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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)."

Everything Happens with Kate Bowler Duke University

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 2.1K 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)."

    Wes Moore: Fork in the Road

    Wes Moore: Fork in the Road

    Wes Moore had a rough childhood growing up in Baltimore. His father died when he was a child, he struggled in school and was arrested for vandalism before something shifted. Moore grew up to be a Rhodes Scholar, White House fellow, and published writer. And along the way, he learned of another man who shared his same name, but is serving a life sentence in prison. He talks with Kate about what he learned from “the other” Wes Moore.

    • 35 min
    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

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4.8 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K Ratings

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Lovely

Thank you for this body of work.

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Food for the soul

Every conversation is comfort food for the soul!

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Head and shoulders above the rest

Kate and her guests have a way of helping you look straight ahead at some of the most difficult life situations and find hope. Not sappy, overly optimistic hope, but poetic hope. Intelligent hope. Hope that helps you carry the weight of this world a little more gracefully. I waited patiently for these latest recordings and they have been worth the wait. Plus, Kate has an amazing podcast voice and is an insightful interviewer!

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