Interesting Humans

Updated: 14 Jan 2024 • 35 episodes
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There are 330 million Americans. Social scientists tell us we know on average 600 people. All around us are interesting humans. People who in their everyday lives create, solve, move, teach, and love. The Interesting Humans podcast is a deep dive into the mindset, the philosophy and the achievements of the people around us who have fascinating narratives to share. Join me as I explore the challenges they've faced and overcome, how creativity drives them and how ordinary people are not so ordinary.

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I met singer-songwriter Reese Mayfield here in Raleigh last fall. Friends had invited me to what has become known as the Five Points Music Festival. It"s a gathering of local musicians performing on an impromptu stage set up in the driveway of someone"s garage. it"s a fundraiser for a local school. Reese was one of the

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What I know about trauma is that nearly all of us carry something in our psyches. Almost everyone you know has some part of their past that overwhelmed their emotional capacity to understand and process it and became trauma. Not all trauma is the horrific kind of rape or shooting or a tragic accident. These are the kin

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Trailer for Gordon Darr, a victim of Dr. Robert Anderson, the doctor at the University of Michigan who allegedly sexually molested hundreds of students and student-athletes as head of the UM"s University Health Services. Anderson was never prosecuted but the University has proposed a $490 million settlement to more tha

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Andrew Lafferty is a 20-year-old stand-up comedian learning the craft. He wants to become a comedy writer.  After graduating from high school during the pandemic, he now the University of Pittsburgh, where he studies political science.  Now three years into his journey as a comedian, Andrew has made people laugh everyw

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When Kassondra and Will Lambert’s son Ethan was about two he was diagnosed with an extremely rare genetic disorder referred to as KAND. The couple had noticed early in their son’s life that he wasn’t progressing physically as expected. Ethan was unable to hold a bottle himself and wasn’t starting to verbalize took them

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When I was a kid I would often accompany my parents on Saturdays to a store that was both a grocery and department store, a bit like Costco is today. Sometimes my father would give me some cash and I would hotfoot it to the toy section to grab one of the latest models of these miniature cars called Hot Wheels. I was ob

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