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Sidewalk Ghosts

Storytelling Podcasts

Based on life found experiences and interviews of 1000s of diverse strangers, photographer, filmmaker and author Richard Radstone shares short stories that entertain as they elevate the heart and mind.

Based on life found experiences and interviews of 1000s of diverse strangers, photographer, filmmaker and author Richard Radstone shares short stories that entertain as they elevate the heart and mind.

Location:

United States

Description:

Based on life found experiences and interviews of 1000s of diverse strangers, photographer, filmmaker and author Richard Radstone shares short stories that entertain as they elevate the heart and mind.

Language:

English

Contact:

818-424-9527


Episodes

Of What’s To Come

3/24/2020
I’ve been chewing on a most audacious topic. One, that at only twelve episodes into my newfound life as a podcaster; has slapped the world in the face. But her I go anyway. A middle-class self-employed guy sharing his feelings on a subject he has no credentials to represent. That being, the full and ultimate impact Covid-19 will have on the now, and even grander, what’s ahead...

Duration:00:03:28

A Guide To All That Is Good

3/11/2020
Her voice heavy with French accent she told me of a father who was very negative, a dad who worried about everything. And under her smiling exterior, could be seen the reach of a powerful woman who had looked into the face of her past. A person who had tenderly embraced the stressed child she carried within...

Duration:00:02:44

The Doll of Melrose

3/3/2020
Her name was Stephanie, and, in releasing the words that originally polarized me from her, I found the heart of a Doll...

Duration:00:03:31

Epitaph

2/18/2020
Extroverted and strongly opinionated he was. The kind of guy many would call intimidating, aggressive, or for some, maybe even annoying. But as he dropped his salesman pitch, he exposed a softer underbelly.

Duration:00:03:10

The Family Of What’s To Come

2/5/2020
Then, like a purifying lightning bolt, it hit me. Rachel’s most romantic comment called me out as I thought about what’s ultimately ahead for us all...

Duration:00:08:03

Intercede

1/20/2020
She appeared about fifty yards to the right of where I stopped. A red light to change – a left turn away from the beginning of my drive home. Over her shoulder a bike, around her neck a flat inner tube, and in her hand, a dismantled rim and tire. Her face was grimaced, and once having to carry my broken bike for three miles out of mountain bike disaster, I knew how she must have been feeling: cold, tired, frustrated, in pain, and just wanting to be home...

Duration:00:04:32

A Gentle Giant

1/13/2020
So it is with this subtext I’ll talk of a stranger I met on a hot summer day. A giant of a man who I ran into as he sat under the cooling shade of a tree, silent and withdrawn he was as his sheer stature took a dominant section of a city bench. Intimidating is an understatement to describe him, and it would have been way too easy for me to cast a profile. To make assumptions as to his attitude or intent, but there was something about him that drew me in. I took a seat on what remained of the...

Duration:00:05:59

The Schwanman

12/30/2019
The day started at around 8am, a morning split between in-laws homes as a functional/dysfunctional mix of family dynamics, that dependent on who got the most sleep, rose and fell. Yes, it was the day before Christmas and dinner prep was front and center, and with it came all the usual distractions one might expect at a family gathering...

Duration:00:02:51

The Blessing

12/12/2019
He looked into my eyes as I asked him a leading question as to who he was… He paused, and as many a good Rabbi does, poised himself in contemplative thought. I could almost her the still air as the room grew silent, then he said, “Maybe it’s not me you want to know about, perhaps you’re on a journey to find yourself.”

Duration:00:02:45

The Naked Systems Analyst

11/26/2019
He stood at the edge of the sand, a walking path where in his almost nude, most likely waxed, and very public form; he twisted his barbershop quartet mustache as a not so assuming tourist posed by his side...

Duration:00:04:13

Whispering Angels

11/19/2019
"It was as if an Angel had reached past the darkness of temporary scarecrows and brought forward ghosts in the closet. A whispering voice that did not originate in my sub-conscious, but rather flowed out of her eyes, and as it did, it ran into my very soul..."

Duration:00:02:38

The Plumberman

11/6/2019
"His greeting was more than a passing hello..."

Duration:00:02:14

Miss M – The Storm Starter

10/22/2019
She burst through the doors! Head tipped back, snarling sighs echoing, pupils rolled back into her head, the whites filling the fullness of her eye sockets. Mocking, she exclaimed for all to hear, “Do you have a dime? Unbelievable!”

Duration:00:02:16