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Society & Culture

How It Is

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Rank #159 in Society & Culture category

Society & Culture
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Hear women tell our own stories, in our own words, and share the truths we've learned and lived through. Hosted by Kelly McCreary, in Season 3 you’ll hear from Phoebe Robinson, Jameela Jamil, Suleika Jaouad, Danya Ruttenberg, Sailor J, Cristela Alonzo, and more. This season is all about Journeys: adventures that illuminate the world and ourselves, unexpected encounters that change our lives when we least expect it, escapes that bring peace and fresh starts, souvenirs we’ve collected along the way, and last but not least, the places we call home. Brought to you by Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine.

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Hear women tell our own stories, in our own words, and share the truths we've learned and lived through. Hosted by Kelly McCreary, in Season 3 you’ll hear from Phoebe Robinson, Jameela Jamil, Suleika Jaouad, Danya Ruttenberg, Sailor J, Cristela Alonzo, and more. This season is all about Journeys: adventures that illuminate the world and ourselves, unexpected encounters that change our lives when we least expect it, escapes that bring peace and fresh starts, souvenirs we’ve collected along the way, and last but not least, the places we call home. Brought to you by Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine.

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1171 Ratings
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Thank you!

By Marbipa - May 03 2019
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We need more empowering women stories in our lives, thank you for sharing them with all of us!

Encourage

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You talk about important topics.You turn my day around .

iTunes Ratings

1171 Ratings
Average Ratings
899
122
56
34
60

Thank you!

By Marbipa - May 03 2019
Read more

We need more empowering women stories in our lives, thank you for sharing them with all of us!

Encourage

By annie356980 - Dec 08 2018
Read more

You talk about important topics.You turn my day around .

Cover image of How It Is

How It Is

Updated 20 days ago

Rank #159 in Society & Culture category

Read more

Hear women tell our own stories, in our own words, and share the truths we've learned and lived through. Hosted by Kelly McCreary, in Season 3 you’ll hear from Phoebe Robinson, Jameela Jamil, Suleika Jaouad, Danya Ruttenberg, Sailor J, Cristela Alonzo, and more. This season is all about Journeys: adventures that illuminate the world and ourselves, unexpected encounters that change our lives when we least expect it, escapes that bring peace and fresh starts, souvenirs we’ve collected along the way, and last but not least, the places we call home. Brought to you by Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine.

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: The Gray Area, with Anna Holmes, Kayla Whaley, and Jenny Yang

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The issues that matter most are never simple. Journalist and Jezebel founder Anna Holmes discusses the online outrage culture that drowns out nuance (and her own role in creating it); writer Kayla Whaley explains her longing to be catcalled (even though she doesn’t want to be harassed); and comedian Jenny Yang embraces her complexity (while she sometimes feels guilty for it). Hosted by Diane Guerrero. Brought to you by Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine. We want to hear YOUR story. Find us @hellosunshine on Instagram and Twitter and hello-sunshine.com. #HowItIs

Apr 25 2018
24 mins
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Rank #2: Adventure, with Jameela Jamil, Danya Ruttenberg, and Jada Yuan

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Adventure can mean going around the world—or simply deciding to take a chance on yourself. Stories from Kelly McCreary, Jameela Jamil, Danya Ruttenberg and Jada Yuan.

Nov 28 2018
32 mins
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Rank #3: Power, with Lena Waithe, Glennon Doyle and Ellen Pao

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This is our season finale. We end on a powerful note as Lena Waithe breaks down the importance of giving zero f**ks; author Glennon Doyle reflects on raising boys and changing the world; and Ellen Pao explains how she gained power when she took a stand against sexism in Silicon Valley. Hosted by Diane Guerrero. And stay tuned for more How It Is, coming soon! We want to hear YOUR story. Find us @hellosunshine on Instagram and Twitter and hello-sunshine.com. #HowItIs

May 16 2018
32 mins
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Rank #4: Our Voices, with Monica Ramirez, Gabrielle Bellot, and Molly Schiot

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Who is allowed to speak? Who gets to be heard? In this episode we’re talking about how we find our voices and speak out. Mónica Ramírez, Alianza Nacional de Campesinas co-founder, makes sure female farmworkers’ voices are heard in the #MeToo conversation; writer Gabrielle Bellot explains why speaking out isn’t always easy; and filmmaker Molly Schiot tells us about an amazing group of women athletes who used their voices for change. We also hear from Executive Producer Reese Witherspoon who shares how she found her voice at 40, and host Diane Guerrero discusses how she found the courage to tell her story, and the power that emerged from being honest. We want to hear YOUR story. Find us @hellosunshine on Instagram and Twitter and hello-sunshine.com. #HowItIs

May 02 2018
26 mins
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Rank #5: Freedom, with Krista Tippett and Nichole Bowen-Crawford

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Freedom is a journey, not a destination. What is the work we need to do to become free, and what are we trying to get free from? In this episode, On Being host Krista Tippett drops some serious wisdom about the process of becoming free; and Army veteran Nichole Bowen-Crawford shares how she found her way to healing as a survivor of PTSD and sexual assault in the military. Hosted by Diane Guerrero. We want to hear YOUR story. Find us @hellosunshine on Instagram and Twitter and hello-sunshine.com. #HowItIs

May 09 2018
23 mins
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Rank #6: Money, with Roxane Gay, Ms. Pat, and Shiza Shahid

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No matter how much money we have (or don’t have), it shapes our identities in profound, surprising, and sometimes uncomfortable ways. Author Roxane Gay tells us why she won’t compromise on getting paid; comedian Ms. Pat shares the freedom that comes from breaking the cycle of poverty; and entrepreneur Shiza Shahid explains why women’s financial empowerment will change the world. Hosted by Diane Guerrero. Brought to you by Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine. We want to hear YOUR story. Find us @hellosunshine on Instagram and Twitter and hello-sunshine.com. #HowItIs Sponsored by Ritual (code: Howitis) and ZipRecruiter (code: Howitis).

Oct 03 2018
27 mins
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Rank #7: Play, with Abby Wambach, Nora McInerny, and Shantell Martin

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As we get older, it’s easy to forget how much we need play in our lives, even (perhaps especially) when we’re going through tough times. This episode may help change that. Artist Shantell Martin shares her joyful approach to art and explains why everyone should draw; author and “Terrible, Thanks for Asking” host Nora McInerny tells us how playtime helped her and her young son after her husband’s death; and soccer legend Abby Wambach breaks down what it really means to be a team player and a champion for other women. Hosted by Diane Guerrero. Brought to you by Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine. We want to hear YOUR story. Find us @hellosunshine on Instagram and Twitter and hello-sunshine.com. #HowItIs Episode sponsors: ThirdLove.com/howitis and StitchFix.com/howitis.

Oct 10 2018
30 mins
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Rank #8: Work, with Cecile Richards, Maysoon Zayid, and Willow Zietman

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Work: Is it just something we do, or is it something that defines us? Maybe it’s a little of both. Activist and former head of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards explains how she found her life’s work; comedian and disability advocate Maysoon Zayid reveals what drives her to break barriers onstage and off; and blacksmith Willow Zietman takes us inside her journey to a mystical world of hot iron and hammers. Hosted by Diane Guerrero. Brought to you by Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine. We want to hear YOUR story. Find us @hellosunshine on Instagram and Twitter and hello-sunshine.com. #HowItIs Episode sponsors: Phlur (phlur.com code: HOWITIS) and ZipRecruiter (ziprecruiter.com/howitis)

Oct 03 2018
30 mins
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Rank #9: Time, with Maria Menounos, Eve Rodsky, and May Kim-Tenser

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If there’s one thing we never have enough of, it’s time. So how can we be more mindful of it -- appreciating each moment without losing momentum? Relationship expert Eve Rodsky shares her groundbreaking research about how couples divide their time and household labor; Maria Menounos tells us how being diagnosed with a brain tumor changed her perception of time; and neurosurgeon Dr. May Kim-Tenser explains what it’s like to make life and death decisions in a matter of minutes. Hosted by Diane Guerrero. Brought to you by Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine. We want to hear YOUR story. Find us @hellosunshine on Instagram and Twitter and hello-sunshine.com. #HowItIs Episode sponsors: Phlur.com/howitis and Ritual.com/howitis.

Oct 17 2018
30 mins
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Rank #10: Living Our Values, with Ann Dunwoody, Sarah Eagle Heart, and Sonia Manzano

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In our Season 2 finale, we tackle some big questions: How can we put our values into practice every day? What does it mean to live a life of value? Gen. Ann Dunwoody, the first woman to achieve a four-star officer rank in the U.S. military, shares what she learned from her long Army career; Native Americans in Philanthropy CEO Sarah Eagle Heart describes the power of living out values rooted in tradition; and Sonia Manzano (aka Maria from Sesame Street) tells us how changing millions of children’s lives changed her own. Hosted by Diane Guerrero. Brought to you by Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine. We want to hear YOUR story. Find us @hellosunshine on Instagram and Twitter and hello-sunshine.com. #HowItIs Episode sponsors: Stitchfix.com/howitis and Thirdlove.com/howitis.

Oct 24 2018
28 mins
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Rank #11: Extra Stories: "Sex! It's Complicated" With Jenny Yang

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You wanted more? We got you. We're going to share a few extra stories from your favorite "How It Is" storytellers from Season 1. Today: Jenny Yang, the comedian and founder of the Comedy Comedy Festival, tells us about how sometimes you're surprised by your own choices. Also! A sneak peek of Season 2! Hosted by Diane Guerrero. Stay tuned for more "How It Is" coming soon!

Sep 14 2018
4 mins
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Rank #12: Extra Stories: "Just Google It!" with Gabrielle Union

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You wanted more? We got you. We're going to share a few extra stories from your favorite "How It Is" storytellers from Season 1. Today: Gabrielle Union tells us about how she stays open to new ideas and is empowered by making her own judgments. Hosted by Diane Guerrero. Stay tuned for more "How It Is" coming soon!

Sep 05 2018
4 mins
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Rank #13: Extra Stories: “Grieving People Still Want to Go to Brunch” with Nora McInerny

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In the wake of her father’s death and her husband’s terminal cancer diagnosis, Nora McInerny learned something new about grief: It’s a whole lot more complicated than just being sad. This is an extra story from one of your favorite How It Is season 2 storytellers—stay tuned, season 3 is coming soon!

Nov 12 2018
4 mins
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Rank #14: Extra Stories: "Remember Where You Came From" With Monica Ramirez

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You wanted more? We got you. We're going to share a few extra stories from your favorite "How It Is" storytellers from Season 1. Today: Activist and the co-founder of Alianza Nacional de Campesinas, Monica Ramirez, shares why it's so important to always remember your roots. Hosted by Diane Guerrero. Stay tuned for more "How It Is" coming soon!

Sep 13 2018
4 mins
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Rank #15: Extra Stories: “There Were No Books” with Sonia Manzano

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Before she became Maria on Sesame Street, Sonia Manzano was a girl who grew up without access to books or a sense of what reading was—until one moment on the subway opened the door to a world of stories, creativity, and discovery. This is an extra story from one of your favorite How It Is season 2 storytellers—stay tuned, season 3 is coming soon!

Nov 14 2018
5 mins
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Rank #16: Extra Stories: “Limp the Limp” with Maysoon Zayid

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Hashtag activism sometimes gets a bad rap, but comedian and disability rights advocate Maysoon Zayid explains that for some people, the internet is the only way to make their voices heard. This is an extra story from one of your favorite How It Is season 2 storytellers—stay tuned, season 3 is coming soon!

Nov 09 2018
4 mins
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Rank #17: Bonus: Tilted Podcast on The Women Changing Hollywood

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A special episode from our friends at Tilted podcast on The Women Changing Hollywood.

Jan 09 2019
34 mins
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Rank #18: Home, with Phoebe Robinson, Michelle Zauner, and Liana Aghajanian

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It’s where you drop your bag and kick off your shoes, but home can be lots of places—and mean a lot of different things, too. Phoebe Robinson shares her newfound domestic bliss as a first-time homeowner with her British boyfriend (aka #BritishBaekoff); Michelle Zauner, the singer/songwriter who performs as Japanese Breakfast, describes mourning her mom and finding home in the Korean food she used to make; and journalist Liana Aghajanian tells us how, after being born in Tehran and raised in Los Angeles, her garden is helping her put down roots in Detroit. Hosted by Kelly McCreary. Brought to you by Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine. We want to hear YOUR story. Find us @hellosunshine on Instagram and Twitter and hello-sunshine.com. #HowItIs Episode Sponsors: HelloFresh.com/HowItIs60, CODE:HowItIs60; Zola.com/HowItis

Dec 19 2018
29 mins
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Rank #19: Souvenirs, with Rosanna Durruthy, Robin Berman, and Hillary Frank

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Mementos. Memories. What helps us remember where we’ve been, and what does that say about where we’re going? LinkedIn head of diversity Rosanna Durruthy left Harvard without a degree, and explains that some of the things she picked up on her journey from homelessness to a corner office were even more valuable; psychiatrist Robin Berman tells us how she felt the presence of her husband’s ex-wife, which gave her strength and support during her parenting journey; and “The Longest Shortest Time” creator Hillary Frank describes the episiotomy scar that changed her life. Hosted by Kelly McCreary. Brought to you by Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine. We want to hear YOUR story. Find us @hellosunshine on Instagram and Twitter and hello-sunshine.com. #HowItIs Episode Sponsors: OutdoorVoices.com/HowItIs, CODE: HowItis; Sunbasket.com/HowItIs

Dec 12 2018
33 mins
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Rank #20: Escape, with Fatuma Hussein, Sailor J, and Cristela Alonzo

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What happens when where we are becomes unbearable? And what, exactly, is waiting on the other side? Fatuma Hussein describes her escape from Somalia’s brutal civil war and her new mission helping fellow refugees and immigrants as they resettle in Maine; Sailor J breaks down the ways in which her bold YouTube persona gave her the courage to escape rigid expectations of femininity; and Cristela Alonzo tells us how comedy has been a lifelong escape from grief, fear, and the challenges of her childhood poverty. Hosted by Kelly McCreary. Brought to you by Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine. We want to hear YOUR story. Find us @hellosunshine on Instagram and Twitter and hello-sunshine.com. #HowItIs Episode Sponsors: OutdoorVoices.com/HowItIs, CODE: HowItis; Sunbasket.com/HowItIs

Dec 05 2018
29 mins
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