Support the podcast through Patreon and get access to special audio and written content, be part of a private Facebook group and enjoy other benefits reserved for supporters of the podcast!
Today’s conversation is with Dar Williams.
I’ve been a fan of Dar’s since the late 90’s when I first heard Cry Cry Cry, the band (and eponymous album) she recorded with Richard Schindell and Lucy Kaplansky. I’m sure I still have that on tape somewhere (yeah, I still have all my tapes from way back).
Dar is a singer-songwriter with about 20 or so albums to her name as well as several books including her most recent, What I Found in a Thousand Towns.
She is a great observer of culture and human behavior and what strikes me most about her music, her recent book and this conversation is that she is quite the optimist. I think that someone who is such a keen observer could easily fall into seeing the world from the dark side. But she doesn’t. She not only sees the good but she is also a problem solver – which is exactly why she published this book which was borne out of her observing towns across the country.
It hasn’t all been easy for Dar and in this conversation, she does talk about her bouts with depression and her suicidal thoughts. But, as you’ll hear, she owns it. She doesn’t shy away from talking about her low points or beliefs and that right there makes her pretty bold in my book.
I know you’ll love this conversation with the amazing Dar Williams.
Have a burning question and want to be featured on a future episode? Call 877-280-5170 and leave a message or email me here.
Connect with DarWebsite | Youtube | Facebook | Twitter
Links/books/people mentionedWhat I Found in a Thousand Towns by Dar Williams (Amazon) Cry Cry Cry by Dar Williams, Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky Brene Brown Ted Talk on shame So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson (Amazon) Monica Lewinsky Ted Talk on shame Felicity Huffman scandal The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk (Amazon)
Connect with me:
PATREON! (join the community!) Facebook Instagram WanderTours Be Bold Facebook Group (women-only) Twitter
Enjoyed this episode? Subscribe then tell a friend!