LET IT OUT
Summary: Long-form organic conversations with a diverse group of guests including visionary authors, musicians, entrepreneurs, chefs, comedians, and actors with interesting perspectives, careers, and stories. Here they candidly discuss everything including productivity, creativity, self-care, wellness, sex, love, body image, and more. Sometimes things get super deep and spiritual and sometimes they are funny and light because life is both.
a special edition episode!! includes a meditation that helped me let go of HOW in an uncomfortable transitional situations with intuitive healer Zoe Graman. Also, I talked all about bodies and all their weirdness with the hosts of That's Pretty Woo. This is a variety show of an episode.
I'm so happy to have storyteller and audio producer Allison Behringer on the podcast this week. She’s the creator of a podcast called BODIES. We talk about her podcast Bodies, what the process of making it taught her, and why women telling their stories about their bodies is so cathartic. This is an intimate episode. We've talked about sex a lot on this show but in this episode you’ll hear me let it out on something I was particularly scared to share. I had a lot of shame around the fact that I had vaginismus. It's a condition making sex painful or difficult. Brené Brown says shame can’t exist when it’s shared and I think that’s why personal storytelling are so wonderful. We talk about why telling personal stories is so important, community, the importance of mothers and daughters talking about sex, and much more in this conversation.
I really loved this conversation with the founders of Of/a Kind Erica and Claire. They were so articulate and warm, I never wanted the interview to end and I think you might feel that way about the episode. They talk about their friendship, starting their company of a kind and how they keep their friendship alive while being co-founders. They give great advice on adult friendship, management, and even the best natural mascara and baby gifts for new moms.
This week's episode is a sunshiney one. Recorded at the Emerge music festival, I've been eager to release it since we recorded it. Today's guest London Kaye is a street artist based in LA. Her unique use of crochet to create art pieces made entirely of yarn has brought smiles to communities around the world and has allowed London to create a business out of something handmade. She's way cool and has been featured everywhere from the NYT to NBC to billboards in times square, in this episode we talk about who she went from working at the apple store to crafting her creative career of something non-tech related.
It's fitting to air this episode during New York Fashion Week. From what I've heard, for those in the industry it's a week with no-sleep, harsh style comparisons, high stress, and a triggering one for those recovering from disordered eating. This week's conversation os with the founders of The Chain, a peer network for women in fashion and entertainment is fitting. Co-founded by writers Ruthie Friendlander and Christina Grasso, the group is particularly active during NYFW, supporting and connecting their community. The Chain's message is useful to anyone regardless of industry who has struggled with body image and disordered eating. I met the founders at one of their events this spring and loved their vulnerability in how they discussed their recovery ups and downs. I've learned a lot from them, like how disordered eaters tend to be good liars and that self honesty and support are key to true recovery. We recorded this in Ruthie's apartment this summer and covered their experience with disordered eating, what helped them, as well as what they've created with The Chain. My friend writer Rose Truesdale appears in the intro where we talk about travel and disordered eating a bit too, enjoy this episode.
In this episode, Andrew Bird talks about the slow growth he had as a musician, his discipline & patience in building his career, & how letting go, slowing down, & taking a break was really what actually helped him move forward. He started playing classical violin at four. This training required strict adherence to rules, which he ultimately broke free from to create his own style.
I don't remember when or how I began following today's guest Emily Elyse Miller but I'm real happy I did. She's way cool. After traveling the world her work which centers around morning rituals. She's is a writer and founder of BreakfastClub, a morning club that brings together the coolest creatives in each city over a morning meal, and most recently the author of “BREAKFAST: The Cookbook”, with nearly 400 recipes from 80 countries. She likes mornings for the softness and realness of them. We talk about mornings but much more, in addition to her career in food writing she has a background in fashion as a trend-caster, so we talk about, trend forecasting, style, working and food and how that impacts body image. We have an interesting discussion about loneliness when you’re a single freelancer, not struggling for creativity, and feeing uninspired. She gives great advice and I really enjoyed her.
Guess what!? I have a new podcast out with co-host Serena Wolf. This is a BONUS episode to give you a preview of what it's all about. Be sure to head over to https://www.spiralingpodcast.com to read more! Find the podcast on iTunes at: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/spiraling-with-katie-dalebout-and-serena-wolf/id1476877323 Spiraling is an optimistic anxiety podcast with candid conversations about how anxiety affects our lives and how we're managing it. In each episode, we share what we’re spiraling about that week—from awkward interactions to business decisions and how to treat an unfortunate chest zit—followed by a deep-dive into different facets of anxiety and anxiety management. Filled with heart, insight, and an appropriate amount of profanity, this podcast is a love letter to anyone struggling with anxiety, reminding them that they are not alone, they are not weird or damaged, and they don’t owe anyone an explanation for their mental health. In this episode, Serena and Katie interview each other. You’ll get to know them, their friendship, and how they both figured out they’re anxious. It’s a funny delight. We share a bit of what you can expect this season on the show.
Adrian Galvin who goes by the band name Yoke Lore is a pop folk musician with a new album out and currently touring. He’s also very smart and articulate and just and an interesting guy. We covered relationships, creativity, routines and habits, and he gave a lot of great suggestions for art.
Ryan Brunty is an artist and the founder of Depressed Monsters, a streetwear apparel company and visual art project. I relate to Ryan a lot and in this conversation which was recorded live in our lounge at the Emerge Music Festival we talk about how we each feel depression— a topic we haven’t covered much on this podcast. We get into nostalgia, how having something to look forward to helps, communicating depression and anxiety in relationships, and more. I'm also really excited to share some really big announcements in this episode! Enjoy this news I’m letttting outtt and the episode with Ryan which is about depression but not depressing.
Wondery’s The Moment, hosted by comedian Ingrid Haas, explores some epic real life romances to find the answers to our toughest relationship questions. From a Taylor Swift intervention, to getting betrothed by a horse, this podcast is your real life Rom-Com. Listen now at (will get you the link ASAP)
Whitney Bell is an LA based activist, entrepreneur, Teen Vogue writer, and producer of the vulnerability variety show, Stories of Women. We sat down in Las Vegas at the Emerge Music Festival for this live interview. Whitney not only make really inspiring and moving work, but also manages to lift up others' while still prioritizing her own self care. She's a successful multi hyphenate who has worked through her childhood trauma and an eating disorder through therapy and medication and channeled her experiences into her artwork. She's known for her hugely popular art installation, "I Didn't Ask For This: A Lifetime of Dick Pics", and has since gone on to launch her own clothing line, Kid Bell, and storytelling platform, Stories of Women. In this week's episode she talks about her experience of burnout, mistakes in relationships, building a team, and punishing her body. Now she's in a place where she prioritized her mental and physical health, helps other people, and is constantly creating but in a way that's sustainable. We had a cozy conversation that talked about her habits and routines, the best advice from her therapist Jennifer, and what her younger self would have thought of her life now.
This interview and the next few were recorded at the music festival in Las Vegas called Emerge. Today's conversation is with the festival founder Rehan Choudhry. Emerge is the intersection of social justice, art and music. The festival takes place annually over two days and features interdisciplinary exploration through live music, passionate storytelling, progressive art, crafted parties and immersive experiences. What the heck was I doing there? The founder of the digital wellness app, Lilspace, Kim invited me to parter with her on the Wellness Lounge at the festival. For the Wellness Lounge, we converted a nightclub into a phone-free podcast speakeasy where we recorded 8 conversations live.
A couple months ago at The Wing previous podcast guest Seher Sikandar introduced me to the friend she was having coffee with, today's guest Selome Araya. She was bright, friendly, and I liked her right away. Seher connected us and as I learned more about her work I was hooked. Selome is a reiki master, doula, and holistic healer who specializes in the link between spirituality and depression. We talked about her experience with depression and as a highly sensitive person, and how she was able to heal holistically. She shares with us how to know if you are highly sensitive and if so, how to protect yourself. We got into ancestral wounds, what that means and how to heal your lineage through healing yourself. Selome now helps teach others heal their depression holistically through her program Healing at the Root. We also talked about aging and not being where you expected to be by a certain age as well as solo travel as therapy.
I found today's guest Jessica Ciencin Henriquez through previous guest writer Kayleen Schafer. I took one of her writing classes this past winter and got to know her while I was her student. I really admire the way she moved through the world and knew I wanted to invite her on the podcast. She has a very creative, confident, and nurturing quality about her and is a very magnetic person. Her calm confidence is contagious and it makes me want to be around her.Jessica's personal essays and narrative journalism have appeared in the New York Times’ Modern Love column, Self Magazine, Cosmopolitan, Teen Vogue and Time Magazine among many others. She is the author of the forthcoming memoir: If You Loved Me You Would Know.In this conversation, I try to squeeze out every last ounce of wisdom and creative inspiration I could from her. We talked about where she got her confidence (she was homeschooled), the nurturing habits and boundaries she lives by, how motherhood changed her into a more productive writer, her experience with heartbreak and change, including co-parenting and divorce, her year of celibacy, how mediation helped decrease her anxiety, her writing and editing tips, practicing patience and non-attachment, and how to find your value within yourself rather than externally. She's been such an impactful person in my life these past 6 months and I'm excited to share some of the insights I've gained from her with you too!