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Brendan Watkins: The Secret Son Of A Priest And A Nun

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Brendan Watkins was eight years old when he and his brother were told they were adopted from different families. He spent decades  trying to track down his biological mother and father. 

It wasn’t until his 29th birthday he requested his original birth certificate and from that he was told his mother was a nun. 

In this conversation Mia speaks to Brendan about the lengths he went to, in order to uncover his birth parents. And he’s taken her through an even more difficult journey of finding out who his father was. 

He’s written a book about it too:Tell No One.


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Host: Mia Freedman. You can find Mia on Instagram here and get her newsletter here.

Executive Producer: Kimberley Braddish & Elissa Ratliff

Producers: Cassie Merritt 

Audio Producer: Madeline Joannou

Mamamia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the Land we have recorded this podcast on, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. We pay our respects to their Elders past and present, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.

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