A true story and conversation with author and storyteller Natalie Hopkinson about the Beat Ya Feet Movement and Washington, DC culture. Performed as part of SpeakeasyDC's Crank & Groove: A Go Go Love Story at the Atlas Performing Arts Center. Find out more at speakeasydc.org/blog. Subscribe to the Speakeasy Storycast thru iTunes, download the Stitcher Radio app, or add this link to your RSS feed http://speakeasystorycast.com/rss. Get tickets to our live shows, register for classes, make a donation, join mailing list, or hire us for customized on-site trainings at speakeasydc.org.  To bring a Speakeasy show and/or workshop to your town, email info@speakeasydc.org.  

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Category:Live Stories and Interviews -- posted at: 7:46 PM

A true story and conversation with storyteller John Tong about an unconventional courtship. Find out more about John at speakeasydc.org/blog. Subscribe to the Speakeasy Storycast thru iTunes, download the Stitcher Radio app, or add this link to your RSS feed http://speakeasystorycast.com/rss. Get tickets to our live shows, register for classes, make a donation, join mailing list, or hire us for customized on-site trainings at speakeasydc.org.  To bring a Speakeasy show and/or workshop to your town, email info@speakeasydc.org.  

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Category:Live Stories and Interviews -- posted at: 3:00 AM

A true story and conversation with Sara Armour about a questionable choice at a low point in her life.  Graphic adult content. Find out more about Sara at speakeasydc.org/blog. Subscribe to the Speakeasy Storycast thru iTunes, download the Stitcher Radio app, or add this link to your RSS feed http://speakeasystorycast.com/rss. Get tickets to our live shows, register for classes, make a donation, join mailing list, or hire us for customized on-site trainings at speakeasydc.org.  To bring a Speakeasy show and/or workshop to your town, email info@speakeasydc.org.  

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Category:Live Stories and Interviews -- posted at: 2:30 PM

A true story and conversation with Karen Lee about a crush gone awry. Find out more about Karen at speakeasydc.org/blog. Subscribe to the Speakeasy Storycast thru iTunes, download the Stitcher Radio app, or add this link to your RSS feed http://speakeasystorycast.com/rss. Get tickets to our live shows, register for classes, make a donation, join mailing list, or hire us for customized on-site trainings at speakeasydc.org.  To bring a Speakeasy show and/or workshop to your town, email info@speakeasydc.org.  

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Category:Live Stories and Interviews -- posted at: 6:29 AM

A true story and conversation with Elissa Laura about a teachable moment with her over-protective father.  Find out more about Elissa Laura and watch the short film that was made out of this story (as part of the SpeakeasyShorts Film Challenge) at http://www.speakeasydc.com/category/blog-post/speakeasystorycast/.  Subscribe to the Speakeasy Storycast thru iTunes, download the Stitcher Radio app, or add this link to your RSS feed http://speakeasystorycast.com/rss. Get tickets to our live shows, register for classes, make a donation, join mailing list, or hire us for customized on-site trainings at speakeasydc.org.  To bring a Speakeasy show and/or workshop to your town, email info@speakeasydc.org.

 

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Category:Live Stories and Interviews -- posted at: 8:00 PM

A poor athlete's search for "her sport". Told live on the SpeakeasyDC stage at the Story Showdown Storytelling Game Show.  Find out more about Katy Barrett at http://www.speakeasydc.com/category/blog-post/speakeasystorycast/.  Subscribe to the Speakeasy Storycast thru iTunes or use http://speakeasystorycast.com/rss. Get tickets to our live shows, register for classes, make a donation, join mailing list, or hire us for corporate trainings at speakeasydc.org.  To bring a Speakeasy show and/or workshop to your town, email info@speakeasydc.org.

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Category:Live Stories and Interviews -- posted at: 3:25 PM

Two art students go head-to-head on the basketball court. Told live on the SpeakeasyDC stage at "Beer, Balls, and Boners: True stories about Man Thngs."  Find out more about Mike Kane at http://www.speakeasydc.com/category/blog-post/speakeasystorycast/.  Subscribe to the Speakeasy Storycast thru iTunes or use http://speakeasystorycast.com/rss. Get tickets to our live shows, register for classes, hire us for corporate trainings at speakeasydc.org.  To bring a Speakeasy show and/or workshop to your town, email info@speakeasydc.org.

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Category:Live Stories and Interviews -- posted at: 9:00 AM

Renata takes up an unlikely hobby after a difficult break-up.   Find out more about Renata at speakeasydc.org/blog  Subscribe to the Speakeasy Storycast thru iTunes or use http://speakeasystorycast.com/rss. Get tickets to our live shows, register for classes, hire us for corporate trainings at speakeasydc.org. To bring a Speakeasy show and/or workshop to your town, email info@speakeasydc.org.

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Category:Live Stories and Interviews -- posted at: 2:00 PM

A young Indian girl tries to be break into show biz at her all-white elementary school.  Find out more about Vijai at speakeasydc.org/blog  Subscribe to the Speakeasy Storycast thru iTunes or use http://speakeasystorycast.com/rss. Get tickets to our live shows, register for classes, hire us for corporate trainings at speakeasydc.org. To bring a Speakeasy show and/or workshop to your town, email info@speakeasydc.org.

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Category:Live Stories and Interviews -- posted at: 3:30 PM

A true tale about one Rabbi's struggle to follow the laws of kashrut.  Told live on the SpeakeasyDC stage at 6th & I as part of "My So Called Jewish Life."  Find out more and buy tickets to this year's show on Dec 15, 2012. Subscribe to the Speakeasy Storycast thru iTunes or use http://speakeasystorycast.com/rss. More about our live shows, classes, coaching, and corporate trainings at speakeasydc.org. To bring a Speakeasy show and/or workshop to your town, email info@speakeasydc.org.

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Category:Live Stories and Interviews -- posted at: 4:09 AM

A mother goes to extremes to prevent the bad influences of television. Told live on the SpeakeasyDC stage. Subscribe to the Speakeasy Storycast thru iTunes or use http://speakeasystorycast.com/rss. Find out more about Stephanie at http://www.speakeasydc.com/blog/ and more about our live shows, classes, coaching, and corporate trainings at speakeasydc.org. To bring a Speakeasy show and/or workshop to your town, email info@speakeasydc.org.

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Category:Live Stories and Interviews -- posted at: 11:55 AM

Dan's friend Charlie comes to his rescue in the face of an office bully. Told live on the SpeakeasyDC stage and posted today in honor of National Coming Out Day.  The theme of the night was "Don't Ask, Do Tell: Stories about Coming Out, Coming Clean, and Just Plain Coming" during Capital Pride Week 2011.  Subscribe to the Speakeasy Storycast thru iTunes or use http://speakeasystorycast.com/rss. Find out more about Dan at http://www.speakeasydc.com/blog/ and more about our live shows, classes, coaching, and corporate trainings at speakeasydc.org. To bring a Speakeasy show and/or workshop to your town, email info@speakeasydc.org.

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Category:Live Stories and Interviews -- posted at: 4:22 PM

A true story of growing up in a state that sanctions corporal punishment. Told live on the SpeakeasyDC stage. The theme of the night was "Survivor: Stories about getting by, toughing it out, and working the system." Subscribe to the Speakeasy Storycast thru iTunes or use http://speakeasystorycast.com/rss. Find out more about live shows,  classes, coaching, and corporate trainings at speakeasydc.org.

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Category:Live Stories and Interviews -- posted at: 4:00 AM

A true story of love and longing on distant shores. Told live on the SpeakeasyDC stage. The theme of the night was "Til Death Do Us Part: Stories about Marriage and Divorce." Subscribe to the Speakeasy Storycast thru iTunes or use http://speakeasystorycast.com/rss. Find out more about live shows and classes at speakeasydc.org.

 

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Category:Live Stories and Interviews -- posted at: 10:00 AM

Second Life saves the day for Joseph Price. Told live on the SpeakeasyDC stage. The theme of the night was "WTF? LOL! BTW: Stories about modern times, technology, and cyberlife." Subscribe to the Speakeasy Storycast thru iTunes or use http://speakeasystorycast.com/rss. Find out more about live shows and classes at speakeasydc.org.

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Category:Live Stories and Interviews -- posted at: 10:00 AM

Nancy LeRoy survives married (and divorced) life with a little help from her "dark side." Told live on the SpeakeasyDC stage. The theme of the night was "Til Death Do Us Part: Stories about Marriage and Divorce." Subscribe to the Speakeasy Storycast thru iTunes or use http://speakeasystorycast.com/rss. Find out more about live shows and classes at speakeasydc.org.

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Category:Live Stories and Interviews -- posted at: 10:00 AM

The true story of an unlikely journey taken on leave from the Navy. Told live on the SpeakeasyDC stage. The theme of the night was "The Road Less Taken: Stories about Being Different" Subscribe to the Speakeasy Storycast thru iTunes or use http://speakeasystorycast.com/rss. Find out more about live shows and classes at speakeasydc.org.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:28 PM

Julie Kraut finds creative ways to survive long, dark nights in Africa. Told live on the SpeakeasyDC stage. The theme of the night was "After Hours: Things that happen at night." Subscribe to the Speakeasy Storycast thru iTunes or use http://speakeasystorycast.com/rss. Find out more about live shows and classes at speakeasydc.org.
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Category:Live Stories and Interviews -- posted at: 7:55 PM

Travis Wright experiments with new approaches to education in DC public schools. Told live on the SpeakeasyDC stage. The theme of the night was "Oh No You Didn't: Stories about getting called out, jacked up, and smacked down." Subscribe to the Speakeasy Storycast thru iTunes or use http://speakeasystorycast.com/rss.

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Category:Live Stories and Interviews -- posted at: 1:40 PM

Anne Thomas tells her true tale about a visit to the Museum of Sex.  Told live on the SpeakeasyDC stage. The theme of the night was "Making Whoopie: Stories about Sex." Subscribe to the Speakeasy Storycast thru iTunes or use http://speakeasystorycast.com/rss.

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Category:Live Stories and Interviews -- posted at: 4:49 PM

Ellouise Schoettler's story is the fourth and final segment from the “Our City, Our Stories” project. Ellouise tells us about her unexpected entry into the feminist movement. 

The stories from this project have been aired as a series on WAMU's Metro Connection and were funded in part by the Humanities Council of Washington, DC.

This story was produced by Andrew Hiller, with series editor Shea Shackelford.  Andrew is an independent radio producer and commentator. His work can be found at WAMU 88.5.     

Ellouise will be performing a full version of this and other stories in her solo show in this year's Capital Fringe Festival. Visit http://www.ellouisestory.com for info.

To find out more about SpeakeasyDC's events, classes, and professional services or to make a tax-deductible donation that will support this podcast visit www.SpeakeasyDC.org.

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Category:Radio Stories -- posted at: 11:24 PM

In the third story from the “Our City, Our Stories” project, we hear from Rose Oliphant and Debra Frazier.  Rose and Debra are housing activists who helped create Friends and Residents of Arthur Capper and Carrollsburg.

The stories from this project are currently airing as a series on WAMU's Metro Connection.  With funding from the Humanities Council of Washington, DC, SpeakeasyDC has been collecting stories on tape from across the city. We are excited to share the third of four audio documentaries in this series.

This story was produced by Sam Greenspan, along with SpeakeasyDC's Creative Executive Director Amy Saidman, and series editor Shea Shackelford.  Sam is a DC-based radio producer and media educator. His work have been featured on WAMU 88.5, Pacifica Radio, and community radio stations across the country.  Amy Narrates this story.    

To find out more about SpeakeasyDC's events, classes, and professional services or to make a tax-deductible donation that will support this podcast visit www.SpeakeasyDC.org.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:57 PM

Daniel McCowan is a proud product of DC’s foster care system.  In this radio-style audio diary, Daniel shares some of the experiences that shaped his life.

 This is the second story we’re podcasting from the “Our City, Our Stories” project. The stories from this project are currently airing as a on WAMU's Metro Connection With funding from the Humanities Council of Washington, DC, SpeakeasyDC has been collecting stories on tape from across the city. We are excited to share the second of four audio documentaries.

Daniel McCowan co-produced his story with Shea Shackelford through a project with the Art + Media House of the Latin American Youth Center. Shea is an independent documentary producer and co-founder of Big Shed Audio. Shea also managed “Our City, Our Stories” for SpeakeasyDC and provides technical support for the Speakeasy Storycast.

To find out more about SpeakeasyDC's events, classes, and professional services or to make a tax-deductible donation that will support this podcast visit www.SpeakeasyDC.org.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:28 PM

Carolyn Parham faced a life-changing challenge when she received an unexpected check in the mail.  Producer David Schultz shares Ms. Parham’s story with us.  David is a a broadcast journalist based in Washington, DC. He reports for public radio station WAMU, the NPR affiliate in Washington.

This is the first story we’re podcasting from the “Our City, Our Stories” project.  Funded by the Humanities Council of Washington, DC, SpeakeasyDC has been collecting stories on tape from across the city. We are excited to share the first of four audio documentaries.

We are also pleased that Metro Connection on WAMU is airing “Our City, Our Stories” as a series this Winter.

To find out more about SpeakeasyDC's events, classes, and professional services or to make a tax-deductible donation that will support this podcast visit www.SpeakeasyDC.org.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:36 PM

Matt Sherman tells his true story of how he made it through a treachorous motorcycle ride in Thailand. This story was told live on SpeakeasyDC's open mic stage on the theme "Mix Tape: Stories about a single song that made an impact". Matt is a graduate of SpeakeasyDC's Storytelling Boot Camp and a loyal volunteer.

This story was produced as part of SpeakeasyDC's StoryDocs series. To find out more about SpeakeasyDC's events, classes, and professional services or to make a tax-deductible donation that will support this podcast visit www.SpeakeasyDC.org.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00 PM

Master storyteller, Jon Spelman, tells a true story about his experiences with death. This was performed live as part of SpeakeasyDC's monthly open mic storytelling series and is part of a larger solo piece that he performs called "On the Bedpost Overnight". On this night, all the stories were based on the theme "Game Over: Stories about death, dying, and the afterlife". All stories told on our stage are true and told without notes..

To find out more about SpeakeasyDC's events, classes, and professional services or to make a tax-deductible donation that will support this podcast visit www.SpeakeasyDC.org.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:00 PM

Chris Bolton is a self taught audio producer and musician who lives in portland Oregon.  He recently launched the Storylife Podcast and has been co-producer of the CD Baby DIY Musician Podcast, which was featured as one of the best new podcasts in iTunes 2007.

This story was produced as part of SpeakeasyDC's StoryDocs series. To find out more about SpeakeasyDC's events, classes, and professional services or to make a tax-deductible donation that will support this podcast visit www.SpeakeasyDC.org.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:51 AM

Jennifer Howe shares her cautionary tale about going back to the same man twice. This story was told live on SpeakeasyDC's open mic stage on the theme "Good Intentions: Stories about resolutions, promises, and interventions".  All SpeakeasyDC stories are true and told without notes (i.e. it's storytelling, not a reading).

To find out more about SpeakeasyDC's events, classes, and professional services or to make a tax-deductible donation that will support this podcast visit www.SpeakeasyDC.org.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00 PM

Andrew Korfhage tells his true story about surviving two near-death experiences in the same day. This story was told live on SpeakeasyDC's open mic stage on the theme "Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My: Stories about Fear".  Andrew is a graduate of SpeakeasyDC's education programs. This story was developed during a four-week Storytelling 101 class.

To find out more about SpeakeasyDC's events, classes, and professional services or to make a tax-deductible donation that will support this podcast visit www.SpeakeasyDC.org.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00 PM

Catherine Sheehy tells her story about facing her fears. This story was told live on SpeakeasyDC's open mic stage on the theme "Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My: Stories about Fear."  All SpeakeasyDC stories are true and told without notes (i.e. it's storytelling, not a reading).

To find out more about SpeakeasyDC's events, classes, and professional services or to make a tax-deductible donation that will support this podcast visit www.SpeakeasyDC.org.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:16 AM

Katie Arrants is a radio producer, yoga teacher, and case manager for young adults in foster care in Seattle, Washington. Katie enjoys radio’s potential as a medium for intimate story-telling and eventually hopes to help youth use radio as a form of autobiography and self-expression.  Her story about Felix and his family was produced at the Duke Center for Documentary Studies and is part of SpeakeasyDC's StoryDocs series.

This story fits perfectly into the theme for our next open mic on August 11, 2009 - "Little Rascals: Stories about raising, coping with, and learning from children."

To find out more about SpeakeasyDC's events, classes, and professional services or to make a tax-deductible donation that will support this podcast visit www.SpeakeasyDC.org.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:42 PM

Kevin Boggs is an actor in Washington, DC and one of SpeakeasyDC's illustrious instructors. This story was performed live at SpeakeasyDC's open mic on the theme "Slam Dunk: Stories about Sports & Fitness".

Kevin is part of SpeakeasyDC's new show for Capital Fringe 2009 -- THE SIN SHOW -- tickets still available for July 22 and 26.  Kevin's story is about gluttony. Buy tickets here!

To find out more about SpeakeasyDC's events, classes, and professional services or to make a tax-deductible donation that will support this podcast visit www.SpeakeasyDC.org.

Direct download: 20090721_boggs.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:01 PM

Joseph Price tells a true story about infatuation at SpeakeasyDC's monthly open mic storytelling series. The night's theme: "Doh! Stories about sticking your neck out, sticking your foot in your mouth, or just plain sticking out". Joseph is part of SpeakeasyDC's new show for Capital Fringe 2009 -- THE SIN SHOW -- starting July 11 with five shows through July 26.Joe's story is about prides. Buy tickets here! To find out more about SpeakeasyDC's events, classes, and professional services or to make a tax-deductible donation that will support this podcast visit www.SpeakeasyDC.org.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:56 PM

Seaton Smith tells his true tale of one of the lowest points of his career. This story was recorded live at SpeakeasyDC's monthly showcase of true tales told live in Washington, DC. Seaton performs stand-up regularly and his web series can be viewed at www.annoycharliesmith.com. Seaton is part of the cast of The Sin Show, SpeakeasyDC's 2009 performance at Capital Fringe Festival. He will be telling a true story about envy. Info and tickets at www.capfringe.org.

To find out more about SpeakeasyDC's events, classes, and professional services or to make a tax-deductible donation that will support this podcast visit www.SpeakeasyDC.org.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:16 PM

Vivianne Njoku tells her true tale of seeking justice in her Nigerian hometown. This story was recorded live at SpeakeasyDC's monthly showcase of true tales told live in Washington, DC.

To find out more about SpeakeasyDC's events, classes, and professional services or to make a tax-deductible donation that will support this podcast visit www.SpeakeasyDC.org.

Direct download: 20090530_Njoku.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:59 PM

Tim Tale tells the true story about a a strange delivery that wreaked havoc on his mother's monthly bridge night. This story was recorded live at SpeakeasyDC's monthly showcase of true tales told live in Washington, DC. This story is the inspiration for "Pepe! The Mail Order Monkey Musical" in this year's Capital Fringe Festival.

To find out more about SpeakeasyDC's events, classes, and professional services or to make a tax-deductible donation that will support this podcast visit www.SpeakeasyDC.org.

Direct download: 20090517_tate.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:00 AM

When Carol Brobeck was 20, she gave her baby boy away for adoption. Twenty years later, Joel, her son, came looking.  (This polaroid of Joel was given to Carol when the adoption process was completed.)

This piece is part of our StoryDocs series--these stories aren't performed live on our stage, but are created from interviews and produced like a radio story.  The StoryDocs series was produced with support from the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities.

We're excited to report that our story has earned some interest beyond the podcast.  NPR's All Things Considered will be airing the story this afternoon, Mother's Day.  And the Third Coast Filmless Festival screened a longer version of this audio documentary earlier this year, which will be re-screened at the AFI SILVERDOCS festival this Summer. 

Independent audio producers Shea Shackelford and Vige Millington want to thank Carol and Joel for their generous participation in this project.

To find out more about SpeakeasyDC's events, classes, and professional services, or to make a tax-deductible donation that will support the continuation of this podcast, visit www.SpeakeasyDC.org


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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:30 PM

Sherry Geyelin tells the true tale of what can happen when you smoke pot with your children. This was told at SpeakeasyDC's monthly showcase of true tales told live. This month's theme was "Forbidden Fruit: Stories about things you shouldn't have done, said, thought, touched or tasted. Sherry is a long-time storyteller and supporter of SpeakeasyDC.

To find out more about SpeakeasyDC's events, classes, and professional services, or to make a tax-deductible donation that will support the continuation of this podcast, visit www.SpeakeasyDC.org


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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:26 PM

Meredith Maslich tells the true tale of her search for the elusive "nice guy" in the modern-day sea of hook-ups and one-night stands.

Find out more about SpeakeasyDC's events, classes, and professional services at www.SpeakeasyDC.org

Direct download: 20090412_maslich.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:10 PM

Latif Doman tells the true tale of how his *8* year old brain put the lessons of his American history class into practice. Latif is a trial lawyer in Washington, DC, and a graduate of SpeakeasyDC's Storytelling 101 four-week course.

Find out more about SpeakeasyDC's events, classes, and professional services at www.SpeakeasyDC.org


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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:37 PM

Marie Latagan brings us "9-to-5." A clever and slightly twisted mind is trapped in a banal and torturous job.  Marie told this story for our theme. The Last Straw: Stories about Quitting, Getting Fired, and Breaking Up.   Marie is a graduate of SpeakeasyDCs Boot Camp.  

Find out more about SpeakeasyDC's events, classes, and professional services at www.SpeakeasyDC.org

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:54 PM

Since the late 1970s, the low-income Polk Gulch district has been a national destination and home for some of the most underrepresented segments of the LGBT community, including runaway and homeless youth.  The neighborhood is changing, but “The Punk Priest of Polk Street” captures a surprising, personal story from the Rev. River Sims, who serves these youth.  Joey Plaster brings us this story.  Joey is a widely published freelance journalist with experience at The Nation, Alternet, and Z Magazine. He has also worked as an oral historian with the Oberlin College LGBT Community History Project and the GLBT Historical Society's Oral History Initiative.  You can find photos from this story and more at Polk Street: Lives in Transition, an exhibit which captures life in this historic neighborhood.

Find out more about SpeakeasyDC's events, classes, and client services at www.speakeasydc.org.
 
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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:43 PM

Travis Wright tells his true tale of going from hillbilly clogging champion to discovering his inner Solid Gold dancer.

Find out more about SpeakeasyDC's events, classes, and client services at www.speakeasydc.org.

Direct download: 090102WrightSolidGold.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00 PM

Vijai Nathan tells her true tale about fitting in, family, and pizza. Told live at SpeakeasyDC's open mic storytelling series. Vijai is a stand-up comedian and solo performer. Her latest solo show is "McGoddess: Big Macs, Karma, & the American Dream". Vijai is also an instructor for SpeakeasyDC's storytelling classes.

Find out about performances, classes, trainings, and more at speakeasydc.org

Direct download: 081124ChuckECheese_Nathan.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:39 PM

This piece is part of our StoryDocs series which we will post from time to time. These are stories that are not performed live, but recorded on-location and produced like a radio story.

This story was produced by Alix Blair about her friend Matthew McCue. Matt tells his story about going from a gung-ho solidier in the Iraq war to a peace-loving farmer. Visit www.farmervetco.org for info about the Farmer Veteran Coalition Project.

Alix Blair works as an independent audio producer and photographer and has recently finished collaborating on a multi-year project about migrant agriculture workers in North Carolina with the Center for Documentary Studies and Student Action with Farmworkers. Currently, when not working on documentary projects, she farms with a friend on one acre of land next to the ocean.  

Direct download: 081114BlairVetFarmer.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:20 PM

Todd Bowers told this story at SpeakeasyDC's monthly open mic on the theme "Game Over: Stories about Death Dying and the Afterlife".

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:11 AM


Mike Boyd shares the tale of his near death experience while wearing a large bird suit on the White House lawn. This story was told live at  SpeakeasyDC's monthly showcase of true tales in Washington, DC. The theme that night was "Parallel Universe: Stories about Alternate Lives, What Ifs, & Flip Sides".   Mike is a graduate of SpeakeasyDC's one-day Storyelling Boot Camp, a PR consultant, and much loved volunteer for SpeakeasyDC.

Find out more about SpeakeasyDC's events, classes, coaching, and consulting at speakeasydc.org.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:50 AM

This was recorded live at SpeakeasyDC's monthly open mic storytelling series. The theme was Eureka: Stories about Epiphanies, Discoveries and Other Lightbulb Moments. This was Tabbie's first-time on the SpeakeasyDC stage. She later became part of the cast of Revenge of the Cat-Headed Baby and Other True Tales of Life and Death, a SpeakeasyDC production performed as part of the 2008 Capital Fringe Festival. By day, Tabbie works for the Peace Corps.

Find out more about SpeakeasyDC's events, classes, coaching, and consulting at speakeasydc.org


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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:56 PM

David de la Cruz tells his sordid true tale of monkeys gone bad. Recorded live at SpeakeasyDC's storytelling open mic in Washington, DC. The theme for the night was "Going Home: Stories about Returns, Reunions, and Regression."

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:28 PM