Sounds True: Insights at the Edge


Spiritual Teachings, where Tami Simon, Founder and Publisher of Sounds True interviews spiritual teachers, visionary writers, and living luminaries about their newest work and current challenges—the growing edge of their inner inquiry and outer contribution to the world.

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  • Liz burger
    Great Podcast
    Kudos Tami Simon and Sounds True! Enlightening, Enriching, Entertaining for the soul!
  • ilishe
    Thank you
    Thank you for all you do to enlighten our hearts, minds, and spirits. I’ve followed your products and services for over a decade and have never regretted a single moment of the time I’ve spent reading, listening or watching. You and your calling are a true gift.
  • Jamie in Holland
    Excellent moment in my week
    I’ve been listening to this podcast for about a year now and almost every time I listen to an episode, I feel more connected and more tuned in to my higher reason for being on the planet. I listen to a lot of podcasts and this one is so well produced.
  • homeisnow
    The voice of a listener
    Tami Simon is a master interviewer she knows how to pause and listen to her guests instead of talking over them. Even though Tami is promoting there work in partnership she engrosses her self in the material and asks challenging questions. The interviews are long enough to go deep and give a good overview. I so appreciate how well they are done. I have been listening to them for years. Cheers to your team that help you put these together what excellent work they do. My only suggestion would be to take it on the road sometimes and get some different location ambiance. Also I would love to hear Tami interview or get interviewed by Terri Gross another true master.
  • talta22
    Deep gratitude always and in all ways..
    Thank you thank you…. A long overdue thank you to Sounds True and Tami Simon, for all the deeply nourishing work that has been an enormous part of my own healing and learning. I am continuously amazed at the depth and quality of content in conversation, the vulnerability of the conversations and the value of the teachings. I have found so many teachers and guides through Tami, and feel so grateful to her own commitment and integrity to the work of truth- relationship to deepening the conversation with the truth of all things, on all dimensions. In deep gratitude, Tracey
  • ouzlan
    To Tami
    Thank you for all these insightful interviews. There is indeed a plethora of information on trauma out there. We could all druve ourselves crazy trying to resolve even the most innocuous traumatic experience. I tend to believe that there truly is only one original trauma and that everyone may or may not show symptoms of it in their lives, that is the birth trauma. I heard that there was research being done on this in Germany and i don't know if It has already been the subject of an episode but i would love to hear more about it. Thank you.
  • suavita34
    Suavita in Sacramento
    This podcast is a favorite of mine. Tami is an excellent interviewer and the guests are fascinating and interesting. It’s a powerful podcast that has life changing episodes that stay with me and help me to grow as a human.
  • mommamindful
    Matt Licata and Jacqueline Suskin
    I’m always excited when I see a new episode of Insights at the Edge has been put out. Tami asks such deep and though provoking questions and I find I often listen multiple times to a single episode to glean even more relevant meaning. In the last few days, I have listened to the interviews with Matt Licata (A Healing Space) and Jacqueline Suskin (Everyday is a Poem), each twice. These are some of the Tami’s finest and most unique interviews. I’m truly grateful to have Insights at the Edge and Sounds True as resources for my spiritual life.
  • ckunert
    In Sync
    I love Tami Simon, and I love her interview style. I sometimes feel as though she is reading “my” mind and asks exactly the question that I would ask. Tami’s presence in this world, especially her presence in the world of media, is a gift to humanity. Thank you!
  • Ama Sarah
    Clear and affirming talk on workplace emotions
    Really appreciated this podcast for discussing something that many of us are working through as we return to work. It was a passionate yet oddly pragmatic look at how essential emotions are to human beings and why discounting emotions in the workplace results in less productivity and harm. It should be helpful to both employees and employers alike.
  • fh you gui it sh RD k
    Carla MrClarin
    I loved this podcast. After being in 12 step programs for 40 years , I realize I never learned to be skillful with emotions. Unless I was happy I felt shame. I am a novice at feeling . As a teacher for 25 years I stepped between kids and their emotions all the time. Your tools and processes will be very useful in my close relationships. I can hear and be heard instead of feeling anxious .Anne
  • Alee510
    Loved the episode with Karla
    But be sure: Trump was the agitator for America’s soul! He shook up the toxicity of DC, but people with noses in the air couldn’t handle his straight talk. Could he have chosen more sophisticated, eloquent language? Sure. Would it have had the same effect? No one ever wondered what Trump thought or wanted. Now, we have a tragedy of an administration bc there is no communication happening causing America to wonder about the cognitive health of our commander in chief. Anyway, please know you have conservatives that listen to and love your show. I’m tired of the comments that only serve to divide us. I love when your show brings enlightenment and builds bridges! Thank you!
  • Marcella Rene
    Compelling Interviews
    Tami is such a thorough interviewer. She isn’t afraid to dig deep and ask the questions that many viewers ma want to know. I find the content always inspiring, thought provoking and educational. Thank you!!
  • Nashville TN learner
    Taking me to the edge
    I’ve been listening to this podcast for years, off and on. I was reminded recently about why. The conversations usually take me to the “edge” of my known self and not only stretches my thinking, but in many cases strengthens my capacity to grow into “being “ something I ordinarily would not have thought about. Even in those instances where I think I know the direction of the conversation, I’ve been moved by the thoughtful questioning of the host, so much so, that it really didn’t matter what the answer of the interviewee was. It was as if the the question was probing me for some sort of resolution within myself. Thanks for the conversations.
  • Hypnotist Collector
    Insightful Great Presentation
    The conversation with Dr. Arielle Schwartz was phenomenal — extremely insightful and thoughtful, with a rare depth and respect for the audience’s intelligence and sensitivity. I also appreciate that both Tami Simon and Dr. Schwartz were so well prepared and that the delivery and presentation were so professional — (too many podcasts are full of verbal tics and lost trains of thought and total lack of either preparation or editing.) Really excellent, thank you!
  • zandy66
    Absolutely the best!
    My Self and all parts just loved this interview Tammy. I’ve listened to a ton of your insights at the edge and think this is the most useful and most pertinent to humanity. You are the nearly perfect interviewer and participant in this one especially. Richard holds a golden place in moving humanity forward. As a retired therapist having studied humans and having used the analogy of parts, I find myself eager for more clarity and look forward to trying his meditations and exercises. The honesty you both had in the interview clearly touched my heart and motivated me to continue the healing process. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
  • bossafanatic
    The best series
    This is hands down, the best podcast series that exists. Touching upon every topic imaginable, but from a soulful, spiritual perspective. What’s not to love? Tami is truly a blessing to us all.
  • pantherina99
    Soulful Content
    I rarely miss an episode, and love Tami’s style of interviewing important spiritual leaders of our time.
  • SnapDragon66
    A blessing to my day
    The guidance and information in this podcast has triggered a knowing in my soul that was totally profound. The episode with Dr. Erin Yu-Juin McMorrow was phenomenal and a must listen for all. The episode with Ari Weinzweig was so powerful to listen to as a business owner and trailblazer! Thank you for bringing this work to my mind and heart. The timing was perfect!
  • JO_Standing
    This is my favorite podcast by far
    I love what a hungry soul Tami Simon is her curiosity is insatiable!
  • ArtGirlSAH
    Definitely insights
    Peace! Thank You ! I’ve been listening for years. I think this is my first time writing a review. I love your show! You have a great voice. The perfect voice for sharing such insightful stories.
  • Arâm
    Insights at the edge
    Beautiful talk. Loved listening to Coleman Barks insights and his transcriptions of Rumi.
  • Joandance
    Best Job in the World
    Tami, I am finally sending a note of thanks. You must feel like you have the best job in the world. Like spreading out a banquet you pile your table high with guests and insights and questions every episode and I am grateful to be invited in. Your work is making a difference. Joan
  • Sgt. Pud
    Informative, healing, inspiring
    This is my new favorite podcast! Love your work and will be listening from now on.
  • LaughingWater13
    Thank you Tami
    I’d like to express my deep appreciation to Tami for offering these interviews to us. When times are dark, the perspectives and generosity of spirit offered by the guests truly lift me up and keep me going. Tami asks questions that are often the ones you would want to ask if you could, and that help bring a clear understanding of the approach and gift of the guest being interviewed. Tami and this podcast explore and amplify the complex beauty of existence and have been a lifeline for me this past year. Thank you 💗🙏
  • Brennafitz
    An incredible resource and support!!
    This podcast is an incredible resource and support for becoming a more mindful and more compassionate person. Every conversation is stimulating, inspiring, and thought-provoking. Tami Simon is a gifted interviewer, and her questions elicit responses from guests that can easily resonate with listeners. Discussions touch on so many practical tools for personal growth. I also want to read pretty much every book published by Sounds True, thanks to the conversations with authors in this podcast. So grateful for this offering!
  • ghb59
    Really LOVE all the Sounds True products and especially Tami Simons kind, curious, gentle interview style! Thank You.
  • mmmmmyessssss
    Thank you for permission to allow light and intimacy to flow!
    Tami, your interview with David Deida touched me profoundly to my core. Thank you for having him as your guest and offering his insights and wisdom to us listeners. There is a depth beyond words that came through and opened up a possibility of something I’ve longed for all my life but didn’t really believe existed. You always go deep with your guests and the way you honor them and respect them is just beautiful. And David is so courageous in bringing his sensitive work to the public. Thank you thank you thank you. I’m all in! Please have him again soon.
  • lo es que es
    gracias, tami
    I’ve listened to countless hours of sounds true cd’s through the last few decades, especially reggie ray and pema chödrön. you’ve helped me become a calmer, kinder elementary teacher, husband, and human. thank you from the core of my being and now being able to listen online for no cost. the podcast and your warm voice is always a pleasure to hear.
  • manda.kay
    Amazing content!
    I LOVE this content in this podcast!!! I just wish the audio quality was better; and the it would be 5 stars! 💗
  • Lynda"s stuff
    My New Favorite Podcast!
    Thank you Tami! I enjoy all your guests. The subject matter is of great interest to me. Your questions are always on point. And I appreciate the way you imagine the thoughts and reactions your audience may be having! Plus, I imagine your told frequently how cool your voice sounds. With Appreciation, Lynda Molino
  • Liz Korabek-Emerson
    Inspirational and informative!
    I loved your podcast with Elizabeth Lessor so much I had to buy the book, Cassandra Speaks, to read myself and share with my mastermind group. Your conversation with her was nuanced and helped to shift my perspective toward hope. The conversational style modeled how powerful women’s conversations and voices can be. Thank you for all that you have done over the years to open doors for women by forging your own path.
  • Leila Bhakti
    Dearest and wonderful Tami: The second your podcast begins and I hear your voice through my ear buds, I feel such a sense of familiarity and comfort — not to mention the surge of enthusiasm that radiates as I know I am about to spend time with beautiful souls who will almost certainly feel like newly discovered friends. Thank you. Truly ... thank you for being Here. (Interestingly enough, I am a new Louisville neighbor — after listening to your interviews and an abundance of programming put out by Sounds True for decades, I was absolutely delighted to know that I have found myself in the neighborhood ☺️) So smiling, Sheila Ryan
  • Janaki H
    Big work to do
    Resmaa Menakem has a kind and gentle manner while telling us that we have big work to do. And that I have to take it beyond my personal awareness and growth to engage with others around the ideas and monumental cultural change. Listen and listen again.
  • glimadoll
    Please focus more on practicalities!
    I do love your interview style. And I am also aware that often the guests are speaking in language that is so abstract as to be very hard to translate into what it means for the average human being! Please help them help us understand how their abstractions translate into the real world.
  • Effort and Effortlessness
    Tami’s interviews are so genuine - love this podcast
    First of all I love the sound of Tami’s voice, I know that sounds so superficial but listening to Tami is really soothing. Secondly Tami asks really great questions that are pointed but polite. Recently I listened to the one with Keith Campbell - The New Science of Narcissism and it was so refreshing and hilarious when Tami totally called herself out for the Sounds True screening process that inadvertently selects narcissist! Tami is such a boss! I loved how she did that, it was awesome and also such a catch 22 that many of us are faced with every day. Then I listened to Emma Isaacs - the Art of Winging It and sorry to say but she did come over as a narcissist especially when she said ‘she wants to be an inspiration to women’ like, I don’t think it works that way around! Then as a sort of bookend I ‘co-incidentally’ listened to the one with Joanna Macy who was the polar opposite and it was so interesting how at the end Tami spontaneously said to her that she, Joana, was ‘such an inspiration’. Please keep up the great work Tami!
  • Pomegranate45
    Insights At The Edge
    I truly love Insights At The Edge. Not only is it very thought-provoking, insightful, and illuminating it is also very human. Tami Simon does an excellent job anticipating the questions that I would want to ask myself and steering the conversation in ways that keep it interesting. I do have one complaint however, and that is regarding the sound quality of the interviewees. It is oftentimes muffled or lacking in clarity, and therefore a bit grating on the nervous system. This is the only reason I didn’t give it 5 stars. I do hope there’s a way to remedy this because the podcast content is definitely deserving of it.
  • _DarkMother_
    The New Alpha Male is Open Hearted
    Love this! Insightful, inspiring, HONEST and vulnerable. With so much being held in the balance as we all negotiate our way forward, it's super good to hear how Lance navigates. Talk about how to flow and be who you came here to be. MUST LISTEN. All caps, bc excited. For me and you!
  • anandastar
    Sah D’Simone
    I have been listening to Tami’s interviews for over 25 years and have enjoyed them all. However, this was my favorite by far! Both Sah and Tami felt very present, connected and vulnerable. Sah is an example of how the core truths are coming through the great wisdom of the young people. I have a deep sense that it is where we’re going as a human race. Thank you so much for this beautiful interview. Love and blessings, Christine (70 and youthing)
  • law_javagirl
    Very uplifting and inspiring interviews
    I’m very grateful for Tami and all the sounds true staff bringing this podcast as well as all the other sounds true books, audios and courses into the world. They are a true blessing on my journey! Thank you for the interesting guests and the open, authentic conversations and questions!
  • human from ME
    That interview with Sah was soooo fun. I was smiling the whole time and just wanted to dance and fist pump the air. Keep them coming Tami, you rock.
  • Ann Sheppard
    Thank you
    I enjoy your thoughtful questions, honesty, vulnerability and your willingness to be authentic, Tami. Thank you for being you.
  • Vusjade
    Narcissism podcast
    While I have enjoyed other podcast episodes this one is harmful in my opinion. I understand the attempt to dissect and explain narcissism ~ I feel this podcast is harmful to those who have been seriously traumatized by an extreme narcissist. Narcissistic abuse causes significant mental and emotional damage ~ not just physical and financial damage. The NPD person often has NO remorse or empathy for the people they are hurting. I feel this podcast episode was making light of narcissism in way that is harmful. I would caution anyone who has experienced the severe, harmful effects of being raised by or being in a relationship with an extreme narcissist not to listen to this particular podcast episode because of possibilty of being re-traumatized.
    Can't find episode
    Heard an awesome episode whilst falling asleep now can't find it. If I remember correctly the podcast started with sadness by a enigma
  • Susie SK
    Life changing
    Tami - thank you so much for these wonderful podcasts. You are an amazing interviewer - with insightful and thought provoking questions and guests. The teachings / topics are life changing for which I am truly grateful. I appreciate you and Sounds True. Thank you.
  • Lindsay Ishman
    Have you thought about interviewing Lisa Dion who wrote the book Aggression in Play Therapy? - it’s a game changer in the world of play therapy and therapy for children. Her book, podcasts and teachings have changed everything for many therapists around the world
  • Dollardan1
    General Observations
    I have listened to several podcasts and have some positives: 1- the guests are good for different perspectives 2- often the questions are very good and probing/insightful 3- Recent Michael Singer interview was excellent. Not so good: 1- Tammy talks very slow. I think the show should work on pacing. It detracts to have to wait for great dialogue. I run at 1.5 X’s and fight that’s better. 2- One recent podcast was with a psychiatrist RE “emotional inflammation.” At first I was excited to hear this perspective. But then the whole podcast revolved around the evils of global warming. The interviewer stated that most modern day stress/anxiety was solely due to the lack of progress on global warming. Which is ridiculous to ignore other substantial concerns in society like: political divisions, financial challenges (I.e. personal debt, student debt, volatile net worth, financial calamities), international terrorism and public safety, international conflicts, and declining real wages and good paying jobs over last 20-30 years, and drug abuse. It was a real bait and switch and the author’s credibility flew out window. I wish Tammy would have challenges such obvious diatribe.
  • mmarbles
    Really interesting
    These interviews are consistently high quality. I appreciate your questions Tami. What about the viewer that... great awareness. Really appreciate the damien echols interview. So powerful. Thank you.
  • CAM904
    Damien Echols Interview
    Thanks to Tamil for this intriguing interview. At first I thought to skip past it because I’ve never been interested in learning about angels. Wow, this interview and Mr. Echol’s experiences changed my mind and I will be reading his new book as soon as possible. I’m grateful for this podcast.
  • MultitaskingDriver
    Life changing
    I absolutely love these podcasts. Tami is a powerful and very adept interviewer. She asks challenging questions that help me understand how to better understand and apply these concepts. I really appreciate that! I’ll be thinking, “ok, but what does that actually look like in practice...” and it never fails- Tami will ask (and keep asking if necessary) questions until the guests get to that in a clear way. It’s not hyperbolic to say this podcast has changed my life!
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