RISK! Podcast
  • Episode:#648
  • Date:August 24, 2015
  • Run Time:42:45
  • Download: MP3


Marcy Langlois tells the story of recovering from a devastating tragedy.

Song: RISK! Theme by Wormburner and John Sondericker

Song: 12 Parts, Pt. 1 by Philip Glass and My Great Ghost

Radio Story: Surrender by Marcy Langlois

Song: Naked as We Came by Iron and Wine

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  1. Thank you for sharing your story. It was moving and very emotional and had me in tears at my desk while I’ll listened. I’m glad you are healing and your story can and will help so many people learn to heal that have also had terribly painful events occur in their lives.

  2. holy shit. heavy. moving. thank you for sharing.

  3. That was intense, and sad and at the same time a beautiful story showing the ability for a person to heal. Thank you.

  4. Thank you Marcy (and Kevin) for bringing this story. I was in my personal dump today, as it is the anniversary of personal tragedy.. But hearing Marcy’s story was that reminder from the Universe that I needed to hear. Much love.

  5. Marci, THANK YOU for sharing you tragic, but ultimately triumphant story with us. You are an incredibly strong person and it was an honor to learn about the journey you’ve been on, and continue to travel.

  6. One of the most beautiful stories I’ve ever heard. Not just on RISK. Ever.

  7. Thank you for sharing your story Marcy. And thank you for telling it so elegantly – it was tragic, poignant, triumphant, beautiful and above all, uniquely intimate. Godspeed.

  8. Hi,
    I enjoyed the story. I just can’t quite understand how you revel in so much pain and become a bank director….It seems contradicting. Don’t you need a certain amount of peace of mind in order to follow a career? Thank you.

  9. Thank you RISK! Kevin, in sickness and in health you did a stupendous job with Marcy’s story. Marcy I’m inpspired by courage, truth and vulnerability.

  10. Thank you for sharing your story. It was truly deep and emotional. I also have been through many tragic and tough times that still keep getting worse throughout my life and will definitely never end. It is nice to hear that you have made peace with your tragedies and tough times and that I’m not the only one that has had everything go wrong at almost every turn in their life. I know mine will end once I pass on. All you can do is try to go on. Thank you

  11. Thank you for sharing your story Marcy. Very powerful. I was also born with a cleft palate and lip, though mine is a double. So your experiences in dealing with it mirrors my own. I never got into addiction to cope, but have battled with insecurities my whole life. It seems like a never ending struggle, though my life is slowly taking a turn for the better. Your story, while focused on even darker issues than the cleft palate, gives me hope that maybe one day, I can do some healing of my own.

  12. This was by far the most powerful and intense story I’ve heard told anywhere, ever. I thought I was mentally strong enough to hear anything, but I had to stop half way through because your descriptions were so visual and terrifying and nightmarish. I was so glad to hear that you overcame these things in the end. I fear that many people wouldn’t have survived the mental trauma (I don’t think I would have, to be honest). Thank you for sharing this with us, keep well and thanks to Kevin for his podcast. 🙂

  13. Thank you, Marcy, for touching my heart and soul. And thank you, too, Kevin, for bringing the most real, human stories to radio. I will continue to support your show.

  14. This is heartbreaking and terrifying. The scary part is, this could happen to anyone. The telling of this story is so good.

  15. Powerfully told Marcy.. thank you my friend.

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