Bring Your Own Presents: 'Serendipity'

Nov 14, 2013

Jesse in Sri Lanka
Credit Jesse Hardman

Bring Your Own is a nomadic storytelling series that takes place in living rooms, backyards and other intimate spaces within the community. Each month, seven storytellers have 7 minutes to respond to a theme. BYO airs on All Things New Orleans and is a biweekly podcast on

This story was told at the Old Ironworks on August 1, 2013. The theme of the evening was “In Hot Water”, and The Listening Post’s Jesse Hardman revealed why he left his job in a foreign country, and why he hasn’t been back. The Listening Post's other half, Kate Richardson, produced this story.

*Bring Your Own is brought to you by Liam Daniel Pierce, Laine Kaplan-Levenson and Nina Feldman. The next BYO is Thursday, December 5 in the Bywater neighborhood. For details go to