39 episodes

Life isn't always bright and shiny, as Kate Bowler knows. Kate is a young mother, writer and professor who, at age 35, was suddenly diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. In, warm, insightful, often funny conversations, Kate talks with people about what they've learned in dark times. Kate teaches at Duke Divinity School and is author of "Everything Happens (And Other Lies I've Loved)."

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 41 Ratings

Life isn't always bright and shiny, as Kate Bowler knows. Kate is a young mother, writer and professor who, at age 35, was suddenly diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. In, warm, insightful, often funny conversations, Kate talks with people about what they've learned in dark times. Kate teaches at Duke Divinity School and is author of "Everything Happens (And Other Lies I've Loved)."

    Timothy Omundson & Joel McHale: Flying Buttresses

    Timothy Omundson & Joel McHale: Flying Buttresses

    Timothy Omundson knows what it feels like to have well-made plans come apart after he suffered a massive stroke at the height of his acting career. Kate speaks with Tim and Joel McHale about the power of hard work and friendship.

    • 45 min
    Jason Rosenthal: Blank Space

    Jason Rosenthal: Blank Space

    When Jason Rosenthal’s wife died, she left him a gift that he couldn’t even have known to ask for—in the form of a viral Modern Love article. Today’s episode is about the kind of love that walks us to the very edge and charts a way forward. Even when forward seems impossible to imagine.

    • 29 min
    Sarah Bessey: Ordinary Miracles

    Sarah Bessey: Ordinary Miracles

    Sarah Bessey speaks right to the soft spot where our deepest pain and deepest hope meet. The place where in the bleakest of nights we whisper, What if this doesn’t get better? If you find yourself in that tender spot today, this conversation is for you. 

    • 36 min
    Hillary McBride: Living Inside Our Bodies

    Hillary McBride: Living Inside Our Bodies

    Is fear avoidable? What does this emotion do to our bodies and minds? In this episode, Kate speaks with psychologist Hillary McBride on the importance of fear, practicing embodiment, and ways we can better live alongside the things we’re afraid of.

    • 39 min
    Mia Birdsong: Community as a Verb

    Mia Birdsong: Community as a Verb

    There's a story we're told about how we should save ourselves through sheer grit. But many fall on the other side of that success metric. In this episode, Kate and writer and activist Mia Birdsong discuss expanding our definition of family and how to show up when our community needs us—both locally and nationally.

    • 35 min
    Wes Moore: Fork in the Road

    Wes Moore: Fork in the Road

    Wes Moore had a rough childhood growing up in Baltimore. His father died when he was a child, he struggled in school and was arrested for vandalism before something shifted. Moore grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, White House fellow, and published writer. And along the way, he learned of another man who shared his same name, but is serving a life sentence in prison. He talks with Kate about what he learned from “the other” Wes Moore.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
41 Ratings

41 Ratings

RoisinUk ,

Just love this girl

Thank you for sharing the messy beauty of human experience. Your sense of humour is golden 🧡

anna13626 ,

This podcast is beautiful, uplifting, heartwarming

This podcast is stunning. Gentle, kind, forgiving, loving.

Toxic positivity makes you feel worthless. This podcast is full of hope and joy... you are such a beautiful person Kate Bowler, thank you for sharing this stories with us.

Thank you for looking into our ‘gorgeous eyes’ :)

Lots of love and prayers

Anna from London

Salieri60 ,

Thank you, thank you, thank you

This beautiful, painful, gentle podcast is a wonderful thing. I’m so glad I found it. Thanks for sharing where you are Karen and we’re all alongside each other. Just superb.

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