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Inspirational, intimate and disarmingly-unfiltered conversations about living a fully-engaged, fiercely-connected and meaning-drenched life. From iconic world-shakers like Elizabeth Gilbert, Brene Brown, Sir Ken Robinson, Seth Godin and Gretchen Rubin to everyday guests, every story matters.

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Inspirational, intimate and disarmingly-unfiltered conversations about living a fully-engaged, fiercely-connected and meaning-drenched life. From iconic world-shakers like Elizabeth Gilbert, Brene Brown, Sir Ken Robinson, Seth Godin and Gretchen Rubin to everyday guests, every story matters.

    James Nestor | The Power of Water and Breath

    James Nestor | The Power of Water and Breath

    James Nestor has written for Outside, Scientific American, The Atlantic, Dwell, The New York Times, and more. His book Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us About Ourselves was a finalist for the 2015 PEN/ESPN Award For Literary Sports Writing, an Amazon Best Science Book of 2014, and more. Nestor has appeared on dozens of national television shows, including ABC's Nightline and CBS Morning News, and on NPR. He lives and breathes, surfs and writes in San Francisco. Nestor's new book, Breath: The New Science of a Lost Art (https://amzn.to/3ekUIJS) is a myth-busting and paradigm-shifting look at how we breathe, what it does to us and how to harness breathing to transform our health and lives.

    You can find James Nestor at:

    Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/mrjamesnestor/

    Website : http://mrjamesnestor.com/

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Jameela Jamil | On Adversity, Celebrity and Activism

    Jameela Jamil | On Adversity, Celebrity and Activism

    Jameela Jamil an actor, writer, podcaster, and activist. Leaving behind a high-profile life as a host and DJ on two of the UK's most iconic TV and radio shows, a health scare led her to make a radical change that delivered her into a new life in Los Angeles with the intention of shifting into writing. But, fate had a different plan. Never having acted before, she auditioned for and landed a starring role as Tahani on NBC's The Good Place, opposite Ted Danson and Kristen Bell. Seeking to leverage her growing influence to become a voice for change and equality, she launched activism platform, I Weigh. This rapidly became a global movement to mobilize activism, around issues of mental health, climate change, equality for marginalized groups, and what she calls "radical inclusivity." In April, Jamil launched the ‘I WEIGH podcast, where she hosts thought-leaders, performers, activists, influencers, and friends, exploring how they are working through their past shames to find where their value truly lies.

    You can find Jameela Jamil at:

    Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/jameelajamilofficial/

    Jameela's Podcast : https://www.earwolf.com/show/i-weigh-with-jameela-jamil/




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    • 58 min
    Dani Shapiro | A Year of Secrets, Savoring and Sacrifice

    Dani Shapiro | A Year of Secrets, Savoring and Sacrifice

    Dani Shapiro is a New York Times bestselling author and gifted examiner of life, especially her own. Her latest book, Inheritance, (https://amzn.to/2WOiVT6) drops you into a surprise revelation about who her dad was or, more accurately, wasn’t and the familial earthquake this discovery led to. When the book published, Dani learned something else. She wasn't the only one with big family secrets. That realization became the inciting incident Dani's podcast called Family Secrets (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/family-secrets/id1441824608). And, she’s now launched a second daily podcast, The Way We Live Now (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-way-we-live-now/id1506782444), that introduces you to the individual stories of people moving through this current global moment together. And, through all of it, Dani would also find herself hurdled into her husband’s - the love of her life’s - cancer diagnosis and treatment, moving through the surreal experience of celebrating, speaking and traveling, then returning to be with her husband. We explore all in today's conversation.

    You can find Dani Shapiro at:

    Website : https://danishapiro.com/

    Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/daniwriter/

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Stephanie Danler | The Road to Stray

    Stephanie Danler | The Road to Stray

    Stephanie Danler is a novelist, memoirist, and screenwriter. She is the author of the international bestseller, Sweetbitter, and the creator and executive producer of the Sweetbitter TV series on Starz. The book and series were based on her own experience being swept up by the intoxication of the New York City restaurant scene in her twenties. Danler's work has appeared in the Sewanee Review, Vogue, The New York Times, and The Paris Review. Her new memoir, Stray, (https://amzn.to/361FOpf) is a powerful reflection on the relationships, addictions, moments of awakening, revelation, and connection that defined her earlier life and shaped the person, the partner, the mother, and the writer she would become.

    You can find Stephanie Danler at:

    Website : http://www.stephaniedanler.com/

    Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/smdanler/




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    • 1 hr
    Maya Shanbhag Lang | What We Carry

    Maya Shanbhag Lang | What We Carry

    Simultaneously parenting her daughter while caring for a mom who was vanishing into dementia, Maya Shanbhag Lang, found herself reexamining nearly every part of her life, and reimagining how she wanted to tell her own story to her daughter. May's writing has been featured in The Washington Post, In Style, The Millions, and The Rumpus, among others. Her book, The Sixteenth of June was long-listed for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, was an Audie Award Finalist for Best Audio Book. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. A passionate teacher, she loves working with aspiring writers. Her new memoir is What We Carry.  (https://amzn.to/3fqyo2Q)

    You can find Maya Shanbhag Lang at:

    Website : http://www.mayalang.com/

    Instagram : https://www.instagram.com/mayaslang/




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    • 1 hr 15 min
    John Caglione, Jr. | Academy Award-Winning Makeup Artist

    John Caglione, Jr. | Academy Award-Winning Makeup Artist

    John Caglione, Jr. is an Academy Award and Emmy Award-Winning Makeup Artist. Obsessed with monster movies as a kid, he began studying makeup and special effects. A not-so-chance meeting with makeup legend, Dick Smith, turned him from a fan into a devotee of the craft. Graduating high-school, Smith then recommended John to the NBC Makeup Program where he ended up working with the original cast of "Saturday Night Live" for six years, before going out on his own. Having now built a decades-long career in film and TV, John's work includes "Quest For Fire", "Zelig", "Cotton Club", "Heat", "Dick Tracy" (for which he won the Oscar and British Academy Award). John also designed and applied Heath Ledger's 'Joker' character makeup in "The Dark Knight," and he's been Personal Makeup Artist to Al Pacino for 30 years. John's most current work with Al Pacino was "The Irishman" and "Hunters".

    You can find John Caglione, Jr. at:

    Website: https://www.johncaglionejr.net/

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/johnny_cags/




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    • 1 hr 2 min

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Woyken ,

Really good so far

Already listened to several of episodes. Listening to it every early morning at 6am while walking in a park. I do recommend checking it out.

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