11 episodes

24 boxes of stuff. Saved for 58 years. And now it’s all gotta go. Listen in as former PEOPLE Magazine reporter Michael Small and co-host Sally Libby rediscover the objects he has saved since he was 7, telling the tales behind them so he can throw them out.

I Couldn’t Throw It Out Michael Small

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 23 Ratings

24 boxes of stuff. Saved for 58 years. And now it’s all gotta go. Listen in as former PEOPLE Magazine reporter Michael Small and co-host Sally Libby rediscover the objects he has saved since he was 7, telling the tales behind them so he can throw them out.

    Perfect Match, Part 1: A Kidney Transplant Tale

    Perfect Match, Part 1: A Kidney Transplant Tale

    Inspired by saved cards and letters, Michael and his wife Cindy share the tale of her survival – and their daily lives – as lupus led to kidney failure and her first two transplants.
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    Will anything get tossed? Could happen. THANK YOU for listening!

    • 57 min
    Perfect Match, Part 2: A Kidney Transplant Tale

    Perfect Match, Part 2: A Kidney Transplant Tale

    The tale of Michael's 30-year error – and Cindy's miraculous third kidney transplant – leads to their latest challenge:  Can they toss what they saved from a life-changing event?
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    Will anything get tossed? Could happen. THANK YOU for listening!

    • 57 min
    Gangsta rapper Eazy-E and me – Part II [Explicit]

    Gangsta rapper Eazy-E and me – Part II [Explicit]

    Rap mogul Eazy-E's death from AIDS complications in 1995 was a shock. Hear reactions at the time from  Wu-Tang's Method Man and others. Plus, hear Michael's 1992 talk with Eazy while driving in Compton during the L.A. riots. 
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    Will anything get tossed? Could happen. THANK YOU for listening!

    • 50 min
    Gangsta rapper Eazy-E and Me – Part I [Explicit]

    Gangsta rapper Eazy-E and Me – Part I [Explicit]

    Compton's rap mogul and NWA founder Eazy-E hanging out with Michael?  Unlikely.  But it happened in 1991.  Hear Dr. Dre (former Yo! MTV Raps host) explain Eazy's huge cultural impact, then hear Eazy's candid interview.
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    Follow: Twitter (@throwitoutpod), Instagram (@throwitoutpod)

    Will anything get tossed? Could happen. THANK YOU for listening!

    • 59 min
    Joseph Kanon and the Sneaky Assistant

    Joseph Kanon and the Sneaky Assistant

    When bestselling spy novelist Joseph Kanon was a book editor, his assistant Michael secretly did many naughty things.  Until the Brooke Shields incident. Listen as Joe learns what really happened in 1979.
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    Will anything get tossed? Could happen. THANK YOU for listening!

    • 54 min
    Our High School Mag: Donna Murphy Gets Lit

    Our High School Mag: Donna Murphy Gets Lit

    Broadway?  Movies?  TV? That's nuthin'. Donna Murphy first found fame on the high school literary magazine staff with Michael and Sally.  Listen in as they read poems by Donna and others 50 years later -- and get a big surprise.
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    Will anything get tossed? Could happen. THANK YOU for listening!

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Jay73227 ,

Great show!

Very well executed idea. Love the conversations. Very insightful stuff!

PatLW14 ,

Wonderful conversations!

Love these conversations about Michael’s treasures! I was amazed by how open Joni Mitchell was with him and so glad these interviews have emerged from their storage bins. Looking forward to many more conversations about Michael’s treasures to come!

tluzzatto ,

LOVE IT

As a college classmate of Michael Small, I was pretty sure his new podcast would a fun listen. Just heard his two segments with long-ago
conversations he had with Joni Mitchell, I was wowed and urge all to subscribe , listen and enjoy!!

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