To mark the three-year anniversary of Strangers we share with you the very first story ever featured on the show, about Stephen Rochelle and his son Matthew, and we return to Stephen to see how they're doing now, three years later. In July 2011,
Lea received hundreds of messages in response to her raw, personal four-part series, "Love Hurts." In this follow-up episode, she strings together the funny, poignant and moving voice mails she received from listeners in response to the series and trie...
Sam Feirstein takes a broken heart to Alaska and finds surprising kindness in "enemy territory.” Also, producer Lea Thau takes a broken heart to India and has a “stranger” experience that inspires her to create this show.
For Halloween, we give you a ghost story of sorts. Not in the traditional sense, but we think you'll know what we mean when you hear it. As a little boy, Bill Ratner experienced a series of tragedies. Then he learned to scream…. -
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 and slow,
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 featured on Season 1 of Strangers. - Get the full story here.
On this episode, Lea seeks dating advice from two experts...and lets it all hang out. "Love Hurts" is a series in which Lea investigates why she is single. We recommend listening to the episodes in order. - Get the full story here.
Lea continues her quest to discover why she's been single for nearly four years. She interviews yet another guy who turned her down to find out why he didn't want to date her, and tells stories of her past loves and present dates. -
Strangers by Lea Thau (Peabody winner & former Moth Director), part of KCRW’s Independent Producer Project, features stories about people we meet, the connections we make, the heartbreaks we suffer, the kindness we encounter, and the frightful moments when we discover we aren't even who we thought we were.
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