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Speaking Ill of the Dead

What happens when your three-year old’s toys actually spring to life? 

Read all about Gary Jansen’s story in his book Holy Ghosts.


Producer: Anna Sussman,

Sound Design: Pat Mesiti-Miller

Mr. Fix-It

Glynn's takes up the cello to impress his illustrious music teacher, Mr. Hansen. But when his instrument is grievously damaged, he is forced to improvise.

Sound Design: Pat Mesiti-Miller

A Flash Of Orange

A scientist lost in the jungle breaks a cardinal rule when confronted with a 4 foot tall, hairy beast.

Producer: Anna Sussman
Sound Design: Pat Mesiti-Miller

The Silver Dollar Lounge

Daryl Davis is a boogie woogie pianist who’s played with Bill Clinton, Bruce Hornsby, and Chuck Berry. But we wanted to talk to him about another group of his friends.

Daryl Davis wrote a book about his experiences with the Klan in a book called “Klan-Destine Relationships.”

Producer: Nick van der Kolk, with Renzo Gorrio

Love is Third Eye Blind

Marc Hawthorne loves Third Eye Blind. Like, loves them. So when he finally gets the chance to strike up a pseudo-friendship with the band’s lead singer, Stephan Jenkins, he takes their relationship seriously--maybe a little too seriously.

Producer: Stephanie Foo

Big City

Snap's Glynn Washington thinks he's going home again. He's not . . .

Sound Design: Pat Mesiti-Miller

Jason and his Argonauts

Jason was on a round-the-world trip circumnavigating the globe on his own two feet, using only human power. Everything was fine until he ran into the counter current, a huge patch of the ocean where water flows backwards.

For more about Jason’s thirteen-year circumnavigation of the globe, check out his book, The Expedition: Dark Waters.

Photo by Kenny Brown.

Producers: Jazmine da Costa with Julia DeWitt

The Officer

When you are from a tough neighborhood, and you get a job in law enforcement, enforcing the rules on your childhood friends can be tricky.

You can find out more about Gary from his book.

Producer: Anna Sussman


Long Lost Boyfriend

Jane gets a call from her high school boyfriend who had dumped her 9 years earlier. He says he has lost his memory and doesn’t know who she is, but... he needs her help.

To learn more, read Kevin Whitehead’s book Happy Accident - Fate Not Fatal.

Producer: Stephanie Foo

Secrets In Siberia

Mike Ramsdell served as a covert operative for the federal government. He was assigned to capture and extract a high level target from Russia, but the mission went horribly wrong. Check out a fictionalized account of the story at and you can personally contact Mike at


Producer: Anna Sussman

Sound Design: Renzo Gorrio

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