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HOME Podcast with Laura McKowen and Holly Whitaker takes up the big questions of life through the lens of addiction recovery. Each week, we explore a new discussion about our hearts, relationships, life, love and the universe at large.Intro and outro music by Radiation City.


  • Episode 99: Money, Part 2 of 2

    16/08/2017 Duration: 01h29min

    In Part 2 of the money series, the girls talk about how their money story has changed in sobriety and what their best teachers and favorite tools have been along the way.

  • Episode 98: Money, Part 1 of 2

    09/08/2017 Duration: 01h18min

    This week, the girls decided to talk about something a little lighter than usual, so naturally, they chose money. This is the first of a two-part series and in this first episode, they talk through what their beliefs were about money growing up and what their money situations looked like pre-sobriety. In Part 2, they'll talk about how their money story has changed since getting sober.

  • Episode 97: Scott Stabile

    02/08/2017 Duration: 01h36min

    Scott Stabile is back -- and this time we're talking about his upcoming book, BIG LOVE, which comes out September 7 (pre-order link below!). Scott is a favorite of HOME because he's funny, oh-so lovable, charming, kind, all around wonderful, and--as the girls' learned from reading his book--fascinatingly weird.

  • Episode 96: Summer Bottom

    27/07/2017 Duration: 01h13min

    They're back! After an unplanned (and potentially permanent) hiatus from recording, the girls return and talk about what happened.

  • Episode 95: Dr. Ruth Potee on Addiction and The Brain

    20/06/2017 Duration: 01h25min

    This week, the girls talk to Dr. Ruth Potee a board certified Family Physician and Addiction Medicine Physician in Massachusetts. She speaks of the shame and stigma that still surrounds addiction in the American medical system, substance abuse and the brain, the normalization and rise of alcohol use in women in the past twenty years, and how far this conversation has come in just the last three years.

  • Episode 94: Narcissus

    08/06/2017 Duration: 01h17min

    This week, the girls talk about their respective journeys through the man-maybe-daddy-issues-original-wound-thing-that-wont-leave-you-alone stuff: where they were a few years ago, what happened, and how it feels now.

  • Episode 93: Nikki Myers

    01/06/2017 Duration: 01h17min

    This week, the girls talk to Nikki Myers a yoga therapist, teacher and somatic experiencing practitioner who founded CITYOGA School of Yoga and Health in Indianapolis, IN. She launched Yoga of 12-Step Recovery in 2004 based on her own personal struggles with addiction. She talks about how she came to pair the 12-steps and yogic philosophy, what her long-term recovery looks like, and co-dependency.

  • Episode 92: Everything Is Difficult

    26/05/2017 Duration: 01h14min

    You know the Louis C.K. line, "Everything is amazing and nobody's happy?" This episode is something like that, except more like, "Everything is amazing and nobody's had enough sleep and it's all difficult." In this episode, Holly and Laura do a catch up on work, love, sobriety and home life after a bunch of travel, way too much junk food, and no sleep.

  • Episode 91: Rob Bell

    16/05/2017 Duration: 01h04min

    Rob returns to HOME! He talks to the girls about his newest (incredible) book, "What is The Bible? How an Ancient Library of Poems, Letters, and Stories Can Transform the Way You Think and Feel about Everything" which is now out in the wild as of...today! www.robbell.com

  • Episode 90: Everything All The Time

    10/05/2017 Duration: 01h17min

    On the heels of the first She Recovers event in New York City, the girls recap the event including their favorite speakers, moments, and takeaways.

  • Episode 89: Rebecca Campbell

    03/05/2017 Duration: 01h38min

    This week, Rebecca Campbell, best-selling author of Light is The New Black and Rise Sister Rise joins HOME. Rebecca is a spiritual teacher, mentor, and soulful guide who has led thousands of women to listen to the callings of their soul and create a life that is completely aligned to them. She talks to the girls about her the path that led her to quit her job as an award-winning creative director to follow her call to spiritual service, how she relates to the divine feminine, and what she thinks is possible for women.

  • Episode 88: The First 100 Days

    27/04/2017 Duration: 01h45min

    Holly and Laura talk about the weird, glorious, difficult, out-of-body, out-of-mind time that was the first 100 days of sobriety. They recap what life was like the week before and the week after their final quit dates, what it was like learning to walk on new legs in a new world, and a few memories that most stand out from that time.

  • Episode 87: Elena Brower

    19/04/2017 Duration: 01h28min

    This week, Elena Brower returns to HOME to catch up with the girls on work, some of her upcoming projects, the importance of simplification, her teachers, and what her life looks like at over two years sober. She also spontaneously shares her latest spoken word piece, which she'll be giving at the She Recovers conference in NYC in May. Elena is an internationally recognized author, speaker and yoga teacher. She is the author of Art of Attention, and the creator of Teach.yoga, a virtual home for yoga teachers worldwide. Her latest book, Practice You, will be released in the fall of 2017. www.elenabrower.com

  • Episode 86: All Growns Up

    12/04/2017 Duration: 01h37min

    This week marks Holly's 4-year sober anniversary and one year since Laura quit her fancy corporate job. In this episode, they reflect on those milestones and do the traditional catch-up convo on love, work, sobriety and home life.

  • Episode 85: Ann Dowsett Johnston

    05/04/2017 Duration: 01h37min

    Ann Dowsett Johnston, bestselling author of Drink: The Intimate Relationship Between Woman and Alcohol returns to HOME to catch up with the girls about writing her second book, dating and not dating in relationships, the second half of life, depression, and writing her second book. "Drink" was named one of the top 10 books of 2013 by the Washington Post and is one both Holly and Laura's go-to picks for understanding women and addiction. Ann is an award-winning journalist and former Vice-Principal of McGill University. She's in her ninth year of recovery and one of the foremost and outspoken advocates in this space.

  • Episode 84: Karla Mosley

    29/03/2017 Duration: 01h48min

    Karla Mosley is an LA-based actress and producer who currently plays Maya Avant on "The Bold and The Beautiful." Karla met Holly at a silent meditation retreat in 2016 and (once they could talk) they immediately bonded as women in recovery, among other things. In this episode, Karla talks to the girls about her eating disorder history, her ongoing recovery, and what it's like to go through these things as someone in the public eye. http://karlamosley.com

  • Episode 83: Intromission

    22/03/2017 Duration: 58min

    This week's talk is an introduction to an episode that turned into an entire episode about men, dating, the suckstorm of repeating the same patterns, and the mission to grow and heal.

  • Episode 82: Never Would I Ever

    15/03/2017 Duration: 01h33min

    This week, the girls play the old school drinking game "Never Would I Ever", listing some of the big things they never thought they'd do, and then did, while or because of drinking. With La Croix in place of booze, obviously. Grab your favorite NA beverage(s), take a deep breath, and join in.

  • Episode 81: Stephanie Snyder

    08/03/2017 Duration: 01h15min

    Stephanie Snyder is a mama, a master yoga teacher, the founder of Love Story Yoga studio in San Francisco, and a fellow recovery warrior. She’s also one of Holly’s primary teachers from Episode 63: Teachers. She talks to the girls about her addiction and recovery story, yoga as a foundation in her recovery, and finding her dharma as a teacher. Love Story Yoga: www.lovestoryyoga.com Stephanie's Website: www.stephaniesnyder.com

  • Episode 80: Worthy Obsessed Introverts

    01/03/2017 Duration: 01h31min

    Holly and Laura riff on random subjects including feeling un/worthy, obsessing about men (aka "Laura's Second Sobriety"), and the evolution of introversion. Holly also tricks Laura into talking about their relationship dreams.

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