9 episodes

Donor conceived journalist, Louise McLoughlin, delves deeper into the secrets, discoveries, and lives of donor conceived people while trying to find the man who, presumably, looks like her.

You Look Like Me Louise McLoughlin

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.0 • 4 Ratings

Donor conceived journalist, Louise McLoughlin, delves deeper into the secrets, discoveries, and lives of donor conceived people while trying to find the man who, presumably, looks like her.

    S2 #3: I Have Felt So Alone

    S2 #3: I Have Felt So Alone

    Louise comes to terms with a new half-sibling match, while also speaking with other DC people who haven't been so lucky in their quest to find half-siblings.

    You can follow You Look Like Me on Twitter and Instagram: @YouLookLikeMe_ Louise is on Twitter and Instagram @LouiseJoUK

    And while you're here....You Look Like Me is a labour of love from a two-person team, produced alongside our day jobs. It's also self-funded. If you want to support us you can buy us a coffee: http://ko-fi.com/youlooklikeme or set up a recurring donation in an amount of your choice here: https://www.patreon.com/YouLookLikeMe

    You Look Like Me is written and hosted by Louise McLoughlin and produced by Nathan Moore

    • 40 min
    S2 #2: This Is Unexpected

    S2 #2: This Is Unexpected

    A surprise text from a stranger throws Louise McLoughlin's otherwise normal Wednesday night into disarray. We hear her digest the discovery in real-time, as she works to process her second half-sibling... and her first half-brother. Louise also speaks with Jen from Season 1, who has had her own share of unexpected moments in her journey after tracking down her biological mother.  

    You can follow You Look Like Me on Twitter and Instagram: @YouLookLikeMe_ Louise is on Twitter and Instagram @LouiseJoUK

    And while you're here....You Look Like Me is a labour of love from a two-person team, produced alongside our day jobs. It's also self-funded. If you want to support us you can buy us a coffee: http://ko-fi.com/youlooklikeme or set up a recurring donation in an amount of your choice here: https://www.patreon.com/YouLookLikeMe

    You Look Like Me is written and hosted by Louise McLoughlin and produced by Nathan Moore

    • 27 min
    S2 #1: How We Got Here

    S2 #1: How We Got Here

    Donor conceived journalist Louise McLoughlin is back with Season 2 of her chart-topping podcast.

    In this episode, Louise catches up with some of the people from Season 1, and explores how we can take our own experiences of being donor conceived and use them to influence change. 

    As Louise speaks to activists going down both new and traditional routes she asks, 'how do we make a difference in our own families, in the minds of strangers, or in our legal system?'

    You can follow You Look Like Me on Twitter and Instagram: @YouLookLikeMe_

    Louise is on Twitter and Instagram @LouiseJoUK

    You Look Like Me is written and hosted by Louise McLoughlin and produced by Nathan Moore

    • 59 min
    #5: The Adventure Continues

    #5: The Adventure Continues

    On a randomly-selected bridge near Oxford, Louise meets her biological dad for the first time, alongside her half-sister Jess. As she revels in the joy and awkwardness of that first meet, she also speaks with other donor conceived people who weren't so lucky. 

    In the last episode of the first series, Louise sits down with Erin Jackson -- a well-known advocate in the DC world -- to break down lessons from the podcast so far, and to chat about what still needs to be done. And, naturally, there's one more DNA surprise in store for Louise.

    You can follow You Look Like Me on Twitter and Instagram: @YouLookLikeMe_

    Louise is on Twitter and Instagram @LouiseJoUK

    You Look Like Me is hosted by Louise McLoughlin, edited by Tamsin Hughes, and recorded in lockdown

    • 1 hr 4 min
    #4: Not So Anonymous

    #4: Not So Anonymous

    In the second last episode of the series, Louise calls a stranger, who she suspects may be her biological dad. And she speaks to others who have found their biological parents, to be met with open arms... or rejection. 

    You can follow You Look Like Me on Twitter and Instagram: @YouLookLikeMe_

    Louise is on Twitter and Instagram @LouiseJoUK

    You Look Like Me is hosted by Louise McLoughlin, edited by Tamsin Hughes, and recorded in lockdown

    • 45 min
    #3: Memories Missed

    #3: Memories Missed

    Louise and Jess meet for the first time and try to figure out how to form a sibling bond with a stranger. Meantime, Louise speaks to others who have already navigated new-found half-brother/sister relationships. 

    But new siblings aren't the only DNA discoveries that lie in store for Louise.

    You can follow You Look Like Me on Twitter and Instagram: @YouLookLikeMe_

    Louise is on Twitter and Instagram @LouiseJoUK

    You Look Like Me is hosted by Louise McLoughlin, edited by Tamsin Hughes, and recorded in lockdown

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

Kevin Beirne ,

Brilliant

A great podcast about a rarely told topic that will only become increasingly relevant to life as IVF becomes more and more popular. Looking forward to seeing what else Louise does after this.

Florentine Gold ,

Important topic well explored

The stories of donor conceived people are increasingly being told. They are important and it’s good to hear from someone who has first hand experience of the issue.

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