This week on the podcast, a video game hero and a Big Band aficionado tell us about the songs that define them.
Music: "Moonlight Serenade," by Glenn Miller
This week on the podcast, two stories about the challenges and complexities of being a Peace Corps Volunteer.
Music: "Who Needs the Peace Corps?" by Frank Zappa & The Mothers
This week on the podcast, two stories of people on a path from mental illness to mental health.
Music: "My Mind Playing Tricks on Me" by Geto Boys
This week on the podcast, two stories of young people far from home who face hostile locals — but don’t give up.
Music: "City of Immigrants," by Steve Earle
This week on the podcast three stories about the gritty — ok, the gross — side of making a living.
Music: "Take This Job and Shove It," by Johnny Paycheck
This week on the podcast, two stories of people called to save the day in a situation they never saw coming.
Music: "Message In A Bottle," by The Police
Sometimes the outdoors aren't so great.
Hosts Laura Wexler and Jessica Henkin share their favorite stories of people facing natural obstacles.
This week on the podcast, two stories about two women who are told they’re not the right gender — or the right color -- for the job.
Music: "Fuck You" by Lily Allen
This week on the podcast, in honor of National Mental Health Month, three stories about people considering suicide — and then saying no.
Music: "Needle in the Hay," Elliott Smith
This week on the podcast, two stories about two young women who find themselves in a strange new land.
Music: "I’m Bound to Pack It Up" by The White Stripes
Two stories about falling harder for an animal buddy.
Music: "It's So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday," Boyz II Men
This week on the podcast two stories about women who find themselves invaded by unwanted visitors.
Music: "Rat’s Eyes" by Black Flag
This week on the podcast, two tales of middle age women who are BEASTS.
Music: "Roar" by Katy Perry
Two stories about the adventures of making a home in an unexpected place.
Music: "Home Sweet Home" by Motley Crue
This week on the podcast, two tales about men who fall unexpectedly for the animals in their lives.
Music: "Animal" by Def Leppard
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