23 episodes

Based on life found experiences and interviews of 1000s of diverse strangers, Richard’s short stories entertain as they inspire us to better the way we view and treat one another.

Sidewalk Ghosts Richard Radstone

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 17 Ratings

Based on life found experiences and interviews of 1000s of diverse strangers, Richard’s short stories entertain as they inspire us to better the way we view and treat one another.

    A Real Head Turner

    A Real Head Turner

    Her eyes glowed a radiant blue as I approached her, and with her jaw dropped to breath the midnight air, she exhaled with the thunder of a confident and roaring voice. And as her tone settled to a purr, I began to see past her dark exterior...

    • 3 min
    At The Center Of It All

    At The Center Of It All

    I know it’s July, but something inside me has zoomed my heart back to the week before Christmas 2011. A usual night, on a usual drive home, when without my seeking them, they popped into my view. Like a mob with a cause they crossed the street, their numbers hard to ignore, as following them a press pool of photographers worked to find their shot, their flashes further grabbing my attention, as with every pulse of light, distracting streaks of brightness bounced across my windshield...







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    • 4 min
    How About A Funny Face

    How About A Funny Face

    At megaphone volume, they laughed unmentionable concepts into the public air. At levels that anyone within 20 feet could hear, a series of most detailed and pornographic descriptions of things they would do to the woman they were staring at. Now, I’m a father, son, brother and husband, so to hear what looked like two professional-looking gentlemen go down such a perverse pathway of though toward womanhood, well, that struck me as grotesque. I pictured them with their families. Wondered if they would view their mothers and sister the same way. And as I did, I was again schooled in reflecting upon an old and most over-used statement, what you see on the outside is not always what’s on the inside...

    • 4 min
    Fathers, Mothers, and Us

    Fathers, Mothers, and Us

    I reflect on the good and bad of my father. A good man, yet for all his positives, he was equally flawed.







    We all have histories, and as living #humans, experience ranging from great joy to deep pain. No one is exempt, not ourselves, not our parents, nor their parents and on and on. Some had it easy, others, not so much. Why some are dealt unfair cards? I wish I had a reasonable answer. It’s easy to analyze the hows, but to fully explain thy whys is ever daunting. A question I often explore as I work to heal my own garbage as well as witness attacks on others #history, beliefs and perspectives.

    • 3 min
    The Train To Sankofa

    The Train To Sankofa

    I’ll just call her Aunty, and there we were, two people from drastically different backgrounds, sitting together in her living room. Around us walls filled with a mix of photographs, recognitions, tribal masks and musical instruments that symbolically told of African roots and her 81 years of life as a black American...

    • 12 min
    Echoes Of Her Footprint

    Echoes Of Her Footprint

    The echoes of snores and other embarrassing body sounds bounced off the granite walls, as all around me hundreds of families huddled into makeshift homesteads. The clock struck 12:03 am, and with the second announcement of what seemed a boarding school inspired lights out, I wiggled to find any comfortable sleeping position. A sadly impossible proposition as, with perfect comedic timing, my air mattress squeaked away every pound of its firmness...

    • 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

ttrad123 ,

A quick listen with a positive message.

I know how easy it is to feel negative about the world and society in general. Richard's stories show how it's possible to find someting positive about (or at least come to a better understanding of) almost everyone if we just take a moment to look and listen. Uplifting podcast. Like the short format!

Guy Chanot ,

Sidewalk ghosts

Very inspirational, very interested in hearing more.

mrsteveinman ,

Uplifting

An uplifting few minutes each episode. Not sure why it has the explicit “E”. The podcasts finds things profound and uplifting in interactions with others.

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