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Hey, Stranger!

Hey, Stranger!

By Thoraya Maronesy
Hi, I’m Thoraya. You may know me from YouTube or social media where I interact with and share stories of strangers. 95% of my daily interactions begin with an introduction, so if you don’t know me, bear with me while I piece together yet another one. I spend my life meeting strangers and engaging them in intimate conversations with me, and sometimes even with one another. In this new podcast, I share these strangers with you, an audience of other strangers, in hopes that one day we won’t feel so “strange” to one another anymore. So, nice to meet you. I’m Thoraya and welcome to “Hey, Stranger!"
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12. A Woman Taking Back Control
A young woman tells us about the struggles of living with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Sharing that the most painful part of her journey has been feeling like a passenger of her own life as anxiety, OCD and depression at times have taken over the wheel and front seat. The beauty, however, has been identifying her struggles and finding ways and successfully taking back control. Watch the video version of this episode on Thoraya's YouTube channel linked here: https://www.youtube.com/thorayamaronesy Thoraya's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thor.aya/ Thoraya's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Thorayaaa Here are the links to my podcast: Apple Podcasts: http://bit.ly/hey-stranger​ Spotify Podcasts: http://bit.ly/heystrangerpodcast ​Google Podcasts: http://bit.ly/hey-stranger-podcast
18:28
April 13, 2021
11. A Man Who Chooses To Be Homeless
A man who comes from a wealthy, loving family decides to abandon everything to become homeless and embark on a spiritual journey. Not having spoken to his family for 10 years, he shares the freedoms he has gained and other experiences of living outside. Watch the video version of this episode on Thoraya's YouTube channel linked here: https://www.youtube.com/thorayamaronesy Thoraya's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thor.aya/ Thoraya's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Thorayaaa
32:25
April 6, 2021
10. A Follow-Up With Sarah (From Episode #2)
A follow up with Sarah (from episode #2), the woman afraid of love, reveals how things turned out with her soulmate. As the conversation continues, she opens up about her near death experience, a spiritual awakening, heartbreak and forgiveness. Watch the video version of this episode on Thoraya's YouTube channel linked here: https://www.youtube.com/thorayamaronesy Thoraya's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thor.aya/ Thoraya's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Thorayaaa
54:23
March 31, 2021
9. A Man Who Asks Me To Dance
A man who dances in public like no one is watching shares stories of his spontaneous life choices and his most beautiful memory. By the end of the episode, he convinces Thoraya to dance with him as well. Watch the video version of this episode on Thoraya's YouTube channel linked here: https://www.youtube.com/thorayamaronesy Thoraya's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thor.aya/ Thoraya's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Thorayaaa
24:06
March 23, 2021
8. A Man Who Died Four Times
In this episode of “Hey, Stranger!” Thoraya meets a man who was given a new heart when a teenage boy was killed in a car surfing accident. Throughout the episode he shares stories of success, death, freedom, and everything in between. Watch the video version of this episode on Thoraya's YouTube channel linked here: https://www.youtube.com/thorayamaronesy Thoraya's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thor.aya/ Thoraya's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Thorayaaa
30:36
March 16, 2021
7. A Woman Finding True Success
This episode deals with sensitive topics. A woman shares her insecurities on society's expectations of what success means. As the conversation gets deeper, she shares the trauma along with a specific moment she had in Indiana that pushed her to achieve her dream life and move to California. Check out our guest's art on instagram here: https://www.instagram.com/thecherrypalette/ Watch the video version of this episode on Thoraya's YouTube channel linked here: https://www.youtube.com/thorayamaronesy Thoraya's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thor.aya/ Thoraya's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Thorayaaa
39:24
March 9, 2021
6. Strangers Meet Without Seeing Each Other
This episode deals with sensitive topics. Two strangers in a park have a conversation without seeing each other face to face. After learning about significant moments in each others’ lives like their most beautiful memories, biggest struggles, and endeavors to reach their most authentic selves, they turn around to meet face to face. Watch the video version of this episode on Thoraya's YouTube channel linked here: https://www.youtube.com/thorayamaronesy Thoraya's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thor.aya/ Thoraya's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Thorayaaa
40:08
March 2, 2021
5. Thoraya's Secret Voicemail
This episode deals with sensitive topics.  Strangers dial in to thoraya’s voicemail inbox and share their deepest secret. Watch the video version of this episode on Thoraya's YouTube channel linked here: https://www.youtube.com/thorayamaronesy Thoraya's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thor.aya/ Thoraya's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Thorayaaa
23:21
February 23, 2021
4. A Life in Transition
A stranger shares their struggles and process of transitioning into a female. These feelings have been suppressed since the age of 6, but now over 40 years later this stranger has decided to take a huge step towards becoming who they truly have always wanted to be. Watch the video version of this episode on Thoraya's YouTube channel linked here: https://www.youtube.com/thorayamaronesy Thoraya's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thor.aya/ Thoraya's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Thorayaaa
18:29
February 9, 2021
3. A Resilient Spirit and an Ancient Spirit
This episode deals with sensitive topics. A woman shares her journey in winning her battle with alcohol and substance abuse. Grateful that she is still here, she confesses details of the pivotal moment that led her to 3 years of sobriety. Following this conversation, we meet a girl who tells the story of how she invited an ancient spirit to follow her after experimenting with an ouija board at age 13. She continues to share more revelations involving her connection with the paranormal world, unveiling stories about her dad’s ability to see the ghosts and spirits that her family attracts. Watch the video version of this episode on Thoraya's YouTube channel linked here: https://www.youtube.com/thorayamaronesy Thoraya's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thor.aya/ Thoraya's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Thorayaaa
25:38
January 26, 2021
2. A Daughter’s Journey With Love
This episode deals with sensitive topics. On today’s episode, a stranger reveals her deepest secret in struggling with love, despite being in love with the same man for 11 years. As she searches for answers through our conversation, she shares the story of her mother who lost the love of her life due to a simple miscommunication, causing her to wait 39 years for their reconnection. The conversation digs deeper, revealing more family secrets in the hopes of discovering answers to a complicated love story. Watch the video version of this episode on Thoraya's YouTube channel linked here: https://www.youtube.com/thorayamaronesy Thoraya's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thor.aya/ Thoraya's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Thorayaaa
26:11
January 19, 2021
1. A Soldier, A Musician, and A Changed Man
Thoraya talks with three strangers who each share their deepest secret. Their riveting stories will take you on an emotional journey. The episode begins with a soldier who shares the traumatic, long-lasting effects of PTSD, confessing that he has never confided in anyone in fear of being seen as weak by his peers. Thoraya then meets a talented musician who unveils a hilarious secret that has haunted him in all 25 years of his career. Lastly, a man who made it out of being homeless in Chicago shares his experience of successfully stealing a car and learning a life lesson about karma. Watch the video version of this episode on Thoraya's YouTube channel linked here: https://www.youtube.com/thorayamaronesy Thoraya's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thor.aya/ Thoraya's Twitter: https://twitter.com/Thorayaaa
38:55
January 12, 2021
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Hi, I’m Thoraya. 95% of my daily interactions begin with an introduction so bear with me while I piece together yet another one. I spend my life meeting strangers and engaging them in intimate conversations with me, and sometimes even with one another. A community of 1.5 million people are now following along on my YouTube channel as I share the stories of strangers. In my new podcast, I share these strangers with you, an audience of other strangers, in hopes that one day we won’t feel so ‘strange” to one another anymore. So, nice to meet you. I’m Thoraya and welcome to “Hey, Stranger!" My YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/thorayamaronesy My Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thor.aya/
01:44
January 1, 2021