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18 minutes | Jun 18, 2020
Juneteenth: Freedom for All
What we deem worthy of gathering around matters. We are in a moment where the Fourth of July is being contested and some are asking, why haven’t we always celebrated June 19th as the true day of freedom for all? Listen in on our season finale as we check back in with Tanesha Forman, a middle school teacher in New Haven, CT who planned a virtual Juneteenth for her entire school with Priya Parker’s help earlier this year.
37 minutes | Jun 17, 2020
Centering Blackness: A World Re-imagined
What could the future look like if Black people’s thoughts - and their existence in America - were held in the highest regard? Listen in as artist, activist, and facilitator, Alicia Walters creates a gathering for Black people to dream and shows us how we can all witness, honor and protect those dreams.
36 minutes | Jun 3, 2020
Graduation: A Sunset Rise
How do we celebrate the graduates in our lives and help them close an important chapter during a pandemic? Even while our luminaries are giving virtual commencement speeches, we still need unique, personal, community-driven shared experiences to say goodbye. Listen in as Priya Parker helps four high school seniors from a Chicago Public School prepare a closing ceremony for their graduating class.
27 minutes | May 20, 2020
Playing Cupid in Quarantine
Finding love has always had its challenges. Finding it in quarantine might seem virtually impossible. This week, we host a Together Apart Digital Speed Dating Experiment with the owner of an IRL speed dating company to see if virtual dating could be meaningful, fun, and even a little disarming. Listen in on the results!
28 minutes | May 6, 2020
Saving the Date: Weddings in Quarantine
Engaged couples around the world are trying to decide whether to postpone, forge ahead, or modify their weddings. What does a Zoom wedding look like and is that the best way to reimagine a wedding if you want to save your date? Listen in as Priya Parker talks to two couples as they redesign their weddings under quarantine.
40 minutes | Apr 28, 2020
Schools: How Does a Teacher Decide Which Gatherings to Save?
Teachers are the OG gatherers. And many of them are discovering innovative ways to keep their students as engaged and motivated as anyone can be amidst a pandemic. But how should they think about the school events that hinged on the community coming together? Listen in as Priya Parker helps a teacher re-imagine an annual end-of-school-year gathering for her 6th grade class.
26 minutes | Apr 21, 2020
You Can't Put the Baby Back In
Could COVID-19 help us reimagine how we share parenting responsibilities in households where both parents are sheltered at home? In this episode about baby showers, Priya Parker explores how parents-to-be have traditionally received parenting wisdom and how this moment could uniquely equip us to innovate.
27 minutes | Apr 15, 2020
Birthdays: Light At The Middle of the Tunnel
When external markers of adulthood are at a standstill, how do we continue to facilitate our personal evolutions? Listen in as Priya Parker helps a young woman design a gathering to mark her sister’s birthday and her transition into adulthood.
27 minutes | Apr 8, 2020
How is This Night Different Than All Other Nights?
A woman who has been gathering for Passover Seder with over 40 people for 40 years wants to know how to celebrate digitally without losing the intimacy. Priya Parker helps her design a meaningful digital gathering by exploring one of the most important questions from the Passover tradition — what makes this night different from all other nights?
2 minutes | Apr 2, 2020
Introducing 'Together Apart'
Together Apart is part guide, part reminder of the resiliency of the human spirit to still creatively meaningfully gather, even while we have to be apart. The show is hosted by Priya Parker, a conflict facilitator whose expertise is in how we gather. Together Apart is produced by Magnificent Noise, in partnership with The New York Times.
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