Rank #1: The Living Room
Diane's new neighbors across the way never shut their curtains, and that was the beginning of an intimate, but very one-sided relationship.
Mar 06 2015
Rank #2: Jack and Ellen
Hey kids, this interview isn’t for you. You should skip this one. Ellen was struggling for money, working as a Subway “sandwich artist” (yes, that’s a real thing). So she decided to find a new job, and settled on one that allowed her to make over $30,000 for just a couple hours of work each … Continue reading Jack and Ellen →
Feb 21 2013
Rank #3: Love in Bits
Stories from the World of Online Dating. Christian Rudder of OKCupid.com describes how he knows everything about what kind of lover you are. Aaron Henkin of WYPR’s The Signal reads a sample of the OKCupid Love Personality Types. Eric Herot flies down to Missouri to meet a Bajoran he met on a Star Trek simming … Continue reading Love in Bits →
Nov 20 2005
Rank #4: A Red Dot
Frank has been an advocate for the perhaps the most universally abhorred group in America: sex offenders.
Sep 24 2015
Rank #5: The Boys Will Work It Out
Adult content. Listener discretion is advised. Since a child, Sarz had a deep connection to the Lord of the Rings books. After the movie version came out in 2003, that connection went several layers deeper. Outro song: By Your Side (Sade cover), performed by Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith.
Jul 06 2017
Rank #6: The Superchat
A couple months ago, a friend handed Julia a scrap of paper with a phone number on it. One night, bored and maybe a little tipsy, she called it up. This is who she met.
Jan 21 2014
Rank #7: A Girl of Ivory
Davecat and Sidore had a blissful marriage together in the suburbs of Detroit. One day, a Russian woman showed up unexpectedly at their doorstep, declared her love for both of them, and asked to move in. It was a complicated situation, but that doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of this unusual threesome.
Sep 29 2016
Rank #8: Suitcase of Love and Shame
Adult content. Again. A man and woman in the 1960s trade reel-to-reel audio “letters” over the course of years. Final song: Hobbies Galore by R. Stevie Moore.
Jul 24 2017
Rank #9: Show Me Yours
First experiences with sex. Adrianne tells the harrowing experience of “the first time I saw one.” Lance Anderson of The Verge of the Fringe can’t seem to get his first kiss. Paul keeps pushing his hand down further. Harlyn Aizley creates penises. Many of them.
Mar 02 2006
Rank #10: Choir Boy
Tom Justice is passionate about cycling, and was on the shortlist for the US Olympic Team. Also, he’s a bank robber. Originally broadcast in 2014.
Apr 25 2018
Rank #11: Points Unknown
David is followed by a strange hooded figure
Nov 17 2015
Rank #12: F Your Feelings
Evan has a secret.
Aug 23 2018
Rank #13: Upper Left
Julie needed a fresh start, so she moved back home to the Bay Area, and made a new group of friends.
Oct 28 2016
Rank #14: Dirty Balloons
Amy was dead broke when she found a Craigslist ad looking for a balloon porn fetish model.
Nov 09 2010
Rank #15: Discarnate Rebel Angel
In the remote, high deserts of New Mexico, Timothy Wyllie reflects on a life of testing the limits of reality and spirituality.
Oct 22 2015
Rank #16: The Exciting World of the Totally Free
In 1968, Paulette Cooper was one of the first journalists to investigate a then-little-known religious group.
Jul 25 2018
Rank #17: Murdertown, USA
Content warning! If you’re squeamish around violent stuff, you should skip this one. Will is a collector. Final song: Pour Endormir les Démons by Merle Bardenoir from Chants D’Avant L’Aube.
Oct 24 2017
Rank #18: How I Found Out My Relationship Had No Future, Pt 1
Adrianne sips on some whiskey and calls her ex-boyfriend from high school to get some shit figured out. Let’s call him “Jason.” Also featuring Brendan Sullivan.
May 07 2007
Rank #19: Fix
A crusader for truth, or, as Karl Rove called him: “a nut with internet access”? Jason Leopold wanted to be a part of something, and that quest brought him through a labyrinthine world of decadent glam metal, dangerous mafioso, love, and investigative journalism challenging the heights of government and corporate power.
May 23 2012
Rank #20: The Secrets Hotline, Vol. II
Awkward, funny, and tragic. You tell us your deepest darkest secrets. Featuring totally original music from Build Buildings. Leave your own secret at +1 641 715 3900, extension 55403#.
Dec 21 2017