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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.

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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.

    RE-RELEASE Amy Bond Is The Only Sex Worker Turned Attorney

    RE-RELEASE Amy Bond Is The Only Sex Worker Turned Attorney

    Once upon a time, there was a girl who grew up in the Mormon church, moved to Los Angeles to become an actor and ended up working in the sex industry.
    Amy Bond, author, proud owner of San Francisco and Oakland Pole Dance studios and pro-bono family and immigration attorney, found herself working in porn after moving to Los Angeles at age 19. But after being “saved” from a severe downward spiral, Amy found herself enrolling in law school and then making a name for herself in Silicon Valley as an attorney.
    What would you do if you found yourself working alongside tech giants, allotting yourself a new found identity, one that allowed you to bury your sex-working past. Would you continue to lean into the Silicon Valley lifestyle and enjoy your newfound reputation as a baller? Or would you abandon your lucrative legal specialty repping start-ups and choose instead to rep actual human beings, ones who are unable to represent themselves?
    More From Any Bond: 
    www.amybondwrites.com
    Finding Amy Bond:
    Twitter: @sfpoleanddance
    Instagram: @amysunshine007
    If you'd like to ask a question and be featured during the Dear Laura segment you can DM us on instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website www.theonlyonepod.com.
    Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins such as live events, appearances, featured articles and more.
    Don't miss our bonus after show Scott Talks, where co-host and producer Scott Slaughter (aka Hon) briefly chops it up with our guest immediately after the interview. 
    *If you know someone who might be feeling like they're the "Only One" be sure to share this or one of our other unique episodes with them. Also be sure to subscribe, comment and review us on iTunes! 

    • 1 hr 7 min
    RE-RELEASE John Feldmann Is The Only Sober Guy In The Music Industry

    RE-RELEASE John Feldmann Is The Only Sober Guy In The Music Industry

    What would it be like to be THAT kid? You know the one who refused to dress like other students, the one who had piercings and worshipped punk rock and was always so loaded throughout high school that everyone wondered how they even graduated?
    John Feldmann, award-winning music producer, writer, mixer and acclaimed-band-Goldfinger-frontman, was a musically gifted punk rocker who grew up in the Santa Cruz mountains of California. But even as a teenager, John's inability to stay sober for more than a few months at a time threatened his relationship with his family, his music and eventually, even threatened his life.
    But what if when you turned twenty-one, the magical age while everyone else is celebrating taking their first legal drink, you make the decision to take your last one...ever? Would you follow your dream of making a living in an industry known for its decadent lifestyle? Or would you abandon your ambitions and choose a safer path, one with less risk of being led into temptation?

    More from John Feldmann:
    Big Noise- A multi-faceted music company
    To submit your demo or for inquiries go to: demo@johnfeldmann.com
    Finding Feldmann:
    Twitter& Instagram: @johnfeldy
    Website: www.JohnFeldmann.com
    If you'd like to ask a question and be featured during the Dear Laura segment you can DM us on instagram @theonlyoneintheroomor email us via the website www.theonlyonepod.com.
    Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins such as live events, appearances, featured articles and more.
    Don't miss our bonus after show Scott Talks, where co-host and producer Scott Slaughter (aka Hon) briefly chops it up with our guest immediately after the interview. 
    *If you know someone who might be feeling like they're the "Only One" be sure to share this or one of our other unique episodes with them. Also be sure to subscribe, comment and review us on iTunes!

    • 1 hr 12 min
    Mike Hill Is The Only One Who Was Afraid To Fall In Love Episode 40

    Mike Hill Is The Only One Who Was Afraid To Fall In Love Episode 40

    Statistically, the chances of success for men who grow up poor and are raised by single mothers are pretty low.  Those who do “make it out” are envied, celebrated and are thought to make excellent husband material.
    Mike Hill, sportscaster, television personality, author, actor and entrepreneur, married young, and then got married and divorced a second time,  before he was forced to admit to himself that he had never really been in love.
    But what would you do if one day you met someone...and this person was beautiful, successful and  incredible. And even though everything in you warned you against following your heart one more time, you had a strong feeling that this one was different. Would you get down on one knee and put a ring on it? Or would you decide that you just weren’t the marrying kind and walk away from the woman who’d stolen your heart?
    More From Mike Hill:
    Watch Fox Soul
    Finding Mike Hill:
    Twitter & Instagram: @itsmikehill
    If you'd like to ask a question and be featured during the Dear Laura segment you can DM us on instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website www.theonlyonepod.com.
    Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins such as live events, appearances, featured articles and more.
    Don't miss our bonus after show Scott Talks, where co-host and producer Scott Slaughter (aka Hon) briefly chops it up with our guest immediately after the interview.
    *If you know someone who might be feeling like they're the "Only One" be sure to share this or one of our other unique episodes with them. Also be sure to subscribe, comment and review us on iTunes!
     
     

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Scott Talks To Mike Hill

    Scott Talks To Mike Hill

    Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Mike Hill right after the show.
    If you'd like to ask a question and be featured on the Dear Laura segment you can 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!

    • 15 min
    Geoffrey Owens Is The Only Celebrity Who Was Job-Shamed For Working At Trader Joes

    Geoffrey Owens Is The Only Celebrity Who Was Job-Shamed For Working At Trader Joes

    Picture being an unknown actor in New York City and then a chance encounter between your mother and casting agent results in you being selected for a role on the biggest television show in the history of Nielsen ratings.  A move which catapults you from being an anonymous member of a theater group to someone who can no longer go to the grocery store without being mobbed.
    When Geoffrey Owens, actor, director, producer, was cast on The Cosby Show at age 24, it seemed to the the world that he would live the rest of his life in the luxurious celebrity style that we all knew and coveted.
    But what if one day, after the fame and money ran low, you had to take a day job, one that would help pay the bills and allow you to continue to pursue the craft you really loved: Theater.  Would you bag groceries at Trader Joes, and risk being job shamed? Or would you let debt pile up and let go of the theater life you loved so much, wishing you could go back to being anonymous again?
    Finding Geoffrey Owens:
    Instagram: @iamgeoffreyowens
    If you'd like to ask a question and be featured during the Dear Laura segment you can DM us on instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website www.theonlyonepod.com.
    Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins such as live events, appearances, featured articles and more.
    Don't miss our bonus after show Scott Talks, where co-host and producer Scott Slaughter (aka Hon) briefly chops it up with our guest immediately after the interview.
    *If you know someone who might be feeling like they're the "Only One" be sure to share this or one of our other unique episodes with them. Also be sure to subscribe, comment and review us on iTunes!

    • 59 min
    Scott Talks To Geoffrey Owens

    Scott Talks To Geoffrey Owens

    Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Geoffrey Owens right after the show.
    If you'd like to ask a question and be featured on the Dear Laura segment you can 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!

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

HelloandNo ,

Excellent

Love this show. Always keeps me interested and always look forward to new episodes.
-Tabby from Your New Best Friends podcast

Zak from Santa Monica ,

Fantastic!

Absolutely fantastic podcast! Insightful and entertaining. We need more content like this in the world!

Staceyagarcia ,

Best podcast out there!!!

Laura and Scottie are a dynamic duo! They share the love and the struggles of REAL life. Their guests are amazing and make you feel like you’re never the only one in the room. They have a way of opening your mind and heart. I highly recommend listening to them!!

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