A lot can happen in 7 minutes...

Storyteller Aaron Calafato uses 7 minute vignettes to share his memories, explore his psyche and attempt to make sense of the world.

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S3 E3: Take your space

7 Minute Stories | S:3 E:3
Find out how Aaron unwillingly became a pawn in an office takeover....
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S3 E2: The Wave

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What will Aaron do when he comes face to face with The Wave?...
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S3 E1: Take your shirt off!

7 Minute Stories | S:3 E:1
In this episode, Aaron tests the limits of how far he will go for fame......
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S2 E40: Season 3 Preview

7 Minute Stories | S:2 E:40
Aaron couldn't wait until September 8th for the 7MS Season 3 premiere......
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S2 E39: Season Finale: The Prayer

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At some point in most of our lives, we have this conversation with the unknown....
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S2 E38: Prejudice Against Italians?

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An unexpected visitor came to my house on a Sunday afternoon and you won't believe what he said....
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S2 E37: Say Anything w/ Cori Birce

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This week, my fiancé Cori Birce gives her take on the classic movie Say Anything....
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S2 E36: The Toxic Decades w/ Rob Montague

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A continuation of last week's story. This week, filmmaker Rob Montague talks about the toxic elements of 80s and 90s pop culture....
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S2 E35: She looked like Alicia Keys

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I've always considered myself a romantic but how much of this quality is truly my own?...
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S2 E34: Halley's Comet

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In 1986, a famous comet became the steward of one my most precious memories....
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S2 E33: The Blue Plastic Bag

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S2 E32: Vince Carter featuring Joe Leo

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What do you do when you have a chance to meet your hero?...
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S2 E31: The CM Punk Difference w/ Chris Maffei

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Chris Maffei, Podcast Production Manager for Hatch.fm, shares the reason why he wanted to be CM Punk growing up....
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S2 E30: Wrestling is a Love Story

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My love letter to professional wrestling......
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S2 E29: 7 Minutes of Contemplation

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Things would be better if we were less reactive and more contemplative....
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S2 E28: Stand-up

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Every journey is made up of a million little moments, but there's usually one domino moment that makes the whole thing possible....
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S2 E27: Room Service

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Sometimes if you have big dreams you have to do weird jobs......
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S2 E26: Emails to the Other Side

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Ten years after my grandfather passed away, I decided to send him an email on the other side......
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S2 E25: The Address Book

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There is a place where faded memories and forgotten people live forever......
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S2 E24: VR Storytelling with Elijah Allan-Blitz

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In this special guest episode, award-winning director Elijah Allan-Blitz talks about the transformative power of Virtual Reality storytelling....
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S2 E23: The Bed & Breakfast Redux

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Last year Cori & Aaron booked a stay at a bed & breakfast, but they didn't count on it being haunted....
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S2 E22: Dr. Mann

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I didn't think I could relate to an astronaut stranded on a foreign planet in another galaxy....
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S2 E21: Warheads

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Some wars never seem to end......
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S2 E20: Mrs. Brown

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A story for all the elementary teachers out there, and one in particular, who literally helped shape the direction of my life....
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S2 E20: Mrs. Brown

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A story for all the elementary teachers out there, and one in particular, who literally helped shape the direction of my life....
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S2 E19: The Date

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George is on his way to the most important date of his life with Marie, but there's a problem......
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S2 E19: The Date

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George is on his way to the most important date of his life with Marie, but there's a problem......
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S2 E18: The Brick Walkway

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I didn't know Doril Tetrick well, but I do know he was my grandfather and we built something together......
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S2 E18: The Brick Walkway

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I didn't know Doril Tetrick well, but I do know he was my grandfather and we built something together......
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S2 E17: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas feat Frank Ivy

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Merry Christmas! Enjoy this classic rendition by Frank Ivy....
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S2 E17: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas feat Frank Ivy

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Merry Christmas! Enjoy this classic rendition by Frank Ivy....
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S2 E16: The Man and the Birds, a Christmas Tradition

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A 7MS Christmas Tradition. A story by an unnamed author titled The Man and the Birds....
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S2 E16: The Man and the Birds, a Christmas Tradition

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A 7MS Christmas Tradition. A story by an unnamed author titled The Man and the Birds....
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S2 E15: Get Remembered But Legends Never Die

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A film festival, The Sandlot and the weekend we hung out with Art Lafleur....
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S2 E15: Heroes Get Remembered But Legends Never Die

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A film festival, The Sandlot and the weekend we hung out with Art Lafleur....
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S2 E14: The Cult Leader

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A fascination with cults and the dangerous road one must travel to become a cult leader....
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S2 E14: The Cult Leader

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A fascination with cults and the dangerous road one must travel to become a cult leader....
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S2 E13: Thanksgiving Sides!

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Cori and I have to decide what Thanksgiving sides will make the cut for our holiday meal....
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S2 E13: Thanksgiving Sides!

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Cori and I have to decide what Thanksgiving sides will make the cut for our holiday meal....
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S2 E12: The Time Capsule (7MS Team Pick)

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While cleaning my garage I discovered a box of essays that I wrote as a child. In this episode, I’ll recite a few of them for the first time in de...
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S2 E12: The Time Capsule (7MS Team Pick)

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S2 E11: All Hornets Go to Heaven

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An intense rivalry with a hornet, a death chamber, and a quest for salvation....
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S2 E11: All Hornets Go to Heaven

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An intense rivalry with a hornet, a death chamber, and a quest for salvation....
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S2 E10: Door to Door Salesmen

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A rivalry with a door-to-door salesperson ends in an embarrassing fashion....
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S2 E10: Door to Door Salesmen

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A rivalry with a door-to-door salesperson ends in an embarrassing fashion....
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S2 E9: Do you Believe in Ghosts?

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A simple question to my future wife elicits an unexpected ghost story....
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S2 E9: Do you Believe in Ghosts?

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A simple question to my future wife elicits an unexpected ghost story....
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S2 E8: The Last Blockbuster

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A chance viewing of a documentary triggers a vivid memory of renting movies at Blockbuster....
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S2 E8: The Last Blockbuster

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A chance viewing of a documentary triggers a vivid memory of renting movies at Blockbuster....
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S2 E7: A 7 Minute Journey with Mark Metry

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Mark Metry is an author, podcast host, and TEDx keynote speaker. But once upon a time, Mark suffered severely from social anxiety......
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S2 E7: A 7 Minute Journey with Mark Metry

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Mark Metry is an author, podcast host, and TEDx keynote speaker. But once upon a time, Mark suffered severely from social anxiety......
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S2 E6: SeaWorld

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This week, a race against Shamu and insight into the world of a captive orca....
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S2 E6: SeaWorld

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This week, a race against Shamu and insight into the world of a captive orca....
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S2 E5: Aaron's Movie Marathoners Appearance

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Today's episode features a 7 Minute Segment from an appearance Aaron made on the Movie Marathoners Podcast...
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S2 E5: Aaron's Movie Marathoners Appearance

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Today's episode features a 7 Minute Segment from an appearance Aaron made on the Movie Marathoners Podcast...
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S2 E4: Semi-Soulmates

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Two unsuspecting people find themselves on a cosmic collision course....
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S2 E4: Semi-Soulmates

7 Minute Stories
Two unsuspecting people find themselves on a cosmic collision course....
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S2 E3: Missing Person

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A search for a missing person and my love of mozzarella sticks culminates with a surprise ending....
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S2 E3: Missing Person

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A search for a missing person and my love of mozzarella sticks put me in a very unfamiliar situation....
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S2 E2: Batman and Robin

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A pair of legendary superheroes, a heroic story, and a surprise ending....
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S2 E2: Batman and Robin

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A pair of legendary superheroes, a heroic story, and a surprise ending....
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S2 E1: America

7 Minute Stories | S:2 E:1
I join an unlikely sports team and find America in the process.....
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S2 E1: America

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I join an unlikely sports team and find America in the process.....
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Introducing 7 Minute Stories Season 2

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The second season of 7 Minute Stories is almost underway......
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7 Minutes with Nina Turner

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Nina Turner explains why rocking the boat is synonymous with positive social change....
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Episode 136 - 7 Minutes with Nina Turner

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Nina Turner explains why rocking the boat is synonymous with positive social change....
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Announcing Season 2

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7 Minute Stories is going to a season-based format. Season 2 starts in September 2021!...
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7 Minutes with Jay Crawford

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Sports journalist & anchor Jay Crawford shares a deeply personal story about his father, post-season baseball, and the virtue of optimism....
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Episode 135 - 7 Minutes with Jay Crawford

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Sports journalist & anchor Jay Crawford shares a deeply personal story about his father, post-season baseball, and the virtue of optimism....
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Field of Dreams (7MS Team Pick)

7 Minute Stories | E:134
The intersection of the iconic movie and a legendary baseball game with my dad. A primer for next week's episode featuring Jay Crawford....
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Episode 134 - Field of Dreams (7MS Team Pick)

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The intersection of the iconic movie and a legendary baseball game with my dad....
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Announcement & Mini-Story

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Aaron shares a special announcement, previews the next few weeks on 7MS & tells a mini-story that reveals a special guest....
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Episode 133 - Announcement & Mini-Story

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Aaron shares a special announcement, previews the next few weeks on 7MS & tells a mini-story that reveals a special guest....
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7 Minutes with IN-Q

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A unique and inspiring 7 minutes with the award-winning poet, multi-platinum songwriter & best-selling author....
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Episode 132 - 7 Minutes with IN-Q

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A unique and inspiring 7 minutes with the award-winning poet, multi-platinum songwriter & best-selling author....
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Remembering Olympia

7 Minute Stories | E:131
Over 10 years ago I had a conversation with Olympia Dukakis. What she said changed the course of my life....
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Episode 131 - Remembering Olympia

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Over 10 years ago I had a conversation with Olympia Dukakis. What she said changed the course of my life....
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Lorenzo and the Apple

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On the first day of 3rd grade, I discovered a forbidden fruit…...
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Episode 130 - Lorenzo and the Apple

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On the first day of 3rd grade I discovered a forbidden fruit…   ...
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7 Minutes with Maurice Benard (Part 2)

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Part 2 of my conversation with actor, Emmy winner, best-selling author and mental health advocate Maurice Benard....
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Episode 129 - 7 Minutes with Maurice Benard (Part 2)

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Part 2 of my conversation with actor, Emmy winner, best-selling author and mental health advocate Maurice Benard....
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7 Minutes with Maurice Benard (Part 1)

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Part 1 of my conversation with actor, Emmy winner, best-selling author and mental health advocate Maurice Benard....
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Episode 128 - 7 Minutes with Maurice Benard (Part 1)

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Part 1 of my conversation with actor, Emmy winner, best-selling author and mental health advocate Maurice Benard....
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Sonny Corinthos OR Sonny with a chance of Aaron

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The story of how a one of a kind soap opera character made an unexpected impact on my life. Story concept & performance by: Aaron Calafato...
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Episode 127 - Sonny Corinthos OR Sonny with a chance of Aaron

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The story of how a one of a kind soap opera character made an unexpected impact on my life....
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Episode 126 - The Great Escape Part 2 : The Reunion

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The Great Escape

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In 2001, a young man escapes taking a final exam in high school. 20 years later, he's still on the run!...
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Episode 125 - The Great Escape

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In 2001, a young man escapes taking a final exam in high school. 20 years later, he's still on the run!...
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The Secret Antenna

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t all started with a painful divorce, a gift from my father and National Public Radio....
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Episode 124 - The Secret Antenna

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It all started with a painful divorce, a gift from my father and National Public Radio....
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Captain Kirk

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Our neighborhood needed a hero. On this evening, only one man could do the job....
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Episode 123 - Captain Kirk

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The Bed & Breakfast Part 2

7 Minute Stories | E:122
The finale of the Bed & Breakfast saga. How our stay at a potentially haunted B & B changed my relationship with ghosts....
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Episode 122 - The Bed & Breakfast Part 2

7 Minute Stories | S:1 E:122
The finale of the Bed & Breakfast saga....
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The Bed & Breakfast Part 1

7 Minute Stories | E:121
Cori and I thought it would be simple to book our first Bed & Breakfast experience. We were categorically wrong....
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Episode 121 - The Bed & Breakfast Part 1

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Cori and I thought it would be simple to book our first Bed & Breakfast experience. We were categorically wrong....
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Born in the USA

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What do Van Jones, Bruce Springsteen and a humanist author from the 1980s have to do with the future of America? Let's find out!...
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Episode 120 - Born in the USA

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What do Van Jones, Bruce Springsteen and a humanist author from the 1980s have to do with the future of America?...
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NYC

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There's a reason why they call it "The Big Apple", and after years of pretending, I finally admit why it's not my favorite fruit....
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Episode 119 - NYC

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There's a reason why they call it "The Big Apple"...
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Lost in Translation

7 Minute Stories | E:118
Flirty text messages, a Pastor and Blockbuster. If that's not a recipe for disaster, I don't know what is....
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Episode 118 - Lost in Translation

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Flirty text messages, a Pastor and Blockbuster. If that's not a recipe for disaster, I don't know what is....
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Episode 117 - Robin Hood

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The story of how Robin Hood met Wall Street....
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Robin Hood

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The story of how Robin Hood met Wall Street....
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Episode 116 - I'm Positive. I Love You...

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A couple gets an unexpected result from a positive COVID test....
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I'm Positive. I Love You...

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A couple gets an unexpected result from a positive COVID test....
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Tiger Boss

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Adding to the long line of guests much smarter than the podcast hosts, The Chad & Cheese welcome author, entrepreneur, filmmaker, tech philosopher...
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The Last Episode of the Year

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In this episode, we learn more about my future wife Cori Birce as we wrap 2020 and look to brighter days in 2021....
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Episode 115 - The Last Episode of the Year

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The Night Before Christmas

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Christmas Eve is my favorite night of the year. In this episode, I share some of my favorite traditions and read a Christmas classic!...
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Episode 114 - The Night Before Christmas

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The Snowman

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In the winter of 1990, I witnessed a famous childhood story come to life....
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Episode 113 - The Snowman

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In the winter of 1990, I witnessed a famous childhood story come to life....
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Breakfast for Dinner

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33 years ago I had a meal that I can’t stop thinking about to this day....
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Episode 112 - Breakfast for Dinner

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The Blizzard (7MS Classic)

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Sometimes snow is good. Sometimes snow is bad. The snow during this particular road trip in the early 90s was unforgettable....
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Episode 111 - The Blizzard (7MS Classic)

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Sometimes snow is good. Sometimes snow is bad. The snow during this particular road trip in the early 90s was unforgettable....
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Episode 110 - The Wallet

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The Wallet: A Thanksgiving Story

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A young man finds a wallet on the side of the road and discovers something money could never buy....
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Taco Bell: An American Portrait

7 Minute Stories | E:109
A story about Taco Bell and suburban youth....
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Episode 109 - Taco Bell: An American Portrait

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A story about Taco Bell and suburban youth....
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Episode 108 - Mumford's Son (7MS Classic)

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This is what happens when you combine the most important performance of my life and a chance intersection with Mumford & Sons....
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Mumford's Son (7MS Classic)

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This is what happens when you combine the most important performance of my life and a chance intersection with Mumford & Sons......
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A Farewell Address

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Someone has to say farewell, and then, all we’ll have left is each other.......
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Episode 107 - A Farewell Address

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Scary Stories

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To celebrate Halloween, I recite two of my favorite tales from the classic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark....
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Episode 106 - Scary Stories

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To celebrate Halloween, I recite two of my favorite tales from the classic Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark....
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The Spaceflight

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On May 22, 2053, two childhood friends embark on an improbable galactic journey....
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Episode 105 - The Spaceflight

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How To Get A Park Bench

7 Minute Stories | E:104
My fiancé Cori and I become obsessed with dedicating a park bench to ourselves, but neither us of expected this outcome....
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Episode 104 - How To Get A Park Bench

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Who is James Park?

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An empty park bench and a mysterious man help me uncover a secret about my humanity....
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Episode 103 - Who is James Park?

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A Mental Health Conversation

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In this episode I give a special thanks and some audience shout-outs....
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Episode 102 - A Mental Health Conversation

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A Mental Health Conversation...
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The Confession

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here is something I haven’t told you about myself. In fact, I’ve been hiding it for nearly 30 years…...
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Episode 101 - The Confession

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There is something I haven’t told you about myself......
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7 Questions in 7 Minutes

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To celebrate 100 episodes, Aaron answers 7 listener submitted questions in 7 minutes....
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Episode 100: 7 Questions in 7 Minutes

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A Conversation with TJ Duke

7 Minute Stories | E:99
In this special episode, I talk with TJ Duke (Musician and Cloud Nothings Bassist) about his musical process, our latest 7MS collaboration and cre...
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Episode 99: A Conversation with TJ Duke

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In this special episode, I talk with TJ Duke (Musician and Cloud Nothings Bassist)...
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The Legend of Ali

7 Minute Stories | E:98
What do a mysterious deer, a legendary wiffle ball tournament and a Joni Mitchell song have in common? As it turns out, everything....
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Episode 98 - The Legend of Ali

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What do a mysterious deer, a legendary wiffle ball tournament and a Joni Mitchell song have in common?...
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Sonny Corinthos

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The story of how a one of a kind soap star inadvertently solidified one of the most important relationships of my life....
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Episode 97: Sonny Corinthos

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The Apartment

7 Minute Stories | E:96
I knew something was wrong when we arrived at our new apartment, but I could never imagine what would happen next....
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Episode 96: The Apartment

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I knew something was wrong when we arrived at our new apartment, but I could never imagine what would happened next....
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Summer Break

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An announcement about the 7 Minute Stories schedule, plus exciting news and updates!...
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Field of Dreams

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A story about a father and son, a baseball game in Cleveland and the meaning of America’s Pastime....
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Episode 95 - Field of Dreams

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A story about a father and son, a baseball game in Cleveland and the meaning of America’s Pastime...
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Break on Through to the Other Side

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A harrowing story about how destroying my own basement plumbing brought me closer to the ghosts of our ancestors....
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Episode 94 - Break on Through to the Other Side

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A harrowing story about how destroying my own basement plumbing brought me closer to the ghosts of our ancestors....
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An Act of God, written by Meg Jakary

7 Minute Stories | E:93
During a global pandemic, a trip to the store to buy toilette paper requires divine intervention....
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Episode 93 - An Act of God, written by Meg Jakary

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During a global pandemic, a trip to the store to buy toilette paper requires divine intervention....
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The Bronx is Burning

7 Minute Stories | E:92
One of my first real acting gigs was for a 2007 ESPN Mini-Series titled, appropriately, The Bronx is Burning. Well, this story takes you behind th...
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Episode 92- The Bronx is Burning

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The story of an acting gig gone awry....
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The Gettysburg Address, Common People & Heart-Soul Agreement

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This episode is a multimedia story in three parts...
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Episode 91 - The Gettysburg Address, Common People & Heart-Soul Agreement

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This episode is multimedia story in three parts...
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7 Minutes of Reflection

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I was racking my brain trying to figure out what episode I should put out today considering where we are in America...So, I figured something we c...
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Episode 90 - 7 Minutes of Reflection

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I was racking my brain trying to figure out what episode I should put out today considering where we are in America... So, I figured something we ...
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The Gun (7ms Team Favorite)

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When I was 13 years old I went to visit a new friend. Before going out to play in the woods he took out a gun. What happened next felt like life a...
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Episode 89 - The Gun (7ms Team Favorite)

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When I was 13 years old I went to visit a new friend. Before going out to play in the woods he took out a gun. What happened next felt like life a...
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The D-Day Prayer

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In honor of Memorial Day, and in an effort to pay tribute to those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice, this episode I recite FDR’s D-Day Prayer....
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Episode 88 - The D-Day Prayer

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On June 6, 1944 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt , led a nation caught up in the turmoil of World War II, in mass prayer. In honor of Memorial ...
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Surprise Music Episode

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First, audio producer Ken Wendt discusses how he's taken some of the strange noises Aaron Calalafato makes when telling stories, and turned them i...
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Episode 87- Surprise Music Episode

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First, audio producer Ken Wendt discusses how he's taken some of the strange noises Aaron Calalafato makes when telling stories, and turned them i...
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The Potato Bar

7 Minute Stories | E:86
Little did I know that a delicious potato bar would be the setting for one of the most formative experiences in my high school career....
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Episode 86 - The Potato Bar

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Little did I know that a delicious potato bar would be the setting for one of the most formative experiences in my high school career. 7MS Merch:...
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Stories in a Box (7MS Team Pick)

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My grandfather taught me much of what I know about the art of storytelling. Years after his death, I discovered he’d kept stories of his own hidde...
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Episode 85 - Stories in a Box (7MS Team Pick)

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My grandfather taught me much of what I know about the art of storytelling. Years after his death, I discovered he’d kept stories of his own hidde...
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Rooster: A Guest Story by C.W. Schultz

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A trip to the Philippines, 30 plus hours of insomnia and a merciless rooster. What happens next, only writer C.W. Schultz can tell you in this spe...
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Episode 84 - Rooster: A Guest Story by C.W. Schultz

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A trip to the Philippines, 30 plus hours of insomnia and a merciless rooster. What happens next, only writer C.W. Schultz can tell you in this spe...
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Growing Up in the Rearview (Remastered)

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This is one of the first 7 minute stories I ever told. It’s also one of the most personal......
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Episode 83 - Growing Up in the Rearview (Remastered)

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This is one of the first 7 minute stories I ever told. It’s also one of the most personal... This episode explores all stages of my daughters life...
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Episode 82 - The Tornado

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At midnight, just as I was about to fall asleep, an alarm went off on my phone. It said: A TORNADO IS IMMINENT. SEEK SHELTER NOW! Make sure to giv...
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Life in a House

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I had 7 minutes before I needed to come inside and put my kids to bed. Just enough time to discover something incredible radiating from inside of ...
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Episode 81 - Life in a House

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I had 7 minutes before I needed to come inside and put my kids to bed. Just enough time to discover something incredible radiating from inside of ...
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The Time Capsule

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While cleaning my garage this past weekend, I discovered a box of essays that I wrote as a child. This episode, I’ll recite a few of them for the ...
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Episode 80 - The Time Capsule

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While cleaning my garage this past weekend, I discovered a box of essays that I wrote as a child. This episode, I’ll recite a few of them for the ...
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Stop and Smell the Roses

7 Minute Stories | E:79
A memory of the ocean, a hot cup of coffee and peculiar rodent named Jerry help me attain a brief moment of enlightenment....
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Episode 79 - Stop and Smell the Roses

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A memory of the ocean, a hot cup of coffee and peculiar rodent named Jerry help me attain a brief moment of enlightenment.   Remember to subscribe...
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7ms Classic: The Amish (COVID-19 Intro)

7 Minute Stories | E:78
In this episode Cori and I address the COVID-19 Pandemic and how the 7 Minute Story team is approaching it. Then, we feature a classic episode cal...
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Episode 78 - 7ms Classic: The Amish (COVID-19 Intro)

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In this episode Cori and I address the COVID-19 Pandemic and how the 7 Minute Story team is approaching it. Then, we feature a classic episode cal...
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Pale Blue Dot (Classic Story Remix)

7 Minute Stories | E:77
After receiving some unexpected inspiration from the late, great Carl Sagan, I’m compelled to share it with one of the most important people in th...
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Episode 77 - Pale Blue Dot (Classic Story Remix)

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After receiving some unexpected inspiration from the late, great Carl Sagan, I’m compelled to share it with one of the most important people in th...
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Something's Lost but Something's Gained OR The Legend of Ali and the Wiffle Ball

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A legendary wiffle ball tournament and an unexpected misfortune merge into one of the most memorable days of my life....
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Episode 76 - Something's Lost but Something's Gained OR The Legend of Ali and the Wiffle Ball

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A legendary wiffle ball tournament and an unexpected misfortune merge into one of the most memorable days of my life. 7MS Merch...
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Japan: A Guest Story by Anthony Vorndran

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In this episode, Anthony Vorndran recalls a life-changing trip to Japan. The only things standing in his way? North Korean ballistic missiles, a W...
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Episode 75 - Japan: A Guest Story by Anthony Vorndran

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This is the first guest 7 Minute Story performed and submitted by a listener! It just so happens that he’s also my lifelong friend. In this episod...
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Rage on the Turnpike

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On a hot summer day in 2008, a traffic jam on the Jersey Turnpike turns into a violent encounter....
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Episode 74 - Rage on the Turnpike

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On a hot summer day in 2008, a traffic jam on the Jersey Turnpike turns into a violent encounter. Get your 7ms merch -...
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Larry King and the Pretzel Rods

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An unexpected visit to my grandmother’s old house triggers a vivid memory that shaped the way I look at the world....
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Episode 73 - Larry King and the Pretzel Rods

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An unexpected visit to my grandmother’s old house triggers a vivid memory that shaped the way I look at the world.   Get your 7ms merch:...
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Special Guest: Nina Turner

7 Minute Stories | E:72
Nina Turner is a former Ohio State Senator and the current Co-Chair of the 2020 Bernie Sanders Campaign. In 2016, I interviewed Nina and our conve...
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Episode 72 - Special Guest: Nina Turner

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Nina Turner is a former Ohio State Senator and the current Co-Chair of the 2020 Bernie Sanders Campaign. In 2016, I interviewed Nina and our conve...
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The Rookie of the Year

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A story about my father, our broken family, America’s pastime and how an iconic 90s film and its star became a reoccurring motif in my life....
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Episode 71 - The Rookie of the Year

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A story about my father, our broken family, America’s pastime and how an iconic 90s film and its star became a reoccurring motif in my life. Get y...
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The Interview

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In 2009, things were at an all-time low. Then, I had an interview with the potential to change everything…...
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Episode 70 - The Interview

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Heard it Through the Grapevine

7 Minute Stories | E:69
The possibility of rock immortality hinges on my band’s performance at a very special high school talent show....
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Episode 69 - Heard it Through the Grapevine

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The possibility of rock immortality hinges on my band’s performance at a very special high school talent show.   7ms merch at   Story created & p...
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The Spotlight or A Love Letter to Richard Greenberg

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Jealousy and rage get the better of me when I’m not given the lead role in a College Theatre production. Luckily, the work of playwright Richard G...
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Episode 68 - The Spotlight or A Love Letter to Richard Greenberg

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Jealousy and rage get the better of me when I’m not given the lead role in a College Theatre production. Luckily, the work of playwright Richard G...
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Episode 67 - The Last Story of the Year

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In this last episode of 2019 , I give a special thanks to our 7 Minute Story team and audience. Then, we round out the year with a replay of the v...
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The Last Story of the Year

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In this last episode of 2019 , I give a special thanks to our 7 Minute Story team and audience. Then, we round out the year with a replay of the v...
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Episode 66 - A Christmas Story with no Author

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Every Christmas Eve, I listen to a beautiful story recited and made famous by radio legend Paul Harvey. It’s called “The Man & the Birds”, and iro...
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A Christmas Story With No Author

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Every Christmas Eve, I listen to a beautiful story recited and made famous by radio legend Paul Harvey. It’s called “The Man & the Birds”, and iro...
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Episode 65 - The Yoga Class

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In 2008, I reluctantly attended my first yoga class in New York City. Ten years later, it’s an experience I can’t seem to forget.   Be a part of t...
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The Yoga Class

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In 2008, I reluctantly attended my first yoga class in New York City. Ten years later, it’s an experience I can’t seem to forget....
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Guest Storyteller: Mr. Klaus

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To usher in the Christmas season, I wanted to share a guest story from a man who is the closest thing to the real Santa you’ll ever come across. H...
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Episode 64 - Guest Storyteller: Mr. Klaus

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To usher in the Christmas season, I wanted to share a guest story from a man who is the closest thing to the real Santa you’ll ever come across. H...
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Episode 63 - A Thanksgiving to Remember

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Hosting at my house for the first time triggers a poignant memory of Thanksgiving past. Be a part of the 7 Minute Stories community!...
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A Thanksgiving to Remember

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Hosting at my house for the first time triggers a poignant memory of Thanksgiving past....
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(Flashback Episode) The Perfect Day

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The Perfect Day was one of the earliest episodes of our podcast series (Episode 9). It’s also one of my personal favorites....
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Episode 62 - (Flashback Episode) The Perfect Day

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The Perfect Day was one of the earliest episodes of our podcast series (Episode 9). It’s also one of my personal favorites. Description: It’s the ...
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The Bus Ride

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A deeply personal story about a challenging time in my life, taking the city bus and the life lessons I learned along the ride....
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Episode 61 - The Bus Ride

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A deeply personal story about a challenging time in my life, taking the city bus and the life lessons I learned along the ride. Be a part of the 7...
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Special Guest: Matt Fish

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A conversation about my love of grilled cheese sparks restaurant entrepreneur Matt Fish to talk about his inspiration for the popular MELT bar and...
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Episode 60 - Special Guest: Matt Fish

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A conversation about my love of grilled cheese sparks restaurant entrepreneur Matt Fish to talk about his inspiration for the popular MELT bar and...
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Halloween Special: The House in the Woods

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I was always skeptical of ghosts, but living in this house made me question everything....
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Episode 59 - Halloween Special: The House in the Woods

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I was always skeptical of ghosts, but living in this house made me question everything....
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Me, Cameron Crowe and the Myth of Elizabethtown

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In pursuit of my dream, I drove down to Louisville, KY to audition for a Cameron Crowe film. What transpired became a story of mythic proportions....
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Episode 58 - Me, Cameron Crowe and the Myth of Elizabethtown

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In pursuit of my dream, I drove down to Louisville, KY to audition for a Cameron Crowe film. What transpired became a story of mythic proportions....
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Special Guest: Bill Squire

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In 2018, I did an interview with comedian and radio personality Bill Squire. In this 7 minute segment from that conversation, we discuss how comed...
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Episode 57 - Special Guest: Bill Squire

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In 2018, I did an interview with comedian and radio personality Bill Squire. In this 7 minute segment from that conversation, we discuss how comed...
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Fan Favorite (Episode 16 - Lady of Maine)

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Please enjoy this fan favorite from early on in the 7 minute Story podcast series! How much do I love storytelling? Well, it was 2012 and I was bo...
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Sunday Sauce

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A tasty Italian-American tradition triggers an identity crisis....
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Episode 55 - Sunday Sauce

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A tasty Italian-American tradition triggers an identity crisis....
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Dream until your dream comes true

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A story that starts with a dream of becoming an actor in New York City, and ends with a surprise twist involving an unexpected guardian angel....
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Episode 54 - Dream until your dream comes true

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A story that starts with a dream of becoming an actor in New York City, and ends with a surprise twist involving an unexpected guardian angel....
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Episode 53 - My way on the highway

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A story spanning three generations, guided by the sounds of Frank Sinatra and Eric Clapton, all culminating with an emotional tirade at a local co...
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My Way on the Highway

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A story spanning three generations, guided by the sounds of Frank Sinatra and Eric Clapton, all culminating with an emotional tirade at a local co...
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Episode 52 - Guest Storyteller: Dennis Kucinich

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In 2018, Dennis Kucinich was running to become the next Governor of Ohio. During that busy campaign, I sat down with him for an interview. This sp...
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Guest Storyteller: Dennis Kucinich

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In 2018, Dennis Kucinich was running to become the next Governor of Ohio. During that busy campaign, I sat down with him for an interview. This sp...
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Episode 51: Barnes & Noble: A Love Story

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Why do the places where we spend our time mean so much to us? In this story, I explain how a trip to a local Barnes & Noble with my girlfriend bec...
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Barnes & Noble: A Love Story

7 Minute Stories | E:51
Why do the places where we spend our time mean so much to us? In this story, I explain how a trip to a local Barnes & Noble with my girlfriend bec...
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Special 50th Episode

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This episode breaks format a bit & features a 21 minute conversation between my girlfriend & life partner Cori Birce and I....
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Episode 49 - Jump on the roof

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This story is about an intriguing man named Ernie. I met him in the summer of 2000 while working a summer job. Our chance meeting gave me insight ...
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Jump on the Roof

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This story is about an intriguing man named Ernie. I met him in the summer of 2000 while working a summer job. Our chance meeting gave me insight ...
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Me, Paul Harvey and the Farmer

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After a turbulent few weeks in America, I took a long drive to search for answers. What I discovered rejuvenated my faith in mankind....
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Episode 48 - Me, Paul Harvey and the Farmer

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After a turbulent few weeks in America, I took a long drive to search for answers. What I discovered rejuvenated my faith in mankind....
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Episode 47 - That's not my friend anymore

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Standing over a friend’s casket triggers an internal struggle about consciousness and the soul.  ...
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That's Not My Friend Anymore

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Standing over a friend’s casket triggers an internal struggle about consciousness and the soul....
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Episode 46 - Remember his face

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After crossing paths with a homeless man, a chance conversation leaves us both changed forever.   Full transcript of Episode 46: www.7minutestorie...
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Remember His Face

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After crossing paths with a homeless man, a chance conversation leaves us both changed forever....
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Episode 45 - Special Guest: okPANTS

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During this 7 minute segment, the artist & creative okPANTS, talks about what motivates him to make a life out of making art. Find out more about ...
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Special Guest: okPANTS

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During this 7 minute segment, the artist & creative okPANTS, talks about what motivates him to make a life out of making art....
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Episode 44 - Where do the memories go?

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Where do our memories go after we die? To navigate this question, I explore two very personal memories and then speculate where they may exist out...
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Where do the memories go?

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Where do our memories go after we die? To navigate this question, I explore two very personal memories and then speculate where they may exist out...
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Stories in a Box

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A drawer full of written stories reveal something about my grandfather I never knew…...
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Episode 43 - Stories in a Box

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A drawer full of written stories reveal something about my grandfather I never knew… Enjoy 7 Minute Stories? You can support it here:...
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Guest Storyteller: Van Jones

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For this special 4th of July episode, I’d like to share a 7 minute segment from an interview I did with Van Jones in 2017. I thought it was compel...
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Episode 42 - Guest Storyteller: Van Jones

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For this special 4th of July episode, I’d like to share a 7 minute segment from an interview I did with Van Jones in 2017. I thought it was compel...
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The Crayon Emergency

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The story of how boy’s curiosity and love of crayons ended in a medical mystery that bewildered an entire emergency room....
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Episode 41 - The Crayon Emergency

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The story of how a boy’s curiosity and love of crayons ended in a medical mystery that bewildered an entire emergency room.   ...
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Guest Storyteller: Nina Domingue

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In this 7 minute segment I talk with actor, director, playwright & educator Nina Domingue. In it, Nina investigates how the beginning of her artis...
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Episode 40 - Guest Storyteller: Nina Domingue

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In this 7 minute segment I talk with actor, director, playwright & educator Nina Domingue. In it, Nina investigates how the beginning of her artis...
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Episode 39 - The Lockout

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One moment it was a beautiful Fall day, the next, my two-year-old daughter was trapped inside our house. It was a day that would defy logic and de...
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The Lockout

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One moment is was a beautiful Fall day, the next, my two-year-old daughter was trapped inside our house. It was a day that would defy logic and de...
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Special Delivery

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A wasp attack, the morning of 9/11 and an anthrax scare. This was just my first few weeks of college and my initiation into the real world... ...
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Episode 38 - Special Delivery

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A wasp attack, the morning of 9/11 and an anthrax scare. This was just my first few weeks of college and my initiation into the real world…...
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TCBY: A Love Story

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The story of how my journey to find a rare frozen yogurt flavor gave me another chance at love....
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Episode 37 - TCBY: A Love Story

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The story of how my journey to find a rare frozen yogurt flavor gave me another chance at love. ...
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Guest Storyteller: Shannon Cason

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This episode features the first official guest to the 7ms Podcast. During this 7 minute segment I talk with fellow storyteller Shannon Cason. We d...
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Episode 36 - Guest Storyteller: Shannon Cason

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This episode features the first official guest to the 7 Minute Stories Podcast. During this 7 minute segment I talk with fellow storyteller . We d...
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Episode 35 - Mumford's Son

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The tale of how a hazardous storytelling performance and a chance intersection with a popular musical group taught me how to connect with an audie...
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Mumford's Son

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The tale of how a hazardous live storytelling performance and a chance intersection with a popular musical group taught me how to truly connect wi...
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The Pale Blue Dot

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After finding out the Milky Way Galaxy and the Andromeda Galaxy are on a collision course, I nearly panicked. But then, after some serendipitous i...
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Episode 34 - The Pale Blue Dot

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After finding out the Milky Way Galaxy and the Andromeda Galaxy are on a collision course, I nearly panicked. But then, after some serendipitous i...
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Episode 33 - The Yellow Bird

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The story of how a little yellow bird taught me life lessons about mortality, perseverance and grace.   Please remember to subscribe and rate 7 Mi...
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The Yellow Bird

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The story of how a little yellow bird taught me life lessons about mortality, perseverance and grace....
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The Backseat

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A broken family. The backseat of a car. No control. Sometimes, during a difficult transition, an unlikely hero will emerge to help you see it thro...
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Episode 32 - The Backseat

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A broken family. The backseat of a car. No control. Sometimes, during a difficult transition, an unlikely hero will emerge to help you see it thro...
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The Hunter

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Thousands of years ago, humans explored uncharted terrain as hunters and gatherers. Now, in the year 2019, I come face to face with an equally dau...
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Episode 31 - The Hunter

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Thousands of years ago, humans explored uncharted terrain as hunters and gatherers. Now, in the year 2019, I come face to face with an equally dau...
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Episode 30 - Me and Gary V

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I looked down at my phone and saw that Gary Vaynerchuk's account liked one of my comments on Instagram. What happened next would send me into a sp...
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Me and Gary V

7 Minute Stories | E:30
When I looked down at my phone, I saw that Gary Vaynerchuck's account liked one of my comments on Instagram. What happened next would send me into...
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The Guitar God

7 Minute Stories | E:29
A quest to become the greatest rock guitar player on the planet all culminates into one life-altering audition....
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Episode 29 - The Guitar God

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A quest to become the greatest rock guitar player on the planet all culminates into one life-altering audition....
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The Injury

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What started out as an exceptional day on the basketball court ended in a hilarious trip the to the emergency room... ...
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Episode 28 - The Injury

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What started out as an exceptional day on the basketball court ended in a hilarious trip the to the emergency room... ...
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We Are All Witnesses

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What started out as a heated religious debate between two kids on an elementary school playground, turned into an attack from an unusual suspect.....
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Episode 27 - We are all Witnesses

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What started out as a heated religious debate between two kids on an elementary school playground, turned into an attack from an unusual suspect.....
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Becoming Donatello

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It was 1990, I was 7 years old and I was anticipating the release of greatest film ever made: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Not only this, but I a...
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Episode 26 - Becoming Donatello

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It was 1990, I was 7 years old and I was anticipating the release of greatest film ever made: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Not only this, but I a...
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The Train Incident

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On a bright Fall day in 2009, what started out as usual train commute from Eatontown, New Jersey to Manhattan, transformed into a crime scene....
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Episode 25 - The Train Incident

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On a bright Fall day in 2009, what started out as usual train commute from Eatontown, New Jersey to Manhattan, transformed into a crime scene. I h...
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Chinatown

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When I got a call from Jack Nicholson’s executive assistant at 1:00am in the morning, It felt like a “surreal” experience......
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Episode 24- Chinatown

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When I got a call from Jack Nicholson’s executive assistant at 1:00am in the morning, It felt like a “surreal” experience...   More at:...
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The Tryout

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Years of commitment and preparation led me to this moment. What started as a tryout for my middle school basketball team, transformed into an expe...
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Episode 23- The Tryout

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Years of commitment and preparation led me to this moment. What started as a tryout for my middle school basketball team, transformed into an expe...
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The Lineup

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When I was 10 years old I spent a summertime at a makeshift daycare. One afternoon there, while playing Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out on NES, I committed...
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Episode 22- The Lineup

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When I was 10 years old I spent a summertime at a makeshift daycare. One afternoon there, while playing Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out on NES, I committed...
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The Fish

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At the age of 5 I watched a BBC documentary about the life of fish in the ocean. Days later, I witnessed what I can only describe as a ghost appea...
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Episode 21 - The Fish

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At the age of 5 I watched a BBC documentary about the life of fish in the ocean. Days later, I witnessed what I can only describe as a ghost appea...
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The Night-Night Rules

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I don’t know if it was divine intervention or just coincidence, but whatever it was, it gave me the strength to make a promise to my daughter that...
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Episode 20 - The Night-Night Rules

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I don’t know if it was divine intervention or just coincidence, but whatever it was, it gave me the strength to make a promise to my daughter that...
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The Gun

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When I was 13 years old I went to visit a new friend. Before going out to play in the woods he took out a gun. What happened next felt life and de...
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Episode 19 - The Gun

7 Minute Stories | S:1 E:19
When I was 13 years old I went to visit a new friend. Before going out to play in the woods he took out a gun. What happened next felt life and de...
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The Dream

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The night my grandfather slipped into a coma, he came to me in a profound dream…...
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Episode 18 - The Dream

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The night my grandfather slipped into a coma, he came to me in a profound dream…   More at:...
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The Blizzard

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It was the early 90s and I was a pre-teen. I was in sitting in my grandparents car and the weather outside started to change in a way I had never ...
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Episode 17 - The Blizzard

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It was the early 90s and I was a pre-teen. I was in sitting in my grandparents car and the weather outside started to change in a way I had never ...
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Lady of Maine

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How much do I love storytelling? Well, it was 2012 and I was booked to perform one of my monologues at a theater in Portland, Maine. The only catc...
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Episode 16 - Lady of Maine

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How much do I love storytelling? Well, it was 2012 and I was booked to perform one of my monologues at a theater in Portland, Maine. The only catc...
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Over the River

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I looked at the world differently when I was a child. But when did things change? I remember it was the mid 90s and I went to visit my grandmother...
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Episode 15 - Over the River

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I looked at the world differently when I was a child. But when did things change? I remember it was the mid 90s and I went to visit my grandmother...
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The Ice Cream Sandwich

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The second grade. An elementary lunch room. A purple silk shirt. A blossoming new love. History would be made as I courted an older woman for the ...
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Episode 14 - The Ice Cream Sandwich

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The second grade. An elementary lunch room. A purple silk shirt. A blossoming new love. History would be made as I courted an older woman for the ...
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The Cherry Tree

7 Minute Stories | E:13
The myth of George Washington and the cherry tree made an big impression on my life. But as a young boy, when a police officer caught me vandalizi...
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Episode 13 - The Cherry Tree

7 Minute Stories | S:1 E:13
The myth of George Washington and the cherry tree made an big impression on my life. But as a young boy, when a police officer caught me vandalizi...
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The Amish

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I sat at a traffic light and looked at the world falling apart around me. So, I turned my car around and drove until all I saw was corn fields and...
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Episode 12 - The Amish

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I sat at a traffic light and looked at the world falling apart around me. So, I turned my car around and drove until all I saw was corn fields and...
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The Phone Call

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I was 30 years old when my daughter was born. Shortly after, I received a phone call from my dad that forecast what the next 30 years may be like....
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Episode 11 - The Phone Call

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I was 30 years old when my daughter was born. Shortly after, I received a phone call from my dad that forecast what the next 30 years may be like....
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The Fight

7 Minute Stories | E:10
When I was younger I fought a lot. This time, however, felt different than the rest. I was in over my head and would experience the true power, ut...
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Episode 10 - The Fight

7 Minute Stories | S:1 E:10
When I was younger I fought a lot. This time, however, felt different than the rest. I was in over my head and would experience the true power, ut...
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The Perfect Day

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I woke up and something was different. From the moment I opened my eyes it seemed like it would be one of those days where nothing could go wrong....
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Episode 9 - The Perfect Day

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I woke up and something was different. From the moment I opened my eyes it seemed like it would be one of those days where nothing could go wrong....
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The Nest

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It was the largest yellow jacket nest I've ever come across. It was man versus nature and I had to protect my home......
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Episode 8 - The Nest

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It was the largest yellow jacket nest I've ever come across. It was man versus nature and I had to protect my home......
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Growing Up in the Rearview

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This episode explores the journey of driving my daughter home from the hospital after she was born and then through years of car rides looking int...
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Episode 7 - Growing Up in the Rearview

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This episode explores the journey of driving my daughter home from the hospital after she was born and then through years of car rides looking int...
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Emails to My Dead Grandfather

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My grandfather and I were very close. One day, several years after he passed away, I saw that his gmail account profile was active. So, I decided ...
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Episode 6 - Emails to My Dead Grandfather

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The Thirty-Five Year Train Ride

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For the last thirty five years I've heard the sound of a train out my window. It's seems that I've been following it my entire life....
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Episode 5 - The Thirty-Five Year Train Ride

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For the last thirty five years I've heard the sound of a train out my window. It's seems that I've been following it my entire life. Next month, I...
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The Summer of Peter Jennings

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A remixed version of a story Aaron did during the 2016 Presidential Election that is more relevant that ever....
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Episode 4 - The Summer of Peter Jennings

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A remixed version of a story Aaron did during the 2016 Presidential Election that is more relevant that ever. This episode cleverly explores the t...
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The Audition

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After getting off a train at Penn Station and taking in New York City for the first time, I began the odyssey of my first acting audition at the A...
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Episode 3 - The Audition

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After getting off a train at Penn Station and taking in New York City for the first time, I began the odyssey of my first acting audition at the A...
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The Car Accident and the Crucifix

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In episode two I explore a recent car accident I was involved in....
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Episode 2 - The Car Accident and the Crucifix

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In episode two I explore a recent car accident I was involved in. The impact took me on a journey that started with a mild concussion and ended in...
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The Cruise

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Welcome to episode one of #7minutestories! A young man who is afraid of boats takes his first carnival cruise shortly after Hurricane Katrina rips...
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Episode 1 - The Cruise

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Welcome to episode one of #7minutestories! A young man who is afraid of boats takes his first carnival cruise shortly after Hurricane Katrina rips...
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