Dear Jane

Dear Jane

The Spinoff

This is Jane’s story about her experience of what she believed as a teenager to be a loving relationship in an Auckland church community during the 1990s. It was a sexual relationship with a man who was not only ten years her senior, but also her youth group leader. Now, 30 years on and with help from award-winning author and podcast producer Noelle McCarthy, Jane is trying to connect the dots between her stolen youth and the guilt, shame and trauma she’s carried since.

For Jane, this journey is about finding answers and ultimately a sense of peace. To do that, she sets out to come face to face with her abuser and take her power back.

Dear Jane was made with the support of NZ On Air

If this series brings up any issues for you there is help available 24-7:
Helpline - free call or text 1737
Youthline - phone 0800 376 633, free text 234 or email [email protected]
Suicide Crisis Helpline - phone 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO)

Where can you listen?

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Questions & Answers

How many episodes are there of Dear Jane?

There are 6 episodes avaiable of Dear Jane.

What is Dear Jane about?

We have categorized Dear Jane as:

  • Society & Culture
  • Documentary
  • Personal Journals

Where can you listen to Dear Jane?

Dear Jane is available, among others places, on:

  • Spotify
  • Apple Podcasts
  • Podtail
  • Google Podcasts

When did Dear Jane start?

The first episode of Dear Jane that we have available was released 7 September 2023.

Who creates the podcast Dear Jane?

Dear Jane is produced and created by The Spinoff.