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Sleepover host Sook-Yin Lee brings together three complete strangers for 24 hours to talk about what’s difficult and try to make it better.
||ExplicitNative Child and the Full Moon 1: The Search||Sook-Yin Lee, on a quest for an institution to sleep over in, finds Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, a Children’s Aid Society, where she meets three Indigenous youth. Hear what life is like for them, their experiences and challenges.||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNative Child and the Full Moon 2: Caterina||Caterina Sinclair (Saulteaux Ojibway Nation, Spawning & Manila, Philippines) spent 6 difficult years in foster care. She’s grounded, smart, resilient, and committed to living healthy. How can she maintain her friendships and stay on her own path?||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNative Child and the Full Moon 3: Tegan||Tegan Smallwood, 15, isn’t sure which nation she's from because her mom was adopted during the Sixties Scoop. A few years ago, her family went through a rough patch. Now, she wants to unpack it. How can she approach this difficult conversation?||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitNative Child and the Full Moon 4: Jordan||Jordan Lonechild-Lavalley (Plains, Cree & Ojibway, Saskatchewan). Childhood struggles helped build his strong character. Now he wants to be a social worker but can be quick to snap at people. How can he curb his temper and excel professionally?||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSleepover Check In 2: Perfect Strangers Return to an Imperfect World||Perfect strangers sequester themselves for 24 hours to help each other. But what happens when they return to an imperfect world? Sook-Yin Lee checks in with guests from Toronto and Peterborough to find out.||6/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPeterborough I: Trudy's Family Feud||Deep in the Canadian wilderness arrives Trudy Wilson— realtor, long distance swimmer, and devoted mom. Family is important to Trudy, but since her mom’s death, she’s been battling with her big brother. Can strangers solve Trudy’s sibling rival||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPeterborough II: Orville Needs Out||Orville Thertell -- a typical affable Canadian--might be too nice. Orville’s being taken advantage of, but can’t put his foot down. Sequestered in a boathouse in the woods, can tough talk from a city guy and a realtor help him stick up for himself||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPeterborough III: Oseko's Secret Life||Oseko Ogega is a working class hero with a gift of the gab. He leads a double life, and it’s got him at a crossroads: should he be a working stiff or follow his passion? A rap battle in the wilderness helps unlock the secret of his struggle.||6/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanToronto Coach House I: Davinder’s Decision||Davinder Mahli, 18, is passionate about theatre, and has written award-winning plays. Davinder’s parents worked hard to send him to theatre school, but his inspiration is slipping. Does he stick it out, or does tell his parents he’s switching majors||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanToronto Coach House II: Walter’s Wall||Walter Callaghan is a former military medic, forced out after a serious back injury. Over ten years later, Walter still clings to his military identity and ghosts of the past. Can Walter learn to let go of the guilt he’s been harbouring all these year||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanToronto Coach House III: Eryn Faye and the Fire Down Below||As a “passion coach”, Eryn Faye Frans helps confused Christians navigate sex and intimacy. But for all of her expertise, Erin Faye is struggling with her own problem: after being diagnosed with colon cancer, she's trying to get her own passion back.||6/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSleepover Live I: Hot Docs Power Nap Edition||In the Sleepover Live Power Nap Edition, three mystery guests meet for the first time in a king-sized bed on stage with Sook-Yin Lee to share their deepest dilemmas.||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSleepover Live II: Hot Docs Power Nap Edition||Hear part two of 'Sleepover Live Power Nap Edition', where three mystery guests meet for the first time in a king-sized bed on stage with Sook-Yin Lee to share their deepest dilemmas.||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSleepover Check-In: What Becomes of Your Problem?||Sook-Yin Lee checks in with guests from Vancouver, Salt Spring Island, and Toronto after they’ve checked out. The big question remains: Once you return to the world post-sleepover, what happens to your problems?||5/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanToronto Skyscraper I: Judy Doesn’t Have A Problem||Judy, the “NO. 1 GRANNY”, sings, dances, golfs, skis, and loves driving. That’s her problem. Her family is worried about her and wants Judy to give up the wheel. Faced with the realities of ageing, should Judy park the car?||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanToronto Skyscraper II: Ben Wants Friends||Ben Goodes, 13, loves eating junk food and playing with his dog and best friend, Maya. Ben is looking for human friends, but has social anxiety related to his autism. People confound him, but he’s braved a sleepover to learn the secret to making bu||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanToronto Skyscraper III: Kai Cheng Unplugs||Kai Cheng is a social worker, poet, and workaholic. Her experiences growing up trans inspires her help. She’s always there for others, but it’s exhausting. She needs to set boundaries, and focus on herself. Can she learn to say "no"?||5/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSalt Spring I: Cody Goes to Syria||Young activist, Cody Bergerud was raised in a progressive idyllic paradise. But when he becomes disillusioned with local politics, he takes off for war-torn Syria. Can he keep his promise to help his Syrian friends?||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSalt Spring II: Cathy’s Vanishing Legacy||Cathy Roland’s ancestors were sent by Hawaiian King Kamehameha to help with Canada’s 19th century fur trade! She’s proud of her Hawaiian-Salish heritage, but the next generation doesn’t get it. How can she keep their legacy alive?||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSalt Spring III: Scott, Come Down From that Tree!||Scott Nyuli is an arborist who swings from the tallest trees but problems begin when he hits the ground. He wants romance but gets completely tongue-tied talking to women. Will Scott unlock the mysteries of love?||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVancouver I: Soheil's Millionaire Blues||Vancouver’s Soheil Biniaz is a self-made millionaire, who's learning deep connection is something his money can't buy.||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVancouver II: Tru's Survival Skills||Groundbreaking Vancouverite, Tru Wilson, is part of a new generation of empowered trans kids demanding to be heard. Tru's got enough optimism to light up a room. How will this bright tween face a dark world?||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanVancouver III: Sacha Separates||Sacha Ouellet is a tough and tender twenty-something, juggling two jobs. She left a tumultuous home life at the age of 17, but recently reconciled with her mom. Will her dreams of moving away to be a full-time artist threaten their relationship?||5/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Sneak Listen||Meet the incredible cast of strangers that slept over with Sook-Yin Lee and spilled their problems for Season 2.||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSleepover SEASON 2 launches May 8||Sleepover Season 2 is unleashed online May 8. For the first time ever binge on an entire Sleepover three episodes at a time. When strangers collide incredible things happen.||3/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTiny repairs in reality||Sleepover hints at Season 2 and makes their live debut at Hot Docs Podcast Festival. Sleepover Live: Power Nap Edition is where three mystery guests meet for the first time in a king-sized bed on stage to share their deepest dilemmas.||2/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSleepover Live: Power Nap Edition||Sleepover hints at Season 2 and makes their live debut at Hot Docs Podcast Festival. Sleepover Live: Power Nap Edition is where three mystery guests meet for the first time in a king-sized bed on stage to share their deepest dilemmas.||11/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJagmeet’s Disarming Style||Punjabi-Canadian Jagmeet Singh is a politician and martial artist, who loves serving his constituents. He wears brightly colored turbans to disarm racism, but worries that his stylish reputation is taking center stage.||8/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJudy Wants Romance||Judy Kennedy, 61, is unable to walk because of a neurological disease. She wants romance but is finding it hard to meet new people. Politician Jagmeet Singh, math prodigy Tai Poole and host Sook-Yin Lee help Judy find ways to new connections.||8/15/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTai’s Trouble||Boy genius Tai Poole is struggling with a problem that he can't quite solve: accepting his ailing grandfather's mortality. Sook-Yin and strangers suggest ways they can stay close and offer insight from their own experiences with death and sickness.||8/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJosis Moves Out||Teen Josis Thomas is set to attend Laurentian University on a scholarship. It is a dream opportunity but he’s worried about leaving behind his beloved Regent Park, making ends meet, fitting in and living up to all his expectations.||8/4/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSheila vs. the Internet||Author Sheila Heti is a shining literary light. But it seems the more popular she is, the more detractors there are. She doesn’t want to be paralyzed by online comments, but she refuses to ignore valid criticism||7/25/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanJon the Good Doctor||Dr. Jon Fiddler is “a wild child queer kid at heart”, who works on a Pikangikum First Nation reserve. The reservation's living conditions impede his ability to treat those in need. Jon has to decide whether or not he wants to work there.||7/16/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAlan Takes Control||Alan Zweig is a documentary filmmaker and self-described ‘old dad’. He has major control issues that he's encouraged to let go of at the sleepover. What will Alan hang onto when his problems are unleashed in||7/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanScaachi and the Silent Treatment||Scaachi Koul is an outspoken writer with an undeniably bold presence. As night falls, she reveals the weight of her upsetting personal problem: the deterioration of an important relationship that has turned into a silent standoff. She says it's unsolvab||7/3/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCharlie's conundrum||Charlie McGettigan is eight years old, freckled and fearless. Despite her confidence, Charlie wrestles with a problem that has the kids at school making faces at her. Will strangers Scaachi Koul and Alan Zweig be able to help solve Charlie's troubles?||6/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSleepover teaser||Sleepover with Sook-Yin Lee finds connections between strangers in a hotel room. It launches June 27. Here's Sook-Yin on what the show’s all about.||6/20/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Well done, inspirational, hopeful and a good listen!
His end of career insights and hopes for his “new life” to come and brief talk about his background and era of Post WW2 childhood gives these Sleep Over youth a good perspective to take into their dreams!
One of the most humane podcasts out there
Inspiring, affirming, fun. Just beautiful. Everyone should totally listen to this podcast.
Best reality podcast
This show is so compelling. I LOVE Sook-Yin. She is such a compassionate and warm host. They do a great job of making you care about each of the sleepover guests. This show is really, really special.