Sunday, July 16, 2017

The World of Embarrassment

We have somehow arrived at Episode 18 in our Strangerville journey. I don't know why it took us so long to do this episode. It is basically It Just Gets Stranger's theme music. Today, three incredible stories about truly the most embarrassing things I can imagine happening to a human.

And that's coming from ME. You know. The guy who once unnecessarily wandered around a Korean airport completely naked.

Today's episode contains a very special treat thanks to all of you. Sometime ago I asked you to share your most embarrassing moments on the Stranger Facebook page. You delivered. And then some. Meg and I were delighted to include some of our favorites from your offering in this episode. So check it out, and feel a little closer to your wonderfully-awkward Stranger family.

As always, thanks for your incredible support of Strangerville and the outpouring of love as we have embarked on this beautiful journey, collecting stories and sharing the best parts of life with you. We love you.

Please enjoy:


This time in Strangerville we explore stories from people (including many of you!) who have survived a nearly insurmountable amount of embarrassment. A young woman experiences the unthinkable during a college class presentation. A tanning bed mishap invokes a panicked response that only makes things worse. A newlywed has an uncomfortable encounter with his mother-in-law. And a grandmother unwittingly puts on a show for an entire restaurant full of people. Laugh and cringe with us and feel a little better about your own badges of honor.
Intro: Meg Walter
Segments:
1. Marshal Law by Lauren
2. Like Unsticking Something From A Pan story and music by David Peterson
3. Scarred For Life by Dianne Young, Dana Simmons Geddes, & Jamie Young Clark

~It Just Gets Stranger

12 comments:

  1. I love Dianne! That poor thing! Good thing for her to see the amazing humor in it.

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  2. I laughed my face off. Like, my face actually came off. I'm suing you for this. My face was my money maker. Worth tens of dollars.

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  3. So this is my favorite thing I've ever listened to in the history of listening to things. It was like a train-wreck that I didn't want to stop watching because it was so gloriously hilarious.

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  4. My gut hurts from laughing so hard! I could totally picture each of those poor people in those circumstances. Thank you for providing proof that I'm not the only person to whom embarrassing things happen.

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  5. My embarrassing moment made it on Strangerville! I feel like a celebrity today!

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  6. My sister and I downloaded this podcast to listen to on our flight home from Indonesia. Thank you for all you do keeping us entertained. Also, we just saw the Queen of Colors. I took a picture.

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  7. Is there a text copy for the hearing impaired?

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    1. Unfortunately, still no. But you can find hundreds of stories from you fellow Strangers on the Facebook page (I asked people to share their embarrassing moments and we read many of these on the podcast). You can also find a write-up Meg included on her own site, in which she shared one of her best embarrassing stories: https://medium.com/i-should-be-deserving-to-be-to-mars/strangerville-episode-18-f4d5f4bac79a

      I hope that someday we will have the manpower to produce transcripts for our episodes.

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  8. I peeeeeeddddd my pants when I listened to Dianne tell her story. This is the kind of stuff I dream about and pray, pray, pray that it never ever, ever never happens to me!!!! Bwahahahahaha

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    1. Same. That was one of the most amazing stories I've ever heard in my life.

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  9. Hi Eli
    I've found that VoiceBase is pretty easy to use. It automatically converts speech to text pretty accurately and only needs a quick review after conversion to check if everything's accurate. Here's the link if you want to check it out: https://www.voicebase.com

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