The Hidden Worlds Of Guilt And Shame

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Many of us spend huge amounts of our emotional resources hiding the things we feel guilty or ashamed about in our lives. In this episode, the Sugars field questions from two letter writers who are beginning to shine a light on long-hidden sources of guilt and shame - one, a woman who is obsessed with the time she spent caring for a sick friend, the other a woman who has spent 15 years uncertain if a sexual encounter was rape.

Show notes

[0:16] “I Want A Little Sugar In My Bowl,” Nina Simone, 1967.

[2:22] "Bad Poetry", Steve Almond, 2010.

[9:43] “Nothing was irrevocable; everything was within reach...I could stay up all night and make mistakes, and none of it would count,” Joan Didion, "Slouching Towards Bethlehem," 1968.

[10:27] "That's the Florence Nightingale story...," Florence Nightingale Wikipedia page.

[12:21] “The past is never dead. It's not even past," William Faulkner, "Requiem For A Nun," 1950.

[14:22] "When you give a gift, you have a more positive response in the brain and the body than you do when you receive one."

[14:44] "Holding On," Dolorean, "Violence In The Snowy Fields," 2004.

[31:07] "From A Shell," Lisa Germano, "Lullaby For Liquid Pig," 2007.

Full episodes of Dear Sugar Radio are released biweekly, with shorter episodes appearing on off-weeks.


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