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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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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 157 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.

    On My Nightstand: Stash, My Life in Hiding - Babies

    On My Nightstand: Stash, My Life in Hiding - Babies

    Over the next few weeks, you’ll hear Laura read from her new memoir, Stash My Life in Hiding. Starting at the prologue, Laura has selected several of her favorite pages and passages to share. We hope you enjoy listening to them as much as we do.  
    Laura Cathcart Robbins is the host of the popular podcast, The Only One In The Room, and author of the forthcoming Atria/Simon & Schuster memoir, STASH (March 7, 2023). She has been active for many years as a speaker and school trustee and is credited for creating The Buckley School’s nationally recognized committee on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice. Her recent articles in Huffpo and The Temper on the subjects of race, recovery, and divorce have garnered her worldwide acclaim. She is a 2022 TEDx Speaker, and LA Moth StorySlam winner. Currently, she sits on the advisory boards of the San Diego Writer’s Festival and the Outliers HQ podcast Festival. Find out more about her on her website, or you can look for her on Facebook, on Instagram, and follow her on Twitter.
    Pre-order your copy here!
    Email: cathcartrobbins@gmail.com 
    Website: theonlyonepod.com
    Instagram: @lauracathcartrobbins
    TikTok: @mscathcartrobbins
    Facebook: @Laura Cathcart Robbins
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    Be sure not to miss our weekly full episodes on Tuesdays, Scott Talks on Wednesdays & Sunday Edition every Sunday by subscribing to the show wherever you listen to podcasts. 
    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!
    All of us at The Only One In The Room wish you safety and wellness during this challenging time.
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    • 14 min
    Scott Talks to Dr. Carder Stout

    Scott Talks to Dr. Carder Stout

    Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Dr. Carder Stout right after the show.

    Watch Laura's new TEDx Talk: Confessions From The Only One In The Room 
    Special thanks to our sponsors:
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    PATREON SHOUT OUTS:
    Thanks to Kathleen Hahn
    Cute Booty Lounge is made right here in the USA, by women and for women. The company is incredible, female, and minority-owned and all of their leggings make makes your booty look amazing. Go to https://cutebooty.com/ today! Embrace your body, love your booty!
    Join our Patreon:
    Become an Only One In The Room patron by joining us on Patreon! Starting at only $5.00 per month, you’ll get bonus content, access to outtakes that the general public will NEVER see, extremely cool merch, and depending on what tier you get, monthly hang time with Scott and Laura. Join our Patreon today at https://www.patreon.com/theonlyonepodcast 
    Don't miss our new Friday series On My Nightstand.
    Be sure to join our Facebook Group for the most up-to-date info on guests, episodes and more.
    You can also 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!
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    • 19 min
    Dr. Carder Stout Is The Only One Whose Drug Dealer Got Him Sober

    Dr. Carder Stout Is The Only One Whose Drug Dealer Got Him Sober

    Imagine that your drug addiction has taken everything from you, your friends, your family, your apartment, and all you’ve got left is your trusty Ford Taurus.
    Depth psychologist and author, Dr. Carder Stout, was circling the drain when he received an offer that would not only give him cash in his pocket, but would also give him free drugs.
    So what would you do if the job was driving for a well-known drug dealer? Would you decide it was too dangerous and tell him, “no thank you?” Or would you take the job and change your life in the most unexpected way?
    More From Dr. Carder Stout:
    Visit: carderstout.com
    Read: We Are All Addicts
    Read: Lost in Ghost Town
    Finding Dr. Carder Stout:
    Facebook & Twitter: @CarderStout

    Watch Laura's new TEDx Talk: Confessions From The Only One In The Room 
    Special thanks to our sponsors:
    Nutrafol:
    Grow thicker, healthier hair AND support our show by going to Nutrafol.com and entering the promo code ONLYONE to save fifteen dollars off your first month’s subscription.
    PATREON SHOUT OUTS:
    Thanks to Kathleen Hahn
    Cute Booty Lounge is made right here in the USA, by women and for women. The company is incredible, female, and minority-owned and all of their leggings make makes your booty look amazing. Go to https://cutebooty.com/ today! Embrace your body, love your booty!
    Join our Patreon:
    Become an Only One In The Room patron by joining us on Patreon! Starting at only $5.00 per month, you’ll get bonus content, access to outtakes that the general public will NEVER see, extremely cool merch, and depending on what tier you get, monthly hang time with Scott and Laura. Join our Patreon today at https://www.patreon.com/theonlyonepodcast
    Be sure not to miss Scott Talks on Wednesdays, our Sunday release called Sunday Edition & our brand new series On My Nightstand releasing on Fridays by subscribing to the show wherever you listen to podcasts. 
    Join our Only One In The Room Facebook Group if you'd like to ask a question of any of our upcoming guests for this series. 
    Also visit the website www.theonlyonepod.com for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like 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!
    All of us at The Only One In The Room wish you safety and wellness during this challenging time.
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    • 51 min
    SUNDAY EDITION: Abbie Romanul Is The Only One Who Stopped Drinking But Still Wants A Cocktail

    SUNDAY EDITION: Abbie Romanul Is The Only One Who Stopped Drinking But Still Wants A Cocktail

    Today we're talking to Abbie Romanul, founder of Raising the Bar, a zero-proof cocktail experience. Raising the Bar delivers innovative ingredients to make incredible alcohol-free drinks at home. When Abbie quit drinking alcohol, she was frustrated with the lack of grown-up, alcohol-free beverage options beyond soda and lime - thus, the concept for Raising the Bar was born. Raising the Bar is for the sober, sober-curious, mindful drinkers and anyone interested in taking a break for any reason.
    Website:www.weareraisingthebar.com
    LinkedIn: @Abbie Romanul
    Facebook: @weareraisingthebar1
    Youtube: @Raising the Bar
    Instagram: @weareraisingthebar

    Watch Laura's new TEDx Talk: Confessions From The Only One In The Room 
    PATREON SHOUT OUTS:
    Thanks to Kathleen Hahn
    Cute Booty Lounge is made right here in the USA, by women and for women. The company is incredible, female, and minority-owned and all of their leggings make makes your booty look amazing. Go to https://cutebooty.com/ today! Embrace your body, love your booty!
    Join our Patreon:
    Become an Only One In The Room patron by joining us on Patreon! Starting at only $5.00 per month, you’ll get bonus content, access to outtakes that the general public will NEVER see, extremely cool merch, and depending on what tier you get, monthly hang time with Scott and Laura. Join our Patreon today at https://www.patreon.com/theonlyonepodcast
    Be sure not to miss our weekly full episodes on Tuesdays, Scott Talks on Wednesdays and our brand new series On My Nightstand on Fridays by subscribing to the show wherever you listen to podcasts. 
    Join our Only One In The Room Facebook Group if you'd like to ask a question of any of our upcoming guests for this series. 
    Also visit the website www.theonlyonepod.com for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like 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!
    All of us at The Only One In The Room wish you safety and wellness during this challenging time.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 35 min
    Scott Talks to Jane Boroski

    Scott Talks to Jane Boroski

    Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Jane Boroski right after the show.
     
    Watch Laura's new TEDx Talk: Confessions From The Only One In The Room 
    PATREON SHOUT OUTS:
    Thanks to Kathleen Hahn
    Cute Booty Lounge is made right here in the USA, by women and for women. The company is incredible, female, and minority-owned and all of their leggings make makes your booty look amazing. Go to https://cutebooty.com/ today! Embrace your body, love your booty!
    Join our Patreon:
    Become an Only One In The Room patron by joining us on Patreon! Starting at only $5.00 per month, you’ll get bonus content, access to outtakes that the general public will NEVER see, extremely cool merch, and depending on what tier you get, monthly hang time with Scott and Laura. Join our Patreon today at https://www.patreon.com/theonlyonepodcast 
    Don't miss our new Friday series On My Nightstand.
    Be sure to join our Facebook Group for the most up-to-date info on guests, episodes and more.
    You can also 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!
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    • 16 min
    Jane Boroski Is The Only Pregnant Woman Who Survived Being Stabbed 27 Times by a Serial Killer

    Jane Boroski Is The Only Pregnant Woman Who Survived Being Stabbed 27 Times by a Serial Killer

    What if when you were seven months pregnant you were stabbed 27 times by a serial killer and left for dead?
    Invisible Tears Podcast host, Jane Boroski, was twenty-two years old and drinking a soda in her car when she was attacked by a man who pulled up next to her in a Jeep Cherokee.
    So what would you do if you survived, but the man who tried to murder you was still at large? Would you try to forget what happened and go on with your life? Or would you start a podcast dedicated to telling the stories of other cold-case victims?
    More From Jane Boroski:
    Visit: invisible-tears.com
    Listen: Invisible Tears Podcast
    Finding Jane Boroski:
    Facebook: @Invisible Tears
    Instagram: @invisibletearspodcast

    Watch Laura's new TEDx Talk: Confessions From The Only One In The Room 
    PATREON SHOUT OUTS:
    Thanks to Kathleen Hahn
    Cute Booty Lounge is made right here in the USA, by women and for women. The company is incredible, female, and minority-owned and all of their leggings make makes your booty look amazing. Go to https://cutebooty.com/ today! Embrace your body, love your booty!
    Join our Patreon:
    Become an Only One In The Room patron by joining us on Patreon! Starting at only $5.00 per month, you’ll get bonus content, access to outtakes that the general public will NEVER see, extremely cool merch, and depending on what tier you get, monthly hang time with Scott and Laura. Join our Patreon today at https://www.patreon.com/theonlyonepodcast
    Be sure not to miss Scott Talks on Wednesdays, our Sunday release called Sunday Edition & our brand new series On My Nightstand releasing on Fridays by subscribing to the show wherever you listen to podcasts. 
    Join our Only One In The Room Facebook Group if you'd like to ask a question of any of our upcoming guests for this series. 
    Also visit the website www.theonlyonepod.com for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like 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!
    All of us at The Only One In The Room wish you safety and wellness during this challenging time.
    Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
157 Ratings

157 Ratings

Life Is Wonderful Love ,

Intimate Conversations

Laura finds a way to connect with the guests beforehand so the episodes flow smoothly. She asks timely questions and the questions that provide the needed information for that person Only One moment.

raptor2xtreme ,

Insightful and interesting!

Definitely a one of a kind podcast! Really enjoyed the interviews with Annalisa Enrile and Sofia Rose.

begin_again08 ,

Fascinating, thoughtful, deep interviews

Laura Cathcart Robbins is a remarkable interviewer. I was introduced to her show as a guest and am now a devoted fan. Her interviews shine because of her empathic intelligence and deep curiosity. The real deal. Highly recommend.

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