5 episodes

New York Times Bestselling author Joanna Gaines invites guests - including podcast-reluctant Chip Gaines - to discuss her new book, The Stories We Tell.
Filled with the same wit and hard-won wisdom you expect from the stars of Fixer Upper and Magnolia founders, this four-episode series shines a light on the vulnerable side of Jo as she speaks candidly about doubt and belief, shame and acceptance, and finding strength in self-discovery.
Jo writes, “Earlier this year, I wrote down my story—all the people and places and moments from my life that shaped me. Some of it broke my heart, and some of it pieced it back together. But all of it made me surer than ever that the stories we tell—to ourselves and to each other—can heal, they can help us grow, and make us think. But mostly, stories are how we connect. That’s what led me to this podcast, to a place where we can share our stories together.”
The series will feature solo conversations between Chip and Jo, along with other special guests, plus stories from others mixed in along the way. There is hope and power in living out the fullness of your story. But you don’t have to write it alone. New episodes every week in November!

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    • 4.9 • 290 Ratings

New York Times Bestselling author Joanna Gaines invites guests - including podcast-reluctant Chip Gaines - to discuss her new book, The Stories We Tell.
Filled with the same wit and hard-won wisdom you expect from the stars of Fixer Upper and Magnolia founders, this four-episode series shines a light on the vulnerable side of Jo as she speaks candidly about doubt and belief, shame and acceptance, and finding strength in self-discovery.
Jo writes, “Earlier this year, I wrote down my story—all the people and places and moments from my life that shaped me. Some of it broke my heart, and some of it pieced it back together. But all of it made me surer than ever that the stories we tell—to ourselves and to each other—can heal, they can help us grow, and make us think. But mostly, stories are how we connect. That’s what led me to this podcast, to a place where we can share our stories together.”
The series will feature solo conversations between Chip and Jo, along with other special guests, plus stories from others mixed in along the way. There is hope and power in living out the fullness of your story. But you don’t have to write it alone. New episodes every week in November!

    The Stories We Tell: Jo’s Mom

    The Stories We Tell: Jo’s Mom

    Jo’s mom, Mrs. Stevens, reflects on her story in an emotional conversation with Jo. Beginning with her childhood as the misunderstood daughter of traditional parents in South Korea, Mrs. Stevens reflects on her journey to America in the 1970s with Jo’s dad, how she overcame the feelings of being an outsider and learned to embrace her culture and pass it on to her three American daughters.

    • 46 min
    The Stories We Tell: Jo’s Sisters Mikey and Teresa

    The Stories We Tell: Jo’s Sisters Mikey and Teresa

    Jo talks with her sisters Mikey and Teresa about growing up in a mixed race home during the 70s and 80s and the familial roles they each adopted as kids. They reflect on the strength of their sisterly bond, and what each of them have learned as a result of sharing their stories with one another.

    • 41 min
    The Stories We Tell: Chip’s Story

    The Stories We Tell: Chip’s Story

    Joanna sits down with Chip to explore some pivotal moments in each of their lives and examine the ones they want to reclaim.

    • 28 min
    The Stories We Tell: Jo’s Story

    The Stories We Tell: Jo’s Story

    Joanna and Chip open up about the journey of writing her new book The Stories We Tell. From feeling like an outsider in a huge Texas high-school, to finding wholeness in her identity as a child of mixed parents, Joanna takes stock of the chapters she’s lived so far - the good and the bad, the beautiful and the ugly. Plus, Chip starts to like the idea of doing a podcast (maybe).

    • 44 min
    Introducing The Stories We Tell Podcast

    Introducing The Stories We Tell Podcast

    New York Times Bestselling author Joanna Gaines invites guests - including podcast-reluctant Chip Gaines - to discuss her new book, The Stories We Tell.
    Filled with the same wit and hard-won wisdom you expect from the stars of Fixer Upper and Magnolia founders, this four-episode series shines a light on the vulnerable side of Jo as she speaks candidly about doubt and belief, shame and acceptance, and finding strength in self-discovery.
    Jo writes, “Earlier this year, I wrote down my story—all the people and places and moments from my life that shaped me. Some of it broke my heart, and some of it pieced it back together. But all of it made me surer than ever that the stories we tell—to ourselves and to each other—can heal, they can help us grow, and make us think. But mostly, stories are how we connect. That’s what led me to this podcast, to a place where we can share our stories together.”
    The series will feature solo conversations between Chip and Jo, along with other special guests, plus stories from others mixed in along the way. There is hope and power in living out the fullness of your story. But you don’t have to write it alone. New episodes every week in November!

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
290 Ratings

290 Ratings

Dawn3355 ,

Incredible

I have watched Joanna for years and I am loving this podcast!!! I love reading about and listening to strong women so this is resonating with me as a woman in my 50s who is at the age of thinking about my story and struggles that are still ongoing this is truly needed. I also love the message of Joanna’s mom about just trusting God in her story. Thank you for this podcast and to Joanna for writing her book. 💖

LaurieKwo ,

The stories we tell

Amazing!!! I’m an artist and listen to podcasts while I paint. I binged every episode today! Now I want to read the book!!! Thank You for being so vulnerable and sharing such heart warming stories.

Bisqraysgirl ,

Beautiful!!!

I cried with you and your Mom. It was so wonderful to hear your Mom’s story and have her tell it so honestly. It really touched my heart. 💕

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