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Hosted by Laura Cathcart Robbins, a writer and a recovery thriver and survivor, Laura found herself in an all too familiar position. On September 2018, she was the only black woman in the room at Brave Magic, a famed writer’s retreat. After it was over, she wrote about her “only one” experience in The Huffington Post and comments started flooding into her DM from people from all races, ethnicities, creeds, and nationalities who had felt “othered”. Laura beautifully interviews a person about their Only One story each episode and addresses as many of those DM’s as possible in the process. In this podcast, you’ll hear raw, vulnerable accounts from people who are, like most of us, just eager to connect. Our hope is that The Only One In The Room will inspire a change of perspective in how we all see and hear each other’s stories. That it will make you think twice before judging the person standing next to you at a party, in the pick-up line at school or in a crowded subway car. This is a podcast for anyone who has ever felt alone in a room full of people – which is to say, that this podcast is for everyone.

Hosted by Laura Cathcart Robbins, a writer and a recovery thriver and survivor, Laura found herself in an all too familiar position. On September 2018, she was the only black woman in the room at Brave Magic, a famed writer’s retreat. After it was over, she wrote about her “only one” experience in The Huffington Post and comments started flooding into her DM from people from all races, ethnicities, creeds, and nationalities who had felt “othered”. Laura beautifully interviews a person about their Only One story each episode and addresses as many of those DM’s as possible in the process. In this podcast, you’ll hear raw, vulnerable accounts from people who are, like most of us, just eager to connect. Our hope is that The Only One In The Room will inspire a change of perspective in how we all see and hear each other’s stories. That it will make you think twice before judging the person standing next to you at a party, in the pick-up line at school or in a crowded subway car. This is a podcast for anyone who has ever felt alone in a room full of people – which is to say, that this podcast is for everyone.
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Hosted by Laura Cathcart Robbins, a writer and a recovery thriver and survivor, Laura found herself in an all too familiar position. On September 2018, she was the only black woman in the room at Brave Magic, a famed writer’s retreat. After it was over, she wrote about her “only one” experience in The Huffington Post and comments started flooding into her DM from people from all races, ethnicities, creeds, and nationalities who had felt “othered”. Laura beautifully interviews a person about their Only One story each episode and addresses as many of those DM’s as possible in the process. In this podcast, you’ll hear raw, vulnerable accounts from people who are, like most of us, just eager to connect. Our hope is that The Only One In The Room will inspire a change of perspective in how we all see and hear each other’s stories. That it will make you think twice before judging the person standing next to you at a party, in the pick-up line at school or in a crowded subway car. This is a podcast for anyone who has ever felt alone in a room full of people – which is to say, that this podcast is for everyone.

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English


Episodes

Rebecca Gayheart Dane Is The Only One With A Painful Secret RE-RELEASE BONUS EPISODE

9/18/2019
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We are so excited to have just wrapped our Season 2 of The Only One In The Room that we wanted to spend some time over the next four weeks re-releasing some of YOUR favorite episodes! So if you're new to the podcast, this is a great way to get started before you start diving into Season One & Two's catalog. And if you're one of our dedicated listeners, now is a great time to share with a friend! DM us a selfie of you sharing The Only One In The Room for some dope merch we'll send your...

Duration:00:52:40

EPISODE RE-RELEASE ANNOUNCEMENTS & LISTENER THANK YOU BONUS EPISODE

9/17/2019
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We are so excited to have just wrapped our Season 2 of The Only One In The Room that we wanted to spend some time over the next four weeks re-releasing some of YOUR favorite episodes! We really appreciate your feedback along the way. Your favorites are: Rebecca Gayheart Dane Stefanie Wilder Taylor AnnaLynne McCord Tameka Foster So if you're new to the podcast, this is a great way to get started before you start diving into Season One & Two's catalog. And if you're one of our dedicated...

Duration:00:05:56

Cookie Johnson Was The Only One Who Believed In Magic Episode 20

9/10/2019
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When you fall in love with a professional athlete, you sign up for a life in the spotlight. But when the love of your life is super-star basketball legend, Earvin Magic Johnson, the light in which you stand is brighter than anyone could ever imagine. Cookie Johnson, mother, devoted philanthropist, passionate spokesperson and NY Times Best-selling author, thought she knew exactly what she was in for when she married her college sweetheart, Magic Johnson. With the guidance of her faith,...

Duration:00:54:35

Scott Talks To Cookie Johnson BONUS EPISODE

9/10/2019
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Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Cookie Johnson right after the show. If you'd like to ask a question and be featured on the Dear Laura segment you can DM us on Instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website at www.theonlyonepod.com Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like live events, appearances, featured articles and more. We love hearing from...

Duration:00:08:33

Holly Robinson Peete Was The Only Kid With A Famous Dad Episode 19

9/3/2019
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What if everyone that you ever met told you about their fond childhood memories of your father? Can you imagine what it'd be like to have a dad who was a hero, not just to you but to hundreds and thousands of dedicated daily viewers? Actress, singer, producer and advocate, Holly Robinson Peete's father, Matt Robinson, was the original Gordon on Sesame Street and went on to become one of the most prolific actor/writer/producers of the 20th century. But to Holly, her father Matt wasn't just...

Duration:00:46:32

Scott Talks To Holly Robinson Peete BONUS EPIOSDE

9/3/2019
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Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Holly Robinson Peete right after the show. If you'd like to ask a question and be featured on the Dear Laura segment you can DM us on Instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website at www.theonlyonepod.com Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like live events, appearances, featured articles and more. We love hearing...

Duration:00:08:22

Holly Robinson Peete MINI BONUS EXCERPT

9/3/2019
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Laura Cathcart Robbins and Holly Robinson Peete go way back and share some interesting history. Listen in as they never-before hash out the timeline of Holly's ex-fiancé turned Laura's husband (now ex-husband) and how Laura and Holly first crossed paths. The Only One In The Room is looking for an intern! If you're in the LA area and want to learn more about the podcast world go to our website's contact page to inquire! www.theonlyonepod.com Also visit the website for the latest from our...

Duration:00:09:53

John Feldmann Is The Only Sober Guy In The Music Industry Episode 18

8/27/2019
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What would it be like to be THAT kid? You know the one who refused to dress like other students, the one who had piercings and worshipped punk rock and was always so loaded throughout high school that everyone wondered how they even graduated? John Feldmann, award-winning music producer, writer, mixer and acclaimed-band-Goldfinger-frontman, was a musically gifted punk rocker who grew up in the Santa Cruz mountains of California. But even as a teenager, John's inability to stay sober for...

Duration:01:07:23

Scott Talks To John Feldmann BONUS EPISODE

8/27/2019
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Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest John Feldmann right after the show. If you'd like to ask a question and be featured on the Dear Laura segment you can DM us on Instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website at www.theonlyonepod.com Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like live events, appearances, featured articles and more. We love hearing from...

Duration:00:10:22

Manon Mathews Is The Only One Who Still Believes In Soulmates Episode 17

8/20/2019
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What if as far back as you could remember, you were always looking for your soulmate? What if everywhere you went you searched people's eyes, wondering if this one was, 'The One"? Social-media superstar, actress, comedian, writer/director, Manon Mathews went through her life kissing a lot of frogs (at it were) looking for Mr. Right. But after getting her heartbroken one time too many, she decided that maybe it was time to give up her search for "HIM" and begin the search for herself. But...

Duration:00:55:13

Scott Talks To Manon Mathews BONUS EPISODE

8/20/2019
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Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Manon Mathews right after the show. If you'd like to ask a question and be featured on the Dear Laura segment you can DM us on Instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website at www.theonlyonepod.com Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like live events, appearances, featured articles and more. We love hearing from...

Duration:00:10:22

Lisa Joyner Is The Only Adoptive Mom Bonded To The Birth Mother Episode 16

8/13/2019
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What if when planning your family you chose to adopt and then despite the warning of possible heartbreak from your friends you took the option of going through the entire pregnancy and birth with the biological mother. Producer and television host, Lisa Joyner, along with her husband, actor, writer and producer John Cryer, made the decision to go through the pregnancy with the biological mother of their daughter, Daisy. And the day Daisy was born Lisa made a promise to herself and to...

Duration:00:47:26

Scott Talks To Lisa Joyner BONUS EPISODE

8/13/2019
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Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Lisa Joyner right after the show. If you'd like to ask a question and be featured on the Dear Laura segment you can DM us on Instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website at www.theonlyonepod.com Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like live events, appearances, featured articles and more. We love hearing from you...

Duration:00:07:10

John Ridley Is The Only Oscar Winner Who Didn't Care About Box Office Episode 15

8/6/2019
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What if all of your life, the one thing you were greatest at, the thing you loved above all else, was the one thing that would require the most courage to pursue? John Ridley, novelist, producer, director and Academy-Award-winning screenwriter was raised in Milwaukee Wisconsin with his parents and two sisters. But rather than follow in the prescriptive footsteps of his physician father or special-education-teacher mother, John set out on his own path toward Hollywood, a road notorious for...

Duration:01:01:22

Scott Talks To John Ridley BONUS EPISODE

8/6/2019
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Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest John Ridley right after the show. If you'd like to ask a question and be featured on the Dear Laura segment you can DM us on Instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website at www.theonlyonepod.com Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like live events, appearances, featured articles and more. We love hearing from you...

Duration:00:11:24

Josh Levine Is The Only One Who Grew Up In A Cult Episode 14

7/30/2019
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Imagine being raised in a cult. Living in an environment where every hour of your life must be accounted for, a world where outsiders are not to be trusted. Where your home suddenly becomes community property. And all at once, your room, your clothes and your toys are no longer yours to claim. Josh Levine, CEO of Rebel Industries and host of the Rebel Radio podcast, was four years old when his parents joined the National Labor Federation in the San Francisco Bay Area. And already Josh...

Duration:00:57:23

Scott Talks To Josh Levine BONUS EPISODE

7/30/2019
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Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Josh Levine right after the show. If you'd like to ask a question and be featured on the Dear Laura segment you can DM us on Instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website at www.theonlyonepod.com Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like live events, appearances, featured articles and more. We love hearing from you...

Duration:00:10:30

Areva Martin Is The Only One Who Beat The Odds Episode 13

7/23/2019
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Imagine being raised in the infamous Carr housing projects of St. Louis. What would it be like instead of a mother and father, your "parents" were a paraplegic grandmother and a hard-working godmother and it was these two women who would instill a much needed work ethic in you, allowing you to rise to the many challenging occasions you'd face? Areva Martin, award -winning attorney, advocate, legal commentator, talk show host and producer, beat the odds stacked against her and graduated with...

Duration:01:02:55

Scott Talks To Areva Martin BONUS EPISODE

7/23/2019
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Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Areva Martin right after the show. If you'd like to ask a question and be featured on the Dear Laura segment you can DM us on Instagram @thonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website at www.theonlyonepod.com. Also visit us on the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like events, appearances, featured articles and more. We love hearing from...

Duration:00:11:22

Dondré Whitfield Is The Only Man In The Room Episode 12

7/16/2019
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When can you call a man a man? When has he earned that coveted title he's strived for his whole adolescent life? Is it when his bank account has reached a certain number? Or when he's earned the ability to be feared by others in the name of respect? And who are the male role models leading the way if yours has fallen victim to recidivism, spending time in and out of jail? Actor, writer, activist, Dondré Whitfield was raised in Brooklyn by his mother, and as a result, Dondré's life-lessons...

Duration:01:03:14