39 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.

Unlocking Us with Brené Brown Parcast

    • Relationships
    • 4.6 • 19.5K 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.

    Brené with Priya Parker on The Art of Gathering

    Brené with Priya Parker on The Art of Gathering

    In this episode, I talk with Priya Parker - a master facilitator, strategic advisor, and the author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters. We dig into what it means to come together, why connection requires intention, and the often-invisible structures inside our most meaningful gatherings. Priya even helps me deconstruct my wedding and why, decades later, people still tell me how different and fun it was!

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Brené with Dolly Parton on Songtelling, Empathy, and Shining Our Lights

    Brené with Dolly Parton on Songtelling, Empathy, and Shining Our Lights

    This episode is proof that dreams do come true! I get to talk to Dolly Parton about love, empathy, and the power of truth-telling. We talk about everything from her new book, Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics and songwriting, to the challenges of leading organizations and Burt Reynolds. It's amazing to me how Dolly's songwriting and storytelling seems to be driven by a deep calling to turn toward pain and heartbreak so she can shine a light for all of us to find our way.

    • 50 min
    Brené with Gabby Rivera on Superheroes, Storytelling and Joy as Resistance

    Brené with Gabby Rivera on Superheroes, Storytelling and Joy as Resistance

    In this episode, I talk with writer, storyteller, and joy advocate Gabby Rivera, the first Latina to write for Marvel Comics. Gabby penned the solo series America about America Chavez, a portal-punching queer Latina powerhouse. We also talk about her debut novel Juliet Takes a Breath, how important it is to see ourselves in stories about the hero’s journey, and how joy is a form of resistance.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Brené on Strong Backs, Soft Fronts, and Wild Hearts

    Brené on Strong Backs, Soft Fronts, and Wild Hearts

    In this solo episode recorded on Election Day 2020, I talk directly to our wholehearted community about the practice that helps me when I'm feeling fearful, worried, or wobbly, and why this work is the foundation for true belonging.

    • 24 min
    Brené with Elizabeth Lesser on the Power of Women’s Stories

    Brené with Elizabeth Lesser on the Power of Women’s Stories

    In this episode, I speak with Elizabeth Lesser, bestselling author and cofounder of Omega Institute, about her newest book Cassandra Speaks: When Women are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes.

    • 59 min
    Introducing My New Podcast: Dare to Lead

    Introducing My New Podcast: Dare to Lead

    What does it take to be a leader at any level? Join me every Monday on the Dare to Lead podcast as I unpack the skill-sets of courage-building, and talk to as many change-makers, culture-shifters, and troublemakers as possible. Together, we’ll have conversations that help us show up, step up, and dare to lead.

    In this first solo episode, I talk about my passion for this work, what we’ve been learning about courageous leadership and skill building, and the differences between armored and daring leadership.

    Listen now and follow Dare to Lead for free, only on Spotify! 

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
19.5K Ratings

19.5K Ratings

Amandawithmagic ,

Absolutely amazing!

I listen to this podcast every morning as a positive boost, motivation, moment of reflection, whatever the episode has to offer. An absolutely amazing perk is that you have curated the most perfect reading list for inner work and empowerment. 💕

reaganelewis ,

My favorite podcast!

This is by far my favorite podcast that I listen to :) I have heard every single podcast since Brene started and I have loved every one! It has brought me peace in times of turmoil and joy during times of sorrow!! So thankful for this podcast!

A Fante ,

Big Big Fan! Wondering Who Else Can We Include?

I use all of Brené’s work to show up as a more whole and authentic version of myself. This podcast is a great addition to the toolbox. It is also a refreshing addition to what can feel like a constant news cycle for me.

If I could wave my magic wand and make one request, it would be to periodically include young people as guests (either here or on the Dare to Lead pod). There are some pretty phenomenal young ones who have lots to give to the world. And adults can learn from them too.

Keep up the great work! Strong Back, Soft Front, Wild Heart🥰

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