25 episodes

Tell Me Something True is for people who want to fall in love with the mystery of life again. Practical, fun, and provocative conversations that use the lenses of psychology, philosophy, creativity, science, and spirituality to help us discover the surprising things that make life meaningful. Laura McKowen, the host, is the best-selling author of We Are The Luckiest, a "raw, deep and hopeful" memoir. Laura brings hard-won life experience, a searing curiosity, and deep passion for others to every conversation.

Tell Me Something True with Laura McKowen Mikel Ellcessor, Laura McKowen

    • Society & Culture

Tell Me Something True is for people who want to fall in love with the mystery of life again. Practical, fun, and provocative conversations that use the lenses of psychology, philosophy, creativity, science, and spirituality to help us discover the surprising things that make life meaningful. Laura McKowen, the host, is the best-selling author of We Are The Luckiest, a "raw, deep and hopeful" memoir. Laura brings hard-won life experience, a searing curiosity, and deep passion for others to every conversation.

    Leonard Perlmutter on a Life of Experimentation

    Leonard Perlmutter on a Life of Experimentation

    What if life wasn’t an endless series of zero-sum, high stakes experiences? Leonard Perlmutter is asking these and many other questions, and he's doing it in a lovely, humble way. He’s a meditation teacher, an author, and has a unique ability to make complicated things clear. He founded the American Meditation Institute in Albany, New York in 1996, and in the years since they've touched tens of thousands of lives through their classes and meditation, yoga and integrated health. Don’t be fooled by his easy-going, humble manner - Leonard drops solid gold every few minutes. This is an episode that you’ll go back to several times to wring out all of the goodness.
    Why Meditate?: https://americanmeditation.org/why-meditate/
    The American Meditation Institute: https://americanmeditation.org/
    AMI’s Foundation Meditation Course: https://americanmeditation.org/ami-meditation-course/
    Spotify playlist for this episode: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/3lOKGXLAL42y5rnEI606zF

    Tell Me Something True is a 100% independent podcast. There are no corporations or advertisers backing this community. We are 100% funded by the TMST community.

    Support TMST today so you can hear the uncut interviews, attend private events with Laura and help keep TMST ad-free: https://tmst.supercast.com/

    • 59 min
    The Shortest Episode, The Biggest Thanks

    The Shortest Episode, The Biggest Thanks

    Laura offers two poems today: one of her favorites, one of her own. Happy Thanksgiving to those of you who are celebrating. And to all, a big heap of gratitude and mystery from all of us at Tell Me Something True.

    The Sleepless ones by Lawrence Tirnauer https://drkarinlawson.com/the-sleepless-ones/

    You could be soft instead by Laura McKowen https://www.lauramckowen.com/blog/2019-3-11-you-could-be-soft

    Tell Me Something True is a 100% independent podcast. There are no corporations or advertisers backing this community. We are 100% funded by the TMST community.

    Support TMST today so you can hear the uncut interviews, attend private events with Laura and help keep TMST ad-free: https://tmst.supercast.com/

    • 6 min
    AMA with Laura on Intimacy, Creativity, Making Friends, and Early Sobriety

    AMA with Laura on Intimacy, Creativity, Making Friends, and Early Sobriety

    This week, we turned it over to you! In the first Ask Me Anything (AMA) episode, Laura answers four questions from our listener community. She talks about why she does this show, whether or not she’d ever do another sobriety-specific show, how to choose creative projects, the truths and fallacies of the whole “you must love yourself before you can be loved by others” saying, talking about new sobriety and the importance of choosing who you tell, and making friends as an adult, especially a sober one! This was really fun and we’ll do it again.

    Ira Glass on creativity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PbC4gqZGPSY
    650 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing: https://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/20/learning/lesson-plans/650-prompts-for-narrative-and-personal-writing.html
    Submit a question for future episodes by becoming a member: https://tmstpod.circle.so/c/submit-qs-for-laura/submit-a-question-to-be-answered-live-on-the-show

    Spotify playlist for this episode: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2bhVj8EF02STFdwCLBHpGO?si=3xkOkJrHQ2CcPsgzYhKiuQ

    Tell Me Something True is a 100% independent podcast. There are no corporations or advertisers backing this community. We are 100% funded by the TMST community.

    Support TMST today so you can hear the uncut interviews, attend private events with Laura and help keep TMST ad-free: https://tmst.supercast.com/

    • 56 min
    Sara Kuburic on becoming The Millennial Therapist

    Sara Kuburic on becoming The Millennial Therapist

    What would you do if someone said you could “find comfort for the most vexing questions in our digitized lives in the wisdom of 19th c. European philosophers”?

    Sara Kuburic has taken up that challenge. Through her online persona as The Millennial Therapist and in private practice, Sara’s training as an existential psychotherapist integrates modern mental health knowledge with some of the most complex Western thought. Sara’s work provides a thrillingly lucid, concise and grounding response to The Big Questions. Bonus… she’s funny, engaging, and our time together flew by!

    You can find Sara here: https://www.sara-kuburic.com/
    The Millennial Therapist IG account (a must-follow:) https://www.instagram.com/millennial.therapist/

    Spotify playlist for this episode: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4KkM9nu9EV2Jhe9SHbcusX?si=a9550c0642444b87&nd=1

    Tell Me Something True is a 100% independent podcast. There are no corporations or advertisers backing this community. We are 100% funded by the TMST community.

    Support TMST today so you can hear the uncut interviews, attend private events with Laura and help keep TMST ad-free: https://tmst.supercast.com/

    • 41 min
    Anna Sale on Finding Connection by Talking About Hard Things

    Anna Sale on Finding Connection by Talking About Hard Things

    What if the hard thing you didn’t want to share was also the thing that made you most human and brought people closer?

    Anna Sale knows A LOT about this. Anna is the creator of Death, Sex & Money, a podcast about “the things we think about a lot and need to talk about more.” She is also the author of Let’s Talk About Hard Things, which is an invitation to discuss the tough topics that all of us encounter. The New Yorker said it’s “like a good conversation with a friend” and we agree!

    Anna has this calm, resolute quality that zeroes in on what matters and then the patience to let some magical moments rise to the surface. In this episode, Anna and Laura talk about working through issues around money, how we see ourselves after divorce, and the power of going first.

    If you haven’t already, please make sure you check out Death, Sex & Money and enjoy!

    You can find Anna here: https://www.annasale.com/
    Get your Death, Sex & Money here: https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/deathsexmoney

    Spotify playlist for this episode: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/09ooYTs6KWhpuZpbsQZeYL

    Tell Me Something True is a 100% independent podcast. There are no corporations or advertisers backing this community. We are 100% funded by the TMST community.

    Support TMST today so you can hear the uncut interviews, attend private events with Laura and help keep TMST ad-free: https://tmst.supercast.com/

    • 56 min
    Frank X. Walker on Poetry's Urgent Intimacy

    Frank X. Walker on Poetry's Urgent Intimacy

    When was the last time an artist took you by the hand and said, “Here, let me show you how the world looks through my eyes”?

    Frank X. Walker is Kentucky’s former poet laureate and one of the co-founders of the Affrilachian Poets - a grassroots group of poets of color living in the Appalachian region. Thirty years after their founding, the Affrilachian Poets continue to dismantle the idea that Appalachia is a white region, devoid of literature and the arts.

    For decades, Frank’s work has embodied a deeply personal approach and challenged us to see poetry as an urgent voice that can touch on our experience of living in a way other written works can’t. Today, Frank is the Director of the MFA program of the University of Kentucky and he’s mentored hundreds of artists along their path.

    He’s the author and editor of a dozen books of poetry and, as you’ll hear, Frank is a lovely, thoughtful, and really cool guy.

    You can find Frank here: http://frankxwalker.com/index.html
    Check out his books here: http://frankxwalker.com/books.html

    Spotify playlist for this episode:
    https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0djkPzw8PWwpv9qaixNZkX

    Tell Me Something True is a 100% independent podcast. There are no corporations or advertisers backing this community. We are 100% funded by the TMST community.

    Support TMST today so you can hear the uncut interviews, attend private events with Laura and help keep TMST ad-free: https://tmst.supercast.com/

    • 59 min

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