Planes Trains and Automobiles

June 3, 2018

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

On May 15, thirteen storytellers shared their stories with our audience at Holy Hound Taproom in downtown York.

Our theme for the evening was Planes, Trains and Automobiles. We heard stories of road trips with friends, family and felines; international travel across several continents, and one particularly exciting journey via tuk tuk.

Sarah Chain won with her story of the many stages of a car accident.

Next up is first timer Rachael Prensner, who shared her experience hitchhiking in Italy, and the conversations that transcend the language barrier.

Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Matt Feeser. Matt told a story of the great temptation and test of willpower in taking a cop car out for a spin.

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.

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

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Celebration

February 4, 2018

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

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

Our theme for the evening was Celebration. We heard stories of questionable holiday traditions, unusual guests at a family wedding, and many, many memorable birthdays.

Phil Broder won with his story about the dangers of participating in holiday celebrations when visiting foreign countries. Phil earned a spot in our Grand Slam in November. 

 

Next up is Kelley Gibson. Kelley told the story of the time, despite all advice to the contrary, she braved a snowstorm to attend a 40th birthday celebration. 

Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Randy Parker, who recalled a big win for the Philadelphia Eagles, and a big mishap in gathering souvenirs for Mom-mom.

 

Tickets for our events are available on our website.  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.

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

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Glory Days - Grand Slam

February 4, 2018

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

On November 21, 2017, the ten winners from our monthly open mic story slams returned to compete for the title of Best Storyteller in York. We gathered at the beautiful Capitol Theatre in downtown York, and our storytellers took the stage to share their stories with a full house – more than double the audience at our monthly events.

Our theme for the evening was Glory Days. We heard stories of childhood holidays, high school experiences, like theatre performances and prom nights, and teenage misadventures.

Eileen Joyce won with her story about living through the glory days of grunge music. 

Eileen took home the trophy and bragging rights. Next up is Allison Witherow. Allison told the story of how her family’s Halloween celebration evolved over time.

Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Matt McDunnell, who told us about a spectacular homemade Halloween costume from his childhood.

 

We’ve announced the themes for our 2018 season on our website. Tickets for our events are available there, too, 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.


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

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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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