113 Davy Rothbart | The Hidden Stories Behind Forgotten Notes


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Have you ever found a note on the ground that was maybe meant for somebody else? Davy is fascinated by the origins of these notes, and has since created a magazine, and then a podcast, on uncovering the true meaning and stories behind these forgotten notes. Find out why Davy has such a fascination towards the lost note, on this week’s podcast!

What We Covered:

  • 05:25 – How long has Davy been a writer?
  • 07:55 – Are writers functioning alcoholics?
  • 10:25 – People aren’t in podcasting to be millionaires.
  • 11:05 – When did Davy first listen to podcasts?
  • 18:25 – How did Davy distribute the magazine in the very early days?
  • 20:15 – Were there any specific stories that really stood out to Davy?
  • 25:05 – Davy asks me how I first got into podcasting.
  • 34:40 – For the longest time, Davy was so curious as to who these people were that were writing these random stories and notes.
  • 35:55 – As technology has evolved, you really have to be in a certain type of state to sit down and write a note.
  • 40:45 – In the magazine, Davy and his team change the names and any other identifying info of the people who wrote these letters.
  • 41:30 – How does Davy approach the people who have written these ‘abandoned’ letters after all these years?
  • 43:20 – Davy talks about his parents.
  • 48:50 – Davy talks about the story behind episode 6, Rent-a-Friend.
  • 53:00 – What’s something Davy has changed his mind about recently?
  • 54:45 – Davy will be recording one of his podcasts live!


Links Mentioned

Podcast Junkies Website
My Heart is an Idiot: Essays by Davt Rothbart
Found Magazine Website

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