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The Storytellers Project Podcast

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True, first-person stories from neighbors and notables initially told live, now curated for you. New episodes every Tuesday with host Megan Finnerty, founder of The Storytellers Project featuring stories coached and curated by USA TODAY NETWORK newsrooms.

True, first-person stories from neighbors and notables initially told live, now curated for you. New episodes every Tuesday with host Megan Finnerty, founder of The Storytellers Project featuring stories coached and curated by USA TODAY NETWORK newsrooms.

Location:

United States

Networks:

USA Today

Description:

True, first-person stories from neighbors and notables initially told live, now curated for you. New episodes every Tuesday with host Megan Finnerty, founder of The Storytellers Project featuring stories coached and curated by USA TODAY NETWORK newsrooms.

Language:

English

Contact:

602.444.8605


Episodes

Episode 12: Stories about Home

11/14/2017
A young woman realizes her home but what’s most important is keeping the family together. After leaving home due to a hurricane, a man realizes his true home lies with the one he loves. A Sikh young man strives to bring his love for his religion and culture to the community he lives in. Storytellers Anel Arriola, Ruben Diaz, and JJ Kapur share moving stories of home in this episode of The Storytellers Project Podcast. For more stories like these, visit www.storytellersproject.com.

Duration:00:24:15

Episode 11: Stories about growing up, part 2

11/7/2017
Trying to fit in a dress for her brother’s wedding, a young woman tries to resist temptation. Basketball is life for one young woman, but she finds there is more to life than the game she's loved since age 6. A younger brother recognizes the humanity in his older brother, diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, due to an unexpected source of inspiration. Storytellers Kathy Cano Murillo, Jacqui Kalin, and Jordan Pollins share stories united by the idea of growing up on this episode of The...

Duration:00:26:17

Episode 10: Stories about life and death

10/31/2017
Through helping others one man finds life after addiction. A veteran gets help with PTSD after nearly ending his own life. A woman’s father stops at nothing to find her lost body after a failed attempt to cross the US-Mexico border. Storytellers Brad Schmitt, Ryan Kitchell, and Alfredo Gutierrez share stories of life, death, and dealing with the gravity of both in this episode of The Storytellers Podcast. For more stories like these, visit www.storytellersproject.com.

Duration:00:30:03

Episode 9: Stories About Parenthood

10/18/2017
A woman realizes there are limits to how perfect a mom she can be, or even wants to be. Through loss, a woman discovers that she can still be happy, and her own inner strength and vulnerability. A father and son share the story of the son’s transgender coming out and of their family’s journey once his transition began. Storytellers Carly Davis, Emily Rapp Black, and Ashton and Dennis Skinner share stories of just some of the things parenthood entails. For more stories like these, visit...

Duration:00:28:52

Episode 8: Stories about being away from home

10/10/2017
Through a war story he tells his son, a man recounts times his hands held meaning. In Taipei a photojournalist witnesses just how unconditional love can be. A young woman’s time in abroad in Mexico helps her learn some tough life lessons. Storytellers Kyle Mitchell, James Coup, and Brenna Goth share stories of the wonder, danger, and discovery that can come from leaving your comfort zone. For more stories like these, visit www.storytellersproject.com.

Duration:00:30:23

Episode 7: Stories about the places we're from

10/3/2017
A young man seeks wisdom from three mysterious sisters who celebrate with him at a crucial point in life. A young man discovers the power of words through hip hop in small-town Missouri. A journalist covers a gruesome scene at the border of the U.S. and Mexico. Storytellers Nate Romero, Allen Vaughan, Daniel Gonzalez give us a glimpse of what it was like back home in this episode of The Storytellers Project Podcast. For more stories like these, visit www.storytellersproject.com.

Duration:00:30:46

Episode 6: Stories about growing up

9/26/2017
A woman learns a lesson in lying, cheating, and suspended belief. A young woman has an awkward prom with an unexpected date. A man reflects on a childhood mishap with a gun made of Legos. Storytellers Kaila White, Emily Shields, and Evan Roberts talk about childhood and what it means to grow up in this episode of The Storytellers Project Podcast. For more stories like these, visit www.storytellersproject.com.

Duration:00:27:50

Episode 5: Stories about motherhood

9/19/2017
A new mother and celebrity chef finds home in the place her son is born. One woman learns about being a mother through her work as a journalist. A woman shares her love for her son through stories of his progress in school. Storytellers Maneet Chauchan, Siobhan McAndrew, and Karina Bland grow as moms and people in this episode of The Storytellers Project Podcast. These moms have something to share with you. For more stories like these, visit www.storytellersproject.com.

Duration:00:25:40

Episode 4: Stories about dating

9/12/2017
A man endeavors to find love through dating apps, but there’s hope. A young man takes a chance on the transatlantic love of his life. A woman struggles with loving herself and healing from heartbreak. Storytellers Ron May, Clement Chung, and Netta Tasevoli share stories about their experiences with dating, love, and heartbreak. For more stories like these, visit www.storytellersproject.com.

Duration:00:29:19

Episode 3: Stories about our 20s

9/5/2017
A man explores brotherhood and revenge through sports. A woman discovers her new adventure will mean leaving someone behind. Moving to the Queen City from Chicago turns out to be a part of a "slow-motion" mistake for one man. Phillip Harder, Alexandra Smith, and Chris Varias share stories of what it’s like to be in your 20s in this episode of The Storytellers Project Podcast. For more stories like these, visit www.storytellersproject.com

Duration:00:26:35

Episode 2: Stories about self-acceptance

8/29/2017
A woman discovers herself outside of her hairy brow. A young man’s worldview changes with news about his health. A man finds, or rather owns, his voice. Crissanka Christadoss, Drew Riebhoff, and Ben Klein share stories about accepting who you are in this episode of The Storytellers Project Podcast. For more stories like these, visit www.storytellersproject.com

Duration:00:28:08

Episode 1: Stories about food

8/19/2017
An attempt to join a special club at work goes awry. A family’s Asian restaurant falls from grace. A traumatic Thanksgiving school play leads one woman to question tradition. Storytellers Kathy Cano Murillo, Linh Ta, and Felicia Cocotzin Ruiz share food-related stories about family and understanding each other. For more stories like these, visit www.storytellersproject.com

Duration:00:24:58

New Podcast Trailer: The Storytellers Project Podcast

8/10/2017
A brand new podcast hosted by Megan Finnerty where strangers talk about their feelings. This uniquely personal and refreshing podcast features true, first-person stories from live storytelling events from The Storytellers Project, part of the USA TODAY NETWORK. Some stories are funny, some are harrowing. All are coached by journalists from the USA TODAY NETWORK and told live, then recorded and shared here. Season 1 starts August 22, 2017 with new episodes every Tuesday. Subscribe now on...

Duration:00:01:59