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Hosted by Laura Cathcart Robbins, a writer and a recovery thriver and survivor, Laura found herself in an all too familiar position. In September 2018, she was the only black woman in the room at Brave Magic, a famed writer’s retreat. After it was over, she wrote about her “only one” experience in The Huffington Post and comments started flooding into her DM. These comments were from people from all races, ethnicities, creeds, and nationalities who had felt “othered”. Laura beautifully inter ...
 
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If you’re a regular listener, you’re probably familiar with Christina Barsi, who we call Barsi. She is a Certified Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coach & an interdisciplinary artist, and the boss lady at Avant Haüs Media, a full-service podcast production company. She and her team are also responsible for all of our post-production and have been since our …
 
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Lelia Gowland right after the show. Special thanks to our sponsors: Athletic Greens: Take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance. Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year su…
 
Some people think that polyamory is like waving a magic wand and saying, “now you can have sex with whoever you want repercussion free.” Writer, speaker, coach, and negotiation expert, Lelia Gowland and her husband Cole have happily been in a stable, healthy, polyamorous marriage for eight years But what would you do if your identity as poly and as…
 
Amy Green Smith, a sassy-ass certified life coach and hypnotherapist who specializes in all things self-worth and confidence. She helps aspiring badasses (hint: that's YOU!) speak up for themselves without being assholes. Email: amy@amygreensmith.com Website: amygreensmith.com Podcast: The Bold-Faced Truth Facebook: @heyamygreensmith Twitter: @heya…
 
Anastasia Zadeik is a writer, narrative nonfiction performer, and the author of Blurred Fates, “a hypnotic page-turner about the frightening haziness between past and present.” (KIRKUS REVIEWS). Her work has appeared in The San Diego Decameron Project, writeordietribe.com, LitHub, and Shaking the Tree. Director of Operations for the San Diego Write…
 
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Sofia Rose right after the show. Special thanks to our sponsors: Framebridge It’s so easy - frame your photos or send someone the perfect gift. Go to Framebridge.com and use promo code ONE to save an additional 15% off your …
 
Imagine that you are a pornstar, not just an adult film actress, but a bonafide, award-winning, most-downloaded, hall of fame-inductee, porn STAR. Critically acclaimed Latina performer and pioneering BBW porn star, Sofia Rose has stacks of would-be suitors, but found herself wondering what they could offer her, that she couldn’t give herself. So wh…
 
Annalisa Enrile is a Clinical Professor at the USC Suzanne Dworak-Peck School of Social Work, turning classrooms into brave spaces to train the next generation of change makers. She traces her roots back to the Philippines, where she became a human rights defender and anti-trafficking warrior. She continues to work on both sides of the Pacific and …
 
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Jennifer Grey right after the show. Special thanks to our sponsors: Athletic Greens: Take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance. Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 year su…
 
What if you grew in show business, spending your teen years training and auditioning and then finally nabbed the role of a lifetime, but still no one knew who you were? Jennifer Grey, New York Times, best-selling author and star of beloved films such as, Dirty Dancing and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, literally became unrecognizable after a plastic sur…
 
Jennifer Grey is best known for her iconic portrayal of Baby in the beloved film classic Dirty Dancing, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress, and for her breakout role as Matthew Broderick’s sister in the John Hughes film, Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Her numerous film, television, and theater credits span decades. More recently…
 
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Lex Smith right after the show. TRIGGER WARNING: This episode features discussions of human trafficking, including sex trafficking and child trafficking. PATREON SHOUT OUTS: Mercedes Cusick LMFT, Website: www.mercedescusick.…
 
Imagine being surrounded by a large, loving family in A Chicago suburb and becoming a victim of child sex trafficking. For Lex Smith, COO of the national nonprofit, Erase PTSD Now, the trauma of having been trafficked from age nine until age thirteen became nearly unbearable as an adult. But what would you do if you heard about a procedure that wou…
 
You probably heard us reference Dr. Parker’s book, Life’s Work, in our interview with him last week. Dr. Parker and his book were and are both stunning revelations to us and we thought we’d be remiss if we didn’t share some of his words with you. Willie J. Parker MD, MPH, MSc is a reproductive justice advocate. Board certified in obstetrics and gyn…
 
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Marie Myung-Ok Lee right after the show. Special thanks to our sponsors: Athletic Greens: Take ownership over your health and pick up the ultimate daily nutritional insurance. Athletic Greens is going to give you a FREE 1 ye…
 
Imagine having a nine-year-old son who was so violent that you were afraid of him? Acclaimed Korean American writer and author, Marie Myung-Ok Lee, accepted the diagnosis of autism the doctors gave her son, but knew that there was something else going on, something that defied traditional treatment plans and medication. So what would you do if Cann…
 
David Crabb’s stories have appeared on The Moth, NPR, Buzzfeed & RISK! His solo show Bad Kid was a New York Times Critic’s Pick and his memoir of the same name was released in 2015 by Harper Perennial. David is currently a member of the Groundlings Sunday Company and a Professor of Autobiographical Performance at Occidental College. He hosts The Mo…
 
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Dr. Willie Parker right after the show. PATREON SHOUT OUTS: Mercedes Cusick LMFT, Website: www.mercedescusick.com, IG: @recoverhealbloom Check Out How To Do The Pot Thanks to Kathleen Hahn Cute Booty Lounge is made right her…
 
Imagine being an doctor who identifies as a Christian, but also feels called to provide care to women seeking abortions? OB/GYN, and reproductive justice advocate, Dr. Willie Parker, was on his way to work when the decision to overturn Roe V Wade was announced, making it impossible for him to perform an abortion on the patient he was scheduled to s…
 
Upcoming guest David Crabb’s stories have appeared on The Moth, NPR, Buzzfeed & RISK! His solo show Bad Kid was a New York Times Critic’s Pick and his memoir of the same name was released in 2015 by Harper Perennial. David is currently a member of the Groundlings Sunday Company and a Professor of Autobiographical Performance at Occidental College. …
 
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Collier Landry right after the show. Special thanks to our sponsors: BetterHelp: BetterHelp is a great, affordable option for professional counseling done securely online. As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month b…
 
Imagine if as an eleven-year-old, you were woken up by the sounds of your father murdering your mother? Filmmaker and podcaster, Collier Landry testified on the witness stand against his father at age 12, and it was his testimony that helped put his father in prison for life. But later on as an adult, he found that he still wanted closure. But what…
 
Celebrating Black Stories And Voices: Eating disorders have historically been associated with heterosexual, young, white females, but in reality, they affect people from all demographics of all ethnicities at similar rates. People of color – especially African American women – are significantly less likely to receive help for their eating issues. T…
 
Celebrating Black Stories And Voices: When Sunday Times best-selling author, Catherine Gray asked me to contribute an essay to her new book, Sunshine Warm Sober, I jumped at the chance. When I found out that she wanted my essay to tell the story of what it’s like being Black in white recovery spaces, I knew exactly which story I wanted to tell. Lau…
 
Celebrating Black Stories And Voices: Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Wally Green right after the show. Special Thanks to our Sponsors: Away: We love our new sponsor AWAY, the modern lifestyle brand that creates thoughtful products for every traveler and e…
 
Celebrating Black Stories And Voices: Imagine that everyone you grew up with was destined for jail or an early death? Celebrity Table Tennis pro and co-founder of SPIN, New York, Wally Green joined a gang while growing up in one of the most dangerous housing projects in Brooklyn and was constantly abused by his stepfather who told him repeatedly th…
 
Celebrating Black Stories And Voices: “The police are the community and the community is the police. If we don’t start recognizing that simple fact, if we don’t start healing – together, we will continue to wake up to the same headlines of unarmed black men being shot, of police officers being ambushed, and of a growing rift between police and the …
 
Celebrating Voices From The LGBTQ Community: To continue our celebration of Pride month, today I am reading the deeply personal essay, The Definition Of Brave by Stefanie Wilder-Taylor. Stefanie Wilder-Taylor is a guest from season one of The Only Only One In The Room (an OG!) She is the author of five books, including the best-seller, Sippy Cups A…
 
Celebrating Voices From The LGBTQ Community: Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Nick North right after the show. Special thanks to our sponsors: BetterHelp: BetterHelp is a great, affordable option for professional counseling done securely online. As a listen…
 
Celebrating Voices From The LGBTQ Community: Imagine you were assigned female at birth, but nothing ever quite felt quite right. And you found yourself wondering over and over, why you couldn’t just be a boy like all the other boys? Brand strategist, Nick North lived as a woman and married a man, giving birth to four beautiful children before meeti…
 
National Geographic Explorer Alyea Pierce is a spoken word poet and researcher who recently contributed to National Geographic’s podcast series Into the Depths, funded by the National Geographic Society. Alyea also uses her creative work with poetry, spoken word performance, audio, and photography to examine oral storytelling and folklore tradition…
 
Ten years ago I was lucky enough to be a part of a project called The Moment, which is described as wild, poignant, life changing stories from 125 writers and artists, famous and obscure (I was definitely one of the more obscure ones). My editor, Larry Smith was wonderful – inspiring, supportive and unflinching. I look back on this experience now w…
 
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Bill Mitchell right after the show. Special thanks to our sponsors: BetterHelp: BetterHelp is a great, affordable option for professional counseling done securely online. As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by…
 
What if twenty days after your daughter graduated from college you got a call from a detective, asking if they could meet with you? Author, speaker, and activist, Bill Mitchell, met with that detective and got the news that every parent dreads, that his twenty-two-year-old daughter, Kristin, had been murdered by her ex-boyfriend. But what would you…
 
Today we’re talking to our girl, Angela Means, owner and head chef of Jackfruit Cafe in Los Angeles. Angela was best known for playing Felisha in the classic 1990s cult classic, Friday, but is now widely known as a vegan soul food chef. Since 2017, Angela has been bringing delicious plant-based food to Los Angelenos and beyond. http://www.jackfruit…
 
Jessica Nordell’s Book, The End Of Bias, A Beginning, blew me away to the point where I just HAD to share some of it with all of you. Jessica Nordell is an award-winning author, science writer, and speaker whose writing has appeared in the Atlantic, the New York Times, the New Republic, the Washington Post, and more. Educated at MIT and Harvard in …
 
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Charlie Cifarelli right after the show. Special thanks to our sponsors: Year & Day: Year & Day is giving The Only One in the Room listeners a special offer. Visit yearandday.com/one and use code: ONE to get $25 off your firs…
 
Imagine reading the paper and seeing a horrific story about a dog who died after being shot by the police, and inexplicably feeling that the public was being misled, that the dog was not dead, but alive. Businessman and former correctional officer, Charlie Cifarelli, was living in Nebraska when we read the story of Star The Dog getting shot in the …
 
Jessica Nordell is an award-winning author, science writer, and speaker known for blending rigorous science with compassionate humanity and will be speaking at SXSW in March. After ten years of investigating unconscious bias, she has written her first book, The End of Bias: A Beginning (paperback 9/22,) a solutions journalism guide to answering the…
 
We held a writing contest to celebrate our third year anniversary, and it is our pleasure to present our essay contest winner, est, by Mia Idrissi to you today. Mia Idrissi grew up in Seattle, WA in a home filled with gifted artists, musicians, and other emotionally challenged people. In her early twenties, she moved to New York determined to be th…
 
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Nathalie Walton right after the show. Special thanks to our sponsors: BetterHelp: BetterHelp is a great, affordable option for professional counseling done securely online. As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month …
 
What if when you were twenty weeks pregnant, your doctor told you that there was a good chance you wouldn’t be able to carry your baby to term? Nathalie Walton, Chief Executive, CEO, and co-founder of the Expectful app, understood that the stress and anxiety of knowing that she could give birth prematurely might actually increase her chances of goi…
 
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Artis Stevens right after the show. Special thanks to our sponsors: Carpe: Carpe is the #1 dermatologist recommended brand for sweat all over the body, scientifically tested and proven. Go to mycarpe.com, get free shipping p…
 
Imagine an organization where 70 percent of the clients are young people of color, and the goal is to pair these kids with adult mentors who can help guide them through their lives. When Artis Stevens became the first Black President and CEO of Big Brothers and Big Sisters Of America in their 118-year history, he understood the significance of that…
 
Sarah Fay (Ph.D., MFA) is an award-winning author and mental health advocate working to improve how we think and talk about our mental health by moving the conversation away from simplistic diagnoses and toward a deeper understanding of our mental and emotional lives. Her personal experience of being diagnosed with six different mental health disor…
 
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Catherine Gray right after the show. Special thanks to our sponsors: BetterHelp: BetterHelp is a great, affordable option for professional counseling done securely online. As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month b…
 
What if instead of having kids in your twenties or thirties, you decided to wait to get pregnant until you had both a partner and financial stability? Catherine Gray, best-selling author of the Unexpected Joy book series, was forty-one years old when she and her partner decided to try for a baby. But what would you do if after finding out that you …
 
To honor Mental Health Awareness Month, I am reading a piece that I wrote last summer for Huffpost Personal about Simone Biles and her courageous but highly controversial decision to pull out of her event at the 2021 Summer Olympics. Laura Cathcart Robbins is the host of the popular podcast, The Only One In The Room, and author of the forthcoming A…
 
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Cole Richman right after the show. Special thanks to our sponsors: Year & Day: Year & Day is giving The Only One in the Room listeners a special offer. Visit yearandday.com/one and use code: ONE to get $25 off your first ord…
 
Imagine spending eight years in prison and having no idea where you’ll go or how you’ll make a living once you’re released. Cole Richman, founder and creative director of Bottom Bunk Sneaker House, was given two hundred dollars by the state upon release and welcomed back to the rehab where he’d previously gotten sober. But what would you do if your…
 
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