14 episodes

Some stories are too sensitive, painful or potentially damaging to share publicly -- unless they can be shared anonymously. TED and Audible present Sincerely, X: an original audio series featuring talks from speakers whose ideas deserve to be heard, but whose identities must remain hidden. The first season features a compelling program of victims, perpetrators, investigators, activists, empaths and more.

Sincerely, X: Season 1 TED Talks

    • Personal Journals

Some stories are too sensitive, painful or potentially damaging to share publicly -- unless they can be shared anonymously. TED and Audible present Sincerely, X: an original audio series featuring talks from speakers whose ideas deserve to be heard, but whose identities must remain hidden. The first season features a compelling program of victims, perpetrators, investigators, activists, empaths and more.

    Season 2: DNA Secrets

    Season 2: DNA Secrets

    Sincerely, X is back with new episodes, and a new host—poet and educator Sarah Kay. In this episode: An at-home DNA test kit reveals a horrifying truth. But who has the right to tell the story? Hear the rest of season 2 exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Find out more and sign up for a free trial at https://tedtalks.social/luminary. And we'd love to know what you think! Leave us a review or drop us a line at podcasts@ted.com.

    • 35 min
    Sincerely, X from TED

    Sincerely, X from TED

    Sincerely, X is back with more episodes and a new host: poet and TED speaker Sarah Kay. Coming up this season: A former cult member, struggling to re-write the script of her life. A preacher who rejects the idea of hell. A sociopath on why people like her have been unfairly demonized by society. And a lot more. Find out more at luminary.link/ted.

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    Share your idea—anonymously! Sincerely, X Season 2

    Share your idea—anonymously! Sincerely, X Season 2

    We're looking for new stories for our upcoming season of Sincerely, X. Do you have an idea that’s too important to stay secret? We want to hear about it. Visit go.ted.com/sincerelyx to get in touch and share your idea anonymously. Season 2 of Sincerely, X is available exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Sign up for your free trial and start listening at luminary.link/ted.

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    Episode 10: Gifted Kid

    Episode 10: Gifted Kid

    A gifted child. A rough neighborhood. A teacher who knows how to break the cycle. [Contains explicit content] Season 2 of Sincerely, X is available exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Sign up for your free trial and start listening at luminary.link/ted.

    • 27 min
    Episode 9: Rural Woman

    Episode 9: Rural Woman

    A small town she loves. A big realization. What happens when rural traditions need reinventing? Season 2 of Sincerely, X is available exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Sign up for your free trial and start listening at luminary.link/ted.

    • 20 min
    Episode 8: Reclaiming Power

    Episode 8: Reclaiming Power

    A devastating assault. A story of how this powerful person turned loss into gain. Season 2 of Sincerely, X is available exclusively on the Luminary podcast app. Sign up for your free trial and start listening at luminary.link/ted.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

Kiera Byrd ,

Who’s story is it?

As an adoptee who found my birth parents over 20 years ago, I understand completely the longing and necessity of finding out who they are. Not knowing, and having requested information from the adoption agency, and realizing the person telling me this non identifying information had all the answers right there and I couldn’t see them, felt ridiculous and unfair.

These DNA tests make what was once a really difficult journey so much simpler. Having answers, no matter what they are, completes the life of searching and wondering for adoptees.

More and more often I also hear stories about men who have raised children only to find through one of the tests that they are not the biological father.

Nothing can take away the parenthood of the people who raise and love the children they adopted. That’s the most important thing to remember.

middleagemom ,

Ridiculous

Worthless to listen to these. Nothing will ever change unless people say the hard things out loud — letting others know who they are — even if it makes others uncomfortable.

manal13591 ,

Disappointed fan.

I remember stumbling upon this gem 2 years ago and zipping through all the episodes. So imagine my disappointment when I hear that the rest of the episodes are not only going to be exclusively on Luminary, but have to be paid for. It’s a disservice to fans who’ve been waiting forever for new episodes, and as much as I ADORE Sarah Kay and was really excited to tune in, I’m left with the only option of having to subscribe to yet another streaming service. I’m sorry, but no, thank you. How about just teaming up with advertisement agencies and making it free for all, just like other podcasts do?

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