53 episodes

Commonspace, a collaboration by WHYY and First Person Arts, shares remarkable true stories that speak to the pressing issues of our time. Whatever tomorrow’s news cycle may bring, we’ll be here with real life stories to put it all into context. This Commonspace is your springboard for processing today’s headlines, and feeling a bit more connected to the world.

Commonspace WHYY

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 19 Ratings

Commonspace, a collaboration by WHYY and First Person Arts, shares remarkable true stories that speak to the pressing issues of our time. Whatever tomorrow’s news cycle may bring, we’ll be here with real life stories to put it all into context. This Commonspace is your springboard for processing today’s headlines, and feeling a bit more connected to the world.

    The Storytelling Mind

    The Storytelling Mind

    In this season 2 finale, all-star Commonspace storytellers gather around a table to discuss their craft and creative passion.

    • 29 min
    The One Who Laughs Last

    The One Who Laughs Last

    Comedian Margaret Cho gives voice to difficulties in her life through comedy.

    • 20 min
    Good, Giving, and Game

    Good, Giving, and Game

    What do an egg donor, Australian vacationer, and orgy attendee have in common? They’re leaving judgements about sex at the door.

    • 29 min
    Feels Like the First Time

    Feels Like the First Time

    The first time trying anything is likely to be awkward and clumsy. Sex does not seem to be an exception.

    • 23 min
    A Journey of Her Own

    A Journey of Her Own

    As a child, Sok Be and her family fled Cambodia on a bicycle. Now, she reflects her mother’s bravery and selfless sacrifices.

    • 25 min
    A Phoenix Must First Burn

    A Phoenix Must First Burn

    Writers Cecily Kellogg and Charlie O’Hay reflect on losing twin boys and their grieving process.

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

Ahdawnis ,

Please Make More Episodes!

I absolutely LOVE this podcast. I hope you guys will make more episodes in the future 😔.

SERoots ,

Who's Your Daddy!

'Who's Your Daddy' is incredible. I don't repeat listen to podcast episodes often, but I'm going to dip back into this one more than a few times.

AllHailPrincessNeko ,

Nothing Like It!

I'm a huge fan of storytelling podcasts, and I have to say, Commonspace is wonderful! This concept of tying headlines with real life stories is really original. The news can feel so distant, negative, and frankly overwhelming. In these turbulent times, it's so great to have this reminder that behind every headline is a personal experience, and that we're all in this together. Thanks Commonspace!

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