Matt | The Big Man

Episode 09  / What’s Happening Here

A few days before the annual speech day, one of the students named Matt who was selected to share his story decides to drop out. Matt’s teachers, Ms. Susan and Ms. Cinzia, work together to figure out if he is merely perpetuating his usual habit of not completing work or if he is actually just nervous to feel vulnerable in front of his peers. Matt must decide whether or not he is willing to talk about the complicated relationship he has with his father.

Special Thanks to:
Matt for sharing his story.
Everyone at Manhattan International High School.
Chris McLeod for producing the show and for creating the theme song for the series.
Terence Mickey for executive producing the episode.
Murray Nossel for the series concept.
Samira Tazari and Kerrianne Thomas for your work online.
Artist Caitlin Watkins for the episode illustration.
What’s Happening Here is a production from The Listening Booth.

What’s Happening Here

What’s Happening Here is a podcast about pivotal moments in people’s lives— it’s about who we are and the stories we tell. Whether it’s having a baby, getting married, moving to a new town, each season host Katie Shepherd spends time with people telling their stories during the major events of their lives.What’s Happening Here is a podcast about pivotal moments in people’s lives that define who we are and the stories we tell. Whether it’s having a baby, getting married, moving to a new town, each season we’ll spend time with people telling their stories during the major events in their lives.

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