How It Is

How It Is

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12/19/2018
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It’s where you drop your bag and kick off your shoes, but home can be lots of places—and mean a lot of different things, too. Phoebe Robinson shares her newfound domestic bliss as a first-time homeowner with her British boyfriend (aka #BritishBaekoff... Details
32:25
12/12/2018
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Mementos. Memories. What helps us remember where we’ve been, and what does that say about where we’re going? LinkedIn head of diversity Rosanna Durruthy left Harvard without a degree, and explains that some of the things she picked up on her journey ... Details
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12/05/2018
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What happens when where we are becomes unbearable? And what, exactly, is waiting on the other side? Fatuma Hussein describes her escape from Somalia’s brutal civil war and her new mission helping fellow refugees and immigrants as they resettle in Mai... Details
31:26
11/29/2018
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Sometimes the thing we didn’t see coming leaves us reeling, in the best possible way. Roller derby star Sarah McKemie shares her story of being an uncertain college student when a gang of roller derby girls skated into her life; Suleika Jaouad rememb... Details
37:35
11/28/2018
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Adventure can mean going around the world—or simply deciding to take a chance on yourself. Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg describes how traveling to faraway places showed her that a true connection to God was inside her all along; New York Times 52 Places jo... Details
34:46
11/21/2018
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Kelly McCreary, our new host for Season 3 of How It Is, introduces us to the theme of Journeys: five new episodes all about Adventure, Unexpected Encounters, Escape, Souvenirs, and Home. Join Kelly (Grey’s Anatomy) and executive producer Reese Wither... Details
02:42
11/14/2018
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Before she became Maria on Sesame Street, Sonia Manzano was a girl who grew up without access to books or a sense of what reading was—until one moment on the subway opened the door to a world of stories, creativity, and discovery. This is an extra st... Details
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11/12/2018
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In the wake of her father’s death and her husband’s terminal cancer diagnosis, Nora McInerny learned something new about grief: It’s a whole lot more complicated than just being sad. This is an extra story from one of your favorite How It Is season 2... Details
04:19
11/09/2018
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Hashtag activism sometimes gets a bad rap, but comedian and disability rights advocate Maysoon Zayid explains that for some people, the internet is the only way to make their voices heard. This is an extra story from one of your favorite How It Is se... Details
04:15
10/24/2018
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In our Season 2 finale, we tackle some big questions: How can we put our values into practice every day? What does it mean to live a life of value? Gen. Ann Dunwoody, the first woman to achieve a four-star officer rank in the U.S. military, shares wh... Details
30:52
10/17/2018
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If there’s one thing we never have enough of, it’s time. So how can we be more mindful of it -- appreciating each moment without losing momentum? Relationship expert Eve Rodsky shares her groundbreaking research about how couples divide their time an... Details
33:44
10/10/2018
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As we get older, it’s easy to forget how much we need play in our lives, even (perhaps especially) when we’re going through tough times. This episode may help change that. Artist Shantell Martin shares her joyful approach to art and explains why ever... Details
32:59
10/03/2018
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Work: Is it just something we do, or is it something that defines us? Maybe it’s a little of both. Activist and former head of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards explains how she found her life’s work; comedian and disability advocate Maysoon Zayid r... Details
32:11
10/03/2018
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No matter how much money we have (or don’t have), it shapes our identities in profound, surprising, and sometimes uncomfortable ways. Author Roxane Gay tells us why she won’t compromise on getting paid; comedian Ms. Pat shares the freedom that comes ... Details
29:25
9/19/2018
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Executive Producer Reese Witherspoon and our host, Diane Guerrero, introduce season 2 of How It Is, a series of stories from 15 different women. This season we're talking about values. You will hear stories exploring the value of money, the value of ... Details
02:56
9/14/2018
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You wanted more? We got you. We're going to share a few extra stories from your favorite "How It Is" storytellers from Season 1. Today: Jenny Yang, the comedian and founder of the Comedy Comedy Festival, tells us about how sometimes you're surprised ... Details
04:57
9/13/2018
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You wanted more? We got you. We're going to share a few extra stories from your favorite "How It Is" storytellers from Season 1. Today: Activist and the co-founder of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, Monica Ramirez, shares why it's so important to alw... Details
04:54
9/05/2018
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You wanted more? We got you. We're going to share a few extra stories from your favorite "How It Is" storytellers from Season 1. Today: Gabrielle Union tells us about how she stays open to new ideas and is empowered by making her own judgments.Hosted... Details
04:26
5/15/2018
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This is our season finale. We end on a powerful note as Lena Waithe breaks down the importance of giving zero f**ks; author Glennon Doyle reflects on raising boys and changing the world; and Ellen Pao explains how she gained power when she took a sta... Details
33:05
5/08/2018
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Freedom is a journey, not a destination. What is the work we need to do to become free, and what are we trying to get free from? In this episode, On Being host Krista Tippett drops some serious wisdom about the process of becoming free; and Army vete... Details
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