Reviews
Such a beautiful conversation! As the proud mom of an adult son on the spectrum, of course I knew what diagnosis was coming when Banafsheh started to describe Saba’s early development, but the way she describes her look at life now for her as a mother to a special needs child, and their life as a...Read full review »
Smart Guy's Mom via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/18/24
Really enjoyed listening to this episode. In addition to hearing about someone overcoming addiction we also heard a Black woman talk about issues and vulnerabilities that many of us face and live with. I enjoyed the episode so much that I purchased Laura Cathcart's book.Read full review »
Petunia903 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/24
Just tell the story. We don’t need to stop with every other response to emphasize how amazing the interviewee is! The listener is surely astute enough to understand that on her own. Simply too touchy-feely for my taste. I prefer more journalism and less editorializing.
makeupmyname via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/20/24
This is my favourite podcast, right from the way she says “Pushkin” at the beginning to the charming music at the end - and all the captivating stories and concepts in between. I love the topics she covers. Intriguing, fascinating, stretching - and not dark or heavy. Maya is a delightful,...Read full review »
Vancouver dweller via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 02/17/24
Maya is very knowledgeable in various subjects and good listener great communicator and interviewer.
tomcruse123 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/26/23
Wonderful podcast- i would love to see you interviewing Tommy Rivs Puzey
Steph Bachi via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/26/23
I quit my doctor job and plummeted into identity paralysis. Your podcast is helping me find my way forward, with a community of guests experimenting with life and thinking and all of it. Thank you. I know the other listeners are in this too and the solidarity helps me find my own path.
Hope.from.wyoming via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/17/23
You should interview Zarna Garg, home maker “Indian”mom of three kids who became a now popular comedian and has one in a billion on Prime
Buj08 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/14/23
I just listened to the episode where Maya give a commencement address and speaks so beautifully about “imaginative courage“. In this episode she talks about her own life and the moving way she’s examined her own life brought tears to my eyes at least three times. In some way this podcast, the...Read full review »
'berta via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/23/23
Love this podcast. Maya gets to the heart of the changes her guests experienced. Especially love the music.
b-normal via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/17/23
That this podcast won an Apple Podcast of the Year makes perfect sense to me. This is the one podcast, I’ve come across, that I want to find and listen to ALL the episodes. What a find! I want to recommend this podcast to everyone I know! Pure class.
Enchanted**** via Apple Podcasts · Ireland · 09/15/23
These episodes are not just interesting but informative and engaging. It’s hard to listen to just one! Her TED talk is great as well.
Ddmergens via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/07/23
We just love your podcast - just in awe of everything I get to understand listening to you. Also your voice is lovely - my 10 yr old daughter wanted me to say that.
Curious-learner via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/01/23
I love the blend of story and science — and Maya’s voice is lovely.
tdluna via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/24/23
Dear Maya You have no idea how wonderful it is to listen to your podcast. I live alone and the only responses I get are from google and Alexa Loneliness is an epidemic amongst many and I feel woman far outnumber men in this arena Maybe one day you can do a podcast on this topic A slight...Read full review »
marlenescrivani via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/09/23
Whoa.. this hit me hard and I’m not sorry. This area I have been trying to cultivate more and this was so inspiring and helpful. Thank you so much 😊
Shelly Knick via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 08/03/23
This is one of my favorite podcasts. Every timeI listen I am encouraged and inspired and challenged to look at my life and see how I could make positive changes. I appreciate Maya's, vulnerability, and the vulnerability og the guests sharing their struggles and how they have overcome need to...Read full review »
CML99 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/30/23
It has so many commercials that it is hard to follow the story. It’s like one continuous commercial with a great podcast mixed in. It’s sad because the message is so beautiful- but it’s being lost in a barrage of repeating information about some mattress etc. I understand that this is the way to...Read full review »
Ira Grin via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/29/23
Dr. Shankar cant get out of her own way and let the story unfold, talks too much and not story telling …as part of Pushkin, at least listen to Gladwell and learn basics of story telling. She is addicted to happy talk and can not see the underlying patterns that life wants to unfold.
Cornelius Matteo via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/28/23
I have to say that Susan Messer who shared her story in October 2021 is my new super hero. What a strong beautiful kind soul.
dateeverynight via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 07/05/23
I’ve truly enjoyed this podcast, but the recent episode on meditation with Dr. Davidson has been my favorite so far! Thank you for doing this episode!
Kwats85 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/26/23
This is the best podcast! Maya asks the best questions! She has a lovely voice and has a way to get really in depth with the person she is speaking with. A++++
CrazyKat55 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 06/07/23
I’m always curious to hear the way different people find ways to make life work for them. And I love Maya’s voice!
dougitect via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 05/03/23
Loved the Florence Williams episode. Episode 51 with Kelly Corrigan is so 'right where i am.' Thank you for helping me start to let go of my adult children and to recognize heartache os built into the goal. And we get through it. This episode is a fave❤️Read full review »
B. Birdell via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/06/23
I just started listening and every single topic feels so very relevant to me as a mom of young kids in her late 30s wrestling with existential questions. I’ve thought about many of these issues in an informal fashion and I appreciate listening to expert voices that are guided in an accessible and...Read full review »
Chindian mom via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/22/23
You had me until you had to comment on the elections. I am so sick and tired of everything in the USA comes back to who you voted for. Your podcast theme was that there is commonality of people, how we as humans are alike and how we can navigate this life together. I don’t involve who you voted...Read full review »
qwertyuuipasfhk via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/21/23
Ugh
Can I have any place to go where someone doesn’t sneak in a political opinion that no one asked for? Yes, Trump was a President. Yes, Biden is now a president. Just stop please.
SadieKen via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/21/23
Such brilliant stories. I love how Maya looks at the inflection points in peoples’ lives, and shared the science around how we react to (or create) change. She is smart and endearing. I love hearing these stories.
Mememe Ususus via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/13/23
I have always loved Maya’s show- she’s super real and her interviews are so insightful. I wanted to add- just heard the Hassan Minaj episode- good for him! I mean great loss to us if he leaves the “game” as he has an important voice, but good for him for choosing himself, his mental sanity. I...Read full review »
hparwana via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 03/05/23
Wow. I have been following Nora for several years and I watched her evolve. This was a beautiful and vulnerable episode. Nora captured grief in a way so few speak of and I am ever so grateful. Maya your work is fantastic. I have lots of incidents on my life where there have been a slight change...Read full review »
maestrareg via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/03/23
I absolutely love the podcast. I este the podcast a 5 stars. I rate the subscription requirement a one star. I have to pay a yearly subscription to Pushkin Media to listen? Not sure what changed between seasons 1 and 2, but the subscription is just one more thing to have to subscribe to that...Read full review »
maybe.babe via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/19/23
Not fair to make it beyond the paywall. At this age when there is no dearth for content consumption. Wishing this team all the best
Kartik0703 via Apple Podcasts · India · 02/16/23
I think it’s pretty good!
jvl1010 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/09/23
If you like moral preening and self-congratulatory babble, this is the podcast for you. In the episode with Adam Grant, one focus is on being aware of and questioning one’s biases, and then host goes on to say that it’s good to feel like an imposter, white men. And then just merrily goes along...Read full review »
eagle4139 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 01/16/23
I like the Podcast and I can see that Maya is trying to acknowledge the people she is listening to with her little moans but it is so distracting. She is trying to show her empathy but instead it sounds a little like she is moaning with pleasure. Please trust your listeners.
User3789 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 12/07/22
This is a fascinating podcast and Maya’s voice is so soothing and calming. A truly wonderful and inspiring podcast.
Its Ava via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/27/22
I tried to give her chance… As an immigrant myself, I thought she would bring something else to the podcast world since she said that her parents immigrated to the USA; I was mistaken. Her whole personality screams sheltered and privileged. Plus the whole podcast is one big 0bama-is-the-greatest...Read full review »
kaaaaaaaarriiiiii via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/26/22
I love this podcast so much and this episode is the first one that made me angry. Nora is describing a parent’s worst nightmare and describing how matthew looked at her like an enemy. Matthew had responsibility to make sure their child-any of their children- were made safe. It will never be ok...Read full review »
sydwms via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/12/22
Really resonated with me.. as I, too, have PTSD, and identified with her story. Gratitude for the conversation.. I don’t know if many people understand that a trigger can just crush the central nervous system .. as much as I do to mitigate the symptoms, it is difficult to admit my fragility...Read full review »
false psychology via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/04/22
This podcast is cliché, boring, and shallow. It’s actually painful to listen to the host who mistakes cleverness for authenticity and depth. It’s attempting to be profound and is just superficial and boring. The questions are flat. The guests are uninspiring because the host is too limited in her...Read full review »
ZACB via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/20/22
This podcast always leaves me feeling better for having listened to it. The ultimate interview was the one with Ruby Bridges. I’m still weeping, it was so touching. Thank you so much for sharing these amazing stories!
KarynClay via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 10/07/22
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