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).

LATEST EPISODE

#56: Everything is Temporary

Which piece of advice has REALLY stuck with you over the years? After a collection of real passengers addresses this question, Anthony surprises them with a follow-up that's sure to get you thinking.

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00:35:14 12/13/2017

Past Episodes

This week in Anthony's Lyft car: a life-long circus performer, a self-proclaimed nihilist, and why a man who spent years on a gift for his wife says it ultimately "went over like a lead balloon." NOTE: This episode marks the first time Anthony takes part in a mission to transport a body part.

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00:56:21 12/6/2017
A woman recalls the horror of being sexually assaulted on a public bus; a female ad exec calls out a male coworker; a woman construction worker reflects on sexual harassment in the workplace. Anthony's real Lyft riders open up about their own experiences, as the sexual misconduct scandal continues to make headlines across the nation.

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00:46:20 11/22/2017
How much thought do you give to negative news stories? How do they affect your mental health? After an onslaught of traumatic national stories, Anthony and his riders discuss their impact on daily life. In this episode, you'll hear why a quarrel is brewing between one man and his next door neighbor, why some topics are off-limits in one Chicago household, and why one man refused to enter an iconic Chicago building.

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00:36:18 11/15/2017
A passenger shows Anthony a priceless object. A man explains why he sometimes dresses in his father's clothing. A mother explains a routine she can't leave her house without doing.

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00:41:15 11/8/2017
When looked at from the lens of Anthony's passengers, a typical day in Chicago includes fights with bosses, wedding proposals, trips to the ER, and dealing with bitchy customers on the Mag Mile.

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00:35:05 11/1/2017
Have you ever witnessed anything paranormal? With Halloween coming up, Anthony takes this question out to his passengers, leading to some eerie real-life ghost stories and one encounter IN THE CAR, which left Anthony and his rider stunned. If you spook easily, don't listen to this by yourself.

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00:36:07 10/25/2017
Anthony's passengers dig deep into their love/hate relationship with social media.

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00:39:32 10/18/2017
What book has had the biggest impact on your life? This question leads to a series of stunningly candid stories from real Chicago passengers, including heroin addiction, sexual enlightenment, and life through the lense of a transgender person. This episode first aired January 11, 2017.

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00:40:05 10/11/2017
Anthony wakes up feeling uninspired until his passengers share how they motivate when times are tough. In this episode: a former Ivy League basketball player overcomes self-doubt; a woman rebuilds her career after an unusual allergic reaction; a cancer survivor's outlook on her career changes after her diagnosis; and how a woman has motivated herself to exercise every day for nearly 15 years. This episode first aired March 29, 2017.

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00:41:04 10/4/2017
After tension flares between Trump and NFL players over national anthem protests, Anthony's passengers explore the injustices they've faced in their own lives. In this episode, you'll hear a passenger describe the subtle racism in the Chicago club scene, a mother whose daughter says she was screwed by a divorce court, a battered woman who wasn't taken seriously by a local police department, and a man who was the victim of workplace bullying.

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00:36:04 9/27/2017
Is there a single day that changed your life forever? Anthony's passengers tackle this big question, including: a Chicago nurse who one day up and left for Alaska, a man who changed his philosophy after getting snubbed by a family member, and an artist who lost everything she owned in a fire.

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00:31:07 9/20/2017
We all remember the feeling of going back to school after summer break. But what about specific memories from the very first day? With 'back to school' on the minds of many this past week, Anthony explores this question with his passengers. In this episode, you'll hear from an unlikely inner-city valedictorian, a lost college grad who finally finds her calling, and the story of why pew assignments were so important at a prestigious boarding school chapel.

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00:31:07 9/13/2017
In a romantic relationship, have you ever "settled" for someone? On the flip side, have you ever felt like you were "reaching" (i.e. dating "up")? This past week, a woman broke up with Anthony's good friend. Right after the breakup, his friend said, "in relationships, there are two kinds of people: reachers and settlers. Maybe I need to stop being a reacher." In this episode, Anthony explores this theory with his passengers, leading to some insightful stories about why some relationships fail, while others succeed.

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00:43:35 9/6/2017
Some jobs are so dangerous--or so extreme--you'd probably never do them yourself. This week, Anthony features passengers whose careers can push the boundaries of sanity.

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00:39:19 8/30/2017
In search of Trump supporters, Anthony drives his Lyft to a rural area near the Iowa border. Armed with questions from outraged Chicago passengers, Anthony finds answers from fans of the president--including one husband and wife who proudly fly the confederate flag.

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00:40:08 8/21/2017
Peoples' nicknames can go one of two ways: affection or ridicule. In this episode, Anthony and his riders deconstruct their nicknames: who thought of them? What do they mean? How have they impacted our lives? You'll hear from passengers with nicknames they both love and loathe.

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00:32:28 8/16/2017
Anthony ends up in the car with an illegal gun dealer, whose catalog of black market products extends well beyond firearms. "I'm the key," he says. "The key to what?" Anthony responds. "Your problems." Episode includes audio of the full car ride, including a cash transaction in the back seat.

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00:32:39 8/9/2017
"I would ask my dad if I was adopted." -Consultant, 24, Chicago. If you were guaranteed a truthful answer, what would you ask? And to whom? The deepest of family secrets are explored in this episode, including: a man whose parents are first cousins, and a woman whose father cleared out her mom's bank account and vanished when she was a young child.

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00:48:55 8/2/2017
When in your life have you felt a great sense of accomplishment? From sports feats and career milestones to break-ups and breakthroughs, this episode is a peek into just how different an "accomplishment" can be, from one passenger to the next. Additional music provided by ESCP (www.escpsound.com)

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00:44:58 7/26/2017
Do you believe in signs? Signals from the universe? Hear the serendipitous stories behind why a businessman, a university administrator, a pair of professional dancers, a bartender, and several others all answered "yes."

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00:31:41 7/19/2017
Have you ever been in a physical altercation? If so, what did you learn from it? Hear a wide range of real Lyft passengers answer these questions, including: the tough lesson two muggers learned after assaulting an opera singer, a fight from 4th grade that still haunts a 25 year old, and what a hair stylist learned about her own inner-strength, after being assaulted in a Chicago alley.

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00:47:38 7/12/2017
The story of Anthony's craziest Lyft ride, most of which is recorded. The ride starts in an upscale Chicago suburb and ends in one of the city's most violent neighborhoods.

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00:46:18 7/5/2017
If you had to choose one song that's had the biggest impact on your life, which one would it be? In this episode, Anthony takes this question to the Backseat Riders...yielding some compelling back-stories, including: the song that helped a passenger recover from being victimized by "liars and thieves," a man who walked in on his cheating girlfriend, a woman who escapes an emotionally abusive relationship, and how one piece of jazz music has come to define both the ups and downs of one passenger's life.

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00:42:04 6/28/2017
What keeps you up at night? For most of this week's riders, the answer to this question is anxiety. But for a select few, the answers were extremely specific. Hear a man's terrifying account of surviving a plane crash, why one woman hides all the knives in her house, the saga of a self-described "painkiller junkie," and the important issue facing a staff member at waxing salon.

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00:46:38 6/21/2017
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.

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01:10:56 6/14/2017
R&B star Brandy and her boyfriend, Sir the Baptist, end up in the back seat of Anthony's Lyft, leading to a wide-ranging follow-up to last week's discussion about passion. The two artists speak candidly about: the lowest moments in their careers, how they discovered their authentic selves, the songwriting process, and where music comes from. The conversation ends with some encouraging words for Anthony and other people pursuing their dreams in life. (Anthony returns to "everyday" passengers next week)

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00:58:21 6/7/2017
"How do people go about finding what their passion is in life? Their purpose or reason for being here?" After a woman leaves that question on the Backseat Rider Hotline, Anthony takes it straight to his passengers. From makeup artists to CEOs, hear how real people discovered their passions. Featured in this episode: Howard Tullman (@Tullman), CEO of 1871 (@1871Chicago) & Chicago's foremost advisor to start-ups/entrepreneurs.

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00:48:59 5/31/2017
Almost everywhere you look, a story is unfolding. In this episode, Anthony drives at night, asking his passengers to think deeply about what's happened to them since waking up that morning. The result is a unique portrait of life on a typical day in Chicago: from romantic encounters and stunning moments of clarity...to workplace fights, tense transactions between shoppers and salesmen, afternoon trysts, and family emergencies.

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00:35:57 5/24/2017
The Lyft app pairs Anthony with the mother of actress Jennifer Beals (Flashdance, The L Word, NBC's Taken) and results in a candid mother/daughter interview.

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00:40:19 5/15/2017
With Mother's Day coming up, passengers examine the highs and lows of their own relationships with their moms. Randomly: Anthony picks up the mother of a major Hollywood star.

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00:42:08 5/10/2017
Who was your most memorable teacher? What made this teacher so memorable? It's Teacher Appreciation Week and a perfect chance for Anthony to explore this topic with his passengers. This week: how a 1st grade teacher saved the school year following a tragedy; how a 7th grade computer teacher predicted the future; and why a high school teacher decided to never speak to his students again.

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00:42:01 5/3/2017
"What is your biggest regret?" In this episode, Anthony takes that question to his passengers. You'll hear from a former bank robber, a former drug addict, a woman who skipped her grandmother's funeral, and several people who stopped doing things they once loved. Hear how these "regrets" shaped their lives.

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00:40:59 4/26/2017
Anthony goes out with some friends and the conversation turns to: when each of their parents embarrassed them the most. Everyone had a tale, so he decides to take this topic to the passengers. Resulting stories range from low-grade embarrassment (her dad wore WHAT to drop her off at school?) to life-altering humiliation ("I could feel the Earth move beneath my feet.") GRAND FINALE: Anthony shares his own story, then ambush-interviews his own mother.


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00:40:35 4/19/2017
What--in your life--do you need to let go of? When Anthony takes this question to the passengers, a waitress explains why she's wearing an ankle monitor; the captain of a high school football team reveals an off-field challenge; and a makeup artist tells the story of why she quit Facebook.

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00:50:50 4/12/2017
We've all had close calls in life, whether it's frantically erasing what would've been a career-ending email seconds before it gets read (happened to Anthony)...or something far more dangerous. In this episode, passengers share their most intense close calls: from grizzly bear encounters to foot-chases with knife-wielding cab drivers.

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00:37:21 4/5/2017
Anthony wakes up feeling uninspired until his passengers share how they motivate when times are tough. In this episode: a former Ivy League basketball player overcomes self-doubt; a woman rebuilds her career after an unusual allergic reaction; a cancer survivor's outlook on her career changes after her diagnosis; and how a woman has motivated herself to exercise every day for nearly 15 years.

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00:44:46 3/29/2017
Everybody remembers their first kiss...right? Passengers divulge the details of their own memories to Anthony, including a man who explains why his first kiss didn't happen until age 21.

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00:47:52 3/22/2017
A Muslim woman from the Middle East vents to Anthony about America's drinking culture after nearly losing her son to a drunk driver, a student gets stopped by Saudi religious police for his hairstyle, and a photographer gets locked up by the Venezuelan government. Episode brought to you by Harry's - visit Harrys.com/Backseat for a free trial set of razors.

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00:42:59 3/15/2017
Have you ever feared for your life? A young law student's stunning answer to this question helps Anthony with a major life decision.

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00:46:11 3/8/2017
The conversation turns to parenting after two consecutive passengers (men) tell Anthony why they're each estranged from their mothers.

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00:40:26 3/1/2017
After a big transition of his own, Anthony and his passengers explore why some people are happy in their jobs, while others aren't.
00:49:26 2/22/2017
Anthony tracks down the two guys who have given more Lyft rides than any other driver in Chicago. This episode is a collection of their stories from the roadways.
00:40:35 2/15/2017
With Valentine's Day around the corner, passengers tell Anthony about their best and worst dates...ever.
00:41:55 2/8/2017
After his friend gets stranded in Australia, Anthony asks passengers to tell their immigration stories.
00:43:00 2/1/2017
Anthony has passengers dig deep into their love/hate relationship with social media.
00:43:35 1/25/2017
Passengers tell Anthony candid stories about celebrity encounters (WARNING: explicit/sexual content)
00:39:20 1/18/2017
Anthony learns about heroin addiction, then has his first deep conversation with a person who is transgender.
00:51:44 1/11/2017
If you could confront one person in your life, who would it be and what would you say? Part 2 of 2.
00:29:18 1/4/2017
If you could confront one person in your life, who would it be and what would you say? Part 1 of 2.
00:35:13 12/28/2016

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Which piece of advice has REALLY stuck with you over the years? After a collection of real passengers addresses this question, Anthony surprises them with a follow-up that's sure to get you thinking.

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00:35:14 12/13/2017
This week in Anthony's Lyft car: a life-long circus performer, a self-proclaimed nihilist, and why a man who spent years on a gift for his wife says it ultimately "went over like a lead balloon." NOTE: This episode marks the first time Anthony takes part in a mission to transport a body part.

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00:56:21 12/6/2017
A woman recalls the horror of being sexually assaulted on a public bus; a female ad exec calls out a male coworker; a woman construction worker reflects on sexual harassment in the workplace. Anthony's real Lyft riders open up about their own experiences, as the sexual misconduct scandal continues to make headlines across the nation.

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00:46:20 11/22/2017
How much thought do you give to negative news stories? How do they affect your mental health? After an onslaught of traumatic national stories, Anthony and his riders discuss their impact on daily life. In this episode, you'll hear why a quarrel is brewing between one man and his next door neighbor, why some topics are off-limits in one Chicago household, and why one man refused to enter an iconic Chicago building.

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