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Dad Rock 9 MIN, 56 SEC

As a kid, Dave Hill was introduced to Led Zeppelin by his dad. He quickly learned how to play the song on guitar, but never quite got the hang of the solo. Decades later, his dad learned the song, too, and gave Dave the opportunity to finally rock the solo and melt faces -- but the arrangement was a little unexpected.


Dave Hill (R) and his father, Bob Hill, play "Stairway to Heaven" together
Courtesy of Dave Hill

Recorded and edited by Nick White.

Down to Earth 8 MIN, 26 SEC

Next, the story of a high-flying musician on tour and what happens when he’s sharply and abruptly tugged back to earth – and, back to his daughter.

Produced by Darby Maloney. This story was originally heard as part of an episode we broadcast in 2011.

Making Waffles 10 MIN, 9 SEC

Finally, we head to the kitchen, where a man is standing over a mixing bowl, following a precise and detailed recipe to make Hank's Famous Waffles. The man is a German-born engineer – and also, Christopher Piehler's elderly father. He's struggling to make his famous waffles the way he always has, for decades. And then, Chris realizes it's his turn.

Christopher Piehler is a playwright, comedian, and storyteller who has made audiences laugh at the Comedy Store, the Ice House, Flappers Comedy Club, and The Moth. He has written and performed two solo shows, and his play, The Triangle Factory Fire Project, was published by Dramatists Play Service and is performed around the country. He has an MFA in play writing from Columbia University.


Chris Piehler
Courtesy of Chris Piehler


Chris Piehler's father
Courtesy of Chris Piehler

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