Kelly Corrigan Wonders

Series produced by Kelly Corrigan Wonders

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Kelly Corrigan Wonders 

Weekly series started Oct. 4, 2020. Welcome to Kelly Corrigan Wonders, a place for people who like to laugh while they think and find it useful to look closely at ourselves and our weird ways in the hopes that knowing more and feeling more will help us do more and be better.

A former newspaper columnist and four time bestselling author, Kelly wonders about loads of stuff: is knowing more always good? Can we trust our gut? How does change actually happen?  We only book nice people who have a sense of humor and know things worth knowing. Each episode ends with Kelly’s shortlist of takeaways, appropriate for refrigerator doors, bulletin boards and notes to your children.


107 Pieces

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Nadia Bolz Weber and Kelly confess to giving up on all sorts of things and wonder if knowing when and how to throw in the towel is an underrated li...

Bought by Maine Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WITF, WHYY, KQED and more


  • Added: May 25, 2021
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 6
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Dani Shapiro and Kelly talk about the weight of knowing more, the temporary bliss of ignorance and why, in the end, what we don't know does hurt us.

Bought by Maine Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WITF, WHYY, KQED and more


  • Added: May 25, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 6
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Annie Jean Baptiste and Kelly challenge that iconic bit of conventional wisdom: trust your gut.

Bought by Maine Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WITF, WHYY, KQED and more


  • Added: May 25, 2021
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 6
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Wanda Holland Greene and Kelly get pretty pumped up about what areas of agency are always available to every one of us in a year when it sorta feel...

Bought by Maine Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WITF, WHYY, KQED and more


  • Added: May 25, 2021
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 6
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Just about everyone wildly overestimates their own self awareness. Wanda Holland Greene and Kelly consider the potential impact of deep self knowl...

Bought by Maine Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WHYY, KCBX, WITF and more


  • Added: May 25, 2021
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 7
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Wanda Holland Greene and Kelly marvel at three true stories of exquisite forgiveness.

Bought by Maine Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WHYY, KALW, KCBX and more


  • Added: May 25, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 14
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In the wake of losing her father and her friend, Kelly wonders about what the very best death can be with bestselling author and palliative care do...

Bought by Maine Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WHYY, WUFT, and KQED


  • Added: May 25, 2021
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
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Kelly, her mom and an upbeat Muslim named Eboo Patel talk about how a religious orientation changes behavior, for better and worse.

Bought by Maine Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WHYY, KQED, and WUFT


  • Added: May 25, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Kelly talks to Lori Gottleib (author of Maybe You Should Talk to Someone) and her friend Tracy about their long and winding roads to motherhood.

Bought by Maine Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WHYY, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KWMR and more


  • Added: May 25, 2021
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 8
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Barbara Lee went through college as a single mother on public assistance getting her college degree. A lifetime later, she is a 74 year old newlyw...

Bought by Maine Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WHYY, WGHC-LP 98.3 FM Chicago, KQED and more


  • Added: May 25, 2021
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 7
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Kelly talks to Alex, a 15 year old who is transitioning from a girl to a boy, and his mother about making a big, necessary change.

Bought by Maine Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., WHYY, KQED, WUFT and more


  • Added: May 25, 2021
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 6
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We know. You've never heard of Sam Vaughn or Devone Boggan. But they are just the people to listen to now, as we consider how to bring peace into...

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., Maine Public Radio, WHYY, and WUFT


  • Added: May 25, 2021
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 4
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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 recove...

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., Maine Public Radio, WHYY, WUFT, and WYAP


  • Added: May 25, 2021
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 5
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Between Tara Westover (Educated) and Kelly's daughter Georgia talking about how college changes a person, this would be worth your time. Add an MI...

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., Maine Public Radio, WHYY, WUFT, and Ohm Radio


  • Added: May 25, 2021
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 5
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Kelly digs in with Melinda Gates about how global change happens, a topic she understands as well as anyone on the planet. after decades of travel...

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., Maine Public Radio, WHYY, WCMU Michigan, Boise State Public Radio and more


  • Added: May 25, 2021
  • Length: 58:55
  • Purchases: 8
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Kelly talks about changing dynamics in family life with Pulitzer Prize winning writer, Anna Quindlen, and podcaster and new author, Anna Sale.

Bought by Maine Public Radio, WFAE, WHYY, WXXI Rochester, WUFT and more


  • Added: May 25, 2021
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 7
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Kelly asks Pulitzer Prize winner Anna Quindlen and award winning podcaster Anna Sale about what and how they have grieved in family life. Together,...

Bought by WHYY, WXXI Rochester, KCUR, WGBH Radio Boston, KTSW 89.9 and more


  • Added: May 25, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 8
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Grudges, overbearing "wisdom" and selfish behavior are all hallmarks of even the most functional families. Kelly asks Anna Quindlen and Anna Sale a...

Bought by WHYY, WXXI Rochester, WUFT, KCUR, and Maine Public Radio


  • Added: May 25, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Kelly concludes her series with Anna Quindlen and Anna Sale by reading and riffing on the joys and challenges of the work we're paid for and the wo...

Bought by WHYY, Maine Public Radio, WXXI Rochester, WGBH Radio Boston, and WUFT


  • Added: May 25, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Kelly continues a series with writers on Human Nature with renowned Canadian poet, novelist and activist Margaret Atwood.

Bought by PRX Demo Station, KQED, WUFT, Maine Public Radio, and WYAP


  • Added: May 25, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 5