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If You Knew Me shares personal stories from the inner lives of women. Each episode is a single woman’s story, told in her own voice, about an aspect of her inner life. The host is Jamie Yuenger. 
Gain insights and inspiration as you listen to the most hilarious inner thoughts and the deepest revelations that our guests share on friendship, identity, aging, addiction, motherhood, body image, sex, life purpose, and so much more. This podcast is the megaphone for a movement to pay closer attention to the interior lives of women.
Subscribe, listen and join the If You Knew Me community on Patreon.
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If You Knew Me Jamie Yuenger

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 9 Ratings

If You Knew Me shares personal stories from the inner lives of women. Each episode is a single woman’s story, told in her own voice, about an aspect of her inner life. The host is Jamie Yuenger. 
Gain insights and inspiration as you listen to the most hilarious inner thoughts and the deepest revelations that our guests share on friendship, identity, aging, addiction, motherhood, body image, sex, life purpose, and so much more. This podcast is the megaphone for a movement to pay closer attention to the interior lives of women.
Subscribe, listen and join the If You Knew Me community on Patreon.
https://www.patreon.com/ifyouknewme
Or vist our website:
https://ifyouknewme.show

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    The Mouse That Roared

    The Mouse That Roared

    Have you ever wondered how a woman can raise her voice for advocacy, while being soft-spoken? Today we sit down with feminist icon, Letty Cottin Pogrebin. From being a founding editor of the revolutionary Ms. Magazine, a renowned author, to a fervent social activist, this is an intimate interview. Her recount of her public speaking experiences, in the face of complex and controversial topics, is a masterclass in itself!
    Are you curious about what it was like to be Betty Friedan's writer for the National Women's Political Caucus in Washington? Letty's retelling is filled with adventures, book tours, and interactions with legendary authors. Her unique perspective on the evolution of feminist literature is both insightful and captivating.
    Letty also takes us on a tour of her personal life, highlighting her feminism, self-love, and how she nurtured a healthy, enduring marriage. She spills the beans on how she and her feminist colleagues debunked myths and educated women about the importance of body positivity. She also sheds light on navigating a loving and equal relationship amidst life's challenges. Whether you've been an admirer of Letty or are just getting to know her now, this episode promises to illuminate, engage, and inspire. Buckle up for an enlightening conversation with a woman who truly shaped the feminist movement.
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    SHANDA: A Memoir of Shame and Secrecy
    PHOTO LETTY
    by Mike Lovett
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    We create 12 powerful audio documentaries every year that highlight women’s true stories. Pledge $600 or more and your name, bio and portrait will be added to our virtual monument, The Wall of Flame. Check it out here. 
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    CREDITS
    Produced by Jamie Yuenger and Piet Hurkmans. 
    Our show’s musical intro and outro is taken from the track “Thursday” by the independent artist Nick Takénobu Ogawa.
    You can listen and support his music on bandcamp here. 

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    • 50 min
    If These Eyes Could Talk

    If These Eyes Could Talk

    In this week's episode of "If You Knew Me," host Jamie Yuenger presents a captivating interview with Tonje Thoresen, a multi-talented woman whose life took unexpected turns.
    The show is transitioning to an interview style, and this episode provides a glimpse into Tonje's extraordinary journey.
    Tonje, originally from Norway, went on a global exploration in her early 20s. From studying art and fashion in Berlin to immersing herself in the fashion scene of Paris, she eventually launched her own ready-to-wear fashion line. Despite the boutique's closure, Tonje seamlessly transitioned to photography, capturing political debates, sporting events, and haute couture fashion shows.
    However, in 2018, Tonje's world took a dark turn. Mysterious symptoms, including migraines, heart issues, and leg pains, plagued her. By 2020, an abrupt and life-altering event unfolded in her brain, leading to the permanent loss of her eyesight. The subsequent life-saving operation marked the beginning of a challenging journey, during which Tonje spent one and a half years learning to navigate life without vision
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    We create 12 powerful audio documentaries every year that highlight women’s true stories. Pledge $600 or more and your name, bio and portrait will be added to our virtual monument, The Wall of Flame. Check it out here. 
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    CREDITS
    Produced by Jamie Yuenger and Piet Hurkmans. Our show’s musical intro and outro is taken from the track “Thursday” by the independent artist Nick Takénobu Ogawa. You can listen and support his music on bandcamp here. 
    Other music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions

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    • 35 min
    Nicey, Nicey - rebroadcast

    Nicey, Nicey - rebroadcast

    Welcome to a special rebroadcast of "If You Knew Me". Today we have a treat—a rerun of one of our favorite episodes, featuring Claudette Powell, a.k.a. Sister Monica Clare.
    Originally aired in March 2022, this episode combines narration with Sister Monica's own voice.
    Sister Monica Clare, an Episcopal nun from Mendham, New Jersey, embraced her authentic self later in life and gained recognition from Oprah. With a TikTok following of nearly 180,000, she has inspired many. Claudette Powell's journey is pretty intriguing. Once married and working at Paramount Pictures, she felt drawn to the nun's life. In the episode "Nicey Nicey" we unravel Claudette's unusual path, combining her voice with intermittent narration.
    Tune in for Claudette's inspiring story, and mark your calendars for our upcoming season, starting in September.
    We'll feature remarkable first-person stories, beginning with Tonje—a courageous woman who unexpectedly lost her eyesight after a successful career as a fashion model and photographer.
    FOLLOW Sister Monica Clare
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    Become a patron of the podcast and get behind-the-scenes extras, discounts on merchandise and patron-only gifts. There are 6 tiers. Click HERE to learn more. 
    JOIN OUR WALL OF FLAME
    We create 12 powerful audio documentaries every year that highlight women’s true stories. Pledge $600 or more and your name, bio and portrait will be added to our virtual monument, The Wall of Flame. Check it out here. 
    TALK TO US
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    HELP OTHER WOMEN FIND US
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    CREDITS
    Produced by Jamie Yuenger and Piet Hurkmans. Our show’s musical intro and outro is taken from the track “Thursday” by the independent artist Nick Takénobu Ogawa. You can listen and support his music on bandcamp here. 
    Other music in this episode is by Blue Dot Session

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    • 56 min
    Kerry Jones - Where is she now?

    Kerry Jones - Where is she now?

    Join us in this special episode of "If You Knew Me" as we reconnect with Kerry Jones, who bravely shared her story on the show a year ago. Kerry opens up about her life since her previous appearance and provides an update on her journey. In the original episode titled "Living with Lipedema," Kerry discussed her diagnosis of lipedema, a condition that causes abnormal fat buildup and can lead to pain and difficulties in daily activities. Although there is no cure for lipedema, Kerry explored various treatments, including plastic surgery.
    Unlike our regular episodes, this series features a conversation format, allowing Kerry to share her experiences in her own words. Tune in as Kerry discusses the challenges she faced, the progress she has made, and her inspiring resilience throughout the journey.
    Original Episode: "Living with Lipedema" (August 4th, 2022)
    Kerry Jones is private chef specializing in comforting, nourishing, local, and organic food that heals the mind, body, and soul. She offers weekly meal delivery and event catering in the Pacific Northwest.
    Follow Kerry Jones and learn more about her:
    Instagram
    Website
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    JOIN OUR WALL OF FLAME
    We create 12 powerful audio documentaries every year that highlight women’s true stories. Pledge $600 or more and your name, bio and portrait will be added to our virtual monument, The Wall of Flame. Check it out here.
     
    TALK TO US
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    HELP OTHER WOMEN FIND US
    Rate us on the Apple podcast app or on our website to help others find us.
     
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    CREDITS: Produced by Jamie Yuenger and Piet Hurkmans. Our show’s musical intro and outro is taken from the track “Thursday” by the independent artist Nick Takénobu Ogawa. You can listen and support his music on bandcamp here. Other music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions

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    • 31 min
    I thought the whole problem was me

    I thought the whole problem was me

    Beth grew up like all of us, thinking that what was happening in her home with her parents was normal. Her dad’s behavior seemed fine, because she didn’t know anything different. But as she grew old, she felt something was off. Her dad was cruel. He was hard to predict. Because, sometimes he was really nice, too. It took Beth a long time to unravel the story of her dad. 
    This episode is about how to deal with your own parent when they struggling and their struggle negatively affects you. It’s about what happens when a parent has a mental illness, but doesn’t seek support. Beth found her way. She decided to tell her story on the show in the hope that by sharing it, she might help a listener recognize her own experience. 
    Beth’s story is entitled “I thought the whole Problem was Me”
    FOLLOW BETH
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    & Beth’s book, Carnevore-ish
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    We create 12 powerful audio documentaries every year that highlight women’s true stories. Pledge $600 or more and your name, bio and portrait will be added to our virtual monument, The Wall of Flame. Check it out here. 
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    CREDITS
    Produced by Jamie Yuenger and Piet Hurkmans.
    Our show’s musical intro and outro is taken from the track “Thursday” by the independent artist Nick Takénobu Ogawa. You can listen and support his music on bandcamp here. 
    Other music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions

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    • 33 min
    I Feel Like A Fraud

    I Feel Like A Fraud

    Libby is internet famous. Most of you who know Libby, know her by her Instagram and TikTok handle Diary of an Honest Mom. Libby has over a million followers on TikTok and half million on Instagram. She is also a mother, speaker, writer, and mental health advocate. She started her platforms in 2020 and uses them to shine a light on the hardships of motherhood, as well as the pleasures of it. She is transparent about her personal struggles and growth. 
    I have followed Libby and Diary of an Honest Mom for a year or so, and I’ve been impressed, like so many of you, by Libby’s candor, humor, and depth. There’s a reason she’s been so successful. Her willingness to be vulnerable is a big part of it. 
    In this episode, Libby courageously discusses her childhood and upbringing but also how it relates so intensely with her current feelings of being an imposter. Ironically, this woman who has built her reputation on being open, honest, REAL, is still contending with the issue of whether she’s honestly portraying herself, her abilities and her value. If you’re interested to learn what it’s really like to become Internet fabulous.,, If you’re interested to learn what it’s really like to take on the imposter syndrome… If you’re interested to learn what it’s like to love yourself through it all, I invite you to listen.
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    TikTok & Instagram
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    JOIN OUR WALL OF FLAME
    We create 12 powerful audio documentaries every year that highlight women’s true stories. Pledge $600 or more and your name, bio and portrait will be added to our virtual monument, The Wall of Flame. Check it out here. 
    TALK TO US
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    HELP OTHER WOMEN FIND US
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    CREDITS 
    Produced by Jamie Yuenger and Piet Hurkmans. 
    Our show’s musical intro and outro is taken from the track “Thursday” by the independent artist Nick Takénobu Ogawa. You can listen and support his music on bandcamp here. 
    Other music in this episode is by Blue Dot Sessions

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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Sunshine2123 ,

Must Listen

This has definitely become my favorite podcast! I find myself wondering what episode will be next. Jamie does an absolutely remarkable job on her show that keeps you wanting more!

Dante267 ,

Powerful and important!

Great, wise, inspiring, and assuring pod - can’t recommend enough!

b3cky a ,

Touching, heart felt stories

This is an amazing series of personalized stories, told from real women about their real journeys! I have loved the first several episodes - and always look forward to tuning in when new stories/episodes come out. Highly recommend!

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