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  • Say You're Sorry Trailer

    Aug 12 2021

    Say You’re Sorry is a timely, insightful podcast series about public apologies, exploring why they’re harder to give (and receive) than you might expect.

    It seems like every day we see new apologies making headlines: from politicians and executives delivering statements of regret, NotesApp missives, teary YouTube videos, and more. But how did we get here? Why do we invest so much in these moments of reflection and remorse? And why is it so hard for adults to do something we teach children?

    Each episode of Say You’re Sorry dives deep into a different apology arena, from the #MeToo movement to reparations, corporate blunders to saying sorry on social media, and much more, ultimately offering a unique and illuminating perspective on apologies in the public arena and in our own lives.

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  • Episode 1 - The Anatomy of an Apology

    Sep 9 2021
    It seems like every day there’s a new apology in the news. But are all these “I’m sorry's" actually getting us anywhere? Lux Alptraum and Siona Peterous take a look at Justin Timberlake’s Instagram apology to Britney Spears and Janet Jackson and discuss whether it’s too little, too late.
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    21 mins
  • Episode 2 - Too Good to Be True

    Sep 9 2021
    When Lacy Crawford published a memoir about being sexually assaulted as a student at St. Paul’s School, she hoped it would spark change on campus. What she never could have imagined was that it would lead to an apology from the board of St. Paul’s - or that the apology would fall apart shortly after it was delivered.
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    29 mins

About the Creator and Co-Host

Lux Alptraum is a writer and podcast host with a penchant for thorny and difficult topics. Prior to Say You’re Sorry, she was the host of season two of New York Magazine’s Tabloid podcast, which takes a look at the cultural fall out of the Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee sex tape. She also served as a development producer on Fusion’s Peabody nominated show, Sex.Right.Now, and spent several years as editor of Gawker Media’s infamous sex blog, Fleshbot. Her first book, Faking It: The Lies Women Tell About Sex — And the Truths They Reveal, examines our collective obsession with feminine deceit.

About the Co-Host

Siona is a writer, producer, and reporter who is fascinated by the personal stories that exist at the intersection of the political and the cultural. Her work is informed by the principles of movement journalism and she has experience focusing on issues of arts & culture, race, migration, and gentrification stateside and abroad. Siona was a 2020 Air New Voices Scholar and currently, she’s a producer on an up-and-coming podcast with Complex Networks. In her free time, she’s either curating playlists for all her homies, cooking, or striking conversations with strangers.

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One of the most original podcasts I have heard

The idea that apologies can really matter is explored through a wide and deep analysis of some of the most public and private apologies that have been offered recently. The very idea of what makes a sincere apology is examined, when shallow, fake apologies abound. I would love to listen to a second season. Bravo!

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Interesting topic, nuanced discussion

I'm on episode... four? Five? And enjoying the hell out of this, plus I'll be looking up Siona Peterous's other projects, because the episode she hosted was fantastic. "Enjoy" is maybe not the right word to use, given some of the things that people are apologizing for -- the first episode on Lacy Crawford and St. Paul's School, for example -- but this is a compelling show that's had me listening for hours today, and I'm about to voluntarily fold laundry in order to keep listening some more. I re-subscribed to Audible specifically to check this one out, and I'm glad I did.

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