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We all deal with challenges on a daily basis: substance abuse, economic insecurity, infertility, illness — the list goes on and on. Challenges are a part of all of our lives, but it’s often how we deal with them that defines who we are. Join Amy Brenneman for weekly conversations with friends, family and colleagues about these challenges and how they have the potential to be our greatest teachers. Subscribe now.

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We all deal with challenges on a daily basis: substance abuse, economic insecurity, infertility, illness — the list goes on and on. Challenges are a part of all of our lives, but it’s often how we deal with them that defines who we are. Join Amy Brenneman for weekly conversations with friends, family and colleagues about these challenges and how they have the potential to be our greatest teachers. Subscribe now.

    Parenting a Child with Special Needs with Cynthia Griffiths and Dawn Hamilton

    Parenting a Child with Special Needs with Cynthia Griffiths and Dawn Hamilton

    During the final episode of the season, Amy sits down with her dear friends, Cynthia Griffiths and Dawn Hamilton to talk about a topic that’s very close to all of them - parenting a child with special needs. During the course of the conversation, Cynthia and Dawn share their birth stories, discuss the challenging days and weeks that followed, and what day-to-day life is like now. Amy also opens up about her daughter’s diagnosis, what she has learned during the process and how it has shaped her life.

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    • 54 min
    Battling Cancer and Memory Loss with Nancy Neufeld Callaway

    Battling Cancer and Memory Loss with Nancy Neufeld Callaway

    This week, Amy is joined by writer/producer, Nancy Neufeld Callaway (Married...with Children, In Living Color) to talk about her incredibly challenging journey through a cancer treatment that left her with a neurological impairment. Together, along with Nancy’s friend, Karen, they talk about the day-to-day struggle that comes with severe amnesia, what she’s lost through the process, her strong support system, and what she’s learned along the way.

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    • 33 min
    Navigating Creative Roadblocks with Damon Lindelof

    Navigating Creative Roadblocks with Damon Lindelof

    This week, producer Damon Lindelof (The Leftovers, LOST, Watchmen) joins Amy to talk about the ups and downs of the creative process. Together, they talk about the anxiety that Damon felt while developing the HBO television series, The Leftovers and how he learned to embrace it and allow the show to tell him what it needed.

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    • 35 min
    Living Alongside Alcoholism and Addiction with Susan McMartin

    Living Alongside Alcoholism and Addiction with Susan McMartin

    This week, Amy sits down with writer/producer, Susan McMartin (Mom, Two and a Half Men, Mr. Church) about her journey through alcoholism and sobriety. During the conversation, Susan opens up about her upbringing with an alcoholic mother, her experience realizing that she was an alcoholic and her incredibly personal book, Understanding the Fall.

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    • 33 min
    Reclaiming Your Humanity and Sexuality with Nadia Bolz-Weber

    Reclaiming Your Humanity and Sexuality with Nadia Bolz-Weber

    Amy talks with New York Times Bestselling Author and ordained Lutheran pastor, Nadia Bolz-Weber (Shameless, Accidental Saints) about her courageous journey to reclaim her own sexuality within in a religious system that can sometimes be hostile to it.  In a frank, joy-infused and freewheeling conversation, Pastor Nadia and Amy share their personal histories, foibles and philosophies which allow them both — at long last! — to be in relationships where deep love and deep sexuality can co-exist.

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    • 38 min
    Coping with Death and Loss with Brad Silberling

    Coping with Death and Loss with Brad Silberling

    Amy sits down with Brad Silberling (director: Moonlight Mile, Casper, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events) to talk about an event that changed his life in July of 1989 when his girlfriend at the time, Rebecca Schaeffer, was shot and killed. During this conversation, Brad and Amy talk about the timeline of the day and how the event continues to shape him both personally and professionally. And because Brad is Amy’s husband, it has shaped her life as well.

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    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

Kirlojo ,

Thank you

Listened to two episodes so far, and Iit feels like I had little realizations with both. Thank you! Excited to see where this podcast goes

kayla_ann_91 ,

Beautiful

I have loved Amy since her Judging Any days. The beauty of this podcast is she had created an environs that reminds me of sitting in the coffee house drinking coffee (or tea) talking about life and nothing is off the table. You can dive into the hardest parts of life and see the beauty and growth that comes through the hard times but give space and pause that those things that happen to us in life are HARD. Life is a hell of thing to happen to someone but I really enjoyed this and look forward to more episodes.

Jocruz41 ,

Amazing

I love how inspiring are every single one of the episodes. It left me with a hunger of listening more episodes. I hope we will get more pretty soon. I can’t wait...

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