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Podcast: The Complete Season Five

Brave Writer Podcast: Season 5 Recap

If you missed any Ask Julie podcast episodes, here they are in one convenient place so that you can listen (or re-listen) to them whenever you want.

THANK YOU for making Ask Julie the amazing podcast season that it was! Thanks to you, we’ve now gone well over a million downloads. What a milestone! We appreciate all the incredible review love you’ve shown us as well.

Let’s give a big round of applause to each Ask Julie guest. Thank you for offering us a glimpse into your lives and your individual challenges.

Tune in to the Brave Writer podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher (or your app of choice), and here on the Brave Writer blog.

Season Five Podcasts

Free transcripts are available for the episodes! Just scroll to the bottom of the following blog posts for the PDF download links.

S5E1Embracing Elements of Home with Tammy Kim

S5E2Growing a Mind & Cultivating Curiosity with Christa Gregg

S5E3What About Technology? with Lindsay McCarthy

S5E4Checklist Lovers – Planning From Behind with Jennifer Vetter

S5E5When Learning Isn’t Fun with Anne Trott

S5E6Community is Self-Care with Jennifer Hunter

S5E7Finding a Balance in High School with Karen Goldstein

S5E8Cultivating Connection in a Large Family with Jardel Manalo

S5E9Awesome Adulting with Jessica Hammond

S5E10Prepping Your Teen for Adulthood with Myah St. John

S5E11Breaking Free from Multitasking with Courtney Moyer

S5E12Routines, Chaos, and Big Goals—Oh My! with CO Springs Homeschool Mamas Group


If you’ve enjoyed season five of the podcast, check out Brave Learner Home to gain personal support and coaching just like I offered on the podcast. We do this work every day of the week and offer you a chance to grow as the career educator that you are.


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Podcast: The Complete Season Four

Brave Writer Podcast Season Four Recap

Season four of the Brave Writer Podcast is over, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop there!

Did you miss an episode from the fourth season of the Brave Writer Podcast? Did you want to listen to an episode again? Not to worry, we’ve got you covered! Here are the episodes from season four of the podcast in one convenient place so that you can listen (or re-listen) to them whenever you want.

Tune in to the Brave Writer podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher (or your app of choice), and here on the Brave Writer blog.

Season Four Podcasts

S4E01: Morning Routines that Support Your Homeschool & Family

S4E02: 55 Things I Did NOT Do as a Homeschooler

S4E03: 61 Things I Did RIGHT in My Homeschool

S4E04: Diversity, Inclusion, & Literature with Charnaie Gordon

S4E05: Natural Stages of Growth as a Home Educator

S4E06: The Scourge of Perfectionism

S4E07: Adding Adventure, Community, & Collaboration to Your Homeschool with Dachelle McVey

S4E08: Back to Homeschool

S4E09: Integrating Cultural & Language Learning in Your Homeschool with Anne Guarnera

S4E10: The Split Between Structured & Unstructured Learning

S4E11: Developing Cultural Literacy & Empathy Through Books with Sarita Holzmann of Sonlight

S4E12: Being an Awesome Adult & Living Your Most Fulfilling Life

S4E13: The Ages & Stages of Awesome Adulthood

S4E14: Permission to Party School

S4E15: Brain-Based Learning Part 1

S4E16: Brain-Based Learning Part 2

S4E17: No Silver Bullet

S4E18: Family Dynamics in Your Homeschool: Roles Your Kids Play

S4E19: Partnership Home Education

S4E20: Are You One Big Happy Family?

S4E21: Exploring Learning Differences

S4E22: Top 10 Things to Have Done by the End of High School

S4E23: Unschool Undefined, and Other Home Ed Philosophies

S4E24: Learning How to Learn with Barbara Oakley, PhD

S4E25: Break the Cycle of Homeschool Despair: Don’t Let “What If” Get You Off Track

S4E26: A Modern Miss Mason with Leah Boden

S4E27: 6 Writing Myths Busted

S4E28: How to Be Your Child’s Partner in Writing

S4E29: Making Money as a Mom and Homeschooler

S4E30: Homeschooling High School: Real Talk about Teens, Writing, Wonder, and Weirdness

S4E31: The Same Page with MacKenzie Koppa


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Podcast: The Complete Season Three

Brave Writer Season Three Podcasts

Season 3 of the Brave Writer podcast surpassed even my expectations! In my interviews with friends, educators, and even my wonderful mom, we explored the brave shifts that helps us to be better parents, better homeschoolers, and better people.

Each week features someone who has had an impact on how I love and learn. These guests are my personal heroes as well as skilled practitioners I’ve long admired. We discussed the culture of homeschooling and how its changed over the last four decades, we looked at the impact of cancer and the death of a child on our ability to home educate, we talked about education reform and how to create a homeschool space that is filled with light and coziness, and I got to talk to one of our Brave Writer instructors as well as one of our Homeschool Alliance coaches (and so much more).

The season kicked off with Susan Wise Bauer and wrapped up with Karen O’Connor (my dear mom). Listen, bring tissues (some of these interviews are pretty poignant), and implement the practical ideas that may help you re-shape your homeschool into something gorgeous and personal.

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Season Three Podcasts

S3E1: On Homescholing Culture & Rethinking School with Susan Wise Bauer

S3E2: Creating a Warm & Rich Homeschooling Environment with Dotty Christensen

S3E3: Globe-Trotting + Homeschooling with Christina Celebi

S3E4: Writing Outside of the Academic Rubric with Gabrielle and Kim Linnell

S3E5: How to Be an Awesome Adult with Christy Thomas

S3E6: Enchanted Roadschooling Adventures for Families with Ashley White

S3E7: The Homeschooling Paradigm Shift with Rita Cevasco

S3E8: Coping with Unimaginable Loss with Brian and Tywana Smith

S3E9: Learning to Trust Yourself, Your Child, & the Process with Stephanie Elms

S3E10: Poetry, Fanfiction, and Chronic Illness with Susanne Barrett

S3E11: How TeachThought is Innovating Education & Empowering Students with Terry Heick

S3E12: Leaving a Beauty Mark on the World with Joules Evans

S3E13: Be There: A Brave Role Model for Parents with Karen O’Connor


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Podcast: The Complete Season Two

Brave Writer Lifestyle Podcasts

Season 2 of the Brave Writer podcast has blown us away! Over 75,000 people have downloaded this season already. We’ve hit #1 in the K-12 Education category on Apple Podcasts multiple times.

If you are looking for practical encouragement for your homeschool project, this season’s podcast is for you! I interview parents, just like you, in the trenches who are sharing their hope, optimism, and creativity with you in addressing the most vexing problems. You’ll get to hear how each family implements the Brave Writer Lifestyle in their own unique ways, offering you inspiration for applying the principles in your own way too.

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Season Two Podcasts

S2E1: A Brave, Hip Homeschooler with Rebecca Spooner

S2E2: Unexpected Homeschoolers with The Homeschool Sisters

S2E3: Homeschooling Diverse Children  with Julie Kirkwood

S2E4: What is Learning Well? with Alicia Hutchinson

S2E5: Overcoming Challenges & Charlotte Mason with Nadine Dyer

S2E6: Partnership & Adventure in Home Education with Mary Wilson

S2E7: Remember Self-Care with Amy Milcic

S2E8: BraveSchoolers are the Best Schoolers with Chantelle Grubbs

S2E9: An Inspired Homeschool Mosaic with Angela Awald

S2E10: Tidal Homeschooling with Melissa Wiley

BONUS: Poetry, Sports, and The Crossover with Kwame Alexander


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Podcast: The Complete Season One

Brave Writer Podcast Season One Recap

Here’s the complete first season of our “A Brave Writer’s Life in Brief” podcast!

We’re pleased as punch to have so many special guests join us, including acclaimed author, Jane Yolen (ep. 19).

In the episodes we discuss writing, home education, parenting, and poetry. Plus the season hosts the popular Natural Stages of Growth in Writing talks: Jot It Down, Partnership Writing, Faltering Ownership, Transition to Ownership (parts one and two), and Eavesdropping on the Great Conversation.

Tune in to the Brave Writer podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher (or your app of choice), and here on the Brave Writer blog. Enjoy!

Season One Podcasts

S1E0: This is a Test: Be Gentle

S1E1: Manage the Damage

S1E2: Jot It Down

S1E3: Partnership Writing

S1E4: Faltering Ownership

S1E5: Transition to Ownership: Part One

S1E6: Transition to Ownership: Part Two

S1E7: The Role of the Brain in Writing with Rita Cevasco

S1E8: Interview with Author Melissa Wiley

S1E9: Eavesdropping on the Great Conversation

S1E10: One Thing Principle

S1E11: Englishes

S1E12: Big Juicy Conversations

S1E13: Homeschool Alumni Tell All: Noah and Johannah Bogart

S1E14: Interview with Poet Marilyn Singer

S1E15: Interview with Poet Amy Ludwig VanDerwater

S1E16: SAT Prep with Brave Writer Coach, Jean Hall

S1E17: Healthy Homeschooling and Happy Marriage with Leslie Gustafson

S1E18: Poetry with Janet Wong and Sylvia Vardell

S1E19: Interview with Jane Yolen


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