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Strangers

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Rank #124 in Society & Culture category

Society & Culture
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From Lea Thau, Peabody award-winning producer and creator of The Moth Podcast and The Moth Radio Hour, comes her new storytelling baby, Strangers. 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.

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From Lea Thau, Peabody award-winning producer and creator of The Moth Podcast and The Moth Radio Hour, comes her new storytelling baby, Strangers. 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.

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Love lea

By SingleGirl in NYC - Apr 09 2019
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I’ve heard every episode and I do love how personal she gets! Relatable and funny too!

Love the Podcast

By Clinton @123 - Feb 01 2019
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I hope Lea is soon ready to produce more podcast.

iTunes Ratings

5149 Ratings
Average Ratings
4534
297
126
75
117

Love lea

By SingleGirl in NYC - Apr 09 2019
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I’ve heard every episode and I do love how personal she gets! Relatable and funny too!

Love the Podcast

By Clinton @123 - Feb 01 2019
Read more

I hope Lea is soon ready to produce more podcast.

Cover image of Strangers

Strangers

Updated 20 days ago

Rank #124 in Society & Culture category

Read more

From Lea Thau, Peabody award-winning producer and creator of The Moth Podcast and The Moth Radio Hour, comes her new storytelling baby, Strangers. 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.

Rank #1: Terry’s Treasure

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Producer Lea Thau embarks on a strange online dating adventure. Get the full story here. 

Aug 30 2013
31 mins
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Rank #2: Claire Obscure

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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.

Mar 11 2017
56 mins
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Rank #3: The People Next Door

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Three stories about Mexican immigration, showing us that there are two sides to the border fence, but many sides to the story. On this episode, we find some unlikely bedfellows among liberals and conservatives, even immigrants and the border patrol. These stories come to us from the wonderful shows, “State of the Re:Union” and “UnFictional.” Also check … Continue reading The People Next Door →

Nov 24 2016
54 mins
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Rank #4: Lea in Trumpland: Alicia

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Lea has been traveling around interviewing Trump supporters and she’s tried to do it differently. She’s gotten drunk with them and high with them, she’s road-tripped with them and stayed overnight in their kids’ bedrooms, she’s cried with them, dined with them, yelled at them (and vice versa) to bring the conversation to a new … Continue reading Lea in Trumpland: Alicia →

Apr 29 2017
56 mins
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Rank #5: Love Hurts

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

Aug 15 2014
36 mins
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Rank #6: Eleven Up

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Today’s story is about two families trying to become one family. One set of parents is white, one is black, one lives in Portland, OR, the other in Miami, FL, one is Canadian/American, the other is Haitian/American. So, geographically, demographically, and socio-economically they live in very different worlds, but when we started following them more … Continue reading Eleven Up →

Dec 12 2016
1 hour 6 mins
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Rank #7: The Truth

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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.

Oct 28 2016
49 mins
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Rank #8: Pabba’s 32nd Year

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Imagine if your parents had access to your online dating profile. That happened to Pabba.

Feb 10 2017
27 mins
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Rank #9: My Father’s Bones

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One day when Susan was five, her father came home and nailed her bunk bed shut. That was the beginning of a long strange journey.

Oct 09 2015
30 mins
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Rank #10: The Waxing Virgin — Then and Now

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Four years ago, we met Becca, a virgin in her 30s who waxed g******s for a living. On this episode we play her original story, along with an update about what Becca has been up to since then…

Jan 15 2016
28 mins
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Rank #11: Go, Kalan

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The story of a young man who decided to say yes.

Nov 21 2017
24 mins
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Rank #12: Left Right Black White

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A stereotypical, Whole-Foods-shopping, NPR-listening liberal finds herself in an alliance of Republicans.

Dec 04 2015
36 mins
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Rank #13: Lea in Trumpland #2: Eugene

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This is where the gloves come off. In this episode, Lea travels to New York to talk to a Trump supporter who defies a lot of the stereotypes: he’s coastal, young, urban, educated, Jewish, an immigrant… But man oh man do the punches fly, on both sides.

May 12 2017
57 mins
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Rank #14: Jack Be Nimble, Part 2

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Ladies and Gentlemen: Jack, Part 2, in which there will be guns and fear and roses and magic. There will be frat boys and homeless ladies, sweet clowns, and sad selves. Above all, there will be Jack. He will be nimble and he will be bold.

Aug 18 2017
35 mins
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Rank #15: Lex

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When you start to think your own child might have a propensity for violence, what do you do?

Nov 11 2016
34 mins
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Rank #16: Not By Accident

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So you’re 37 and single….  On this third installment of our “Summer of Love” series, we explore the singles’ experience with two intimate stories from the lovely podcast “Not by Accident” by Sophie Harper.

Jul 08 2016
42 mins
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Rank #17: Franky Carrillo: Life

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A man spends 20 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, but comes out ahead… Get the full story here.

Apr 11 2013
38 mins
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Rank #18: Sexistential

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What exactly does a sex surrogate do? Meet Kendra Holliday to find out. Warning: This content is not suitable for children.    

Aug 19 2015
33 mins
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Rank #19: Elizabeth and Mary, Part 1

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Would you give a kidney to a stranger? Inspired by a previous episode of Strangers, Elizabeth decided to do just that. This is Part 1 of the story that ensued.

Jan 29 2016
44 mins
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Rank #20: Love Hurts 2

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Lea continues her quest to discover why she’s been single for nearly four years. She interviews yet another guy who turned her down to find out why he didn’t want to date her, and tells stories of her past loves and present dates. Get the full story here.

Sep 03 2014
29 mins
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