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6/21/17 // Jeffrey // Jailed in China

In this episode, Jeffrey shares the story of how he was arrested and jailed in China before the 2008 Olympics. He recounts the events leading up to his arrest and the lie he invented during… | watch

6/14/17 // Yvonne // Scary Taxi Encounter in Romania

In this episode, Yvonne recounts the two scariest moments in her life, which both took place while traveling in different countries and how the situations were resolved. She also offers her point of… | watch

6/9/17 // Ep 9 // Fake News and ‘Wonder Woman’

This week, we welcome back contributors Ester Steinberg and Matt Ruby to discuss the ongoing issue of so-called “Fake News”. Also, Charles Hinshaw returns to discuss the new movie, Wonder Woman,… | listen

6/7/17 // Jose // Getting Robbed in Arkansas

In this episode, Jose recounts the time he was robbed in Arkansas while on a trip. He shares what he was feeling in the moment and what he learned from that experience. Music featured in the episode:… | watch

5/31/17 // Bruce //Almost Drowning in Lake Tahoe - 1st Person [ep32]

Bruce reminisces about a childhood trip to Lake Tahoe in which he, his sister and a friend attempted to swim across before realizing it would be impossible. He also shares the thoughts he had after… | watch

5/24/17 // Alice // Remembering Her First Crush

​In this episode, Alice talks about her first crush and, consequently, her first romantic letdown before getting to how she and her current boyfriend got together. Alice also offers advice on how to… | watch

5/23/17 // Most Passionate

This month our storytellers push the boundaries of what passion means: Hiding a Playboy in the back of a Cabbage Patch Doll package; writing medieval erotic fiction; feeling immense shame at the one and only dirty magazine you've bought. Well this is what our storytellers consider passionate. The… | listen

5/17/17 // Antonia // Encountering A Ghost

​Antonia recounts the scariest experience she's ever had, which was when ​she and a friend were visited by a ghost. After sharing some of the details of the visit, Antonia debates whether there is… | watch

5/10/17 // Carol // Learning About Her Estranged Father

In this episode, Carol talks about how a DNA test brought her together with family members she never knew existed, as well as some who she’s lost track of. Those family members helped her fill in… | watch

5/3/17 // Naya // Being A Twin

In this episode, Naya shares what it is like to be a twin. She discusses some of the benefits as well as some of the misconceptions people may have about what it can be like to have an identical… | watch

4/26/17 // Yasi // Participating in Black Lives Matter

In this episode, Yasi discusses her involvement with the Black Lives Matter movement. She describes the atmosphere she has witnessed at some of the protests she's participated in and why she stands in… | watch

4/25/17 // Delusion

We all need delusions in order to muddle through the humdrum reality of actual life, right? So tune in and listen to tales from the most delusional folk we know: ourselves. From thinking you might be a professional caliber NBA player to pawning yourself off as the Rick Moranis's son, we got you… | listen

4/19/17 // Jack // Moving Away From His Best Friend

As a recent transplant to New York City from Seattle, Jack shares what it’s been like to leave his best friend and move to a new city. He talks about some of their adventures and even takes the… | watch

4/14/17 // Ep 1 // Free College, Streaming Music, and Colossal

For our inaugural episode, we welcome Oriana Leckert and Matt Ruby. With the dawning of “free” four year college in New York State, we discuss the value of a college education, some of the… | listen

4/12/17 // Ali // Tricking Her Siblings

In this episode, Ali talks about what it was like to be the oldest sister growing up. She shares stories of sibling rivalry and the initiation pranks she pulled after convincing her younger brother… | watch

4/5/17 // Builder // Expressing Himself Through Photography

In this episode, Builder shares what drew him to photography as an artistic medium for his own self-expression. He also describes some of the projects he has worked on, including his most recent,… | watch

3/28/17 // Anger

Anger is arguably that most universal of emotions. We all know it isn't neighborly love. So sit back in wrath and ferociously enjoy these tales of punk fan fights, college days abandoned, and Rick Moranis progeny lookalikes. | listen

3/22/17 // Jack // Being An Artist From A Military Family

In this episode, Jack describes what it was like being raised in a military family. He also shares how he broke away from the life he was living for more creative pursuits. Music featured in the… | watch

3/8/17 // 1st Person: Brittany // Art Is Freedom

In this installment of 1st Person, Brittany talks about how she got involved with art as a form of therapy and how her art practice has grown from there. She also shares her opinion on freedom of… | watch

3/1/17 // 1st Person: Marc // Comparing His Childhood To His Son's

In this installment of 1st Person, Marc explains what age he would go back to if he could and why. He also shares some of his favorite memories from that age and what advice he would offer his younger… | watch

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