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Hi, I’m Thoraya. You may know me from YouTube or social media where I interact with and share stories of strangers. 95% of my daily interactions begin with an introduction, so if you don’t know me, bear with me while I piece together yet another one. I spend my life meeting strangers and engaging them in intimate conversations with me, and sometimes even with one another. In this new podcast, I share these strangers with you, an audience of other strangers, in hopes that one day we won’t feel so “strange” to one another anymore. So, nice to meet you. I’m Thoraya and welcome to “Hey, Stranger!"

Hey, Stranger‪!‬ Thoraya Maronesy

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 2.5K Ratings

Hi, I’m Thoraya. You may know me from YouTube or social media where I interact with and share stories of strangers. 95% of my daily interactions begin with an introduction, so if you don’t know me, bear with me while I piece together yet another one. I spend my life meeting strangers and engaging them in intimate conversations with me, and sometimes even with one another. In this new podcast, I share these strangers with you, an audience of other strangers, in hopes that one day we won’t feel so “strange” to one another anymore. So, nice to meet you. I’m Thoraya and welcome to “Hey, Stranger!"

    5. Thoraya's Secret Voicemail

    5. Thoraya's Secret Voicemail

    This episode deals with sensitive topics. 

    Strangers dial in to thoraya’s voicemail inbox and share their deepest secret.

    Watch the video version of this episode on Thoraya's YouTube channel linked here: https://www.youtube.com/thorayamaronesy

    Thoraya's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thor.aya/

    Thoraya's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Thorayaaa

    • 23 min
    4. A Life in Transition

    4. A Life in Transition

    A stranger shares their struggles and process of transitioning into a female. These feelings have been suppressed since the age of 6, but now over 40 years later this stranger has decided to take a huge step towards becoming who they truly have always wanted to be.

    Watch the video version of this episode on Thoraya's YouTube channel linked here: https://www.youtube.com/thorayamaronesy

    Thoraya's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thor.aya/

    Thoraya's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Thorayaaa

    • 19 min
    3. A Resilient Spirit and an Ancient Spirit

    3. A Resilient Spirit and an Ancient Spirit

    This episode deals with sensitive topics.
    A woman shares her journey in winning her battle with alcohol and substance abuse. Grateful that she is still here, she confesses details of the pivotal moment that led her to 3 years of sobriety. Following this conversation, we meet a girl who tells the story of how she invited an ancient spirit to follow her after experimenting with an ouija board at age 13. She continues to share more revelations involving her connection with the paranormal world, unveiling stories about her dad’s ability to see the ghosts and spirits that her family attracts.
    Watch the video version of this episode on Thoraya's YouTube channel linked here: https://www.youtube.com/thorayamaronesy
    Thoraya's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thor.aya/
    Thoraya's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Thorayaaa

    • 26 min
    2. A Daughter’s Journey With Love

    2. A Daughter’s Journey With Love

    This episode deals with sensitive topics.

    On today’s episode, a stranger reveals her deepest secret in struggling with love, despite being in love with the same man for 11 years. As she searches for answers through our conversation, she shares the story of her mother who lost the love of her life due to a simple miscommunication, causing her to wait 39 years for their reconnection. The conversation digs deeper, revealing more family secrets in the hopes of discovering answers to a complicated love story.

    Watch the video version of this episode on Thoraya's YouTube channel linked here: https://www.youtube.com/thorayamaronesy

    Thoraya's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thor.aya/

    Thoraya's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Thorayaaa

    • 26 min
    1. A Soldier, A Musician, and A Changed Man

    1. A Soldier, A Musician, and A Changed Man

    Thoraya talks with three strangers who each share their deepest secret. Their riveting stories will take you on an emotional journey. The episode begins with a soldier who shares the traumatic, long-lasting effects of PTSD, confessing that he has never confided in anyone in fear of being seen as weak by his peers. Thoraya then meets a talented musician who unveils a hilarious secret that has haunted him in all 25 years of his career. Lastly, a man who made it out of being homeless in Chicago shares his experience of successfully stealing a car and learning a life lesson about karma.

    Watch the video version of this episode on Thoraya's YouTube channel linked here: https://www.youtube.com/thorayamaronesy

    Thoraya's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thor.aya/

    Thoraya's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Thorayaaa

    • 39 min
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    Hi, I’m Thoraya. 95% of my daily interactions begin with an introduction so bear with me while I piece together yet another one. I spend my life meeting strangers and engaging them in intimate conversations with me, and sometimes even with one another. A community of 1.5 million people are now following along on my YouTube channel as I share the stories of strangers. In my new podcast, I share these strangers with you, an audience of other strangers, in hopes that one day we won’t feel so ‘strange” to one another anymore. So, nice to meet you. I’m Thoraya and welcome to “Hey, Stranger!"

    My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thorayamaronesy

    My Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thor.aya/

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2.5K Ratings

2.5K Ratings

unsmartphone ,

Heartfelt, Honest, Captivating

I love Thoraya’s youtube channel and now I have a podcast to love!

My STRANGER story-

We met an older woman and her dog, Timmy, while we were waiting for our flights at the Barcelona airport. We told her we were on vacation celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary and she told us how she hadn’t flown in a very long time, as she had always traveled with her husband. He had been a professional soccer player and one day he came home and asked her to rub his back because it hurt. She thought it was an odd request because he was in good shape and had never asked her to do that. She called his doctor the next day, and a week later he was diagnosed with cancer and passed away shortly thereafter. After she shared the story my husband went to the restroom and she leaned over to me and said, “Enjoy every moment and never take your time together for granted. Always say “yes!”
That conversation was a highlight of our trip!

coliev19 ,

Can’t Get Enough!

I love hearing these strangers stories. Thoraya is a great conversationalist and asks great questions. Thank you for doing what you do, Thoraya!!

Aron.44g ,

❤️

Hey Thoraya, my name is Bayron i love your videos been following you for some time now. You asked who is one stranger I still remember. Well basically I meet this little kid on an island called Culebra. I was sitting on the beach and this kid called Lucas (still remember the name) started to talk to me about his life ( side note I was like 14-15 at the time ) he told how his mom and dad died and that he was passing his last days with his grandpa because he had cancer and only had like 3 or 4 weeks left... till this day I wish I could have done something anything at all but tbh there was no much a 14 year old can do about that.

My IG: aron.44g

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