S2 E14: Antonio Sacre + Gang Busters OTR + 'Boy Called Bat' book helps a family understand autism
The Apple Seed - Season 2, Episode 14
- May 12, 2022 12:00 pm
- 52:50 mins
Today on the show we’ve got an hour of stories about anticipation and expectations, and about things not exactly turning out how we expected, for better or for worse. (4:05) Storyteller Antonio Sacre remembers a long road trip where countless billboards for something called "Pedro's South of the Border" built up impossible expectations. The story was recorded live in The Apple Seed Studio. (22:32) Did you ever agree to do a favor for a family member, but then it ends up being different than what you thought you were agreeing to? Host Sam Payne's got a story like that. It’s today’s entry in the Radio Family Journal. (30:50) True crime stories are all the rage right now, and we go back in time to bring you an OTR (Old-Time Radio) true crime story from the long-running radio show Gang Busters about a bunch of crooks that think they’ve got the perfect racket stealing from gangsters, but of course the scheme doesn’t go as smoothly as they planned. (40:59) The book 'A Boy Called Bat' is a tender story about a boy with autism, and we'll hear from both author Elana K. Arnold and from a family that made a surprising discovery when they read the book together.