Podcast Topic

Health + Wellness

The Art of Reflection

Guest: Joseph Badaracco

Kelly interviews Harvard professor of business ethics Joseph Badaracco about his new book "Step Back: How To Bring The Art Of Reflection Into Your Busy Life."

The Hilarious World of Depression

Guest: John Moe

Kelly chats with longtime NPR host John Moe about his new book based on his award winning podcast "The Hilarious World of Depression."

There's No Manual

Guest: Beth Newell

Kelly connects with Beth Newell, co-founder and editor of the satirical woman's magazine "Reductress." They discuss her new book, “There’s No Manual: Honest and Gory Wisdom About Having A Baby.”

Think For Yourself

Guest: Vikram Mansharamani

Kelly has an intriguing conversation with Vikram Mansharamani who contends that we outsource too much of our thinking to experts in his new book: "Think For Yourself."

The Compassionate Practice

Guest: Val Lantz-Gefroh

Kelly connects with Val Lantz-Gefroh who is the first Artistic Director for the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine in Texas. She uses improvisational techniques to train physicians.

My Age of Anxiety

Guest: Scott Stossel

Kelly reconnects with editor and author Scott Stossel in a live recording at The Second City Training Center during their wellness week program. Scott wrote the best-selling book "My Age of Anxiety," about his lifelong battle with anxiety disorders.

Improvisation For Autism

Guest: Sylvia Smith and Nick Johne

Kelly meets up with Dr. Sylvia Smith, Executive Director of Giant Steps and Improv teacher Nick Johne to discuss their unique partnership developing and leading Improvisation for Autism classes.

Seeing Into The Future

Guest: Bob Johansen

Kelly talks to futurist Bob Johansen who has worked with companies like Kellogg’s, Intel, Disney and McDonalds. Bob is a distinguished fellow at The Institute for the Future and got his PhD at Northwestern University.

Improvisation For Care

Guest: Ai-jen Poo

Kelly talks to activist, author and co-director of Caring Across Generations about Second City’s new collaboration to bring improvisational skills and practice to the caregiving community.

Improvisation And Alzheimer’s – The Long Hello

Guest: Karen Stobbe and Mondy Carter

Kelly connects with Karen Stobbe and Mondy Carter whose story of using improvisational techniques as a way to care for a relative with Alzheimer’s was featured on a memorable episode of “This American Life.”