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Valentine’s Day Diary

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I like this energetic audio-diary format, somewhat of a Mockumentary. I’ve done previous versions for Mother’s Day and the 4th of July, and a non-holiday version for a doctor’s appointment (way back in 2002), called Stress Test. Inspired by Bill Simmon’s old ESPN diaries.

Hacked Feed: Have You Ever Been Robbed?

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This is the second of two “Hacked Feed” podcasts. I did interviews with hackers who attended the Dallas Hackers Association monthly meetup. In this recording, I asked, “have you ever been robbed?” and asked them to compare being robbed in real life to being hacked. What was different? What felt the same?

Hacked Feed: Have You Ever Been Hacked?

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This is the first of two (so far) “Hacked Feed” recordings. I asked hackers who visited the Dallas Hacker’s Association meetup if they had ever been hacked, and how it felt if they had. I love hackers. The curiosity and persistence it takes to be a hacker somehow colors people outside the lines in so many other areas that you truly get a wide range of characters.

Andy and Dirk

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I wrote “Andy & Dirk” for a Third Coast Festival contest years ago, but it had to be under three minutes long so I never submitted it. It had to start with “To begin with, they never got along” or something like that.

4th of July Fireworks

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By the time I came up with 4th of July Fireworks, I had done a couple of audio diaries and thought I’d give this a shot. It was really fun, because a) It’s the 4th of July and b) it involved Fireworks. Growing up, there were so many mishaps. In high school, on Halloween people […]

Mother’s Day Diary

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When Mother’s Day rolled around in 2004, I thought ‘hey, I should write one of those diaries for it.’ This is the result. It’s not a reflection of my relationship with my then-wife, but I often would read news stories about how guys shop last-minute and how they forget birthday’s, anniversaries, and such and took […]

The Book

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Here’s my creepiest story. This is sometimes played by random public radio stations around Halloween. Years ago, it was featured on Love & Radio as well.

Truck Stop

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I got this idea from a similar story in Reader’s Digest. I loved reading all the anecdotes and jokes and the little filler items they had at the end of a story that ran a bit short. One of the anecdotes was from a woman who said something like this happened to her father. I […]

God is Talking to Me

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This story idea came to me a long time before I did it. I was downtown walking around and almost stepped in front of a bus. It was pretty near miss, probably one of my top ten “near death” experiences. I thought, “Why doesn’t God just talk to us, and say, ‘hey, doofus, watch where […]

Shark!

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I was several miles off-shore, windsurfing, when I broke down, and was attacked by a shark.

Stress Test

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This is one of the pieces where I feel like I really found my sound. I had made a few pieces in the regular way, telling a story, adding a little music. In this one, I had this really weird experience going to the doctor. This piece is basically true, with some embellishments for humor’s […]

Seafood Joint

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I went out to eat with some friends and there was a lot of overt racism. I thought about it for a couple of weeks because I was really frustrated by the assholes in that restaurant (a well-known American seafood chain). I guess I had feelings of vengeance to work through.

Garbage

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Going through other people’s trash. This is one of my Mom’s favorite pieces that I’ve done. It was originally part of a Mockumentary CD I put out in the early part of the millennium.

Mud

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I was looking for one of the scariest/stressful things I could think of for a young man, and being naked and 3-5 minutes from my clothes would have done it for me. Several people have mentioned the tangents in this one, where I go off and talk about something seemingly unrelated at just a tense […]

Switched Bags

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This is one of the first stories I produced. I basically just did some weird abstract stuff. The reference to Pat Buchanan is a reference to the 2000 Presidential Primaries, so this was probably around early 2000, though it could have been sooner.

Dog Pile

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This is one of the first irreverent stories I created. From 1995 to 2005 I had a web site called goofiness.com (I sold it in 2005) where I did all kinds of stupid stuff.

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