York Story Slam
Embarrassing Moments

Embarrassing Moments

February 28, 2021

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

The theme for our February story slam was EMBARRASSING MOMENTS

In the end, our winner was Tony Crocamo, with his story about the time he assisted his wife when her car broke down.

Next up we have Steph Holmes, who shared about a gift she received from her would-be mother-in-law, and the lesson she was able to glean from it. 

Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Rita Whitney. Rita shared her story of a mural project that taught her a lot about working and building trust in community. 
Updates on our events are available on our website, and while you’re there, you can sign up for our monthly newsletter. Please follow us on twitter and Facebook, and watch videos of all the stories from our events on our YouTube channel.
A big thank-you to our 2021 sponsor, KBG Injury Law, whose generous support is making this season possible.
We hope to see you virtually or on stage soon! Thanks for listening!

Fresh Start

Fresh Start

January 31, 2021

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

The theme for our January story slam was FRESH START.

One of our winners was Mark Lentz, with his story of growing up with an abusive father and finding ways to channel his anger. Mark earned a spot in our Grand Slam in November.

Next up is our second winner, Edward Vasta, who shared about a day trip where he had his first experience with skiing. Edward also earned a spot in our Grand Slam in November.

Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Eileen Joyce. Eileen shared her story of preparing for an inevitable career change, away from her pet tiger.

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.

A big thank-you to our 2021 sponsor, KBG Injury Law, whose generous support is making this season possible.

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

Grand Slam - Gifts

Grand Slam - Gifts

December 13, 2020

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

In November, the eleven winners from our monthly open mic story slams returned to compete for the title of Best Storyteller in York. 

The theme for the evening was GIFTS

Rachel Palepale won with her story of coming to terms with a gift she didn’t ask for.  Rachel took home the trophy and bragging rights as the Best Storyteller in York.

Next we have a story from Brad Jennings, who shared his story of attending a Phillies game for his daughter’s 4th birthday.

Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Mina Edmondson. Mina told the story of a very special guest for her teenage daughter’s birthday sleepover.

We'd like to extend huge thanks to KBG Injury Law for sponsoring this year's Grand Slam. 

The themes for our 2021 season have already been announced on our website, so take a look and plan to join us in January and all year long! While you’re there, you can sign up for our monthly newsletter. You can also follow us on twitter and 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.

Goosebumps

Goosebumps

November 8, 2020

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

Our theme for the evening was GOOSEBUMPS. We heard stories about haunted houses, ghosts, and a psychotic cat who looked like Norman Bates.

The evening resulted in a tie between Michael Sirianni and Rita Whitney, both of whom earned spots in our Grand Slam in November.

Michael shared his story about a former bandmate with whom he lost touch.

Next up is our second winner, Rita Whitney. Rita told a story about a night she spent completely terrified in San Diego.

Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Chris Smith. Chris recounted strange goings-on from the house where he lived while he was in college in 1969.

Updates on 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.

Big thanks to our 2020 sponsor, KBG Injury Law, whose generous support is making this season possible.

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

Teen Spirit

Teen Spirit

October 7, 2020

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

On September 15, eight storytellers shared their stories with our audience.
Our theme for the evening was TEEN SPIRIT. We heard stories about a first-ever unchaperoned road trip, a pie-eating contest, and teenage pranks pulled on a teacher.

Our winning story this month came from Par Bowman, who told us about the time she channeled Eliza Doolittle of My Fair Lady, and entered a beauty pageant. Par earned a spot in our Grand Slam in November!

Next up is a story from Randy Schulz, who told his story of Gloria, the vehicle that carried him and his friends from Illinois to Florida in the 1970s.

Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Jamie Beth Cohen. Jamie Beth shared her story of high school prom, and the distance we have yet to go in creating inclusive communities.

All the winners from this year’s open mic story slam events will return to compete for the title of Best Storyteller in York.

Updates on 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.

Big thanks to our 2020 sponsor, KBG Injury Law, whose generous support is making this season possible.

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

Bad Idea

Bad Idea

September 5, 2020

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

On August 18th , eight storytellers shared their stories with our audience.  Our theme for the evening was BAD IDEA. We heard stories about defying death, encounters with law enforcement and wild animals, getting tattoos in questionable environments, and even one story about a guinea pig riding the family dog like a horse.

In the end, our winner was reigning Grand Slam champion, Mina Edmondson, who told us about the time she took her four children on a spaceship to the moon.

Mina earned a spot in our Grand Slam in November to defend her title!

Next up is a story from Par Bowman, who told one of the cautionary tales she shares with her children — about how she got her second tattoo

Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Paul Armstrong. Paul shared the real story behind his mother's account of the time he and his brother took their Christmas wagon out for a spin.

All the winners from this year’s open mic story slam events will return to compete for the title of Best Storyteller in York.

Updates on 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.

Big thanks to our 2020 sponsor, KBG Injury Law, whose generous support is making this season possible.

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

Road Trip

Road Trip

August 1, 2020

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

On July 21st, our theme for the evening was ROAD TRIP. We heard stories about teenage shenanigans, traveling in beat-up clunker automobiles, and sidekicks with names like Fry, Fish, and Foot. 

In the end, we had a tie! Our first winning storyteller was Steph Holmes, who shared the story of a trip that helped her find her passion and path in life.  Steph earned a spot in our Grand Slam in November!

Our second winner for the evening was Jamie Beth Cohen, who shared her story of the time she and her brother were in danger on a road trip.  Jamie Beth also earned a spot in our Grand Slam in November! 

Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Paul Armstrong. Paul remembered his own coming-of-age story from his senior year of high school.

All the winners from this year’s open mic story slam events will return to compete for the title of Best Storyteller in York.

Updates on 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.

Big thanks to our 2020 sponsor, KBG Injury Law, whose generous support is making this season possible.

 

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

Pet Peeves

Pet Peeves

August 1, 2020

Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we feature select stories from our monthly open mic storytelling events in York, Pennsylvania.  On June 16th, eight storytellers from York, Lancaster County, Philadelphia, Virginia, and Denver shared their stories with our audience.

Our theme for the evening was PET PEEVES. We heard stories about things that get on people’s nerves, ways that people get on others’ nerves, and even a story about a pet who was constantly peeved. 

 

In the end, Brad Jennings won with his story about anxiety over finding enough space in the overhead compartment on an airplane.

Brad earned a spot in our Grand Slam in November, a familiar space for him, as Brad was our very first Grand Slam champ back in 2016 and has emceed the Grand Slam every year since.

Next up is a story from Summer Gonter, who shared a story about her angry-old-man cat, Bill.

Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Keith Bailey. Keith shared his story with a bit of a twist:  How HIS driving is a pet peeve for others.

All the winners from this year’s open mic story slam events will return to compete for the title of Best Storyteller in York.  Updates on 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

Big thanks to our 2020 sponsor, KBG Injury Law, whose generous support is making this season possible.

 

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

Growing Pains

Growing Pains

June 14, 2020

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

On May 19, eight storytellers shared their stories with our audience for our second virtual slam. Our theme for the evening was GROWING PAINS. We heard stories about the trials and tribulations of growing up, and about learning moments inside and outside of school.

In the end, first-time storyteller Rachel Palepale won with her story about lessons she took away from an abusive relationship.

Rachel earned a spot in our Grand Slam in November.

Next up is a story from Mina Edmondson, who shared a moving story about what happened on the day she wore her Easter outfit to school. 

Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from David Smith. David shared his story of a time he was distracted in algebra class in seventh grade.

All the winners from this year’s open mic story slam events will return to compete for the title of Best Storyteller in York.

Updates on 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.

Big thanks to our 2020 sponsor, KBG Injury Law, whose generous support is making this season possible. We hope to see you virtually or on stage soon! Thanks for listening. 

Man vs. Beast

Man vs. Beast

May 14, 2020

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

On April 21st, eight storytellers shared their stories with our audience through our first ever virtual slam! Our theme for the evening was MAN vs BEAST. We heard stories about encounters with wild animals, stories about family pets, and one story about facing fear - the beast within.

In the end, Jason Sabol won with his story about his childhood pet, and his last days with Jason’s family.  Jason earned a spot in our Grand Slam in November.  Congratulations, Jason!

Next up is a story from Jeanie Parker, who shared why she was afraid of being eaten alive by a bear on family vacations in the Poconos. 

Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Eileen Joyce. Eileen shared her story of preparing her cat for a cross-country flight.

All the winners from this year’s open mic story slam events will return to compete for the title of Best Storyteller in York.

Updates on 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.

Big thanks to our 2020 sponsor, KBG Injury Law, whose generous support is making this season possible and keeping ticket prices low.

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

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