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I'm Meredith - the most extroverted introvert who ever introverted & I collect people ... for real. I believe curiosity is worth cultivating, so I made a podcast to stir yours up. Each week I talk with someone new for 30 minutes & the topics are as ADD as I am, so if you have a wide variety of interests & a short attention span, WELCOME! You can listen on your favorite app or watch on YouTube! Get episode updates & clickable resources by texting REAL to 66866. www.meredithforreal.com | www.instagram.com/meredithforreal.

meredith for real: the curious introvert Meredith Hackwith Edwards

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 61 Ratings

I'm Meredith - the most extroverted introvert who ever introverted & I collect people ... for real. I believe curiosity is worth cultivating, so I made a podcast to stir yours up. Each week I talk with someone new for 30 minutes & the topics are as ADD as I am, so if you have a wide variety of interests & a short attention span, WELCOME! You can listen on your favorite app or watch on YouTube! Get episode updates & clickable resources by texting REAL to 66866. www.meredithforreal.com | www.instagram.com/meredithforreal.

    Ep. 111 | Killer on the Loose: Saturated Fat Falsely Charged with Heart Disease PART 2

    Ep. 111 | Killer on the Loose: Saturated Fat Falsely Charged with Heart Disease PART 2

    In part two of my interview with Nina Teicholz, author of The Big Fat Surprise, we dig into the backlash of her research, how Proctor & Gamble threatened to pull advertising, name-calling & nutritional bullies. She also reveals theories on why the USDA’s guidelines have not changed from recommending a low fat, low cholesterol diet even though heart disease is on the rise. She gives recommendations to find a low carb doctor & best practices for a healthy metabolic system.
    Guest: https://www.nutritioncoalition.us/  |  https://ninateicholz.com/  |  https://twitter.com/bigfatsurprise  |  https://www.dietdoctor.com/low-carb/doctors
    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/

    • 31 min
    Ep. 110 | Killer on the Loose: Saturated Fat Falsely Charged with Heart Disease PART 1

    Ep. 110 | Killer on the Loose: Saturated Fat Falsely Charged with Heart Disease PART 1

    Low fat, low cholesterol has been the heart health anthem of the USA since the 1950s, yet heart disease killed 700,000 Americans in 2020. Nina Teicholz, journalist & author of the New York Time’s Best Seller, The Big Fat Surprise, shares how a college professor (Ancel Keys) was at the root of widely unquestioned nutrition policy (American Heart Association) and answers the questions what is heart disease and what is saturated vs polyunsaturated fats.
    Guest: https://www.nutritioncoalition.us/  |  https://ninateicholz.com/  |  https://twitter.com/bigfatsurprise
    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/

    • 34 min
    Ep. 109 | Being Smart with Phones: No Tin Foil Hats

    Ep. 109 | Being Smart with Phones: No Tin Foil Hats

    Cell phones in our pockets, in our bras, in our babies’ cribs. Is this safe? People who think it’s not – they’re crazy, right? Theodora Scarato is the Executive Director of the Environmental Health Trust, an environmental think tank that publishes research and educates policymakers on environmental health issues. They comb through research & safety standards so you don’t have to. In this episode, she shares the hard-to-believe data between cell phones & health, demystifies terms like EMF and non-ionizing & gives us practical safety tips, so we can live in a modern world minus the tinfoil hats.
    Click here to save a spot at my next Introverts Anonymous (ZOOM Room Mingle) to meet other listeners & chat with me: https://forms.gle/rAHypH4NjAr9VuJE9 
    Guest: https://www.facebook.com/EHTrust  |  https://www.instagram.com/ehtrust/  |  https://twitter.com/saferphones  |  https://www.linkedin.com/in/theodora-scarato-9884827/  |  https://open.spotify.com/show/1uEBeOEgNykDifumpJzt8A
    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/

    • 36 min
    Ep. 108 | The Food that Connects Us: a Nomadic Chef’s Perspective

    Ep. 108 | The Food that Connects Us: a Nomadic Chef’s Perspective

    Randy Russell’s approach to business is backward compared to many – he built his business (Nomadic Eats) to support his love of travel (vs building a business & living to support it). In this episode, he shares why he feels street food is a better way to connect with communities, how the travel bug caught him late in life & his passion for Latin culture.
    Click here to save a spot at my next Introverts Anonymous (ZOOM Room Mingle) to meet other listeners & chat with me: https://forms.gle/rAHypH4NjAr9VuJE9 
    Guest: https://www.facebook.com/nomadiceatscuisine  |  https://www.instagram.com/nomadiceats/  |  https://www.instagram.com/nomadic_chefrandy/
    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/

    • 37 min
    Ep. 107 | Homeless in Your Hometown: Pensacola, Politics & Perseverance

    Ep. 107 | Homeless in Your Hometown: Pensacola, Politics & Perseverance

    Caleb Houston struggled with addiction & homelessness in his hometown of Pensacola, FL. Now he is sober & opening the only free rehab clinic in the Florida panhandle. In this episode, he shares how he became homeless, the different types of homelessness he sees, why some homeless people would rather sleep on the street than stay in a shelter, how his program is different & the obstacles he didn’t expect to be facing.


    Pensacola’s Mayor Grover C Robinson IV mayorrobinson@cityofpensacola.com
    Click here to save a spot at my next ZOOM Room Mingle to meet other listeners & chat with me: https://forms.gle/rAHypH4NjAr9VuJE9 
    Guest: https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/OLSFZV9I4D9N?ref_=wl_share&fbclid=IwAR08gw6qyyw95JEEUGeSeZZ-uWGKHVqR9FyrBbOTL-_AWuvyBu0xYBrl1jk  |  https://www.facebook.com/82life/  |  https://www.instagram.com/calebhouston82/
    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/

    • 38 min
    Ep. 106 | Dealing with People You Can’t Stand: Motivations, Remedies & Email Hallucinations

    Ep. 106 | Dealing with People You Can’t Stand: Motivations, Remedies & Email Hallucinations

    Dr. Rick Brinkman was a Naturopathic doctor who found that when his patients solved problems in their personal relationships, very often their physical symptoms also subsided. He is now a corporate trainer & speaker with clients like NASA, IBM, Sony Pictures, & the FBI. In this episode, he does an overview of the 10 types of difficult behaviors & the 4 motivation perspectives that drive them. He also addresses real examples of difficult people listeners have sent in.
    Click here to save a spot at my next ZOOM Room Mingle to meet other listeners & chat with me: https://forms.gle/rAHypH4NjAr9VuJE9 
    Guest: https://www.linkedin.com/in/rick-brinkman-ba9510b/ | https://www.drrickbrinkman.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: https://uwf.edu/university-advancement/departments/historic-trust/ | https://www.ensec.net/

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
61 Ratings

61 Ratings

shakti devi kaur ,

Genuine, Entertaining and Educational

Meredith is the Podcast Queen. To be honest, this one of my favorite podcasts! I love the variety and the real connection. Meredith is a truth seeker and is able to connect with people around the world. She has the elegance and grace to hold space for people to share their life experiences. I’ve had the honor to be interviewed by Meredith and it felt like we were in the same room having a conversation even though I was in India and she in the US. Each episode gives the listener insight in a world, idea or a new way of thinking. I’ve learned about everything from my own field in mental health to love and relationships to real life experience. The conversations are real and raw and the connection and community Meredith has created is lifelong. Stay curious!

AnewmaninChrist ,

TOO legitimate and SO for real!

Awesome show about the UFO’s. Going to check out some of your older podcasts now. Thank you for sharing. Some of these issues are right on point with my curiosity too. You are therapy for our ears.

850 Mama ,

ENLIGHTENED.. Once AGAIN!

Seriously addicting! I smile, cry, laugh- ALL Feels in this show! She is enlightening, entertaining, & never fails to provide information I didn’t know I needed. Always looking forward to the new episode!!

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