6 episodes

Finding our way. Following our personal paths. Discovering the wondrous. I focus on compelling and inspiring facts and people. I also reflect on some of my own personal experiences.

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In This Life Podcast Johanna McCloy

    • Society & Culture

Finding our way. Following our personal paths. Discovering the wondrous. I focus on compelling and inspiring facts and people. I also reflect on some of my own personal experiences.

johannamccloy.substack.com

    🎧 New beginnings in Tokyo

    🎧 New beginnings in Tokyo

    Two days since Daddy and I got back to Tokyo and he told me he’s a spy. I'm walking around in a daze. And here comes the Obon Festival parade.
    ▶️ I had fun putting this episode together. I incorporated some audio pieces to enhance the feel and sound of my experience. Hope you enjoy it.
    This is a voiceover of a written post for "In This Life" on Substack. You can read the post here:  https://johannamccloy.substack.com/p/new-beginnings-in-tokyo
    Thanks for listening! 🥰
    CREDITS:
    Taiko drums from “Japanese Taiko Performance at the Shitamachi Tanabata Matsuri in Tokyo” by Nama Japan
    Crickets from “Imperial Palace Garden (part 2) - August 2016” by sergeeo -- Freesound-- License: Attribution 3.0


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    • 10 min
    🎧 Madhu was my best friend in India

    🎧 Madhu was my best friend in India

    My family moved from Spain to India when I was eight years old. I share my experience of that move and about my unique friendship with our driver's daughter, Madhu.
    Note: all our family albums burned in a fire years later, so we have not photos from this time. The photo above is not of Madhu, but represents her beautifully.
    In This Life Podcast occasionally features voiceovers of my written posts on Substack. This episode is one of them. You can read the post here: https://johannamccloy.substack.com/p/madhu-was-my-best-friend-in-india
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    • 14 min
    🎧 Life. And support. And life support.

    🎧 Life. And support. And life support.

    An ode and a personal story. About a relationship. About addiction and recovery. And about generosity, and the ultimate loving act. 💟
    *This is a voiceover of a written post for In This Life on Substack. You can read the post here: https://johannamccloy.substack.com/p/life-and-support-and-life-support
    In This Life Podcast features voiceovers of popular posts, along with interviews, and more. Subscribe to receive new post and episode notifications in your Inbox. 💌


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    • 10 min
    🎧 The birthday story behind the book

    🎧 The birthday story behind the book

    I’ll be recording audio voiceovers of some of my written posts for the In This Life Podcast. This is my first voiceover episode. Link to read the post.
    🎧 In This Life Podcast is available on Substack, Apple Podcasts, and Spotify.
    Thanks for listening. 🥰




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    • 4 min
    🎧 CIA Confessions

    🎧 CIA Confessions

    This was originally posted on Vimeo in 2021. Now it’s here! Enjoy.
    In this recorded phone conversation, Johanna McCloy and Peter Warmka talk about their shared and unusual CIA experiences, their respective books, and more.
    Johanna McCloy is the editor of Six Car Lengths Behind an Elephant: Undercover & Overwhelmed as a CIA Wife and Mother by Lillian McCloy. (Lillian is her mother).
    Peter Warmka is the author of Confessions of a CIA Spy: The Art of Human Hacking.


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    • 28 min
    🎧 "It was altogether a really exciting experience"

    🎧 "It was altogether a really exciting experience"

    My mother Lillian McCloy is the author of the highly-rated memoir Six Car Lengths Behind an Elephant: Undercover and Overwhelmed as a CIA Wife and Mother. I edited the book, which John le Carré describes as “a charming and unusual portrait of the secret life.”
    In our interview, I asked my then 95-year-old mother some readers’ questions about her life as the wife of an undercover CIA officer. I also read a story from her memoir titled “The Vigil," about an experience we shared when I was a senior in high school and we were living in Caracas, Venezuela.


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    • 14 min

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