Top FPA Podcasts of 2014
We’ve rounded up some of this year’s best tales in a countdown of the top 10 most-listened-to FPA Podcast episodes of 2014. Did your fave make the list?
#10 Choose Your Pants Wisely
Andrew plans a date that involves ice cream, a long bike ride, and culminates with a vague suggestion of sex. What could go wrong?
#9 Dressing for an Assassination
Bernardo is deemed a suspicious man at a major historical event. The cause for suspicion? His underwear.
#8 In Search of Magic
Jarret studies abroad in Ghana where he visits a voodoo fetish market to look for the perfect magical object.
#7 Alone in Good Company
Sean doesn’t want to die alone, but he doesn’t want to live with anyone else either. This story won Sean the title of “Best Storyteller in Philadelphia, 2013″. The theme of the night was “Dilemma”.
#6 Pick Your Battles
Peter Aguero‘s dad prepares him for gladiator combat with a neighborhood bully. Later in the episode, even from beyond the grave, Linda‘s mom is still able to piss her off, and more importantly, keep the family laughing.
#5 Proud Mom
Mary tells the story of her experience as a teenage mom and her journey to break free of shame, judgement, and feelings of being unqualified.
#4 Sexual Identity Via The Scientific Method
Trevor, a Catholic schoolboy living in what he describes as a very gay neighborhood in Denver, employs the scientific method to come to terms with, or rather “deduce”, his own sexual orientation.
#3 Confessions Of An Escort
From retail to sex work and back again, Teresa regales the audience with stories from her time as an escort.
#2 Outsmarting Google
In the throes of a bipolar manic episode, Justine travels to Seattle for a job interview with Google, and is determined to ace the corporation’s nontraditional applicant evaluations.
#1 Katie’s Got Game
After a traumatic sledding accident Katie is left paralyzed, but not asexual. She wonders if she’ll ever reclaim the successful romantic career she once had. But when a sweet and charming young man invites himself into her bed, she knows she’s still got game.
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