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Kelly Corrigan Wonders

Kelly Corrigan

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.  Author of 4 New York Times bestsellers about family life, 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 knowing. Each episode ends with Kelly’s shortlist of takeaways, appropriate for refrigerator doors, bulletin boards and notes to your children.

2020

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.  Author of 4 New York Times bestsellers about family life, 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 knowing. Each episode ends with Kelly’s shortlist of takeaways, appropriate for refrigerator doors, bulletin boards and notes to your children.

2020
201hr 9min
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here  Tracy's Dad Joe".
Cheerleader, bear-hugger, tear-wiper and biggest fan.
Thumbnail for "Go To for the Friends We Have Lost".
The loss of of a peer pierces through the tent of safety we live in
Thumbnail for "Going Deep on Behavior and Well Being with Angela Duckworth, Dreme Flynt and Will McQuiston ".
what choices do we have and how likely is it that we will make them?
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here  Kelly's Eulogy for her Mom".
Honoring Mary Corrigan
Thumbnail for "Go To on Smile Therapy".
Why was I in tears? How did I get out of it? Kelly tries smile therapy.
Thumbnail for "Going Deep on Spirituality and Well Being with Alexis Abernathy, W. Kamau Bell and Dr. BJ Miller".
does faith make us healthier?
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here Leah's Eulogy for Brian (Ad Idem)".
Ad Idem
Thumbnail for "Go To Thoughts on Graduation ".
the one thing you can always do ...
Thumbnail for "Going Deep on Nutrition and Well Being with Dr. Bret Scher, Dr. Michael Lenoir and Cava Menzies".
what the science tells us about food and mood
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here Pete's Dad Larry".
His currency was of the heart
Thumbnail for "Go To on Cheers to the Graduates".
Could there really be 67 legit reasons for optimism?
Thumbnail for "Going Deep on Movement and Well Being with Wendy Suzuki, Manoush Zomorodi and Mahogany L. Browne".
what's better for you - an anti-depressant or a daily walking habit?
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here "A Girl's Best Friend"".
Dogs just know ...
Thumbnail for "Go To on Hugging and Holding".
We crave touch, cradle to grave.
Thumbnail for "Going Deep on Sleep and Well Being with Dr. Matt Walker, W. Kamau Bell and Maya Shankar".
how much does sleep really matter?
Thumbnail for "Spike Lee and Christy Turlington Burns Talk Moms".
a special series to benefit Every Mother Counts
Thumbnail for "Cindy Crawford and Christy Turlington Burns Talking Moms".
a special series to benefit Every Mother Counts
Thumbnail for "Bono and Christy Turlington Burns Talking Moms".
a special series to benefit Every Mother Counts
Thumbnail for "Amy Schumer and Christy Turlington Burns Talking Moms".
a special series to benefit Every Mother Counts
Thumbnail for "Jennifer Garner and Christy Turlington Burns Talking Moms ".
a special series to benefit Every Mother Counts
Thumbnail for "Going Deep with Esther Perel, Katie Couric and Timothy Goodman on Connection".
Connection in the Age of Artificial Intimacy
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here "Motherhood Illustrated"".
A celebration of mothers everywhere
Thumbnail for "Go To on Neuroplasticity".
Lest we forget what how capable we really are, here are a few tales of surprising growth.
Thumbnail for " Going Deep with Julie and John Gottman on Fighting Right  ".
Bids, ratios and other key elements that help us stay together
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here Cathy Coleman's Eulogy - 57 Things".
If you know you're right, do the right thing
Thumbnail for "Go To on Kelly's Life Hacks".
What keeps a day on track?
Thumbnail for "Going Deep on Finding Much Better Treatments for Depression".
Trial and error is no way to help people suffering from depression
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here Nancy Brown's "The Lejeune Family" ".
A new way to look at family
Thumbnail for "Go To on Blindspots and Making Amends".
A listener helps me get back on track...
Thumbnail for "Going Deep on Nature with Dr. Francis Collins".
Meet my new favorite person...
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here Courtney's Letter for Her Mom's 75th Birthday".
A loving, funny tribute to a special mom on her 75th
Thumbnail for "Go To on Infectious Generosity".
Reaching the tipping point for generous action
Thumbnail for "Going Deep on Childhood with Dr. Dima Amso ".
Nature, Nurture and Good Enough Parenting
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here Michelle's 20th Anniversary Essay".
Twenty years feels like forever and a moment.
Thumbnail for "Go To on Long Term Love".
What makes love last?
Thumbnail for "Going Deep with Three Brilliant Doctors on Well Being".
Three of the best MDs in the US compare notes on well being...
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here Kelly Finds an Old Letter to her Mom".
Things aren't always as we remember them
Thumbnail for "Go To on The Lessons of Crisis".
What you learn when things go very wrong
Thumbnail for "Going Deep with Jia Tolentino on Finding Truth in a Manipulative World ".
Kelly continues her conversation with writers on Human Nature with New Yorker staff writer and intellectual phenom, Jia Tolentino.
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here Keith's Eulogy for his Dad Patrick".
The "no look pass" is an act of beauty
Thumbnail for "Go To on Badass Grandmas".
Women working together...
Thumbnail for "Going Deep with Dr. Lisa Damour on Feelings, Friction and Family ".
A good parenting session with the author of The Emotional Lives of Teenagers
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here  Heather Clay's Essay "Elephants"".
Elephants are not that interested in who you think you are
Thumbnail for "Go To on Figuring Out Mindfulness".
Using all my senses to tie me to the moment.
Thumbnail for "Going Deep on Fighting Corruption with Joshua Graham Lynn".
Fixing society one law at a time...
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here  Kelly's Letter to the Nurses".
These girls are angels
Thumbnail for "Go To on The Power of Words".
What's at stake when we choose our words?
Thumbnail for "Kelly Shares an Episode of To The Best of Our Knowledge".
Sharing something special to get your wheels turning
Thumbnail for "Going Deep with Wanda Holland Greene on Finding Common Ground".
Is possible to find common ground with absolutely anyone, even people we think we hate?
Thumbnail for "Thanks for Being Here  Martha's Letter to her College Roommate Marsie".
Friends make life better
Thumbnail for "Go To on Sweeping Trauma Under the Rug".
Counter intuitive idea that just might work...
Thumbnail for "Going Deep with Wanda Holland Greene on Forgiveness".
Three true stories of exquisite forgiveness
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here  When a Friend Loses a Parent".
You don't know until you know
Thumbnail for "Go To on Tough Conversations ".
Tips to keep handy
Thumbnail for "Going Deep on Reproductive Rights with April Lawson  ".
A heart to heart between new friends...
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here Tamar's Eulogy for her Father Everett".
Sometimes ahead of the times, sometimes behind - he was always present
Thumbnail for "Go To on Asking for Mercy ".
I'm scared to release next week's Deep Dive...
Thumbnail for "Kelly Shares the Love Letter Podcast".
Sharing something special to get your wheels turning
Thumbnail for "Going Deep with Simon Greer on Making Faith Work".
A bi-sexual atheist and an evangelical walk into a college dorm room...
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here  Carter's Mom Sally".
She made a gift of her whole life
Thumbnail for "Go To with Matthew McConaughey ".
Special surprise interview
Thumbnail for "Going Deep with Manu Meel on Making College Work".
Learning how to talk about the big stuff...
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here  Tracy's Eulogy for Her Mom Michele".
Honoring a fellow lover of wonder
Thumbnail for "Go To A Blessing or Two from Kate Bowler".
Have a beautiful, terrible day...
Thumbnail for "Going Deep with Julie and John Gottman on Fighting Right  ".
Bids, ratios and other key elements that help us stay together
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here  Kirsten's Dad Tom AKA Papa Fom".
Everyday moments were his favorites
Thumbnail for "Go To on Fighting Nicely ".
Thoughts from relationship experts Julie and John Gottman
Thumbnail for "Going Deep with Mónica Guzmán on Making Family Work".
High stakes family conflict...
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here   Meghan's Story of Writing Her Mom's Eulogy".
The story behind the story
Thumbnail for "Go To on Having Hard Conversations ".
What Moni Guzman learned on the steep hills of family conflict
Thumbnail for "Kelly Shares A Conversation with Dan Harris and Bryan Stevenson".
Sharing something special to get your wheels turning
Thumbnail for "Going Deep with Jen Hatmaker on How to Do Change Well ".
Riding Change
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here   A Grief Companion".
Healing doesn't have to mean forgetting
Thumbnail for "Go To on Interpreting Discomfort".
What if discomfort is a positive signal?
Thumbnail for "Going Deep with Gretchen Rubin on Happiness".
So, seriously, what are the principles behind contented living?
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here Parenting 101 Poem".
A gut course, it is not.
Thumbnail for "Go To on the Power of Wonder".
What's the point and promise of wonder?
Thumbnail for "Going Deep with Aliza Pressman on Sane Parenting".
We're making it more complicated than it needs to be
Thumbnail for "Thanks for Being Here Kelly's note to her producer, partner and idol Tammy".
Who's your girl crush?
Thumbnail for "Go To on Telling Someone ".
Things happen when you dare to share
Thumbnail for "Going Deep with Lee C. Camp on Holiday Hope".
Faith will waver, love will win and other takeaways from a theology professor
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here  Julia Ogden's Essay "An Ornament Story"".
May your brokenness become your greatest strength and your scars your most treasured features
Thumbnail for "Go To on Everyday Forgiveness".
We all need it. But how?
Thumbnail for "Going Deep with Mary Louise Kelly on Parenting Choices".
A war correspondent and someone's mother
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here  Natalie Silverstein's Mother".
The simplest things often mean the most
Thumbnail for "Go To on How To Get Along".
Thoughts on Bias
Thumbnail for "Going Deep with Pete Stavros on Sharing".
A proper solution to a problem that threatens everything
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here   Anne Murphy's Essay on Her Father's Final Words".
Wanting to be better, made him better
Thumbnail for "Go To on Getting What You Want".
Can you really know what's good before it happens?
Thumbnail for "Going Deep with David Brooks on Connection ".
Stop saying things. Start asking things.
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here  Joan and Doug Smith's Moving Away Letter".
A young family watches and learns
Thumbnail for "Go To on Not Repeating The Past".
Your parents' regrets need not be yours
Thumbnail for "Going Deep with Arianna Huffington on Thriving".
Little things add up
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here   Eulogy for 8107 Warren Ave".
A house is never just "a house" when a family loves it
Thumbnail for "Go To on Real Life Goodness ".
When people are quietly awesome
Thumbnail for "Going Deep with Rachel Zoffness on Pain Management".
what is pain? and how should it REALLY be treated?
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here  The Joy of Funerals".
Finding connection in unexpected places
Thumbnail for "Go To On Celebrating What Really Matters".
For most high school seniors, November 1 marks the completion of the most complicated process they've ever managed.
Thumbnail for "Going Deep with Pete Buttigieg on Social Mobility".
making a life that works
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here  Paul's Notes to Charlotte".
A great reminder of the simple and effective impact of notes
Thumbnail for "Go To on Admitting When You've Been Wrong".
Being open to all kinds of feedback
Thumbnail for "Going Deep with Linda Villarosa on Being Seen ".
Seeing past our oldest biases
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here George Saunders' Letter to His Editor Andy Ward".
Quite possibly the most beloved editor ever
Thumbnail for "Go To on a Conversation with a Widow ".
remembering a thing a woman told me, something true and unforgettable
Thumbnail for "Going Deep with Retired Colonel Greg Gadson on Resilience".
What you learn recovering from combat
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here Alec's Love Letter to Christy".
One of the best love letters ever
Thumbnail for "Go To on the Mindset That Leads to Loveliness".
a short story about how yoga doesn't always look like poses and oms.
Thumbnail for "Going Deep with Ginni Rometty on Purpose".
good power in a tired world
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here Rabbi Noa Kushner's Essay ".
They needed to share the names they were holding inside
Thumbnail for "Go To on Choosing Our Mood When We Choose Our Media".
We have to be more careful when deciding what to put in front of our eyes.
Thumbnail for "Going Deep with Matthew Desmond on Fairness".
what would it take for everyone to have a fair shot?
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here from Joan to Her Husband".
the things we discover in times of need
Thumbnail for "Go To on Finding Common Ground ".
What do we always have in common?
Thumbnail for "Going Deep with Gitanjali Rao on Gen Z Ambitions ".
She left me better than she found me
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here Mary Claire's Poem for her Son Joe".
Oh those stories they would tell...
Thumbnail for "Go To on Stamina ".
What does it really take? 16 years.
Thumbnail for "Going Deep with Anna Sale + Anne Quindlen on Misunderstandings".
Kelly surrounds herself with podcaster Anna Sale and Pulitzer Prize winner Anna Quindlen to compare notes on how family life is rife with misunderstandings.
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here  An Unmodern Love".
A love for the ages
Thumbnail for "Go To on Interpreting Discomfort ".
What if discomfort is a positive signal?
Thumbnail for "Going Deep with Rich Roll on Change".
From drunk and despondent to world class athlete and #1 bestselling author, Rich Roll has deep experience with how change happens and the takeaways are gold.
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here Sherri's Wedding Letter to her Son Colton".
Chasing life together should be the stuff of legend
Thumbnail for "Go To on How To Talk about Climate".
What words kill progress? Which ones move us forward?
Thumbnail for "Going Deep with Mary Louise Kelly on Parenting Choices".
A war correspondent and someone's mother
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here  For the Love of Marshy".
Privilege redefined
Thumbnail for "Go To Quick Hit with Rainn Wilson on Envy".
When bronze is better than silver
Thumbnail for "Going Deep with Rainn Wilson on Spirituality ".
Joy, service and good will
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here  Shelley's College Send-off Letter to Zoe".
They always knew she could do it.
Thumbnail for "Go To on Grief".
A go to blessing for hard times
Thumbnail for "Going Deep with Dan Harris ".
The student becomes the teacher
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here  A Teacher Invites Us In".
What really happens in the classroom?
Thumbnail for "There's always more than you can know".
How to manage the vitriol
Thumbnail for "Going Deep with Krista Tippett ".
A candid conversation with student of morality and well being Krista Tippett
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here Jennifer Wallace's Eulogy for Katie Spikes".
You wanted to be worthy of her friendship.
Thumbnail for "GOTO on Hugging and Holding".
We crave touch, cradle to grave.
Thumbnail for "Jennifer Wallace on Mattering in a Modern World".
What makes you feel like you matter?
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here Nancy Brown's "The Lejeune Family" ".
A new way to look at family.
Thumbnail for "Thoughts on Barbie and Womanhood".
What America said...
Thumbnail for "Double Header:  Katie Couric + Neal Katyal".
Meeting at the intersection between law, politics and the media
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here  Stefanie's "Chicken Soup for the Soul"".
The little things in life help us to get through it all
Thumbnail for "Your Child's Bill of Rights".
What do we owe our children?
Thumbnail for "Mistakes or The Only Way? with Michelle Icard".
What if the only way to develop is through massive error?
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here  Lauren's Tribute to her Grandmother ".
Hers were hands that were never idle - they were those of a female warrior
Thumbnail for "Doing A Daily Accountability Check-In".
Aspen Files - Alexandra Reeve Givens is in the hot seat
Thumbnail for "Emotional Resilience and Vitality with Dr. Samantha Boardman".
It's time to stop rehashing the past and start planning the future
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here  Julia Ogden's Essay "An Ornament Story"".
May your brokenness become your greatest strength and your scars your most treasured features
Thumbnail for "Transformational Tough Times".
Aspen Files - Kelly puts Braver Angels' Monica Guzman in the hotseat
Thumbnail for "Thinking Big with Jacqueline Novogratz".
What is possible if only we decide it is?
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here  Jack's Eulogy for Peter Samson".
Once you were on his team, you were on it forever
Thumbnail for "Kelly's Existential Game Show with "Fat Ham's" James Ijames".
Aspen Files - This is your life...what are you doing with it?
Thumbnail for "Timothy Goodman on Creative Life".
Some highs, some lows, some tips to take with you
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here  Jonathan & Jamie's Pop-Pop George".
How do you eulogize a legend?
Thumbnail for "The Power of Word Choice".
Words matter and so does syntax
Thumbnail for "How a Person Becomes a Therapist".
What the world needs now is compassionate types...
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here Clare Murphy's Essay "Love is Thicker Than Lake Water"".
There's nothing quite like seeing so many people you love under one roof.
Thumbnail for "Mental Health Check on Picking Other over Self".
How do we care for others and self at the same time?
Thumbnail for "Love, Sex and Connection with Dr. Helen Fisher ".
How love works....and doesn't.
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here  Stewart Barry's Eulogy for His Dad Walter".
A father/son love story
Thumbnail for "Little Things That Create a Big, Beautiful Life".
What makes your life worthwhile?
Thumbnail for "Kelly's Life Worth Living Takeaways".
Points worth remembering
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here Heather's Essay "My Mom and Three Writers She Loved"".
She is almost entirely love now
Thumbnail for "Loss and New Beginnings".
How do we put brokenness to work?
Thumbnail for "Claire Danes and Kate Bowler Book Clubbing with Kelly Part 3".
Failure is inevitable so the question is: how good are we at repair?
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here Amy's Dad Harold "Wes" Westlund".
Father's Day Edition
Thumbnail for "Loss and Growing Up".
What makes a grown up a grown up?
Thumbnail for "Claire Danes and Kate Bowler Book Clubbing with Kelly Part 2".
Bookclubbing to find out what makes a life worth living
Thumbnail for "Thanks For Being Here Courtney's Letter for Her Mom's 75th Birthday".
A loving, funny tribute to a special mom on her 75th
Thumbnail for "Axios Finish Line Reading ".
Kelly shares a daily favorite