15 episodes

My name is Phyllis Wilson and this is We’re All Alright, the show that explores all the reasons we have to be hopeful–even joyful–about humanity and about our world today.

My goal is to reconnect us with the humans at the heart of the issues, and from that place, explore deep and powerful questions about the world we share and how we think about it.

So instead of feeling like all is lost, we start to wake up every morning and think, cool, we’re going to be alright.

We're All Alright Phyllis Wilson

    • Society & Culture

My name is Phyllis Wilson and this is We’re All Alright, the show that explores all the reasons we have to be hopeful–even joyful–about humanity and about our world today.

My goal is to reconnect us with the humans at the heart of the issues, and from that place, explore deep and powerful questions about the world we share and how we think about it.

So instead of feeling like all is lost, we start to wake up every morning and think, cool, we’re going to be alright.

    Are We Our Politics?

    Are We Our Politics?

    Political identity encompasses how and why we choose to define ourselves as members of, in alignment with, or in relation to, political parties, and how we perceive others who do so, especially those of opposing parties.

    What are we really doing when we adopt a political identity? And is it even useful?

    • 25 min
    Are We Our Bodies?

    Are We Our Bodies?

    With the emergence of the Body Positivity movement onto the global stage via social media in the last 10 years, I’m thinking about our bodies.

    • 30 min
    Are We The Roles We Play?

    Are We The Roles We Play?

    Today, I’m thinking about the complexity of identity.

    Yes, we choose who we are, and how much any particular role defines us. But we also can’t disregard, dismiss, or discount other people’s perceptions of us, because they, too, make us who we are.

    • 28 min
    Are We Our Personalities?

    Are We Our Personalities?

    As we’re digging into the questions of who or what can tell us who we are, and the limitations of any person or tool that attempts to do that, I’m thinking about typologies. Our interest in them, our reliance on them, and what that means–what we’re making that mean–about ourselves and about each other.

    • 24 min
    Are We Our Parents?

    Are We Our Parents?

    I’m thinking about parents and parenting. How much of who we are do we owe to our parents? And how much of how they are–and were–do they owe to us?

    • 9 min
    The (Mis)Education of... All of Us?

    The (Mis)Education of... All of Us?

    Phyllis Wilson presents a brief history of compulsory public schooling and the grim realities of child labor, American homeschooling and its surprising ties to post-Civil War Black communities, and who personal choice in education leaves behind and how we can imagine a way forward.

    • 26 min

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