100 episodes

Real apologies from real people around the globe. Each short episode showcases an apology ranging from hilarious to heartbreaking. Hosted by the show's creator Brett de Hoedt. The show is intimate - total strangers reveal themselves - and genuinely most diverse. Apologies come from China, Palestine, Australia, Bangladesh, Macedonia, New Zealand, Kenya, the Philippines, India and more. Original score by Brian Wallace.

The Hardest Word Brett De Hoedt

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

Real apologies from real people around the globe. Each short episode showcases an apology ranging from hilarious to heartbreaking. Hosted by the show's creator Brett de Hoedt. The show is intimate - total strangers reveal themselves - and genuinely most diverse. Apologies come from China, Palestine, Australia, Bangladesh, Macedonia, New Zealand, Kenya, the Philippines, India and more. Original score by Brian Wallace.

    Mothers Day 2022 Special #3: Mom to Daughter

    Mothers Day 2022 Special #3: Mom to Daughter

    Another episode from our archives in honour of Mother's Day

    • 3 min
    Mothers' Day 2022 Special #3: Step Mom to Her Step Child

    Mothers' Day 2022 Special #3: Step Mom to Her Step Child

    The third in our MD special.

    • 4 min
    Mothers' Day2022 Special #2

    Mothers' Day2022 Special #2

    Part two comes from the Phillipines. 

    • 3 min
    Mother's Day release

    Mother's Day release

    For other's Day 2022 we're re-releasing this (somewhat controversial) apology. More importantly: happy Mother's Day to all the Moms and Mums out there.

    • 3 min
    Ukraine Apologies: From Russia With...Love?

    Ukraine Apologies: From Russia With...Love?

    Not every Russian is pro-Putin. Some think for themselves and have a soul. 
    Visit our website for the video.
    Audio Director: Brian Wallace, USA.
    Video Director: Svitlana Selivanova, Ukraine.
    Creator & Host: Brett de Hoedt, Australia.
    This 100% independent and advertising free podcast needs your support. Subscribe, review and recommend.
    https://www.thehardestwordpodcast.com/

    • 7 min
    Ukraine Apology: To My Cat + Bonus Apology: Gaza Kitty

    Ukraine Apology: To My Cat + Bonus Apology: Gaza Kitty

    Animals are suffering along with their Ukrainian owners. NOTE: the video for this story is updated with a HAPPY ENDING.
    This episode features a BONUS apology from the archives: Gaza Kitty.
    Audio Director: Brian Wallace, USA.
    Video Director: Svitlana Selivanova, Ukraine.
    Creator & Host: Brett de Hoedt, Australia.
    This 100% independent and advertising free podcast needs your help. Subscribe, review and recommend.
    https://www.thehardestwordpodcast.com/
     

    • 9 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Lauren Kress ,

Wow. This is life changing.

Listening to just one episode of this podcast not only changed my day, it changed my life.

Wonderful and tragic this is a courageous show that I believe is a poignant catalyst for a higher state of consciousness and significantly deeper consideration of the choices we make and the actions we take.

Have your tissues close to hand.

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