This podcast dives into emotion and struggle, the humanity within all of us. Whether we recognize it or not, we all share things in common. Strangers is a program that examines true stories and encourages empathy and consideration.
- Podcast: Strangers
- Host: Lea Thau
- Episode frequency: about every 2 weeks
- Episode length: varies, 30-50 min
- Podcast category: Personal Journals
- Podcast website: http://www.kcrw.com/news-culture/shows/strangers
- Favorite episodes:
The Adrian’s Race series. Part One and Part Two are available to stream. There’s at least one more installment to come. I don’t want to spoil the plot, but this story stayed with me. Adrian Wagner, a man losing his vision to a genetic disease explains how he travels around his town, NYC, as well as his search for employment. All while keeping his vision loss, for the most part, a secret. There is so much I could pull from this episode. As the show summary says, “Adrian is 25 and losing his eyesight. He’s in a race against time. He’s also in a battle between humility and pride. When is it stubborn, perhaps even foolhardy, not to make concessions to one’s disability? When is it the only way out? And where do you find wisdom to know the difference?”
Do you listen to Strangers? When faced with a tough situation like gaining a disability, would you keep the secret or would you reach out? How do you judge people with disabilities? I would love for you to listen to the series and let me know your opinions. Tell me about it.