6 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

    • Documentary
    • 5.0 • 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.

    #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 3 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

    • 44 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

    • 28 min
    #2: Does She Look Like Me?

    #2: Does She Look Like Me?

    Louise gets her first close DNA match — and scrambles to work out if the stranger could be a half-sibling. In this second episode of a five-part series, Louise speaks to people who have found dizzying numbers of half-siblings... sometimes into the hundreds. And she examines what can happen in a fertility industry with no regulation.

    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

    • 35 min
    #1: I Am Donor Conceived

    #1: I Am Donor Conceived

    In the first episode of a five-part series, Louise McLoughlin relives the moment she discovered she was conceived with the help of a sperm donor. As Louise begins her search for her biological father, she speaks to others who found out far later in life, to explore issues around identity, honesty, and why knowing the truth about yourself matters.

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

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

    • 40 min
    Trailer: You Look Like Me

    Trailer: You Look Like Me

    Donor conceived journalist, Louise McLoughlin, delves deeper into the lives and families of donor conceived people, while trying to make sense of her own story by finding the man who, presumably, looks like her.

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

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.

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.

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