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How It Is

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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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You are all queens!

By MollyCCollins - Jan 11 2019
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Hi Diane and all you wonderful podcasters out there bringing us this amazing podcast. It’s such critically important work and I am so grateful you have created space for these conversation to occur and be heard. Keep up the amazing work!

Encourage

By annie356980 - Dec 08 2018
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You talk about important topics.You turn my day around .

iTunes Ratings

1097 Ratings
Average Ratings
849
112
49
30
57

You are all queens!

By MollyCCollins - Jan 11 2019
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Hi Diane and all you wonderful podcasters out there bringing us this amazing podcast. It’s such critically important work and I am so grateful you have created space for these conversation to occur and be heard. Keep up the amazing work!

Encourage

By annie356980 - Dec 08 2018
Read more

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

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How It Is

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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.

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!

Top Episodes

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

Apr 25 2018
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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

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Rank #2: Adventure, with Jameela Jamil, Danya Ruttenberg, and Jada Yuan

Nov 28 2018
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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.

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Rank #3: Power, with Lena Waithe, Glennon Doyle and Ellen Pao

May 16 2018
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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

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Rank #4: Our Voices, with Monica Ramirez, Gabrielle Bellot, and Molly Schiot

May 02 2018
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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

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Rank #5: Freedom, with Krista Tippett and Nichole Bowen-Crawford

May 09 2018
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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

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Rank #6: Money, with Roxane Gay, Ms. Pat, and Shiza Shahid

Oct 03 2018
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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).

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Rank #7: Play, with Abby Wambach, Nora McInerny, and Shantell Martin

Oct 10 2018
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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.

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Rank #8: Work, with Cecile Richards, Maysoon Zayid, and Willow Zietman

Oct 03 2018
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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)

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Rank #9: Time, with Maria Menounos, Eve Rodsky, and May Kim-Tenser

Oct 17 2018
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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.

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Rank #10: Living Our Values, with Ann Dunwoody, Sarah Eagle Heart, and Sonia Manzano

Oct 24 2018
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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.

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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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