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Gil talks about how his passion project, drawing portraits for people in the park, has allowed him to meet and connect with people from all over the world.
Lujayn shares the varying degrees of Islamophobia she has dealt with before and after removing her hijab, and the ways she has responded to people in those situations.
Princess shares an experience when she doubted herself and how she got over those feelings.
Justice shares how he was able to embrace his identity and not change to meet any expectations when he moved to New York City from a small town. 1st Person is presented by Urban…
Letha talks about how she became a flight attendant and what personality traits she possesses that made her successful in that role. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured…
Kevin talks about aging and how his perspective on life has changed over time.
Kate recounts a time where she confronted a stranger as well how the aftermath of that event has affected her willingness to intervene again.
Doug talks about losing his home in Hurricane Sandy and what it was like to live in the NYC shelter system before getting back on his feet.
Matt recounts the story of how he got Ariana Grande to follow him on Twitter, twice. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “A List Of The Virtues” by…
Harmony describes feelings of nostalgia from childhood and reminisces about a favorite toy store that is no longer open.
Nifemi shares her thoughts on how an active childhood shaped her experience and the difference she notices in the way children are being brought up today. 1st Person is presented by Urban…
Pat reminisces about what it was like to be involved with boxing as a young man, and how things have transformed over the years. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “A Day In The Park” by Those Pretty Wrongs
Reflecting on raising her son, Edie shares what she believes were poor choices in parenting. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “After You” by Joyero
Marsha reminisces about her time living in Afghanistan more than four decades ago and shares what memories stand out most.
Melissa talks about how she became a hairdresser before sharing some of the highs and lows she’s experienced throughout her career. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured…
Samantha describes how she feels after finding out that one of her professors is part of an alt-right group on her campus. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the…
Gil describes how a close friend betrayed him and why he was able to forgive that betrayal.
Kristen describes a recent situation in her workplace where she was wrongfully accused of behavior that she did not commit. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “Why I Say No” by Jay Som
Devin talks about getting turned down by a crush and offers advice to anyone who might be about to share their feelings with someone else. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music…
John shares his thoughts on movies and TV and how they have influenced his outlook on life. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “Levitator” by Deep State
Grace discusses how hear fear of noodles came about and how it has impacted her over the years. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “Waiting For The…
Justin talks about how he got involved with performing magic and how it allowed him to connect with others while also shaping how he perceives each moment. 1st Person is presented by Urban…
Kim talks about her educational journey and how it has taught her the way that work is valued in academia.
Sam recalls the worst teacher she encountered while in school a particular moment that has stuck with her many years later.
Mareda recalls how having her mother as the director of her pre-school gave her a sense of authority and what she would tell her younger self today. 1st Person is presented by Urban…
Anastasia recalls an incident where she could have intervened to help someone in need but did not, and what means to be a bystander today.
Madeline recalls what brought on the most trivial fight she was part of and how it was resolved. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “Propagation” by Com Truise
Jo talks about what it’s been like to live life on the road since retiring and how her travels have given her a new perspective on life.
In this episode, Molly shares her thoughts on the drawbacks of too much screen time.
Jane talks about how being the oldest sibling taught her to take the lead and delegate when it came to chores and responsibilities among her and her siblings. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “Chinatown” by Barrie
After sharing about some of the places he’s lived, Rafael talks about the places he and his service dog, Maria, plan to travel to. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured…
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Gloria relives her experience of meeting Michael Bloomberg and how he compared to her expectations.
Neelab reflects on what it was like to grow up as the oldest child in her family and how that experience shaped her as a person. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in…
Alison describes what she feels is different about growing up in the world today as compared to past generations and offers advice to parents. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “Low Expectations” by Zoe Boekbinder
Vanessa shares what prompted her move from Denver, Colorado, to New York City and why she regrets not making the move sooner. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “Ride Baby Ride” by United Ghosts
On a recent visit to the United States from Germany, Matthias explains how the depiction of America in the media compares to his actual experience. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “Purple Boy” by Delicate Steve
Pieter shares what it has been like to travel around the world without a predetermined path.
While recalling details from her first date, Dalin reflects on what she was like as a teenager and what advice she would give her younger self. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music…
Alma shares what it was like for her to move to China without friends or family and how she grew from that experience. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “My Uncle’s Navy” by Neko Case
Doug shares what prompted him to shift his career later in life and offers advice to others who might wish to do the same thing. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in…
Elijah talks about his relationship with his grandmother and shares the most important lessons he’s learned from her. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the…
Emina describes her first date, which was something of a disaster. She also compares that to the best date she’s ever been on. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “Turn Around” by Dungen & Woods
Donald recalls what it was like to live through the AIDS epidemic and how he dealt with losing a loved one to the virus. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “Colorful” by Hovvdy
China shares how she has used social media to seek out new relationships and discover new hobbies. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “They Want More” by Ages and Ages
Vivienne shares how her perspective on taking advice from her parents has changed as she has gotten older. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “The River” by Ladyhawke
Lorraine shares how her childhood was affected by illness and how it has impacted her life as an adult. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in this episode: “Be Hurt” by Eels
Nicole reflects on the family dynamics of her family during her childhood and the role of religion in eventually changing that.
Mike shares memories of what Miami was like when he was a child in the 1940s as compared to how the city is today. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: “I…

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