How do the objects we love define us? What can we learn from the things we treasure? And how can we discover a life story through those objects? Five Things, from 89.3 WFPL and Louisville Public Media, explores those questions and more.+
Musician Clarence Bucaro has a two-person book club... with his mom
Clarence Bucaro is a singer-songwriter and a one-time stay-at-home dad. He's been making albums since 2000, with some twists and turns along the way. He's also in a two-person book club with his mom. #goals
A Life Update from (Pastor) Joe Phelps
This week’s episode is an update from one of our previous guests, Pastor Joe Phelps of Highland Baptist Church in Louisville. Last fall, I reached out to him for a follow-up conversation, because I had heard he had retired from HBC, and I was curious about what he was doing.
NYC Doorman Mario Landa Loves Tattoos and Tatooine
I met Mario Landa probably 15 years ago, when he was the doorman in my apartment building in New York City. For five years, I saw him almost every single day. If you’re not familiar with what a doorman does, we’ll talk more about that in this interview. Spoiler: it’s a lot more than opening a door.
A Life Update from Musician Ben Sollee
Musician Ben Sollee, who was first on the show in September 2017, gives us an update on his new daughter, his new day job, and his new side gigs. It's a lot.
Writer Minda Honey on relationship advice and the very best rice cooker
Writer Minda Honey has an advice column for Louisville's LEO Weekly, and she's working on a memoir about her dating life. She also really, really loves her rice cooker.
Civil rights attorney Dan Canon is still a musician at heart
As an attorney, taking a case to the Supreme Court is about the highest goal one can aspire to -- and then actually winning that case, and helping change the lives of millions of Americans... it's a huge achievement. So what's a fellow to do next?
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I found this podcast at a much needed time of pulling back & reflecting in life! I have not found anything like it since & often check back to see if it has begun again. Will you be restarting the show? I encourage you to listen to every episode. Such a wonderful gift.
Five Things about Five Things
1. It’s locally produced by Tara Anderson and she invites local guests to discuss their lives and often they talk about how Louisville has influenced them. It makes you proud to be a part of this community.
2. The guests are from all backgrounds and professions...writers, musicians, sportscasters, transplants and natives. There’s someone for everyone.
3. You’re inspired to think about the objects you would choose, which quickly becomes an internal conversation of your values. What matters most? Who matters most? Are you living the way you want to live?
4. Sometimes it’s funny. Sometimes it’s wrenching. It’s always thoughtful and honest.
5. They’re about 30 minutes. You can listen to them in the car, on the treadmill, at lunch or while you make dinner.
This podcast is, for me, close to perfect. Tara is an exceptional, empathetic, and talented interviewer and her music mix is outstanding. I'd love to see her expand her circle to include people from across the nation.