S4 EP3: Alison's Unexpected Teenage Discovery
Led By A Heartstring
by Jonah Bobongie
4M ago
Alison was 16 when she found out she was adopted... and her parents weren't the one's to break it to her. Listen as she recounts her discovery, journey of finding her parents in a small Queensland country town and how it can take decades to accept your story. Subscribe and stick around, because by the end of every episode, we will be one step closer to connecting with my birth family. You will also have a first-hand insight on the psyche of an adoptee and other issues surrounding adoption in Australia. Find this project easily on socials @LedByAHeartstring on Instagram, @HeartstringPod on Twit ..read more
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S4 EP1: One Last Time
Led By A Heartstring
by Jonah Bobongie
4M ago
It's been 4 years since I started this journey and we've come along way. But it's time to give it one last time. Subscribe and stick around, because by the end of every episode, we will be one step closer to connecting with my birth family. You will also have a first-hand insight on the psyche of an adoptee and other issues surrounding adoption in Australia. Find this project easily on socials @LedByAHeartstring on Instagram, @HeartstringPod on Twitter and you can easily find the page on Facebook for other live updates as they happen. Led By A Heartstring is a 'Long Way Entertainment' producti ..read more
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S3 EP6: Mental Health Matters
Led By A Heartstring
by Jonah Bobongie
4M ago
This is your sign to slow down and take a break. In a world that doesn't sleep, it's easy to get caught up in it all. So, take a break. That's what I'm doing and I called the shots myself. This hiatus also serves as a purpose to slow down, process and digest the episodes of my podcast that have been release in the last month, but also the last 30 episodes that have been release as a whole. Don't be afraid to reach out for help. Content Warning: This podcast contains strong themes that may trigger emotional distress to some listeners. If you or anyone you know are experiencing distress of an ..read more
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S3 EP5: Writing a physical letter and sending it to my biological mum
Led By A Heartstring
by Jonah Bobongie
4M ago
JOURNEY UPDATE: I've found a new address and a photo on Facebook that my body reacted to in a way in which is just knew this person is related to me. Content Warning: This podcast contains strong themes that may trigger emotional distress to some listeners. If you or anyone you know are experiencing distress of any nature, please do not hesitate to find professional support. Subscribe and stick around, because by the end of every episode, we will be one step closer to connecting with my birth family. You will also have a first-hand insight on the psyche of an adoptee and other issues surroun ..read more
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S3 EP4: Anne, kinship carer experience & the urgent need for carers due to COVID-19 disruption
Led By A Heartstring
by Jonah Bobongie
4M ago
Anne is a current kinship carer in Queensland in 2022. She shares her experience as a carer and chats about the urgent need for Queenslanders and Australians to open up their hearts and homes to care for this country's most vulnerable children. Content Warning: This podcast contains strong themes that may trigger emotional distress to some listeners. If you or anyone you know are experiencing distress of any nature, please do not hesitate to find professional support. Subscribe and stick around, because by the end of every episode, we will be one step closer to connecting with my birth famil ..read more
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S3 EP1: Australian Podcast Award & A New Direction For My Journey
Led By A Heartstring
by Jonah Bobongie
4M ago
Can you believe it's Season 3?! It's been such a long time since we last spoke and a lot has happened. So I catch you up with the last couple of months in my life from winning a Bronze at the Australian Podcast Awards to finding new information that will lead me to my birth family. Content Warning: This podcast contains strong themes that may trigger emotional distress to some listeners. If you or anyone you know are experiencing distress of any nature, please do not hesitate to find professional support. Subscribe and stick around, because by the end of every episode, we will be one step cl ..read more
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HIGHLIGHTS: One Year of Led By A Heartstring
Led By A Heartstring
by Jonah Bobongie
4M ago
Jonah takes you back to listen to some iconic mosts of the podcast as we celebrate 1 Year of Led By A Heartstring! Subscribe and stick around, because by the end of every episode, we will be one step closer to connecting with my birth family. You will also have a first-hand insight on the psyche of an adoptee and other issues surrounding adoption in Australia.   Find this project easily on socials @LedByAHeartstring on Instagram, @HeartstringPod on Twitter and you can easily find the page on Facebook for other live updates as they happen. Led By A Heartstring is recorded in Brisbane, Au ..read more
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S2 EP10: Trust, Rejection and Focusing on Myself
Led By A Heartstring
by Jonah Bobongie
4M ago
Subscribe and stick around, because by the end of every episode, we will be one step closer to connecting with my birth family. You will also have a first-hand insight on the psyche of an adoptee and other issues surrounding adoption in Australia.   Find this project easily on socials @LedByAHeartstring on Instagram, @HeartstringPod on Twitter and you can easily find the page on Facebook for other live updates as they happen. Led By A Heartstring is a 'Long Way Entertainment' production and is recorded in Brisbane, Australia. New episodes of the podcast are released weekly on a Monday. S ..read more
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S2 EP9: Jason Herbison and Foster Care Representation in 'Neighbours'
Led By A Heartstring
by Jonah Bobongie
4M ago
Joining me today to discuss Aaron, David and Emmett’s storyline in Australia’s longest running and one of the most famous TV soapies, Neighbours is Executive Producer, Jason Herbison. Jason also has personal and deep connections to adoption which we will chat about later in the episode, so stay tuned for that.  Subscribe and stick around, because by the end of every episode, we will be one step closer to connecting with my birth family. You will also have a first-hand insight on the psyche of an adoptee and other issues surrounding adoption in Australia.   Find this project easily o ..read more
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S2 EP8 - Neurological Makeup of an Adoptee with Dr. Hannah Korrel
Led By A Heartstring
by Jonah Bobongie
4M ago
During discussions with people in my support network, I came across the knowledge and learnings of how the brain connects and controls how your body reacts to certain events. These reactions form from very early ages that you may not even remember clearly as a memory.  I wanted to delve into the topic of neuroscience as this genuinely interested me and made me wonder. I didn’t necessarily want to do this episode on my own, so I invited neuropsychologist, Dr. Hannah Korrel (AKA.No Bull Pysch) to share her knowledge as a qualified clinician. We caught up the other day via Zoom and had a fu ..read more
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