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Truth and Consequences is a podcast about trauma and its aftermath. Each episode explores the difficult and often surprising challenges that affect us in the wake of trauma and other life-altering events, including the destructive effects of revictimization. Focus is paid to the value of facing the truth and healing through relationships.

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Season 3 Episode 7: The Brave Women Behind The Keepers

If you have watched the Netflix documentary series The Keepers you will recognize our three guests today: Gemma Hoskins, Abbie Schaub and Teresa Lancaster. Each of these brave, determined, morally upstanding women played a vital role in uncovering the horrific crimes and coverups at the heart of the documentary. If you haven’t seen The Keepers,… Read More »Season 3 Episode 7: The Brave Women Behind The Keepers

Season 3 Episode 6: Sarah Klein, Attorney & Former elite gymnast, Advocates for Survivors and Fights for Kids

Sarah Klein is an attorney for the California law firm Manly, Stewart and Finaldi and a leading voice on sexual abuse and other legal issues in the media. She is also the first known victim of former Olympic Women’s Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar. Sarah was an elite gymnast who trained from the age of 8… Read More »Season 3 Episode 6: Sarah Klein, Attorney & Former elite gymnast, Advocates for Survivors and Fights for Kids

Season 3 Episode 5: Stephen Mills Author of CHOSEN

Stephen Mills is the author of CHOSEN: A Memoir of Stolen Boyhood published by Henry Holt & Company. In this first of many interviews I will be co-hosting with my friend, attorney and advocate Kathryn Robb, we three survivors of child sexual abuse share a moving discussion about the emotional impact of abuse, challenges specific… Read More »Season 3 Episode 5: Stephen Mills Author of CHOSEN

Season 3 Episode 4: Donna Palomba: Victimized and Vindicated

Donna Palomba is a nationally-recognized speaker, author, and advocate for survivors of sexual crimes whose story was recently featured in a special 2-hour episode of Dateline. Following a harrowing home invasion and assault in 1993, Donna faced further victimization when the police department mishandled her case, after which she set about to change to both… Read More »Season 3 Episode 4: Donna Palomba: Victimized and Vindicated

Season 3 Episode 3: Chandra Moyer on Flashbacks, Fragments & Facing Trauma

Chandra Moyer was 37 years old when her high-functioning life was disrupted by frightening flashbacks. She set out to piece together the fragments of her emerging memories and, when she put two and two together, it added up to child sexual abuse. Chandra’s story helps illuminate the intense and bewildering experience of being overwhelmed by… Read More »Season 3 Episode 3: Chandra Moyer on Flashbacks, Fragments & Facing Trauma

Season 3 Episode 2: Kevin Hines

Kevin Hines tells the story of his attempted suicide by jumping off the Golden Gate Bridge at age 19, informs us about suicidal ideation, suicide prevention, and the joys and challenges of advocacy work, and we share grief and loving memories over our mutual friend, the late Jeremy Richman, Ph.D.  

Season 3 Episode 1: Maddie & Me

Maddie Morris is a contemporary folk musician who won the BBC Radio 2 young folk award in 2019 and has been described as “leading the next generation of socially conscious songwriters.” Maddie’s music uses personal storytelling to embody political ideas, and their music tackles issues ranging from LGBTQIA identities to poverty, sexual violence, and voting… Read More »Season 3 Episode 1: Maddie & Me

Season 2 Episode 11: An App to Track Offenders of Sexual Violence

Ryan Soscia is the Founder & CEO of JDoe, a reporting app for survivors of sexual assault that identifies repeat offenders. Ryan explains the app’s intriguing origin story in which a group of his friends identified a mutual abuser and the stunning events that followed.  Ryan’s firsthand experience inspired him to create the app as… Read More »Season 2 Episode 11: An App to Track Offenders of Sexual Violence