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Episode 18 - Remembering

During this time of tributes and observances, we are remembering, honoring and paying attention. Our special guest, music royalty Jearlyn Steele, shares family joys and tragedies and ultimately decides to keep on singing. Candace Barrett Birk remembers the father she never knew. And Sue wonders about the racial history we didn’t learn in the 5th grade. Plus, a shout out to our newest graduate, Dae Yang!

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We are working to resume our LIVE shows this Fall! In the meantime, we’re asking for your support to pay our creative team for these “from home” episodes. If you’d like to chip in, you can donate any amount below! Thank you!!

Latest Podcast Episodes

Ep. 18 Remembering – with special guest Jearlyn Steele

We are remembering, honoring and paying attention.  Jearlyn Steele, shares family joys and tragedies and ultimately decides to keep...


Ep. 17 Healing the Silence – with special guest Jennifer, a survivor

Jennifer had stayed silent for decades, but when she finally revealed to her family that she had been sexually...


Ep. 16 Grace – with Pastor Ingrid Rasmussen, Rabbi Shosh Dworsky & Sister Jane McDonald

Searching for Grace, Hope and Gratitude during these unsettling times. Sue talks with 3 women of faith. Regina delivers...


Bonus: “Dear Mitch” A Relevant Replay for the Runoff!

Just in time for the Georgia Runoff Elections!  This very timely excerpt from Ep. 5 was recorded LIVE from...


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Island of Discarded Women

UPDATE: In June of 2019, we started producing this podcast LIVE at a dinner club in Minneapolis in front of an enthusiastic audience. This past March, due to Covid, we pivoted to producing recorded “from home” episodes with our flexible actor/writers and special guests.  We so look forward to being back onstage in front of a LIVE audience as soon as it’s safe to gather.  In the meantime, please take care and thank you for listening!

Satire, Storytelling and Scintillating Conversation

What if there was a place inhabited by determined women who are working to reclaim their self-worth and celebrate their strengths after being dismissed or discounted by societal norms and gender biases?

There is such a place!

Mixing radio theater satire, original songs and inspiring conversations with women who share their personal stories, Island of Discarded Women delves into what it takes for us to reawaken our power after feeling tossed aside, swept under the rug or deleted.

Veteran radio actor Sue Scott, having been “put out to pasture,” has just washed up on the island. Dazed and confused, she sets out on a mission to discover what this island is all about, why all these amazing women are here and ultimately, what’s next.


Read the feature on Sue Scott’s “Island of Discarded Women” at the Star Tribune.


"...I left that show charged to embrace my own challenges like those islander performers did! To advocate for greater sisterhood and promote change as a collective voice like they displayed on stage. To survive those waves that knock us down and to do better then tread in the waters of tolerance. To make effective big splashes in our world,!"

Behind the Mic

Sue Scott

Sue Scott

Sue Scott is a veteran stage and commercial voice over-actor, who for 24 years was the female cast member on the public radio show A Prairie Home Companion. She recently climbed back on stage in a variety of theater roles in the Twin Cities, but is predominantly thoroughly immersed in producing Island of Discarded Women!

For more about Sue, visit

Creative Team

Joining Sue in making Island of Discarded Women happen is an ultra skilled and extremely flexible cast of women actor/writer/storytellers, delightful and talented singer/songwriters, a super helpful audio engineer and several accomplished pros creating web design, social media posts and promo materials! Detailed credits are included with each episode.

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