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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Susan Burton. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Susan Burton, often where they are interviewed.

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11 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Susan Burton. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Susan Burton, often where they are interviewed.

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Susan Burton: Empty

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Sometimes we hold a secret inside that feels so big and so overwhelming that it distorts the way we see and move through the world.  In the memoir Empty,  Susan Burton explores an eating disorder she had kept hidden from everyone in her life for nearly thirty years, and how that process of exposure and exploration helped her move through the shame--revealing her biggest secret to family and other loved ones--and how that opened up whole new worlds to her.

About the Author:

Susan Burton’s writing has appeared in Slate, Mother Jones, New York, The New Yorker, and The New York Times Magazine. She is a former editor of Harper’s and a producer of This American Life. Her radio documentaries have won numerous awards. The film Unaccompanied Minors is based on one of her radio essays. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and their two sons.

Episode Credits:

This episode was produced by Andrew Dunn, Beau Friedlander and Amanda Stern. It was edited, mixed and sound-designed by Andrew Dunn who also created Bookable's chill vibe.  Our host is Amanda Stern. Beau Friedlander is Bookable's executive producer and editor in chief of Loud Tree Media. 

Music:

"Books That Bounce" by Rufus Canis, "Uni Swing Vox" by Rufus Canis, "One Minute" by Complicated Congas, "Great Egg Harbor" by Memory Palace, "Decoded" by WayFare, "Moving On" by Sarah Clarke and The Vintage Twin, "I Always Loved You" by Joonie.

Sep 15 2020 · 23mins
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Susan Burton

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BONUS EPISODE with Susan Burton, the founder and executive director of A New Way of Life, a non-profit that provides sober housing and other support to formerly incarcerated women. Susan chats with the Armchair Expert about her heartbreaking story – battling addiction, losing her son, and her time spent within the prison system. Dax and Susan discuss the control that prisons seek and how often prisoners are survivors of trauma. Susan talks about her road to recovery and how it introduced her to the concept of service. She discusses her journey to becoming a resource for women coming out of prison and all of the amazing work A New Way of Life is currently doing.
Sep 11 2020 · 52mins
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Susan Burton

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BONUS EPISODE with Susan Burton, the founder and executive director of A New Way of Life, a non-profit that provides sober housing and other support to formerly incarcerated women. Susan chats with the Armchair Expert about her heartbreaking story – battling addiction, losing her son, and her time spent within the prison system. Dax and Susan discuss the control that prisons seek and how often prisoners are survivors of trauma. Susan talks about her road to recovery and how it introduced her to the concept of service. She discusses her journey to becoming a resource for women coming out of prison and all of the amazing work A New Way of Life is currently doing.
Sep 11 2020 · 52mins
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S5 E40: Meredith Talusan, Susan Burton, and Gail Caldwell

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S5 Ep 40: In this episode, meet Meredith Talusan, Susan Burton, and Gail Caldwell. These authors have each written nuanced and highly personal memoirs about the experiences that continue to shape their lives. Listen in to hear what it was like for them to record their audiobooks. Plus, find out how mispronouncing a word during recording led one author to examine her relationship to the very word itself.

Fairest by Meredith Talusan: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/598149/fairest/

Empty by Susan Burton: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/214241/empty/

Bright Precious Thing by Gail Caldwell: https://www.penguinrandomhouseaudio.com/book/566058/bright-precious-thing/
Aug 28 2020 · 16mins
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Ep. 285: Why It’s a Good Idea to Create a Catch-All, a Spotlight on Virginia Hamilton, and a Conversation with Susan Burton About Her Brilliant Memoir “Empty.”

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We discuss why it’s a great idea to create a catch-all to help boost creativity, memories, and inspiration, we shine a spotlight on children’s author 

Virginia Hamilton, and we talk to Susan Burton about her thought-provoking memoir “Empty.”

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Aug 05 2020 · 42mins
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Daryl Atkinson & Susan Burton On Imprisoned People & COVID-19

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Today on Sojourner Truth:

For the first time in U.S. history, farmworkers are now listed as essential workers. Are they being protected? Why is Donald Trump cutting their pay? Our guest is David Bacon, a California-based writer and photojournalist. He recently published an article for The American Prospect titled, "Americas Farmworkers: Now 'Essential,' but Denied the Just-Enacted Benefits."

COVID-19 and mass incarceration. Prisons are increasingly becoming hot spots for the deadly virus. What's going on? Our guests are Daryl Atkinson and Susan Burton. Daryl Atkinson is Co-Director of Forward Justice, a non-partisan law, policy and strategy center dedicated to advancing racial, social and economic justice in the U.S. South. Susan Burton is the founder of A New Way of Life and is also a steering committee member for the Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted Peoples and Family Movement.

For our Campaigners for Black Lives series, we speak with Joseph Williams about the Los Angeles Unified School District's recent decision on grades for students amid the coronavirus crisis. Joseph is the Director of Operations and Campaigns at Students Deserve, an organization of students, teachers, and parents working for justice in and beyond schools.
Apr 15 2020 · 18mins
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A New Way of Life with Activist Susan Burton

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Keepin’ it Friel this week is Susan Burton, an activist who’s been called a “modern day Harriet Tubman” for her work helping incarcerated women reintegrate back into society.  Susan knows what prison is like.  She went 6 times herself for drug offenses. She became addicted to drugs after her 5 year old son was struck and killed by a car. Susan now has 22 years sober and Governor Newsom recently pardoned her. She continues to work with her non-profit “A New Way of Life” and recently released a book called “Becoming Ms. Burton”.   

Jan 08 2020 · 19mins
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Susan Burton: 'Becoming Ms. Burton'

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Susan Burton's world changed in an instant when her five-year-old son was killed by a van on their street in South Los Angeles. Consumed by grief and without access to professional help, Susan self-medicated, becoming addicted first to cocaine, then crack. As a resident of South L.A., an impoverished black community under siege by the War on Drugs, it was but a matter of time before Susan was arrested. She cycled in and out of prison for fifteen years; never was she offered therapy or treatment for addiction. On her own, she eventually found a private drug rehabilitation facility.Once clean, Susan dedicated her life to supporting women facing similar struggles. She began by greeting women as they took their first steps of freedom, welcoming them into her home, providing a space of safety and community. Her organization, A New Way of Life, now operates five safe homes in Los Angeles that supply a lifeline to hundreds of formerly incarcerated women and their children—setting them on the track to education and employment rather than returns to prison. Susan is now nationally known as an advocate for restoring basic civil and human rights to those who have served time. Becoming Ms. Burton not only humanizes the deleterious impact of mass incarceration, it also points the way to the kind of structural and policy changes that will offer formerly incarcerated people the possibility of a life of meaning and dignity.Susan Burton is a formerly incarcerated woman who after nearly two decades in the criminal justice system was unable to find work, housing, or adequate addiction-recovery treatment. She gained freedom and sobriety in 1997 and made it her life's work to help other women walking in her shoes. In 2010 she was nominated as a CNN Top 10 Hero and received the Citizen Activist Award from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She has been a Soros Justice Fellow and a Women's Policy Institute Fellow at the California Wellness Foundation. She lives in Los Angeles.
Aug 31 2018 · 54mins
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Black Women Historically Rising! Featuring Susan Burton

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The Revolutionary Sistas of the Diaspora are Black and Brown Sistas coming together to discuss topical issues of race, social & economic justice, gender equality and everything in between.

This month we celebrate Women’s History Month with our special guest: Susan Burton, Executive Director of A New Way of Life Reentry Project Author of Becoming Ms. Burton and Criminal Justice Reform Warrior.

Susan will impart wisdom as a woman who has seen her share of life’s obstacles, but has come out victorious. A historical Shero in her own right, she is committed to helping other women make a new way in their lives. Learn more about her inspiring story at http://becomingmsburton.com/

Follow us! EMAIL: sistasofdiaspora@gmail.com Instagram: @sistasdiaspora Twitter: @SistasDiaspora  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SistasDiaspora/ 

Solace for Sistas: www.solaceforsistas.weebly.com
Mar 15 2018 · 1hr 4mins
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A Catch Conversation with Susan Burton

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After more than 20 years cycling in and out of the criminal justice system, unable to find work, housing or addiction-recovery treatment, Susan mercifully gained freedom and sobriety in 1997 and made it her life’s work to help other women walking in her shoes. She began by meeting women released from prison as they stepped off the prison bus, welcoming them into her home, and urging them to stay as long as necessary to put their lives back together. Susan quickly recognized that her individual efforts were not enough. She saw that women coming home from prison faced tremendous institutional barriers: rules, laws, policies and attitudes that operated to deny them access to employment, student loans, permanent housing, public assistance and many other services. Susan came to understand that real change could only happen through a powerful, grassroots community organizing effort, one that could amass enough political power to bring an end to discriminatory practices, and shift public attitudes in a way that would break the cycle of mass incarceration… and A New Way of Life Re-Entry Project was born.
May 16 2017 · 33mins
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