A single promise can change a life forever. And every promise has a story. Hosted and narrated by Founder, Alex Sheen, the first season of because I said I would: the podcast will feature 8 compelling episodes featuring interviews with people around the world. You will hear the dramatic stories of promises they have made, kept and even broken.
*Warning: some content in these episodes may be difficult and disturbing to listen to. If you have children, they may want to sit this one out.
Ep 4. Sabrina and the Storm: A Family’s Journey Through Natural Disaster – Sabrina had just started a promising career and family in a cozy New Orleans suburb. The horizon was bright. But in 2005 as Hurricane Katrina crashed toward the coast it would not only wreak havoc on land, the storm would take a disturbing toll on her family’s entire existence.
Ep 3. Almost There: In the Shoes of Homelessness – This episode features an interview with Derek, an accomplished entrepreneur and activist, determined to better the lives of those around him. The seed for Derek’s promise was planted when he was a homeless young man moving to and from shelters with his mother. This seed would eventually blossom into a major life event that would alter his future and inspire a 400 mile journey to our nation’s capital.
Ep 2. Girl in the Hallway: Laura’s Addiction in the UK – This episode features the harrowing life story of Laura, a mother of two from England. As a kid in school, one incident in the hallway seemed to push over a domino that would keep falling for the rest of Laura’s life. Her promise is a journey through the perils of what happens when you open the door for substance abuse… and when a kid has to walk through that door with you.
Ep 1. Alex and The Yupik People: Child Protection in the Alaskan Wilderness -The first official because I said I would podcast episode features an interview with a gentleman named Alex, a former Forensic Investigator for Child Protective Services (CPS) in rural Alaska. There, he served the impoverished but resilient population of the native Yupik people for nearly 14 years. One day, Alex found himself in a physical altercation at a meth lab that necessitated a promise to his son.