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Best Personal Stories Podcasts

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The best podcast episodes of anyone with an interesting story. With famous guests like Obama, LeBron James, Drake, Oprah Winfrey, Richard Branson, Michelle Obama, Serena Williams, to anyone who has a unique and interesting story to tell. Listen below to hear the incredible episodes just like you do in a mobile app, play in background and save episodes for later in your queue!

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The best podcast episodes of anyone with an interesting story. With famous guests like Obama, LeBron James, Drake, Oprah Winfrey, Richard Branson, Michelle Obama, Serena Williams, to anyone who has a unique and interesting story to tell. Listen below to hear the incredible episodes just like you do in a mobile app, play in background and save episodes for later in your queue!

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Best Personal Stories Podcasts

Updated 4 months ago

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The best podcast episodes of anyone with an interesting story. With famous guests like Obama, LeBron James, Drake, Oprah Winfrey, Richard Branson, Michelle Obama, Serena Williams, to anyone who has a unique and interesting story to tell. Listen below to hear the incredible episodes just like you do in a mobile app, play in background and save episodes for later in your queue!

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The Messenger: #3 I Have Got Some People Waiting For Me

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Aziz’s life has been a story of chance – and choice. As Michael pieces together Aziz’s journey from Sudan to Manus, he realises Aziz has been searching for a safe place for about eight years. So what gives him the ability, and the energy, to speak out? How has Aziz fought for so long, and what makes him want to be ‘the messenger’? Aziz tells Michael, ‘I have got some people ...waiting for me. They love me, they want me to be with them.’ Haltingly, and sometimes with great difficulty, Aziz starts to share stories about his home, the family that he longs to see, and why he fled. Looking to find out more, Michael speaks to Sudan expert Anne Bartlett about the current situation there. As Aziz shares snapshots from his past, Anne talks Michael through the conflict in Sudan, which, despite leaving the headlines long ago, continues to unfold. Michael worries that he’s adding to Aziz’s trauma by digging up painful memories – ever aware of how hard it is to have these kinds of conversations in short, overlapping messages, without the benefit of reading someone’s signals face to face. Meanwhile, Aziz weighs up how much to tell his family about Manus, and explains to Michael why he’s sometimes tortured by regret.

Mar 11 2019
42 mins
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Fresh Air: Jay Z

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Last night Jay Z became the first hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He spoke with Terry Gross in 2010 about growing up in a housing project in Brooklyn, finding his identity in the recording studio, and misogyny in rap lyrics. Also, film critic David Edelstein reviews 'The Mummy.'

Feb 13 2019
49 mins
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The Tim Ferriss Show: #107: The Scariest Navy SEAL I've Ever Met...And What He Taught Me

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Jocko Willink (@jockowillink) is one of the scariest human beings imaginable. He is a lean 230 pounds. He is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu expert who used to tap out 20 Navy SEALs per workout. He is a legend in the Special Operations world. His eyes look through you more than at you. He rarely does interviews, if ever. But a few weeks ago, Jocko ended up staying at my house and we had a caffeinated mind meld. Here's some background... Jocko enlisted in the Navy after high school and spent 20 years in the SEAL Teams, first as an enlisted SEAL operator and then as a SEAL officer. During his second tour in Iraq, he led SEAL Task Unit Bruiser in the Battle of Ramadi--some of the toughest and sustained combat in the SEAL Teams since Vietnam. Under his leadership, Task Unit Bruiser became the most highly decorated Special Operations Unit of the entire war in Iraq and helped bring stability to Ramadi. Jocko was awarded the Bronze Star and a Silver Star. Upon returning to the United States, Jocko served as the Officer-in-Charge of training for all West Coast SEAL Teams, designing and implementing some of the most challenging and realistic combat training in the world. So why is Jocko opening up? Well, in part, we have mutual friends. Second, he is the co-author of an incredible new book — Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win -- which I've been loving. Trust me. Buy it. This is his first mainstream interview and one you won't want to miss. Show notes and links for this episode can be found at www.fourhourworkweek.com/podcast. This podcast is brought to you by Wealthfront. Wealthfront is a massively disruptive (in a good way) set-it-and-forget-it investing service, led by technologists from places like Apple and world-famous investors. It has exploded in popularity in the last 2 years, and now has more than $2.5B under management. In fact, some of my good investor friends in Silicon Valley have millions of their own money in Wealthfront. Why? Because you can get services previously limited to the ultra-wealthy and only pay pennies on the dollar for them, and it’s all through smarter software instead of retail locations and bloated sales teams Check out wealthfront.com/tim, take their risk assessment quiz, which only takes 2-5 minutes, and they’ll show you—for free–exactly the portfolio they’d put you in. If you want to just take their advice and do it yourself, you can. Or, as I would, you can set it and forget it. Well worth a few minutes: wealthfront.com/tim. Mandatory disclaimer: Wealthfront Inc. is an SEC registered Investment Advisor. Investing in securities involves risks, and there is the possibility of losing money. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Please visit Wealthfront dot com to read their full disclosure. This podcast is also brought to you by 99Designs, the world’s largest marketplace of graphic designers. Did you know I used 99Designs to rapid prototype the cover for The 4-Hour Body? Here are some of the impressive results. Click this link and get a free $99 upgrade. Give it a test run...

Feb 13 2019
2 hours 31 mins
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Making Obama: Oprah: Preview of Making Oprah

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Making Oprah: The Inside Story of a TV Revolution is a public radio podcast -- about a daytime talk show. This fall marks 30 years since the national debut of The Oprah Winfrey Show. Be the first to hear a sneak peek of WBEZ’s three-part series featuring interviews with Winfrey, her onetime ratings rival Phil Donahue, former producers and staffers, and TV executives.

Jan 10 2019
4 mins
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This is Success: LeBron James: What I eat, how I lead and how I win

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LeBron James is arguably the greatest basketball player of all time. He sat down with Business Insider's US Editor-in-Chief, Alyson Shontell, for a video interview to discuss his team's epic comeback in the 2016 NBA finals, what he eats, how he works out, and how he leads on and off the court. As it looks more and more likely that LeBron will be heading to another finals soon, we've taken that audio from that August 2016 interview and turned it into a special episode of "Success! How I Did It."

Jan 10 2019
25 mins
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Dopey: The Dark Comedy of Drug Addiction | Heroin | Cocaine | Meth | Weed | Drugs | LSD | Recovery | Sobriety: Dopey127: Meth Psychosis, Dick Tattoo, Alcoholics Anonymous, Bipolar Disorder, Somerville, Trouble at Work

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We play a voice memo from Ryan about the time he smoked meth, got psychotic, and thought people were trying to kill him. He pleaded with strangers to protect him and ultimately ended up hiding in a closet with several knives. Ryan is 7 months clean now and doing well. Alex calls in and tells us about the last days of his using, which included a manic episode and an unwanted tattoo of the word "lucky" above his dick. Dave talks about getting into trouble at work.

Jan 10 2019
1 hour 10 mins
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StartUp Podcast: Arlan Hamilton 2: The Hustle

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In this week’s episode we dive into what Silicon Valley considers “hustle” and how it may need to update its definition. We also find out how Arlan first got into venture capital—after months of sleeping on the floor at San Francisco International Airport. Plus, meet one venture capitalist who really gets Arlan’s goat.This is the second episode in a six-part series on Arlan Hamilton and her company, Backstage Capital. To find a list of our sponsors and show-related promo codes, go to gimlet.media/OurAdvertisers

Jan 10 2019
31 mins
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How I Built This with Guy Raz: Virgin: Richard Branson

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Richard Branson took a record shop and built it into a label, a bank, an airline, space tourism, and 200 other businesses — all under the name Virgin. But the serial entrepreneur has also had his share of failures.

Jan 10 2019
34 mins
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Masters of Scale with Reid Hoffman: Infinite Learner (Part I) w/ IAC's Barry Diller

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Tinder. Top Gun. Roots. The Simpsons. What do they have in common? Media icon Barry Diller. Barry is what we call an "infinite learner." He’s only interested in things he's never done before. And if they’ve never been done by ANYONE? Better yet. He succeeds by embracing that he is, in fact, a master of nothing. Entrepreneurs, take note: You just might be an infinite learner yourself, and Barry shares a lesson or two you can use. 

Jan 10 2019
42 mins
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Oprah’s SuperSoul Conversations: Michelle Obama: Becoming, Part 1

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At the Hearst Tower in New York City, Oprah Winfrey and Michelle Obama sit down for a conversation about Mrs. Obama’s much-anticipated memoir “Becoming.” The two speak in front of an audience that includes a group of local, female high school students. The former first lady, mother, wife, attorney and author discusses the life experiences that have shaped her. She reminisces about her humble childhood on the South Side of Chicago with her family, which she describes as “four corners of a square:” her mother, Marian, her late father, Fraser, and her brother, Craig. Mrs. Obama explains how her parents invested everything they had into her and her brother’s futures. She discusses her years as an attorney and executive in Chicago and how she worked to balance the demands of her career and raising two daughters. Mrs. Obama candidly discusses some of the challenges she and Barack Obama faced during the early years of their marriage, including a stint in counseling. She also opens up about her years in the White House and the pressure of being the “first black family” to live there. Finally, Mrs. Obama explains her thoughts on how she believes President Trump put her family’s safety at risk.

Jan 10 2019
40 mins
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Waking Up with Sam Harris: #12 — Leaving the Church

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In this episode, Sam Harris speaks with Megan Phelps-Roper, granddaughter of Fred Phelps of the infamous Westboro Baptist Church. You can support the Waking Up podcast at samharris.org/support.

Jan 10 2019
1 hour 14 mins
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Cal Cast: DRAKE talks about his past, current projects and future plans

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This week's episode features a wide-ranging conversation with entertainment superstar, Drake. Drake talks about how he got his start, his biggest fear in life, upcoming projects, who he'd love to work with, his relationship with his mother and his future plans. Cal Cast is delivered by FedEx. See how FedEx can help your business save time on shipping. Visit fedex.com/ecommerce In addition to FedEx, thank you to Blue Apron, Papa John's and ZipRecruiter who have the following special offers for our listeners: Blue Apron - Your first three meals are free with free shipping at blueapron.com/coach Papa John's - Use code COACHCAL to save 25% off your regular menu price order at www.papajohns.com or via the Papa John's app. ZipRecruiter - Post your job for free at Ziprecruiter.com/coachcal Don't forget to subscribe and rate/review the show so you'll have future episodes on your device as soon as they are released. Cal Cast is presented in partnership with Midroll. www.midroll.com

Jan 10 2019
55 mins
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Masters in Business: Serena Williams Talks Success on the Court and in Life

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Bloomberg View columnist Barry Ritholtz interviews the legendary tennis player Serena Williams. Williams has won 23 singles titles in women's Grand Slam tournaments -- just one behind the all-time leader, Margaret Court -- as well as 23 doubles titles and two mixed doubles titles. Along with her individual successes, Serena has teamed up with her sister Venus to win a series of doubles titles. She is also a four-time Olympic gold medalist.

Jan 10 2019
41 mins
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Chapo: EP 1: The Fixer

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Vice News travels to the Sinaloa cartel stronghold of Culiacán, where we meet a drug trafficker and see how cartel violence affects daily life.

Jan 10 2019
25 mins
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Unladylike: 10. How to Break the Silence

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Rosie Batty did everything victims of domestic abuse are told they should do. But it didn’t prevent her estranged ex-partner from brutally murdering their only child four years ago, in Melbourne, Australia. Our producer, Clare Rawlinson, returns home to Australia to investigate what happened next for Rosie, and for the nation. And what the rest of the world can learn from it. Get tickets to Unladylike's LIVE show in Brooklyn, NY on May 16th at thebellhouseny.com. Follow Unladylike on social @unladylikemedia. Sign up for our newsletter at unladylike.co/newsletter. Find Unladylike Merch at unladylike.co/shop. Call our hotline to leave a message at 262-8-GALPAL. Hear the first exclusive bonus episode of Unladylike on Stitcher Premium! Use promo code "UNLADYLIKE" at stitcher.com/premium for a free month trial. This episode is brought to you by MedMen [http://medmen.com] and Bioclarity [http://bioclarity.com with code UNLADYLIKE]. 

Jan 10 2019
42 mins
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Making Obama: Obama 1: The Man In The Background

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Before he was the 44th President, Barack Obama worked as a community organizer on the South Side of Chicago. Hear how the city shaped his political ambitions.

Jan 10 2019
45 mins
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