9 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.

Asking For It CBC STORIES

    • Arts
    • 4.5 • 265 Ratings

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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.

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Asking For It Introduces: The Heart: SISTERS

    Asking For It Introduces: The Heart: SISTERS

    The Heart is an audio art project about power and love. From CBC Podcasts, Mermaid Palace and Radiotopia. SISTERS is a 5 episode series that follows the journey of an older and younger sister from birth to adulthood. Natalie and Kaitlin went from being childhood rivals to being best friends. When the sisters decide to work together to create the very podcast series you are about to listen to, they face challenges they never anticipated. Sibling rivalry, mental health struggles and the daunting task of creating an audio series about it all: can these women overcome the patterns they learned in childhood and live in harmony as adults? More episodes are available at: https://link.chtbl.com/mo151CGA

    • 37 min
    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?”

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

    • 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?”

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

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

    EP. 4: Once Upon a Time...

    Internalized Misogyny and Intergenerational Trauma

    “Dangit! I’m still alive?”

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

    • 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

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
265 Ratings

265 Ratings

Georgiamama ,

So True

Fast cuts & witty dialogue with fabulous music and artful scoring throughout. In case you ever wonder the reach - it found me down in South Georgia. ♥️ Luvs it
Ps what food is “zaincrew” ?

TayBK ,

So mad it’s over.

This is definitely worth the listen. I have seen many Goldies, I’ve even been her before. This is such a beautifully told story, definitely craving more from this. Great job.

pinkypiebubble ,

Beautifully Told

Such a beautifully told story. I can’t even describe it. It’s about SO MANY things! I’m dying for a season 2.

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