Twisted Storytellers: What A Trip

Amir Baghdadchi shares the trials and tribulations of traveling by air.

From the live stage in Detroit to earbuds everywhere, WDET presents Season 2 of the Twisted Storytellers Podcast. The podcast features a diverse cast of Detroit area storytellers who performed live at The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History to sold-out audiences. They tell uproariously funny, real-life stories about how our families and diverse cultures shape our experience.

In episode two, Amir Baghdadchi describes an attempt to smuggle Italian bologna in to the United States and a tense encounter with TSA agents.

On a return trip from London, Baghdadchi is asked to show his passport which “is an anxious moment for everyone,” he says.

“You watch the agent look at you, look at your picture, look at you, look at your picture, and just praying ‘please god, let me look like myself.’”

Through this experience, and others like it, Baghdadchi learns to perfect the art of international travel.

Satori Shakoor

Curated from the wildly popular Secret Society of Twisted Storytellers show, each episode is hosted by Detroit’s Satori Shakoor. Shakoor is the founder of The Secret Society of Twisted Story Tellers. She is also a former Parliament-Funkadelic singer, stand-up comedian and Moth Mainstage Storyteller. Subscribe to the entire season wherever podcasts are available. Click above to listen.

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Twisted Storytellers is produced by WDET 101.9 FM and sponsored by the MGM Grand Detroit.