A Mile in My Shoes

A Mile in My Shoes

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A weekly podcast that invites you to walk a mile in the shoes of a stranger and listen to their story. All the shoes and stories are part of the Empathy Museum’s ‘A Mile in My Shoes’ interactive shoe shop which tours internationally.


Taban – A Mile in My Shoes
Dec 5 • 14 min
“The reason why we were in that prison for two weeks is because our names were called to be buried alive.” Try on Taban’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Taban’s story was produced by Rose de Larrabeiti, and was collected when…
Anna Jo – A Mile in My Shoes
Nov 29 • 9 min
“You felt like you belonged to something. That was really important.” Try on Anna Jo’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Anna Jo’s story was produced by the Denver Office for Storytelling, and was collected when our A Mile in My…
Rose – A Mile in My Shoes
Nov 21 • 13 min
“I started finding cooking was everything for me. Therapy – when I’m upset I get in the kitchen and make something.” Try on Rose’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Rose’s story was produced by Andrea Rangecroft, and was collected…
Andy – A Mile in My Shoes
Nov 13 • 10 min
“Even now I still see my dad as the strongest man I’ve ever met, the hardest man I’ve ever met…” Try on Andy’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. Andy’s story was produced by Andrea Rangecroft, and was collected when our A Mile in…
Minoo – A Mile in My Shoes
Nov 3 • 13 min
“I was driving and all of a sudden I noticed I was going very fast towards a tree…” Try on Minoo’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Minoo’s story was produced by Jessie Lawson, and was collected when we took over a shop space off…
Fee – A Mile in My Shoes
Oct 27 • 13 min
“The anti-German feeling was particularly unpleasant because they said ‘I can’t stand the Germans, but you are an exception’. They didn’t realise what an insult that was…” Try on Fee’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Fee’s story…
Emilie – A Mile in My Shoes
Oct 16 • 12 min
“It made me feel a bit betrayed by the country, but also a little bit betrayed by the Brits that I knew.” Try on Emilie’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Emilie’s story was produced by Melissa Viney, and was collected when our A…
Khuzan – A Mile in My Shoes
Oct 9 • 12 min
“It’s almost like you’re losing your identity…” Try on Khuzan’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. Khuzan’s story was produced by Rob Eagle, and was collected when our A Mile in My Shoes exhibit travelled to Worcester with the help…
Wolfgang Bylsma
Oct 2 • 11 min
“At this point in time, we’re actually in more debt than I would care to mention.” Try on Wolfgang’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. Wolfgang’s story is produced by Marnie Richardson. For information regarding your data privacy,…
Jonathan – A Mile in My Shoes
Sep 25 • 10 min
“Your heart beats fast, you’re flushed, it’s physical. It’s semi-orgasmic I suppose.” Try on Jonathan’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. Jonathan’s story is produced by Eleanor McDowall. For information regarding your data…
Emily – A Mile in My Shoes
Jul 17 • 9 min
“People make fun out of me, make laughs and jokes out of me, and just think I’m not worth it. I just tell them it doesn’t affect me and get on with my life, move on.” Try on Emily’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Emily’s story…
Russell – A Mile in My Shoes
Jul 10 • 11 min
“I got as far as my entrance to Oxford during the war…” Try on Russell’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. Russell’s story is produced by Eloise Stevens. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Caitlin – A Mile in My Shoes
Jul 3 • 12 min
“It’s not a parade, it’s a protest… Like some people travel the world, I might travel the world to go to Prides everywhere.” Try on Caitlin’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Caitlin’s story is produced by Monica Brown. For…
Ali Wilby – A Mile in My Shoes
Jun 26 • 13 min
“I’d never actually thought about how easy it is being British…” Try on Ali’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Ali’s story is produced by Mair Bosworth. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Sakher – A Mile in My Shoes
Jun 19 • 10 min
“I consider London as my second home. I love it. I love the people, I love the acceptance here. I like parks in London, I like the greenness, the nature, the flowers. It’s really a miracle here.” Try on Sakher’s shoes and take a moment to see the world…
Lewis – A Mile in My Shoes
Jun 12 • 10 min
“That’s what I want to do with my life; I don’t want to sit in an office or go to a job that I don’t want to do for the rest of my life and be bored senseless…” Try on Lewis’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. Lewis’s story is…
Kate Harding – A Mile in My Shoes
Jun 5 • 10 min
“Richard (as an anaesthetist) had access to lethal drugs, and he had a really impulsive streak to his personality…” Try on Kate’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Kate’s story is produced by Karen Gregor. For information…
Clare Griffiths – A Mile in My Shoes
May 29 • 10 min
“I remember a few days later, the consultant coming to me and almost congratulating me… ‘We’ve never had anyone sever a spinal cord who wasn’t shot or stabbed.’” Clare Griffiths is a wheelchair user. Take a moment to see the world through her eyes.…
James Van Der Walt – A Mile in My Shoes
May 21 • 9 min
“It’s a privilege to know that as humans, we are still fundamentally good.” Try on James’ shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. James’ story is produced by Leo Hornak. For information regarding your data privacy, visit…
Brodie – A Mile in My Shoes
May 14 • 11 min
“The only thing that saved my life (so I was told)… This is really embarrassing… The only thing that saved my life was that I was wearing a pair of yellow crocs that insulated me from the floor.” Try on Brodie’s shoes and take a moment to see the world…
Adea – A Mile in My Shoes
May 8 • 9 min
Try on Adea’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Adea’s story was produced by Rob Eagle, and was collected when our A Mile in My Shoes exhibit travelled to London for the Totally Thames Festival. Find out where we’ll be next! For…
Margaret Watroba – A Mile in My Shoes
May 1 • 10 min
“The mountain has got, in my opinion, a spirit. It lets me reach the summit. I don’t conquer the mountain; I ask the mountain to allow me to go there.” Try on Margaret’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Margaret’s story was…
Amarjit – A Mile in My Shoes
Apr 24 • 13 min
“When you get married… you create a little prison. And when you create a prison, you feel safe inside it.” Try on Amarjit’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Amarjit’s story was produced by Karla Marie Sweet, and was collected…
William Dudley – A Mile in My Shoes
Apr 17 • 12 min
“They don’t have to like it, but it’s not their job to destroy it.” Try on William’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. William’s story was produced by Melissa Viney, and was collected when our A Mile in My Shoes exhibit was part…
Chris Grant – A Mile in My Shoes
Apr 10 • 15 min
“To this day, I don’t know whether what I did was right or wrong.” Try on Chris’ shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. Chris’ story is produced by Eleanor McDowall. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Ammar - A Mile in My Shoes
Apr 3 • 13 min
“I don’t have any more friends. All of them died.” Try on Ammar’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. Ammar’s story was produced by Leo Hornak, and was collected when our A Mile in My Shoes exhibit was in London, with the help of…
Tim Redfern - A Mile in My Shoes
Mar 27 • 12 min
“I was really inspired by my mother putting on her make-up when I was a kid – she used to do it really quite quickly. So I’ve always adopted this notion that putting on drag shouldn’t take any more than 20 minutes.” Try on Tim’s shoes and take a moment to…
Simon Peterffy - A Mile in My Shoes
Mar 20 • 10 min
“The actions of our generation will determine the fate of humanity.” Try on Simon’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. Simon’s story was produced by Meri Fatin, and was collected when our A Mile in My Shoes exhibit travelled to…
Chetna Patel - A Mile in My Shoes
Mar 13 • 11 min
“You earn lots of money, you put it in the bank… But this thing I own – this is special, something for myself. This is my lifetime achievement.” Try on Chetna’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Chetna’s story was produced by…
Aisha - A Mile in My Shoes
Mar 6 • 10 min
“Being a young, Muslim woman dressed head-to-toe [in black, with a niqab] – look I get it, it is absolutely confronting.” Try on Aisha’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Please be aware this episode contains adult themes. Aisha’s…
Peter Butler - A Mile in My Shoes
Feb 27 • 11 min
“When you’ve got delirium, you don’t trust anybody – or at least I don’t.” Try on Peter’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. Please be aware that this story contains adult themes. Peter’s story was produced by Olivia Humphreys, and…
Reuben Christie O’Connell - A Mile in My Shoes
Feb 20 • 12 min
“There was no hint of him saying goodbye, I’m done.” Try on Reuben’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. Please be aware that this story contains adult themes. Reuben’s story was produced by Siobhan Harrison, and was collected when…
Jeremy Smith - A Mile in My Shoes
Feb 13 • 10 min
“The doctor said: make sure that boy never has children.” Try on Jeremy’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. Jeremy’s story was produced by Marnie Richardson, and was collected when our A Mile in My Shoes exhibit travelled to Perth…
Nora Smith - A Mile in My Shoes
Feb 6 • 13 min
“I wince when I think what my neighbours might be hearing.” Try on Nora’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Nora’s story was produced by David Waters, and was collected when our A Mile in My Shoes exhibit was part of the London…
Ryan Parry - A Mile in My Shoes
Jan 30 • 12 min
“This job is too serious to be taken seriously.” Try on Ryan shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. Ryan’s story was produced by Rose de Larrabeiti. Find out where our A Mile in My Shoes exhibit will be next! For information regarding…
Karen Lang - A Mile in My Shoes
Jan 23 • 14 min
“I couldn’t believe that somebody would kill Jess.” Try on Karen’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Please be aware that this story contains adult themes. Karen’s story is produced by Marnie Richardson, and was collected when our…
Teresa Marinka - A Mile in My Shoes
Jan 16 • 11 min
“I was beginning to be really scared of this man I’d married, and this strange country where I couldn’t speak a word of the language.” Try on Teresa’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Teresa’s story was produced by Rose de…
Kaliyugan Pathmanathan - A Mile in My Shoes
Jan 9 • 10 min
“I had to remember what freedom was like.” Try on Kaliyugan’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. Please be aware that this story contains adult themes. Kaliyugan’s story was produced by Meri Fatin. Find out where our A Mile in My…
Edin - A Mile in My Shoes
Jan 2 • 10 min
Try on Edin’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. Edin’s story is produced by Olivia Humphreys. Please be aware that this story contains adult themes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Allan Reid - A Mile in My Shoes
Dec 26, 2018 • 10 min
“My HIV status was pretty devastating.” Try on Allan’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. Allan’s story was produced by Rob Eagle, and was collected with the help of The Health Foundation. Please be aware that this story contains…
Craig Hollywood - A Mile in My Shoes
Dec 19, 2018 • 10 min
“To walk into a hairdressing salon or barber shop and be made a little bit of a fuss of is something that we take for granted.” Try on Craig’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. Craig’s story was produced by Meri Fatin, and was…
Camilla Gabriel - A Mile in My Shoes
Dec 12, 2018 • 9 min
“It’s the first time I’ve been allowed to take up space.” Try on Camilla’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Camilla’s story was produced by Eleanor McDowall, and was collected when our A Mile in My Shoes exhibit travelled to…
Catherine Thatcher - A Mile in My Shoes
Dec 5, 2018 • 9 min
“I’m going to run away from my problems.” Try on Catherine’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Catherine’s story was produced by Andrea Rangecroft, and was collected with the help of The Health Foundation. Find out where our A…
Skye Windbank - A Mile in My Shoes
Nov 28, 2018 • 10 min
“Is having an affair bad? Is killing someone bad?” Try on Skye’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Please be aware that this story contains adult themes. Skye’s story was produced by Marnie Richardson, and was collected when our A…
Kenneth Tharpe - A Mile in My Shoes
Nov 21, 2018 • 8 min
“Even in silence, you’re still sharing something.” Try on Kenneth’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. Kenneth’s story was produced by Leo Hornak, and was collected when our A Mile in My Shoes exhibit travelled to London for the…
Carly Dudley - A Mile in My Shoes
Nov 14, 2018 • 10 min
“When babies aren’t alive, their bodies deteriorate very quickly.” Try on Carly’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Please be aware that this story contains adult themes. Carly’s story was produced by Sinéad Mangan, and was…
Katie Emma Hodgkins - A Mile in My Shoes
Nov 7, 2018 • 9 min
“I do feel I have more empathy with animals.” Try on Katie’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Katie’s story is produced by Siobhan Harrison, and was collected when our A Mile in My Shoes exhibit travelled to Coventry for Theatre…
Dalwinder Singh - A Mile in My Shoes
Oct 31, 2018 • 9 min
“It’s not about stealing jobs, it’s about working hard.” Try on Dalwinder’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. Dalwinder’s story was produced by Meri Fatin. Find out where our A Mile in My Shoes exhibit will be next! For…
Yunus Dudhwala - A Mile in My Shoes
Oct 24, 2018 • 12 min
Try on Yunus’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. Yunus’s story is produced by Rachel Simpson. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Ian Waterman - A Mile in my Shoes
Oct 17, 2018 • 12 min
Try on Ian’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. Ian’s story is produced by Rachel Simpson. Please be aware that this story contains adult themes. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
Myrtle Munro - A Mile in my Shoes
Oct 10, 2018 • 10 min
“Migrating here was a big cultural shock…” Try on Myrtle’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Myrtle’s story was produced by Olivia Humphreys. Find out where our A Mile in My Shoes exhibit will be next! For information regarding…
Paddi Creevey - A Mile in My Shoes
Oct 3, 2018 • 11 min
“What was it about being a nun that became so important to me?” Try on Paddi’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Paddi’s story was produced by Meri Fatin, and was collected when our A Mile in My Shoes exhibit travelled to Perth…
Sam Lund - A Mile in my Shoes
Sep 26, 2018 • 9 min
“I think you can achieve a good death…” Try on Sam’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Please be aware that this story contains adult themes. Sam’s story was produced by Robbie McInnes, and was collected when our A Mile in My…
Peter - A Mile in My Shoes
Sep 19, 2018 • 12 min
“I’m a barber, I’m not a psychologist…” Try on Peter’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. Peter’s story was produced by Rose de Larrabeiti. Find out where our A Mile in My Shoes exhibit will be next! For information regarding your…
Danny Bulman - A Mile in My Shoes
Sep 12, 2018 • 11 min
“Being English is quite a tough thing really.” Try on Danny’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. Danny’s story was produced by David Waters, and was collected when our A Mile in My Shoes exhibit travelled to London for the Totally…
Christine Brown - A Mile in My Shoes
Sep 5, 2018 • 11 min
“Mum, I feel like I’m going to kill myself.” Try on Christine’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Please be aware that this story contains adult themes. Christine’s story was produced by Meri Fatin, and was collected when our A…
Bonus episode: walking into empathy
Aug 29, 2018 • 24 min
Are we in the midst of an empathy deficit? Can we teach ourselves and others to be more empathic? What can we do with the empathy that we have? In this bonus episode, we speak to educators, GPs, nurses, designers, philosophers and artists to explore how…
Kamaal - A Mile in My Shoes
Aug 29, 2018 • 12 min
“This was a cultural gap that couldn’t be bridged.” Try on Kamaal’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. Please be aware that this story contains adult themes. Kamaal’s story was produced by Andrea Rangecroft. Find out where our A…
Sarah - A Mile in My Shoes
Aug 22, 2018 • 11 min
“The first day of my marriage, he slapped me.” Try on Sarah’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Please be aware that this story contains adult themes. Sarah’s story was produced by Rachel Simpson. Find out where our A Mile in My…
Gari Pattison - A Mile in My Shoes
Aug 15, 2018 • 8 min
“A lot of people think it’s just a big cesspit of poo…” Try on Gari’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. Gari’s story was produced by Rachel Simpson, and was collected when our A Mile in My Shoes exhibit travelled to London for the…
John Gilmour - A Mile in My Shoes
Aug 8, 2018 • 11 min
“I realised that they’re human like everybody else.” Try on John Gilmour’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. Please be aware that this story contains adult themes. John’s story was produced by Sinéad Mangan, and was collected when…
Dianne Lawrence - A Mile in My Shoes
Aug 1, 2018 • 9 min
“I’m the only one allowed to call Nick a girl” Try on Dianne’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Dianne’s story was produced by Meri Fatin, and was collected when our A Mile in My Shoes exhibit travelled to Perth International…
Victoria Milligan - A Mile in My Shoes
Jul 25, 2018 • 10 min
“I was so terrified of my grief…” Try on Victoria’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Please be aware that this story contains adult themes. Victoria’s story was produced by Robbie McInnes, and was collected when our A Mile in My…
Yazan - A Mile in My Shoes
Jul 18, 2018 • 12 min
“A smile is an act of defiance.” Try on Yazan’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. Please be aware that this story contains adult themes. Yazan’s story was produced by Melissa Viney. Find out where our A Mile in My Shoes exhibit…
Elaine White - A Mile in My Shoes
Jul 11, 2018 • 8 min
“London can be really lonely, it can be. Not here it’s not… It’s a proper community this is.” Try on Elaine’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Elaine’s story was produced by Rachel Simpson, and was collected when our A Mile in My…
Gary Mansfield - A Mile in My Shoes
Jul 4, 2018 • 13 min
“It’s as bad sometimes telling old friends that I’m an artist as it is telling new people that I’ve met that I used to be a con.” Try on Gary shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. Gary’s story was produced by Rob Eagle, and was…
Jeremy Smith - A Mile in My Shoes
Jun 20, 2018 • 14 min
“The most painful injection any human being can have…” Try on Jeremy’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. Jeremy’s story was produced by David Waters. Find out where our A Mile in My Shoes exhibit will be next! For information…
Saige Divine - A Mile in My Shoes
Jun 13, 2018 • 11 min
“I prefer to call myself a sexual healer…” Try on Saige’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Please be aware that this story contains adult themes. Saige’s story was produced by Meri Fatin, and was collected when our A Mile in My…
Bilal - A Mile in My Shoes
Jun 6, 2018 • 12 min
“I’m a man without country. I have nowhere to go.” Try on Bilal’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. Bilal’s story was produced by Melissa Viney. Find out where our A Mile in My Shoes exhibit will be next! For information regarding…
Tristan Gibbs - A Mile in My Shoes
May 30, 2018 • 10 min
“People think you’re a bit mad…” Try on Tristan’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through his eyes. Tristan’s story was produced by Karen Gregor, and was collected when our A Mile in My Shoes exhibit travelled to Worcester with the help of The…
Sian Phillips - A Mile in My Shoes
May 22, 2018 • 10 min
“It’s always hard to believe at first and then you think oh no, that’s really happening…” Try on Sian’s shoes and take a moment to see the world through her eyes. Please be aware that this story contains adult themes. Sian’s story was produced by Eleanor…
A Mile in My Shoes - Trailer
May 21, 2018 • 0 min
Welcome to A Mile in My Shoes. This is a weekly podcast that invites you to walk a mile in the shoes of a stranger and listen to their story. All the shoes and stories are part of the Empathy Museum’s ‘A Mile in My Shoes’ interactive shoe shop which tours…