Becoming a Sage: Ellen Goodman

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Welcome to the Becoming a Sage podcast, hosted by Dr. Jann. This week’s episode features Dr. Jann’s conversation with Ellen Goodman.

NOTE: Please understand there are a few spots where the audio is not the best quality. For this, I apologize. But I was so honored to be able to interview Ellen Goodman so I want to share it with you. I was star-struck since she is one of my sheroes!

Ellen began her career as a researcher for Newsweek magazine in the days when only men wrote for the newsweekly. After two years, she became a reporter for the Detroit Free Press and then The Boston Globe where she began writing her column. The column was syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group. She wrote her twice-weekly column until 2010 appearing in over 400 newspapers. To read more about Ellen, see her bio on her website at