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Pornography, Divinity and Mercy

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A father of twin teenage boys finds the internet a scary place for impressionable minds; a woman circles back to appreciate her strict minister grandfather; and a man strives to grant forgiveness after a devastating loss.

Adam Savage. Photo by Noriko Shiota Slusser

A father of twin teenage boys finds the internet a scary place for impressionable minds.

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A woman circles back to appreciate her strict minister grandfather.

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A man strives to grant forgiveness after a devastating loss.

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Adam Savage

A father of twin teenage boys finds the internet a scary place for impressionable minds.

Watch Adam and his co-host Jamie jump off buildings, crash eighteen wheelers and blow up cars in this video for their television show Mythbusters.

 

Krista Tippett

A woman circles back to appreciate her strict minister grandfather.

Krista’s grandfather on the pulpit.

Krista in East Germany with spiky “Berlin Hair”.

Krista’s 1984 passport, complete with photo. All photos courtesy of Krista Tippett.

 

Hector Black

A man strives to grant forgiveness after a devastating loss.

Listen to Hector read letters to and from Ivan Simpson in this piece from our friends at Radiolab.

Our friends at StoryCorps interviewed Hector about Patricia and Ivan. Click through the image to listen.

Bianca Giaever, a radio producer, also shared Hector’s story on Transom. Click through the image to listen.

Photos of Patricia from Hector’s family album. Click through for a bigger view. All photos courtesy of Hector Black.

 

The music featured in this episode…

The Drift – Uncanny Valley - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

Tin Hat – Helium - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

Jami Sieber – Maenam - Find it on iTunes/Amazon/Spotify

Matthias Bossi – Leaving the PNW