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Episode 104: Anger and Forgiveness

In this first episode of the new season, Randy responds to listener Mikayla’s questions. How does he manage anger, she wants to know. Does solitary confinement work? Who are his friends? 

To put your questions to Randy, call toll free on + 1-888-524-1932.

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. Field and development producer, Paulie “Guinness” Doyle. 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 103: John Q. Smith and a Season Break

Randy responds to a question a listener recorded on our toll-free line (+)  1-888 524  1932, and announces a season break. As Randy explains, Red Onion Randy will be back in July, bigger and better than ever!  

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. Field and development producer, Paulie “Guinness” Doyle. 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 102: Pornography and Masturbation

Randy reflects on the addictive nature of masturbation and pornography and how they can damage our lives and those of our loved ones. 

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. Field and development producer, Paulie “Guinness” Doyle. 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 101: Shawshank Redemption – Fact or Fiction?

How realistic are movie representations of prison? Randy compares the fictions he’s seen with the facts he knows so well.

Documentary mentioned by Randy in the podcast- Solitary: Inside Red Onion State Prison
https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/solitary-inside-red-onion-state-prison/

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. Field and development producer, Paulie “Guinness” Doyle. 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 100: Hotline for Messages

In this 100th episode, Randy reflects on  two years of podcasting and introduces a new toll-free phone message service for listeners (+)  1-888 524  1932. 

Documentary mentioned by Randy in the podcast- Solitary: Inside Red Onion State Prison
https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/solitary-inside-red-onion-state-prison/

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. Field and development producer, Paulie “Guinness” Doyle. 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 99: Tattoo

Tattoos are an important part of the prison culture and economy. After describing how to make an inking gun and ink, Randy explains what his own tattoos mean to him.

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. Field and development producer, Paulie “Guinness” Doyle. 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 98: Little John

Having experienced so much violence and death,  Randy thought nothing could  upset him. But when he sees his buddy  Little John close to death,  Randy finds himself reacting in a quite unexpected way.

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. Field and development producer, Paulie “Guinness” Doyle. 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 97: Reputation

At Red Onion, where every inmate is either predator or prey, reputation is everything. Randy has a certain reputation that turns out to be a double-edged sword, as he explains.

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. Field and development producer, Paulie “Guinness” Doyle. 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 96: Gunning

Listener Advisory:  This episode describes sexual practices in graphic detail, including the practice of “gunning”.

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. Field and development producer, Paulie “Guinness” Doyle. 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 95: Red Onion Then and Now Part 2

Times have changed at Red Onion, but not necessarily all for the better, as Randy explains.

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. Field and development producer, Paulie “Guinness” Doyle. Website and podcast design by Nishant Pandav. Sound editing and music by Julia Jooyeon Park. Title music by Joni Park and Julia Jooyeon Park.