A Storytelling Podcast Recorded Live on Stage

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A storytelling podcast that brings you stories from the Long Story Short series recorded live on stage at the Portsmouth, NH music and arts venue 3S Artspace

New episodes launch every two weeks and can be found here and on your favorite podcasts app.

Latest Episodes

Close to You – Episode 14

If there’s one thing we’ve learned since March 2020, it’s that humans need human contact. When we’re feeling alone or disconnected, stories help bridge that gap and bring us closer together. Stories are also essential to memory and legacy and help us celebrate what we love about the people who are no longer with us. …More

We’ve Got Some Big News – What’s Ahead for Long Story Short

We’ve got big news, including new episodes dropping this fall and winter. If you’ve been missing stories from us, make sure to check out the new episodes with archival stories from some of the most popular shows, as well as new interviews with writers, photographers, podcasters and even a mystic oracle. There’s more in this…More

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What Could Go Wrong – Ep 13

ave you ever sat down in class only to realize you forgot there’s a test that day? Or decided to show off your water skiing skills (despite never being on them) and fallen flat on your face? What Could Go Wrong is a meme for a reason – everyone’s been caught off guard trying to fake it until they make itMore

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What Is Long Story Short?

Long Story Short is a bare-bones storytelling series free of pretense and over-rehearsed monologues. The show throws a mix of professional writers, performers and average folks who have no public speaking experience whatsoever on stage with just a mic and a spotlight to tell a personal story based on that show’s theme. What makes Long Story Short unique is the off-the-cuff feel of many of the stories, including each show’s one open mic slot, aka “the Pink Pumpkin” — not even the host knows what’s going to happen.

Read more about Long Story Short and its five years of storytelling on the Seacoast, “Keeping the story going: Long Story Short celebrates five years of making connections”

2021 Live Storytelling Shows

It’s All Relative  — April 14
Lost and Found — June 9
Crushed: Stories of Young Love — September 8
Family Heirloom — December 8

About Beth LaMontagne Hall

Beth LaMontagne Hall is the founder and host of the Long Story Short live show and podcast. She has a background in journalism, working in local, state and national news. Today she is a freelance writer based in Portsmouth. You can learn more about Beth at her company website, BLH Writing Solutions.

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Storytelling Resources

Interested in honing your craft? We have workshops and resources for beginners and skilled storytellers alike.