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Unlocking Us with Brené Brown

Unlocking Us with Brené Brown

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I’ve spent over 20 years studying the emotions and experiences that bring meaning and purpose to our lives, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s this: We are hardwired for connection, and connecting requires courage, vulnerability, and conversation. I want this to be a podcast that’s real, unpolished, honest, and reflects both the magic and the messiness of what it means to be human. Episodes will include conversations with the people who are teaching me, challenging me, confusing me, or maybe even ticking me off a little. I'll also have direct conversations with you about what I’m learning from new research, and we'll do some episodes dedicated to answering your questions. We don’t have to do life alone. We were never meant to.

Latest Episodes

Brené with Dolly Parton on Songtelling, Empathy, and Shining Our Lights

This episode is proof that dreams do come true! I get to talk to Dolly Parton about love, empathy, and the power of truth-telling. We talk about everything from her new book,Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyricsand songwriting, to the challenges of leading organizations and Burt Reynolds. It's amazing to me how Dolly's songwriting and storytelling seems to be driven by a deep calling to turn toward pain and heartbreak so she can shine a light for all of us to find our way.

50 min5 d ago
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Brené with Dolly Parton on Songtelling, Empathy, and Shining Our Lights

Brené with Gabby Rivera on Superheroes, Storytelling and Joy as Resistance

In this episode, I talk with writer, storyteller, and joy advocate Gabby Rivera, the first Latina to write for Marvel Comics. Gabby penned the solo seriesAmericaabout America Chavez, a portal-punching queer Latina powerhouse. We also talk about her debut novelJuliet Takes a Breath, how important it is to see ourselves in stories about the hero’s journey, and how joy is a form of resistance.

69 min1 w ago
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Brené with Gabby Rivera on Superheroes, Storytelling and Joy as Resistance

Brené on Strong Backs, Soft Fronts, and Wild Hearts

In this solo episode recorded on Election Day 2020, I talk directly to our wholehearted community about the practice that helps me when I'm feeling fearful, worried, or wobbly, and why this work is the foundation for true belonging.

24 min2 w ago
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Brené on Strong Backs, Soft Fronts, and Wild Hearts

Brené with Elizabeth Lesser on the Power of Women’s Stories

In this episode, I speak with Elizabeth Lesser,bestselling author and cofounder of Omega Institute, about her newest bookCassandra Speaks: When Women are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes.

59 min3 w ago
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Brené with Elizabeth Lesser on the Power of Women’s Stories

Introducing My New Podcast: Dare to Lead

What does it take to be a leader at any level? Join me every Monday on the Dare to Lead podcast as I unpack the skill-sets of courage-building, and talk to as many change-makers, culture-shifters, and troublemakers as possible. Together, we’ll have conversations that help us show up, step up, and dare to lead. In this first solo episode, I talk about my passion for this work, what we’ve been learning about courageous leadership and skill building, and the differences between armored and daring leadership. Listen now and follow Dare to Lead for free, only on Spotify!

41 minOCT 26
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Introducing My New Podcast: Dare to Lead

Brené with Joe Biden on Empathy, Unity and Courage

My thoughts on power and leadership, and a conversation on empathy, unity, and courage with Vice President Joe Biden, the 2020 Democratic Presidential Nominee.

53 minOCT 21
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Brené with Joe Biden on Empathy, Unity and Courage

Brené with Emily and Amelia Nagoski on Burnout and How to Complete the Stress Cycle

Burnout. We're all experiencing it and we're all desperate for a way through it. In this episode, I talk to Drs. Emily and Amelia Nagoski about what causes burnout, what it does to our bodies, and how we can move through the emotional exhaustion. This has been a game-changer for me and for my family!

66 minOCT 14
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Brené with Emily and Amelia Nagoski on Burnout and How to Complete the Stress Cycle

Brené with Jason Sudeikis & Brendan Hunt on Ted Lasso

As the self-appointed president of the TLFC (Ted Lasso Fan Club), it was a blast to talk to Jason Sudeikis, the co-creator, writer, and executive producer who plays Ted Lasso, and Brendan Hunt, the co-creator and writer who plays Coach Beard on the Apple TV+ hit series. The show follows the adventures of a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer. We talk about the show's interesting origin story, writers' room inspirations, and why intention is critical to the creative process. It's a fun conversation about a show that is unapologetically awkward, brave, and kind.

53 minOCT 7
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Brené with Jason Sudeikis & Brendan Hunt on Ted Lasso

Brené with Bishop Michael Curry on Love & Hope in Troubling Times

The Most Rev. Michael Curry is Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, and on this episode, we talk about love. Messy, hard, complicated love. I ask him how we can transcend fear in a scarcity-based culture and what we can learn from those who came before us. We also talk about the church, how to develop beloved community, and the scrappy, gritty, work of love that is my definition of faith. Plus, Bishop Curry shares his playlist with one song that I really didn’t expect.

85 minSEP 30
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Brené with Bishop Michael Curry on Love & Hope in Troubling Times

On My Mind: RBG, Surge Capacity, and Play as an Energy Source

In this episode, I share my thoughts on the power of dissent, what happens when we max out our surge capacity during a crisis, and how time spent without purpose can refuel and reconnect us.

32 minSEP 23
Comments
On My Mind: RBG, Surge Capacity, and Play as an Energy Source

Latest Episodes

Brené with Dolly Parton on Songtelling, Empathy, and Shining Our Lights

This episode is proof that dreams do come true! I get to talk to Dolly Parton about love, empathy, and the power of truth-telling. We talk about everything from her new book,Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyricsand songwriting, to the challenges of leading organizations and Burt Reynolds. It's amazing to me how Dolly's songwriting and storytelling seems to be driven by a deep calling to turn toward pain and heartbreak so she can shine a light for all of us to find our way.

50 min5 d ago
Comments
Brené with Dolly Parton on Songtelling, Empathy, and Shining Our Lights

Brené with Gabby Rivera on Superheroes, Storytelling and Joy as Resistance

In this episode, I talk with writer, storyteller, and joy advocate Gabby Rivera, the first Latina to write for Marvel Comics. Gabby penned the solo seriesAmericaabout America Chavez, a portal-punching queer Latina powerhouse. We also talk about her debut novelJuliet Takes a Breath, how important it is to see ourselves in stories about the hero’s journey, and how joy is a form of resistance.

69 min1 w ago
Comments
Brené with Gabby Rivera on Superheroes, Storytelling and Joy as Resistance

Brené on Strong Backs, Soft Fronts, and Wild Hearts

In this solo episode recorded on Election Day 2020, I talk directly to our wholehearted community about the practice that helps me when I'm feeling fearful, worried, or wobbly, and why this work is the foundation for true belonging.

24 min2 w ago
Comments
Brené on Strong Backs, Soft Fronts, and Wild Hearts

Brené with Elizabeth Lesser on the Power of Women’s Stories

In this episode, I speak with Elizabeth Lesser,bestselling author and cofounder of Omega Institute, about her newest bookCassandra Speaks: When Women are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes.

59 min3 w ago
Comments
Brené with Elizabeth Lesser on the Power of Women’s Stories

Introducing My New Podcast: Dare to Lead

What does it take to be a leader at any level? Join me every Monday on the Dare to Lead podcast as I unpack the skill-sets of courage-building, and talk to as many change-makers, culture-shifters, and troublemakers as possible. Together, we’ll have conversations that help us show up, step up, and dare to lead. In this first solo episode, I talk about my passion for this work, what we’ve been learning about courageous leadership and skill building, and the differences between armored and daring leadership. Listen now and follow Dare to Lead for free, only on Spotify!

41 minOCT 26
Comments
Introducing My New Podcast: Dare to Lead

Brené with Joe Biden on Empathy, Unity and Courage

My thoughts on power and leadership, and a conversation on empathy, unity, and courage with Vice President Joe Biden, the 2020 Democratic Presidential Nominee.

53 minOCT 21
Comments
Brené with Joe Biden on Empathy, Unity and Courage

Brené with Emily and Amelia Nagoski on Burnout and How to Complete the Stress Cycle

Burnout. We're all experiencing it and we're all desperate for a way through it. In this episode, I talk to Drs. Emily and Amelia Nagoski about what causes burnout, what it does to our bodies, and how we can move through the emotional exhaustion. This has been a game-changer for me and for my family!

66 minOCT 14
Comments
Brené with Emily and Amelia Nagoski on Burnout and How to Complete the Stress Cycle

Brené with Jason Sudeikis & Brendan Hunt on Ted Lasso

As the self-appointed president of the TLFC (Ted Lasso Fan Club), it was a blast to talk to Jason Sudeikis, the co-creator, writer, and executive producer who plays Ted Lasso, and Brendan Hunt, the co-creator and writer who plays Coach Beard on the Apple TV+ hit series. The show follows the adventures of a small-time college football coach from Kansas hired to coach a professional soccer team in England, despite having no experience coaching soccer. We talk about the show's interesting origin story, writers' room inspirations, and why intention is critical to the creative process. It's a fun conversation about a show that is unapologetically awkward, brave, and kind.

53 minOCT 7
Comments
Brené with Jason Sudeikis & Brendan Hunt on Ted Lasso

Brené with Bishop Michael Curry on Love & Hope in Troubling Times

The Most Rev. Michael Curry is Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, and on this episode, we talk about love. Messy, hard, complicated love. I ask him how we can transcend fear in a scarcity-based culture and what we can learn from those who came before us. We also talk about the church, how to develop beloved community, and the scrappy, gritty, work of love that is my definition of faith. Plus, Bishop Curry shares his playlist with one song that I really didn’t expect.

85 minSEP 30
Comments
Brené with Bishop Michael Curry on Love & Hope in Troubling Times

On My Mind: RBG, Surge Capacity, and Play as an Energy Source

In this episode, I share my thoughts on the power of dissent, what happens when we max out our surge capacity during a crisis, and how time spent without purpose can refuel and reconnect us.

32 minSEP 23
Comments
On My Mind: RBG, Surge Capacity, and Play as an Energy Source
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