11 episodes

Trouble — we've all been in it. Some more than others. Some worse than others. Award-winning storyteller Shannon Cason has faced a few problems of his own. Now he talks with others about getting in, and out, of trouble of all stripes.

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    • Personal Journals
    • 4.9 • 761 Ratings

Trouble — we've all been in it. Some more than others. Some worse than others. Award-winning storyteller Shannon Cason has faced a few problems of his own. Now he talks with others about getting in, and out, of trouble of all stripes.

    Infertility

    Infertility

    Tricia has been trying to get pregnant for 10 years. She talks about her desire for motherhood and then walks us through one last IVF cycle.

    • 42 min
    Regret

    Regret

    Lisa McCrea says she was moved — as if by God — to become a living organ donor. How an act of altruism became the worst decision she ever made.

    • 39 min
    Politicized

    Politicized

    After a police shooting near her home, Ashley became a full-time activist. She confronts the emotional toll and trauma it has taken on her.

    • 33 min
    Michael

    Michael

    At age 28, Michael unexpectedly committed suicide. Carol and Steve talk about their son’s life and its tragic and unforeseen ending.

    • 39 min
    79 Cents

    79 Cents

    After finding out that her male colleague is paid more than her for the same work, Aileen made a decision to fight for equality.

    • 37 min
    Compulsion

    Compulsion

    Jamie obsesses over everything. And it is taking over her life. This week, what it’s like to live with OCD.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
761 Ratings

761 Ratings

Julix1 ,

Love this podcast

I love this podcast so much! Entertaining and relatable.

carolynjames72 ,

MORE PLEASE!

I just found this podcast yesterday & I only have 2 episodes left... I NEED MORE.

I have been listening to podcasts for a couple of years now and I have to say I LOVE THIS!
It’s heartfelt and real. Shannon you do a FANTASTIC job! Please release more episodes!!!!

marylasagna ,

So so good!

Unique and riveting glimpses into people’s deeply personal stories of hardship. Each one unfolds very naturally and is told with a huge amount of empathy. I was inspired by every subject and their bravery in sharing their experiences so candidly.

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