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Doug talks about losing his home in Hurricane Sandy and what it was like to live in the NYC shelter system before…
 What haunts your dreams? That work deadline? Zombies? A possible “Friends” reboot? How about having to watch…
Matt recounts the story of how he got Ariana Grande to follow him on Twitter, twice. 1st Person is presented by Urban…
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…
Few things traumatize a child like gym class. And thank goodness for that because otherwise we wouldn’t have had this…
Pat reminisces about what it was like to be involved with boxing as a young man, and how things have transformed over…
Reflecting on raising her son, Edie shares what she believes were poor choices in parenting. 1st Person is presented…
Marsha reminisces about her time living in Afghanistan more than four decades ago and shares what memories stand out…
Melissa talks about how she became a hairdresser before sharing some of the highs and lows she’s experienced…
There will be no homework. No wedgies. No swirlies. (Do kids even do any of these anymore anyway??) There will be takes…
Samantha describes how she feels after finding out that one of her professors is part of an alt-right group on her…
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…
Devin talks about getting turned down by a crush and offers advice to anyone who might be about to share their feelings…
John shares his thoughts on movies and TV and how they have influenced his outlook on life. 1st Person is presented…
Unless you’re Ryan Gosling or Penelope Cruz you probably have body issues—be honest with yourself. And for our show…
Grace discusses how hear fear of noodles came about and how it has impacted her over the years. 1st Person is…
Justin talks about how he got involved with performing magic and how it allowed him to connect with others while also…
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…
For better or for worse, we’ve all had a dad. Our storytellers for this month take the decidedly “for better”…
Mareda recalls how having her mother as the director of her pre-school gave her a sense of authority and what she would…
Anastasia recalls an incident where she could have intervened to help someone in need but did not, and what means to be…
Madeline recalls what brought on the most trivial fight she was part of and how it was resolved. 1st Person is…
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…
Still want to ride that high from Mother’s Day? Then do we have the show for you. All moms, all true, and best of…
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…
After sharing about some of the places he’s lived, Rafael talks about the places he and his service dog, Maria, plan…
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…
Alison describes what she feels is different about growing up in the world today as compared to past generations and…
Vanessa shares what prompted her move from Denver, Colorado, to New York City and why she regrets not making the move…
On a recent visit to the United States from Germany, Matthias explains how the depiction of America in the media…
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…
Alma shares what it was like for her to move to China without friends or family and how she grew from that…
Doug shares what prompted him to shift his career later in life and offers advice to others who might wish to do the…
After twelve years eleven months and this our 150th show it’s time to say goodbye to the UCB Theatre.
Elijah talks about his relationship with his grandmother and shares the most important lessons he’s learned from…
Emina describes her first date, which was something of a disaster. She also compares that to the best date she’s ever…
Donald recalls what it was like to live through the AIDS epidemic and how he dealt with losing a loved one to the…
China shares how she has used social media to seek out new relationships and discover new hobbies. 1st Person is…
Vivienne shares how her perspective on taking advice from her parents has changed as she has gotten older. 1st Person…
Lorraine shares how her childhood was affected by illness and how it has impacted her life as an adult. 1st Person is…
Nicole reflects on the family dynamics of her family during her childhood and the role of religion in eventually…
Mike shares memories of what Miami was like when he was a child in the 1940s as compared to how the city is…

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