Toby Dorr


Here are my favorite interviews. We run the gambit from laughs to tears, learning and forgiving, and by all means redemption.

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Why do people commit crimes?  Are people really bad?  Driven to be bad and consequently unable to be reformed by the prison system?  These are some of the questions we explore today with our guest Toby Dorr, subject of the Lifetime movie Jailbreak Lovers, and author of the number one bestselling memoir, Living with Conviction.
What You’ll Learn in This Episode:
  • Toby’s background and the decision that landed her behind bars
  • Toby’s experience in prison and how she found freedom behind bars
  • How writing supported Toby’s healing journey
  • Fighting back from the “Shame Dragon”
  • How Toby worked on her Master’s degrees
  • How to escape your own emotional, physical, or spiritual prisons
  • Overcoming victim mentality
On The Front Porch with Janet Schnell, Interview with Toby Dorr...
Dorr’s memoir is an inspirational invitation to look upon life with self-acceptance and love.
The Morning Glory Project, Extra Blooms - Living With Conviction...
Since her first visit to The Morning Glory Project in 2019, Toby has been making good on her promises to herself and her community.
It’s time to go Under Oath! In this episode, we talk to a true crime legend, Toby Dorr. Back in 2006, Dorr was running a prison dog-training program when she fell in love with a convict and broke him out of prison in a dog crate! Before this event, Dorr was your average citizen. She was married, her kids were grown, and she never committed any crimes. So how did she go from being an average rule-abiding person to getting jail time for assisting in a prison escape? Prepare for a story that is much more complex than it seems.
Streamed live on Jul 29, 2022 Living With Conviction: Unexpected Sisterhood, Healing, and Redemption in the Wake of Life-Altering Choices with Author Toby Dorr
“The attention from him was just like pouring water on a dying plant.  I was ready to just throw it all away to have this moment of significance.”
Toby Dorr has had a wild journey! Alexa and Toby discuss Toby's time in prison and what that taught her, plus her forthcoming book, Living With Conviction.
Instead of focusing on everything she lost, she made a conscious choice to use her twenty-seven months in prison as a period to reflect on her life, heal emotional wounds, plot a course for the future and embrace the sisterhood of women she encountered behind bars.
Criminal Podcast, Off Leash
Powerful and intimate, this session draws us into the Unleashed story in a way that only the Criminal podcast team can.
Try to Podcast, The Dog Lady of Lansing Prison -Toby Dorr Part I & Part II
We take this opportunity to talk about life and learning with our good friends at Try to Podcast.
These guys really have a knack for finding the laughs in a story, even about one of loneliness and redemption.
Radio Dana Diaries, Butterflies Unleashed
Everyone has a prison they carry with them. Come listen to how we're empowering women to grow beyond what was possible yesterday, and take on tomorrow!
The Morning Glory Project, You don’t have to be your worst mistake
To change yourself is to change your world. In this episode we have some real talk with a real champion for women's strength.
Difficult times call for difficult conversations. Find your truth with others who walk the same path.
How you can realize the signs of vulnerability to fraud and social engineering in yourself.
Her how a bad decision turned into a positive healing platform for others.
The prison I needed to escape from was one I had built myself.
A very provoking three-hour podcast with over 300 corrections officers submitting questions and insights.
The Prison Officer Podcast is a place to share experiences, talk about leadership, fight through the stress and learn to survive one of the toughest careers out there.
Sick and Wrong Podcast, Interview with Toby Dorr...
May 25, 2022 Sick and Wrong Podcast interviews author Toby Dorr who helped inmate and lover John Manard escape from a Kansas prison in a dog crate.