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Apologies: August 2020 podcast listening list

5 Podcast Episodes about Apologies

Why is the word “sorry” so hard to say? Is it because when we use it, we’re admitting fault? Or weakness? Or that we’re (gasp) not perfect!?! Who ever said we were supposed to be perfect, anyway? This month we’re listening to episodes that explore the importance of apologizing, how to apologize, and we’ll even dig into a few very concrete examples of apologies.

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Podcast: Unlocking Us with Brené Brown
Episode: Harriet Lerner and Brené – I’m Sorry: How To Apologize & Why It Matters, Part 1 of 2 (May 2020, 1 hr 12 min)
A fascinating deep dive into the mechanics of an apology and why they are so important.
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Podcast: Rough Translation
Episode: The Apology Broker (June 2018, 41 min)
What is an apology in different cultural contexts and how can it be translated?
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Podcast: Heavyweight
Episode: #20 Soraya (November 2018, 41 min)
A woman goes to great lengths to find a professor she thinks that she disappointed to apologize and make up for her behavior.
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Podcast: Under the Influence from CBC Radio
Episode: S1E20 (Archive) – Sorry Seems To Be The Smartest Word: When Brands Apologize (January 2019 [original air date May 2012], 26 min)
It’s a rare thing to see a brand apologize. This episode explores the few cases when they did and how it worked out for them.
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Podcast: The Hardest Word
Episode: Apologies from parents to their kids. (April 2019, 20 min)
Listen to apologies from parents to their kids.
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Conversation Starter Questions

    1. Have you ever ended a relationship that an apology could have saved?
    2. If you are a parent, how do you teach your children about apologies?
    3. As a child how did your parents teach you about apologies? Did they model apologies in the way that Harriet Lerner talked about in Unlocking Us?
    4. Have you ever run into cross-cultural challenges when it comes to apologizing?
    5. Do you have trouble apologizing?
    6. Does someone in your life have trouble apologizing? How does that affect your relationship?

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