The New Story Is with Dave Ursillo

The New Story Company

The New Story Is examines the shared stories and narratives that shape wide-reaching ideas, beliefs, and perceptions of our time. A podcast from The New Story Company (TheNewStory.Is), you'll hear thoughtful interviews and meaningful conversations with a wide range of experts to understand the stories of our time that are driving record-high rates of dissatisfaction, division, and disillusionment.


Along the way, we speak to talented guests to ask them what new stories they championing in our world.


Join host Dave Ursillo (DaveUrsillo.com) as we search for the new stories that may change our collective future, for the good.


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Welcome to 'The New Story Is' with Dave Ursillo
Nov 25 2022
Welcome to 'The New Story Is' with Dave Ursillo
The New Story Is is a podcast from Dave Ursillo (DaveUrsillo.com) and The New Story Company (TheNewStory.is) that explores the shared stories, perceptions, and ideas that have come to shape the world today, as we know it—including some of the most daunting social issues of our time.Along the way, we speak to talented guests to help us better understand the collective stories and shared narratives behind record-high levels of dissatisfaction, dread, disillusionment, and cynicism throughout society. Finally, we ask our guests, from public servants to academics and clinical mental health professionals, to share the "new" stories that may help to reshape our collective future, for the good.Join us every other week on Tuesday mornings for thoughtful, uninterrupted conversations with authors, entertainers, and thought leaders from all backgrounds.Subscribe, stream and follow on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.Email us anytime at Hello@TheNewStory.is and visit us at TheNewStory.is to learn about The New Story Company, or to listen to our full catalog of interviews.Support our partners and affiliates for exclusive discounts:Acorns: Easily save money and invest in your future, starting with a free $5 investmentBookshop.org: Buy cheap books at this Amazon competitor that supports local and independent bookstores with every purchaseFathom Analytics: Get beautiful, secure website data without trading your customers’ private browsing data to Google and FacebookFlywheel: Seamless, secure WordPress website hostingHover: Safe, secure domain registration. Save $2 on your first purchase.MailerLite: Make the switch to a lite, powerful, affordable email marketing platform, with premium plans starting at just $9/mo.Sanebox: Make your inbox a sane place again with an invisible, machine-learning tool that learns how to organize your emails. Save $5 when you join.Trint: An innovative transcription service that uses AI technology to improve transcription quality with 99% accuracy.Affiliate Disclosure: Our show is listener supported, including through affiliate and partner links. By clicking one of the above links and registering or making a purchase, we may earn a small commission, which helps pay for the costs of our show. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Can lifestyle design help us to heal our relationships to ourselves?
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Can lifestyle design help us to heal our relationships to ourselves?
For some time, lifestyle design was commodified by social media influencers for its envy-stirring appeal. But can lifestyle design actually help us get back into healthy and healing relationships to ourselves?Gemma Stone is a registered psychologist, neuroscientist, executive coach, speaker, and author based in Calgary, Canada. Gemma bridges lifestyle design concepts and practices into her clinical practice to help clients remember that they possess the power of choice, especially when they are feeling down, victimized, or like they are not living lives of their own making. In this interview with host Dave Ursillo, Gemma shares how her early personal experiences with trauma led her to study psychology, what overcompensating for a healing journey looks like (and what’s wrong with over-compensating), and how lifestyle design helped her to finally bring true balance to her healing and wellness journey, so she could support others in doing the same. This interview was originally recorded in September 2020.Please rate and review our show on Apple Podcasts and Spotify to help other listeners find our work!Email us anytime at Hello@TheNewStory.is and visit us at TheNewStory.is to learn about The New Story Company, or to listen to our full catalog of interviews.Support our partners and affiliates for exclusive discounts:Acorns: Easily save money and invest in your future, starting with a free $5 investmentBookshop.org: Buy cheap books at this Amazon competitor that supports local and independent bookstores with every purchaseFathom Analytics: Get beautiful, secure website data without trading your customers’ private browsing data to Google and FacebookFlywheel: Seamless, secure WordPress website hostingHover: Safe, secure domain registration. Save $2 on your first purchase.MailerLite: Make the switch to a lite, powerful, affordable email marketing platform, with premium plans starting at just $9/mo.Sanebox: Make your inbox a sane place again with an invisible, machine-learning tool that learns how to organize your emails. Save $5 when you join.Trint: An innovative transcription service that uses AI technology to improve transcription quality with 99% accuracy.Affiliate Disclosure: Our show is listener supported, including through affiliate and partner links. By clicking one of the above links and registering or making a purchase, we may earn a small commission, which helps pay for the costs of our show. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Welcome to 'The New Story Is' with Dave Ursillo
Nov 25 2022
Welcome to 'The New Story Is' with Dave Ursillo
The New Story Is is a podcast from Dave Ursillo (DaveUrsillo.com) and The New Story Company (TheNewStory.is) that explores the shared stories, perceptions, and ideas that have come to shape the world today, as we know it—including some of the most daunting social issues of our time.Along the way, we speak to talented guests to help us better understand the collective stories and shared narratives behind record-high levels of dissatisfaction, dread, disillusionment, and cynicism throughout society. Finally, we ask our guests, from public servants to academics and clinical mental health professionals, to share the "new" stories that may help to reshape our collective future, for the good.Join us every other week on Tuesday mornings for thoughtful, uninterrupted conversations with authors, entertainers, and thought leaders from all backgrounds.Subscribe, stream and follow on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts.Email us anytime at Hello@TheNewStory.is and visit us at TheNewStory.is to learn about The New Story Company, or to listen to our full catalog of interviews.Support our partners and affiliates for exclusive discounts:Acorns: Easily save money and invest in your future, starting with a free $5 investmentBookshop.org: Buy cheap books at this Amazon competitor that supports local and independent bookstores with every purchaseFathom Analytics: Get beautiful, secure website data without trading your customers’ private browsing data to Google and FacebookFlywheel: Seamless, secure WordPress website hostingHover: Safe, secure domain registration. Save $2 on your first purchase.MailerLite: Make the switch to a lite, powerful, affordable email marketing platform, with premium plans starting at just $9/mo.Sanebox: Make your inbox a sane place again with an invisible, machine-learning tool that learns how to organize your emails. Save $5 when you join.Trint: An innovative transcription service that uses AI technology to improve transcription quality with 99% accuracy.Affiliate Disclosure: Our show is listener supported, including through affiliate and partner links. By clicking one of the above links and registering or making a purchase, we may earn a small commission, which helps pay for the costs of our show. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
In a lonely, divided world, can tea help bring people together?
Nov 22 2022
In a lonely, divided world, can tea help bring people together?
Tea has been bringing people together for hundreds of years, but could its role in facilitating connection and celebrating culture may be more important than ever in today’s siloed, socially-distanced world?Amber Jackson is a food scientist, entrepreneur, and the Owner and Chief Operating Officer of The Black Leaf Tea and Culture Shop, an online loose-leaf tea company that uses its platform to create spaces to engage the community, encourage connection, and celebrate Black culture in New England.In this interview with host Dave Ursillo, Amber shares how her identities and upbringing in Chicago inspired her entrepreneurship, how her love of food science was born at a young age, and some of the successes and challenges she’s faced with her 3-year-old business — through praise and public fanfare, among other high highs and low lows.Please rate and review our show on Apple Podcasts and Spotify to help other listeners find our work!Email us anytime at Hello@TheNewStory.is and visit us at TheNewStory.is to learn about The New Story Company, or to listen to our full catalog of interviews.Support our partners and affiliates for exclusive discounts:Acorns: Easily save money and invest in your future, starting with a free $5 investmentBookshop.org: Buy cheap books at this Amazon competitor that supports local and independent bookstores with every purchaseFathom Analytics: Get beautiful, secure website data without trading your customers’ private browsing data to Google and FacebookFlywheel: Seamless, secure WordPress website hostingHover: Safe, secure domain registration. Save $2 on your first purchase.MailerLite: Make the switch to a lite, powerful, affordable email marketing platform, with premium plans starting at just $9/mo.Sanebox: Make your inbox a sane place again with an invisible, machine-learning tool that learns how to organize your emails. Save $5 when you join.Trint: An innovative transcription service that uses AI technology to improve transcription quality with 99% accuracy.Affiliate Disclosure: Our show is listener supported, including through affiliate and partner links. By clicking one of the above links and registering or making a purchase, we may earn a small commission, which helps pay for the costs of our show. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Tables, turned! Dave critiques his journey in a 10-year retrospective
Nov 8 2022
Tables, turned! Dave critiques his journey in a 10-year retrospective
The tables are turned on host, Dave Ursillo, as he is interviewed by fellow podcaster, former radio DJ, longtime friend, and creative entrepreneur Greg Berg of the Life on Purpose, in a special 10-year retrospective that marked the anniversary of their first interview, so long ago.In this interview, Dave is asked to relitigate his personal and professional journeys across 10 years, reflect on the social and cultural forces that inspired creative and career endeavors, and question "personal development" as a construct. You'll hear about...The counter-cultural moment of the early 2010s in light of the Great RecessionHow certain values around work-as-purpose are being corrected todayThe privilege embedded in "doing what you love for a living," and more!A big thank you to Greg for allowing us to republish this episode! We'll be back with new interviews soon.Email us at Hello@TheNewStory.is to share your feedback, concerns, and questions, or just to say hello.Visit us at TheNewStory.is to learn about The New Story Company or to listen to our full catalog of interviews.Please rate and review our show on Apple Podcasts and Spotify to help other listeners find our work!Support our partners and affiliates for exclusive discounts:Acorns: Easily save money and invest in your future, starting with a free $5 investmentBookshop.org: Buy cheap books at this Amazon competitor that supports local and independent bookstores with every purchaseFathom Analytics: Get beautiful, secure website data without trading your customers’ private browsing data to Google and FacebookFlywheel: Seamless, secure WordPress website hostingHover: Safe, secure domain registration. Save $2 on your first purchase.MailerLite: Make the switch to a lite, powerful, affordable email marketing platform, with premium plans starting at just $9/mo.Sanebox: Make your inbox a sane place again with an invisible, machine-learning tool that learns how to organize your emails. Save $5 when you join.Trint: An innovative transcription service that uses AI technology to improve transcription quality with 99% accuracy.Affiliate Disclosure: Our show is listener supported, including through affiliate and partner links. By clicking one of the above links and registering or making a purchase, we may earn a small commission, which helps pay for the costs of our show. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Why do we need new stories, anyway? With Dave Ursillo
Oct 25 2022
Why do we need new stories, anyway? With Dave Ursillo
Why do we need new stories, anyway? Aren't there enough stories being told these days? Hasn't every story been told before? And, if so, why should we each feel motivated to tell, share, or explore our own?In this solo podcast, your host Dave Ursillo hits pause on the last 7 months of interviewing amazing guests to share his own story with you, our dear listeners. Dave opens up to share how he stumbled into the art of storytelling as a practice of self-knowledge (and connecting with others); why poignant criticism of stories, expectations, and ideas today is so important, the ways in which the tools in our pockets are overwhelming the human species, and consider an offering on why being your story's teller feels more important than ever, today.We hope you enjoy this special, slightly different episode! Email us anytime at Hello@TheNewStory.is to share your feedback, or just to say hello.Visit us at TheNewStory.is to learn about The New Story Company or to listen to our full catalog of interviews.Please rate and review our show on Apple Podcasts and Spotify to help other listeners find our work!Support our partners and affiliates for exclusive discounts:Acorns: Easily save money and invest in your future, starting with a free $5 investmentBookshop.org: Buy cheap books at this Amazon competitor that supports local and independent bookstores with every purchaseFathom Analytics: Get beautiful, secure website data without trading your customers’ private browsing data to Google and FacebookFlywheel: Seamless, secure WordPress website hostingHover: Safe, secure domain registration. Save $2 on your first purchase.MailerLite: Make the switch to a lite, powerful, affordable email marketing platform, with premium plans starting at just $9/mo.Sanebox: Make your inbox a sane place again with an invisible, machine-learning tool that learns how to organize your emails. Save $5 when you join.Affiliate Disclosure: Our show is listener supported, including through affiliate and partner links. By clicking one of the above links and registering or making a purchase, we may earn a small commission, which helps pay for the costs of our show. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
How white supremacy shows up in therapy—and what to do about it
Oct 11 2022
How white supremacy shows up in therapy—and what to do about it
Dr. Han Ren is calling for more accessible, culturally-affirming care in mental health—and to decolonize the white-centered, racist, marginalizing expectations of clients in therapeutic settings.As a licensed clinical psychologist, educator, and mental health influencer, Dr. Ren specializes in liberation-oriented, anti-oppressive, and culturally-informed therapy. Her advocacy and education on decolonized mental health have sparked an organic, fast-growing social media audience with hundreds of thousands of followers, in recent years. Her advocacy and education on decolonized mental health have sparked an organic, fast-growing social media audience (@dr.han.ren on Instagram, @drhanren on TikTok) with hundreds of thousands of followers, in recent years.With a growing audience and influential voice, Dr. Ren has made her name by translating science and theory into snack-sized applications for liberated, intentional lives, and striving to make mental health accessible and applicable to one and all.In this interview with host Dave Ursillo, Dr. Ren shares her personal immigration story and its connection to her journey into a career in mental health, how ideas like perfectionism and overachievement are rooted in historical white supremacy, and how systemic trauma can be passed on inter-generationally.Visit us at TheNewStory.Is. Please rate and review our show on Apple Podcasts and Spotify to help other listeners find our work.Support our partners and affiliates* for exclusive discounts:Acorns: Easily save money and invest in your future, starting with a free $5 investmentBookshop.org: Buy cheap books at this Amazon competitor that supports local and independent bookstores with every purchaseFathom Analytics: Get beautiful, secure website data without trading your customers’ private browsing data to Google and FacebookFlywheel: Seamless, secure WordPress website hostingSanebox: Make your inbox a sane place again with an invisible machine learning tool that organizes your emails. Save $5 when you join.*Affiliate disclosure: Our show is listener supported, and by clicking one of the above links and making a purchase, we may earn a small commission, which helps pay for the costs of our show. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The CEO of Consumer Reports: It's time to take back our consumer power
Sep 27 2022
The CEO of Consumer Reports: It's time to take back our consumer power
Marta Tellado says that consumer rights are civil rights, and it's time for us all to start acting like it. The president and CEO of Consumer Reports—an 85+ year consumer advocacy organization with over 6 million members today—since 2014, Marta's new book comes out swinging against the exploitation of tech's so-called Big Four (Amazon, Google, Apple, and Facebook), a government that refuses to take action to protect consumers today, and the low standards that we have today as consumers. Her new book is Buyer Aware: Harnessing Our Consumer Power for a Safe, Fair and Transparent Marketplace.In this interview with host Dave Ursillo, Marta shares her family's origin story of fleeing from Communist Cuba in 1961 (and how it inspired her career in public service), the connections between a healthy democracy and a healthy consumer marketplace, and what a consumer-first economy could look like in the near future—if consumers like us harness our consumer rights as civil rights, and start to demand more action.She tells us about what makes Consumer Reports a unique nonprofit organization, shares new initiatives by Consumer Reports to shape a fair and equitable marketplace, how discrimination runs rampant in clandestine practices and invisible algorithms across the Internet today, and what we can do about it.Support our partners and affiliates:Acorns: Easily save money and invest in your future, starting with a free $5 investmentBookshop.org: Buy cheap books at this Amazon competitor that supports local and independent bookstores with every purchaseFathom Analytics: Get beautiful, secure website data without trading your customers’ private browsing data to Google and FacebookFlywheel: Seamless, secure WordPress website hostingSanebox: Make your inbox a sane place again with an invisible machine learning tool that organizes your emails. Save $5 when you join. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
What it takes for nonprofits to survive—and thrive—in changing times
Sep 13 2022
What it takes for nonprofits to survive—and thrive—in changing times
Of the 2 million nonprofit organizations operating in the United States today, many run into persistent struggles—especially with donor funding—to fulfill their noble service missions. So, how might nonprofits today—who exist to affect positive change in our world—stay nimble, creative, and responsive to uncertain and rapidly changing times?Alison Bologna is an award-winning journalist, a TV news anchor for Rhode Island’s NBC 10 News Sunrise program, and the Founder and Executive Director of Shri Studio, a yoga studio and social enterprise that, through its 501(c)(3) nonprofit arm, Shri Service Corps, funds more than 100 free classes every month to over 8,500 students from underrepresented and at-risk communities.In this interview, Alison shares how her successful career in journalism didn’t stop her from pursuing a passion project to uplift her local community and serve those in need. She shares how Shri Service Corps bootstrapped and innovated its way over 10 years into a dynamic, hybrid organization that certifies yoga teachers, delivers trauma-informed yoga classes, produces its own snack line, and is now stewarding a $3.7 million live-workspace build-out in conjunction with the City of Pawtucket and other partners.She tells us that relationships, communication, flexibility, understanding, trust, and reliability are the secret sauce to running a successful nonprofit—not just funding.Support our partners and affiliates:Acorns: Easily save money and invest in your future, starting with a free $5 investmentBookshop.org: Buy cheap books at this Amazon competitor that supports local and independent bookstores with every purchaseFathom Analytics: Get beautiful, secure website data without trading your customers’ private browsing data to Google and FacebookFlywheel: Seamless, secure WordPress website hostingSanebox: Make your inbox a sane place again with an invisible machine learning tool that organizes your emails. Save $5 when you join. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The dark side of the beautiful game, football (or, er, "soccer")
Aug 30 2022
The dark side of the beautiful game, football (or, er, "soccer")
What we call "soccer" in the U.S. and Canada, the rest of the world calls football: the "beautiful game" is the world's most popular sport, with over 3.5 billion fans globally, an estimated 250 million players across 200 countries, and televised events can dwarf even the viewership of the Super Bowl—up to 4x and 5x.But football has become a microcosm of issues throughout society, from rampant corporatization and club ownership takeovers by authoritative regimes, racism and misogyny among some fan circles and footballing institutions, and allegations of significant human rights abuses in the build-up to the 2022 Qatar World Cup.To make sense of what's happening in the world's most popular game, Dave Ursillo is joined by Luke Aaron Moore, cohost and producer of the United Kingdom’s biggest independent football show, The Football Ramble. They discuss how the Russian invasion of Ukraine rippled across Europe to disrupt the Premier League's Chelsea F.C., the lack of regulation that allowed the Saudi-led takeover of Newcastle F.C., and how the women's game may be one particular bright spot in the global game.Luke is also an author, a radio presenter, a broadcaster, and the cohost and producer of a number of shows with Stak, a London-based, award-winning independent podcast company that brings authentic conversation to life. He co-authored the 2016 book, The Football Ramble: By Four Friends Who Love the Game They Hate.Support our partners and affiliates:Acorns: Easily save money and invest in your future, starting with a free $5 investmentBookshop.org: Buy cheap books at this Amazon competitor that supports local and independent bookstores with every purchaseFathom Analytics: Get beautiful, secure website data without trading your customers’ private browsing data to Google and FacebookFlywheel: Seamless, secure WordPress website hostingSanebox: Make your inbox a sane place again with an invisible machine learning tool that organizes your emails. Save $5 when you join. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
A trial lawyer on what women know about being a woman in the workplace
Aug 16 2022
A trial lawyer on what women know about being a woman in the workplace
Imagine, one day, you receive a mysterious email from an anonymous organization that promises to help advance your career. Is it a scam? A cult?That's what happened to USA Today and international bestselling novelist Catherine McKenzie in 2019 when she was invited to join a mysterious women's collective, which described itself as a safe haven for accomplished women professionals among seas of workplace boys' clubs. While Catherine turned the offer down, her protagonist in her latest novel, Please Join Us, accepts, and drama ensues.What was so intriguing for Catherine, as a trial lawyer with over 20 years of experience, about the strange invitation she received and used for inspiration for her latest novel? And, what might that intrigue say about the state of work and what professional women are still dealing with in male-dominated companies and cultures in the 21st century?Support our partners and affiliates:Acorns: Easily save money and invest in your future, starting with a free $5 investmentBookshop.org: Buy cheap books at this Amazon competitor that supports local and independent bookstores with every purchaseFathom Analytics: Get beautiful, secure website data without trading your customers’ private browsing data to Google and FacebookFlywheel: Seamless, secure WordPress website hostingSanebox: Make your inbox a sane place again with an invisible machine learning tool that organizes your emails. Save $5 when you join. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Racism is Real with Y-Vonne Hutchinson
Jul 5 2022
Racism is Real with Y-Vonne Hutchinson
Y-Vonne Hutchinson wants us to cut the bullsh*t and talk openly and honestly about racism.That's why she wrote her new book, How to Talk to Your Boss About Race: Speaking Up Without Getting Shut Down, which equips readers with a framework to think about race at work and prepares them to have frank and effective conversations with leaders.Y-Vonne is the CEO and founder of ReadySet, one of the country’s biggest diversity, equity, and inclusion training firms that helps tech giants, political leaders, media outlets, and Fortune 500 companies speak more productively about racism, and turn talk about change into real action. A graduate of Harvard Law, Y-Vonne worked as an international labor and human rights lawyer for nearly a decade in places like Afghanistan, Nicaragua, and along the Thai/Burmese border in Southeast Asia, before founding her company in 2015, which was inspired by her own experiences with racism in the workforce as a Black woman.In this interview, Y-Vonne joins us to discuss...The insidious ways in which racist policies, attitudes, and cultures can make BIPOC people internalize marginalizationHow a former employer tried to silence Y-Vonne's new book—by attempting to enlist her attorney to turn against herThe overlaps between historical exploitation of labor and modern-day racism in the workplaceConsidering The Great Resignation as The Great Renegotiation (Planet Money)Y-Vonne’s work has been featured across CNBC, The New York Times, Bloomberg, Wired Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and beyond. She has spoken at Harvard Law, Yale School of Management, Stanford, UC Berkeley, and MIT Sloan.Thank you to Y-Vonne for joining us on the podcast!Please rate and review our show wherever you listen to podcasts—it helps others find and enjoy what we're creating!Support our partners and affiliates:Acorns: Easily save money and invest in your future, starting with a free $5 investmentBookshop.org: Buy cheap books at this Amazon competitor that supports local and independent bookstores with every purchaseFathom Analytics: Get beautiful, secure website data without trading your customers’ private browsing data to Google and FacebookFlywheel: Seamless, secure WordPress website hostingSanebox: Make your inbox a sane place again with an invisible machine learning tool that organizes your emails. Save $5 when you join. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Best Of: Celebrating Pride
Jun 28 2022
Best Of: Celebrating Pride
We celebrate Pride Month and honor our LGBTQIA+ family across the world by showcasing a couple of wonderful voices from the big, broad, diverse global community who joined us on the podcast this month and shared unique stories of striving to live their truth in a world that misunderstood, typecast, and minimized them. Today, author Wade Rouse and story doula and public speaking coach Eduardo Placer each work in service of helping others, from all backgrounds and lived experiences, to live their own truth in the world, too.First, we're joined by former USA Today and Publishers Weekly best-selling author, Wade Rouse, who talks about his memoir, Magic Season: A Son's Story, which documents his life as a self-described "queer kid" growing up in a rural Ozarks community in the midwest in the 1970s. Wade not only stood out as different in a culture that defined gender roles in restrictive, unforgiving ways; his contentious relationship with his emotionally abusive father challenged him to pretend to be someone he wasn't. How did Wade find, protect, and become the truth of who he was, anyway?Then. professional speaking coach Eduardo Placer tells us about his favorite, self-revealing joke — that he is "afflicted" by something he calls "showtune-itis" — which compels him to break out into spontaneous show tunes and songs on stage in front of audiences, across the world. He tells us that his explosions of joy are self-loving antidotes and correctives to the deep shame that he has felt from insensitive, bigoted, and homophobic cultures, which have suppressed the joy, pride, and truth of many LGBTQIA+ persons for far, far too long.How Eduardo learned to hide the truth of who he knew himself to be by "performing" a different role before others as a childThe paralyzing questions that many LGBTQIA persons ask themselves when seeking safety and acceptance in a world that prefers them to be small or hiddenThis ‘Best Of’ episode highlights excerpts from these two popular, recent episodes.To hear the full interviews, make sure you go back and listen to each author’s interview in this podcast feed or by visiting TheNewStory.Is/Podcast.If you enjoyed this episode, please rate and review our show wherever you listen—it helps others find and enjoy our show.Support our authors, our show, and local/independent bookstores at our Bookshop.org Affiliate Bookstore Send us questions, comments, and concerns, or nominate a guest at TheNewStory.Is/Podcast Our theme song is by Coma Media Learn more about The New Story Company at TheNewStory.is  Affiliate Disclosure: Our show is supported by listeners, including small commissions that we may earn through affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking an affiliate link, we may earn a small commission. This helps support the costs of our show’s production and hosting. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
How to Tell a Better Story with Eduardo Placer
Jun 21 2022
How to Tell a Better Story with Eduardo Placer
Eduardo Placer is in service to helping people tell their stories and live their truth in the world; and yet, he says, many of us confuse event-sharing with storytelling.A story doula, professional public speaking coach, and former professional performer, Eduardo is the founder of Fearless Communicators, a public speaking company that helps storytellers push past their fear of public speaking by embracing the courage of public sharing to make the greatest positive impact in their community. Eduardo has led workshops and spoken at places like HBO, Google, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, Yale, The Juilliard School, the Wharton School of Business, the Muslim-Jewish Conference, and beyond.In our interview, Eduardo shares his personal and professional experiences as a storyteller, including…The heartbreaking but honest reason why Eduardo learned to “perform” or pretend that he was someone he wasn’t, as a young personUnderstanding what brings most public speaking clients into his workshops: is it their fear, their healing, their ego, or something else?Why Eduardo says we ALWAYS need more, and new, stories (hint: it’s because humans are not good at learning lessons from the past)Thank you so much to Eduardo for joining us on the podcast!If you enjoyed this episode, please rate and review our show wherever you listen—it helps others find and enjoy our show.Support our authors, our show, and local/independent bookstores at our Bookshop.org Affiliate Bookstore Send us questions, comments, and concerns, or nominate a guest at TheNewStory.Is/Podcast Riverside.fm: Record high-quality audio and video for your interviews, just like we doAcast: Publish your podcast the world over, with plans starting at $0/yr!Our theme song is by Coma Media Learn more about The New Story Company at TheNewStory.is Affiliate Disclosure: Our show is supported by listeners, including small commissions that we may earn through affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking an affiliate link, we may earn a small commission. This helps support the costs of our show’s production and hosting. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
The Healing Power of Stories with Wade Rouse
Jun 7 2022
The Healing Power of Stories with Wade Rouse
Content warning: This episode briefly mentions attempted suicide.Wade Rouse was a self-described queer kid growing up feeling like an outsider in his rural, conservative, Ozarks community in 1970s Missouri—and, in his own family.Wade's new book is Magic Season: A Son's Story, a memoir that details Wade’s relationship with his hardline, old fashioned, and rather unforgiving father throughout his life, including Wade’s journey to find healing, forgiveness, and reconciliation before his dad’s death. As a USA TODAY, Publishers Weekly, and international bestselling author, Wade has published 13 books, including four memoirs and nine novels, to leverage storytelling of both fiction and nonfiction varieties to help himself discover healing—while modeling what it takes for readers, too, to find healing in the stories of their own lives.Wade's books have been selected as Must-Reads by NBC’s Today Show. His writing has appeared in Coastal Living, Time, All Things Considered, People, Good Housekeeping, Parade, Salon, Forbes, Writer’s Digest, and more.In this interview, Wade shares…How baseball, a sport he was forced to play, grew on him and gave him a language to connect with his dadWhy "remember and reconcile" may be a better path for some of us than "forgive and forget"The power of accessing his inner world through journaling, writing, and storytellingThank you to Wade for joining us on The New Story Is!If you enjoyed this episode, please rate and review our show wherever you listen—it helps others find and enjoy our show.Support our authors, our show, and local/independent bookstores at our Bookshop.org Affiliate Bookstore Send us questions, comments, and concerns, or nominate a guest at TheNewStory.Is/Podcast Riverside.fm: Record high-quality audio and video for your interviews, like we doAcast: Publish your podcast the world over, with plans starting at $0/yrOur theme song is by Coma Media Learn more about The New Story Company at TheNewStory.is NOTE: If you're having suicidal thoughts, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) to talk to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area at any time (National Suicide Prevention Lifeline). If you are in crisis or you think you may have an emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. If you are located outside the United States, call your local emergency line immediately.Affiliate Disclosure: Our show is supported by listeners, including small commissions that we may earn through affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking an affiliate link, we may earn a small commission. This helps support the costs of our show’s production and hosting. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Best Of: Out of F*cks to Give / Tired as F*ck
May 31 2022
Best Of: Out of F*cks to Give / Tired as F*ck
Everyone's favorite expletive features prominently in two popular, recent episodes on caring and radical rest, featuring author Kat Vellos and author Caroline Dooner.Kat's and Caroline's clever usage of the once-taboo "F- word" in their own unique ways have sparked really poignant, insightful social observations and meaningful conversations about topics like caring about outcomes (in a time that feels so exhausting that giving up feels like a relief), developing friends and community in adulthood, rejecting self-punishment culture, and the idea of radical permission to rest in an age of anxiety.Kat Vellos is tired of hearing people on social media tell this one story: "I'm out of f**ks to give!" While the declaration started out as good-humored—a way to jest and say, "I'm just so over it!"—today, she says, the story behind the saying now reeks of toxic individuality. Kat is the author of two books, We Should Get Together: The Secret to Cultivating Better Friendships and Connected from Afar: A Guide for Staying Close When You’re Far Away.Caroline Dooner is tired as f*ck of the pressures of self-help, diet culture, and trying to fix her supposed imperfections. A humorist and storyteller, Caroline blends humor with vulnerable memoir-style storytelling to share her history as a chronic dieter, her experience with undiagnosed eating disorders since childhood, and some really blistering social observations about modern burn-out culture. Caroline is the author of two books, The F*ck It Diet: Eating Should Be Easy (Spanish version), and Tired as F*ck: Burnout at the Hands of Diet, Self-Help, and Hustle Culture.This 'Best Of' episode highlights excerpts from these two popular, recent episodes. To hear the full interviews, make sure you go back and listen to each author's interview in this podcast feed or by visiting TheNewStory.Is/Podcast.If you enjoyed this episode, please rate and review our show wherever you listen—it helps others find and enjoy our show.Support our authors, our show, and local/independent bookstores at our Bookshop.org Affiliate BookstoreSend us questions, comments, and concerns, or nominate a guest at TheNewStory.Is/PodcastOur theme song is by Coma MediaLearn more about The New Story Company at TheNewStory.is Affiliate Disclosure: Our show is supported by listeners, including small commissions that we may earn through affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking an affiliate link, we may earn a small commission. This helps support the costs of our show’s production and hosting. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Radical Rest with Caroline Dooner
May 16 2022
Radical Rest with Caroline Dooner
Caroline Dooner is tired as f*ck of the pressures of self-help, diet culture, and trying to fix her supposed imperfections.A humorist and storyteller, Caroline is the author of two books, The F*ck It Diet: Eating Should Be Easy (Spanish version), and Tired as F*ck: Burnout at the Hands of Diet, Self-Help, and Hustle Culture. Far from a typical "self-help" writer, Caroline blends a characteristic sense of humor with really honest and vulnerable memoir-style storytelling to share her personal history as a chronic dieter, her experience with undiagnosed eating disorders since childhood, and some really blistering social observations about modern burn-out culture. Tired as F*ck explores the pressures that we all feel to constantly self-improve and be hyper-productive, including how toxic it really can be to feel like we have to become the "best versions of ourselves." She offers, instead, the idea of granting oneself "radical permission to rest" starting with letting go of some of the pressures we place upon ourselves, every day.In this interview, Caroline shares…Why restrictive, calorie-deficit dieting is proven to not work, according to modern scienceHow modern diet culture reflects our society's anxious urge to over-control our livesThe ways in which our busyness culture numbs the pain of being human, in socially acceptable waysWhy we need to practice associating within the body more through feeling, and the mind lessThank you to Caroline Dooner for joining us on The New Story Is!If you enjoyed this episode, please rate and review our show wherever you listen—it helps others find and enjoy our show.Support our authors, our show, and local/independent bookstores at our Bookshop.org Affiliate BookstoreSend us questions, comments, and concerns, or nominate a guest at TheNewStory.Is/PodcastRiverside.fm: Record high-quality audio and video for your interviews, like we doAcast: Publish your podcast the world over, with plans starting at $0/yrOur theme song is by Coma MediaLearn more about The New Story Company at TheNewStory.is Affiliate Disclosure: Our show is supported by listeners, including small commissions that we may earn through affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking an affiliate link, we may earn a small commission. This helps support the costs of our show’s production and hosting. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Bothering to Keep Trying with Jennifer Louden
Apr 20 2022
Bothering to Keep Trying with Jennifer Louden
Jennifer Louden (JenniferLouden.com) may be a best-selling author, but she is no stranger to asking herself the question, "Why bother?" She says that this common turn of phrase, which is typically used as a sort of signal to indicate that we’re giving up before we really try, is actually a real question that deserves answering.Her book, Why Bother? Discover the Desire for What’s Next, turns the rhetorical question into a literal one and a personal invitation to figure out what we really want, what our stake is in trying, and how to access our desire to pursue it. The sequel, Get Your Bother On: A Guided Journal to Discover What’s Next, features 200 bite-sized exercises and unique journaling prompts to help you access your desire and explore what you want to “bother” with, deep down. For 30 years, Jennifer has been an author, teacher, and leading voice on self-care and creative transformation. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Show; she’s a former columnist for Whole Living, a Martha Stewart magazine, and her work has been featured in People, USA Today, CNN, and two of author Brené Brown’s best-selling books, Daring Greatly and Dare to Lead.With close to a million copies of her books in print in nine languages today, her 1992 book, The Women's Comfort Book, is attributed to helping begin the modern self-care movement.We recorded our interview in February 2020.Jen shares wisdom including...What it's like when, even after years of being a best-selling author, your latest book-in-progress "just isn't working"How Jen's lifelong fascination with understanding why people give up motivated her latest projects How we can summon curiosity, joy, desire, and more to help us reconnect with what we want from life Thank you to Jen for joining us on The New Story Is!If you enjoyed this episode, please rate and review our show wherever you listen—it helps others find and enjoy our show.Send your feedback or nominate a guest for a future episode at TheNewStory.Is/Podcast.Want to become a sponsor of our show? Contact us today.This episode was produced and mixed by host Dave Ursillo (DaveUrsillo.com).Our theme song is by Yrii Semchyshyn of Coma Media.Learn more about The New Story Company at TheNewStory.is.Affiliate Disclosure: Our show is supported in part by our users, including small commissions that we may earn through the use of affiliate links. If you purchase after clicking an affiliate link to our guest's books, we may earn a small commission. This helps support the costs of our show's production and hosting. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Caring with Kat Vellos
Apr 4 2022
Caring with Kat Vellos
Kat Vellos (KatVellos.com) is tired of hearing people on social media tell this one story: "I'm out of f**ks to give!"While the declaration started out as good-humored—a way to jest and say, "I'm just so over it!"—today, she says, the story behind the saying now reeks of toxic individuality. In a world that needs more caring—and, in which people who care about bad outcomes are doing a lot of harm—Kat encourages us to take pride in caring, even more. But how do we care even more in a time when it feels so hard to keep caring?Kat Vellos is an author, speaker, facilitator, researcher, and former user experience designer who is on a mission to help people to experience greater authentic connections with each other, and healthy friendships in their personal lives. She is the author of two books, We Should Get Together: The Secret to Cultivating Better Friendships and Connected from Afar: A Guide for Staying Close When You’re Far Away. Her words and work have been seen across TEDx, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fast Company, and dozens of other outlets.In this interview with host Dave Ursillo, Kat shares wisdom and inspiration including...Why the saying, "I'm out of f**ks to give!" has come to grate her as someone who caresWhat her extensive research on the modern pandemic of loneliness reveals about the importance of relationshipsHow her experience as a UX designer taught her to be outcome-focused and solution-orientedWhat we can all learn about caring, including how to care even more, in a time that needs more of us to care about outcomesThank you to Kat for joining us on The New Story Is!If you enjoyed this episode, please rate and review our show wherever you listen—it helps others find and enjoy our show.Send your feedback or nominate a guest for a future episode at TheNewStory.Is/Podcast.Want to become a sponsor of our show? Contact us today.This episode was produced and mixed by host Dave Ursillo (DaveUrsillo.com).Our theme song is by Yrii Semchyshyn of Coma Media.Learn more about The New Story Company at TheNewStory.is.Affiliate Disclosure: Our show is supported in part by our users, including small commissions that we may earn through the use of affiliate links. If you purchase after clicking an affiliate link to our guest's books, we may earn a small commission. This helps support the costs of our show's production and hosting. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.