ALL GROWN UP: A tale of retail, relocation, revenge, re-invention, reckless behavior, really good clothes, indiscretion, infidelity, domestic violence, and one kidnapping. This is a memoir, told in a series of podcasts, by Kenneth D. King, podcasting from his studio near union Square in New York City. It's the story of a small-town boy who dreams of being a “grown-up”, and his journey to get there. Each week, you'll hear another installment of his story.
All Grown Up Now is the story of a life, seen through the framework of a friendship. Written like a novel, the story follows two main characters, Ken, and Mark, on a fast-paced romp through the 1980's and early 90's, blazing a path through retail, relocation, revenge, re-invention, reckless behavior, really good clothes, infidelity, domestic violence, kidnapping, and one kidnapping. (Really.)
While it runs from the 1980's to early 90's, this isn't a story that runs in a straight line--the story itself serves somewhat as a string for "beads", episodes which are flashbacks and detours that relate back to the story at hand—the story of how Ken becomes a “grown-up”.
All Grown Up Now: A Friendship in Three acts, available as a printed book, or an eBook, on Amazon.com.
Episode 90: Telephone Etiquette
Just because someone answers, doesn't mean they can talk!
Episode 89: Spheres of Influence
It's interesting to observe the effects of people when they are the center of a sphere of influence.
Episode 88: The Bishop's Pockets
In this episode our hero ponders if one could be charged as an accessory to a crime, for making accessories?
Epiode 87: Disy the Wonder Dog!
The daffodils in bloom this spring remind me of Daisy. I've only had one dog, which raised the bar so high for fabulous dogs, I've never wanted another. Her name was Daisy, and she was the love of my life.
This is a rerun of an earlier episode, but spring always reminds me of her.
Episode 86: Becoming a Hip Hop Star
This is the story of my small burst of stardom as a hip hop video extra.
Episode 85: The Valentine's Day Jinx
One time can jinx a day for years.
This is a reprise of an earlier podcast, after many requests. So enjoy!
Enjoyable and Enlightening
As Kenneth narrates his stories, I sit back and reflect on my life. Society changes rapidly and thankfully we have progressed.
These podcasts will stay in your thoughts for days after listening to them. Perfect term for them, “thought provoking.”
I enjoy the background sounds, it sets the stage.These podcasts are unique and entertaining, a must listen ❤️.
Funny, sad, true
This is a wonderful podcast telling of a difficult life and redemption in a manner that is funny and touching at the same time. I don’t know whether it’s fact or fiction, but the best fiction is more true than fact, so I don’t care. I look forward to every story.
Talk about laugh-out-loud! The podcast is always amusing but ever once in a while, he throws such a turn-of-phrase out that I laugh at loud. Especially when Kenneth is speaking so properly but then slips in a vulgar term.
I grew up at the same time as Kenneth, worked in restaurants and retail, plus I sew. We share many of the same experiences (except for being gay but I did hang around gay clubs in the late 70’s) that makes it more real. Well done, Kenneth D. King!