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Welcome to Kelly Corrigan Wonders, a place for people who like to laugh while they think and find it useful to look closely at ourselves and our weird ways in the hopes that knowing more and feeling more will help us do more and be better. A former newspaper columnist and four time bestselling author, Kelly wonders about loads of stuff: is knowing more always good? Can we trust our gut? How does change actually happen? We only book nice people who have a sense of humor and know things worth ...
 
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Dave Eggers and Nick Hornby are two of our best novelists, and both happen to be serious do gooders as well. With dozens of books between them, they have keen observations on society, relationships and how to have impact. Kelly sat down with them, first Dave then Nick, on the set of her PBS show Tell Me More, in part to celebrate the release of Nic…
 
MJ Murray Vachon eulogizes her daughter-in-law Madhura’s grandfather Rajagopala Sarma (called ThaTha by his family). ThaTha was a brilliant statistician working for the Indian government who placed his deep love of family above all else - even his own opportunity to purse an education at UC Berkeley when he was offered a scholarship in 1960. Howeve…
 
Celebrated for her raw, hilarious accounts of stumbling toward her best self, Anne Lamott is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 20 books. Her special brand of humility, grace and gratitude makes this a must-listen episode for anyone needing a dose of inspiration. Special thanks to the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, our production …
 
Kelly Warm submitted her daughter Emery’s college essay about how much she values her family’s Sunday breakfasts, a tradition which goes back 40 years. Emery outlines all that she’s learned from her large family and what she has taught them. This beautiful essay illustrates the appreciation of connectedness and family traditions that we often think…
 
Robin Roberts, who has been saying Good Morning America for decades now, has a few hard-earned lessons to share. She was in isolation for 174 days after a bone marrow transplant to save her life. She reported from Katrina only after searching the coast for her own family. She broke every barrier in journalism on her own terms. She personifies grit,…
 
What never fails to impress you? Kim Tully was asked this question at a meeting and in under 10 seconds, she came up with her answer: genuine people. People who are 100% themselves, 100% of the time. Kim’s friend Steph embodies this and today’s episode is a toast that Kim wrote to honor her. Kim says: “I respect her I admire her, I love her and I w…
 
Dr. Waded Cruzado was the first person in her family to go to college. She loved it. She went on to get a PhD and move from Puerto Rico to — of all places — Bozeman Montana, where she is regarded in heroic terms. She is determined to show every kid in the state what’s possible around them and within them. Her favorite day of the year is commencemen…
 
Pete Bidstrup wrote this heartfelt tribute to his dad Lawrence “Larry” Otto Bidstrup. Larry was a husband, father, grandfather, Marine, teacher, coach, mentor, athlete, fisherman and friend. He had a way of laughing at himself, almost never missed a day of work and was always there when he said he would be. He was most definitely the kind of man an…
 
How do kids become adults who can give and receive feedback? Who approach problems from multiple angles as a matter of course? Who feel safe sharing failures and asking for help? Maybe one way is by taking a class from Dr. Zach Dodds, a computer science professor at Harvey Mudd College, who is as enthusiastic about education and supporting the next…
 
Lily Janas, now a student at Bowdoin College, wrote this stirring college admissions essay called “We Rise”. She sets the scene at 2am and goes on to describe one of the most impactful experiences of her young life. The story unfolds slowly, and Lily gives clues along the way but never fully reveals what she’s a part of - until the very end.…
 
Santa Barbara has one of the best community colleges in the country. Kelly and her producer Tammy spent a day on the campus of Santa Barbara City College sitting in on class and talking about books, poetry, identity and society with Dr. Clara Oropeza. She describes her own intellectual awakenings in a way that helps underline the real point of coll…
 
Stephen Gallagher’s college essay takes a look at what could have just been a simple summer job but became so much more. It’s often a tough job, a demanding boss or an uncomfortable experience which shapes a person and changes the course of one’s life for the better. Although this essay recounts a true story, the names of the participants have been…
 
The 4th of 5 quick check ins with Dr. Ken Ginsburg about the differences between unconditional love, unconditional like and unconditional acceptance of all behaviors. Made to be shared widely with the people you count on to help you manage — and enjoy — family life.Kelly Corrigan
 
It’s easy for academia to become remote, unless you have a professor like Dr. Marcia Chatelain. She teaches history at Georgetown and spends a lot of her classroom minutes creating connections between way back then and right this minute and, as importantly, them and us. She is a Pulitzer Prize winner who isn’t afraid to claim her place as a Den Mot…
 
This moving essay was written by Ciara McAuliffe as her college admissions essay. Ciara writes about how as a kid she felt a terrific desire to control every facet of her life, which manifested in of all things, mowing the lawn with her dad. She could not help her dads’ drinking but in the mornings when they mowed together, he was sober. A beautifu…
 
Super interesting note from respected pediatrician and parenting guide Dr. Ken Ginsburg on using elements of our environment to start conversations with our kids. Be the edge of the pool, as they say. Share with all the hard-thinking parents in your circle.Kelly Corrigan
 
Replay of Episode 73 from February 2022. With tenderness and optimism, Atul Gawande (author of Being Mortal, a must read) and Ai-jen Poo (who supports caregivers across the country) give us all a way to think about love, caregiving and facing mortality. To watch Kelly’s conversations with Atul and Ai-jen, go to www.pbs.org/kelly. If you love our po…
 
Today’s submission is introduced in the episode as a eulogy but it’s actually an essay that writer, speaker and advocate Tracy Hargen wrote about her beloved dad Joe, shortly after he died in 2012. Tracy describes her dad as her “cheerleader, biggest fan, bear hugger, tear wiper and supporter of crazy ideas”. He had a big personality that filled ev…
 
2nd in a set of 5 mini-pods, Kelly talks to the country’s premiere expert in teenagers, Dr. Ken Ginsburg. This time, they talk about where and when it’s most productive to make rules and go to the mat enforcing them. Turns out, she had a few things wrong.Kelly Corrigan
 
If you haven’t heard of Father Greg Boyle, let us introduce you: a Jesuit priest who has a touch of Santa Claus in his affect, Greg Boyle has collaborated with thousands of former gang members to build thriving businesses and communities of radical acceptance in East LA. He is a man who is sure that love is the answer to every question and has live…
 
Margaret Lauhoff submitted this delightful eulogy - it was written by her husband Dave for his mother Adele who he clearly adored. Rather than use colorful adjectives to describe his very special mom, Dave opted to shine a light on her by sharing particular words and phrases she used throughout her life as well as by telling stories of how she inte…
 
Dr. Ken Ginsburg knows a lot about teenagers; he’s been working with them for decades. He made a surprising assertion about peer v parental influence that I just had to follow up on. We’ll be back for the next 4 Fridays with more tidbits from this guy. Please share with your friends. Check out Ken’s new book, “Congrats! You’re Having a Teen! Streng…
 
Exhausting, illuminating, filled with grace—that’s how the Notre Dame students in this episode described their college experience. In addition to talking to the kids, Kelly sat down with two professors who love their work, Dr. Kathy Cummings (winner of the 2021 Sheedy Award for Excellence in Teaching) who teaches history and Dr. Sam Newlands, a phi…
 
Anne Marie eulogizes her mother Anne Nahn who she says, “was a life force unlike most”. She was the mother of 8 and grandmother of 18, she learned to tap dance at 42 and was a PhD candidate at 55 “just for fun”. Anne loved life and embraced it wholeheartedly, always ready to jump aboard whatever adventure might come her way.…
 
You know the feeling you get when you look at a cool building or clouds from the plane window? When you watch a young person excel in anything — from tennis to American Idol? When you turn a corner and are met by chalk art or a show stopping window display? That’s awe and it’s powerful stuff and today’s GOTO wonders how it works and why. (Replay)…
 
Yale offers a class called Life Worth Living, taught in part by an irresistible religion professor named Miroslav Volf, who has pulled readings from the ages into a curriculum that asks students to reflect on what makes a life “good.” As Miroslav says, “we’ve become experts at means but amateurs at ends.” This is a conversation to share with everyo…
 
Michelle Hurst celebrates her husband and their marriage on the occasion of their 20th Anniversary. From 23 year-old newlyweds finding their way in the world to 43 year-old’s who have shared a puppy, kids, a mortgage and decades of meaningful memories - they have navigated it all together. Michelle says: “I knew he was ‘home’ that’s the only word I…
 
I moderated a panel of public media professionals recently and scribbled pages of notes as they talked through the pivotal moments in their careers. Absolutely had to share these 5 takeaways for anyone who is wondering what’s next and how am I gonna get there? (Replay)Kelly Corrigan
 
One of the most popular professors at Boston College is a woman named Biz Bracher. She teaches a course that wonders about ethics, society and the individual. She asks her students to think hard about their potential as citizens and contributors. She drills down on the biggest questions we face: What am I good at? Who am I called to become? This is…
 
Jim Doherty eulogized his friend David McCarthy, “number 2”, at the dedication of a baseball field, 30 years after his death. David was one of the good guys, a great friend to many with an incredible aura. The spirit of life within him was evident on the baseball and football field, in the classroom and when he was surrounded by his large group of …
 
Ages ago, M Scott Peck (of The Road Less Traveled) studied success (personal and professional) and was surprised to discover that all the people in his study had one thing in common: they all report the exact same “most important” thing. As I sink into the reality of an empty nest, I felt the need to remind myself that it is not my children’s job (…
 
As a parent writing a whole lot of tuition checks, Kelly came to the conversation with a long list of questions. What’s the best college can be? What’s a typical experience? Who gets the most out of campus life? What’s the link between education and democracy? What’s fair to expect and why on Earth is it so damn expensive? Andy Delbanco of Columbia…
 
Darin Ishimatsu eulogizes his mother and lifelong teacher Carole. As a shy and reserved boy, Carole’s energy and enthusiasm brought out the very best in her son. She always pursued the finest the world had to offer whether it was food, coffee, museums or symphonies. Carole was a lady who was full of spunk, had strong opinions and gave so much of he…
 
The final week of a 3-part mini series with Julie Lythcott-Haims where Kelly drops a specific, real life parenting challenge on the table and two moms talk it out. This week: teaching kids how to make, save and spend money.Kelly Corrigan
 
Kelly and renowned writer Susan Orlean talk about transitions in family life — including the big one of becoming an empty nester. In this replay of a fan favorite, Kelly shares memories of early days with young children in this very personal episode. Please subscribe, rate and review us wherever you listen to podcasts! We read and appreciate every …
 
In this heartfelt eulogy which Katie Toungette wrote for her son Eli, she talks about setting a workout plan for life based on Eli’s love of training. Eli loved to laugh, to love, to learn and to race so fast, it seemed like he was flying. So, Katie suggests taking life in 15 minute increments and getting in more “reps” of what’s important: laugh m…
 
Looking at micro-moments in family life with Julie Lythcott-Haims who believes good parenting means giving kids a lot of choice — and all the accompanying consequences too. This week: how to deal when a kid wants to quit the team, the after school job, the violin lessons?Kelly Corrigan
 
There’s a lot to learn about how to help (or let) a kid become an adult from someone who worked with Stanford students for 10 years, not to mention someone who wrestles with every major moment in parenting herself. Julie Lythcott-Haims is the author of How to Raise an Adult and Your Turn: How to Be an Adult and is as honest as they come. This is on…
 
Beth Trutner wrote this poignant letter to her father in the middle of the night after one of his trips to the hospital. The letter is a meditation on aging: Beth honors her once vital and independent dad who loved to hike, sail, bike and play golf but also acknowledges the many changes to his body and mind in his 93rd year. Her love for her dad is…
 
Every Friday for the next 3 weeks, Kelly takes a small but real parenting challenge to her friend Julie Lythcott-Haims, the author of some very good books. This week we’re talking about how to decide when to intervene and when to let the shit hit the fan when our kids are traveling. They missed the train. They lost their luggage. The Uber didn’t sh…
 
To understand the brain’s function and methods is to get some much needed distance from family dynamics so that we might understand them more fully. Lisa Feldman Barrett has been researching and writing about how emotions are made for many years. Kelly and Lisa met on the set of Tell Me More for PBS and they have been talking ever since, particular…
 
Tim and Julie Vasquez submitted two lovely essays that Tim wrote when it was time to send their sons off to college. We loved both and today we’re airing the first one called, “The Drive to Oregon”. It’s a beautiful reminder to us all that although the destination is important, it’s the journey that really matters.…
 
Katy Milkman caught my ear when she said: unsolicited advice is demotivating. She’s at U Penn’s Wharton’s school and does a lot of research on behavior change, including with young adults. Her book is called How To Change and along with people like Angela Duckworth, The New York Times and Charles Duhigg, I highly recommend it.…
 
How do toddlers become tweens who become teens who take themselves so seriously, they get right to work on the biggest, hairiest problem on planet earth? We start with Stanford student Sophia Kianni, known as the family megaphone, the one who started every argument, and then sit down with Colorado State’s 2019 Outstanding Professor of the Year, Dr.…
 
Joy Netanya Thompson submitted this moving eulogy for her paternal grandmother Zelda, a Holocaust survivor who endured so much and yet threw her arms open to life. Zelda danced at every opportunity and basked in the presence of her grandchildren like they were sunshine.Kelly Corrigan
 
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