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July 1, 2020 60 min

Samara chats with the UK author, comedian, and pod icon who says “be your own version of what you think an adult should look like and sound like, and only you get to decide what that is.”

They talk the Buddhism of speaking in public, surprising lessons everyone can take from standup and improv, and tips for owning all the rooms, which, spoiler: is about the sizzle, not the composition of the sausage. 


Follow Viv: @vivgroskop,

Her latest books:

Her masterclass on How to Cope with Uncertainty at Work:

Follow Jameela Jamil: @jameelajamilofficial

Mary Portas’ book, Work like a Woman:

Mary Beard’s book, Women & Power:

Tig Notaro’s standup:

More on honoring native lands:

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