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When mother-daughter duo Jan Black and Laura Owens first conceptualized their two-generational talk show, nobody told them they’d snag the title of #1 self-help podcast for months on end! But that’s exactly what they’ve done, delving into topics as far-flung as network building, the importance of failure, finding hope after being kidnapped, and how the principles of brain surgery can help us work through everyday problems. Featuring interviews with extraordinary individuals, Nobody Told Me! shines light on the shared human experiences that bring us together, and the challenges that serve as catalysts for our greatest growth. Nobody Told Me! combines Jan’s impressive broadcast journalism background with Laura’s unique, millennial perspective. Driven by a genuine desire to educate and empower, their pioneering platform gives insight into the strategies and secrets of people in all walks of life. Equal parts information and inspiration, Nobody Told Me! brings a personal touch to the interview process. Together, Jan and Laura are asking the questions that help their listeners get through life’s toughest times.

When mother-daughter duo Jan Black and Laura Owens first conceptualized their two-generational talk show, nobody told them they’d snag the title of #1 self-help podcast for months on end! But that’s exactly what they’ve done, delving into topics as far-flung as network building, the importance of failure, finding hope after being kidnapped, and how the principles of brain surgery can help us work through everyday problems. Featuring interviews with extraordinary individuals, Nobody Told Me! shines light on the shared human experiences that bring us together, and the challenges that serve as catalysts for our greatest growth. Nobody Told Me! combines Jan’s impressive broadcast journalism background with Laura’s unique, millennial perspective. Driven by a genuine desire to educate and empower, their pioneering platform gives insight into the strategies and secrets of people in all walks of life. Equal parts information and inspiration, Nobody Told Me! brings a personal touch to the interview process. Together, Jan and Laura are asking the questions that help their listeners get through life’s toughest times.
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When mother-daughter duo Jan Black and Laura Owens first conceptualized their two-generational talk show, nobody told them they’d snag the title of #1 self-help podcast for months on end! But that’s exactly what they’ve done, delving into topics as far-flung as network building, the importance of failure, finding hope after being kidnapped, and how the principles of brain surgery can help us work through everyday problems. Featuring interviews with extraordinary individuals, Nobody Told Me! shines light on the shared human experiences that bring us together, and the challenges that serve as catalysts for our greatest growth. Nobody Told Me! combines Jan’s impressive broadcast journalism background with Laura’s unique, millennial perspective. Driven by a genuine desire to educate and empower, their pioneering platform gives insight into the strategies and secrets of people in all walks of life. Equal parts information and inspiration, Nobody Told Me! brings a personal touch to the interview process. Together, Jan and Laura are asking the questions that help their listeners get through life’s toughest times.

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Episodes

...how to find joy and have a positive mindset

10/20/2019
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Finding happiness is one of the topics we’ve explored a lot on Nobody Told Me! and on this episode, we share some of the best advice we've received. One of our favorite guests, Amherst College psychology professor Dr. Catherine Sanderson has studied how and why many aspects of our lives are greatly impacted by the way we think about ourselves. She talked with us about the importance of adopting a positive mindset which she admits didn’t come easy to her. Next, we talked with Ingrid Fetell...

Duration:00:30:50

Adrienne Brodeur: ...the consequences of keeping a big secret

10/17/2019
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We are thrilled to welcome Adrienne Brodeur to this episode. She is the author of the new, highly acclaimed new memoir, Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover, and Me. It's a mother-daughter story unlike any you've heard! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:18

Katherine Reynolds Lewis: ...how to grow into the parent my kids needed

10/11/2019
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Children today are fundamentally different from past generations: they truly have less self control. Katherine Lewis is a certified parent educator, award-winning journalist, and author of 'The Good News About Bad Behavior' which aims to explain the reasons behind this and tell us what we need to do to raise children to be their best. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:19

Kristi Hugstad: ...how to start conversations that will save lives

10/8/2019
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It can be tough to be a teenager these days. Teenagers experience some complex issues, all of which may be caused by, or contribute to, depression and other mental illnesses. Bullying, anxiety, addiction, peer pressure, academic stress and family issues can leave teenagers feeling lost and perhaps, suicidal. Our guest on this episode, certified grief recovery specialist Kristi Hugstad, has written a new book called, Beneath the Surface, to help teenagers reach out when they’re in crisis, or...

Duration:00:33:32

Paul Tough: ...how college makes us or breaks us

10/3/2019
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Does college work? That’s the question being explored in the new book by education journalist and New York Times bestselling author Paul Tough, whose latest book is called The Years That Matter Most: How College Makes or Breaks Us. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:41

Clive Wynne...how and why dogs love us

9/30/2019
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We’re thrilled to talk with our guest on this episode, canine behaviorist Clive Wynne who explores the incredible relationship between people and dogs in his new book, Dog is Love: Why and How Your Dog Loves You. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:34:55

Jerry Colonna: ...that everybody doubts themselves

9/27/2019
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Would you like to become a better person or a better leader? Do you have psychological habits and behavioral patterns that have helped you succeed, but may be detrimental to your relationships, well-being and ability to lead? Then pay close attention to what our guest, Jerry Colonna has to say! Jerry is the author of the new book called, Reboot: Leadership and the Art of Growing Up. He’s a venture capitalist–turned-executive coach and his new book is aimed at millennials seeking purpose or...

Duration:00:29:39

Greg Bustin: ...why accountability is the secret to success

9/22/2019
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We had a great time talking again with business and leadership guru Greg Bustin. Greg advises leaders of the world's most admired companies on how to lead and maintain thriving businesses. He says accountability is one of the most important factors leading to the success of a business. He's interviewed and surveyed thousands of leaders to develop a set of tools that will increase accountability and drive the success of any organization. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:31:16

Dr. Rupy Aujla: ...how to eat to beat illness

9/17/2019
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We’re excited to talk with our guest on this episode, Dr. Rupy Aujla, who’s an emergency medical doctor, general physician and best-selling author. His latest book is called, Eat to Beat Illness: 80 Simple, Delicious Recipes Inspired by the Science of Food as Medicine. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:37

Robert Greene: ...the skills you need to deal with people

9/13/2019
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Joining us on this episode is Robert Greene, the international bestselling author who’s well-known for his books on strategy, power and seduction. His books include, The 48 Laws of Power, The Art of Seduction, The 33 Strategies of War and Mastery. Robert’s latest book is called, The Laws of Human Nature, which is designed to “immerse you in all aspects of human behavior and explain its root causes.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:32:31

Lisa Taddeo: ...you don't know when a story is over

9/9/2019
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Joining us on this episode is Lisa Taddeo, the New York Times best-selling author of the book, Three Women, which is a nearly decade-long investigation into the sex lives and desires of three American women. Three Women is one of the most talked-about books this year and we were thrilled to talk about it with Lisa. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:48

Andrew Samuel: ...how to cultivate a life of success, joy, and purpose

9/5/2019
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We promise you're going to fall in love with our guest on this episode, Andrew Samuel, author of the new book, OUR AMERICAN DREAM: Cultivating a Life of Success, Joy, and Purpose. Andrew has been a successful banker for many years. But, his early life gave no clue that he’d one day be building successful banks and taking companies public. In this episode, he tells the story of how he went from being a poor, skinny little kid in India to ringing the opening bell at Nasdaq. Learn more about...

Duration:00:29:21

Travis Mills: ...how good my life could be as a quadruple amputee

9/1/2019
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It was a great honor to talk to Retired United States Army Staff Sergeant Travis Mills, author of the New York Times bestselling memoir Tough as They Come. In April 2012, Travis was critically injured by an improvised explosive device on his third tour of duty in Afghanistan. Travis lost portions of both legs and arms and is one of only five quadruple amputees from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to survive his injuries. And while you might think such injuries would break a person, both...

Duration:00:28:42

Andrew Tarvin: ...how humor works

8/28/2019
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On this episode we welcome back Andrew Tarvin, who calls himself the world’s first humor engineer teaching people how to get better results while having more fun. He’s worked with more than 250 organizations from around the world, helping them to use humor to achieve happiness and success in the workplace. Andrew is the author of several books on humor, including his latest, Humor That Works: The Missing Skill for Success and Happiness at Work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit...

Duration:00:32:29

Patricia Madson: ...life is a series of unfolding gifts

8/23/2019
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We were thrilled to talk to longtime award-winning Stanford University drama and improvisation educator Patricia Madson, author of the wildy popular book, Improv Wisdom: Don’t Prepare, Just Show Up. In this interview, she explains how to take the basic lessons of improv and apply them to all aspects of our everyday lives. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:53

Jonathan Mooney: ...different isn't deficient

8/20/2019
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Jonathan Mooney was once labeled "severely learning disabled", but beat the odds to become a Brown University graduate, a best-selling author, and highly sought after public speaker. On this episode, he talks about how he has overcome challenges related to dyslexia, ADD, depression, and anxiety and what needs to be done within our education system to help children who have different learning needs. His latest book is called Normal Sucks: How to Live, Learn, and Thrive Outside the Lines....

Duration:00:28:16

Adam "Smiley" Poswolsky: ...the importance of patience

8/16/2019
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On this episode, we're joined by Sarah Owens (Jan's daughter/Laura's sister) as we talk about millennials in the workplace with Adam "Smiley" Poswolsky, a millennial workplace expert, international keynote speaker, and bestselling author of the book, The Quarter-Life Breakthrough: Invent Your Own Path, Find Meaningful Work and Build a Life that Matters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:33

...how to be happy (Dr. Rick Hanson, Shawn Achor, and Ellen Petry Leanse)

8/13/2019
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Happiness is one of the topics we've explored a lot on 'Nobody Told Me!' and on this episode, we'd like to share with you some of the most intriguing and useful information about happiness that our guests have given us. We talk to Dr. Rick Hanson ('Hardwiring Happiness') who explains how to tap into the hidden power of everyday experiences to change your brain and your life for the better. Next, we talk to best-selling author Shawn Achor ('The Happiness Advantage'), who says there's a...

Duration:00:27:39

Andy Andrews: ...that nobody had a job for me

8/7/2019
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We’re very honored to have New York Times bestselling author Andy Andrews with us on this episode. You may know Andy from his many books like The Noticer and The Traveler’s Gift: Seven Decisions That Determine Personal Success. You may not know that Andy was homeless for two years following the deaths of both of his parents when he was 19. He is inspirational, motivational, and very much in-demand as a speaker and as a consultant to many of the world’s top corporations. He’s known for his...

Duration:00:39:58

Ryan Martin: ...anger is good, healthy, and we should experience it often

8/2/2019
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Do you often get angry? Do you think people in general are more angry these days than they used to be? How can we best cope with our own anger and that of those around us? To help answer those questions, we turn to our guest on this episode, anger expert Ryan Martin, who is a psychology professor at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Among other things, he researches and writes on healthy and unhealthy expressions of anger. He blogs about anger for Psychology Today and he just did a TED...

Duration:00:28:46