Over 15 episodes, Blake Sanz and Alison Turner interview 8 people experiencing homelessness and discuss themes emerging from those conversations. Episodes alternate between the hosts’ discussion of themes and the participants’ telling of their own stories. Topics include how these 8 people encounter art, trauma, substance abuse, and companionship while experiencing homelessness.
Episode 7: The Value of Narrative
Storytelling and the Circular Rambling
"I want people to know."
Marissa's Story by Blake Sanz and Alison Turner
Analyn describes her determination to stay with her children despite abusive partners and entanglements with social services.
“Every lawyer that I have is denying my case...They say, we believe that you were done wrong, but you can't fight the system. It's too much for us.”
Episode 6: Loneliness and Companionship
Two weddings and a resume.
“People tend to shy away from me...the unexpected chance encounters are the best ones, usually.”
A young man from Raleigh looks to find his place in a new city.
“I'm not going to be no specialized big vocabulary word person. I'm going to give it to them straight up. How do you get through situations?"
Episode 5: Substance Use, Abuse, and Avoidance
From Bubbles to Nick Carraway: “They find themselves searching for godliness.”
I can spend $20.00 and not care about shit for three days.
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