First Time Last Time
By Ben Adair
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A bank robber describing his first and last heists, a BASE jumper on taking his first jump and why he’ll never do it again, an artist who died and came back to life. First Time Last Time features stories about people doing things for the first and last time. Each story is a short, powerful, technicolor portrait of how big and, sometimes, very small moments transform people and their lives. Subscribe to First Time Last Time for a whole summer season of new stories. New shows every 2 weeks!
||ExplicitMy First & Last Times as a Dominatrix, with Jenny Nordbak||I was definitely aware that first day going into work — so, first time — that I was crossing a line.||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe First & Last Time I Dropped Acid in Prison, with Casey Hardison||When Casey Hardison was sent to prison for 10 years for manufacturing controlled substances, he thought his life as a psychedelic evangelist was over. LIttle did he know smuggling drugs into prison is so ridiculously easy.||6/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMy First & Last BASE Jump, with Chris McNamara||What do you do when your favorite thing in the whole wide world also happens to be killing all your friends?||5/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAnd we’re back — with a whole summer season of stories!||Coming May 18th and then every two weeks all summer long — First Time Last Time is back with a whole summer of stories. Subscribe now and don't miss a single one. Go to firstlasttime.com/subscribe/ and click on one of the big gold buttons||5/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe First & Last Time I Saw Someone Die, with Ignacio Genzon||"I saw her writhing around in bed, obviously in pain. And she wasn't asleep, she was awake. And she was moaning. So I walked to the kitchen got her a glass of water and called 911, because I didn't really know what else to do."||6/27/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAt home, by Ben Adair||"My first apartment was a little one-bedroom off Griffith Park Blvd. I remember laughing when the landlady raised the rent to 600 a month. We were the first artists priced out of Silverlake, we said, as we packed up and moved to Echo Park."||12/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe First Time I Changed Pop Music, with David Ritz||"So I didn't think that much of it because I hadn't written a song before. I just thought, oh, this was an interesting evening, you know. And you know, Marvin said a lot of stuff."||11/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe Last Time I Felt Beautiful, with Francesca Lia Block||“I mean there were times when I could say, 'Oh my wedding, I felt pretty.' Or, you know, I went on a date and I was pretty. Or, after I had sex I felt pretty. But there were always these caveats of, 'Well, but...'"||9/18/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMy First Diagnosis, with Pamela Yelsky & Elinor Casteneda||"You know, it's not the same as cancer. When you tell someone you're HIV+, there's something that still today has a negative connotation. 'Oh, you know, well, maybe I was promiscuous. Maybe I did sleep around. Maybe I was a bad girl."||9/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitThe First & Last Time I Died, with Bettina Hubby||“I remember looking down at my feet. I started seeing these lines growing up my legs – my blood vessels were turning blue. It was slow, like a vine was creeping around my leg. It was quite beautiful. And scary."||6/25/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitMy First & Last Bank Robberies, with Joe Loya||"The first time I robbed a bank, I understood that I was amping up my game. … Here I am a petty criminal and I wanna innovate with my narrative, amp it up and become a serious criminal. So I’m like f–k it, I’m gonna go rob a bank."||5/24/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitComing soon … Do you remember your first time? How about your last?||Coming soon ... "First Time Last Time" ... stories about first times and last times at firstlasttime.com||5/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
Off to an excellent start
I have been following the groundbreaking work of Ben Adair for years and this looks like it's going to be a hit. Such a simple concept, but Ben knows how to get smart, funny stories out of people and present them in surprising ways. Give it a listen.
First but not last
First time listening, but definitely not my last. All the hallmarks of a great podcast, A+++ storytelling.
Can't wait for more!
I love how simple and straight to the story the first episode was. No fluff or filling - just the good stuff. I can't wait to hear what's next!