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Strangers

KCRW

I'm cooking up a new season on Patreon. Join me there for just $1 per month to receive new episodes (starting November 2019) and to access the rest of the archive of 80+ episodes, all ad-free: patreon.com/strangerspodcast. Or just stay subscribed here. Most of the new work will be released here eventually. Strangers features true stories about the people we meet, the connections we make, the heartbreaks we suffer, the kindnesses we encounter, and those frightful moments when we discover that WE aren't even who we thought we were.

I'm cooking up a new season on Patreon. Join me there for just $1 per month to receive new episodes (starting November 2019) and to access the rest of the archive of 80+ episodes, all ad-free: patreon.com/strangerspodcast. Or just stay subscribed here. Most of the new work will be released here eventually. Strangers features true stories about the people we meet, the connections we make, the heartbreaks we suffer, the kindnesses we encounter, and those frightful moments when we discover that WE aren't even who we thought we were.

Location:

Los Angeles, CA

Description:

I'm cooking up a new season on Patreon. Join me there for just $1 per month to receive new episodes (starting November 2019) and to access the rest of the archive of 80+ episodes, all ad-free: patreon.com/strangerspodcast. Or just stay subscribed here. Most of the new work will be released here eventually. Strangers features true stories about the people we meet, the connections we make, the heartbreaks we suffer, the kindnesses we encounter, and those frightful moments when we discover that WE aren't even who we thought we were.

Twitter:

@KCRW

Language:

English

Contact:

1900 Pico Blvd. Santa Monica, CA 90405 310-450-5183


Episodes

The Cape, Chapter 1

5/7/2020
Lea is back, but where has she been? The story officially starts here.

Duration:00:27:22

The Corona Dialogues 1

4/25/2020
A poet brings beauty and hope, and Paul and Lea do DIY couple's therapy in a hottub.

Duration:00:27:17

Wilmot of Helena

4/22/2020
Wilmot Collins is an interesting man with an interesting story. This is it. I hope you enjoy it. This is my first new publicly-released episode in more than two years - I'm back! Find more Strangers content, new and old, at www.patreon.com/strangerspodcast - it's only $1 per month to join - or stay tuned here for more free episodes (free episodes will be released regularly throughout the pandemic).

Duration:00:29:52

Anniversary

8/3/2018
Lea has an anniversary and gets back in the closet. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:06:22

Isn’t It Nice

12/12/2017
We end the year, as we began, with a story about Jared in St George, Utah, and we reflect on the beautiful difference a year can make, even for someone who thought his whole future had disappeared. If you need a bit of hope this holiday season, or want to make some changes for the … Continue reading Isn’t It Nice →

Duration:00:36:20

Do You Like My Little Lie?

10/12/2017
It’s the time of year when skeletons come out of the closet. We honor the dead, as we get ready for holidays among the living, where secrets will be spilled, and secrets will be created that will haunt us for years to come. You might describe today’s story as a classic “noir,” if it wasn’t … Continue reading Do You Like My Little Lie? → Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:33:15

Franky Carrillo: Life Now

7/12/2017
We check in with Franky who did 20 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit (listen to our original Franky Carrillo episode “Life” for the backstory) and find out how he’s doing now and what he’s been up to for the last six years since his exoneration. It was worth the visit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:36

The Truth

10/28/2016
Ashley’s husband, Corey, is accused of the worst thing imaginable. What follows sends the family on an ever darkening journey, swinging between answers, hypotheses, emotions, and, ultimately, the truth. This story is not appropriate for children. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:49:04

The Son, The Goddess, and Leopoldo

5/30/2016
Born in a coven of lesbian witches in a Haight-Ashbury commune after the fall of Saigon, young Joshua Safran soon hit the open road with his single mother, Claudia, and things only got stranger from there. A word of warning: this story contains some disturbing moments. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:46:38

Dumb S**t We Do #1: Fib

4/1/2016
Melia Mills was working as a lobby-greeter at a hotel, when one day Dave Chapelle came to stay…This is the first in our April mini-series “Dumb S**t We Do.”

Duration:00:14:06

The Waxing Virgin — Then and Now

1/15/2016
Four years ago, we met Becca, a virgin in her 30s who waxed genitals for a living. On this episode we play her original story, along with an update about what Becca has been up to since then… Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:48

Falling Slowly

10/23/2014
Strangers, at its core, is about the beauty and the struggle of human connection and what happens in those moments when we get closer to someone else, or, say, further removed from ourselves. Often that change is subtle and slow, but sometimes it is sudden and monumental. Here is Lyena Strelkoff. A version of this … Continue reading Falling Slowly → Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:12

Big Jim & Smokey Joe

10/14/2014
A waitress, a former bomber pilot and a retired railroad engineer embark on the adventure of a lifetime. A version of this story was previously featured on Season 1 of Strangers. Get the full story here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:12:43

Love Hurts

8/14/2014
While doing a story about online dating, Lea gets her heart broken (yet again). Get the full story here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:36:58

Two Men and a Baby

6/15/2014
Two young men receive a surprise delivery. And it’s a newborn. Whaaa! Get the full story here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:36

The Long Shadow

5/16/2014
Murder, music, mystery. A controversial event in 1997 changed the fate of two band mates. Get the full story here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:39:07

Jenni Rowell: Life, Interrupted

3/13/2014
Imagine waking up every morning and seeing a stranger in the mirror… Get the full story here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:30:12

Franky Carrillo: Life

4/11/2013
A man spends 20 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, but comes out ahead… Get the full story here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:38:10