What's Her Story With Sam & Amy

What's Her Story With Sam & Amy

What’s Her Story with Sam & Amy is a podcast for women from two renowned entrepreneurs, Samantha Ettus and Amy Nelson. Each episode features a woman at the top of her field from Abby Wambach to Gloria Steinem and Glennon Doyle.

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May 6, 2021 38 min

In the wake of Melinda and Bill Gates’ recent divorce announcement, we’re sharing Melinda’s most personal interview ever. We talk about division of household labor, empowering women around the world, raising well-adjusted kids and the last thing that she and Bill fought about. Tune in to really understand Melinda and what she stands for. 

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In this episode we chat with forest ecologist Suzanne Simard, whose groundbreaking research led to her wildly popular TED talk on how trees talk to each other. Suzanne discusses sexism in science; the stressful life choice that led to her cancer, why her children are following in her footsteps; and finding love after her divorce.

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April 22, 2021 59 min

This week on What’s Her Story, we’re joined by educator and New York Times bestselling author Jessica Lahey. We talk about her path from sobriety to writing her just released book, The Addiction Innoculation, on preventing childhood substance abuse. We chat about how her research has changed her parenting style, the dangers of helicopter parenting, and how a text chain with her best friends anchors her days.

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April 15, 2021 40 min

When one of our past guests is all over the news, we get excited! It was no surprise that when Kim filed for divorce from Kanye, she chose attorney to the stars Laura Wasser. This week on What’s Her Story, we’re resharing our conversation with Laura who explains the importance of a prenup, why she chose not to marry either of her kids’ dads, and hilarious stories about how she wins.

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April 8, 2021 42 min

In the wake of a flood of horrific gun violence, we’re resharing our episode with Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America. Learn about how Shannon became “the NRA’s worst nightmare” and her ambitious quest to end gun violence.

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April 1, 2021 41 min

This week, we’re joined by Luvvie Ajayi Jones, New York Times bestselling author, speaker and podcast host. We chat with Luvvie about her career progression from blogger to world-renowned writer; how she met her husband; the daily routine that keeps her creative juices flowing, and more.

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March 25, 2021 49 min

This week on What’s Her Story, we’re joined by entrepreneur Cindy Eckert, the pioneer behind “women’s Viagra” who built and sold a $1B company. This is a can’t miss tale of perseverance amidst countless obstacles and a woman who never gave up. 

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March 18, 2021 42 min

This week on What’s Her Story with Sam & Amy, we chat with financial expert and educator Tori Dunlap, also known as @herfirst100k. We talk salary negotiation tips; why she quit her first corporate job; how she talks money on first dates; and her mission to help more women invest.

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March 11, 2021 38 min

Today, we bring you the second episode in our two-part series with thought leader and bestselling author Austin Channing Brown. In this episode, Austin shares her path to home ownership, achieving notoriety during a period of racial inequity, and the support she's received from her husband as her career has skyrocketed.

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March 4, 2021 33 min

In our first 2-part series since Glennon and Abby, we feature bestselling author and racial justice thought leader Austin Channing Brown. We talk about her New York Times bestseller, "I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness," how she addresses race with her 3-year-old son, and so much more. Austin's passion is infectious and her perspective is powerful. Listen and you will understand why this convers...

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February 25, 2021 38 min

This week on What's Her Story with Sam & Amy, we are joined by actress Elisabeth Rohm, talking about career, love life and single motherhood. From her start in soap operas to her starring role in Law & Order to her new chapter as a director, Elisabeth’s story is powerful and motivating. We're so excited to share our conversation with you. 

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February 18, 2021 29 min

This week, Sam and Amy chat with Sharon Maguire, director of “Bridget Jones’s Diary” (2000). Sharon shares her road to success, including the 50 rejections she received before getting her first television job at BBC; her lifelong love for telling stories; and how she balanced building her career while raising two sons. We loved learning about Sharon's work on her most recent film, Disney’s “Godmothered," her cozy work from ...

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February 11, 2021 42 min

In this episode, Sam and Amy chat with entrepreneur, leader, investor, advocate for gender equality and education, mother of two, and world traveler, Kat Cole. Kat discusses her choice to leave college to pursue a business opportunity that would lead her to become VP of Hooters at the age of 26; the importance of female mentorship in her professional journey; and coming into herself as a business leader. Kat is so full of life, ene...

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February 4, 2021 42 min

Soledad O'Brien, award-winning journalist, speaker, author, and philanthropist, chats with Sam & Amy about her career trajectory in journalism, what it was like to pursue a graduate degree at Harvard while pregnant, multitasking as a working mom, and how growing up as a person of color in a predominantly white town impacted her career as a reporter. In this episode, O'Brien shares candid criticisms of misinformation in ...

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January 28, 2021 47 min

What's Her Story with Sam & Amy speaks with legendary writer, lecturer, political activist, and feminist organizer Gloria Steinem. In this episode, Steinem shares prolific insights on democratizing the family structure, the importance of young girls playing sports, the "fan-fucking-tastic" freedom she's found in aging, and the myth of fairytale romance.

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January 21, 2021 38 min

What’s Her Story with Sam & Amy interviews one of the world’s most powerful women, Melinda Gates. Along with her husband Bill Gates, Melinda launched Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the world’s largest private charitable foundation. In this episode, the business leader and philanthropist shares untold stories about her life-saving work, the intentional way she has raised her family and how she turned Bill into a partner at...

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January 14, 2021 31 min

Amidst a historic moment in America, What’s Her Story with Sam & Amy interviews political pundit Molly Jong-Fast. In this timely interview, Jong-Fast discusses being raised by a famous mother, the role sobriety has played in her life, and her journey to becoming a leading political voice and Editor-at-large of The Daily Beast. As the United States Congress impeaches a President twice for the first time in history, it could not ...

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January 7, 2021 34 min

What’s Her Story with Sam & Amy talks to Farnoosh Torabi, finance expert, host of wildly popular award winning podcast "So Money,” contributing editor to Oprah magazine, and a best-selling author. Farnoosh shares her expansive view on money, from navigating “breadwinner” dynamics in marriages, to talking to children about money, to learning how to monetize not only what you do, but also what you know. 

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December 24, 2020 48 min

What’s Her Story with Sam & Amy sits down with best-selling author and legendary business journalist Suzy Welch, in her first interview since the passing of her iconic husband, Jack Welch. Suzy’s many experiences, from becoming Editor in Chief of Harvard Business Review as a single mom of four to forging through a public scandal, to processing the loss of a spouse, give her a profound perspective on life. She shows us how an in...

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December 17, 2020 34 min

What’s Her Story with Sam & Amy talks to Daniela Soto-Innes, the youngest woman to be named World’s Best Female Chef by the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Daniela brings her trademark work ethic to all that she does, from her childhood as a competitive swimmer to opening two hit restaurants before she turned 30. She shares her recipe for building a great team and how she kept her restaurants thriving in the pandemic. Tune in to h...

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