Unlocking Us with Brené Brown

I’ve spent over 20 years studying the emotions and experiences that bring meaning and purpose to our lives, and if there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s this: We are hardwired for connection, and connecting requires courage, vulnerability, and conversation. I want this to be a podcast that’s real, unpolished, honest, and reflects both the magic and the messiness of what it means to be human. Episodes will include conversations with the people who are teaching me, challenging me, confusing me, or maybe even ticking me off a little. I'll also have direct conversations with you about what I’m learning from new research, and we'll do some episodes dedicated to answering your questions. We don’t have to do life alone. We were never meant to.

Society & Culture
Brené on Words, Actions, Dehumanization, and Ac...
In this "On My Mind" episode, we talk about shame and accountability.
35 min
Brené with Tim Ferriss and Dax Shepard on Podca...
It’s a podcasters’ roundtable!
100 min
Brené with President Barack Obama on Leadership...
In this episode, I talk with President Barack Obama about his life, his work, and his new book A Promised Land.
61 min
Brené on The Queen's Gambit, Revisiting FFTs, a...
In this "On My Mind" episode, we revisit FFTs and talk about tired brains and new strategies for recovering from too many hard first times.
31 min
Brené with David Eagleman on The Inside Story ...
In this episode, I talk with David Eagleman, a neuroscientist, New York Times bestselling author, TED speaker, and Guggenheim Fellow, all about the brain and how it works. It’s mysterious, malleable, constantly changing and up for new challenges.
58 min
Brené with Priya Parker on The Art of Gathering
In this episode, I talk with Priya Parker - a master facilitator, strategic advisor, and the author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters.
61 min
Brené with Dolly Parton on Songtelling, Empath...
This episode is proof that dreams do come true! I get to talk to Dolly Parton about love, empathy, and the power of truth-telling.
46 min
Brené with Gabby Rivera on Superheroes, Storyte...
In this episode, I talk with writer, storyteller, and joy advocate Gabby Rivera, the first Latina to write for Marvel Comics.
65 min
Brené on Strong Backs, Soft Fronts, and Wild He...
In this solo episode recorded on Election Day 2020, I talk directly to our wholehearted community about the practice that helps me when I'm feeling fearful, worried, or wobbly, and why this work is the foundation for true belonging.
20 min
Brené with Elizabeth Lesser on the Power of Wom...
In this episode, I speak with Elizabeth Lesser, bestselling author and cofounder of Omega Institute, about her newest book Cassandra Speaks: When Women are the Storytellers, the Human Story Changes.
56 min
Introducing My New Podcast: Dare to Lead
What does it take to be a leader at any level?
41 min
Brené with Joe Biden on Empathy, Unity and Courage
My thoughts on power and leadership, and a conversation on empathy, unity, and courage with Vice President Joe Biden, the 2020 Democratic Presidential Nominee.
49 min
Brené with Emily and Amelia Nagoski on Burnout ...
Burnout. We're all experiencing it and we're all desperate for a way through it.
62 min
Brené with Jason Sudeikis & Brendan Hunt on Ted...
As the self-appointed president of the TLFC (Ted Lasso Fan Club), it was a blast to talk to Jason Sudeikis, the co-creator, writer, and executive producer who plays Ted Lasso, and Brendan Hunt, the co-creator and writer who plays Coach Beard on the Apple TV+ hit series.
49 min
Brené with Bishop Michael Curry on Love & Hope ...
The Most Rev. Michael Curry is Presiding Bishop of The Episcopal Church, and on this episode, we talk about love.
82 min
On My Mind: RBG, Surge Capacity, and Play as an...
In this episode, I share my thoughts on the power of dissent, what happens when we max out our surge capacity during a crisis, and how time spent without purpose can refuel and reconnect us.
29 min
Brené with Sonya Renee Taylor on "The Body is N...
In this episode Sonya Renee Taylor and I talk about body shame, radical self-love, and social justice.
77 min
Brené with Scott Sonenshein on Stretching and C...
In this episode, researcher and professor Dr. Scott Sonenshein and I talk about the art and science of being scrappy, why outsiders are sometimes better than experts, and why comparison is truly the thief of joy.
61 min
Brené on Day 2
So glad to be back! Launching our second season with a conversation on one of my favorite subjects (and least favorite experiences): Day 2!
29 min
Introducing: It Was Said (w Jon Meacham)
5 min
Brené on Ask Me Anything, Part 2 of 2
30 min
Brené on Ask Me Anything, Part 1 of 2
48 min
Brené on Shame and Accountability
45 min
Brené with Judd Apatow on Vulnerability and Lau...
63 min
Brené with Gina Chavez and Carrie Rodriguez on ...
79 min
Brené with Laverne Cox on Transgender Represent...
61 min
Brené with Austin Channing Brown on I’m Still H...
63 min
Brené with Ibram X. Kendi on How to Be an Antir...
61 min
Brené with Reese Witherspoon & Kerry Washington...
65 min
Brené and Celeste Ng on Little Fires Everywhere
62 min
Brené with Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass on The ...
86 min
Harriet Lerner and Brené - I’m Sorry: How To Ap...
75 min
Harriet Lerner and Brené - I’m Sorry: How To Ap...
71 min
Brené with Sue Monk Kidd and Jen Hatmaker on Lo...
82 min
Dr. Vivek Murthy and Brené on loneliness and co...
53 min
Dr. Marc Brackett and Brené on “Permission to F...
52 min
Alicia Keys and Brené on More Myself
62 min
Brené on Anxiety, Calm + Over/Under-Functioning
29 min
David Kessler and Brené on Grief and Finding Me...
46 min
Brené on Comparative Suffering, the 50/50 Myth,...
24 min
Glennon Doyle and Brené on Untamed
65 min
Tarana Burke and Brené on Being Heard and Seen
87 min
Brené on FFTs
37 min
Introducing: Unlocking Us
1 min