%s1 / %s2

Playlist: Kelly Corrigan Wonders's Portfolio

 Credit:
No text

Featured

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.

Kcw_podcast_artwork2_small Promo

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.

Anne Lamott - Perfectly Imperfect

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Best of "Why Keep It A Secret" A Series on Belief 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_podcast_best_of_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.

Johann Hari on Essential Connections

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Best of "Why Keep It A Secret" A Series on Belief 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.

On Gifting and Regifting with Anna Quindlen

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Best of "Holidays For Regular People" series | 59:02

Time to think about giving and what lasts. Classic episode (2021).

Kcw_podcast_artwork2_small

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

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_small

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

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_small

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...

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_small

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

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_2_small

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?

Kcw_podcast_artwork2_small

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

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_2_small

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.

Kcw_podcast_artwork2_small

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

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_2_small

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

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_2_small

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

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_2_small

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?

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_2_small

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?

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_small

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

Kcw_podcast_artwork2_small

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

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_2_small

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

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_2_small

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?

Kcw_podcast_artwork2_small

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

Kcw_podcast_artwork2_small

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.

Intentional, Self Awareness Parenting with Dr. Ariel Trost

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Best of "Mental Health (Relationships)" series | 59:01

How to get our heads right for each transition

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_small

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?

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_2_small

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.

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_2_small

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.

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_small

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

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_2_small

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.

Kcw_art_240_small

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

Kcw_podcast_artwork2_small

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?

Kcw_podcast_artwork2_small

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.

Episode 96: How To Make A Movie, 7/10/2022

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

How'd You Do That?

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_2_small

Yllka Gashi is Kosovo’s answer to Jennifer Aniston. After years starring in the nation’s most adored sit-com, she left her war torn country to raise her daughter in the US. But a certain story stuck with her: a war widow who eked out a living selling honey from her husband’s beehives. 8 years in the making, HIVE won the Grand Jury prize at Sundance and was Kosovo’s official Oscar submission, making it onto the shortlist of films being considered for nomination. This is a conversation for people who wonder about the relationship between hardship, grit and integration.

Episode 97: Hope, Youth and Progress in Climate Correction, 7/17/2022

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

What's working, who's doing it and how can we help?

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_2_small

Join us as we marvel at the work of a young activist who reminds us that the movement cannot be stopped. Rahul Durai, a junior in high school, is working hard and smart to help Indiana pass a piece of legislation that could turn the tide in coal country. Katharine Hayhoe (professor, evangelical, science mom and bestselling author) says he’s right on the money. To stay informed as we move forward, we encourage every listener to sign up for the free email newsletter on sciencemoms.com. That’s the easiest way to keep learning from a nonpartisan, data driven, footnoted source.

Episode 98: Finding Nemo, Field Trips and Planet Earth, 7/24/2022

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

A teenager and a climate scientist have some good news to share

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_2_small

What do college freshman Malia Honda and deep sea oceanographer Claudia Benitez-Nelson have in common? They both believe that they can change the story of Planet Earth. Here’s a lively, endearing conversation between people who care and have successes to show us. To keep in touch on this issue, join Kelly and sign up for the free, occasional newsletter from Science Moms.

Episode 99: A Teenager and A Scientist Walk Into a Planet, 7/31/2022

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:07

Who will lead us into a safer future?

Kcw_podcast_artwork2_small

Emma Venarde is a college sophomore at Brown. Joellen Russell is a climate scientist in Arizona. They are leaders in a growing army of an earnest, endearing women inspiring growth in understanding, behavior, policy and legislation to protect our planet. Here we talk about their best and worst moves on the road to change. Sign up for the free 2x monthly nonpartisan newsletter at ScienceMoms.com to stay in touch on how we can be a part of the solutions going forward.

Episode 100: There's More Than One Way to Respond to Disaster, 8/7/2022

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

How the kids do it...

Kcw_podcast_artwork2_small

Today’s show features two charming, unassuming, determined women. First, a humble teenager named Ardra Charath shares her ideas about what we can do to make sense of the extreme weather events she lived through in India and the Middle East. Then, atmospheric scientist Dr. Melissa Burt fills us in on the enthusiasm and forward motion she sees every day with her students. If you are finding yourself thinking more and more about how to protect Mother Earth, join the mailing list at ScienceMoms.com to keep in touch and stay up to date.

Episode 101: The Power of Youth Unleashed, 8/14/2022

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:08

Tik Tok is not all nonsense...

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_2_small

How do toddlers become tweens who become teens who take themselves so seriously, they get right to work on the biggest, hairiest problem on planet earth? We start with Stanford student Sophia Kianni, known as the family megaphone, the one who started every argument, and then sit down with Colorado State’s 2019 Outstanding Professor of the Year, Dr. Emily Fischer. To stay up to date with non-partisan facts about the climate and how we can help, sign up for the newsletter on ScienceMoms.com.

Parenting and the Brain with Neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Best of "Mental Health (Relationships)" series | 59:06

knowing what's happening on the inside

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_2_small

To understand the brain’s function and methods is to get some much needed distance from family dynamics so that we might understand them more fully. Lisa Feldman Barrett has been researching and writing about how emotions are made for many years. Kelly and Lisa met on the set of Tell Me More for PBS and they have been talking ever since, particularly about how neuroscience informs parenting. This is a conversation for anyone who has ever been stunned by an interaction, good or bad, and wondered what just happened?

Ep 103: The 2022 Regroup on Parenting with Julie Lythcott-Haims, 8/28/2022

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

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

Kcw_podcast_artwork2_small

Replay of Episode 69. 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: How to Be an Adult 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 or Kelly's conversation with parenting expert Dr. Lisa Damour on how different generations approach parenting.

EP104: Susan Orlean on Empty Nesting and Family Love, 9/4/2022

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

Replay: Transitions in family life -- including the big one of becoming an empty nester.

Kcw_podcast_artwork2_small

Replay of Episode 44. Kelly and renowned writer Susan Orlean talk about transitions in family life — including the big one of becoming an empty nester. Kelly shares memories of early days with young children 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.

Episode 105: College Considerations with Columbia's Andy Delbanco, 9/11/2022

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

Conversations about what to expect from college

Kcw_podcast_artwork2_small

As a parent writing a whole lot of tuition checks, Kelly came to the conversation with a long list of questions. What’s the best college can be? What’s a typical experience? Who gets the most out of campus life? What’s the link between education and democracy? What’s fair to expect and why on Earth is it so damn expensive? Andy Delbanco of Columbia has thought, talked and written as much about the value of a liberal arts education as anyone. This is the kick off to the Live From College Road Trip series where Kelly and her producer Tammy sit it on classes and talk to kids on 15 college campuses across the country. Hit subscribe to travel with the team from Yale to Harvey Mudd, Notre Dame to Tulane, UCSD to Georgetown. We’ll do 8 over the course of the fall semester and be back in the spring with 7 more.

College Talk with Boston College's Biz Bracher

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | 59:02

What's the point of college in 2022?

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_2_small

One of the most popular professors at Boston College is a woman named Biz Bracher. She teaches a course that wonders about ethics, society and the individual. She asks her students to think hard about their potential as citizens and contributors. She drills down on the biggest questions we face: What am I good at? Who am I called to become? This is a conversation that serves all of us, whether we’re kids inching toward adulthood or adults craving some productive introspection. Enjoy and share.

College Visit with Yale's Miroslav Volf

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders - Best of "Live From College" series | 59:02

What is Yale teaching in the Life Worth Living class?

Kcw_podcast_artwork2_small

Yale offers a class called Life Worth Living, taught in part by an irresistible religion professor named Miroslav Volf, who has pulled readings from the ages into a curriculum that asks students to reflect on what makes a life “good.” As Miroslav says, “we’ve become experts at means but amateurs at ends.” This is a conversation to share with everyone in your immediate circles.

Episode 110: Love and Old Age: How To Be Caring, 10/16/2022

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?

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_small

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

Learning How to Learn with Dr. Marcia Chatelain

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders - Best of "Live From College" series | 58:59

If we cared more about students, would they learn less or more?

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_2_small

It’s easy for academia to become remote, unless you have a professor like Marcia Chatelain. She’s teaches history at Georgetown and spends a lot of her classroom minutes creating connections between way back then and right this minute and, as importantly, them and us. She is a Pulitzer Prize winner who isn’t afraid to claim her place as a Den Mother. For those reasons and more that you’ll hear, Marcia is one of our all-time favorite guests on Kelly Corrigan Wonders.

Episode 112: The Things You Learn When You Talk about Books with Dr. Clara Oropeza, 10/30/2022

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

What's more revealing than talking about a novel?

Kcw_podcast_artwork2_small

Santa Barbara has one of the best community colleges in the country. Kelly and her producer Tammy spent a day on the campus of Santa Barbara City College sitting in on class and talking about books, poetry, identity and society with Dr. Clara Oropeza. She describes her own intellectual awakenings in a way that helps underline the real point of college.

Episode 113: Live From College with a Jolly, Brilliant Computer Science Professor Named Zach Dodds, 11/6/2022

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

What's happening on campus?

Kcw_podcast_artwork2_small

How do kids become adults who can give and receive feedback, who approach problems from multiple angles as a matter of course, who feel safe sharing failures and asking for help? Maybe one way is by taking a class from Dr. Zach Dodds, a computer science professor at Harvey Mudd College, who is as enthusiastic about education and supporting the next generation as anyone I have ever spent time with.

Episode 114: Why We Educate Our Country with the President of Montana State University, 11/13/2022

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

How can we educate more people for the greater good?

Kcw_podcast_artwork2_small

Dr. Waded Cruzado was the first person in her family to go to college. She loved it. She went on to get a PhD move from Puerto Rico to — of all places — Bozeman Montana, where she is regarded in heroic terms. She is determined to show every kid in the state what’s possible around them and within them. Her favorite day of the year is commencement. She is inspired and inspiring in equal measures and we loved our time with her.

Episode 116: Anne Lamott on Perfectly Imperfect, 11/27/2022

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. Replay of Ep 54 which originally aired in Sept 2021.

Episode 117: Double Header: Dave Eggers + Nick Hornby, 12/4/2022

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:07

What's the overlap between genius, catastrophe and do gooders?

Kcw_podcast_artwork2_small

Dave Eggers and Nick Hornby are two of our best novelists, and both happen to be serious do gooders as well. With dozens of books between them, they have keen observations on society, relationships and how to have impact. Kelly sat down with them, first Dave then Nick, on the set of her PBS show Tell Me More, in part to celebrate the release of Nick’s new book on Prince and Dickens.

Episode 118: Double Header: Katie Couric + Neal Katyal, 12/11/2022

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:07

Meeting at the intersection between law, politics and the media

Kcw_podcast_artwork2_small

First up, a conversation with Katie Couric, who has been in the media business for 40 some years now in a variety of roles, who has a really honed perspective on where we are, how we got here, and where we might try to get to next. After Katie, a discussion with Neal Katyal, a Georgetown law professor who has argued in front of the Supreme Court. Between Neil and Katie, we hope we come to a set of understandings about this moment in American public life and what we might hope for and work towards next.

Episode 119: Looking Back with Kate Bowler at the Truly Crappy, 12/18/2022

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

It's okay to say some things are crap.

Kcw_podcast_artwork2_small

Professor, podcaster, stage 4 cancer patient Kate Bowler knows the difference between crappy and happy. This week we review the Crappy Files, which turned out to be an enormously moving and often hilarious conversation. Next week: The Happy Files. Share them both with the women you love.

Embracing What Is with Good Morning America's Robin Roberts

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

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

Kcw_podcast_best_of_2_small 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 120: Looking Back with Kate Bowler at All Things Happy, 12/25/2022

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

Counting blessings...

Kcw_podcast_artwork2_small

Bestselling author, star podcaster, stage 4 cancer patient and the kind of friend you can be honest with, Kate Bowler, compares her Happy list with Kelly’s. A conversation to share with your best friend.

Episode 122: The Humble Parent with Julie Lythcott-Haims, 1/8/2023

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:08

What don't we know?

Kcw_podcast_artwork2_small

Kelly and Julie confess their parental “areas for improvement” and compare notes on the role of humility in family life. What’s the upside of knowing how little we know? A lot….

Funding for this episode was provided by UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center as part of its "Expanding Awareness of the Science of Intellectual Humility" initiative, supported by the John Templeton Foundation.

Episode 123: Turning Creativity and Intellectual Humility into a Business Strategy, 1/15/2023

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

How jazz, improv and curiosity can make any kind of work better.

Kcw_podcast_artwork2_small

Jazz, improv, curiosity and intellectual humility - what might these topics have to do with business? Kelly talks with Dr. Natalie Nixon a creativity strategist, author and public speaker about how taking cues from the world of design and other creative mediums can help us work more effectively. Natalie has an incredibly varied background which informs her work: she’s lived in 5 countries and has a background in anthropology, fashion, academia and dance. She is the author of Strategic Design Thinking and The Creativity Leap.

Funding for this episode was provided by UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center as part of its "Expanding Awareness of the Science of Intellectual Humility" initiative, supported by the John Templeton Foundation.

Love, Sex and Connection with Dr. Helen Fisher

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Best of "Mental Health (Relationships)" series | 58:59

How love works....and doesn't.

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_2_small

Let’s say this: the number one driver of happiness across time and culture is meaningful connection to others. So how do you get it and how do you keep it? Dr. Helen Fisher has been studying love for 5 decades. 5. That’s a lot of information. Share this conversation with the people you love. Tons of takeaways that you can integrate immediately.

Take Helen’s personality quiz and figure out who you are…and who you aren’t.

Funding for this episode was provided by UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center as part of its "Expanding Awareness of the Science of Intellectual Humility" initiative, supported by the John Templeton Foundation

Episode125: The Humble Doctor with Sarah Handelsman + Cathy Takacs Witkop, 1/29/2023

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

Medicine rooted in curiosity and empathy...

Kcw_podcast_artwork2_small

For the 5th and final episode in the Intellectual Humility series, Kelly talks to two doctors about how open mindedness figures into their time with patients.

Episode 126: College Considerations on Philosophy and 19-year-olds with Michael Murray, 2/5/2023

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

Why are so many CEOs philosophy majors?

Kcw_podcast_artwork2_small

If we traded college for job training, what would be lost? Why are so many CEOs philosophy majors? What kind of conversations and connections become possible when we insist on core curriculum classes?

We’re kicking off the spring semester of Live From College in which Kelly and Tammy road trip to campuses across the country asking What’s the point of a liberal arts education in 2023?

Special thanks to The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations for supporting this series.

Episode 127: College Visit with Sex Professor Dr. Nicole McNichols at U of Washington, 2/12/2023

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

Let's talk about sex

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

The most popular class at The University of Washington is Psych 210: The Diversity of Human Sexuality. Kelly sits down with the professor, Dr. Nicole McNichols to find out what’s on the curriculum.

You can find Dr. Nicole McNichols on Instagram @nicole_thesexprofessor

Episode 128: College Visit with Design Professor Tiffany Lin at Tulane, 2/19/2023

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

Why learn design if you're not gonna be an architect?

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Tiffany Lin is an award-winning professor at Tulane and it’s obvious why. She brings her whole self to every class, teaching the kind of empathic thinking that all good design reflects. Her passion for intellectual growth is contagious and we left campus inspired.

Episode 129: Amanda Ripley on Personal and Global Conflict, 2/26/2023

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

Amanda Ripley on Breaking Free from Conflict

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

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, Amanda Ripley where we go from here. This episode is a replay of Ep #37 which originally aired on May 25, 2021.

Feelings, Friction and Family with Dr. Lisa Damour

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Best of "Mental Health (Relationships)" series | 59:05

A good parenting session with the author of The Emotional Lives of Teenagers

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

There’s so many people who claim to be experts about family life. Dr. Lisa Damour is the real deal. This is one of the most useful conversations I have ever had on the podcast. Listen. Share. Listen again. It’s loaded with gems.

Check out Lisa’s new book: The Emotional Lives of Teenagers - Raising Connected, Capable and Compassionate Adolescents.

Episode 131: College Visit with UCSD's Manuel Vargas, 3/12/2023

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

Do philosophy majors have fewer midlife crises?

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_2_small

How do you see the world and how much of that is based on lived experiences? How much comes from your education (formal and informal)? When was the last time you came to a new insight or position without being exposed to something new? This is a conversation with UCSD philosophy professor Manuel Vargas that might shake up your point of view on blame, determinism, midlife crises and what sets the table for cooperation.

Episode 132: Our Final College Visit with Spelman's with Beloved "Dean P", 3/19/2023

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

What does it take to bring civics alive at Spelman? Not much...

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

What is possible when you put thousands of superstar women on one campus and tell them the world is theirs? Spelman College is teeming with students who are in it to win it and lucky to have the steady guidance of Dean Desiree Pedescleaux. Dean P, on campus for over two decades now, helps each crop of students unpack the Constitution in all its glory and limitation. She is beloved and it’s easy to see why. Also in this episode: several students who Kelly and Tammy wanted to hire immediately.

Special thanks to The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations for supporting this series.

How Do You Make The Most of College?

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders - Best of "Live From College" series | 59:00

Expert guidance to cut through all the noise

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Everyone loves a list. Everyone needs a way to cut through all the noise and move forward with expert guidance. That’s what today’s episode is all about. For everyone making the big investment in college here are the tips for how to make the best of it from two people who know…Katie Gayman, who has worked in the field of college counseling for 13 years and Dr. Angel Perez, CEO of the National Association for College Admission Counseling. Share this episode widely so that everyone can get the most out of their time on campus.

Special thanks to the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations for supporting this series.

Faith in a Future Led by Dreme Flynt and Will McQuiston

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders - Best of "Live From College" series | 59:02

Maybe there's real reason for hope...

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Need a bounce in your step? Click play. You will spend the better part of an hour with two young people who are coming into their power just as we need them most. JerDrema (Dreme) Flynt is a Fullbright Scholar working in education and is also a tech entrepreneur. Will McQuiston is well on his way to a degree from Harvard after a harrowing childhood in Prattville, Alabama. These conversations changed us.

Episode 135: Gretchen Rubin on Using Our Five Senses to Explore the World, 4/9/2023

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

Need an antidote to sleepwalking through life? Slow down and notice.

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Once upon a time there was a girl who got pink-eye and went to the Met. Author and podcaster Gretchen Rubin (The Happiness Project, Happier with Gretchen Rubin) joins Kelly to talk about how a visit to her eye doctor inspired her to start engaging with her five senses like never before. Gretchen’s intriguing new book Life in Five Senses: How Exploring the Senses Got Me out of my Head and Into the World is available 4/18/23.

Special thanks to Dean Kattari for the wonderful new show open/theme music debuting in today’s episode.

Episode 136: Michael Lewis on What Makes Some People Irreplaceable , 4/16/2023

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:08

What makes someone impossible to forget?

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

No one understands what makes a character sing better than Michael Lewis. The Big Short, Moneyball, Liar’s Poker, these stories stand for whole industries because Michael Lewis puts just the right protagonist in the center. He is also the father to three great characters, including Dixie, who was killed in a head on collision in May of 2021. This is one of the most moving and important conversations we’ve ever shared and we thank PBS for supporting this work as well as the Lafayette Library and Learning Center for hosting the shoot.

Episode 137: The Honor and Weight of Being a Role Model, 4/23/2023

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

It's always exhausting not being yourself

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Kelly’s guest is actress and author Constance Wu - you may know her from her roles in the breakthrough tv show Fresh Off the Boat and the blockbuster film Crazy, Rich Asians. Constance shares her experiences as an actress in Hollywood both on and off screen: the privilege and responsibility of representation, being a true artist, navigating social media and an incident which took her to a very dark place.

Special thanks to PBS for supporting Tell Me More and this podcast series. You can watch this episode of Tell Me More anytime at pbs.org/kelly.

Thank you also to the Lafayette Library and Learning Center.

Episode 138: Getting Real about The Empty Nest, 4/30/2023

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

Nothing held back here...

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Sometimes, even when things go precisely as you hoped they would, change hurts. Kelly was a guest on a podcast called A Slight Change of Plans, hosted by Dr. Maya Shankar, who was curious to know how empty nesting was going. The conversation was so rich that it felt worth sharing here. This one is for every parent you know. Pass it on.

Episode 139: Living With and Through Deep Anxieties with Jewel, 5/7/2023

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

How do we work with our mind rather than against it?

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

You might know bits and pieces of Jewel’s story. Homeless girl hitchhiking into the lower 48 from Alaska. Making music. Being robbed by her mother. What you might not know is how deeply and wisely she thinks about anxiety. This is one to share with every person you love who is sometimes gripped by panic.

Please note that this episode references alcoholism, abuse and suicide.

Special thanks to the Lafayette Library and Learning Center in Lafayette, CA.

Episode 140: Replay of Ep. 74 Steve Kerr and W. Kamau Bell on Speaking Up" (originally aired 2/8/22), 5/14/2023

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

Steve Kerr and W. Kamau Bell on Speaking Up

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small 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 141: Replay of Ep 39 Carvell Wallace on Understanding and Acceptance, 5/21/2023

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

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_use_this_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 142: What's worth doing? (and other essential questions), 5/28/2023

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

How should we spend our time?

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Welcome to the Kelly Corrigan Wonders “Life Worth Living” Book Club. This is the opening episode, where Kelly and the authors dig into the key questions driving this series: what’s worth doing, who are we responsible to, how should life feel, how should we deal with failures, and what can keep our values and our behavior aligned? Share this with the readers and thinkers in your life. The more people having this conversation, the better for all of us.

Based on Life Worth Living: A Guide to What Matters Most from authors Miroslav Volf, Matthew Croasmun and Ryan McAnnalley-Linz. Visit lifeworthliving.com/kelly to access a study guide to help you work through the book. Special thanks to the Warren Smoot Carter III and Megan Carter Charitable Fund.

Episode 143: Claire Danes and Kate Bowler Book Clubbing with Kelly Part 1, 6/4/2023

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

Three women come clean about values, behaviors, habits good and bad

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

How do the values we inherited clash or complement the cultures we come of age in? How can we stay the right size in the world and in our own minds? What do you worship and nurture - art, the church, politics, food? Claire Danes and Kate Bowler join Kelly to talk about all the things that came up as they read Life Worth Living, our first Kelly Corrigan Wonders bookclub pick.

Episode 144: Claire Danes and Kate Bowler Book Clubbing with Kelly Part 2, 6/11/2023

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

Bookclubbing to find out what makes a life worth living

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Claire Danes, Kate Bowler and I try to figure out how the hell to live lives of real meaning and discovery, how to depersonalize the slings and arrows of any season, how to remember our agency and mobility.

Episode 145: Claire Danes and Kate Bowler Book Clubbing with Kelly Part 3, 6/18/2023

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

Failure is inevitable so the question is: how good are we at repair?

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Sadly, this is the last conversation with Claire Danes and Kate Bowler about what makes life worth all the trouble, worry and suffering. In this freewheeling ride, we dig into just how inevitable personal ethical failure is and therefore, what does repair require. Like, how good are you at apologizing? Have you really accepted the people you love — as they are — or are you still trying to change them? How do you keep yourself and your choices aligned with your values? Enjoy the honesty. Share widely. We all need to stay in touch with these fundamental questions about how we live.

Based on Life Worth Living: A Guide to What Matters Most from authors Miroslav Volf, Matthew Croasmun and Ryan McAnnally-Linz. Visit lifeworthliving.com/kelly to access a study guide to help you work through the book. Special thanks to the Warren Smoot Carter III and Meagan Carter Charitable Fund.

Episode 146: Kelly's Live Worth Living Takeaways, 6/25/2023

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

Points worth remembering

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_2_small

In this final episode of our Life Worth Living series, Kelly reflects on some of her favorite book club moments with Claire Danes and Kate Bowler and offers takeaways and a list of practices to help us stay on track.

Based on Life Worth Living: A Guide to What Matters Most from authors Miroslav Volf, Matthew Croasmun and Ryan McAnnally-Linz. Visit lifeworthliving.com/kelly to access a study guide to help you work through the book. Special thanks to the Warren Smoot Carter III and Meagan Carter Charitable Fund.

Episode 147: Love, Sex and Connection with Dr. Helen Fisher, 7/2/2023

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

How love works....and doesn't.

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Let’s say this: the number one driver of happiness across time and culture is meaningful connection to others. So how do you get it and how do you keep it? Dr. Helen Fisher has been studying love for 5 decades. 5. That’s a lot of information. Share this conversation with the people you love. Tons of takeaways that you can integrate immediately.

Take Helen’s personality quiz and figure out who you are…and who you aren’t.

Funding for this episode was provided by UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center as part of its "Expanding Awareness of the Science of Intellectual Humility" initiative, supported by the John Templeton Foundation

Episode 148: How a Person Becomes a Therapist, 7/9/2023

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

What the world needs now is compassionate types...

Kcw_podcast_artwork240_2_small

With the demand for excellent mental health care at its all-time peak, it’s a good thing people like Tracy Defina dared to go back to school — for many years — to get a PhD in counseling. This is the story of how she pulled off this enormous achievement in the middle of life already teeming with to-dos.

My conversation with Tracy is the first of a 4-part series called How’d You Do That? With women who made radical changes to their lives well after most of their peers had settled into a given way of life. (Replay)

Episode 149: Timothy Goodman on Creative Life, 7/16/2023

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

Some highs, some lows, some tips to take with you

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Timothy Goodman has made a great life for himself doing large format art projects like, say, making a basketball court for Kevin Durant, or small format masterpieces like a shoe for Nike, or a the most personal work, a graphic memoir called I Always Think It’s Forever. He smiles when talks and is unusually candid and I loved being with him so much I followed him home to meet his girlfriend and see his studio and basically try to cement our new friendship. This is for the people who have creative hearts and the people who love those creatives.

Episode 150: Thinking Big with Jacqueline Novogratz, 7/23/2023

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:10

What is possible if only we decide it is?

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small We all agree there is work to be done, smart solution-oriented moves to be made for the benefit of all. But who will do it? Who will walk away from richer paths and devote their life to growing businesses that operate for the greater good? Jacqueline Novogratz will. This is one of quickest and most passionate people I’ve met in a long time. She has 20+ years of experience working with entrepreneurs across the world. This conversation is her take on the how and why of making big bold moves.

Episode 151: Emotional Resilience and Vitality with Dr. Samantha Boardman, 7/30/2023

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

It's time to stop rehashing the past and start planning the future

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

When one of her therapy patients said to Dr. Samantha Boardman, “All we ever do is talk about stuff that's going wrong in my life. And we don't talk about much else", it inspired a change in the way she approached her practice and eventually inspired her to write Everyday Vitality: Turning Stress into Strength.

Based on 15 years of experience as a psychiatrist, Samantha gives Kelly some practical, achievable strategies that are life-enhancing and resilience-building. No more rehashing the past and what went wrong in an effort to find a sense of well-being - the better strategy is to cultivate vitality and transform each new day into a more fulfilling one.

Episode 152: Mistakes or The Only Way? with Michelle Icard, 8/6/2023

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

What if the only way to develop is through massive error?

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Based on her invaluable playbook for anxious parents everywhere, Michelle Icard thinks with Kelly about mistakes and making sure that rebellions don’t become the headline of our kids’ childhoods, but rather a jumping off point. This is a conversation to save us all from the overreactions and regrets that stymie growth.

 

Episode 153: Double Header: Katie Couric + Neal Katyal, 8/13/2023

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Kelly Corrigan Wonders series | 59:09

Meeting at the intersection between law, politics and the media

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

First up, a conversation with Katie Couric, who has been in the media business for 40 some years now in a variety of roles, who has a really honed perspective on where we are, how we got here, and where we might try to get to next. After Katie, a discussion with Neal Katyal, a Georgetown law professor who has argued in front of the Supreme Court. Between Neil and Katie, we hope we come to a set of understandings about this moment in American public life and what we might hope for and work towards next. (Replay of Ep 118 which originally aired on 12/13/22).

Episode 154: Jennifer Wallace on Mattering in a Modern World, 8/20/2023

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

What makes you feel like you matter?

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

In large and small ways, mattering is essential. Self esteem depends on our ability to contribute to the lives around us. You may know Jennifer B. Wallace from her stints on morning television or her journalism in the Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. She and Kelly discuss her first book: Never Enough: When Achievement Culture Becomes Toxic—And What We Can Do About It.

Episode 155: Going Deep with Krista Tippett , 8/27/2023

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

A candid conversation with student of morality and well being Krista Tippett

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Krista Tippett, informed by decades of inquiry through her super-project, On Being, sits with Kelly to consider what’s in flux, what needs will never abate and what we might rediscover in new forms. In this moment when everything is broken open, when institutions are received with less reverence and more skepticism, where should we point our minds and hearts? What practices serve us best? This is a conversation to share with every thinking friend in your life and use as fodder for your own search for a spiritual home.

Thanks to our many friends at the Aspen Ideas Festival for making this interview possible.

This conversation was captured before the SAG-AFTRA strike.

Episode 157: Rainn Wilson Calls for a Spiritual Revolution , 9/10/2023

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

Joy, service and good will

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Rainn Wilson (who you might know as Dwight Schrute) is making a serious call for a spiritual revolution based on joy, acts of service and being honest about our mixed natures. This is a conversation to share with anyone who is thinking seriously about how to elevate matters of the soul over the clang and bang of the modern world. Or maybe just someone who needs a laugh.

This conversation was recorded at Aspen Ideas Festival before the SAG-AFTRA strike.

Episode 158: Going Deep with Mary Louise Kelly on Parenting Choices, 9/17/2023

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

A war correspondent and someone's mother

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Mary Louise Kelly (host of NPR’s All Things Considered) has been doing some reflecting. What choices did she make and how do they look now, as her nest is nearly empty? Is it okay to travel through war zones when a kid is home with the flu? What is gained and what is lost, for the individuals in question and for society? This is a conversation to take in slowly, to share with every mother you know, and to discuss.

Thanks to the Aspen Ideas Festival. This conversation was recorded before the SAG-AFTRA strike.

Episode 159: Rich Roll on Change, 9/24/2023

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

From drunk and despondent to world class athlete and #1 bestselling author, Rich Roll has deep experience with how change happens and the takeaways are gold.

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Starting in college and not stopping until long after law school, Rich Roll regularly, deliberately, got black out drunk. He is now a widely respected wellness advocate and athlete. He and Kelly talk about the long road of tiny adjustments that have led to his transformation into an ultra marathoner, bestselling author and podcaster whose conversations are valued by millions. Follow the conversation on Instagram @kellycorrigan. (Replay of Ep 10 which originally aired on 11/30/20)

EP160: Anna Sale + Anne Quindlen on Misunderstandings, 10/1/2023

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

Kelly surrounds herself with podcaster Anna Sale and Pulitzer Prize winner Anna Quindlen to compare notes on how family life is rife with misunderstandings.

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

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 easy it is to misunderstand each other in family life. From thinking you’re not "a divorce kinda person" to overestimating our influence as parents, love is rife with misunderstandings. Here’s a conversation that will help you find your way out of what tangle you might be in at the moment. If this episode was useful to you, you’ll probably really like Kelly's conversation with Wanda Holland Greene on Finding Agency. And 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. (Replay of Ep 24 - originally aired 3/2/21)

Episode 161: Going Deep with Gitanjali Rao on Gen Z Ambitions , 10/8/2023

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

She left me better than she found me

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

I’ve known a few 17 year-olds in my day, I bet you have too. I hadn’t yet met someone so young and already so effective. Gitanjali Rao, Time’s “Kid of the Year”, has a patent already and several more innovative projects in the works. This is a conversation for anyone who is looking for hope about a future that can feel daunting.

Episode 162: Going Deep with Matthew Desmond on Fairness, 10/15/2023

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

what would it take for everyone to have a fair shot?

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

When my daughter was in high school, she read a Pulitzer prize winning book called Evicted and was blown away by how easy it is to become homeless in her country. Years later, I was at one of those thinking weekend festival things (Chautauqua) and listened to the Evicted author speak. Matthew Desmond gave the best talk I had ever heard in my life, and I have heard a lot. As soon as I had the chance, as his new book Poverty by America hit #1 on the New York Times bestseller list, I talked with him at my apartment in NYC about how America could be the place we all so want it to be. He is a rare mix of gentle and determined. Please listen, please share, for the good of all of us.

Feedback always welcome. Write us anytime. hello@kellycorrigan.com

Episode 163: Going Deep with Ginni Rometty on Purpose, 10/22/2023

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

good power in a tired world

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small I loved being with Ginni Rometty. She is full of insight and clearly oriented toward world-positive work. I was also taken with her midwestern charm and candor. Emerging from a tricky childhood, she found herself running IBM in a time when very few women were commanding boardrooms (a statement that is maddeningly still applicable today). Now, she is entirely devoted to making good careers available to many more people, and her plan is working. This is conversation for anyone who wants to build more purpose into life and perhaps one to forward along to the young professionals in your life as inspiration. Thanks to PBS for supporting this work. You can watch this conversation anytime at PBS.org/kelly.

Ginni Rometty’s books: Good Power: Leading Positive Change in our Lives, Work, and World

Feedback always welcome: hello@kellycorrigan.com

Episode 164: Going Deep with Retired Colonel Greg Gadson on Resilience, 10/29/2023

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

What you learn recovering from combat

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Everyone is thinking about war and service. Here’s a conversation with someone who has known many battlefields and paid dearly for his commitment to defend and protect. Retried Colonel Greg Gadson was a kid who dreamed of playing football and who ended up with Super Bowl rings after all. You can watch this epsiode at any time on PBS.

Episode 165: Going Deep with Linda Villarosa on Being Seen , 11/5/2023

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

seeing past our oldest biases

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

It’s not that common for someone to retain her optimism even as she studies all the ways that health outcomes vary by race. Linda Villarosa, a solutions-based journalist and medical school professor, is such a woman. In this conversation, she pulls from a childhood of doing everything right and still feeling like a fly in the buttermilk as well as her early days in journalism where she was constantly coaching her Essence readers to just behave better. Now, she’s seeing a broader picture that includes both lots of kale and walking AND systemic changes to the way we deliver care.

Linda’s 5-star book, UNDER THE SKIN, was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.

This episode was made possible by PBS and AmeriHealth Caritas, which provides affordable health plans to millions.

Episode 166: Going Deep with Pete Buttigieg on Social Mobility, 11/12/2023

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

making a life that works

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

He’s good. He’s really good. In particular, Pete Buttigieg is good at making connections between pragmatic stuff like infrastructure and the most important parts of our lives — caring for people we love and making full use of ourselves. This is a conversation for anyone thinking about the next election and what it means to “make the trains run on time.”

You can watch this conversation — and about 50 more you might really love — anytime you like at PBS.org/kelly.

This episode was made possible by the lovely and hard working people at AmeriHealth Caritas.

Episode 167: Going Deep with Rachel Zoffness on Pain Management, 11/19/2023

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

what is pain? and how should it REALLY be treated?

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

I have had migraines so bad that I ended up in the ER, so my interest in this episode was personal. Turns out so much of the country is in chronic pain that it is a major national issue affecting economic considerations like productivity and health care costs and existential considerations like depression and hopelessness. Rachel Zoffness is a pain psychologist who is reframing our understanding of what pain is and therefore how better to treat it. Given the numbers of people who live in pain, I think this might be one of the most important conversations we have shared.

This conversation was had on the set of my PBS show Tell Me More. Special thanks to the wonderful people at Amerihealth Caritas.

Rachel Zoffness’ excellent book can be purchased here.

Episode 168: Deep Dive with Arianna Huffington on Thriving, 11/26/2023

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

Little things add up

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Arianna Huffington loves her mom, reading, America, adventure and getting to the bottom of things. She has spent a lifetime asking Why and Why Not? Our conversation zeroes in what any one of us can do to thrive, such that we might have more capacity to contribute. We loved being together, comparing notes, figuring out what leads to what. Please share with everyone you know who needs a reminder that we have agency.

This episode was made possible by AmeriHealth Caritas and can be viewed anytime you like at PBS.org/kelly.

Episode 169: Going Deep with David Brooks on Connection , 12/3/2023

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

Stop saying things. Start asking things.

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

This is an episode that will set your heart right. We know that the #1 driver of human happiness across time and culture is meaningful connection to others. So, how to get more of that? David Brooks has some ideas, pulled from his newest book How to Know a Person. Please share widely as the more people around us who are oriented toward connection, the better for all.

Thanks to PBS and AmeriHealth Caritas for the support.

Episode 170: Deep Dive with Pete Stavros on Sharing, 12/10/2023

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

A proper solution to a problem that threatens everything

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Well, if you need something to help you believe in people’s ability to affect outcomes, if you need a reason for hope that America could be a less unequal place, if you want a good news story about hard work and its proper rewards, this is it. That’s really all I want to say. I loved this story, this guest and this conversation.

Okay, so some more things I could tell you:

Pete Stavros has a huge private equity job that puts him in close contact with companies and workers in all kinds of interesting places. He is also the son of a construction worker who was never paid according to his value. Put those two thins together, along with a world class mind, and you have an idea that could totally change income inequality in America. Okay, that’s all I’m telling you. Enjoy.

Special thanks to PBS and AmeriHealth Caritas.

Episode 171: Going Deep with Mary Louise Kelly on Parenting Choices, 12/17/2023

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

A war correspondent and someone's mother

Kcw_art_240_small

Mary Louise Kelly (host of NPR’s All Things Considered) has been doing some reflecting. What choices did she make and how do they look now, as her nest is nearly empty? Is it okay to travel through war zones when a kid is home with the flu? What is gained and what is lost, for the individuals in question and for society? This is a conversation to take in slowly, to share with every mother you know, and to discuss.

Thanks to the Aspen Ideas Festival. This conversation was recorded before the SAG-AFTRA strike.

(Replay of Ep 158 which originally aired on September 19, 2023.)

Episode 173: Going Deep with Aliza Pressman on Sane Parenting, 12/31/2023

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

We're making it more complicated than it needs to be

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Living in an optimization culture is making parenting much more complicated than it need be. Or so says Dr. Aliza Pressman, author of The Five Principles of Parenting and the host of Raising Good Humans, who spends a lot of time with the latest research and a lot of time with parents in clinic. Today’s conversation is about exactly what does and does not protect us from the worst health outcomes and is to be shared with anyone who is looking for a parenting north star.

Episode 174: Going Deep with Gretchen Rubin on Happiness, 1/7/2024

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

So, seriously, what are the principles behind contented living?

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

The word is EVERYWHERE. Happiness. I don’t even always believe that it’s a worthy goal honestly, but that might be a matter of semantics. How you define happiness defines how you approach it. This is a careful conversation with Gretchen Rubin that’s based on what research and experience tell us makes a life that feels pretty satisfying most of the time. Gretchen wrote The Happiness Project 15 years back and has been playing with the tenents and practices ever since on her podcast Happier.

Our takeaways were long on this one…if you’d like to receive the weekly list, just shoot a note to hello@kellycorrigan.com or pop by the website and sign up there.

Episode 175: Going Deep with Jen Hatmaker on How to Do Change Well , 1/14/2024

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

Riding Change

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

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.

If you enjoyed listening to my conversation this week with Jen Hatmaker and you haven’t already listened to the episode we did together in May of 2021, please check it out - it’s been one of the most listened to pods we’ve ever done and I think you’ll really enjoy it. It’s Episode #35 of Kelly Corrigan Wonders. You may also enjoy the series we did in 2021 called How Change Happens. It’s a special 10 part series l of frank conversations about suffering, compassion, willpower and tough love. (Replay of Ep 78 which originally aired on March 8, 2022)

Episode 176: Going Deep with Mónica Guzmán on Making Family Work, 1/21/2024

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

High stakes family conflict...

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Moni Guzman came to the US from Mexico with her family many decades ago. In the past two presidential elections, her parents voted for Trump while she voted for Clinton and Biden. This created the kind of tension that must be managed very carefully. Fortunately, and relatedly, Moni has professional experience with difficult conversations in her capacity as a senior fellow at Braver Angels. We lean heavily on the ideas in Moni’s book, I Never Thought of It That Way, in this episode and throughout our 5-part series on getting along: Rupture + Repair.

Special thanks to the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations for their generous support of this series.

Every Wednesday we send out our top takeaways of the week to listeners. If you’d like to receive that email, sign up here.

 

Episode 177: Deep Dive with Julie and John Gottman on Fighting Right , 1/28/2024

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

Bids, ratios and other key elements that help us stay together

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Doctors Julie Schwartz Gottman and John Gottman are probably the world’s reigning experts on relationships. They are well into their 5th decade of research that reveals why we treat each other as we do and how a few small but essential adjustments to our every day patterns could change our relationships for the better. Everything we talked about is applicable across the board - from couples to parents and children and all the people we work with. We predict this will be our most shared episode of 2024. Enjoy.

Check out the Gottman's’ new book: Fight Right: How Successful Couples Turn Conflict Into Connection

Special thanks to the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations for their generous support of this series.

To receive a short set of our weekly takeaways in your email, sign up here.

Episode 178: Deep Dive with Manu Meel on Making College Work, 2/4/2024

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

Learning how to talk about the big stuff...

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Manu Meel is helping college kids talk to each other — inside and outside of classes, individually and in groups, in person and online — about all kinds of important issues where there is a lot of disagreement. He is also as positive and bright as any guest we’ve ever had.

Special thanks to the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations for their generous support of this series.

Every Wednesday we send out our top takeaways of the week to listeners. If you’d like to receive that email, sign up here.

Episode 179: Deep Dive with Simon Greer on Making Faith Work, 2/11/2024

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

A bi-sexual atheist and an evangelical walk into a college dorm room...

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Is it really possible to talk lovingly and openly, face to face, with someone who thinks you’re going to hell? It better be because when true believers of various faiths come together, big hard things are going to be said. My guest is knee deep in this kind of work. Simon Greer tells us the story of spending 3 weeks in conversation with Oberlin students and evangelicals from Spring Arbor University. His experiences hold many answers for how we, as Americans, might be able to actually know and understand one another. An excellent conversation to share with your most faithful friends.

Special thanks to the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations for their generous support of this series.

To receive a short set of our weekly takeaways in your email, sign up here.

Link to the short film featuring Simon’s conversation with Evangelical Christian Elizabeth Stewart: https://www.interfaithamerica.org/resources/differences-student-story/

Check out the other episodes from our Rupture + Repair series:

Deep Dive with Mónica Guzmán on Making Family Work

Deep Dive with Drs. Julie and John Gottman on Fighting Right

Deep Dive with Manu Meel on Making College Work

Episode 179: Deep Dive with Simon Greer on Making Faith Work, 2/11/2024

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

A bi-sexual atheist and an evangelical walk into a college dorm room...

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Is it really possible to talk lovingly and openly, face to face, with someone who thinks you’re going to hell? It better be because when true believers of various faiths come together, big hard things are going to be said. My guest is knee deep in this kind of work. Simon Greer tells us the story of spending 3 weeks in conversation with Oberlin students and evangelicals from Spring Arbor University. His experiences hold many answers for how we, as Americans, might be able to actually know and understand one another. An excellent conversation to share with your most faithful friends.

Special thanks to the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations for their generous support of this series.

To receive a short set of our weekly takeaways in your email, sign up here.

Link to the short film featuring Simon’s conversation with Evangelical Christian Elizabeth Stewart: https://www.interfaithamerica.org/resources/differences-student-story/

Check out the other episodes from our Rupture + Repair series:

Deep Dive with Mónica Guzmán on Making Family Work

Deep Dive with Drs. Julie and John Gottman on Fighting Right

Deep Dive with Manu Meel on Making College Work

Episode 180: Living With and Through Deep Anxieties with Jewel, 2/18/2024

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

How do we work with our mind rather than against it?

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

 

You might know bits and pieces of Jewel’s story. Homeless girl hitchhiking into the lower 48 from Alaska. Making music. Being robbed by her mother. What you might not know is how deeply and wisely she thinks about anxiety. This is one to share with every person you love who is sometimes gripped by panic.

Please note that this episode references alcoholism, abuse and suicide.

Special thanks to the Lafayette Library and Learning Center in Lafayette, CA.

Episode 181: Deep Dive with Wanda Holland Greene on Forgiveness, 2/25/2024

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

Three true stories of exquisite forgiveness

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Forgiveness may be the most advanced intellectual and emotional move we make as humans. It is a complete override of our innate nature to categorize friend and foe. Along with thought leader Wanda Holland Greene, Kelly brings to life three unforgettable stories of forgiveness from around the world. Follow the conversation on Instagram @kellycorrigan.

To receive a short set of our weekly takeaways in your email, sign up here.

Going Deep on Reproductive Rights with April Lawson

From Kelly Corrigan Wonders | Part of the Best of "Rupture + Repair" (How to Bridge Differences) series | 59:01

A heart to heart between new friends...

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

For the closing episode of our Rupture + Repair series, we are offering a most unusual conversation between two women who are on opposite sides of the Reproductive Rights debate: April Lawson, a pro-life conservative, and me, a pro-choice liberal. We share this in the hopes that it can serve as a model for hard but productive conversations around tender topics. As always, we welcome your responses. hello@kellycorrigan.com

Please note: This episode includes references to incest and sexual assault.

Special thanks to the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations for their generous support of this series.

To receive a short set of our weekly takeaways in your email, sign up here.

Check out the episodes from our Rupture + Repair series:

Going Deep with Mónica Guzmán on Making Family Work

Going Deep with Drs. Julie and John Gottman on Fighting Right

Going Deep with Manu Meel on Making College Work

Going Deep with Simon Greer on Making Faith Work

Episode 184: Going Deep with Dr. Lisa Damour on Feelings, Friction and Family , 3/17/2024

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

A good parenting session with the author of The Emotional Lives of Teenagers

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

There’s so many people who claim to be experts about family life. Dr. Lisa Damour is the real deal. This is one of the most useful conversations I have ever had on the podcast. Listen. Share. Listen again. It’s loaded with gems. (Previously aired)

Check out Lisa’s book: The Emotional Lives of Teenagers - Raising Connected, Capable and Compassionate Adolescents.

Episode 192: Going Deep on Sleep and Well Being with Dr. Matt Walker, W. Kamau Bell and Maya Shankar, 5/12/2024

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

how much does sleep really matter?

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Quick afternoon nap? Gummies before bed? Hitting snooze? Here’s a thorough look at how to get our sleep right with one of the world’s most informed sleep experts: Dr. Matthew Walker. Why? Sleep is our super power. Put less positively, poor sleep maps terribly closely to poor mental health. Joining me for the conversation are previous guests and friends of the show cognitive scientist and podcaster Maya Shankar, and comedian/producer W Kamau Bell.

You can receive our weekly takeaways here.

You can watch this conversation anytime at www.pbs.org/kelly or stream on the PBS app.

Many thanks to COOP for making the best pillows and sheets to help us get a really solid night’s sleep and for sponsoring this episode. Get 20% off with the code KELLY20.

Episode 193: Going Deep on Movement and Well Being with Wendy Suzuki, Manoush Zomorodi and Mahogany L. Browne, 5/19/2024

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

what's better for you - an anti-depressant or a daily walking habit?

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

We need big fat fluffy hippocampi and there’s a really clear way to make this happen: move your body. We can flood our own brains with the nuerochemicals that help us thrive. That’s one of the thrilling messages from Dr. Wendy Suzuki of NYU in this roundtable with friends of the show Manoush Zomorodi (host of TED Radio Hour) and Mahogany L. Browne (poet, educator and activist). Here’s a session that debunks the most common misunderstandings about what movement counts based on the research from Wendy’s lab.

Thanks to PBS for supporting this series. You can watch any episode any time at PBS.org/kelly.

Write us anytime with feedback, questions or suggestions at hello@kellycorrigan.com.

Episode 193: Going Deep on Movement and Well Being with Wendy Suzuki, Manoush Zomorodi and Mahogany L. Browne, 5/19/2024

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

what's better for you - an anti-depressant or a daily walking habit?

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

We need big fat fluffy hippocampi and there’s a really clear way to make this happen: move your body. We can flood our own brains with the nuerochemicals that help us thrive. That’s one of the thrilling messages from Dr. Wendy Suzuki of NYU in this roundtable with friends of the show Manoush Zomorodi (host of TED Radio Hour) and Mahogany L. Browne (poet, educator and activist). Here’s a session that debunks the most common misunderstandings about what movement counts based on the research from Wendy’s lab.

Thanks to PBS for supporting this series. You can watch any episode any time at PBS.org/kelly.

Write us anytime with feedback, questions or suggestions at hello@kellycorrigan.com.

Episode 194: Going Deep on Nutrition and Well Being with Dr. Bret Scher, Dr. Michael Lenoir and Cava Menzies, 5/26/2024

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

what the science tells us about food and mood

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Is nutrition a legitimate medical intervention for some mental health disorders? Absolutely, says cardiologist Dr. Bret Scher, whose research focuses on metabolism as a driving force in unwellness. Joining us for the conversation about genetic predispositions, childhood eating habits and the role of medication is pediatrician and allergist Dr. Michael Lenoir and educator and artist Cava Menzies.

Thanks to PBS for supporting this series. You can watch any episode any time at PBS.org/kelly.

And please be in touch with feedback, questions or suggestions. We read every email sent to hello@kellycorrigan.com.

Episode 195: Going Deep on Spirituality and Well Being with Alexis Abernathy, W. Kamau Bell and Dr. BJ Miller, 6/2/2024

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

does faith make us healthier?

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

How does spirituality factor into well being? Do people of faith have better mental health? Here’s a warm and expansive conversation with several surprises. Dr. Alexis Abernathy, daughter of a preacher and devoted scientist, studies patience, comfort and strain in the context of cancer, disordered eating and depression. Enriching the conversation at every turn are friends of the show, W. Kamau Bell (comedian and producer) and Dr. BJ Miller (palliative care doc and author).

Thanks to PBS for supporting this series. You can watch any episode any time on PBS.org/kelly.

We love hearing from listeners. Please share your thoughts in an email to hello@kellycorrigan.com.

Episode 196: Going Deep on Behavior and Well Being with Angela Duckworth, Dreme Flynt and Will McQuiston , 6/9/2024

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

what choices do we have and how likely is it that we will make them?

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

This is one of my favorite groupings of guests ever. Sometimes the chemistry is just so right. For the last episode of the 10-part series on Well Being, I knew we had to talk about the psychology of making change. For that, we needed the leadership of Angela Duckworth, who wrote Grit and is always thinking and rethinking how we understand ourselves. She’s been a guest before and her lab is devoted to surfacing actionable advice for parents and teachers based on science. Joining us are two friends of the show: Fulbright scholar and entrepreneur Dreme Flynt and a kid from Prattville, AL who is about graduate from Harvard and move to Arkansas to work as an economist at Walmart Will McQuiston. Dreme and Will bring real world challenges to the conversation about habit formation.

You can watch any episode of this series any time at PBS.org/kelly.

You can receive our weekly takeaways here.

And please be in touch. Emails help us shape our show. We read everything that comes in to hello@kellycorrigan.com.

Episode 196: Going Deep on Behavior and Well Being with Angela Duckworth, Dreme Flynt and Will McQuiston , 6/9/2024

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

what choices do we have and how likely is it that we will make them?

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

This is one of my favorite groupings of guests ever. Sometimes the chemistry is just so right. For the last episode of the 10-part series on Well Being, I knew we had to talk about the psychology of making change. For that, we needed the leadership of Angela Duckworth, who wrote Grit and is always thinking and rethinking how we understand ourselves. She’s been a guest before and her lab is devoted to surfacing actionable advice for parents and teachers based on science. Joining us are two friends of the show: Fulbright scholar and entrepreneur Dreme Flynt and a kid from Prattville, AL who is about graduate from Harvard and move to Arkansas to work as an economist at Walmart Will McQuiston. Dreme and Will bring real world challenges to the conversation about habit formation.

You can watch any episode of this series any time at PBS.org/kelly.

You can receive our weekly takeaways here.

And please be in touch. Emails help us shape our show. We read everything that comes in to hello@kellycorrigan.com.

Episode 197: Going Deep with Krista Tippett (replay of Ep 155), 6/16/2024

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

A candid conversation with student of morality and well being Krista Tippett

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Krista Tippett, informed by decades of inquiry through her super-project, On Being, sits with Kelly to consider what’s in flux, what needs will never abate and what we might rediscover in new forms. In this moment when everything is broken open, when institutions are received with less reverence and more skepticism, where should we point our minds and hearts? What practices serve us best? This is a conversation to share with every thinking friend in your life and use as fodder for your own search for a spiritual home. (Previously aired)

Thanks to our many friends at the Aspen Ideas Festival for making this interview possible.

Episode 198: Going Deep with Dan Harris, Replay of Episode 156 from 9/3/2023, 6/23/2024

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

The student becomes the teacher

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Dan Harris is a smart, hungry skeptic looking for ideas you can count on in the worst of times, like say when you have a panic attack while you’re anchoring the news for ABC. He’s been thinking out loud with some very wise people for many years now through books and a podcast called 10% Happier that I find invaluable. Some topics we break open are uncertainty, humility and practices to keep us connected.

Thanks to our many friends at the Aspen Ideas Festival for making this conversation possible.

This was recorded before the SAG-AFTRA strike.

Episode 199: Going Deep with Rainn Wilson on Spirituality , 6/30/2024

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

Joy, service and good will

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Rainn Wilson (who you might know as Dwight Schrute) is making a serious call for a spiritual revolution based on joy, acts of service and being honest about our mixed natures. This is a conversation to share with anyone who is thinking seriously about how to elevate matters of the soul over the clang and bang of the modern world. Or maybe just someone who needs a laugh. (Previously aired)

Special thanks to the Aspen Ideas Festival where this podcast was recorded.

Episode 200: Going Deep with Aliza Pressman on Sane Parenting, 7/7/2024

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

We're making it more complicated than it needs to be

Kcw_podcast_use_this_small

Living in an optimization culture is making parenting much more complicated than it need be. Or so says Dr. Aliza Pressman, author of The Five Principles of Parenting and the host of Raising Good Humans, who spends a lot of time with the latest research and a lot of time with parents in clinic. Today’s conversation is about exactly what does and does not protect us from the worst health outcomes and is to be shared with anyone who is looking for a parenting north star.

Our takeaways were juicy on this one… if you’d like to receive the weekly list in your inbox subscribe to our Weekly Takeaways email at www.kellycorrigan.com/takeaways.

(Previously aired)