30 episodes

Welcome to Kelly Corrigan Wonders, a place for people who like to laugh while they think and find it useful to look closely at ourselves and our weird ways in the hopes that knowing more and feeling more will help us do more and be better.  A former newspaper columnist and four time bestselling author, Kelly wonders about loads of stuff: is knowing more always good? Can we trust our gut? How does change actually happen?  We only book nice people who have a sense of humor and know things worth knowing. Each episode ends with Kelly’s shortlist of takeaways, appropriate for refrigerator doors, bulletin boards and notes to your children.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 793 Ratings

Welcome to Kelly Corrigan Wonders, a place for people who like to laugh while they think and find it useful to look closely at ourselves and our weird ways in the hopes that knowing more and feeling more will help us do more and be better.  A former newspaper columnist and four time bestselling author, Kelly wonders about loads of stuff: is knowing more always good? Can we trust our gut? How does change actually happen?  We only book nice people who have a sense of humor and know things worth knowing. Each episode ends with Kelly’s shortlist of takeaways, appropriate for refrigerator doors, bulletin boards and notes to your children.

    George Saunders on Virtue and Vice

    George Saunders on Virtue and Vice

    Kelly kicks off a series on Human Nature with celebrated author George Saunders. They go deep on virtue, vice, our tricky egos, and finding empathy for ourselves and others. Please subscribe, rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts! We read and appreciate every review. You can follow the conversation with Kelly on Instagram @kellycorrigan.

    • 50 min
    Still Working: Things We'll Forever Be Working On

    Still Working: Things We'll Forever Be Working On

    Kelly concludes her series with Anna Quindlen and Anna Sale by diving into the joy of the "work" we're paid for (and how it can give us permission to be bolder than we've been conditioned to be) and the challenge of the "work" of family life, when we're reconciling differences over money and oversimplifying things with snap judgments. Please subscribe, rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts! We read and appreciate every review. You can follow the conversation with Kelly on Instagram @kellycorrigan.

    • 44 min
    Forgiveness and Families: Kelly, Anna and Anna go Deep on Mistakes They Made and What They Learned

    Forgiveness and Families: Kelly, Anna and Anna go Deep on Mistakes They Made and What They Learned

    Grudges, overbearing "wisdom" and selfish behavior are all hallmarks of even the most functional families. Kelly asks Pulitzer Prize winner Anna Quindlen and award-winning podcaster Anna Sale about mistakes they've made in family life, and how they've found and given forgiveness. If you like this conversation, make sure to listen to Episode #8: "Three Stories of Extraordinary Forgiveness with Wanda Holland Greene." And please subscribe, rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts! We read and appreciate every review. You can follow the conversation with Kelly on Instagram @kellycorrigan.

    • 41 min
    Grief: Musings on managing loss in family life, with Anna Quindlen and Anna Sale

    Grief: Musings on managing loss in family life, with Anna Quindlen and Anna Sale

    Eventually grief, which is searing, becomes loss, which is more like an ache that comes and goes. Kelly asks Pulitzer Prize winner Anna Quindlen and award winning podcaster Anna Sale about what and how they have grieved. Together, they share passages and riff about how to find meaning in loss. If you found this episode useful, make sure to listen to Kelly's conversation with palliative care doc BJ Miller, episode #11, "Losing the Ones We Love." And please subscribe, rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts!  We read and appreciate every review. You can follow the conversation with Kelly on Instagram @kellycorrigan.

    • 40 min
    Changed: Managing Tricky Family Dynamics with Anna Quindlen and Anna Sale

    Changed: Managing Tricky Family Dynamics with Anna Quindlen and Anna Sale

    Kelly continues her deep dive on family life with the help of Anna Quindlen, the Pulitzer Prize winning writer, and Anna Sale, the host of Death, Sex & Money and author of Let's Talk About Hard Things. Together, they read from their own works and riff on how family dynamics shift and change over time as kids become parents, parents become grandparents and everyone (hopefully) grows up. From parsing delicate in-law dynamics to learning what it takes to actually like your spouse to understanding our own motives as we make close calls, Kelly and The Annas break it down. If this episode was useful to you, you’ll probably really like Kelly's conversation with Annie Jean Baptiste that questions how much we can really trust our gut. And please subscribe, rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts!  We read every review. You can follow the conversation with Kelly on Instagram @kellycorrigan.

    • 41 min
    Misunderstandings: Anna Quindlen, Anna Sale and Kelly share readings and thoughts on family life.

    Misunderstandings: Anna Quindlen, Anna Sale and Kelly share readings and thoughts on family life.

    This month, Kelly finds herself between two Annas -- Anna Quindlen, the Pulitzer Prize winning writer, and Anna Sale, the host of WNYC's popular Death, Sex & Money podcast. Together, they read excerpts from their books and riff on how terribly easy it is to misunderstand each other in family life. From thinking you’re not "a divorce kinda person" to overestimating our influence as parents, love is rife with misunderstandings. Here’s a conversation that will help you find your way out of what tangle you might be in at the moment. If this episode was useful to you, you’ll probably really like Kelly's conversation with Wanda Holland Greene on Finding Agency. And please subscribe, rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts!  We read and appreciate every review. You can follow the conversation with Kelly on Instagram @kellycorrigan.

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
793 Ratings

793 Ratings

carolej340 ,

Love this podcast

I started my Kelly Corrigan fan club (in my own mind) while listening to her audio books while I worked in my yard during the pandemic. Then I realized she had a podcast. And I love it. It makes me think and feel and cry and laugh and want to be a better person. And it makes me less sure of things and more curious. So thanks for that.

cbdvorsky ,

Love this podcast

Thank you for this podcast, look forward to each one. So thoughtful and relatable. Keep up the good work.

KTDidIt2 ,

Brilliant podcast

I honestly can’t say enough about this podcast: Kelly is just so smart and so thoughtful and brings guests onto the show to discuss the important facets of our lives at home and in the larger world. Any of her insight into parenting is just incredible. She manages to tie how she thought life would be when she was younger, to how it actually is and how we can make it (our lives and our world) better by having candid and REAL conversations with some of the most brilliant minds.

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