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Valley Voices - #19 In the Mood

4/25/2019
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The winners of our "In The Mood" story slam are featured on the latest Valley Voices podcast. Eddie Brennan shares his story about the night he lost his virginity and fathered a child. Valerie Reiss opens up about her condition, vulvar vestibulitis. And we hear from Lauren Ostberg who at sixteen years old was in the mood for a little something different.

Duration:00:19:56

Valley Voices - #18 Family Ties

4/3/2019
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We kick off season 5 of the Valley Voices podcast with the winners of our first slam of the year: Andrea Cohen-Kiener, Hilary Price and David Bulley with their stories. From Big Al’s Bar in Minneapolis, to a car chase in northern Maine, to the banks of the Connecticut River, our storytellers share the stuff of family lore in our “Family Ties” episode.

Duration:00:22:00

Valley Voices - #17 If I Knew Then

9/25/2018
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The winners of "If I Knew Then" share their stories, and go a little deeper on the latest Valley Voices podcast. Tim Mazur shares love story -- one that could be mistaken as a script for a romantic comedy. Aria Bracci tells the intimate story of how she found her voice, both literally and figuratively. And we hear from Tim Gillis who understands the stress and sacrifice that comes with being a father now, but that wasn't always the case. Be sure to join us at the Best of Valley Voices at the...

Duration:00:29:12

Valley Voices - #16 Landline

7/30/2018
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Welcome back to the Valley Voices podcast! This time, we’re talking to our winners from our third installment of our story slams surrounding the theme of “Landline.” Dan Glanville teaches us a lesson about the important of human interaction through the tales of his unusual family members. Aimee Loiselle shares a story about the ancient idea of complete aloneness. Tulip Chadhury tells the emotional story of a wrong number turned almost love story. They’ll be competing at the Best of Valley...

Duration:00:29:04

Valley Voices - #15 Silver Lining

6/20/2018
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We’re back with another Valley Voices podcast! This time we’re talking to our winners from the second story slam of season 4, about their “Silver Lining” stories. Katie Drumm shares her family's unusual road trip to track down her sister. Andrew Shelffo tells the tale of the Valentine’s Day that switched his views on humanity. And Teal Van Dyck gives us a humorous and touching recount on their interactions with children as a trans-person. Teal, Andrew, and Katie took home 1st, 2nd, and 3rd...

Duration:00:27:46

Valley Voices - #14 Neighbors

5/3/2018
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Season four of our Valley Voices Story Slam Series kicked off in March with the theme “Neighbors.” That means we’re back with a brand new Valley Voices podcast! We’ll be talking with three storytellers who made quite an impression the the live audience that night. Eve Brown-Waite tells us about her neighbors across the globe. Kevin Gallagher gives a humorous recount of a night that didn’t go as expected. And Shirlee Williams shares the tale of the night her mother almost committed murder....

Duration:00:27:46

Valley Voices - #13 Stories of Exasperation

6/9/2017
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A selection from recent Valley Voices Story Slam featuring "Stories of Exasperation". Michael Kingsbury and Jim Brissette share their tales.

Duration:00:15:03

Valley Voices - #12 DIY

5/4/2017
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We’re back with more stories from your friends and neighbors on the Valley Voices Podcast.

Duration:00:13:31

Valley Voices - #11 Refresh

3/23/2017
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This month we're listening back to our top two storytellers from the "Refresh" Story Slam, held at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke. David Bulley was our runner-up for audience favorite, and tells us how well good old fashioned machismo replaces showers at hunting camp. Our winner from the evening, Susanne Schmidt, shares with us one of the more unusual trips to the grocery store she's had with her father. Music here by Broken Social Scene and Bill Monroe.

Duration:00:14:09

Valley Voices - #10 One Shot

2/22/2017
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We’re coming to you this month with our most recent slam, held at Gateway City Arts in Holyoke. The night’s theme was “One Shot.” Starting things off is our runner up favorite for the evening, Terry Wolfisch Cole, who took her “one shot” when things were feeling a bit desperate in Utah. Finally Kerrita Mayfield, our winner from the evening, introduces us to her student "Sunshine." For a chance to have your story featured on the next podcast, share your first line with us for our next event....

Duration:00:12:49

Valley Voices - #9 Slippery Slope

1/25/2017
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We're back with the first episode from our third season of Valley Voices Story Slams! Here, our audience favorites from Slippery Slope - held January 19th at the Northampton Brewery. Andrew Shelffo fills us in on some New Jersey wisdom, and Karen Fisk tells us who she loves more. Music here by Broken Social Scene and Henri Texier.

Duration:00:13:09

Valley Voices - #8 Money, Money, Money

1/17/2017
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Our kick-off for the third season of Valley Voices Story Slams is just around the corner, with “Slippery Slope” on January 19th at the Northampton Brewery! This week, we're getting ready for the start of a new season with a look back on some of our past storytellers. In March, 2016 we went over to the Brewery for our "Money, Money, Money" Story Slam. Kenneth Harris took us to the movies, while Kevin Gallagher brought us along for his honeymoon. Music here by Broken Social Scene and D Numbers.

Duration:00:12:49

Valley Voices - #7 Another Day, Another Dollar

11/30/2016
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Looking ahead to Season 3 of our Valley Voices Story Slams, we've got another episode of the podcast up looking back to some of our past storytellers. This month, we're highlighting stories of work. Josie Dulles fights for her soul at Starbucks, while Michael Klein finds playing with knobs and dials can take you further than you'd expect. Check back with us at the end of every month, as we'll have more stories running up to our Season Three opener, “Slippery Slope” on January 19! If you've...

Duration:00:12:57

Valley Voices - #6 You Don't Want To Know

10/27/2016
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The second season of the Valley Voices Story Slam culminates in one final night of competition on Saturday, October 1st at the Academy of Music in Northampton. As a preview of what to expect, we're back with an episode featuring a couple of our best storytellers from past events. Suzanne Schmidt won last year during our first season, sharing with us how our lives give the perfect example of a bell curve. David Bulley brings us along for one of his more memorable family vacations. You'll get...

Duration:00:12:39

Valley Voices - #5 Best of Preview

9/16/2016
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The second season of the Valley Voices Story Slam culminates in one final night of competition on Saturday, October 1st at the Academy of Music in Northampton. As a preview of what to expect, we're back with an episode featuring a couple of our best storytellers from past events. Suzanne Schmidt won last year during our first season, sharing with us how our lives give the perfect example of a bell curve. David Bulley brings us along for one of his more memorable family vacations. You'll get...

Duration:00:14:17

Valley Voices - #4 Off The Map

5/26/2016
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From the very last of our Valley Voices Story Slams for the season, we present: Off the Map! Tone Nunes finds his way in a new neighborhood, by making cardigans for prostitutes.

Duration:00:17:28

Valley Voices - #3 Lost in Translation

4/26/2016
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As the end of our latest season of Valley Voices Story Slams comes to a close, we’re listening back to the stories you've shared with us in the past. This week: Lost in Translation Lindel Hart offers us a harrowing look at the streets of Leningrad just months before the Soviet Union dissolves. Suzanne Schmidt shows us exactly why Italian women rock so much! And lastly, Steve Hoeshele shares with us why it’s often so difficult to comprehend the darkest moments of the human experience. These...

Duration:00:17:07

Valley Voices - #2 Schooled

4/13/2016
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A look back at a 2014 Valley Voices Story Slam.

Duration:00:18:34

Valley Voices - #1 Love Struck

4/13/2016
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Stories about being in love and hit by it hard -- from the Valley Voices Story Slam.

Duration:00:17:12