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Simplify is a podcast for anyone who’s taken a close look at their habits, their happiness, their relationships, or their health and thought, “There’s got to be a better way to do this.” Hear ideas that get you to better from Gretchen Rubin, David Allen, Rebecca Traister, Dan Savage, Seth Godin and many more. Hosted by Caitlin Schiller and Ben Schuman-Stoler. Brought to you by Blinkist.
 
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Why do we lose motivation in our jobs? How can we create a space of belonging and inclusion? What are the best ways to give and receive feedback? Liz Fosslien answers all of these questions, and more, in this thoughtful and pertinent interview. As she reveals, emotions in the workplace are not only acceptable—they can actually be incredibly useful …
 
Allie Berube is a sports anchor and reporter at the ABC affiliate in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The viewing area covers 95 high schools and more than a dozen colleges in Harrisburg-Lancaster-Lebanon-York. What do sports journalists do in the age of coronavirus when everything's been canceled? Allie explains how she's finding a way. We also talk abou…
 
In this special Spotlight Caitlin talks with teacher, author, and entrepreneur, Seth Godin, about his new release, This Is Marketing. According to Seth, marketing is no longer about hawking products that nobody needs, but instead about helping people find the ones that will actually make a positive difference to their lives. In this episode of Spot…
 
As evidenced by the many times we've spoken with him on Simplify or recommended his books to you, we love Seth Godin. And now, big news! Seth has created exclusive content for Blinkist—and we're giving you a preview. 2 Minutes with Seth Godin launches January 13th, only on Blinkist. Tune in, twice a week, to hear the teacher, entrepreneur, and inte…
 
Howard Bernstein is the weekday morning meteorologist for the CBS affiliate in Washington DC. Howard shares the mysteries of how meteorologists come up with their forecasts! We also talk about tornado chasing in Maryland and Oklahoma, plus how he bounced back from bombing a job interview at The Weather Channel.…
 
Joe Vazquez is a National Emmy award-winning reporter for the CBS affiliate in the San Francisco/Oakland Bay Area. He shares his frightening story of being the victim of an armed robbery at work - a serious issue in the market - plus covering protests and riots in Oakland after a police shooting, and how a backpacking European vacation with his wif…
 
The final episode of Season 6 features a special guest: psychologist, entrepreneur, publisher, ex management consultant and one of Blinkist's original co-founders, Sebastian Klein! In this interview, Caitlin and Sebastian discuss how businesses around the world are making changes that transform them from hierarchy, to more effective and people-cent…
 
What would the world look like if we were free of body shame and instead living in a state of radical self-love? Radical Self-Love Champion and author of The Body Is Not An Apology, Sonya Renee Taylor, explains what her utopia would look like in this week’s episode of Simplify. As Sonya explains, our language and mindset about our bodies impact us …
 
In this episode of Simplify, Caitlin asks Randolph Nesse why he believes that humans have evolved to experience hardships such as depression, anxiety and grief. As it turns out, while many of our most painful emotions often do not serve a proper function in our modern world, they may have a history that allowed for our ancestors to survive. Randolp…
 
Creating joy in your daily life is much simpler than you’d think. Ingrid Fetell Lee, joy researcher and former IDEO designer, reveals how in transforming our spaces, we also have the power to transform our wellbeing. Find out how color brought life back into a struggling city, how you might be able to cheer up a loved one in the hospital, and how t…
 
We’ve got good news and bad news: depression might not be all in your head. In this episode of Simplify, journalist and two-time New York Times-bestselling author Johann Hari reveals the cultural causes of depression. Among them are loss of connection to meaningful work, a lack of meaningful relationships, lack of a future that makes sense, plus ot…
 
We kick off Season 6 of Simplify with Susan Cain, author of Quiet, and introversion's biggest rockstar. You'll hear how introverts and extroverts react differently to stimulation, why introverts often end up overlooked, and where the glamour around extroversion came from in the first place. Cain explains that giving introverts permission to be them…
 
Phil Lipof is a veteran journalist who currently anchors for NBC Boston. His previous reporting and anchoring stops include New York City and Miami. He shares the story of when he was nervous about sending his wife to be alone with OJ Simpson, when he had a gun pointed at his head during Hurricane Katrina and how personal it was to cover the Boston…
 
Baxter Holmes is a senior NBA writer for ESPN who's focused on in-depth feature reporting. He's also worked as a beat reporter for the Los Angeles Lakers and Boston Celtics. We talk about his stories that dig into the human and personal side of NBA life, including the league's obsession with PB&J sandwiches, a coaching legend's use of wine to forge…
 
Lauren Magiera is the host of the new Destination: Outdoors adventure show on WGN Chicago, in addition to her responsibilities as a sports anchor and reporter. We talk about the rock climbing, fishing and archery she does on the show, and how putting those activities on television is a much different beast than simply doing them on your own. Lauren…
 
Nikki Battiste is a correspondent for CBS News who moved to an on-camera reporting position after more than a decade of working behind the scenes at ABC News. We talk about how Nikki used hidden cameras to help two survivors confront the priest who abused them, what it means to be a network "booker", and how she landed the first interview in the wo…
 
Josh Scheinblum is the chief investigative reporter at the ABC affiliate in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He shares how there actually is a lot to investigate in a smaller city like Cedar Rapids, including a school district that employed a teacher with multiple complaints of sexual misconduct. Josh also gives insight on what working in Iowa is like during el…
 
Vicki Gonzalez is a reporter for NBC Sacramento. She recently covered her fourth mass shooting, the Gilroy Garlic Festival shooting. We discuss what she's learned from each of those experiences, plus the things she did on live TV while working in Las Vegas that could never be done anywhere else, how she managed to anchor and produce her own shows i…
 
Emily Lippiello is the 11 p.m. newscast producer at NBC Philadelphia. We go into great detail about what a producer does and what her responsibilities are - from coming up with the stories in the show and artfully putting them in an order that works, to getting creative with studio camera shots and handling the "live television" elements once the s…
 
Arden Farhi is the coordinating White House producer for CBS News. He works closely with several CBS News correspondents, including previous Craziest Story Ever guest Major Garrett. Arden explains what a producer actually does! We also talk about how President Trump's unconventionality can sometimes help the journalists covering him, and we go behi…
 
Tricia Kean has been an anchor at ABC Las Vegas since 2001 as well as the head of the successful 'Contact 13' consumer brand that's recovered millions of dollars for people in need. We talk about how her first news job turned out to be a sports position she was totally unequipped for, the work she did helping Las Vegans during the 2008 recession, t…
 
George Smith is the main evening anchor at ABC in Madison, WI and was a national correspondent for ESPN for 10 years. We talk about his role in ESPN's team coverage of the Kobe Bryant rape case and his subsequent interviews with Bryant, his experience at the 2008 Olympics with Team USA Basketball, and how ESPN had already started to lean into an "e…
 
Natalie Brunell is a freelance correspondent for ABC News based in Los Angeles, an adjunct professor of journalism at USC, and the host of the Career Stories podcast. We talk about what life is really like working as a freelancer for a major news network, an investigation she spearheaded that resulted in an FBI raid on city hall, and why covering a…
 
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