Follow the Fellows: Tell your problems to Life Advice Radio

Follow the Fellows: Tell your problems to Life Advice Radio

This is a guest blog post by 2012 SoundCloud Community Fellow Jake de Grazia. His project, Life Advice Radio, is “what you might get if you pulled a chunk of audio out of a Christopher Guest movie and let it love and impregnate a Dear Abby column.”

Hello SoundClouders,

My name is Jake. I’m one of this year’s SoundCloud Community Fellows. I produce a podcast called Life Advice Radio for a publication called Trop. And I need some problems.

Your problems. Sent to me. Either by DropBox or phone (323 963 7753) or email (

The reason I want problems is that problems are the milk and potatoes that feeds the Life Advice Radio beast.

For those of you that haven’t heard it, what I do on the show is find someone with a problem (ideally one that has some kind of sound component), interview him or her about it, take the problem to the Life Advisors (the extraordinarily wise men who also happen to be the co-creators of the podcast), gather some advice, bring that advice back to the person with the problem, record that person’s reaction to the advice, and then edit everything into a story, which may or may not be true by the time I’m done editing. For example, this story is true; this story is slightly less true, though probably not in the way you think.

Anyway, again, I need your problems, in audio form, as soon as possible. I want to make a problem medley episode in which the Life Advisors attempt to solve an unwieldy number of mostly unrelated problems all at once. It is a challenge I have already posed to them, and it is a challenge they embrace.s

If you want to hear a version of this blog post, with pauses and inflections and pleasantly subtle dramatic excitement, push play below:

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