Ep 03 | Medina, the children’s common
The story of Venu and Anugatha continues: for a while, mother and son are separated. After the opening of Rajneeshpuram, in Oregon, all the children of the communes scattered around the world are sent to the kid’s Medina commune, in England, alone. What was Venu’s life back then, at the age of ten, without his mother beside, having to take care of himself?
by Roberta Lippi
Soli is one of the first International productions by Italian podcast platform storielibere.fm.
Soli brings to the audience the true stories of “Osho’s children”, who in the late 70s and early 80s were brought by their parents to live in the controversial guru’s communes. We hear their memories and voices, discovering the mixed feelings they have now, as adults, towards their childhood journey: the awareness of freedom and unconventionalism, of being part of a special world, but also the confusion, the premature sexual experiences they were exposed to and the loneliness they all felt. They tell how they came to terms with something that deeply affected them, when their parents, suddenly, decided to leave everything and put them in common, at all levels. The International version of Soli has been translated by Edoardo Rialti, the official Italian translator of G.R.R. Martin. The International voice of Roberta Lippi is Cecilia Gragnani.
Cover image by Martino Pietropoli
Music by Smokelab