary World" and Kelly gives her takeaways on what makes love work. Please subscribe, rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts! We read and appreciate every review. You can follow the conversation with Kelly on Instagram @kellycorrigan and read the essays from this episode on Medium.

Episode 46: Julio Vincent Gambuto on Finding Love in the Time of Covid, 7/25/2021

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:00

Kelly wraps up her series "Love Stories for a Weary World," with medium writer Julio Vincent Gambuto. A surprising look at how Covid changed the rituals of dating and gave one couple clarity on what matters.

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_small Kelly wraps up her series "Love Stories for a Weary World," with medium writer Julio Vincent Gambuto, who fell in love during the pandemic. Julio talks about the ways Covid upended common dating practices and tipped the scales for deeper connection. Please subscribe, rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts! We read and appreciate every review. You can follow the conversation with Kelly on Instagram @kellycorrigan and read the essays from this episode on Medium.

Tressie McMillan Cottom on New Money and Old Habits

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Best Of Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:01

Kelly launches the new "Mind the Gap" series and explores how different generations handle money with writer, educator and McArthur "Genius" Grant recipient Tressie McMillan Cottom.

Kcw_podcast_artwork2_small Kelly launches the new "Mind the Gap" series and explores how different generations handle money with writer, educator and McArthur "Genius" Grant recipient Tressie McMillan Cottom. Tressie shares her thoughts, emotions and deeply ingrained habits when it comes to money...both new and old. Kelly remembers her mother's rather unique approach to gift-giving. Please subscribe, rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts! We read and appreciate every review. You can follow the conversation with Kelly on Instagram @kellycorrigan and read the essays from this episode on Medium.

Episode 50: Manoush Zomorodi on Well-Being and Self-Care, 8/22/2021

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:00

Kelly continues the "Mind the Gap" series with writer and podcaster Manoush Zomorodi as they look at well-being and self care through the lens of different generations.

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_2_small Kelly continues the "Mind the Gap" series with writer and podcaster Manoush Zomorodi as they look at well-being and self care through the lens of different generations. The two touch on topics such as the commodification of self-care, staying true to oneself and the importance (or not) of dyeing your hair. Please subscribe, rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts! We read and appreciate every review. You can follow the conversation with Kelly on Instagram @kellycorrigan and read the essays from this episode on Medium.

Kelly Corrigan Wonders Belief Promo 60

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | :59

60 second promo for Kelly Corrigan Wonders Belief series called "Why Keep It A Secret", starting in September.

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Episode 52: Michael Murray - on the Social Science of Faith , 9/5/2021

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 58:57

Kelly kicks off a new series on BELIEF, delving into topics like the meaning of life, finding purpose, why faith, service and gratitude matter, and more with MIchael Murray.

Kcw_podcast_artwork2_small Kelly kicks off a new series on BELIEF, delving into topics like the meaning of life, finding purpose, why faith, service and gratitude matter, and more with MIchael Murray, Philosophy Professor and President of the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, our production partner on this series. Please subscribe, rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts! We read and appreciate every review. You can follow the conversation with Kelly on Instagram @kellycorrigan and read the essays from this episode on Medium.

Episode 54: Anne Lamott - Perfectly Imperfect, 9/19/2021

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:00

Celebrated for her raw, hilarious accounts of stumbling toward her best self, Anne Lamott is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 20 books, many of which delve into her faith.

Kcw_art_240_small Celebrated for her raw, hilarious accounts of stumbling toward her best self, Anne Lamott is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 20 books. Her special brand of humility, grace and gratitude makes this a must-listen episode for anyone needing a dose of inspiration. Special thanks to the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, our production partner on the Belief series. Please subscribe, rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts! We read and appreciate every review. You can follow the conversation with Kelly on Instagram @kellycorrigan.

Episode 57: Johann Hari on Essential Connections, 10/10/2021

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:03

Kelly and Johann Hari explore why connections form the essence of humanity and how losing connections can have dire consequences.

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_small Johann Hari is an atheist with a passion for the power of our human connections and also the author of one of Kelly's favorite books called Lost Connections. He also did a Ted talk about the root causes of depression that has been viewed a mere 75 million times. He and Kelly share strories about the best of humanity and the worst -- through the lens of curiosity and compassion. Special thanks to the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, our production partner on the Belief series. Please subscribe, rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts! We read and appreciate every review. Join Kelly on Instagram @kellycorrigan.

Episode 61: On The Meaning of Life, 11/7/2021

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 58:59

Kelly reflects on the meaning of life. Seriously, that's what this episode is. We pulled takeaways and excerpts from some of the best conversations we had in the belief series and came to some big time conclusions.

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_small Kelly reflects on the meaning of life. Seriously, that's what this episode is. We pulled takeaways and excerpts from some of the best conversations we had in the belief series, like Anne Lamott (ep #54) and Anthony Ray Hinton (ep #55) Special thanks to the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, our production partner on the Belief series. Please subscribe, rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts! We read and appreciate every review. Join Kelly on Instagram @kellycorrigan.

Episode 61: On The Meaning of Life, 11/7/2021

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 58:59

Kelly reflects on the meaning of life. Seriously, that's what this episode is. We pulled takeaways and excerpts from some of the best conversations we had in the belief series and came to some big time conclusions.

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_small Kelly reflects on the meaning of life. Seriously, that's what this episode is. We pulled takeaways and excerpts from some of the best conversations we had in the belief series, like Anne Lamott (ep #54) and Anthony Ray Hinton (ep #55) Special thanks to the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, our production partner on the Belief series. Please subscribe, rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts! We read and appreciate every review. Join Kelly on Instagram @kellycorrigan.

Episode 64: On Gifting and Regifting with Anna Quindlen, 11/28/2021

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:02

Time to think about giving and what lasts

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For anyone with gift anxiety, for anyone who feels like you can’t win for losing, this is the conversation for you. Full of reminders and insights as we gear up for the season, Anna and Kelly ask all the right questions. 

Episode 65: Top Picks 2021 - Why Connection Wins Every Time, 12/5/2021

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:05

Kelly and Johann Hari explore why connections form the essence of humanity and how losing connections can have dire consequences.

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_2_small Johann Hari is an atheist with a passion for the power of our human connections and also the author of one of Kelly's favorite books called Lost Connections. He also did a Ted talk about the root causes of depression that has been viewed a mere 75 million times. He and Kelly share strories about the best of humanity and the worst -- through the lens of curiosity and compassion. Special thanks to the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, our production partner on the Belief series. Please subscribe, rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts! We read and appreciate every review. Join Kelly on Instagram @kellycorrigan

Episode 66: Top Picks 2021 - Bouncing Back , 12/12/2021

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:00

Kelly talks with beloved podcaster, writer and activist Jen Hatmaker about finding meaningful connection with others and bouncing back from hard things.

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_2_small 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 old friends cover much ground and show us all how to find meaningful connection with the people we love -- and maybe even with those we don't yet know we love

Episode 69: The 2022 Regroup: Parenting , 1/2/2022

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:00

Getting our heads right for 2022, starting with a parenting reset

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_small There’s a lot to learn about how to help (or let) a kid become an adult from someone who worked with Stanford students for 10 years, not to mention someone who wrestles with every major moment in parenting herself. Julie Lythcott-Haims is the author of How to Raise an Adult and Your Turn and is as honest as they come. This is one to play on repeat. If you loved this conversation, you might also like the August 27 quick hit pod on Parenting Mantras.

Episode 70: The 2022 Regroup: Going For It, 1/9/2022

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:02

A tuba, a grandma, a bag of chips

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With not much more than a bag of chips and a tuba, Richard White found his way from intermittent homelessness and into the symphony This is a story to make you remember how much we can and do overcome.  

Episode 70: The 2022 Regroup: Going For It, 1/9/2022

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:02

A tuba, a grandma, a bag of chips

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With not much more than a bag of chips and a tuba, Richard White found his way from intermittent homelessness and into the symphony This is a story to make you remember how much we can and do overcome.  

Episode 71: The 2022 Regroup: That Damn Internet, 1/16/2022

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:03

At the very least, may we notice what the Internet is doing to us...

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A big word for me as I get my head around 2022 is notice. What am I letting happen to myself? What might I be able to adjust or reject? Noticing seems like the obvious first step in self-management. Today’s conversation with Pamela Paul is about the things we have lost to the Internet and what, if anything, we want to do about it. What ideas, objects, habits and preferences has the Internet washed away? Can we claw some back? Pamela is the long time editor of the New York Times Book Review but she’s also written more than a handful of books herself.  

Episode 72: The 2022 Regroup: The Power of Fun, 1/23/2022

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:04

You might think it's optional but Catherine Price says it's required

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Puzzles. Pickle Ball. Backgammon, hearts, Rummikub. Collaging, watercolors, knitting. What might have seemed nice-to-have is actually a must-have if you want to protect your mental, physical and intellectual well being. Catherine Price, a science journalist, has rounded up the evidence and it’s clear: fun matters. Listen to Kelly and Catherine talk through the when, how and why of playing. Share with anyone you know who needs a reminder of the power of fun.

To learn more about Catherine’s book The Power of Fun: How to Feel Alive Again, visit https://howtohavefun.com/.

Episode 73: Love and Old Age: How To Be Caring, 1/30/2022

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 58:59

Do you love someone who is getting a little old? Do you wonder how to care for them better?

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With tenderness and optimism, Atul Gawande (author of Being Mortal, a must read) and Ai-jen Poo (who supports caregivers across the country) give us all a way to think about love, caregiving and facing mortality.

Episode 74: Speaking Up, 2/6/2022

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:04

Steve Kerr and W. Kamau Bell on Speaking Up

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People say “Stay in your lane” but I don’t buy it. I like people who care about a lot of things, not just winning another NBA championship (I see you Steve Kerr, eyeing #9) or making another world class docu-series (I see you W Kamau Bell, with your devastating Cosby series). I like people who dare to say unpopular things into microphones because they have a platform and they feel compelled to use it. This is an episode with two of my favorite people — Warriors coach Steve Kerr and comedian, producer and director W. Kamau Bell — talking about what they do beyond what they do, if you get my drift.

Episode 75: Bianca Valenti and Melinda French Gates on Making Waves, 2/13/2022

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:00

Whether it's advocating for equal pay for women in big wave surfing or birth control for women in developing nations, Bianca Valenti and Melinda French Gates won't quit.

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Today I’m talking with big wave surfer Bianca Valenti and big time philanthropist Melinda French Gates. Whether it’s facing down a 50-foot wave or world-wide criticism over choices made, they’ll explain why it’s been so worth it to push beyond any fear or discomfort. They’ll also tell you that if you’re tracking culture and equity here in the United States or abroad, there is real progress to celebrate, progress that might help us stay the course and finish the work of making a world that is fair for girls and women.

Episode 76: Dolores Huerta and Scott Galloway on Saying Hard Things, 2/20/2022

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 58:59

Stories about learning to say the unpopular, inconvenient and essential truths

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Scott Galloway repeatedly asks us to square our worship of technology and innovators with what we know is and is not good for us and society. He wants us to face the slow but certain damage we allow corporations to inflict, every day, on our kids and ourselves. Standing on a firm foundation of facts and insight, he asks the hardest and most consequential questions of our time. Dolores Huerta worked side by side with Cesar Chavez for decades. She stood next to Robert Kennedy the night he was shot. She convinced 18 million people to boycott grapes. These back to back conversations, recorded on the set of Kelly’s PBS show, Tell Me More, are part wake up call and part roadmap. 

Episode 77: Icons David Byrne and Judy Woodruff on Staying Positive, 2/27/2022

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 58:59

Two unstoppable masters of their craft talk about staying the course

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The Talking Heads. American Utopia. Singular creative David Byrne talks with Kelly about how he stays just cheerful enough to keep making art in a world of chaos. Then, Kelly sits with Judy Woodruff on the set of PBS NewsHour to talk about holding on to the positive on even the very hardest days and how she processes the news as both an American, a special needs mom and a media professional. 

Episode 78: Readings and Conversation about How to Do Change Well with Jen Hatmaker, 3/6/2022

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:00

Riding Change

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Reflecting on the persistence and challenge of change as a way of life and a few deep dives into very specific changes with writer, activist and community leader Jen Hatmaker.

Episode 79: A Deep Dive into Adult Friendship with Jen Hatmaker, 3/13/2022

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 58:59

What makes and breaks adult friendship?

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Comparing notes and readings on friendships with writer and activist Jen Hatmaker. Let this be your reminder that talking about money, sex, health and our embarrassing needs might save us all. Made to be shared with your inner circle, as a message of gratitude and commitment.

Episode 80: Talking Closely Held Beliefs with Jen Hatmaker, 3/20/2022

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 58:59

What beliefs are we clinging to? What might we reconsider?

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Convictions about what parenting moves work and which are pure disaster…decisions about where and when to donate to what…beliefs about shared humanity and common ground. This is a far ranging conversation with Jen Hatmaker that lifts us out of the headlines and into something more pervasive and timeless. 

Episode 81: The Men We Love with Jen Hatmaker, 3/27/2022

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:04

The Men We Love with Jen Hatmaker

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Kelly and Jen swap stories of the men in their lives who make them feel sane and loved, including co-workers, cousins, uncles, brothers and old high school buddies.

Episode 82: The Most Exciting Person in American Theater, 4/3/2022

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:01

Talking hope, optimism and art with Anna Deavere Smith

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Anna Deavere Smith (from Broadway as well as Nurse Jackie, West Wing and Inventing Anna) is a deep thinker with an easy laugh—pretty much my favorite combination. She felt like an old friend from minute one. This heart to heart from the set of my PBS show, Tell Me More was followed by a conversation with Princeton professor Andrew Chignell who studies, among other things, hope and optimism, something Anna had a lot to say about. This is what we think of as a perfect Kelly Corrigan Wonders episode—a lot of feeling, a lot of thinking.

Episode 83: The Unassailable Case for Being Other-Focused, 4/10/2022

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:03

On the relationship between helping and healing

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Estimates are that about every 15 minutes we make a decision and that decision often involves a choice of who to put first, ourselves or someone else. The culture and business of self is thriving. Richard Lui is a news anchor whose life has asked him to repeatedly consider the ping ponging we all do between acts of selfishness and acts of selflessness.  Eight years ago, he started flying cross-country weekly to take care of his father who had Alzheimer's and if you ask him, caring for them is both a harrowing duty and a privilege with many benefits.  After talking to Richard, Kelly did a deep dive into what we know about trauma and grief with research, author and Columbia professor George Bonanno. This conversation is for anyone and everyone who is caring for another person. 

Episode 84: Father Greg Boyle on Character, Change and Kindness Dosing, 4/17/2022

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:01

If hurt people hurt people, do cherished people cherish people?

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If you haven’t heard of Father Greg Boyle, let us introduce you: a Jesuit priest who has a touch of Santa Claus in his affect, Greg Boyle has collaborated with thousands of former gang members to build thriving businesses and communities of radical acceptance in East LA. He is a man who is sure that love is the answer to every question and has lived a life that offers him daily proof. Following my conversation with Father Boyle, I sat down with a researcher and social scientist named Christian Miller, a philosophy professor from Wake Forest, to talk about his work around ethics and character. Please enjoy this very special conversation.

Episode 85: Judd Apatow on Women, Collaboration and How Funny Works, 4/24/2022

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:00

Mother, Wife, Daughters, Collaborators...the influences of Judd Apatow

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Judd Apatow is curious, unassuming and forthcoming in this conversation with Kelly about his mom, his daughters, the business that needs improving and the work he loves. Filmed for Kelly’s PBS show Tell Me More in Los Angeles in celebration of Judd’s new film, The Bubble. After talking to Judd, Kelly sat down with Columbia’s George Bonanno to talk about a key part of Judd’s history and how it relates to George’s work on resilience.

Episode 86: Intentional, Self Awareness Parenting with Dr. Ariel Trost, 5/1/2022

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:01

How to get our heads right for each transition

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Dropping kids off at kindergarten, summer camp, the prom, college, their first apartment…how do we do transitions well? It’s that time of year: caps and gowns are being ordered, fields of chairs are being set out for graduations. Kelly has a tangled pile of questions about each sending off moment for her friend Ariel who is also Dr. Trost, psychologist.

Episode 88: How Helping Works with Samantha Power, 5/15/2022

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:02

Worldwide and person-by-person, how does good help happen?

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Samantha Power is devoted, insightful and oozing with compassion for the many pockets of the world that need our support. As part of the PBS series, Tell Me More, we sat down at her offices in DC to talk about loss, intervention, personal agency and progress. She is generous and open about miscarriages, panic attacks, the death of her father and the great man who raised her. Share with anyone who is worrying about the state of global affairs, any service-minded young adult or anyone who juggles a career of consequence and a family that lights her up.

Episode 89: Embracing What Is with Good Morning America's Robin Roberts , 5/22/2022

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:04

After more than one nearly fatal diagnosis, Robin Roberts has earned her point of view.

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Robin Roberts, who has been saying Good Morning America for decades now, has a few hard-earned lessons to share. She was in isolation for 174 days after a bone marrow transplant to save her life. She reported from Katrina only after searching the coast for her own family. She broke every barrier in journalism on her own terms. She personifies grit, which is why we had to bring Angela Duckworth into the conversation, to break down just how we all might nurture and sustain Robin’s perseverance and optimism. To watch this interview, go to PBS.org/kelly. Robin’s new book, Brighter by the Day, is available now.

Episode 90: Cycling Through All The Emotions with Kate Bowler and Arthur C Brooks, 5/29/2022

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:03

What can we expect? Everything.

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Bestselling author and stage 4 cancer patient Kate Bowler (Duke Divinity professor and host of Everything Happens podcast) asks as many questions as she answers. Where did we get our ideas about what’s fair, what can be manifested, what we’re owed? When it comes to cultural messages of self help, what’s true and what’s a bunch of profitable nonsense? After Kelly sat down with Kate on the set of her PBS show Tell Me More, she met up with bestselling author Arthur C. Brooks, a happiness researcher who writes for The Atlantic and teaches at Harvard.

Episode 91: 14 Million Followers and Panic Attacks to Boot: Lilly Singh on Modern Life, 6/5/2022

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:03

Comedian, Maker and Entrepreneur Lilly Singh

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If you need proof that nothing is quite as endearing as honesty, meet Lilly Singh. She is a smart, funny millennial whose YouTube sketch comedy videos are as brilliant as they are beloved: 3 billion combined views. This is a conversation worth your time, both for yourself and any young adult in your life who would benefit from your expanded understanding of the pressures of modern life. You can watch this interview, and all of the previous 9 podcast episodes, on PBS.org/kelly.  

Episode 92: What's Love Got To Do With It? Live with Anthony Ray Hinton , 6/12/2022

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:06

This is not a cliche: love will save you.

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Anthony Ray Hinton has been on the pod before. In fact, our listeners chose him for the 2021 Episode of the Year. Recently, Kelly and Ray met up on stage at St. Joe’s in Philly, together in person for the first time, to talk about — well — love, which guided Ray through an unjust 30 year sentence on Alabama’s death row. Nothing we tell you here can prepare you for his story and insights. Just know you are about to be changed. To view this conversation, go to PBS.org/kelly. Please share with everyone you know who cares about justice and the role of faith in one man’s very hard, very beautiful life.

Episode 94: Sit down? No Thanks, I'd Rather Stand., 6/26/2022

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:05

When the receptionist buys the company

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As a 19 year old, Letitia Hanke took a job as a receptionist at the local roofing company. Within 10 years, she bought the business she has now been running (and growing) for 18 years. If you want to remember that anything is possible, this conversation will wake you up to the possibilities. Part 2 of the How’d You Do That? series.

Episode 95: Lessons in Lemonade Making with Cherylann Gengel, 7/3/2022

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:03

Our second installment of How'd You Do That?

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The worst thing that can happen to a mother happened to Cherylann Gengel. And it has changed every moment since. She is one of those high purpose people who makes you question your vocational certainty and wonder what might you be capable of. She is also a living reminder that loss is a territory with many eco-systems and singular viewpoints. If you feel so moved, her organization will put any gifts we give her to very good use.