193: What if your deepest secret was shared with the world?
“I felt like I was sort of drifting along as something besides human, like I had stepped onto another planet inside my head.”
Producers: Whit Missildine
Episode Summary: A man haunted by an early childhood trauma finally establishes his own identity only to be sideswiped by another unwanted, shocking exposure.
This episode featured Michael McAllister. He's a writer working on a book-length memoir, and you can find out more about him at his blog, dogpoet.com, or on Instagram at @dogpoetmike.
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Content/Trigger Warnings: sexual assault, child molestation, suicidal ideation, terminal illness, explicit language
Intro Music: "Illabye" – Tipper
Music Bed: “Cylinder Four/Five” – Chris Zabriskie
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