The Tragedy Academy
July 4, 2022

Gabe Torres

Gabe Torres


This week Jay and Gary are joined by an extra special guest: Jay’s father-in-law, Gabriel Torres…and he’s got quite the story to tell. Gabe grew up in Colombia where as a student he was a basketball star. After graduating high school, Gabe had an opportunity to come to the US and another adventure began. Gabe built a life here: met his wife, had a family, and played street ball in NYC in the 70s. Gabe’s story is an immigrant one, and also an American one.

Episode Highlights

🏀 Street Ball

👣 An Immigrant’s Journey

➡️ Be Here, Not There

🏡 Finding Home

👂 Listen First


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