Quiet: The Power of Introverts with Susan Cain is a podcast where quiet voices are heard.
Hosted and produced by Susan Cain and our partner Panoply, the first season of the podcast focuses on giving parents and educators the tools to empower quiet kids. Expect to learn about how caregivers and schools can better understand and support introverts, how the changing landscape of social media impacts quiet children, the neuroscience of introversion, and more. You’ll also hear sound advice from Susan and experts in education and parenting.
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Ep. 1 – The Long Runway
Susan Cain introduces you to the neuroscience of introversion and shares tips on how to help quiet kids navigate the world at their own pace.
Guests include: Dr. Carl Schwartz of Massachusetts General Hospital
Ep. 2 – Parent/Child Fit
How compatible are you with your child? Arianna Huffington and her introverted daughter Isabella discuss how temperament influences their relationship, and Susan Cain shares advice on how to find common ground with your quiet child.
Guests include: Arianna Huffington and Isabella Huffington
Ep. 3 – Does Grading Classroom Participation Put Quiet Kids at a Disadvantage?
Grades based on class participation: unfair to all students, or just introverts? Our panel of experts discuss if teachers should grade on classroom “engagement” instead.
Guests include: Educator Emily J. Klein and Jessica Lahey, teacher and bestselling author of The Gift of Failure
Ep. 4 – Sports and Self-Esteem
Olympic gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White share how their introversion gave them an edge in the competitive sport of ice dancing. Susan Cain also explains why mastering a sport—or any creative pursuit—is a healthy way to build your quiet child’s confidence. You’ll learn how to avoid common traps like fear of failure and perfectionism and gain concrete tips on how to choose the right activity and coach for your children.
Guests include: Olympic ice dance champions Meryl Davis and Charlie White and former All‐American lacrosse player Jeff Bryan, who helped build Quiet Leadership Institute
Ep. 5 – How Young Introverts Can Thrive on Social Media
How are introverts using social media to connect with the world? Susan Cain and her expert guests explore the effects of social media on the developing brain and how parents/teachers can help quiet kids get the most out of our connected world without losing themselves in it.
Guests include: Educator Royan Lee and Dr. Gary Small, professor of psychiatry and author of iBrain
Ep. 6 – Is Your Child Quietly Gifted?
Studies report that up to 75% of the highly gifted are introverts. Why? Susan Cain explores the curious link between introversion and giftedness and the unique challenges that gifted introverts face. You’ll also hear Grammy Award-winning musician Scott Mayo’s own story of his gifted son and learn how to spot the common traits of quietly gifted children.
Guests include: Dr. Lisa Kaenzig, musicians Scott Mayo and Michael Mayo, and Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman, psychologist and co-author of Wired to Create
Ep. 7 – Molly Ringwald: Hollywood’s Introvert
As the star of Pretty in Pink, 16 Candles, and The Breakfast Club, Molly Ringwald made it cool to be an outsider. But how did a shy, introverted actress like Molly find fame in Hollywood? Susan Cain interviews Molly Ringwald about how her personality influences her life onstage and as a parent.
Guests include: Molly Ringwald
Ep. 8 – Quiet at College
It’s no secret that getting accepted to your dream college or university takes a lot more than good grades. What are the best ways for introverts to prepare for college and adjust to campus life? Susan Cain talks with students and university advisors about how to help introverted students find the right school environment that will help them thrive.
Guests include: Lisa Kaenzig, Associate Dean at William Smith College, college advisor Steve LeMenager, and Jake Millman, college freshman and Quiet Diarist
Ep. 9 – Parenting the Highly Sensitive Child
What’s the relationship between introversion, sensitivity, and social anxiety? Susan Cain shares exciting new research about highly sensitive kids, or so-called “orchid children,” that can benefit parents and caregivers of all quiet kids. You’ll also hear sage advice on how to create a supportive environment to help your child harness their strengths and cope with social anxiety more effectively.
Guests include: Priscilla Gilman, author of The Anti Romantic Child, Dr. Thomas Boyce, professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco, and psychologist Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman