Chicago Public Radio “This American Life” features a 12 minute audio essay “Act Two: Bar Car Prophesy” in which

Writer Rosie Schaap tells the story of how she ingratiated herself into the adult society of the Metroliner commuter train bar car as a teenager. She would cast Tarot card prophesies for riders, in exchange for beer. This was fun and made her feel grown-up, until the cards showed her something she wasn’t really ready to see.

Listen to the free streaming audio here. This episode starts at minute 22:00 (that magic tarot number!); the tarot material at minute 25:00.

Rosie Schaap is an editor and writer at Guideposts, an inspirational magazine started by Norman Vincent Peale.