5.3 Turbulence

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

On a routine business trip, I experienced the worst turbulence I’ve ever felt. Together with Tom Cruise in Mission: Impossible, the turbulence jolts my head back on straight.

Paul’s Pick

I’ve grown so cynical. When I was watching the documentary about Mr. Rogers, Won’t You Be My Neighbour, I waited for the part where the movie turned and we find out he got off on little kids. By the end, I was in tears. Turns out, Mr. Rogers was just a really good dude, and someone that really cared about kids. He felt it was important to be honest with them, understand feelings like hate and anger, and deal with difficult cultural experiences directly. The documentary is an exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers. Watch the trailer 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