I Couldn’t Throw It Out

I Couldn’t Throw It Out

24 boxes of stuff. Saved for 58 years. And now it’s all gotta go. Listen in as former PEOPLE Magazine reporter Michael Small and co-host Sally Libby rediscover the objects he has saved since he was 7, telling the tales behind them so he can throw them out.

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September 2, 2022 50 min

Broadway?  Movies?  TV? That's nuthin'. Donna Murphy first found fame on the high school literary magazine staff with Michael and Sally.  Listen in as they read poems by Donna and others 50 years later -- and get a big surprise.

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When 19-year-old Jennifer Beals enrolled at Yale – after starring in 1983's Flashdance -- she couldn't escape an interview with Michael, who tried to impress her with his academic credentials.  Listen in as he relives that mistake.

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In 1985, Joni Mitchell gave Michael a multi-hour interview about flunking high school, Woodstock, Bob Dylan, her Chelsea apartment, poetry, painting, and much more.  Oh, c'mon. Do not ask him to toss those tapes.

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June 1, 2022 5 min

It ain't gonna be easy to throw out never-shared interviews with Joni Mitchell, Kiefer Sutherland and Eazy-E. Can Michael toss these tapes in season one? Get a preview.

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You heard the short stuff in Part 1.  Now hear Joni Mitchell's longer stories, including how she met Jimi Hendrix, why Jack Nicholson missed his cameo in her song, and  a recitation of her 7th grade poem.  No wonder Michael saved this treasured 1985 interview tape.

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May 27, 2022 25 min

Michael justifies why he -- and many others -- feel the urge to save things.  But after reviewing treasures from his days as a PEOPLE magazine reporter, there's no escape.  Something gets shredded.

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