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Old Life, New Life

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My Story So Far podcast

Returning to society after prison is hard. David and Ashley, two formerly incarcerated people navigating reentry, share stories about self-worth and redemption. David tells the story of how he learned to be a positive influence to those around him during his 34-year incarceration. And Ashley shares a story about the power of choosing what clothes you wear, before and after prison. Remerg, a Denver nonprofit focused on helping people navigate reentry, helped coordinate this episode. Our debut episode was recorded June 2022 at the Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver.

David shares his story at a My Story So Far event at the Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Ashley shares her story at a My Story So Far event at the Tattered Cover Bookstore.
Luis Antonio Perez, host of My Story So Far, introduces storytellers at an event at the Tattered Cover Bookstore.

We’re looking for people interested in sharing their stories onstage, and communities whose experiences and perspectives deserve more attention. Reach out to us: [email protected]

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My Story So Far is a Community Audio project of Colorado Public Radio’s Audio Innovations Studio — part of the NPR Network.

Host and producer: Luis Antonio Perez
Producer: Emily Williams
Editor: Jo Erickson
Mixing: Rebekah Romberg
Additional producers: Kibwe Cooper, Erin Jones
Theme music by Daniel Mescher; additional music courtesy Universal Production Music
Cover Art: Maria Juliana Pinzón
Executive producer: Brad Turner
Thanks also to Hart van Denburg, Jodi Gersh, Clara Shelton, Matt Herz, Pedro Lumbrano, Martin Skavish, Kim Nguyen, Rachel Estabrook, Carl Bilek, Ryan Warner, Cayla Montoya-Manzo and Brittany Werges.