16 episodes

Journalist Laura Ling uncovers six stories of unsung heroes facing difficulties, and the mentors that help them find the courage to overcome. Be inspired by the everyday bravery of these extraordinary ordinary people. 

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    • Personal Journals
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

Journalist Laura Ling uncovers six stories of unsung heroes facing difficulties, and the mentors that help them find the courage to overcome. Be inspired by the everyday bravery of these extraordinary ordinary people. 

    Connor And The Mountain

    Connor And The Mountain

    Climbing a mountain wasn’t nearly as hard as convincing his parents to let him go away to college. Connor is learning to live with his autism on his own. But will his parents learn how to let go? For more on Connor's mountain climbing adventures, visit his fundraising page [here][1].

    [1]: https://www.gofundme.com/connorgood

    • 30 min
    Laura And Her Dad

    Laura And Her Dad

    It takes compassion and courage to make the right decision for an aging parent. Now that she’s her dad’s caregiver, Laura’s finding it difficult to balance caring for her kids, her career and herself. Finding out she’s not alone helps.

    • 35 min
    Leon And His Stepmom

    Leon And His Stepmom

    Writing an apology to his late father, Leon realized he still had a chance to make amends with his remaining family. Reconnecting with his stepmom, Leon hoped to be the son he hadn’t been to his own dad. 
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    • 27 min
    Jon And The Bridge

    Jon And The Bridge

    Bridges give Jon paralyzing panic attacks. Attempting to cross a bridge took courage, the help of a fear expert, and a patient police officer. Facing his fear left Jon shaken but hopeful he could move forward in life.

    • 27 min
    Trevor And His Three Boys

    Trevor And His Three Boys

    After her sudden death, Trevor couldn’t be everything his wife had been to their young sons. Forced to parent solo, Trevor learned ways to protect his health, his sons’ futures, and their memory of Mom.

    • 34 min
    Rashelle And Her Food Truck

    Rashelle And Her Food Truck

    Her son’s illness almost stopped Rashelle’s plans for a food truck. Until a drawing from her boy, and advice from her food truck hero helped this single mom get back on the road to her dream.

    • 32 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

MountainMegs ,

Uplifting and well crafted!

This podcast brings together a huge variety of interesting and well crafted short stories. I find a surprise in every episode and some kind of take away to ponder until the next release. If you like The Moth and other storytelling podcasts, add this to your list.

Ennervate ,

Great storytelling

I'm addicted to NPR podcasts like This American Life and Snap Judgement, so I was pretty delighted to find a new show that does storytelling well. Highly reccomended.

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