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How to Build a Village is a podcast about creating a community when you move to a new place. We'll hear from people who have moved for jobs, love, or just the need for a change. In this podcast, we’ll talk about how to find the jobs, friends, schools, coffee places and whatever you need to make a new place feel like home. I’m your host, Jill Martin Wrenn. I've been a journalist for the past twenty years. I’ve moved between New York, London, Atlanta, and back again. Along the way, I’ve met many amazing people who have created new lives in new places.

How to Build a Village Jill Martin Wrenn

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

How to Build a Village is a podcast about creating a community when you move to a new place. We'll hear from people who have moved for jobs, love, or just the need for a change. In this podcast, we’ll talk about how to find the jobs, friends, schools, coffee places and whatever you need to make a new place feel like home. I’m your host, Jill Martin Wrenn. I've been a journalist for the past twenty years. I’ve moved between New York, London, Atlanta, and back again. Along the way, I’ve met many amazing people who have created new lives in new places.

    Australian presenter Lisa Millar shares stories behind her bestselling memoir 'Daring to Fly'

    Australian presenter Lisa Millar shares stories behind her bestselling memoir 'Daring to Fly'

    Lisa Millar joins How to Build a Village from Melbourne, where she co-hosts ABC News Breakfast. She shares with Jill Martin Wrenn how she conquered her fear of flying and how she built communities around the world as an international correspondent. Lisa's bestselling memoir, 'Daring to Fly,' reveals how she started in journalism, and where her career has taken her.

    • 21 min
    Tatcha founder Vicky Tsai shares how her journeys to Japan inspire her global skincare brand

    Tatcha founder Vicky Tsai shares how her journeys to Japan inspire her global skincare brand

    Vicky Tsai shares with Jill Martin Wrenn how her travels to Japan inspire and inform her skincare company, Tatcha. Vicky, a Taiwanese-American and Harvard Business School graduate based in California, talks about how skincare is an act of self-compassion. In this episode, find out which books have helped Vicky on her entrepreneurial journey. 

    • 16 min
    Clark's Botanicals CEO and Founder Francesco Clark shares his story

    Clark's Botanicals CEO and Founder Francesco Clark shares his story

    In this candid and compelling conversation, Francesco Clark shares what inspired him to start his clean skincare brand, Clark's Botanicals. From his close-knit family to his life-changing injury, Francesco describes to Jill Martin Wrenn what makes him an eternal optimist. You can find out more here: https://clarksbotanicals.com/

    • 29 min
    Los Angeles-based artist London Kaye shares how she got hooked on crochet

    Los Angeles-based artist London Kaye shares how she got hooked on crochet

    London Kaye tells Jill Martin Wrenn how she tackles big topics in a lighthearted way through street art. She creates murals celebrating peace, gender equality and other issues through Love Across The USA (http://www.loveacrosstheusa.com/), a community of makers crocheting public murals. She also designed her own crochet hook, so she could streamline her art creation process. You can find her here: https://www.londonkaye.com/ and on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/madebylondon/?hl=en

    • 13 min
    Entrepreneur and journalist Bernadette Brown shares how a community of candlemakers inspired her company-creating journey

    Entrepreneur and journalist Bernadette Brown shares how a community of candlemakers inspired her company-creating journey

    Atlanta-based entrepreneur and journalist Bernadette Brown explains how she juggles a full-time job in television alongside her beauty brand, Baubles & Beeswax. She also shares how she made Atlanta her home, after years of moving. You can find out more here: https://baublesandbeeswax.com/

    • 20 min
    Prolific author Isabel Allende shares with Jill Martin Wrenn her new way of connecting with her global community of fans

    Prolific author Isabel Allende shares with Jill Martin Wrenn her new way of connecting with her global community of fans

    Celebrated Chilean-American author Isabel Allende has published more than 20 books over the past four decades, including such bestsellers as  The House of the Spirits, Of Love and Shadows, and her newest novel, Violeta. She also founded The Isabel Allende Foundation to empower women and girls around the world. In this episode, she shares with Jill Martin Wrenn how she's changed the way she connects with her readers. You can read more here: http://isabelallende.com/en/home

    • 17 min

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How to Build a Village is a must-listen for anyone who has ever moved to a new place, or is about to do so. Host, Jill Wrenn, is equal parts welcome wagon, advisor and therapist as she guides listeners through stories of those who have found themselves in a new place, and sought to maneuver unfamiliar surroundings. What worked? What didn’t? And how did people find their new social circle? How to Build a Village is chock full of tips, laughs and sound advise for anyone, whether they are relocating across town or across the globe.

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