Open Relationships: Transforming Together

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Open Relationships: Transforming Together is a new video podcast from YourTango and iHeartRadio. The ambitious goal of this bold, new video podcast is to help people learn how to open up emotionally to one another in order to energize and elevate their relational wellness. The show aims to transform relationships of all stripes - with significant others, families, friends, co-workers, and, critically, with ourselves.

Each highly entertaining episode offers an opportunity to increase self-awareness and make critical changes in how we relate to each other that allow us to truly connect and thrive as a result. 

In an era plagued by extreme divisiveness and political polarization, a mental health crisis, and a loneliness epidemic, Open Relationships offers a refreshing, helpful tonic to its audience. 

Early guests feature luminaries like Marianne Williamson, Dr. Helen Fisher, Dr. Sue Johnson, Dr. Guy Winch, Dr. Stan Tatkin, and other incredible thought leaders. 

"We are thrilled to launch 'Open Relationships' with iHeartMedia, which will allow us to reach a much larger audience and help us more quickly achieve the vast potential of this show," declares Andrea. She adds, "Relationships offer a unique, compelling forge to transform and that is the mission of our amazing show. Relational wellness is as important as getting enough sleep, eating well, and exercising. It is not a nice-to-have. It is a need-to-have!"

Andrea, joined by renowned guests and a set of lively co-hosts, dives into the deep waters of relationships, self-awareness, and personal growth. In their illuminating, energetic conversations, they fearlessly tackle hard truths, ask the tough questions, and explore ways to learn and grow, all in the name of opening up and transforming together!

The show endeavors to improve relationships of all kinds - with loved ones, colleagues, friends, and, crucially, with ourselves. Expect laughter, insights, and actionable takeaways in every episode.

Andrea is joined by bestselling author Jonas Koffler; media critic and author Joanna Schroeder, and Emmy award-winning producer Bryon Adkins. 

Future shows will feature an array of artists, authors, researchers, leaders, and change-makers who share our ethos for opening up and understanding the critical importance of rebuilding America's emotional core. 

Watch Open Relationships

Marianne Williamson: Emotional Freedom & Shining Our Brightest | Open Relationships Podcast

Discover an engaging conversation about leadership, connection, and positivity in this episode of Open Relationships with Andrea Miller. Today, influential presidential candidate and best-selling author Marianne Williamson will be sharing enlightening insights about her life, her literature, and her 2024 presidential campaign.

In this episode, we dive deep into critical issues such as the necessity of acknowledging our problems to move forward, the influence of money in politics, and the importance of leading with positivity. Learn from Marianne about maintaining composure under pressure, particularly against media misrepresentation. Moreover, discover the role of parenting in changing the world, not just through love for our children but for all children and our planet.

Guest Bio:

Marianne Williamson is a best-selling author, political activist, change-maker, thought leader, and presidential candidate. She has written 15 books, 4 of which have been #1 New York Times Best Sellers. She founded Project Angel Food, a non-profit organization that has delivered more than 14 million meals to ill and dying homebound patients since 1989. She is actively running for Presidential Office in 2024.

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Raising Kids Who Won’t Get Canceled & Who Will Talk To You | Open Relationships Podcast

Join us for our inaugural episode of "Open Relationships," where host Andrea Miller sparks an honest and meaningful conversation with the acclaimed LA writer, media critic, and parenting expert, Joanna Shroeder. Together, we delve deep into the challenging terrain of parenting in this digital era, discussing the vast world of information accessible to our children through the internet and how parents can utilize this for building better relationships.

We talk about the necessity of getting ahead of what your children see on their phones, understanding that children are tech-savvy and often surpass us in this field. Rather than hindering their exploration, we encourage parents to foster an environment where children feel comfortable asking questions about what they see online. We explore how to have difficult conversations with children of varying ages and the importance of maintaining openness, honesty, and utilizing basic science and biology in our explanations.

Guest Bio:

Joanna Shroeder - An LA writer, media critic, and editor including a longtime editor and critic at YourTango. A wonderful parent, who has written viral pieces for the New York Times, Boston Globe, and more. She is the lead author of  “Confronting Conspiracy Theories and Organized Bigotry at Home: A Guide For Parents & Caregivers” along with “Talk To Your Boys”, a book being published by Workman in 2025.

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Oprah’s Favorite Couples Therapists’ Best Tips For Lasting Love | Open Relationships Podcast

Let’s dive into the art of quality communication with renowned couples therapists and best-selling authors, Dr. Harville Hendrix and Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt. They introduce us to the groundbreaking "Imago Relationship Therapy" and the transformative power of listening, the first act of love. Explore the essentials of lateral dialogue, managing distortions in communication, and how our cultural value system impacts our relationships.

In this episode, learn about the importance of recognizing individual experiences and the profound effects of unconditional love. Learn practical advice on practicing intentional conversation and navigating power dynamics in relationships. Drawing from their wealth of expertise, our guests offer a fresh perspective on understanding each other better.

Guest Bio:

Dr. Harville Hendrix and Dr. Helen LaKelly Hunt are internationally renowned couples therapists, educators, speakers, and New York Times Best Selling authors. Between the two of them, they have written over 10 books with more than 4 million copies sold, including the timeless classic: “Getting the Love You Want: A Guide for Couples''.

Harville and Helen co-created the “Imago Relationship Therapy” to promote the transformation of couples and families. From there, they co-founded Imago Relationships International, a non-profit that has trained over 2000 therapists and educators in 51 countries. Most recently they’ve started an ambition initiative called “self conversations”, a dialogue process to help people experience safety in all conversations in order to create a more relational world.

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The Solution to Feeling Lonely ft. Guy Winch, TED Expert | Open Relationships Podcast

In this episode of “Open Relationships: Transforming Together,” Guy Winch, Ph.D., licensed psychologist, viral TED speaker, and author, sits down with YourTango’s CEO Andrea Miller to break down the deeper reasons behind the loneliness epidemic in America and its effects on Gen Z and men in particular, as well to offer helpful tips on how to feel less lonely. We also touch on the growing impact of Comparison Culture in the world of social media and how we can all reframe our scrolling habits to become happier, more tolerant, and more self-aware.

Guest Bio:

Guy Winch, Ph.D., is an internationally renowned psychologist who advocates for integrating the science of emotional health into our daily lives. His science-based self-help books have been translated into 28 languages and his 3 TED Talks have garnered over 30 million views.

Guy Winch received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from New York University, did post-doctoral work at NYU Medical Center, and opened a full-time private practice. Every week he made sure to spend an hour or two reading research journals. Whenever he came across studies that seemed relevant for one of my patients, he would tell them about the results or translate the ‘researchy’ findings into practical interventions or techniques they could use.

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An Addiction That's Actually Good For You ft TED All-Star Helen Fisher | Open Relationships Podcast

Today on "Open Relationships: Transforming Together," Andrea and special guest, Dr. Helen Fisher, delve into the intimate dynamics of love and relationships in the modern age. From how American singles navigate the first date to the evolutionary importance of romantic love, Dr. Fisher teaches us all about the science behind love and attraction.

Guest Bio:

Helen Fisher is an American anthropologist, human behavior researcher, and self-help author. She is a biological anthropologist, is a senior research fellow, at The Kinsey Institute, Indiana University, and a member of the Center For Human Evolutionary Studies in the Department of Anthropology at Rutgers University. Prior to Rutgers University, she was a research associate at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.

She is a leading expert on the biology of love and attraction. Fisher said that when she began researching for her dissertation, she considered the one thing all humans have in common – their reproductive strategies. She is now the most referenced scholar in the love research community.

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Why Do Good Relationships Fail? ft. World's Best Couples Therapist | Open Relationships Podcast

Dr. Sue Johnson joins the squad in one of our most ASMR friendly episodes thus far! Andrea Miller and special guest, the world renowned Couples Therapist Dr. Sue Johnson, answer all of your burning questions about where we go wrong in our relationships. Sit back and relax as Sue’s calming voice guides us on a deep dive into the worldwide phenomenon that Sue herself created, Emotionally Focused Therapy (aka EFT).

Guest Bio:

Sue Johnson is Director of the International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy and a Distinguished Research Professor at Alliant University in San Diego, California as well as a Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Ottawa, Canada. She has received numerous honors for her work, including the Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Couple and Family Therapy Award from the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and the Research in Family Therapy Award from the American Family Therapy Academy. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Johnson’s best-known professional books include "The Practice of Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy: Creating Connection" and "Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy with Trauma Survivors". Her book "Hold Me Tight, Seven Conversations for a Lifetime of Love", written for the general public, outlines her last 25 years of research and the new science of adult bonding.

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Get To Know Your Podcast Team!

Andrea Miller


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Andrea Miller is the founder and CEO of YourTango, an independent, purpose-driven

publisher whose mission is to foster the human connection—in all its joy, messiness,

hurt, heartache, healing, wonder, and triumph – and lead a movement to elevate and

energize relational wellness globally. Andrea made her debut as an author with "Radical Acceptance, The Secret to Happy, Lasting Love" published by Simon & Schuster in 2017 and winner of the prestigious Nautilus Award. Andrea is a frequent public speaker, including appearing on panels and events at Columbia Business School, Harvard University, and SXSW.

Andrea has earned a black belt in Shotokan karate from the Japan Karate Association (JKA), is a licensed private pilot, loves to ski, hike, garden, read, travel, hang out with friends and family, and dance wildly whenever possible. She and her husband live with their two amazing young sons in Colorado Springs.

Joanna Schroeder


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Joanna Schroeder is an author, editor, and media critic focusing on parenting and gender issues.

Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Elle Magazine, Cosmo, Esquire, and more. She serves as Managing Editor of the Experts Division at YourTango. Her book, Talk To Your Boys, will be published by Workman Publishing in early 2025. 

Jonas Koffler


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Jonas Koffler is a New York Times bestselling author, creative media producer, speaker, and writer.

He has advised internationally recognized thought leaders and creative artists, helped organizations innovate, developed strategy and intellectual property for startups and billion-dollar companies, and contributed to multiple bestselling books. He speaks at conferences like SXSW and FestForums on building community, innovation, and well-being.

Byron Adkins


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Bryon Adkins is a 2x Daytime Emmy Award-Winning Producer with a rich and diverse history in multimedia. For over a decade, Bryon has worked as a Director, Producer, Cinematographer, and even a Photographer for some of the most influential shows in television.

He has crafted compelling social media and branded content for a roster of celebrities, top influencers, and Fortune 500 companies. As we navigate the ever-changing world of digital and social media, Bryon's in-depth understanding of this landscape provides invaluable insights into its influence on the younger generations, and how communication is ever-changing within those demographics.

Hannah Compton

Graphic Designer and Video Editor

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Hannah Compton is an accomplished Graphic Designer and Video Editor at YourTango, with over a decade of experience in creating captivating visual content. Hannah's independent drive and dedication have contributed to the success of her husband's YouTube channel and brand, ARTV, which she has passionately nurtured for the past 8 years. Her dynamic skills, paired with an unwavering commitment to excellence, make her an invaluable asset in the world of design and video production.

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