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All The Wiser is a one-for-one podcast that uses the power of personal stories to inspire you to live your life to the fullest. For every story you hear, we donate $2000 to help people in need. 50 interviews. $100,000 donated. From dramatic stories of survival, the realities of life when facing death, and lessons on loss and love, their stories will educate, entertain and inspire.

All The Wiser Kimi Culp

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 400 Ratings

All The Wiser is a one-for-one podcast that uses the power of personal stories to inspire you to live your life to the fullest. For every story you hear, we donate $2000 to help people in need. 50 interviews. $100,000 donated. From dramatic stories of survival, the realities of life when facing death, and lessons on loss and love, their stories will educate, entertain and inspire.

    30. Dawn Smith escaped from a cult

    30. Dawn Smith escaped from a cult

    When Dawn Smith was born in 1978, the evangelical fundamentalist group known as The Assembly, started by her father and lead by her grandfather, was already in full swing. They were living in communes separated by gender, and given schedules to account for each minute of the day, mostly spent in prayer. Things like dating, television, science, nail polish, piercings, and dancing were all forbidden (wife-training was a thing). Meanwhile, accounts of abuse continued to go unaddressed by a sinister group of leaders hell bent on maintaining power and control; until the victims started sharing their stories, bringing Dawn closer than ever to the truth. Eventually Dawn left The Assembly with her sister, husband and new baby - introduced to things like movies, and television for the first time. and finding her footing in a new exciting world. In this episode you'll hear why Dawn says that "as hard as leaving was, the hardest day of freedom is better than the best day in a cult."


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    • 50 min
    A Little Wiser: The Art of Interviewing with Dani Shapiro

    A Little Wiser: The Art of Interviewing with Dani Shapiro

    What makes for a memorable interview? Host of the All The Wiser podcast and award winning journalist Kimi Culp (Good Morning America, Oprah) speaks with New York Times best selling author and host of the hit podcast Family Secrets (over 11 million downloads!), Dani Shapiro, about the secret sauce of interviewing. You'll learn things like:


    1. How to make your guest feel at ease
    2. Why leading with your curiosity is more important than your next written question
    3. The key ingredients of a great interview
    4. How to approach asking deeply sensitive questions
    5. The art of being a good listener


    ...and much more! If you are thinking of starting a podcast, or just curious about what happens behind the scenes, don't miss this conversation with an industry leader at the top of her craft!
     
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    • 33 min
    29. Amy Purdy lost both her legs and became a 3x Paralympic medalist

    29. Amy Purdy lost both her legs and became a 3x Paralympic medalist

    Amy Purdy chose to be here. After losing both her legs below the knee at 19 to a form of bacterial meningitis, doctors gave her a 2% chance of survival. A year later she finished third in a snowboarding competition on Mammoth mountain. Amy went on to become one of the top Paralympic snowboarders in the world, competing on Dancing with the Stars, touring with Oprah Winfrey, starting a foundation, and writing a New York Times best-selling book. But after another life-threatening setback, Amy once again found herself knocking down doors to get the help she needed and in doing so, has inspired people everywhere to push through obstacles and make dreams happen. 


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    • 59 min
    A Little Wiser: Moms Save Lives

    A Little Wiser: Moms Save Lives

    If you've listened to All The Wiser, you know that many of our guests have survived the unthinkable. You may have also noticed a common theme that comes up in these stories - MOMS! So many of our guests have shared that their moms were instrumental to their healing and recovery; moms who soothe, moms who encourage, moms who fight, moms who push forward, and moms who save lives. In this week's mini-episode of A Little Wiser, we are celebrating mothers, and Kimi gives her own mother a call to say Happy Mother's Day.  


    Featuring Matt Pholson, Maya Amoils, BJ Miller, Kristen Gray, Matt Long and Kimi Culp


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    28. Dave from the Dopey Podcast on addiction and transformation after tragedy

    28. Dave from the Dopey Podcast on addiction and transformation after tragedy

    Dopey Dave is a recovering drug addict who spent his 20's using heroin on a daily basis despite a successful career in entertainment. After hitting bottom and entering a treatment center, he met Chris, and his life would never be the same. Chris and Dave became fast friends and started a podcast together - The Dopey podcast - where they shared wildly funny and absurd drug stories from their past. The podcast grew quickly, keeping countless addicts around the world company. Except that two years in - unbeknownst to Dave - Chris started using again, overdosed and died. In the wake of Chris's death, a devastated Dave had to find a way forward through his grief and in doing so, expanded the message of Dopey (drugs actually kill people) and found his own voice as a solo podcaster. He has never missed an episode.


    Episode benefitting hipgive.org - the first and only bilingual crowdfunding platform focused solely on advancing Latino social impact projects 


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    • 58 min
    A Little Wiser with loneliness expert Julia Bainbridge

    A Little Wiser with loneliness expert Julia Bainbridge

    Julia Bainbridge, host of the Lonely Hour podcast, shares her tips on managing feelings of loneliness during the Coronavirus and beyond; including the merits of loneliness, what to do in the absence of physical touch (hello phone sex) and how the internet has become a wonderfully kinder place lately. 
     
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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
400 Ratings

400 Ratings

Nicspang ,

Cozy and smart

This is just what we need in the time of covid. I felt like I was wrapped in my cozy blanket and listening to my smartest girlfriends discuss fascinating content. My first episode, I walked 3 miles while listening and going back out there today to listen to the next!

kher17 ,

My new favorite podcast!

Truly the inspiration I need as I struggle through a long term injury! This podcast is poignant and such an inspiration!

Sollycoop ,

My Favorite Podcast!!

Kimi, I love your podcast!! Your content is so thoughtful and inspiring. I love how your guests are all so different yet vulnerable and honest. Thank you for all that you do!!

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