Grow Big Always
About This Show
Meaningful growth is hard. In part, because most of us don’t have amazing people to learn from. Grow Big Always is a weekly discussion-oriented podcast where host Sam Lawrence gets to the bottom of the uncomfortable, private, often surprising journeys unusual people have taken to achieve big results. It teaches us exactly how they have created breakthrough businesses, unusual relationships or life-changing transitions. Grow Big Always is an intimate and often funny look at a wide range of people and the irregular way they created something legendary.
Most Recent Episode
The magic of accepting "unlovable people" with author Andrew Solomon
This episode couldn’t be more timely as we recover from the national fear-mongering that drove our unprecedented 2016 presidential election. It’s amazing when you stop and think about how much we’re told about what shouldn’t be lovable. So much is vilified. It could be our own feelings, other groups of people, different faiths, or distant countries. There’s so much that falls into this unlovable category— so many stories where, “those people are the bad ones.” Now imagine you’re someone who decides to unravel those narrative containers. To build bridges to them and shine lights on the kinds of families, emotions, places in the world that keep us apart and keep us from understanding them. That’s exactly what this week’s guest, author Andrew Solomon, has done with his life. He’s a writer and lecturer on politics, culture, and psychology as well as a very important activist and philanthropist and behalf of LGBT rights, mental health, education and the arts. He’s won The National Book Award, he’s a Pulitzer Prize Finalist, and he was included in The New York Times list of 100 best books of the decade. In our chat we cover lots of his different work from "Far and Away," his latest book dedicated to helping us understand the world better. To “Far from the Tree,” which is a compassionate book about raising difficult children and ends up as an affirmation about what it is to be human. In fact that might be the most important thread through all of Andrew’s efforts and work. Just how much love there is in the things we might initially think are unlovable. Link: http://www.growbigalways.com/episodes/andrew-solomon
Rated 5 out of
Jack likes Podcasts
Awesome selection of guest so far, great conversations and just the right mix between funny, informative and crazy. Looking forward to more episodes!
Date published: 2015-12-10
Rated 5 out of
I deep look in the the life's of real people with extraordinary experiences.
Date published: 2015-12-08