500 Miles of Friendship: Episode 535
Featured musical artist: Jonathan Cain
Let Your Younger Self Teach You
It’s May, and our social media feeds are filling up with smiling photos of high school and college grads. As good as it feels to give advice to those following on our heels, what if our younger selves have something to teach us today? Find your old college sweatshirt, eat some mediocre dining hall food and join us as we reflect on the good — and not so good — things we can learn from who we were in college.
Two Guys, One Wheelchair, 500 Miles
He was watching a documentary about the 500-mile Camino de Santiago in Europe. Justin turned to his best friend, Patrick, and said, “Hey, want to hike that?” Patrick replied, “I’ll push you.” And that’s where it all began. Justin is in a wheelchair with a neurodegenerative disease, unable to move his arms or legs. Patrick pushed (and sometimes carried) him 500 miles across France and Spain, and it was truly the journey of a lifetime. Hear their story and how they got two things we all want: a close friendship and a summer adventure.
Patrick and Justin’s book: “I’ll Push You: A Journey of 500 Miles, Two Best Friends, and One Wheelchair”
Also watch our video interview with Patrick and Justin!
Guests: Greg Smalley,
She’s had a crush on him for over a year. She tried to make it as obvious as possible, but he’s not responding or showing any initiative. It’d be nice if there were a switch to turn off feelings … but there’s not. What can she do? Should she just wait around? Marriage expert Greg Smalley steps into the studio this week to tackle this listener question.