|In The Dark|
|Original Broadcast Date|
|Real People, 28 minutes|
|Followed by:||Third World Country (Includes Raymond)|
"I grew up in a town called Hopedale, Massachusetts.."
A man talks about growing up in a mill town called Hopedale, where everyone drinks. He gets arrested drinking in the woods. Turning pain into comedy. Comparing oneself to destitute people. A homeless man who daily stares down traffic begins to de-evolve. Bleeding Jesus art. His mother spends time in a mental institution. Shoplifting for Oral Roberts. Visiting family, sleeping on the couch. Returning and coming down with insomnia. He confronts his father and is cured.
- There are two unrelated programs with this title: a 60 minute program which aired as part of The Other Side and this 30 minute program which appeared as part of In The Dark in 1995.
- This program is not available at joefrank.com.
- "Joe Frank" - Dana Gould's 2018 podcast commemorating Joe Frank included this episode