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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Unmasked

October 31, 2016
Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we feature select stories from our monthly open mic storytelling events in York, Pennsylvania.  On October 18, 2016, 10 storytellers shared their stories with our audience at Holy Hound Taproom in downtown York.

Our theme for the evening was Unmasked. We heard stories about both literal and figurative masks people wear. Michelle Macera won with the story about how she exacted revenge on her on-again, off-again high school boyfriend. 

Next up is Matt McDunnell. Matt, a regular at York Story Slam, recalled the time he saw a little girl - and an older one - get scarred for life.

Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Billy Krouse, who shared a story about a night on the job as a limo driver.

Our next event is scheduled for Tuesday, November 15th, and it’s our Grand Slam. All the winners from this year’s open mic story slam events will return to compete for the title of Best Storyteller in York. We’re excited to host this culminating event in the beautiful Capitol Theatre.

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

October 31, 2016
Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we feature select stories from our monthly open mic storytelling events in York, Pennsylvania.  On September 20, 2016, 17 people put their name into the hat for a chance to share their stories with our audience at Holy Hound Taproom in downtown York. We got to hear 14 of them.

Our theme for the evening was Lessons Learned. We heard stories about lessons learned in childhood and as adults, and recurring lessons learned over and over throughout life. Matthew Kabik won with his story about the lessons he learned at a school for children with Cerebral Palsy.

Next up is Teddy Feinberg. Teddy told us about how he got into some trouble almost immediately upon arriving in New Zealand for a semester abroad.

Our final story comes from Aaron Spangler, who told us the story of how he was traumatized by the pinewood derby as a small child.

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.
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Dog Days

September 1, 2016
Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we feature select stories from our monthly open mic storytelling events in York, Pennsylvania.

On August 16, 2016, 11 storytellers shared their stories with our audience at Holy Hound Taproom in downtown York. Our theme for the evening was Dog Days. We heard stories about man's best friend, about enduring heat waves, and about fond memories of childhood summers. Bryan R. Caine won with his story about how his dislike of dogs began, and how those feelings have evolved. Here’s Bryan.


Bryan earned a spot in our Grand Slam in November. Next up is Craig Milsten. Craig told us about covering baseball games when he worked as a sports reporter for the Washington Post.

Christopher Bahn told us the story of how his life changed after his aunt temporarily fostered some puppies.

Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Dawn Cutaia, who told us about getting divorced, getting a Camaro, getting a much younger boyfriend, and eventually getting a dog. The boyfriend has just moved out of the area, and this is Dawn’s last York Story Slam before she moves out of state, too.


Remember you can purchase tickets 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. Find them at TheBeerAce.com. This episode comes to you with support from this month’s featured brewery partner, Roy-Pitz Brewing Company.
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Brush With Fame

August 17, 2016

Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we feature select stories from our monthly open mic storytelling events in York, Pennsylvania.  On July 19, 2016, 10 storytellers shared their stories with our audience at Holy Hound Taproom in downtown York. 


Our theme for the evening was Brush with Fame. Sarah Doherty won with her story of when she tried to talk to Shane Victorino at Panera Bread and he wasn't as friendly as she would have liked.

Sarah earned a spot in our Grand Slam in November. Next up is Elizabeth Erenberg. Elizabeth grew up in Los Angeles, where it wasn’t unusual to run into celebrities in the grocery store, like in this story she shared with us.


Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from 16-year-old Carter Grimm, who told us about the time he traveled to see his favorite comedian…twice.


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

June 27, 2016
Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we feature select stories from our monthly open mic storytelling events in York, Pennsylvania.

On June 21, 2016, 10 storytellers shared their stories with our audience at Holy Hound Taproom in downtown 
York.

Our theme for the evening was The Naked Truth. Meg Martin won with a story about being completely honest 
with her friend about that friend's boyfriend. 

Next up is Bryan R. Caine. Bryan told us about the teacher who told him and his classmates the truth about sex.

Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from photojournalist Jason Plotkin, who recounts a time he pissed off some firefighters while trying to get a shot.

Our next event is scheduled for Tuesday, July 19th, when we’ll draw 10 names from the hat to tell stories based on the theme “Brush With Fame.”

Remember you can purchase tickets 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. Find them at TheBeerAce.com. This episode comes to you with support from this month’s featured brewery partner, Starr Hill Brewery.
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Best Intentions

June 5, 2016
Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we feature select stories from our monthly open mic storytelling 
events in York, Pennsylvania. On May 17, 2016, 12 storytellers shared their stories with a sold-out crowd at Holy Hound Taproom in downtown York.

Our theme for the evening was Best Intentions. Matt Feeser won with the story of a trip to Virginia Beach when 
horsing around with college friends went wrong. Here’s Matt.

Next up is Sarah Chain. Sarah talked about hobby she shares with her boyfriend, and some of the milestones they’ve reached together.

Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Debbie Gable, who shared a story about going back to her 
childhood home to tell her parents the truth about why she was getting a divorce.

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

May 4, 2016
Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we feature select stories from our monthly open mic storytelling events in York, Pennsylvania.

On April 19, 2016, eleven storytellers shared their stories with a sold-out crowd at Holy Hound Taproom in 
downtown York.

The theme for the evening was “Hunger.” Eileen Joyce, one of our regular storytellers at York Story Slam, won 
with a story about her cat’s tactics for waking Eileen up to feed him. Here’s Eileen.

Eileen earned a spot in our Grand Slam in November. Next up is Matt McDunnell. Matt talked about about a 
vision quest he participated in when he was in college.
Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from our friend Jim Breslin, the founder of West Chester Story Slam and Co-Founder of Lancaster Story Slam. It was Jim’s first visit to York Story Slam, and we were delighted when his name was drawn and he told us a story about a month he spent at a wilderness canoe camp when he was a teenager.
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