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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 inter ...
 
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Please join us for our 2021 commencement, as we look back over the year and look forward to 2022. In this episode, Laura and Scott discuss a range of subjects, from how long it's actually been since Laura has been inside a grocery store, to Scott's very special thirteen-year sobriety anniversary. Please join us for this candid discussion of their r…
 
Trigger Warning: The following episode contains conversations about sexual abuse. Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Kelly Wallace right after the show. Special thanks to our sponsors: BetterHelp: BetterHelp is a great, affordable option for professional coun…
 
Trigger Warning: The following episode contains conversations about sexual abuse. Picture this: You are a child, only eight years old, and because the court won’t allow your parents in with you, you enter a courtroom alone, to testify against the grandfather who molested you. Kelly Wallace, Writer, memoirist, and co-host of the Zoom reading series,…
 
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Angelique Bates right after the show. Special thanks to our sponsors: Best Fiends: Join us and the millions of Americans who are already playing this game. Download Best Fiends for FREE on The Apple APP store or Google Play.…
 
Can you imagine being on a number-one hit show at age-12 and not being able to ride a rollercoaster without getting mobbed by your fans? Angelique Bates, actress, dancer, and comedian, landed a coveted spot on a Nickelodeon hit show, after a nationwide search for talented kid comedians. But what would you do if everyone assumed because you’d been o…
 
Vari McKechnie is a podcaster, writer, coach, and mentor for women who aren’t alcoholics but want to break the cycle of accidental daily drinking. She teaches women how to release the handbrake of accidental daily drinking, so they can drive their lives forward with more ease and flow and less resistance and hustle. Originally from Scotland, she’s …
 
Who knew that my friend and first publisher and season eleven guest, Emily McCombs, Deputy Director of HuffpostPersonal, was also such an incredible writer? I love all of her pieces but chose to share this one with you because it spoke to me today. Emily McCombs is the Deputy Editor of HuffPost Personal. She writes and edits first-person essays in …
 
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Benny Pough right after the show. Special thanks to our sponsors: BetterHelp: BetterHelp is a great, affordable option for professional counseling done securely online. As a listener, you'll get 10% off your first month by v…
 
Imagine going to a friend’s barbeque with your wife and your daughter and then your friend asks you to take a spin with him, in his new Mercedes Benz. Benny Pough, music executive, entrepreneur, author, real estate proprietor, and founder of DVerse Media flew home earlier on that fateful day, just so he could accept his friend’s invitation and show…
 
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Mikal Vega right after the show. Special thanks to our sponsors: Best Fiends: Join us and the millions of Americans who are already playing this game. Download Best Fiends for FREE on The Apple APP store or Google Play. That…
 
Imagine being a Navy SEAL and being deployed to Iraq to serve your country. Twenty-two-year combat veteran and Vital Warrior nonprofit founder and CEO, Mikal Vega, was set to deploy yet again when he was called to another type of duty, one that allowed him to be closer to his son. But what would you do if that child you loved so much tragically die…
 
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Nick North right after the show. Special thanks to our sponsors: Mercato: Mercato is a grocery delivery service that supports local, independent merchants. Sign up for Mercato Green at https://www.mercato.com/ for unlimited …
 
Imagine you were assigned female at birth, but nothing ever quite felt quite right. And you found yourself wondering over and over, why you couldn’t just be a boy like all the other boys? Brand strategist, Nick North lived as a woman and married a man, giving birth to four beautiful children before meeting Catherine, the love of his life. But what …
 
Can you imagine what it’d be like to watch the sunset, or a football game, or even take a picture, knowing that it would be the last time that you could see what was in front of you? Author and inspirational speaker, Chad Foster, was just three years old when he was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa, a disease that gradually robs you of your eyes…
 
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Wally Green right after the show. Special thanks to our sponsors: Best Fiends: Join us and the millions of Americans who are already playing this game. Download Best Fiends for FREE on The Apple APP store or Google Play. Tha…
 
Imagine that everyone you grew up with was destined for jail or an early death? Celebrity Table Tennis pro and co-founder of SPIN, New York, Wally Green joined a gang while growing up in one of the most dangerous housing projects in Brooklyn and was constantly abused by his stepfather who told him repeatedly that he would never amount to anything. …
 
Jessica Frew is the co-host of the podcast Husband In Law. Along with her husband and ex-husband, they share their stories of love, marriage, coming out, infidelity, divorce, and co-parenting. Jessica and her ex-husband were married for just over a year when he came to terms with the fact he was gay. They then remained married for another seven yea…
 
My friend Amy Bond, (episodes 25 and 54) sent me a screenshot of an article about Demi Lovato last month and then texted, “Oooh you could write about this.” Turns out she was right. I had a lot to say about California Sober vs Regular Sober. Laura Cathcart Robbins is an author, freelance culture writer, and host of the popular podcast, The Only One…
 
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Robert Kabera right after the show. Special thanks to our sponsors: Join our Patreon: Become an Only One In The Room patron by joining us on Patreon! Starting at only $5.00 per month, you’ll get bonus content, access to outt…
 
Picture this, you’re five years old and your mom is cooking dinner, like she does every night. Suddenly the air around your home is filled with screams and gunfire. Robert Kabera, Stanford graduate, co-founder, and COO of Sync Energy A.I., survived the 1994 Rwandan Genocide with his family by hiding in tunnels, evading soldiers, and spending six ye…
 
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Angela Rose right after the show. Special thanks to our sponsors: Mercato: Mercato is a grocery delivery service that supports local, independent merchants. Sign up for Mercato Green at https://www.mercato.com/ for unlimited…
 
Picture this: You’re seventeen and walking to your car after work and a man follows you, puts a knife to your throat, and puts you in his car. Angela Rose, victim empowerment advocate and founder of PAVE, which stands for Promoting Awareness | Victim Empowerment, kept her cool and remembered everything that happened to her the day that she was abdu…
 
I love this story and was particularly in awe of the plain and beautiful way Mr. Shompole Ole Leroka brings us into what it was like to grow in Maasailand, Kenya in the 1930s and 40’s.. Dare to Defy captures the efforts of an individual in Africa as he breaks the constraints of ethnic traditions and carves a path for himself in a fast-changing worl…
 
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Zoë Ruderman right after the show. Special thanks to our sponsors: Mercato: Mercato is a grocery delivery service that supports local, independent merchants. Sign up for Mercato Green at https://www.mercato.com/ for unlimite…
 
Imagine trying to get pregnant and each attempt was met with heartbreaking loss and disappointment? PEOPLE, Digital editor, Zoë Ruderman, spent hours and hours in doctor’s offices doing whatever was suggested in order to bring the baby she knew she was supposed to have into the world. So what would you do if your journey to becoming a mother includ…
 
Zibby Owens is the creator and host of the award-winning podcast Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books. Zibby, named “NYC’s Most Powerful Book-fluencer” by New York magazine’s Vulture, conducts warm, inquisitive conversations with authors, making her daily show a top literary podcast as selected by Oprah.com in 2019 and 2020. Zibby is the Co-Founder a…
 
As the holidays are upon us, I thought it fitting to read an essay I wrote for the magnificent Catherine Gray’s Sober Spring blog called, How My Drinking Friend’s Helped me Stay Sober. Laura Cathcart Robbins is an author, freelance culture writer, and host of the popular podcast, The Only One In The Room, living in Studio City, California. She has …
 
Working in the fashion industry is full of glamour, beauty, allure, and STRESS. If you had a successful career but felt a calling to do something else, what would you do? Would you stay in the comfort of the known, or would you run towards the unknown? On this episode of Behind The Booty, host Kelly Nishimoto, Founder of Cute Booty Lounge, speaks w…
 
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Tim Barnes right after the show. Special thanks to our sponsors: Away: We love our new sponsor AWAY, the modern lifestyle brand that creates thoughtful products for every traveler and every kind of trip. Start YOUR 100-day t…
 
What if you never experienced violence while growing up in your all-Black neighborhood, but when you moved to a city, which is less than 2% Black, violence found you for the first time? Tim Barnes, comedian and television writer grew up in South Central Los Angeles and was stabbed by a stranger after moving to the tony city of Santa Barbara, leavin…
 
Ginna Green is a strategist-consultant-movement-builder who is helping Jewish (and other) organizations change through her new firm, Uprise. She is on the boards of progressive Jewish groups including Bend the Arc and the Jews of Color Initiative and lives in Columbia, South Carolina, where she went to high school and college. Her interests include…
 
We loved MJ’s episode so much that we asked her permission to read a couple of excerpts out of her critically acclaimed YA book, Badass Black Girl: Quotes, Questions, and Affirmations for Teens. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, M.J. Fievre’s publishing career began as a teenager. Since then, M.J. has authored nine books in French that are widely read…
 
Chronic illness and fatigue can happen to anyone and may lead to some very dark and challenging times. How would you look to heal yourself if every path you took seemed to be a dead end and the sickness continued? Host Kelly Nishimoto, Founder of Cute Booty Lounge, speaks with Tamra Dae, entrepreneur and fitness model, about her journey through var…
 
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Christophe Denek right after the show. Special thanks to our sponsors: Mercato: Mercato is a grocery delivery service that supports local, independent merchants. Sign up for Mercato Green at https://www.mercato.com/ for unli…
 
What if you were born with a rare form of dwarfism, and the doctors told your parents that you would never lead a normal life, that things like running, biking, or even walking without assistance might not be possible for you? 4’4, Actor/Stuntman, Pro Drummer, ​podcaster, and Surfer, Christophe Zajac Denek, found it challenging to watch the other k…
 
“𝗦𝗼𝗺𝗲 𝗱𝗮𝘆𝘀 𝗜 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻𝘁 𝗺𝘆 𝗱𝗶𝘀𝗮𝗯𝗶𝗹𝗶𝘁𝘆 𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝗻 𝗼𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗿𝘀, 𝗯𝘂𝘁 𝗶𝘁 𝗱𝗼𝗲𝘀𝗻'𝘁 𝘀𝘁𝗼𝗽 𝗺𝗲. 𝗜𝗻 𝗳𝗮𝗰𝘁, 𝗶𝘁 𝗶𝗻𝘀𝗽𝗶𝗿𝗲𝘀 𝗺𝗲 𝘁𝗼 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸 𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗱𝗲𝗿” GoAskAlex is an 18+ performer, sex educator, and advocate for the representation of disabled bodies in pornography. She has spent the past six years as a webcam model and online companion. After becoming an ostomate in 2019 she focuse…
 
Orlando “Ori” Spado is best known as The Hollywood Mob Boss and we were lucky enough to interview him (episode 106, The Only Accidental Gangster In The Room). You’ll want to hear him tell this particular story in his own words (and voice) but I had to read it to you because I love it so much. Orlando (Ori) Spado sold insurance for the Prudential In…
 
Imagine fighting breast cancer and not only processing your own emotions but having to negotiate the reactions of others as well. Would you hide yourself away or work through the ups and downs of cancer treatment with your family and friends at your side? Host Kelly Nishimoto, Founder of Cute Booty Lounge, is back today with Jessica Coulthard & Eli…
 
Scott Slaughter, co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room, has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Ori Spado right after the show. Special thanks to our sponsors: Away: We love our new sponsor AWAY, the modern lifestyle brand that creates thoughtful products for every traveler and every kind of trip. Start YOUR 100-day …
 
Imagine meeting the underboss of the Colombo crime family and unexpectedly ending up with a friendship that would last for the next 40 years. Orlando, “Ori” Spado, went from insurance salesman to Hollywood Mob Boss, until he went to federal prison on a Colombo crime family RICO indictment in 2008. But what would you do if after getting out of priso…
 
Catherine Kapphahn’s Immigrant Daughter: Stories You Never Told Me received The Center for Fiction’s Christopher Doheny Award. Her writing has appeared in Motherwell Magazine, Newtown Literary, the Feminist Press Anthology This is the Way We Say Goodbye, and CURE Magazine. Catherine is an adjunct lecturer at City University of New York at Lehman Co…
 
Peter Sage’s story is so incredible that we made his episode our season 10 finale The Only One In The Room Who Was Grateful To Be Imprisoned (Episode 99). Please don’t forget to go back and listen to his incredible interview after you hear today’s reading of two excerpts from his best-selling book, The Inside Track. Peter Sage was sent to the most …
 
What would you do if you were diagnosed with breast cancer under the age of forty...would you hide away and tell no one, living out your diagnosis alone with just those close to you? Or would you live it out loud by leaning into the process to help all of us better understand the nuances of what having breast cancer is really like? Host Kelly Nishi…
 
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Sofia Rose right after the show. Special thanks to our sponsors: Smile Brilliant: You could have a dentist make your trays for three, four hundred dollars, or you can head over to www.smilebrilliant.com and use their lab-dir…
 
Imagine being an actress in an industry where the norm is twenty, white and thin and you are a proud forty-something Latina who identifies as fat. Sofia Rose, critically acclaimed Latina performer, published model, pioneering BBW pornstar became an adult film actress knowing that she’d be fetishized by some and criticized by others. But what would …
 
Hari Ziyad is a cultural critic, a screenwriter, and the editor-in-chief of RaceBaitr. They are a 2021 Lambda Literary Fellow, and their writing has been featured in BuzzFeed, Out, the Guardian, Paste magazine, and the academic journal Critical Ethnic Studies, among other publications. They are also currently a writer on the new season CBS show, Th…
 
We shared Jennifer Eikenhorst’s heart-wrenching/heartwarming story with you in season 10: The Only One Who Found Hope After A Deadly Accident (episode 96). I encourage you to go back and listen as she unravels the events that lead to the death of a motorcyclist named David. This year on the 5th anniversary of his death, Jennifer wrote this beautifu…
 
Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Tonya Evans right after the show. Special thanks to our sponsors: Pitches With Bitches: Laura Cathcart Robbins and Stefanie Wilder Taylor are conducting a virtual pitching workshop on Oct 23rd from 11-1 pm (PT). We will tell…
 
What if you, a tenured professor at a prestigious university wanted to buy your mother a home and the bank treated you like a suspect instead of a prospect? Dr. Tonya Evans, professor at Penn State Dickinson Law School who was recently named to the Forbes 50 over 50 list, in the category of investment, teaches her students how Crypto Currency can b…
 
There are over 4.7 million people in California caring for a relative or close friend, and many of them are COVID 19 patients. The media is filled with the stories of COVID 19 patients and healthcare workers, but what about the people who are dedicating themselves to taking care of a loved one? Scott and I couldn’t find many of those stories, so we…
 
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