Woo! Within the Trenches Podcast is back with episode 49 and I would like to welcome back Whitney! She has been gone for some time and rather than spoil the surprise I will let you go ahead and listen to her reveal it. In this episode we share some personal stories along with what happened on my trip to Marquette Michigan for work. It was an awesome experience and I can’t wait to go back. Towards the end we touch on Kari’s Law and future episodes. As always you can email the show at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow the links below to ‘Like’ Kari’s Law on Facebook and sign the petition on Change.org.
Episode topics –
- Whitney’s reveal
- Marquette or Bust
- Future guests/topics
- Kari’s Law
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By Ricardo — 7 years ago
As you can see from the title of this post, my co-host Whitney and I are trying to make a goal. That goal is to land on the “New & Noteworthy” section of iTunes for podcasts. To be featured within this section of podcasts would be huge for the show. I have been doing some research on it and it looks like many of the shows that hit this section have good artwork, a nice description and reviews and ratings. As of right now we have everything except for the reviews and ratings. Now, I’m sure you’re wondering why this is so important, right? Well, if we were to land on this section of iTunes it is very possible that our number of listeners would see a huge jump. Not only that, it is possible that the amount of downloads we would receive would hit the highest numbers we have ever seen.
With that said we are calling on our current listeners for help. We need everyone to log into their iTunes, search for Within the Trenches and rate and leave a short review for each episode. It’s very easy to do and your help is appreciated. If you are unsure on how to rate and review the show, please review the instructions at the end of this post. We thank you in advance and we want you to know that without you we wouldn’t be here. You are very important to us and we do this show to tell the stories of our fellow dispatchers and to educate the public on what really goes on in dispatch. We have been very successful throughout our nine episodes and the show continues to grow. Our goal is to make the New & Noteworthy section of iTunes, begin our live shows and play real 9-1-1 calls for our audience. Stay tuned folks and please share this information with everyone you know. Help us make that section by rating and reviewing Within the Trenches on iTunes.
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By Ricardo — 9 years ago
I have been reflecting on all of the calls I have taken and although I would like to keep hitting you with the crazy calls, I thought I would give you a taste of something funny. During the first year of my current career I had already taken several calls that I never thought I would take. They were bad, they were good and they were very funny. I mean, I took a call once where a man was upset because his girlfriend was tossing his Spam out of the window of his camper. Anyhow, one that sticks out in my mind is a domestic call I took. Now I know that no domestic call is ever funny but this one was odd and funny.
It was a hot summer night and there was a full moon. For whatever reason the crazy shit hits the fan but we hang in there and do what we do. I was sitting at phones and the phone rang. I had already taken call after call and when I picked this one up I immediately heard screaming. I tried to get the caller to answer me but there was just yelling in the background. After bringing my voice down to a whisper someone finally spoke. I was relieved that I was able to make this technique work but the voice was not what I expected.
When the voice asked if I was there I pictured a Speak & Spell holding a phone up to where its ears would be. All I am saying is that the person had a robotic voice and I believe this caller was a person who had a Laryngectomy and was using a hand-held talking device. It was hard to understand this person and it turned out that the daughter of my caller was simply upset because she was not getting her way. Nothing bad had actually happened and they were just arguing. What made me look like an ass was that throughout the conversation I called this robotic wonder “Sir”. Why I went with sir, I don’t know but I assumed this was a man. Well I was wrong! This person was finally fed up with the sir business and said, “Sir…I am not a sir…I am a ma’am. This thing makes me sound like a man. HA-HA-HA”. Yeah…picture that with a robotic voice and try not to laugh. I wanted to at least chuckle but I bit my lip and stayed professional. After my shift I had a good laugh and to this day I remember it and it makes me smile.Post Views: 562