Backseat Rider show

Backseat Rider

Summary: Journalist Anthony Ponce goes from the bright lights of a major news network to behind the wheel of a ride-share car, bringing you the real life stories of his passengers. From businessmen and baristas to strippers and students... hear the unique worldviews of people from all walks of life, as Anthony and his riders navigate the streets of Chicago. (interviews are recorded with full knowledge and consent).

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 #8: Trey (Part One) | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 38:49

The story of Anthony's craziest Lyft ride. (warning: explicit)

 #7: Gratitude | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 36:04

On the eve Thanksgiving, Anthony and his passengers take a look at how true gratitude is often the result of great struggle.

 #6: Treasured | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 34:20

What's the most treasured thing you own? Sorry, can't be your cell phone. When Anthony takes this question to his passengers, one man tells the story of how losing a prized object steered his life in a new direction.

 #5: Forgiveness | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 45:06

How do we stop feeling angry or resentful after an offense or betrayal? The day after a divisive election, Anthony learns how passengers have found different paths to forgiveness.

 #4: Locker Room Talk | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 40:55

Anthony's passengers share personal experiences and candid opinions about sexual harassment, in the wake of Donald Trump's "locker room talk."

 #3: Paranormal | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 35:59

Have you ever experienced anything you'd consider...paranormal? Halloween's almost here: the perfect chance for Anthony to seek these experiences from his backseat riders. These are real stories from real people, so you might want to listen with the light on. Oddly, some really creepy stuff happened while recording this episode (look for that toward the end of this episode)

 #2: Movies | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 41:49

What movie has had the biggest impact on your life? In this episode, Anthony asks passengers to narrow it down to one, then poses the bigger question: why? The stories you'll hear in this podcast--from restaurant med school jobless, heartbroken singles--are often just as dramatic as the movies themselves.

 #1: Risk | File Type: audio/x-mpeg | Duration: 35:40

Days after taking a bold risk of his own, Anthony asks each of his passengers: what's the biggest risk you have ever taken? From young professionals and world travelers to former drug dealers and residents of Chicago's worst neighborhoods...the stories you'll hear in this provocative debut may forever change your perception of what risk-taking truly means.


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