Terminal

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Terminal[1]
Series
The Other Side
Original Broadcast Date
8/5/2001
Cast
Larry Block, Zak Block, Kristine McKenna, David Rapkin, Jack Kornfield, Joe Frank
Format
Karma Style, 56 minutes
Preceded by: Men Of The Cloth
Followed by: Black Hole (Remix)

"I have this strange fantasy life when I eat."

Terminal is a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series The Other Side. It was originally broadcast on August 5, 2001.

Synopsis

  • Larry - fantasies while he's eating: being a cop, confronting Gary Condit.
  • Kornfield - reordering Maslow's hierarchy and a story of a destitute man in India who wants to talk about religion.
  • Zak and Larry - security catches Zak drinking, Larry doesn't care.
  • Larry and Joe - All Larry can do is withhold money. Larry as a roll model. Neill's and Reich's philosophies of child rearing. Is Larry's lifestyle a rational decision. Comparing Larry's career to fellow actors. Substance abuse as the cause of his downfall.
  • Kornfield - Loving kindness meditation in the forest. Keeping oneself from danger.
  • Kristine McKenna and Joe - a recent trip he made to the emergency room suffering from internal bleeding; human kindness, connecting emotionally with people; leaving the hospital and immediately returning to old habits and the drive for sex and combat.
  • Kornfield - what matters in the end.
  • Larry - a letter for a former participant in an affair lands him in trouble. Fantasies about leaving.
  • David Rapkin - choosing an alternate live on a tiny boat.
  • Larry and Joe - they fight over the cause of Larry's downfall.
  • Joe argues it is due to his own failings and lack of self understanding.
  • Larry is offended, argues that the Joe's case is bogus and a rationalization for class oppression.
  • Kornfield - pleasure and pain are all a part of human experience.
  • Woman - She lets a street guy use her bathroom, he won't leave - it's Larry![1]
  • Kornfield - reads from Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet: "Being an artist means: not numbering and counting, but ripening like a tree, which doesn't force its sap, and stands confidently in the storms of spring, not afraid that afterward summer may not come. It does come."

Music

Shared material

Additional credits

The original broadcast credits state: "With Larry Block, Kristine McKenna, David Rapkin, Sharon O'Connell, Buddhist teacher Jack Kornfield, and Joe Frank. Production: Ray Guarna. Production assistance: Esmé Gregson. Special thanks to Cally Rose."

Footnotes

  1. In a call-in to WFMU Joe says this segment was fictional, that they had to hire an actor to play the woman - apparently Sharon O'Connell