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The Kate & Mike Show: Life, Love, and Business

Kate Northrup, Mike Watts, Online Entrepreneurs, Business Coaches, and Blog

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The Kate & Mike Show: Life, Love, and Business

The Kate & Mike Show: Life, Love, and Business

Kate Northrup, Mike Watts, Online Entrepreneurs, Business Coaches, and Blog

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Kate Northrup & Mike Watts are entrepreneurs, parents, and partners in love, life, and business. They believe in making a life, not just a living and have a lifestyle that reflects that. They share their tips and strategies that have allowed them to build a high 6-figure online business that they grow from their home in Maine, working part time while raising their daughter. Their show is a deep dive into what makes life worth living and how to design your business and life around that. From business strategy to in-depth interviews, metaphysics, spirituality, mindset, and personal development, Kate & Mike will show you how to make the most out of your life, love, and business.

Latest Episodes

Episode 203: The Finale Episode

I’m coming to you with a full heart that’s a little heavy and also that’s bursting with excitement for what’s next. This week we released the final episode of The Kate & Mike Show. It’s been 4 beautiful years, and we’re bringing this particular chapter to a close. Last week we sat in a cozy rental cabin in Bethel, ME, where we were having a little child-free getaway (our first break from the kids together for more than about 14 hours since March), and we recorded some final thoughts for you. Listen in to this week’s (and the last) episode of The Kate & Mike Show and hear: • A list of our most popular episodes of all time (you may want to go back and listen to a few that you’ve never heard!) • Reflections on some of our own favorite episodes (even if they weren’t the most downloaded) • An important tangent around cancel culture, perfectionism, restorative justice, and repair on a macro and micro scale • Our gratitude for each other in terms of how the other has shown up these past 4 years • Our gratitude for you for sharing this chapter with us Press play and listen. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being with us on this particular part of our journey with The Kate & Mike Show. If you’ve listened to 1 episode or all of them, we appreciate you. Know this: With every ending comes an inevitable new beginning. Since the podcast is now complete, you’ll be hearing from me once a week with a blog post offering insights, strategies, and tools to make a life, not just a living, plus other notes on things I think you might find useful or inspiring. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

67 minSEP 29
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Episode 203: The Finale Episode

Episode 202: Top Lessons from 10 Years in Business Together

We’re in the season of endings in the Northern Hemisphere. Autumn is a time of bringing things to a close. The leaves fall off the trees. The year winds down. We let go. We release. Most of us haven’t really been taught how to deal with endings well. I recently gave the Origin Mastermind members the assignment to be in relationship with their relationship to endings. I wanted them to notice what comes up for them around endings and maybe you want to reflect on this yourself. Do you go into disappointment, disapproval, or lack? Do you focus on what you didn’t get or what you did get from the experience? Do you lash out and pick a fight to avoid being with the grief? Do you distract yourself to avoid feeling sad? Or, do you allow yourself to feel grief and then celebrate and digest what was, so you can move forward into what’s next after having fully integrated the experience? I would say I’ve responded to endings in all of those ways at different times. But as we bring The Kate & Mike Show to a close (and Mike and I evolve our business relationship to set ourselves both free for what’s next), I’m committed to staying awake. We had a Kate & Mike Show Wrap Party last week where we circled up with a small, precious group of listeners to get to know them and hear how the show has impacted them over the last 4 years. I cried at least 5 times. It was such beautiful acknowledgement and digestion. And I LOVED what one person said (which I then received in a DM from another listener later on): Witnessing us bring our podcast and business relationship to an end is helping them reflect on the last 4 years of their own life and take stock of where they’ve been, what they’ve learned, and what’s next. I don’t know if you feel this portal of completion in your own life, but if you do, know that I’m right here by your side, grieving and celebrating, too. This week we have our second-to-last episode for you. It’s about the top lessons we’ve learned being in business together for 10 years. Listen in to witness the process of grieving an ending and digesting an experience so that we can do our best to fully receive its mark on us. See you next week for the final episode. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

57 minSEP 22
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Episode 202: Top Lessons from 10 Years in Business Together

Episode 201: Ask Us Anything: Part 2

I’ve been sitting at my computer screen looking at the blinking cursor, then typing, then deleting, then typing again, then deleting. As Mike and I bring our podcast, The Kate & Mike Show, to a close (and also our business relationship as it has been for nearly a decade to a close), we’ve had some surprises along the way. Surprise #1: The episode where we announced we were ending the show got more downloads than any episode we’d ever released. Surprise #2: A lot of people thought we were getting divorced (even though we made it super clear so many places that we aren’t). Surprise #3: The episode we released last week with Zach Bush, MD, broke the record that our “we’re ending the podcast” episode set, receiving 4X the number of downloads our average episode gets. It also upset some people. In the last week, I received the question I put in the subject line of this email quite a few times: How do you know the difference between when you need to just let people be upset by what...

58 minSEP 15
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Episode 201: Ask Us Anything: Part 2

Episode 200: Equitable, Accessible True Health Solutions with Zach Bush, MD, Part 2

Our first episode with Zach Bush, MD, "The Solution to the Pandemic You Won't Find in the Mainstream," has been downloaded 4x more than any previous episode we've ever done. We also received some important feedback that we'd missed the mark in going deep enough about the disparity with which COVID-19 is affecting the Black community. We are always listening and wanting to do better, and we knew the criticism was valid. We also knew we wanted to move toward repair, so we asked Dr. Zach to come back for a follow-up interview to unpack the conversation around health solutions (not disease care solutions) that are accessible and equitable related to COVID-19, overall immunity, and optimal health. He was more than willing, so we sat down and recorded, and here it is. Thank you to everyone in our community who took the time to write in, whether your feedback was a rave review of the original episode or an important critique. We're so grateful to be learning and growing alongside you. Show...

75 minSEP 11
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Episode 200: Equitable, Accessible True Health Solutions with Zach Bush, MD, Part 2

Episode 199: Ask Us Anything: Part 1

I write this with a little tear in my eye but also a swell in my heart knowing that we’re in the final countdown of The Kate & Mike Show. Thank you if you reached out to tell us you’re going to miss the show. We’re going to miss it, too...and we’re also SO excited for the new possibilities that ending it will bring. (More on that in the weeks to come.) We’ve talked about doing a show where we get to answer your questions for the last 4 years. I know you know how it goes: You think about doing something and then never get around to doing it until the very last minute. (That’s actually my creative process with everything. I’ve learned to not label it procrastination but just the way I work. The energy I’ve saved beating myself up about it has been amazing to reinvest in things that actually pay dividends...like just doing my work instead of judging myself for the way I do it.) We thought it would be really fun to find out what was on your mind and do an “Ask Us Anything” show, and I gotta tell you: I was really surprised to find out what you wanted to know more about! We went a lot of places in this episode, and I know you’re going to get some key takeaways. We talked about: • The story of how Mike proposed (and what really surprised me about it even though I knew he was going to do it) • How to successfully pitch guests to be on your podcast and how to conduct a memorable interview • Our biggest parenting triumphs this year • Our biggest business mistake to date • And so much more! Plus, we had more questions than we could answer in one session, so we’ll be putting out a second bonus Part 2 “Ask Us Anything” episode in the coming weeks. If you don’t hear your question answered, stay tuned! Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

63 minSEP 8
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Episode 199: Ask Us Anything: Part 1

Episode 198: The Solution to the Pandemic You Won't Find in the Mainstream with Zach Bush, MD, Part 1

At the very beginning of the pandemic, I somehow came across a podcast episode that introduced me to a person who’s become my favorite thinker/teacher at this time (and up there in my top favorite thinkers/teachers of all time). I have never before gone to the podcast app and typed in somebody’s name and then proceeded to listen to every podcast they’ve ever been on. My family can’t even get me to watch a 3-minute video they text, so listening to hours of content is highly unusual for me...but this person is that good. I have wanted to email you about this person so many times, but I was patiently waiting (actually, I was persistently nudging his team) so that we could interview him ourselves and craft a conversation to serve you. When Mike and I sat down to plan our final episodes of The Kate & Mike Show, this person was the only guest we felt our show would be incomplete without having had on. And I can tell you, he was worth the wait. Today, I bring you a conversation with a ...

116 minSEP 1
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Episode 198: The Solution to the Pandemic You Won't Find in the Mainstream with Zach Bush, MD, Part 1

Episode 197: How To Talk To Your Partner About Your Cycle and Your Needs

While a huge part of the Do Less Methodology is about learning to let go and let others do things, there’s one thing that I don’t recommend outsourcing. Ever since I started talking about the power of our monthly energetic ebbs and flows and how tracking them can change your business and your life, I’ve gotten the following question a lot: How do you talk to Mike about your menstrual cycle, and what do you tell him about what you need at different times? The answer is WAY simpler than you may think. This week on The Kate & Mike Show (the 6th-to-last episode of the show), we’re giving you the ins and outs of: • The thing you don’t ever want to outsource when you’re trying to reach peak productivity • How Mike tracks his energetic ebbs and flows and what he’s noticed about his own cyclical energy • Specific examples of what I need at different times of the month • What I do (and don’t) ask for when it comes to support throughout the month and why May this episode bring mor...

59 minAUG 25
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Episode 197: How To Talk To Your Partner About Your Cycle and Your Needs

Episode 196: How to Make Virtual Events and Connection as Good as (or Better) Than in Person

The last week of July I was supposed to be in NYC with the Origin Mastermind on our second live retreat of the year. For reasons that I think are obvious, we begrudgingly decided to have a virtual retreat instead. At first, I was feeling really concerned that I was disappointing the Mastermind members. But then, as we embraced the “is-ness,” as my friend Dr. Shefali says, and surrendered to what was happening rather than wallow in wishing it was different, magic began to emerge. Many of us are finding ourselves needing to lead virtual gatherings—from small meetings to Mastermind retreats to full-on conferences—online this year. Something happened during the event that I did not see coming, and I was thrilled by the surprise. Listen in to this week’s episode of The Kate & Mike Show to learn: • The specific steps we took (with the timeline) to set ourselves up for a glorious virtual retreat • How we used the element of surprise to weave magic throughout • The specific swag we sent, including a small $11 item from Amazon that I can’t talk about without feeling giddy • The questions to ask yourself when being in community online, so you’re not missing out on an opportunity for genuine connection This episode is a must for anyone leading virtual events this year. I’m excited to hear what ideas the episode sparks for you! Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

50 minAUG 18
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Episode 196: How to Make Virtual Events and Connection as Good as (or Better) Than in Person

Episode 195: Giving Up Good for Great: Why We're Ending The Kate & Mike Show

I’m keeping it short today. Mike and I have some bittersweet news to share, and we recorded a new episode of The Kate & Mike Show to tell you. Here’s the episode. Whatever moment of endings and/or new beginnings you find yourself in, we’re with you. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

39 minAUG 11
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Episode 195: Giving Up Good for Great: Why We're Ending The Kate & Mike Show

Episode 194: How (and Why) to Love Your Opponent with Valarie Kaur, author of See No Stranger

Last night I sat on my couch, cheeks still wet from tears, soaked in the bittersweet moment of feeling sad that I was closing the cover of a book I’d just finished and that I was deeply moved by. I both wanted there to be more to read and also felt so totally satisfied and changed by the experience of taking it in. We’re 3 months away from the 2020 United States Presidential Election. An election in the midst of a pandemic and racial justice awakening is an even bigger deal than your average election. And so, here we are, entering a season of even more intensity. Why am I talking about the election? Because the book I finished last night is the manual for how we can come together as humans to heal in what is the most divisive time I’ve ever lived through (though I know that historically there have been more divisive times). 4 years ago, just before the presidential election of 2016, I sat in a huge auditorium in Brooklyn holding a dear friend’s hand and weeping as we listened to...

51 minAUG 4
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Episode 194: How (and Why) to Love Your Opponent with Valarie Kaur, author of See No Stranger

Latest Episodes

Episode 203: The Finale Episode

I’m coming to you with a full heart that’s a little heavy and also that’s bursting with excitement for what’s next. This week we released the final episode of The Kate & Mike Show. It’s been 4 beautiful years, and we’re bringing this particular chapter to a close. Last week we sat in a cozy rental cabin in Bethel, ME, where we were having a little child-free getaway (our first break from the kids together for more than about 14 hours since March), and we recorded some final thoughts for you. Listen in to this week’s (and the last) episode of The Kate & Mike Show and hear: • A list of our most popular episodes of all time (you may want to go back and listen to a few that you’ve never heard!) • Reflections on some of our own favorite episodes (even if they weren’t the most downloaded) • An important tangent around cancel culture, perfectionism, restorative justice, and repair on a macro and micro scale • Our gratitude for each other in terms of how the other has shown up these past 4 years • Our gratitude for you for sharing this chapter with us Press play and listen. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for being with us on this particular part of our journey with The Kate & Mike Show. If you’ve listened to 1 episode or all of them, we appreciate you. Know this: With every ending comes an inevitable new beginning. Since the podcast is now complete, you’ll be hearing from me once a week with a blog post offering insights, strategies, and tools to make a life, not just a living, plus other notes on things I think you might find useful or inspiring. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

67 minSEP 29
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Episode 203: The Finale Episode

Episode 202: Top Lessons from 10 Years in Business Together

We’re in the season of endings in the Northern Hemisphere. Autumn is a time of bringing things to a close. The leaves fall off the trees. The year winds down. We let go. We release. Most of us haven’t really been taught how to deal with endings well. I recently gave the Origin Mastermind members the assignment to be in relationship with their relationship to endings. I wanted them to notice what comes up for them around endings and maybe you want to reflect on this yourself. Do you go into disappointment, disapproval, or lack? Do you focus on what you didn’t get or what you did get from the experience? Do you lash out and pick a fight to avoid being with the grief? Do you distract yourself to avoid feeling sad? Or, do you allow yourself to feel grief and then celebrate and digest what was, so you can move forward into what’s next after having fully integrated the experience? I would say I’ve responded to endings in all of those ways at different times. But as we bring The Kate & Mike Show to a close (and Mike and I evolve our business relationship to set ourselves both free for what’s next), I’m committed to staying awake. We had a Kate & Mike Show Wrap Party last week where we circled up with a small, precious group of listeners to get to know them and hear how the show has impacted them over the last 4 years. I cried at least 5 times. It was such beautiful acknowledgement and digestion. And I LOVED what one person said (which I then received in a DM from another listener later on): Witnessing us bring our podcast and business relationship to an end is helping them reflect on the last 4 years of their own life and take stock of where they’ve been, what they’ve learned, and what’s next. I don’t know if you feel this portal of completion in your own life, but if you do, know that I’m right here by your side, grieving and celebrating, too. This week we have our second-to-last episode for you. It’s about the top lessons we’ve learned being in business together for 10 years. Listen in to witness the process of grieving an ending and digesting an experience so that we can do our best to fully receive its mark on us. See you next week for the final episode. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

57 minSEP 22
Comments
Episode 202: Top Lessons from 10 Years in Business Together

Episode 201: Ask Us Anything: Part 2

I’ve been sitting at my computer screen looking at the blinking cursor, then typing, then deleting, then typing again, then deleting. As Mike and I bring our podcast, The Kate & Mike Show, to a close (and also our business relationship as it has been for nearly a decade to a close), we’ve had some surprises along the way. Surprise #1: The episode where we announced we were ending the show got more downloads than any episode we’d ever released. Surprise #2: A lot of people thought we were getting divorced (even though we made it super clear so many places that we aren’t). Surprise #3: The episode we released last week with Zach Bush, MD, broke the record that our “we’re ending the podcast” episode set, receiving 4X the number of downloads our average episode gets. It also upset some people. In the last week, I received the question I put in the subject line of this email quite a few times: How do you know the difference between when you need to just let people be upset by what...

58 minSEP 15
Comments
Episode 201: Ask Us Anything: Part 2

Episode 200: Equitable, Accessible True Health Solutions with Zach Bush, MD, Part 2

Our first episode with Zach Bush, MD, "The Solution to the Pandemic You Won't Find in the Mainstream," has been downloaded 4x more than any previous episode we've ever done. We also received some important feedback that we'd missed the mark in going deep enough about the disparity with which COVID-19 is affecting the Black community. We are always listening and wanting to do better, and we knew the criticism was valid. We also knew we wanted to move toward repair, so we asked Dr. Zach to come back for a follow-up interview to unpack the conversation around health solutions (not disease care solutions) that are accessible and equitable related to COVID-19, overall immunity, and optimal health. He was more than willing, so we sat down and recorded, and here it is. Thank you to everyone in our community who took the time to write in, whether your feedback was a rave review of the original episode or an important critique. We're so grateful to be learning and growing alongside you. Show...

75 minSEP 11
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Episode 200: Equitable, Accessible True Health Solutions with Zach Bush, MD, Part 2

Episode 199: Ask Us Anything: Part 1

I write this with a little tear in my eye but also a swell in my heart knowing that we’re in the final countdown of The Kate & Mike Show. Thank you if you reached out to tell us you’re going to miss the show. We’re going to miss it, too...and we’re also SO excited for the new possibilities that ending it will bring. (More on that in the weeks to come.) We’ve talked about doing a show where we get to answer your questions for the last 4 years. I know you know how it goes: You think about doing something and then never get around to doing it until the very last minute. (That’s actually my creative process with everything. I’ve learned to not label it procrastination but just the way I work. The energy I’ve saved beating myself up about it has been amazing to reinvest in things that actually pay dividends...like just doing my work instead of judging myself for the way I do it.) We thought it would be really fun to find out what was on your mind and do an “Ask Us Anything” show, and I gotta tell you: I was really surprised to find out what you wanted to know more about! We went a lot of places in this episode, and I know you’re going to get some key takeaways. We talked about: • The story of how Mike proposed (and what really surprised me about it even though I knew he was going to do it) • How to successfully pitch guests to be on your podcast and how to conduct a memorable interview • Our biggest parenting triumphs this year • Our biggest business mistake to date • And so much more! Plus, we had more questions than we could answer in one session, so we’ll be putting out a second bonus Part 2 “Ask Us Anything” episode in the coming weeks. If you don’t hear your question answered, stay tuned! Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

63 minSEP 8
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Episode 199: Ask Us Anything: Part 1

Episode 198: The Solution to the Pandemic You Won't Find in the Mainstream with Zach Bush, MD, Part 1

At the very beginning of the pandemic, I somehow came across a podcast episode that introduced me to a person who’s become my favorite thinker/teacher at this time (and up there in my top favorite thinkers/teachers of all time). I have never before gone to the podcast app and typed in somebody’s name and then proceeded to listen to every podcast they’ve ever been on. My family can’t even get me to watch a 3-minute video they text, so listening to hours of content is highly unusual for me...but this person is that good. I have wanted to email you about this person so many times, but I was patiently waiting (actually, I was persistently nudging his team) so that we could interview him ourselves and craft a conversation to serve you. When Mike and I sat down to plan our final episodes of The Kate & Mike Show, this person was the only guest we felt our show would be incomplete without having had on. And I can tell you, he was worth the wait. Today, I bring you a conversation with a ...

116 minSEP 1
Comments
Episode 198: The Solution to the Pandemic You Won't Find in the Mainstream with Zach Bush, MD, Part 1

Episode 197: How To Talk To Your Partner About Your Cycle and Your Needs

While a huge part of the Do Less Methodology is about learning to let go and let others do things, there’s one thing that I don’t recommend outsourcing. Ever since I started talking about the power of our monthly energetic ebbs and flows and how tracking them can change your business and your life, I’ve gotten the following question a lot: How do you talk to Mike about your menstrual cycle, and what do you tell him about what you need at different times? The answer is WAY simpler than you may think. This week on The Kate & Mike Show (the 6th-to-last episode of the show), we’re giving you the ins and outs of: • The thing you don’t ever want to outsource when you’re trying to reach peak productivity • How Mike tracks his energetic ebbs and flows and what he’s noticed about his own cyclical energy • Specific examples of what I need at different times of the month • What I do (and don’t) ask for when it comes to support throughout the month and why May this episode bring mor...

59 minAUG 25
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Episode 197: How To Talk To Your Partner About Your Cycle and Your Needs

Episode 196: How to Make Virtual Events and Connection as Good as (or Better) Than in Person

The last week of July I was supposed to be in NYC with the Origin Mastermind on our second live retreat of the year. For reasons that I think are obvious, we begrudgingly decided to have a virtual retreat instead. At first, I was feeling really concerned that I was disappointing the Mastermind members. But then, as we embraced the “is-ness,” as my friend Dr. Shefali says, and surrendered to what was happening rather than wallow in wishing it was different, magic began to emerge. Many of us are finding ourselves needing to lead virtual gatherings—from small meetings to Mastermind retreats to full-on conferences—online this year. Something happened during the event that I did not see coming, and I was thrilled by the surprise. Listen in to this week’s episode of The Kate & Mike Show to learn: • The specific steps we took (with the timeline) to set ourselves up for a glorious virtual retreat • How we used the element of surprise to weave magic throughout • The specific swag we sent, including a small $11 item from Amazon that I can’t talk about without feeling giddy • The questions to ask yourself when being in community online, so you’re not missing out on an opportunity for genuine connection This episode is a must for anyone leading virtual events this year. I’m excited to hear what ideas the episode sparks for you! Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

50 minAUG 18
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Episode 196: How to Make Virtual Events and Connection as Good as (or Better) Than in Person

Episode 195: Giving Up Good for Great: Why We're Ending The Kate & Mike Show

I’m keeping it short today. Mike and I have some bittersweet news to share, and we recorded a new episode of The Kate & Mike Show to tell you. Here’s the episode. Whatever moment of endings and/or new beginnings you find yourself in, we’re with you. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at http://www.katenorthrup.com/podcast.

39 minAUG 11
Comments
Episode 195: Giving Up Good for Great: Why We're Ending The Kate & Mike Show

Episode 194: How (and Why) to Love Your Opponent with Valarie Kaur, author of See No Stranger

Last night I sat on my couch, cheeks still wet from tears, soaked in the bittersweet moment of feeling sad that I was closing the cover of a book I’d just finished and that I was deeply moved by. I both wanted there to be more to read and also felt so totally satisfied and changed by the experience of taking it in. We’re 3 months away from the 2020 United States Presidential Election. An election in the midst of a pandemic and racial justice awakening is an even bigger deal than your average election. And so, here we are, entering a season of even more intensity. Why am I talking about the election? Because the book I finished last night is the manual for how we can come together as humans to heal in what is the most divisive time I’ve ever lived through (though I know that historically there have been more divisive times). 4 years ago, just before the presidential election of 2016, I sat in a huge auditorium in Brooklyn holding a dear friend’s hand and weeping as we listened to...

51 minAUG 4
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Episode 194: How (and Why) to Love Your Opponent with Valarie Kaur, author of See No Stranger

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