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(Apple Podcast's Best of 2018) When mother-daughter duo Jan Black and Laura Owens first conceptualized their two-generational talk show, nobody told them they’d snag the title of #1 self-help podcast for months on end! But that’s exactly what they’ve done, delving into topics as far-flung as network building, the importance of failure, finding hope after being kidnapped, and how the principles of brain surgery can help us work through everyday problems. Featuring interviews with extraordinary individuals, Nobody Told Me! shines light on the shared human experiences that bring us together, and the challenges that serve as catalysts for our greatest growth. Nobody Told Me! combines Jan’s impressive broadcast journalism background with Laura’s unique, millennial perspective. Driven by a genuine desire to educate and empower, their pioneering platform gives insight into the strategies and secrets of people in all walks of life. Equal parts information and inspiration, Nobody Told Me! brings a personal touch to the interview process. Together, Jan and Laura are asking the questions that help their listeners get through life’s toughest times.

Nobody Told Me‪!‬ Jan Black & Laura Owens

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    • 4.3 • 676 Ratings

(Apple Podcast's Best of 2018) When mother-daughter duo Jan Black and Laura Owens first conceptualized their two-generational talk show, nobody told them they’d snag the title of #1 self-help podcast for months on end! But that’s exactly what they’ve done, delving into topics as far-flung as network building, the importance of failure, finding hope after being kidnapped, and how the principles of brain surgery can help us work through everyday problems. Featuring interviews with extraordinary individuals, Nobody Told Me! shines light on the shared human experiences that bring us together, and the challenges that serve as catalysts for our greatest growth. Nobody Told Me! combines Jan’s impressive broadcast journalism background with Laura’s unique, millennial perspective. Driven by a genuine desire to educate and empower, their pioneering platform gives insight into the strategies and secrets of people in all walks of life. Equal parts information and inspiration, Nobody Told Me! brings a personal touch to the interview process. Together, Jan and Laura are asking the questions that help their listeners get through life’s toughest times.

    Michael Easter: ...that I wasn't that important

    Michael Easter: ...that I wasn't that important

    Joining us on this episode is award-winning journalist Michael Easter who’s become a leading voice on how humans can integrate modern science and evolutionary wisdom to achieve improved health, meaning, and performance in life and at work.  Michael is the author of, "The Comfort Crisis: Embrace Discomfort to Reclaim Your Wild, Happy, Healthy Self."  For more on the book, check out BOOK – Michael Easter
     
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    • 34 min
    Dr. Michele Harper: ...that treating patients would help me heal myself

    Dr. Michele Harper: ...that treating patients would help me heal myself

    This is another one of our favorite interviews! Dr. Michele Harper is an emergency room doctor and a New York Times bestselling author. She has worked as an emergency room physician for many years in the South Bronx and in Philadelphia.  Michele’s book, "The Beauty in Breaking", weaves together the story of her life, and her interactions with her patients in the emergency room. Her website is micheleharper.com.
     
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    Shopify is the all-in-one commerce platform that makes it simple for anyone to start, run and grow your own successful business. With Shopify, you’ll create an online store, discover new customers, and grow the following that keeps them coming back.  And, with Shopify’s single dashboard, you can manage orders, shipping and payments from anywhere. Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at Shopify.com/nobody.

    • 31 min
    Dr. Traci Baxley: ...that parenting is activism

    Dr. Traci Baxley: ...that parenting is activism

    As a mother-daughter duo, we’re always interested in issues related to parents and raising children. On this episode, our guest is education professor Dr. Traci Baxley, who is a cultural and race identity coach for parents.  Dr. Baxley is the mother of five biracial children and she feels parenting is a form of activism. She’s the author of the book, "SOCIAL JUSTICE PARENTING: How to Raise Compassionate, Anti-Racist, Justice-Minded Kids in an Unjust World".  Her website is About Me
     
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    Shopify is the all-in-one commerce platform that makes it simple for anyone to start, run and grow your own successful business. With Shopify, you’ll create an online store, discover new customers, and grow the following that keeps them coming back.  And, with Shopify’s single dashboard, you can manage orders, shipping and payments from anywhere. Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at Shopify.com/nobody.

    • 31 min
    Lacy Crawford: ...the importance of finding the courage to tell your story

    Lacy Crawford: ...the importance of finding the courage to tell your story

    Our guest on this episode is Lacy Crawford, author of the book, "Notes On A Silencing:  A Memoir",  which is the story of Lacy’s sexual assault as a teenager by two fellow students at the one of the top boarding schools in the country. The Washington Post calls the book, “A haunting exploration of the systemic ways assault victims are ignored.”   Her website is lacycrawford |
     
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    Shopify is the all-in-one commerce platform that makes it simple for anyone to start, run and grow your own successful business. With Shopify, you’ll create an online store, discover new customers, and grow the following that keeps them coming back.  And, with Shopify’s single dashboard, you can manage orders, shipping and payments from anywhere. Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at Shopify.com/nobody.

    • 38 min
    Dr. Jack Schafer: ...how to instantly read people

    Dr. Jack Schafer: ...how to instantly read people

    Our guest is Dr. Jack Schafer, a retired FBI special agent who specialized in behavior analysis and trying to get people to confess to their crimes. In his book, "The Like Switch", he shares his proven strategies on how to instantly read people and influence how they perceive you so that you can turn strangers into friends in any aspect of your life, whether that be in a job interview or on a first date.
     
     
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    Shopify is the all-in-one commerce platform that makes it simple for anyone to start, run and grow your own successful business. With Shopify, you’ll create an online store, discover new customers, and grow the following that keeps them coming back.  And, with Shopify’s single dashboard, you can manage orders, shipping and payments from anywhere. Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at Shopify.com/nobody.

    • 40 min
    G. Richard Shell: ...you find yourself through trial and error

    G. Richard Shell: ...you find yourself through trial and error

    Would you like to be more successful? Can you define what success really means to you?  Do you have a plan to achieve it? For some help with those questions, we talk with our guest, Wharton Professor G. Richard Shell, who’s an award-winning author and the creator of a very popular Wharton School course on the meaning of success.  He’s also developed a course on success for Coursera, the world’s leading online learning platform, which you can check out at https://www.coursera.org/learn/wharton-succcess.
     
     
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    Shopify is the all-in-one commerce platform that makes it simple for anyone to start, run and grow your own successful business. With Shopify, you’ll create an online store, discover new customers, and grow the following that keeps them coming back.  And, with Shopify’s single dashboard, you can manage orders, shipping and payments from anywhere. Sign up for a one-dollar-per-month trial period at Shopify.com/nobody.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
676 Ratings

676 Ratings

I’m Only Being Honest ,

Great Information and Energy

This was my first time listening to Laura and Jan, and they’ve gained a new daily listener. Their guest and the authenticity of the topic of conversations they speak about is relatable. Listening to them in the morning can create alot of positive energy, that can become a healthy conversation with people you know and don’t know. If you haven’t already started listening to their podcast I would highly recommend it. Hearing different perspectives on things you know can enhance your knowledge about life, their podcast does provide these great insights.Keep up the the amazing work!!

Sarah18363 ,

Terrible People

This is the last human on earth who deserves a platform to speak.

Bark at a snark ,

Quality has dropped off

Noticed a decline in quality from the newer episodes. Hosts seem scripted and don’t engage very effectively with their guests.

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