Storytelling

S2 E29: Ben Schilaty writes a stranger's life story + Storyteller Pippa White's Orphan Train Story

The Apple Seed
  • Sep 1, 2022 12:00 pm
  • 52:50

Today we have stories of people leaving home and finding new family and unexpected friends. (4:21) "Lee Nailing's Orphan Train Story": Storyteller Pippa White tells the real-life story of Lee Nailing, a boy who was sent off on a so-called "orphan train" to find a new family. (26:50) Radio Family Journal: Host Sam Payne shares a memory about traveling to Bulgaria to work on humanitarian projects for orphans. Of the many memorable things from that trip, a photo is the most powerful reminder of what he had learned from that experience. (34:04) "Georgina": Author and podcaster Ben Schilaty joins talks about his unlikely friendship with a near-total stranger who asked him to write her life story. The project ended up affecting both of them much more than they ever expected. (43:55) "Olaf's Story": Pippa White shares another real-life story of a kid named Olaf who had a dangerous encounter with the Nazis who were occupying Norway during World War II.