Podcast 14

If you could call a number and say you’re sorry, and no one would know…what would you apologize for? This is the story of Allan Bridge, a conceptual artist who concocted The Apology Line during the 1980s in New York City. For well over a decade, you could call a number in Manhattan apologize for everything under the sun from shoplifting to murder. With the "new" technology of answering machines Allan became Mr. Apology, providing solace to anyone with regrets, wrong doings or even criminal acts to get it off their chest and apologize. A confessional of sorts. The only caveat, Allan will broadcast these tapes publicly, so callers were instructed not to include their names. One minor detail... Mr. Apology realized he couldn’t JUST listen. This six-part series is told by a close confidant to Allen and discovers how this multi-year project turns into a defining aspect of Allen's life. Sorry, not sorry for listening to this one.