Some of the country’s most revered actors, activists, authors, and spiritual guides introduce listeners to the “wisest person no one has ever heard of” who they credit with being critical to their success in life. Host Courtney E. Martin–think Krista Tippett meets Studs Terkel–then elicits the life lessons, palpable delights, and funny stories of these refreshingly unrefined, unknown gurus.
Courtney Martin and Golda Arthur wrap the series
Courtney and Golda talk about how the series was created, look back at some memorable moments from our guests, and hear from listeners. Plus, stay tuned for how you can get your hands on the Wise Unknown poster.
Isabel Allende & Lori Barra
Larger-than-life bestselling novelist Isabel introduces Courtney to a remarkably understated photographer and very patient daughter-in-law, Lori.
Rosario Dawson & Idalia Rodriguez
Renaissance woman Rosario introduces Courtney to her multi-hyphenate, straight-talkin’ bestie.
Ashley Judd and Ted Klontz
Ashley introduces Courtney to the man who helped her find her courage as she blew open the Harvey Weinstein case.
Ai-jen Poo & Joyce Johnson
MacArthur genius and labor organizer Ai-jen introduces Courtney to under-the-radar Civil Rights hero, Joyce Johnson.
Adam Grant and Bernard Chang
Beloved work guru Adam Grant introduces Courtney to the graduate instructor that changed everything for him.
Quiet wisdom is ❤️
Quiet wisdom is profound wisdom. Thanks Courtney and Golda for this awesome new podcast! Can't wait for episodes to drop