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Saroo Brierley

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Episode 43 - Saroo Brierley

Between The Cracks

We’re ending 2020 with one of the most inspirational stories ever told! This week we’re discussing the remarkable tale of Saroo Brierley. In 1986, as a 5yr old, Saroo accidentally boarded a train looking for his brother. After riding the train for days, he ended up lost in a sea of people in Kolkata. Rendered homeless for nearly a month, and eventually put into an orphanage....he was later adopted by a family from Tasmania. Using just a few vivid memories he had as a 5yr old, Saroo, used Google Earth to navigate his way back home 25yrs later. This is one you’re not going to want to miss. Patreon Page: https://patron.podbean.com/betweenthecrackspodcast Merch available at : https://teespring.com/stores/btc-5


1 Jan 2021

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Sue and Saroo Brierley on their lives, before and after 'Lion'

Life Matters - Separate stories podcast

Sue and Saroo Brierley reflect on what makes a family, and their journey together.


16 Nov 2020

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Sue Brierley and Saroo Brierley - Lioness and Little Lion: A long way home

Afternoons with Deborah Knight

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3 Nov 2020

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From Memoir to Movie: Saroo Brierley & Cheryl Strayed speak at Emirates Airline Festival of Literature

Best of the Emirates LitFest

What’s it like to see your life unfold on the big screen?Authors Saroo Brierley and Cheryl Strayed know, having seen their bestselling memoirs adapted as major motion pictures. Together they discuss the excitement and stress of seeing their deeply personal stories retold by movie studios and released to a whole new audience.Saroo Brierley is the author of A Long Way Home, the tale of his search for his birth family which became the BAFTA-winning movie Lion starring Dev Patel.Cheryl Strayed is the author of the number 1 New York Times bestselling memoir Wild. They came together on a stage at the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in 2018 to share their extraordinary stories.


30 Apr 2020

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Episode 278 - Saroo Brierley From Lion / Fisher With New Found Cousin / Team Green Visits From Relative Race

Extreme Genes - America's Family History and Genealogy Radio Show & Podcast

Host Scott Fisher opens the show with David Allen Lambert, Chief Genealogist of the New England Historic Genealogical Society and AmericanAncestors.org. The guys begin with word of a tragic fire in Tennessee. Hear what was lost. Then, a recently article speculates over whether DNA evidence will follow the pattern of fingerprints. Hear more of what the author speculates. Then, it’s a big upgraded product from FamilyTreeDNA. David will explain what it is. Then David shares a story of his recent visit to DC and the Vietnam War Memorial.  Finally, the 400th anniversary of the Mayflower happens next year. Find out where you get a list of commemorative events. Next, Fisher visits with Loren Smith of New Jersey. Loren showed up on Fisher’s DNA match list one day recently. As an unknown second cousin, Fisher reached out to him and a remarkable journey began for both of them. Fisher explains the experience from his viewpoint, knowing the family lines well, while Loren, an adoptee, talks about how his life was changed forever by the connection.  Hear how you might be able to help someone who appears on your match list. Then, from RootsTech, Saroo Brierley, the man around whom the movie Lion was created, talks about miraculous finding his family in India, after an over twenty year separation after being lost alone on a train. Saroo was a keynote speaker this year. Then, Keith from Team Green on BYUtv’s Relative Race, talks about the show and his experience in meeting family he never knew he had. Tom Perry wraps things up with news of new apps that can help you restore old photographs. That’s all this week on Extreme Genes, America’s Family History Show.


15 Apr 2019

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Saroo Brierley

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After being separated from and losing all contact with his family at 5-years-old, Brierley, from the Indian town of Khandwa, spent over 20 years searching for them, before finally returning home. How did he get there? Google maps, and a photographic memory.


15 May 2017

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Saroo Brierley, "Lion"

Frank Buckley Interviews

This podcast is an interview with Saroo Brierley, portrayed by actor Dev Patel and his Australian parents John and Sue Brierley portrayed by David Wenham and Nicole Kidman in the Weinstein Company film "Lion." "Lion" is a film about their amazing true-life story based on Saroo's book "A Long Way Home." Full show notes available at http://www.ktla.com/frankbuckleyinterviews.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


15 Mar 2017