Nobody Told Me! to Celebrate 200th Interview

Leading motivation/self-improvement podcast builds on hugely successful inaugural year

San Francisco, CA – In 2018, Nobody Told Me! was named one of the top 25 “Most Downloaded New Podcasts” on iTunes. This year, the mother-and-daughter show will celebrate its 200th interview and its position as one of the top-rated self-improvement and motivational podcasts on the Web.

The show’s extraordinary roster of interviews has included a wide variety of inspirational people, like kidnapping victim Elizabeth Smart, Tuesdays with Morrie author Mitch Albom, country radio personality Bobby Bones, and Olympic gold medalist Nastia Liukin. Each episode centers on a common question: how do people respond to challenges when high hopes, diligent preparation, and secondhand advice aren’t quite enough?

That question pervaded co-host Laura Owens’ life immediately following college.

“That’s an unsettling time for most people,” notes Owens. “But the sense of being blindsided by the unforeseen is universal. Those moments are turning points in our lives: either we find ways to deal with abrupt changes, or we let those changes define us. That’s the heart of Nobody Told Me!, whether we’re talking with a top athlete, an FBI agent, or a neurosurgeon. Keeping the theme simple lets us pursue the conversation wherever it takes us.”

Co-host Jan Black agrees, and also credits the show’s success in part to its intergenerational dynamic. Black, whose radio career of more than 20 years earned her countless accolades including a Peabody Award for coverage of the 1989 San Francisco Earthquake, has seen teams of all types host shows of all stripes, and recognizes something special in her work with Owens.

“The fact that we’re family didn’t guarantee success,” Black observes. “But the fact that we love and trust each other shows through, and that’s a real strength of the podcast. We’ve seen each other at our best and worst, just like most mothers and daughters. We keep each other honest without letting the show turn into another point-counterpoint exercise. People know that formula, and we offer them something fresh.”

To learn more about how Black and Owens are revitalizing the self-improvement podcast, please contact them at [email protected] or 415-810-0604, or visit the show’s website:

You can also listen and subscribe to the show on Apple Podcasts at

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