Entries tagged "story"

Burying Uncle Ed’s Leg: My latest story on CBC

My Uncle Ed buried his leg. For real. It turns out that it’s an Orthodox Jewish practice. My story and about it aired on the CBC show How to Do It today. It’s a funny one. You can read more on the show in development I mention in the piece, Everything Is Subject to Change, here.

Real Winning: My Basketball Redemption Story on CBC’s Definitely Not the Opera

I had another story on CBC’s Definitely Not the Opera which aired across Canada a few weeks ago. For those of you who don’t live in Canada, DNTO is a bit like This American Life, but with shorter stories and more of them. And Canadian towns. This story takes place in Sudbury when I was 12 years old at a Zionist camp. I was obsessed with basketball. And I had a very powerful experience which affected the course of my life as a performer and a person. I learned the power of truth and how a room can change with it. Listen here.


Geek Prayer, my story on CBC’s Definitely Not the Opera


I just had my first story on Definitely Not the Opera, a This American Life-ish show on national radio in Canada and Sirius XM hosted by Sook-Yin Lee (Shortbus). This episode is themed: What Happens When You Pray? My story is about geek prayer and what happened to me during my life changing accident in 2006. I blogged about it some back then. The science-y blog I’m referring to in the story is Collision Detection belonging to Clive Thompson.

I’m really excited because I grew up listening to the CBC. I’ve had a few other appearances on it before on the programs Spark and Sounds Like Canada but this is a really great personal story. There’s no real equivalent in the US. Imagine NPR but one that literally the entire country listens to and loves.

This episode includes other Canadian artists like Diane Flacks and Kids in the Hall’s Scott Thompson. You’ll here my story at about minute 32. Listen here.

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