WINNETKA: A Memoir

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WINNETKA is a ten-episode memoir created and produced by award-winning actress Jessica Harper, with original music. The podcast features the voices of the Harper family, who share in the telling of their remarkable story. WINNETKA tells of six Harper kids coming of age in Eisenhower’s post-war America, in a Chicago suburb called Winnetka. The siblings are buffeted by the rages of a father with PTSD, challenged by life in a big family, rocked by social change in the  sixties, and ultimately stunned by a long held family secret.

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While going through our father’s files after the funeral, Sam finds stunning information about Dad’s ancestry that bounces crazily off of our mother’s. But Dad had altered his legacy. Also, his overt appreciation of my daughters has a healing effec…
Dad's presence would be more keenly felt after the revelations that followed his funeral...
I regret missing Woodstock, and resolve to tune in, turn on and drop out. Soon, all but one of us have left or been expelled from school. Dad melts down, then rebounds and moves his family to New York, marking the end of our childhood.

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Podcast Details
Started
Nov 5th, 2018
Latest Episode
Apr 1st, 2019
Release Period
Weekly
No. of Episodes
29
Avg. Episode Length
13 minutes

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