Previous Episodes:

Go, Kalan

The story of a young man who decided to say yes.

Kalan and his dad in Ecuador in 2004, after Kalan graduated high school

Kalan and his dad on the day Kalan left Ecuador in 2005

Kalan (front, middle) with the custodian crew at Harvard

Kalan the college student visiting his family in Puerto Rico

Kalan the graduate, 2015

Kalan livin’ the good life on a trip to Rome

Kalan during military training in Texas in 2015

Kalan today



Do You Like My Little Lie?

It’s the time of year when skeletons come out of the closet. We honor the dead, as we get ready for holidays among the living, where secrets will be spilled, and secrets will be created that will haunt us for years to come. You might describe today’s story as a classic “noir,” if it wasn’t someone’s real life….

Claudia’s dad reads to baby Claudia and her big sister Jessica

Claudia and her big sister Jess

The porch where Claudia’s dad revealed his long kept secret



Jack Be Nimble, Part 2

Ladies and Gentlemen: Jack, Part 2, in which there will be guns and fear and roses and magic. There will be frat boys and homeless ladies, sweet clowns, and sad selves. Above all, there will be Jack. He will be nimble and he will be bold.   

If you haven’t listened to “Jack be Nimble, Part 1” yet, you can find it here.

Jack, at 22 years old

(caption by Jack — top, second from the left)

Jack in his kinging days, second from the left

Jack, left, featured in the paper (again)

Jack as Charlie Chaplin

Jack Darling

Jack and Christine

Jack and Marco when Marco was a teenager

Jack and Christine

Jack and Christine on stage

Jack Darling

Jack, Christine and Marco 

You can see more of Jack’s videos here.


Jack Be Nimble, Part 1

A run-down trailer in small town Texas, Sunday mornings with Charlie Chaplin, heroine-dazed zombies, fighting off dragons, and narrowly escaping real life monsters — this was Jack’s life when she was a little girl. It was about survival from the very beginning.

This episode is not suitable for children.

Listen to “Jack Be Nimble, Part 2” here.

Jack as a little kid



Jack the track star

15 year old Jack in front of the logo for her basketball team, The Pirates.

A newspaper clipping of Jack (middle) as a celebrated basketball player 





A couple of weeks ago we got an email from Sam in Australia about his podcast Human/Ordinary. We liked it so much we decided to share it with you. Here’s an adapted version of his 10th episode called Headstone: Breath and Bone. The content might be intense for some. You will glean the subject matter quickly, so please listen at your own discretion. 

Sam Loy, host and creator of Human/Ordinary

Sam with his daughter, the inspiration for his career change

Jessie with her Groundswell team.

Jessie with her family now (Edie, Frances, Derek)


Jessie Williams with her partner Andy and their baby boy Monty








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