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100 Stories of Transformation: Character and Change
Host: Jay Allison of Transom
Airs week of: 2012-02-22 (Originally: 2010-09-29)
“Stories of Transformation” (52:00 mp3):
Two audio diaries of people documenting their own personal transformation, a Transom Radio special:
Miles has the wrong body. He was born a woman, Megan. After 15 years of serious depression and confusion about his place in the world, at age 28, he decided to make a change. He chose the name Miles and began his slow, difficult transition into manhood. All along the way, he carried an audio recorder with him. This is his story. Produced for Transom (available at PRX); edited by Jay Allison.
For most of his high school career, Louis robbed people: for money, and for thrills. He never got caught. Then, in his senior year, he decided to stop. Louis talks to friends and family, and to himself, about why he was a criminal, and why he needs to change. Produced for Transom (also at PRX) and the 826NYC writing center.