The podcast we listened to was very depressing to listen to. The two kids that were switched at birth, it is an unbelievable thing to happen especially with modern medicine. Throughout the broadcast there were many interviews, but the way the interviews were presented really stuck out to me. Just like the Katrina podcast that we listened to earlier, Jake Halpern really guided the interviews with his insight and comeback questions. Most of the questions I could tell were not prewritten for the interview but rather asked as a response to what the interviewee said. Also the sequencing of the interviews played an important role in how the story was told. Starting with Sue talking about how when she was little her friends would say she must have been adopted, and eventually working up to her being reunited with her birth parents. As for Marti, she lived a life under the strict rule of her religious parents and felt out of place a little among her many brothers and sisters. She found out at a dinner where her family was drinking and came out that she looked like the McDonald's. Kay McDonald had no idea that her daughter was switched at birth and did not really accept the idea, where as Mary Miller knew the whole time but did not want to say anything. The interviews in this story were very strategically set up to appeal to the emotions of the audience. I noticed that the first act was just scratching the surface of the story while revealing the two switched daughters, and the second act was dedicated to Jake telling the stories of the mothers and their reactions to this accident that happened in 1951. The lasting impression this story had on me was, If i found out that one of my kids was switched at birth at age sixty nine, how would i react.
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