588 episodes

Hosted by Laura Cathcart Robbins, a writer and a recovery thriver and survivor, Laura found herself in an all too familiar position. In September 2018, she was the only black woman in the room at Brave Magic, a famed writer’s retreat. After it was over, she wrote about her “only one” experience in The Huffington Post and comments started flooding into her DM. These comments were from people from all races, ethnicities, creeds, and nationalities who had felt “othered”. Laura beautifully interviews a person about their Only One story each episode and addresses as many of those DM’s as possible in the process. In this podcast, you’ll hear raw, vulnerable accounts from people who are, like most of us, just eager to connect. Our hope is that The Only One In The Room will inspire a change of perspective in how we all see and hear each other’s stories. We want you think twice before judging the person standing next to you at a party, in the pick-up line at school or in a crowded subway car. This is a podcast for anyone who has ever felt alone in a room full of people – which is to say, that this podcast is for everyone.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 153 Ratings

Hosted by Laura Cathcart Robbins, a writer and a recovery thriver and survivor, Laura found herself in an all too familiar position. In September 2018, she was the only black woman in the room at Brave Magic, a famed writer’s retreat. After it was over, she wrote about her “only one” experience in The Huffington Post and comments started flooding into her DM. These comments were from people from all races, ethnicities, creeds, and nationalities who had felt “othered”. Laura beautifully interviews a person about their Only One story each episode and addresses as many of those DM’s as possible in the process. In this podcast, you’ll hear raw, vulnerable accounts from people who are, like most of us, just eager to connect. Our hope is that The Only One In The Room will inspire a change of perspective in how we all see and hear each other’s stories. We want you think twice before judging the person standing next to you at a party, in the pick-up line at school or in a crowded subway car. This is a podcast for anyone who has ever felt alone in a room full of people – which is to say, that this podcast is for everyone.

    Rebecca Metz Is The Only One Who Wouldn’t Change a Thing - TEAM FAVORITE

    Rebecca Metz Is The Only One Who Wouldn’t Change a Thing - TEAM FAVORITE

    What if, while growing up, you found that you preferred sneakers to heels and jeans to dresses? And because you didn’t really fit in with your peers, you thought maybe if things were different, if you were different, life might be easier.
    Actress, Rebecca Metz, chimed in once on set and joined the chorus of women talking about going on a diet.
    But what would you do if your co-worker wondered aloud why you would want to alter yourself for a part, when you were already working? Would you dismiss her comment as flattery and start counting calories? Or would you realize that being comfortable in your own skin is actually your greatest asset?  
    More from Rebecca Metz:
    Website: http://rebeccametz.com
    Finding Rebecca Metz:
    Twitter & Instagram: @therebeccametz
    Episode Chosen by Gogo Zoger, Associate Producer:
    Gogo is a multimedia artist, writer, and creator. She started as an intern for The Only One In The Room and worked her way into the role of Associate Producer. She now hosts Gogoflow meditation, a weekly guided meditation podcast, and produces Shopify’s flagship show, Shopify Masters. Gogo serves as the Media Coordinator for Legal Talk Network’s Sidebar podcast and writes creative copy for Avant Haüs Media. As a published poet, certified yoga instructor, and lover of nature, Gogo is always traveling the world and trying new foods. When she’s not producing podcasts, she’s usually at a beach nearby, or in the ceramic studio throwing her clay! 
    Finding Gogo Zoger:
    Listen to Gogoflow meditation podcast
    Visit www.gogoflowpodcast.com 
    Instagram & TikTok & Youtube: @gogoflow_

    Watch Laura's new TEDx Talk: Confessions From The Only One In The Room 
    PATREON SHOUT OUTS:
    Mercedes Cusick LMFT, Website: www.mercedescusick.com, IG: @recoverhealbloom
    Check Out How To Do The Pot
    Thanks to Kathleen Hahn
    Cute Booty Lounge is made right here in the USA, by women and for women. The company is incredible, female, and minority-owned and all of their leggings make makes your booty look amazing. Go to https://cutebooty.com/ today! Embrace your body, love your booty!
    Join our Patreon:
    Become an Only One In The Room patron by joining us on Patreon! Starting at only $5.00 per month, you’ll get bonus content, access to outtakes that the general public will NEVER see, extremely cool merch, and depending on what tier you get, monthly hang time with Scott and Laura. Join our Patreon today at https://www.patreon.com/theonlyonepodcast
    Be sure not to miss Scott Talks on Wednesdays, our Sunday release called Sunday Edition & our brand new series On My Nightstand releasing on Fridays by subscribing to the show wherever you listen to podcasts. 
    Join our Only One In The Room Facebook Group if you'd like to ask a question of any of our upcoming guests for this series. 
    Also visit the website www.theonlyonepod.com for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like featured articles and more.
    We love hearing from you in the comments on iTunes and while you're there don't forget to rate us, subscribe and share the show!
    All of us at The Only One In The Room wish you safety and wellness during this challenging time.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr
    Dr. Debi Silber Is The Only One Talking about Post Betrayal Syndrome - TEAM FAVORITE

    Dr. Debi Silber Is The Only One Talking about Post Betrayal Syndrome - TEAM FAVORITE

    Dr. Debi Silber is the founder of the PBT (Post Betrayal Transformation) Institute and is a holistic psychologist, health, mindset, and personal development expert, the author of Trust Again, and is a 2-time #1 International bestselling author of: The Unshakable Woman AND From Hardened to Healed: The Effortless Path to Release Resistance, Get Unstuck and Create a Life You Love. Her podcast: From Betrayal to Breakthrough is also globally ranked within the top 1.5% of podcasts. Her recent Ph.D. study on how we experience betrayal made 3 groundbreaking discoveries that changes how long it takes to heal. In addition to being on FOX, CBS, The Dr. Oz Show, TEDx (twice), and more, she’s an award-winning speaker and coach dedicated to helping people move past their betrayals as well as any other blocks preventing them from the health, work, relationships, confidence, and happiness they want most.
    Website: thepbtinstitute.com
    Podcast: From Betrayal To Breakthrough
    Instagram: @debisilber 
    LinkedIn: @Debi Silber
    Twitter: @DebiSilber
    Facebook: @Debi Silber
    Youtube: @Debi Silber
    Episode Chosen by Mary Alzammar, Marketing Communications Manager:
    Mary Tarez is a Syrian-American working writer and graduate of the University of the Pacific from Stockton, CA. Mary spent a lot of her time in college advocating for low-income students in underrepresented communities. Mary works as The Only One In The Room’s Marketing Communications Manager where she applies her talents to our weekly newsletter. Mary is working to publish a collection of poetry where she speaks about the struggle and growth coming from a traditional Arab family home.
    Finding Mary Alzammar:
    Istagram: @marytarez 
    Email_ m_alzammar@u.pacific.edu

    Watch Laura's new TEDx Talk: Confessions From The Only One In The Room 
    PATREON SHOUT OUTS:
    Mercedes Cusick LMFT, Website: www.mercedescusick.com, IG: @recoverhealbloom
    Check Out How To Do The Pot
    Thanks to Kathleen Hahn
    Cute Booty Lounge is made right here in the USA, by women and for women. The company is incredible, female, and minority-owned and all of their leggings make makes your booty look amazing. Go to https://cutebooty.com/ today! Embrace your body, love your booty!
    Join our Patreon:
    Become an Only One In The Room patron by joining us on Patreon! Starting at only $5.00 per month, you’ll get bonus content, access to outtakes that the general public will NEVER see, extremely cool merch, and depending on what tier you get, monthly hang time with Scott and Laura. Join our Patreon today at https://www.patreon.com/theonlyonepodcast
    Be sure not to miss our weekly full episodes on Tuesdays, Scott Talks on Wednesdays and our brand new series On My Nightstand on Fridays by subscribing to the show wherever you listen to podcasts. 
    Join our Only One In The Room Facebook Group if you'd like to ask a question of any of our upcoming guests for this series. 
    Also visit the website www.theonlyonepod.com for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like featured articles and more.
    We love hearing from you in the comments on iTunes and while you're there don't forget to rate us, subscribe and share the show!
    All of us at The Only One In The Room wish you safety and wellness during this challenging time.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 40 min
    Scott Talks to The Anxiety Sisters - TEAM FAVORITE

    Scott Talks to The Anxiety Sisters - TEAM FAVORITE

    Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest The Anxiety Sisters right after the show.

    Episode Chosen by Brandi Lin, Project Coordinator at Avant Haüs Media:
    Brandi Lin is an experienced Project Coordinator who started in the entertainment industry working at Cartoon Network Studios and Titmouse. She then transitioned into podcasting, co-creating her own show, Art Sistory, which was recorded on a yearlong trip in more than 7 countries. She is now a proud member of the Avant Haüs Media production team and enjoys working behind the scenes to bring other creators’ visions into the podcast space. In her spare time, you will likely find Brandi's wrist deep in bread dough or agonizing over her tarot cards.
    Finding Brandi Lin:
    Listen: Art Sistory Podcast
    LinkedIn: Brandi Lin

    Watch Laura's new TEDx Talk: Confessions From The Only One In The Room 
    PATREON SHOUT OUTS:
    Mercedes Cusick LMFT, Website: www.mercedescusick.com, IG: @recoverhealbloom
    Check Out How To Do The Pot
    Thanks to Kathleen Hahn
    Cute Booty Lounge is made right here in the USA, by women and for women. The company is incredible, female, and minority-owned and all of their leggings make makes your booty look amazing. Go to https://cutebooty.com/ today! Embrace your body, love your booty!
    Join our Patreon:
    Become an Only One In The Room patron by joining us on Patreon! Starting at only $5.00 per month, you’ll get bonus content, access to outtakes that the general public will NEVER see, extremely cool merch, and depending on what tier you get, monthly hang time with Scott and Laura. Join our Patreon today at https://www.patreon.com/theonlyonepodcast 
    Don't miss our new Friday series On My Nightstand.
    Be sure to join our Facebook Group for the most up-to-date info on guests, episodes and more.
    You can also DM us on Instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website at www.theonlyonepod.com
    Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like live events, appearances, featured articles and more.
    We love hearing from you in the comments on iTunes and while you're there don't forget to rate us, subscribe and share the show!
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 22 min
    The Anxiety Sisters Are The Only Ones In The Room Explaining How To Survive Anxiety - TEAM FAVORITE

    The Anxiety Sisters Are The Only Ones In The Room Explaining How To Survive Anxiety - TEAM FAVORITE

    Imagine sharing everything with your best friend, and then discovering that the two of you had another common bond, something that appeared to set you apart from your peers - an anxiety disorder. Counselors, mental health advocates, authors and podcasters, Abbe Greenberg and Maggie Sarachek met in college and soon discovered that they were both long-time anxiety sufferers. But what would you do if you’d figured out that the combination of good information and community could equal relief? Would you think, “a sisterhood, might be nice, but it sounds like too much work?” Or would you launch an online community that shows over 200,000 members how to live happily with anxiety?
    More From The Anxiety Sisters:
    Visit: anxietysisters.com
    Listen: The Spin Cycle Podcast
    Read: The Anxiety Sisters' Survival Guide
    Email: absandmags@anxietysisters.com
    Finding The Anxiety Sisters:
    Twitter & Facebook: @anxietysisters
    Instagram: @theanxietysisters
    Episode Chosen by Brandi Lin, Project Coordinator at Avant Haüs Media:
    Brandi Lin is an experienced Project Coordinator who started in the entertainment industry working at Cartoon Network Studios and Titmouse. She then transitioned into podcasting, co-creating her own show, Art Sistory, which was recorded on a yearlong trip in more than 7 countries. She is now a proud member of the Avant Haüs Media production team and enjoys working behind the scenes to bring other creators’ visions into the podcast space. In her spare time, you will likely find Brandi's wrist deep in bread dough or agonizing over her tarot cards.
    Finding Brandi Lin:
    Listen: Art Sistory Podcast
    LinkedIn: Brandi Lin

    Watch Laura's new TEDx Talk: Confessions From The Only One In The Room 
    PATREON SHOUT OUTS:
    Mercedes Cusick LMFT, Website: www.mercedescusick.com, IG: @recoverhealbloom
    Check Out How To Do The Pot
    Thanks to Kathleen Hahn
    Cute Booty Lounge is made right here in the USA, by women and for women. The company is incredible, female, and minority-owned and all of their leggings make makes your booty look amazing. Go to https://cutebooty.com/ today! Embrace your body, love your booty!
    Join our Patreon:
    Become an Only One In The Room patron by joining us on Patreon! Starting at only $5.00 per month, you’ll get bonus content, access to outtakes that the general public will NEVER see, extremely cool merch, and depending on what tier you get, monthly hang time with Scott and Laura. Join our Patreon today at https://www.patreon.com/theonlyonepodcast
    Be sure not to miss Scott Talks on Wednesdays, our Sunday release called Sunday Edition & our brand new series On My Nightstand releasing on Fridays by subscribing to the show wherever you listen to podcasts. 
    Join our Only One In The Room Facebook Group if you'd like to ask a question of any of our upcoming guests for this series. 
    Also visit the website www.theonlyonepod.com for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like featured articles and more.
    We love hearing from you in the comments on iTunes and while you're there don't forget to rate us, subscribe and share the show!
    All of us at The Only One In The Room wish you safety and wellness during this challenging time.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Scott Talks to Jonny Wilkinson

    Scott Talks to Jonny Wilkinson

    Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Jonny Wilkinson right after the show.

    Watch Laura's new TEDx Talk: Confessions From The Only One In The Room
    PATREON SHOUT OUTS:
    Mercedes Cusick LMFT, Website: www.mercedescusick.com, IG: @recoverhealbloom
    Check Out How To Do The Pot
    Thanks to Kathleen Hahn
    Cute Booty Lounge is made right here in the USA, by women and for women. The company is incredible, female, and minority-owned and all of their leggings make makes your booty look amazing. Go to https://cutebooty.com/ today! Embrace your body, love your booty!
    Join our Patreon:
    Become an Only One In The Room patron by joining us on Patreon! Starting at only $5.00 per month, you’ll get bonus content, access to outtakes that the general public will NEVER see, extremely cool merch, and depending on what tier you get, monthly hang time with Scott and Laura. Join our Patreon today at https://www.patreon.com/theonlyonepodcast 
    Don't miss our new Friday series On My Nightstand.
    Be sure to join our Facebook Group for the most up-to-date info on guests, episodes and more.
    You can also DM us on Instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website at www.theonlyonepod.com
    Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like live events, appearances, featured articles and more.
    We love hearing from you in the comments on iTunes and while you're there don't forget to rate us, subscribe and share the show!
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 25 min
    Jonny Wilkinson Is The Only One In The Room Whose Biggest Win Led To Darkness

    Jonny Wilkinson Is The Only One In The Room Whose Biggest Win Led To Darkness

    What if your whole life you’d trained for the moment when you could win the Rugby World Cup Final?
    Podcaster and World Rugby Hall Of Famer, Jonny Wilkinson, scored the winning drop goal in the last minute of time in the 2003 Rugby World Cup, and instantly became one of the most recognizable people on the planet.
    But what would you do if instead of savoring the moment you’d worked so hard for, you found yourself sinking into a mire of confusion, defeat and grief? Would you do whatever you could to recapture the feeling of that win? Or would you challenge your old conclusions about human potential and begin a journey of transformation?
    More From Jonny Wilkinson:
    Visit: www.jonnywilkinson.com
    Listen: I Am... With Jonny Wilkinson
    Watch: @JonnyPWilkinson
    Finding Jonny Wilkinson:
    Twitter: @JonnyWilkinson
    Instagram: @jonnywilkinsonofficial & @no1livingdrinks

    Watch Laura's new TEDx Talk: Confessions From The Only One In The Room
    PATREON SHOUT OUTS:
    Mercedes Cusick LMFT, Website: www.mercedescusick.com, IG: @recoverhealbloom
    Check Out How To Do The Pot
    Thanks to Kathleen Hahn
    Cute Booty Lounge is made right here in the USA, by women and for women. The company is incredible, female, and minority-owned and all of their leggings make makes your booty look amazing. Go to https://cutebooty.com/ today! Embrace your body, love your booty!
    Join our Patreon:
    Become an Only One In The Room patron by joining us on Patreon! Starting at only $5.00 per month, you’ll get bonus content, access to outtakes that the general public will NEVER see, extremely cool merch, and depending on what tier you get, monthly hang time with Scott and Laura. Join our Patreon today at https://www.patreon.com/theonlyonepodcast
    Be sure not to miss Scott Talks on Wednesdays, our Sunday release called Sunday Edition & our brand new series On My Nightstand releasing on Fridays by subscribing to the show wherever you listen to podcasts. 
    Join our Only One In The Room Facebook Group if you'd like to ask a question of any of our upcoming guests for this series. 
    Also visit the website www.theonlyonepod.com for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like featured articles and more.
    We love hearing from you in the comments on iTunes and while you're there don't forget to rate us, subscribe and share the show!
    All of us at The Only One In The Room wish you safety and wellness during this challenging time.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 1 hr 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
153 Ratings

153 Ratings

raptor2xtreme ,

Insightful and interesting!

Definitely a one of a kind podcast! Really enjoyed the interviews with Annalisa Enrile and Sofia Rose.

begin_again08 ,

Fascinating, thoughtful, deep interviews

Laura Cathcart Robbins is a remarkable interviewer. I was introduced to her show as a guest and am now a devoted fan. Her interviews shine because of her empathic intelligence and deep curiosity. The real deal. Highly recommend.

LauraSari ,

A remarkable journey every single week

I wait with bated breath for every episode of The Only One in the Room. Whether I’m being red too, hearing an amazing life story, or learning about aspects of life I had no idea existed, this show rocks it out of the park every single time.

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