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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Episode 11: Season 1 Wrap-Up

Miranda Pacchiana, MSW. Miranda shares her thoughts about the podcast’s first season…her mission for the show,  what she’s learned since episode one, and what’s coming up next season. She recalls each of her uniquely wonderful guests and the valuable lessons they imparted. Want to treat yourself & support the show? Check out our affiliate Buffy… Read More »Episode 11: Season 1 Wrap-Up

Episode 10: Complicated Grief

Nicole Potter, podcaster. Nicole Potter was devastated when her best friend Kimberly died suddenly and under confusing circumstances. At first, Nicole was told it was suicide but the case was never officially resolved. In this interview, we learn about the ways Kimberly and Nicole supported each other through life’s challenges and how Nicole is navigating… Read More »Episode 10: Complicated Grief

Episode 9: Fighting for Fairness

Kathryn Robb, attorney, survivor & advocate for survivors of sexual abuse and assault. Kathryn Robb tells Miranda about the recent and rapid improvements in statutes of limitations for sex crimes in states across the country, and why these changes are so sorely needed. Kathryn Robb is a lawyer, legislative advocate, and law instructor who has… Read More »Episode 9: Fighting for Fairness

Episode 8: Protected & Paying it Forward

Jamie Sivrais, abuse survivor & Founder, A Voice for the Innocent. Jamie Sivrais, founder of the non-profit A Voice for the Innocent tells his personal story of being emotionally supported by family members and finding justice after he suffered abuse as a child. Jamie goes on to describe his organization’s unique storytelling platform for sexual… Read More »Episode 8: Protected & Paying it Forward

Episode 7: Miranda Gets Interviewed

Miranda Pacchiana, MSW. The tables get turned when Miranda is interviewed about finding her second wound community and the story that started it all. The host of Beyond Your Podcast Matt Pappas gets Miranda to reveal stories of her own she hasn’t told on the podcast, and they compare notes about their childhood experiences. (Listen… Read More »Episode 7: Miranda Gets Interviewed

Episode 6: Speaking Freely

Emanuella Israel, artist and writer. Artist & writer Emanuella Israel created an honest, healthy life for herself despite growing up stifled by domestic violence. She explains why she’s determined to speak her truth, shed the shame she once carried, and empower other women to join her in loving their bodies and themselves. See Emanuella’s gorgeous… Read More »Episode 6: Speaking Freely

Episode 5: Digging up the past

Erica Dziedzic, anthropologist and survivor. Erica Dziedzic is an anthropologist and a survivor of both domestic violence and child sexual abuse. Erica realized only recently that the emotional and physical pain which has plagued her for years are actually symptoms of PTSD. She now writes and speaks openly about her work to heal from two… Read More »Episode 5: Digging up the past

Episode 4: Silenced

Miranda Pacchiana, MSW. Miranda reads a letter from a listener whose brothers sexually abused her when she was a child. “Silenced” details her experience of “the second wound”: her family members’ hurtful responses when she tried to address the abuse with them. Miranda responds with advice, information, and words of support. Miranda created the website… Read More »Episode 4: Silenced

Episode 3: Safe Spaces

Steve Martin, crusader against child trafficking & exploitation. Steve Martin talks with Miranda about his work as CEO of Love146, a non-profit that combats child trafficking & exploitation and provides care for survivors around the globe. But first, Miranda tells a story about the first year after she disclosed her own child sexual abuse, the… Read More »Episode 3: Safe Spaces

Episode 2: Lessons in Loss

David Wheeler, father of 6-year-old Benjamin Wheeler who died at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012. A frank conversation with my insightful and honest My friend David Wheeler whose 6-year-old son, Ben was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in 2012. David has a lot to say about grief, navigating life after loss,… Read More »Episode 2: Lessons in Loss

Episode 1: The Second Wound

  Miranda shares her thoughts about the podcast's first season...her mission for the show,  what she's learned since episode one, and what's coming up next season. She recalls each of her uniquely wonderful guests and the valuable lessons they imparted. Miranda Pacchiana, MSW is a writer, podcast host, and survivor whose work has been featuredRead More »Episode 1: The Second Wound