8 episodes

A queer contemporary take of the Goldilocks tale: about love, music, and breaking the cycle of abuse. Goldie escapes a chaotic childhood only to go from a partner who starves her of love to a partner who nearly drowns her in it, before learning to be just right on her own. From CBC Podcasts and Mermaid Palace. Produced by award-winning podcast creator Kaitlin Prest featuring writer/director Drew Denny.

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    • 4.5 • 16 Ratings

A queer contemporary take of the Goldilocks tale: about love, music, and breaking the cycle of abuse. Goldie escapes a chaotic childhood only to go from a partner who starves her of love to a partner who nearly drowns her in it, before learning to be just right on her own. From CBC Podcasts and Mermaid Palace. Produced by award-winning podcast creator Kaitlin Prest featuring writer/director Drew Denny.

    EP. 1: Meet Goldie

    EP. 1: Meet Goldie

    The cycle begins

    “Everyone feels the same way when we fall in love, right? But what if I’m a puzzle piece so misshapen that when I find my perfect match... it’s a disaster. Dangerous even?”

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    • 24 min
    EP. 2: Too Little

    EP. 2: Too Little

    Abuse that is invisible but still leaves a mark

    “What would you say if I told you a MAN was doing these things to me?”

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    • 29 min
    EP. 3: Three Bears

    EP. 3: Three Bears

    Inside the mind of an abuser

    “Why tell a lie when you’ve found the real thing?”

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    • 32 min
    EP. 4: Once Upon a Time...

    EP. 4: Once Upon a Time...

    Internalized Misogyny and Intergenerational Trauma

    “Dangit! I’m still alive?”

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    • 25 min
    EP. 5: Too Much

    EP. 5: Too Much

    Intimate partner violence

    “Never in all my years of playing dress-up, of scissoring my Barbies, of pretending to marry my dog, did I ever imagine I would grow up to stare into the eyes of my beloved and say: ‘Can you please stop pointing the gun at me?’”

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    • 51 min
    EP. 6: Enough!

    EP. 6: Enough!

    Mothering your Mother

    The Sisterhood of Cracked Ribs and a Pupil Full of Loaded Gun

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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Cumulus49 ,

Love this - authentic

My only frustration was the whispers and episode 5 completely lost. Taylor great to a monster ... felt it needed more development

scout6791 ,

Sound quality very poor

This would have been much better if the sound was consistent. Very frustrating as the characters whisper so much and you can’t hear them even with volume ridiculously high. Disappointing

matt ogrady ,

This podcast rocked my world

Such a great podcast

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