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How Stacey Abrams is flipping the script
Politician, activist, and writer Stacey Abrams talks to Brooke about her deep love for classic TV, how she's coped with difficult political losses, and why her psychological thrillers had to be masked as romance novels. Stacey shares a story from her childhood that underscores her drive to change the system, and why she thinks she ruffles so many feathers in Washington. Plus, the "Rogue Justice" author reveals how a bad breakup helped define her life philosophy.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Why Bebe Neuwirth doesn’t read reviews
Actor, dancer, and Broadway legend Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago, Cheers, Julia) joins the podcast! Brooke and Bebe swap stories about their very different Princeton days and dig into Bebe’s early years on Broadway — including her work with Bob Fosse and the time she lied in an open call (and still got the part!). Bebe shares what it was like to end her first marriage and opens up about the pressure of dancing on Broadway after having two hip replacements.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Karen Duffy on learning to cope with chronic pain
Author, model, and former MTV VJ Karen Duffy joins the show to talk about the importance of having a “life philosophy” and how ancient wisdom helped her cope with a life-altering diagnosis. Brooke and Duff talk about aging out of the beauty industry and the difficulties they had trying to conceive their children. Plus, Duff shares a true story about her surrogate that’s worthy of a Lifetime movie.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
How Rosie O’Donnell learned to embrace controversy
Actor, comedian, and podcaster Rosie O’Donnell joins Brooke for a wide-ranging conversation about having a family member who suffers from addiction, the ways they learned to practice tough love, and what it’s like to come into your own in the public eye. Rosie opens up about her early stand-up career (including stealing Jerry Seinfeld’s jokes!), her controversial turn as a co-host on The View, and why producers of a cult-classic film pushed her to hide her sexuality.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
What author Amy Bloom learned from her husband's decision to end his life
Author and therapist Amy Bloom joins Brooke to talk about her powerful new memoir “In Love,” which chronicles her late husband’s decision to pursue end-of-life treatment after being diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Amy shares how she made peace with her husband’s unwavering choice, how they approached their final months together, and the ways in which his death gave her a greater appreciation for her own life.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
What do you do when you encounter the unexpected? That make-or-break moment that leaves you crying in front of strangers or quitting your job to pursue your true passion. Now What? with Brooke Shields dives deep into the world of redos, resets, and forward fails: From career pivots and personal missteps to moving through grief (or just plain moving on). Join Brooke as she sits down with authors, experts, and celebrity guests to hear their ‘now what?’ moments and learn what they’ve done (or are still doing) to get through it.