Season 2, Episode 9: Gerry’s Girls


episode notes:

For a few years, Emily and her moms, Sammy and her family, Cara and her moms, most of the Gold-Doyle household, and Gerald and his wife would get together for Summer gatherings and Christmas get togethers. And then the reunions started to fade. Throughout the course of this experience definitions of family evolve and change. What is family? You'll hear thirteen answers to this question! Plus Hillary quotes Ann Hartman again and reflects on a Summer spent indoors making a podcast.

This is the eighth (and final) chapter of the big story that takes up most of Rashomon Season 2. You will hear multiple families telling every side of multiple stories, all having to do with the early days of sperm banks and how it effected the lives of the families that used them. From Season 2, Episode 2 onward, it is important to listen to them in order to get the full story.

Before you listen to this one, listen to:

S2E02: Sharon and Sammy 
S2E03: Emily, Cathy and Nancy 
S2E04: Cara, Susan and Carol Ann 
S2E05: Sammy, Emily and Cara 
S2E06: Rebecca, Matthew, Colette and Laura 
S2E07: The Families Are All Right 
S2E08: Gerald

Rashomon is produced and hosted by Hillary Rea

Thank you to Anny Celsi for recording on the West Coast. And thank you to Sharon Sass, Sammy Sass, Emily McGranachan, Cathy McGranachan, Nancy Smith, Cara Swan, Susan Swan, Carol Ann Dalto, Rebecca Doyle, Matthew Doyle, Laura Gold, Colette Doyle, Dorothy Mauer and Gerald Layden.

Music in this episode is by Paul Defiglia

Podcast artwork is by Thom Lessner

Theme music is by Ryan Culinane courtesy of the Free Music Archive

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