Rashomon is a podcast where one family tells every side of the same story. Hosted by Hillary Rea.
I'm Not Sure What I'm Chasing Either
"Here we are sitting in the basement, characters in our own story. Making something beautiful together."
This special bonus episode of Rashomon Season 2 is a story produced by Nicki Stein.
For a few years, Emily and her moms, Sammy and her family, Cara and her moms, most of the Gold-Doyle household, and Gerald and his wife would get together for Summer gatherings and Christmas get togethers. And then the reunions started to fade. Throughout the course of this experience definitions of family evolve and change. What is family? You'll hear thirteen answers to this question! Plus Hillary quotes Ann Hartman again and reflects on a Summer spent indoors making a podcast.
When Gerald travelled to India to study yoga, he discovered the books of George Gurdjieff and they changed his life. Gerald takes us through many other life changing moments, including the discovery of his biological children that came about after a few years of donating sperm to a women's clinic in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
The Families Are All Right
Sammy and Emily both hear back from their sperm donor, Gerald, at the same time. And after meeting each other, they decide to meet Gerald together. And the chain of donor siblings meeting each other, each other's moms and Gerald, begins. Plus a rumination on the film The Kids Are All Right.
Rebecca, Matthew, Colette and Laura
In the beginning of their nearly 40 year relationship, it was a struggle for Colette to come to terms with being in a relationship with Laura -- because she was a woman. And then after being together for a couple years, the relationship got easier and Colette told Laura that she really wanted to have children. But the idea of having kids also made Colette aware that her relationship would be even more in the limelight. And she wanted to be honest with her children and herself.
Sammy, Emily and Cara
Sammy and Emily never imagined that having a donor dad also meant a possibility of having donor siblings. When they finally get in touch with their sperm donor they learn about each other. And six months after that... they find out about Cara.