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Episode 83: Time, The Cruel Mistress

When you’re doing time, you don’t want time to do you. But as Randy explains, that’s easier said than done. 

Red Onion Randy features the life and times of Randall Via, who is currently serving 1,214 years in Red Onion State Prison for capital murder. Directed and produced by Michael Garbutt. Website and podcast design by Nishant Pandav. Sound editing and music by Julia Jooyeon Park. Title music by Joni Park and Julia Jooyeon Park.

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Episode 82: Hospital Visit

After long delays, Randy finally gets admitted to hospital for a biopsy. It turns out to be much more than just a medical procedure.

Red Onion Randy features the life and times of Randall Via, who is currently serving 1,214 years in Red Onion State Prison for capital murder. Directed and produced by Michael Garbutt. Website and podcast design by Nishant Pandav. Sound editing and music by Julia Jooyeon Park. Title music by Joni Park and Julia Jooyeon Park.

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Episode 81: Home Sweet Home

You might live in a maximum security prison without the possibility of parole, but you can still dream about having a home of your own.

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Episode 80: Tuco Salamanca

A listener who goes by “Tuco Salamanca” (the dealer from Breaking Bad) writes Randy to say that he’s currently on bail awaiting sentencing for distribution. He’s a small, middle-aged guy without any experience of prison.  He badly needs Randy’s advice.

Red Onion Randy features the life and times of Randall Via, who is currently serving 1,214 years in Red Onion State Prison for capital murder. Directed and produced by Michael Garbutt. Website and podcast design by Nishant Pandav. Sound editing and music by Julia Jooyeon Park. Title music by Joni Park and Julia Jooyeon Park.

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Episode 79: Frustration

Randy has a lot to look forward to: his transfer to Keen Mountain Prison has been approved and he’s finally going to get a biopsy to investigate his medical condition. But for some reason, everything is on hold.

Red Onion Randy features the life and times of Randall Via, who is currently serving 1,214 years in Red Onion State Prison for capital murder. Directed and produced by Michael Garbutt. Website and podcast design by Nishant Pandav. Sound editing and music by Julia Jooyeon Park. Title music by Joni Park and Julia Jooyeon Park.

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Episode 78: Cellies

Your cellmate probably won’t be your soulmate, which is why you need to follow Randy’s rules to manage the challenge of living up close and personal with a stranger.

Red Onion Randy features the life and times of Randall Via, who is currently serving 1,214 years in Red Onion State Prison for capital murder. Directed and produced by Michael Garbutt. Website and podcast design by Nishant Pandav. Sound editing and music by Julia Jooyeon Park. Title music by Joni Park and Julia Jooyeon Park.

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Episode 77: Randy Gets a Transfer

After twenty years at Red Onion, Randy is granted a transfer to another prison. Where is he going, and how is his life going to be different?

Red Onion Randy features the life and times of Randall Via, who is currently serving 1,214 years in Red Onion State Prison for capital murder. Directed and produced by Michael Garbutt. Website and podcast design by Nishant Pandav. Sound editing and music by Julia Jooyeon Park. Title music by Joni Park and Julia Jooyeon Park.

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Episode 76: My Brother Jason

Randy hasn’t seen his brother Jason for a quarter of a century but the bond of brotherly love remains strong.

Red Onion Randy features the life and times of Randall Via, who is currently serving 1,214 years in Red Onion State Prison for capital murder. Directed and produced by Michael Garbutt. Website and podcast design by Nishant Pandav. Sound editing and music by Julia Jooyeon Park. Title music by Joni Park and Julia Jooyeon Park.

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Episode 75: Randy Answers Questions from Children and a Boxer

Randy answers wide-ranging questions .. from a wide range of listeners!

Red Onion Randy features the life and times of Randall Via, who is currently serving 1,214 years in Red Onion State Prison for capital murder. Directed and produced by Michael Garbutt. Website and podcast design by Nishant Pandav. Sound editing and music by Julia Jooyeon Park. Title music by Joni Park and Julia Jooyeon Park.

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Episode 74: The Murder

In this episode, recorded shortly after the body of Gabby Petito was found in Wyoming, Randy reflects on the murder he committed in the town of Stanardsville in 1998, and for which he is now serving life without the possibility of parole. 

Red Onion Randy features the life and times of Randall Via, who is currently serving 1,214 years in Red Onion State Prison for capital murder. Directed and produced by Michael Garbutt. Website and podcast design by Nishant Pandav. Sound editing and music by Julia Jooyeon Park. Title music by Joni Park and Julia Jooyeon Park.