Episode of the day: “Radio Hour: Pagan Fundraisers, Blue Haired Boy, Autism and Oscar”

Listen to “Radio Hour: Pagan Fundraisers, Blue Haired Boy, Autism and Oscar” (52:33)

Podcast: The Moth

The Moth is always a good idea! Wonderful and fun touching stories. Dame Wilburn was absolutely brilliant!  I was especially moved by the last sentence from the last storyteller Michelle Fecteau: “when you see somebody on the street – maybe they need help, maybe they’re just passing by, people might say they’re crazy, might seem different – please be kind, treat them like they could be your own son”. Let’s all make an effort to not judge and to respect.

Dame Wilburn. (Image: from themoth.org) 

 

Episode of the day: “Wedding Drama, Part 1: Great Expectations”

Listen to Wedding Drama, Part 1: Great Expectations (37:34)

Podcast: Dear Sugar Radio

Even when the topic sounds mundane, I always enjoy listening to the Sugars opinions and perspectives. Listening to this episode, I find fascinating how parents and parents-in-law like to make their sons and daughters weddings about themselves. I wonder what happened during their generation. Were they deprived somehow of the wedding of their dreams?

More information:

“Dealing with Wedding Drama” in The Huffington Post

Vestido De Casamento, Vestido, Saia, Mulher, Noiva
Image: from Pixabay

Episode of the day: “Unforgiven”

Listen to “Unforgiven” (52:31)

Podcast: Snap Judgment (Episode 612)

Forgive the unforgivable is not a weakness, it is an act of strength. When forgiving seems difficult, examine your own emotional process. Forgiving is helping yourself. Helping yourself from developing feelings that slowly destroy your humanness.

More information:

Kathleen’s website

Robert Davis’ book Cop Out on Amazon

Silent twins article in the Dailymail

“Silent Twins” book on Amazon

 

Silent Twins book cover. (Image: from Amazon.com)

Episode of the day: “Majd’s Diary: Two Years in the Life of a Saudi Girl”

Listen to Majd’s Diary: Two Years in the Life of a Saudi Girl  (33:19)

Podcast: Radio Diaries (Episode 49)

Two very important years in the life of a Saudi girl. Amazing how free-minded and true to herself this girl was. She had her dreams and ambitions, that even in the context of her restrictive culture and religion, she was able to pursue gracefully. I wish you the best Majd Abdulghani! Please keep us updated on your life!

More information:

Women’s Rights in Saudi Arabia from Wikipedia

Always been fascinated by the low divorced rates of arranged marriages. Here is a popular article about that Why an arranged marriage ‘is more likely to develop into lasting love’ from the Dailymail.

Majd Abdulghani. (Image: from NPR)

 

Episode of the day: “Secrets”

Listen to “Secrets” (15:44)

Podcast: Storycorps

Great episode about secrets that are kept to protect relationships and to protect the ones closer to us. Or to protect others from ourselves, or ourselves from our story… You choose!

More information:

Barbara Amaya website

Barbara Amaya’s book “Nobody’s Girl” on Amazon

Barbara Amaya’s book cover. (Image: from Amazon.com)

 

Episode of the day: “How to Parent Like a Clown”

Listen to “How to Parent Like a Clown” (38:27)

Podcast: The Longest Shortest Time (Episode 83)

This was an unexpectedly great episode! Parenting techniques from a clown. What a great show and what a great dad!

More information:

Big Apple Circus Clown Care Program website

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Image: from Vladimir Zuniga for Clipart