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We tell the most jaw-dropping stories you've ever heard. From dramatic stories of survival, the realities of life when facing death and unforgettable lessons on loss and love, you will be inspired, educated and entertained. For every story you hear, we donate $2000 to help people in need. 50 interviews. $100,000 donated.

All The Wiser Kimi Culp

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

We tell the most jaw-dropping stories you've ever heard. From dramatic stories of survival, the realities of life when facing death and unforgettable lessons on loss and love, you will be inspired, educated and entertained. For every story you hear, we donate $2000 to help people in need. 50 interviews. $100,000 donated.

    41. Sebastián Marroquín no longer lives in the shadow of his drug lord father, Pablo Escobar

    41. Sebastián Marroquín no longer lives in the shadow of his drug lord father, Pablo Escobar

    Love doesn't make Sebastián Marroquín blind to the damage done by his father, Pablo Escobar. But he does credit the infamous cartel kingpin for giving him the tools to reinvent himself, far away from his long, dark shadow. As a child, Juan Pablo Escobar (his given name) was treated to everything a kid could want: swimming pools, go-karts, exotic zoo animals, until his father's crimes forced the family into a life of hiding where no amount of money could ensure their safety. The extreme violence left a lasting impression on Marroquin, who changed his name and has dedicated his adult life to making amends with his father's victims. He has met with over 150 families and declared by the World Peace Organization, an ambassador of peace.   


    Episode benefitting UNHCR - The UN Refugee Agency


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    • 1 hr 2 min
    A Little Wiser: Wrongful Conviction

    A Little Wiser: Wrongful Conviction

    Various studies estimate that 5% of all prisoners are innocent. DNA evidence has exonerated several hundred people since it was introduced in 1989. These exonerations have helped identify disturbing trends and causes in wrongful conviction, the leading being the unreliability of eye-witness testimony. So why, despite all the news about misidentifications, do we continue to put such profound faith in the memory of eye-witnesses? 
     
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    40. Jennifer Thompson survived a brutal attack and convicted the wrong man

    40. Jennifer Thompson survived a brutal attack and convicted the wrong man

    On July 28th, 1984, Jennifer Thompson was asleep when a man broke into her apartment at 3:00am and brutally raped her. Jennifer knew in that moment that if she survived, memorizing his features would be critical in helping to catch and convict her attacker. The straight-A student studied him carefully and was later praised by police after picking him out of a line-up. The only problem? She picked the wrong man. Ronald Cotton spent over a decade in prison for a crime he did not commit. In this episode, Jennifer talks about how memory gets contaminated, why the need to blame someone can create an entirely false narrative, and how turning her pain into purpose has given victims of wrongful conviction a place to find healing and forgiveness. 


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    A Little Wiser: Addiction

    A Little Wiser: Addiction

    Why do we shame people suffering from addiction? While A Little Wiser co-host, Erica Gerard, is busy on a road trip to get married at sunrise in Arches National Park, Kimi calls on former ATW guest and recovering drug addict, Christopher Brune-Horan, to co-host. Christopher opens up about his addiction and recovery story, and, together, they tackle shame, secrecy, and why addiction is a public health issue and not a moral failing. 
     
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    39. Erin Khar became a heroin addict at the age of 13

    39. Erin Khar became a heroin addict at the age of 13

    Erin Khar has relapsed so many times she can't even count. Her pill habit started at eight years old. Then at 13, a boyfriend introduced her to heroin. She hid her drug use from everyone while maintaining a full middle-class prep school lifestyle that included cheerleading, volleyball and horseback riding. By 21, she was using several hundred dollars a day worth of heroin and crack. Erin never imagined that 17 years later she would be clean and sober, a mom of two kids, an author and advice columnist. She talks about the reasons she started using as a child, the stigma around relapse, her road to recovery, and why it's so important to talk to kids about drugs from a young age. 


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    • 52 min
    A Little Wiser: Stalking and personal safety

    A Little Wiser: Stalking and personal safety

    What are the ways we can protect ourselves? Kimi and Erica share everything you need to know about stalking PLUS how-to tips for keeping yourself safe in this modern world. 
     
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7 Ratings

7 Ratings

HollyOvington ,

So inspirational

This podcast gives me such good feels. Amazing stories. Thank you Kimi for sharing these stories and than you to all the story tellers for being vulnerable and brilliant

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