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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.  Author of 4 New York Times bestsellers about family life, 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 • 2.5K 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.  Author of 4 New York Times bestsellers about family life, 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.

    Going Deep on Finding Much Better Treatments for Depression

    Going Deep on Finding Much Better Treatments for Depression

    Dr. Leanne Williams is determined to spare people the suffering she’s endured. Her partner of many years died by suicide after fighting a depression that resisted all treatment. She has devoted her life as a scientist at Stanford to applying the principles and tactics of precision medicine to depression, which she has categorized into sub-types (much as was done with cancer decades ago). Joining me in this conversation are Dr BJ Miller, a friend and previous guest who works as a palliative care doc and lost his sister to suicide, as well as Emmy-winning comedian W. Kamau Bell, also a friend and previous guest, who brings his usual good will and insight to the conversation.

    This episode contains a detailed discussion of suicide. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, please dial 988 to reach the Suicide & Crisis Lifeline.

    Thanks to PBS for supporting this series. You can watch any of these episodes ay time at PBS.org/kelly.

    Feedback welcome at hello@kellycorrigan.com.

    • 1 hr
    Thanks For Being Here Nancy Brown's "The Lejeune Family"

    Thanks For Being Here Nancy Brown's "The Lejeune Family"

    Nancy Brown, a military spouse of 19 years, wrote this loving tribute for her two best deployment buddies. It honors the way the three friends formed one great big family while living through several deployments in Eastern North Carolina. Three women, no husbands and nine children all dressed in each other's hand-me-downs. On paper, they were more different than alike but maybe that's a more accurate description of a family after all. (Previously aired)

    • 4 min
    Go To on Blindspots and Making Amends

    Go To on Blindspots and Making Amends

    I’ve done it again. I accidentally saw the world through my own lens and forgot all the other ways life unfolds for the people who listen to this show. Thanks to a listener named Micah Boyett who sent a lovely piece of unmistakable feedback — coated in genuine kindness — I learned the lesson again. We really respect our listeners and find your emails invaluable as we steer this ship we’ve built. Write any time. hello@kellycorrigan.com. We read every one.

    Micah’s book is: Blessed Are the Rest of Us: How Limits and Longing Make Us Whole

    • 8 min
    Going Deep on Nature with Dr. Francis Collins

    Going Deep on Nature with Dr. Francis Collins

    How much can we blame DNA for our depression and anxiety? Is something about our mental health pre-written into our genetic code? How much trauma carries over from one generation to the next? How should we think about epi-genetics? These were 4 of the 20 questions I brought to Dr. Francis Collins, the guy who let the team that mapped the human genome. There’s two things I want to say about this episode: I learned so much just studying for the interview and every minute I spent with Francis Collins was a total joy. He is a very special person — direct, deeply informed (maybe moreso on this topic than anyone else on Earth) and delightful. I am so excited to put his guy in your ear — a happy, loving man filled with purpose and eager to share what he knows (and doesn’t) for the greater good. And he laughs easily and a lot. So, I was getting hits of my dad the whole time. A heavenly experience that comes through in every minute of the conversation. Enjoy.

    Thanks to PBS stations across the country for supporting Tell Me More. You can watch an edited video version of this conversation anytime at PBS.org/kelly.

    • 51 min
    Thanks For Being Here Courtney's Letter for Her Mom's 75th Birthday

    Thanks For Being Here Courtney's Letter for Her Mom's 75th Birthday

    Writer Courtney Martin wrote this loving, humorous tribute to her mother for her 75th birthday. Along with detailing some of her mom’s quirks that used to drive her crazy (but which at age 43 she now appreciates), Courtney also lovingly describes her many incredible qualities. (Previously aired)

    • 7 min
    Go To on Infectious Generosity

    Go To on Infectious Generosity

    When my girls were young, I must have told them a hundred times: you get what you give. I believe it like I believe the sun will rise tomorrow. Chris Anderson, the genius do-gooder behind TED, believes it too. And with good reason. He’s seen generous giving pay off in big ways — giving his brand to TEDx conferences around the world, giving away TED speeches to anyone who wanted them online, giving attention, support and contributions to the most focused, devoted, strategic efforts on the planet. This is an episode for anyone looking for inspiration.

    Chris’ new book is Infectious Generosity: The Ultimate Idea Worth Spreading

    • 44 min

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I look forward to each episode. My favorite is on Sunday, Thanks for Being Here. Even though they are sad, they are so helpful in learning how to be a better person. I also love her 10 takeaways on the other shows!

I just listened to episode 139 on mindfulness. One of my new favorites!

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Thoughtful, funny and honest!!

I have been enjoying this podcast almost since its inception. I’m finally writing a review because I was absolutely blown away by the episode at the end of Rupture and Repair with April Lawson. I learned more about “the other side” of the reproductive rights argument that I usually sit on, and I honestly didn’t expect to. I’ve learned so much on this podcast, always appreciated Kelly’s intellectual curiosity and her humility, but I never expected for an episode to be transformational. That conversation on reproductive rights was transformational for me. I know both women exhibited so much courage undertaking this conversation, and I want them both to know it was not in vain.

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