Smiley (An Audio Story in NYC)

chelsea-piers

Last semester, I started getting getting more interested in audio stories — podcasts, radio, you name it.

For our first audio assignment, we had to go around and interview strangers on the streets of New York about their summer (yes, I know it’s hard to contemplate blissfully sunny days in the midst of this winter chill, but bear with me). As you can imagine, drawing a coherent story out of a complete stranger was not an easy task. It was the usual midst of angst, rejection, and bizarrely inappropriate encounters.

But then, I met a wonderful stranger on a park bench named Smiley. He told me about his love affair over the summer with Chelsea Piers. Here’s Smiley’s story:

https://soundcloud.com/podforum/yarlagadda-tara-smiley