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beckyEpisode #33 is up! Becky Owen discusses why she’s a bad military wife, how flying from Germany to the US with five children is easier than grocery shopping, what family means, the best way to teach your kids about Egyptian history, and more.

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terricarsonbraxtonIn which Terri discusses the unexpectedly paradoxical contrast between her childhood in DC and boarding school in Massachussetts and how it changed the course of her life, helping her daughter aim for Miss America, the music that moves and inspires her, and Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.


saraIn which Sara shares an embarrassing story from elementary school in which she was played; how she’d like to go back in time; her ability to find things even from far away; and her dinner party with her grandmother, Fred Rogers, Anne Lamott, and others. Listen here.

Also Sara has an awesome TED Talk, which I was privileged to hear her practice at one of our book club meetings. Watch it here.

Screen Shot 2017-11-02 at 1.03.19 PMIn which Lesley describes her quest for the missing piece of a Venetian glass-blown chess set of Jewish holidays, living life with grace, the necessity of gun control, her family, and how to celebrate kindness.


kimperryIn which Kim discusses key lime pie, meditation, bungee jumping, racism, volunteering, and being a California transplant.


susanandliamI don’t always interview spouses back to back on my podcast, but when I do, it’s awesome. Especially if it’s Susan and Liam, two of the most interesting and lovely people in the world.

In which Liam discusses the fire that broke out when he was in the shower, his inherent trust of the Irish, and the allure of old baseball games. LISTEN HERE:

In which Susan discusses the ideal town of Edwardsville and its unofficial mayor, how her life is organized around stories, the importance of giving people the benefit of the doubt, and owning awkwardness. LISTEN NOW!


What makes Danielle feel loved and cared for: “When my children crawl into my lap even when it’s 85 degrees because I’m home to them.”

Who should be honored in a museum? All those anonymous Black women who do the hard work people don’t acknowledge. “It’s so many women and it’s work that has to be done. I just want somebody to know their names.”

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“I would like to spend 24 hours with Pablo Neruda in a yurt.” –Alex Aspiazu

DianeUlliusHear Diane’s answers to these questions!

  1. If you could switch places with someone for a day, who would it be and why?
  2. What’s the most significant way you’ve changed over time?
  3. What can’t you live without?
  4. If you could replace any part of your body with an artificial part guaranteed to never fail, what would you choose?
  5. If you wrote a book, what would it be about?

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