chapter  6
Pages 13

In the summer of 2014, two men in Austin, Texas, came up with an idea for a homemade social science experiment. The older of the two was a homeless man named Sandy Shook – grey-haired, tall but slightly stooped, and fiftyish – who had been living on the street for years due to a long-running battle with depression. The other was videographer Joseph Costello – several decades younger than Shook, and a regular contributor to the Quiet Assassins YouTube channel.1