Super Soul Special: Mitch Albom: The Dying Know the Secrets to a Good Life
Oprah's Super Soul
Original Airdate: August 27, 2017It’s been twenty-five years since Mitch wrote about the most impactful life lessons he learned from his former professor, Morrie Schwartz, who was dying from ALS. Mitch chronicled their weekly visits in one of the best-selling memoirs of all time, “Tuesdays with Morrie,” which has been translated in 41 languages. Oprah and Mitch discuss how Morrie’s lessons continue to resonate because of their universal truths about life and happiness.
You may know him from his decades as a sports writer or as an internationally renowned and best selling author. Mitch Albom has sold more than 40 million books, like Tuesdays with Morrie, Five People You Meet in Heaven, and many more! But behind the words on the page is an incredible life worth emulating. It's a life that is impacting so many others from his home in Detroit to the streets of Haiti.
In this podcast episode, Mitch Albom, best-selling author, journalist, and radio and TV broadcaster, discusses how his philanthropy and writing have informed each other, his experiences with doctors as a patient and more. Intro :02 Welcome to this episode of Gut Talk :23 About Albom :30 The interview :40 Where did you grow up? :52 Why do you think that [less people knowing their neighbors today] has happened? 2:07 You obviously have had incredibly rich interpersonal relationships that influenced who you became. Are those people that you grew up and interacted with characters in your books? 4:34 Are there philosophies that you learned as a student or growing up that inform, more than just the characters, but the recurring themes in your books? 7:12 How did you become such an avid philanthropist? Tell us about that journey. 11:02 How can we, as we’re interacting with young people, help them to understand that it’s not just about money? 16:08 How would you say philanthropy has impacted your writing since Tuesdays with Morrie? 20:16 What about the reverse? How does writing your books and your stories change your perspective on the lesson you’re trying to impart on your readers? 22:29 About Albom’s work in Haiti and introducing his kids to the new orphanage 26:15 Were there any insights that you gleaned from that experience [recent medical experiences and colonoscopy]? 36:51 Thank you, Mitch 46:15 Thanks for listening 46:36 Mitch Albom is a Best-selling author, journalist, and radio and TV broadcaster. We’d love to hear from you! Send your comments/questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Twitter @HealioGastro @sameerkberry @umfoodoc. For more from Mitch Albom, visit mitchalbom.com, saydetroit.org and havefaithhaiti.org. Disclosures: Albom, Berry and Chey report no relevant financial disclosures.
Giving To Others And Finding Your Marginal Propensity For Happiness with Mitch Albom
Retire Sooner with Wes Moss
Internationally renowned and best-selling author, journalist, screenwriter, playwright, radio and television broadcaster and musician, Mitch Albom, joins this episode to talk through the impact of giving to others and discovering your marginal propensity for happiness.Mitch provides details about his book, “Five People You Meet In Heaven,” and how it relates to the life of his uncle, along with his secret for balancing living life without regret. Mitch shares takeaways from his time with Morrie Schwartz and his book “Tuesdays with Morrie,” debunks quitting work to find happiness, explains the concept of marginal propensity to save and spend, as well as how we have a marginal propensity toward happiness. He also shares Morrie Schwartz’s giving makes me feel like I’m living principle and how he’s implemented this into his life. To wrap up the episode, Mitch talks about his experiences from his involvement at the orphanage in Haiti and reveals details about his latest book, “The Stranger In The Lifeboat.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Mitch Albom writes stories that invite us to bring our deepest questions about life to the surface. In his classic from 1997, “Tuesdays with Morrie”, we joined Mitch on his visits to his old college professor, Morrie Schwartz, who shared treasures of wisdom as he was dying from ALS. Since then, Mitch has written so many others that weave our questions, fears, and longings together into a picture of what it is to be human, including his latest work; “The Stranger in the Lifeboat”. Mitch believes in the healing power of sharing our stories and so do I. Join me for a warm conversation with this special man who out of the overflow of his authentic questions and searching heart, has given us a treasury of stories that help us face our beliefs. 03:00 Finding Chika07:40 Fiction or Non-Fiction?10:29 What we carry defines us18:30 Update on the ministry in Haiti www.HaveFaithHaiti.org
Bestselling author Mitch Albom was at the height of his career when his favorite professor was dying. Mitch then spent his Tuesdays with Morrie—conversations that would change the trajectory of his life and career. Mitch continues to walk right up to the edge with the complicated questions around grief, loss, and hope in his books and charitable work. In this conversation, Kate and Mitch discuss: Why the loss of a child feels so different than the loss of someone farther along in years What questions we ask of God when we encounter death (and why we might not get the answers we hope for) How we might count our somethings (our people, our blessings) without imagining that God is teaching us “a lesson” CW: ALS, death of a child with a brain tumor***Find Kate on Instagram or Facebook or Twitter.Be sure to subscribe to our weekly email for bits of wisdom, prayers, free downloads, and more.No Cure for Being Human (And Other Truths I Need to Hear) is now available wherever books are sold. Order your copy, today.Introducing, GOOD ENOUGH: 40ish Devotionals for a Life of Imperfection. Available wherever books are sold.Join us for Lent. Receive a free lenten reflection guide, here. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Impactful author, Mitch Albom, comes alongside today with some powerful messages of hope and healing. His last two books, "Finding Chika", and, "The Stranger In The Lifeboat", are inexorably tied, the first about the grief of losing his daughter, and the second, about healing. The drifting lifeboat a metaphor for desperation, of crying out to God for help, (and demanding the cry be answered with the swiftness and accuracy of a fast food order). Mitch and his wife, Janine, have dedicated their lives to caring for the forgotten children of Haiti, where they met Chika. He had only one request today, that I introduce my listeners to Have Faith Haiti Mission (www.havefaithhaiti.org) on the chance that your hearts too may be touched. ~ DelilahSee omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Mitch Albom on the Unexpected Success of Tuesdays with Morrie & Giving Back to the World
The Cathy Heller Podcast
How much impact can you make and how much purpose will you find when you dedicate your life to giving? Mitch Albom, #1 NYT bestselling author, screenwriter, playwright, columnist, and philanthropist never imagined the ripple effects his words would have when he wrote Tuesdays with Morrie to help his old college professor pay off medical bills. He shares why it's always better to let go of your grudges, why giving is living, and how to recognize the prayers that have been answered. - Support Have Faith Haiti Mission & Orphanage https://havefaithhaiti.org/ - Support SAY Detroit https://saydetroit.org/ - Get your copy of Mitch's books (The Stranger in the Lifeboat, Tuesdays with Morrie, The Five People You Meet in Heaven, and more) https://www.mitchalbom.com/ - Follow Mitch on Instagram @mitchalbom - Thanks Bambee! Go to Bambee.com/DREAMJOB to schedule your free HR audit. - Thanks Coinbase! get $10 in free Bitcoin when you sign up today at Coinbase.com/dreamjob - Thanks Raycon! Go to buyraycon.com/DREAMJOB for 15% off your entire Raycon order. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dan seeks the consult of best selling author and humanitarian Mitch Albom for the lessons he's learned on giving and love through his extraordinary work both writing and running an orphanage in Haiti.You can find Mitch's latest book The Stranger in the Lifeboat here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
My guest today is Mitch Albom - American author, journalist, and musician - whose books have sold 40 million copies worldwide. Having achieved national success as a sports writer in his early career, in 1997 he published Tuesdays With Morrie, an account of the weekly reunions with his old college professor Morrie Schwartz. Morrie was dying when Mitch made contact with him and the book is a poignant recollection of the wisdoms passed down from teacher to former pupil. It went on to spend four years on the NYT bestseller list, became the bestselling memoir of all time and was made into an Emmy Award winning film, produced by Oprah Winfrey. Mitch went on to write nine more bestsellers including his latest, The Stranger in the Lifeboat. He’s known for the inspirational stories and themes that weave through his work. and says: ‘I like to say that I don’t write about death, I write about life. Death just gets your attention’. Here, we talk about: - The lessons he learned from Morrie - How a loss is an opportunity to wake up (and show up) - Why we should all slow down - ‘Losing your cynicism’ - Howling at the moon and hard feelings - How death ends a life not a relationship - Giving back and acts of service Follow Mitch on Instagram and Twitter @MitchAlbom and The Stranger in the Lifeboat is out now. Follow Helen @MsHelenRussell and the paperback of How To Be Sad is out TOMORROW - January 20th - and you can pre order/pick up a copy wherever you like to get your books. Thanks as ever to Joel Grove for production and Matt Clacher at HarperCollins – and if you like the podcast, please do rate, review and subscribe so you get a lovely ping from us each week when a new episode is released.