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I recently started a project that has recently been launched into a podcast. “Tell Me Your Story.” It’s me, my recording equipment, and a
sign that says “Tell me your story” in a public place. Basically, people tell me their stories!

It’s an idea that was taken from Tony Kahn‘s podcast, Morning Stories.

Tony Kahn is somewhat of a hero of mine. He is a public radio producer at WGBH. He was the original writer for ZOOM, has narrated over a dozen Nova episodes, was the original host of PRI’S The World, is a correspondent for NPR’s Marketplace, and was the producer of what is accepted to be public broadcasting’s first podcast, Morning Stories.

Tony found out about my project and interviewed me. Talking to him for 20 minutes was a real thrill for me and the interview is now available online.

You can check out the interview at Tony’s site by clicking here

tonykahn.com.

Andre

When Adnre sat down with me in Bryant Park, it was hard not to notice two things about this man: his tooth on the upper-left of his mouth, drooping through his lip even when his mouth was closed; and the Star of David necklace he wore outside his black turtleneck sweater.

He sat down and told me about both.

I sat down at a picnic table in the North West Corner of Union Square Park with my sign at 11 o’clock. At 11:02, Charlie came by with his friend. He obviously had something to say, and his friend was pushing him to sit and say it to me. Charlie sat down and said: “Here’s my story” and started talking. One minute later, he said: “And that’s my story!” Then he just got up and left.