The Greatest Story Ever Podcast http://rss.gabatron.com Thu, 02 Apr 2020 08:00:00 -0500 1440 en Copyright 2020 Keith Conrad gabatrondotcom@gmail.com Keith Conrad is a Chicago radio & digital media producer, Cubs fan, space geek & lonely beacon of restraint & self-sacrifice in a squall of car-crazies. He's on a mission to collect stories that seem completely unbelievable, but are 100% true. no Keith Conrad is a Chicago radio & digital media producer, Cubs fan, space geek & lonely beacon of restraint & self-sacrifice in a squall of car-crazies. He's on a mission to collect stories that seem completely unbelievable, but are 100% true. Keith Conrad gabatrondotcom@gmail.com Keith Conrad https://www.keithconradmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/tgsep-cover-art-1400x1400.jpg The Greatest Story Ever Podcast https://www.keithconradmedia.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/tgsep-cover-art-1400x1400.jpg keithconrad.podbean.com/37e6ea83-692a-5eb9-96de-7f21cebb9dce #5: Unintentional International Arms Smuggling with Andrew Heaton Thu, 02 Apr 2020 08:00:00 -0500 https://keithconrad.podbean.com/e/the-greatest-story-ever-podcast-5-unintentional-international-arms-smuggling-with-andrew-heaton/ 17:39 Keith Conrad no Andrew Heaton is a comedian, who I first became aware of several years ago when he was doing some hilarious video content for the Libertarian website reason. Now he’s the host of two great podcasts, The Political Orphanage, a podcast for people who want to know about what’s going on in the world, but don’t want to become a part of the partisan brick-throwing contest, and Alienating the Audience, where he does a deep dive on movies, TV and general geekery. But I’m talking to Andrew about the day several years ago when he was guilty of unintentional international gun smuggling. Andrew Heaton is a comedian, who I first became aware of several years ago when he was doing some hilarious video content for the Libertarian website reason. Now he’s the host of two great podcasts, The Political Orphanage, a podcast for people who want ... <p><span style="font-weight:400;"><a href="https://www.twitter.com/mightyheaton" target="_blank"><strong>Andrew Heaton</strong></a> is a comedian, who I first became aware of several years ago when he was doing some hilarious video content for the Libertarian website reason. Now he’s the host of two great podcasts, <a href="https://politicalorphanage.libsyn.com/" target="_blank">The Political Orphanage</a>, a podcast for people who want to know about what’s going on in the world, but don’t want to become a part of the partisan brick-throwing contest, and <a href="http://alienating.libsyn.com/" target="_blank">Alienating the Audience</a>, where he does a deep dive on movies, TV and general geekery. </span><span style="font-weight:400;">But I’m talking to Andrew about the day several years ago when he was guilty of unintentional international gun smuggling.</span></p> keithconrad.podbean.com/fa0ada32-f1e7-5ec5-b19a-e85bbcf63115 #4: Surviving Cancer and Going Viral (In A Good Way) with Darla Jaye Thu, 26 Mar 2020 15:04:43 -0500 https://keithconrad.podbean.com/e/the-greatest-story-ever-podcast-4-surviving-cancer-and-going-viral-in-a-good-way-with-darla-jaye/ 16:53 Keith Conrad no Darla Jaye is one of the funniest and most talented radio people I’ve ever worked with, but after leaving radio she had an almost Biblical string of calamities hit her all at once. But she came out the other side laughing and ended up becoming a viral sensation after she beat cancer and responded very enthusiastically to ending her treatments. Seriously, she was everywhere, even if you didn’t know who you were watching at the time. I wanted to talk with Darla about what it was like to survive cancer and then see yourself pop up on TV constantly for a week. Darla Jaye is one of the funniest and most talented radio people I’ve ever worked with, but after leaving radio she had an almost Biblical string of calamities hit her all at once. But she came out the other side laughing and ended up becoming a viral se... <p><span style="font-weight:400;"><a href="https://twitter.com/DarlaJaye1"><strong>Darla Jaye</strong></a> is one of the funniest and most talented radio people I’ve ever worked with, but after leaving radio she had an almost Biblical string of calamities hit her all at once. But she came out the other side laughing and ended up <a href="https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1761573977278394">becoming a viral sensation after she beat cancer and responded very enthusiastically to ending her treatments</a>. Seriously, she was everywhere, even if you didn’t know who you were watching at the time. I wanted to talk with Darla about what it was like to survive cancer and then see yourself pop up on TV constantly for a week.</span></p> keithconrad.podbean.com/5d93bf76-046a-593d-b37b-20affbf1c466 #3: Starring In A Presidential Debate with Ken Bone (And His Sweater) Thu, 19 Mar 2020 10:40:54 -0500 https://keithconrad.podbean.com/e/the-greatest-story-ever-podcast-3-starring-in-a-presidential-debate-with-ken-bone-and-his-sweater/ 25:21 Keith Conrad no In an election year, it’s good to check in with Ken Bone. Ken pretty much dominated mass media for a few wonderful days during the 2016 Presidential election. Ken asked one of the questions during a nationally televised Presidential debate, and for a brief moment everyone stopped the partisan brick throwing contest and admired his every-man-ness and his red sweater. I wanted to talk to Ken about what the process is like to take part in a Presidential debate, and then what it was like when suddenly he became the most famous man in viral media for a few days. In an election year, it’s good to check in with Ken Bone. Ken pretty much dominated mass media for a few wonderful days during the 2016 Presidential election. Ken asked one of the questions during a nationally televised Presidential debate, and for a bri... <p><span style="font-weight:400;">In an election year, it’s good to check in with <strong>Ken Bone</strong>. Ken pretty much dominated mass media for a few wonderful days during the 2016 Presidential election. Ken asked one of the questions during a nationally televised Presidential debate, and for a brief moment everyone stopped the partisan brick throwing contest and admired his every-man-ness and his red sweater. I wanted to talk to Ken about what the process is like to take part in a Presidential debate, and then what it was like when suddenly he became the most famous man in viral media for a few days.</span></p> keithconrad.podbean.com/ffac93a8-17bb-5327-b5bf-035ef1774d03 Bonus: Apollo 15 Astronaut Alfred Worden Wed, 18 Mar 2020 18:49:56 -0500 https://keithconrad.podbean.com/e/the-greatest-story-ever-podcast-bonus-apollo-15-astronaut-alfred-worden/ 25:52 Keith Conrad no NASA announced today that Apollo 15 Astronaut Alfred Worden passed away at the age of 88. Several years ago I had the opportunity to talk with Worden about how he became an Astronaut and what it was like to fly to the Moon. NASA announced today that Apollo 15 Astronaut Alfred Worden passed away at the age of 88. Several years ago I had the opportunity to talk with Worden about how he became an Astronaut and what it was like to fly to the Moon. <p>NASA announced today that Apollo 15 Astronaut Alfred Worden passed away at the age of 88. Several years ago I had the opportunity to talk with Worden about how he became an Astronaut and what it was like to fly to the Moon.</p> keithconrad.podbean.com/e5884f81-6f9d-5ffd-9600-251f1007bac8 #2: Virtual Kidnapping Scheme with Justin Kosek Thu, 12 Mar 2020 17:13:35 -0500 https://keithconrad.podbean.com/e/the-greatest-story-ever-podcast-%e2%80%93-2-virtual-kidnapping-scheme/ 21:51 Keith Conrad no It would appear they are completely stifling the entrepreneurial spirit over in England. Plus, I talk to mild-mannered Chicago radio producer Justin Kosek. One day a couple of years ago, he was minding his own business at work, when suddenly he found out that his family was basically living the 1996 Ron Howard film Ransom. It would appear they are completely stifling the entrepreneurial spirit over in England. Plus, I talk to mild-mannered Chicago radio producer Justin Kosek. One day a couple of years ago, he was minding his own business at work, when suddenly he found out... <p>It would appear they are completely stifling the entrepreneurial spirit over in England. Plus, I talk to mild-mannered Chicago radio producer <strong>Justin Kosek</strong>. One day a couple of years ago, he was minding his own business at work, when suddenly he found out that his family was basically living the 1996 Ron Howard film Ransom.</p> keithconrad.podbean.com/574d5fa9-204c-5b3d-b505-9fceafda8833 #1: Last Minute Cross-County Adventures Thu, 05 Mar 2020 19:54:20 -0500 https://keithconrad.podbean.com/e/the-greatest-story-ever-podcast-1-last-minute-cross-county-adventures/ 15:34 Keith Conrad no Everyone has that one story that will win them all sorts of bar bets over the course of their life. People are sure you have to be making it up, but it's one hundred percent true. Those are the kinds of stories I'm trying to collect in this podcast. One ... <p>Everyone has that one story that will win them all sorts of bar bets over the course of their life. People are sure you have to be making it up, but it's one hundred percent true. Those are the kinds of stories I'm trying to collect in this podcast. One example is my friend <strong>Amy Jacobson</strong>. She is a fellow life-long Cubs fan who really wanted to see the team play in the 20-16 playoffs, despite the fact that she would need to travel across the country at the drop of a hat to do so. You could also take a look at my friend <strong>Liz Biddle</strong>. She suddenly found herself at the Hollywood premiere of Avengers End Game thanks to some clever guesswork by her husband and some intervention from Ryan Reynolds.</p>