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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

Valentine's Day Special: relationship expert Guy Winch on healing a broken heart

2/14/2019
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Valentine's Day can be incredibly rough when you're single, but we have good news: this episode is perfect to help you heal old wounds and get excited about the wonderful things in store for you. Licensed psychologist and relationship expert Dr. Guy Winch is the author of the brook, 'How to Fix a Broken Heart', which aims to help people heal after a breakup or death of someone they love. His viral TED Talk, 'Why We All Need to Practice Emotional First Aid', has been viewed over 5 million...

Duration:00:30:12

Tina Seelig: ...that most rules are recommendations

2/12/2019
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We're thrilled to share this conversation with Stanford Engineering School Professor Tina Seelig, author of 17 books including the international bestseller, What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20. Tina was trained as a neuroscientist and has always been interested in how we think, especially how we come up with bold new ideas. Her Ted talk on the “Little Risks You Can Take to Increase Your Luck” has had close to two and a half million views. *** We'd like to thank our sponsors for this episode!...

Duration:00:33:22

Jay Pharaoh: ...don't be afraid to be yourself

2/10/2019
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Enjoy this NTM Nugget from Jay Pharaoh, a Saturday Night Live alum best known for impersonating people like Barack Obama and Kanye West. Today, he's on the road as a stand up comedian and has some great wisdom to share with us about what he's learned during his career. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:02:22

Reshma Saujani: ...that I didn't have to be perfect

2/8/2019
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In this episode, we talk to Reshma Saujani, the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in computer science and technology. We learn what inspired her new book, 'Brave, Not Perfect: Fear Less, Fail More, and Live Bolder' and why it's so important to take chances, embrace the unknown, and unlearn perfectionism. As Reshma says, "we need to start doing things we suck at", like going to a dance class for fun even when we know we're...

Duration:00:29:39

Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy: ...that bad days are a normal part of life

2/4/2019
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On this episode, we’re going to take a wide-ranging look at emotions in the workplace. How should you deal with jealousy, insecurity, panic, anger or simply having your feelings hurt on the job? Our guests, Liz Fosslien and Mollie West Duffy, are organizational consultants who’ve studied how emotions affect our professional lives and how we can navigate emotions at work. They've written about it in their new book, No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotions at Work. Learn more...

Duration:00:33:01

Damona Hoffman: ...it's all going to work out

1/30/2019
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Dating is one of the hottest topics these days, as the traditional ways of meeting potential matches and the rules for finding love have changed dramatically over recent years thanks to apps and websites. Our guest on this episode, dating coach Damona Hoffman, knows just about everything about the topic: in addition to hosting two TV series on love & relationships for A&E, her coaching methods have recently been featured in People, Oprah Magazine, and the Washington Post. She's also a real...

Duration:00:36:22

Bryan E. Robinson: ...that it's okay to stop working and just #chill

1/25/2019
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Are you a workaholic? A perfectionist? An overachiever? Maybe all three of those things? Our guest on this episode, Dr. Bryan Robinson is a licensed psychotherapist who describes himself as a “recovering” workaholic. He’s the author of a new book aimed at helping people break the cycle of over-working. The book is called #Chill: Turn Off Your Job and Turn On Your Life. In this conversation, we talk about how to create a work-life balance, how to deal with burnout, why we shouldn't multitask,...

Duration:00:33:42

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