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The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet is a groundbreaking series of weekly interviews featuring candid conversations with impactful thought leaders. Host Amanda de Cadenet provides a platform for raw and honest discussions on a wide variety of topics, from porn to politics. Past guests include: Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Zoe Saldana, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Silverman, Elle Fanning, Kamala Harris and many more.Visit amandadecadenet.com to learn more and sign up for her newsletter. Follow Amanda on Instagram @amandadecadenet.

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    • 4.6 • 21 Ratings

The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet is a groundbreaking series of weekly interviews featuring candid conversations with impactful thought leaders. Host Amanda de Cadenet provides a platform for raw and honest discussions on a wide variety of topics, from porn to politics. Past guests include: Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, Zoe Saldana, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sarah Silverman, Elle Fanning, Kamala Harris and many more.Visit amandadecadenet.com to learn more and sign up for her newsletter. Follow Amanda on Instagram @amandadecadenet.

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    The Menopause Brain : Insights from Dr. Lisa Mosconi on Cognitive Health and Hormones.

    The Menopause Brain : Insights from Dr. Lisa Mosconi on Cognitive Health and Hormones.

    In today’s episode I speak with pioneering neuroscientist Dr. Lisa Mosconi. We discuss Dr. Mosconi's groundbreaking new research that sheds light on the intricate relationship between estrogen and the brain. Her work highlights the impact of estrogen on cognitive function and neurological health and opens new avenues for understanding how hormonal changes affect our minds as we age. 

    Don’t miss Dr. Mosconi’s expertise on perimenopause, menopause, Alzheimer's, dementia, and the research and clinical trials she supervises. Join us as we explore her new study and discuss its implications for brain health, particularly for women.

    Dr Lisa Mosconi is Associate Professor of Neuroscience in Neurology and Radiology and the director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM)/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital. 



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    In This Episode:


    [0:34] Dr. Lisa Mosconi announces a new study that, for the first time, we can measure estrogen activity in the brain
    [3:28] Discussion of why perimenopause and menopause are not topics of conversation  
    [7:18] The upside of menopause and the definition that makes women feel they need to be fixed, the physiological reasons for menopause, and how the brain works
    [14:50] Discussion of Alzheimer’s disease and the Alzheimer’s prevention program at Weill Cornell Medicine, New York/Presbyterian and taking the integrated medicine approach
    [15:56] Discussion of why women seek Dr. Lisa’s advice to understand the chemical changes they are experiencing and the relief they find after FDA testing
    [27:22] The misinformation around HRT and the various definitions of estrogen and who should and should not have hormone therapy
    [42:07] Discussion of the next generation of hormones, women who choose not to do hormone therapy, hot flashes and ADHD
    [45:01] Starting the ritual of the menopause party and the importance of having a brain baseline and how to contact Dr. Lisa if you are interested in a clinical trial



    Resources:

    Dr. Lisa Mosconi - Book

    Website www.lisamosconi.com

    Dr. Lisa Mosconi’s Instagram

    Dr. Lisa Mosconi’s Twitter/X



    Books referenced: 


    The Menopause Brain: New Science Empowers Women to Navigate the Pivotal Transition with Knowledge and Confidence


    Wise Power: Discover the Liberating Power of Menopause to Awaken Authority, Purpose and Belonging


    The Awakened Brain: The New Science of Spirituality and Our Quest for an Inspired Life







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    About This Podcast:

    The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet is a groundbreaking series of weekly interviews featuring candid conversations with impactful thought leaders. Host Amanda de Cadenet provides a platform for raw and honest discussions on a wide variety of topics, from porn to politics. Visit amandadecadenet.com to learn more and sign up for her newsletter. Follow Amanda on Instagram @amandadecadenet.



    Biography:

    Dr. Lisa Mosconi, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Neuroscience in Neurology and Radiology and director of the Alzheimer’s Prevention Program at Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM)/NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

    Dr. Mosconi holds a PhD in Neuroscience and Nuclear Medicine from the University of Florence, Italy. A world-renowned neuroscientist, she ranks in the top 1% of scientists of the past 20 years by official metrics.

    She is the author of the New York Times, USA Today, Canada’s #1 Health & Fitness, and The Sunday Times bestselling THE MENOPAUSE BRAIN (2024); of the New York Times, USA Today, Publishers Weekly, and Der Spiegel bestselling THE XX BRAIN (2020); and of the Amazon bestselling BRAIN FOOD (2018), which have been translated into more than 15 languages each. Dr. Mosconi’s popular TED talk “How menopause affects the bra

    • 56 min
    The Chat: Phoebe Tonkin at the Hotel Chelsea

    The Chat: Phoebe Tonkin at the Hotel Chelsea

    Join host Amanda de Cadenet on The Conversation where she interviews her friend, the talented Australian actress Phoebe Tonkin. Amanda brings her signature charm to a short-form questionnaire, posing fun and thought-provoking questions about Phoebe’s life, career, and personal preferences. From insights into her acting journey to the delightful revelation of her favorite cake, this episode is filled with candid moments and intriguing tidbits. 

     

    In This Episode:


    [1:57] Phoebe explains a couple of ways she has changed for the better over the past ten years


    [5:59] Phoebe reveals how she views her idea of freedom


    [7:08] Phoebe discusses what gives her hope


    [8:11] Feeling content is how Phoebe defines success, what people ask her when they discover she is an actress and what tells her most about a person


    [11:23] Phoebe reveals what part of her emotional well-being would she like to grow in


    [15:51] Phoebe shares her dream of the next “story” she wants to tell. She tells about her directing a short film in 2019


    [20:44] Phoebe talks about her favorite dessert 





    KEey Takeaways:


    Self-care is essential to being your best self. A good example is putting your oxygen mask on first when on an airplane and then helping others. You can help others because you’ve first taken care of yourself. 


    Self-deprecating doesn’t show humility as much as it does a lack of confidence, which doesn’t necessarily make you proud. A simple thank you works perfectly in many situations.


    Being the director or producer of a film gives you more agency over the project than an actor, allowing greater creativity.





    Resources:

    Phoebe Tonkin's Instagram

    Phoebe Tonkin’s Website

      

    About This Podcast:

    The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet is a groundbreaking series of weekly interviews featuring candid conversations with impactful thought leaders. Host Amanda de Cadenet provides a platform for raw and honest discussions on a wide variety of topics, from porn to politics. Visit amandadecadenet.com to learn more and sign up for her newsletter. Follow Amanda on Instagram @amandadecadenet. Follow Amanda on Substack at amandadecadenet.substack.com.



    Biography:

    Phoebe Jane Elizabeth Tonkin was born on July 12, 1989 in Sydney, Australia to Nicholas and Jane Tonkin. She has one younger sister named Abby. Phoebe began performing at the age of four, beginning with dancing courses in classical ballet, hip hop, contemporary dance, and tap. As a child, Phoebe attended Loreto Kirribilli, a Catholic school for girls, and later graduated from Queenswood School for Girls. Despite her love of dance, by the age of ten, she knew exactly what she wanted to be - an actress. Two years later Phoebe began courses at the Australian Theatre for Young People at the Wharf Theatre. Her credits include the role of Helena in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream and Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing, also by Shakespeare. Phoebe's big break in Australia came from her co-leading role as Cleo Sertori in the television series H2O: Just Add Water which follows the lives of three teenage girls who magically turn into mermaids when water touches their skin. Tonkin and her fellow cast members improved their swimming abilities during pre-production of the series. The show aired for three seasons due to its popularity.




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    • 13 min
    Sloane Crosley: Grief is for People - The Impact of Loss and Grief

    Sloane Crosley: Grief is for People - The Impact of Loss and Grief

    Trigger Warning for our listeners - Please be advised that this episode talks about suicide.

    Amanda welcomes New York Times bestselling author Sloane Crosley to The Conversation Podcast for a personal and thoughtful chat about loss and grief.

    Sloane’s latest book, Grief is For People, shares her journey through loss after a personal robbery and a close friend’s suicide. Amanda and Sloane explore the impact and complexities of suicide and mourning. Through her unique storytelling, Sloane paints a vivid picture of the journey through grief, offering comfort, thought-provoking insights and even humor. This episode is a must-listen for anyone seeking solace, understanding, or guidance on navigating loss. Be advised the conversation addresses death by suicide.

     

    IN THIS EPISODE: 


    [8:53] Sloane shares one way she has changed for the better as a writer
    [10:33] Sloane admits she would like to become more patient 
    [12:33] Sloane shares one of her most emotionally painful experiences and how that translated into her book
    [19:35] How do you make peace with someone taking their life
    [29:43] Sloane talks about her reaction to the suicide and why the book resonates with people
    [34:49] Sloane discusses her book Cult Classic
    [41:00] Sloane says that having to be “the girl writing funny essays”  is no longer serving her, and she answers a personal question about death
    [51:13] Sloane tells about the best cake she ever ate and what her  80-year-old self would say to her today

     

    KEY TAKEAWAYS:


    Everyone has a relationship with grief and loss, and everyone deals with and experiences them differently. 
    The impact of suicide and loss is full of questions with no answers. 
    The process of grief and loss is never easy. 

     

    RESOURCES:

    Grief is For People
    Sloane Crosley's Website
    Sloane Crosley's Books
    Sloane Crosley on Twitter
    Sloane Crosley on Facebook

     

    About This Podcast:

    The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet is a groundbreaking series of weekly interviews featuring candid conversations with impactful thought leaders. Host Amanda de Cadenet provides a platform for raw and honest discussions on a wide variety of topics, from porn to politics. Visit amandadecadenet.com to learn more and sign up for her newsletter. Follow Amanda on Instagram @amandadecadenet. Follow Amanda on Substack at amandadecadenet.substack.com.

     

    BIOGRAPHY: 

    SLOANE CROSLEY is the author of The New York Times bestselling books Grief Is for People, How Did You Get This Number, and I Was Told There’d Be Cake (a 2009 finalist for The Thurber Prize for American Humor). She is also the author of Look Alive Out There (a 2019 finalist for The Thurber Prize for American Humor) and the novels, Cult Classic and The Clasp, both of which have been optioned for film. She served as editor of The Best American Travel Writing series and is featured in The Library of America's 50 Funniest American Writers, The Best American Nonrequired Reading, Phillip Lopate’s The Contemporary American Essay and others. She was the inaugural columnist for The New York Times Op-Ed "Townies" series, a contributing editor at Interview Magazine, and a columnist for The Village Voice, Vanity Fair, The Independent, Black Book, Departures and The New York Observer. She is a contributing editor at Vanity Fair. She lives in New York City.
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    • 42 min
    Anne Lamott: Thoughts on Love, Sobriety, and Second Chances

    Anne Lamott: Thoughts on Love, Sobriety, and Second Chances

    Hello Friends,

    It’s not lost on me that many of the people I choose to interview of late have been writers. I love reading, and always have a few books on the go at the same time. My guest this week is the force that is Anne Lamott, a sober sister whose work was one of the earliest creative influences on me.

    In this episode of The Conversation, we speak about about her latest book, Somehow: Thoughts on Love. We also talked about Anne's earlier work, Bird by Bird, a book that gave me the courage to begin writing. 

    Talking about her new book, Anne offers insights on navigating tough times , staying sober for 38 years, finding love later in life and how to keep going a day at a time. She also shares the impact of spirituality, a god of her understanding and how self-love is crucial to her own healing. 

    I know you’ll enjoy listening to this episode as much as I loved connecting with my new friend, Anne Lamott. 

    Keep having meaningful conversations…. 

    Love,

    Amanda X

    P.S- No video today as the Zoom quality was just too shoddy, sorry !

    IN THIS EPISODE:

    * [2:38] Anne talks about the gift of sobriety

    * [11:15] Amanda talks about the hope the book Bird by Bird gave her

    * [17:56] Anne discusses the context of her new book, Somehow: Thoughts on Love, released on April 9th, 2024

    * [30:13] Anne describes her methods of connecting to her higher power and helpful sayings that relate to her sobriety mindset 

    * [34:44] Stories and personal life examples from Anne’s new book 

    * [44.24] Lessons Anne has learned from life’s mistakes

    * [47:44] Thoughts on recovery and how the earth is forgiveness school

    KEY TAKEAWAYS:

    * Anne Lamott’s journey includes making mistakes, writing, recovery, and self-love. 

    * We have the opportunity to determine our own paths, lean into forgiveness, and move forward.

    More from Anne Lamott:

    Amazon - Purchase the Book - Somehow: Thoughts on LoveAnne Lamott on InstagramAnne Lamott on Facebook Anne Lamott on X

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    • 50 min
    Nikki Glaser: Sex, Death and Trauma.Three of my Favorite Subjects.

    Nikki Glaser: Sex, Death and Trauma.Three of my Favorite Subjects.

    What I love about this show is the different types of people I get to interview, which keeps it interesting for me and hopefully for you.
    This week on The Conversation, and fresh off the Tom Brady roast on Netflix, I'm super excited to welcome stand-up comedian Nikki Glaser for a chat that is, as we say in England…very rude. Meaning it’s balls to the wall and is my favorite combo of blunt honesty and humor. Nikki is on a tear at the moment with her brand new HBO special, Nikki Glaser: Someday You’ll Die, a brilliant exploration of depression, aging, sexual fantasies, morality…and everyone's biggest fear - that they are going to die.
    This was one of those conversations where we did not hold anything back. It’s probably one of the most explicit conversations that I’ve had on the pod, but we also get into my other favorite subjects, death, addiction, trauma, recovery and fame.
    You can listen to the episode linked below or watch the video above, and please let me know your thoughts on this episode in the comment section below.
    Keep having meaningful conversations…. 
    Love,
    Amanda X

    IN THIS EPISODE:
    * [1:57] Amanda and Nikki catch up on Nikki’s schedule and how she was one of the comedians on Netflix’s The Greatest of All Time: Tom Brady.
    * [2:09] The story behind naming her special and composing the theme music. 
    * [4:50] Amanda talks about the series on death she’s working on, and Nikki discusses her thoughts on life after death and self-esteem.
    * [10:03] Shame, anorexia, substance abuse, and the pursuit of healing. 
    * [13:40] Nikki shares her aspirations for a healthier lifestyle, IFS and EMDR. [15:30] Feelings around the challenges of fame.
    * [17:24] Nikki talks about being a late bloomer, sex, and her boyfriend.
    * [19:14] Experiences with intimacy and vulnerability. 
    * [29:33] Decisions regarding motherhood and the evolving dynamics of friendships.
    * [33:11] Nikki and Amanda share how they grew up in a home with an alcoholic parent and talk about being uncomfortable with attention

    KEY TAKEAWAYS:
    * Nikki has been in a relationship with her boyfriend for 10 years and is open about her late-bloomer experiences with sex. Amanda and Nikki talk about honest communication in sex and relationships helping individuals navigate their own experiences.
    * The decision to have children is a personal one, and it's okay to not want  to become a parent.
    More from Nikki Glaser:
    Nikki Glaser - "Someday You’ll Die" HBO TrailerNikki Glaser - InstagramNikki Glaser - FacebookNikki Glaser - WebsiteThe Nikki Glaser Podcast - YouTube
    Listen and Subscribe on Your Favorite Podcast Platform:
    Apple Podcasts Spotify





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    • 38 min
    Billie Piper: The Great Life Lessons that can undo a person - Parenting and Relationships

    Billie Piper: The Great Life Lessons that can undo a person - Parenting and Relationships

    This episode kicks of a special series of The Conversation that I did during my creative residency at The Hotel Chelsea in NYC.It was a trip filled with interviews and portraits as well as focused writing time, which I desperately needed. Over the next few weeks I’ll be sharing the fruits of that incredible stay with you. Starting with actress, writer and producer Billie Piper who I had not seen in 20 years !
    We reminisced about our shared experiences and beginnings in the UK, starting our professional careers as teenagers and the intense trials and tribulations that went along with that. We also discussed the challenges and rewards of raising children today, from navigating different parenting styles to the complexities of co-parenting.
    Billie talked about her latest project, the Netflix movie Scoop, inspired by Prince Andrew's infamous interview. You can listen to the episode below or watch the video above but either way, please let me know your thoughts on this episode in the comments below.
    Keep having meaningful conversations…. 
    Love,
    Amanda X

    IN THIS EPISODE:
    * [13:09] Discussion of Billie’s accomplishments and discussion of I Hate Suzie
    * [18:24] Discussion of Billie’s new move, Scoop
    * [24:00] Billie discusses her family, and Amanda and Billie discuss the various ways of parenting
    * [31:46] Co-parenting and not having your same values and gauging what is age-appropriate for your child
    * [39:31] Raising boys versus girls
    * [45:41] Billie talks about her future

    KEY TAKEAWAYS:
    * Career paths, autonomy, and personal narratives
    * Making creative choices and being guided by your own interests
    * Parenting and life reflections 
    * Telling your own stories 

    More from Billie Piper:
    Scoop Official Trailer Billie Piper InstagramBillie Piper Facebook Billie Piper on X

    Listen and Subscribe on Your Favorite Podcast Platform
    Apple Podcasts Spotify





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    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

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Intelligent conversations

Late to this but working my way through all. Enjoying the thoughtful questions & guests. Thankyou

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Good god the interrupting

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