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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, part of KCRW's Independent Producer Project. 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. Strangers is a proud member of Radiotopia, from PRX. Learn more at radiotopia.fm.

Recent Episodes

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We bring the year full circle with a new story about Jared in St George, Utah, who was the subject of our very first episode this year. We reflect on the beautiful difference a year can make, even for someone who thought his whole future had disappeared. If you need a bit of hope this holiday seaso...

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

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It’s the time of year when skeletons come out of the closet. We honor the dead, as we get ready for holidays among the living, where secrets will be spilled, and secrets will be created that will haunt us for years to come. You might describe today’s story as a classic “noir,” if it wasn’t someone’...

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In this episode, Lea reckons with her mistakes and turns to the work of her longtime hero, Scott Carrier, of the podcast Home of the Brave, which you can find at homebrave.com. 

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Born in the Philippines as the only blond person for miles around, race was merely the first thing about the albino baby that confused people…

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