A Moth GrandSLAM winner, Brandon Burkhart, shares two stories about panic in Los Angeles.
A writer, Danielle Sepulveres, shares stories about how she navigated challenging times during elementary, middle, and high school. Allie offers a shameful story of her own and the two discuss guilt, pride, and getting away with things.
Danielle is on Twitter @ellesep. Her books are available on Amazon and more of her work can be found at the L.A. Times, the Washington Post, Brooklyn Magazine, and Smart Girls.
Kat Bawden, a bubbly and savvy international photographer, recounts the fallout of a time she did not (and a time she could not) communicate directly.
A playwright, Robert Patrick, shares cringeworthy stories of his time in theatre, including moments of passion, regret, and persistence.
A former forced laborer reflects on the most fearful moments of his life. This interview was recorded at Fred Haring’s farmhouse in Northern Minnesota. Fred immigrated to the United States to continue his education and ultimately taught mathematics at NDSU. He speaks German, Native Indonesian, Dutch and English.
When he was a prisoner of war, Fred worked at the former Nederlandse Industries alongside Fred Beentjes, Eddie & Eric Martin, Anton Pinautuan, Karel Koele, Laurence Breuer, and their boss, Mr Kievet.
Dann Freeman, an author, shares his struggles to confront his boss and a love interest.
Allie announces changes to the show’s second season.
A woman tells stories about how her frugal tendencies have gotten her into extremely uncomfortable situations. As someone who professionally performs cost-benefit analyses, she applies the strategy to her personal life to disastrous result.
This interview was recorded in Portland, Oregon.
An award winning storyteller, Michael Kass, describes one of his most vulnerable moments and Allie chimes in with one of her own.
The final episode of the first season features some of the most popular stories from Season 1. Guests are open about their battles with addiction, shame, absurd politeness and imposter’s syndrome. The season wraps with a mix of laughs, insight and honesty.
The show will return on October 18th, 2016.
Devin Murphy navigated life as a single child in New Jersey. As an adult, he reflects on his youthful mistakes and talks about the unexpected damages of addiction.
Dave Ross, a touring stand up comedian, reflects on the closest he’s been to a public mental breakdown.
As the son of parents who grew up in war, Solomon Georgio’s upbringing gave him a surprising perspective that he uses to rise over an obscene amount of challenges.
Crippled by overthinking, Allie and guest Michael Jordan recall times in their lives that they let guilt transform them into paralyzed a-holes.
Alison Stevenson, during an anxiety-ridden senior year of college, goes on a string of terrible dates and temporarily becomes her own worst enemy.
Comedian Caitlin Gill recalls and examines the effects of her former bullying.
Two long-distance friends deal with inadequacy, puking in public and a general lack of boundaries.
Heartbreak rears itself in many forms, causing a very nice guy to struggle to keep his cool.
A puppeteer galavants the world and sees things she can’t unsee.
A scrappy business owner gets herself into less than ideal circumstances.
A former victim of childhood bullying shares near-death experiences.
A talented yet studious gal divulges what it takes to excel in very different arenas.
A solo hiker charts her adventures abroad which involve strangers, buses and zero backup plans.
An astrophysicist chats about the perks of being an outsider.
After surviving growing up gay in the South, a badass takes on a new challenge.
Adventures of faux bad-assery from two of the world’s worst stoners.
When a creative, highly educated young professional weeds a stranger’s garden, she ends up getting more than just cash.