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#111 Fighting the Elements
Oct 27, 2015

#111 Fighting the Elements

Paratrooper Ray Christian knows his stuff, but is unprepared for what lies outside of the drop zone.

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 The First Person Arts Podcast is made possible thanks to support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Special thanks to WHYY’s NewsWorks.

#110 Hero
Oct 13, 2015

#110 Hero

Rob’s hero performs a hulk-like stunts, and shares life-saving advice.

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The First Person Arts Podcast is made possible thanks to support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Special thanks to WHYY’s NewsWorks.

#109 Career Day Gone Awry
Oct 06, 2015

#109 Career Day Gone Awry

Kelsey turns her class over to an eccentric Career Day guest who leaves everyone wondering the same thing: Who let this guy in?

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The First Person Arts Podcast is made possible thanks to support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Special thanks to WHYY’s NewsWorks.

#108 Nothin’ But Mammals
Sep 29, 2015

#108 Nothin’ But Mammals

Irv travels to Nairobi during lion mating season, and things get National Geographic-esque pretty quick.

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The First Person Arts Podcast is made possible thanks to support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Special thanks to WHYY’s NewsWorks.

#107 Twice A Winner
Sep 22, 2015

#107 Twice A Winner

It is a rare feat in StorySlam history to win multiple Slams in a season. Hear the tales that won Otis Gray back-to-back Slams at World Cafe Live in this melange of space ships, jungle adventures, and facing that infuriating high school arch nemesis.

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The First Person Arts Podcast is made possible thanks to support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Special thanks to WHYY’s NewsWorks.

#106 Becoming Rich Medina
Sep 15, 2015

#106 Becoming Rich Medina

From Cornell University to cooperate America, DJ Rich Medina was living what some might call “the American Dream”, but he traded it all in for something greater.

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BEyond Expectations: Engaging Males of Color was co-presented with The City of Philadelphia DBHIDS. The First Person Arts Podcast is made possible thanks to support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Special thanks to WHYY’s NewsWorks. Photo credit: Darragh Dandurand.

#105 Super Bowl Champ Shares of Sadness & Success
Sep 08, 2015

#105 Super Bowl Champ Shares of Sadness & Success

Philadelphia-native and Super Bowl Champion Raheem Brock tells his personal story of dedication, sacrifice, and proving the naysayers wrong.

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BEyond Expectations: Engaging Males of Color was co-presented with The City of Philadelphia DBHIDS. The First Person Arts Podcast is made possible thanks to support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Special thanks to WHYY’s NewsWorks. Photo credit: Darragh Dandurand.

#104 Passing
Sep 01, 2015

#104 Passing

Christian, a transexual black male, “passes” as a man for the first time. But it’s not as empowering or joyous as he imagined the moment to be.

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BEyond Expectations: Engaging Males of Color was co-presented with The City of Philadelphia DBHIDS. The First Person Arts Podcast is made possible thanks to support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Special thanks to WHYY’s NewsWorks. Photo credit: Darragh Dandurand.

#103 Black Thought of The Roots Goes “BEyond Expectations”
Aug 25, 2015

#103 Black Thought of The Roots Goes “BEyond Expectations”

Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of The Roots gets personal with stories of his father’s murder, addiction, homelessness, and how thanks to a lot of hard work, he became a multi Grammy Award-winning recording artist.

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BEyond Expectations: Engaging Males of Color was co-presented with The City of Philadelphia DBHIDS. The First Person Arts Podcast is made possible thanks to support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Special thanks to WHYY’s NewsWorks. Photo credit: Darragh Dandurand.

#102 I Spy
Aug 18, 2015

#102 I Spy

Hired to catch a couple of adulterers in the act, Kitty Hailey finds that neighborhood gossip can be a Private Investigator’s best friend.

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The First Person Arts Podcast is made possible thanks to support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Special thanks to WHYY’s NewsWorks. Photo credit: Maria Moller.

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