The #metoo movement has exposed countless perpetrators of sexual harassment. Those perpetrators who acknowledged wrongdoing often delivered carefully but vaguely phrased apologies, which rarely came across as sincere. For Act One of a May 2019 episode of radio show and podcast This American Life, one of the show’s producers, Nancy Updike, dissects one heartfelt, public apology that ticked all the boxes of a good apology – including acceptance by the addressee. If you must say sorry for something, first listen to this story.
About the Podcast
This American Life is a weekly public radio program and podcast produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media and hosted by Ira Glass. This story’s reporter, Nancy Updike, is one of the show’s producers.