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Lifelong Lessons Learned From A Prank Phone Call

Derek Erdman
Visual artist and writer, Derek Erdman, at age 14.

This story originally aired on January 13, 2018.  

Age 14 is often a time of pushing boundaries, experimenting with the the distinctions between right and wrong. 

Derek Erdman tells his personal story from when he was this awkward age. It involves youthful mischief, an answering machine and the Survivor song, Eye Of The Tiger. 

Derek played a prank that went a little bit too far.  But in the end, this one event helped reshape his moral compass and put him on a better path.

Jennifer Wing is a former KNKX reporter and producer who worked on the show Sound Effect and Transmission podcast.