#24 The High School Crush That Wouldn’t Talk by Annie Nishida

From anonymous Xanga posts, to passing notes in class, to the real reason she applied for USC film school, writer and illustrator Annie Nishida reveals the personally cringe-worthy details of her mad high school crush, a Japanese American boy that never spoke. This is the real-life Japanese American version of To All The Boys I Loved Before, except the guy doesn’t ever speak.

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#19 Flying Wasn’t A Problem Until… by Steve Greene

A crucial part of collegiate head coaching involves recruiting. And recruiting means flying. A lot of flying. So what happens when flying becomes a problem? Texas A&M Corpus Christi Women’s Volleyball Head Coach Steve Greene unveils a precarious and unexpected issue he has with flying that his entire job depends on. And since they’re both old friends, David and Steve also publicly share a few random things about each other that involve Baskin Robbins and performing weddings.

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#18 The Stranger I Met In Spain by Paloma Martinez

Filmmaker Paloma Martinez confesses her untold high school story about studying abroad in Spain and meeting a stranger in a world with no parental supervision, the perils of nightlife, and precarious chance encounters. This episode is all about assessing, anticipating, and acting on intuition.

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#11: A Mystical Song for Grandma by Leah Benavides

Television drama writer Leah Benavides (The Arrangement) unveils her past life as a singer and the most important yet unexplainable vocal performance of her life, a song for her grandma.

“To me, and I don’t think she’ll be embarrassed by me saying this publicly, but Leah is a boss.  She’s that gritty coach that goes for the 2-point conversation at the end of the fourth quarter to win a game instead of just tying it.  So, to catch Leah in a vulnerable moment, when talking about a song for her grandma, caught me off-guard.  It was one of those moments in a conversation when you realize, “Oh snap, this is getting very personal,” and it made me appreciate Leah’s candor with her story even more.  Even in that moment though, Leah powered through the story like a pro.  This is a great conversation for anyone that loves their grandmothers and the unexplainable.” 

(Leah’s handles: Twitter @leahbenavides, Instagram @leahbenavides)

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#7: The Buried Memory of a Gold Chain by Derek Dow

Actor/Director/Social Influencer/Pure Entertainer Derek Dow unearths a buried memory about dating from his college days in Chicago that involves a gold chain, and it unexpectedly impacts him during the taping of his episode.

“Derek is a born entertainer who is effortlessly engaging.   He is very much an open-book person, so to learn that Derek has ripped one page away is intriguing.  And once we started to peel the onion of his story, we both learned, unexpectedly, why Derek ripped this page out of his book of life, and I think it really shocked him.  It was like he didn’t even realize that he tore that page away from his book until now, but that missing story speaks volumes for who he is as a person.”  

(Derek’s Instagram @derekddow)

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