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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.  Author of 4 New York Times bestsellers about family life, 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.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 82 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.  Author of 4 New York Times bestsellers about family life, 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.

    Going Deep with Wanda Holland Greene on Forgiveness

    Going Deep with Wanda Holland Greene on Forgiveness

    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. Previously aired.

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    • 43 min
    Thanks For Being Here When a Friend Loses a Parent

    Thanks For Being Here When a Friend Loses a Parent

    Quite often, it’s hard to know how to properly show up for a friend who’s going through a tough time - that is, until you’ve been through the experience yourself and can relate more fully. This is Kelly’s letter to friends who have lost a parent and also to those of us who feel we could have shown up for someone in a better way.

    • 4 min
    Go To on Tough Conversations

    Go To on Tough Conversations

    Breaking down the principles, practices and tactics of conflict resolution to be shared with anyone who is struggling to reach new levels understanding with friends, family and neighbors. A very simple set of moves that just might break the tension.

    Reference: Bridging Differences Playbook created by the Greater Good Science Center.

    • 6 min
    Going Deep on Reproductive Rights with April Lawson

    Going Deep on Reproductive Rights with April Lawson

    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

    • 53 min
    Thanks For Being Here Tamar's Eulogy for her Father Everett

    Thanks For Being Here Tamar's Eulogy for her Father Everett

    Tamar Gendler, a former guest on Kelly Corrigan Wonders, wrote this exquisite eulogy for her father Everett. Everett was a brilliant man who was always ahead of his time and yet, in many ways, he was also behind. He enjoyed his meals at a leisurely pace, eschewed modern technology in favor of old-fashioned items and ways of doing things and published his first book at age 86. Everett was not only “ahead” and “behind”, he was also fully present - his life was filled with radical astonishment at the beauty of the world around him and those who inhabited it alongside him.

    • 10 min
    Go To on Asking for Mercy

    Go To on Asking for Mercy

    As you’ll hear in this short letter from me to you, I am a little nervous about next week’s episode. It’s a conversation between a pro-life conservative named April Lawson and a pro-choice liberal (named Kelly Corrigan). I wanted to take a minute before the episode hits the feed to explain why I did this and to ask you for a wide berth, both for me and for my guest, as we dare to let down our guards and have a heart to heart about reproductive rights. It’s our attempt to model respectful conversations where the differences are vast.

    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:

    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

    Deep Dive with Simon Greer on Making Faith Work

    • 5 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
82 Ratings

82 Ratings

Sharon@MedHat ,

Kelly, y’all hit it just right!

Kelly C Wonders podcast never fails to click with me and that is amazing! I would say that within each show, universal human issues get addressed regardless of the topic. You guys totally get that human life is about how we face anything and everything on this organic messy adventure. Finding the time-tested and verifiable balance between stepping up to our part while respecting and being flexible regarding our humble participation within the whole - that’s what I like wondering and learning about so I can grow and pitch in with integrity and open-heartedness. Your show is part of the solution. Yay!

Dr L Wang ,

Great podcast

Love your podcast, thank you!

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.

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