Sorry About The Kid

Publisher:
CBC

Sorry About The Kid

5.0/5

Critic Rating

5.0/5

Listener Rating

How do you forget your favourite person in the world? Alex remembers everything about the day a speeding police car killed his brother. But his brother, alive? Those memories are lost. And now, 30 years later, Alex wants them back. In this emotional four-part series, Alex unearths his childhood grief — with help from family, friends, and a therapist who witnessed his brother’s death. What happens when trauma and memory collide? Sorry About The Kid is a deeply personal meditation on the losses that define us. Hosted by Alex McKinnon. Produced with Mira Burt-Wintonick (WireTap, Love Me).


Critic Reviews

Score: 4.9

Nicholas Quah • Vulture Apr 4, 2022

"Sorry About The Kid is only four episodes long, but it doesn’t need very much to make a lacerating impression. In addition to playing out as an extended essay on grief, what’s particularly interesting about this project is its nature as something of an investigative memoir..."

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Score: 5

Stephen O. • Podcast Delivery Jan 24, 2022

"Grief is messy and when that grief is connected to death there are equally messy ripple effects that can reveal themselves in many ways and as time moves on. Sorry About The Kid captures some of those ripple effects, commemorates the young life that was lost, and articulates one of the many ways to grieve."

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Score: 5

Joanna Fox • Elle Magazine Jan 19, 2022

"It Will Break Your Heart. I was on a run in my neighbourhood. I began crying so hard that I had to stop. Yes, there’s no doubt that Sorry About the Kid is a gut-wrenching story of unimaginable pain, but it’s also a poignant journey of compassion, love, life and, most importantly, discovery."

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Listener Reviews

Score: 5

Marian K. Aug 21, 2022

"I was reluctant to listen because it was so heartbreaking but I had to listen because it was so personal, so well done and made me feel like I was there on that horrible day."


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