This week on the podcast, two stories about people who experience an act of violence...and rather than seeking revenge — or even justice — they find the humanity in their attackers.
Music: "Unity" by Operation Ivy
This week on the podcast, two stories of poking fun at Death. Sometimes you have to laugh to keep from crying.
Music: "What Sarah Said," by Death Cab for Cutie
This week on the podcast, three stories in which waiters and cooks offer a look at life in the back-of-house.
Song: "Cheeseburger in Paradise" by Jimmy Buffett
This week on the podcast, two stories about people feeling their way forward on a path they never intended to follow.
Music: "This Is Me," from The Greatest Showman soundtrack
This week on the podcast, two stories about regurgitation that take us back to the 1980s. Listen on an empty stomach!
Music: "All Night Long," by Lionel Richie
This week on the podcast, we devote the entire episode to the story of one woman living fully as she looks death in the eyes.
Music: "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey
This week on the podcast, we celebrate Valentine’s Day with two un-Hallmark stories.
Song: "Love is a Stranger" by The Eurythmics
This week on the podcast, two stories of people finding a haven here in the United States.
Music: "Coming to America" by Neil Diamond
This week on the podcast, two stories about the adventures of life with dogs, featuring cheeseballs and weed. Now, sit!
Music: "Dog Eat Dog," AC/DC
This week on the podcast, the final installment of our series about life’s surprises, in which two rather explosive things occur to two young people just trying to do something good.
Song: "Artists Only" by Talking Heads
This week on the podcast, we continue with our series about life’s surprises with three stories about unforgettable accidental run-ins!
Music: "Surprise, Surprise" by The Rolling Stones
This week on the podcast, the first installment of a three-part series featuring stories about how life serves up continual surprises — from clowns to circumcisions.
Song: "Jesus, etc." by Wilco
This week, two stories about big things happening as the year creeps to an end.
Music: "Auld Lang Syne" by Chris Isaak
This week on the podcast, three stories about The Big Jolly Guy.
Music: "Good Morning Blues" by Ella Fitzgerald
This week on the podcast, two stories that prove Christmas isn't about the gifts.
Christmas with the family. What could possibly go wrong?
Chas Eby - A boy falls out of the window on Christmas. Or does he?
Robert Pelrine — A boy’s aunt falls through the ceiling while taking a bath when visiting for the holidays
Music: "The Christmas Song" by Nat King Cole
This week on the podcast, three stories about celebrating Christmas miles from home and hearth.
Music: "Please Come Home for Christmas" by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals
This week on the podcast, two women share stories that took them years to understand….and be able to share.
Lil Hughes Knipp
Music: "Suggestion" by Fugazi
This week on the podcast, three stories of turkey and dressing — with a side of shock.
Music: "Thanksgiving," from A Charlie Brown Christmas
Three stories about how the Big Day often includes Big Oops.
Music: "Marry Me" by St. Vincent
This week on the podcast, three stories about how race — or rather our ideas about race -- obscures our ability to see people clearly.
Music: This is America by Childish Gambino
The pleasures and perils of watching your first R-rated movie in a theater.
Larry Doyle — After failing his driver's test, a boy has his mom take him and his date to an R-rated movie.
Anna Beidelman — A story about going to her first R-rated movie
Music: "I'm An Adult Now" by the Pursuit of Happiness
Two stories of the highs — and lows — of taking drugs.
Michael Furr A young man overdoses on heroin after finding his lover cheated on him
Tommy Sinbazo Man goes to see a Star Trek movie in the theater on too many mushrooms and freaks out
Music: I'm Waiting for the Man by Velvet Underground
Two stories about the adventures of chaperoning a boy scout camping trip.
Rosemary Raun - Story about chaperoning a camping trip and finding a porcupine in the latrine
Eliot Wagenheim Story about an out of shape dad who hiked Mt. Baldie with his son
Music: Fearless by Pink Floyd
This week, two stories about coming face to face with your own misconceptions.
Jaspreet Chowdhary - Judging a young mother for not cleaning her newborn, only to find that the mother was scared of hurting her baby
Maisha Drayton - A "super mega ultra diamond black woman" who complains about service to her at a gas station
Music: Feeling Good by Nina Simon