Every promise has a story...

Hosted and narrated by Founder Alex Sheen, the because I said I would podcast features compelling interviews with people around the world. You'll hear the dramatic stories of promises they have made, kept and even the broken ones.

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Alex and the Yupik People: Child Protection in the Alaskan Wilderness

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The first official because I said I would podcast episode features an interview with a gentleman named Alex, a former Forensic Investigator for Child Protective Services (CPS) in rural Alaska. There, he served the impoverished but resilient population of the native Yupik people for nearly 14 years. One day, Alex found himself in a physical altercation at a meth lab that necessitated a promise to his son.

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A Dangerous Stalker: Debbie’s Promise to Her Sister Peggy

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This is the story of big sister's love for her little sister. Peggy's boyfriend started acting strange and the whole family was worried. Her older sister Debbie saw the red flags. They were impossible to miss. Stretching from Ohio to New Mexico to California, the actions of a deranged man would impact the lives of everyone who surrounded Peggy.
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A Bomb is Like an Onion: Bob's Commitment Is Tested at the Boston Marathon

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In this episode, Alex speaks with Bob, a retired Fire Paramedic from Boston, as he recounts the harrowing and tragic events that occurred on April 15, 2013, the Boston Bombing.
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Famous Father - Bridget's Last Promise to her Dad

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Amongst the glitz and the glam of a childhood brimming in Hollywood royalty, Bridget - now a retired marriage, family and child counselor from Charlotte, North Carolina - gave one final nod to her family's legacy by making a promise to her Dad.
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Give Him a Strong Name: Brittany and Her Boy

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Brittany is a realtor in the Denver, Colorado area where she has lived her entire life. For a realtor, Brittany understands a strange amount of complex medical terminology but she did not gather this knowledge out of some sort of personal interest or past career.
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