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"What It’s Like To" lets you vicariously experience intriguing things you may never get the chance to do.

Each week, an insightful, accomplished guest shares personal stories and witty anecdotes with host Elizabeth Pearson Garr.

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Episode 054

What merits attention? Nina Katchadourian creates art that will make you look at everyday life in a new way.

Episode 053

Dr. Joyce Mikal-Flynn was dead for 22 minutes. CPR revived her, but her life was changed forever. Now she helps others with post-traumatic growth and resilience.

Episode 052

Gregory Nottage on his wrongful conviction, life in prison, and how his experience shaped his life after his release.

Episode 051

Laura Penn Gallerstein uses crystal bowls (and other modalities) to bring people peace, relaxation, and confidence to accept themselves just as they are.

Episode 050

Adam Braus used his background as an entrepreneur, philosopher, educator, and author to start a college–and turned much of conventional wisdom upside down in the process.

Episode 049

Cal Currier set out for an adventure… and didn’t realize he was setting a world record too!

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Episode 048

Julia Vitality on the financial, emotional, and health benefits of living using a strategy called geoarbitrage.

Episode 047

Elizabeth and her former colleague, Jonathan Marcus, reminisce about their crazy experience together at KULR-8 TV. Truth can be stranger than fiction.

Episode 046

Anthony Febo brings poetry alive with his raw, authentic, thoughtful, intelligent performances–and shares how others can too.

Episode 045

Barret Swatek on the glitz and glamour–as well as agents, auditions, and advice for her younger self.

Episode 044

Cliff Harris on puns, pediatrics, puzzles, the “Peanuts” creator… and the joy of giving.

Episode 043

Gymnast Justin Spring on setting the bar high; dealing with the hurdles (and injuries) on the journey; and the twists and turns to achieving greatness.

Episode 042

Elizabeth and a very special guest share what’s going on behind the scenes–from the logo to the website to dealing with Zuckerberg’s security guys.

Episode 041

Brett Anderson gives us a backstage pass to her 20 years as lead singer of The Donnas… and shares how she found her second act.

Episode 040

Nancy Mueller–the “Queen of Quiche”–on baking appetizers, building a business, being a female boss, and blazing trails.

Episode 039

Christine Meyer on intention, mindset, community; and all that she gained by losing the physical (and mental) weight she carried for so long.

Episode 038

Jake Locker on football, fame, family and faith, and how he found the right balance for his life.

Episode 037

Aishetu Fatima Dozie on taking risks, being both courageous and crazy, believing in yourself, and the beauty of being Bossy.

Episode 036

Joe Biagini is back–sharing about his no-hitter, mechanics and motivation, life on the road, and why you might see him in a botanical garden.

Episode 035

Pitcher Joe Biagini on pressure, dedication, healthy habits, and high-fiving Jimmy Fallon.

Elizabeth's Experience

Elizabeth has spent a lot of her life asking questions. A daughter of a professor and a principal, as a kid she loved sitting at the “adult table” during their dinner parties so she could participate in the “real” conversations.

Elizabeth went on to graduate with honors from Harvard with a degree in History and Literature, and promptly attended professional cooking school to become a food writer. That led to various career opportunities, including becoming one of the first employees of the Television Food Network; writing/producing gigs at networks from PBS to E!; anchoring/reporting at the NBC affiliate in Billings, Montana; earning a graduate degree in Documentary Film & Video from Stanford University; and various and sundry other things. The through-line to all this has been curiosity. Elizabeth is a skilled interviewer who loves diving deep into research, finding connections, and telling good stories.

Elizabeth has a husband, two daughters, and a fluffy white dog who rarely leaves her side.