Backseat Rider

Journalist Anthony Ponce goes from the bright lights of a major news network to behind the wheel of a ride-share car, bringing you the real life stories of his passengers. From businessmen and baristas to strippers and students... hear the unique worldviews of people from all walks of life, as Anthony and his riders navigate the streets of Chicago. (interviews are recorded with full knowledge and consent).

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Backseat Rider

#86: Curveball

A passionate special education teacher gets blindsided by a mysterious health condition. Join the Backseat Rider community on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2tNYiak Promo code ($50 ride credit) for new Lyft users: BACKSEATRIDER
00:36:41 5/14/2019

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A handsome stranger walks into an upscale cafe and says to the woman behind the counter, "You have two doors. The first door is you get a $100 cash tip. The second door is, you get the [one] THING that you need." In this episode, the woman behind the counter tells us the true story of what happened after she chose Door No. 2. Join the Backseat Rider community on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2tNYiak Promo code ($50 ride credit) for new Lyft users: BACKSEATRIDER
00:24:06 4/30/2019
A passenger reveals the shocking reason he ran away from boarding school at age 12, hitchhiking hundreds of miles back to his home. Another man tells Anthony how he escaped a South Side shoot-out as a teenager. Join the Backseat Rider community on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2tNYiak Promo code ($50 ride credit) for new Lyft users: BACKSEATRIDER
00:35:46 4/16/2019
Minutes into this car ride, Anthony's passenger reveals she had, hours earlier, been the victim of a vicious physical attack by her fiancee. This is the recording of their car ride to the police station. National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or www.thehotline.org Join the Backseat Rider community on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2tNYiak Promo code ($50 ride credit) for new Lyft users: BACKSEATRIDER
00:32:13 4/2/2019
"When you get to the 5th grade, that's when the cliques start to form." On today's episode, the father of an 11-year-old who is currently being bullied after school tells Anthony how the bullying started, what measures he and his son have taken to stop it, and how it's stirring up a tragic incident from the father's own past. Join the Backseat Rider community on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2tNYiak Promo code ($50 ride credit) for new Lyft users: BACKSEATRIDER
00:44:44 3/19/2019
Time to put Backseat Rider back in your regular podcast rotation. To kick off the new season, Anthony dusts off the Lyft app and gets reacquainted with passengers via the following question: of the recent news stories, which one has had the biggest impact on you? Join the Backseat Rider community on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2tNYiak Promo code ($50 ride credit) for new Lyft users: BACKSEATRIDER
00:29:17 3/5/2019
"Alex Honnold's free solo climb of El Capitan should be celebrated as one of the greatest athletic feats of any kind, ever," said the New York Times. In this 30-minute conversation, Honnold and filmmaker/climber Jimmy Chin answer all of Anthony's questions about their new film 'Free Solo,' which depict's Honnold's historic, ropeless climb of "the most impressive wall on Earth," including: what was going through Alex's mind during his aborted attempt at El Cap? What did his mom think of the film? Is he still together with his girlfriend? What did he say to the guy in the unicorn costume he encountered halfway up? And also...is there anything left for this pair to conquer? -'Free Solo' trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=urRVZ4SW7WU -Jimmy Chin instagram: @Jimmy_Chin -Alex Honnold instagram: @alexhonnold -BACKSEAT RIDER FACEBOOK COMMUNITY: https://t.co/qaFOi6W0Zl -NEW LYFT USERS: use promo code BACKSEATRIDER for up to $50 in free ride credit -Episode sponsored by Geico (www.geico.com), and Pluto TV (www.pluto.tv)
00:39:43 10/30/2018
Anthony updates the status of the podcast.
00:04:33 10/9/2018
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson are this week's backseat riders. When Anthony poses a question about impactful movies, it leads to unusually personal conversations with two of the most influential men in Chicago. -BACKSEAT RIDER FACEBOOK COMMUNITY: https://t.co/qaFOi6W0Zl -NEW LYFT USERS: use promo code BACKSEATRIDER for up to $50 in free ride credit -Episode sponsored by TrueCar (www.truecar.com), Geico (www.geico.com), and Quip (getquip.com/rider)
00:41:28 7/3/2018
Anthony drives a self-described psychic/medium who claims to be communicating with Anthony's deceased grandparents during the car ride. Is he legit? Listen for yourself. -BACKSEAT RIDER FACEBOOK COMMUNITY: https://t.co/qaFOi6W0Zl -NEW LYFT USERS: use promo code BACKSEATRIDER for up to $50 in free ride credit -Episode sponsored by TrueCar (www.truecar.com) and Geico (www.geico.com)
00:35:51 6/26/2018
With Father's Day almost here, Anthony & his passengers explore the experiences that have defined their relationships with their dads, including: why a rabbi hasn't spoken to his father in months, a dad's reaction after his daughter was kicked out of college for plagiarism, the "academic contract" one teenager signed with her dad, and the story of how a certain beverage brought one father and son together after years. At the end of this week's episode: a surprise guest. This episode originally aired in June of 2017. -BACKSEAT RIDER FACEBOOK COMMUNITY: https://t.co/qaFOi6W0Zl -NEW LYFT USERS: use promo code BACKSEATRIDER for up to $50 in free ride credit -Episode sponsored by TrueCar (www.truecar.com)
01:10:55 6/12/2018

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A passionate special education teacher gets blindsided by a mysterious health condition. Join the Backseat Rider community on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2tNYiak Promo code ($50 ride credit) for new Lyft users: BACKSEATRIDER
00:36:41 5/14/2019
A handsome stranger walks into an upscale cafe and says to the woman behind the counter, "You have two doors. The first door is you get a $100 cash tip. The second door is, you get the [one] THING that you need." In this episode, the woman behind the counter tells us the true story of what happened after she chose Door No. 2. Join the Backseat Rider community on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2tNYiak Promo code ($50 ride credit) for new Lyft users: BACKSEATRIDER
00:24:06 4/30/2019
A passenger reveals the shocking reason he ran away from boarding school at age 12, hitchhiking hundreds of miles back to his home. Another man tells Anthony how he escaped a South Side shoot-out as a teenager. Join the Backseat Rider community on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2tNYiak Promo code ($50 ride credit) for new Lyft users: BACKSEATRIDER
00:35:46 4/16/2019
Minutes into this car ride, Anthony's passenger reveals she had, hours earlier, been the victim of a vicious physical attack by her fiancee. This is the recording of their car ride to the police station. National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 or www.thehotline.org Join the Backseat Rider community on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2tNYiak Promo code ($50 ride credit) for new Lyft users: BACKSEATRIDER
00:32:13 4/2/2019
"When you get to the 5th grade, that's when the cliques start to form." On today's episode, the father of an 11-year-old who is currently being bullied after school tells Anthony how the bullying started, what measures he and his son have taken to stop it, and how it's stirring up a tragic incident from the father's own past. Join the Backseat Rider community on Facebook: https://bit.ly/2tNYiak Promo code ($50 ride credit) for new Lyft users: BACKSEATRIDER
00:44:44 3/19/2019

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