The Someone To Tell It To Podcast

The Someone To Tell It To Podcast

We started Someone To Tell It To in 2012, and all along, our philosophy has been to listen. Because our mission is to "cultivate meaningful connections through compassionate listening and train others to do the same," we thought it might be best to highlight both aspects—listening and training—in a podcast. Both listening and training continue to catalyze this global listening movement where Someone's voice is being heard, Someone is being reminded that they matter, and Someone doesn't need to feel alone in whatever they are facing in life. We are so excited to share these rich conversations with you. Please subscribe to hear each new episode as soon as it's released!... Show More

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March 2, 2021 47 min
His gentle and calming manner is exactly what we need in this turbulent and unsettled time.  Dr. Krishna Naineni, a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and on the training faculty at The Brighton and Sussex Medical School, in southeast England, reminds us in this conversation about the need for healthcare professionals to see patients as human beings, above all else.  He adheres to the values of Hippocrates - the a...
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February 16, 2021 56 min
Kat Vellos is a prolific writer and speaker on the topic of friendships.  Intimate friends share each other’s experiences and in some ways, they inhabit each other’s lives. They often have similar viewpoints and values, and they may share similar backgrounds and traditions. They witness the milestones and unexpected changes of life, the highs and lows, celebrations and sadness.  In this hyperconnected world we live in today we may...
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February 2, 2021 48 min
Rishita Jones, of Amsterdam, Netherlands, has a belief that if we learn to accept the things we can’t ultimately control - and that means just about everything - we would be much more content and would have much more joy.  She also says that in this new reality brought by COVID-19, if we would strive to “…be kind, spread joy, love unconditionally and take care of your neighbour“, we might create a much better world now and when thi...
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January 20, 2021 67 min
Sarah Judd Welch believes that “belonging is more necessary now than ever”. She points to our current culture moment - with its significant polarization, disconnection, and loneliness - in stressing the imperative to “belong”. With COVID-19, a massive shift to working remotely, and a continuous fracture of our social infrastructure, we need to understand and rethink how we define what belonging is and what it isn’t. If you want to ...
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January 5, 2021 59 min
“Listening is being able to be changed by the other person”, says Corine Jansen, of The Netherlands.  What a unique and invaluable gift we are presented when we listen and are listened to by others!  In listening we grow in understanding and we grow in being understood.  As we begin this new year, we hope this gift can be given and received through all of our lives.
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December 15, 2020 89 min
Marc Wong of Hong Kong and New York City, first learned about listening when he volunteered at a telephone crisis center more than 20 years ago.  Since then he has been passionate about the subject.  He decided a few years ago to give up his financially secure job configuring firewalls, for the privilege of speaking and writing about listening.  His passion for listening quickly turned into a mission.  You’ll learn a lot from our c...
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December 1, 2020 64 min
Victor Pierau, who is from Hilversum, North Holland, the Netherlands, is fascinated by human interaction and has studied the science of listening.  He says that he “…connects people in organizations with their essence in order to be able to achieve their goals." 
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November 17, 2020 90 min
Oscar Trimboli is an author, speaker, host of the Apple award-winning podcast Deep Listening. He is passionate about using the gift of listening to bring positive change in homes, workplaces and cultures around the world. One of the ways he does this is to discuss some of the costs, as there are many, of not listening. 
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November 3, 2020 69 min
On this historic Election Day, and as we begin the third season of "The Someone To Tell It To Podcast", we explore what brings us HOPE in turbulent times - through a dialogue about listening to understand, empathy, and our human need to be heard.  Our guests are Ben Rehki and Susan Bro, of the documentary "The Reunited States", and John Wood, Jr., of Braver Angels.  Each of them is stepping out with courage to lend ...
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September 15, 2020 59 min
Adam Lippin believes there’s a "transcendence that comes from being truly heard, seen, and validated by another human being".  We believe it too.  That's why our conversation with HearMe founder Adam Lippin was one we looked forward to.  We hope you'll learn more about the magic that can happen when we intentionally connect with others in our lives.
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September 1, 2020 67 min
Lindsay Drew, of Hershey, Pennsylvania, has been profoundly influenced by the loss of her youngest sister. It has inspired her to step into the arena as a creator of a business, a local public servant, and a candidate for higher office. She is driven by the belief that we rise by lifting others. Her story is one we are proud to highlight today.
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August 18, 2020 95 min
Jamia Wilson is a writer, speaker, storyteller, and a leading voice for issues affecting women and persons of color.  Our conversation with her provides rich insight into the different worldviews of others.  It is a challenge to all of us, to appreciate how others' experiences and stories need to be heard in order for us all to grow in appreciation of their perspectives.   
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Kasley Killam is a social scientist by training, a strategist by practice, and a community connector at heart.  She has written: "With increasing numbers of people isolated because of quarantine and social distancing, COVID-19 is not the only public health threat we should be worried about—loneliness is one as well." In this helpful episode, she offers advice for preserving your mental health while avoiding physical proximi...
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“If you model taking a position that promotes empathy, analysis, courage in confronting attacks on other people or things that harm other people, that involves moral authority.”   In this very special episode we talk with Dr. Mary Frances Berry, who had led a life exemplifying moral authority, with her work in education and civil rights through five United States' presidential administrations and beyond.  We have a dialogue ab...
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July 7, 2020 63 min
We reach out all the way to London, England to have a conversation with Jane Adshead-Grant, who believes  in abundance and sharing,  in creating opportunities for everyone, in gratitude, and that everyone and everything we encounter has something to offer us as a way of learning.  We believe the same things, too.  
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Eric Zimmer is endlessly inspired by the quest for a greater understanding of how our minds work and how to intentionally create the lives we want to live.  Eric talks with us about being homeless, living in a van, being addicted to heroin, facing long jail sentences - and about finding a way to recover from addiction and building a life worth living for himself.   He has an award-winning podcast and much wisdom to share.  We know ...
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June 10, 2020 66 min
Dr. Lark Eshleman loves children.  She wants them to feel safe.  She wants them to feel heard.  She wants them to feel loved.  She has spent her career caring about and loving children, helping them to be emotionally healthy, helping them to heal when they have trauma.  Her work is transformative.  We have a conversation about how healthy children can become healthy and well-adjusted adults. 
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May 26, 2020 116 min
“People have scars. In all sorts of unexpected places. Like secret roadmaps of their personal histories. Diagrams of all their old wounds. Most of our wounds heal, leaving nothing behind but a scar. But some of them don’t. Some wounds we carry with us everywhere and though the cut’s long gone, the pain still lingers.”  Conor Donnan’s wounds from his childhood growing up in war-torn Northern Ireland during the “Troubles” don’t seem ...
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April 22, 2020 64 min
Today's podcast features a very special friend of ours - Krista Jakubik.  We've listened to and supported Krista for more than six years, through the aftermath of pancreatic cancer, and encouraged her as she sought to meet several important "bucket list" goals.  Her story has great power.  We hope you'll be inspired by it.  We also hope you'll be moved by the surprise that comes at the end of her interview. ...
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During crisis, we can get so hyper-focused that we forget about showing each other that we CARE about each other.   In this episode, Renee Thompson, a nurse of 27 years, entrepreneur, author, keynote speaker, consultant, and kindness enthusiast, reminds us to throw kindness around like confetti.  
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