Scattered Chris Garcia's dad had one dying wish: That his family scatter his ashes off the coast of Cuba. Chris's mom? She doesn't give a crap about dying wishes. She's vowed to never go back to Cuba again. As Chris tries to do right by his dad, he sets out to uncover the truth about a man he barely knew.Scattered is produced by WNYC Studios, home of other great podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, On the Media and Nancy.
Scattered

Scattered

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Chris Garcia's dad had one dying wish: That his family scatter his ashes off the coast of Cuba. Chris's mom? She doesn't give a crap about dying wishes. She's vowed to never go back to Cuba again. As Chris tries to do right by his dad, he sets out to uncover the truth about a man he barely knew.Scattered is produced by WNYC Studios, home of other great podcasts including Radiolab, Death, Sex & Money, On the Media and Nancy.

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Chris Garcia's dad had one dying wish: That his family scatter his ashes off the coast of Cuba — the country he was born in, and the country that would break him. Chris's mom? She doesn't give a crap about dying wishes. She's vowed to never go back to Cuba again. So for now, the ashes are sitting on a shelf in a closet, between a Paul McCartney record and a Gizmo Halloween mask. As Chris tries to do right by his dad, he sets out to uncover the truth about a man he barely knew, who survived Castro's labor camps only to lose his way in search of the American dream. Scattered, a new podcast from WNYC Studios, drops on October 23rd

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