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'Grey's Anatomy' Star Ellen Pompeo Explains What Prompted Her To Start A 'Fun & Enlightening' Podcast

Sep. 23 2021, Published 1:51 p.m. ET

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From the hospital to the recording booth! On September 29, the first episode of Ellen Pompeo's podcast, "Tell Me with Ellen Pompeo," will drop.

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"As the title alludes to, I want the show to be a place of listening, learning and growth," the actress shared. "I hope to introduce and highlight people from all different backgrounds and industries and create a space for thoughtful conversation."

On the weekly show, the Grey's Anatomy star will sit down with various guests to chat about everything under the sun, but she hopes that each and every episode will help "bring people together."

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"I feel like we're so divided right now and anything that connects us is a wonderful medium. I listen to podcasts and think of things that I never thought of before, or have empathy for a situation after I've heard somebody's opinion about it or the way someone else thinks about something, as opposed to the way I think about it," she noted to PEOPLE. "So I'm hoping that this can be a connector of sorts and a teacher and a platform for people."

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"I hope they just find it fun and enlightening," added Pompeo. "I hope they think of something they hadn't thought of before, or they come away with more empathy for a situation that they didn't have before, or they think about things from a different point of view."

Fans of the her medical drama will be delighted to hear that former costar Patrick Dempsey will be stopping by to talk within one of the first three episodes.

"It was really fun to catch up with all his stuff," the mom-of-three noted. "I mean, him and I talked privately obviously, but I think to give our fans 45 minutes of what our conversations look like when we do talk or when we hike or when we have lunch, that was pretty fun to be able to give the fans a little peek into what our conversations look like."

Aside from the Enchanted hunk, her next two guests stars will be businesswoman Michelle Harper and Grown-ish star Yara Shahidi. New episodes of "Tell Me with Ellen Pompeo" release on Wednesdays.

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