Learning Lots

By Brie Larson, Jessie Ennis

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Learning Lots with Brie Larson & Jessie Ennis is a podcast aimed at holding stimulating conversations around pop-culture, trending topics, and some of life's deepest questions. Each episode takes listeners through various segments and will feature celebrities, friends, and experts you know and love.

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Amaryllis Fox on Listening + Birder Joshua Bellamy
00:41:29

lis·ten / verb / give one's attention to a sound.

Author, television host and former CIA officer Amaryllis Fox talks with Brie and Jessie about listening, and the importance of listening to our enemies. They're also joined by Instagram-birder Joshua Bellamy who discusses birdwatching and what separates one birdsong from another.

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Oct 12, 2021
Chelsea Handler on Weed
00:40:46

can·na·bis / noun / a tall plant with a stiff upright stem, divided serrated leaves, and glandular hairs. It is used to produce hemp fibre and as a drug.

Comedian, actress, television host and activist Chelsea Handler talks with Brie and Jessie about weed and the dark history of American cannabis law.

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Sep 28, 2021
Melissa McCarthy on Regret
00:51:00

re·gret / verb / feel sad, repentant, or disappointed over (something that one has done or failed to do).

Melissa McCarthy [Bridesmaids, Mike & Molly, Saturday Night Live] talks with Brie and Jessie about regret, the things we regret and why. Later on we check in with you, our listeners, to hear about your regrets.

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Sep 14, 2021
Russell Wilson on Pressure + Dr. Michael Gervais
00:50:38

press·sure / noun / the use of persuasion, influence, or intimidation to make someone do something.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson discusses pressure and how to handle it with Brie and Jessie. They’re also joined by sport and performance psychologist Dr. Michael Gervais.

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Aug 31, 2021
David Kwong on Puzzles
00:47:56

puz·zle / noun / a game, toy, or problem designed to test ingenuity or knowledge.

Magician, wordsmith and puzzle creator David Kwong talks with Brie and Jessie about puzzles, crosswords and magic, and puts them to the test with an original Learning Lots puzzle!

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Aug 17, 2021
Jacob Tremblay on Acting
00:41:31

act·ing / noun / the art or occupation of performing in plays, movies, or television productions.

Jacob Tremblay [Luca, Wonder, Room] discusses acting with Brie and Jessie, and goes down memory lane from co-starring Brie in Room. Later in the episode Brie and Jessie go full method and perform Shakespeare monologues.

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Aug 03, 2021
Mike Birbiglia on Sleep
00:45:23

sleep / noun / a condition of body and mind that typically recurs for several hours every night, in which the nervous system is relatively inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended.

Comedian Mike Birbiglia [Sleepwalk with Me, Don’t Think Twice] talks with Brie and Jessie about sleep and his personal experience with REM sleep behaviour disorder. Later in the episode Director of Meditation at Headspace, Eve Lewis Prieto, takes us through a guided sleep meditation from Netflix's Headspace Guide to Sleep.

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Jul 20, 2021
Jane Fonda & Hop Hopkins on Climate Justice
00:49:03

cli·mate jus·tice / noun / a term used to frame climate change as an ethical and political issue, rather than one that is purely environmental or physical in nature.

Political activist, environmentalist and double academy award winner Jane Fonda teams up with Hop Hopkins of Sierra Club to discuss climate crises, climate justice and activism with Brie and Jessie.

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Jul 06, 2021
Amy Poehler on Confidence
00:50:57

con·fi·dence / noun / the feeling or belief that one can rely on someone or something; firm trust. 

Amy Poehler [Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation] sits down with Brie and Jessie to discuss confidence. Later in the episode Jessie asks three kids, Oona, Calvin and Story, how they feel about this week’s topic.

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Jun 22, 2021
Rob McElhenney on Leadership + Charlotte Nicdao
00:37:26

lead·er·ship / noun / the action of leading a group of people or an organization.

Rob McElHenney [It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Mythic Quest] talks with Jessie and Mythic Quest co-star Charlotte Nicdao about leadership and what makes a good leader. 

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Jun 08, 2021
Bill Hader on Anxiety + Dr. Nina Vasan
00:56:06

anx·i·e·ty / noun / a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.

Bill Hader [Saturday Night Live, Barry] talks with Brie and Jessie about anxiety and how it has affected his career. They're also joined by Dr. Nina Vasan of Stanford University for a look at the medical and scientific side of anxiety.

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May 25, 2021
Gillian Jacobs & Diona Reasonover on Curiosity
00:35:04

cu·ri·os·i·ty / noun / a strong desire to know or learn something.

Gillian Jacobs [Community, Love] and Diona Reasover [NCIS] talk with Brie and Jessie about why curisotiy inspired them to start their podcast Periodic Talks.

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May 13, 2021
Mariah Smith on Guilty Pleasures + Courtney McBroom
00:37:35

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Apr 27, 2021
Nora McInerny on Friendship + Kate & Laura Mulleavy
00:46:31

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Apr 13, 2021
Glennon Doyle on Truth + Spiros Michalakis
00:42:31

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Mar 25, 2021
Rupi Kaur on Comfort Zones + Jimmy Chin
00:40:39

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Mar 11, 2021
Learning Lots l Podcast Series Trailer
00:00:55

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Mar 06, 2021