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Hosted by Laura Cathcart Robbins, a writer and a recovery thriver and survivor, Laura found herself in an all too familiar position. In September 2018, she was the only black woman in the room at Brave Magic, a famed writer’s retreat. After it was over, she wrote about her “only one” experience in The Huffington Post and comments started flooding into her DM. These comments were from people from all races, ethnicities, creeds, and nationalities who had felt “othered”. Laura beautifully interviews a person about their Only One story each episode and addresses as many of those DM’s as possible in the process. In this podcast, you’ll hear raw, vulnerable accounts from people who are, like most of us, just eager to connect. Our hope is that The Only One In The Room will inspire a change of perspective in how we all see and hear each other’s stories. We want you think twice before judging the person standing next to you at a party, in the pick-up line at school or in a crowded subway car. This is a podcast for anyone who has ever felt alone in a room full of people – which is to say, that this podcast is for everyone.

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What if, when it came to marriage and raising kids, you felt like the only one who never got the manual? Clifton Powell, the award-winning actor who’s appeared in over 100 films and countless television shows, lost his mother at age four and was raised by a father who was dealing with his own struggles. But what if one day, a stranger handed you a book that changed the way you saw everything, Would you dismiss the experience as a fluke and keep it moving? Or would you consider the possibility that it might be the guidebook for life that you’d always wanted? More from Clifton Powell: If you're in the D.C area: Clifton Powell's Studio East Actor's Labs Finding Clifton Powell: Instagram: @itscliftonpowell Facebook: @cliftonpowellstudioeast Be sure not to miss our NOW Normal series releasing every Thursday. If you'd like to be the first to hear about upcoming guests or have conversations like these be sure to join our Facebook Group . You can also DM us on instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website www.theonlyonepod.com. Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins such as live events, appearances, featured articles and more. Don't miss our bonus after show Scott Talks, where co-host and producer Scott Slaughter (aka Hon) briefly chops it up with our guest now releasing every Wednesday! *If you know someone who might be feeling like they're the "Only One" be sure to share this or one of our other unique episodes with them. Also be sure to subscribe, comment and review us on iTunes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What do Michael Caine, Robert De Niro and Morgan Freeman all have in common? Besides the fact that they’re seasoned, well-respected actors, they are also all in another category as well; working actors over 75.  In a 2017 Backstage Magazine article, journalist, Stephanee Forshee wrote, “There’s no age that’s too old when it comes to acting. In fact, those that are able to work later into their lives find themselves in a much smaller pool of talent then when they were younger.” Here with us today we are fortunate to have Ron Thompson, a stage and screen actor whose decades-long career was revived in 2010 by a Facebook fan group. Ron Thompson on Facebook IG: @ron_thompson-cargo_  Be sure not to miss our weekly full episodes on Tuesdays and Scott Talks now released on Wednesdays by subscribing to the show wherever you listen to podcasts.  Join our Only One In The Room Facebook Group if you'd like to ask a question of any of our upcoming guests for this series.  Also visit the website www.theonlyonepod.com for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like featured articles and more. We love hearing from you in the comments on iTunes and while you're there don't forget to rate us, subscribe and share the show! All of us at The Only One In The Room wish you safety and wellness during this challenging time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
At this time in our history, our nation is more polarized than it’s ever been. The divide between our political parties, between genders and between races is growing wider and more dangerous by the minute. Here with us today we have 24-year old, Hailey Udobor. Hailey is a Black woman who was adopted by a white family in Sandy Utah. Hailey’s Only One story surprised me, as I expected it to be more about feeling isolated and alone in her family because of her race. But actually her story is much more complex. Like many of us, Hailey is disturbed by the growing racial unrest that has created a divide in our country. But unlike some Americans, particularly Black Americans, Hailey believes there are good people on both sides. Instagram: @hai_8deen  Facebook- Hailey Landeen Udobor  Be sure not to miss our weekly full episodes on Tuesdays and Scott Talks now released on Wednesdays by subscribing to the show wherever you listen to podcasts.  Join our Only One In The Room Facebook Group if you'd like to ask a question of any of our upcoming guests for this series.  Also visit the website www.theonlyonepod.com for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like featured articles and more. We love hearing from you in the comments on iTunes and while you're there don't forget to rate us, subscribe and share the show! All of us at The Only One In The Room wish you safety and wellness during this challenging time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Pam O'Donnell right after the show. Don't miss our Now Normal series releasing every Thursday. Be sure to join our Facebook Group for the most up-to-date info on guests, episodes and more. You can also DM us on Instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website at www.theonlyonepod.com Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like live events, appearances, featured articles and more. We love hearing from you in the comments on iTunes and while you're there don't forget to rate us, subscribe and share the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Can you picture surviving cancer and feeling like you’ve been given a second chance at life? A chance to really cherish the time you spend with your beloved husband and your two beautiful daughters?  Pam O’Donnell, wife, mother, cancer survivor and founder of the Catch You Later Foundation, spent the year after her last chemo treatment, giving thanks for the fact that she was alive and she didn’t have to leave her husband wifeless and her children motherless. But what would you do if one ordinary afternoon, you found out that a distracted driver had taken the lives of both your husband Tim and youngest daughter, Bridget? Would you curl up in a ball and let your grief consume you? Or would you start a foundation and speak to people around the world about the dangers of driving while impaired? More From Pam O'Donnell: Visit the website: https://catchyoulater.org Facebook: @catchyou2later Finding Pam O'Donnell: Instagram: @catchyoulaterfoundation Be sure not to miss our NOW Normal series releasing every Thursday. If you'd like to be the first to hear about upcoming guests or have conversations like these be sure to join our Facebook Group . You can also DM us on instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website www.theonlyonepod.com. Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins such as live events, appearances, featured articles and more. Don't miss our bonus after show Scott Talks, where co-host and producer Scott Slaughter (aka Hon) briefly chops it up with our guest now releasing every Wednesday! *If you know someone who might be feeling like they're the "Only One" be sure to share this or one of our other unique episodes with them. Also be sure to subscribe, comment and review us on iTunes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
We couldn’t be happier to celebrate the wedding day of two of our all-time favorite guests, with two of our all-time favorite episodes. First you’ll hear entrepreneur and Real Housewife of Atlanta, Cynthia Bailey, tell the story of how she met the love of her life in episode 24, Cynthia Bailey: The Only Real Housewife Keeping It Classy.  Then, in episode 40, Mike Hill: The Only One Who Was Afraid To Fall In Love, you’ll hear this best-selling author and television personality tell the story of how Cynthia Bailey stole his heart. Although the year 2020 has a virtual obstacle-course for many of the world’s affianced couples, as the Roman poet Virgil wrote before the start of the first millennium, “Love conquers all things; let us too surrender to love.” Congratulations, Cynthia and Mike from all of us at The Only One In The Room! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Dr. Alexandra M. Owensby is running for congress in Kentucky. She believes fervently that the role of a Congressional Representative is to promote the voice and the will of the people through her own. Alexandra will work daily to ensure that Kentuckians and all Americans receive honest, unfiltered, dedicated representation in Congress. Visit the website: www.amowensby.com Instagram & Twitter: @amowensby Facebook: Alexandra Owensby Be sure not to miss our weekly full episodes on Tuesdays and Scott Talks now released on Wednesdays by subscribing to the show wherever you listen to podcasts.  Join our Only One In The Room Facebook Group if you'd like to ask a question of any of our upcoming guests for this series.  Also visit the website www.theonlyonepod.com for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like featured articles and more. We love hearing from you in the comments on iTunes and while you're there don't forget to rate us, subscribe and share the show! All of us at The Only One In The Room wish you safety and wellness during this challenging time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Robinne Lee right after the show. Don't miss our Now Normal series releasing every Thursday. Be sure to join our Facebook Group for the most up-to-date info on guests, episodes and more. You can also DM us on Instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website at www.theonlyonepod.com Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like live events, appearances, featured articles and more. We love hearing from you in the comments on iTunes and while you're there don't forget to rate us, subscribe and share the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What if your Jamaican born parents immigrated to the United States and expected you to uphold the morals and codes with which they had been raised, but placed you in a diverse environment where many of those rules simply didn’t apply? Robinne Lee, actress, author, producer, grew up in Westchester County New York and was often the only Jamaican American in the room. But what would you do if one day you realized that your peers weren’t comfortable unless they could put you in a category; Black or mixed? American or Jamaican? Worldly or naive? Would you try to conform to a standard that puts other people at ease? Or would you defy the stereotypes and live a life unexpected? More From Robinne Lee: Read her book The Idea of You Visit her website: https://www.robinnelee.com Finding Robinne Lee: Twitter & Instagram: @robinnelee Be sure not to miss our NOW Normal series releasing every Thursday. If you'd like to be the first to hear about upcoming guests or have conversations like these be sure to join our Facebook Group . You can also DM us on instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website www.theonlyonepod.com. Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins such as live events, appearances, featured articles and more. Don't miss our bonus after show Scott Talks, where co-host and producer Scott Slaughter (aka Hon) briefly chops it up with our guest now releasing every Wednesday! *If you know someone who might be feeling like they're the "Only One" be sure to share this or one of our other unique episodes with them. Also be sure to subscribe, comment and review us on iTunes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The "troubled teen industry" is a mostly unregulated collection of for-profit programs that claim to rehabilitate out-of-control youth. Between 50,000 and 100,000 adolescents currently spend at least part of the year in these facilities. The hopes are that their enrollment – or confinement, depending on the arrangement or their perspective – can prevent these relatively privileged kids from joining the 48,000 youth caught in the U.S. juvenile justice system. Some are boot camps or ranches or wilderness therapy programs. Some are military-style academies that focus on sparse surroundings, lots of physical activities and punishments. There are also a variety of residential treatment programs that aim to change deviant behaviors like poor school performance, self-harming, drug abuse, insubordination and more. Today we have 34-year old businessman, Rocky Singh Kandola who spent his high school years in nine different facilities and boot camps across the world.  Visit: WWASP Survivors website Learn more about WWASP Visit the WWASP Survivor Facebook Group  Check out Rocky Singh Kandola's business Hair Maiden India Visit his website: rockykandola.com  Instagram: @rockykandola Contact Rocky Singh Kandola directly:  228-596-5678 (cell) 323-449-9196 (showroom)  email: rockykandola@gmail.com  Be sure not to miss our weekly full episodes on Tuesdays and Scott Talks now released on Wednesdays by subscribing to the show wherever you listen to podcasts.  Join our Only One In The Room Facebook Group if you'd like to ask a question of any of our upcoming guests for this series.  Also visit the website www.theonlyonepod.com for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like featured articles and more. We love hearing from you in the comments on iTunes and while you're there don't forget to rate us, subscribe and share the show! All of us at The Only One In The Room wish you safety and wellness during this challenging time.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Did you know that Donald Trump was born on a full moon during a total lunar eclipse? Some psychics allege that they can use information like this to predict the future. Generally, psychics don’t shy away from weighing in on political matters. Astrologers, clairvoyants, and other intuitives have always chimed in with their own predictions around election time. As we all want to glean some insight into what we can expect this November and beyond, today we have with us, Laura Powers. Laura is an entertainer, celebrity psychic, actress, model, host, singer, writer, and speaker. She is the host of the popular film and television podcast, “Behind the Scenes with Laura Powers,” and her top 100 podcasts on Apple Podcasts, “Healing Powers Podcast.” She is the author of 7 books and editing two other books that will be released in 2020. She travels full time for clients, television and other media appointments, and for the love of traveling. Laura has been featured on several television channels and networks and was recently interviewed by Will Ferrell on his podcast, “The Ron Burgundy Podcast.”  Bush v. Gore  Laura’s Yelp Reviews  Laura Power's Books on Amazon   Listen to Healing Powers Podcast  Visit Laura Power's websites: https://www.healingpowers.net/  https://www.laurapowers.net/  Email Laura Powers: bookings@laurapowers.net  Be sure not to miss our weekly full episodes on Tuesdays and Scott Talks now released on Wednesdays by subscribing to the show wherever you listen to podcasts.  Join our Only One In The Room Facebook Group if you'd like to ask a question of any of our upcoming guests for this series.  Also visit the website www.theonlyonepod.com for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like featured articles and more. We love hearing from you in the comments on iTunes and while you're there don't forget to rate us, subscribe and share the show! All of us at The Only One In The Room wish you safety and wellness during this challenging time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The Only One In The Room is extremely proud to partner with 19-year old poet, Valyn Lyric Turner. From time to time, we will be bringing you her phenomenal spoken word poetry. Scott and Laura feel that today’s presentation, Race In The Classroom: Seeing Color could not have come at a better time in our history. You’ll want to share this episode with the students, parents and educators in your life, and as soon as you hear it, you’ll understand why. Valyn Lyric Turner is a 19-year-old sophomore at Boston University where she double majors in Theatre Arts and Spanish. Valyn has always found her home on stage performing through theatre, poetry, and songwriting. In April of 2018, she was able to share her passion for literature on the national stage as the representative for the state of Georgia in Poetry Out Loud, a poetry recitation contest through the National Endowment for the Arts. Her mission is to inspire, empower, and serve others through her craft. Instagram: @valynturner Twitter: @valynlyric_t Don't miss our new Now Normal series releasing every Thursday. Be sure to join our Facebook Group for the most up-to-date info on guests, episodes and more. You can also DM us on Instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website at www.theonlyonepod.com Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like live events, appearances, featured articles and more. We love hearing from you in the comments on iTunes and while you're there don't forget to rate us, subscribe and share the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What if because you were big, you’d learned to do things like sit in a chair so it didn’t make noise or fold your body in certain ways so that you appeared to be smaller? Athena Dixon, author, poet and founder of Linden Avenue Literary Journal, spent years presenting herself to the world in a way that wouldn’t call attention to her size.  But what would you do if one day you decided the word FAT was holding you in a cage and you no longer wanted to play small? Would you keep shrinking away from your truth and stay put? Or would you flip off our society’s diet culture and stand tall in your own field of honor? More From Athena Dixon: Visit her website: https://athenadixon.com Buy her book The Incredible Shrinking Woman Finding Athena Dixon: Instagram: @D_muse_paper Twitter: @athenaddixon Be sure not to miss our NOW Normal series releasing every Thursday. If you'd like to be the first to hear about upcoming guests or have conversations like these be sure to join our Facebook Group . You can also DM us on instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website www.theonlyonepod.com. Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins such as live events, appearances, featured articles and more. Don't miss our bonus after show Scott Talks, where co-host and producer Scott Slaughter (aka Hon) briefly chops it up with our guest now releasing every Wednesday! *If you know someone who might be feeling like they're the "Only One" be sure to share this or one of our other unique episodes with them. Also be sure to subscribe, comment and review us on iTunes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
The last few months have been taxing for Black people in a myriad of ways, but for Black journalists these have been uniquely challenging times. For decades, Black people have been invited inside the halls of journalism, but not too many at a time. Even fewer advance to the levels where decisions are made about news coverage, reporter assignments, promotion and pay. When we think about journalists, we think about people who regularly put their jobs before their feelings and personal lives, but lately I’ve been wondering what it’s like to cover and cope with the news of 2020 - while Black. Here with us today we have Lisa Respers France. Lisa is a senior writer for CNN's entertainment team and former host of the "Lisa's Desk" franchise. She previously held positions as a reporter at the Los Angeles Times and the Baltimore Sun and as editor for St. John's University's magazine in Jamaica, New York. Her short stories have appeared in two anthologies, "Baltimore Noir" and 'A Hell of a Woman."  Pop life chronicles with Lisa Respers France CNN Profile Instagram: @lisafrance Twitter: @LisaFranceCNN Be sure not to miss our weekly full episodes on Tuesdays and Scott Talks now released on Wednesdays by subscribing to the show wherever you listen to podcasts.  Join our Only One In The Room Facebook Group if you'd like to ask a question of any of our upcoming guests for this series.  Also visit the website www.theonlyonepod.com for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like featured articles and more. We love hearing from you in the comments on iTunes and while you're there don't forget to rate us, subscribe and share the show! All of us at The Only One In The Room wish you safety and wellness during this challenging time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
When Sean McMillan of Fox Soul TV's, Book Of Sean, wanted to know more about being The Only One In The Room, he came to the right place. We're excited to bring you an excerpt from this important discussion between Sean and Laura. If you want more, please go to www.theonlyonepod.com to watch the whole interview. Instagram: @book_of_sean, @foxsoul Don't miss our new Now Normal series releasing every Thursday. Be sure to join our Facebook Group for the most up-to-date info on guests, episodes and more. You can also DM us on Instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website at www.theonlyonepod.com Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like live events, appearances, featured articles and more. We love hearing from you in the comments on iTunes and while you're there don't forget to rate us, subscribe and share the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What if the men you admired growing up lived high on the hog - literally, meaning their sizable bellies, made larger with the fried and unhealthy foods they ate, were thought to be proof of good living and gave them status amongst their peers. “Man look at that belly! You must be living good!” Randy Jackson, world renowned musician, producer, executive, American Idol Judge, and founder of Unify Health Labs, found himself in the ER being diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes and facing the fact that at 358 pounds, he was actually killing himself with food. So what would you do if you wanted to turn your death sentence into a life reclamation? Would you take the advice of the professionals and get to the bottom of why the diets you tried never worked? Or would you decide that “what you don’t know can’t hurt you” and continue to eat like there was no tomorrow? More From Randy Jackson: Visit Unify Health Labs Finding Randy Jackson: Twitter: @YO_RANDYJACKSON Instagram: @randyjackson Be sure not to miss our NOW Normal series releasing every Thursday. If you'd like to be the first to hear about upcoming guests or have conversations like these be sure to join our Facebook Group . You can also DM us on instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website www.theonlyonepod.com. Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins such as live events, appearances, featured articles and more. Don't miss our bonus after show Scott Talks, where co-host and producer Scott Slaughter (aka Hon) briefly chops it up with our guest now releasing every Wednesday! *If you know someone who might be feeling like they're the "Only One" be sure to share this or one of our other unique episodes with them. Also be sure to subscribe, comment and review us on iTunes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
What comes to mind when you think of surfing? Do you think about the brown-skinned Polynesians, Africans and Peruvians who started this sport? Or is what comes to mind, the overwhelmingly white and upper middle class surfers that you see on surfing magazine covers or in the media? Paddle out in Malibu, Trestles or Rockaway and you’re likely to find a mostly homogenous pack of white people surfing on expensive boards, wearing expensive gear in areas with a high cost of living. Surfers tend to be independent, small business Republican types and surfing for them is all about fun and love and spirituality. They want to keep politics out of it, until a surf spot is threatened, that is. Today we have with us, Woody Lovell, founder and owner of The Barbershop Club and host of the podcast, The Barber And His Therapist. Woody has been surfing more than two decades and is the subject of a full-length article in Surfer’s Path magazine which led to the creation of the yet-to-be-released, surf documentary, Fish Out Of Water. Ymca https://www.ymca.net/   “Asshole, a theory” James Aaron  The Barber and his Therapist The Barber Shop Club  Black surfers association Instagram: @woodylovell, @thebarbershopclub  Be sure not to miss our weekly full episodes on Tuesdays and Scott Talks now released on Wednesdays by subscribing to the show wherever you listen to podcasts.  Join our Only One In The Room Facebook Group if you'd like to ask a question of any of our upcoming guests for this series.  Also visit the website www.theonlyonepod.com for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like featured articles and more. We love hearing from you in the comments on iTunes and while you're there don't forget to rate us, subscribe and share the show! All of us at The Only One In The Room wish you safety and wellness during this challenging time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
How many times have you thought...I should do a podcast? Or maybe people always tell you, you should have a podcast! But then there are so many questions, right? Like how do you actually start? What equipment do you need? Remote or in person? How do you get more listeners? How much does it cost? And more importantly, how much can you make?  Here with us today we have podcaster and podcast pundit, Arielle Nissenblatt who is going to give us the lowdown on everything you need to know. Arielle is the founder of EarBuds Podcast Collective, a podcast recommendation engine that sends a weekly newsletter and produces a weekly podcast. She is also the co-creator of the Outlier PodFest, a virtual (and IRL) gathering of podcast professionals. Currently, Arielle is the Community Manager at SquadCast, a remote recording software company. She hosts two weekly podcasts, the newest of which, Counter Programming with Shira & Arielle, seeks to provide counter programming to all of the stress of this new COVID world we're all in. Visit Outliers Podcast Festival Check out Earbuds Podcast Collective Check out Squadcast Listen to Counter Programing with Shira & Arielle   The Writing Pad  Blue yeti microphone  Free Audacity Recording & Editing Software Shout Out to Daniel Tureck: robotslap.com   Buzzsprout (RSS feed) Podcast Hosting Platform  Check out :The Daily, Up First  Check out this podcast ad sales platform: Podcorn.com   Follow Arielle Nissenblatt Twitter @arithisandthat Be sure not to miss our weekly full episodes on Tuesdays and Scott Talks now released on Wednesdays by subscribing to the show wherever you listen to podcasts.  Join our Only One In The Room Facebook Group if you'd like to ask a question of any of our upcoming guests for this series.  Also visit the website www.theonlyonepod.com for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like featured articles and more. We love hearing from you in the comments on iTunes and while you're there don't forget to rate us, subscribe and share the show! All of us at The Only One In The Room wish you safety and wellness during this challenging time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Instead of a Scott Talks this week, we have something that we’ve been dying to share with you. Occasionally, we have to make demo reels for different events, you know, for people who may not be as familiar with The Only One In The Room as you are. We love this one, it tells the history of the podcast in a way we’ve never done before, and it also re-amplifies some very important voices. Don't miss our Now Normal series releasing every Thursday. Be sure to join our Facebook Group for the most up-to-date info on guests, episodes and more. You can also DM us on Instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website at www.theonlyonepod.com Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins like live events, appearances, featured articles and more. We love hearing from you in the comments on iTunes and while you're there don't forget to rate us, subscribe and share the show! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Imagine being born into the rarely talked about world of the Black elite. Living in the best neighborhood, going to the most prestigious schools and hitting the tony beaches of the Bahamas or Martha’s Vineyard during vacations. But for Cole Brown, 24-year old author and Georgetown graduate, the spaces in which he grew up were primarily white, while the groups in which he felt at home, were mostly Black, leaving him to wonder, where did he fit in? But what would you do if you spent your life looking for “your kind of people” only to find that over and over again you were the only one everywhere you went? Would you try and alter yourself so that you could blend in with every crowd? Or would you write a book and talk about what it's really like to seek out Blackness in a white world? More From Cole Brown: Visit the website: www.colebrown.com Finding Cole Brown: Instagram & Twitter: @coletdbrown Be sure not to miss our NOW Normal series releasing every Thursday. If you'd like to be the first to hear about upcoming guests or have conversations like these be sure to join our Facebook Group . You can also DM us on instagram @theonlyoneintheroom or email us via the website www.theonlyonepod.com. Also visit the website for the latest from our host Laura Cathcart Robbins such as live events, appearances, featured articles and more. Don't miss our bonus after show Scott Talks, where co-host and producer Scott Slaughter (aka Hon) briefly chops it up with our guest now releasing every Wednesday! *If you know someone who might be feeling like they're the "Only One" be sure to share this or one of our other unique episodes with them. Also be sure to subscribe, comment and review us on iTunes! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Abdullah ÖZDEMİR

good

Jul 6th
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Jhoecel Tumamao

the trailer did instantly caught my attention! this is a must-to-listen podcast💛

Mar 17th
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Authentictalks 2.0

I love this podcast.

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