48 episodes

What do you do when you encounter the unexpected? That make-or-break moment that leaves you crying in front of strangers or quitting your job to pursue your true passion. Now What? with Brooke Shields dives deep into the world of redos, resets, and forward fails: From career pivots and personal missteps to moving through grief (or just plain moving on). Join Brooke as she sits down with authors, experts, and celebrity guests to hear their ‘now what?’ moments and learn what they’ve done (or are still doing) to get through it.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 624 Ratings

What do you do when you encounter the unexpected? That make-or-break moment that leaves you crying in front of strangers or quitting your job to pursue your true passion. Now What? with Brooke Shields dives deep into the world of redos, resets, and forward fails: From career pivots and personal missteps to moving through grief (or just plain moving on). Join Brooke as she sits down with authors, experts, and celebrity guests to hear their ‘now what?’ moments and learn what they’ve done (or are still doing) to get through it.

    Katie Couric on shaking the morning show stigma

    Katie Couric on shaking the morning show stigma

    Legendary broadcast journalist Katie Couric joins our final episode to share lessons she's learned from her extraordinary career. Katie tells Brooke how she responded when CNN’s president questioned her talent, what she took from her history-making turn at CBS Evening News, and how she fought to shake the “morning news albatross.” Speaking candidly about the lingering pain from her husband and sister’s deaths, Katie also shares how standing up to cancer has become her life’s mission.
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    • 33 min
    Brooke's husband Chris Henchy takes the hot seat

    Brooke's husband Chris Henchy takes the hot seat

    Brooke’s hubby Chris Henchy makes his “Now What?” debut! The couple swap details about their meet-cute on the Warner Brothers lot, their parenting skills and favorite family traditions, and how Chris’ dedication to his Irish granny helped convince Brooke he was "the one." Chris also opens up about his journey from finance bro to comedy writer, and shares how he moved on from the failure of his first movie to one of his greatest successes to date.
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    • 33 min
    Jennifer Esposito on not taking no for an answer

    Jennifer Esposito on not taking no for an answer

    Writer, director, and actress Jennifer Esposito stops by to talk about her critically acclaimed new film, Fresh Kills, and shares how making her dream project helped her heal from years of abuse from industry heavyweights. Brooke and Jennifer discuss the importance of self-advocacy, Jennifer’s life-long struggle with celiac disease, and the power of art to breed greater empathy and understanding.
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    • 32 min
    Cheryl Strayed on embracing the gray area

    Cheryl Strayed on embracing the gray area

    Author, advice columnist, and all-around badass Cheryl Strayed joins Brooke for a wide-ranging conversation about parenting, childhood poverty, and what it means to be rich in love. Cheryl gets candid about the years leading up to her famous trek on the Pacific Crest Trail, and shares why she’s in need of another life-changing journey. Plus, the one thing Cheryl keeps in mind whenever she gives advice.
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    • 33 min
    Dr. Sanjay Gupta on training your brain to be resilient

    Dr. Sanjay Gupta on training your brain to be resilient

    Neurosurgeon, podcast host, and CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta chats with Brooke about why some brains respond more positively to “now what” moments than others, what his mom’s refugee journey taught him about resilience, and why his pivot into broadcasting was one of the biggest challenges of his life. Plus, Brooke and Sanjay share the advice they’d give their 25-year-old selves.
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    • 32 min
    Joan Baez on learning to confront the past

    Joan Baez on learning to confront the past

    Singer, songwriter, and activist Joan Baez chats with Brooke about her new documentary “I Am Noise,” and shares why she chose now to reveal intimate new details about her personal life and music. Joan also reflects on some of the biggest moments of her 60-year career (including her performance at The March on Washington), how our voices shape our identity, and what it means to be courageous.
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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
624 Ratings

624 Ratings

Retire21 ,

Terrific

You are hubby are so sweet.

Downonamuffin ,

Please come back

Brooke, you were, by far, my most favorite podcast to listen too. I couldn’t wait for each new episode. I feel like we could be sisters from another mister! You made me laugh, you made me cry. You are very talented in so many ways, and extremely well spoken. It was a pleasure listening to you and I miss you so much! Won’t you please come back? 🙏

lattelynne ,

2024

Hoping to see new shows in 2024, great podcast.

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