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Miles reflects on being subject to a violent incident when he was in college, what he took away from that situation, and the ways in which others might benefit from a similar experience.
Betsy shares her story of getting arrested at seventeen and how she was able to come out of the situation unscathed.
Remember summer vacations? Back when life was fun and breezy? Relive those good ole days of mini golf and sunburns with our beach bodied beauties who also double as world class storytellers.
Dan reminisces about a prank he pulled on his sister when they were children and how he still feels guilty about it decades later. 1st Person is presented by Urban Outfitters. Music featured in the episode: "Opera" by Surf Curse
Andy shares his views on dating based on his experience and what he believes men and women desire in relationships.
While reminiscing about his time as a psychologist, Gil recalls the way he handled things with a certain patient and how he wishes he was better able to help at the time.
Lara shares how she ended up taking care of handicapped dogs and how it has become central to her life and work.
Gregory describes his idyllic family situation growing up and the shifts that began to take place as his parents’ health deteriorated.
Even though we’re locked down, we can still open up about summer days gone by. Our fearless host’s mom even stops by! Learn about David’s storied swimming career! Hear about Adam’s summer romance he can’t forget! Indulge Adam and David’s nostalgic ramblings about a show they did five years ago in Vermont! Stay safe and be well.
Eleanor talks about her upbringing in South Africa and describes what she feels is different about raising children today.
Jealla shares a story of being betrayed by someone she thought was a friend and how she changed after that experience.
Laura shares the ways in which her life has not gone according to her plan and how she’s come to terms with that being okay.
Jean-Paul shares his thoughts on keeping a positive attitude and his approach to spreading positivity to others.
We all know we need to wash our hands these days, but we shouldn’t forget that we also need to wash our consciences from time to time. You listener shall play confessor to our sinful storytellers! Be warned! These are depraved tales of dead goldfish, onerous kennel duties, and impostor basketball players! You’ve been warned!
Jason shares his thoughts on recognizing biases and racism and the importance of using privilege to call those behaviors.
Louie describes how he came to live in New York City and mentions some of the things that have changed over the years.
Tori shares what it was like to be one of the few people of color in her high school, the behavior she regularly encountered from those around her and the actions she took to combat racism.
Andrea describes how she got started with photography, what she likes about the process and where she hopes to go as she progresses with the artform.
We doubt the theme of this month’s show has anything to do with what’s going on in the world but we don’t doubt that, at some point, we’ve all been sick. Let’s just hope it’s not right now. Join us in revisiting past maladies from a chopped off finger to a completely made-up little boy who has cancer! It’s all funny, we promise.
Darcy describes the violent abuse he survived as a child and how it altered the course of his life.
Demauni describes his reaction to meeting T-Pain when he was a kid and how the experience was different than he thought it would be.
Aleyna describes an instance where she changed herself for a crush and why she wouldn’t do it again.
Ryan describes the accident which resulted in him losing a limb and how he has adjusted to life since then.
Alex explains how he discovered that long term methadone use had affected his sex drive.
Oh how lucky we are. Especially when compared to the storytellers we rounded up for you this month. From having baby carrots lodged in their throats to being called “Barf” by their wrestling coach to playing pick-up basketball with a man decades older than they—our performers have experienced “luck” in all her wild and wooly permutations. And now you’ll be the lucky ones to hear their stories.
Maria shares her thoughts on why it’s important to balance being independent while also having people to rely on.
Brett recalls what it was like to grow up in the Catholic community after realizing that he was gay and how that has affected his adult life.
Zac shares why he does not believe in fairy tales and discusses the opportunity they present to teach children.
Jade describes how they would like to use art to get more people involved in politics and allow people to see new perspectives.
Would you accept a $100,00 to sleep with a total stranger? (Full disclosure: I absolutely would.) Would you stay in a relationship with someone who repeatedly kissed other people? Would you let an adult beat you in basketball (you’re a kid in this scenario)? Find out the answers to these questions and more (ok maybe not that much more) as we explore the theme of Cheating!
Ashley describes the evolution of a relationship of a friend and what it taught her about maintaining friendships with others.
Josiah describes why he enjoys trolling people in real life and how his behavior has affected his relationships with others.
Aaron discusses how he decided that he would run for public office and some of the ways in which he can help improve New York City.

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