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Audacious with Chion Wolf will highlight the uncommon experiences of everyday people – asking the hardest, most uncomfortable questions. With curiosity and compassion, Connecticut Public producer and host Chion Wolf digs deeper, encouraging listeners to ask hard questions in their own lives.

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Audacious with Chion Wolf will highlight the uncommon experiences of everyday people – asking the hardest, most uncomfortable questions. With curiosity and compassion, Connecticut Public producer and host Chion Wolf digs deeper, encouraging listeners to ask hard questions in their own lives.

    Audacious Elders

    Audacious Elders

    What’s it like to go viral for wearing a wedding dress at the age of 94? How about going up in a WW2 biplane at 97? Or maybe lobstering at a 101? And what’s it like to be 105 years old, and setting a record for running?

    Today, meet Audacious Elders!

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    • 50 min
    Jeffrey Marsh Loves You

    Jeffrey Marsh Loves You

    In this teaser to the show, I wanna list all the reasons why you should listen to my conversation with Jeffrey Marsh. Like, they’re an author and expert on nonbinary identities, and they’re the author of How to Be You: Stop Trying to Be Someone Else and Start Living Your Life.

    But really? What it all boils down to is that Jeffrey Marsh loves you. And you’re gonna love them too.

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    • 50 min
    Models On Beauty

    Models On Beauty

    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. So, would you consider yourself beautiful? How do you define beauty, anyway?

    Hear from a fashion model with decades in the industry, a model who uses a wheelchair, and two non-binary models about what beauty means to them.

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    • 49 min
    The Guts & Glory Of Getting Into The Guinness Book Of World Records

    The Guts & Glory Of Getting Into The Guinness Book Of World Records

    What’s it like to get in the Guinness Book of World Records?

    What if it’s for the size of your mouth? Or the amount of toothpicks you can fit in your beard? Or for achieving the Longest Melody Played By A Model Train?

    On this episode, hear about the guts and glory of Guinness!

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    What Happens When You Act Like You Belong

    What Happens When You Act Like You Belong

    This program originally aired on January 15, 2021.

    I love Reddit. This mostly-anonymous giant internet bulletin board has a plethora of communities called subreddits, which bring all sorts of interests together.

    One of my favorite subreddits is Act Like You Belong, where you’ll see a lot of stories about how, if you put on a hard hat, carry a clipboard, and walk with urgency, you can get through a lot of doors that you normally wouldn’t. (a chef’s jacket works well for this, too)

    Today, a love letter to r/ActLikeYouBelong, featuring stories about conning morning shows, sneaking into meet and greets, impersonating a famous megachurch pastor, a photographer posing as a billionaire, and even an accidental case of acting like you belong… in church.

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    • 50 min
    “It’s Not Your Fault”: What A Man With Pedophilia Wants You To Know

    “It’s Not Your Fault”: What A Man With Pedophilia Wants You To Know

    Today’s episode of Audacious is not appropriate for children or for those who are particularly sensitive to the topic of sexual assault.

    Right now, 1 in 4 girls and 1 in 13 boys are sexually abused before the age of 18. And more than 90% of those victims know their perpetrator in some way.

    You’ve maybe heard the saying, “Hurt people hurt people”. But what makes a person want to hurt - to sexually abuse - a child? Hear from a man who did just that and spent 7 years in prison. Today, he's the author of The Parent’s Guide to Protecting Children from Pedophiles.

    The President of the Connecticut Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders talks about about effective treatment, and the flaws she sees in the sex offender registry.

    Also, how to protect your children.

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    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 Ratings

DTBB13 ,

Unapologetically Raw and Gorgeous

I am compelled to leave a review after listening to the poignant episode, Jeffery Marsh Loves You. I have been listening faithfully throughout the pandemic, but this is hands down my favorite episode yet. Chion (and Jessica) bring us weekly guests that respectfully display the human condition, and challenge the limitations of our personal perspectives. Thank you, Chion for your continued bravery, as you openly reveal your heart to your listeners. Know that you are appreciated and valued as you continue on your journey of compassion, when “noticing the noticers”, and giving a voice to those who often are misunderstood. 💗

rusloveg2 ,

Rare and Wonderful

Chion and the team explore the finges of our minds, our behaviours, and our beliefs with quiet intelligence and unusual insight. In a jabbering sea, an isle of wonder.

vegtptgrl ,

Excellent podcast

I love this podcast. Chion covers topics I didn’t even know I wanted to learn more about until I heard the episode. And she does everything with empathy and compassion. Highly recommend!

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