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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 Episode 6

5/21/2019
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What would you do if the unspeakable happened? A moment in your life that changes everything? Rebecca Gayheart Dane, model, actress, director, was faced with the unimaginable. The type of reality that has the potential to break you. Would you allow yourself to sink, letting the darkness and guilt consume you? Or would you lean into the possibility that the experience is not just survivable but actually thrivable? More from Rebecca Gayheart Dane: Chrysalis A nonprofit organization...

Duration:00:55:29

Scott Talks To Rebecca Gayheart Dane BONUS EPISODE

5/21/2019
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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 Rebecca Gayheart Dane right after the show. If you'd like to ask a question and possibly be featured on the Dear Laura segment you can DM us on instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us at LCR.theonlyoneintheroom@gmail.com. Visit us on the web at www.theonlyonepod.com for more from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like live events, appearances, featured articles...

Duration:00:08:55

Suburban Is The Only Famous Lonely Teenager In The Room Episode 5

5/14/2019
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When children are bullied by their peers, made fun of for being overweight, dressing differently or being "weird", they usually day dream about becoming "popular", thinking it will be the answer to all of their problems. Suburban, (aka the Suburban Prince or KingBo) did just that. But rather than becoming popular at school he grew to famedom on the internet with 1.6 million followers. But what if the fortress you had created to protect yourself was quickly becoming a cage? Would you trade...

Duration:00:47:48

Scott Talks To Suburban Prince BONUS EPISODE

5/14/2019
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Scott Slaughter (aka Hon), co-host and producer of the Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Suburban Prince right after the show. If you'd like to ask a question and possibly be featured on the Dear Laura segment you can DM us on Instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us at LCR.theonlyoneintheroom@gmail.com Visit us on the web at www.theonlyonepod.com for more from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like live events, appearances, featured articles...

Duration:00:05:53

Stefanie Wilder Taylor Is The Only Sober Mom In The Room Episode 4

5/7/2019
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What if you literally wrote the book on mom-wine culture? And then this culture you helped curate was no longer sustainable? Stefanie Wilder Taylor, author of Sippy Cups Are Not For Chardonnay, wrote that book and immediately became the queen of wine-moms across America, appearing on The Today Show, Oprah and in The New York Times. Promoting mom's choice to choose Chardonnay to cope with motherhood. But what if you found that the wine you casually enjoyed had become a crutch and a...

Duration:00:55:53

Scott Talks To Stefanie Wilder Taylor BONUS EPISODE

5/7/2019
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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 Stefanie Wilder Taylor right after the show. If you'd like to ask a question and possibly be featured on the Dear Laura segment you can DM us on instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us at LCR.theonlyoneintheroom@gmail.com. Visit us on the web at www.theonlyonepod.com for more from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like live events, appearances, featured articles...

Duration:00:08:29

Jay Connor Is The Only Black Man In The Writers Room Episode 3

4/30/2019
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What would it feel like to finally land a dream job and then find out that day after day, you are the only voice representing the thoughts, emotions, and experiences of people of color? A job where you are the only black or brown face in a sea of white? During Jay Connor's screenwriting career, it was considered a great opportunity to be offered a seat at the proverbial table. But soon Jay began to wonder...what if there were another table, one where people of color wouldn't have to sit...

Duration:00:37:12

Scott Talks To Jay Connor BONUS EPISODE

4/30/2019
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Scott Slaughter (aka Hon), co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Jay Connor right after the show. If you'd like to ask a question and possibly be featured on the Dear Laura segment, you can DM us on Instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us at LCR.theonlyoneintheroom@gmail.com Visit us on the web at www.theonlyonepod.com for more from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like live events, appearances, featured articles and...

Duration:00:10:35

Troy Byer Is The Only Celebrity In Anger Management Episode 2

4/23/2019
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What would you do if you were given a chance to change your life? A chance that looked and felt more like a punishment than an opportunity? Troy Byer, an actress known for her time on Dynasty and being Prince's girlfriend, was given a max sentence of Anger Management classes. And conscious of her clout, Troy was sure that all these people sentenced with her...were beneath her. At what point would you decide to surrender? Or would you just continue to fight the humility and opportunity of...

Duration:00:48:45

Scott Talks To Troy Byer BONUS EPISODE

4/23/2019
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Scott Slaughter (aka Hon), co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Troy Byer right after the show. If you’d like to ask a question and possibly be featured on the Dear Laura segment you can DM us on instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us at LCR.theonlyoneintheroom@gmail.com Visit us on the web at www.theonlyonepod.com for more from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like live events, appearances, featured articles and...

Duration:00:05:11

Laura House Is The Only One Who Is Adopted Episode 1

4/16/2019
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When you look down at your hands, your thoughts probably don't lead you much further than the mundane. But what if you've never seen anyone who resembles you? Who has your nose or your laugh or even your sense of humor. Laura House, a renowned comedian, screenwriter on two Emmy award winning shows and a corporate meditation teacher, went through life admiring other children's ability to simply know where they came from. She grew up with a loving, caring and supportive family who she...

Duration:00:47:28

Scott Talks To Laura House BONUS EPISODE

4/16/2019
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Scott Slaughter (aka Hon), co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Laura House right after the show. If you'd like to ask a queastion and possibly be featured on the Dear Laura segment, you can DM us on Instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us at LCR.theonlyoneintheroom@gmail.com. Visit us on the web at www.theonlyonepod.com for more from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like live events, appearances, featured articles...

Duration:00:14:00

Season One - The Trailer

3/22/2019
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Laura, with the help of her co-host Scott Slaughter (also known as "Hon") beautifully interviews a person about their Only One experience each episode. In this podcast, you’ll hear raw, vulnerable accounts from people who are, like most of us, just eager to connect and who transform their experience into something impactful. **Look for new episodes every Tuesday & stick around for our after show bonus "Scott Talks" when...Scott talks. Officially launching on April 16, 2019.

Duration:00:04:44