Strangers

Series produced by Lea Thau

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Since the beginning of time, strangers and strange places have given rise to our wildest dreams and our deepest fears — and to the greatest stories on earth. Hear them here. Real people, true stories.

Each episode is an empathy shot in your arm, featuring true stories about about the people we meet, the connections we make, the heartbreaks we suffer, the kindnesses we encounter, and those frightful moments when we discover that WE aren’t even who we thought we were.


9 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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Lea seeks dating advice from two experts and lets it all hang out.

Bought by Public Radio for All, XRAY.fm, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 01, 2014
  • Length: 40:31
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Lea and the man she married for a green card--and for love.
Lea Thau tells more stories from her love life and interviews yet another guy who turned her down.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, Public Radio for All, PRX Remix, and XRAY.fm


  • Added: Sep 25, 2014
  • Length: 26:34
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Lea Thau
While doing a story about online dating, Lea gets her heart broken (yet again). (Parts 2 and 3 are also on PRX.)

Bought by Public Radio for All, New Hampshire Public Radio, XRAY.fm, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 20, 2014
  • Length: 34:57
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Kenna Fisher
On this episode of Strangers, Kenna, formerly known as Ken, came out 5 years ago. This is her story.

Bought by Public Radio for All, HowSound, and XRAY.fm


  • Added: Jul 15, 2014
  • Length: 32:09
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Steve & Patrick with "Violet", Credit: F Delventhal
On this episode of Strangers...a four-day old baby shows up with a few hours notice at the home of a gay couple. Complications ensue.

Bought by Public Radio for All, XRAY.fm, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, XRAY.fm, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 22:07
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Christoffer Burmeister on stage 1996
On this episode of Strangers... murder, music, mystery. A controversial event in 1997 changed the fate of two band mates.

Bought by Public Radio for All, KUER, WRPI, XRAY.fm, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 35:36
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Cora Leighton
On this episode of Strangers... a stripper and a tattoo artist have a fateful encounter.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, Public Radio for All, XRAY.fm, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 25:06
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Jenni Rowell
On this episode of Strangers... imagine waking up every morning and seeing a stranger in the mirror...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, Public Radio for All, WCAI / WNAN, XRAY.fm, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 28:31
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Liz Fletcher
On this episode of Strangers... a tale of true love spanning four decades, two countries, and classic racial divides...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, Public Radio for All, Public Radio for All, XRAY.fm, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 25:17
  • Purchases: 5