Best Personalstories podcasts we could find (Updated May 2019)
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Welcome to the WANTcast: The Women Against Talk Podcast by Katie Horwitch - lessons in moving forward fearlessly and spreading the (good) word. Interviews, stories, and inspiration to help you live the life you're meant to lead by shifting around your negative talk patters. Discussions on body image, self worth, relationships, career, community, and all kinds of pragmatic positivity. Dive in. Dig deep. Be the YOU you know you're meant to be. New epsiodes every other week. Get the show notes ...
 
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Impact Statement
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When a crime ends in a conviction, the victims or their families are often allowed to give a statement to the court about the impact of the crime on their lives. But when these life altering events go unsolved, do not end in a conviction, or aren’t crimes at all, the victims and their families do not have this opportunity. The stories on this podcast are their Impact Statements.
 
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Crooked Cousins
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Join cousins, Becca and Megan, every Monday for chilling true crime cases with a hint of comedy and banter. They say you can’t choose your family, but you can choose your true crime extended family! Welcome to our crooked family, listeners!
 
A new podcast about the fears, joys, stories of parenting, blended families and life in between.
 
A comedy chat show hosted by award-winning comedian, author and accidental relationship guru Rosie Wilby. She and a rotating cast of her acclaimed performer pals look back at their best and worst romantic breakup stories. Tragedy plus time equals comedy, right? The Breakup Monologues was initially developed as part of a multi-platform project supported using public funding by Arts Council England. The music used in the series is Hackbeat Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creativ ...
 
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Story Worthy
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Hollywood’s most famous comedians and writers tell true, personal stories. Christine Blackburn is the creator and host of Story Worthy and Story Smash the Storytelling Gameshow LIVE every month at the Hollywood Improv. Past guests include Larry King, Marylynn Rajskub, Wayne Federman, Jimmy Pardo, Danny Zuker, Laurie Kilmartin, Jon Gabrus, Dave Koechner, Scott Ian, Sean Giambrone, Heather McDonald, Kelly Carlin, Bobcat Goldthwait, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Toby Huss, Adam Carolla, Matt Oswalt, Ph ...
 
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She Geeks Out
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She Geeks Out (hosted by Rachel Murray and Felicia Jadczak) brings you the voices of women from all walks of life to share with you what they geek out about-- their passions, talents, struggles, and successes. This doesn't mean that they're going to be tech talks (although they might be!). Each episode will feature the hosts and their guests talking about topics including health, psychology, art, music, learning, and more-- the list goes on. Episodes are fun, engaging, and provide some nugge ...
 
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Keeping It Queer
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Keeping it Queer is a podcast that takes a look at the unique lives of individuals who belong to the Indian LGBTQ community. Hosted by comedian Navin Noronha, the show explores the quirky experiences that accompany growing up queer in India. While some face homophobia, others face rejection and societal pressure; and yet others are met with warmth and understanding. Because like everything else in life, it takes good days and bad days for these ordinary heroes to smile and continue keeping i ...
 
Listen as Award-winning National Geographic Presenter Harry Yuan interviews other fellow Adventurers who have lived and continue to live a very different lifestyle.
 
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LifeLabNotes
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Life Lab Notes is curious about humans and life and how it all works, and sometimes doesn’t work. We feature the talents of brilliantly fun and inspiring writers and actors, exploring the heartwarming and heartbreaking, with sketch comedy, personal stories, and original music. Join us for a good look at ourselves!
 
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Growing Up Moonie
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Hideo Higashibaba left the cult he was born into when he was 22 years old. The Unification Church, also known as the Moonies, was founded in Korea by a man named Sun Myung Moon who proclaimed he was the Second Coming of Christ. In Growing Up Moonie, Hideo asks people he grew up with what their childhoods were like and shares his struggle to make sense of his weird sheltered youth and the person he grew up to be. Edited and co-produced by Quinn Myers.
 
Sea Stories and More with Jim is a podcast journal in which I tell stories of my life, mostly when I was a kid growing up in California during the 1950's 60'sand 70's as well as my time in the US Navy, 1969-1973.
 
Zach Ricker is a 23 year old who is the founder of S.H.Y. Double A (A.K.A. - S.H.Y.A.A. and stands for SEEK HELP, YOU AREN'T ALONE) and he also speaks about his own experience with depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. He will discuss his own experiences, mental health, life in general and will also have guests on the podcast to discuss their personal experiences. Zach is bringing awareness to mental health and showing other that they are not alone while giving people a perspective on l ...
 
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What happens when you feel a "calling" to change things up...but everything is going just fine? What if you're doubting a choice is the right one to make...but you don't have proof as to why? In today's episode of the WANTcast, a listener asks if she should follow her gut and change everything, even though life is great. I share some insight in ...…
 
Rosie is joined by comedians Robyn Perkins and Lynn Ruth Miller to discuss the third date rule, the evolutionary drives underpinning our relationship behaviours, lesbian divorce rates, participating in scientific sex research and online dating for the over-80s. Recorded at Kings Place on May 10 2019. The next London live recordings are at Kings ...…
 
In this episode, I cover the updates in the Jeff Rogers and DJ Fickey cases, as well as give an important update on the future of the show. Music by Blue Dot Sessions Support the show.By Impact Statement.
 
Comedy writer, Andy Cowan (Cheers, Seinfeld, 3rd Rock from the Sun) and author (Banging My Head Against the Wall: A Comedy Writer's Guide to Seeing Stars, foreword by Jay Leno) shares his Seinfeld memories and two out of body experiences with SNL! And please visit storyworthypodcast.com! You’ll find special deals courtesy of my sponsors like Th ...…
 
Jennifer Pastiloff’s debut memoir, On Being Human, is set to release on June 4th, and it’s already getting massively well-deserved buzz. Centered around the touchstone stories Jen tells in her popular workshops, On Being Human is the story of how a starved person grew into the exuberant woman she was meant to be all along by battling the demons ...…
 
Rosie is joined by advice columnist and author Beth McColl, presenter, writer and sex educator Alix Fox and author and comedian Viv Groskop to discuss micro-cheating, breakup ‘anniversary’ dates, fantasy celebrity shag lists, whether ghosting existed in the ‘olden days’ of fax machines and meeting in real life, what to do when love is just not ...…
 
I don't remember where I got the idea that May 16th was National Flash Fiction Day. Maybe I dreamt it. However it entered my brain, I definitely consciously entered it into my calendar, and dutifully reminded myself a few days ago, "I'd better get a very short story ready to post!" May 16th is not National Flash Fiction Day. That'll be in June ...…
 
Join host Christine Blackburn and expert judges, writer Peter Mehlman (Seinfeld), Gina Grad (Adam Carolla Podcast), and photographer Matt Oswalt for a fast and funny game of Story Smash The Storytelling Gameshow! Contestants spin the Wheel of Stories and tell a true, 1, 2 or 3 minute story on whatever topic they land on. Contestants include Com ...…
 
Karen Lee Poter (Sex Talk with My Mom, The Karen Lee Poter Show) shares a personal story about losing her virginity. Once in college and the other after her 24 year marriage was dramatically cut short. Listen! And please visit storyworthypodcast.com! You’ll find special deals courtesy of my sponsors like Third Love Bras, BetaBrand, and EveryPla ...…
 
Getting a "gut feeling" can be your intuition kicking in...or a case of being triggered. And if you're a naturally super-intuitive and "tuned in" person, it can be even more difficult than normal to tell the difference. Make sure you know which is which before you make a choice you might not feel so great about after the fact. SHOW NOTES: • Com ...…
 
Comedian Vir Das was cast in a Bollywood movie where he met actor Rishi Kapoor, who changed his life with a handshake. Listen to find out what happened! And please visit storyworthypodcast.com! You’ll find special deals courtesy of my sponsors like Third Love Bras, BetaBrand, EveryPlate, and Robinhood. Just use the promo code STORYWORTHY. When ...…
 
Ever feel like you don't have enough time to make your mark? Feel like technology (or maybe just other people) are more in control of your life's story than you are? In this solo episode, I talk about my latest "a-has" about making meaning and leaving your legacy - and hopefully, it'll give you some of your own a-ha moments too. SHOW NOTES: • C ...…
 
Comedian Pete George has performed over 8,500 stand-up shows at venues like The Hard Rock, The House of Blues, and Planet Hollywood, but nothing could compare to being part of a "pilot" project that involved performing in-flight comedy for Continental Airlines. All passengers were NOT on board. Have a listen to this emotional and turbulent expe ...…
 
Today's guest is a leading voice in the wellness industry that champions the kind of wellness we should all be striving for: the kind that's got a BACKBONE. Liz Moody is a writer, editor, host of the Healthier Together podcast, recipe developer, and the author of two healthy cookbooks: Healthier Together and Glow Pops. She's a fierce advocate f ...…
 
Rosie is joined by former Labour adviser, columnist, commentator and comedian Ayesha Hazarika, Edinburgh Comedy Award nominee 2018 Olga Koch and journalist and author Kate Leaver (The Friendship Cure) to discuss friendship breakups, friendships with ex-partners, whether or not sex ruins a friendship, dating younger men, political breakups and m ...…
 
Mike Bonifer (Founder and CCO of bigSTORY, 21 Day Story) raced to Cedars Sinai with his wife having a baby. Things were out of control until Mike Tyson got involved. Listen to find out what happened! And please visit storyworthypodcast.com! You’ll find special deals courtesy of my sponsors like Third Love Bras, BetaBrand, and Robinhood. Just us ...…
 
Rosie is joined by comedians Debra-Jane Appelby and David Mills to discuss how divorce law has changed for trans people, 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' non-monogamy agreements, coming out, marriage and more. Recorded at Kings Place on April 12 2019. The next live recordings are at Kings Place on May 10. Book tickets at https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/wha ...…
 
Comedian Fielding Edlow (Bojack Horseman, Bitter Homes and Gardens) shares a story about her 6 year-old daughter’s school, which give new meaning to the term “tattletale”. Listen to find out what happened! And please visit storyworthypodcast.com! You’ll find special deals courtesy of my sponsors like Third Love Bras, BetaBrand, EveryPlate, and ...…
 
Krissies 2nd maternity leave lucy doesn’t want to come back inside lucy needs some little friends Chris got rejected to speak at Podcast Movement Krissie got some new tattoo work Fights with coworkers Lucy’s first easter egg hunt The 15 year old has a friend missing
 
Last week was about Goodness Overwhelm - this follow-up is about the other end of the spectrum. You can be a pro at shifting your self-talk when life is going pretty well overall. But what happens when the you-know-what hits the fan...and it keeps hitting the fan? What happens when you’re in major need of a WIN, and that win just isn’t coming y ...…
 
Ahead of more live recordings, Rosie presents some highlights from season 1: Podcaster and author Dolly Alderton and psychotherapist Liz Bentley on ghosting, comedians Sofie Hagen and Brett Goldstein on rollercoaster relationships, author Isabel Losada on enriching her sex life and comedians Kate Smurthwaite and Joe Sutherland on new relationsh ...…
 
Join host Christine Blackburn and expert judges Danny Zuker, Stephanie Courtney and Comedian Blaine Capatch for a fast and funny game of Story Smash The Storytelling Gameshow! Contestants spin the Wheel of Stories and tell a true, 1, 2 or 3 minute story on whatever topic they land on. Contestants include Comic Fielding Edlow, Comic Mike Falzone ...…
 
Margot Leitman (What’s Your Story, Long Story Short) received her late aunt's necklace and in homage of her deep connection to her artistic Aunt, she decided to never take it off. Until one day, it was lost… Listen to find out what happened! And please visit storyworthypodcast.com! You’ll find special deals courtesy of my sponsors like Ana Luis ...…
 
It’s really easy to talk about being overwhelmed when you’re overwhelmed by hard things – but it’s harder to talk about overwhelm when all things are GOOD. When left unchecked, our first response to Goodness-Overwhelm can be to complain or self-sabotage to subconsciously “balance things out” (kind of like how we hold ourselves back when we thin ...…
 
Rosie is joined by evolutionary psychologists Diana Fleischman and Geoffrey Miller who discuss their polyamorous relationship, how being poly can help you to have ‘better’ breakups, whether a primary partner can or should help you through a breakup with another lover and why men might be keener than women to stay in contact with an ex. Recorded ...…
 
Comic Melanie Maras (The Commandments of Lily, Put Your Hands Together, RISK!) thought she hit the jackpot when she met a burger magnate. But then she really got to know him and discovered she’d been bamboozled, by a deadbeat dad. Please visit storyworthypodcast.com! You’ll find special deals courtesy of my sponsors like Third Love Bras, BetaBr ...…
 
IN THIS EPISODE, we talk about how Fay's method, The Lucid Body, is really human training disguised as acting training, developing compassion in the face of turmoil and trauma, the "shadow" and working with it, how chakras apply to everyone (actors and otherwise!) way more practically than their woo-woo associations imply, how to forgive and de ...…
 
Rosie is joined by writers Lucy-Anne Holmes (Don’t Hold My Head Down) and Emily Hill (Bad Romance) and award-winning comedian Suzy Bennett to discuss breakup revenge stories, dating app horror stories, dick pics, sex festivals and getting a tattoo to cover up an ex-partner’s name. Recorded at Kings Place on March 15 2019. The next live recordin ...…
 
Comedian Johnny Cardinale (Bobby Khan's Ticket to Hollywood) has toured the world extensively performing comedy, but something keeps coming back to him- a girl he knew in high school. Plus Johnny and Christine talk about stand-up comedy. AND please visit storyworthypodcast.com! You’ll find special deals courtesy of my sponsors like BetaBrand, E ...…
 
Rosie is joined by dating columnist and author Justin Myers and comedy writer and director Charlie Dinkin to discuss the minefield of modern dating, meeting and breaking up online, being dumped for using someone's toothbrush, sapiosexuality, polyamory and reality dating shows Married at First Sight and Naked Attraction. Recorded at Poplar Union ...…
 
We talk about our recent trip to Orlando for PodFest!By Chris & Krissie Holifield.
 
Comic Mike Falzone survived a major health scare and decided to leave the comforts of his family and friends in Connecticut, to move out west, with dreams of making it big in the comedy world. Listen to Mike's story of big goals and finding his purpose, today on Story Worthy! And please visit storyworthypodcast.com! You’ll find special deals co ...…
 
Christen is a feminist, an activist, a self-defense instructor, and co-founder of She’s the First, a non-profit that fights gender inequality through education. . . . She's the First began as a grassroots movement in 2009, and has since grown into a worldwide movement with programs in 21 countries. STF partners with local organizations to suppo ...…
 
Rosie is joined by comedians Richard Herring and Caroline Mabey to discuss how to keep a long-term relationship together, the transactional nature of love, the myth of 'the one', the importance of kindness, celebrating different types of love and the mystery of why all lesbians in London get the 73 bus. Recorded at Poplar Union on February 13 2 ...…
 
Story Smash The Storytelling Gameshow LIVE at the Hollywood Improv! Join host Christine Blackburn and expert judges Danny Zuker, Hayley Orrantia and Matt Oswalt for a fast and funny game of Story Smash The Storytelling Gameshow! Contestants spin the Wheel of Stories and tell a true, 1, 2 or 3 minute story on whatever topic they land on. Contest ...…
 
On July 10, 2010, Lyle and Marie McCann failed to show up at the airport to pick up their daughter and granddaughter. Their adult children feared they had become lost on their road trip. But then police announced a person of interest in their disappearance. And this began a 6 year winding road through the legal system that isn’t entirely over y ...…
 
Actor Christian Malmin (General Hospital, Days of Our Lives, The Young and The Restless) talks about giving the gift of life to his father- he gave him his right kidney. It’s a fabulous story and an important one! Don’t miss it! Plus, when you go to the website storyworthypodcast.com you’ll find special deals courtesy of my sponsors like BetaBr ...…
 
Friendship, just like any relationship, is a risk. Will they like me? Will I fit in? And while certain aspects of adulthood make friend-finding more challenging, there's a self-awareness we have as adults that lends itself to some of the most important, fulfilling connections of our lives. That self-awareness can also be our biggest enemy. In t ...…
 
In this season 2 bonus episode, Rosie meets with speaker and writer Dr Elisabeth Sheff to discuss the intersection of monogamy, polyamory and breakups. Elisabeth is the author of the Pyschology Today blog The Polyamorists Next Door and this chat was recorded while she was visiting London in December 2018. You can now follow The Breakup Monologu ...…
 
In this final episode Hideo shares his reasons for leaving the Unification and all he lost—and gained—when he left. TRANSCRIPT Hideo Higashibaba [00:00:01] Thanks for listening to Growing Up Moonie. Just a heads up for our listeners, this episode includes mention of mental health crisis, rape, family abuse, death, hospitalization, homophobia, a ...…
 
Katie and Hideo talk about Katie’s recent marriage to another second generation, the struggle to live the values of the church, and the innate need for belonging. TRANSCRIPT News Announcer [00:00:01] A decade ago, the Reverend Sun Myung Moon was accused of controlling the minds of young people creating so-called Moonies News Announcer [00:00:08 ...…
 
In the textbook definition of a cult, a group must have three things: a charismatic leader, insider/outsider identity, and shared ritual. In this episode, Hideo shares some of the rituals of the Moonies and what he had to leave behind. TRANSCRIPT News Announcer [00:00:01] A decade ago, The Reverend Sun Myung Moon was accused of controlling the ...…
 
In the early days of the Moonies, members all lived together in centers across the country and world. But when the second generation were born many families decided to move out and try something new: being totally separate from and yet a part of society. That’s what the second generation had to juggle, all the time and every day. Hideo and Teru ...…
 
Sun Myung Moon was born the son of poor farmers in present-day North Korea and by the time he died ruled a global cult and was a billionaire. Hideo digs into some of the stories and legends surrounding the charismatic leader of the Moonies. TRANSCRIPT Hideo Higashibaba [00:00:03] Thanks for listening to Growing Up Moonie. Just a heads up to our ...…
 
Hideo and Jenn grew up going to church, Sunday school, and church camp together, but they had wildly different home lives. Hideo talks with Jenn about the pressures, guilt, and strict rules that guarded the childhoods of second generation Moonies. TRANSCRIPT News Announcer [00:00:02] A decade ago the Reverend Sun Myung Moon was accused of contr ...…
 
When Hideo Higashibaba left the Moonies he had no idea how he was going to survive without them. He wondered if other kids born into the church had as much trouble adjusting to adulthood, even if they didn’t leave. In this first episode Hideo reflects on his own strange origins and the history of the Moonies. TRANSCRIPT Hideo Higashibaba [00:00 ...…
 
Actor Paul Vato (MadTV, Vato’s Cigars ) gets recognized from time to time from his work as an actor. Usually it’s quite pleasant, but sometimes, it’s very uncomfortable. Plus, Paul talks about downtown Vegas and Vato’s Cigars located inside Binions Casino in Downtown Las Vegas. Listen! Plus, when you go to the website storyworthypodcast.com you ...…
 
Orthorexia nervosa is a sickly ironic twist on healthy eating, a laugh in the face of nutrition facts. It’s what used to be called an EDNOS: Eating Disorder Not Specified. The term “orthorexia” was coined circa 1997 by a doctor who suffered from the condition himself: there was no name for this condition, therefore there was no research. And si ...…
 
Rosie is joined by writers Nichi Hodgson (The Curious History of Dating) and Abigail Tarttelin (Dead Girls, Golden Boy) to discuss divorce law, Queen Victoria, Love Island and a breakup story involving a near-fatal car crash. Recorded at Kings Place on November 9 2018. The next live recording is at Kings Place on March 15. Get tickets here: htt ...…
 
Comedian Esther Ku (Last Comic Standing, Girl Code, AVN Awards Host) shares her story of how she got her heart broken while living in the big brutal city of New York. It is a hilariously sad story that includes breaking and entering, steamy sex and a real mugging. Listen to how she found herself in this precarious situation in the first place a ...…
 
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