New York City stories with Chris Himes and this guy who used to work at IBM, but quit in the 60’s and no one ever heard from him again. BUCKLE. UP.
Form: The 3fer: Three people, three stories, one theme.
Theme: Lost Friends
Storytellers: Jennie Josephson, Norman Lawrence, & Chris Himes
Our opening and closing music is a selection from “Unlocked Door” used by permission of Alex Cook. Thank you Alex!
The following songs from The Free Music Archive also appeared in this episode under a Creative Commons License:
Part One: Jennie Josephson “Pre-GPS Directions”
Part Two: Norman Lawrence “Five Dollar Chicken”
Part Three: Chris Himes “Tom”
Behind the story: There actually is a story behind this one! I recorded this in New York last year, right before I turned 39. We were in a professional radio studio, using gorgeous microphones, and of course, I had the inputs up way to high, so it sounds crunchy. Then one of the storytellers, I’M NOT SAYING WHO, asked me not to publish this. Something about being embarrassed. So I didn’t. For like, a whole year.
But then I ran out of stories. So you know, you tell it, eventually we’re gonna share it.
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