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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.

the only one in the room podcast Lipstick & Vinyl

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8, 58 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.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
58 Ratings

58 Ratings

chpetersod ,

Love the podcast

Laura and Scott’s theme of exploring one person’s story of isolation and aloneness resonates with me and I’d imagine with everyone. The episodes are all different and allow me to feel connected to someone who’s story is different than mine. At times the podcast makes me laugh or cry or just hear a perspective I’ve never thought about before. I love “The Only One” and am thrilled to hear there will be a season 2.

HappyCamper2016 ,

This Podcast is glorious

You will want to listen to every minute of this.
Laura and Scottie are brilliant.

Don@mac ,

Was great but going downhill

It has quickly gotten away from its premise. It seems like this podcast is more intent on getting host of other podcast to come on that really don’t talk about “being the only one in the room”. The one about conners being the only black man in the writers room was a brilliant brilliant idea and I wanted to hear about that. But then they mentioned it for one sentence and then spent the entire rest of the episode talking about his podcast and his podcast seminars. That sucked. I did not subscribe to this podcast to hear a guest only talk about their podcast. And also lose Scott talks. Not only is it anti-climatic and repetitive, it’s totally boring and more important, unnecessary. Lose it. Let Scott talk during the normal episode, if you must, but the after show is not going anywhere. I’ve never listened to the whole thing. I’ll give it a few more episodes and if nothing changes I’m out.

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