1. Suki Rubin
    Suki Rubin May 11, 2017 at 5:14 pm | | Reply

    We always enjoy hearing from and about Leland
    You do such good work, Erica.!

  2. Claudia Welch
    Claudia Welch May 11, 2017 at 8:36 pm | | Reply

    A quick thank you for your terrific work. Since I discovered you via your bear, ice cream post on FPF, I’ve so enjoyed the episodes I’ve heard. The one today about Leland hits home since I have a nephew in Calais Elementary, grade 5 and I walk Pekin brook road and it is so terrific to hear Leland talk about what he’s going through. Helps me have a little more insight into my nephew’s head too… Thanks loads, cw

  3. barbara
    barbara May 11, 2017 at 10:24 pm | | Reply

    I love this kid. I’ve listened three times now, once with large speakers, and it’s just as good on my computer ; it seems more intimate. I nearly cried along with him when he spoke of his social studies teacher. This is a stunning show.

  4. Milinda sterling
    Milinda sterling May 12, 2017 at 12:03 am | | Reply

    I would love to say that I used to be a neighbor of Leland’s and the family! They have such a wonderful family! I became very close with lelands mother sage over the years and look at her like a mother figure! I remember when the family first moved to town and Leland was just a little toddler! I am so ecstatic about how such the young man Leland has become along with his older brother Simon! They are both wonderful children and miss them and the family even though me and sage catch up occasionally!!

  5. Tamar
    Tamar May 12, 2017 at 4:09 pm | | Reply

    I loved this episode. Leland is a remarkable young man, able to articulate very complicated thoughts and emotions. I also thought the music worked perfectly and was beautiful! Thanks Erica, Leland and the musicians.

  6. heidi thompson
    heidi thompson May 19, 2017 at 9:05 am | | Reply

    Ah, quite the nourishing activity to listen to Erica and Leland this Friday morning. I love getting to know Leland, my neighbor down the road. Quite the heart opening story. Well done!

  7. Kay
    Kay May 25, 2017 at 7:30 pm | | Reply

    I love this podcast and this episode is one of my favorites. Leland sounds like a fine young man and well-spoken, too.

  8. Bagoody
    Bagoody May 29, 2017 at 2:44 pm | | Reply

    This is such a great series. We know and love Leland, and you really capture him well. But perhaps more importantly you give us a glimpse into a world that we don’t hear often, or perhaps have just forgotten – what it’s like to be growing up today and what the world looks like from this age. Thanks for all of the great podcasts, including this series.

  9. Ed Kennedy
    Ed Kennedy December 1, 2017 at 3:38 pm | | Reply

    When Leland talks about bodysurfing, he was so into it that once he swallowed a gut full of water, came out of the water and threw it up on the beach and immediately ran back in.
    his papa

  10. Arcelia Hernandez
    Arcelia Hernandez May 4, 2018 at 4:42 pm | | Reply

    Is this the Leland who is related to Simon and who’s parents’ initials are S & P? Loved the talk!

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