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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

Amy Morin/Alex Hutchinson: ...how to become mentally stronger

1/22/2019
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On this episode, we bring you excerpts from a couple of our Nobody Told Me! conversations with great guests who have a lot to offer in terms of helping you become stronger mentally and physically. First, we talk to Amy Morin, a psychotherapist whose TED Talk, “The Secret of Becoming Mentally Strong” has had more than 6 million views. Amy is the author of the international best-selling book, 13 Things Mentally Strong People Don’t Do. Next, we speak to fitness journalist and best-selling...

Duration:00:32:44

Elizabeth Emens: ...how to do less, do better, and live more

1/18/2019
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In this episode, we talk to Columbia Law School professor Elizabeth Emens about the disproportionate way couples split up life administrative work. She explains her research methods, the "sticky" nature of this type of work, and why it's often better to revert to paper and pen rather than a to-do list on your phone. Later, we find out strategies on asking your partner for help. Her new book is called 'Life Admin: How I Learned to Do Less, Do Better, and Live More'. Learn more about your ad...

Duration:00:28:48

Catherine Sanderson: ...that it's gonna be okay

1/14/2019
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On this episode, we'll find out how so many aspects of your life are greatly impacted by the way you think about yourself. Our guest is Catherine Sanderson, Amherst College psychology professor and author of the new book The Positive Shift: Mastering Mindset to Improve Happiness, Health, and Longevity. Among other things, we discuss how to change negative thought patterns, the implications of comparing our lives to others, how to interact with social media in a positive way, and not letting...

Duration:00:32:48

Chris Guillebeau/Carol Roth: ...how to start a business, big or small

1/11/2019
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In this episode, we talk to Chris Guillebeau and Carol Roth about staring and running a business, big or small. Chris Guillebeau is the New York Times bestselling author of "The $100 Startup". He talks about how to identify what your side hustle should be and why simply doing something on the side, like driving for Uber/Lyft, does not count. He talks about how much money you need to start a business, whether your side hustle should become your full-time job, and ways to make quick...

Duration:00:36:01

Sue Klebold: ...the terrible things that you go through are what build you into a better human being

1/7/2019
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In this episode, we talk to Sue Klebold about how she would give her own life to stop her son Dylan's mass shooting at Columbine High School. Sue reveals how Dylan had no mental illness diagnosis, and no one knew about the dark depression he wrote in personal journals. Eventually, his suicidal thoughts turned homicidal, and his friendship with fellow shooter Eric Harris developed into extreme rage amongst the two which led to that unforgettable tragedy in 1999. We discuss how she has spent...

Duration:00:38:12

...how to manage time better and avoid procrastination

1/4/2019
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If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to make better use of your time, this is a must listen! In this episode, we’ll hear from a couple of experts who spend their time figuring out how to help others with time management and procrastination. Laura Vanderkam is the bestselling author of several books, including What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast, and her latest book, Off the Clock: Feel Less Busy While Getting More Done. She says good time management plays a major role in...

Duration:00:33:16

Kathrine Switzer: ...that I could do amazing things if I just believed in myself

12/31/2018
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This is an incredibly motivating episode to listen to as you make your New Year's resolutions! Kathrine Switzer is one of the most iconic figures in running. She was the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon in 1967 and made history as she ran it again fifty years later in 2017 at the age of seventy! Kathrine was inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame for creating a social revolution by empowering women around the world through running. In this episode, we discuss why...

Duration:00:35:37

Tim Larkin: ...that hesitation can be the difference between life and death

12/28/2018
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In this episode, Jan and Laura talk to internationally known self-defense expert and New York Times bestselling author Tim Larkin about the ideas behind his books 'How to Survive the Most Critical 5 Seconds of Your Life' and 'When Violence is the Answer: Learning How to Do What It Takes When Your Life Is At Stake'. He explains how the average person can benefit from learning potentially lethal 'self-protection' moves, not just 'self-defense' moves, so they they can survive a dangerous...

Duration:00:38:43

Michael Crossland: ...you learn far more from a loss than you'll ever learn from a win

12/23/2018
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In this episode, we talk to the awe-inspiring Michael Crossland, who defied the odds of life-threatening cancer, heart attacks, and a horrific drug trial that killed all except for him -- all by the age of 18. He is at the forefront of today’s new generation of inspirational speakers and is the number one bestselling author of 'Kids Don't Get Cancer' across six different countries. We talk about the importance of perspective, how to deal with adversity, why it's best to set big goals, and...

Duration:00:29:14

Dr. Abigail Marsh: ...that altruists and psychopaths are connected by one emotion: fear

12/18/2018
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Joining us on this episode is Dr. Abigail Marsh, author of The Fear Factor: How One Emotion Connects Altruists, Psychopaths, and Everyone In-Between. It's been called an important book about the things that make some of us angels, some of us devils, and all of us human. She is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology and the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program at Georgetown University. We also have a great sponsor for this show, Rover. You'll hear their ad during this...

Duration:00:29:59

Dr. Venus Nicolino: ...that love cures everything

12/13/2018
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On our show, we always like to offer good advice, but on this episode, we're going to explore bad advice...and the difference between good advice and bad advice! Our guest is Dr. Venus Nicolino, a clinical psychologist and relationship expert who you may know as the host of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars. She also previously starred on LA Shrinks on Bravo and has been a guest on numerous other shows. She's the author of a new bestselling book called "Bad Advice: How to Survive and Thrive...

Duration:00:34:03

Nelson Dellis: ...that you can train yourself to have a great memory

12/10/2018
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This episode applies to everyone and is one of our favorites so far! Would you like to be able to remember things better? Do you struggle to remember the names of people you meet briefly at a party or in a work setting? Our guest, Nelson Dellis, can help. Nelson is a 4-time USA Memory Champion and one of the leading memory experts in the world. Nelson is also the author of Remember It! The Names of People You Meet, All of Your Passwords, Where You Left Your Keys, and Everything Else You...

Duration:00:30:30

Susan Newman: ...that adult children don't have to please their parents all the time

12/4/2018
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Whether you're in you're twenties, forties, or sixties, there's always a part of you that wants to please your parents in just about everything you do...even if you don't want to admit it! This episode spotlights the relationships adult children have with their parents. Those relationships really come into focus during the holidays when families get together or perhaps DON’T get together because those relationships are strained. To help us explore relationships between parents and their...

Duration:00:29:09

Dr. April Lane Benson: ...that the holidays can be much more joyous without material gifts

12/1/2018
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This is a holiday shopping episode you need to hear! Has your inbox been inundated with "SALE!" e-mails that you can't help but click on? During this time of year, it's almost impossible not to go overboard with buying gifts for friends and family (or yourself!). Our guest, Dr. April Lane Benson, is a nationally known psychologist who specializes in the treatment of compulsive buying disorder. On this show, Dr. Benson shares some great strategies for how to avoid shopping temptations, why...

Duration:00:26:10

Cait Flanders: ...that a year-long shopping ban would reset my finances and change my life

11/28/2018
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This is an episode that we can all benefit from! Cait Flanders is the best selling author of The Year of Less: How I Stopped Shopping, Gave Away My Belongings, and Discovered Life is Worth More Than Anything You Can Buy in a Store. Like so many of us, Cait found herself binge shopping and buying things she didn't need all too frequently. She went into debt, pulled herself out of it, and then found herself returning to her old habits. She took an extreme approach to change her financial...

Duration:00:27:45

Jacqueline Whitmore: ...that good etiquette will make your life much easier

11/23/2018
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We're very excited to welcome Jacqueline Whitmore to the show. She is one of the foremost experts on etiquette in the world today and is the author of Poised for Success: Mastering the Qualities That Distinguish Outstanding Professionals. She has appeared on countless major networks like ABC, CNBC, and CNN, and has been featured in the New York Times, USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, and many others. In this episode, we talk about business etiquette, how to approach...

Duration:00:32:28

Dan Schawbel: ...that it only takes one person to believe in you to change your life

11/20/2018
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Our guest on this episode is career and workplace expert Dan Shawbel, who is Partner and Research Director at Future Workplace, and the Founder of both Millennial Branding and WorkplaceTrends.com. Dan is also a New York Times best-selling author whose newest book is called Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation. He's interviewed more than two thousand of the best leaders in the world and has been featured as one of Forbes "30 Under 30". You can learn more...

Duration:00:24:04

100th episode: some of our favorite 'nobody told me' lessons

11/17/2018
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This is the 100th episode of the show and we wanted to look back at some of the more memorable ‘nobody told me’ lessons our guests have shared with us. We’ve truly been honored to speak with each of our guests and they’ve given us so many wonderful anecdotes and pieces of advice that it’s tough to select highlights. All of them have been open and honest and the stories they’ve related are ones we can all identify with. In this episode, you’ll hear from: • Mitch Albom, bestselling author of...

Duration:00:32:23

Gemma Hartley: ...that dividing emotional labor in a relationship is a long process

11/13/2018
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Have you ever heard the term, “emotional labor”? It's that invisible, unappreciated caring you do for other people. You’re about to hear a lot about it as we talk with our guest, journalist Gemma Hartley, whose viral article "Women Aren't Nags, We're Just Fed Up" was viewed more than two BILLION times! Her new book is called Fed Up: Emotional Labor, Women, and the Way Forward. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:31:13

Gretchen Rubin: ...that everyone's "happiness project" is different

11/8/2018
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We're thrilled to welcome bestselling author Gretchen Rubin on this episode to talk about happiness. In her books, she draws from cutting edge science, the wisdom of the ages, lessons from popular culture, and her own experiences to explore how we can make our lives happier, healthier, more productive, and more creative. Her blockbuster book The Happiness Project spent more than two years on the New York Times bestseller list and sold more than 1.5 million copies. Her latest book is called...

Duration:00:32:57