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.
  • When Starlee Kine was a kid, she wanted to be a child star so badly that she signed up for an acting class with a famous acting teacher named Kevin McDermott. One of the class's exercises was to develop a character with a troubled past, and a real psychologist would come in for a session of character group therapy. Starlee chose to take on the character of an orphan. In fact, Starlee remembers that everyone else in her class did too. Twenty years later, she visits her old acting teacher in Los Angeles and discovers that for some reason, kids today don't want to be orphans. (9 minutes) AdoptionChildhoodParentsTheater

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