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Rank #27 in Personal Journals category

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Strangers

Rank #27 in Personal Journals category

Society & Culture
Personal Journals
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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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5064 Ratings
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Love the Podcast

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

We MissYa Lea

By luna marua - Jan 03 2019
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Excellent Show ! Please come back soon!

iTunes Ratings

5064 Ratings
Average Ratings
4466
292
122
68
116

Love the Podcast

By Clinton @123 - Feb 01 2019
Read more

I hope Lea is soon ready to produce more podcast.

We MissYa Lea

By luna marua - Jan 03 2019
Read more

Excellent Show ! Please come back soon!

Cover image of Strangers

Strangers

Rank #27 in Personal Journals category

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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.

Top Episodes

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Rank #1: Terry’s Treasure

Aug 30 2013
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Producer Lea Thau embarks on a strange online dating adventure. Get the full story here. 

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Rank #2: Claire Obscure

Mar 11 2017
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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.

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Rank #3: Jack Be Nimble, Part 1

Aug 05 2017
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A run-down trailer in small town Texas, Sunday mornings with Charlie Chaplin, heroine-dazed zombies, fighting off dragons, and narrowly escaping real life monsters — this was Jack’s life when she was a little girl. It was about survival from the very beginning. This episode is not suitable for children.

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Rank #4: Love Hurts

Aug 15 2014
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While doing a story about online dating, Lea gets her heart broken (yet again). Get the full story here.

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Rank #5: My Father’s Bones

Oct 09 2015
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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.

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Rank #6: The Waxing Virgin — Then and Now

Jan 15 2016
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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…

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Rank #7: Left Right Black White

Dec 04 2015
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A stereotypical, Whole-Foods-shopping, NPR-listening liberal finds herself in an alliance of Republicans.

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Rank #8: Human/Ordinary

Jul 21 2017
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A couple of weeks ago we got an email from Sam in Australia about his podcast Human/Ordinary. We liked it so much we decided to share it with you. Here’s an adapted version of his 10th episode called Headstone: Breath and Bone. The content might be intense for some. You will glean the subject matter … Continue reading Human/Ordinary →

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Rank #9: Elizabeth and Mary, Part 1

Jan 29 2016
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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.

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Rank #10: The Truth

Oct 28 2016
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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.

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Rank #11: Jack Be Nimble, Part 2

Aug 18 2017
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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.

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Rank #12: Worth Saving

Mar 18 2016
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Annie Bradley was raised to believe that women shouldn’t have opinions or make decisions. But what happens when her life depends on a radical split-second decision?

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Rank #13: Sexistential

Aug 19 2015
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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.    

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Rank #14: Love Hurts 2

Sep 03 2014
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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.

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Rank #15: The Mind Shaft

Dec 05 2014
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Greg O’Brien was in his late 50s when strange things started happening… Get the full story here.

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Rank #16: Dumb Sh*t We Do #1: Fib

Apr 01 2016
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Melia Mills was working as a lobby-greeter at a hotel, when one day Dave Chapelle came to stay…This is the first in our April mini-series “Dumb Sh*t We Do.”

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Rank #17: Love – Good and Bad

Feb 13 2015
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For Valentine’s Day we return to the theme of love, with a story about someone else’s heartbreak for a change. As for Lea’s heart, well, you’ll see… Get the full story here.

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Rank #18: A Special Broadcast From Strangers

Jan 04 2016
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Two of our favorite stories in one radio hour. With Henry & Jane Evans and Lyena Strelkoff, produced for KCRW.  

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Rank #19: Love Hurts 3

Sep 17 2014
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On this episode, Lea seeks dating advice from two experts…and lets it all hang out. “Love Hurts” is a series in which Lea investigates why she is single. We recommend listening to the episodes in order. Get the full story here.

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Rank #20: Outside In

May 13 2016
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One day when her daughter was 1 month old, Nanna Balslev took the elevator to the top floor of one of the tallest buildings in Copenhagen. Here’s why.

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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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Read more

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
Play Now

Rank #3: Jack Be Nimble, Part 1

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Read more

A run-down trailer in small town Texas, Sunday mornings with Charlie Chaplin, heroine-dazed zombies, fighting off dragons, and narrowly escaping real life monsters — this was Jack’s life when she was a little girl. It was about survival from the very beginning. This episode is not suitable for children.

Aug 05 2017
34 mins
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Rank #4: 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 #5: 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 #6: The Waxing Virgin — Then and Now

Podcast cover
Read more

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 #7: 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
Play Now

Rank #8: Human/Ordinary

Podcast cover
Read more

A couple of weeks ago we got an email from Sam in Australia about his podcast Human/Ordinary. We liked it so much we decided to share it with you. Here’s an adapted version of his 10th episode called Headstone: Breath and Bone. The content might be intense for some. You will glean the subject matter … Continue reading Human/Ordinary →

Jul 21 2017
29 mins
Play Now

Rank #9: 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
Play Now

Rank #10: 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
Play Now

Rank #11: Jack Be Nimble, Part 2

Podcast cover
Read more

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
Play Now

Rank #12: Worth Saving

Podcast cover
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Annie Bradley was raised to believe that women shouldn’t have opinions or make decisions. But what happens when her life depends on a radical split-second decision?

Mar 18 2016
23 mins
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Rank #13: 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
Play Now

Rank #14: Love Hurts 2

Podcast cover
Read more

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
Play Now

Rank #15: The Mind Shaft

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Read more

Greg O’Brien was in his late 50s when strange things started happening… Get the full story here.

Dec 05 2014
30 mins
Play Now

Rank #16: Dumb Sh*t We Do #1: Fib

Podcast cover
Read more

Melia Mills was working as a lobby-greeter at a hotel, when one day Dave Chapelle came to stay…This is the first in our April mini-series “Dumb Sh*t We Do.”

Apr 01 2016
12 mins
Play Now

Rank #17: Love – Good and Bad

Podcast cover
Read more

For Valentine’s Day we return to the theme of love, with a story about someone else’s heartbreak for a change. As for Lea’s heart, well, you’ll see… Get the full story here.

Feb 13 2015
35 mins
Play Now

Rank #18: A Special Broadcast From Strangers

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Read more

Two of our favorite stories in one radio hour. With Henry & Jane Evans and Lyena Strelkoff, produced for KCRW.  

Jan 04 2016
1 hour
Play Now

Rank #19: Love Hurts 3

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Read more

On this episode, Lea seeks dating advice from two experts…and lets it all hang out. “Love Hurts” is a series in which Lea investigates why she is single. We recommend listening to the episodes in order. Get the full story here.

Sep 17 2014
43 mins
Play Now

Rank #20: Outside In

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One day when her daughter was 1 month old, Nanna Balslev took the elevator to the top floor of one of the tallest buildings in Copenhagen. Here’s why.

May 13 2016
27 mins
Play Now