Fright Night

October 29, 2017

Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we feature select stories from our monthly open mic storytelling events hosted at Holy Hound Taproom in York, Pennsylvania. 

Our theme for the evening was Fright Night. We heard stories of frightening situations, near-death experiences, parents who traumatized their children with homemade Halloween costumes, and even one exorcism.

Chris Diaz won with his story about his church community's feelings about a video game.

Next up is Scott Fisher. Scott recalled a time when, as a teenager, he and his girlfriend got into a dangerous situation.

Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Susan Crawford, who told us about one of the homemade costumes she made for her children.

This was the last open mic story slam of our season. All the winners from this year’s story slam events will return to compete in our Grand Slam in November for the title of Best Storyteller in York. Tickets for our events are available on our website, and while you’re there, you can sign up for our monthly newsletter. You can also follow us on TwitterFacebook, and watch videos of all the stories from our events on our YouTube channel.

Our podcast is produced with support from Our York MediaThey're all about thoughtful storytelling, so we couldn't imagine a better partner. Visit their website for stories about some of our neighbors.

We hope to see you on stage soon! Thanks for listening.

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Child’s Play

October 29, 2017

Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we feature select stories from our monthly open mic storytelling events hosted at Holy Hound Taproom in York, Pennsylvania. 

Our theme for the September event was Child’s Play. We heard stories from childhood, stories about caring for children, lessons learned from children, and stories about things that should have been easy - child's play - and were not.

Phil Broder won with his story about his mother's recent passing, and the memories and feelings her death has brought to mind. 

Next up is Bob Ford. Bob talked about lessons learned from paying attention to a child's perspective.

Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from college freshman Ileen Yeng, who told us the story of her sister's "promposal," and her parents' reaction.

All the winners from this year’s open mic story slam events will return to compete at our Grand Slam in November for the title of Best Storyteller in York. Tickets for our events are available on our website, and while you’re there, you can sign up for our monthly newsletter. You can also follow us on TwitterFacebook, and watch videos of all the stories from our events on our YouTube channel.

Our podcast is produced with support from Our York MediaThey're all about thoughtful storytelling, so we couldn't imagine a better partner. Visit their website for stories about some of our neighbors.

We hope to see you on stage soon! Thanks for listening.

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Food Stories

October 29, 2017

Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we feature select stories from our monthly open mic storytelling events hosted at Holy Hound Taproom in York, Pennsylvania.

Our theme for the August StorySlam was Food Stories. We heard stories about eating, cooking, eating (or not) to make weight for wrestling, and wildlife being attracted to s'mores-sticky children asleep in their tents.

Mike Pritchard won with his story about the time he and his friends invented a new food.

Next up is Susan Crawford. Susan shared a story about a time when, as a schoolgirl in England, she wrote a story that embarrassed her parents.

Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Melissa Snavely, who told us about the time that s'mores put her family in danger.

All the winners from this year’s open mic story slam events will return to compete in our Grand Slam in November for the title of Best Storyteller in York. Tickets for our events are available on our website, and while you’re there, you can sign up for our monthly newsletter. You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and watch videos of all the stories from our events on our YouTube channel.

Our podcast is produced with support from Our York Media. They're all about thoughtful storytelling, so we couldn't imagine a better partner. Visit their website for stories about some of our neighbors.

We hope to see you on stage soon! Thanks for listening.

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Emergency

October 29, 2017

Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we feature select stories from our monthly open mic storytelling events hosted at Holy Hound Taproom in York, Pennsylvania.

Our theme for the July Story Slam was Emergency! We heard stories about injuries and other medical emergencies, being trapped, overreacting, and even a couple of fires.

Michelle Macera won with her story about a mystery involving an intruder paying visits to her college apartment.

Next up is Phil Broder. Phil shared a story about a night he spent enduring intense pain.

Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Lauren Hills, who told us about the cast of characters that lived in her Minneapolis apartment building.

All the winners from this year’s open mic story slam events will return to compete at our Grand Slam in November for the title of Best Storyteller in York. Tickets for our events are available on our website, and while you’re there, you can sign up for our monthly newsletter. You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and watch videos of all the stories from our events on our YouTube channel.

Our podcast is produced with support from Our York Media. They're all about thoughtful storytelling, so we couldn't imagine a better partner. Visit their website for stories about some of our neighbors.

We hope to see you on stage soon! Thanks for listening.

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Square Peg

July 3, 2017

Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we feature select stories from our monthly open mic storytelling events in York, Pennsylvania.

On June 20, ten storytellers shared their stories with our audience at Holy Hound Taproom in downtown York.

Our theme for the evening was Square Peg. We heard stories about feeling out of place, searching and ultimately finding one's tribe, and sticking out for all the wrong reasons.

Mary Lee won with her story about a club she longed to join in elementary school.

Next up is Sarah Chain. Sarah also shared a story from her school days. She told us about how she got the nickname that stuck.

Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Christina Powers, who shared the story of a trip to Honduras, where she worked as a quasi-fluent interpreter for a medical mission.

All the winners from this year’s open mic story slam events will return to compete for the title of Best Storyteller in York. Tickets for our events are available on our website. While you're there, you can sign up for our monthly newsletter. Please follow us on Twitter, Facebook and watch our videos on our YouTube channel.

Our podcast is produced with support from The Beer Ace. This episode comes to you with support from this month’s featured brewery partner, Yard’s Brewing Company.

 

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Music to My Ears

June 11, 2017

Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we feature select stories from our monthly open mic storytelling events in York, Pennsylvania.

On May 16th, ten storytellers shared their stories with our audience at Holy Hound Taproom in downtown York.

Our theme for the evening was Music to My Ears.

Caleb Robertson won with his story about the dog that lived next door when he was in college.

Next up is Melissa Snavely. Melissa remembered when, as a student at a public middle school, she also played in the band at a nearby private school.

Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Tom Rhomberg, who shared the story of the night he met Keith Richards while working at a concert venue in Chicago in the 70s.

Tickets for our events are available on our website, and while you’re there, you can sign up for our monthly newsletter. You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and watch videos of all the stories from our events on our YouTube channel.

Our podcast is produced with support from The Beer Ace. This episode comes to you with support from this month’s featured brewery partner, Lagunitas Brewing Company.

We hope to see you on stage soon! Thanks for listening.

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The Great Outdoors

June 10, 2017

Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we feature select stories from our monthly open mic storytelling events in York, Pennsylvania.  On April 18th, twelve storytellers shared their stories with our audience at Holy Hound Taproom in downtown York.

Our theme for the evening was The Great Outdoors. We heard stories about outdoor activities like camping, fishing, kayaking, caving, skydiving, and visits to national parks.

Allison Witherow won with her story about her family learning to live on a 40-acre farm.   (There was a small audio hiccup at the start of Allison's story, so the podcast picks up at Allison's introduction). 

Next up is Sarah Doherty. Sarah recalled the family camping trip that nearly broke her father.

Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Ann Davis, who shared a bit about her parenting style, which includes education by travel and experiential learning.

Tickets for our events are available on our website  and while you’re there, you can sign up for our monthly newsletter. You can also follow us on twitter, Facebook, and watch videos of all the stories from our events on our YouTube channel.

Our podcast is produced with support from The Beer Ace. This episode comes to you with support from this month’s featured brewery partner, Great Lakes Brewing Company.

We hope to see you on stage soon! Thanks for listening.

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Foreign Soil

April 7, 2017

Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we feature select stories from our monthly open mic storytelling events in York, Pennsylvania.

On March 21, 11 storytellers shared their stories with our audience at Holy Hound Taproom in downtown York.

Our theme for the evening was Foreign Soil. We heard stories about vacations, studying abroad, working abroad, living abroad, airport adventures, being in unfamiliar territory, and even one about an overseas adoption.

Bryan R. Caine won with his story about visiting Ireland while studying James Joyce.

Next up is Phil Broder. Phil recounted a stressful Indian airport adventure from his travels as a professional kite flyer.

Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Aaron Lewis, who told us about a hardworking family acquaintance from when he was a child in Bahrain.

All the winners from this year’s open mic story slam events will return to compete for the title of Best Storyteller in York. Tickets for our events are available on our website. and while you’re there, you can sign up for our monthly newsletter. You can also follow us on twitter at @yorkstoryslam, as well as on Facebook, and watch videos of all the stories from our events on our YouTube channel.

Our podcast is produced with support from The Beer Ace. This episode comes to you with support from this month’s featured brewery partner, Starr Hill Brewery.

We hope to see you on stage soon! Thanks for listening.

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Love Life

April 6, 2017

Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we feature select stories from our monthly open mic storytelling events in York, Pennsylvania.

On February 21, 14 storytellers shared their stories with our audience at Holy Hound Taproom in downtown York.

Our theme for the evening was Love Life. We heard stories about dating, relationships, love lost, appreciation for love itself, and even one about a sordid pizza delivery. It was a really great night of storytelling, and we had a difficult time choosing stories to share with you. Seems like a good time to remind you that ALL the stories from our events are posted on YouTube.

Eileen Joyce won with her story about her struggles with flirting and interpreting signals from others. 

Next up is Elizabeth Erenberg. Elizabeth told us about how a bad hair day led to a big change in her love life.

Our next story comes from Quinn Snyder, who told us about how leaving his favorite sweatshirt behind at a party helped him remember how precious his own love life is. Quinn’s name was pulled right after his mom told a beautiful story about their family motto, “Love Life,” which they adopted from her late son, Justin. You can check out Quinn’s mom’s story on our YouTube page.

Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Michael Reichman, who shared stories about his awkwardness, and where it has led him.

Just goes to show you, there are several sides to every story. We’re glad it worked out for Elizabeth and Michael.

All the winners from this year’s open mic story slam events will return to compete for the title of Best Storyteller in York. Tickets for our events are available on our website, and while you’re there, you can sign up for our monthly newsletter. You can also follow us on twitter at @yorkstoryslam, as well as on Facebook, and watch videos of all the stories from our events on our YouTube channel.

Our podcast is produced with support from The Beer Ace. Find them at TheBeerAce.com. This episode comes to you with support from this month’s featured brewery partner, New Belgium Brewing.

 

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Blank Canvas

April 4, 2017

Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we feature select stories from our monthly open mic storytelling events in York, Pennsylvania.

On January 17, 10 storytellers shared their stories with our audience at Holy Hound Taproom in downtown York.

Our theme for the evening was Blank Canvas. We heard stories about starting over, art exhibits, and literal blank canvases turned into works of art. Matt McDunnell won with his story about switching high schools his senior year.

Next up is Debbie Gable. Debbie, a regular at York Story Slam, told us about learning how to best interact with her two sons, who had very different personalities and needs.

Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Rita Whitney, who shared a story about the art installation she created to simulate her experience with a VNS device to prevent epileptic seizures.

Tickets for our events are available on our website, YorkStorySlam.com, and while you’re there, you can sign up for our monthly newsletter. You can also follow us on twitter at @yorkstoryslam, as well as on Facebook, and watch videos of all the stories from our events on our YouTube channel.

Our podcast is produced with support from The Beer Ace. This episode comes to you with support from this month’s featured brewery partner, Roy Pitz Brewing Company.

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