The Story Show
Pandemic Stories 1

Pandemic Stories 1

March 23, 2020

So much has happened since our last release. Season 6 ended in early January, and now we're looking at distance learning, mass work stoppages, social distancing, and quarantining across the globe. While we adjust to all of this new stuff, The Story Show Podcast is asking listeners to submit audio recordings sharing how they're dealing with things. Angie, Shane, and Jeremy chat about this and share details on how to submit your pandemic stories in this first episode of season 7. 

“Become a Number”

“Become a Number”

January 11, 2020

Jeremy and Angie chat with Janece Jeffrey, a storyteller from the summer 2019 Light My Fire Story Show. Check out the interview and her story here. 

“A Warm Drink of Water”

“A Warm Drink of Water”

January 5, 2020

Ralph Waldo Emerson famously suggested that we should say what we mean today, and if we change our minds tomorrow, say it again just as passionately even if we sound like hypocrites. In other words, have an open mind because you might learn a thing or two and change a few major opinions over the years."A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines," he said. The trouble is that it takes a great deal of self-awareness, humility, and courage to publicly own our inconsistencies. This episode's story comes from a teen who did just that in her story from our July 2019 Story Show.

“What a Difference She Made”

“What a Difference She Made”

December 28, 2019

Most of could easily name four or five people who have given our lives shape, either as children or somewhere along our journey as adults. In this episode, veteran storyteller Bev Jackson Cotter shares a series of vignettes highlighting influential women in her life. 

“The Dancing Flame”

“The Dancing Flame”

December 23, 2019

All children become obsessed with something at one time or another. Most of these obsessions are harmless, but sometimes they can lead to danger, especially when outside the view and protection of parents. "The Dancing Flame" is Christopher Welter's tale of childhood obsession. Check out this poignant--and funny--story from our July 2019 "Light My Fire" Story Show. 

2 Poems by Paul Heyl

2 Poems by Paul Heyl

December 7, 2019

Poems are a rarity at The Story Show, but we had two great ones in August 2019. Check out Paul Heyl's "A Kestrel and Salamanders" and "The Johnson Barn at Midnight." These long-form narrative poems are filled with wonderful imagery and humor too.

“By the Light of the Fire”

“By the Light of the Fire”

November 30, 2019

"Fire is powerful, as a tool, a metaphor, an enemy," so Brad Kramer opens his story from the January 2019 Light My Fire Story Show. Check out Brad's story here. 

“Building Bridges”

“Building Bridges”

November 23, 2019

Scott Pirsig takes us on another journey into the Canadian wilderness in his return to the Story Show, encountering challenges he'd never faced before in all his previous ventures. Scott's story is a testament to the power of writing as a form of self discovery. The episode starts with Shane, Angie, and Jeremy interviewing Scott. His performance at the August 2019 Story Show follows.

“No Worries”

“No Worries”

July 20, 2019

What would you do if stranded in Cherbourg, France late at night with little money and no place to stay? Jenny Corey-Gruenes shares what her 20 year-old self did back in the day. Would she do it again? Well . . .   Check out this hilarious story in the latest episode of The Story Show Podcast. 

“Dear Dudley”

“Dear Dudley”

July 14, 2019

Admitting defeat can be incredibly difficult, especially when it comes to commitments we've made that touch on our core values, the ideals and principles we hold most sacred. In "Dear Dudley" Mariah Maras shares how a shelter cat once brought her to her knees and led her to do something she never thought she'd do.