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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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Colin Simon is a southern California Ocean Lifeguard, actor, artist, and small business owner who lives in Topanga Canyon with his wife Jackie, their puppy Lupine and their cat Jacques. You can find Colin on his off days teaching swimming at Zuma Surf and Swim Training at www.Zumasurfandswim.com. You can also find Colin on Facebook at Colin Simon or on Instagram @aguacowboy. To donate food or send cards to your local lifeguards, contact your local fire department. In Los Angeles county you may contact, https://www.fire.lacounty.gov/lifeguard/ 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.
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Riz Mirza right after the show. Don't miss our new COVID Warriors series releasing every Thursday. If you'd like to ask a question on the Dear Laura segment or of an upcoming guest on COVID Warriors be sure to join our Facebook Group. 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!
Imagine meeting someone for the first time and instantly knowing their date of birth or inadvertently blurting out some eerily accurate detail of their lives, moments into your first conversation.  Riz Mirza, psychic, mystic, medium, trance-channeler, born to Indian immigrants in New York City, had his first psychic experience at age 7 and then spent the rest of his youth trying to tame the intuitive impulses that often made him feel like the only one in the room. But what if one day you decided you were tired of suppressing the extraordinary abilities with which you’d been born? Would you choose a few select friends or family members and reveal the nature of your powers to them in private? Or would you hang out your “the psychic is IN” shingle and offer your services to the world? More From Riz Mirza: Website: www.RizMirza.com Check out his books: Here Finding Riz Mirza: Instagram: @psychic_riz_the_wiz Be sure not to miss our new COVID Warriors series releasing every Thursday. If you'd like to ask a question for either the Dear Laura segment or of an upcoming guest on COVID Warriors, 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 immediately after the interview. *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!
Rehani Slipock lives in Northridge, California with her husband, Mark, their three children, Jackson, Shanna, Scarlett and their puggle, Maggie. A member of the Sierra Canyon day school community for the past 27 years, Rehani has done everything from play yard supervisor to school bus driver! And for the past 11-years, Rehani has been a much-beloved, first-grade teacher. 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.
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Rochelle Webb right after the show. Don't miss our new COVID Warriors series releasing every Thursday. If you'd like to ask a question on the Dear Laura segment or of an upcoming guest on COVID Warriors be sure to join our Facebook Group. 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!
Imagine growing up in a culture where from the time you were born, there was a playbook as to how your life should look. You go to school, get your college degree, get married and then have at least two kids, in that order. Rochelle Webb, faculty member at Loyola Marymount University and founder of Optimist Made, a cause-inspired e-tailer, realized in her thirties that she had attended over 100 weddings and was starting to become the focus of her friends and family who often wondered out loud, “Why are you still single?” So what would you do if society demanded that it was “time” for you to find a man, but you weren’t interested partnering up with someone simply so that you wouldn’t be alone? Would you take suggestions from well-meaning friends and use dating apps and matchmakers to find your ideal mate? Or would you empower yourself with the realization that you were fine on your own. More From Rochelle Webb: Visit Optimist Made Follow on Instagram @optimistmade Finding Rochelle Webb: Instagram: @rochellewebb Be sure not to miss our new COVID Warriors series releasing every Thursday. If you'd like to ask a question for either the Dear Laura segment or of an upcoming guest on COVID Warriors, 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 immediately after the interview. *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!
Wade Trimmer lives in Santa Clarita, Ca with his wife Jenn and their three sons, Zane, Zack, and Quinn. He is the Executive Director of Housing and Homelessness for The National Health Foundation.   Executive Director of Housing and Homeless serviceshttps://nationalhealthfoundation.org/our-team/bio-wade-trimmer/ for the National Health Foundation https://nationalhealthfoundation.org/ /  Dockweiler Beach RV park for people facing homelessness  Amoeba music store https://www.amoeba.com/ LA city website https://www.lacity.org/ CDC website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html  Connecting with NHF & Wade Trimmer: Instagram: @nhfcommunity and @wadetrimmer 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.
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Holly Whitaker right after the show. Don't miss our new COVID Warriors series releasing every Thursday. If you'd like to ask a question on the Dear Laura segment or of an upcoming guest on COVID Warriors be sure to join our Facebook Group. 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!
Picture this - it’s morning, and you’ve woken up on a mattress stained with food, wine and puke. Your computer and your TV are still on and there are half-eaten food cartons and beer bottles strewn around your apartment. Can you imagine what it must feel like to realize for the first and last time that this is NOT normal, not something you will just “grow out of” one day? Holly Whitaker, founder and CEO of Tempest Sobriety, and author of the New York Times bestselling memoir/self help book, Quit Like A Woman, found herself at a crossroads in 2013 after finding that she was unable to connect with the literature and tenants of the recovery meetings she’d been attending.  So what would you do if you wanted to stop drinking but the traditional way felt too patriarchal, and simply did not resonate with you? Would you decide to keep trying anyway, since it was the only game in town? Or would you start your own sobriety school? Creating an 8-week virtual course that could provide another way for people to heal and live the lives they’re supposed to live? More from Holly Whitaker: Visit the website: www.jointempest.com Check out her book & book tour updates here: Quit Like A Woman Finding Holly Whitaker: Instagram: @holly Be sure not to miss our new COVID Warriors series releasing every Thursday. If you'd like to ask a question for either the Dear Laura segment or of an upcoming guest on COVID Warriors, 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 immediately after the interview. *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!
Captain Ron Beaulieu works at Engine 29, New Orleans Fire Department in the historic French Quarter. On June 9, 2020 he will have worked for the department for 35 years. Captain Ron is married to Stacey Beaulieu and together they have three children, Ron III, Dakota and Sierra.   If you’d like to send cards and or food to Engine 29 in New Orleans for Captain Ron and his crew, please address it to:  Captain Ronald Beaulieu Engine 29 2nd Platoon 317 Decatur Street New Orleans, LA 70130  Most Fire Stations are now accepting funds to help purchase and replenish important personal protective equipment and other essential tools for firefighters. Contact the non-emergency number for your local station to find out how you can help. We also want to acknowledge and thank Stephanie and Jack McGee. You two will always have our deepest gratitude for connecting us with such an amazing man. 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.
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Damona Hoffman right after the show. Don't miss our new COVID Warriors series releasing every Thursday. If you'd like to ask a question on the Dear Laura segment or of an upcoming guest on COVID Warriors be sure to join our Facebook Group. 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!
Can you envision going through high school and college without ever being asked out on a date? And all the while wondering what was wrong, was it the city you were in? The guys that you were attracted to? Or was it you? Dating and relationship expert, Damona Hoffman decided to try online dating in the early 2000’s and then proceeded to fall in love with the process, delighting in the science of “soul swiping”, and developing a side hustle, coaching others through the online dating hacks she discovered while finding her own soulmate. What would you do if after marrying your husband and getting promoted to Vice President in your dream career, your friends still clamored for your guidance on their quests to find their ideal mates? Would you make your side gig your main gig and devote yourself to helping people find their life partners? Or would you decide it was better to hold on to your VP status, even if it suddenly felt inauthentic to who you really were. More From Damona Hoffman: Listen to her podcasts Dates And Mates and start with Laura & Scott's episode Blended Family & Bumble Buzz Visit her website www.damonahoffman.com Finding Damona Hoffman: Twitter & Instagram: @damonahoffman Be sure not to miss our new COVID Warriors series releasing every Thursday. If you'd like to ask a question for either the Dear Laura segment or of an upcoming guest on COVID Warriors, 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 immediately after the interview. *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!
Kacy Joy Stravitz lives in Cambrian Park, a suburb of San Jose, California with her husband, Matthew Stravitz and their children, Josh, age 11 and Stella, age 6. Kacy normally works full time at a large tech firm but since COVID 19, she has been complying with California's "safer at home" orders and has spent every day at home with her family since Friday, March 13, 2020. To see photos of Kacy's beautiful family, you can follow her on Instagram @kacyface510 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.
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Chris Cormier right after the show. Don't miss our new COVID Warriors series releasing every Thursday. If you'd like to ask a question on the Dear Laura segment or of an upcoming guest on COVID Warriors be sure to join our Facebook Group. 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!
In the beginning, he was a shy, skinny kid who joined the wrestling team at his Palm Springs high school and then surprised everyone by switching gears and entering into the world bodybuilding at age 17. American bodybuilder, Chris, “the real deal” Cormier, dedicated all of his time to his craft and was named first runner-up a record 6 times at the prestigious Arnold Classic. And at the peak of his career, Cormier was said to be well on his way to achieving the ultimate prize -- the coveted Mr. Olympia title. But what if one day, an unforeseen hospitalization threatened your life and consequently derailed your quest for the title for which you’ve worked since 1983? Would you throw in the towel and start a new career at the age when most of your peers were thinking about retirement? Or would you decide to switch gears and guide someone else toward that elusive prize, the one which had always remained, just out of your reach? More From Chris Cormier: Watch his documentary Chris Cormier: I Am The Real Deal on Amazon Finding Chris Cormier: Instagram: _@ChrisCormier, @cormierclassic , @chriscormiermovie Email Chris Cormier: therealdealcormier@gmail.com Be sure not to miss our new COVID Warriors series releasing every Thursday. If you'd like to ask a question for either the Dear Laura segment or of an upcoming guest on COVID Warriors, 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 immediately after the interview. *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!
This episode features Dr. Ronald Cathcart, who has specialized in patients living with HIV since 1989 and has spent the past 14 years as the staff physician at Comprehensive Healthcare in Melbourne, Florida.  Dr Cathcart is happy to answer your questions about COVID 19 and/or making better lifestyle choices via email, using the subject line: I HEARD YOUR PODCAST EMAIL: rcathcart@bellsouth.net Recommended Authors: Dr. Michael Gregor Dr. Neal Bernard Nathan Pritkin Be sure not to miss our weekly full episodes and Scott Talks each Tuesday 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.
Can you picture spending your summers on your grandmother’s farm in Oklahoma? Living off the bounty of the earth, playing in rivers and coming in breathless and muddy at the end of every day? Supermodel and environmental activist, Amber Valletta, was discovered at age 15 and became a staple on catwalks and on magazine covers by the time she was 18 years old. And even though she was living a life that most people only ever saw on MTV, she found herself nostalgic for the clean streams and organic harvests of her youth. But what would you do if the most effective way for you to bring attention to the environment was to get arrested? Would you join actress/activist Jane Fonda in Washington DC for Fire Drill Fridays and risk getting cuffed? Or would you decide to keep a lower profile and support your cause in a way that might not result in a mug shot? Finding Amber Valletta: Instagram: @ambervalletta Be sure not to miss our new COVID Warriors series releasing every Thursday. If you'd like to ask a question for either the Dear Laura segment or of an upcoming guest on COVID Warriors, 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 immediately after the interview. *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!
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Amber Valletta right after the show. Don't miss our new COVID Warriors series releasing every Thursday. If you'd like to ask a question on the Dear Laura segment or of an upcoming guest on COVID Warriors be sure to join our Facebook Group. 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!
In an effort to really acknowledge this time, this crisis that seems to keep going on and on, hosts Laura Cathcart Robbins & Scott Slaughter track down some real life heroes and she-ros who are currently showing up on the front lines of this pandemic. People like nurses, doctors, advocates for the homeless community, teachers, grocery store workers, firefighters and more. When COVID 19 first traveled out of Wuhan, China, it hit Italy first, quickly finding its way to the wealthy Lombardy region and settling in. Of Italy’s 159,516 cases, Lombardy has over 60,000. And of Italy’s 20,000 deaths - over half of those were in the Lombardy region. Today we spoke with my dear, long-time friend, Josine de Wolde (pronounced, YO-seen deeVoldah) who grew up in and currently lives in the Lombardy region. Josine is the NYT Circulation and B2B Sales Director for Italy, UK and Ireland. She lives in Taino Italy, just outside of Milan with her husband and two daughters ages 14 and 17. Please note that Josine gave this interview as my friend and is not speaking on behalf of her employer, The New York Times. Be sure not to miss our weekly full episodes and Scott Talks each Tuesday 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.
Imagine, growing up without running water outside of Philadelphia and then, as an adult, finding yourself managing the careers of such Hollywood luminaries as Martin Sheen, Mark Wahlburg and Pierce Brosnan. And being on speaking terms with US Presidents, everyone from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama. Dolores Robinson, Executive producer, talent manager, reality TV star and mother of season two guest, Holly Robinson Peete, took her two kids and moved to Los Angeles three decades ago, and made a name for herself as one of the most prolific managers in the biz. But what if one day, just after your 71st birthday, you got a diagnosis that other people might consider to be the beginning of the end? Would you start planning for your inevitable demise? Or would you kick those gloomy notions to the curb and decide to live your best life ever? Finding Dolores Robinson: Instagram: @dolores4136 Be sure not to miss our new COVID Warriors series releasing every Thursday. If you'd like to ask a question for either the Dear Laura segment or of an upcoming guest on COVID Warriors, 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 immediately after the interview. *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!
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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.

Feb 7th
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