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18 EpisodesProduced by Hillary ReaWebsite

Rashomon is a podcast where one family tells every side of the same story. Hosted by Hillary Rea.


Rebecca, Matthew, Colette and Laura

In the beginning of their nearly 40 year relationship, it was a struggle for Colette to come to terms with being in a relationship with Laura -- because she was a woman. And then after being together for a couple years, the relationship got easier and Colette told Laura that she really wanted to have children. But the the idea of having kids also made Colette aware that her relationship would be even more in the limelight. And she wanted to be honest with her children and herself.

Laura felt that "it was just an amazing stroke of luck that we had twins and it was really kind of wild because here we were two lesbians having a kid which would seemed wild enough but then it was twins and that just in some ways took the onus off the lesbian part because that's exciting in and of itself."

This is the fifth chapter of a big story that takes up most of Rashomon Season 2. You will hear multiple families telling every side of multiple stories, all having to do with the early days of sperm banks and how it effected the lives of the families that used them. From Season 2, Episode 2 onward, it is important to listen to them in order to get the full story.

Before you listen to this one, listen to:
S2E02: Sharon and Sammy
S2E03: Emily, Cathy and Nancy

S2E04: Cara, Susan and Carol Ann

S2E05: Sammy, Emily and Cara

Rashomon is produced and hosted by Hillary Rea

Thank you to Laura Gold, Colette Doyle, Matthew Doyle and Rebecca Doyle.

And a HUGE thank you to Anny Celsi for recording everyone in California. I accidentally left Anny out of the end credits of the show and feel terrible about it. Anny, I'm sorry! Please visit her website to learn about her music and her radio work!

Music in this episode is by Paul Defiglia

Podcast artwork is by Thom Lessner

Theme music is by Ryan Culinane courtesy of the Free Music Archive

This episode of Rashomon is sponsored by Care/of. Head to and enter the code RASHOMON25 to get 25% your first order of vitamins, supplements and protein powders.

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