All The Wiser

All The Wiser

There is hope and possibility on the other side of pain. From dramatic stories of survival, the realities of life when facing death and unforgettable lessons on love and loss, we tell the most jaw-dropping and inspiring stories you've ever heard – while also donating $2000 every episode to a nonprofit making a difference in the world. Get episodes early, exclusive video content, live Zoom hangs with Kimi and the team, and more when you support the show. Join us and BECOME A MEMBER! You can follow the show at @allthewiserpodcast on Instagram. Join our Facebook group and connect with other listeners like you!


May 24, 2023 23 mins

Hi Wise Ones, 

Do you ever feel like you're in a “podcast drought”? 

Every once in a while I find myself starring staring at my Podcast Library, wondering what to listen to next?

It's a daunting question with over 3 million options.

So I asked Lauren Passell, the queen of podcast publicity, and my friend and producer Erica Gerard to share their current favorites.

Check out their new and binge-worthy picks below.

Included Podc...

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Hi Wise Ones! 

This week, I’m excited to bring you an episode from a podcast I love from Lemonada Media called Last Day.

Last Day is a show about the moments that change us, fundamentally and forever. Each week, host Stephanie Wittels Wachs sits down with a new guest to explore happy and sad stories of survival, resilience and transformation. Some “last days” are hopeful. Some are tragic. But at the heart of every “last day” is also ...

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Dr. Laura Erickson Scroth, psychiatrist and Chief Medical Officer of The Jed Foundation, joins Kimi to discuss the mental health crisis facing America's teens and young adults.

Increasing isolation, social media, climate change, social unrest, and an onslaught of online information flooding their brains are wreaking havoc on young adults. By listening, validating their experience, and speaking up when you see a young person ...

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Dajon was a true mama’s boy. His mother Michelle, a devoted single mom, adored him. When Dajon was 15 he started showing signs of mental illness. By the age of 18, his personality was disintegrating. He started hearing voices and even tried to jump off of an 11th floor building. After an official diagnosis of schizophrenia, Michelle did everything she could to get Dajon the help he needed to live a stable life. What are the options...

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Erica and Kimi are joined by Dan Shaw, a psychoanalyst who specializes in counseling former members of cultic groups and friends and family of members who are involved in cults.

Cult leaders are characterized by charisma, narcissism, and gaping childhood wounds, according to Dan. He explains how they manipulate highly educated and well-intentioned people to join them. Erica shares her own experience of leaving a cultic group in her ...

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Do you think you could never be indoctrinated into a cult? Sarah Edmondson wants you to think again. Sarah spent 12 years in the NXIVM cult, where otherwise bright, well-meaning women were being coerced, abused and turned into sex slaves by the now convicted felon, Keith Raniere. In this episode, Sarah shares how her own intuition was slowly dismantled by the cult, and how you can spot the red flags of any type of abusive power bef...

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April 12, 2023 15 mins

We are excited to share with you that ALL THE WISER Membership Community is officially here! This podcast is inspired by you, and this membership was created just for you. We've got Zooms with me and the team, exclusive content, live recordings, early ad-free episodes, producer credit, your name on the All The Wiser website and much more!

We can’t wait to see you!

Join us at:

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April 5, 2023 66 mins

Survival looks different for everyone. For Michelle Hord, it was about finding ways to honor her daughter Gabrielle’s life, which was taken at only 7 years old by her then husband, in an unthinkable act of violence that no one could have imagined. But her lessons on grief are not just for those who have experienced tragedy. In this episode, Michelle shares how we can take back our narrative after loss of any kind, and decide what t...

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April 4, 2023 3 mins

All The Wiser is officially launching a membership community on Wednesday, April 12th! You, our beloved listeners, are the inspiration and driving force behind this membership. 

Membership options include everything from Zooms with Kimi and the Team, Early and Ad-Free Episodes, Dropping in Live on A Little Wiser recordings, your name on our website "graffiti wall," and more. We look forward to getting to know yo...

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Have you ever thought about the ways you numb out of your own life? Kimi and Erica discuss our previous episode about Ambien addiction with Laura Cathcart Robbins, share their own addictive behaviors, and consider the root causes of unhealthy coping mechanisms. They discuss the most important first step in changing these habits.

Your challenge: 

  1. Start to notice the ways that you numb out to your own life.
  2. Start asking why and...
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Laura Cathcart Robbins first started using Ambien to help her get some sleep. But as the pressures of her public life grew, so did her usage of the drug. She was swallowing lethal amounts of sleeping pills and washing them down with booze. At the heart of her addiction was a feeling that she wasn’t able to be honest about who she really was – beginning in childhood at the hands of an abusive step-father, through motherhood and a Ho...

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Kimi and Erica discuss last week's episode with death doula Diane Button, which they can't stop thinking about! Both confess to having an endless fascination (ok, borderline obsession) with the wisdom and knowledge that people share when they know the end is near.

Diane's message is more about living well than dying well. Her dying clients are called "the wisdom keepers" and she shares their greatest joys and...

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Death Doula Diane Button has served as a companion to hundreds of clients and their families through the end of life process. She is a lead instructor at the University of Vermont's End of Life Doula Certificate program, a founding partner of the Bay Area End of Life Doula Alliance, and the author of the bestselling new book, Dear Death: Finding Meaning in Life, Peace in Death and Joy in an Ordinary Day. Today she shares the le...

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March 1, 2023 51 mins

We are committed to learning more about the crisis of people living without homes in our country following Anthony Brown's episode last week.

Sharon Browning, Kimi's friend, neighbor, and changemaker, speaks with us about the current state of affairs and possible solutions. Sharon co- founded a volunteer-run organization in Los Angeles that has placed 177 people in permanent housing.

Her unique experience and wisdom a...

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February 22, 2023 63 mins

Anthony Brown spent 23 years living on the streets battling homelessness, addiction and incarceration. He describes his state of mind as one without hope, trying not to feel, trying not to care. Until one day a police officer asked if he wanted some help. Today Anthony is a registered nurse, an author, speaker and founder of Brown Manor, a safe place where those in need can restore their lives.

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  • The impact of ...
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February 15, 2023 33 mins

Is your head full of negative voices and stories? Let's share and dismantle your pesky inner critic together.

This week, Kimi and Erica are joined by "the horribly mean voices in their heads." In this episode, they discuss the negative stories they tell themselves about themselves and how they plan to stop them. Kimi talks about her critical voice about her body and intelligence. For the first time, Erica shares that...

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Originally aired on The One You Feed podcast...

Eric and Kimi discuss her journey to healing and how the role of identity can be helpful (or not so helpful) when dealing with depression or mental illness.

"Kimi’s unique specialty is identifying and developing stories with soul. She has traveled the world interviewing hundreds of people and creating content that motivates people to live a happier, more fulfilling life."

In ...

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We talk a lot about truth telling and talking about hard things in service of others on All The Wiser. Our goal is to illuminate, educate, and make people feel less alone. Normally, it would be our guests who take this leap, but this week it was the All The Wiser producers. 

As a result of last week's interview with Kate Ranta about domestic violence that nearly killed her, producer Erica Gerard and associate producer Tara D...

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January 25, 2023 79 mins

When Tom asked Kate to move in with him after dating for three months, she was thrilled. He seemed really into her and wanted to make her life as a single mom easier. But once they were married and had a child together, things got dark. Her “too good to be true” husband became jealous, controlling, and ultimately, deadly. Kate Ranta shares the warning signs and red flags that just might save the life of somebody you know. 

In th...

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During the first episode of 2023, Kimi is joined by Tara Daigle, All The Wiser Associate Producer. As they discuss last week's episode on postpartum mental health, Kimi talks about her own experience with intrusive thoughts and the shame spiral that follows. Kimi and Tara were reminded of the importance of finding your people when going through hard times (postpartum health or anything else). Tara bravely shares that it was the...

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