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Teach Me Something New podcast.

March 04, 2020

Brit Morin is curious about...just about everything! As the founder and CEO of Brit + Co, she is a pioneer in tech, a champion for creativity, and a role model for women across the country. And now she is taking her voracious appetite for learning and self-growth challenges to a whole new level. But how do you learn about EVERYTHING? You ask the world’s best experts to teach you – in less than an hour! In each episode, Brit sits down with inspirational figures like scientists, CEOs, influencers and celebrities, and asks them to teach her something new that’s changed their lives for the better. Brit and her co-hosts will tackle a different theme in each episode focusing on all kinds of topics ranging from things like creativity, family and relationships, mental and physical wellness, business and innovation, and much more. “Teach Me Something New” is an entertaining and educational guide to taking risks and making real life transformations. For more from Brit, visit www.brit.co and follow her on Instagram @brit and @britandco.



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Nicole Lapin is a best-selling author, podcaster and expert in all things money. In this week’s episode, she chats with Brit and Anj about clever ways to spend and save money, how to think about investing, and why now might actually be the best time to start a business – along with the best tips for getting started! As Nicole proves, the blocker in all of this is "the thing between our ears," so let's all get more comfortable with this taboo topic together.
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Afton Vechery, CEO and Co-Founder of Modern Fertility, is trying to empower women by giving them easy access to the information they need to make decisions about their own reproductive health. She chats with Brit and Anj about the cultural stigma surrounding fertility and what women really need to know. Listen in as Brit reveals her own fertility results during the episode.
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Emily Morse is a doctor of human sexuality, host of the very popular ‘Sex With Emily’ podcast and radio show, and a true expert on all things sex and relationships. This week, Emily gives Brit and Anj (who have never talked about sex!) a ‘Sex Ed’ class unlike any other. Emily covers everything from the mental and physical health benefits of sex, to how to effectively communicate about sex without shame and anxiety, to the importance of understanding your personal sexual preferences. This is an episode you’ll want to share with your friends -- and your partner!
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Daphne Oz is a TV host, best-selling author, host of the podcast ‘Mom Brain,’ and mom of four kids under age seven. Yes, really. Listen in as Brit and Anj sit down with this supermom to talk all about healthy parenting of young children. From how to get dinner on the table that your kids will actually eat, to keeping the romance alive, mom guilt, and post-mortem body image, nothing is off limits. (Please note this was recorded pre-COVID.)
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Brit and Dave sit down with Dr. Rebecca Brachman, one of the world's leading neuroscientists who is pioneering the creation of preventative treatments for depression. Listen in as they discuss a topic that will impact nearly all of us in our lifetime. They’ll explore the stats, facts and myths of the disease, why there is such a stigma around it, and the latest scientific breakthrough that may change the world for billions of people.
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Adam Grant is an organizational psychologist, Wharton professor, multi-time best-selling author and chart-topping podcaster. His primary mission is to “make work suck less” (his words). In today’s episode, Adam schools Brit and Anj about how to be more productive with your work, especially amidst uncertainty and anxiety. Tune in for actionable, data-backed tricks to feel better about how you spend your time -- and to learn the truth about working in sweatpants. (Spoiler alert: it’s good news!)
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In an episode devoted entirely to sleep, Brit and Dave chat with sleep experts and inventors, Todd and Tara Youngblood. The couple have been inventing new sleep technology for over a decade now! Tune in to learn about common sleep mistakes, how to determine your own chronotype (aka your body’s optimal sleep time), and all about the infamous chiliPAD Sleep System that Brit claims helped save her marriage.

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Vicky Tsai, founder of Japanese beauty brand Tatcha, joins Brit and Anj to teach some of her favorite skincare secrets. Her customers include celebrities like Meghan Markle and Kim Kardashian who are fans of her products which are based in ancient Geisha beauty practices. Follow along as she walks through a simple four-step routine that she claims will transform your skin and get you glowing in no time.

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Rachael Ray, queen of easy and accessible cooking, joins Brit and Anj to help them overcome their biggest challenges in the kitchen. Through lots of laughs and tough love, Rachael schools our hosts on the tools every home cook actually needs, how to make meal prep easier (and faster!), and how any savvy parent can trick their kids into eating vegetables.
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Adam Mosseri, Head of Instagram, drops by to share his learnings from leading one of the largest social media platforms in the world. As a once junior-level designer at Facebook, Adam chats with Brit and Dave about how he made the leap from Facebook to Instagram, grew through the ranks of management, and leveraged design thinking in his key decisions over the years. He delves into how he handles social media when it comes to his own kids and their privacy, what he thinks Instagram and social media will look like in the next 10 years, and even the weirdest trends that Instagram users globally constantly “like” and follow.
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With more than 15 million data points about women’s breasts, Heidi Zak and her company, ThirdLove, have arguably more information about boobs than anyone out there. Turns out that nearly 80% of us are wearing the wrong size bras! (This has spurred the “half size” revolution.) Listen in as Heidi schools Brit and her Brit + Co co-founder, Anj on breast shapes, bra mistakes we’re all making, and so much more. Young or old, AA to DD (or bigger!), this is an episode you’ll want to share with all of your girlfriends.
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In the premier episode of the podcast, Brit and her husband (and partner in everything) Dave are learning about acting for everyday life with one of Hollywood's favorite couples, Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher. In the couple’s first joint interview since their days starring in That ‘70s Show, follow along as they teach acting skills you can apply to everything from parenting to work, and everywhere in between. Learn how they use techniques like memorization, facial expressions, and more –they’ll even share tricks like using voice intonation while reading classic bedtime stories like “Goodnight Moon.” Get ready to laugh, because these two can definitely put on a show!
 
Entire text from Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. Illustrated By: Clement Hurd Goodnight Moon (c) 1947 and Renewal Copyright (c) 1975 Albert E. Clarke III Living Trust dated April 4, 2013 and Peaceable Kingdom, LP.
Goodnight Moon (c) 1947 and Renewal Copyright (c) 1975 Albert E. Clarke III Living Trust dated April 4, 2013 and Peaceable Kingdom, LP. Used by permission of HarperCollins Publishers.
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Brit Morin is curious about...just about everything! As the founder and CEO of Brit + Co, she is a pioneer in tech, a champion for creativity, and a role model for women across the country. And now she is taking her voracious appetite for learning and self-growth challenges to a whole new level. But how do you learn about EVERYTHING? You ask the world’s best experts to teach you – in less than an hour! In each episode, Brit sits down with inspirational figures like scientists, CEOs, influencers and celebrities, and asks them to teach her something new that’s changed their lives for the better. Brit and her co-hosts will tackle a different theme in each episode focusing on all kinds of topics ranging from things like creativity, family and relationships, mental and physical wellness, business and innovation, and much more. “Teach Me Something New” is an entertaining and educational guide to taking risks and making real life transformations. 

For more from Brit, visit www.brit.co and follow her on Instagram @brit and @britandco.
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