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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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Believe Her is true crime, upside down. In September 2017, young mom Nikki Addimando shot and killed her partner, Chris Grover. She was sentenced to nineteen years to life in prison for murder. Through rare access to police audio, a month-long trial, conversations with Nikki, and original reporting, journalist Justine van der Leun lays out the killing, the evidence, and the aftermath. As this six-part series unfolds, listeners will put together different pieces of a disturbing puzzle. One thing is clear: perception does not equal reality. Believe Her is a riveting chronicle that grapples with assumptions we make about domestic and sexual violence, the long reach of trauma, and the ways in which survival is criminalized, leaving us shocked at how far people will go to avoid seeing what's right in front of them.  From Lemonada Media and Spiegel & Grau. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Kulap Vilaysack has recently been busy recording a Lemonada Media podcast of her own, alongside veteran journalist SuChin Pak. Their Webby award-winning show, Add to Cart, is all about the things they buy and buy into and what it says about who they are. In celebration of their recent award and Apple Spotlight feature, we wanted to re-air Sinéad's conversation with Kulap about the nuances of Asian American identity, her own Origin Story, and what it means to be a “good dude” in Hollywood today. You can listen to Add to Cart wherever you get your podcasts. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
In Sinéad’s last episode of As Me with Sinéad, she interviews lifelong disability rights activist Judy Heumann. Judy is known for her work fighting the New York Board of Education and organizing sit-ins in 1977 fighting for legislation that ultimately led to the Americans with Disabilities Act. Judy’s activism was highlighted in Netflix’s, Crip Camp, which was just nominated for an Oscar. As International Women’s Month comes to a close, here are two extraordinary women who have fought for increased accessibility and visibility of disabled folks across the globe.   Transcripts available under each episode link at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/as-me-with-sinead-burke/   Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
With five Golden Globe nominations to Schitt's Creek, including best supporting actor, we wanted to resurface Sinéad's conversation with writer and actor Dan Levy. He talks about his personal and professional evolution alongside his character, David Rose. Sinéad and Dan explore his Leo tendencies and the deliberate ways in which the Schitt’s Creek writing team presented small-town America, gay love, and the first pansexual character on mainstream TV. Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia.  Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: Sponsor Links See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
President Biden just named Samantha Power as the new head of the US Agency for International Development (USAID). Check out Sinéad’s March 2020 conversation in person in Dublin with author and former Ambassador Samantha Power about embracing vulnerability, and the moment that sparked Power’s immense drive to learn about the world.  Click this link for a list of current sponsors and discount codes for this show and all Lemonada shows: Sponsor Info Here Transcripts available under each episode link at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/as-me-with-sinead-burke/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
As the year comes to a close, we’re sharing a conversation between Sinéad and writer, podcaster, and comedian Gaby Dunn from the start of the pandemic, plus, an update from Gaby on her current life in quarantine. The two talk about their shared experience as perfectionists, and how that is coming out amid a global pandemic. Gaby shares openly about how her early experiences as an outspoken kid paved the way to be shameless about her identity, relationships, and work later in life.  Transcripts available under each episode link at https://www.lemonadamedia.com/show/as-me-with-sinead-burke/ Stay up to date with us on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram at @LemonadaMedia. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
30: As Dani Shapiro

30: As Dani Shapiro

2020-04-2340:51

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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
28: As Akilah Hughes

28: As Akilah Hughes

2020-04-0949:15

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/ See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
27: As Reza Aslan

27: As Reza Aslan

2020-04-0241:59

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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
26: As Negin Farsad

26: As Negin Farsad

2020-03-2651:29

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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
25: As Allison Raskin

25: As Allison Raskin

2020-03-1937:21

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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
24: As Samantha Power

24: As Samantha Power

2020-03-1250:43

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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
23: As Aki Omoshaybi

23: As Aki Omoshaybi

2020-03-0548:48

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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
22: As Briony Williams

22: As Briony Williams

2020-02-2746:45

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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
21: As Radhika Jones

21: As Radhika Jones

2020-02-2036:02

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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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 See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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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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