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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. 

I, Survivor Wondery

    • Education
    • 4.4 • 13 Ratings

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: The Devil Within

    Introducing: The Devil Within

    It’s a case that has haunted Jefferson Township, New Jersey, for more than 30 years. On a snowy January night, 14-year-old Tommy Sullivan did the unthinkable: he murdered his mother in cold blood, set fire to their house, and then took his own life.

    Out of the flames of this horrible tragedy, investigations revealed that Tommy was, himself, a part of a Satanic Cult, sparking a nationwide hysteria now known as the “Satanic Panic”

    This monumental moment in American culture led to communities nationwide enforcing draconian measures to protect their children from what they perceived to be the devil’s influence. Even the Catholic church was convinced this was a case of demonic possession.

    On the new podcast, The Devil Within, the truth of the grisly murder is finally revealed. 

    Did Tommy act alone? Did he really commit suicide? Is his cult still in power? The Devil Within finally sheds light on questions left unanswered for decades...

    Listen Here: wondery.fm/TheDevilWithin

    • 8 min
    Wondery Presents: The Vaping Fix

    Wondery Presents: The Vaping Fix

    Two young Silicon Valley entrepreneurs set out to rid the world of smoking with an incredible new product. The device stands to disrupt the tobacco industry and make them rich, until it falls into the wrong hands and lives are ruined. From classrooms to hospitals, boardrooms to the Oval Office, what can be done to protect teenagers and is it too late? From Laura Beil, the reporter behind Dr Death and Bad Batch, comes The Vaping Fix, the inside story of the rise of Juul and the making of a crisis.

    Listen to the Vaping Fix: wondery.fm/VF_iSurvivor

    • 6 min
    Not Today, Motherf*cker

    Not Today, Motherf*cker

    Kelly Herron was attacked in a Seattle bathroom while she was out running one afternoon. But Kelly fought back. She shares her story, and we get a primer in self defense from Jenna’s neighbor, Jose Angel Castro, who just so happens to be the founder of NowHouse Education Group. Pro-tip: Get hard bones into soft places. No one’s gonna square off and tell you to put up your dukes like you see in the movies.

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    Links from today’s episode:

    Not Today - Kelly’s Slam Piece

    NowHouse Education Group

    Follow Jose on social media!

    • 46 min
    Swimming It Out

    Swimming It Out

    A single traumatic event can change life in the blink of an eye. It can destroy you, enrage you, and even fuel the fire within you. Nancy Hogshead-Makar was raped in college but she didn’t allow that to take over her life. Instead, Nancy channeled her fury into Olympic gold. This is I, Survivor.

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    Links from today’s episode:

    RAINN - 24/7 Anonymous Sexual Assault Hotline

    Champion Women - Advocacy for Women and Girls in Sport

    Follow Nancy Hogshead-Makar on Twitter

    Institutional Betrayal - Article by Dr. Jennifer Freyd




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    • 43 min
    Introducing I, Survivor

    Introducing I, Survivor

    The assault, the manipulation, the fear, the triumph.

    I, Survivor premieres on July 31. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts, or wherever you listen.

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    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Woodeard ,

thank you

This is not a review, I just wanted to say I’m so happy I found this podcast. You are helping me survive. Thank you.

Bonz_88 ,

Great stories

Great stories you’re covering, however just a little bit of constructive criticism. It would be awesome to hear the survivor talk a lot longer. I feel like it’s mostly your guys’ opinions for the majority of the show and the survivor doesn’t get much airtime to go into enough detail.

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