January 28, 2022

The Shoebox Effect: Secrets Out! w/ Marcie Keithley & Julie McGue

Listen on Episode Description The Shoebox Effect Marcie Keithley’s shoebox contained a secret, one she kept for decades, one released when her shoebox was unexpectedly […]
June 25, 2021

Identity Adoption & Belonging: A Panel With Jacob Taylor-Mosquera

Listen on Episode Description Julie Ryan McGue, Author of Twice a Daughter: A Search for Identity, Family & Belonging and Jacob Taylor-Mosquera, Author of I […]
June 18, 2021

The Sound Between the Notes: Barbara Linn Probst on Music & Self

The Sound Between the Notes is the story of a woman’s struggle with timeless questions — Who am I, and where do I belong?
June 11, 2021

Twice A Daughter: Julie Ryan McGue’s Memoir on Finding Her Mother

Julie is adopted. She is also a twin. Because their adoption was closed, she and her sister lack both a health history and their adoption papers?
April 24, 2020

There’s a Rainbow Out There Somewhere: Bonding, Optimism, & Survival Now

Listen on Episode Description In 1969, when she is twenty, Martina discovers San Francisco. She lives in a commune, marries her streetcar driver, and moves […]
January 17, 2020

D. L. Byron: Getting the Babes & the Blues

 Listen on Episode Description D. L. Byron emerged as a singer songwriter, recording artist and record producer, who is acclaimed for writing the Grammy […]
September 4, 2019

Secrets in the Suitcase: Five Lessons from Writing my Memoir

Visiting my mother at her home in Richmond, Virginia involves equal parts big hugs and, frequently, big worries.  When, a year ago, I stepped out of the airport taxi, my first thought – usually, I hope she’s doing well – was of the draft manuscript of my memoir in my bag. 
August 2, 2019

Walking the Talk

Is being more important than doing? When I visit my mother, I list the tasks to accomplish for her around the house. It’s a way to […]