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The Fire Escape

Storytelling Podcasts

Welcome to The Fire Escape. We are two guys from Alabama and a Welsh-Londoner talking transatlanticism, telling stories and whinging about life in the big city. We hope to highlight unique voices and stories, connect people, talk about the cultural similarities and differences of being Alabamian/Southern vs. Welsh/British, and how living in a place like NYC can enhance or erode those identities.

Welcome to The Fire Escape. We are two guys from Alabama and a Welsh-Londoner talking transatlanticism, telling stories and whinging about life in the big city. We hope to highlight unique voices and stories, connect people, talk about the cultural similarities and differences of being Alabamian/Southern vs. Welsh/British, and how living in a place like NYC can enhance or erode those identities.

Location:

United States

Description:

Welcome to The Fire Escape. We are two guys from Alabama and a Welsh-Londoner talking transatlanticism, telling stories and whinging about life in the big city. We hope to highlight unique voices and stories, connect people, talk about the cultural similarities and differences of being Alabamian/Southern vs. Welsh/British, and how living in a place like NYC can enhance or erode those identities.

Language:

English

Contact:

12053170802


Episodes

142. Pete's Conspiracy Quiz

7/31/2020
Pete tests Colter's knowledge on truth vs. fiction.

Duration:01:10:26

141. Conspiracy Realities vs Theories

7/24/2020
Peter and Colter put on their tin foil hats and break it all down.

Duration:01:10:21

140. I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-T Do You Know Presidency?

7/17/2020
The Lads list out ALL of your options for president. Please scream inside your hearts. Also, Sir Tom > Sir Gawain

Duration:00:39:13

139. A Podcast on Letters and Shutting Up

7/10/2020
The Lads discuss the Harper's Magazine's "A Letter on Justice and Open Debate", with a special segment dedicated to the stupidity of Michigan coach, Jim Harbaugh. Also, way to go indiginous activists and lawyers re Oklahoma SCOTUS decision!

Duration:00:48:40

138. Pete's Birthday Fireworks

7/3/2020
Colter and Pete discuss America's annual celebration of Peter's birthday.

Duration:00:48:16

137. White Jesus?

6/26/2020
Peter and Colter have returned to offer their extremely unqualified opinions on historical analysis.

Duration:01:22:38

136. Justice for Floyd

5/29/2020
The Lads chat about the protests surrounding George Floyd's murder at the hands of Minneapolis Police. In lighter news, Hywel has released a short film, "Joe". You can watch it here: https://vimeo.com/411729581

Duration:00:48:38

135. Quar-Cars and the Return of Bryan Campbell

5/22/2020
Bryan Campbell returns to talk to the lads about new cars and driving during the Rona.

Duration:01:03:24

134. Guy Fieri > Crocs

5/15/2020
The Lads dish on stuff we as a society used to hate, but now don't.

Duration:00:48:51

133. Wales Under King Hywel

5/8/2020
Peter's dad fights off invaders. Hywel describes British drinking culture. We have new intro music! Here it is, https://g.co/kgs/ACvGUq We ride out to fellow Oak Mountain alumnus, Waxahatchee's tune Hell from the album "Saint Cloud". See more here https://waxahatchee.bandcamp.com

Duration:00:43:44

132. Finland>Sweden

5/1/2020
The Lads are cheerier. Colter shaved his head. Hywel's nephew is a special guest and lost something on the mountain. Peter is morphing into Gandalf.

Duration:00:36:30

131. The Return of Edgar Momplaisir

4/24/2020
Colter and Edgar talk about what next year's award season might look like and when sports will come back. They also talk about moving during the quarantine and sneaking around your parents as an adult.

Duration:00:52:29

130. Mutton Dressed as Lamb

4/17/2020
The lads discuss their general malaise and the finer points of easter roasts.

Duration:00:49:36

129. Dai, Dai Dai

4/10/2020
The Lads have a chinwag about repeating names and pay their respects to John Prine. COVID-19 can suck it.

Duration:00:33:31

128. On Her Majesty's Secret Nervous

4/3/2020
The Lads chat hobbies. Colter and Peter are taking up archery. Hywel is taking up being sad.

Duration:00:33:52

127. Cowboy Tim and Joe Exotic, Save Us Now!

3/27/2020
The Lads are trying to survive week two of covid-19 related quarantine and isolation. We are feeling socially and emotionally distant. Also, Tiger King rules.

Duration:00:40:31

126. The Phantom Distance

3/20/2020
The Lads chinwag from their desperate locales about the new normal of social distancing and self-isolation. Hywel is in a shed. Pete is on the roof. Colter is in the venerable basement.

Duration:00:54:06

125. COVID the 13th

3/13/2020
Hywel joins Peter and Colter from the field in Des Moines, Nashville to update us on COVID-19. Colter learned of a conspiracy that the Jesuits were behind the sinking of the titanic, and it involves the Federal Reserve.

Duration:00:56:43

124. Feelin' the Bern for Hywel's Uncle

3/6/2020
The Lads talk about false equivalency, mimicking machine gun fire in a production of MacBeth, and Hywel's uncle, Bernie Carroll, whop has written in to the Liverpool Echo every day for 40 years. https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2020/feb/21/experience-ive-written-a-letter-to-my-local-paper-every-day-for-40-years

Duration:01:06:51

123. The Artist Formerly Known as Prince, Harry

2/28/2020
Pete and Colter sit down to recap Colter's European voyage and (Prince) Harry following him to Edinburgh.

Duration:00:51:16