37 episodes

Sleepover host Sook-Yin Lee brings together three complete strangers for 24 hours to talk about what’s difficult and try to make it better.

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    • 4.8 • 45 Ratings

Sleepover host Sook-Yin Lee brings together three complete strangers for 24 hours to talk about what’s difficult and try to make it better.

    Native Child and the Full Moon 1: The Search

    Native Child and the Full Moon 1: The Search

    Sook-Yin Lee, on a quest for an institution to sleep over in, finds Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, a Children’s Aid Society, where she meets three Indigenous youth. Hear what life is like for them, their experiences and challenges.

    • 30 min
    Native Child and the Full Moon 2: Caterina

    Native Child and the Full Moon 2: Caterina

    Caterina Sinclair (Saulteaux Ojibway Nation, Spawning & Manila, Philippines) spent 6 difficult years in foster care. She’s grounded, smart, resilient, and committed to living healthy. How can she maintain her friendships and stay on her own path?

    • 26 min
    Native Child and the Full Moon 3: Tegan

    Native Child and the Full Moon 3: Tegan

    Tegan Smallwood, 15, isn’t sure which nation she's from because her mom was adopted during the Sixties Scoop. A few years ago, her family went through a rough patch. Now, she wants to unpack it. How can she approach this difficult conversation?

    • 30 min
    Native Child and the Full Moon 4: Jordan

    Native Child and the Full Moon 4: Jordan

    Jordan Lonechild-Lavalley (Plains, Cree & Ojibway, Saskatchewan). Childhood struggles helped build his strong character. Now he wants to be a social worker but can be quick to snap at people. How can he curb his temper and excel professionally?

    • 33 min
    Sleepover Check In 2: Perfect Strangers Return to an Imperfect World

    Sleepover Check In 2: Perfect Strangers Return to an Imperfect World

    Perfect strangers sequester themselves for 24 hours to help each other. But what happens when they return to an imperfect world? Sook-Yin Lee checks in with guests from Toronto and Peterborough to find out.

    • 26 min
    Peterborough I: Trudy's Family Feud

    Peterborough I: Trudy's Family Feud

    Deep in the Canadian wilderness arrives Trudy Wilson— realtor, long distance swimmer, and devoted mom.

    Family is important to Trudy, but since her mom’s death, she’s been battling with her big brother. Can strangers solve Trudy’s sibling rivalry?

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

EmilyfromCleveland ,

The kids love it. Me too!

This podcast is a family favorite. My sons, ages 7 and 9, request it by name. What a wonderful opportunity to expand our world view and hearts, and what a jumping point for insightful conversation at home. Thank you so much.

BarbePapa ,

Well done, inspirational, hopeful and a good listen!

His end of career insights and hopes for his “new life” to come and brief talk about his background and era of Post WW2 childhood gives these Sleep Over youth a good perspective to take into their dreams!

curbyourentropy ,

One of the most humane podcasts out there

Inspiring, affirming, fun. Just beautiful. Everyone should totally listen to this podcast.

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