21 episodes

Inside every home, there’s a story. Hosted by Stephanie Foo (This American Life, Snap Judgment), each episode of this 10-part series explores the meaning of home and what it can teach us about ourselves and each other. Poignant, hilarious, provocative and downright unexpected, take a journey into the diversity of home in America. Listen to the stories of urban activists, homesteading mountain men, ghostly roommates and more. And hear compelling expert insights into behavioral science behind the fundamental need for shelter and belonging that unites us all.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.2 • 133 Ratings

Inside every home, there’s a story. Hosted by Stephanie Foo (This American Life, Snap Judgment), each episode of this 10-part series explores the meaning of home and what it can teach us about ourselves and each other. Poignant, hilarious, provocative and downright unexpected, take a journey into the diversity of home in America. Listen to the stories of urban activists, homesteading mountain men, ghostly roommates and more. And hear compelling expert insights into behavioral science behind the fundamental need for shelter and belonging that unites us all.

Rocket Mortgage is an Equal Housing Lender. Licensed in all 50 states. NMLSConsumerAccess.org #3030. (833) 326-6028. Quicken Loans, 1050 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48226-1906.

    Electric Lady

    Electric Lady

    Shana Turner was struck by lightning and survived, miraculously unharmed – or so everyone thought. In the years following her lightning strike, she began to experience some serious physical and mental side effects and struggled to cope. To make matters worse, some of her family and friends refused to believe anything was even wrong with her. Desperate to return to the life she led before, Shana sets out to learn how to deal with life after lightning.

    For more on the episode, visit: https://www.rocketmortgage.com/learn/podcast-season-2-episode-9

    • 22 min
    Mattie And The Motorcycle

    Mattie And The Motorcycle

    Growing up in the church, there were a lot of things Mattie Murrey was told she couldn’t do. But she was a rebel – and a daredevil, too. Mattie raced motorcycles all over rural Minnesota when she was young. As she got older, however, her religious community told her it was not acceptable. She had to stop.
    So, Mattie traded her favorite pastime for the life her community wanted for her: that of a doting mother and wife. That is, until a crisis of faith turned her life upside down – and Mattie found herself questioning the road she’d set out on.

    • 23 min
    The Lady Is A Saddle Tramp

    The Lady Is A Saddle Tramp

    When Shannon King’s marriage ended abruptly, she realized that somewhere along the way, she had forgotten her #1 priority: herself. She’d stopped doing the things she loved and lost her sense of self in a relationship that wasn’t working. Unsure of what else to do when everything fell apart, Shannon decided to make a change.

    She vowed to leave everything behind and go on a journey with the goal of coming back a different, more confident person. And she wanted to do it all alone, on a horse in the desert.

    For more on the episode, visit: https://www.rocketmortgage.com/learn/podcast-season-2-episode-7

    • 23 min
    One Thread At A Time

    One Thread At A Time

    Two people find a sense of belonging through a shared hobby: sewing. First, a woman named Rona battles overwhelming social anxiety both inside and out of her home. After a particularly difficult episode, she receives an old sewing machine and decides to start trying to stitch her life back together.

    Then, we hear the story of Jean, a seamstress who played an important role in one of America’s defining moments: the Apollo 11 space mission. After the famed lunar landing, demand for spacesuits was down, leaving Jean in search of her next big project. She finds an unexpected new mission, this time down here on Earth.

    For more on the episode, visit: https://www.rocketmortgage.com/learn/podcast-season-2-episode-6

    • 25 min
    The City I Live In

    The City I Live In

    Two people learn to love their new homes. First, a young girl arrives in Los Angeles from war-torn Iran with her family, seeking refuge. Her life is quickly turned upside down when the LA riots tear through the city where she was supposed to be safe. As she struggles to cope with the unrest of the riots, she finds comfort in one of LA’s most influential bands: the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

    In our second story, an older man gives up on love until a chance encounter with a journalist reconnects him with an old flame from his past. To pursue his second chance at finding love, however, he has to choose between his sunny life in Los Angeles and a move across the country to a brand-new city.

    For more on the episode, visit: https://www.rocketmortgage.com/learn/podcast-season-2-episode-5

    • 24 min
    The Principal

    The Principal

    When Michael Atkins’s daughter was born, he vowed to support his family and be the father he didn’t have growing up. This meant swallowing his pride and taking a school custodian job, when what he really wanted to do was to be a teacher’s aide.

    When Michael finally gets the chance to go from the janitor’s closet to the principal’s office and pursue his dream of supporting the youth in his community, he makes another vow: to be present for his students. Michael works tirelessly to take care of his students – but runs into trouble when he finds himself forced to choose between the vow he made to his family and the vow he made to his job.

    For more on the episode, visit
    https://www.rocketmortgage.com/learn/podcast-season-2-episode-4

    • 22 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
133 Ratings

133 Ratings

Boatguy101 ,

The Man and the Mountain

Very nicely done about Harry Truman and Shirley Rosen

lady cooper the first ,

Bad timing

The middle of a housing crisis doesn’t seem like the best time to be making a show about how great it is to have a home.

LMS11223344 ,

Do another season!

I really loved these stories! So we’ll told, and to examine the concept of home from so many angles is fascinating. Loved the doctor/dollhouse episode especially!

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