Matthew Tousignant


Matthew Tousignant

A dear friend since tenth grade, Matthew is a certified Breema Practitioner and Instructor who combines hands-on bodywork with practical psychology. In this episode, we trace his journey from strait-laced, All-American, Ivy League Scholar, to Berkeley somatic psychologist, and learn about the unification of body, mind, and feelings.

Kathy Kim


Kathy Kim

From a one-bedroom apartment in Woodside, Queens, to jamming with Elmo, puppeteer Kathy Kim shares the remarkable story of how she got to Sesame Street. In this special episode, Kathy takes us inside her audition, her first meeting with meeting Big Bird, and the development of Ji-Young, Sesame‘s first Asian-American Muppet.

Mister Rogers & Us, Part II


Mister Rogers & Us, Part II

This week, the second of our two-part conversation with Neighborhood Archivist, Tim Lybarger, “Simple Faith of Mister Rogers” Author, Amy Hollingsworth and “I’m Proud of You” Author Tim Madigan, in which Amy, The Tims, and I discuss how reflection is critical, hope is participatory and “deep and simple” is an ever-evolving concept.

Mister Rogers & Us, Part I


Mister Rogers & Us, Part I

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of Mister Rogers & Me on PBS, we asked Neighborhood Archivist Tim Lybarger to reminisce with authors Amy Hollingsworth, Tim Madigan and me about the enduring and evolving legacy of America’s Favorite Neighbor, Fred Rogers.

Christofer Wagner


Christofer Wagner

Christofer Wagner graduated with a major in broadcast journalism, a minor in political science, and an eye on Tom Brokaw’s chair. He ended up in the edit suite, cutting everything from The Year in Rock to Monday Night Football. This week, Chris talks about growing up in the Midwest, his early days in digital media, and making “Mister Rogers & Me.”

Amy Letourneau


Amy Letourneau

Of all the people who helped “Mister Rogers & Me” get made, find its audience, and make its impact, few did so much so quickly and with such potency as PBS Distribution’s Amy Letourneau.

Alison Bonaguro


Alison Bonaguro

Backstaged author Alison Bonaguro discusses her journey from Motown to Music City, the power of the small gesture and the magic of the middle eight.

Jamie Leonhart


Jamie Leonhart

On stage and in-studio, Jamie Leonhart has been one of my most frequent collaborators for nearly two decades. As singer-songwriter, playwright (“Estuary”) and backup singer (Steely Dan, St. Vincent), she has always been game to wade into the gray areas of life, love and art, self, spouse and family. On the eve of the release of her new album, “The Illusion of Blue,” Jamie shares her journey from a New Jersey summer camp singer to New York City artist, performer and mother.

Sarah McBride


Sarah McBride

Sarah McBride, the United State’s first openly transgender state senator, author of the deeply moving memoir, “Tomorrow Will Be Different,” and my Wilmington, Delaware, neighbor, shares how our deepest insecurities can be our most potent inspiration.

Michael Tyler


Michael Tyler

Michael Tyler, author of the Carl Sandburg Literary Award-winning children’s book, “The Skin You Live In,” discusses about the difference between change and transformation, and the human imperative to create as a means of adaptation.

Ron Lieber


Ron Lieber

My friend, Ron Lieber, leads the league in reasoned, thoughtful conversations about hard things. This week, the New York Times Columnist and Best Seller shares who inspires him, why curiosity is so important and how he ran two marathons in 30 days.

Brian Ives


Brian Ives

For more than 30 years, Brian Ives has kept the music scoops coming on SiriusXM, VH1 and MTV. Brian currently runs digital content operations for Beasley Radio’s 40+ stations, and hosts a podcast called, “How You Play Your Hand” about musicians and resilience. This week, Brian and I discuss doing what you love, building rapport with artists and colleagues, and being present.

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