How It Is show

How It Is

Summary: Hear women tell our own stories, in our own words, and share the truths we've learned and lived through. Hosted by Kelly McCreary, in Season 3 you’ll hear from Phoebe Robinson, Jameela Jamil, Suleika Jaouad, Danya Ruttenberg, Sailor J, Cristela Alonzo, and more. This season is all about Journeys: adventures that illuminate the world and ourselves, unexpected encounters that change our lives when we least expect it, escapes that bring peace and fresh starts, souvenirs we’ve collected along the way, and last but not least, the places we call home. Brought to you by Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine.

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 Bonus: Sunstorm Podcast on What We Were Born To Do featuring Chani Nicholas | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:38:05

A special episode from our friends at Sunstorm podcast on what you were born to do.

 Bonus: Tilted Podcast on The Women Changing Hollywood | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:34:48

A special episode from our friends at Tilted podcast on The Women Changing Hollywood.

 Home, with Phoebe Robinson, Michelle Zauner, and Liana Aghajanian | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:07

It’s where you drop your bag and kick off your shoes, but home can be lots of places—and mean a lot of different things, too. Phoebe Robinson shares her newfound domestic bliss as a first-time homeowner with her British boyfriend (aka #BritishBaekoff); Michelle Zauner, the singer/songwriter who performs as Japanese Breakfast, describes mourning her mom and finding home in the Korean food she used to make; and journalist Liana Aghajanian tells us how, after being born in Tehran and raised in Los Angeles, her garden is helping her put down roots in Detroit. Hosted by Kelly McCreary. Brought to you by Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine. We want to hear YOUR story. Find us @hellosunshine on Instagram and Twitter and hello-sunshine.com. #HowItIs Episode Sponsors: HelloFresh.com/HowItIs60, CODE:HowItIs60; Zola.com/HowItis

 Souvenirs, with Rosanna Durruthy, Robin Berman, and Hillary Frank | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:33:49

Mementos. Memories. What helps us remember where we’ve been, and what does that say about where we’re going? LinkedIn head of diversity Rosanna Durruthy left Harvard without a degree, and explains that some of the things she picked up on her journey from homelessness to a corner office were even more valuable; psychiatrist Robin Berman tells us how she felt the presence of her husband’s ex-wife, which gave her strength and support during her parenting journey; and “The Longest Shortest Time” creator Hillary Frank describes the episiotomy scar that changed her life. Hosted by Kelly McCreary. Brought to you by Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine. We want to hear YOUR story. Find us @hellosunshine on Instagram and Twitter and hello-sunshine.com. #HowItIs Episode Sponsors: OutdoorVoices.com/HowItIs, CODE: HowItis; Sunbasket.com/HowItIs

 Escape, with Fatuma Hussein, Sailor J, and Cristela Alonzo | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:29:03

What happens when where we are becomes unbearable? And what, exactly, is waiting on the other side? Fatuma Hussein describes her escape from Somalia’s brutal civil war and her new mission helping fellow refugees and immigrants as they resettle in Maine; Sailor J breaks down the ways in which her bold YouTube persona gave her the courage to escape rigid expectations of femininity; and Cristela Alonzo tells us how comedy has been a lifelong escape from grief, fear, and the challenges of her childhood poverty. Hosted by Kelly McCreary. Brought to you by Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine. We want to hear YOUR story. Find us @hellosunshine on Instagram and Twitter and hello-sunshine.com. #HowItIs Episode Sponsors: OutdoorVoices.com/HowItIs, CODE: HowItis; Sunbasket.com/HowItIs

 Unexpected Encounters, with Sarah McKemie, Suleika Jaouad, and Megan Phelps-Roper | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:34:14

Sometimes the thing we didn’t see coming leaves us reeling, in the best possible way. Stories from Kelly McCreary, Sarah McKemie, Suleika Jaouad and Megan Phelps-Roper.

 Adventure, with Jameela Jamil, Danya Ruttenberg, and Jada Yuan | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:32:17

Adventure can mean going around the world—or simply deciding to take a chance on yourself. Stories from Kelly McCreary, Jameela Jamil, Danya Ruttenberg and Jada Yuan.

 Trailer: Season 3 - Journeys | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:02:31

Trailer introducing Season 3 of How It Is - Journeys and our new host, Kelly McCreary.

 Extra Stories: “There Were No Books” with Sonia Manzano | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:05:12

Before she became Maria on Sesame Street, Sonia Manzano was a girl who grew up without access to books or a sense of what reading was—until one moment on the subway opened the door to a world of stories, creativity, and discovery. This is an extra story from one of your favorite How It Is season 2 storytellers—stay tuned, season 3 is coming soon!

 Extra Stories: “Grieving People Still Want to Go to Brunch” with Nora McInerny | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:08

In the wake of her father’s death and her husband’s terminal cancer diagnosis, Nora McInerny learned something new about grief: It’s a whole lot more complicated than just being sad. This is an extra story from one of your favorite How It Is season 2 storytellers—stay tuned, season 3 is coming soon!

 Extra Stories: “Limp the Limp” with Maysoon Zayid | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:04:04

Hashtag activism sometimes gets a bad rap, but comedian and disability rights advocate Maysoon Zayid explains that for some people, the internet is the only way to make their voices heard. This is an extra story from one of your favorite How It Is season 2 storytellers—stay tuned, season 3 is coming soon!

 Living Our Values, with Ann Dunwoody, Sarah Eagle Heart, and Sonia Manzano | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:28:01

In our Season 2 finale, we tackle some big questions: How can we put our values into practice every day? What does it mean to live a life of value? Gen. Ann Dunwoody, the first woman to achieve a four-star officer rank in the U.S. military, shares what she learned from her long Army career; Native Americans in Philanthropy CEO Sarah Eagle Heart describes the power of living out values rooted in tradition; and Sonia Manzano (aka Maria from Sesame Street) tells us how changing millions of children’s lives changed her own. Hosted by Diane Guerrero. Brought to you by Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine. We want to hear YOUR story. Find us @hellosunshine on Instagram and Twitter and hello-sunshine.com. #HowItIs Episode sponsors: Stitchfix.com/howitis and Thirdlove.com/howitis.

 Time, with Maria Menounos, Eve Rodsky, and May Kim-Tenser | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:43

If there’s one thing we never have enough of, it’s time. So how can we be more mindful of it -- appreciating each moment without losing momentum? Relationship expert Eve Rodsky shares her groundbreaking research about how couples divide their time and household labor; Maria Menounos tells us how being diagnosed with a brain tumor changed her perception of time; and neurosurgeon Dr. May Kim-Tenser explains what it’s like to make life and death decisions in a matter of minutes. Hosted by Diane Guerrero. Brought to you by Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine. We want to hear YOUR story. Find us @hellosunshine on Instagram and Twitter and hello-sunshine.com. #HowItIs Episode sponsors: Phlur.com/howitis and Ritual.com/howitis.

 Play, with Abby Wambach, Nora McInerny, and Shantell Martin | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:17

As we get older, it’s easy to forget how much we need play in our lives, even (perhaps especially) when we’re going through tough times. This episode may help change that. Artist Shantell Martin shares her joyful approach to art and explains why everyone should draw; author and “Terrible, Thanks for Asking” host Nora McInerny tells us how playtime helped her and her young son after her husband’s death; and soccer legend Abby Wambach breaks down what it really means to be a team player and a champion for other women. Hosted by Diane Guerrero. Brought to you by Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine. We want to hear YOUR story. Find us @hellosunshine on Instagram and Twitter and hello-sunshine.com. #HowItIs Episode sponsors: ThirdLove.com/howitis and StitchFix.com/howitis.

 Work, with Cecile Richards, Maysoon Zayid, and Willow Zietman | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 00:30:00

Work: Is it just something we do, or is it something that defines us? Maybe it’s a little of both. Activist and former head of Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards explains how she found her life’s work; comedian and disability advocate Maysoon Zayid reveals what drives her to break barriers onstage and off; and blacksmith Willow Zietman takes us inside her journey to a mystical world of hot iron and hammers. Hosted by Diane Guerrero. Brought to you by Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine. We want to hear YOUR story. Find us @hellosunshine on Instagram and Twitter and hello-sunshine.com. #HowItIs Episode sponsors: Phlur (phlur.com code: HOWITIS) and ZipRecruiter (ziprecruiter.com/howitis)

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