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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Luck - March 2016

April 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 March 15, 2016, ten storytellers shared their stories with a sold-out crowd at Holy Hound Taproom in 
downtown York.

The theme for the evening was “Luck,” and we heard several stories about people being in the right place at the 
right time. Heather Klinefelter won with her story about getting to hang out with a band after they ate at a 
restaurant where she worked in the late 90s.

Next up is Tanya Bankert. Tanya told us she was nervous, but she decided to put her name in the hat during intermission. Her name was pulled, and once she started sharing some of her misadventures in the world of dating as a widow, she said she could have gone on forever.

Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Aaron Lewis, who told us about the time in high school when he avoided catastrophe after spending a weekend on his teacher’s ranch in Texas.

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, Guinness.
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Sick - February 2016

February 29, 2016
Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we’ll feature select stories from our monthly open mic 
storytelling events in York, Pennsylvania.

On February 16, 2016, twelve storytellers shared their stories with a sold-out crowd at Holy Hound Taproom in 
downtown York.

The theme for the evening was “Sick,” so we heard a lot of tales of various bodily fluids emitting from various 
parts of people’s bodies. Brad Jennings had the highest score with his story about a few times when he was sick.

Since Brad had already earned a spot in our Grand Slam in November, the next spot went to David 
Weissman, who told us about a time from his childhood when he pretended to be sick so he could stay home from school. Here’s his story.

Our final story on this month’s podcast features Susan Jennings. She told us about some of the life lessons she learned while she was on maternity leave.

Our podcast is produced with support from The Beer Ace. Find them at TheBeerAce.com.
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New Beginnings

January 30, 2016
Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we’ll feature select stories from our monthly open mic 
storytelling events in York, Pennsylvania.

On January 19, 2016, we held our first event, and fourteen storytellers got on the microphone to tell their stories 
to a sold-out crowd at Holy Hound Taproom in downtown York.

The theme was “New Beginnings.” Brad Jennings won the night with the story of his first day working for a 
newspaper in another town. Next up is one of Brad’s newspaper colleagues, Eileen Joyce. Eileen told us about the challenges and opportunities she faced throughout a childhood full of frequent relocation. Our final story on this month’s podcast features Tom LaForgia. He told us about how family dynamics are changing for him with the recent passing of the matriarch of his family.

Our podcast is produced with support from The Beer Ace. Find them at TheBeerAce.com.
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