This interview has been listed among one of Luke’s all-time favourites. Part of the reason is probably the personal nature of the content. In this episode, we are talking about adoption with a woman who was adopted out at birth. All along, she was given the narrative that her mother loved her and wanted her, but couldn’t look after her. That was shattered when, after they met, her birth mother determined that the truth was the only foundation they could build their relationship on. Susannah is honest in sharing the ups and downs of the experience, right down to her initial intention when sending an email to contact her birth mother, expecting that would be it. With a little bit of ABBA in there to boot, this is a really heartening chat with an engaging, vulnerable and hilarious woman.


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