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.


56 Pieces

Order by: Newest First | Oldest First
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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.

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2019
  • Length: 04:13
  • Purchases: 1
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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
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Our house was always getting raided because it was a drop-off point for the supply route that was going into Wounded Knee.

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  • Added: Feb 11, 2019
  • Length: 04:25
  • Purchases: 1
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I think hip hop can speak to anybody who listens to it.

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  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 04:09
  • Purchases: 1
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They've tried us all different kids of ways, but they know that we are strictly professional.

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2019
  • Length: 04:21
  • Purchases: 1
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What you want for your brother, want for yourself.

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2019
  • Length: 04:08
  • Purchases: 1
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You can’t help it if you were born in a tornado. You’re going to have to learn how to fly.

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  • Added: Dec 20, 2018
  • Length: 03:51
  • Purchases: 1
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Some guys come in and think you can turn pro next week, but once they come in here and find out what you have to go through, it’s like a wake-up ca...

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  • Added: Dec 05, 2018
  • Length: 04:08
  • Purchases: 1
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Since middle school, I helped my parents here. Each week, I would get $40, which is, like, a lot if you're a middle school student.

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  • Added: Sep 07, 2018
  • Length: 04:23
  • Purchases: 1
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My father was an American soldier in the Vietnam War. I don't know my dad at all.

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  • Added: Sep 07, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 1
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I am doing everything. I am not just chef cook. I am Russian cook.

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  • Added: Sep 07, 2018
  • Length: 04:16
  • Purchases: 1
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It's hard to come here as an immigrant. You leave everything behind.

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  • Added: Sep 07, 2018
  • Length: 04:14
  • Purchases: 1
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I smile, even when it hurts.

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  • Added: Sep 07, 2018
  • Length: 04:05
  • Purchases: 1
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I started cooking at 9 years old for my mother, my father, and 9 brothers and sisters.

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  • Added: Sep 07, 2018
  • Length: 04:08
  • Purchases: 1
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You have to command your area. This is my area. This is where I make a living.

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  • Added: Sep 07, 2018
  • Length: 04:03
  • Purchases: 1
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Once you forget the struggle, you won’t appreciate where you are.

  • Added: Jul 31, 2018
  • Length: 04:15

  • Added: May 04, 2018
  • Length: 04:14
  • Purchases: 1
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On paper, this is definitely mental illness.

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  • Added: May 04, 2018
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 1
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He’s my step-father, but he has always treated me like a son… and like one of the guys.

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  • Added: Apr 15, 2018
  • Length: 04:15
  • Purchases: 1
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Laughter is the key to everything. You can give yourself an orgasm, but you can’t tickle yourself.

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  • Added: Apr 15, 2018
  • Length: 04:07
  • Purchases: 1