A podcast about the mundane and the beautiful. An attempt to capture just a few of the ordinary, every day. A roadmap for meeting people right where they are, living stories that may never make headlines, but do make us feel deeper for and nearer to our neighbors. We believe the ordinary houses the extraordinary. Ordinary Story is brought to you BitterSweet and produced by Angela Wu, Carolina Soto, Obi Okolo, Robert Winship, and Kate Schmidgall. Sound design, mixing, and editing by Robert Winship. https://bittersweetmonthly.com/series/ordinary-story
We made it! Season One of Ordinary Story is in the books and we couldn't be more excited. So to wrap our first season we decided we'd share stories from the people who made this season possible - you, our listeners. This is a slow radio style meditation on the monumentally Ordinary lives of other people. Listen in part, or in one sitting - just listen. Till next season, and as always, take good care.
About Our Food and Where It Comes From
This a little longer than usual. But oh so good! In this ordinary story we meet Beth and Kip Dooley, a mother son duo who prioritize time set apart to cook together - even virtually - and have invited hundreds of others to do the same. We talk to Tailor Coble about how food scarcity is as much a result of access as it is one of education. And finally we meet Missy Herendeen a recent home gardener who, despite once describing herself as having a black thump, has discovered both solace and sustenance in her own back yard.
About Family Meal
On this episode we hear a couple of Ordinary Stories about food. How it brings us together, and, in the case of food scarcity and inequitable access, it too often draws us apart.
This is an episode, about us - our Ordinary Story team. In honor of our first time being able to record in person and much of our team meeting IRL for the first time, we took a break from our regular story slate to talk a bit about who we are, how we came to be a team and why we do this work.
About Race Literacy
This is an ordinary story about pursuing a better understanding. It's a story about people choosing to unlearn and learn anew. Why? Because of a belief, a deep conviction that the world needs it, that unity (true unity) requires it of us.
About The Language of Music
This is an Ordinary Story about two young cellists in Washington, DC who are learning the language of music and discovering joy, growth, and community in the process.