What happens when one man stops talking and starts listening? A fresh podcast featuring the stories of strong women who bounce back. Because everyone deserves to be heard.
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Hosted by Stuart Watson
Produced by Jeni Wren Stottrup of Grittybirds Podcasting
Jo, after the crash
The car flipped three times end over end. Jo bounced around the back seat like a t-shirt in a tumbler dryer. Then she was thrown from the car. She woke up face down in the dark and cold. She didn’t know where her friends were. She survived. She lived. She thrived. Then…she became a mom. Times five.
Kiana hangs tough
Kiana Williams was depressed. Her best friend turned out not to be the best friend. Her boyfriend turned out not to be the best boyfriend. She wanted to drop out of college - her senior year. She was SO close. What happened next really defines her as a resilient leader who gets things done. Inspirational!
Helen’s Secret Powers
When I asked Helen Gardiner Parks to sit down and chat with me, she straight-up asked me, “What have I ever done?” Is she friggin’ KIDDING me? She graduated from Wellsley, home-schooled three kids, and runs her own nutritional business. I’m a fan. Take a listen. I think you will be too.
Leigh Ann and I talk about our mothers.
Leigh Ann’s mom is talking to dead people. My mom barely mumbles. We’re at a crossroads - a rite of passage. It’s nice to have a good friend who cares to share these tough times. I don’t know what’s going on with your mom, but this is a poignant conversation.
Julie S. - Survivor, Giver, Friend
Julie S. survived a gauntlet of childhood sexual trauma that culminated with her trying to stab her kidnapper in the jugular with a pair of scissors. Her wild ride of abuse, trauma and addiction ended on Peachtree Street in Atlanta. Her life is an inspiring testament to a Higher Power and a community of recovery that stretches all over the world. WARNING: THIS EPISODE CONTAINS MULTIPLE EXPLICIT REFERENCES TO SEXUAL ASSAULT AND ABUSE. IT IS NOT SUITABLE FOR SMALL CHILDREN.
Robyn studies the skies
Robyn studies the skies for answers. She has travelled the world and spent years taking courses and doing in-depth reading in the world of astrology. We sit down in Tongva Park in Santa Monica for a discussion of the history and teachings of ancient scientists. Together we marvel at what kind of fate brings us together and how unlikely life is. Lots of twists and turns. Awe inspiring.
Hugely informative and entertaining
This is what happens when an investigative journalist challenges himself to understand women. What seems like an insurmountable task is broken down into tiny baby steps when Stuart talks to women from all walks of life. His skills as an interviewer are outstanding, his charm infective and the lessons I learned from listening are priceless. Thank you Stuart!