9 episodes

A writer’s meta-narrative quest to reckon with her Dad Character after his untimely death, find a meaningful resolution, and finally tell her own story.


Co-hosted by creator Janielle Kastner and director Carson McCain.

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    • Arts
    • 4.6, 236 Ratings

A writer’s meta-narrative quest to reckon with her Dad Character after his untimely death, find a meaningful resolution, and finally tell her own story.


Co-hosted by creator Janielle Kastner and director Carson McCain.

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
236 Ratings

236 Ratings

randykat52 ,

An amazing journey

As a father who couldn’t be closer to his daughter (love you Baby Bear) I wasn’t sure what this podcast would have for me, but I’m hooked. Jan is not afraid to show her emotions and takes us a ride of highs and lows and everything in between. It’s made my relationship with my adult daughter even closer, something I never thought would be possible. Oh and Rat Rios should do music for every podcast. Love it.

ladybug8893 ,

Over-acted but still interesting

This is a really cool concept for a show! I have a complicated relationship with my own Dad Character, so it’s super interesting to hear someone else delving into that same baggage and unpacking it. There are elements of Jan’s story that I can relate to, and some that I really can’t, but the show brings it all together to holds my attention and make something I can enjoy.

Now the downside: it is WAY over-acted. I should call it Acting With A Capitol A because it’s like, drama school acting, drenching everything in thick emotion acting. The audio clips of past debriefs are fine, even when they’re very emotional, because they’re authentic. But the voiceovers that were clearly scripted and performed after the fact are ROUGH to listen to, full of dramatic pauses and choked little gasps and calculated sighs. It’s honestly distracting. Carson is much more subtle in her lines, but Jan, tone it down a notch or two! Your show’s emotion speaks for itself, you don’t have to pour it on every syllable of narration to get that across!

Apps-addict ,

Gestalt?

A beautiful podcast about handling grief and the journey for closure through a story-writing process. The Gestalt-like approach of the host trying to complete an unfinished story seemed super interesting to say the least.

Additionally, the voice, music and flow of the podcast was heartfelt and done really well in my opinion.

Artists often do their best work during difficult times, and this might be an example of that.

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