8 episodes

A queer contemporary take of the Goldilocks tale: about love, music, and breaking the cycle of abuse. Goldie escapes a chaotic childhood only to go from a partner who starves her of love to a partner who nearly drowns her in it, before learning to be just right on her own. From CBC Podcasts and Mermaid Palace. Produced by award-winning podcast creator Kaitlin Prest featuring writer/director Drew Denny.

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A queer contemporary take of the Goldilocks tale: about love, music, and breaking the cycle of abuse. Goldie escapes a chaotic childhood only to go from a partner who starves her of love to a partner who nearly drowns her in it, before learning to be just right on her own. From CBC Podcasts and Mermaid Palace. Produced by award-winning podcast creator Kaitlin Prest featuring writer/director Drew Denny.

    EP. 1: Meet Goldie

    EP. 1: Meet Goldie

    The cycle begins

    “Everyone feels the same way when we fall in love, right? But what if I’m a puzzle piece so misshapen that when I find my perfect match... it’s a disaster. Dangerous even?”

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    • 24 min
    EP. 2: Too Little

    EP. 2: Too Little

    Abuse that is invisible but still leaves a mark

    “What would you say if I told you a MAN was doing these things to me?”

    Listen to the podcast's original soundtrack: http://bit.ly/HIPSforAFI

    • 29 min
    EP. 3: Three Bears

    EP. 3: Three Bears

    Inside the mind of an abuser

    “Why tell a lie when you’ve found the real thing?”

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    • 32 min
    EP. 4: Once Upon a Time...

    EP. 4: Once Upon a Time...

    Internalized Misogyny and Intergenerational Trauma

    “Dangit! I’m still alive?”

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    • 25 min
    EP. 5: Too Much

    EP. 5: Too Much

    Intimate partner violence

    “Never in all my years of playing dress-up, of scissoring my Barbies, of pretending to marry my dog, did I ever imagine I would grow up to stare into the eyes of my beloved and say: ‘Can you please stop pointing the gun at me?’”

    Listen to the podcast's original soundtrack: http://bit.ly/HIPSforAFI

    • 51 min
    EP. 6: Enough!

    EP. 6: Enough!

    Mothering your Mother

    The Sisterhood of Cracked Ribs and a Pupil Full of Loaded Gun

    Listen to the podcast's original soundtrack: http://bit.ly/HIPSforAFI

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
222 Ratings

222 Ratings

SweetHeart2020! ,

Art to tell the truth

A beautiful exploration of love, trauma and abuse from the sexy genius artists at the mermaid palace!

MinThin202 ,

Recommend!

I just finished this and found it riveting. Even as a man who doesn’t relate to any of the themes of the story, I really enjoyed.

OkeyDokeyNeeto ,

Story telling that enchants

Huge success for mermaid palace. Can’t wait for this story to continue.

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