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Sleepover with Sook-Yin Lee

Sleepover host Sook-Yin Lee brings together three complete strangers for 24 hours to talk about what’s difficult and try to make it better.

  • 31:02
    Sook-Yin Lee, on a quest for an institution to sleep over in, finds Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, a Children’s Aid Society, where she meets three Indigenous youth. Hear what life is like for them, their experiences and challenges.
    May 29, 2018
  • 26:51
    Caterina Sinclair (Saulteaux Ojibway Nation, Spawning & Manila, Philippines) spent 6 difficult years in foster care. She’s grounded, smart, resilient, and committed to living healthy. How can she maintain her friendships and stay on her own path?
    May 29, 2018
  • 30:11
    Tegan Smallwood, 15, isn’t sure which nation she's from because her mom was adopted during the Sixties Scoop. A few years ago, her family went through a rough patch. Now, she wants to unpack it. How can she approach this difficult conversation?
    May 29, 2018
  • 33:28
    Jordan Lonechild-Lavalley (Plains, Cree & Ojibway, Saskatchewan). Childhood struggles helped build his strong character. Now he wants to be a social worker but can be quick to snap at people. How can he curb his temper and excel professionally?
    May 29, 2018
  • 26:51
    Perfect strangers sequester themselves for 24 hours to help each other. But what happens when they return to an imperfect world? Sook-Yin Lee checks in with guests from Toronto and Peterborough to find out.
    Jun 26, 2017
  • 27:26
    Deep in the Canadian wilderness arrives Trudy Wilson— realtor, long distance swimmer, and devoted mom. Family is important to Trudy, but since her mom’s death, she’s been battling with her big brother. Can strangers solve Trudy’s sibling rivalry?
    Jun 19, 2017
  • 27:00
    Orville Thertell -- a typical affable Canadian--might be too nice. Orville’s being taken advantage of, but can’t put his foot down. Sequestered in a boathouse in the woods, can tough talk from a city guy and a realtor help him stick up for himself?
    Jun 19, 2017
  • 27:26
    Oseko Ogega is a working class hero with a gift of the gab. He leads a double life, and it’s got him at a crossroads: should he be a working stiff or follow his passion? A rap battle in the wilderness helps unlock the secret of his struggle.
    Jun 19, 2017
  • 27:30
    Davinder Mahli, 18, is passionate about theatre, and has written award-winning plays. Davinder’s parents worked hard to send him to theatre school, but his inspiration is slipping. Does he stick it out, or does tell his parents he’s switching majors?
    Jun 12, 2017
  • 27:26
    Walter Callaghan is a former military medic, forced out after a serious back injury. Over ten years later, Walter still clings to his military identity and ghosts of the past. Can Walter learn to let go of the guilt he’s been harbouring all these years?
    Jun 12, 2017
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