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We all deal with challenges on a daily basis: substance abuse, economic insecurity, infertility, illness — the list goes on and on. Challenges are a part of all of our lives, but it’s often how we deal with them that defines who we are. Join Amy Brenneman for weekly conversations with friends, family and colleagues about these challenges and how they have the potential to be our greatest teachers. Subscribe now.
 
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From the Queen to COVID to Cuomo, Anne Milgram, Juliette Kayyem, and Melissa Murray dissect another busy news week in the first episode of Season two of the podcast. They also answer a question from a listener in the new "Hot Flash" segment, about their most surprising female hero. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
This week on the podcast, John Forté, a recording artist and member of the popular 90s hip-hop group, the Fugees joins Amy to talk about an event in his life that ended with him spending seven years in federal prison. Continue the conversation with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thechallengerspodcast/…
 
Amy sits down with her dear friend (and Private Practice co-star), Kate Walsh to talk about physical and mental health - together, they discuss early menopause, burnout, the discovery of Kate's brain-tumor and more. Continue the conversation with us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/thechallengerspodcast/…
 
Juliette Kayyem, Anne Milgram, and Melissa Murray discuss impeachment, life after Trump, and the need to stay vigilante. They are then joined by Julie Cohen and Betsy West, the Oscar nominated filmmakers who brought us RBG, to discuss Pauli Murray, the subject of their new documentary, who is perhaps the most important civil rights figure that you …
 
Juliette Kayyem, Anne Milgram, and Melissa Murray are joined by Martha Minow, Harvard University Professor, author, and renowned scholar on how divided nations unify, during one of the most historic and tumultuous weeks in US history, to discuss Trump's second impeachment, the storming of the U.S. Capitol, and how we begin to pick up the pieces of …
 
In episode 4 of Talking Feds: Women at the Table, hosts Juliette Kayyem, Anne Milgram, and Melissa Murray are joined by Ann O'Leary, Chief of Staff to California Governor Gavin Newsom, to discuss California's COVID response, the new COVID vaccine and potential distribution, school closings, and California's economic recovery from COVID. See acast.c…
 
Just a day before the election, Juliette Kayyem, Anne Milgram, and Melissa Murray are joined by special guest, Mary McCord, Legal Director at the Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, to discuss the work she's doing to monitor the armed militias and voter suppression efforts threatening the election and the militia that may be a thr…
 
This week, Melissa Murray, Juliette Kayyem, and Anne Milgram start the episode with a conversation about the anticipated COVID vaccine—and are joined in the second half by Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women's Law Center, to dig into the impact that COVID is having on women in the workplace and to learn what we can do to mov…
 
Anne Milgram, Melissa Murray, and Juliette Kayyem, discuss another crazy news week, diving specifically into the devastating revelation that surfaced on Tuesday, in the New York Times, about the application of the migrant policy in 2018 and the order from the then Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, and Deputy Attorney General, Rod Rosenstein, to sepa…
 
In this very first episode of Talking Feds: Women at the Table, which first appeared as a Talking Feds bonus episode, three clerks to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, come together to describe what Justice Ginsburg really was like as a mentor, judge, spouse, and improbable pop culture hero. Amanda Tyler, Gillian Metzger, and Ginger Anders talk about th…
 
This week on the Challengers, Amy is joined by Juliette Kayyem (author, educator, CNN National Security Analyst) to talk in-depth about Covid-19 and her experience dealing with pandemics. Join Amy for regular live episodes of the Challengers on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube - links below. Facebook Page The Challengers Facebook Group Twitter YouTube…
 
This week on the Challengers, Amy is joined by activist and filmmaker, Will Halby to discuss Zeno Mountain Farm, disability culture and creativity. Join Amy every week for live episodes of the Challengers on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube - links below. Facebook Page The Challengers Facebook Group Twitter YouTube…
 
This week on The Challengers we’re mixing things up. Amy is joined by her former Private Practice co-stars Kate Walsh, Kadee Strickland, Paul Adelstein, Caterina Scorsone, Audra McDonald, Brian Benben, and head makeup artist, Sergio Lopez Rivera for a very special reunion. Together, they’ll look back on their time on set and reflect on the Covid-19…
 
This week on the Challengers, Amy is joined by activist and author, Amelia Bonow of Shout Your Abortion. Together, Amy and Amelia talk about their own journeys with abortion and take some very special questions from listeners. Join Amy every week for live episodes of the Challengers on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube - links below. Facebook Page The …
 
This episode of the Challengers with Amy Brenneman was recorded live - just over a week after George Floyd was murdered by police in Minneapolis. Actor and activist, Ajani "AJ" Murray joins Amy to talk about the events of the week, and disability. Join Amy every week for live episodes of the Challengers on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube - links belo…
 
This week on the Challengers, Amy welcomes high school seniors, Ava Brenneman and Cydney Crain and college senior, Clementine Callaway to discuss their school-lives post Covid-19. Together, they also take some very special questions from listeners. Join Amy every week for live episodes of the Challengers on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube - links bel…
 
This week on the Challengers, Amy is joined by the Rector of All Saints Pasadena, Mike Kinman, Mike came on the podcast to talk about how to keep the faith in 2020 during the Covid-19 pandemic. Together, they also take some special questions from you. If you’d like to join Amy for the weekly live episodes of the podcast, you can do so by following …
 
This week, Amy is joined by her dear friend and Private Practice co-star, Paul Adelstein. Together, they talk about the life of actors in a Covid-19 world and how Paul has been adjusting to staying home. They also take some very special, Private Practice-based questions from listeners. Enjoy. Continue the conversation with us on Facebook: https://w…
 
Producer, writer, husband and father Brad Silberling joins Amy this week to talk about how he’s been coping in a Covid-19 world and what it has been like to quarantine with the whole family. This episode was recorded live on Facebook. If you’d like to join us for future live conversations, you can use the links below. Continue the conversation with…
 
Actress and comedian Annie Potts joins Amy on a new episode of the Challengers to discuss the state of the world in 2020 as well as an event that shaped her entire life and has left her with chronic pain. This episode was recorded live on Facebook. If you’d like to join us for future live conversations, you can use the links below. Continue the con…
 
Join Amy Brenneman for a special bonus season of the Challengers as she takes questions from fans and talks with friends/family to help make sense of our new normal and the challenges that we face in a world turned upside down by Covid-19. If you’d like to participate in these weekly discussions, you can join the Challengers Facebook Group and watc…
 
During the final episode of the season, Amy sits down with her dear friends, Cynthia Griffiths and Dawn Hamilton to talk about a topic that’s very close to all of them - parenting a child with special needs. During the course of the conversation, Cynthia and Dawn share their birth stories, discuss the challenging days and weeks that followed, and w…
 
This week, Amy is joined by writer/producer, Nancy Neufeld Callaway (Married...with Children, In Living Color) to talk about her incredibly challenging journey through a cancer treatment that left her with a neurological impairment. Together, along with Nancy’s friend, Karen, they talk about the day-to-day struggle that comes with severe amnesia, w…
 
This week, producer Damon Lindelof (The Leftovers, LOST, Watchmen) joins Amy to talk about the ups and downs of the creative process. Together, they talk about the anxiety that Damon felt while developing the HBO television series, The Leftovers and how he learned to embrace it and allow the show to tell him what it needed. Continue the conversatio…
 
This week, Amy sits down with writer/producer, Susan McMartin (Mom, Two and a Half Men, Mr. Church) about her journey through alcoholism and sobriety. During the conversation, Susan opens up about her upbringing with an alcoholic mother, her experience realizing that she was an alcoholic and her incredibly personal book, Understanding the Fall. Con…
 
Amy talks with New York Times Bestselling Author and ordained Lutheran pastor, Nadia Bolz-Weber (Shameless, Accidental Saints) about her courageous journey to reclaim her own sexuality within in a religious system that can sometimes be hostile to it. In a frank, joy-infused and freewheeling conversation, Pastor Nadia and Amy share their personal hi…
 
Amy sits down with Brad Silberling (director: Moonlight Mile, Casper, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events) to talk about an event that changed his life in July of 1989 when his girlfriend at the time, Rebecca Schaeffer, was shot and killed. During this conversation, Brad and Amy talk about the timeline of the day and how the event conti…
 
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