11 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, 50 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
50 Ratings
50 Ratings
HappyCamper2016 ,

This Podcast is glorious

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

LIsa Ellison ,

Thoughtful, Important, Expertly Produced

I was immediately impressed with the quality of this podcast. Laura Cathcart Robins thoughtfully takes on challenging issues. Her podcast lets us know that while we may sometimes be the only person in the room, we are definitely not alone.

DanaMMich ,

I’m no longer the only one

I started listening because I’ve had many experiences in which I’ve felt “othered” or witnessed the othering of friends and acquaintances. This podcast—with its stellar guests—made me realize that we all have those moments, and that we can reach out and end the othering, and that as we do so we end up healing our own wounds, too. Insightful, funny, and heartfelt are words that only scratch the surface when it comes to describing this great new podcast and podcaster.

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