27 episodes

A podcast for people who are trying to figure it out. Join Martha Beck and Rowan Mangan for help figuring out everyday conundrums. If you’re bewildered, join us!

Bewildered Martha Beck and Rowan Mangan

    • Education
    • 4.9 • 433 Ratings

A podcast for people who are trying to figure it out. Join Martha Beck and Rowan Mangan for help figuring out everyday conundrums. If you’re bewildered, join us!

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    Bewildered Trailer

    A podcast for people who are trying to figure it out. Join Martha Beck and Rowan Mangan for help figuring out everyday conundrums. If you’re bewildered, join us!

    • 1 min
    The Happiness Imperative

    The Happiness Imperative

    In the very first episode of the Bewildered podcast, Martha and Ro unpack the importance of embracing our WILDNESS. Now, running naked through the woods has its charms, but wildness takes many *forms, including mindful rebellion against conformity. Our hosts share their circuitous journeys from the bewilderment of culture’s consensus to the beWILDerment of their natural senses. Ro challenges our notions of happiness, and Martha shares an exercise to help us find our way back to our true selves.

    • 47 min
    The Productivity Addict

    The Productivity Addict

    Productivity addicts! You don't have to burn your to-do list... but in this episode of Bewildered, Martha and Ro explore the manic edge of productivity fever and how we can all come back to our senses — without having to ignore what needs to get done. Find out about "mixed pleasures," learn an exercise to release physical anxiety, and hear all the reasons why you need more oxytocin in your life.

    • 36 min
    Self-Doubt and Creativity

    Self-Doubt and Creativity

    In this episode, Martha and Ro dive into an eternal creative conundrum: how to manage inner criticism. They explore ways to quiet the voice of your destructive inner critic, making way for the discerning inner critic who can improve your work. You’ll learn how Martha and Ro each navigate constructive self-criticism and get some insightful guidance from Martha about how to quell the fear (which is the source of self-doubt).

    • 34 min
    The Courage to Rest

    The Courage to Rest

    How do we justify resting in a world that wants us in constant motion? Martha and Ro address this question with compassion and irreverence, digging into the cultural context of human exhaustion. They explain that we work our fingers to the bone because we think productivity makes us good people. But rest isn’t a luxury, it’s an imperative! And when we learn to be WILD—embracing unscheduled time, the power of choice, and naps—we find balance. Martha urges us to chase joy with abandon and rest without guilt.

    • 33 min
    An Over-Cluttered Life

    An Over-Cluttered Life

    Stuff, things, objects, physical belongings. We need them to live our lives, but they can feel like SUCH a burden! In this episode of BEWILDERED, Martha and Ro examine our collective desire to accumulate stuff, which conflicts with our instinct to feel wild, unfettered, and free. Our hosts explain how nonstop shopping is a cultural trap and offer some simple tips to escape it. Many of us feel a bewildering need to buy, have, and keep, but when we reconnect with our beWILDered selves, we remember the beauty of open space.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
433 Ratings

433 Ratings

New Weaver ,

Funny and Inspiring

These podcasts leave me feeling upbeat and inspired. Each episode starts with some irreverent, unfiltered banter where Martha’s and Rowan’s personalities shine through. The subsequent conversation usually offers some food for thought that stays with me for a while. I enjoy the conversational style - there is no lecturing or heavy handed advice; just the expression of interesting thoughts and insights.

PlugItBackIn ,

A podcast for kindred spirits

I’m a long-time lurker on all things Martha Beck, and I have to say, this podcast is one of my favorite things she’s been involved with. It’s been an absolute delight to be welcomed into this sacred, hilarious, insightful space between Rowan and Martha. I just can’t get enough! And when I’m really aching for connection with kindred spirits and I could use a little lift on difficult days, this is the podcast I turn to.

ShelleyShells ,

Delightful!

Feels like you’re sitting in your living room with two incredibly smart and funny women. One of my favorite podcasts to listen to on my daily walk about.

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