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Bridget Phetasy admires grit and authenticity. On Walk-Ins Welcome, she talks about the beautiful failures and frightening successes of her own life and the lives of her guests. She doesn’t conduct interviews—she has conversations. Conversations with real people about the real struggle and will remind you that we can laugh in pain and cry in joy but there’s no greater mistake than hiding from it all. By embracing it all, and celebrating it with the stories she’ll bring listeners, she believes that our lowest moments can be the building blocks for our eventual fulfillment.

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    • 4.8, 548 Ratings

Bridget Phetasy admires grit and authenticity. On Walk-Ins Welcome, she talks about the beautiful failures and frightening successes of her own life and the lives of her guests. She doesn’t conduct interviews—she has conversations. Conversations with real people about the real struggle and will remind you that we can laugh in pain and cry in joy but there’s no greater mistake than hiding from it all. By embracing it all, and celebrating it with the stories she’ll bring listeners, she believes that our lowest moments can be the building blocks for our eventual fulfillment.

    Joe List Puts a Lot of Effort Into Not Being a Complete Psychopath

    Joe List Puts a Lot of Effort Into Not Being a Complete Psychopath

    Joe List, standup comedian and podcast host, stops by for a chat about what he loves about podcasts, how Bruce Springsteen played a role in shaping his life, and the fact that he chose to go into standup because all the adults around him when he was a kid seemed extremely unhappy about their jobs, […]

    • 1 hr 31 min
    John Wood Jr. Believes in the Importance of Love as a Social Value

    John Wood Jr. Believes in the Importance of Love as a Social Value

    John Wood Jr. comes by to talk about Braver Angels, the largest grassroots bipartisan organization in America, focused on the work of political de-polarization. Along the way he and Bridget have a fascinating conversation about his experience being raised by a mother who’s a liberal black Democrat from inner city LA and father who’s a […]

    • 1 hr 37 min
    Yascha Mounk Believes Free Speech is Not a Partisan Value

    Yascha Mounk Believes Free Speech is Not a Partisan Value

    Yascha Mounk is the founder of Persuasion, an online community and publication for people who believe in the importance of the social practice of persuasion, and are determined to defend free speech and free inquiry against all its enemies. They seek to persuade people who disagree with them, rather than to mock or troll them. […]

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Thomas Chatterton Williams Is Allergic to the Idea that Someone Could Define Him as a Victim

    Thomas Chatterton Williams Is Allergic to the Idea that Someone Could Define Him as a Victim

    Thomas Chatterton Williams (Losing My Cool, Self-Portrait In Black and White) talks with Bridget from France and discusses the view of America from another country, the European response to Covid-19 vs. the US’s, and why the Unites States plays a central role in the imagination of the whole world. Thomas explains how he wound up […]

    • 1 hr 39 min
    Chloe Valdary Wants People to Dance with Each Other

    Chloe Valdary Wants People to Dance with Each Other

    Chloe Valdary (The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic) returns to discuss her new course Theory of Enchantment an innovative social-emotional, learning course that teaches character development, resilience and love. Her background in international diplomacy and conflict resolution led her to want to create a framework that teaches people how to love […]

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Abigail Shrier Says You Don’t Have to Teach Gender Identity In Order to Prevent Bullying

    Abigail Shrier Says You Don’t Have to Teach Gender Identity In Order to Prevent Bullying

    Abigail Shrier, author of Irreversible Damage: The Transgender Craze Seducing Our Daughters, sits down with Bridget for a fascinating, in-depth and controversial conversation about the wave of transgender-identifying females sweeping various countries around the world. For the first time in history the predominant demographic of people identifying as “transgender” is teenage girls with no childhood […]

    • 2 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
548 Ratings

548 Ratings

HeadHancho_0 ,

Someone who understands

Politically homeless as well and this podcast has helped me out to stay that way. Grit and resilience is something the world is lacking and she couldn’t be more right. Keep up the great content!

Franfromphoenix ,

Both Parties Lost Their Mind

This is a good reminder that there are still people out there with plenty of brain cells left. This makes me have hope in humanity.

HeleneFontaine ,

Wonderful podcast: Cuts through all the noise

I'm so glad I found my way here. With the political left and right both having gone insane, I've been feeling like I live in bizarro world before I found Bridget. Who said women aren't funny? Bridget is super funny (Watch her on Dumpster Fire on YouTube!!) She's engaging in the podcast, and often has very interesting guests who are extremely articulate.

The podcast episodes are long--and that's a GOOD thing. Social media character limits have made us all stupid and people no longer know how to converse, they only shout at each other now and make memes. Bridget and her guests have in-depth discussions. I love that she has thoughtful guests from all parts of the political spectrum. If you're sick of cancel culture and tribalism, this podcast will offer a much much needed escape.

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