By Martha Beck and Rowan Mangan

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 Sep 6, 2022

 Aug 26, 2022


What if we stopped listening to the controlling voice of the culture around us, and instead learned to reconnect with our own true nature? 

Sometimes we aren’t even sure why we feel so bewildered… and discontented… and even downright miserable. Often it’s because we have let the forces of society replace our own instinctive knowledge of what is right for us. 

Now, it’s time for us to find that voice again—before it’s too late.

For Martha and Rowan, Job One is to live according to our deepest truths, making the commitment to feeling good even when it means looking weird. We believe that this is how we will reinvent our world—from the inside out— to create a society that’s kinder, more equitable, and more ecologically sustainable than the one we see around us right now. 

This is the vision that we laugh and stumble and chat and feel our way towards here on this podcast.  Did we mention LAUGH? We want no part of personal and global transformation if it isn’t fun!

So if you struggle to find a place where people who are as idealistic and brokenhearted, as silly and deeply sincere, as bewildered as you are—you might have just arrived. 


Episode Date
Bittersweet Misunderstandings
Nov 29, 2023
Beauty That Moves
Nov 15, 2023
Zen and the Art of Travel With Toddlers
Nov 01, 2023
Best of Bewildered: Vulnerability Hangovers
Oct 18, 2023
Best of Bewildered: Making the Right Choice
Oct 04, 2023
Best of Bewildered: Elizabeth Gilbert gets Bewildered!
Sep 20, 2023
Wild Horses
Sep 06, 2023
Bug Soup
Aug 23, 2023
Dream Dashers and Way Stations
Aug 09, 2023
The Deep, Slow River of Creativity
Jul 26, 2023
When to Leave
Jul 12, 2023
The Pull
Jun 28, 2023
The Anxiety Files, Vol. 2: A Tiny Crunch of Fear
Jun 14, 2023
The Anxiety Files, Vol. 1: Courage and Avoidance
May 31, 2023
Not Getting Enough Done
May 17, 2023
In Pursuit of Balance
May 03, 2023
Living Without a Script (Special episode!)
Apr 25, 2023
Nice Work If You Can Get It
Apr 19, 2023
How to Get Started
Apr 05, 2023
Drift Patterns
Mar 22, 2023
The Upside of Necessary Evils
Mar 08, 2023
Getting Through the Tough Stuff
Feb 22, 2023
Wild Energy
Feb 08, 2023
Vulnerability Hangovers
Jan 25, 2023
The Problem With Productivity
Jan 11, 2023
The Secret to Perseverance
Dec 13, 2022
The Procrastination Episode
Nov 30, 2022
Always Growing Up
Nov 16, 2022
Smashing Language
Nov 02, 2022
Blowing Up Your Life
Oct 19, 2022
Making the Right Choice
Oct 05, 2022
Helping Too Hard
Sep 21, 2022
Cave Early
Sep 07, 2022
Elizabeth Gilbert gets Bewildered!
Aug 24, 2022
Longing and Belonging
Aug 10, 2022
A Space for Dreaming
Jul 27, 2022
[Best of Bewildered] As Good As It Gets?
Jul 13, 2022
[Best of Bewildered] Perfection Paralysis
Jun 29, 2022
Scary Scary Freedom
Jun 15, 2022
Raising Wildlings
Jun 01, 2022
Brainwashed into Happy
May 18, 2022
Are You a Messy?
May 04, 2022
The Vanishing Horizon of "Enough"
Apr 20, 2022
Outfoxing Anxiety
Apr 06, 2022
The Time-Bound Mind
Mar 23, 2022
Letting Yourself Off the Hook
Mar 09, 2022
Toothpicks, Dinosaurs, and Snakebites
Mar 02, 2022
Perfection Paralysis
Feb 09, 2022
Creative Contrarians
Dec 15, 2021
Dec 01, 2021
Rings, Ducks and Earbuds
Nov 17, 2021
Ten Thousand Spoons
Nov 03, 2021
Sleep For Your Life
Oct 20, 2021
As Good As It Gets?
Sep 22, 2021
Ghosting the Argument (Empty Boats)
Aug 25, 2021
When They Don't Get You
Aug 04, 2021
More Than Five Senses
Jul 05, 2021
Brave Enough to be Weird
Apr 26, 2021
Getting Back on the Horse
Apr 21, 2021
On Top of Things?
Apr 06, 2020
Comparing Lives
Mar 10, 2020
An Over-Cluttered Life
Mar 06, 2020
Bewildered Trailer
Feb 11, 2020
The Courage to Rest
Jan 24, 2020
Self-Doubt and Creativity
Jan 24, 2020
The Productivity Addict
Jan 24, 2020
The Happiness Imperative
Jan 24, 2020