The Story Show
“Animals: A Love Story”

“Animals: A Love Story”

June 22, 2019

In this hilarious story from the January 2019 "Give Me Shelter" show, Jim Haney reflects on different roles his pets have played in his life. Before the story, Angie, Jeremy, and Shane discuss pressing topics such as '80s sitcoms. 

“Buddy, the One-Eyed Wonder”

“Buddy, the One-Eyed Wonder”

June 15, 2019

As we age we need to find new ways to do old things, to accommodate our changing needs to the world around us. That's true for our pets too. Jim Wichmann returns to The Story Show this season with a heartfelt story full of wit and gravity. 

“Sanctuary: A Place of Peace and Refuge”

“Sanctuary: A Place of Peace and Refuge”

June 8, 2019

A candidate for political office is asked in a live radio debate what his position on "sanctuary cities" is, which causes him to reflect on his early experiences with diversity and acceptance. 

“Stuck in the Ditch”

“Stuck in the Ditch”

June 1, 2019

Being stranded in a ditch on a cold winter day presents a number of challenges when one is neither mechanically inclined nor in possession of a cell phone. David Behling tells his story while questioning how and why we choose to give shelter to those in need today.

“There Was an Old Woman”

“There Was an Old Woman”

May 24, 2019

The Story Show’s 4th season kicks off with our first children’s story. This season’s stories share the common theme of Give Me Shelter. Check out Edith Haenel’s “There Was an Old Woman Who Lived in a Shoe.”

“Roller Coaster”

“Roller Coaster”

December 22, 2018

Growing up, we don't often see our parents as men and women with their own identities beyond "Mom" and "Dad," real people with their own joys, challenges, and sorrows. But the first time we do can leave an indelible mark. Shane Koepke shares one of these moments in his return to The Story Show with "First Roller Coaster Ride." 

“Unspoken Light”

“Unspoken Light”

December 15, 2018

In high school she hid an essential part of herself because of fear and intimidation before finally taking full ownership of her true identify. Check out Luz Ruiz's story of letting her light shine.

“And Now I Know Your Name”

“And Now I Know Your Name”

December 8, 2018

Great things can happen when ordinary people get engaged, come together, and work to solve problems on the local level. Check out this story from Jerry Gabrielatos.

“Music Is the Spark”

“Music Is the Spark”

December 1, 2018

When someone says, "You're so talented," do they really understand what that means to the one they're complimenting? College student Solveig Lange delves beyond the surface of such comments in this story from last summer's Let Your Light Shine show.

“Skip a Shave”

“Skip a Shave”

November 17, 2018

How do those early social conflicts and attempts at fitting in shape us? In this episode 15 year-old Ava recalls a playground conflict that led her to question social norms and how much we should bend for acceptance.