Roger Clark


Roger Clark

For two decades, reporter Roger Clark has been Spectrum News NY1‘s everyman, rendering curiosity, empathy and humility for the world’s most-watched local news channel. Today, he shares tales from his Queens upbringing to his trial-by-fire as a newly-minted reporter in the weeks after September 11th.

Megan Watkins


Megan Watkins

Farm Sanctuary CEO, Megan Watkins, shares her journey from Newton, Massachusetts, to Barnard College, Big Banking and beyond, including the moment she knew what she had to do to align herself with her values and lead a movement

Tim Madigan


Tim Madigan

The highly-decorated columnist and author of I’m Proud of You: My Friendship with Fred Rogers and The Burning: The Tulsa Massacre, shares deep, hard-earned insights on how the stories we tell can transform us, and one another.

Áine Kerr


Áine Kerr

What’s life like on the edge of your comfort zone? Kinzen Co-Founder and COO, Áine Kerr, shares her journey from quiet County Monaghan to the front lines of the battle against misinformation.

Bill Flanagan


Bill Flanagan

As an MTV executive, Bill Flanagan helped passionate music fans get closer their favorite artists. As an author of six books, he helps readers get closer to their humanity. As a mentor, Bill has helped me understand myself, and my work. This week, Bill shares a few tales from some wild rides with everyone from Bruce Springsteen and Ray Davies to Jimmy Buffet and Robert Plant.

Anna Sale


Anna Sale

For nearly a decade on her NPR show, “Death, Sex & Money,” and in her new book, “Let’s Talk About Hard Things,” Anna Sale reminds us that, as Mister Rogers said, “What is mentionable is manageable.”

Kara Goldin


Kara Goldin

The dots may connect when we look back at our lives, but how can we make sense of the moment when we’re in it? And keep growing despite bad days, bad luck, negativity and naysayers? Hint CEO, Kara Goldin, shares insight from her book, “Undaunted: Overcoming Doubts & Doubters.”

Negin Farsad


Negin Farsad

If laughter is the best medicine, how do we use it to cure the cancer of racism without flatlining? My guest and friend, Social Justice Comedian, “How To Make A White Person Laugh;” Writer, Director and Star of “3d Street Blackout,” “Fake The Nation” Host, Mother and The Only Person I Know To Sustain A Mime-Related Injury, Negin Farsad, offers a prognosis.

Season Two Trailer


Season Two Trailer

In Season Two, Farm Sanctuary CEO, Megan Watkins, encourages us to be helpers; Hint CEO, Kara Goldin, reminds us that even our most confounding challenges make sense in the end; and social justice comedian, Negin Farsad, shares how she uses comedy to shatter stereotypes. We’ll also go deep with “Death, Sex & Money” Host, Anna Sale; New York Times Columnist, Ron Lieber; TV Executive and Author, Bill Flanagan, and more.

Rob Markman


Rob Markman

How does hip hop artist and media executive, Rob Markman, exceed expectation, over-perform and over-deliver in the middle of a global pandemic? With steady-handed, pragmatic optimism, grace and humility — plus a few, well-placed and timed words of encouragement. Listen up.

Giving Thanks


Giving Thanks

As we pause to count our blessings and our tears, let us remember and reach out to the frail forms fainting at the door —  to those who may need our kindness, our generosity, or our help the most. They may be right down the street. They may be right next door. Or they may be right beside you.

Because, Mister Rogers reminds us, “All of us, at some time or another need help. Whether we’re giving or receiving, each one of us has something valuable to bring to this world. That’s what connects us as neighbors.”

Amy Hollingsworth


Amy Hollingsworth

“The Simple Faith of Mister Rogers” author, Amy Hollingsworth, discusses her friendship with America’s Favorite Neighbor, the upside of counting paper clips and imperative to cultivatE an eye for the glimmer.

“About “Friends & Neighbors”

“Friends & Neighbors” explores how our friends and neighbors across the world are cultivating depth and simplicity in their own complex lives. 

Each episode seeks substantive insights about our guest’s life experience, and specific, personal and actionable approaches to living a deep and simple life: building community, managing possession and seeking reflection. 

Thus far, we’ve met Pop Culture Writer, Whitney Mattheson; Army Veteran & Author, Craig Mullaney; Entrepreneur, Aine Kerr; Singer/Songwriter, Jason Walsmith; Rapper, Rob Markman; Hint CEO Kara Goldin; Kinzen COO Áine Kerr; Social Justice Comedian Negin Farsad; and more.

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