120 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.
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Unlocking Us with Brené Brown Vox Media Podcast Network

    • Gesellschaft und Kultur
    • 4.8 • 136 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 of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

    Khaled Elgindy on his book: Blind Spot: America and the Palestinians, from Balfour to Trump

    Khaled Elgindy on his book: Blind Spot: America and the Palestinians, from Balfour to Trump

    Khaled Elgindy is a senior fellow at the Middle East Institute where he also directs MEI’s Program on Palestine and Israeli-Palestinian Affairs. He is the author of the book, Blind Spot: America and the Palestinians, from Balfour to Trump. In this episode we talk about the internal political struggles among Palestinian leadership and the US’s involvement in the failed peace agreements between Israel and Palestine.
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    Rula Daood and Alon-Lee Green on Standing Together

    Rula Daood and Alon-Lee Green on Standing Together

    Standing Together is a grassroots movement mobilizing Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel in pursuit of peace, equality, social, and climate justice. In this podcast, we talk to National co-director Rula Daood and Founding National co-director Alon-Lee Green on what it means to build a movement, to organize people, and what it means to build political will to end the occupation and create equity for all people.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ali Abu Awwad and Robi Damelin on Nonviolence as The Path to Freedom for Palestinians and Israelis

    Ali Abu Awwad and Robi Damelin on Nonviolence as The Path to Freedom for Palestinians and Israelis

    The Parents Circle – Families Forum (PCFF) is a joint Israeli-Palestinian organization of over 600 families, all of whom have lost an immediate family member to the ongoing conflict. In this podcast, we talk to their spokesperson and bereaved mother, Robi Damelin, and Ali Abu Awwad. Ali was imprisoned by Israel for his resistance, bereaved of his brother by a soldier’s gun, and is the founding leader of Taghyeer, a nonviolent movement for social and political change.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Unlocking Us is Back

    Unlocking Us is Back

    We're coming back with new episodes starting February 28th. Get episodes as soon as they're published by following Unlocking Us on your favorite podcast app.
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    • 1 min
    Brené and Ashley on Living BIG, Part 2 of 2

    Brené and Ashley on Living BIG, Part 2 of 2

    In this second of a two-parter on Living BIG, Ashley and I take on the topics of generosity, resentment, boundaries and grief. And we explore this critical question: What boundaries need to be in place for me to be in my integrity and to be generous in my assumptions about others? I’m grateful to rumble on this — and so many other questions — with this awkward, brave, and kind community.
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    • 30 min
    Brené and Ashley on Living BIG, Part 1 of 2

    Brené and Ashley on Living BIG, Part 1 of 2

    In this first of a two-parter with Ashley, I tell a story from Rising Strong that kicked off our Living BIG strategy. Spoiler alert: I am very, very, very pissed-off in this story. But I eventually come around to finding and seeing the connection between boundaries, integrity, and generosity.
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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
136 Ratings

136 Ratings

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❤️

Love it!

Enja Katharina ,

Time to think and breath

I listen to this podcast while going for a walk and Brené and her guests are always great companions.

Kat Brendel ,

Vulnerability mixed with resources to do the work

What I love about this podcast could fill pages, but here just a few reasons: 1. Brené is not afraid to push past her comfort zone, to get vulnerable, and to share her struggles. 2. The guest on Unlocking Us are not just experts, they are people, and their conversations with Brené are that - human to human. 3. As much vulnerability, as much love, as much laughter and joy there is, the focus on doing hard things, of speaking up, on doing the work is always there too. If you want more courage and love in your life, this podcast is for you.

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