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Musings About Ourselves and Other Strangers
In Musings about Ourselves and Other Strangers, host Charlie Bresler talks with fascinating people on their musings about family, community, work, helping others, and getting to know the stranger inside ourselves. Where do we fit in the world we all inhabit together? Join us as our musing leads us to some unexpected places.

Recent Episodes

Episode 17: Musings with Peter Singer

Most of us in the west have our first pair of shoes long before we can actually walk. Not true for Caroline Teti, who had her first pair of shoes at 12, when it was time to go to high school. Today Caroline is the Director of Recipients Advocacy at GiveDirectly Global – we hope you’ll enjoy Charlie’s conversation with this absolutely inspiring woman.

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Episode 16: Musings with Caroline Teti

Most of us in the west have our first pair of shoes long before we can actually walk. Not true for Caroline Teti, who had her first pair of shoes at 12, when it was time to go to high school. Today Caroline is the Director of Recipients Advocacy at GiveDirectly Global – we hope you’ll enjoy Charlie’s conversation with this absolutely inspiring woman.

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Episode 15: Musings with Dylan Matthews

One of its first three employees, journalist Dylan Matthews is a senior correspondent and head writer for Future Perfect at Vox. For those unfamiliar, Future Perfect tells stories about people and organizations “finding the best ways to do good.”

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