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.
These two stories teach an important lesson: If you feel like something is off with that guy, it probably is.
Two young men share their obsession with the fantasy world of comics.
Two young folks travel a great distance to start their new lives. Adventures ensue.
These storytellers dish on their bad hair days. It matters!
These storytellers confess their fabricated falsehoods, proving that lies are stranger than truth.
On this week’s episode, two women keep silent about the mysteries of their heart.
This week on the podcast, two stories of artists taking the road less traveled. And one picks up the squashed animals along the way.
In honor of Valentine’s Day, two Cinderella stories. One doesn’t end happily ever after.
In this week’s episode, two tales of embracing your role as an outsider in your tribe.
In this week’s episode, three stories from imaginary, would-be and actual TV game show contestants.
In this week’s episode, two young women talk about past and potential confusion brought upon them from well-intended family members.