From Lea Thau, Peabody award-winning producer and former Director of The Moth, comes the storytelling podcast Strangers — part of KCRW’s Independent Producer Project and of Radiotopia from PRX.  Strangers is hosted by Lea Thau, and produced by Lea Thau, Laura Fetherstonhaugh and Paul Dreux Smith.

Each episode is an empathy shot in your arm, featuring 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. Subscribe in iTunes join us on Facebook or SoundCloud. All episodes are available here.

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Latest Episode:

Claire Obscure

It starts with a murder and ends with new questions. In between there’s Claire’s story. That’s not her real name. It’s neither her old name, nor her new name. It’s the name she took to tell this story.

Warning: this episode contains graphic and disturbing content. Do not listen with children.

Illustration by Avi Odenheimer


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