Like strangers, like dangers, fear takes many forms. Ever wish you had an opportunity to reshape the smirk on every childhood bully? Give ’em all a good fistful of knuckles? Rob Puittinen got that opportunity in a way he never anticipated.
Like Rob, I was no stranger to small town living. I grew up in the Fraser Valley, another peacefully named dung heap on the outskirts of greater Vancouver. Years from now, should I have a kid, here’s the piece of advice I’ll give him: “Livin’ in a small town don’t make you invincible, boy.” With hope, my Canadian accent will have matured into a rugged southern drawl.
Few announcements to make while you download. The show’s growing faster than I anticipated. We’re getting a God’s honest following here, and for that, I love ya. But as the workload increases, The Lapse Storytelling Podcast is Hiring Assistants. See that post for details.
Number two, you might just hear The Lapse on satellite radio, XM Channel 123. That’s right! PRX Remix dug us enough to license a couple episodes for broadcast. Right alongside big brothers like The Moth. The pay is peanuts for us, so don’t clap too loudly, but look at that. Two months in the cockpit and we’re already flying. Let’s see where this baby takes us.
Third, if you’re the disaffected type, if you feel like your vote doesn’t matter, I’ve got news: just a single review from you on iTunes makes us shoot up the rankings. You actually do make a difference, and you’ll keep this show running. Pretty please. Leave a review on iTunes.
Listen to Stranger Danger below or GET IT HERE on iTunes.