The Only One In The Room

Arts & Culture Podcasts

Hosted by Laura Cathcart Robbins, a writer and a recovery thriver and survivor, Laura found herself in an all too familiar position. In 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. These comments were 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. We want 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.

Location:

United States

Description:

Hosted by Laura Cathcart Robbins, a writer and a recovery thriver and survivor, Laura found herself in an all too familiar position. In 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. These comments were 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. We want 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.

Language:

English


Episodes

SUNDAY EDITION: Justin Evirs Is The Only Biracial, Bisexual, Rape Survivor, Recovering Binge-eater, Alcoholic Military Veteran

2/5/2023
Justine Evirs is an Author, Entrepreneur, Stanford University Graduate School of Business Alumni, and future Therapist. She is currently working as a Peer Support Specialist for a long-term residential treatment center specializing in substance abuse and mental health disorders. Evirs is also a student currently working toward becoming a Substance Abuse Counselor. Her long-term goals are to pursue a second Master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and work toward becoming a...

Duration:00:36:11

Scott Talks to Dr. Lori Beth Bisbey

2/1/2023
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Dr. Lori Beth Bisbey right after the show. Watch Laura's new TEDx Talk: Confessions From The Only One In The Room PATREON SHOUT OUTS: Thanks to Kathleen Hahn Cute Booty Lounge is made right here in the USA, by women and for women. The company is incredible, female, and minority-owned and all of their leggings make makes your booty look amazing. Go to...

Duration:00:17:00

Dr. Lori Beth Bisbey Is The Only One Talking About Infidelity in Polyamorous Relationships Episode 155

1/31/2023
Imagine that people in polyamorous relationships come to you for counseling after they’ve been betrayed by their partners. Dr. Lori Beth Bisbey, Gender, Sex, and Relationship Diversity therapist, defines cheating as breaking an agreement with your partner, whether it be physical or emotional. So what would you do if you’d discovered that there was a formula to help people rebuild trust in their relationship after cheating? Would you keep it between you and your clients? Or would you write a...

Duration:00:48:29

On My Nightstand: Stash, My Life in Hiding - Babies

1/27/2023
Over the next few weeks, you’ll hear Laura read from her new memoir, Stash My Life in Hiding. Starting at the prologue, Laura has selected several of her favorite pages and passages to share. We hope you enjoy listening to them as much as we do. Laura Cathcart Robbins is the host of the popular podcast, The Only One In The Room, and author of the forthcoming Atria/Simon & Schuster memoir, STASH (March 7, 2023). She has been active for many years as a speaker and school trustee and is...

Duration:00:14:36

Scott Talks to Dr. Carder Stout

1/25/2023
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Dr. Carder Stout right after the show. Watch Laura's new TEDx Talk: Confessions From The Only One In The Room Special thanks to our sponsors: Nutrafol: Grow thicker, healthier hair AND support our show by going to Nutrafol.com and entering the promo code ONLYONE to save fifteen dollars off your first month’s subscription. PATREON SHOUT OUTS: Thanks to Kathleen Hahn...

Duration:00:19:40

Dr. Carder Stout Is The Only One Whose Drug Dealer Got Him Sober Episode 154

1/24/2023
Imagine that your drug addiction has taken everything from you, your friends, your family, your apartment, and all you’ve got left is your trusty Ford Taurus. Depth psychologist and author, Dr. Carder Stout, was circling the drain when he received an offer that would not only give him cash in his pocket, but would also give him free drugs. So what would you do if the job was driving for a well-known drug dealer? Would you decide it was too dangerous and tell him, “no thank you?” Or would you...

Duration:00:51:19

SUNDAY EDITION: Abbie Romanul Is The Only One Who Stopped Drinking But Still Wants A Cocktail

1/22/2023
Today we're talking to Abbie Romanul, founder of Raising the Bar, a zero-proof cocktail experience. Raising the Bar delivers innovative ingredients to make incredible alcohol-free drinks at home. When Abbie quit drinking alcohol, she was frustrated with the lack of grown-up, alcohol-free beverage options beyond soda and lime - thus, the concept for Raising the Bar was born. Raising the Bar is for the sober, sober-curious, mindful drinkers and anyone interested in taking a break for any...

Duration:00:35:12

Scott Talks to Jane Boroski

1/18/2023
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Jane Boroski right after the show. Watch Laura's new TEDx Talk: Confessions From The Only One In The Room PATREON SHOUT OUTS: Thanks to Kathleen Hahn Cute Booty Lounge is made right here in the USA, by women and for women. The company is incredible, female, and minority-owned and all of their leggings make makes your booty look amazing. Go to https://cutebooty.com/...

Duration:00:12:12

Jane Boroski Is The Only Pregnant Woman Who Survived Being Stabbed 27 Times by a Serial Killer Episode 153

1/17/2023
What if when you were seven months pregnant you were stabbed 27 times by a serial killer and left for dead? Invisible Tears Podcast host, Jane Boroski, was twenty-two years old and drinking a soda in her car when she was attacked by a man who pulled up next to her in a Jeep Cherokee. So what would you do if you survived, but the man who tried to murder you was still at large? Would you try to forget what happened and go on with your life? Or would you start a podcast dedicated to telling the...

Duration:00:50:51

On My Nightstand: Stash, My Life in Hiding - Prologue

1/13/2023
Over the next few weeks, you’ll hear Laura read from her new memoir, Stash My Life in Hiding. Starting at the prologue, Laura has selected several of her favorite pages and passages to share. We hope you enjoy listening to them as much as we do. Laura Cathcart Robbins is the host of the popular podcast, The Only One In The Room, and author of the forthcoming Atria/Simon & Schuster memoir, STASH (March 7, 2023). She has been active for many years as a speaker and school trustee and is...

Duration:00:09:42

Scott Talks to Steve Keller

1/11/2023
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Steve Keller right after the show. Watch Laura's new TEDx Talk: Confessions From The Only One In The Room PATREON SHOUT OUTS: Thanks to Kathleen Hahn Cute Booty Lounge is made right here in the USA, by women and for women. The company is incredible, female, and minority-owned and all of their leggings make makes your booty look amazing. Go to https://cutebooty.com/...

Duration:00:12:47

Steve Keller Is The Only One Who Was Captured by Interpol and Extradited Back to the US Episode 152

1/10/2023
What if the company you’d built owned 65 percent of the market share, and you were forced out of business when your competitors teamed up with the US government to take out your industry? Consultant and writer, Steve Keller was convicted of mail fraud and was looking at spending fourteen years in prison. Fourteen years away from his wife and children, ages two and five. But what would you do if you could keep your family together, but it meant that you would all have to flee the country?...

Duration:00:49:44

SUNDAY EDITION: Katie Krimitsos Is The Only Mompreneur In The Room

1/8/2023
Lucky us! We were able to nab a second interview with the always-inspiring, queen of meditation podcasts for women, Katie Krimitsos. Family, love, and following dreams…these are the things that matter most to Katie Krimitsos. And it shows up in just about everything she does. The way she raises her two girls, the way she grows with her husband, the way she belly laughs with her girlfriends, and the words she writes in her guided meditations. Through her work with the Women’s Meditation...

Duration:00:37:31

Scott Talks to Shawna Kay Rodenberg

1/4/2023
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Shawna Kay Rodenberg right after the show. Watch Laura's new TEDx Talk: Confessions From The Only One In The Room PATREON SHOUT OUTS: Thanks to Kathleen Hahn Cute Booty Lounge is made right here in the USA, by women and for women. The company is incredible, female, and minority-owned and all of their leggings make makes your booty look amazing. Go to...

Duration:00:13:03

Shawna Kay Rodenberg Is The Only Writer in the Room Speaking Up For The Misrepresented People of Kentucky Episode 151

1/3/2023
As a child, she played in the hills of Kentucky, where her ancestors had lived for three hundred years. In 2017, author, and nurse, Shawna Kay Rodenberg, wrote an article about Eastern Kentucky that caught the attention of a CBS news anchor, who was eager to do a piece on Shawna against the backdrop of Trump signage and “signs of blight.” So what would you do if you were sick and tired of the media misrepresenting both the people and the place you called home? Would you stay quiet and allow...

Duration:00:53:53

Collier Landry Is The Only One Who Put His Father In Prison For Murdering His Mother - TEAM FAVORITE

12/30/2022
Imagine if as an eleven-year-old, you were woken up by the sounds of your father murdering your mother? Filmmaker and podcaster, Collier Landry testified on the witness stand against his father at age 12, and it was his testimony that helped put his father in prison for life. But later on as an adult, he found that he still wanted closure. But what would you do if you’d confronted your father in prison in the hopes that he would tell you why he did it, but found that he was incapable of...

Duration:00:51:04

Scott Talks to Tim Brown - TEAM FAVORITE

12/28/2022
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Tim Brown right after the show. Episode chosen by Brent Shaw, Social Media Marketing Director Instagram: Brent leads our social media marketing efforts where he has helped grow our Instagram account to over 42,000 followers from scratch! He also has a big following of his own. Through social media he mentors students from all over the world, teaching them the...

Duration:00:15:21

Tim Brown Is The Only 911 Survivor Telling Stories Of Heroism In National Intelligence Communities - TEAM FAVORITE

12/27/2022
Imagine responding to an emergency call on September 11, 2001 and finding yourself at the base of the south tower as it collapsed. Tim Brown, retired, decorated 20-year FDNY firefighter and a survivor of the 2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, lost 93 of his friends on Sept. 11th, including his two best friends. So what would you do if you’d survived the most horrific attack ever to take place on US soil? Would you try to forget about it and decide to go on with your life? Or...

Duration:00:54:59

PRESENTING: The Student Performance Podcast by Brent Shaw

12/22/2022
Exercise: The Productivity Enhancing Drug More from Brent: Youtube- Student Performance Podcast Instagram - @therealstudentmentor Twitter - @mentor4students Facebook - @studentperformancepodcast TikTok - @therealstudentmentor Finding the Student Performance Podcast: Apple Podcasts Spotify Imagine that there was a drug that you took 20 minutes before you worked that increased your mood, focus, motivation and enabled you to remember things 20% faster. How much would you pay for such a drug?...

Duration:00:21:34

Scott Talks With Special Guest Jeff Kober - TEAM FAVORITE

12/21/2022
In this unique episode of Scott Talks, we feature a special reading created and also read by Jeff Kober. A former The Only One In The Room guest and friend of the show. A little about Jeff Kober: As an actor, Jeff has appeared in many TV series, General Hospital and recently recurring on NCIS: Los Angeles, Shameless, The Walking Dead, Sons of Anarchy, and New Girl, and many others. Film work includes Leave No Trace, Sully, Beauty Mark, and Tank Girl. For the past seven years, he has written...

Duration:00:08:05