On Our Own Terms


Episode #1328

Date April 18, 2022

Run Time 50:16

Kevin Allison, Caitlin Brodnick and David Hu share stories about football, opera, before, after and, inevitably, racists.

Song: RISK! Theme by Wormburner and John Sondericker

Song: Mozart: Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492 – Overture by London Philharmonic Orchestra and Sir Georg Solti

Live Story: How Does This Work?! by Kevin Allison*

Song: Non So Piu Cosa Son Cosa Faccio (Cherubino’s Aria) by Adya & Geisha

Live Story: Before and After by Caitlin Brodnick

Interstitial: What Are You Waiting For?! by Jeff Barr

Song: Video by India Arie

Song: On Our Own (Instrumental) by Vaain

Live Story: The Lifesaver by David Hu

Song: Growing Up by Run River North


*Hear the sound designed version of Kevin’s “How Does This Work?!” on Patreon, and let us know what you think!



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1 year ago

Oh, Kevin! Your story brought back memories!

I started freshman year in high school as “the new kid”. I knew no one and the high school was small so most of the students had known each other forever.

One day in English class, a popular kid said I should play football.

I was so overjoyed that someone spoke to me—a popular kid, even—that I said yes.

To this day, I know nothing about sports. When people start talking about sports, I hear the teachers in Peanuts cartoons. And I certainly nothing about football, but the popular kid spoke to me!!!

I went to the next practice and was given gear that stank of old sweat and hurt where the edges dug in my flesh. I went to the field with the other players and got knocked around. A lot. And then the grueling calisthenics. And then back to the locker room and aching and being filthy and I wondered what the fuck was I thinking?

I quit the next day and a short time later I found the drama kids and the chorus kids and the band kids and I did OK.

So, that was my one day on the football team in high school!

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