John Green didn’t aspire to become a celebrated author and YouTube host. When he graduated from college, he planned to become an Episcopalian Minister because he wanted to share ideas with a captive audience. Years later, he published the book The Fault in Our Stars and he found himself in front of a massive audience. John tells Alex about his struggle with the unexpected fame and the challenge of publishing the follow-up to his most popular novel.
What's it like to have Michelle Obama as your mentor? In this preview of The Michelle Obama Podcast, she sits down with some of her mentees to talk about the fear of failure, working in the White House and what it's like to be a Black woman in the workplace. Listen to the rest at spotify.com/themichelleobamapodcast.
Megan Phelps-Roper was born into a culture of hate as a member of her grandfather’s Westboro Baptist Church. The church protests against LGBTQ+ people, Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Atheists, Soliders and their allies. For more than 20 years, she couldn’t conceive of a life outside of the church, until she got a Twitter account.