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May 27, 2020 56 min

Samara chats with the Tony Award-winning performer and TED talk star known for chameleoning into characters, about how each of us invents and reinvents our voice—to stand out, to fit in, to stay safe, to take risks. She shares the secret to public speaking, how to overcome perfectionism (which is “a form of self-abuse and abuse of the art”), and brings with her about a dozen extra pod guests to drop their own mind-blowing wisdom.

Host: Samara Bay

Executive producers: Catherine Burt Cantin & Mark Cantin, Double Vision

Producers: Samara Bay, Sophie Lichterman and the iHeart team

Theme music: Mark Cantin


Find Sarah Jones: @yesimsarahjones on IG and 

For Sarah’s first TED talk: 

For Viv Groskop's book “Lift As You Climb”:

For Sonya Renee Taylor’s TED talk: 

For Sonya Renee Taylor’s book “The Body is Not An Apology”:


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