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Welcome to Kelly Corrigan Wonders, a place for people who like to laugh while they think and find it useful to look closely at ourselves and our weird ways in the hopes that knowing more and feeling more will help us do more and be better. A former newspaper columnist and four time bestselling author, Kelly wonders about loads of stuff: is knowing more always good? Can we trust our gut? How does change actually happen? We only book nice people who have a sense of humor and know things worth ...
 
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How do toddlers become tweens who become teens who take themselves so seriously, they get right to work on the biggest, hairiest problem on planet earth? We start with Stanford student Sophia Kianni, known as the family megaphone, the one who started every argument, and then sit down with Colorado State’s 2019 Outstanding Professor of the Year, Dr.…
 
Author and founder of WILCO, JEFF TWEEDY, calls in and chats with Tom about his two amazing books and countless brilliant records including the new Wilco album, "Cruel Country"! Then... an amazing LIVE PERFORMANCE from MIKE KROL in the FOREVER DOG THEATRE! Plus, FUN CALLS! Studio chats with Allison Crutchfield, Secret Pizza's Sean Lango, and yes, M…
 
Today’s show features two charming, unassuming, determined women. First, a humble teenager named Ardra Charath shares her ideas about what we can do to make sense of the extreme weather events she lived through in India and the Middle East. Then, atmospheric scientist Dr. Melissa Burt fills us in on the enthusiasm and forward motion she sees every …
 
The kid returns! Just barely SIX DAYS after the now LEGENDARY Best Show 24 broadcast... Tom's back in the hot seat for the first Best Show of the new era! Phones ring on the topic: WHEN DID YOUR FAVORITE ARTIST LOSE IT? A discussion on art, artists, rise and falls and all of that business going! Tom and the crew rank 90s Springsteen... and so much …
 
Emma Venarde is a college sophomore at Brown. Joellen Russell is a climate scientist in Arizona. They are leaders in a growing army of earnest, endearing women inspiring growth in understanding, behavior, policy and legislation to protect our planet. Here we talk about their best and worst moves on the road to change. Sign up for the free 2x monthl…
 
The final installment in BEST SHOW 24! The legendary CHRIS ELLIOTT and ADAM RESNICK call in together! PHILLY BOY ROY makes a truly amazing appearance IN STUDIO! JONATHAN BRAYLOCK stops by! MATTHEW TOMPKINS! BRETT DAVIS and DEVON YOUNG visit the studio! SURPRISE GUEST ADAM CONOVER chats with Tom in studio! OH AND WE’RE NOT DONE THERE! Live musical p…
 
BEST SHOW 24, PART 7 begins with what could be the biggest one two punch in BEST SHOW history! Tom chats with PULP frontman, JARVIS COCKER! MIKE WATT performs live! STEVEN MCDONALD from REDD KROSS visits the studio. ZACH CHERRY checks in from London! Emmy nominee MARTHA KELLY and MARY LATTIMORE stop by! MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE actually appears IN STUDIO!…
 
BEST SHOW 24 refuses to slow down with a call from the fabulous PATRICIA ARQUETTE! YASI SALEK and JON GABRUS pay a visit to the studio, with Gabrus bringing Tom a wake-up elixir! PAUL HANLEY, formerly of THE FALL, calls in! MARINA FRANKLIN, ALBERTINA RIZZO and MARY HOULIHAN check in!
 
Did you think we'd stop? WE CAN'T! The hilarious NATHAN FIELDER calls in! JOHN OLIVER checks in with Tom! DAVE HOLMES stops by the studio to talk to Tom about his new podcast and much more! Tom talks to the legendary AMAZING KRESKIN! Cartoonist NATHAN GELGUD returns to the studio to see Tom and stays for a special fill-in with Pat, Dudio and artist…
 
BEST SHOW 24 rolls onward! SUDAN ARCHIVES makes a special visit to the studio and chats with Tom! R.E.M's PETER BUCK calls in as surprise guest #1! JON DALY and JAKE FOGELNEST keep the laugh train rolling in the studio! Plus, the next amazing music performance from the one and only JOHN VANDERSLICE!
 
The BEST SHOW 24 KICKS OFF with amazing guests! CONAN O'BRIEN calls in and gets a surprise visit from THE GORCH! Rocker KURT VILE checks in and sings Tom a special song! JO FIRESTONE and JULIE KLAUSNER bring the laughs and set the bar for 24 hours of greatness! All this, plus NICK THORBURN delivers the first incredible live set of music from our pe…
 
What do college freshman Malia Honda and deep sea oceanographer Claudia Benitez-Nelson have in common? They both believe that they can change the story of Planet Earth. Here’s a lively, endearing conversation between people who care and have successes to show us. To keep in touch on this issue, join Kelly and sign up for the free, occasional newsle…
 
Today’s Thanks For Being Here is the first episode since we here at Kelly Corrigan Wonders made the decision to include many different types of special tributes besides eulogies. We believe sharing tributes of all kinds is the loveliest way to tap into our better selves and remember our highest values. This episode features a beautiful Bar Mitzvah …
 
If you’ve been listening to our recent climate series, “All Together Now”, you’ve heard from some pretty impressive teens. For those of us listening to their incredible achievements and lovingly wondering about the drive of our own kids, we offer a delightful and hilarious poem by Billy Collins, former Poet Laureate of the United States called, “To…
 
We are one week away from one of the biggest events in BEST SHOW HISTORY - the 24 HOUR BEST SHOW! Friend of the show, JON SOLOMON, calls in to give Tom advice on how to do a 24 hour radio program. Phones ring on AP Mike’s suggested topic, SMALL TOWN GRIPES! Points are rewarded and taken away!
 
Join us as we marvel at the work of a young activist who reminds us that the movement cannot be stopped. Rahul Durai, a junior in high school, is working hard and smart to help Indiana pass a piece of legislation that could turn the tide in coal country. Katharine Hayhoe (professor, evangelical, science mom and bestselling author) says he’s right o…
 
Once in a great while, maybe even just once in a lifetime, a person comes along who totally changes your perspective, teaches you what matters and gives you an example of what loving your fellow man is supposed to look like. Avery Anderson was that person. She affected people near and far and people around the world showed their love and support of…
 
Thanks to a brilliant TED talk by Baratunde Thurston, I’m thinking about how people tell the story of what’s happened. I also reached out to my neuroscientist friend Lisa Feldman Barrett to ask her about how the brain processes language. It all sounds very heady and it is, a little, but it’s also something worth thinking about since we live in lang…
 
Yllka Gashi is Kosovo’s answer to Jennifer Aniston. After years starring in the nation’s most adored sit-com, she left her war torn country to raise her daughter in the US. But a certain story stuck with her: a war widow who eked out a living selling honey from her husband’s beehives. 8 years in the making, HIVE won the Grand Jury prize at Sundance…
 
12 year-old Jack was an artist, a brilliant reader, a mathematician, a serious student of the Bible and a lover of Legos, baseball and his family. Always conscious of doing the right thing, Jack was the kid you’d want your kids to hang around with to keep them on the straight and narrow. His school friends remember him as smart, kind, funny and the…
 
One of the stars of SEVERANCE and the MARVEL CINEMATIC UNIVERSE, comedian ZACH CHERRY calls in! The MIKE IN BAYBRIDGE saga continues on. You can’t stop it. Don’t try. Phones ring on the topic TOP TEN FIREWORKS! What songs would Johnny Cash cover today? Kate Bush! AND SO MUCH MORE! You know what it is - IT IS THE SUMMER OF SCHARPLING!…
 
The worst thing that can happen to a mother happened to Cherylann Gengel. And it has changed every moment since. She is one of those high purpose people who makes you question your vocational certainty and wonder what might you be capable of. She is also a living reminder that loss is a territory with many eco-systems and singular viewpoints. If yo…
 
Kirsten’s dad Tom was beloved by his kids and grandkids (one of whom couldn’t pronounce the letter “T”, resulting in the nickname Papa Fom). Tom was a man who loved the simple pleasures in life: playing and winning various games, flying balsa wood planes with his family, joking around, drawing and painting, eating candy, playing “house” and “school…
 
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