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15 EpisodesProduced by Lea ThauWebsite

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The Cape, Chapter 1

May 7th, 2020


Lea is back, but where has she been? The story officially starts here. 

The Corona Dialogues 1

April 26th, 2020


A poet brings beauty and hope, and Paul and Lea do DIY couple's therapy in a hottub. 

Wilmot of Helena

April 22nd, 2020


Wilmot Collins is an interesting man with an interesting story. This is it. I hope you enjoy it. This is my first new publicly-released episode in …

Do You Like My Little Lie?

October 12th, 2017


It’s the time of year when skeletons come out of the closet. We honor the dead, as we get ready for holidays among the living, where secrets will be …

Franky Carrillo: Life Now

July 12th, 2017


We check in with Franky who did 20 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit (listen to our original Franky Carrillo episode “Life” for the backstory) and find out how he’s doing now and what he’s been up to for the …

The Truth

October 28th, 2016


Ashley’s husband, Corey, is accused of the worst thing imaginable. What follows sends the family on an ever darkening journey, swinging between …

The Son, The Goddess, and Leopoldo

May 30th, 2016


Born in a coven of lesbian witches in a Haight-Ashbury commune after the fall of Saigon, young Joshua Safran soon hit the open road with his single mother, Claudia, and things only got stranger from there. A word of …

The Waxing Virgin — Then and Now

January 15th, 2016


Four years ago, we met Becca, a virgin in her 30s who waxed genitals for a living. On this episode we play her original story, along with an update about what Becca has been up to since then… Learn more about your ad …

Falling Slowly

October 24th, 2014


Strangers, at its core, is about the beauty and the struggle of human connection and what happens in those moments when we get closer to someone else, or, say, further removed from ourselves. Often that change is subtle …

Big Jim & Smokey Joe

October 14th, 2014


A waitress, a former bomber pilot and a retired railroad engineer embark on the adventure of a lifetime. A version of this story was previously …

Love Hurts

August 15th, 2014


While doing a story about online dating, Lea gets her heart broken (yet again). Get the full story here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Two Men and a Baby

June 15th, 2014


Two young men receive a surprise delivery.  And it’s a newborn. Whaaa! Get the full story here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

The Long Shadow

May 17th, 2014


Murder, music, mystery. A controversial event in 1997 changed the fate of two band mates. Get the full story here. Learn more about your ad choices. …

Jenni Rowell: Life, Interrupted

March 14th, 2014


Imagine waking up every morning and seeing a stranger in the mirror… Get the full story here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

Franky Carrillo: Life

April 11th, 2013


A man spends 20 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, but comes out ahead… Get the full story here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit

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