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.


74 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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I grew up learning to survive and kind of scrapping it out, and I think that’s probably why I’m such a good businessperson.

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 04:10
  • Purchases: 1
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This barbershop built my character. I started off sweeping floors. I own the shop now.

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 04:15
  • Purchases: 1
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If you're a good listener, you'll probably be a damn good therapist

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2019
  • Length: 04:02
  • Purchases: 1
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The perfectly nice lady behind one of TV's most menacing overdubs

Bought by PRX Remix and WRIR


  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:09
  • Purchases: 2
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Singer Yesenia Mejia of Artisanas Mexicanas

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:18
  • Purchases: 1
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My mom always used to tell me, 'Only the strong survive.' To this day, those words live in me.

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2019
  • Length: 04:17
  • Purchases: 1
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I'm about 90 percent covered, so it's not really, 'What you see is what you get'

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 04:18
  • Purchases: 1
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Born and raised in Compton. It was big to come out here and see something different.

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 04:14
  • Purchases: 1
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Whatever you call 'God' whispers something in your ear right before you take your first breath.

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 04:18
  • Purchases: 1
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We don'y just plant the seeds so we can eat the fruit. We plant the seeds so the fruit will be there for generations.

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 04:12
  • Purchases: 1
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If the winds are right, I could be in the Bahamas in 10 days. It's nice to have the option.

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 04:10
  • Purchases: 1
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I'm trying to hold on as long as I can.

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 04:16
  • Purchases: 1
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It has to be fresh. I cut the fish and sell the fish the exact same day.

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 04:09
  • Purchases: 1
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I'm an astrophysics major. I've always been interested in what lies out there.

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 04:05
  • Purchases: 1
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I got shot two times, and i walked out of Shock Trauma three hours later. It was made clear to me that my work wasn't done.

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 04:13
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 03:55
  • Purchases: 1
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We watch the audience's reaction. I feel like we're the ones being entertained.

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 04:14
  • Purchases: 1
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Dr. Martin Luther King, I waited on him. He had ham and egg and hash browns.

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  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:05
  • Purchases: 1
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Each day starts off at ground zero. Based on my motivation, it'll either be mundane or it'll be a masterpiece.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 04:13
  • Purchases: 2
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My first experience with Baltimore City Jail, I think I was 17 years of age, and it just seems like it’s been repeatedly ever since. I’ve been in a...

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2019
  • Length: 04:20
  • Purchases: 1