Amanda Palmer is a rock star, best-selling author, TED speaker and community leader who does everything on her own terms simply by asking. Now, she turns the tables on her colleagues and heroes to find out how they create art, love difficult people, work for change, and survive the worst moments of their lives. From porn stars to empathy researchers, and cartoonists to climate scientists, no topic is out of bounds.
Susan Cain: Longing for The Beautiful World
Amanda sits down to discuss art, life, why goth matters, and the process behind star TED speaker and author Susan Cain's new #1 Bestseller, "Bittersweet: How Sorrow and Longing Make Us Whole".
Highlights of The First Season or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Podcast
A crowdsourced episode! You asked, we answered with this episode: A collage of the best moments so far.
Sherry Turkle: Is Technology Killing Our Hearts?
Sherry Turkle is an empathetic technologist.
Dr. Rola Hallam: The F*****y of Philanthropy
Dr. Rola Hallam is a punk rock doctor.
Clare Bowditch: Putting Hope into The World
Amanda Palmer presents an intimate conversation with Clare Bowditch, recorded March 6th, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia.
Madison Young: Can Porn Be Feminist? (Spoiler alert: Yes it can)
Amanda Palmer presents an intimate conversation with Madison Young, recorded June 11, 2019 in Portland, Oregon.
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I really wanted to love this podcast, I’ve been a fan of Amanda for years, but I was pretty disappointed in her interviewing skills. The focus felt very much on her. Someone else mentioned this too, but at a certain point, the guests seem to give up and start asking her questions instead.