32 episodes

Life isn't always bright and shiny, as Kate Bowler knows. Kate is a young mother, writer and professor who, at age 35, was suddenly diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. In, warm, insightful, often funny conversations, Kate talks with people about what they've learned in dark times. Kate teaches at Duke Divinity School and is author of "Everything Happens (And Other Lies I've Loved)."

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    • 4.8, 2K Ratings

Life isn't always bright and shiny, as Kate Bowler knows. Kate is a young mother, writer and professor who, at age 35, was suddenly diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. In, warm, insightful, often funny conversations, Kate talks with people about what they've learned in dark times. Kate teaches at Duke Divinity School and is author of "Everything Happens (And Other Lies I've Loved)."

    Gary Haugen: Joy is The Oxygen

    Gary Haugen: Joy is The Oxygen

    Certain people decide to make other people's pain their own. Gary Haugen, founder and CEO of International Justice Mission, is one of those people. In this episode, Kate and Gary talk about how even in the darkest places, joy and goodness can be found. 

    • 31 min
    Wajahat Ali: Make Me A Gardener

    Wajahat Ali: Make Me A Gardener

    Wajahat Ali was about to give a TED talk on the global case for having more kids, when he received news no parent should ever hear. Kate and Waj speak about parenting amid fear, unexpected kindness, and how kids really are our greatest act of hope.

    • 34 min
    David Fajgenbaum: Hope Wears Sneakers

    David Fajgenbaum: Hope Wears Sneakers

    This is the story of one young doctor’s race against the clock as he searches for a cure for his own rare disease that brought him to the brink of death too many times to count. In this episode, Kate and David Fajgenbaum speak about facing impossible odds and how love can turn hope into action.

    • 33 min
    Lori Gottlieb: Does My Pain Count?

    Lori Gottlieb: Does My Pain Count?

    How do we find joy and connection when tragedy surrounds us? In this episode, Kate speaks with bestselling author and psychotherapist Lori Gottlieb about creating daily rhythms, living in the both/and, and experiencing grief in the time of COVID19.

    • 33 min
    Glennon Doyle: The Love Bridge

    Glennon Doyle: The Love Bridge

    We need guides to walk with us when life goes a little off-script. In this episode, Kate speaks with bestselling author Glennon Doyle about unlearning the roles we're stuck inside even when it costs us and what's better than being perfect—being human.

    • 34 min
    Sunita Puri: The Uncertainty Specialist

    Sunita Puri: The Uncertainty Specialist

    Pain is like a geography—one that isn't foreign to palliative care physician, Dr. Sunita Puri. Kate and Sunita speak about needing new language for walking the borderlands and how we all might learn to live—and die—with a bit more courage.

    • 36 min

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4.8 out of 5
2K Ratings

2K Ratings

s_r39 ,

Many thanks

I am thrilled to have stumbled across your podcast. I read your book last year and loved it. To see that you have a podcast and to hear your thoughts in your voice - it is wonderful. Many thanks to you for sharing your thoughts and experiences.

minnemama18 ,

Just what I need right now

LOVE. Kate’s voice and warm demeanor are so comforting. Her guests are wise and inspiring. Recommending this to everyone.

Lesleybh ,

wonderful

This podcast is truly wonderful. Wisdom and compassion from Kate and her guests, delivered with warmth and even humor.

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