Mar 4, 2020
Casey and Julie sit down with Monica McCarthy - talented actor, entrepreneur, writer, and philosopher - to talk, well, all the things, from good acting to theatre history to the meaning of life, to favorite philosophers.
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Monica McCarthy is an actress, emerging playwright, Shakespeare coach, podcast host, community impresaria, public speaker, and messaging consultant. She is the creator and host of the live monthly events series and podcast The Happier Hour: Philosophy To Help Your Life Suck Less. Monica was previously the impresaria for popular communities like Holstee, Impact Hub, Escape The City, and the 92Y, where she has curated and facilitated thousands of events including Holstee’s Campfire Chats (on stage interviews with folks like Tim Urban, Gretchen Rubin, James Victore, and AJ Jacobs), Moonlight Society (a conversation series interviewing guests about life off the clock), 100 Days of Impact (in response to Number 45’s first 100 days in office), and Escape Mondays. Monica frequently speaks on the topic of purpose and with organizations on the value of philosophy and community, including her TEDx talk Philosophy: The Life Hack Of The Future. Monica has facilitated numerous workshops on the topic of Creativity, Purpose, and Collaboration for organizations including: the United Nations Development Programme, AirBnB, Eileen Fisher, Starwood, Global Citizen and more. She has also authored and co-authored internal and external messaging around purpose for Uber, Starwood Hotels, Brugal Rum, and Broadway Bound Kids. She prefers her bourbon neat, her coffee black, and the window seat from which she has seen 52 countries on six continents.