Teach Me Something New with Brit Morin

Teach Me Something New with Brit Morin

Brit Morin is curious about...just about everything! As the founder and CEO of Brit + Co, she is a pioneer in tech, a champion for creativity, and a role model for women across the country. And now she is taking her voracious appetite for learning and self-growth challenges to a whole new level. But how do you learn about EVERYTHING? You ask the world’s best experts to teach you – in less than an hour! In each episode, Brit sits down with inspirational figures like scientists, CEOs, influencers and celebrities, and asks them to teach her something new that’s changed their lives for the better. Brit and her co-hosts will tackle a different theme in each episode focusing on all kinds of topics ranging from things like creativity, family and relationships, mental and physical wellness, business and innovation, and much more. “Teach Me Something New” is an entertaining and educational guide to taking risks and making real life transformations. For more from Brit, visit www.brit.co and follow her on Instagram @brit and @britandco.

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September 15, 2021 57 min

Have you ever tried to create healthier habits for yourself and struggled to stick with them? What about trying to break a bad habit? It turns out that in order to change our behaviors, we need a strong sense of motivation in addition to self-control. But how can we get more of that? This week, Brit sits down with Charles Duhigg, a successful journalist and author of the books, The Power of Habit and Smarter, Better, Faster: The Tr...

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You might think you know what it takes to lead a happier life: more money, a better job, and more Netflix. But according to the happiness expert, Dr. Laurie Santos, those things may not make you as happy as you think. Dr. Santos is a cognitive scientist and professor of psychology at Yale University and head of Yale’s Silliman College. She is also the host of the popular podcast, “The Happiness Lab”. Today she’s talking with Brit a...

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We all have an inner voice, but how do we ensure it's an optimistic one versus full of constant nagging and critique? Today, Dr. Ethan Kross — an award-winning professor at the University of Michigan, founder of the Emotion and Self Control Laboratory, and author of the national best selling book, Chatter: The Voice in Our Head, Why It Matters, and How to Harness It — sits down with Brit to share where all of that internal chat...

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Ice cream maker and entrepreneur Jeni Britton Bauer has developed thousands of craveable flavor combinations over the last two decades building her eponymous brand, Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. Listen in as Jeni shares how she went from humble beginnings living off of $638 a month (scooping ice cream at a local Ohio farmer's market) to building a $100 million dessert brand recognized across the US. Jeni also weighs in on the...

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Listen in as the co-founders of SoulCycle take us back to the beginning and share the origin story behind their revolutionary fitness brand that changed spin class forever. Julie Rice and Elizabeth Cutler share how they reached their first customers (in an era before Instagram — mind you), how they created top-notch company culture that carried over into each workout, and the entrepreneurial lessons they learned as the business sca...

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We're celebrating ONE MILLION downloads with a special episode in which Brit looks back on some of her favorite learnings that made this last year so epic and inspiring. Tune in to hear featured highlights from phenomenal women like Elaine Welteroth, Diane von Furstenberg, Bethenny Frankel, Amanda Kloots, and Melissa Bernstein. We'll be back next week with fresh interviews and exciting new guests, so stay tuned.


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When we talk about aging, many people focus on the external signs of getting older like spotting gray hair or wrinkles. But what we often overlook is how that's all a result of the aging going on inside our bodies. On today's show, scientist Andrew Steele teaches us about recent advancements in biology that can help us slow down the aging process and potentially extend our generation's life expectancy. Tune in as the be...

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If to-do lists rule your life, listen in to this episode with David Allen — renowned productivity consultant, author, and creator of the time management method Getting Things Done. He joins Brit to share his best hacks to be more productive, plus why he thinks daydreaming is actually good for you. David also walks us through his five-step process for decluttering our never-ending stream of tasks to help us claim back time for the t...

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In this very special episode of Teach Me Something New, one of America’s most successful self-made entrepreneurs — Katrina Lake — joins Brit to share how she turned her idea for a fashion styling business into a billion dollar company that went public. Katrina walks us through the humble beginnings of Stitch Fix, the determined immigrant mentality she adopted from her Japanese-American heritage, and how she grew a company from a te...

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After an isolating year, many are finding it difficult to socialize in the ways they used to. Talking to strangers especially can feel awkward or down right intimidating when you're out of practice. But today's expert is here to help us all feel more comfortable connecting with anyone. Journalist Joe Keohane joins Brit for a conversation on the unexpected mental health benefits of talking to strangers, plus how to feel conf...

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Heidi Murkoff is the author of the iconic pregnancy book ‘What to Expect When You’re Expecting’ and she’s on today’s episode to talk about all things pregnancy. From what you need to know about getting pregnant, to who should be in the room with you while you’re giving birth, Heidi breaks down myths, postpartum factoids and more to support you in your journey toward motherhood.


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June 30, 2021 58 min

Sallie Krawcheck has been called “the most powerful woman on Wall Street'' and her career thus far, only proves it. She has been the CEO of Smith Barney, Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and CFO of Citigroup, along with the author of ‘Own It: The Power of Women at Work’. Now, she is the CEO and cofounder of Ellevest, a financial advisory firm for women and the first company of its kind to reach a billion dollars in assets. S...

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Cal Newport is a computer science professor at Georgetown University and a seven-time New York Times best-selling author. His most recent book is 'A World Without Email: Reimagining Work in an Age of Communication Overload.' Brit and Cal's conversation is an interesting one as they talk about what digital minimalism means, how we can achieve it and what impacts the digital world is having on us in general. With many of ...

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June 16, 2021 64 min

Jason Feifer is the editor-in-chief of Entrepreneur magazine, podcaster of the show Build For Tomorrow, and in his own words, a nonstop optimism machine. With a background in storytelling at places like Men’s Health Magazine, the Washington Post, New York Times and others, he is now using his own voice by helping entrepreneurs - but anyone, really - look at change as a moment of opportunity! In this episode, Brit and Jason talk abo...

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Elaine Welteroth is an award-winning journalist, the former editor-in-chief of Teen Vogue, the best-selling author of memoir, More Than Enough, and a spirited TV personality. She joins Brit Morin for an inspiring conversation on finding your why, how to know when it's time to make a career pivot, and what it means to cultivate a rich life. Elaine also sounds off on navigating burnout and why it's so crucial to schedule time...

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Tonya Rapley is a millennial money expert best known for her education platform, My Fab Finance. Tonya’s mission is to help millennials break the cycle of living paycheck to paycheck so that they can become financially free and do more of what they love. She joins Brit this week to share her tips for paying down and eliminating debt altogether, how to reduce financial stress, and the surprising ways you can make a few hundred bucks...

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Elizabeth Lesser is the author of several bestselling books, including her most recent release, Cassandra Speaks: When Women are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes. She is also the co-founder of Omega Institute, recognized internationally for its workshops and conferences in wellness, spirituality, creativity, and social change. Elizabeth joins Brit to unpack the power imbalance between men and women, how it’s been embedded ...

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Bill Nye The Science Guy and neuroscientist and Emmy-nominated actress Mayim Bialik join Brit for a supersized episode about the science lessons all adults should know. First up, listen in as Bill shares his thoughts on climate change (and his real estate predictions for the best place to live in the next 10 to 15 years), why the sky in blue and the science behind rainbows, what chemical reaction makes pancakes fluffier, and other ...

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With 35 years of experience guiding families through the ups and downs of parenting, internationally acclaimed clinical psychologist Dr. Wendy Mogel is the ideal expert to help Brit navigate personal parenting issues she's experienced with her two young children. In this raw conversation, the two cover the difference between raising boys and girls, how to help children who have anxiety, diffusing mom guilt, and where to find co...

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Our good friend and finance expert Nicole Lapin is back this week to break down the money buzzwords of 2021 like cryptocurrency, blockchain, Bitcoin, Dogecoin, Ethereum, meme stocks, stonks, and more! Fun fact, Brit hosted a cryptocurrency summit in 2018 so she has plenty of insights to share as well, including her predictions for the value of Bitcoin, how to make your first crypto investment, and her experience with NFTs and Web 3...

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