For this episode, Beth does something a little different. She interviews storyteller and author Paul Doncaster about his approach to crafting a story. Paul has been featured in a number of storytelling shows throughout the Northeast, and on this episode, he tells another story about a time he thought he was doing something right but he was oh-so wrong.
This story was recorded on February 4 and is part of a new, ongoing series of interviews Beth is conducting on different approaches to storytelling.
Everyone can think of a time they were told something they wish they could unhear. This episode explores the concept of unwanted information with two stories that offer big surprises at the end. From confessions to invitations, these are two stories Beth selected because they stuck with her long after the show.
This Episode’s Guests
Lovey Roundtree Oliff is the host of The pod Caste System with Lovey, a highly-rated show about the intersection of culture, pop culture and race. Listen to The pod Caste System here.
Michael Boulerice is the author of The Adventures of Kung Fu Mike and the Magic Sunglasses: A Confession by Michael Boulerice, which can be found on Amazon.
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It’s that time of year! We bring you two holiday stories–one winter one summer–to get you in the spirit. We have stories from Amy Jane Larkin and Austin Sorrette about what happens when friends and family gather together, and Beth talks about what she misses most about getting together for the live shows.
As part of the season, please consider giving to those in need, whether it’s to feed the body or the spirit.
One of the unique things about the Long Story Short live show is the Pink Pumpkin. During each show a volunteer from the audience is selected to come up on stage and tell a story based on that night’s theme to open the second half. Not even the host knows what’s going to happen! This episode features two stories told by Pink Pumpkin volunteers. One about a series of events launched from a wrong numbers and another about the memories we create as kids around the adults in our lives.
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Some disasters are personal and some are more global. On the eve of the 2020 election, this episode explores two kinds of disasters through two styles of storytelling. Featuring Brian Gruhn and Cathy Wolff telling stories recorded live at the 3S Artspace theater in Portsmouth, NH.
It’s been a long time coming. The long-running live storytelling series, Long Story Short, is now a podcast featuring true stories about love, disaster, and the most embarrassing moments of our lives. The first episode features Gail Knowles, who talks about falling off her motorcycle and falling in love, and Justin Kelcourse, who found himself in a dangerous situation in Paris with his girlfriend, a wheel of cheese, and a lot of regret he had not learned French in high school.