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Keith Conrad is a Chicago radio & digital media producer, Cubs fan, space geek & lonely beacon of restraint & self-sacrifice in a squall of car-crazies. He's on a mission to collect stories that seem completely unbelievable, but are 100% true.

Keith Conrad is a Chicago radio & digital media producer, Cubs fan, space geek & lonely beacon of restraint & self-sacrifice in a squall of car-crazies. He's on a mission to collect stories that seem completely unbelievable, but are 100% true.

Location:

United States

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Keith Conrad is a Chicago radio & digital media producer, Cubs fan, space geek & lonely beacon of restraint & self-sacrifice in a squall of car-crazies. He's on a mission to collect stories that seem completely unbelievable, but are 100% true.

Language:

English


Episodes

#4: Surviving Cancer and Going Viral (In A Good Way) with Darla Jaye

3/26/2020
Darla Jaye is one of the funniest and most talented radio people I’ve ever worked with, but after leaving radio she had an almost Biblical string of calamities hit her all at once. But she came out the other side laughing and ended up becoming a viral sensation after she beat cancer and responded very enthusiastically to ending her treatments. Seriously, she was everywhere, even if you didn’t know who you were watching at the time. I wanted to talk with Darla about what it was like to...

Duration:00:16:53

#3: Starring In A Presidential Debate with Ken Bone (And His Sweater)

3/19/2020
In an election year, it’s good to check in with Ken Bone. Ken pretty much dominated mass media for a few wonderful days during the 2016 Presidential election. Ken asked one of the questions during a nationally televised Presidential debate, and for a brief moment everyone stopped the partisan brick throwing contest and admired his every-man-ness and his red sweater. I wanted to talk to Ken about what the process is like to take part in a Presidential debate, and then what it was like when...

Duration:00:25:21

Bonus: Apollo 15 Astronaut Alfred Worden

3/18/2020
NASA announced today that Apollo 15 Astronaut Alfred Worden passed away at the age of 88. Several years ago I had the opportunity to talk with Worden about how he became an Astronaut and what it was like to fly to the Moon.

Duration:00:25:52

#2: Virtual Kidnapping Scheme

3/12/2020
It would appear they are completely stifling the entrepreneurial spirit over in England. Plus, I talk to mild-mannered Chicago radio producer Justin Kosek. One day a couple of years ago, he was minding his own business at work, when suddenly he found out that his family was basically living the 1996 Ron Howard film Ransom.

Duration:00:21:51

#1: Last Minute Cross-County Adventures

3/5/2020
Everyone has that one story that will win them all sorts of bar bets over the course of their life. People are sure you have to be making it up, but it's one hundred percent true. Those are the kinds of stories I'm trying to collect in this podcast. One example is my friend Amy Jacobson. She is a fellow life-long Cubs fan who really wanted to see the team play in the 20-16 playoffs, despite the fact that she would need to travel across the country at the drop of a hat to do so. You could...

Duration:00:15:34