EPISODE 95: An Apology Hotline Is Sorry, Not Sorry

I don’t know if apologizing to an anonymous phone line cleanses the soul, but the process does seem to appeal to a wide swath of humanity, from teenage runaways to well, serial killers? On today’s show, we are ringing up The Apology Line, a new podcast series from Wondery that will have you wondering about 80s era art projects in New York City, the benefits and costs of anonymity and the power of confession. We got clips with a side of kibbitz – this is Easy Listening, a podcast about podcasts. I’m Teresa Strasser and I’m Gina Grad. Welcome to the show. That was kind of rambling. I’m sorry. Forgive me. 

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This week we discuss a new podcast from Wondery Media called The Apology Line.  If you could call a number and say you’re sorry, and no one would know…what would you apologize for? For fifteen years, you could call a number in Manhattan and do just that. This is the story of the line, and the man at the other end who became consumed by his own creation. He was known as “Mr. Apology.” As thousands of callers flooded the line, confessing to everything from shoplifting to infidelity, drug dealing to murder, Mr. Apology realized he couldn’t just listen. He had to do something, even if it meant risking everything. This a story about empathy, deception and obsession. Marissa Bridge, who knew Mr. Apology better than anyone, hosts this six episode series.  You can find the new show on the internet at The Apology Line

Find Wondery on Twitter @WonderyMedia and on Instagram @wonderymedia

The Apology Line is hosted by Artist Marissa Bridge.  

Her website is Marissa Bridge – Flower Paintings in Oil Paint, Fine Art Prints of Flowers, Art Studios
And her instagram is @marissabridge

We discuss two episodes of The Apology Line.  You can hear the full episodes on iTunes here
The Apology Line: Who’s Sorry Now? on Apple Podcasts
And here
The Apology Line: Going Public on Apple Podcasts

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