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Stories from the First 60 Years with Budd Mishkin

Stories from the First 60 Years with Budd Mishkin

By Budd Mishkin
This podcast is a collection of personal and professional stories, culled from 40 years as a broadcast journalist and 60 years on the planet, with poignant and humorous moments and lessons learned that can resonate for all.
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Meeting your heroes can be tricky.  What if it doesn't go well? This is the story of a time when it indeed went well, an example of the great Wayne Gretzky's mantra, "you miss 100% of the shots you don't take."  And an example of why it's so important to take those
April 9, 2021
Passover and the Pope
Long before Covid, it was not unusual for our work lives and personal lives to clash.  Same for our professional desires and family obligations.  Throw in religion, spirituality and tradition and you have the makings of "Passover and the Pope," the latest episode of the personal narrative series "Stories from the First 60 Years."
March 27, 2021
The Third Best Steve Martin Impersonator in Philadelphia
All of us have done an impersonation at some point in our lives.  But have you ever let an impersonation take over your life? I hope you enjoy the latest episode of "Stories from the First 60 Years."
March 20, 2021
Who doesn't love the movies? Watching them? Great.  But being in one?  I hope you enjoy "It Could Happen To You," the latest episode of the podcast "Stories from the First 60 Years." 
March 13, 2021
The Bottom Line
Is there a special place for you that no longer exists, a building whose absence punches you in the gut every time you walk by where it used to be and stare at its absence? I hope you enjoy the latest episode of "Stories from the First 60 Years."
March 5, 2021
Beate I Hardly Knew Ye
If we are fortunate, a person streaks across our horizon when we are young, never to be forgotten.  I hope you enjoy the latest episode of "Stories from the First 60 Years:"   "Beate I Hardly Knew Ye."
February 26, 2021
My 15 Minutes
What do the 0.00000001% experience? Have you ever considered what it would be like to lose your anonymity? I never pondered until one Saturday night in Philadelphia.
February 15, 2021
Regrets, I've Had Two
We've all experienced it.  You see one of your musical/literary/acting/sports heroes and it's a perfect setting for a succinct, poignant thank you.  And you approach and say....
February 8, 2021
When Kobe Bryant died in January, 2020, most of the memories centered around his Hall of Fame NBA career. But my mind went first to a  memorable night in New York City in 2002 that only a select few were on hand to witness. That's why Episode 1 of "Stories from the First 60 Years" is called "The Night Kobe Came To The Rucker."
February 1, 2021