Sunday, November 13, 2016

Episode 10: The World of Hard Conversations

It's an ultra packed episode this week in Strangerville, in large part because of all of the happenings in America over the last week. We invite you to join us on a thoughtful and peaceful journey through stories about hard conversations. Come and laugh with us, cry with us, blow snot all over the wall with us (wait . . . you guys don't do that? Yeah . . . neither do we . . . we were just testing you . . . ).

As always, we beg you like people without pride to share Strangerville with your family and friends. And if you haven't done so yet, please go leave us a review on what the kids are calling the iTunes. Cathie will nod approvingly if you do (this is worth a lot).

Also, of special note, Jolyn and I tried our hand at singing a Paul Simon song in this episode. It was much more complicated than we were expecting. And I now have a new respect for professional musicians. 

Without further ado,

This week in Strangerville, we explore hard conversations--their value, and why we sometimes avoid them. A law professor accidentally replies all on an email chain. Strangers in a park share their vulnerabilities. A 30-year-old single woman chases a man she just met to Egypt. A man talks to his 9-year-old daughter about the ugliness of this year's presidential election. Laugh and cry with us, and don't forget that sometimes strangers really do have the best candy.
Intro: Eli McCann and Jolyn Metro
1. People at the Park
2. An Egyptian Rom Com by Annette Thacker
3. What Do I Tell Her? by Swen Swenson
Conclusion: Thoughts by Jolyn Metro and song performed by Jolyn Metro and Eli McCann

~It Just Gets Stranger


  1. Your song made me cry. Who knew you guys and Paul Simon would finally collaborate and create the perfect song to sum up a really strange year. I loved this whole episode.

  2. Awesome episode. I loved the idea with the people in the park. And I listened to the song a couple of times. I had not heard that song before. Beautiful.

  3. Echo the sentiments above relative to the music. Nice job, you two. Really moving.