Women get assaulted. Women get attacked. Women get harassed, manipulated, intimidated, but women are survivors. Time and time again, she persists, even against all odds. Hosts Jenna Brister and Wagatwe Wanjuki share their stories, and those of the men and women who fought back, who won, and who live rising above the trauma of their experiences.
Introducing: Who, When, WOW!
Created by Tinkercast and hosted by Rebecca Sheir (Circle Round), “Who, When, Wow!” is an auditory journey into the lives of unsung heroes, unknown heroines and amazing humans. Each 20 minute “cartoon-for-the-ear” episode immerses kids and their grown-ups in a historical narrative around one fascinating figure you don’t hear about in school but who brought WOW to our world!
Listen to the rest of this episode here: https://wondery.com/shows/who-when-wow/
Wondery Presents This Is Actually Happening: The Long Shadow
What would you do if a singular moment changed your life forever? This Is Actually Happening is a weekly podcast from Wondery that features extraordinary true stories of life-changing events told by the people who lived them. To remember the 20th anniversary of 9/11, This Is Actually Happening is bringing you a special four-part series called The Long Shadow, with each episode told from the perspective of a person who survived that tragic day. You'll hear from an ER doctor in Lower Manhattan, a Port Authority officer who was near Ground Zero when the planes hit, a firefighter who was on the scene and a cardiologist finishing his residency who worked in a makeshift morgue. This Is Actually Happening will commemorate the heartbreak, courage and bravery of the day that changed everything.
Listen to the rest of this series at wondery.fm/TIAH_iSurvivor.
Tommy Caldwell's Trauma Changed his Life for the Better
He's been described as the greatest living athlete you've never heard of, but once you hear it you'll never be able to forget Tommy Caldwell's story. In the early 2000s, Tommy was just a young climber on a trip when he and his friends were taken hostage. Then a household accident threatened to end his career forever. Tommy talks about putting his life back together, post traumatic growth, and chasing big dreams.
You can catch Tommy in action in The Dawn Wall and Free Solo
You can also visit Tommy's website for more from the man himself.
To read more about his experience in Kyrgyzstan, read his book, The Push
Lockey Maisonneuve Refuses to Forgive her Abusers
Lockey Maisonneuve calls herself the "Girl Raised by Wolves." She had abusive, neglectful parents and hated when people told her she couldn't heal until she forgave her abusers. She found healing through yoga and was able to release her pain, and now she teaches others. You can get a copy of her memoir wherever books are sold.
Learn more about using yoga to heal trauma
Lockey mentioned Rainn.org - it's a great resource for survivors.
Learn more about Lockey and her book "A Girl Raised By Wolves" on her website
Darrell Jones on Freedom After 32 Years Behind Bars
In December 2017, Darrell "Diamond" Jones took his first breath as a free man in 32 years. In 1985, he was convicted of a crime he says he didn't commit. He could have pled guilty for a shorter sentence, but he refused to confess guilt for something he knows he didn't do. We talked to him about surviving a dangerous prison and committing his life to making sure other innocent men end up in jail like he did.
You wouldn't be hearing Darrell's story without reporting from WBUR and the New England Center for Investigative Reporting.
Learn more about Not In My Name.
The July Effect
Stacy Seltzer had just married her husband, Jason, when something happened that set off a chain reaction that upturned her entire life: She got pregnant. That led to misdiagnoses, chronic pain, and a month-long stay in the hospital in July 2012. Finally one thing gave her some relief: The July Effect. The jury's still out on whether it's a myth, but what Stacy went through is very, very real.
Decide for yourself: July Effect, fact or fiction?
Be your own health advocate!