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How do we unlearn negativity and learn to love ourselves and each other? What’s the first step towards becoming more empathetic? Listening. Academic, TED alum, and advocate Sinéad Burke leads candid conversations to create a classroom in podcast form with diverse, notable guests who explain what it’s like to be them. They challenge us to confront our biases, deepen our humanity, and feel empowered to impact and be ourselves in the world around us. Let’s go!

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Hear a quick update about As Me making waves in Canada, a brand new Lemonada Media podcast that we think you may like, and a request for your feedback about your experience as an As Me with Sińead listener in our Lemonada Media listener survey running in July 2020 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
This week on As Me, Sinéad shares some of her favorite moments from Season 1 that reflect the essence of the show. From talking about imposter syndrome with Florence Welch and Riz Ahmed to self-acceptance with Justin Tranter and Akilah Hughes to letting go of perfectionism with Adwoa Aboah. Each of these moments captures the power of connection and vulnerability in every episode, all of which help us to understand and empathize with each other more.  Betterhelp.com https://www.weahlthfront.com/asme http://functionofbeauty.com/asme https://www.audible.com/pd/A-Fools-Errand-Audiobook/1684578345 https://www.blinkist.com/asme Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
For the penultimate episode of Season 1 of As Me, Sinéad brings it back to fashion with Gucci’s creative director Alessandro Michele. He sat down with Sinéad in Milan prior to #stayhome, but much of what Alessandro says feels relevant to these strange times. He shares his zest for life, even in the most tragic of moments, how the unique little boy he once was shaped who he is today. Betterhelp.com/asme functionofbeauty.com/asme Audible.com http://betterhelp.com/asme Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
30: As Dani Shapiro

30: As Dani Shapiro

2020-04-2346:07

Now more than ever, art and content provides solace to so many. That’s why Sinéad spoke with best selling author, Dani Shapiro, from self-quarantine. Dani’s shares how writing helps her process trauma and shape her identity, as well as how her own shocking discovery about her lineage impacted her sense of self. Transcripts available under each episode link at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/as-me-with-sinead-burke/ betterhelp.com/ASME Batistehair.com blinkist.com/ASME https://www.audible.com/pd/Inheritance-Audiobook/1984840231 functionofbeauty.com/asme Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
As another week of quarantine and social distancing goes by, Sinéad catches up with historian and Secretary of the Smithsonian Institute, Lonnie Bunch from his home in Washington, D.C. The two talk about the importance of history in shaping our identity, Lonnie’s experience as the director of the Museum of African American History and Culture, and the parts of his childhood that shaped his understanding of racism, and led him to cherish history and storytelling. (Note, strong language is used by Lonnie to describe racist experiences.)  Transcripts available under each episode link at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/as-me-with-sinead-burke/ betterhelp.com/ASME https://www.audible.com/pd/A-Fools-Errand-Audiobook/1684578345 rothys.com/Sinead batistehair.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
28: As Akilah Hughes

28: As Akilah Hughes

2020-04-0956:44

In the midst of the pandemic, Sinéad talks with comedian and reporter Akilah Hughes about how she is balancing her work and mental health right now, including winding down for the day after intense news cycles. Akilah talks openly about her struggles with self image, and her related decision to leave her northern Kentucky home.   audible.com/as me or text As Me to 555-555  Imagined Life https://crooked.com/podcast-series/what-a-day/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
27: As Reza Aslan

27: As Reza Aslan

2020-04-0245:42

This week, we hear a conversation between Sinéad and scholar, writer, and podcaster Reza Aslan. The two talk about Aslan’s relationship to identity, Islamophobia, his self-doubt, and raising his kids to be global citizens. For a three month trial for Reza's talk show go to go.topic.com/AsMe and enter promo code AsMe2020. betterhelp.com/asme https://www.batistehair.com/ In The Bubble with Andy Slavitt The Hilarious World of Depression @monachalabi Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
**New Lemonada Media Show Alert** In the Bubble with Andy Slavitt. We are now in the early stages of something we’ve never seen before: a global pandemic. In addition to our health, social isolation and economic uncertainty have left us scrambling to understand our new normal and wondering what the future holds. From his own bubble, health care leader, turnaround expert and #stayhome architect Andy Slavitt is making it his mission to give Americans critical information in real-time but also hope for a path forward. He reminds us of what we can achieve and the deep sense of solidarity that we need during these trying times. Andy is joined each week by leading scientists, cultural icons, and political leaders—together, they will help us process, understand, and adjust to the changes around us. Subscribe now to In The Bubble with Andy Slavitt where ever you get your podcasts. https://www.patreon.com/inthebubble Patreon Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
26: As Negin Farsad

26: As Negin Farsad

2020-03-2654:44

Sinéad is joined by comedian Negin Farsad, who shares her early memories as the only Iranian-American at her school, her time working in policy, and how she now uses comedy to continue her activism.  betterhelp.com/asme functionofbeauty.com/asme Batistehair.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
25: As Allison Raskin

25: As Allison Raskin

2020-03-1940:552

Sinéad shares a bit about how she’s coping with staying at home, and what working from home means for disabled people. Then, writer, comedian, and podcast host Allison Raskin joins Sinéad for a long conversation about anxiety and mental health.    Transcripts available under each episode link at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/as-me-with-sinead-burke/ www.batistehair.com Just Between Us  betterhelp.com/asme Everything Is Fine www.lemonadamedia.com/shop Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
24: As Samantha Power

24: As Samantha Power

2020-03-1254:333

Author and former Ambassador Samantha Power joins Sinéad in Dublin to talk about embracing vulnerability, and the moment that sparked Power’s immense drive to learn about the world.   Transcripts available under each episode link at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/as-me-with-sinead-burke/   Dear Young Rocker www.blinkist.com/ASME www.betterhelp.com/ASME Brave, Not Perfect First Contact @joycrookes Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
23: As Aki Omoshaybi

23: As Aki Omoshaybi

2020-03-0553:09

Actor and writer Aki Omoshaybi joins Sinéad in London to talk about how he navigated his Nigerian background in a predominantly white neighborhood, how soccer drove him to excel in drama school, and his struggle to take breaks. Transcripts available under each episode link at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/as-me-with-sinead-burke/ REAL, released in theatres April 24th rothys.com/sinead functionofbeauty.com/asme audible.com/asme betterhelp.com/asme @roguecollectiv Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
22: As Briony Williams

22: As Briony Williams

2020-02-2750:032

Great British Bake Off (or, Baking Show in the U.S.) semi-finalist Briony Williams joins Sinéad in London to talk about her identity as a teacher, how she practices resilience and kindness, and her choice not to mention or accept special accommodations for her disability while in the tent.    Transcripts available under each episode link at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/as-me-with-sinead-burke/   @franklinleonard betterhelp.com/asme wealthfront.com/asme blinkist.com/asme Food Unwrapped Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
21: As Radhika Jones

21: As Radhika Jones

2020-02-2035:55

Radhika Jones is the first woman of color to serve as the editor of Vanity Fair. She opens up to Sinéad about what moved her to put her hat in the ring, and how she chooses her daily fashion armor.   Transcripts available under each episode link at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/as-me-with-sinead-burke/   Insidechanel.com @richardmalone Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Activist and comedy writer Travon Free joins Sinéad on stage during a Lemonada live show to share how a knee injury led him leave basketball and pursue writing, how family and friends anchor him, and what it meant to be among the first college basketball players to identify as queer.   Transcripts available under each episode link at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/as-me-with-sinead-burke/    Show Notes  @gabriellak_j HelloFresh.com/asme10 functionofbeauty.com/asme betterhelp.com/asme Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
19: As Mara Wilson

19: As Mara Wilson

2020-02-0634:17

Sinéad is joined by writer and actress Mara Wilson to talk about her long-time love for storytelling, breaking out of the shadow of her childhood acting characters, and her experience with self-doubt and OCD.    Transcripts available under each episode link at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/as-me-with-sinead-burke/   Audible.com/ASME or text “AsMe” to 500-500 Rothys.com/SINEAD wealthfront.com/ASME  betterhelp.com/asme @daniellismore hey@lemonadamedia.com Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
18: As Ruth Madeley

18: As Ruth Madeley

2020-01-3046:19

18: As Ruth Madeley BAFTA award-winning actress Ruth Madeley joins Sinéad as the first visibly disabled guest to date. She shares how her family empowered her aspirations in the face of her spina bifida, the strange pathway that led to her astounding theater and acting career. Ruth and Sinéad discuss in detail how accessibility in public spaces has improved, but still has a long way to go.    Transcripts available under each episode link at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/as-me-with-sinead-burke/   @themereaton Mouthpeace with Michael and Pele Bennett Rothys.com/SINEAD Sinead.robinhood.com BBC Studio's The Watch Teenage Dick (runs until February 1st, 2020)   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
17: As Justin Tranter

17: As Justin Tranter

2020-01-2349:54

Songwriter and activist Justin Tranter sits down with Sinéad to discuss bullying, what it’s like to write songs alongside the highest profile musicians of our time, Sinéad’s obsession with Semi Precious Weapons, and Justin’s own journey of radical self-acceptance.   Transcripts available under each episode link at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/as-me-with-sinead-burke/   @katesowers5 Mouthpeace with Michael & Pele Bennett Stamps.com, promo code SINEAD zola.com/ASME Food We Need To Talk podcast Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
16: As Ronny Chieng

16: As Ronny Chieng

2020-01-1640:401

Comedian and correspondent for the Daily Show Ronny Chieng talks to Sinéad about entering comedy as a foreigner, his disinterest in the spotlight, and growing up in two completely different cultures. Next week: As Justin Tranter.   @thumbelulu The Daily Show https://www.netflix.com/title/81070659 HelloFresh.com/asme10 wealthfront.com/AsMe Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Fashion mother and daughter duo, Angela and Margherita Missoni, join Sinéad in Milan to talk about their experience leading a family business, making the fashion industry more environmentally conscious, and how motherhood changed them.    Transcripts available under each episode link at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/as-me-with-sinead-burke/ @mariyaleniserussell //Rothys.com/ASME Stamps.com, promo code SINEAD (click on the microphone on top right screen) Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Judith Lowe

in a world of fairyfloss media this podcast is real food for the soul.thankyou Sinead.

May 1st
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Tricia Smith

This interview is just fantastic! i now have a new idol in Ms. Curtis. thank you so much for bringing this into the world, Sinead.

Feb 2nd
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i.am.fearlessone

This was fun. Love Dan. I would watch that documentary. 😂😂❤

Jan 4th
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poppy flores

excellent excellent pod cast!! Love Dan Levy😍

Dec 5th
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Whitney Long

This just took my podcast v card. Daniel Levy has such a beautiful brilliant mind. This interview was so intimate and raw I just absolutely loved it. Sinéad your voice is the perfect blend of sophistication, compassion, and professionalism.

Dec 5th
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