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The Only One In The Room

Only Room Productions
Personal JournalsEducationSelf-ImprovementSociety & Culture

Hosted by Laura Cathcart Robbins, a writer and a recovery thriver and survivor, Laura found herself in an all too familiar position. In September 2018, she was the only black woman in the room at Brave Magic, a famed writer’s retreat. After it was over, she wrote about her “only one” experience in The Huffington Post and comments started flooding into her DM. These comments were from people from all races, ethnicities, creeds, and nationalities who had felt “othered”. Laura beautifully interviews a person about their Only One story each episode and addresses as many of those DM’s as possible in the process. In this podcast, you’ll hear raw, vulnerable accounts from people who are, like most of us, just eager to connect. Our hope is that The Only One In The Room will inspire a change of perspective in how we all see and hear each other’s stories. We want you think twice before judging the person standing next to you at a party, in the pick-up line at school or in a crowded subway car. T... more


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Scott Slaughter co-host and producer of The Only One In The Room has a short and casual, yet deep conversation with our guest Matt Cox right after the show. more

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4.8 out of 5 stars from 190 ratings
  • Great podcast

    I looked up this podcast after finishing Laura’s excellent memoir. The pod is just like the book: honest, vulnerable, full of warmth and heart.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States2 months ago
  • Glad Scott shared

    Just started listening but you’re doing a great job, not enough podcasts that are this good.

    Apple Podcasts
    Nikky Kelley
    United States4 months ago
  • Better Living

    Laura shares honest insights in balancing career, motherhood, recovery and being authentic self.

    Apple Podcasts
    United States5 months ago
  • Found through Scott’s podcast what was that like

    Wow! Laura you’re such an amazing host, after your episode was featured on his podcast (listed in subject line of review) I binge listened to multiple episodes you and your partner put out; they’re all excellent, authentic, heartfelt, and lesson-learning content and I feel so lucky to have stumbled upon this underrated gem of a storytelling platform. more

    Apple Podcasts
    United States5 months ago
  • A great listen!

    I just listened to the most recent episode and it makes me excited to listen to more and to check out Laura's book. She and Scott seem like such a great team!

    Apple Podcasts
    Amanda Haley
    United States8 months ago

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