Episode 47: The Extraordinary Lives of Otherwise Ordinary People

B-Side‘s Tamara Keith suits up for a game of roller hockey and brings us stories of ordinary people with extraordinary lives. Originally aired in October 2006.


Liner Notes

Virtual Bruce Lee: Ethan Lindsey
Tom Craven is a 28-year-old video game tester from LA. He spends his office hours plugged into video games finding bugs and errors. Then he leaves work, drives home, goes into his room and plugs himself right back in. And in that world, Tom is a superstar.

Burlesque Banker: Charla Bear
When you first get to know someone, you might only know who she is on the surface. The more you get to know her, the more she exposes what’s underneath. It’s kind of like a personality strip tease. But what if the secret underneath actually IS like stripping? Charla Bear peeks into the life of a corporate working girl and finds a burlesque dancer inside.

Chief of Staff Turns Hmong Mormon Bishop: Tamara Keith 
Hundreds of people fill state capitols helping lawmakers craft their bills. They work such long hours you might wonder whether they have a life outside the state capitol. Tamara Keith has the story of one chief of staff who has an extraordinarily different life after hours.

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