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
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].
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.
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. #EverydayBravery
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.