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STRANGERS

From Lea Thau, Peabody award-winning producer and former Director of The Moth, comes her new storytelling baby, Strangers, part of KCRW’s Independent Producer Project and of PRX’s Radiotopia collective.

Strangers LogoEach episode is an empathy shot in your arm, featuring true stories about 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 below.

Assistant Producer Luisa Beck. Musical supervisor Myke Dodge Weiskopf. Strangers is supported by The Leon Lowenstein Foundation, the Lucius and Eva Eastman Fund, the Annenberg Foundation, the Goldhirsh Foundation and the Roth Family Foundation.

Latest Episode:

Love Hurts


While doing a story about online dating, Lea gets her heart broken (yet again).

 

Featured Episodes:

The Long Shadow


Murder, music, mystery. A controversial event in 1997 changed the fate of two band mates.

 

Liz Fletcher: Little Orphan Edie, a Valentine's Story


A tale of true love spanning four decades, two countries, and classic racial divides...

 

Matjames and Tyler: Flee, Flood, Float


A story about the places we go and the people we find. (Sorry we don't want to give it away, just listen, please.)

 

Henry and Jane


A 40-year-old stroke victim demonstrates that a sense of humor can be the last thing to go.

 

Terry's Treasure


Producer Lea Thau embarks on a strange online dating adventure.

 

Recent Episodes:

Kenna Fisher: Renaissance Woman


Kenna, formerly known as Ken, came out 5 years ago. This is her story.

 

Two Men and a Baby


Two young men receive a surprise delivery. And it's a newborn. Whaaa!

 

Cora Leighton: The Gift


A stripper and a tattoo artist have a fateful encounter.

 

Jenni Rowell: Life, Interrupted


Jenni Rowell had surgery last year that altered her appearance forever. She wrote to us and said " I have a story about seeing a stranger every time I look in the mirror." As we worked on her story, things took a turn for the worse...

 

Born Rich (or Poor): Moby, Jamie Johnson & others


Just how fabulous is it to be fabulously rich? 4 stories of wealth--inherited and earned.

 

Anniversary Episode: Strangers Revisited


An online dater finds love after 16 years, and an exonerated prisoner goes to see the former District Attorney.

 

Alfredo Corchado: Midnight in Mexico


An immigrant boy receives an offer he can't refuse.

 

Andrew and Akina Cox: Meet the Moonies


A hip young artist couple find themselves in an arranged marriage.

 

Andrea Askowitz: Be My Baby


A woman finds her way to the all-american, suburban, lesbian life.

 

Altruism


Does true altruism exist? Here are three stories that say yea, nay, and just maybe...

 

Gay Talese: Committed Voyeur


Legendary non-fiction writer, Gay Talese, discusses his marriage, his work, and the scandals that have made waves in both.

 

Franky Carrillo: Life


A man spends 20 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit, but comes out ahead...

 

Alec Ledd, Moby: A.K.A.


Moby shares moments with strangers, Alec Ledd goes Jewish for Barbara Streisand.

 

Lauren Whaley, Jake de Grazia, VS. Dobbs: Love


Three stories of heart break and true love.

 

David Terry: Jesus


The son of missionaries is taken to Greece at age 5 and returns to the U.S. in the 8th grade with a mullet and a Jesus shirt. And that's just the beginning...

 

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