“There's always a price to be paid for anything you get.
I wish it weren't so, for it's a fearsome dream,
but if it's the worst to come of all that happened I can live with it.”

- Ron Rash


A story of hustles and gambles within lowlife culture.

Charles Farrell could be labeled a number of things: pianist, writer, boxing manager, and hustler. As a teenager, Farrell lived in the streets of Boston, playing piano in mafia-owned clubs. With a love for boxing, he started gambling on high-profile matches while also managing fighters. He fixed an array of professional fights by using code-talk with trainers, foolproof matchmaking, and buying referees and judges. In this story, the highs and lows of gangster culture are explored as Charles Farrell describes the ease of taking advantage of society’s vulnerable parts. 

Sesquipedalian is a collaboration between Everything Is Stories and Love and Radio. 

Love and Radio is produced by Nick van der Kolk and Brendan Baker. Find more at loveandradio.org

For more on Charles Farrell visit worldtriberecords.com

Available on iTunes Download





Everything is Stories


An ongoing survey of individuals who have experienced transcendence and/or power of the will. No story will be considered too troubled, no atmosphere too strange.

Needed: tales from the underground, the underdog, the outlaw, and the outcast. Genuine characters of all kinds welcome.

Everything is Stories explores unconventional narratives of the past and present to preserve the eccentric, the authentic, and the personal.

Produced by Garrett Crowe, Mike Martinez, and Tyler Wray.

For dialogue and more information about the project write to: STORIES@EISRADIO.ORG

© 2014 EIS RADIO