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Nonfiction authors share compelling true stories & books with great ideas for living well. In addition to discussing captivating biographies & memoirs, these writers promote business & entrepreneurship, foster community-building, encourage health & wellness, strengthen home & family, and nurture personal development. Regardless of the genre, all the books we feature are insightful, inspiring, and uplifting. In the end, we save you time by curating long-standing classics, sleepers, and new re ...
 
The Legends Only Podcast is a weekly pop culture podcast series by Bradley Stern and T. Kyle MacMahon, two NYC-based best friends/media gays with a well-documented love for the many Queens of Pop, from Madonna to Rihanna to Paris Hilton. Together, the two deep-dive into the careers of past and present Legends, including discussions with industry insiders and rising stars, as well as timely commentary about the state of pop/meme culture - plus a tit-shaking musical recommendation or two. See ...
 
Following a 20-year career in communications, like so many friends, peers and ex-colleagues I found myself working from home 100% of the time. In this series I hear from a range of interesting and diverse voices about their response to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, their health and wellbeing, creativity in adverse times, and our shared hopes for the future.
 
Have you ever heard Maya Angelou’s phrase, “If you know better, you do better”? Well, Better Etc. is here to help with the “know better” part so that we can all get out there and tackle the “do better” part! Trista Sutter, our spunky host, is a mother, wife, and author… oh and she’s also known as the fairy godmother of a little reality dating show you might have heard of… you know, the one with the roses and the right reasons. Each week Trista chats with experts and everyday people about how ...
 
Phoebe Robinson is tired of being the token black woman in an ocean of white dude comedians. So in this podcast, Phoebe’s calling the shots. She’ll host intimate, funny and super honest conversations with musicians, actors, writers and comedians who are killing it in their fields — AND who aren’t white dudes! Stay tuned for the one token white guy (it’s only fair), cameos by Phoebe’s ball-busting executive producer Ilana Glazer, and a whole lot of hijinks. WNYC Studios is a listener-supporte ...
 
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Beauty journalist, Brand consultant and former magazine editor Keysha Davis talks to us about community spirit and raising two boys during lockdown, why black hair matters and feeling star-struck by Janet Jackson and Tyler Perry. Show summary 1min – Lockdown living with two young sons at home, and what matters in life. 2mins30s – Unconventional car…
 
How do you reinvent a city? The mayor of Miami is on a mission to turn his city into the world’s foremost tech and financial hub. Anne McElvoy explores whether he can tempt entrepreneurs and investors away from Silicon Valley and Wall Street and how he will improve the lives of Miamians. Mayor Suarez talks about his ambitions in the Republican Part…
 
This week Trista is joined by her most special guest yet, her 12-year-old daughter Blakesley! The two answer fun questions from followers and Trista gets the scoop on what Blakesley really thinks of their relationship. We learn all about the first daughter born to Bachelor Nation sweethearts, who her favorite people are within the franchise, whethe…
 
In fall 2018, Lauren McCluskey was a student at the University of Utah on a Track and Field scholarship. While on the phone with her mother, she was walking back to her dorm when she was attacked. Later, she was found dead in the backseat of a vehicle on campus. Her family and friends didn’t hesitate to point the finger at the man she had just brok…
 
Support Legends Only on Patreon! patreon.com/legendsonly Thank you to our sponsor, BetterHelp! Sign-up at betterhelp.com/legendsonly for 10% OFF your first month! Fill out their questionnaire and get matched with an online counselor you'll love. T. Kyle and Bradley discuss drastic changes in their personal lives, including moving, vaccines, bird-wa…
 
Episode chapters 1min - Publishing a book and interviewing in lockdown. 2mins30s - The centre half and their quirks. 4mins30s - Twin loves of football and journalism - keeping it in the family. 6mins30s - Ghosting David Beckham 10mins30s - Gaining respect as a writer and breakthrough moments. 13mins - Premier League football and the response to the…
 
What can a travel writer learn from staying at home? Anne McElvoy asks the prolific travel author Paul Theroux about the virtues of being homebound during the pandemic. The author of "Under the Wave at Waimea" reveals that his friend and one-time foe V.S. Naipaul inspired a character in his new book about big-wave surfing in Hawaii. Also, verbal fe…
 
SUMMARY Not just another rags-to-riches story, “Unstoppable” by Joshua M. Greene is the unbelievable true story of “Siggi B. Wilzig’s Astonishing Journey from Auschwitz Survivor and Penniless Immigrant to Wall Street Legend.” Initially reluctant to write another dark Holocaust-survivor story, Greene, was surprised to find the post-Auschwitz life of…
 
Are you an entrepreneur who is struggling to get to that next level in business? Or, maybe you’re facing personal challenges that are holding you back from being your best self. This week Trista is joined by Linda Perry, “recovering” attorney, mindset master coach, lead business instructor, author, and podcast host dedicated to helping entrepreneur…
 
Andrew Macaskill - Career coach, Board advisor and founder of Executive Career Jump - is on a mission to end our job search misery. 1min - the best and worst of Covid-19 and innovation in adversity. 3mins - communities, social media and serving others. 4mins30s - best pieces of career advice and treating the job search like a project. 7mins - endin…
 
Support Legends Only on Patreon! patreon.com/legendsonly Thank you to our sponsor, BetterHelp! Sign-up at betterhelp.com/legendsonly for 10% OFF your first month! Fill out their questionnaire and get matched with an online counselor you'll love. T. Kyle and Bradley discuss Britney’s latest headline-making Instagram post and caption, TMZ’s alleged s…
 
How important is truth in historical TV drama? Anne McElvoy asks the Oscar-winning screenwriter about the difference between journalistic accuracy and artistic truth, how he uses that tension in his latest film "The Trial of the Chicago 7" and why he loves courtroom dramas. The creator of "The West Wing" also explains why that series still captivat…
 
Rejection hurts; whether that’s from a friend, a romantic partner, or even a job! The other major rejection we rarely identify is the rejection of self, including negative self-hatred and self-talk. This week, our guest teaches us how to turn this rejection, in whatever form it may be, into purpose and happiness! Trista is joined by relationship co…
 
Ella Young was a wife and mother of 2, including a 4 month old baby boy. She loved hiking in Hobble Creek Canyon with her husband and their sons. When she left on September morning in 1953 to go get a can of corn for their supper that night, she never returned home. Her family was worried and started looking at the place she loved the most, Hobble …
 
Support Legends Only on Patreon! patreon.com/legendsonly Thank you to our sponsor, BetterHelp! Sign-up at betterhelp.com/legendsonly for 10% OFF your first month! Fill out their questionnaire and get matched with an online counselor you'll love. T. Kyle and Bradley travel back in time to 2004 and take a deep dive into pop culture at the time leadin…
 
From chatting to The Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, about sustainability and the future of jobs, to binge watching MasterChef and Netflix with her young family. We talk about the changing priorities enforced by lockdown living on Yewande Akinola - an award winning female engineer, who shares memories of an inspirational childhood in Niger…
 
Is it time for diversity quotas? Ursula Burns, the first black woman to lead a Fortune 500 company, tells The Economist’s editor-in-chief Zanny Minton Beddoes why she thinks businesses will not diversify without quotas. The former CEO of Xerox also argues that business leaders have the edge over presidents when it comes to closing the skills gap an…
 
SUMMARY Co-founder of the toy company Melissa & Doug, Melissa Bernstein reveals the raw truth she's hidden most of her life: for more than 50 years, she's grappled with existential anxiety and depression, bringing her to the brink of self-harm. In her book, ⁠"LifeLines: An Inspirational Journey from Profound Darkness to Radiant Light," released Mar…
 
How well do you know yourself? What about your loved ones? It turns out there is quite a lot to learn, and to help scratch the surface, Trista is joined by Enneagram teacher, therapist, author, speaker, corporate consultant, podcast host, songwriter, and Episcopal priest, Ian Morgan Cron! While his expertise could fill a whole year’s worth of Bette…
 
Support Legends Only on Patreon! patreon.com/legendsonly Thank you to our sponsor, BetterHelp! Sign-up at betterhelp.com/legendsonly for 10% OFF your first month! Fill out their questionnaire and get matched with an online counselor you'll love. T. Kyle and Bradley usher in the season of Spring with a brief life recap, and dig into overall takeaway…
 
Record numbers of women are considering leaving the workforce due to the pressures of the pandemic. How can successful women help their successors through the glass ceiling? Host Anne McElvoy talks to Joanna Coles, CEO of Northern Star Investments and former chief content officer of Hearst magazines, and Melora Hardin, star of “The Bold Type” and “…
 
TW: eating disorder, bulimia No matter how things appear, everyone has internal battles. If your battle is with food, something that most of us are expected to eat three times every single day, that battle can be exhausting and all-consuming. This week, Trista is joined by nutritionist, certified food and body coach, and founder of Ditch the Scale …
 
Inspired by her grandmother's entrepreneurial spirit in the New York of her youth, Monique has published two books: Divas Doing Business and Get Your Hustle On! She shares her thoughts on career opportunities in 2021, the Tech sector, a Hollywood A-lister mentor, and balancing the demands of corporate America while running your own business in a ti…
 
Support Legends Only on Patreon! patreon.com/legendsonly Thank you to our sponsor, BetterHelp! Sign-up at betterhelp.com/legendsonly for 10% OFF your first month! Fill out their questionnaire and get matched with an online counselor you'll love. T. Kyle and Bradley discuss the Jennifer Lopez and AROD breakup (?), High Fashion Editorial! featuring J…
 
During the pandemic, how can we better parent our children? Psychotherapist and writer Philippa Perry talks to Anne McElvoy about the mental-health consequences for the 1.6 billion students kept out of school during the pandemic. Plus, why the idea of quality time is a “cop-out” and feeling sad is part of being human. Please subscribe to The Econom…
 
Ladies fashion, womenswear - Jo Hooper has got the t-shirt. Having already worked with some of the UKs most famous high street brands, she wasn't content to rest on her laurels. Two years ago she founded NRBY, whose 'one-mile wear' caught the imagination of women working from home. We bring Jo's story up to date, but also look back on her early yea…
 
John Rocco, #1 New York Times bestselling children’s author and illustrator, shares his recent release, How We Got to the Moon. Organized in seven sections, the book takes readers from age ten to 99 through the years of Apollo, a decade of serious space exploration. Using vivid illustrations and just the right amount of technical and historical inf…
 
Do you have trouble setting boundaries? Do you, like so many, feel like you’re experiencing burnout? If so, you’re not going to want to miss today’s powerful conversation. Trista is joined by an old friend from her days as a Miami Heat dancer, Janet Jones. The two discuss defining and addressing burnout, somatic experiencing, surge capacity, and se…
 
What is the future of the arts, live and virtual events? We put this question to Dr Kirsty Fairclough of Manchester's Metropolitan University. In a wide-ranging interview she also discusses the School of Digital Arts in Manchester, Peter Kay's Phoenix Nights, the legacy of 'Mad Men', plus backstage and concert memories of Beyonce, Nile Rodgers and …
 
We talk to Drew McMillan, leader of the global Colleague Communication & Culture function at British Airways - about the Covid-19 response of the world's favourite airline, pride in their people, what the future holds for travellers, and an early career in Glaswegian coffee... Introduction from Sam Bleazard 1mins15secs - Initial reaction to the pan…
 
Support Legends Only on Patreon! patreon.com/legendsonly Thank you to our sponsor, BetterHelp! Sign-up at betterhelp.com/legendsonly for 10% OFF your first month! Fill out their questionnaire and get matched with an online counselor you'll love. T. Kyle and Bradley return with an official apology regarding the “Alexa, Play Kelly Rowland’s Commander…
 
What can artificial intelligence reveal about what it means to be human? Host Anne McElvoy asks the Nobel prize-winning author of "The Remains of the Day” about his new book, "Klara and the Sun", in which he argues that people's relationship to machines will eventually change the way they think of themselves as individuals. But does he think only h…
 
How many decisions do you make in a day? In a week? Probably a whole lot! This week, Trista is joined by clinical psychologist and author of Choose Better: The Optimal Decision-Making Framework, Dr. Timothy Yen, to help us not only make decisions in the first place, but make better decisions all around. Trista and Dr. Yen dive into the 4-step frame…
 
How should President Joe Biden deal with President Vladimir Putin? At a point of “acute confrontation” between America and Russia, Fiona Hill, former official at the US National Security Council and expert on Russia, tells Anne McElvoy how post-Trump relations might look. Also, why Russian opposition figurehead Alexei Navalny is like Harry Potter— …
 
SUMMARY In The Problem of Alzheimer's: How Science, Culture, and Politics Turned a Rare Disease into a Crisis and What We Can Do About It, Jason Karlawish, physician and writer, combines deep research with personal practice as Co-Director of the Penn Memory Center. Part case studies, part history, part present assessment, and part future projection…
 
This week, Trista is joined by certified life and spiritual coach, hypnotherapist, speaker, meditation teacher, and in-house life coach at Poosh, Ryan Haddon! In her always soothing voice, Ryan explains the meaning behind her course, The Relationship Triumvirate, a three-part method to dig into the important relationships in your life, including yo…
 
Support Legends Only on Patreon! patreon.com/legendsonly Thank you to our sponsor, BetterHelp! Sign-up at betterhelp.com/legendsonly for 10% OFF your first month! Fill out their questionnaire and get matched with an online counselor you'll love. T. Kyle and Bradley are back to discuss eating soap, the newest gay icon NASA Mars 2020 Perseverance Rov…
 
When will the electric car rule the road? Herbert Diess, the chief executive of Germany's Volkswagen Group, talks to Anne McElvoy and Simon Wright, The Economist’s Industry editor, about its plans to switch from the internal-combustion engine to electrification. More than a dozen countries have set a date for when they will prohibit sales of fossil…
 
SUMMARY In her book Passports and Pacifiers: Traveling the World, One Tantrum at a Time, Kaitlyn Jain, mother of four and a world traveler, shares her travel tips and family adventures. On every trip, Jain brings along her positive attitude and sense of humor while she and her husband balance careful planning with spontaneity. To afford their globe…
 
In her very first segment of “Trista’s Takes,” Trista shares her thoughts on the recent controversy in Bachelor Nation. She then speaks to a recently-released interview on another podcast in order to better clarify her statements and intentions. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices…
 
SUMMARY To be happy together, whether you’re starting a new relationship, weathering difficult times, or jump-starting a long-term marriage, Suzie and James Pawelski can help. Their book, Happy Together: Using the Science of Positive Psychology to Build Love That Lasts, isn’t the typical approach to romance. But this husband-and-wife research team …
 
Support Legends Only on Patreon! patreon.com/legendsonly Thank you to our sponsor, BetterHelp! Sign-up at betterhelp.com/legendsonly for 10% OFF your first month! Fill out their questionnaire and get matched with an online counselor you'll love. T. Kyle and Bradley finally figure out how to video chat a year into the pandemic and wish everyone a Ha…
 
What next for the euro area? Christine Lagarde, the president of the European Central Bank and the former head of the IMF tells The Economist's editor-in-chief, Zanny Minton Beddoes, why the continent needs more fiscal support in coming years, why she isn't worried about inflation, and why climate change matters for monetary policy. China is alread…
 
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