Over the past two years, we’ve had a prison penpal, Dan Grote, who was locked up for robbing a bank about seven years ago. Dan wrote to us after he started listening to the show from prison in Northeast Pennsylvania. Three weeks ago, Dan’s prison sentence came to an end, he was released and he’s now attempting to start his life anew on the outside.

As fate would have it, Dan ended up having a job interview about 20 minutes away from our studios, so we had him in on Thursday to talk about how life on the outside has been since his release.

Listen to the entire hour with Dan below. And please pass on positive words of encouragement for Dan on Twitter and Instagram!