119 episodes

I’ve spent over 20 years studying the emotions and experiences that bring meaning and purpose to our lives, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s this: we are hardwired for connection, and connecting requires courage, vulnerability, and conversation. I want this to be a podcast that’s real, unpolished, honest, and reflects both the magic and the messiness of what it means to be human. Episodes will include conversations with the people who are teaching me, challenging me, confusing me, or maybe even ticking me off a little. I'll also have direct conversations with you about what I’m learning from new research, and we'll do some episodes dedicated to answering your questions. We don’t have to do life alone. We were never meant to.
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Unlocking Us with Brené Brown Vox Media Podcast Network

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.6 • 22.8K Ratings

I’ve spent over 20 years studying the emotions and experiences that bring meaning and purpose to our lives, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s this: we are hardwired for connection, and connecting requires courage, vulnerability, and conversation. I want this to be a podcast that’s real, unpolished, honest, and reflects both the magic and the messiness of what it means to be human. Episodes will include conversations with the people who are teaching me, challenging me, confusing me, or maybe even ticking me off a little. I'll also have direct conversations with you about what I’m learning from new research, and we'll do some episodes dedicated to answering your questions. We don’t have to do life alone. We were never meant to.
Part of the Vox Media Podcast Network.

    Rula Daood and Alon-Lee Green on Standing Together

    Rula Daood and Alon-Lee Green on Standing Together

    Standing Together is a grassroots movement mobilizing Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel in pursuit of peace, equality, social, and climate justice. In this podcast, we talk to National co-director Rula Daood and Founding National co-director Alon-Lee Green on what it means to build a movement, to organize people, and what it means to build political will to end the occupation and create equity for all people.
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    • 1 hr 5 min
    Ali Abu Awwad and Robi Damelin on Nonviolence as The Path to Freedom for Palestinians and Israelis

    Ali Abu Awwad and Robi Damelin on Nonviolence as The Path to Freedom for Palestinians and Israelis

    The Parents Circle – Families Forum (PCFF) is a joint Israeli-Palestinian organization of over 600 families, all of whom have lost an immediate family member to the ongoing conflict. In this podcast, we talk to their spokesperson and bereaved mother, Robi Damelin, and Ali Abu Awwad. Ali was imprisoned by Israel for his resistance, bereaved of his brother by a soldier’s gun, and is the founding leader of Taghyeer, a nonviolent movement for social and political change.
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Unlocking Us is Back

    Unlocking Us is Back

    We're coming back with new episodes starting February 28th. Get episodes as soon as they're published by following Unlocking Us on your favorite podcast app.
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    • 1 min
    Brené and Ashley on Living BIG, Part 2 of 2

    Brené and Ashley on Living BIG, Part 2 of 2

    In this second of a two-parter on Living BIG, Ashley and I take on the topics of generosity, resentment, boundaries and grief. And we explore this critical question: What boundaries need to be in place for me to be in my integrity and to be generous in my assumptions about others? I’m grateful to rumble on this — and so many other questions — with this awkward, brave, and kind community.
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    • 30 min
    Brené and Ashley on Living BIG, Part 1 of 2

    Brené and Ashley on Living BIG, Part 1 of 2

    In this first of a two-parter with Ashley, I tell a story from Rising Strong that kicked off our Living BIG strategy. Spoiler alert: I am very, very, very pissed-off in this story. But I eventually come around to finding and seeing the connection between boundaries, integrity, and generosity.
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    • 48 min
    Brené with Father Richard Rohr on Breathing Under Water, Falling Upward, and Unlearning Certainty, Part 2 of 2

    Brené with Father Richard Rohr on Breathing Under Water, Falling Upward, and Unlearning Certainty, Part 2 of 2

    In Part 2 of my conversation with Father Richard Rohr, we talk about facing our shadows and living and loving through the second half of life, and we laugh. A lot. What a gift to be with him at the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque. A deep and true blessing.
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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
22.8K Ratings

22.8K Ratings

craigspofford ,

Thanks for coming back

I had stopped listening and really missed it. Not enough to start listening on that other podcast platform because of other podcasters exclusively there. Thanks for coming back. Ready to listen and learn

Anon12333566 ,

What a let down

She used to be amazing and someone who would stand up for justice for all. Her work spoke to me personally and helped me a lot so it was such a downer to hear that she is unable to practice her own work in order to support the Palestinian people.

I cannot recommend her work anymore sadly.

Livhypnoswag ,

SO disappointed in Brene Brown’s Palestine cowardice

I honestly couldn’t believe the opinion that Brene Brown wrote on the “both-sidesism” of Israel’s ethnic cleansing of the Palestinian people. Just so so disappointing. A failure of white supremacy culture rearing its head. Brene, you need to go back to the basics and catch up on your Angela Davis, you are not ready to meet this moment. Disappointing.

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