5 episodes

There is something I witnessed the year I left high school. It has been more than 20 years since I resolved to forget it forever. And I did. Until now. This is a podcast and a live investigation. Join me in November 2019 as I dig into the past to try to stop a terrible crime being committed in December. "At one time in my life, I might have had any number of stories, but now there is no other. This is the only story I will ever be able to tell." -- Donna Tartt

My Only Story Deon Wiggett

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 201 Ratings

There is something I witnessed the year I left high school. It has been more than 20 years since I resolved to forget it forever. And I did. Until now. This is a podcast and a live investigation. Join me in November 2019 as I dig into the past to try to stop a terrible crime being committed in December. "At one time in my life, I might have had any number of stories, but now there is no other. This is the only story I will ever be able to tell." -- Donna Tartt

    Ep 4. The Departures

    Ep 4. The Departures

    The seven missing years draw to a close when a bullfrog plague hits global media titan Naspers – and me too.

    TRIGGER WARNING. If anything comes up for you while listening to this episode, there are plenty of resources at MyOnlyStory.org. Please, please talk to someone. If you're in South Africa, you can always, always phone SADAG on 0800 456 789. You deserve to be heard. 
    Support the show (https://www.myonlystory.org/help-with-funding)

    • 53 min
    Ep 3. For All We Know

    Ep 3. For All We Know

    "I can tell you everything," he said, and he wasn't kidding. Outside a Thai restaurant in 2019, Ben remembers a winter's night from 1990 and tells me what he saw. 

    TRIGGER WARNING. If anything comes up for you while listening to this episode, there are plenty of resources at MyOnlyStory.org. Please, please talk to someone. If you're in South Africa, you can always, always phone SADAG on 0800 456 789. You deserve to be heard. 
    Support the show (https://www.myonlystory.org/help-with-funding)

    • 36 min
    Ep 2. The Grey Gentleman

    Ep 2. The Grey Gentleman

    On Jimmy's LinkedIn profile, you may have been struck by a strange gap: the seven missing years between his graduation and the "start" of his working life. Luckily, I know more than LinkedIn: I know where he was. Well, so I thought, until I talked my way into the archives of a famous high school.

    TRIGGER WARNING. If anything comes up for you while listening to this episode, there are plenty of resources at MyOnlyStory.org. Please, please talk to someone. If you're in South Africa, you can always, always phone SADAG on 0800 456 789. You deserve to be heard.
    Support the show (https://www.myonlystory.org/help-with-funding)

    • 34 min
    Ep 1. Something I Saw

    Ep 1. Something I Saw

    Two years ago, the bottom fell out of my life and my youth. I found myself back in 1997, back in Cape Town. I was a 17-year-old boy again, and I was seeing something that I almost managed to forget. But first, someone had to die. “At one time in my life I might have had any number of stories, but now there is no other. This is the only story I will ever be able to tell.” (Donna Tartt)

    TRIGGER WARNING. If anything comes up for you while listening to this episode, there are plenty of resources at MyOnlyStory.org. Please, please talk to someone. If you're in South Africa, you can always, always phone SADAG on 0800 456 789. You deserve to be heard.
    Support the show (https://www.myonlystory.org/help-with-funding)

    • 34 min
    Introducing My Only Story

    Introducing My Only Story

    There is something I witnessed the year I left high school. It has been more than 20 years since I resolved to forget it forever. And I did. Until now.

    This is a podcast and a live investigation. Join me in November 2019 as I dig into the past to try to stop a terrible crime being committed in December.  

    "At one time in my life, I might have had any number of stories, but now there is no other. This is the only story I will ever be able to tell." -- Donna Tartt
    Support the show (https://www.myonlystory.org/help-with-funding)

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
201 Ratings

201 Ratings

Aartjie ,

Incrdible story & courage

Incredibly well-produced and love Deon’s voice and narration style; albeit of a horrific experience. I read the coverage that time in Die Burger newspaper, but obviously this podcast provides much more detail. When I therefore for the 1st time heard the reference to Willowmore, I had to stiffle a shout. I know that little town and my heart broke, thinking of all the young boys and men who suffered under that beast. Who would’ve taken care of their hurt in that little town that suffers from so many social ills and economic depression? No wonder the High School had to close down. Well done, Deon. Ek salueer jou. Sien uit na jou volgende “offering”.

studiolistener ,

Rivetting stuff!

Well told Deon. I binge listened - leaned fully in to hear it unfold.
Let this not be your only story though ... it may just be the one that got in the way of the many others.
The one that had to be told to free up the rest.
Look forward to hearing them .

Cath0406 ,

Excellent podcast

Well done Deon, you presented this with such depth and emotion. Looking forward to your next one

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