7 episodes

A podcast about strangers and their secret lives. Each week, callers tell Leah Green what's going on behind closed doors. To tell us your story, head over to  gu.com/innermost or send us an email:  innermost@theguardian.com

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.3, 34 Ratings

A podcast about strangers and their secret lives. Each week, callers tell Leah Green what's going on behind closed doors. To tell us your story, head over to  gu.com/innermost or send us an email:  innermost@theguardian.com

    006: And just like that, he was gone

    006: And just like that, he was gone

    Life always has twists and turns, but some are so extreme that they make you question who you are. In this last episode of the season, two callers tell Leah Green how their relationships sent them down unexpected paths, one with criminal consequences

    • 19 min
    005. It's an absurd and grotesque desire

    005. It's an absurd and grotesque desire

    Loneliness can affect us in very different ways. This week, we hear how Felix*, who has struggled with addiction, and bird-loving Francine* are each coming to terms with their own recent bouts of isolation *Names in this week’s episode have been changed

    • 16 min
    004. Sending your black friends money is not the answer to racism

    004. Sending your black friends money is not the answer to racism

    In life, there are things we are told we should do – such as learn how to ride a bike or be kind to those who are grieving. But, as Hima and Bernard reveal to Leah Green this week, doing the right thing isn’t always as straightforward as we like to think

    • 21 min
    003. Why does everything feel so nice?!

    003. Why does everything feel so nice?!

    Sometimes changing your mind about something can lead you into a totally different life. Nat and Emma are testament to this and, as they tell Leah Green this week, feel all the better for it. Headphones recommended

    • 21 min
    002. I don't know who I am when I'm alone

    002. I don't know who I am when I'm alone

    For John and Federica, recent periods of isolation have spurred introspection into who they were, who they are and who they want to be. They tell Leah Green what they’ve learned. Headphones recommended

    • 20 min
    001. He thinks I'm a witch – Innermost podcast

    001. He thinks I'm a witch – Innermost podcast

    An uncle’s funeral and meals with an emotionally distant brother help James and Jess think about their families in new and unexpected ways. They tell Leah Green how in this first episode of a new weekly series. Headphones recommended

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

nawog ,

Enjoyable

I found this podcast today (my first time on Podcast) and throughly enjoyed it, looking forward to the next ones.

Kit_44 ,

Little Gem

Stumbled across this podcast by accident and really pleased I did. Ordinary voices telling stories in a compelling and often moving way. Love the interaction between the presenter and interviewees. This is what podcasts do best. Love the soundscape too

Harijjjjj ,

Series 2?

This has been such an insightful, moving and funny series ❤️ Please continue! So sad to hear next week is the last episode.

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