I made this sketch in collaboration with my friend and colleague Dan Weissmann, originally for Vocalo.org. Dan met Stephen Redd in a bar in Chesterton, Indiana. Stephen was one of those rare people who open up right away. He was frank, boastful, unapologetic about his life choices, and overall a totally memorable character.
These pieces were recorded by Dan, and edited and mixed by Robin.
Stephen imparts some words of wisdom about what you take with you, and what you leave behind. (2:18)
Stephen explains the difference between being a drunk and being an alcoholic, and the difference your uncles can make. (2:56)
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