Spilled Soup, hosted by Ed Mauss and friends, offers stories that prove any hapless clod can muddle through life. Join us for interviews with notable people who share their humorous foibles of bumbling and bad luck. Read Spilled Soup stories also onmedium.com/spilled-soup .
Ed recounts several mishaps that occurred when a Korean foreign exchange student stayed in his home over one summer, while Diana confesses to antagonizing her children at a carwash when they were toddlers.
We’ve all had those moments as parents when we were unwittingly derelict in our duties. This episode is a tribute to parents everywhere whose kids survived their childhoods despite the haplessness of mom and dad.
Ed’s longtime friend Cotton Sears joins Ed to discuss an ill-fated joy ride in a work van on the last day of a summer job. Cotton also shares information on a charitable organization he’s supported for almost 30 years that allows him to sponsor foster children in under-privileged countries.
Everyone has an embarrassing fart story, and we share ours. Ed’s story happened at the workplace, while Diana’s happened while she was entertaining guests in her home. Ed also shares why Pathways to English is an important cause, especially now.
My brother, Mike, joins me and Diana to tell us why he’s glad he didn’t punch out a man he thought was eavesdropping on his conversation with his wife at a restaurant. He also shares why the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org) is a cause close to his heart and mine.
Best-selling author Janette Rallison tells us about her co-workers confusing her with another Janette on staff whose reputation wasn’t quite as wholesome as hers. She also discusses her journey as a successful novelist and what it’s like to have a famous son — YouTube star TheOdd1sOut (James Rallison). The charitable cause that’s meaningful to Janette is Operation Underground Railroad, which rescues trafficked children and helps them transition to a new life. You can find Janette’s books on Amazon.com.
Actress, writer and acting coach Ria Pavia relives the horror of a high school improv performance that made her stand out for the wrong reasons. Learn more about the worthy cause she recommends at https://www.facebook.com/sagaftraFOUNDATION/.
Diana Ranck, now a school teacher in Mission Viejo, California, was working as a nanny when she got a bit too comfortable in the warm, soothing waters of the family’s jacuzzi as the mom of the three children looked on.