25 episodes

Welcome to Sorry For Apologizing, where Missy Modell — activist, strategist, and recovering chronic apologizer — along with various experts, will explore all of the ways women have been conditioned by society to play small. In this podcast, we’ll work to challenge the cultural beliefs that brought us here, from being expected to have children, tolerate chronic pain, or just generally accepting gender inequities. We’ll be discussing all of the reasons why women should be speaking up more and apologizing for less. Brought to you by Rescripted.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 29 Ratings

Welcome to Sorry For Apologizing, where Missy Modell — activist, strategist, and recovering chronic apologizer — along with various experts, will explore all of the ways women have been conditioned by society to play small. In this podcast, we’ll work to challenge the cultural beliefs that brought us here, from being expected to have children, tolerate chronic pain, or just generally accepting gender inequities. We’ll be discussing all of the reasons why women should be speaking up more and apologizing for less. Brought to you by Rescripted.

    How To Make the World a Little Less Terrible With Blair Imani

    How To Make the World a Little Less Terrible With Blair Imani

    In the season finale of Sorry For Apologizing, Missy chats with one of her favorite creators, Blair Imani, to teach us how to make the world a little less terrible. Blair is a historian, author of the bestselling book “Read This To Get Smarter," and creator of the viral web series Smarter in Seconds. Follow Blair here. Brought to you by Rescripted and U by Kotex®.



    Let’s Normalize Periods™ together. We’re supposed to feel embarrassed about the thing that happens so regularly it’s called a cycle? We think not. U by Kotex® wants everyone to treat the most normal thing… like the most normal thing. Check out their full range of pads, tampons, and liners to find out what works best for your period ⁠here⁠.

    • 35 min
    How To Connect Better with Julie Rice

    How To Connect Better with Julie Rice

    Whether it’s for business or personal, how we communicate with one another takes work and intention. With organized religion on the decline and rates of loneliness skyrocketing, people are seeking connection more than ever before, yet many don’t know where to find it. This week on Sorry For Apologizing, Missy sits down with Julie Rice, co-founder of the fitness phenomenon Soul Cycle and Peoplehood, a first-of-its-kind practice designed to improve our relationships, starting with ourselves. In this episode, Missy and Julie discuss the importance of community to help us feel less alone, how to balance dating while being a bold woman, and offer advice on how to build your own powerful business. Follow Julie here. Brought to you by ⁠Rescripted⁠ and U by Kotex®.



    Let’s Normalize Periods™ together. We’re supposed to feel embarrassed about the thing that happens so regularly it’s called a cycle? We think not. U by Kotex® wants everyone to treat the most normal thing… like the most normal thing. Check out their full range of pads, tampons, and liners to find out what works best for your period ⁠here⁠.

    • 31 min
    The Invisible Toll of Caregiving with Tembi Locke

    The Invisible Toll of Caregiving with Tembi Locke

    There are ~70 million caregivers in America. And when a family member develops a serious health issue, women are about twice as likely as men to take on caregiving responsibilities. Caregiving not only has physical and mental health implications but also comes with a significant financial burden. This week on Sorry For Apologizing, Missy is joined by Tembi Locke, New York Times best-selling author, co-creator of the Netflix series “From Scratch,” and host of the podcast, "Lifted." As a leading advocate for caregivers, Tembi opens up about her journey as a caregiver for her late husband while offering a deeper understanding of grief and the resilience of the human spirit. Follow Tembi here. Brought to you by ⁠Rescripted⁠ and U by Kotex®.

    Let’s Normalize Periods™ together. We’re supposed to feel embarrassed about the thing that happens so regularly it’s called a cycle? We think not. U by Kotex® wants everyone to treat the most normal thing… like the most normal thing. Check out their full range of pads, tampons, and liners to find out what works best for your period here.

    • 32 min
    What Does It Mean To Be a “Good Girl”? With Elise Loehnen

    What Does It Mean To Be a “Good Girl”? With Elise Loehnen

    What does it mean to be a “good girl”? Nice, pious, hardworking, not too slutty, not angry? As women, we so often feel like we won’t be enough if we don’t do enough. So what happens when women fight that impulse? This week on Sorry For Apologizing, Missy sits down with Elise Loehnen, host & creator of Pulling The Thread and author of the New York Times best-selling book “On Our Best Behavior” about the seven deadly sins and the expense women pay for each of them. In this episode, Missy and Elise discuss how we can break free from always trying to be "good," and instead, work towards the expression of our full selves. Follow Elise here. Brought to you by ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Rescripted⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and U by Kotex®.



    Let’s Normalize Periods™ together. We’re supposed to feel embarrassed about the thing that happens so regularly it’s called a cycle? We think not. U by Kotex® wants everyone to treat the most normal thing… like the most normal thing. Check out their full range of pads, tampons, and liners to find out what works best for your period ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

    • 41 min
    Why We Need Men With Steve Leder

    Why We Need Men With Steve Leder

    We’re starting to raise our little girls like boys, but we also need to start raising our little boys like girls. From a young age, boys are taught to hide their feelings and anxieties, reinforcing toxic stereotypes that lead to dangerous consequences. With 99% of school shooters being men, it's time to change this narrative. This week on Sorry For Apologizing, Missy sits down with Steve Leder, New York Times best-selling author and rabbi of Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles, who has been very open about his journey with depression and anxiety to offer the male perspective. Follow Steve here. Brought to you by ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Rescripted⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and U by Kotex®.



    Let’s Normalize Periods™ together. We’re supposed to feel embarrassed about the thing that happens so regularly it’s called a cycle? We think not. U by Kotex® wants everyone to treat the most normal thing… like the most normal thing. Check out their full range of pads, tampons, and liners to find out what works best for your period ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

    • 47 min
    Moms Deserve More with Simmone Taitt

    Moms Deserve More with Simmone Taitt

    Being a mom can feel lonely at times. So can trying to become a mom — especially when the healthcare system feels impossible to navigate, and finding a community can be equally as challenging. From medical gaslighting to pregnancy loss, advocacy and support are crucial during this important time in a person's life. This week on Sorry For Apologizing, Missy sits down with Simmone Taitt, Founder & CEO of Poppy Seed Health, to discuss how the telehealth app is transforming the way we care for pregnant and postpartum people once and for all. Follow her here. Brought to you by ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Rescripted⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ and U by Kotex®.



    Let’s Normalize Periods™ together. We’re supposed to feel embarrassed about the thing that happens so regularly it’s called a cycle? We think not. U by Kotex® wants everyone to treat the most normal thing… like the most normal thing. Check out their full range of pads, tampons, and liners to find out what works best for your period ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠here⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠.

    • 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

LaurenBrookeK ,

Missy is a brilliant host!

She is warm, inquisitive, funny and sharp. She hosts guests that provoke thought and conversation, having the discussions we all need to hear. I love this pod because I’m consistently learning, laughing and questioning the status quo. Excited for season 2!!

lelaloli ,

Keep it coming!!

Such an easy listen! Each episode is whatever the equivalent of a “page turner” is in the podcast world. Thank you for making these topics less taboo.

Briar B ,

I’m not sorry for listening to this podcast!

Missy is a visionary and leader in the conversation around women’s place in the world. I recommend this podcast for women and anybody who supports women. Must listen!

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