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Falling Uphill My Secret Identity

9/4/2018
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One day, a stranger approached Cici McNair on a busy street in Midtown Manhattan. It was precisely the type of encounter that as a private detective, Cici McNair used assumed names and personas to avoid. Story told by Cici McNair. Produced by Matt Elzweig Music "Espionage at Noon" by Ergo Phizmiz "Espionage" by Split Phase "Maccary Bay ft. Brett VanDonsel" by Kevin MacLeod "I’m Doing Just Fine" by Lee Rosevere "Unanswered Questions" and “New Direction” by Kevin MacLeod "Down Low"...

Duration:00:17:31

Punks at the Prom

6/30/2018
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In the early 90s, a group of London schoolteachers and administrators invited a teenage punk band to play their prom. What were they thinking? Story told by Ed Zed, former lead singer of The Walking Abortions Ed is currently one half of The Casual Sexists. Check out their most recent single, "What's Wrong With Being Sexy?" and all their music here. Produced by Matt Elzweig Music "You Give Me an Ulcer," "Where Does Jenny Live," "Four White Walls," and "Vision Red," by the Walking...

Duration:00:17:40

Earl's House

3/27/2018
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The race to build a house before winter arrives in Northern New Mexico sets in is upended by murder. Sound freesound: Blu_150058 blukotek Story told by Emily Ray Reese -- Instagram: @emilyrayreese Produced by Matt Elzweig Music “Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod "Valantis Vespers," "Slow Dial,""The One Shot" by Blue Dot Sessions Sound freesound: Blu_150058 blukotek tags: emily ray reese, unsolved murders, mysteries, New Mexico, stories, podcast Ways to Support Falling...

Duration:00:14:19

Extra: The Issues with Liani Pérez, Dale Cover, & Anthony Smith

2/3/2018
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Produced by Matt Elzweig with Liani Pérez, Dale Cover, and Anthony Smith: of the WhatTheDealDale Podcast Music “Waypoint F” by TeknoAXE “Jah Rastafari Loop Dub” by The Impossebulls “Reggaeton Bell” by GrWi2016

Duration:00:35:01

Spies Like Us

1/14/2018
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When you're in a park, in a country your parents told you was 'off-limits' after 9/11, and there's a man following you who you think may think you're a foreign spy, there's only one thing to do--become one. Story told by Adam Valen Levinson Produced by Matt Elzweig Music “Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod "The Oud Player of Rosslyn (Prelude 20 for Oud)" by Rob MacKillop "Oud Improvisation" by Hanawo "The Commoner" Sound freesound: eaglechopper YouTube September 11 2001 As It...

Duration:00:14:40

Falling Uphill - Episode 13 - Prince's Assistant

12/18/2017
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A slight stretch of the truth takes Uluç Ülgen on two trips -- one good, one very bad. Produced by Matt Elzweig Story told by Uluç Ülgen Music "A Dixie Jam Session" by Armand Hug's New Orleans Jazzmen; Armand Hug; Santo Pecora; George Girard; Bujie Centobie; John Senac; Fred King "He-Man (Synthpop mix)" by Zapac Intoxicated By Distance by Christian Fiesel "Intoxicated by Distance" by Christian Fiesel "Pilgrimage - Awe" by Wayne Kinos "Black Chorale" by Pussyfinger "Spiritual...

Duration:00:21:13

8 Ball Radio - Falling Uphill - Ep. 4

11/27/2017
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1. The Third Degree Curiosity can lead in all sorts of directions. John Dennehy’s passions for history and travel led him to a place called Transnistria. This would prove to be a disaster. In between Moldova and Ukraine, it doesn’t officially exist. It reveres the former Soviet Union and runs its institutions accordingly. When John stepped off the train in Tiraspol, its capital city, he was hoping to experience the closest thing to time travel. By the next day, he was in a police station...

Duration:00:34:08

A Falling Uphill Extra: The Issues – November 20, 2017 – with John Dorcic

11/20/2017
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Produced by Matt Elzweig with John Dorcic www.johndorcic.com Music “Waypoint F” by TeknoAXE “Jah Rastafari Loop Dub” by The Impossebulls “Reggaeton Bell” by GrWi2016

Duration:00:09:45

Falling Uphill Extra: The Issues - # 1 - 11.17 - Erica Molfetto

11/5/2017
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Produced by Matt Elzweig With Erica Molfetto FB: Erica Molfetto Comedy IG: erica_molfetto www.ericamolfetto.com Music "Waypoint F" by TeknoAXE "Jah Rastafari Loop Dub" by The Impossebulls "Reggaeton Bell" by GrWi2016

Duration:00:03:49

Falling Uphill -- Episode 12 -- Running on Empty

10/8/2017
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Brian McCullough avoided even over-the-counter painkillers. But one night, aching from rugby and softball, and with a grad school paper to write, he decided to make an exception. The problem was, there was no Advil or Tylenol to be found in his house. His mother had a prescription, however. She was willing to share it. He may have underestimated its potency. Story told by Brian McCullough Produced by Matt Elzweig Music “Maccary Bay” by Kevin MacLeod "LSD Sky Chefs" by...

Duration:00:11:54

8 Ball Radio Episode 1 Falling Uphill 10/1/17

10/1/2017
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Falling Uphill premiered on 8 Ball Radio today and featured three stories. It will be on 8 Ball every two weeks.

Duration:00:40:08

Falling Uphill:The Short Version - Short-Staffed

8/20/2017
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With so many people out of town, the Sunday before Memorial Day should’ve been an easy shift at the New York cocktail lounge where this husband and wife team works. It got off to a good start. Then all hell broke loose.

Duration:00:15:05

Falling Uphill - Episode 9 - Scratching the Surface

7/10/2017
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You may remember Augustus* from Episode 6. He’s a guy to whom things tend to happen and then some. In this case, a pickpocket in Barcelona, a stolen suitcase, and a minor blemish on his passport set off a series of events that put his citizenship and his identity in question. Moments after arriving in San Francisco to catch his connecting flight to school, Augustus finds himself thinking not about how difficult the new semester will be, but whether he’ll be wasting away in a cell on the...

Duration:00:19:44

Falling Uphill - The Short Version - Theater of the Absurd

4/30/2017
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To actors trying to get work in New York City or anywhere else, acting and staging plays is a labor of love and insanity where every opportunity that presents itself could be that once in a lifetime break, a complete waste of time, or something in between. When Cherry Lou Sy graduated from theater school, she was willing to take almost any gig, even if she found it on Craig's List. She was still too green to notice several red flags when she agreed to play the role of Juliet in ...some...

Duration:00:11:19

Falling Uphill - Episode 8 - Blindsided

4/15/2017
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Amy Oestreicher was a gifted high school student who seemed destined for a career on the stage. After what seemed to be a auspicious meeting with a respected mentor to several Broadway stars took a very dark turn, her life began to spiral out of control, culminating in an unheard of medical emergency. She lingered in a coma for months, and when she awoke she was unable to eat or drink. Putting her life back together seemed all but impossible. Produced by Matt Elzweig Story told by Amy...

Duration:00:29:54

Falling Uphill: The Short Version - Rash Judgment

4/7/2017
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Rash Judgment Dan woke up one morning and didn’t look or feel right. Fortunately, a doctor had sent a postcard to Dan’s house advertising his services not long before.

Duration:00:09:02

Episode 1 - The Chairman

3/24/2017
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When Vito* arrived at the interview, his teaching experience consisted of teaching English in Japan for six months and a job as a classroom assistant in a special needs school. Later, after a string of failures at various day jobs, he began working as a cameraman at a small TV station, all the while continuing to pursue his dream of making independent films on his own terms. When the opportunity to teach a video editing class at a for-profit college of mixed reputation came up he applied,...

Duration:00:23:08

Episode 2 - Smoking Is Good For You

3/24/2017
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It’s the mid-1960s and actor-director Jeff Bennett has realized he doesn’t have the stomach to pursue a career on Broadway. To make things worse, he’s just received a letter requesting his presence at an Army recruiting station to see if he’s physically fit enough to serve his country in Vietnam. Without enough teaching credits to spare him from what he sees as a pointless conflict and an all-around waste of his time, the only hope for Jeff is pneumothorax, a smoking-related lung...

Duration:00:13:42