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At Dropping In we’ll explore diverse stories about identity. By listening to others talk about their own path, ours becomes less fearful. Where are we now and how do we meet the challenges? Dropping In is a place of discovery. We might believe that our life experiences are uniquely our own. Yet there’s a community of people that are here to bear witness, to relate to, link arms with and support us. They join us on Dropping In, tackling subjects like breaking into your dream business, cultural differences, child abuse, mental illness, shamanism, gender search, religious shunning, and fitting in as a marginalized outsider. These can feel like lonesome tasks. How do others find their power? Listening to their personal truths validates our own. Drop into the conversation to find the common threads, your uniqueness and our shared experience as humans.

At Dropping In we’ll explore diverse stories about identity. By listening to others talk about their own path, ours becomes less fearful. Where are we now and how do we meet the challenges? Dropping In is a place of discovery. We might believe that our life experiences are uniquely our own. Yet there’s a community of people that are here to bear witness, to relate to, link arms with and support us. They join us on Dropping In, tackling subjects like breaking into your dream business, cultural differences, child abuse, mental illness, shamanism, gender search, religious shunning, and fitting in as a marginalized outsider. These can feel like lonesome tasks. How do others find their power? Listening to their personal truths validates our own. Drop into the conversation to find the common threads, your uniqueness and our shared experience as humans.

Location:

United States

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At Dropping In we’ll explore diverse stories about identity. By listening to others talk about their own path, ours becomes less fearful. Where are we now and how do we meet the challenges? Dropping In is a place of discovery. We might believe that our life experiences are uniquely our own. Yet there’s a community of people that are here to bear witness, to relate to, link arms with and support us. They join us on Dropping In, tackling subjects like breaking into your dream business, cultural differences, child abuse, mental illness, shamanism, gender search, religious shunning, and fitting in as a marginalized outsider. These can feel like lonesome tasks. How do others find their power? Listening to their personal truths validates our own. Drop into the conversation to find the common threads, your uniqueness and our shared experience as humans.

Language:

English


Episodes

Fifty First Dates After Fifty: Carolyn Lee Arnold@Midlife Dating

10/22/2021
When her seven-year relationship with Buddhist beach boy Peter comes to an end, Carolyn, an independent, free-spirited, fiftysomething researcher, challenges herself to go on fifty dates to figure out what the best type of man for her really is—and to find a committed partner. Set in the milieu of a New Age, sexually open community, Fifty First Dates After Fifty traces the adventurous path of Carolyn’s very universal quest for love. Enlisting friends and lovers to support her through the...

Duration:00:50:39

Involuntary Exit: What to Do if You've Been Fired! w/ Robin Merle

10/15/2021
Self-help title turns the trauma of being fired into opportunity An expert’s debut empowers women to be resilient after experiencing job loss New York, NY – A quick-witted and fast-paced self-help book from debut author and rainmaker, Robin Merle, dives into the emotional trauma of women whose job loss wasn’t part of the original plan. Involuntary Exit: A Woman’s Guide to Thriving After Being Fired (She Writes Press, Oct. 19, 2021) is about moving forward, illustrated by women’s remarkable...

Duration:00:52:32

Rea and the Blood of the Nectar: Young Adventure with Payal Doshi

10/8/2021
Rea and the Blood of the Nectar tells the story of Rea Chettri, a 12-year-old girl living a simple, if boring, life on the tea plantations of Darjeeling, India. Without warning, Rea's life gets turned on its head when her twin brother, Rohan, goes missing. Determined to save him, Rea embarks on a secret adventure by portaling into the enchanted world of Astranthia. In this thrilling tale of family and friendship, Rea will have to grapple with dark truths, discover her true self, and save...

Duration:00:54:32

Mercury Boys: Young Adult Fantasy & its Issues w/ Chandra Prasad

10/1/2021
OFTEN USING HISTORY AS A LENS TO GAIN INSIGHT INTO THE ROLES GENDER AND RACE PLAY IN SELF-DETERMINATION, CHANDRA CREATES VIVID CHARACTERS IN STORIES THAT ENGAGE READERS AND INSPIRE DISCUSSION. Prasad says, “I knew from an early age, eleven or twelve, that I wanted to be an author. When I was a child, one of my favorite activities was spending quiet hours in my room writing short stories (come to think of it, that is still one of my favorite activities). I also reveled in make-believe games...

Duration:00:54:00

Creatrix Rising: The Power of Midlife Women w/Stephanie Raffelock

9/24/2021
This week on Dropping In, from the author of A Delightful Little Book on Aging Stephanie Raffleock joins us with her new book Creatrix Rising . Raffelock lays out—through personal stories and essays—the highlights of the past fifty years, in which women have gone from a quiet strength to a resounding voice. Over time, maiden, mother, and crone have represented the three stages assigned to a woman’s life cycle – the limiting categories of both ancient and modern (neo-pagan) mythology. None of...

Duration:00:52:07

Odyssey of Ashes: A Memoir, Love/Loss/Letting Go - Cheryl Krauter

9/17/2021
A chance to finally understand the pain of separation & loss, and how to move through it awaits in this week's Dropping In conversation. Odyssey of Ashes: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Letting Go begins with the sudden death of Cheryl Krauter’s spouse. Five months later, in a stroke of irony and magic, her husband wins a long-desired guided fly fishing trip in a raffle?and Cheryl decides to go in his place, fulfilling a promise to scatter his ashes by a trout stream.Part I of this memoir is an...

Duration:00:55:29

Saturday's Child: A Daughter's Memoir with Deborah Burns

9/10/2021
For anyone who has experienced an enmeshed relationship with their mother, who needs or needed to step out of her shadow, or who yearns or yearned to find herself in spite of it, our conversation with Deborah is for you! A vault of family secrets needed prying open here ~ An only child, Deborah Burns grew up in prim 1950s America in the shadow of a her beautiful, unconventional, rule-breaking mother, Dorothy—a red-haired beauty who looked like Rita Hayworth and skirted norms with a style and...

Duration:00:50:17

America Calling: Rajika Bhandari on Answering the Call

9/3/2021
America Calling : A Foreign Student in a Country of Possibility We talk about life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, as our founding fathers declared, but is it for everyone? Growing up in middle-class India, Rajika Bhandari has seen generations of her family look westward, where an American education means status and success. But she resists the lure of America because those who left never return-they all become flies trapped in honey in a land of opportunity. As a young woman,...

Duration:00:53:04

MODERN MADNESS: An Owner’s Manual & MANIC: A Memoir--Terri Cheney

8/27/2021
COVID-19 has launched a second pandemic: a mental health crisis in America. Since the lockdowns started, calls to suicide prevention hotlines have gone up 1000%; in a recent Census Bureau questionnaire, over one-third of U.S. adults self-identified as clinically anxious or depressed; and experts have predicted that 75,000 additional deaths may be caused by coronavirus despair. There has never been a time in our history when an immediate and in-depth focus on mental health issues was so...

Duration:00:49:41

Silent Winds, Dry Seas: Vinod Busjeet on Colonialism, ID, & Place

8/20/2021
Come with us as we travel to Mauritius, to look at a beautiful turbulent country through the lens of a you boy. In the 1950s, Vishnu Bhushan is a young boy yet to learn the truth beyond the rumors of his family's fractured histories - an alliance, as his mother says, of two bankrupt families. In evocative chapters, the first two decades of Vishnu's life in Mauritius unfolds with heart-wrenching closeness as he battles to experience the world beyond, and the cultural, political, and familial...

Duration:00:53:16

Bitter Magic! What Witches Have to Tell Us -- With Nancy Kilgore

8/13/2021
Have you ever wondered about the nature of witches? Be they modern or historic, witches never fail to compel us -- to curiosity, to reverence, to awe or fear. Even now, why is that? Nancy Hayes Kilgore’s powerful new novel, BITTER MAGIC (Milford House, an imprint of Sunbury Press), is based on the life of Isobel Gowdie, who confessed to witchcraft in Scotland in 1662. During this time, witches were burned at the stake, but the historical record is inconclusive about what actually happened to...

Duration:00:54:31

Making Art in the Middle of Madness: Holly Shaw on Our Creativity

8/6/2021
The Creative Formula: Compose, Choreograph, and Capture Your Masterpiece Do you feel frustrated or hopeless because you know there's great work inside of you, but you can't seem to get it out of your head and onto the stage? This book can help.... Another resource? Holly's podcast on Voice America! An entrancing look at the world of performance and creativity. Learn about the neuroscience of the “it” factor, listen to artists who channel ghosts to create their work, and hear firsthand from a...

Duration:00:50:27

Role Reversal: Care of Yourself & Ageing Parents w/ Iris Waichler

7/30/2021
Are you spread too thin? Mad with confusion? Making decisions for others? Trying to find the time for self-care, their care, family care and staying sane all at once? You're not alone. Designed to help caregivers understand how to cope with and overcome the overwhelming challenges that arise while caregiving for a loved one?especially an aging parent?Role Reversal is a comprehensive guide to navigating the enormous daily challenges faced by caregivers. In these pages, Waichler blends her...

Duration:00:55:05

The Marriage Pass: Briana Cole on How Sex in Open Marriage Works!

7/23/2021
The marriage pass by Briana Cole twists and turns and turns on in unexpected ways! In a smart, sexy spin-off from her Unconditional Series, Briana Cole continues to explore unconventional relationships and question all assumptions about love, lust, and monogamy in this tantalizing drama that takes the what if of a free pass to a whole new level... Can you really have the best of both worlds? He's rich, successful--and has been faithfully married to his longtime girlfriend for nearly one...

Duration:00:49:02

Encore Invisible Enemy: How Miriam Feldman's Son Morphed through Mental Illness in He Came In With It

7/16/2021
Miriam and Craig are both artists and their four children carry on the legacy. When their teenage son, Nick, is diagnosed with schizophrenia, a tumultuous decade ensues in which the family careens permanently off the conventional course. Like the ten Biblical plagues, they are hit by one catastrophe after another; violence, evictions, arrests, a suicide attempt, a near-drowning, even cancer and a brain tumor play against the backdrop of a wild teenage bacchanal of artmaking and drugs. With...

Duration:00:57:30

K-Pop Confidential: Stephan Lee on The K-Pop Culture/ Sub-Culture

7/9/2021
Candace Park knows a lot about playing a role. For most of her life, she’s been playing a role of the quiet Korean girl who takes all AP classes and plays a classical instrument, keeping her dreams of stardom-and her obsession with SLK, K-pop’s top boyband to herself. She doesn’t see how a regular girl like her could possibly become one of those K-pop goddesses she sees on YouTube. Even though she can sing. Like, really sing. So when Candace secretly enters a global audition held by SLK’s...

Duration:00:56:47

A Mindful Year: Dr. Aria Campbell-Danesh & Dr. Seth J. Gillihan

7/2/2021
A Mindful Year: 365 Ways to Find Connection and the Sacred in Everyday Life is a lens on life. From two experts on the psychology of behavior change comes A Mindful Year, the first book of its kind to join the age-old wisdom of mindfulness with cognitive behavioral science—the best-tested set of practices for alleviating stress and anxiety. Written from friend to friend, one day at a time, the authors invite you to start a new pattern—one that begins with taking just a few quiet moments to...

Duration:00:52:15

Identity Adoption & Belonging: A Panel With Jacob Taylor-Mosquera

6/25/2021
Julie Ryan McGue, Author of Twice a Daughter: A Search for Identity, Family & Belonging and Jacob Taylor-Mosquera, Author of I Met Myself in October: A Memoir of Belonging talk with host Diane Dewey, author of Fixing the Fates: An Adoptees' Story of Truth & Lies, about the concept of belonging and what it means. I Met Myself in October: A Memoir of Belonging is a thought-provoking true adventure discussing international/transracial adoption and what it means to belong to two countries and...

Duration:00:54:16

The Sound Between the Notes: Barbara Linn Probst on Music & Self

6/18/2021
The Sound Between the Notes is the story of a woman’s struggle with timeless questions—Who am I, and where do I belong?— told through the unique perspective of a musician. Described as “sensitive and astute” (Kirkus starred review), “a breathtaking emotional journey” (Readers Favorite review), and impossible to put down, The Sound Between the Notes is the story of an adoptee searching for what it means to be a daughter, a sister, a mother. Given an unexpected second chance with escalating...

Duration:00:55:27

Twice A Daughter: Julie Ryan McGue's Memoir on Finding Her Mother

6/11/2021
Julie is adopted. She is also a twin. Because their adoption was closed, she and her sister lack both a health history and their adoption papers?which becomes an issue for Julie when, at forty-eight years old, she finds herself facing several serious health issues. To launch the probe into her closed adoption, Julie first needs the support of her sister. The twins talk things over, and make a pact: Julie will approach their adoptive parents for the adoption paperwork and investigate search...

Duration:00:52:26