a note from your host
Hey there. I am a podcast junkie. I wake up at 5:45am to get in my first podcast before rousing my three kids. Why? Because I learn something new everyday, because I have “friends” I will never meet in real life and don’t need to. They share themselves – warts and all – and when I listen, I feel a little more connected to the world around me.
I created All The Wiser for people to come together. I wanted to offer a place for great people to find great stories – whether you are on a walk, stuck in traffic, doing the dishes, or hiding in your car from your small children.
My hope is that you will be inspired by these conversations, that you will hear how others faced struggle, survived, thrived... and that you will grow all the wiser for listening.
Kimi culp, host
Kimi Culp is a multi-media producer devoted to bringing original ideas and concepts to life online and onscreen. Kimi's unique specialty is identifying and developing stories with soul. Her experience includes work as a producer for NBC, ABC, and The Oprah Winfrey Show. She has conceived and produced hundreds of stories around the world and negotiated exclusive interviews for some of the most prominent names in journalism including Diane Sawyer and Barbara Walters.
Most recently, she produced GLEASON, a feature-length documentary film that follows the journey of her friends, Steve Gleason and his wife, Michel. GLEASON premiered at Sundance in 2016 and was purchased by Amazon Studios and Open Road Films. The New York Times critic pick was shortlisted for the 2017 Academy Awards.
Kimi was a partner at Long Story Media, a short form content and creative consulting company focused on cause related content. Their clients include The Bill & Melinda Gates, Kaiser Family and Alicia Keys Foundations.
Until 2011 she served as Executive Director of Talent and Development at OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. She oversaw series and specials including “Visionaries: Inside the Creative Mind,” an original series profiling Tom Ford, will.iam, James Cameron, Tyler Perry, and Annie Leibovitz.
In addition to her work onscreen, Kimi is the co-author of the best-selling book, A Letter to My Dog. She has been a featured speaker at festivals and conferences including Cannes Lions, Best Global Brands, Microsoft and Aspen Ideas Festival.
Kimi’s intention is to continue to tell stories with soul while supporting causes to make the world a better place. Kimi lives in Los Angeles and loves spending time with her husband and three children, drinking spicy margaritas with her girlfriends and devouring dark chocolate.
Erica Gerard, Producer
Erica Gerard is the owner of Podkit Productions, a Los Angeles-based podcast launch and production consultancy that helps clients navigate the ins and outs of creating and releasing a successful podcast.
Erica is also a writer/performer and The Moth StorySlam champion.