7 episodes

I’ve spent over 20 years studying the emotions and experiences that bring meaning and purpose to our lives, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s this: We are hardwired for connection, and connecting requires courage, vulnerability, and conversation. I want this to be a podcast that’s real, unpolished, honest, and reflects both the magic and the messiness of what it means to be human. Episodes will include conversations with the people who are teaching me, challenging me, confusing me, or maybe even ticking me off a little. I'll also have direct conversations with you about what I’m learning from new research, and we'll do some episodes dedicated to answering your questions. We don’t have to do life alone. We were never meant to.

Unlocking Us with Brené Brown Parcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.7 • 2.6K Ratings

I’ve spent over 20 years studying the emotions and experiences that bring meaning and purpose to our lives, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s this: We are hardwired for connection, and connecting requires courage, vulnerability, and conversation. I want this to be a podcast that’s real, unpolished, honest, and reflects both the magic and the messiness of what it means to be human. Episodes will include conversations with the people who are teaching me, challenging me, confusing me, or maybe even ticking me off a little. I'll also have direct conversations with you about what I’m learning from new research, and we'll do some episodes dedicated to answering your questions. We don’t have to do life alone. We were never meant to.

    Part 1 of 6: Brené with Ashley and Barrett for the Summer Sister Series on The Gifts of Imperfection

    Part 1 of 6: Brené with Ashley and Barrett for the Summer Sister Series on The Gifts of Imperfection

    Join me and my sisters, Ashley and Barrett, for Part 1 of our six-part Summer Sister Series on The Gifts of Imperfection. In this episode, we start with the Introduction, go over the 10 Guideposts, and talk about our personal Wholehearted Inventory scores. Surgeon General’s Warning: This is about as real as it gets. Equal amounts laughing, hard conversations, surprising revelations, and cussing. And some singing. But I file that under painful and/or laughing. If this sounds like your kind of conversation, join us for the rest of the series.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 1 hr
    Brené on Armored versus Daring Leadership, Part 2 of 2

    Brené on Armored versus Daring Leadership, Part 2 of 2

    This is Part 2 of our two-part series on daring leadership, where I unpack four more common types of armor that we use to self-protect when we're in fear. These barriers include creating a fitting-in culture versus a belonging culture; fostering a scarcity-based culture versus modeling that we are enough and have enough; leading reactively versus leading strategically; and resisting change versus accepting and embracing change.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 35 min
    Brené on Armored versus Daring Leadership, Part 1 of 2

    Brené on Armored versus Daring Leadership, Part 1 of 2

    The greatest barrier to daring leadership is not fear; the greatest barrier is armor, or how we self-protect when we're in fear. This is Part I of a two-part series, where I unpack the most common types of armor, including being a knower versus being a learner, tapping out of hard conversation versus skilling up and leaning in, and using shame and blame to manage others versus using accountability and empathy. Join me for a conversation that includes real examples and actionable strategies about how we can dare to lead.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 44 min
    Brené with Tim Ferriss and Dax Shepard on Podcasting, Daily Practices, and the Long and Winding Path to Healing

    Brené with Tim Ferriss and Dax Shepard on Podcasting, Daily Practices, and the Long and Winding Path to Healing

    It’s a podcasters’ roundtable! In this episode, Tim Ferriss, Dax Shepard, and I talk about everything from preparing for podcasts, parenting, and ping pong, to addiction, trauma, and the long, winding road to healing and wholeness. It’s fun and hard and messy. Everything you’d expect from three people who consider curiosity a way of life.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 1 hr 43 min
    Brené with Austin Channing Brown on I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

    Brené with Austin Channing Brown on I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness

    Austin Channing Brown’s anti-racism work is critical to changing our world, and her ability to talk about what is good and true about love, about our faith, and about loving each other is transformative. She is a writer, a speaker, and a media producer providing inspired leadership on racial justice in America. In this episode, we connect on her book I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness, and talk about her online television show, The Next Question.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Glennon Doyle and Brené on Untamed

    Glennon Doyle and Brené on Untamed

    Strap yourselves in! In this episode, I talk to my dear friend and sister Cheetah, Glennon – author of the New York Times #1 bestseller, Untamed. This is an honest conversation about walking away from the lifelong training that keeps us small, quiet, and afraid, and embracing our wild, brave hearts.
    Glennon is the author of two #1 New York times bestsellers – Untamed and Love Warrior. She’s the author of the New York Times bestseller, Carry On, Warrior, an activist, and the founder of Together Rising, an all-women led nonprofit organization that has revolutionized grassroots philanthropy – raising over $25 Million for women, families and children in crisis. She lives in Florida with her wife and three children.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.6K Ratings

2.6K Ratings

DFunk12345678 ,

More please!

This is so, so helpful! I’d love to hear more about how to get the teams we’re leading to the courage and and vulnerability that is required for this practice in teams. Key point: how to lead the culture change as a newer leader to the team?

kamalvirk116 ,

Thank you!!

You are so nice !

Awesome souse ,

Cheetahs without bunnies

I don’t know your age but I think the generation we have survived is a world that some of us need to be a Cheetah in the wild. Break free from our zoo and leave the dirty pink bunny behind.
Mamabear of 3

Top Podcasts In Society & Culture

Listeners Also Subscribed To

More by Parcast