Out of the Blocks, Quick Hits

Series produced by Out of the Blocks

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a sampler platter of stories from Out of the Blocks

These are self-contained 4-minute modules that showcase one or two stories from a larger episode of Out of the Blocks. These modules are evergreen and require no host intro or back-announce.


38 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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He’s my step-father, but he has always treated me like a son… and like one of the guys.

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  • Added: Apr 15, 2018
  • Length: 04:15
  • Purchases: 1
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Laughter is the key to everything. You can give yourself an orgasm, but you can’t tickle yourself.

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  • Added: Apr 15, 2018
  • Length: 04:07
  • Purchases: 1
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See all these blankets and quilts and stuff? I got enough in here to keep me warm.

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2018
  • Length: 04:16
  • Purchases: 1
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I opened the door and tried to push him out. That’s when he fired the first shot.

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2018
  • Length: 04:11
  • Purchases: 1
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I get so much love from the customers in here. It’s better than where I came from.

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2018
  • Length: 03:58
  • Purchases: 1
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My great grandfather started the business in 1917. He came from China. This was the built-in childcare/daycare for me. My parents would come to w...

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  • Added: Mar 13, 2018
  • Length: 04:11
  • Purchases: 1
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I've been here through the good times and the bad times. At one time, I was the only business on this block.

  • Added: Mar 12, 2018
  • Length: 04:16
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I love my city, and I rep it to the death. But at the same time, I’m a white boy in a black neighborhood.

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  • Added: Feb 28, 2018
  • Length: 04:16
  • Purchases: 1
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I was lost in gangs back in Guatemala. We were beating people, robbing them. But after I met God, everything changed. I found a new path.

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  • Added: Feb 23, 2018
  • Length: 04:25
  • Purchases: 1
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"Love never dies, and neither do my flowers."

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  • Added: Feb 15, 2018
  • Length: 04:15
  • Purchases: 1
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The work is hard. There's an assembly line. There's a line of people, like, from here to the end of the block, to keep up with the chicken.

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2018
  • Length: 08:16
  • Purchases: 1
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Painting, landscaping, demo work, dish washer... I'm available.

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  • Added: Feb 01, 2018
  • Length: 04:19
  • Purchases: 1
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I finally started connecting the dots about who I was inside.

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2018
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 1
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"We never had tepees. We had houses, just like everybody else did."

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2018
  • Length: 04:19
  • Purchases: 1
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I work every day. I never miss day, even I'm sick. I work hard, you know. I think I make it OK.

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2017
  • Length: 04:13
  • Purchases: 1
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If you want to be Orthodox, Baltimore is a place where you can learn and go up the steps. In Iran, it wasn't like that.

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2017
  • Length: 04:22
  • Purchases: 1
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One day, I'm going to leave all this headache. I'm going to leave it one day and find a good life.

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2017
  • Length: 04:10
  • Purchases: 1
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Everybody, they call me Momma. Nobody knows my name, but I'm OK with that.

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  • Added: Dec 13, 2017
  • Length: 04:10
  • Purchases: 1
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Our mindsets are not just similar, but almost like we’re reading from the same book… and actually we are.

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  • Added: Dec 11, 2017
  • Length: 04:25
  • Purchases: 1
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Sparx is a rat terrier Chihuahua, and he doesn’t let people get too close to me, I think for fear that they’re going to hurt me. He’s a good boy.

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  • Added: Dec 04, 2017
  • Length: 04:22
  • Purchases: 1