This week, two stories of women living large in later life.
Natalie Sokoloff - Story of a woman falling on black ice and fighting to get her mobility back
Madeline Mysko - Story about an older woman who, herself, works in an elder care center
Music: Veronica by Elvis Costello
Two stories of people about what happens when you get caught on the wrong side of the dotted line.
Holden Warren - A peace worker accidentally crosses into another country.
Naomi Cross - A story about getting smuggled into East Berlin.
Music: In a Big Country by Big Country
Two stories of tough broads standing up for justice and getting results.
Adell Cothorne - A principal who finally got her dream school catches two staff members cheating on the standardized assessment. She became a whistle blower and was then blackballed.
Leigh Maddox - After her friends are killed, a police officer vows to avenge their deaths.
Music: Roar by Katy Perry
Not! This week, two stories about Reagan-era uber-nerds!
Robin Yasinow - She feared Mutually Assured Destruction as a high school model UN geek
Bill Henry - Playing D and D in the basement of Govans library leading to finding his people in life
Music: Games Without Frontiers by Peter Gabriel
These two storytellers find themselves in a very different place than they ever imagined.
Towanda Carter A woman gets herself out of generational poverty and works her way up to a management position in Baltimore City Public Schools.
Yitzy Halon A man who wanted to be a rabbi struggles to find his way after he realizes he’s not cut out for the holy life.
Music: Once In a Lifetime by Talking Heads
Two stories of young people who face harrowing situations — and live to laugh about it.
Julia Dugan - Story about getting stuck on top of a mountain in Scotland and having to be rescued
John Couzee — A young man’s snowboarding accident leads to internal bleeding
Music: Mountain Song by Jane's Addiction
This week, three stories about the doggedness of man’s best friend.
Kelli Harris - Going on a trip to Greece. Drank Grand Marnier and went skinny dipping while dogs stole their clothes
Jen Antonelli - Story about running after a dog to rescue it and getting hurt
Joey Haavik - Story about a dog following a group of bikers on a race
Music: Dog Days are Over by Florence and The Machine
This week, three stories celebrating nudity in all its freedom and glory.
Paige Bourne - Hiked the El Camino/Santiago
Thom Hawkins - A man in a figure drawing class finds his calling as a comic nude model.
Sophia Garber - Story about doing a naked while in a bike race
Music: Naked Kids by Grouplove
This week, two stories about young people in jobs they never wanted or trained for. Yup, they learn A LOT.
David Alima - story about a man who works for a kung fu movie store after college
Tracey Hall - story about a woman who works as a phone-sex operator after college
Outro Song: “School Spirit” by Kayne West
This week, two behind-the-scenes stories that reveal show business isn’t for the faint of heart (or nose).
Jessica Murphy Garrett - story about a woman who tried to protect her pregnant castmate from toxic fumes from a nearby spray paint alley
Tom Hall - story about a conductor having serious imposter syndrome
Outro Song: “Give My Regards To Broadway” by Joel Grey
These week, two stories of boys put in adult situations. They struggle and overcome — and dedicate their lives to helping others.
Ta’von Vinson Young man contracts HIV and becomes an advocate for others
Dr. Jason Ramirez The son of two heroin addicts grows up to become a doctor
Outro Song: “Needle in the Hay” by Elliott Smith
This week, two stories about adventures of riding the bus that will remind you of Sandra Bullock in “Speed” — and make public transportation so much more exciting.
Greer Verhyeyen - a young woman depends on a public bus driver to save her from an aggressive mugger
Patrick Hampton - Story of a bus driver driving a group of teens getting shot at while in Ghana
Outro Song: “Bus Driver” by Muddy Waters
This week, two stories about American women who fall hard for Mexican culture and work hard on behalf of immigrants and migrants.
Marybeth Lennon Story about coming from a large Irish family and connecting with the hispanic immigrant community in Baltimore City
Rachel Micah Jones - story about a woman starting a migrant workers' rights legal organization in Zacatecas, and about falling in love with Mexico and living there for many years
Outro Song: “La Llorona” by Alanna Ubach
This week, two stories about nighttime events so surreal you couldn’t make them up. One happens on a street in Baltimore, one in a palace in Abu Dhabi.
Lauren Ross - a young woman happens upon a drug deal late night in Baltimore
Gillian Quinn - illegal nighttime boat trip in Abu Dhabi Xmas 1987 that resulted in a capsize and young foreigners being arrested and taken prisoner in the Sheiks palace (it ended well)
Outro Song: “Oh, What a Night” by The Dells
This week, two stories about the perils and pleasures of getting up close and personal with a hero. Cameos by Marcel Marceau and Prince!
Skip Case - a young man faces Marcel Marceau at a school assembly in the 50s
Steven Parke - a man gets the chance to work with one of his heros - Prince
Outro Song: “Purple Rain” by Prince
This week, two stories about what happens when pursuing justice is personal. A young prosecutor sees the man she’s trying to convict in the most unlikely place. And a young man struggles to get closure after he’s the victim of a crime.
Marilyn Mosby - a prosecutor sees the criminal she put in jail in a local store
Zeb Drinkwater - a man who was shot rescuing a girl from a carjacking tries to get justice in the court system
Outro Song: Shaolin’s Theme
This week, two stories that raise two fascinating questions: What if the drugs that are supposed to help us, hurt us? And the drugs that are supposed to hurt us, help us?
In honor of Memorial Day, we offer two stories about the adventures and challenges of military service — one from WWII and one from the war in Iraq.
This week, two stories about how sometimes it’s no fun being Up in the Air. But, hey, you got places to go.
Why is is that we know the least about the people closest to us?
For Mother’s Day, two dads talk about what to expect when you’re not expecting the baby RIGHT NOW!
Two stories of friendship and adventure.
Three men share three wild wedding tales.
It may seem like nothing interesting happens on those safe streets, but these two storytellers know better.