Are you living your best life now? Not always? This is a podcast for you. Duke Professor Kate Bowler is an expert in the stories we tell about success and failure, suffering and happiness. She had Stage IV cancer. Then she didn’t. And since then, all she wants to do is talk to funny and wise people about how to live with the knowledge that, well, everything happens. Find her online at @katecbowler.
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Everything Happens with Kate Bowler is about navigating life when bad things happen. On the podcast, guests join the hosts to discuss times in their life they had to deal with misfortune. Stories on the show center on loss, pain, recovery, and changing priorities. From losing a loved one to receiving a serious health diagnosis, invitees share stories of trials and triumphs. Discussions center on moments that cause people to reset priorities and embrace bravery.
Host Kate Bowler is a prolific nonfiction author and Canadian academic. When the married mother-of-one received a cancer diagnosis in 2015, it was devastating. Her bestselling book Everything Happens for a Reason (and Other Lies I've Loved) details her experience. The host also has her own TED Talk, which has over 8 million views and counting. Kate started Everything Happens in 2018, three years after her cancer diagnosis.
On Everything Happens with Kate Bowler, listeners can expect personal stories of perseverance. Kate has conversations with experts and everyday people who dealt with unexpected circumstances. Guests on the show have included actor Alan Alda. The M*A*S*H star and Kate discuss the power of effective communication. Alan shares an unpleasant experience he had at a dentist's visit. His story highlights the importance of clear communication. Alan also shares many insights on communicating with empathy in his interview.
US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy appears in another episode. She and Kate discuss loneliness and its far-reaching effects. The host shares how she felt lonely after her diagnosis and sought answers. They talk about Vivek's work around loneliness and well-being. Other guests include Ray Hinton, a former death row inmate. His story is about living under a flawed sentence and his life after. Another heartfelt conversation centers on a man who went from partner to caregiver.
Everything Happens with Kate Bowler is about resetting priorities and embracing bravery. New episodes arrive twice monthly.