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QuOTeD - The Question of the Day Podcast
The Question of the Day Podcast (QuOTeD) is an audio montage of on-the-spot answers to one good question.
Jul 3, 2020
How do you know when you’ve heard a sincere apology?
We apologize to stay connected with the people we love. We feel connected to each other because we understand the context in which we live.
1 hr 6 min
Jun 20, 2020
Say Their Names
Brian and I discover a memorial for Blacks who have been killed by police. The sign said, #SayTheirNames. So we did.
Mar 10, 2020
Why Bernie Sanders?
Talking to people who were gathering for a Bernie Sanders rally reminds me of the 2004 Dennis Kucinich presidential campaign.
1 hr 2 min
Dec 31, 2019
Is anyone listening?
There may be 50 ways to leave a message, but is anyone listening?
Mar 19, 2019
Why is it hard to get rid of stuff that you really don’t need?
What do you really need to survive? Old bike tires? A copy of "Moby Dick"? A toaster? Someone to love? Can you live without the box of computer parts?
Jan 25, 2019
Winning the Lottery
A compilation of a podcast series Brian and I did for the Minnesota Fringe Festival, this episode looks at why we tell stories and how they can be elevated in a live performance.
Dec 15, 2018
How did they persist in the face of that kind of adversity?
These are stories of persistence: A single mother who is trying to get some help. Campaigners who don’t know when to quit. A fight against segregation. Cafeteria workers who are trying to get the attention of management. A student who won’t take no for an answer. A Senator who won’t say yes.
Jun 2, 2018
What was your first car?
If you ask someone about their first car, they'll probably tell you a story. Cars can tell a family history, teach us to deal with adversity and embed themselves into our fondest memories.
1 hr 11 min
Dec 25, 2017
What is your earliest childhood memory?
100 people answer the question, "Going back as far as you can go, what is your very earliest memory?" The ages associated with memories range from being a baby to 12 years old.
Aug 5, 2017
What have you learned from watching a YouTube video?
I was charmed by the way people often laughed as they responded to this question. What's so funny about using salt to clean a cast iron skillet? You also hear pride in some voices. Saving money on a dryer repair or fixing a bicycle is a real accomplishment.
Feb 9, 2017
A Story about a Mystery Painting
We make up a story about how a painting of a fireplace ended up in our living room.
Oct 6, 2016
What’s going on here in Chicago?
Can we recognize a city by its sound, sort of like recognizing the sound of a mother's voice? This is one day in Chicago after the 2016 Podcast Movement conference.
Mar 31, 2016
What does it mean to be grounded?
What are the barriers to being grounded in a culture filled with distractions and how can we separate the signal from the noise to get grounded?