Podcast Topic

Health + Wellness

Geoffrey Cohen: Belonging

Guest: Geoffrey Cohen

Kelly has a fascinating conversation with Stanford professor Geoffrey Cohen about his new book, “Belonging: The Science of Creating Connection and Bridging Divides.”

Mauro Porcini: The Human Side of Innovation

Guest: Mauro Porcini

Kelly connects with PepsiCo's first ever Chief Design Officer, Mauro Porcini, to talk about his new book, “The Human Side of Innovation: The Power of People in Love with People.”

Michael Alcée: Therapeutic Improvisation

Guest: Michael Alcée

Kelly plops down on the couch with Michael Alcée, a clinical psychologist and Mental Health Educator at Manhattan School of Music to talk about his book, “Therapeutic Improvisation: How to Stop Winging It and Own It as a Therapist.”

Pam Victor: Improvisation and Wellness

Guest: Pam Victor

Kelly catches up with Pam Victor, the Head of Happiness (aka founder and president) of Happier Valley Comedy, who shares a passion for improvisation as it is applied to personal well being.

Joseph Badaracco: 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."

John Moe: 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."

Beth Newell: 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.”

Vikram Mansharamani: 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."

Val Lantz-Gefroh: 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.

Scott Stossel: 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.

Sylvia Smith and Nick Johne: 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.

Bob Johansen: 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.

Ai-jen Poo: 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.”