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A Mile in My Shoes

Storytelling Podcasts

Nominated 'Best New Podcast' at the 2019 British Podcast Awards. A weekly podcast that invites you to walk in the shoes of a stranger and listen to their story. Take 10 minutes to hear from people from all walks of life, with each story part of Empathy Museum's audio projects – including A Mile in My Shoes, From Where I'm Standing, and Brixton Memories. More information about our projects at empathymuseum.com. Please be aware that some stories are more appropriate for adult listeners. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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United Kingdom

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Nominated 'Best New Podcast' at the 2019 British Podcast Awards. A weekly podcast that invites you to walk in the shoes of a stranger and listen to their story. Take 10 minutes to hear from people from all walks of life, with each story part of Empathy Museum's audio projects – including A Mile in My Shoes, From Where I'm Standing, and Brixton Memories. More information about our projects at empathymuseum.com. Please be aware that some stories are more appropriate for adult listeners. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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English


Episodes
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Down the Rabbit Hole #6 – Angel's story

9/2/2022
In this episode, Angel tells her personal story to accompany the letter she wrote and read in episode five. Down the Rabbit Hole is a series of letters and personal stories from three women, Elizabeth, Rita and Angel. They all access The Beth Centre – a space supporting women living in Lambeth who are at risk of, or affected by, the criminal justice system. Take a look at a beautiful book of images made to accompany this series: https://www.empathymuseum.com/podcast/down-the-rabbit-hole/ To create this audio storytelling project, Elizabeth, Rita and Angel worked with course facilitators Jesse Lawson, Donna Everett and Brenda Birungi through 10 weeks of workshops on storytelling, writing, public speaking, recording techniques, and more. This project was produced by Boldface in collaboration with Women in Prison, a charity working to end the harm caused to women, their families and our communities by imprisonment. The audio was produced by Jesse Lawson and Nada Smiljanic. More about: Boldface: https://www.boldfacecic.org/ The Beth Centre: https://www.lambethandsouthwarkmind.org.uk/directory/the-beth-centre-women-offenders/ Women in Prison: https://womeninprison.org.uk/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:09:50

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Down the Rabbit Hole #5 – Angel's letter

8/31/2022
In this episode we hear a letter written and read by Angel. Down the Rabbit Hole is a series of letters and personal stories from three women: Elizabeth, Rita and Angel. All three access The Beth Centre – a space supporting women living in Lambeth who are at risk of, or affected by, the criminal justice system. Take a look at a beautiful book of images made to accompany this series: https://www.empathymuseum.com/podcast/down-the-rabbit-hole/ To create this audio storytelling project, Elizabeth, Rita and Angel worked with course facilitators Jesse Lawson, Donna Everett and Brenda Birungi through 10 weeks of workshops on storytelling, writing, public speaking, recording techniques, and more. This project was produced by Boldface in collaboration with Women in Prison, a charity working to end the harm caused to women, their families and our communities by imprisonment. The audio was produced by Jesse Lawson and Nada Smiljanic. Transcripts are available at https://www.empathymuseum.com/podcast/down-the-rabbit-hole/ More about: Boldface: https://www.boldfacecic.org/ The Beth Centre: https://www.lambethandsouthwarkmind.org.uk/directory/the-beth-centre-women-offenders/ Women in Prison: https://womeninprison.org.uk/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:02:52

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Down the Rabbit Hole #4 – Rita's story

8/25/2022
In this episode, Rita tells her personal story to accompany the letter she wrote and read in episode three. Down the Rabbit Hole is a series of letters and personal stories from three women, Elizabeth, Rita and Angel. They all access The Beth Centre – a space supporting women living in Lambeth who are at risk of, or affected by, the criminal justice system. Take a look at a beautiful book of images made to accompany this series: https://www.empathymuseum.com/podcast/down-the-rabbit-hole/ Content note: This episode involves brief discussion of racial discrimination and financial abuse. To create this audio storytelling project, Elizabeth, Rita and Angel worked with course facilitators Jesse Lawson, Donna Everett and Brenda Birungi through 10 weeks of workshops on storytelling, writing, public speaking, recording techniques, and more. This project was produced by Boldface in collaboration with Women in Prison, a charity working to end the harm caused to women, their families and our communities by imprisonment. The audio was produced by Jesse Lawson and Nada Smiljanic. More about: Boldface: https://www.boldfacecic.org/ The Beth Centre: https://www.lambethandsouthwarkmind.org.uk/directory/the-beth-centre-women-offenders/ Women in Prison: https://womeninprison.org.uk/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:09:51

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Down the Rabbit Hole #3 – Rita's letter

8/24/2022
In this episode we hear a letter written and read by Rita. Down the Rabbit Hole is a series of letters and personal stories from three women: Elizabeth, Rita and Angel. All three access The Beth Centre – a space supporting women living in Lambeth who are at risk of, or affected by, the criminal justice system. Take a look at a beautiful book of images made to accompany this series: https://www.empathymuseum.com/podcast/down-the-rabbit-hole/ To create this audio storytelling project, Elizabeth, Rita and Angel worked with course facilitators Jesse Lawson, Donna Everett and Brenda Birungi through 10 weeks of workshops on storytelling, writing, public speaking, recording techniques, and more. This project was produced by Boldface in collaboration with Women in Prison, a charity working to end the harm caused to women, their families and our communities by imprisonment. The audio was produced by Jesse Lawson and Nada Smiljanic. Transcripts are available at https://www.empathymuseum.com/podcast/down-the-rabbit-hole/ More about: Boldface: https://www.boldfacecic.org/ The Beth Centre: https://www.lambethandsouthwarkmind.org.uk/directory/the-beth-centre-women-offenders/ Women in Prison: https://womeninprison.org.uk/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:03:59

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Down the Rabbit Hole #2 – Elizabeth's story

8/18/2022
In this second episode of the series, Elizabeth tells her personal story to accompany the letter she wrote and read in episode one. Down the Rabbit Hole is a series of letters and personal stories from three women, Elizabeth, Rita and Angel. They all access The Beth Centre – a space supporting women living in Lambeth who are at risk of, or affected by, the criminal justice system. Take a look at a beautiful book of images made to accompany this series: https://www.empathymuseum.com/podcast/down-the-rabbit-hole/ Content note: This episode involves discussion of physical abuse. To create this audio storytelling project, Elizabeth, Rita and Angel worked with course facilitators Jesse Lawson, Donna Everett and Brenda Birungi through 10 weeks of workshops on storytelling, writing, public speaking, recording techniques, and more. This project was produced by Boldface in collaboration with Women in Prison, a charity working to end the harm caused to women, their families and our communities by imprisonment. The audio was produced by Jesse Lawson and Nada Smiljanic. More about: Boldface: https://www.boldfacecic.org/ The Beth Centre: https://www.lambethandsouthwarkmind.org.uk/directory/the-beth-centre-women-offenders/ Women in Prison: https://womeninprison.org.uk/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:09:35

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Down the Rabbit Hole #1 – Elizabeth's letter

8/17/2022
In this first episode of the series, we hear a letter written and read by Elizabeth. Down the Rabbit Hole is a series of letters and personal stories from three women, Elizabeth, Rita and Angel. They all access The Beth Centre – a space supporting women living in Lambeth who are at risk of, or affected by, the criminal justice system. Take a look at a beautiful book of images made to accompany this series: https://www.empathymuseum.com/podcast/down-the-rabbit-hole/ To create this audio storytelling project, Elizabeth, Rita and Angel worked with course facilitators Jesse Lawson, Donna Everett and Brenda Birungi through 10 weeks of workshops on storytelling, writing, public speaking, recording techniques, and more. This project was produced by Boldface in collaboration with Women in Prison, a charity working to end the harm caused to women, their families and our communities by imprisonment. The audio was produced by Jesse Lawson and Nada Smiljanic. Transcripts are available at https://www.empathymuseum.com/podcast/down-the-rabbit-hole/ More about: Boldface: https://www.boldfacecic.org/ The Beth Centre: https://www.lambethandsouthwarkmind.org.uk/directory/the-beth-centre-women-offenders/ Women in Prison: https://womeninprison.org.uk/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:03:56

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Our Justice: Episode #6 – Chris & Gary

8/2/2022
Episode 6 of 'Our Justice': a mini series of true stories and conversations co-produced with young people with experience of the Scottish justice system. In Chris’s second episode, he interviews Gary Brown – a development co-ordinator for young people with care experience. They discuss the relationship between the Scottish care system and the Scottish justice system. This is a Boldface Production, in partnership with Community Justice Scotland and the Empathy Museum. Content warning: This episode discusses experiences of the care system, and of interactions with the police. If you are affected by anything you hear, please visit the Community Justice Scotland website for a list of organisations offering support: https://communityjustice.scot/news/our-justice-podcast/ Production credits: Recording: Jesse Lawson Editing and Sound Design: Nada Smiljanic Mixing: Arlie Adlington Executive Producer: Jesse Lawson A text transcript is available at http://empathymuseum.com/podcast/our-justice More about this series: In Our Justice, three young people explore personal and societal issues that led to contact with the Scottish Justice System. Over six episodes, Reece, Chris and Elio take it in turns to share their own experiences, then invite significant people in their lives to join them and reflect on what they’ve been through. Our Justice is an honest and person-centred exploration of criminal justice in Scotland. Each young person received presenting and interview training, and has shaped the structure of the series. Music and sfx credits: Monkey Warhol - Lunar Walk - freemusicarchive.org/music/Monkey_Warhol/lunar-phases-ep/lunar-walk/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:15:03

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Our Justice: Episode #5 – Chris

8/2/2022
Episode 5 of 'Our Justice': a mini series of true stories and conversations co-produced with young people with experience of the Scottish justice system. In this episode, we hear from Chris – a young activist and advocate for people with care experience. He shares his experiences growing up in the care system. This is a Boldface Production, in partnership with Community Justice Scotland and the Empathy Museum. Content warning: This episode discusses experiences of the care system, and of interactions with the police. If you are affected by anything you hear, please visit the Community Justice Scotland website for a list of organisations offering support: https://communityjustice.scot/news/our-justice-podcast/ Production credits: Training: Jesse Lawson + Arlie Adlington Editing and Sound Design: Nada Smiljanic Mixing: Arlie Adlington Executive Producer: Jesse Lawson A text transcript is available at http://empathymuseum.com/podcast/our-justice More about this series: In Our Justice, three young people explore personal and societal issues that led to contact with the Scottish Justice System. Over six episodes, Reece, Chris and Elio take it in turns to share their own experiences, then invite significant people in their lives to join them and reflect on what they’ve been through. Our Justice is an honest and person-centred exploration of criminal justice in Scotland. Each young person received presenting and interview training, and has shaped the structure of the series. Music and sfx credits: Monkey Warhol - Lunar Walk - freemusicarchive.org/music/Monkey_Warhol/lunar-phases-ep/lunar-walk/ Dilating Times - Jam No. 6 - freemusicarchive.org/music/Dilating_Times/cycles-trax/jam-no-6/ Dilating Times - Through the Wormhole - freemusicarchive.org/music/Dilating_Times/single/through-the-wormhole _Mc5_ - Suburban Garden Early Morning Ambience 2 - freesound.org/people/_MC5_/sounds/574443/ Inchadney - Beach - freesound.org/people/inchadney/sounds/82905/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:12:22

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Our Justice: Episode #4 – Elio & EJ

7/27/2022
Episode 4 of 'Our Justice': a mini-series of true stories and conversations, co-produced with young people with experience of the Scottish justice system. In Elio's second episode, they speak to their sibling EJ (who is currently studying law) about the impact of having a parent sent to prison. This is a Boldface Production, in partnership with Community Justice Scotland and the Empathy Museum. Content warning: This episode discusses parental imprisonment, bullying, discrimination based on gender, and mental health-related difficulties. If you are affected by anything you hear, please visit the Community Justice Scotland website for a list of organisations offering support: https://communityjustice.scot/news/our-justice-podcast/ Episode production credits: Recording: Arlie Adlington Editing and Sound Design: Nada Smiljanic Mixing: Arlie Adlington Executive Producer: Jesse Lawson A text transcript is available at http://empathymuseum.com/podcast/our-justice More about this series: In Our Justice, three young people explore personal and societal issues that led to contact with the Scottish Justice System. Over six episodes, Reece, Chris and Elio take it in turns to share their own experiences, then invite significant people in their lives to join them and reflect on what they’ve been through. Our Justice is an honest and person-centred exploration of criminal justice in Scotland. Each young person received presenting and interview training, and has shaped the structure of the series. Music and sfx credits: Monkey Warhol - Lunar Walk - freemusicarchive.org/music/Monkey_Warhol/lunar-phases-ep/lunar-walk/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:15:22

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Our Justice: Episode #3 – Elio

7/27/2022
Episode 3 of 'Our Justice': a mini-series of true stories and conversations, co-produced with young people with experience of the Scottish justice system. In this episode we hear from 18-year-old Elio, who loves theatre and is a huge fan of Doctor Who. They share their experience of growing up with a parent in prison. This is a Boldface Production, in partnership with Community Justice Scotland and the Empathy Museum. Content warning: This episode discusses parental imprisonment, bullying, mental health-related difficulties, and discrimination based on gender. If you are affected by anything you hear, please visit the Community Justice Scotland website for a list of organisations offering support: https://communityjustice.scot/news/our-justice-podcast/ Episode production credits: Training: Jesse Lawson + Arlie Adlington Editing and Sound Design: Nada Smiljanic Mixing: Arlie Adlington Executive Producer: Jesse Lawson A text transcript is available at http://empathymuseum.com/podcast/our-justice More about this series: In Our Justice, three young people explore personal and societal issues that led to contact with the Scottish Justice System. Over six episodes, Reece, Chris and Elio take it in turns to share their own experiences, then invite significant people in their lives to join them and reflect on what they’ve been through. Our Justice is an honest and person-centred exploration of criminal justice in Scotland. Each young person received presenting and interview training, and has shaped the structure of the series. Music and sfx credits: Monkey Warhol - Lunar Walk - freemusicarchive.org/music/Monkey_Warhol/lunar-phases-ep/lunar-walk/ Crowander - Romance - freemusicarchive.org/music/crowander/atmosphears-experimental-atmos/15-romancemp3/ Little Glass Men - Modulation of the Spirit - freemusicarchive.org/music/Little_Glass_Men/Debut_EP/Modulation_of_the_Spirit_WB Meydan - The Beauty of Maths - freemusicarchive.org/music/Meydan/The_Beauty_of_Maths/Meydn_-_The_Beauty_of_Maths_1361 Tomlija - Courthouse Lobby Ambience - freesound.org/people/Tomlija/sounds/101237/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:10:19

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Our Justice: Episode #2 – Reece & Kayleigh

7/20/2022
Episode 2 of 'Our Justice': a mini-series of true stories and conversations, co-produced with young people with experience of the Scottish justice system. In Reece's second episode, he invites his friend Kayleigh to discuss class, mental health and generational trauma in relation to the Scottish Justice System. If you didn't catch Reece's first episode, you can find it just before this one in our podcast feed. This is a Boldface Production, in partnership with Community Justice Scotland and the Empathy Museum. Content warning: This episode's topics include mental health-related diagnoses, and brief experiences of imprisonment. If you are affected by anything you hear, please visit the Community Justice Scotland website for a list of organisations offering support and/or guidance: https://communityjustice.scot/news/our-justice-podcast/ Episode production credits: Recording: Jesse Lawson Editing and Sound Design: Nada Smiljanic Mixing: Nada Smiljanic Executive Producer: Jesse Lawson A text transcript is available at http://empathymuseum.com/podcast/our-justice More about this series: In Our Justice, three young people explore personal and societal issues that led to contact with the Scottish Justice System. Over six episodes, Reece, Chris and Elio take it in turns to share their own experiences, then invite significant people in their lives to join them and reflect on what they’ve been through. Our Justice is an honest and person-centred exploration of criminal justice in Scotland. Each young person received presenting and interview training, and has shaped the structure of the series. Music and sfx credits: Monkey Warhol - Lunar Walk - freemusicarchive.org/music/Monkey_Warhol/lunar-phases-ep/lunar-walk/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:16:01

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Our Justice: Episode #1 – Reece

7/20/2022
Episode 1 of 'Our Justice': a mini-series of true stories and conversations, co-produced with young people with experience of the Scottish justice system. In this episode we hear from 25-year-old Reece, who works at a nightclub and is training to be a social worker. He talks about going into witness protection as a young person, and navigating his Borderline Personality Disorder diagnosis. This is a Boldface Production, in partnership with Community Justice Scotland and the Empathy Museum. Content warning: This episode mentions drug use, mental health-related diagnosis, and intimate partner violence. If you are affected by anything you hear, please visit the Community Justice Scotland website for a list of organisations offering support: https://communityjustice.scot/news/our-justice-podcast/ Episode production credits: Training: Jesse Lawson + Arlie Adlington Editing and Sound Design: Nada Smiljanic Mixing: Nada Smiljanic Executive Producer: Jesse Lawson A text transcript is available at http://empathymuseum.com/podcast/our-justice More about this series: In Our Justice, three young people explore personal and societal issues that led to contact with the Scottish Justice System. Over six episodes, Reece, Chris and Elio take it in turns to share their own experiences, then invite significant people in their lives to join them and reflect on what they’ve been through. Our Justice is an honest and person-centred exploration of criminal justice in Scotland. Each young person received presenting and interview training, and has shaped the structure of the series. Music and sfx credits: Monkey Warhol - Lunar Walk freemusicarchive.org/music/Monkey_Warhol/lunar-phases-ep/lunar-walk/ Dilating Times - Jam No. 6 freemusicarchive.org/music/Dilating_Times/cycles-trax/jam-no-6/ Anthem of Rain - Bad Nostalgia freemusicarchive.org/music/anthem-of-rain/freedom/bad-nostalgia/ Ryan Andersen - She’s the Greatest Dancer https://freemusicarchive.org/music/Ryan_Andersen/MORE/Shes_The_Greatest_Dancer/ Sergey Cheremisinov - Now You Are Here freemusicarchive.org/music/Sergey_Cheremisinov/Northern_Citys_Secret/Sergey_Cheremisinov_-_Northern_Citys_Secret_-_09_Now_You_Are_Here/ Lost Dream - Peaceful https://freesound.org/people/Lost_Dream/sounds/554415/ PaulOcone - Ambient Ukulele Drone freesound.org/people/PaulOcone/sounds/465320/ InspectorJ -Car Passing, Multi, A. freesound.org/people/InspectorJ/sounds/416439/ Coosemek - Creaks and Bumps freesound.org/people/coosemek/sounds/460542/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:11:22

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Dermot - From Where I'm Standing

12/22/2021
“We had a workshop full of tools and equipment and right from the start I was thinking, yes, this is our time” – Dermot's story was produced by Alia Cassam and was collected as part of From Where I’m Standing, our project collecting audio stories and portraits from 2020. More about the project: https://fromwhereiamstanding.empathymuseum.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:08:15

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Onjali - From Where I'm Standing

12/15/2021
“We get treated like we’re a little bit dumb because we believe in God” – Onjali's story was produced by Melissa Viney and was collected as part of From Where I’m Standing, our project collecting audio stories and portraits from 2020. More about the project: https://fromwhereiamstanding.empathymuseum.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:07:42

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Helen - From Where I'm Standing

12/8/2021
“Actually it’s OK not to be OK. We all have days when we’re not OK, and that’s fine.” – Helen's story was produced by Sara Conkey and was collected as part of From Where I’m Standing, our project collecting audio stories and portraits from 2020. More about the project: https://fromwhereiamstanding.empathymuseum.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:08:22

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Claire - From Where I'm Standing

12/1/2021
“Dying is hard. It’s hard work like birth is hard work.” – Claire's story was produced by Nada Smiljanic and was collected as part of From Where I’m Standing, our project collecting audio stories and portraits from 2020. More about the project: https://fromwhereiamstanding.empathymuseum.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:06:50

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Kathleen - From Where I'm Standing

11/24/2021
“For me, the way I entertain my patients is to sing with them.” – Kathleen's story was produced by Olivia Humphreys and was collected as part of From Where I’m Standing, our project collecting audio stories and portraits from 2020. More about the project: https://fromwhereiamstanding.empathymuseum.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:07:44

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David - From Where I'm Standing

11/17/2021
“I remember asking her when does this get any easier? And she said it never does, and the day it does is when you should stop.” – David's story was produced by Sara Conkey and was collected as part of From Where I’m Standing, our project collecting audio stories and portraits from 2020. More about the project: https://fromwhereiamstanding.empathymuseum.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:08:31

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Beverly - From Where I'm Standing

11/10/2021
“This woman nearly fell in the pond to avoid walking past us” – Beverly's story was produced by Deborah Shorindé and was collected as part of From Where I’m Standing, our project collecting audio stories and portraits from 2020. More about the project: https://fromwhereiamstanding.empathymuseum.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:08:03

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Ellen - From Where I'm Standing

11/3/2021
“To see nurses crying with marks and sores on their faces, that was really hard.” – Ellen's story was produced by Cheeka Eyers and was collected as part of From Where I’m Standing, our project collecting audio stories and portraits from 2020. More about the project: https://fromwhereiamstanding.empathymuseum.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:08:22