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(Apple Podcast's Best of 2018) When mother-daughter duo Jan Black and Laura Owens first conceptualized their two-generational talk show, nobody told them they’d snag the title of #1 self-help podcast for months on end! But that’s exactly what they’ve done, delving into topics as far-flung as network building, the importance of failure, finding hope after being kidnapped, and how the principles of brain surgery can help us work through everyday problems. Featuring interviews with extraordinar ...
 
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If you’ve ever struggled to tell your career story in a resume, you’ll want to hear what our guest, Steph Cartwright, has to say. Since 2014, she’s been helping job seekers get hired faster by creating resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and cover letters that present them as the best fit for the job that they want. Steph is certified by the Professional A…
 
Our guest on this episode is the amazing Martha Beck, and we’ve wanted to talk with her for a long time. Martha is a bestselling author and Harvard-trained sociologist known as “Oprah Winfrey’s life coach”. Her latest bestselling book is called, "The Way of Integrity: Finding the Path to Your True Self." The work she is probably best known for is a…
 
Did you know your brain consumes about 20% of the calories you eat each day? On this episode, we’re going to find out about how the foods you eat impact your mental health. Joining us is Dr. Drew Ramsey, who is a nutritional psychiatrist and an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University. Dr. Ramsey is the founder of the Brain…
 
It’s a great pleasure to welcome In-Q, a National Poetry Slam champion, award-winning poet, and multi-platinum songwriter who’s written for artists like Selena Gomez ("Love You Like a Love Song"), Miley Cyrus ("Forgiveness and Love"), and many others. In-Q was named to Oprah’s SuperSoul 100 list of the world’s most influential thought leaders. His …
 
On this episode, we’ll explore a question many of us have probably pondered, but relatively few of us have experienced. What’s it like to fall in love with someone in prison? Our guest, journalist Elizabeth Greenwood, spent five years following the ups and downs of five couples who met during incarceration. She’s written about it in the new book, L…
 
We've all been there...at a coffee shop with only one other person in line front of us. We look down at our phones, but aren't really reading anything. We're suspicious and shy. Why don't we just start a conversation? On this episode, we’re going to explore why we don’t talk to strangers, how we can and what happens when we do. Our guest is veteran…
 
Lewis Howes is a former professional author turned New York bestselling author, high performing business coach, and the host of one of the top podcasts in the world- The School of Greatness which has had more than 150 million downloads. In this episode of Nobody Told Me Podcast, Lewis shares with us his childhood traumas and adulthood adversities t…
 
We want to give a very warm welcome to our guest on this episode, Nastia Liukin. Nastia is, of course, an Olympic gymnastics all-around gold medalist, a television commentator, a top competitor on Dancing With The Stars, and the author of the book, Finding My Shine, which is her autobiography. Nastia’s passion these days lies in inspiring others. S…
 
We’re thrilled to welcome comedian, actor, director and podcast host Bob Saget to the show. You know him from Full House, Fuller House, How I Met Your Mother, America’s Funniest Home Videos and so many other shows. In this episode, Bob shares his observation on the painful times we're going through. Bob also has a podcast called, Bob Saget’s Here F…
 
It’s a joy to welcome back to the show serial entrepreneur and angel investor David S. Rose to talk about his impressions of the challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs and investors during the pandemic. David is the founder and CEO of Gust, the world's largest online platform for entrepreneurs and early stage investors. Gust is used by entr…
 
Talking with your boss about money—specifically your salary—can be a tough conversation! If you’ve ever felt nervous about negotiating a pay raise, you’ll want to hear what our guest on this episode, David Buckmaster, has to say. David is an expert on pay who’s led corporate compensation teams at Nike, Starbucks, and Yum! Brands, and worked with bu…
 
Our guest on this episode is someone we’ve wanted to have on the program for a long time: Dr. Shefali Tsabary, a renowned clinical psychologist and New York Times Bestselling author. She specializes in family dynamics and personal development integrating Western psychology and Eastern philosophy. Her latest book is called, A Radical Awakening—Turn …
 
On this episode, we’re glad to welcome back our guest, psychiatrist Mark Goulston, who’s been called a “people hacker”. He’s the author of several bestselling books, and was with us on Nobody Told Me! a couple of years ago discussing his book, Talking to 'Crazy': How to Deal with the Irrational and Impossible People in Your Life . Mark is back with…
 
Welcome to Nobody Told Me! I’m Jan Black and I’m Laura Owens. Here’s a question for you to think about. Do you practice self-compassion? Do you give yourself the same kindness and care that you’d give to a good friend? If not, why not? Our guest on this episode, Dr. Kristin Neff, is one of the world’s experts on self-compassion. She’s the author of…
 
Joining us on this episode is award-winning journalist Michael Easter who’s become a leading voice on how humans can integrate modern science and evolutionary wisdom to achieve improved health, meaning, and performance in life and at work. You can find his work in Men’s Health, where he’s a contributing editor, along with Outside, Men’s Journal, Co…
 
Joining us on this episode is award-winning journalist and author Steven Petrow. You may know Steven’s work from The Washington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, All Things Considered and many other media outlets. His TED Talk called, “Three Ways to Practice Civility” has been seen close to two million times. Steven’s latest book is for everyone…
 
-- Pride Month special -- Have you ever felt shame? Our guest on this episode, psychotherapist and media commentator Joseph Burgo, says shame is a family of emotions ranging from mild embarrassment to deep humiliation, and most of us experience varying degrees of shame every day. He teaches us how to recognize shame, control it, and use it to our a…
 
On this episode we’ll get some expert insight into what it takes to succeed at the highest levels. Our guest is social psychologist Ron Friedman, who’s developed a game-changing approach to transform the way you learn new skills, generate creative ideas and think about success. He’s written about it in the new book, Decoding Greatness: How the Best…
 
Joining us on this episode is New York Times bestselling author Bob Goff, who is on a mission to shake people into the version of their lives they dreamt about before someone told them it was impossible or incorrect. Bob, who’s known as an “encourager to millions”, is the creator of the popular Dream Big conferences and author of the new book, Drea…
 
Our guest on this episode, Randy Spelling, has had a fascinating life journey. Randy was born into “Hollywood Royalty” as the son of legendary TV producer Aaron Spelling, who had massive hits with shows like Charlie’s Angels, Beverly Hills: 90210, Dynasty, and The Love Boat. Randy grew up in the largest home in Los Angeles, a 123-room mansion, but …
 
On this episode we’ll be finding out about a new way to take charge of your own happiness and health. Our guest, Dr. Kelli Harding, says love, friendship, community, purpose and our environment can have a far greater impact on our health than anything that happens in the doctor’s office. Dr. Harding is a Columbia University-trained, board certified…
 
What does it take to raise happy, healthy, resilient kids? Our guest on this episode, Dr. Daniel J. Siegel, says it’s not that complicated. Dr. Siegel is a renowned child psychiatrist, clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine and a bestselling author. He’s the co-author of the new book, The Power of Showing Up: How Parental P…
 
What’s it like to be a gay man in America today? How is it different for gay men today compared with those in previous generations? Our guest on this episode, Dr. Perry Halkitis, is the author of the new book, Out in Time: The Public Lives of Gay Men from Stonewall to the Queer Generation. He is also Dean and Professor at the School of Public Healt…
 
If you’re a dog owner, like we are, you may have wished you could communicate better with that dog. Chances are, you talk to your dog, but it would be great to have your dog talk back! Stay tuned as we get some tips on how to make that happen. Our guest on this episode is speech-language pathologist Christina Hunger, who is known for her groundbrea…
 
We’ve very much been looking forward to talking with our guest on this episode, Najwa Zebian. She is a Lebanese Canadian poet, activist, author, speaker, and educator. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Glamour, HuffPost, and more. Najwa’s latest book has been described as a book for anyone who has ever asked "How do I find myself?" …
 
We’re excited to talk with our guest on this episode because his advice just might save your life…or the life of someone you love. Our guest is Spencer Coursen, one of the world’s top experts in threat management. He is a former Army Ranger who has developed and led security plans for numerous major celebrities, sports stars, and corporate executiv…
 
Joining us on this episode is someone we’ve wanted to talk with for a long time. He is Doug Conant, who is an internationally respected business leader who’s served at the most senior levels of Nabisco Foods, Campbell Soup and Avon Products. Doug is the founder of ConantLeadership, which is a mission-driven community of leaders and learners who are…
 
Our guest on this episode is Emmy-Award winning TV personality, style expert, fashion designer and New York Times best-selling author Carson Kressley. Carson Kressley has been a familiar name and face to many of us since he burst onto the scene in 2003 as one of the “Fab Five” on Bravo TV’s groundbreaking show, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy. Since…
 
Have you ever been part of a team or an organization that accomplished amazing things? Or have you been part of a team or group that just couldn't get its act together? What is it about the culture in some organizations that makes them toxic and why does the culture in other groups lead to happiness and success? For the answers to those questions, …
 
We’re excited to welcome our guest on this episode, social justice leader Tamika Mallory, who’s a globally recognized civil rights activist and cofounder of the historic Women’s March on Washington, the day after President Trump was inaugurated back in 2017. Tamika gave what has been called, “the speech of a generation” in the aftermath of the murd…
 
On this show, we’re talking all about your heart with our guest, cardiologist and New York Times best-selling author Dr. Sandeep Jauhar. Among other things, he’s the author of the book, Heart: A History, and the presenter of an incredibly popular TEDtalk called How Your Emotions Change the Shape of Your Heart. In this episode, he explains how fear,…
 
What does it take to find true love these days? What can you do to improve your chances of finding love? And, what mistakes do people make in their search for Mr. or Mrs. Right? Our guest on this episode, Millionaire Matchmaker Patti Stanger, has plenty of thoughts on those questions. In addition to starring on the Millionaire Matchmaker television…
 
We feel we can say with certainty that you’ll love our guest on this episode, Maryanne O’Hara. As a mother-daughter duo, we were gripped by her new book, which is a memoir of her daughter Caitlin’s life and death after having cystic fibrosis for 31 years. The book is called, 'Little Matches: A Memoir of Grief and Light'. In it, Maryanne navigates h…
 
We’re the guests on this special episode! As you probably know, we’re a mother-daughter duo and one of the reasons we started this podcast is to share and compare life lessons between our two generations. We always love to hear what our guests have to say about their Nobody Told Me! lessons. Those are the things you had to learn the hard way in lif…
 
Have you ever thought about what your parents did right and what they did wrong in terms of giving you the skills you needed to thrive in life? And, if you're a parent yourself, do you feel you have the tools to teach your kids how to flourish and be happy? Our guest on this episode is educational psychologist and best-selling author, Dr. Michele B…
 
As you may know, we’re a mother-daughter duo and that’s why we’re so interested in the non-profit organization empowerHer, which was started by our guest on this episode, Cara Belvin. The mission of EmpowerHer is to empower, support and connect girls and young women who have experienced the loss of their mothers. These girls and young women up to t…
 
With most meetings taking place remotely today, it's more challenging than ever to communicate with our co-workers in the workplace (something we likely struggled with in the past as well!). Our guest, Alissa Carpenter, is a workplace communications expert who joins us to talk about how we can connect with our team effectively online, how to have d…
 
Puberty can be a tough time for boys. It’s a time when they may get quiet and withdraw. It’s a challenging time for parents who want to help their sons navigate the physical and emotional changes they’re experiencing. To help parents on this journey, we turn to our guest, bestselling author and widely respected pediatrician, Dr. Cara Natterson, aut…
 
We are thrilled to talk once again with our guest on this episode, Dr. Tracy Packiam Alloway. She first joined us on Nobody Told Me! back in 2018 to discuss how we can improve our working memory. Dr. Alloway is an award-winning psychologist and teaching professor who’s published 13 books on the brain and memory. Her latest book is called, 'Think Li…
 
*As we all know, our world has been permanently impacted by the pandemic. And, our guest on this episode has been a knowledgable and calming voice helping millions of Americans understand what the crisis has meant to virtually every aspect of our lives. Our guest is ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Jennifer Ashton, who’s appeared on the ABC…
 
Have you ever wished you could set healthier boundaries with your family, friends, co-workers and others in your life? Do you feel your mental health has suffered because of a lack of healthy boundaries in various aspects of your life? If so, you’ll get some great suggestions from our guest on this episode, relationship therapist Nedra Glover Tawwa…
 
We love to learn about the lives of remarkable people and find out how they coped during difficult times. On this episode, we’ll hear about some of the unsung heroines of World War Two—the brave young Jewish women in the ghettos of the Nazi occupation in Poland. They saw and acknowledged the truth of their time and risk their lives in the fight for…
 
Have you ever paid much attention to your mindset? Do you wish you had emotional skills, habits and ways of looking at the world that served you better? Our guest on this episode, Julia Galef, says you can learn new ways of looking at the world and you should! Julia is the co-founder of the Center for Applied Rationality, the host of the podcast, R…
 
This is one of our favorite episodes ever! Happiness is one of the topics we've explored a lot on 'Nobody Told Me!' and on this episode, we'd like to share with you some of the most intriguing and useful information about happiness that our guests have given us. We talk to Dr. Rick Hanson ('Hardwiring Happiness') who explains how to tap into the hi…
 
Nobody told me just how much we would miss getting together with friends and relatives, cooking and enjoying food, sharing good times and great memories. We all learned that the hard way with the pandemic and its necessary restrictions on gathering with those outside of our immediate household. Now that more people are vaccinated and restrictions a…
 
As you may know, the world’s most popular and bestselling career book is What Color Is Your Parachute?, which has been in print for more than 50 years and was written by the late Richard Bolles. Now available is a new book called, What Color Is Your Parachute For College: Pave Your Path from Major to Meaningful Work. It’s described as the only guid…
 
On this episode, we’re focusing on forgiveness. Do you find it difficult to forgive? Do you wish others would find it easier to forgive you? Joining us is Dr. Fred Luskin, who’s the Director of the Stanford Forgiveness Projects, an ongoing series of workshops and research projects that investigate the effectiveness of his forgiveness methods on a v…
 
We are absolutely thrilled to welcome Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor back to our show. Dr. Taylor has given one of the most popular TED talks of all time entitled, My Stroke of Insight, which has had more than 27 and a half million views. She is a Harvard-trained brain scientist who studied her own stroke, as it happened, back in 1996. She knew what was hap…
 
Joining us on this episode is plastic surgeon Dr. Anthony Youn, who you may know from his appearances on TV programs like The Rachael Ray Show, The Dr. Oz Show, and The Doctors. He's also the host of his own podcast, The Holistic Plastic Surgery Show, and the author of the book, Playing God: The Evolution of a Modern Surgeon. Note: this episode ori…
 
It takes a lot of work to make a relationship work! For more than 30 years, our guest, psychologist Dr. Ellyn Bader has specialized in helping couples transform their relationships. Ellyn and her husband, Dr. Peter Pearson, co-founded The Couples Institute in Silicon Valley, where they work with entrepreneurial couples including CEOs, startup found…
 
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