‘Wild Game: My Mother, Her Lover and Me’ by Adrienne Brodeur

Premiere DateOct 17, 2019
00:00 Show Opening
01:07 Falling Man Jeremy Ivey
01:37 Episode Intro
02:45 Falling Man (Cont’d) Jeremy Ivey
03:51 Interview with Adrienne Brodeur, Part 1
15:22 Ahead, Behind Jeremy Ivey
18:10 Interview with Adrienne Brodeur, Part 2
34:27 Worry Doll Jeremy Ivey
35:00 Episode Outro
37:12 Worry Doll (Cont’d) Jeremy Ivey
38:57 Finish

On a hot July night on Cape Cod when Adrienne was fourteen, her mother, Malabar, woke her at midnight with five simple words that would set the course of both of their lives for years to come: Ben Souther just kissed me. Adrienne instantly became her mother’s confidante and helpmate, blossoming in the sudden light of her attention, and from then on, Malabar came to rely on her daughter to help orchestrate what would become an epic affair with her husband’s closest friend. The affair would have calamitous consequences for everyone involved, impacting Adrienne’s life in profound ways, driving her into a precarious marriage of her own, and then into a deep depression. Only years later will she find the strength to embrace her life—and her mother—on her own terms.

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Kory French is the Founder and Principal of Emily Consulting, a consulting company that leads start-up and early-stage companies in everything from concept development to strategic planning to scaling and exit…