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Shipwrecks and Complicated Mothers

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A young woman is told to keep her heritage a her mother; a reckless partier gets shipwrecked and has to sober up enough to save the day; and an author contends with her unsupportive mother on her deathbed.

June Cross. Photo by Sarah Stacke.

A young woman is told to keep her heritage a her mother.


A partier has to sober up enough to save the day.


After a lifetime of conflict, a writer struggles to help her aging mother.


Extras from this episode:

June Cross

June is the author of the book Secret Daughter: A Mixed-Race Daughter and the Mother Who Gave Her Away inspired by her Emmy award-winning personal film Secret Daughter.

Mishka Shubaly

Mishka onboard the sailboat.

Mishka with Captain Peter. Photo courtesy Mishka Shubaly.

Mishka wrote about his experience in Shipwrecked, now available on the Kindle.


Susan Duncan

For information on Susan and for a list of her works, visit her website.

Susan with friends and family during her wedding to Bob on Pittwater. Esther is second from left, Susan is fourth from left.

Esther and Susan at Esther’s 90th birthday party in 2011. Photos courtesy Susan Duncan.


Music Featured in this Episode

The Drift – Uncanny Valley - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

Johnny Cash – I Walk The Line - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

The Books – All You Need is a Wall - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

Tom McDermott & Evan Christopher – The Carioca - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify