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I'm cooking up a new season on Patreon. Join me there for just $1 per month to receive new episodes (starting November 2019) and to access the rest of the archive of 80+ episodes, all ad-free: patreon.com/strangerspodcast. Or just stay subscribed here. Most of the new work will be released here eventually. Strangers features 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 Lea Thau

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9 • 402 Ratings

I'm cooking up a new season on Patreon. Join me there for just $1 per month to receive new episodes (starting November 2019) and to access the rest of the archive of 80+ episodes, all ad-free: patreon.com/strangerspodcast. Or just stay subscribed here. Most of the new work will be released here eventually. Strangers features 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.

    The Schmidts, Part 2

    The Schmidts, Part 2

    Part two of Sequoia Schmidt's story. Enjoy! You can find her at sequoiaschmidt.com. And you can find me at patreon.com/strangerspodcast.  

    • 45 min
    The Schmidts, Part 1

    The Schmidts, Part 1

    Meet Sequoia Schmidt - a most interesting and unusual young woman from a most interesting and unusual family. This is Part 1 of her story.  Part 2 drops next week. Enjoy!

    • 39 min
    Wilmot of Helena

    Wilmot of Helena

    Wilmot Collins is an interesting man with an interesting story. This is it. I hope you enjoy it. Find more Strangers content, new and old, at www.patreon.com/strangerspodcast - it's only $1 per month to join - or stay subscribed here for more free episodes, which will drop from time to time. However, if you want to receive regular episodes, and hear the continuation of my series called The Cape, and access our archive of more than 90 episodes, join us on Patreon! 

    • 26 min
    Do You Like My Little Lie?

    Do You Like My Little Lie?

    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 … Continue reading Do You Like My Little Lie? →

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    • 33 min
    The Truth

    The Truth

    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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    • 49 min
    The Son, The Goddess, and Leopoldo

    The Son, The Goddess, and Leopoldo

    Born in a coven of lesbian witches in a Haight-Ashbury commune after the fall of Saigon, young Joshua Safran soon hit the open road with his single mother, Claudia, and things only got stranger from there. A word of warning: this story contains some disturbing moments.

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    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
402 Ratings

402 Ratings

qtangles ,

Brilliant and compelling series

I’ve never written a review for a podcast but just saw there were hardly any eps left even though this podcast has been made over 7 years and I’m a bit devo - because I don’t want it to end. Every story is brilliant and compelling and insightful and I want more! Thank you to all who make it and told their amazing stories.

jamesy 01 ,

Welcome back

Lea ...great to have you back!!..a true artist

Jazzniks ,

Welcome back, my soul missed you!

When I first started listening to Strangers, I remember thinking I’d never get through the back catalogue of episodes. I caught up by listening on my daily commute and eagerly awaited new episodes until, one day, they stopped. This podcast fed my soul, so, I stayed subscribed. For years, nothing, and then, suddenly, Wilmot of Helena appeared! It was worth the wait. Thank you Lea, you’re a true artist. See you on Patreon.

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