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Author: Thoraya Maronesy

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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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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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/
Comments (10)

Alyssa Ryerson

You are refreshing and I am grateful for your work

Feb 14th
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Irene

I follow you on Youtube and you are amazing and so is your work. You are such an honest and caring person. Please keep up your great work even in these extra difficult circumstances. <3 To answer your question: I live in a small town in the Netherlands. A couple of years ago the center for asylum seekers on the outskirts of this town re-opened to house Syrian refugees. During this time I remember meeting a very kind gentleman. We ended up talking twice on difderent occasions. Amongst other things he told me his daughter lived in another refugee center somewhere else in the country. He couldn't wait to get together with her again. While speaking to this kind soul I realised that I am the lucky one. I felt and feel so blessed that I live here even with all its bull crap and problems. This man chose to remain kind even with all the traumatic situations he must have faced in his home country and on his way to a better life. Writing this I wonder how he and his daughter are doing now. I guess I never know, but I do hope that he and his daughter are together and living the best life possible.

Jan 18th
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sam brown

so far so good! im definitely looking forward to what is to come!👏

Jan 17th
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Amanda Gallant

Love this!!! Found you on tik tok and came to have a listen 😀

Jan 17th
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Kimberly Bourne

I don't have apple to rate, but this was so much fun! can't wait to hear more. found you from tick tock.

Jan 16th
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cloudy

so excited for this 💜

Jan 11th
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Ben Little

I can’t wait to hear it, I have been following you for so long and I am excited 😊👏😇

Jan 8th
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Melissa Cramer

Found you on TikTok!❤️

Jan 8th
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Meadow Strebs

I don't have access to an apple music to leave a review, but traffic is traffic! A stranger I still remember is a gentleman at my place of work who stopped me just to tell me what an amazing job I was doing. He had no idea what I was doing or who I was, he just decided to spread some kindness. Little did he know I was having a TERRIBLE mental health day and his comment got me through the rest of my shift

Jan 8th
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Adam Schumann

The best Podcaster to come out of San Diego cant wait for more episodes everyone should leave a like and subscribe. #mustwatch #SanDiego

Jan 7th
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