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"The audio of storytelling space is just blowing up!" Jacqueline Van Meter of StoryCorp -

"Ultimately our goal is to give people the opportunity to really listen to one another and to honor each other by asking questions of the people in their lives." StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world.


Whats behind writing a song and hearing the music? For Dusty and Bo its full of passion and artistry

Canyon Kids is the creation of Dusty Nichols and Bo Elledge. Forged on the banks of the Snake River, with an unwavering love of the American West, Canyon Kids are students of Americana, rock, and folk, but also pioneers of something entirely new. And NOW they are the new music for the What’s Your Why podcast. The music is from their song Out Where The West Begins. Listen to their journey and story and love for Wyoming!


US Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith, Is A Woman With A Mission

Can bringing poems to the masses be an antidote to our toxic civic culture? US Poet Laureate, Tracy K. Smith, believes we can break down barriers with poetry. In 2017, Smith was appointed Poet Laureate of the United States. She is the director of Princeton University’s creative writing program and lives in New Jersey. Listen to her passion and inspiration for poetry and writing. Smith’s first collection, The Body’s Question (Graywolf Press, 2003), won the Cave Canem Poetry Prize in 2002. Her...


Addictions Counselor And Endurance Athlete, Ryan Burke: Addiction And Motivation

Ryan Burke is an endurance mountaineer and full time addictions therapist who lives in Jackson, Wyoming. He is currently developing The Mindstrength Project which works with athletes and survivors of addiction in risk composure education. He teaches his clients at Curran-Seeley - "...with addiction it’s about getting through the next day and reminding one’s self you have gotten through similar days before and have the strength to do it again." These similarities of what gets him through the...


Tara Clancy, Author & Comedian, on when she realized she had stories worth telling

Tara Clancy is a fifth-generation native New Yorker, third-generation bartender and first-generation author. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Nation and The Paris Review Daily. She is a frequent host of The Moth Mainstage live shows, a Moth GrandSLAM winner, and has told stories on the Moth Radio Hour, NPR's Snap Judgment, The Story Collider and Risk! Her memoir, The Clancys of Queens, was published by Crown in 2016 and is a Barnes and Noble...


A Conversation With Author, Humorist, And ScreenWriter - Tim Sandlin

Tim Sandlin, American novelist and screenwriter. has penned nine novels, 11 screenplays (two of which have been made into movies: Floating Away (1998), which was based on his novel Sorrow Floats and Skipped Parts (2001), based upon the novel of the same name, and a book of humorous essays. He is known to capitalize on comedy and probe serious topics like alcoholism, suicide, and aging. He’s been compared to Tom Robbins. “When you think American master of absurdist humor with acute...


Alia Ali: Peace… this is what it's all about, isn't it? Or is it war? Or is it power?

Alia Ali (Austria, 1985) is a Yemeni-Bosnian-American multi-media artist. Having traveled to sixty-three countries, lived in seven and grown up among five languages, her most comfortable mode of communication is through image and multi-sensory mediums. Her extensive travels have led her to process the world through interactive experiences. As a child of two linguists, Alia believes that the interpretation of verbal and written language has dis-served particular communities and presents more...


Michael Sonnenfeldt: Grit And Focus Trump Intelligence

Michael Sonnenfeldt is an accomplished entrepreneur and philanthropist. Michael has been actively involved over the last twenty-five years at senior levels in numerous non-profit organizations focused on the environment, national security, Middle East peace, international peacekeeping, the US/UN relationship, the removal of land mines and communal development. He recently released a book called "Think BIGGER and 39 other Winning Strategies From Successful Entrepreneurs". In this interview,...


Paul-Gordon Chandler: The Art of Building Bridges Between The East and The West

Paul-Gordon Chandler is an author, interfaith advocate, art curator, social entrepreneur and US Episcopal priest. Having grown up in Senegal, West Africa, he has lived and worked extensively in the Middle East and North Africa in leadership roles within faith-based publishing, ecumenical relief and development agencies and the Episcopal Church Based now out of the Chicago area, he is the Founder and President of CARAVAN, an international peace-building non-profit/NGO that uses the arts to...


Keely Herron: The Cult of Happiness - How hard is it to be REAL?

"Leaving the Cult of Happiness is about walking through the darkness of shame and suffering to the light of compassion, purpose and ultimately fulfillment." Keely is a strategist and writer, with nearly 20 years of experience in advertising and business. She's traveled the world in search of a meaningful life, eventually landing in Jackson Hole. She has a BA in Journalism from the University of Minnesota, and an MBA from ESADE in Barcelona, Spain.


Peter Aguero, storyteller and educator, believes that everyone has a story to tell

Peter Aguero was born and raised in the wilds of South Jersey. He is a Moth Grandslam Champion, host of Moth Storylams and an instructor for the Mothshop Community Program. He is also the lead singer of The BTK Band, NYC's Hardest-Drinking Improvised Storytelling Rock Band. Peter loves his Mom.


Artistic Director, David Dorfman "My Motto is to Invite & Indict!"

David Dorfman, ARTISTIC DIRECTOR of David Dorfman Dance since 1987, is a Professor of Dance since 2004. He received a Guggenheim fellowship in 2005 to continue his research and choreography in the topics of power and powerlessness, including activism, dissidence, and underground movements. Since its founding in 1987, David Dorfman Dance has performed extensively throughout North and South America, Great Britain, Europe and Central Asia. David Dorfman Dance promotes the appreciation and...


U.S Ambassador Cameron Munter - The Art of Diplomacy

"Diplomacy is the art of having the other guy have it your way." Ambassador Cameron Munter He is the C.E.O. and president of East West Institute a nongovernmental organization that focuses on conflict resolution. Ambassador Munter has been a career diplomat serving in some of the most conflict ridden areas of the globe he served as ambassador to Pakistan from 2010 - 2012, where he guided us Pakistani relations through a strained period including the operation against Osama bin Laden. He...


Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn - YES, Kindness Does Exist - Cultures Can Change - You Can Help.

New York Times reporters and Pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn share their journey through Africa and Asia to meet the extraordinary women struggling there and how we can learn from others to make a difference. They have written best-selling books: China Wakes: The Struggle for the Soul of a Rising Power, Thunder from the East: Portrait of a Rising Asia, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide


Juan Felipe Herrera - His poetry forces us to confront society and its paradoxes

Juan Felipe Herrera is the first Mexican American appointed as the 21st United States Poet Laureate. Herrera grew up in California as the son to migrant farm-workers. His childhood as the son of Mexican immigrants strongly shaped much of his work and he began loving poetry by singing about the Mexican Revolution with his mother. He has spent his life crossing borders, erasing boundaries and expanding the many voices that illuminate our larger American identity. Herrera was educated at UCLA...


Bestselling Author Alexandra Fuller: Passion, Purpose and The Way Forward

Alexandra Fuller wrote a searing memoir about her childhood in Rhodesia as the country struggled to win black majority rule in what is now Zimbabwe, "Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood." While she has not written anything overtly political, she says that everything we do is political from the decision we make to wake up in the morning to the clothes we put on our bodies, to the words we have the courage to speak. Her new novel, "Quiet Until the Thaw", follows the lives...


Damien Mander: From Special Operations Sniper To Wildlife Conservationist

Damien was a naval special operations sniper in the Australian Defense Force. When he completed his 12th tour of duty in Iraq he traveled around the world to discover his life meaning and passion. He ended up in the African bush face-to-face with the horrors the world’s wildlife is facing from poaching and gave up everything from his previous life and started the International Anti-Poaching Foundation.


Anna Tsouhlarakis, Native American artist, challenging and stretching the boundaries

Anna talks about perceptions, boundaries and expectations that confine Native American Art. Using video, sculpture, installations, and photographs, Anna explores themes of Native identity through contemporary mediums, forcing people to readjust how they think of Native-American aesthetics.


Dr. Jeff Lockwood on censorship and the free expression of ideas in America

Dr. Jeffrey Alan Lockwood is an award-winning author and University of Wyoming professor of Natural Sciences and Humanities Author of "Behind the Carbon Curtain", an exploration of how corporate wealth and power are being used to censor the free expression of ideas in America. At a time in which there is much concern expressed for constitutional freedoms regarding guns, health care, and taxes perhaps the gravest threat to the most fundamental right in a vibrant democracy—free speech—has...


Former CNN Anchor Kitty Pilgrim discusses her work at CNN and her new career as a Novelist

Kitty Pilgrim worked as a CNN correspondent and news anchor for 24 years. Kitty talks about her career as a woman and single mother working in the CNN newsroom as well as the variety of assignments that took her around the world to Russia, China, Cuba, the Middle East, Korea and South Africa. Her love for a good story began her journey as a novelist. Her novels, The Explorer’s Code, The Stolen Chalice and Summer of Fire are what Kitty describes as fact-based fiction. She wants them to be...