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With her irreverence, honesty and keen insight, Kelly Carlin is always looking to answer the big questions of life. Whether she’s openly sharing her inner life, or conversing with artists, comedians, and thinkers to discover the truth behind all the white noise, she is just trying to help us all stay a little more sane in the 21st century. While openly wrestling with her own thoughts and feelings about her art, world politics, and spirituality, Kelly, the daughter of George Carlin, remains genuinely curious about how others find meaning and success in their own post-modern American life.

With her irreverence, honesty and keen insight, Kelly Carlin is always looking to answer the big questions of life. Whether she’s openly sharing her inner life, or conversing with artists, comedians, and thinkers to discover the truth behind all the white noise, she is just trying to help us all stay a little more sane in the 21st century. While openly wrestling with her own thoughts and feelings about her art, world politics, and spirituality, Kelly, the daughter of George Carlin, remains genuinely curious about how others find meaning and success in their own post-modern American life.
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With her irreverence, honesty and keen insight, Kelly Carlin is always looking to answer the big questions of life. Whether she’s openly sharing her inner life, or conversing with artists, comedians, and thinkers to discover the truth behind all the white noise, she is just trying to help us all stay a little more sane in the 21st century. While openly wrestling with her own thoughts and feelings about her art, world politics, and spirituality, Kelly, the daughter of George Carlin, remains genuinely curious about how others find meaning and success in their own post-modern American life.

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Episodes

Episode #138 - Kelly is Torn

10/5/2018
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Kelly feels torn in half watching the Kavanaugh/Dr. Ford testimony.

Duration:00:43:35

WFAD 137 Octagon Table Discussion - Truth

9/27/2018
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Dylan Brody, Amy Englehardt, Chris Bonno and Kelly untangle the many ideas and perspectives about the concept of Truth.

Duration:01:08:32

WFAD Episode 136 - Kelly Lives in the Dream

9/7/2018
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Kelly delves into how to live life from a place that honors the imagination. She explores how we can be rational beings and still live life from a magical place. Music by Admiral Halsey

Duration:00:44:43

Episode 135 - Kelly Sits with Hope

8/23/2018
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Kelly sits with Hope Edelman, author of Motherless Daughters, and they dive into mother loss, what it takes to heal from grief, and the broader subject of how women untangle themselves from their family dynamics, aka daughterhood, to step out of their own way and into their deepening lives.

Duration:01:09:48

111: Kelly Says Yes

11/30/2014
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Cash Peters, author of 12 books and former TV host of "Stranded with Cash Peters," joins Kelly in a revealing conversation about the difference between skepticism and circumspection; what happens when you are willing to believe in life; and how saying yes can change everything.

Duration:01:42:35

110: Kelly Talks Dirty with Je

11/18/2014
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Jennifer Edwards, author and actress (and daughter of Blake Edwards) talks with Kelly about her new novel, When Angels Cry, a funny, erotic story of a woman finding herself in the thick of middle-aged challenges. They also discuss acting, their dads and what it’s like to write a book.

Duration:01:31:04

109: Kelly and Katie Kid Around

11/10/2014
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Katie Goodman, comedian/singer/songwriter, and Kelly talk about vulnerability and its place in comedy and performing, teaching kids bad words, how some young women misunderstand the word “feminism”, and nothing about the mid-term elections.

Duration:01:25:17

108: Sisters of Comedy

10/5/2014
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Rain Pryor and Laurie Buckley join Kelly to discuss Feminism, the Feminine, being daughters of pioneers in comedy, and how their generation and gender does it slightly different than their fathers.

Duration:01:29:59

107: Octagon Table Discussion: Depression

9/8/2014
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Join Kelly as she and Rick Overton, Dylan Brody, and Chris Bonno find the funny and not so funny in depression, ennui, suicide, America’s obsession with growth and progress and laughter. Music by The Paul & the John

Duration:01:24:02

106: Kelly Finds a More Beautiful Question

8/18/2014
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Kelly and Warren Berger's (the author of A More Beautiful Question) discussion about the power of questions will inspire and blow your mind wide open. As we as individuals and a species face an era of increasing uncertainty, the skill of asking powerful questions about our lives, the world and challenges is more important than ever. Listen in as Warren and Kelly delve into the art of inquiry. Music by Alan Stone, the Jacob Jeffries Band, and Lisa Brigantino.

Duration:01:32:32

105: Kelly Gets Carlie & Doni-ed

8/18/2014
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The funny and charming musical comedy duo Carlie & Doni explore their journey through their first years in show biz, and what it's like to balance friendship and creativity as a duo. Kelly wrote an essay too!

Duration:01:17:07

104: Octagon Table Discussion: Enlightenment

8/18/2014
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John Fugelsang, Erin Brown, Chris Bonno & Chad Einbinder help Kelly to unpack the idea and path to enlightenment.

Duration:01:35:20

103: Kelly Makes an Effort

8/18/2014
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Author, actress, and activist Annabelle Gurwitch joins Kelly to discuss her book, "I SEE YOU MADE AN EFFORT: Compliments, Indignities and Survival Stories From the Edge of 50." They discuss everything from fracking to chin hairs to Darwin to spice cake. Music by Adil Omar and Dan Bern.

Duration:01:33:36

102: Octagon Table Discussion: Destiny

8/18/2014
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Kelly is joined by Dylan Brody, Beth Lapides, and Rick Overton in an exploration of the idea of destiny, fate, a conscious universe, free will, choice. As always they go deep while cracking each other up. Kelly then plays an excerpt from her 2009 interview with Sid Caesar, honoring his passing. Music by Tracy Newman.

Duration:01:36:16

101: Kelly Walks Over the Divide

8/18/2014
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Kelly reads her newest essay, "Deadline," and then welcomes her guest Avi Tuschman, political anthropologist and author of "Our Poltiical Nature: The Evolutionary Origins of What Divides Us where they discuss the evolutionary underpinnings of the Right/Left political divide of humans. Music by Allen Stone.

Duration:01:34:53

100: Kelly Finds Her Words

8/18/2014
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Kelly reads her latest essay, "Alone," and then welcomes her guest author, lecturer and world traveler Phil Cousineau. They discuss the purpose of art, how to keep the creative spark alive and the true nature of forgiveness. Music by The Hereafter and Dan Bern.

Duration:01:30:09

099: Kelly Writes a Book

8/18/2014
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Kelly reads her essay "I Don't Know How to Write," and then welcomes three calls from Darren Staley, Lee Camp and Troy Conrad. There is discussion about @TheGeorgeCarlin twitter feed, preventing activist burnout and the comedy improv show "Set List."

Duration:01:36:53

098: Kelly Stares at the Glowing Screen

8/18/2014
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In this episode, Kelly reads her essay, "White Noise," and has comedian Ben Morrison as her guest. They discuss the effects of over saturation of media in our lives, how Ben got drunk and started a career in comedy, reptilian aliens and why being a Montessori kid and Gemini rocks. Music by Ben Morrison.

Duration:01:37:51

097: Kelly Makes an Ode

8/18/2014
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Octagon Discussion Table: Gratitude After reading her beat poem, "Ode," Kelly and her guests Rick Overton, Dylan Brody, and Chris Bonno discuss Thanksgiving memories, how gratitude transforms one's life and how the Macy's Day Parade has always been a piece of shit. Logan Heftel spins some tunes by Rick Overton, John Elliott, and Dan Bern.

Duration:01:34:33

096: Kelly Makes the Turn

8/18/2014
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Kelly ponders what Autumn means for us all in her essay, "The Turn." Her guest Peter Maguire discusses his book, Thai Stick: Surfers, Scammers and the Untold Story of the Marijuana Trade. Music by John Elliott and Tracy Newman.

Duration:01:33:37