29 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 • 471 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
471 Ratings

471 Ratings

ml💩 ,

Wonderful Conversations

Great podcast. I have been a fan of Martha for many years. The conversations between Martha and Rowan tend to meander but always lead me to deep thought and consideration of what it means to live a life well examined.

Love & Kindness ,

Yes please and thank you.

I love this podcast. I’ve been a fan of Martha Beck for years and just love the chemistry between her and Rowan. It’s like hanging with friends listening to the two of them, and the conversations are always fun and enlightening. Bravo and thank you!

Seattle Pam L ,

A fun way to figure it out!

Martha and Rowan sparkle in this fun podcast that really is helping me figure things out. Their willingness to share what could be embarrassing details of their family and professional life make this a podcast I listen to as soon as it’s available.

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