Anonymous asked: Hi Aaron, I listened to and enjoyed your story on the moth about the "paddy wagon". But I was really surprised. The point of the story is the importance of challenging stereotypes, but you used the term "paddy wagon" without apology. Don't you realise it comes from the stereotyping of Irish people as criminals? I'm guessing no-one ever pointed this out to you. Maybe you could think about it. Thanks.
I realized it only after the fact. It is/was an unfortunate missed opportunity to add another layer to the story. In the future I will include that as a further way of challenging what we consider as acceptable.