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Truth and Consequences is a podcast about trauma and its aftermath: what happens, what hurts, and what helps us heal. While sharing her personal stories and insights, host Miranda Pacchiana (MSW) interviews experts and survivors, sometimes with the help of her co-host Kathryn Robb, Executive Director of CHILD USAdvocacy.

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Episode 42: Lacy Crawford, Author of Notes On A Silencing

Author Lacy Crawford details her experiences of devastating revictimization and institutional betrayal after she was sexually assaulted at an elite New England boarding school as a teenager. Show Notes Lacy Crawford’s website Kathryn Robb is Executive Director of CHILD USAdvocacy Miranda Pacchiana’s website The Second Wound Our beautiful theme song is written & performed by… Read More »Episode 42: Lacy Crawford, Author of Notes On A Silencing

Episode 41: Trauma-Aware Yoga with Newtown Instructor Aline Marie

Newtown Yoga Center instructor Aline Marie explains the fundamentals of trauma-aware yoga. We talk about the power of choice, maintaining boundaries, an easy technique to calm your nervous system, and Aline’s remarkable path to becoming a yoga teacher. Show Notes The Newtown Yoga Center Website Peace on Demand App use code PEACE WITHIN Our beautifulRead More »Episode 41: Trauma-Aware Yoga with Newtown Instructor Aline Marie

Episode 40: Julie L. Hall, Author of The Narcissist In Your Life: Recognizing the Patterns and Learning to Break Free

Julie Hall walks us through the dehumanizing effects of being in relationship with a narcissist. We take a compassionate look at the experience of growing up in a narcissistic family and discuss common family roles such as the golden child, the lost child, and the scapegoat. Also discussed are the origins of narcissism as wellRead More »Episode 40: Julie L. Hall, Author of The Narcissist In Your Life: Recognizing the Patterns and Learning to Break Free

Episode 39: Talking Family-Controlled Trafficking with the Hosts of The Ugly Truth About the Girl Next Door podcast

Family-controlled sex trafficking survivor Kait Gannon and licensed clinical social worker Laurie Krull started a podcast together as a last-ditch effort to keep Kait safe. They also sounded an alarm about offenders living in their region of western New York. Kait and Laurie’s unique journey from patient and therapist to hosts of the groundbreaking podcast… Read More »Episode 39: Talking Family-Controlled Trafficking with the Hosts of The Ugly Truth About the Girl Next Door podcast

Episode 38: Somatic Therapy for Trauma Survivors with Carol Hodson

Carol’s first visit to the podcast was super popular with listeners and I’m thrilled to have her back. She talks about what she calls “stealth mental health”, simple practices of somatic experiencing therapy for trauma survivors that can help us get unstuck from trauma symptoms, especially in the early weeks, days, and even hours after… Read More »Episode 38: Somatic Therapy for Trauma Survivors with Carol Hodson

Episode 37: Dr. Judith Herman on Truth and Repair

What would true justice look like for survivors of interpersonal trauma? Acknowledgement, validation, accountability for offenders, support from their communities, and offender rehabilitation. The renowned and beloved author, psychiatrist, and researcher Dr. Judith Herman has an invigorating discussion with us about her new book, Truth and Repair: How Trauma Survivors Envision Justice. Show Notes Dr.… Read More »Episode 37: Dr. Judith Herman on Truth and Repair

Episode 36: Breaking the Silence: An Interview with Rowena Chiu

In this episode, we have the privilege of speaking with Rowena Chiu, a former assistant of Harvey Weinstein whom he silenced for decades, along with her colleague Zelda Perkins. Chiu shares a range of valuable insights as a survivor, and describes the unusual experience of being portrayed in the recent movie “She Said,” based on… Read More »Episode 36: Breaking the Silence: An Interview with Rowena Chiu

Episode 35: Investigative Journalist Nicki Weisensee Egan, Chasing Cosby since 2005

Investigative journalist, podcast creator & author Nicki Weisensee Egan is dropping truth bombs and setting the record straight on the twists and turns in the Cosby case. Nicki has covered the allegations against Cosby since 2005 when no other media outlets would touch it. Listen to our compelling discussion with Kathryn Robb, Esq. as co-host.… Read More »Episode 35: Investigative Journalist Nicki Weisensee Egan, Chasing Cosby since 2005