9 episodes

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.

The Wise Unknown The Wise Unknown

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 26 Ratings

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 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.

    • 45 min
    Isabel Allende & Lori Barra

    Isabel Allende & Lori Barra

    Larger-than-life bestselling novelist Isabel introduces Courtney to a remarkably understated photographer and very patient daughter-in-law, Lori.

    • 37 min
    Rosario Dawson & Idalia Rodriguez

    Rosario Dawson & Idalia Rodriguez

    Renaissance woman Rosario introduces Courtney to her multi-hyphenate, straight-talkin’ bestie.

    • 34 min
    Ashley Judd and Ted Klontz

    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.

    • 39 min
    Ai-jen Poo & Joyce Johnson

    Ai-jen Poo & Joyce Johnson

    MacArthur genius and labor organizer Ai-jen introduces Courtney to under-the-radar Civil Rights hero, Joyce Johnson.

    • 43 min
    Adam Grant and Bernard Chang

    Adam Grant and Bernard Chang

    Beloved work guru Adam Grant introduces Courtney to the graduate instructor that changed everything for him.

    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
26 Ratings

26 Ratings

J-Lugs ,

Inspiring!

My new fave podcast! A true balm for the heart.

Zazoom ,

Quiet wisdom is ❤️

Quiet wisdom is profound wisdom. Thanks Courtney and Golda for this awesome new podcast! Can't wait for episodes to drop

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