Everything Happens with Kate Bowler

Everything Happens with Kate Bowler

Everything Happens with Kate Bowler

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
Life isn't always bright and shiny, as Kate Bowler knows. Kate is a young mother, writer and professor who, at age 35, was suddenly diagnosed with Stage IV cancer. In, warm, insightful, often funny conversations, Kate talks with people about what they've learned in dark times. Kate teaches at Duke Divinity School and is author of Everything Happens for a Reason (And Other Lies I've Loved) and No Cure for Being Human (And Other Truths I Need to Hear). Find her online at @katecbowler.
  1. May 03, 2022
    59 min
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    Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby: Suspicious of Joy
    In this special episode, Kate visited the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, at Lambeth Palace in London.In this funny and poignant conversation, the Archbishop and Kate discuss:Why sometimes we feel God’s…
  2. April 26, 2022
    42 min
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    Susan Cain: Survival of the Kindest
    How is it that joy and pain seem to coexist at once? Susan Cain (author of the bestseller Quiet) explores this question in her new book, Bittersweet. In this conversation, Kate and Susan discuss:How we are lite…
  3. April 19, 2022
    43 min
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    Haider Warraich: Embracing the Complexity of Pain
    When a random weight-lifting accident left cardiologist Dr. Haider Warraich in chronic pain, he went from being a physician to being a patient in one moment. His experience of chronic pain gives him a hard won…
  4. April 12, 2022
    40 min
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    Tara Westover: Remaking Home
    What do we do when our families are sources of pain, confusion, or harm? How do we (or can we) outgrow our complicated childhoods when we no longer need the defenses we created?Today, I am speaking with Tara We…
  5. April 05, 2022
    48 min
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    Anna Sale: Hard Topics, Softer Conversations
    Our culture seems convinced that going off-script is unbecoming. Instead, we are rewarded for being buttoned up, perfect (or at least appearing to be), and never ever no-matter-what admit weakness. But… don’t w…
  6. March 29, 2022
    41 min
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    Cammie McGovern: Mythbusting Parenting
    We often have very romantic expectations about parenthood. Parenthood is about a mythical child who will be perfect in a way we haven’t quite put our finger on, and the journey to love them will teach us someth…
  7. March 22, 2022
    40 min
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    Mitch Albom: Counting your Somethings
    Bestselling author Mitch Albom was at the height of his career when his favorite professor was dying. Mitch then spent his Tuesdays with Morrie—conversations that would change the trajectory of his life and car…
  8. March 15, 2022
    46 min
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    Ann Patchett: Behold, These Precious Days
    Bestselling novelist Ann Patchett knows how to walk right up to the edge with people she loves. She is the friend who sits with you during chemo, or lets you spill your secrets in the car. She shares what power…
  9. March 08, 2022
    41 min
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    Taylor Harris: Peace for Our Anxious Selves
    Everyone loves to get VERY BOSSY when it comes to our fears. “Don’t worry, be happy!” Just be brave! But maybe ‘being brave’ doesn’t mean ignoring our fears but living alongside them. After all, we live in a wo…
  10. March 01, 2022
    42 min
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    Liz Tichenor: Being Church on Our Worst Days
    Author and priest Liz Tichenor lost her mom and her baby in the same year. Brand new to leading a church and reeling from the grief, the pain was enough to break her. But it didn’t—because other people carried…
  11. February 22, 2022
    33 min
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    Kate Baer: Tolerating Imperfection
    Poet Kate Baer found herself inundated with the demands of motherhood and little time to write. Nothing was easy and then, at a breaking point, it felt impossible. If she wanted a creative life, she was going t…
  12. February 15, 2022
    16 min
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    Giving Up on Perfect
    I do not imagine that I will settle centuries of debate about just how good we are, except that I believe that it is somewhere between two poles: everything and nothing. Perfection is impossible, but transforma…
  13. February 08, 2022
    45 min
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    Rick Mercer: Proud of Absolutely Everybody
    Rick Mercer didn’t exactly know he was allowed to be proud. As a teenager, he was barely making it through high school and traveling the island province of Newfoundland, Canada, as the sidekick to a kindly clow…
  14. February 01, 2022
    45 min
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    Katie Couric: The Courage to Try (and Wisdom to Know When to Let Go)
    Katie Couric is an award-winning journalist and bestselling author. Her hustle and ambition not only served her career aspirations, but when faced with the unthinkable, she poured those same qualities into tire…
  15. February 01, 2022
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    Introducing Season 8 of EVERYTHING HAPPENS
    My name is Kate Bowler, and I'm a professor at Duke, a writer of some books that have joyfully sarcastic titles, wife, and mom of a boy that is mostly made up of giant flashlight eyeballs and the kind of Canadi…
  16. November 30, 2021
    46 min
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    David Brooks & Kate Bowler: Never, Ever Enough
    How do we reach for wisdom instead of self-help solutions? Much to their embarrassment, New York Times columnist David Brooks and Kate Bowler often find their books in the “Self-Help section.” David sat down wi…
  17. November 23, 2021
    43 min
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    Sarah Sentilles: Loving a Stranger
    We're often given a story of birds and bees where two people fall in love and out of their love blooms a perfect little creature. But far too often and for far too many, that isn’t the case. Writer Sarah Sentil…
  18. November 16, 2021
    37 min
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    Cindy McCain: A Special Kind of Brave
    What does courage look like in the face of the impossible? Cindy McCain had a front row seat to history, as wife of Arizona Senator and presidential candidate John McCain. In this conversation, Kate and Cindy d…
  19. November 09, 2021
    38 min
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    Richard Rohr: Learning to Hold On, Learning to Let Go
    Life is painful. Period. But are there some aspects of our faith or our posture toward the world that can change how we experience it? Father Richard Rohr is everyone’s favorite preacher of love. Love for each…
  20. November 02, 2021
    43 min
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    Alexi Pappas: Staying Awake to Our Pain
    When she was a child, Alexi Pappas lost her mother to suicide. So when Alexi faced a season of deep depression she knew had to find a different way forward. That’s when her training as an Olympic runner became…

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