#5: I Need a Friend

Today’s show is about friendships—how they help shape who you are,  and why they can be so hard to navigate and keep going.


Midway in the journey of our life, I came to myself in a dark wood, for the straightforward path had been lost.
— Dante's Inferno


Midway's Independent Cafe Tour of DC   

Producer Barbara Paulsen and Middlebury College Intern Sara Hodgkins worked on the 5th episode—on friendship—in coffee shops all around the district: Big Bear Cafe in Bloomingdale; Open City at the National Cathedral; Tryst in Adams Morgan; and Coffee Nature in Tenleytown. Many thanks to Sara for her amazing insights and wise counsel on how to shape this story!