Radio Free Europe: In Which the Good People of the Netherlands Turn My Post Into a Radio Program


Tod Kelly

Tod is a writer from the Pacific Northwest. He is also serves as Executive Producer and host of both the 7 Deadly Sins Show at Portland's historic Mission Theatre and 7DS: Pants On Fire! at the White Eagle Hotel & Saloon. He is  a regular inactive for Marie Claire International and the Daily Beast, and is currently writing a book on the sudden rise of exorcisms in the United States. Follow him on Twitter.

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23 Responses

  1. Avatar Ethan Gach says:

    Mark said exactly what I was going to say, but I’ll say it anyway.

    This. Is. Awesome.

    As another great storyteller once said, “You’re the man now, dawg.”Report

  2. Avatar Kazzy says:

    Congrats, good sir!

    Is all their radio in English?!?!Report

  3. Avatar Michelle says:

    Uber cool! Congrats Tod.Report

  4. Avatar Bad-ass Motherfisher says:

    This was all great and shit but Tod–you don’t like cheesecake?Report

  5. Avatar Chris says:

    Ah, I remember that post. What a great story. Congrats.Report

  6. Avatar Miss Mary says:

    Now it’s time to celebrate!!Report

  7. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    Spacecow awesome. Congratulations!

    I think this means we need to buy you a slice of cheesecake next week in Vegas!Report

  8. Avatar ktward says:

    Well done, sir. Well done.
    Your touching essay of course choked me up, but putting a lovely music track behind your telling has served to turn me into a pile of goo.Report

  9. Avatar Stillwater says:

    Most excellent, Tod. What a fun way to get rewarded for your (really excellent) writing. A radio segment, some cash, a really cool experience… Congrats!Report

  10. Avatar Johanna says:

    First, I loved the original post. It is a beautiful story, one that deserved to be shared. While I was a child my family used to sit around the radio listening to short-wave broadcasts of Radio Netherlands. It seems right that in the spirit of another Hanley/Kelly similarity, your radio interview not only aired on Dutch radio but posted mere days after my own parent’s 51st anniversary. They also have a crazy funny story about their courtship that my siblings, and now children cherish. In just a month I will be heading to the church where they were married in the Netherlands (where I haven’t been in over 20 years) with my daughter. Thank your for so eloquently reminding us of something so very special!Report

  11. Avatar bystanders says:

    Gay space cow awesome. No fooling.Report

  12. Avatar Patrick Cahalan says:

    Tod, you’ve got a perfect voice for podcasts.Report

  13. Avatar KT says:

    I so loved the story of your parents that I heard on Radio Free Europe on my San Francisco affiliate station today. It was great how you started with your Father’s myth and ended with your Mother’s truth. As a Mother of 2 boys and a writer myself, I especially like that your boys know the truth and not the fiction. It makes me think more about what is family lore?? Thanks for bringing tears to my eyes and interest in your narrative – your fiction is an inspiration!
    Be well, KTReport