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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December 22, 2021 59 min

Today's episode is bittersweet because it's the season finale of Teach Me Something New! Since we're nearing the end of year, we thought we could remember and reflect on some of the top lessons from 2021. We've had nearly 50 guests join us this year to teach us all about everything including: aging, hypnosis, nail and skin care, happiness, stress management, parenting, productivity, Enneagrams, intuition, politics, ...

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From the rise of vegan meat alternatives in 2020 to the home renovation craze of 2021, one brand has been successfully predicting the latest wellness trends for years: Popular women's lifestyle brand Well + Good. Senior Vice President and General Manager of Well + Good Kate Spies is here to share the brand's trend report for 2022 and break it all down for us. In our conversation, we'll get her top 2022 wellness ...

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Our brains are a mystery that even the most talented neuroscientists can’t solve. But our guest today has devoted his career to exploring every corner of the human brain to try and understand it. Today, Brit sits down with David Eagleman, a renowned neuroscientist at Stanford University, entrepreneur, TED speaker, and international bestselling author. In his studies, he seeks to answer questions like “What is creativity? And why do...

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Whether you love to paint your nails or prefer to keep them natural, nail care is often overlooked as part of our self-care routines. If you've always wanted to get salon-quality nails on your own, this week’s guest is here to tell you how! Sarah Gibson Tuttle is the founder and CEO of Olive and June, a nail care company helping its customers master at-home nail care and easy manicures and pedicures through its innovative produ...

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Gratitude isn't just a touchy-feely thing — it is literally part of our health and well-being and can even change the shape of our brain. And this time of year invites us to reflect on what we're most grateful for. To help you achieve that “attitude of gratitude” this season, we're looking back at some of Brit's favorite advice from guests who shared their expertise on the mindful topic, as well as how to use it to ...

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Take a trip down memory lane with Brit Morin as she looks back on a decade of what it took to build Brit + Co! That's right — this week marks our 10-year anniversary, and we're reflecting on the journey that sparked this creative and courageous space for women for so long now (10 years is an eternity in startup world!). To celebrate this milestone, we're sharing a special replay of the Brit + Co founding story e...

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During the pandemic, we were inspired to bring a taste of the outside world into our homes by filling them with potted plants. But how do we take care of our new plant babies? Today, we have notable plant and interior stylist on the show, Hilton Carter, to help us answer this question and more! Since his plant fascination started back in 2014, Hilton has written three books, started a podcast surrounding plant care, and even launch...

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When we think of hypnosis, we usually think of gimmicky shows with swinging pocket watches and mind control. But is there any truth to this? This week, Brit sits down with Grace Smith, one of the nation's top hypnotherapists, to give us some insight into what hypnotherapy is and how it can help us. And in this very special episode of TMSN, Brit talks about what happened during her first ever hypnotherapy session that took place...

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Do you believe in UFOs? What about paranormal activity like ghosts? Whether you do or don’t, or fall somewhere in between (like me!), our guest expert is sure to inspire a fresh viewpoint for you. On this episode, Brit is talking with Professor Jeffrey Kripal, the J. Newton Rayzor Professor of Religion and Associate Dean of Humanities at Rice University. Jeffrey shares his knowledge on the history of UFO sightings, how past trauma ...

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If you've applied to a job recently, you've likely seen phrases like "team player" and "strategic thinker" fill the description. But how do you develop and learn these types of power skills? Today, Brit is sitting down with Suzanne Howard, the founder and Dean of IDEO U, a digital learning platform where anyone can learn to solve anything creatively. Suzanne talks about how to lead with passion, create space...

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Getting a proper night's rest is a huge struggle for many of us. When we don't sleep enough, everything is thrown out of whack, from our creativity, productivity, mood, sex life, and more. On this episode, Brit chats with Jeff Kahn, the co-founder and CEO of Rise Science, an app that helps you improve your sleep and daily energy by focusing on two key things: sleep debt and circadian rhythm. Jeff breaks down how to use both...

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In a world filled with so many ideas, it can seem overwhelming to try and start something new. But our guest today tells us how we can take an idea and turn it into a reality, because he’s done it many times before. Marc Randolph is best known as the co-founder and the first CEO of Netflix. Since Marc left Netflix in 2003, he's spent a majority of his time doing what he loves most: serving as a mentor to CEOs of young and growi...

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While it's fun to test out new products and optimize our skincare routines, it can be overwhelming — not to mention expensive — trying to figure out the perfect formula for ourselves. That’s we have Lauryn Evarts Bosstick here to help guide us through the world of beauty and wellness. After all, she’s been doing it for 10 years now through her blog, The Skinny Confidential. Today, Brit sits down with Lauryn to talk about how to...

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Tapping into your creative side can feel daunting at times. How can we break through the mental barriers holding us back and just start creating? Luckily, we have a creativity expert with us on the show today, Austin Kleon. Austin is a New York Times bestselling author of a trilogy of illustrated books about creativity in the digital age: Steal Like An Artist, Show Your Work!, and Keep Going. Press play to hear Brit and Austin dive...

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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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