What Jacob Heard

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Jacob grew up Pentecostal. And he loved the church – he was a choir boy as a kid, and grew up to lead Bible study and even speak in tongues. As he got older, though, he had to confront a problem: he realized that he was gay. This is the story of how Jacob tried to cast Satan from his body – in the form of his attraction to other boys. And how, eventually, he came to accep his own homosexuality.

Jacob at a school dance

What Jacob Heard was produced by Bethany Denton, with mixing from Jeff Emtman and editing help from Nick White. It originally aired on KCRW's Here Be Monsters podcast, a hauntingly-produced program about fear and the unknown.



Bob Carlson


Bob Carlson, Nick White