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Hosted by Laura Cathcart Robbins, a writer and a recovery thriver and survivor, Laura found herself in an all too familiar position. In September 2018, she was the only black woman in the room at Brave Magic, a famed writer’s retreat. After it was over, she wrote about her “only one” experience in The Huffington Post and comments started flooding into her DM. These comments were from people from all races, ethnicities, creeds, and nationalities who had felt “othered”. Laura beautifully interviews a person about their Only One story each episode and addresses as many of those DM’s as possible in the process. In this podcast, you’ll hear raw, vulnerable accounts from people who are, like most of us, just eager to connect. Our hope is that The Only One In The Room will inspire a change of perspective in how we all see and hear each other’s stories. We want you think twice before judging the person standing next to you at a party, in the pick-up line at school or in a crowded subway car. This is a podcast for anyone who has ever felt alone in a room full of people – which is to say, that this podcast is for everyone.

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Hosted by Laura Cathcart Robbins, a writer and a recovery thriver and survivor, Laura found herself in an all too familiar position. In September 2018, she was the only black woman in the room at Brave Magic, a famed writer’s retreat. After it was over, she wrote about her “only one” experience in The Huffington Post and comments started flooding into her DM. These comments were from people from all races, ethnicities, creeds, and nationalities who had felt “othered”. Laura beautifully interviews a person about their Only One story each episode and addresses as many of those DM’s as possible in the process. In this podcast, you’ll hear raw, vulnerable accounts from people who are, like most of us, just eager to connect. Our hope is that The Only One In The Room will inspire a change of perspective in how we all see and hear each other’s stories. We want you think twice before judging the person standing next to you at a party, in the pick-up line at school or in a crowded subway car. This is a podcast for anyone who has ever felt alone in a room full of people – which is to say, that this podcast is for everyone.

    The NOW Normal: Arielle Nissenblatt Is The Only One Explaining How To Start Your Own Podcast

    The NOW Normal: Arielle Nissenblatt Is The Only One Explaining How To Start Your Own Podcast

    How many times have you thought...I should do a podcast? Or maybe people always tell you, you should have a podcast! But then there are so many questions, right? Like how do you actually start? What equipment do you need? Remote or in person? How do you get more listeners? How much does it cost? And more importantly, how much can you make? 
    Here with us today we have podcaster and podcast pundit, Arielle Nissenblatt who is going to give us the lowdown on everything you need to know. Arielle is the founder of EarBuds Podcast Collective, a podcast recommendation engine that sends a weekly newsletter and produces a weekly podcast. She is also the co-creator of the Outlier PodFest, a virtual (and IRL) gathering of podcast professionals.
    Currently, Arielle is the Community Manager at SquadCast, a remote recording software company. She hosts two weekly podcasts, the newest of which, Counter Programming with Shira & Arielle, seeks to provide counter programming to all of the stress of this new COVID world we're all in.
    Visit Outliers Podcast Festival
    Check out Earbuds Podcast Collective
    Check out Squadcast
    Listen to Counter Programing with Shira & Arielle 
     The Writing Pad
     Blue yeti microphone 
    Free Audacity Recording & Editing Software
    Shout Out to Daniel Tureck: robotslap.com 
     Buzzsprout (RSS feed) Podcast Hosting Platform
     Check out :The Daily, Up First
     Check out this podcast ad sales platform: Podcorn.com 
     Follow Arielle Nissenblatt Twitter @arithisandthat
    Be sure not to miss our weekly full episodes on Tuesdays and Scott Talks now released on Wednesdays by subscribing to the show wherever you listen to podcasts. 
    Join our Only One In The Room Facebook Group if you'd like to ask a question of any of our upcoming guests for this series. 
    Also visit the website www.theonlyonepod.com for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like featured articles and more.
    We love hearing from you in the comments on iTunes and while you're there don't forget to rate us, subscribe and share the show!
    All of us at The Only One In The Room wish you safety and wellness during this challenging time.
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    • 42 min
    Speaking The Truth: Talking about Race in 2020

    Speaking The Truth: Talking about Race in 2020

    Instead of a Scott Talks this week, we have something that we’ve been dying to share with you. Occasionally, we have to make demo reels for different events, you know, for people who may not be as familiar with The Only One In The Room as you are. We love this one, it tells the history of the podcast in a way we’ve never done before, and it also re-amplifies some very important voices.
    Don't miss our Now Normal series releasing every Thursday.
    Be sure to join our Facebook Group for the most up-to-date info on guests, episodes and more.
    You can also DM us on Instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website at www.theonlyonepod.com
    Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like live events, appearances, featured articles and more.
    We love hearing from you in the comments on iTunes and while you're there don't forget to rate us, subscribe and share the show!
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    • 18 min
    Cole Brown The Only One Who Is Always The Only One

    Cole Brown The Only One Who Is Always The Only One

    Imagine being born into the rarely talked about world of the Black elite. Living in the best neighborhood, going to the most prestigious schools and hitting the tony beaches of the Bahamas or Martha’s Vineyard during vacations.
    But for Cole Brown, 24-year old author and Georgetown graduate, the spaces in which he grew up were primarily white, while the groups in which he felt at home, were mostly Black, leaving him to wonder, where did he fit in?
    But what would you do if you spent your life looking for “your kind of people” only to find that over and over again you were the only one everywhere you went? Would you try and alter yourself so that you could blend in with every crowd? Or would you write a book and talk about what it's really like to seek out Blackness in a white world?
    More From Cole Brown:
    Visit the website: www.colebrown.com
    Finding Cole Brown:
    Instagram & Twitter: @coletdbrown
    Be sure not to miss our NOW Normal series releasing every Thursday.
    If you'd like to be the first to hear about upcoming guests or have conversations like these be sure to join our Facebook Group .
    You can also DM us on instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website www.theonlyonepod.com.
    Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins such as live events, appearances, featured articles and more.
    Don't miss our bonus after show Scott Talks, where co-host and producer Scott Slaughter (aka Hon) briefly chops it up with our guest now releasing every Wednesday!
    *If you know someone who might be feeling like they're the "Only One" be sure to share this or one of our other unique episodes with them. Also be sure to subscribe, comment and review us on iTunes!
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    Presenting EMBODIED: Pleasured: The Sex Talk That Wasn't

    Presenting EMBODIED: Pleasured: The Sex Talk That Wasn't

    Introducing EMBODIED Podcast. As we gear up for our Season 7 premiere on September 15th we wanted to share with you another podcast that we love and know you'll love too. Enjoy!
    Embodied is a new podcast hosted by Anita Rao . Every episode is an invitation to have conversations that most people consider impolite. Anita believes that pushing past our discomfort with talking about taboo topics will ultimately help us build more empathy and understanding for others…and decrease shame about sex, relationships, and personal health. 
    She even practices what she preaches with her own family. Her very adorable parents appear in the podcast, asked to reflect on their own experiences with everything from poop to porn. The show is produced by North Carolina Public Radio, W-U-N-C where it started as a radio series. This episode, the very first, examines how our path to discovering sexual pleasure is affected by what’s left out of how we talk about sex.
    Embodied can be found on all major audio apps and there’s more to discover at w-u-n-c-dot-org-slash-embodied. If you like what you hear, Anita and her team would love it if you’d subscribe, rate it, and leave a review. That’s what us podcast types like.
    Be sure not to miss our weekly full episodes on Tuesdays and Scott Talks now released on Wednesdays by subscribing to the show wherever you listen to podcasts. 
    Join our Only One In The Room Facebook Group if you'd like to ask a question of any of our upcoming guests for this series. 
    Also visit the website www.theonlyonepod.com for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like featured articles and more.
    We love hearing from you in the comments on iTunes and while you're there don't forget to rate us, subscribe and share the show!
    All of us at The Only One In The Room wish you safety and wellness during this challenging time.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 33 min
    Scott Talks To Brad Johnson

    Scott Talks To Brad Johnson

    Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Brad Johnson right after the show.
    Don't miss our new Now Normal series releasing every Thursday.
    Be sure to join our Facebook Group for the most up-to-date info on guests, episodes and more.
    You can also DM us on Instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website at www.theonlyonepod.com
    Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like live events, appearances, featured articles and more.
    We love hearing from you in the comments on iTunes and while you're there don't forget to rate us, subscribe and share the show!
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 16 min
    Brad Johnson Is The Only Black Restaurateur In The Room

    Brad Johnson Is The Only Black Restaurateur In The Room

    Imagine growing up in The Cellar, not a basement, but the upper West Side hotspot that your father, Howard Johnson owned. Picture what it must have been like to be Black Restaurant Royalty, hosting the likes of Muhammad Ali and Bianca Jagger.
    Brad Johnson, second generation restaurateur and 40-year restaurant industry veteran, started off washing dishes for his dad, but quickly made a name of his own, opening one star-studded favorite after another, including The Roxbury, Georgia, Post & Beam and Willie Jane. 
    But what would you do if due to a pandemic and a cultural reckoning, the restaurant industry was experiencing the biggest losses of the century, and Black owned businesses were faring worst of all. Would you cash in your chips and retire from the restaurant game? Or would you select a new venture and put all your money on Black?
    More From Brad Johnson:
    Visit his site: www.postaandbeamhospitality.com
    Finding Brad Johnson:
    Facebook: Brad Johnson
    LinkedIn: Post & Beam
    Be sure not to miss our new Now Normal series releasing every Thursday.
    If you'd like to ask a question for either the Dear Laura segment or of an upcoming guest on Now Normal, be sure to join our Facebook Group .
    You can also DM us on instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website www.theonlyonepod.com.
    Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins such as live events, appearances, featured articles and more.
    Don't miss our bonus after show Scott Talks, where co-host and producer Scott Slaughter (aka Hon) briefly chops it up with our guest immediately after the interview.
    *If you know someone who might be feeling like they're the "Only One" be sure to share this or one of our other unique episodes with them. Also be sure to subscribe, comment and review us on iTunes!
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 9 min

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