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Our Motherhood series features the founder of MumAbroad.com, the host of the Mamas
in Training podcast, and a life and loss coach who helps families dealing with the loss
of a child.
Carrie Frais on Embracing Motherhood
Jessica Lorion on Learning to be a Mother
Yolanda Castellón on Transforming the Pain of Loss
In our Wisdom series, we’ll be talking to a retired French professor on the power of letter-writing, the daughter of Scottish immigrants on the road not taken, and a Welsh holistic health counselor on navigating the various stages of menopause.
Diane Charney on the Wisdom of Letters
Marjorie Speirs on Natural Piety
Sacha Jones on the Conversation around Menopause
In our Activism series, we’ll be talking to a Greek environmental activist now based in New Zealand, a CNN international correspondent whose NGO provides medical care to child victims of war, and an investigative reporter whose book examines a diversity of crimes on the world’s oceans.
Environmental Activist Athena Lambrinidou on Simple Solutions
Arwa Damon on the Power of Kindness
Ian Urbina on The Outlaw Ocean
Our Music series features an international teacher who has held band directing positions in Saudi Arabia, Singapore, and Italy; a barbershop singer and conductor currently based in Brisbane, Australia; and a British luthier who trained at the Welsh School of Violin Making.
Band Director Brian White on Musical Friendships
Kelly Shepard on his Barbershop Beginnings
British Luthier David Milward on Breaking Boundaries
In our Drawing series, we’ll be talking to an animator and illustrator who got his start with Marvel Comics, an Emmy Award-winning veteran of the animation industry, and a Kenyan artist who is known for his striking works on paper.
Illustrator Lance Tooks on Risking your Comfort
Animator Elizabeth Ito on the problem with perfection
Onkoba Ongeri Draws on Nature
This season we’ll be talking to a woman who created a book subscription company while on lockdown in Spain, a man who writes books about art crime and art history in his adopted country of Slovenia, and a woman based in the Italian countryside, who gets paid to read books all day.
Abbie Hibler on founding Little Readers
Noah Charney on the life of a writer in Slovenia
Barbara Boyd on being a book coach in Italy
All of the participants in this series are Returned Peace Corps Volunteers, whose personal and professional lives have been unquestionably influenced by their years in the program.
Jennifer Seely on serving in the Peace Corps in Côte d’Ivoire
Nancy Dimmock on her Peace Corps beginnings in Lesotho
Kelly Rusch on serving in the Peace Corps in El Salvador
Americans in Africa
This season’s guests have experienced Africa from many different angles, including mission trips, adoption and conservation work alongside native populations.
Karissa Denae Johnson on her coat of courage
Rebecca Villarreal on the majesty of the world
Felice Dougherty on life in Ethiopia
American Teachers Abroad
Our guests have taught from Shanghai and Kazakhstan to Barcelona, Istanbul, Thailand and Taiwan. And they’ve got the stories to prove it.
Willie White on developing lasting relationships through teaching
Laura Kitchin on wanting to see the world
Matt & Laurel Green on seeing things for themselves
The Children of Immigrants
Our guests also share some of their favorite podcasts, resources and websites.
Bhavneet & Taranjit Athwal on growing up as Sikh Americans
Jacqui Amezcua on growing up Mexican American
Phyllis Huang on growing up Taiwanese American
The Opioid Crisis
This season's interviews include a physician, a survivor of addiction and her daughter. In addition, helpful links are found in the interviews for those seeking help from addiction.
Dr. David Jetmore on the roots of the opioid crisis in America
Nicole Powers on surviving an opioid addiction
Emily Powers on finding compassion
Our Bodies in Space
Why do we so often turn to food for something other than sustenance? How is trauma carried by the body, and how can it be released? How do our brains create maps of our bodies? This season, we’ll be exploring these questions and many more.
Nutrition Coach Jen Pendleton on the long game
Voice and speech coach Lauren Lovett on letting the body lead.
Architect Ana Mombiedro on mapping the body
Authors of Young Adult Fiction
Why do our young people need to read books that tackle taboo topics? What is the role of the creative arts in these critical times? How does fear influence our decisions? We’ll be taking a different tack this season, as we share some of our guests’ favorite blogs. Have fun exploring!
Writer Jennifer Niven on Digging Deep
Writer James Bird on supporting diverse voices
Author Michelle Reynoso on the space where magic happens
A series of interviews focusing on artists and the act of creating through art, community and conservation.
Shelly De Vito on creating space
Casey Mallinckrodt on the ethics of conservation
Artist Derick Melander on getting unstuck
Spirituality & Religion
Here, we ask ourselves questions such as: How do we communicate with one another? How do our background and our culture define our ways of communication? What is the significance of dreams and visions?
Sarah Ronan, on Converting to Islam
Arun Deva, on Finding Stillness
UU minister Rachael Hayes on committing to the moment
Writing & Writers
What do successful authors have in common? How do they choose their preferred medium? What inspiration can you draw from them? Listen in on Season Six to find out.
American Devora Rogers on Writing her Novel, The Spanish Painter
Brooke Berman on Crossing Frontiers to Write in Different Media
Writer J. Edward Kruft Keeps it Brief
This season you will get a peek into the lives of ordinary people who achieved extraordinary things. Are you curious about their fears, their insecurities, and what inspired them to set off on great adventures? Let’s begin!
Estonians Ats & Kätlyn on cycling across Europe and back again
American Sara Turman on setting sail from France to travel the world
Americans Thom Sesma and Penny Daulton on Hiking the Camino de Santiago
During this season, we ask ourselves questions such as: How do we communicate with one another? How do our backgrounds and our cultures define our ways of communication?
Laura – A Belgian World Traveler
Jose – A Brilliant Geek Teaching English
Lidia – a Small-town Girl Interpreting in Germany
Interviews featuring couples living abroad who came back to their home countries to raise their children.
Javi & Silvia – From Spain to London and Back Again
Ernesto & María – One Couple, Two Continents
Health and Wellness Internationally
Members of the international wellness community talk with The Listen.
Pavan & Olga of Juno Health and Wellness
Sacha Jones of Stiggly Holistics
Dolka Lina Vazquez of Dolkalicious
Mothers in Another Land
What are the benefits and challenges of raising a child abroad? What advice can our guests give to mothers in similar situations?
Agnieszka, A Daughter of Poland Mothers in Spain
Sue, A British Animal Lover on Mothering in Spain
Michele, A Canadian on Mothering in Three Languages
Special holiday episodes, music and timely information.