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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.

Kelly Corrigan Wonders Kelly Corrigan

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 51 Ratings

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.

    College Visit with Notre Dame's Kathy Cummings and Sam Newlands

    College Visit with Notre Dame's Kathy Cummings and Sam Newlands

    Exhausting, illuminating, filled with grace—that’s how the Notre Dame students in this episode described their college experience. In addition to talking to the kids, Kelly sat down with two professors who love their work, Kathy Cummings (winner of the 2021 Sheedy Award for Excellence in Teaching) who teaches history and Dr. Sam Newlands, a philosopher who studios hope, optimism and transformative experiences. This is a conversation for anyone wondering about the benefits of studying history and philosophy in an algorithmic world more automated by the day. Sharing episodes is easy and encouraged.

    • 49 min
    Thanks For Being Here Anne Marie's Mom Anne

    Thanks For Being Here Anne Marie's Mom Anne

    Anne Marie eulogizes her mother Anne Nahn who she says, “was a life force unlike most”. She was the mother of 8 and grandmother of 18, she learned to tap dance at 42 and was a PhD candidate at 55 “just for fun”. Anne loved life and embraced it wholeheartedly, always ready to jump aboard whatever adventure might come her way.

    • 10 min
    Mental Health Check on Awe

    Mental Health Check on Awe

    You know the feeling you get when you look at a cool building or clouds from the plane window? When you watch a young person excel in anything — from tennis to American Idol? When you turn a corner and are met by chalk art or a show stopping window display? That’s awe and it’s powerful stuff and today’s GOTO wonders how it works and why. (Replay)

    • 4 min
    College Visit with Yale's Miroslav Volf

    College Visit with Yale's Miroslav Volf

    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.

    • 50 min
    Thanks For Being Here Michelle's 20th Anniversary Essay

    Thanks For Being Here Michelle's 20th Anniversary Essay

    Michelle Hurst celebrates her husband and their marriage on the occasion of their 20th Anniversary. From 23 year-old newlyweds finding their way in the world to 43 year-old’s who have shared a puppy, kids, a mortgage and decades of meaningful memories - they have navigated it all together. Michelle says: “I knew he was ‘home’ that’s the only word I have ever used to describe him.”

    • 8 min
    Mental Health Check on Getting What You Want

    Mental Health Check on Getting What You Want

    I moderated a panel of public media professionals recently and scribbled pages of notes as they talked through the pivotal moments in their careers. Absolutely had to share these 5 takeaways for anyone who is wondering what’s next and how am I gonna get there? (Replay)

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
51 Ratings

51 Ratings

Laura O 🇨🇦 ,

My favorite podcast!

Thought-provoking, informative, and inspiring conversations. I look forward to every podcast drop. Kelly, if you lived next door, I think we’d be friends! Thanks in particular for this summer’s climate series. Loved the pairing of an inspiring teen and a Science Mom.

Daf.Attack ,

What a Find!

Thank you Kelly, you feel like a good friend I have known for years! This podcast is refreshing, thought provoking and honest about the challenging stuff in life. It also makes me laugh and sometime even cry. Absolutely love it!

theSpiderj ,

Johann Hari

I’ve listened to this episodes multiple times and each time there is something more I learn. I’m now reading Lost Connections which I’d never have found without Kelly’s podcast.

To be honest I listen to every episode more than once. I’m always impatient for the next episode and For the Good of the Order.

Cannot recommend this podcast highly enough.

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