5.1 Mystery Man

Season Five

This season I go back to my roots, and share some stories recorded in-studio. You’ll get one story per episode, along with a return of Paul’s Picks, where I share something I’ve been reading, watching, or listening to.

The Story

I kept seeing the same man every few months. Just out of the corner of my eye. He was a stranger and these were all just random coincidences. Or were they?

Paul’s Pick

After listening to one episode of the podcast Small Town Dicks, I was obsessed. Then after hearing that the main two detectives on the show were identical twins, I figured this had to be scripted. It’s not. It’s a fascinating glimpse into the terrible things people do to each other. It’s smart, great storytelling, and at times even incredibly emotional.

The podcast is about the big-time crime that’s happening in Small Town, USA. Each episode features the detectives who broke the case in their small town, and includes assets like jailhouse phone calls, suspect interviews and 9-1-1 calls. The show is anchored by veteran, identical-twin detectives Dan and Dave, and hosted by actresses, Yeardley Smith and Zibby Allen. Listen to the podcast here.

Podcast Partners

The live monthly event Stories We Don’t Tell has been my storytelling home for almost five years. To learn more, visit the website at storieswedonttell.org. The theme music is by singer/songwriter Arlene Paculan, check her out at officialarlene.com.

Listen and/or Read

Read a transcript of this episode on my blog. Listen to the episode with the player below.

Paul Dore