Kimi Culp is a multimedia producer and host of All the Wiser, an inspiring show about stories that prove there is hope and possibility on the other side of pain. Kimi’s unique specialty is identifying and developing stories with soul. Her experience includes work as a producer for NBC, ABC, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. She has conceived and produced hundreds of stories around the world and negotiated exclusive interviews for some of the most prominent names in journalism including Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters. Kimi has been a featured speaker at Sundance, Cannes, Best Global Brand and World Forum Disrupts: Women in Media.
This list takes the difficult and intimidating moments in our life where change is challenging the familiar things we want to hold onto and shows us how to make it through. These times in our life are when we can feel most alone and are most in need of support from those who have been through it. The collection of shows in this list get it and give us the support, advice and space we need to emerge from challenges with hope and strength in our hearts.
We don’t have to explain away our suffering. Instead of small talk and trying to only focus on the positive, Kate makes space to talk about the real things in our lives, no matter how difficult. Many of the conversations Kate has with her guests revolve around moments in our lives that changed us and sent our life in a direction we didn’t expect. By sharing them, we learn together how to move through these moments.
Big feelings can be hard to face. Even small feelings can throw us for a loop! But maybe it’s because we haven’t taken the time to learn how they work and what to do instead of running from them. Saleem Reshamwala has a much-needed approach to emotions and I like being along for the journey as he pursues a better understanding of our feelings.
As self-help for people who hate self-help, Sarah doesn’t try to be prescriptive about any of the advice she shares. She knows what the rest of the self-help content out there is like and hers feels like a good chat with your wise friend.
Facing challenges and changes is a constant in our lives, but we tend to underestimate our ability to deal with them. Through stories and science, Maya’s curiosity puts these sometimes scary and intimidating moments into perspective and gives us all a little more hope that we can make it through.
The most difficult part about doing hard things is feeling alone while we’re going through them. Glennon Doyle gives us that comfort to know we’re not alone. Maybe you haven’t done that difficult thing yet or you’re right in the middle of it, but listening to Glennon’s conversations with her guests help you feel less alone about it and maybe figure out how you’ll get through it.
Nora is unapologetic about feeling terrible or whatever she’s feeling at the time, because those feelings are okay! I like how that approach helps both her listeners and guests feel more comfortable speaking honestly about what they’re going through.
We can be really good at putting things off, even things we care about and are excited about because it can be scary or intimidating to start them. We worry about what could go wrong before even trying. Through this series, host Megan Tan helps herself and her friends navigating things they’ve been hitting snooze on. It’s like having an accountability partner for that thing you really want to do.
Elizabeth Day is reframing failure, one episode at a time. Each guest shares a failure from their life and what they learned from it. Through this, it becomes an exploration of how failures can actually help us.
Therapist and grief expert Claire Bidwell Smith is helping us make sense of the messiness of life. Whether it’s our feelings, major life moments, and unlearning or re-learning certain mindsets, Claire is a trusted guide. She answers questions, provides advice, and speaks with guests who open up about challenges they went through.
When you’re dealing with a dark season of your life, it can feel like the light is so far away. Our goal at All the Wiser is to help prove that there is hope and possibility on the other side of pain. We bring you stories like how Amanda Knox reclaimed her story after being wrongly accused of murder and what it’s like to survive a terrorist attack and move on after being alone in a hotel for 17 hours. From dramatic stories of survival, the realities of life when facing death, and unforgettable lessons on love and loss, we tell the most jaw-dropping and inspiring stories you’ve ever heard.