About the Podcast
We bring you real stories of what it means to be human, straight to your ears. Sit in on the intimate sessions of renowned therapists and national advice columnists Lori Gottlieb and Guy Winch as they guide fellow travelers through the everyday and extraordinary challenges of life. Each week, Lori and Guy invite you to be a fly-on-the-wall and listen to their personal, raw, transformative sessions, where they share behind-the-scenes insights, offer actionable advice, and bring people back to find out what worked (or didn't)--and what we can all learn about ourselves through the lens of others.
About the Host
Lori Gottlieb & Guy Winch
Lori Gottlieb is a psychotherapist and a writer, and in both of these roles, she believes that our stories form the core of our lives and give them deeper meaning. As a writer she asks, “What does the protagonist want and what is keeping that person from getting it?” Lori studied language and culture first at Yale and then at Stanford University, where she explored beliefs and traditions across the globe—and immersed herself in those stories. In her twenties, Lori focused on visual storytelling as a film and television executive until she returned to Stanford for medical school. While there, her first book was published and she ultimately decided to pursue writing full-time. In the years since, she has published New York Times bestselling books that have been translated to 20 languages; written hundreds of cover stories, features, profiles, opinion pieces, and reviews for publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, Time, People, Slate, Salon, O, The Oprah Magazine, New York Magazine, Parents, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Glamour, Self, Redbook, Town and Country, Working Mother, Women’s Health and many others; become a contributing editor and weekly “Dear Therapist” columnist at The Atlantic; and contributed regular commentaries to NPR.
Guy Winch is a licensed psychologist who works with individuals, couples and families. As an advocate for psychological health, he has spent the last two decades adapting the findings of scientific studies into tools his patients, readers and audience members can use to enhance and maintain their mental health. As an identical twin with a keen eye for any signs of favoritism, he believes we need to practice emotional hygiene with the same diligence with which we practice personal and dental hygiene. His books -- Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts; The Squeaky Wheel: Complaining the Right Way to Get Results, Improve Your Relationships and Enhance Self-Esteem; and How to Fix a Broken Heart have been translated into 26 languages. He also writes the popular "Squeaky Wheel Blog" on PsychologyToday.com. Winch partnered with TED to launch Dear Guy, a science-based advice column for TED's Ideas blog. His new podcast, premiering in 2020, will be cohosted with fellow TED speaker Lori Gottlieb and executive produced by Katie Couric. He has also dabbled in stand-up comedy.