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Sometimes you find yourself in an unfamiliar place. And whether by choice or by force, you almost always leave a changed person. On our program this week: one man finds himself in a restaurant where the normal methods of communication don’t work; then, a woman's reality shifts when she enters a smoky dance club on the South China sea; but first a man finds himself in the last place he should go, afraid someone will find out who he really is.

Photo: MJ Club in Sanya, China. (Photo by Benjamin Gurr, courtesy Jennifer Dunn)

Jerry Givens' Brand of Justice 11 MIN, 5 SEC

In the mid-1970's, most people in Jerry Givens' hometown knew him as a family man or a Sunday school teacher. Givens never told anyone about his day job as a corrections officer and executioner. But when Givens found himself in prison, he had to try even harder to keep his old job a secret.

This story was produced by Davey Kim. He's a radio producer based in Oakland, California, working for the program Snap Judgement. Edited and mixed by Nick White.

Brent Weinbach Orders Meat 3 MIN, 48 SEC

When he went to Budapest, Brent Weinbach was far from home and didn't know the local language. In these kind of situations, you usually have to improvise -- even if that means moving yourself further down the food chain.


Photo courtesy Brent Weinbach

Brent Weinbach is a comedian and filmmaker based in Los Angeles. His most recent film is I Don't Dance.

Panic on the South China Sea 11 MIN, 5 SEC

We close with a story about the romance of travel, the fantasy of finding love and moving to a foreign country. Jennifer Dunn wasn't totally sure what she would find when she snuck into a smokey club in Sanya, China. But she thought she had a pretty good idea ...


MJ Club in Sanya, China
Photo by Benjamin Gurr, courtesy Jennifer Dunn


That story was written, performed and produced by Jennifer Dunn. Her stories have aired on Latino USA, Snap Judgement, Free Speech Radio News, Deutsche Welle, World Vision Report, Making Contact, and a number of other public radio programs. The story was edited by Nick White.

CREDITS

Host:
Bob Carlson

Producers:
Bob Carlson
Nick White

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