Welcome to another edition of Lisa Burton Radio. I’m your host, Lisa the robot girl, and today we’re calling back into the nineteen-sixties. I just need to hook up this Einstein-Rosen switchboard.
Done, and we’re connecting.
“Eastham Correctional Facility.”
“Good morning. This is Lisa Burton, and I have an appointment to speak with Charlie Riddle.”
“Very good, ma’am. The prisoner is standing by. I’ll connect you.”
“Hello. Lisa? Lisa Burton?”
“Is this Charlie Riddle?”
CR: Yeah, it’s me.
“Charlie, I’m sure we’re all sorry about your circumstances. We’d like to understand how you got to this point in your life.”
“It’s a long story, but if you’ve got time, I have plenty to spare. I grew up in Odessa, Texas. If you’ve never been there, it’s flat land with nothing but sand and oil wells. My ol’ man worked the rigs, so as soon as I turned seventeen, I hired…
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