Re:sound #136 The Twins Show

This hour: Identical twins -- separated at birth, separated by belief and joined by matching outfits.

2010 / TCF/WBEZ 91.5, USA


This hour: Identical twins -- separated at birth, separated by belief and joined by matching outfits.

Identical Strangers
by Joe Richman (Radio Diaries/ All Things Considered, 2007)
Paula Bernstein and Elyse Schein were identical strangers. Separated at birth for a study investigating nature vs. nurture and adopted by two different families, the twins were unaware of each others' existence until well into their adulthood. Then, one day, they found each other.

Twin Sisters, Two Faiths
by Anna Scott-Brown and Adam Fowler (BBC Radio 4, 2009)
The twins in this story grew up in the same house, with the same parents, went to the same schools -- but , then, as adults, chose to live their lives in fundamentally different ways.

Matching Outfits Not Included
by Hillary Frank (This American Life, 2000)
The odds of being born an identical twin are pretty small, about .04 %. But that didn't stop the sisters in Matching Outfits Not Included -- what biology didn't grant them, they took for themselves.

This episode of Re:sound was produced by Katie Mingle.

produced by

Joe Richman

Joe Richman (@RadioDiaries) is a Peabody Award-winning producer and reporter and the founder of Radio Diaries, a non-profit organization.

Anna Scott-Brown

Anna Scott-Brown is an independent radio producer and co-founder of Overtone Productions in the UK.

Adam Fowler

Adam Fowler has been a freelance radio producer, presenter and reporter for sixteen years, mostly for BBC Radio 4.

Hillary Frank

Hillary Frank (@hillaryfrank) is the creator and executive producer of The Longest Shortest Time, the parenting show for everyone.


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