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WINNETKA is a ten-episode memoir created and produced by award-winning actress Jessica Harper, with original music. The podcast features the voices of the Harper family, who share in the telling of their remarkable story. 
WINNETKA tells of six Harper kids coming of age in Eisenhower’s post-war America, in a Chicago suburb called Winnetka. The siblings are buffeted by the rages of a father with PTSD, challenged by life in a big family, rocked by social change in the  sixties, and ultimately stunned by a long held family secret.

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    • 4.3, 166 Ratings

WINNETKA is a ten-episode memoir created and produced by award-winning actress Jessica Harper, with original music. The podcast features the voices of the Harper family, who share in the telling of their remarkable story. 
WINNETKA tells of six Harper kids coming of age in Eisenhower’s post-war America, in a Chicago suburb called Winnetka. The siblings are buffeted by the rages of a father with PTSD, challenged by life in a big family, rocked by social change in the  sixties, and ultimately stunned by a long held family secret.

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4.3 out of 5
166 Ratings

166 Ratings

Proud Binge Listener ,

Proud Winnetka Binge Listener

Dear Ms. Harper,
Your account of your family is such a delight to listen to. Allow me to express my sincere gratitude for your testimony and candor. I am enjoying this podcast immensely!
Best,
Chavonne

Sestras324B21 ,

Snooze

This was so weird, in a bad way. The songs stuck in the middle of the storytelling were nails on a chalk board. Be prepared to fast forward a lot. Better yet, skip it all together. Episode 10 had the dramatic (not) secret that really doesn’t not pertain to her dad but to her dad’s ancestors. Yawn.

ISpankEm ,

Not sure where the story is

I’m on episode 5, and so far it’s just a lot of this & that about a family. No real story. She keeps mentioning how “abusive” her father was but never gives an example of the abuse. I’m having a hard time with this one.

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