Having good conversations is Celeste Headlee's job.

Having good conversations is Celeste Headlee's job.

It can be nerve-wracking to hear someone say, “we need to talk,” but that’s not only what journalist Celeste Headlee wants people to do, it’s the title of her new book.

Having meaningful conversations is Headlee’s job. She’s a talk show host based in Georgia who loves to be surprised by what she learns about people during discussions. Her TED talk, “10 Ways To Have A Better Conversation,” has been viewed more than 11 million times.

So … let’s talk.


  • Celeste Headlee Host of Georgia Public Broadcasting's "On Second Thought"; author of a forthcoming book on reviving conversation, tentatively titled "We Need to Talk"

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