100 episodes

(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

    • Business
    • 4.8 • 1K 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.

    Emily Ladau: ...that my disability does not make me any less worthy as a human being

    Emily Ladau: ...that my disability does not make me any less worthy as a human being

    Many of us are fearful, confused and unsure of what to say and how to act around someone with a disability. On this episode, we’ll “demystify disabilities” with our guest, well-known disability rights activist, blogger and speaker Emily Ladau. She is passionate about getting nondisabled people to stop treating disabled people as a weird cross between precious gems and alien creatures.  She’s the author of the book, "DEMYSTIFYING DISABILITY: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an Ally".  Her website is https://emilyladau.com/

     
    Note: This episode was previously aired.
     
    Thanks to our sponsor, Lomi, the world’s first Smart Waste Appliance.  If you’ve struggled with composting and feel it’s too much work, or feel bad that you’re not doing your part to help the environment, you have to check out Lomi, the countertop electric composter.  Just about anything you'd put into the kitchen disposer can be put into the Lomi on your countertop and turned into dirt in four hours.  Use that dirt in your garden! There’s no smell when Lomi runs and it’s really quiet.  Turn your food waste into dirt with the press of a button with Lomi.  Lomi will make the perfect gift for someone on your shopping list!  Just head to LOMI.COM/NTM and use the promo code NTM to get $50 off your Lomi!
     

    Thanks to our sponsor, Hover.  If you have a brand that you’ve always dreamt of building or a business you want to take online, the first step is finding your domain name. Hover makes this super simple with a clear and straightforward user experience, easy-to-use tools, and truly amazing support. Getting online has helped thousands of people around the world reach new heights with their businesses. In addition to the classics like .COM, you can get extensions like .SHOP, .TECH, and .ART, with over 400 more to choose from. You can buy a domain, set up custom email boxes, and point it to your website in just a few clicks.  Get your idea off the ground with the perfect domain name. Head to hover.com/NOBODY to get 10% off your first Hover purchase!
     
    Thanks to our sponsor, Paired, the relationship app for couples. You and your partner download the app, “Pair” together, and every day Paired gives you questions, quizzes and games to have fun, stay connected and deepen your conversations. It’s simple and often hilarious and heartwarming!   Each day you get a quiz to play, or a question to answer and you can’t see your partner's answer until you answer yourself.  Whether you’re just a few dates in or have been together a long time, it’s time to lighten the mood and have fun with your partner by using Paired. Paired has a special offer for our Nobody Told Me! listeners.  Head to PAIRED.COM/NOBODY to get a 7-day free trial and 25% off if you sign up for a subscription.

    • 32 min
    Matt Paxton: ...that we can keep the memories & lose the stuff

    Matt Paxton: ...that we can keep the memories & lose the stuff

    Ever since we saw the television show, Hoarders, we’ve wanted to talk with our guest on this episode, extreme cleaning specialist Matt Paxton. Matt has spent decades helping people sort through messes in attics, basements, garages and elsewhere. For the past couple of years, he’s been the host of the PBS television show, "Legacy List with Matt Paxton", which highlights families that are downsizing or settling an estate of a loved one. Matt is also the author of the book, "Keep the Memories, Lose the Stuff: Declutter, Downsize, and Move Forward with Your Life".  His website is https://iammattpaxton.com/

     
    Note: this episode was previously aired.
     
    Thanks to our sponsor, Lomi, the world’s first Smart Waste Appliance.  If you’ve struggled with composting and feel it’s too much work, or feel bad that you’re not doing your part to help the environment, you have to check out Lomi, the countertop electric composter.  Just about anything you'd put into the kitchen disposer can be put into the Lomi on your countertop and turned into dirt in four hours.  Use that dirt in your garden! There’s no smell when Lomi runs and it’s really quiet.  Turn your food waste into dirt with the press of a button with Lomi.  Lomi will make the perfect gift for someone on your shopping list!  Just head to LOMI.COM/NTM and use the promo code NTM to get $50 off your Lomi!
     

    Thanks to our sponsor, Hover.  If you have a brand that you’ve always dreamt of building or a business you want to take online, the first step is finding your domain name. Hover makes this super simple with a clear and straightforward user experience, easy-to-use tools, and truly amazing support. Getting online has helped thousands of people around the world reach new heights with their businesses. In addition to the classics like .COM, you can get extensions like .SHOP, .TECH, and .ART, with over 400 more to choose from. You can buy a domain, set up custom email boxes, and point it to your website in just a few clicks.  Get your idea off the ground with the perfect domain name. Head to hover.com/NOBODY to get 10% off your first Hover purchase!
     
    Thanks to our sponsor, Paired, the relationship app for couples. You and your partner download the app, “Pair” together, and every day Paired gives you questions, quizzes and games to have fun, stay connected and deepen your conversations. It’s simple and often hilarious and heartwarming!   Each day you get a quiz to play, or a question to answer and you can’t see your partner's answer until you answer yourself.  Whether you’re just a few dates in or have been together a long time, it’s time to lighten the mood and have fun with your partner by using Paired. Paired has a special offer for our Nobody Told Me! listeners.  Head to PAIRED.COM/NOBODY to get a 7-day free trial and 25% off if you sign up for a subscription.

    • 33 min
    Dr. Tracey Shors: ...longterm effects of trauma and what we can do to reduce them

    Dr. Tracey Shors: ...longterm effects of trauma and what we can do to reduce them

    Everyone experiences trauma. Whether it’s a specific harrowing event or a series of stressful moments over time, trauma can etch itself into our brains and echo as we remember it over and over throughout our lives. On this episode, we find out about the longterm effects of trauma and what we can do to reduce them. Joining us is neuroscientist Dr. Tracey Shors, who’s the author of the book, "EVERYDAY TRAUMA: Remapping the Brain's Response to Stress, Anxiety, and Painful Memories for a Better Life."
     
    Note: This episode was previously aired.
     
    Thanks to our sponsor, Lomi, the world’s first Smart Waste Appliance.  If you’ve struggled with composting and feel it’s too much work, or feel bad that you’re not doing your part to help the environment, you have to check out Lomi, the countertop electric composter.  Just about anything you'd put into the kitchen disposer can be put into the Lomi on your countertop and turned into dirt in four hours.  Use that dirt in your garden! There’s no smell when Lomi runs and it’s really quiet.  Turn your food waste into dirt with the press of a button with Lomi.  Lomi will make the perfect gift for someone on your shopping list!  Just head to LOMI.COM/NTM and use the promo code NTM to get $50 off your Lomi!
     

    Thanks to our sponsor, Hover.  If you have a brand that you’ve always dreamt of building or a business you want to take online, the first step is finding your domain name. Hover makes this super simple with a clear and straightforward user experience, easy-to-use tools, and truly amazing support. Getting online has helped thousands of people around the world reach new heights with their businesses. In addition to the classics like .COM, you can get extensions like .SHOP, .TECH, and .ART, with over 400 more to choose from. You can buy a domain, set up custom email boxes, and point it to your website in just a few clicks.  Get your idea off the ground with the perfect domain name. Head to hover.com/NOBODY to get 10% off your first Hover purchase!
     
    Thanks to our sponsor, Paired, the relationship app for couples. You and your partner download the app, “Pair” together, and every day Paired gives you questions, quizzes and games to have fun, stay connected and deepen your conversations. It’s simple and often hilarious and heartwarming!   Each day you get a quiz to play, or a question to answer and you can’t see your partner's answer until you answer yourself.  Whether you’re just a few dates in or have been together a long time, it’s time to lighten the mood and have fun with your partner by using Paired. Paired has a special offer for our Nobody Told Me! listeners.  Head to PAIRED.COM/NOBODY to get a 7-day free trial and 25% off if you sign up for a subscription.

    • 41 min
    Mary Beth Albright: ...you can be a person that loves food & eats for emotional well-being

    Mary Beth Albright: ...you can be a person that loves food & eats for emotional well-being

    How does the food you eat impact your mental health? How can you change your diet to improve your emotional outlook?  We talk about those questions with journalist and food expert Mary Beth Albright, who is the author of the new book, "EAT & FLOURISH: How Food Supports Emotional Well-Being".

     
    Thanks to our sponsor, Lomi, the world’s first Smart Waste Appliance.  If you’ve struggled with composting and feel it’s too much work, or feel bad that you’re not doing your part to help the environment, you have to check out Lomi, the countertop electric composter.  Just about anything you'd put into the kitchen disposer can be put into the Lomi on your countertop and turned into dirt in four hours.  Use that dirt in your garden! There’s no smell when Lomi runs and it’s really quiet.  Turn your food waste into dirt with the press of a button with Lomi.  Lomi will make the perfect gift for someone on your shopping list!  Just head to LOMI.COM/NTM and use the promo code NTM to get $50 off your Lomi!
     

    Thanks to our sponsor, Hover.  If you have a brand that you’ve always dreamt of building or a business you want to take online, the first step is finding your domain name. Hover makes this super simple with a clear and straightforward user experience, easy-to-use tools, and truly amazing support. Getting online has helped thousands of people around the world reach new heights with their businesses. In addition to the classics like .COM, you can get extensions like .SHOP, .TECH, and .ART, with over 400 more to choose from. You can buy a domain, set up custom email boxes, and point it to your website in just a few clicks.  Get your idea off the ground with the perfect domain name. Head to hover.com/NOBODY to get 10% off your first Hover purchase!
     
    Thanks to our sponsor, Paired, the relationship app for couples. You and your partner download the app, “Pair” together, and every day Paired gives you questions, quizzes and games to have fun, stay connected and deepen your conversations. It’s simple and often hilarious and heartwarming!   Each day you get a quiz to play, or a question to answer and you can’t see your partner's answer until you answer yourself.  Whether you’re just a few dates in or have been together a long time, it’s time to lighten the mood and have fun with your partner by using Paired. Paired has a special offer for our Nobody Told Me! listeners.  Head to PAIRED.COM/NOBODY to get a 7-day free trial and 25% off if you sign up for a subscription.

    • 39 min
    Michael Bungay Stanier: ...the power of having people around you to push you forward

    Michael Bungay Stanier: ...the power of having people around you to push you forward

    If you want to shake things up in your life, listen to our guest on this episode, Michael Bungay Stanier.  He is the author of the best-selling book, “The Coaching Habit” and the founder of the training and development company, Box of Crayons, which has taught coaching skills to hundreds of thousands of people around the world.  His newest book is called, "How To Begin:  Start Doing Something that Matters".  His website is mbsworks.

    Note: This episode was previously aired.
     
    Thanks to our sponsor, Lomi, the world’s first Smart Waste Appliance.  If you’ve struggled with composting and feel it’s too much work, or feel bad that you’re not doing your part to help the environment, you have to check out Lomi, the countertop electric composter.  Just about anything you'd put into the kitchen disposer can be put into the Lomi on your countertop and turned into dirt in four hours.  Use that dirt in your garden! There’s no smell when Lomi runs and it’s really quiet.  Turn your food waste into dirt with the press of a button with Lomi.  Lomi will make the perfect gift for someone on your shopping list!  Just head to LOMI.COM/NTM and use the promo code NTM to get $50 off your Lomi!
     

    Thanks to our sponsor, Hover.  If you have a brand that you’ve always dreamt of building or a business you want to take online, the first step is finding your domain name. Hover makes this super simple with a clear and straightforward user experience, easy-to-use tools, and truly amazing support. Getting online has helped thousands of people around the world reach new heights with their businesses. In addition to the classics like .COM, you can get extensions like .SHOP, .TECH, and .ART, with over 400 more to choose from. You can buy a domain, set up custom email boxes, and point it to your website in just a few clicks.  Get your idea off the ground with the perfect domain name. Head to hover.com/NOBODY to get 10% off your first Hover purchase!
     
    Thanks to our sponsor, Paired, the relationship app for couples. You and your partner download the app, “Pair” together, and every day Paired gives you questions, quizzes and games to have fun, stay connected and deepen your conversations. It’s simple and often hilarious and heartwarming!   Each day you get a quiz to play, or a question to answer and you can’t see your partner's answer until you answer yourself.  Whether you’re just a few dates in or have been together a long time, it’s time to lighten the mood and have fun with your partner by using Paired. Paired has a special offer for our Nobody Told Me! listeners.  Head to PAIRED.COM/NOBODY to get a 7-day free trial and 25% off if you sign up for a subscription.

    • 34 min
    Jacqueline Whitmore: ...good etiquette will make your life much easier

    Jacqueline Whitmore: ...good etiquette will make your life much easier

    The holiday season brings about invitations, parties and other situations in which etiquette is important.  One of the world's foremost experts on etiquette, Jacqueline Whitmore, joins us on this episode to talk about business etiquette, how to approach uncomfortable situations, how to make small talk, how social media has impacted our in-person interactions, and much more.  You can learn more about her at https://etiquetteexpert.com/.
     
    Note: This episode was previously aired.
     
    Our sponsor, Blissy, sells 100% Mulberry silk pillowcases, sleep masks and other products to help you get a great night’s sleep!  Silk is what’s best for your hair and skin. It reduces frizz, tangles and prevents breakage. You'll love the way your skin looks and the way your hair feels after sleeping on a Blissy pillowcase.  Blissy’s pillowcases regulate temperature keeping you cool at night.  They're hypoallergenic, machine-washable and durable.  They're available in many different prints and colors and make great gifts because there's an option for everyone, even kids. With the holidays just around the corner, why not give the gift of better sleep? Blissy products come in gift-ready packaging!  Sleep better with Blissy and use code NOBODY to get an additional 30% off at blissy.com/NOBODY

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
1K Ratings

1K Ratings

Timmons218 ,

Very informative!

One of my favorite Podcasts. Great range of guests that explore a variety of topics. Led by the angelic voices of Jan and Laura hard hitting questions about how to live better, stronger, more empowering lives. Great guests, questions and conversations. Keep up the work and thanks for digging deep into your topics.

Daniel4415 ,

Great Listen - Every Episode!

Nobody Told Me! is my favorite podcast, and I listen to almost every episode. Jan and Laura - the hosts - are informed on a wide variety of human experiences that bring us together, and the challenges that serve as catalysts for our greatest growth. They deliver information in an approachable manner. The guests are often engaging, and the hosts ask questions that help to frame the important facets of a problem. Always learn a lot. Thank you!

pijekiw55154 ,

Big fan

Thanks for such a great pod

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