4 episodes

Chris Garcia’s dad had one dying wish: That his family scatter his ashes off the coast of Cuba. Chris’s mom? She doesn’t give a crap about dying wishes. She’s vowed to never go back to Cuba again. As Chris tries to do right by his dad, he sets out to uncover the truth about a man he barely knew. Scattered is produced by WNYC Studios, home of other great podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, On the Media and Nancy.

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    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 167 Ratings

Chris Garcia’s dad had one dying wish: That his family scatter his ashes off the coast of Cuba. Chris’s mom? She doesn’t give a crap about dying wishes. She’s vowed to never go back to Cuba again. As Chris tries to do right by his dad, he sets out to uncover the truth about a man he barely knew. Scattered is produced by WNYC Studios, home of other great podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, On the Media and Nancy.

    Bonus: Karen Kilgariff and the Shark

    Bonus: Karen Kilgariff and the Shark

    Fellow comedian Karen Kilgariff (My Favorite Murder) and Chris Garcia are members of the same sad club: they both lost their parents to Alzheimer’s. Karen tells Chris about caring for her mom, her too-real stand-up set, and how Alzheimer's is like the movie Jaws.

    • 25 min
    The Ashes

    The Ashes

    Chris confronts the box in his closet.

    Follow @ScatteredPodcast for updates on the show, old photos of the fam back in Cuba, and more.

    Our theme song is "Please Won't Please" from This is How You Smile by Helado Negro.

    • 33 min
    The Cuckoo's Nest

    The Cuckoo's Nest

    Was it torture, or treatment? 

    • 26 min
    Soy Andres, a Tus Pies

    Soy Andres, a Tus Pies

    Chris’s dad was a classy guy. Whenever he met one of his son’s girlfriends, he’d extend his hand, give her a firm handshake and say, “Soy Andrés, a tus pies.” Which means, “I’m Andres, I serve at your feet.” 

    Andres carried his wife’s purse when they went out, taught Chris to throw a knuckle ball by age eight, and loved a good joke at Fidel Castro’s expense. But behind it all was a dark past that Chris was too scared to ask about. 

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
167 Ratings

167 Ratings

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Best podcast of 2020

I loved this podcast from the first second I started it. It starts of with a stand up comedy act and ends in a beautiful family scene on a beach in Cuba. Chris Garcia does a beautiful job at recreating and finishing the story of his father’s life. It was funny, informative and heart touching. Listen to it - you’ll love it!!

ErinCanada ,

Really interesting and captivating story telling.

A son discovering the story of a father.

Lostmyspecs ,

Just gorgeous!

Beautiful piece of work, a must listen!

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