Imposters

Imposters

Morning Brew co-founder, Alex Lieberman sits down with titans of industry, athletes, and entertainment's biggest names to discuss the mental and personal challenges they've overcome to get where they are today. It's honest, raw, and a reminder that we're all just doing the best we can. Presented by Sakara.

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June 28, 2022 27 min

Ray Dalio is a man that needs little introduction. He fell in love with the stock market at an early age, and has now built the world’s largest hedge fund in Bridgewater Associates. But after spending the majority of his life building his company’s financial security, he’s now entering a different life stage of giving back, and focusing on bettering his own personal principles. In this episode of Imposters, we speak to Ray about hi...

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Jarrid Tingle was raised by a single mother and grew up on welfare, living in his grandparents attic for the first 8 years of his life. Through extremely hard work and good fortune, Jarrid was able to go to private schools in far more affluent neighborhoods than his own and eventually went to ivy league colleges and business schools as well. Jarrid committed himself to bettering low-income communities through starting his Black-Own...

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In 2008, at just 16 years old, Olympic gymnast Shawn Johnson won four medals including one gold for Team USA at the Beijing Olympics. While the world watched Shawn excel on the outside, internally she was privately suffering from a severe eating disorder. Societal pressures and public scrutiny only worsened her insecurities around weight and it would be years before she realized that she could even ask for help. In this episode, Sh...

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Shortly after obtaining a degree in business, Jay Shetty decided to become a monk. Not only was this an unusual move, but it was met with strong disapproval from both family and friends. Still, Jay felt compelled to follow this calling, and today Jay is a #1 New York Times bestselling author, hosts a leading health podcast, and is lauded as a mindfulness leader by millions of people around the world. In this episode, Jay tells Alex...

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Howie Mandel was a kid who never fit in until he found comedy. Even while he was a kid and undiagnosed with OCD, he realized that pranks made him and his odd sense of humor feel seen. In this episode, Howie tracks back from his early childhood finding comedy, to his first career as a standup comedian, and his second career as a game show host to the most popular game show in the world – Deal or No Deal.

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Jacob Sartorius was just 13 years old when he became internet famous and immediately faced such intense in-person and online harassment, that his adopted parents had to take him out of school. So as Jacob’s career has continued to skyrocket, he had to figure out ways to deal with his trauma of being adopted and bullied. Jacob tells Alex how he worked through his resentment, anxiety, and panic attacks through years of self-work, and...

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Growing up was complicated for the now famous television personality-turned-entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel. She was a witness to domestic abuse, went to 13 different schools as a kid, and grew up around gamblers on racetracks. She attributes her fierce personality and business acumen to those experiences, but now she’s reflecting on how that trauma may have shaped her.


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Growing up, Jiaoying Summers struggled to feel worthy. Born during the one-child policy era in China, Jiaoying endured the pressure of not being born a male heir for her family, as well as bullying for not being what was considered “pretty” in her home country. But as Jiaoying tells Alex, all of this made Jiaoying all the more resilient and willing to fight for herself in all situations, from rejection in Hollywood to getting kicke...

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For the first half of his career, Justin Baldoni was known only as a hunky image of masculinity on multiple TV shows. But inside, Justin was actually struggling to feel masculine enough. In this episode, Justin tells Alex about his fraught relationship with his own identity, and how when he transitioned from acting to directing and producing, he suffered from severe imposter syndrome.

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Award-winning journalist Liz Plank has certainly had her fair share of battles with anxiety. From self-sabotaging a chance at her dream job to almost giving up on her now-bestselling book, Liz’s inner voice has at times almost derailed her career. In this episode, Liz tells Alex about how she’s gotten through these anxious moments, and how she’s gone from hating her inner voice to embracing it.

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Kathy Ireland was a supermodel and household name in the 90s. The problem was, what Kathy really wanted to be was an entrepreneur. And because of her prevailing image as a Sports Illustrated Cover Girl, no one in the business world took her seriously. In this episode Kathy tells Alex about the unexpected way coming up in the modeling world helped her when she transitioned to entrepreneurship, and how she ultimately overcame the dou...

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Kate Miller, a fellow New Jersey-native and CEO of Miss Grass, the largest female-founded cannabis brand in America, has made it her life’s mission to advocate for the most misunderstood plant. Kate sees that cannabis has in both parts brought so much joy and pain to consumers in this country, in fact her brother was incarcerated for cannabis-related charges at a young age. It was at that moment when she dove deep into the tumultuo...

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Activist, author, and founder Reshma Saujani knows what it’s like to struggle. From experiencing racism in her childhood to going through two very public congressional race losses, she’s had her fair share of lows. Reshma tells all and tells us that these failures have allowed her to find new paths towards achieving what’s most important to her—a meaningful impact on society. First, it was with Girls Who Code, which she founded and...

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Emmanuel Acho is no stranger to disappointment. In fact, he’d become accustomed to getting cut from the NFL by the time he finally had a complete career turnaround. In this episode, Emmanuel explains to Alex how he got through some of the lowest moments in his career, and why he’s now on a mission to encourage others to live illogically. 

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Bershan Shaw is no stranger to hardship. In 2009, Bershan was diagnosed with stage-4 breast cancer just weeks before her wedding. But rather than give in to the depression and anger that can come with such an ominous diagnosis, Bershan chose to fight—not only for her survival but also for her mental health. In this episode, Bershan shares with Alex her strategies for maintaining a positive healthy mindset, and how changing the ques...

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March 15, 2022 42 min

Josh Peck, yes THAT Josh Peck of Drake and Josh fame, joins the show to talk about his new book “Happy People Are Annoying” and why he thinks that. Josh’s journey is one in progress, he grew up in near poverty to a single mother and found childhood success on television. The result wasn’t all positive though, he developed an issue with his body image as well as a drug addiction. In this episode we dive into all of it, the past, pre...

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Paul English is done hiding his bi-polar disorder. In this episode Alex and Paul get into the highs and the lows (literally) of trying to run a billion-dollar business, while suffering a disorder that affects 2.3 million Americans today. The journey for Paul took patience and maturity, two things that aren’t always synonymous with fast-growing companies.

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Periods, poop, and gluten-free pizza—talking openly about these unpopular topics are how Thinx and Tushy co-founder Miki Agrawal made her name in the business world. But going against the grain wasn’t an easy journey for Miki, and as Miki tells Alex—it took a long time for her to get over the hurdle of needing to succeed in order to feel worthy of love.

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Many professional athletes retire from their sport at a relatively young age. The question is, what do they do after that? For Olympic speed skater Apolo Ohno, this question posed a challenge he was unprepared for at just 28 years old. Apolo tells Alex about diving into a new career after a life-long dedication to sport and navigating the imposter syndrome and identity crisis that came with it.

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February 15, 2022 33 min

Most people know Carson Daly as the charismatic host of TRL, The Voice, and The Today Show. In recent years, however, he’s also become a well-known advocate for discussing mental health. Carson tells Alex about his many years of suffering in silence, and how finally being diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder changed everything for him.

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