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Season 1

“Episode 1: Lisa Napoli on the Rise of Women in Journalism”

“Thursday Three No. 1”

“Episode 2: Brian Moylan on Bravo’s Real Housewives”

“Thursday Three No. 2”

“Episode 3: Jean Becker on President George H.W. Bush”

“Thursday Three No. 3 with Special Guest Carla Jean Whitley”

“Episode 4: Katie Sturino on Body Positivity”

“Thursday Three No. 4 with Special Guest Sparky Reardon”

“Episode 5: Scott O’Neil on Living Life Fully Present”

“Thursday Three with Special Guest C.J. Wade”

“Episode 6: Love Is Blind’s Cameron Hamilton and Lauren Speed on Falling in Love – and Staying in Love”

“Episode 7: The Bachelorette’s Desiree Hartsock Siegfried on How Her Faith Led Her to Love”

“Episode 8: Ron Friedman on Reverse Engineering Your Way to Success”

“Episode 9: Dr. Kristin Neff on Fierce Self-Compassion”

“Episode 10: Former Miss Teen USA Shelly Bartholomew on Life’s Beautiful Messes”

“Episode 11: Karen Alpert on Raising Good Kids”

“Episode 12: Lauren Messiah on Creating Your Signature Style”

“Episode 13: Nicole Caruso on the #WorthyofWearing Movement”

“Episode 14: Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child on Depression, Loving Yourself, and Hope”

Season 2

“Episode 1: Dr. Tony Brooks on the War in Afghanistan”

“Episode 2: Amy Argetsinger on the Miss America Pageant’s Centennial”

“Episode 3: ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit on His Life – and College Football”

“Episode 4: Kathy Iandoli on Aaliyah’s Life and Legacy”

“Episode 5: Gary Ginsberg on the Friendships of U.S. Presidents”

“Episode 6: Women’s Health Editor-in-Chief Liz Baker Plosser on Successful Mornings”

“Episode 7: Susan Ronald on the Kennedy Family’s Patriarch”

“Episode 8: Dr. Melissa Shapiro on How a Dog Named Piglet Changed Her Life”

“Episode 9: Former Cosmopolitan Editor-in-Chief Kate White on Writing Fiction”

“Episode 10: Via Bleidner on the Kardashians and Life in Calabasas”

“Episode 11: Margaret Renkl on the American South”

Season 3

“Episode 1: Joseph Goodman on Nick Saban and the Alabama Football Dynasty”

“Episode 2: Brendan Borrell on Pfizer and Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine Race”

“Episode 3: Stacey Johnson-Batiste on Her Best Friend – Vice President Kamala Harris”

“Episode 4: Dana O’Neil on College Basketball’s Most Entertaining Conference, The Big East”

“Episode 5: Lana Wood on the Life and Death of Sister Natalie Wood”

“Episode 6: Jennifer Keishin Armstrong on Sex and the City”

“Episode 7: Jen Robin on Not Just Organizing Your Home, But Living a More Fulfilled Life”

“Episode 8: Marcellas Reynolds on Hollywood’s Most Iconic Black Actresses”

“Episode 9: Editor-in-Chief Extraordinaire Bonnie Fuller on Going for Your Dreams”

“Episode 10: The Best Books of 2021 with Carla Jean Whitley”

“Episode 11: Sheri Salata on The Beautiful No and Other Life Lessons”

“Episode 12: Special Mini-Episode – What Do Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Jenna Bush Hager, and the Duchess of Cornwall Have in Common?”

Season 4

“Episode 1: Whitney Goodman on Toxic Positivity + Four Self-Help Titles to Kickstart 2022”

“Episode 2: Monica Aldama of Netflix’s Cheer on Life Lessons from Her New Book, Dancing with the Stars, and More”

“Episode 3: Dr. Jennifer Thomas on the Five Apology Languages (and the Five Love Languages, Too)”

“Episode 4: Atoosa Rubenstein of CosmoGIRL! and Seventeen Magazine Fame on Her Newest Venture – Substack”

“Episode 5: Special Fiction Pick! Francine Rivers on the Classic Book -- and Soon to Be Movie! -- Redeeming Love”

“Episode 6: Michele Promaulayko on How to Break Up with Sugar for Three Weeks – and Maybe Forever”

“Episode 7: David S. Rudolf on America’s Criminal Justice System”

“Episode 8: Nicole Lapin on Women and Money”

“Episode 9: Sadie Robertson Huff on Social Media's Impact -- From Comparison Culture to Cancel Culture and Everything in Between”

“Episode 10: Ann Shoket on The Big Life, Badass Babes, and Knowing You're Meant for More”

“Episode 11: J. Randy Taraborrelli on First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, Ethel Kennedy, Joan Kennedy, and the Unique Experience of Being a Kennedy Wife”

“Episode 12: Laura Thompson on Life as an Heiress + Spring Book Recommendations!”

“Episode 13: Madeleine Dore on Letting Go of Productivity Guilt”

“Episode 14: Christine Porath on Leadership and the Importance of Community”

“Episode 15: Dr. Ellen Vora on a Groundbreaking New Understanding of Anxiety and Mental Health”

Season 5

“Episode 1: Ian O’Connor on Coach Mike Krzyzewski’s Retirement, Duke Losing to North Carolina in the NCAA Final Four, and Coach K’s Impact on College Basketball”

“Episode 2: Ian Halperin on Hulu’s ‘The Kardashians’”

“Episode 3: Susan Swain on the First Ladies Ahead of Showtime’s New Series ‘The First Lady’”

“Episode 4: Amy Odell on Longtime Vogue Editor-in-Chief – and Cultural and Fashion Icon – Anna Wintour”

“Episode 5: Kristin Marguerite Doidge on the Power of Nora Ephron”

“Episode 6: Mark Feinsand on the Greatest Team in Baseball—the New York Yankees”

“Episode 7: Jacey Duprie of Damsel in Dior on How Self-Acceptance is the Key to Happiness”

“Episode 8: Jenna Kutcher on Living the Life You’ve Always Dreamed of Living”

“Episode 9: Mark Rozzo on the 1960s in Los Angeles and One of the Most Iconic Couples of the Era”

“Episode 10: Ali Vitali on Why the United States of America Hasn’t Elected a Female President”

“Episode 11: Brian McDonald on September 11, 2001, the FDNY, and a Family Who Has Served It For Four Generations and Counting”

“Episode 12: Dr. Sasha Shillcutt on Why Boundaries Matter So Much—Especially for Women”

“Episode 13: Geoffrey Cohen on the Importance of Belonging”

“Episode 14: Dr. Marisa Franco on Making and Keeping Friends As An Adult”

“Episode 15: David Leaf on The Beach Boys, the California Sound, and Musical Genius Brian Wilson”

“Episode 16: Simon Morrison on the One and Only Stevie Nicks”

“Episode 17: Former U.S. Secret Service Agent Clint Hill and Lisa McCubbin Hill on Traveling the World with First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy”

“Episode 18: Melody Beattie on Her Landmark Book “Codependent No More”—and How It’s Still Relevant 36 Years Later”

“Episode 19: Tom Breihan on What the Billboard Hot 100 Chart Says About Not Just Music, But Culture”

“Episode 20: Shelly Calcagno on Losing Someone You Love to Alzheimer’s Disease”

Season 6

“Episode 1: Julia Samuel, Renowned Psychotherapist and Princess Diana’s Close Friend, on How to Navigate Family This Holiday Season (and Beyond)”

“Episode 2: Roseanne Montillo on the Murder of the Century—and How Truman Capote is Connected to It”

“Episode 3: Lo Bosworth on Total Body Health and Wellness and Listening to Our Bodies in 2023—and Beyond”

“Episode 4: The Best Books of 2022 with Carla Jean Whitley”

“Episode 5: Dr. Mike Rucker on Having More Fun This Year”

“Episode 6: Mark Moyar on the Vietnam War”

“Episode 7: Becky Vollmer on Getting “Unstuck” and Living the Life You Truly Want”

“Episode 8: ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith on Life Lessons, Learning from Your Mistakes, and the Dreams He Still Wants to Fulfill”

“Episode 9: Dr. Rick Hanson on Improving Our Relationships”

“Episode 10: Michelle Elman on Enjoying Dating—and Being Selfish and Empowered While Doing So”

“Episode 11: Former Congressman Trey Gowdy on the Art of Decision Making”

“Episode 12: Julia Fabris McBride on Leadership—and How Everyone Can Lead”

“Episode 13: Dr. Molly Maloof on How to Supercharge Our Energy and Feel Better Than Ever”

“Episode 14: Chuck Thompson on Status, Prestige, and Whether Any of It Even Matters Anymore”

“Episode 15: John Higgs on The Beatles and James Bond — and What They Mean to Britain (and the World)”

“Episode 16: Alisha Fernandez Miranda on Going from CEO to Intern (On Purpose!) and Being Happier Than Ever”

“Episode 17: Katherine May on Finding Enchantment Again”

Season 7

“Episode 1: Mallory Ervin on Living Fully”

“Episode 2: Dr. Amy Shah on Why We Crave the Foods We Crave”

“Episode 3: Paula Faris on Mom Guilt and Why Working Moms Matter”

“Episode 4: Maggie Bullock on J. Crew, Jenna Lyons, Mickey Drexler, and ‘Prep’ Fashion”

“Episode 5: Cyndie Spiegel on Finding Joy No Matter Your Circumstances”

“Episode 6: Rebecca Boggs Roberts on the Complex Legacy of First Lady Edith Wilson”

“Episode 7: Jenn Granneman on the Power of Sensitivity”

“Episode 8: Dr. William Li on Groundbreaking New Information on Metabolism, Intermittent Fasting, and How You Can Love Food and Still Lose Weight”

“Episode 9: Dr. Henry Cloud on Trust -- When to Give It, When to Withhold It, How to Earn It, and How to Fix It When It Gets Broken”

“Episode 10: Tracy Maylett and Tim Vandehey on Why We Don’t Finish What We Start”

“Episode 11: Dr. Pooja Lakshmin on Real-Self Care and Redefining Wellness—Crystals, Cleanses, and Bubble Baths NOT Included”

“Episode 12: Maggie Smith on Divorce, Heartbreak, Modern Womanhood, and Recommitting to Yourself”

“Episode 13: Aliza Licht on Building a Strong Personal Brand”

“Episode 14: Charlotte Fox Weber on the 12 Most Common Human Desires”

“Episode 15: Dr. Jean Twenge on How the Generation You’re Born Into Shapes Who You Are (Think Baby Boomers, Gen X, Millennials, and Gen Z)”

“Episode 16: Carl Sferrazza Anthony on Jacqueline Bouvier in Her Coming of Age Years—Before She Was First Lady Jackie Kennedy”

“Episode 17: Jack Curry on Why the 1998 Yankees Were the Greatest Team in Baseball”

“Episode 18: Chris Cillizza on Sports and the American Presidency—and How They Are Related”

“Episode 19: Anna Kloots on Finding Your Own Magic”

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