In this episode, Vanessa recounts the most dangerous thing she has ever done, traveling down the "Death Road" in Bolivia by bike. She shares what the experience was like and gives advice for people who might be looking to face their fears.
Music featured in this episode: "Black Cherry" by Las Rosas
In this episode, Ayanda shares what it was like to find out that some of her friends were Trump supporters. She explains what Donald Trump represents to her and the effect of his presidency on her life and relationships with others.
Music featured in this episode: "Walk Don’t Run" by CHIMNEY
In this episode, Daniel talks about the most difficult time he's experienced: his drug dealing arrest. He shares what led him to dealing drugs, how dealing changed him, and what's been happening in his life since getting arrested.
Music featured in this episode: "Tompkinsville" by Dustin Lovelis
In this episode, Frank proves that he’s the most badass 72 year old in New York by sharing tales of his adventures as a New York City cab driver before running out to meet his much younger girlfriend.
Music featured in this episode: "Aphasia" by The Budos Band
In this episode, Robert shares the most difficult experience he ever went through: being kicked out of his house by his parents. He talks about what led up to that point, how he handled the situation, and how that experience has shaped him as a person.
Music featured in the episode: "Open Your Eyes" by STRFKR
In this episode, Latishe reminisces about a relationship that started purely based on physical attraction and how, during that time, she realized how important it is to be true to yourself. She also offers advice for those who might be trying to change themselves to make someone else happy.
Music featured in the episode: "Sunsetz" by Cigarettes After Sex
In this episode, Eòghan shares his reasons for teaching Gaelic, the native language of Scotland. He also reflects on his experience as an educator and what he’s learned over the years.
Music featured in the episode: "Ones Who Love You" by Alvvays
In this episode, Regina recalls how she used to dress up in costumes when she was younger, including one particular occasion when, while dressed as a tiger, her mother thought she was lost.
Music featured in the episode: "Sometimes" by The Obsessives
In this episode, Mary talks about how a trip to New York led to a change in goals and a career in fashion. She also shares some insight for anyone who wants to move to New York City.
Music featured in the episode: "Baby, I Hope So" by Miniboone
In this episode, Tomi talks about turning 21 and shares why she thinks that milestone birthday is overrated and which birthday she is looking forward to instead.
Music featured in the episode: "Concorde" by Incan Abraham
In this episode, Henry recalls how he used to fight with his sister when he was younger and how one such fight led to the cops knocking on his front door. He shares how he felt in that moment and how his relationship with his sister has evolved over time.
Music featured in the episode: "Laissez Les Lazy" by Sweet Crude
In this episode, Ashley recounts her experience of moving to New York City and getting involved in a serious relationship very quickly -- maybe too quickly? She also shares what she learned from that relationship and how it affected her work as an artist.
Music featured in the episode: "You Are A Star" by Ty Richards
In this episode, Lea shares the story of a relationship that stemmed from a moment where she was acting like someone other than herself. She also offers her advice for anyone that is unsure of how they should act in a situation with a new crush.
Music featured in the episode: "Winners" by Delicate Steve
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 interrogation.
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Music featured in the episode: "Ephemeron" by Com Truise
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 view as a woman traveling alone and what those experiences have given her.
Music featured in the episode: "Mars" The Olympians
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: "Equal Powers" by Violents and Monica Martin
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 the first time he saw the lake as an adult.
Music featured in the episode: "Follow This River" by Raj and The 100s
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 tell others how you feel for anyone who may be scared to take that leap.
Music featured in the episode: "Hands Up" by Blood Orange
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 a situation in which she might like to be a ghost and haunt people.
Music featured in the episode: "Nurse Ratched" by Cherry Glazerr
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 the blanks about her father, who had been missing from her life for many years.
Music featured in the episode: "Where The Light Gets Lost" by Slow Club
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 sibling.
Music featured in the episode: "Awake" by Generationals
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 solidarity with BLM.
Music featured in the episode: "Lucien" by Young Magic
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 blame for some of their rule breaking.
Music featured in the episode: “Turn and Burn” by The Budos Band
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 and sister to join her fake cult.
Music featured in the episode: "Only Kid On The Block" by Cherry Glazerr
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, which focuses on coal miners in Appalachia.
Music featured in the episode: "Neptune" by The Olympians
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 episode: "Nobody To Call My Own" by Tom Brosseau
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 expression through art.
Music featured in the episode: "Santa Cruz" by The Vaughns
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 self.
Music featured in the episode: "Tie-Dye" by Ducktails
In this installment of 1st Person, we meet Briana Joelle; a hair stylist and musician who believes both pursuits are integral parts of who she is. She explains more about her experiences and why she uses two names.
Music featured in the episode: "Slash/Burn" by Thao & The Get Down Stay Down
In this installment of 1st Person, we meet Morticia, who left her Florida home and southern baptist community for New York City after coming out as a trans woman. Morticia shares what it was like to leave her home and find a supportive environment and what that has meant to her. She also has some advice for any who might be looking to make a big move themselves.
Music featured in the episode: "Bonnieview" by Zeus
“1st Person” is a new recurring segment that will feature people telling firsthand stories about their own lives and experiences. For our first of these videos, we present David, who spoke to us at New York City’s Grand Central Terminal about his time in prison, what led him there, and how his life has gone since being released.
Song featured in this episode: "New Ways" by Daughter
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