Resources

Podcast series

Organized by our education and training leader Nancy Allen, our members have compiled a list of podcasts exploring interpersonal violence and mental health. Check them out, and if you have a recommendation of one to add, email us at TheSAANcommunity@gmail.com.

(Scroll down for podcast descriptions and links)

Summary List

 

Podcasts dedicated to Sexual Assault, Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence:

  • After: Surviving Sexual Assault

  • Believed

  • Beyond Surviving

  • Brave and Unbroken

  • Call It What It Is

  • Consider Before Consuming

  • Ending Human Trafficking Podcast

  • I’m A Survivor

  • Journey On: Survivors Healing from Sexual Abuse & Assault 

  • National Sexual Violence Resource Center

  • Tail of the Bell

  • Talk Taboo

  • The Be Seen and Heard Journey

  • The Catch and Kill Podcast with Ronan Farrow

  • The Speaking Out on Sexual Abuse Podcast

  • This Happened

  • The Harvey Weinstein Trial Unfiltered

  • Trauma Queen

  • Voices of Resilience Radio

  • We Are Her

 

Podcasts with multiple episodes that discuss Sexual Assault, Sexual Abuse, and Domestic Violence:

  • Candle In A Dark Room

  • Criminal Perspective

  • Feelin Weird

  • I, Survivor

  • Just Science

  • Project Pleasure

  • Sex Gets Real with Dawn Serra

  • The Femtastic Podcast

  • The Mutually Amazing Podcast

  • The Plain People’s Podcast

 

Podcasts dedicated to Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse:

 

After: Surviving Sexual Assault

Description:

Catriona Morton talks to fellow survivors of sexual assault and abuse about what happened to them and how they cope now.

Link:

https://player.fm/series/after-surviving-sexual-assault

 

Believed

Description:

How did Larry Nassar, an Olympic gymnastics doctor, get away with abusing hundreds of women and girls for two decades? Believed is an inside look at how a team of women won a conviction in one of the largest serial sexual abuse cases in U.S. history. It's a story of survivors finding their power in a cultural moment when people are coming to understand how important that is. It's also an unnerving exploration of how even well-meaning adults can fail to believe.

Link:

https://www.npr.org/podcasts/510326/believed?fbclid=IwAR3ssePbWxraMw2MvL0KsZhUQlUZiNO8jXL7NBpPcx1lnV5d8XmX63v4kOU

 

Beyond Surviving

Description:

Welcome to Beyond Surviving, the safe space for survivors of childhood sexual abuse to receive support, resources, and share their stories. Beyond Surviving is about freedom, healing, connection, and even laughter and fun. Most importantly, it's about letting go of the pain of abuse and finally moving on!

Link:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/beyond-surviving-with-rachel-grant/id876092316

 

Brave and Unbroken

Description:

Pennie Saum is an author of Brave and Unbroken, speaker, advocate, law changer, and voice seeker who has dedicated her life to help victims use their voice to move through trauma and grief. She has a passion for helping child sexual abuse victims become thrivers. Pennie is determined to impact those who are struggling the trauma of child sexual abuse.

The podcast highlights survivors of child sexual abuse, rape, sexual assault and so forth that have decided to share their stories.

Link: 

http://www.braveandunbroken.com/podcast.html?fbclid=IwAR2wMVkADQ_eQgSf5shjZBOs0_NnU6L0ZHan-ZguPpLw4W4n4tKeQuTIKog

 

Call It What It Is

Description:

A five part podcast that focuses on sexual assault on college campuses, featuring Maquette University victims' stories along with campus resources.

Link:

https://player.fm/series/call-it-what-it-is

 

Consider Before Consuming

Description:

Think about all of the things you consider every day to help keep yourself, your loved ones, and your community happy, healthy, and hopeful. Now consider this: There is an ever-growing body of research demonstrating significant negative impacts, for yourself and the ones you love, in the consumption of pornography. It can change the way you think, harm your ability to connect with other people, and can contribute to changing the world in negative ways. Join us every other week as we consider the harmful effects of pornography using science, facts, and personal accounts. Consider Before Consuming is brought to you by Fight the New Drug (FTND). FTND is a non-religious and non-legislative nonprofit that aims to raise awareness on the harmful effects of pornography and its links to sexual exploitation using only science, facts, and personal accounts.

Link:

https://player.fm/series/consider-before-consuming

 

Ending Human Trafficking Podcast

Description:

This biweekly podcast will challenge you to study the issues related to human trafficking, become an educated voice in understanding this global problem, and ultimately make a difference in helping bring it to an end. Sandra Morgan, Director of the Global Center for Women and Justice at Vanguard University of Southern California and Dave Stachowiak, Board Member of the Center, explore issues in each episode that will help educate you to be a helpful voice in ending human trafficking.

Link:

https://player.fm/series/ending-human-trafficking-podcast

 

I’m A Survivor

Description:

This podcast is made up of domestic violence related survival information. There is one episode about sexual abuse of the podcast host, Misty, who is a domestic violence survivor, certified victims advocate and mentor.  The podcast is positive focused and emphasizes getting domestic violence victims help while providing vital information.

Link:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/im-a-survivor/id1452383423?mt=2&uo=4

 

Journey On: Survivors Healing from Sexual Abuse & Assault 

Description:

Survivors share their experience, strength, & hope

Link:

https://player.fm/series/journey-on-survivors-healing-from-sexual-abuse-assault-2364460

 

National Sexual Violence Resource Center

Description:

While not, a podcast series, the National Sexual Violence Resource Center lists a few podcast episodes on their website focused on sexual assault.

Link:

https://www.nsvrc.org/podcasts

 

Tail of the Bell

Description:

As host of the podcast, father-daughter incest survivor Nancy Allen hopes to help create a world where incest survivors have a different life experience than she did. She wants to champion others to say “I am an incest survivor” without shame, guilt, or fear of repercussions, and to open a dialogue which removes the societal taboo of acknowledging and discussing incest.  Each podcast episode focuses on a specific topic interpreted through a featured incest survivor’s personal story and, where needed, further explored by experts. 

Link:

https://www.tailofthebell.com/blog

 

Talk Taboo

Description:

Talk Taboo is a fun and informative podcast brought to you by The Women Against Taboo Foundation and your host Taylor Stafford. The mission of the podcast is to continue to reduce sexual stigmas, educate our listeners about various topics related to sexual taboos, hear from victims about their experiences, as well as from experts in the sexual health industry. There will also be a segment where you can get all of your sex questions answered! Go to https://www.womenagainsttaboo.org/podcast-talk-taboo.html to ask your anonymous sex questions and stay tuned to hear the answers on future podcast episodes!

Link:

https://player.fm/series/talk-taboo

 

The Be Seen and Heard Journey

Description:

Helping people overcome adversities so they can live inspired and productive lives. Victor Pacini is one of the most sought after speakers and trainers on the topics of sexual abuse or Erin’s Law for children. Victor Pacini understands the delicate nature of abuse. Not only is he a survivor of sexual abuse, but his sister was murdered in 2001 due to domestic violence. His dynamic Erin's Law curriculum has been delivered to over 750,000 children and parents. He’s been referred by school administrators as, “The most unique and effective presenter of sexual assault awareness.” He is the author of Winning Within, There’s Only One You, Be Seen and Heard (Erin’s Law Content), Your VOICE, My Dreams, and has recorded two music CD’s. His ultimate goal is to help children and parents increase their knowledge and awareness about the topic of sexual abuse and domestic violence. He does this by delivering it from a fresh and positive perspective. This perspective skyrockets self-confidence and increases the parent-child connection without being disingenuous and insensitive.

Link:

https://player.fm/series/the-be-seen-and-heard-journey

 

The Catch and Kill Podcast with Ronan Farrow

Description:

For the past two years, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Ronan Farrow has been following a trail of clues from his investigation of Harvey Weinstein to other blockbuster stories about the systems that protect powerful men accused of terrible crimes in Hollywood, Washington, and beyond. But he didn’t bring that information to light on his own. A compelling cast of sources—from brave whistleblowers to shadowy undercover operatives—decided the fate of these investigations, sometimes risking everything in the process. The Catch and Kill Podcast brings you their stories, in their own words, for the first time.

Link:

https://podcasts.apple.com/gb/podcast/the-catch-and-kill-podcast-with-ronan-farrow/id1487730212

 

The Speaking Out on Sexual Abuse Podcast

Description:

Jimmy Hinton, a minister, and his mother, Clara Hinton, reported Jimmy's father when a victim reported to them that she'd been abused. Sadly, this is rare. Churches typically defend and protect abusers. This show is dedicated to the millions of survivors who have been mistreated or not believed by the church. Jimmy and Clara wish to bring hope to survivors and shift the current culture in the churches that are perpetuating abuse.

Link:

https://jimmyhinton.org/podcast/

 

This Happened

Description:

A common response to a woman coming forward about sexual assault is no response at all. Beyond the failings of law enforcement and the court system to provide justice, it is, perhaps most painfully, family and friends that let victims down. “This Happened” is one woman’s exploration of this phenomenon. To find out why her friends and family dismissed the news that she had been sexually assaulted by someone they knew, she asks them, and records what they have to say. In this limited five part series, you’ll hear those conversations. You’ll learn why her friends did what they did. Their answers are personal and painful, but they paint a broader picture of how rape culture works, how pervasive it is, and the damage it can do.

Link:

https://player.fm/series/this-happened

 

The Harvey Weinstein Trial Unfiltered

Description:

Harvey Weinstein is on trial in New York for the rape and sexual assault of two women in what has been called the trial of the century. Celebrity accusers including Gwyneth Paltrow and Rose McGowan have launched the #MeToo movement by claiming Weinstein has harassed or sexually assaulted dozens of women. Ronan Farrow has exposed many of the allegations against Weinstein but is there enough evidence to convict him? The Harvey Weinstein Trial: Unfiltered is a compelling daily podcast from journalists Phelim McAleer & Ann McElhinney that will reveal the truth behind this groundbreaking case.

Link:

https://player.fm/series/the-harvey-weinstein-trial-unfiltered

 

Trauma Queen

Description:

Trauma Queen is a podcast mini-series focused on normalizing the conversation around sexual assault and other traumas. Hosted by Jimanekia Eborn - Queer Media Consultant, Comprehensive Sex Educator, and Sexual Assault & Trauma Expert. Jimanekia will be talking with survivors, therapists, partners, educators, and experts. Real conversations with real people. Each episode will highlight active and productive steps forward as well as three new resources for survivors and allies. Let's heal together. 

Link:

https://player.fm/series/trauma-queen

 

Voices of Resilience Radio

Description:

The Voices of Resilience podcast has been set up to support, give hope, and provide real stories of resilience and trauma from the host and others from the effects of childhood sexual abuse. This podcast also provides research and information. This podcast provides a space for people of all genders, diversities and backgrounds to share and listen to the lived experiences of resilience and posttraumatic growth from the effects of childhood sexual abuse.

Link:

https://www.chrissygillmore.com/voices-of-resilience-radio

 

We Are Her

Description:

We Are HER podcast host, Emily Kempe, speaks with a different survivor each week to help them share their story. In each episode, Emily also shares education on domestic violence and sexual assault

Link:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/becoming-her/id1464575915?i=1000447916960&fbclid=IwAR1ZAhPxIC-F2hVlvOGHByRV847gAt8229RU6maM0vy_UZQr0F6I7v9EEqA

 

Podcasts with multiple episodes that discuss Sexual Assault and Sexual Abuse:

Candle In A Dark Room

Description:

My name is Desi and welcome to my podcast Candle In A Dark Room. I will tell you the story of my life, how I survived trauma & how I live in recovery today. I also interview other survivors and let them share their experiences of healing and advice others advice on how to heal as well. Survivors of child sexual abuse, mental health, sexual violence, eating disorders, sex trafficking, and any other trauma. We talk about all of the "off limit" subjects that society has taught us to sweep under the rug. You won’t finish an episode feeling sad, but you will finish the episodes with hope and encouragement. This podcast helps survivors take their power back!

Link:

https://anchor.fm/candleinadarkroom

 

Criminal Perspective

Description:

Criminal Perspective is a podcast exploring the perpetrators behind the crimes. Chris Duett & Andrew Dodge have a combined 20 years of experience interacting with notoriously violent criminals. Chris and Andrew bring you firsthand experiences and insights on such offenders as well as interviews with professionals who’ve worked with or studied these criminals extensively. We also offer appearances from notable figures from the world of True Crime, as well as interviews with the criminals themselves and the people who know them! This is a one of a kind podcast for the most ardent True Crime fan!

Link:

https://player.fm/series/criminal-perspective-2522370

 

Feelin Weird

Description:

Conversations about personal taboo and stigmatized subjects such as, mental health (anxiety, depression, adhd, ocd), ptsd, abuse, gender, sexual orientation, addiction, etc. Hosted by Kye Plant.

Link:

https://player.fm/series/feelin-weird

 

I, Survivor

Description:

Women get assaulted. Women get attacked. Women get harassed, manipulated, intimidated, but women are survivors. Time and time again, she persists, even against all odds. Hosts Jenna Brister and Wagatwe Wanjuki share their stories, and those of the men and women who fought back, who won, and who live rising above the trauma of their experiences. 

Link:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/i-survivor/id1405751724

 

Just Science

Description:

RTI International’s Center for Forensic Science presents Just Science, a podcast for forensic science professionals and anyone with an interest in learning more about how real crime laboratories are working to do their job better, produce more accurate results, become more efficient, and solve more crimes. This podcast deals with a range of issues, including leadership in the crime lab, new technologies, sexual assault response, and broader challenges for science and public security. We cover every type of forensic discipline, including DNA, fingerprints, trace evidence, toxicology, controlled substances, crime scene investigation, and much more! The first season of Just Science was developed by RTI International through the Forensic Technology Center of Excellence, a program of the National Institute of Justice, United States Department of Justice and funded in part through cooperative agreement [2016-MU-BX-K110].

Link:

https://player.fm/series/just-science

 

Project Pleasure

Description:

Anouszka and Frankie are putting the pleasure back in to safe sex and healthy relationships. Contains subject matter that some may find explicit. A Transmission Roundhouse Podcast.

Link:

https://player.fm/series/project-pleasure

 

Sex Gets Real with Dawn Serra

Description:

No fluff. No lies. Just sex as we see it.

Link:

https://player.fm/series/sex-gets-real-with-dawn-serra-73541

 

The Femtastic Podcast

Description:

Katie Breen interviews feminist activists, researchers, and advocates working to make women's issues...well, non-issues. Katie explores issues of reproductive rights, pay equity, abortion, birth control, sex ed, paid family leave, breastfeeding, periods, reproductive healthcare, domestic violence, sexual assault, and LGBTQ issues - examining topics through the lens of intersectional feminism and reproductive justice.

Link:

https://player.fm/series/the-femtastic-podcast

 

The Mutually Amazing Podcast

Description:

Host Mike Domitrz dives into thought-provoking discussions on build mutually amazing relationships in all areas of one's life - in work, love, and life. From 1-on-1 interviews with top experts to group discussions with thought leaders to friends chatting to host Mike Domitrz personally sharing his expertise on current happenings in the world, each episode is a unique listening experience. Your host Mike Domitrz is one of the most sought after experts, authors, and speakers in the world for helping organizations and institutions create a culture of respect and for building mutually amazing relationships. Listeners love the passion Mike shares and the diversity of thought expressed by Mike and his guests. From sexual violence (sexual harassment and sexual assault) to dignity and respect in the workplace for all human beings, the conversation always aims to provide powerful takeaways for listeners.

 

Episodes: #4, #5, #18, #24, #38, #58 and #72 specifically feature discussions of sexual assault.

Link:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/04-laura-dunn-on-justice-metoo-and-advocacy/id1403629612?i=1000414627633&fbclid=IwAR2lMh3NbYL-PUG4uqGcIVNr1ikuxACh9ZvpDMAeqAbkIX6uh9VllaSj5o4

 

The Plain People’s Podcast

Description:

Underbelly survivor stories of abuse, struggle and triumph told by former Amish, Mennonite and Anabaptist members.

Link:

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-plain-peoples-podcast/id1440513300