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  • Summary

  • Some stories are too sensitive, painful or potentially damaging to share publicly - unless they can be shared anonymously. TED and Audible present, Sincerely, X, featuring speakers whose ideas deserve to be heard but whose identities must remain hidden. From lifesaving rituals to the unexpected gift of a prison sentence to the consequence of physician burnout; you won't know the storyteller's name, but their story may change you forever.

    When you add Sincerely, X to your library you will receive all 10 episodes, each with a runtime of approximately 25 minutes.

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Episodes
  • Ep. 10: Gifted Kid

    Oct 25 2017

    [Contains explicit content] A gifted child. A rough neighborhood. A teacher who knows how to break the cycle.

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    27 mins
  • Ep. 9: Sad in Silicon Valley

    Oct 25 2017

    [Contains explicit content] He got everything he thought he wanted. And that’s when his problems began.

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    29 mins
  • Ep. 8: Mood Changer

    Oct 25 2017
    Years of depression. Scores of medications. An original approach to living with mental health, from the bottom up.
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    17 mins

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It takes so long to get to the actual story!

The talks are great and very much worth listening to. it's just that the introduction to each episode is exorbitantly long! you could really cut your introduction down to under a minute and get to the point of letting the speaker give their talk.

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Fantastic

Thought-provoking and startlingly honest. This series will allow you to explore ideas and viewpoints which are rare to find elsewhere in society.

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Disappointing

Didn't really live up to the hype. I found each story interesting but not compelling.
I also found the privileged creaky voice of the narrator profoundly smug and annoying.

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Must hear. Poignant real life experiences.

These can be difficult to listen to at times and are touching, at times heartbreaking experiences.

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  • Em
  • 04-07-20

Annoying to listen to

Narrator really hard to listen to as are most of the speakers I heard, doesn't make you care about the characters or their boring stories.

An insistance of Americans trailing their sentences off with a creaky voice is what I learnt from my limited listening to this drivel, I just couldn't finish it.

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Moving and inspirational stories

A candid and personal view of experiences which highlight the vulnerabilities many of us struggle with.

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Terrible narrator at the start has an awful voice

Terrible narrator at the start has an awful voice which stops me wanting to listen to the test of the episode

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Bland

The introduction drew me in, unfortunately i found this podcast bland and uninspiring. The stories were mostly unremarkable and if you have any life experience, familiar. I did find the ex con's story interesting.

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It was hard to listen to ...

... not for the content though
Perhaps I had difficulty engaging with the accent .

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Hard hitting but sensational

Full credit to those who shared their experiences, emotional and I imagine so difficult but empowering to share. Thank you

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  • Jamiekay
  • 04-03-20

I wanted more! very Theraputic

Thank you...I heard my story being read out loud and I got a little bit of closure I need to start to heal. Thank you all for being so brave and sharing your battles. truly healing...

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 13-01-20

Not My Cup of Tea

struggled to finish, just wasn't what I thought it would be -interesting. Especially the mental health related episodes.

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  • Debosity
  • 03-08-20

Grounding, and Uplifting

I want to meet these people!! wow & 10 just was the greatest capstone on a mountain of heart and honesty that rose continually throughout these segments. Rose may not be right - they were stories found with a great eye for a person at home enough in their story now - that, in the sharing, we travel with them through their dark night of the soul to arrive at another place.
Love the concept of anonymous. Yes, I said I wanted to know them. ... - but - I had the only thing they really could give me. and I didn't have to rush out and xyz: scour, grab, buy books. I listened and sat with them. Lucky to have that experience.

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  • Le Vu My Linh
  • 15-02-20

Personal and honest

The stories are raw and personal and inspiring. But the sound editing (effects, background music etc) makes it less sincere and cheapen the whole experience.

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  • Melissa
  • 31-12-19

What an eye opener!

I love the idea that we get to hear stories the no one would want to share on a TED talk. There are things in life that are just to personal, embarrassing or scary to get up in front of a stage and talk about. These are the story of Sincerely, X!

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  • Lisa
  • 04-11-19

Burnout

I think this speaker was awfully hard on herself. I am not so convinced she could have talked this patient into staying. A medical provider can only do so much.

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  • Cyndy Hayes
  • 29-10-19

Episode 7

I have really enjoyed the first 6 episodes and understand why they were told anonymously. But I don’t see Episode 7 as a fit. It was a nice presentation perfect for the TED stage. I am also a female executive that had similar experiences in the 80’s and 90’s and I take every opportunity to share my stories, experiences and reflections with as many people as possible. Courageous leadership is rare but critical to change. Speak up, own your truth.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 31-08-19

Should be more of a story structure

Not a fan of Ted Talks, needs to be more of a story type! This is more like an interview, which isn't as fun.

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  • Michelle Anderson
  • 20-05-19

Wonderfully Enlightening

As a person who thinks they’re pretty adept at viewing other perspectives I found this series riveting and wildly entertaining! I found each talk to be insightful, thoughtful and heartfelt. My favorite talk was from the inner city AP English teacher. I have never thought about how children growing up in urban poverty might act out because I’m so far removed from the environment. After hearing the talk I couldn’t imagine how frustrating it must be for the children and teachers, I’m so grateful we have people like the speaker in the world to help these kids and as a mom of 5, I took to heart what was said and will apply it to my own children and our lives. I hope there will be more talks soon, I can’t get enough!

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  • Kat Ferguson
  • 04-05-21

Thoroughly captivating

Listening to her story gave me such a chill. I can’t imagine the terror of losing all control and having no one understand. Today, what we see on TV are no interventions, cops respond and the person can possibly end up dead.