My brother and I host a weekly podcast. It is based on the 37 years of journaling our mom did during her lifetime. What we have called “The Journal” during my life, are the journal entries our mom began when she was 16. At the time she was 8 months pregnant with me. She wrote for most of the next 37 years until her passing in 2011. My brother and I grew up being told that this Journal would be ours someday. She dreamed of doing something with it, imagining a movie or book coming from it. I can certainly see both of those being options but after she passed we wanted something more immediate than that.
Mat and I are both avid podcast listeners. It made perfect sense to use that as a way to get this out. So, we ran an Indegogo campaign to fund the start of our project. We released our first episode in January 2013. With some gaps, we’ve been releasing episodes since then (7 years and counting). We don’t have a site for the podcast at the moment. Because of that, I’ve chosen to add a page about it here with links to the latest episodes. If listening to a couple of 40-something men reading their teen mom’s journal sounds interesting, you’re in the right place. Enjoy!