183: The Missing Parents Bureau

183: The Missing Parents Bureau

Apr 20, 2001
Stories about the legacy of absent parents. We hear four cases from the files of the Missing Parents Bureau.
PLEASE NOTE

For our April 20, 2007 rebroadcast (and podcast), we changed the act order slightly, as follows:
  • Prologue.
  • Case One. I'm an Orphan; Don't Tell My Mom.
  • Case Two. Tell It to the Void.
  • Case Three. Better Left to the Imagination.
  • Case Four. Runaway Mom.
The act order remains the same for our full-episode stream.
  • We hear a series of letters that originally appeared on the brief-lived, little-known, but well-loved webzine Open Letters. They're written by a woman who signs her name as "X" and are addressed to the father of her adolescent son. X has no idea where to send the letters, but she keeps writing.

    Since the letters' original publication on the Internet, X has decided to reveal her identity. Her name is Miriam Toews, and she's author of the book Swing Low, A Life. Her letters were read for us by Alexa Junge. (17 minutes) ChildrenDivorceFathersMothersParenting

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