6 episodes

How do you forget your favourite person in the world? Alex remembers everything about the day a speeding police car killed his brother. But his brother, alive? Those memories are lost. And now, 30 years later, Alex wants them back. In this emotional four-part series, Alex unearths his childhood grief — with help from family, friends, and a therapist who witnessed his brother’s death. What happens when trauma and memory collide? Sorry About The Kid is a deeply personal meditation on the losses that define us. Hosted by Alex McKinnon. Produced with Mira Burt-Wintonick (WireTap, Love Me).

Sorry About The Kid CBC Podcasts

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 221 Ratings

How do you forget your favourite person in the world? Alex remembers everything about the day a speeding police car killed his brother. But his brother, alive? Those memories are lost. And now, 30 years later, Alex wants them back. In this emotional four-part series, Alex unearths his childhood grief — with help from family, friends, and a therapist who witnessed his brother’s death. What happens when trauma and memory collide? Sorry About The Kid is a deeply personal meditation on the losses that define us. Hosted by Alex McKinnon. Produced with Mira Burt-Wintonick (WireTap, Love Me).

    Sorry About The Kid Introduces: Kuper Island

    Sorry About The Kid Introduces: Kuper Island

    Kuper Island is an 8-part series that tells the stories of four students: three who survived and one who didn’t. They attended one of Canada’s most notorious residential schools – where unsolved deaths, abuse, and lies haunt the community and the survivors to this day. Hosted by Duncan McCue. More episodes are available at hyperurl.co/kuperisland

    • 32 min
    Chapter 4: Macho Man Ninja

    Chapter 4: Macho Man Ninja

    “Isn’t this the a-hole who killed Paul McKinnon? Shut up and die!” A distracting obsession. An unexpected letter. And a controversial method of regaining lost memories. Plus, a final message from Paul.

    • 34 min
    Chapter 3: Ghost

    Chapter 3: Ghost

    “Were you waiting for me to just say goodbye?” Alex and his grief counsellor, Yvonne, dive into one memory of Paul that Alex never forgot and try to trigger others. Plus, Alex’s parents discover that some of their own memories are not what they seem.

    • 29 min
    Chapter 2: Paulbearers

    Chapter 2: Paulbearers

    A funeral. A strange smell. A story that just doesn’t add up. In the days after Paul’s death, grief consumes Alex’s family. His mom is catatonic. His dad is furious. Both are focused on one thing: demanding the police take responsibility for what they’ve done. Meanwhile, Alex’s memories of Paul are already slipping away. Now, he confronts the roots of that memory loss with a grief counselor who has her own connection to Paul — she saw him die.

    • 34 min
    Chapter 1: Where’s Paul?

    Chapter 1: Where’s Paul?

    Alex worshipped his older brother, Paul. But when Paul was killed by a speeding police car at age 14, Alex almost immediately started to forget him. First his voice. Then his laugh. Then pretty much everything else. But what if those memories could be retrieved? Through a series of intimate conversations with family and friends about Paul’s final moments alive, Alex begins to explore why Paul’s death has become the only thing he remembers.

    • 29 min
    Trailer: Sorry About The Kid

    Trailer: Sorry About The Kid

    How do you forget your favourite person in the world? Alex remembers everything about the day a speeding police car killed his brother. But his brother, alive? Those memories are lost – and he wants them back. Sorry About the Kid is an emotional, deeply personal meditation on the losses that define us. All four episodes available January 19th. Hosted by Alex McKinnon. Produced with Mira Burt-Wintonick (WireTap, Love Me).

    • 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
221 Ratings

221 Ratings

HDD90 ,

October 25

Paul died the day and year I was born, listening to this podcast I reflected on my life and how something so tragic happened yet that day my life started. Such a shaking listen, highly recommend.

John Deere Spoker Model D ,

Heart Achingly Sad

Still, grudgingly, life affirming. It’s only five episodes, I couldn’t listen to one episode at a time. My much younger brother died six years ago and I’m still very affected by his death. After the second episode, I knew I could listen to the last three in a row. There’s nothing than can fill the hole of his absence, but by not avoiding that absence, he is still alive in me.

kc2318 ,

Heartfelt; well edited podcast

Very good podcast - a very heartfelt topic on grief, trauma and memories. Outstanding work on putting this podcast together from the interviews, music, fact sharing, therapy sessions, and overall edits to make this podcast. It’s the perfect length with so much details to share and balances emotional topics very well.

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