236 episodes

Less canceling. More curiosity. Each episode explores the questions people think, but don't ask, due to cultural hypnosis or being taboo. The mission here is to inspire curiosity by exploring nuance & breaking free from the bubble of the algorithm. Each conversation is wildly different than the last, so bring your ADD & your earbuds & have a look around! You'll hear subjects like mental health, health & wellness, biohacking, adult friendship, finances, science & technology, true stories, cults, sex & relationships, introversion, psychedelics & ADHD.Not sure where to start? Try episode 86 with the accidental swingers or 94 with the Irish Catholic comedian who converted to Orthodox Judaism. 

Meredith for Real: the curious introvert Meredith Hackwith Edwards

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 140 Ratings

Less canceling. More curiosity. Each episode explores the questions people think, but don't ask, due to cultural hypnosis or being taboo. The mission here is to inspire curiosity by exploring nuance & breaking free from the bubble of the algorithm. Each conversation is wildly different than the last, so bring your ADD & your earbuds & have a look around! You'll hear subjects like mental health, health & wellness, biohacking, adult friendship, finances, science & technology, true stories, cults, sex & relationships, introversion, psychedelics & ADHD.Not sure where to start? Try episode 86 with the accidental swingers or 94 with the Irish Catholic comedian who converted to Orthodox Judaism. 

    Ep. 235 | Epistocracy: Should We be Protected from Uninformed Voters?

    Ep. 235 | Epistocracy: Should We be Protected from Uninformed Voters?

    Dr. Jason Brennan is a Flanigan Family professor at Georgetown Business School who agrees that democracies outperform most historical alternatives, but suggests that some form of Epistocracy (meaning the rule of the knowledgeable) could be worth experimenting with. In other words, the more of an informed voter you are, the more weight your vote carries. He covers why democracy may not be as bullet proof as we believe, what the practical applications of epistocracy could look like, education’s disappointing impact on informed voting & the right and wrong way to become a more informed voter.
    If you liked this episode, you’ll also like episode 136: VIRTUE SIGNALING. CAN WE MAKE IT STOP? NACHOS & NARCISSISM
    Request to join my private Facebook group to give your opinion & participate in giveaways https://www.facebook.com/groups/mfrcuriousinsiders/ 
    Guest: Book - https://a.co/d/3INKj7z
    Host:  https://www.meredithforreal.com/  | https://www.instagram.com/meredithforreal/  | meredith@meredithforreal.com | https://www.youtube.com/meredithforreal  | https://www.facebook.com/meredithforrealthecuriousintrovert
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    • 44 min
    Introducing the Jordan Harbinger Show

    Introducing the Jordan Harbinger Show

    The Jordan Harbinger Show is an award winning podcast which I know Curiositors will love! Do check it out.

    • 3 min
    Ep. 234 | Felon to Million Dollar Business Owner [REMASTERED]

    Ep. 234 | Felon to Million Dollar Business Owner [REMASTERED]

    Former ecstasy dealer, Jason Edwards, tells his story of what led to prison, the types of people you find there & the mindsets that can pull you in & lift you out. You’ll also hear about the day he walked out of prison, how he won over the trust of his boss & now owns a million-dollar business. Stay to the end where he shares his message to prisoners, their family members & naysayers.

    This episode originally aired February 17 & 24 2020 in a two-part series. 
    If you liked this episode, you’ll also like episode 37: FROM EAGLE SCOUT TO INMATE
    Request to join my private Facebook group to give your opinion & participate in giveaways https://www.facebook.com/groups/mfrcuriousinsiders/
    Guest: https://www.facebook.com/oasispmpro/ | https://www.instagram.com/oasispmpro/ | https://www.oasispmpro.com/
    Host:  https://www.meredithforreal.com/  | https://www.instagram.com/meredithforreal/  | meredith@meredithforreal.com | https://www.youtube.com/meredithforreal  | https://www.facebook.com/meredithforrealthecuriousintrovert
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    • 56 min
    Ep. 233 | Pulling Back the Curtain on Podcasting (Behind the Scenes)

    Ep. 233 | Pulling Back the Curtain on Podcasting (Behind the Scenes)

    This episode is a relaxed hybrid conversation/interview with Scott Johnson, the host of What Was That Like, a true crime fan favorite with over 10 million downloads. 

    Scott recently invited me to co-host a weekly segment on his show, so I this episode is an introduction to him and a behind the scenes from both of us on what it takes to make a great podcast. 

    You’ll hear how Scott vets his guests, Podcaster pet peeves, what episodes we’ve recorded, but Not aired, topics too taboo for our shows & how podcasting has changed our minds.
    If you liked this episode, you’ll also like episode 119: INTERVIEWS THAT CHANGED MY LIFE
    Request to join my private Facebook group to give your opinion & participate in giveaways https://www.facebook.com/groups/mfrcuriousinsiders/ 
    Guest: https://whatwasthatlike.com/ | https://www.facebook.com/WhatWasThatLike | https://www.instagram.com/wwtl_podcast/
    WWTL episodes mentioned: Jen, episode 1 - Jennifer caused a fatal accident https://WhatWasThatLike.com/01 Travis, episode 30 - Travis lost his son https://WhatWasThatLike.com/30 Mark, episode 5 - Mark gave his kidney to a stranger https://WhatWasThatLike.com/05 Stacy, episode 157 - Stacy gave away her kidney https://WhatWasThatLike.com/157 Laura, episode 151 - Laura's pain became her purpose https://WhatWasThatLike.com/151
    Other podcasts mentioned: Serial https://serialpodcast.org/ | School of Podcasting https://schoolofpodcasting.com | Jordan Harbinger Show https://jordanharbinger.com | Birth As We Know It https://birthasweknowitpodcast.com
    Host:  https://www.meredithforreal.com/  | https://www.instagram.com/meredithforreal/  | meredith@meredithforreal.com | https://www.youtube.com/meredithforreal  | https://www.facebook.com/meredithforrealthecuriousintrovert
    Sponsors: Ready to shop better hydration, use my special link https://zen.ai/meredithforrealthecuriousintrovert1 to save 20% off anything you order  https://uwf.edu/university-advancement/departments/historic-trust/ | https://www.ensec.net/

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ep. 232 | How Do You Know If You’re In a Cult? [REMASTERED]

    Ep. 232 | How Do You Know If You’re In a Cult? [REMASTERED]

    If you watched the Netflix special (un)well, you may have seen Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Rachel Bernstein, in the episode on Tantric Sex. She is a mental health professional specializing in cult psychology, manipulators & systems of control. In this episode, we discuss what defines a cult, who is most vulnerable to cult recruitment & a gut-wrenching listener question. She also tackles Scientology, gangs & Jehovah’s Witnesses & even MLMs.
    This episode originally aired on November 16, 2020.
    If you liked this episode, you’ll also like episode 134: HE VOTED OBAMA & JOINED THE KKK: THE HOW & THE WHY (PART 1)
    Request to join my private Facebook group to give your opinion & participate in giveaways https://www.facebook.com/groups/mfrcuriousinsiders/
    Guest: https://www.patreon.com/join/indoctrination | Support After Manipulation (SAM), a ZOOM support group for people who have been in cults, in manipulative relationships, and other environments that enforce intense amounts of control. Concerned friends and family of those in these environments are also welcome to attend. Every other Wednesday from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm PST. $50 per group session. To register please contact Rachel at bernsteinlmft@gmail.com | https://twitter.com/RBernsteinLMFT | https://www.instagram.com/indoctrinationpodcast/ | http://www.rachelbernsteintherapy.com/ | https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/indoctrination/id1373939526
    Host:  https://www.meredithforreal.com/  | https://www.instagram.com/meredithforreal/  | meredith@meredithforreal.com | https://www.youtube.com/meredithforreal  | https://www.facebook.com/meredithforrealthecuriousintrovert
    Sponsors: Ready to shop better hydration, use my special link https://zen.ai/meredithforrealthecuriousintrovert1 to save 20% off anything you order  https://uwf.edu/university-advancement/departments/historic-trust/ | https://www.ensec.net/

    • 34 min
    Ep. 231 | What Does it Take to Summit Mt Everest? [REMASTERED]

    Ep. 231 | What Does it Take to Summit Mt Everest? [REMASTERED]

    At age 38 and only 8 weeks of training, Merry Morgan Holotik Henderson became 1 of the 4,700 people to summit Mt Everest & 1 of the 605 women. She shares how she went from non-athletic theatre nerd to mountaineer & what you don’t know about what it takes to get there. She shares what she learned about sherpa culture, how cerebral edema can cause your brain to deceive you & how it’s never too late to start at the bottom.
    This episode originally aired on March 3, 2020.
    Request to join my private Facebook group to give your opinion & participate in giveaways https://www.facebook.com/groups/mfrcuriousinsiders/
    If you liked this episode, you’ll also like episode 214: WHAT ARE THE RULES OF MONOGAMY? THE PSYCHOLOGIST SWINGER
    Request to join my private Facebook group to give your opinion & participate in giveaways https://www.facebook.com/groups/mfrcuriousinsiders/
    Guest: https://summit30a.com/ | https://www.instagram.com/merrymoe30a | https://www.compass.com/agents/merry-morgan-holotik/
    Host:  https://www.meredithforreal.com/  | https://www.instagram.com/meredithforreal/  | meredith@meredithforreal.com | https://www.youtube.com/meredithforreal  | https://www.facebook.com/meredithforrealthecuriousintrovert
    Sponsors: https://uwf.edu/university-advancement/departments/historic-trust/ | https://www.ensec.net/

    • 26 min

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140 Ratings

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Great!

Great host, interesting guests!

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Curiouser and Curiouser

I have not listened to all of the episodes, yet, but what an amazing array of people. So far, every episode is a delightful interview that ends too soon...I have grown more curious and want to hear more. Well done!

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