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Chris Charpentier, “Weird Caribbean Weed”

4/19/2019
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Episode 183: We went digging deep into the archives for this week’s 420-friendly story about teenage shenanigans and strange encounters on a cruise ship. Show favorite Chris Charpentier originally told this story six years ago, on 16 May 2013, at the Deer Pile (R.I.P.) in Denver, Colorado; the theme of the show was “Fake.” Chris Charpentier is a Los Angeles-based comedian and actor who has performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Viceland's Flophouse, and more. He's the host of the podcast Sports...

Duration:00:12:23

David Blatt, “There Is No Sleep”

4/13/2019
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Episode 182: David Blatt is an acupuncture and massage practitioner in City Park and the producer of Mortified Colorado, a storytelling show where adults share the hilarious and embarrassing things they created as kids. David shared this story live on 19 December 2018 at Buntport Theater in Denver. The theme of the evening was "Ghosts." Our next live show takes place this coming Wednesday! Join us on 17 April, at Buntport Theater for an evening of stories on the theme of "Nailing It."...

Duration:00:10:20

Colleen Leggett, “Simon Says”

4/5/2019
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Episode 181: Today's story comes from one of our long-time favorites, Colleen Leggett. She shared this story about fitting in, fundamentalist Christian summer camp, and middle-school dating at our January 2019 show. Colleen's story was recorded live at Buntport Theater in Denver, Colorado; the theme of the evening was "Habit." A huge thanks to everyone who came to our 9th anniversary show and our fundraiser at Illegal Pete's! Thanks to all of you, we raised some crucial funds to ensure we...

Duration:00:17:36

Regan Linton, “Amazing Arms”

3/29/2019
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Episode 180: Today's story comes from Phamaly Theatre Company performer and artistic director, Regan Linton. She told this story live on 20 February 2019 at Buntport Theater. The theme of the evening was "Arms." Huge thanks to everyone who came to our 9th anniversary show and our fundraiser at Illegal Pete's! Thanks to all of you, we raised some crucial funds to ensure we can keep bringing you both the live show and this here podcast, month after month. Be sure to join us on Wednesday, 17...

Duration:00:12:12

Nathan Hall, “The Best Kind of Therapy”

3/22/2019
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Episode 179: Today's story comes composer, Nathan Hall. He told this story live on 24 June 2018 at Denver Zine Fest. The theme of the evening was "Rejected." March ain't over yet! Our 9th anniversary show has passed, but there's still time to take part in our Podcast Share-a-thon—share your favorite episodes of the podcast on social media, ask friends to review and subscribe, and check our Facebook page and website for a full list of information about other ways you can support The Narrators...

Duration:00:09:10

Vanessa Gonzalez, “Def Comedy Jam: Special Victims Unit”

3/15/2019
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Episode 178: Today's story comes from comedian Vanessa Gonzalez. Vanessa told this story live on 25 August 2018 at High Plains Comedy Festival. The theme of the evening was "Bit." Vanessa was recently featured on HBO Latino's "Entre Nos: A Stand-up Comedy Special", TruTV's "Laff Mobb’s Laff Tracks" and Comedy Central's "Stand-Up Presents" 2019. You can follow Vanessa on Twitter @Buhnessa. Our 9th anniversary show is next week on 20 March in Denver. To celebrate with us, make sure to take...

Duration:00:12:22

Mitch Slevc, “How I Won the 1988 National Hot Dog Eating Championship in New York”

3/8/2019
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Episode 177: Today's story comes from actor Mitch Slevc. He told this story live on 15 August 2018 at Buntport Theater in Denver, Colorado. The theme of the evening was, "Cheating." Our month-long drive to support The Narrators is underway! Make sure to subscribe and share your favorite episodes of the podcast on social media and check out our Facebook and website for a full list of information about other ways you can support The Narrators this month. We cant wait to celebrate our 9th...

Duration:00:11:05

Mary Shirley, “Tea at the Summit of Mt. Fuji”

3/1/2019
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Episode 176: Today's story comes from Denver-based anthropologist Mary Shirley. She told this story live on 18 July 2018 at Buntport Theater in Denver, Colorado. The theme of the evening was "The Perfect Plan." A very special thanks to Cities of Earth who provided the outro music for today's episode. Our next live show in Denver will take place on 20 March 2019, where we'll be celebrating our 9th anniversary. In honor of the occasion, we're declaring March a month-long drive to support The...

Duration:00:19:40

Troy Walker, “Procrastination”

2/22/2019
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Episode 175: Today's story comes from comedian and actor Troy Walker. Troy originally told this story on 16 January 2019 at Buntport Theater in Denver, Colorado. The theme of the evening was "Habit." Troy is a Denver native currently based in Los Angeles. Want more? Follow him on Twitter, check out his appearance on The Late Late Show and look for him in season 2, episode 3 of Comedy Central's Corporate—and at a comedy club near you. Our next live show in Denver will take place on 20 March...

Duration:00:15:23

Erin Rollman, “Let’s Faint for Each Other”

2/15/2019
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Episode 174: Today's story comes from our own Erin Rollman. Erin is a founding member of Buntport Theater and the co-host of The Narrators. Erin originally told this story on 17 October 2018 at Buntport Theater in Denver, Colorado. The theme of the evening was "Guts." If you'd like to hear more from Erin, join us at our next live show 20 February 2019 at Buntport, where Erin will be hosting a full lineup of incredible folks sharing stories on the theme "Arms." Also please go see Buntport's...

Duration:00:14:06

Chris Walker, “Trapped on Ushba”

2/8/2019
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Episode 173: Today's story comes from investigative journalist and Westword staff writer Chris Walker. Back in 2012, Chris and a fellow journalist embarked on a 16,000-mile bicycle ride from France to China, documenting their travels along the way. This story recounts one small leg of that trip, where Chris and his companion stumbled upon a daring mountain rescue in the tiny Eurasian country of Georgia. Chris originally told his story on 20 January 2016 at Buntport Theater in Denver,...

Duration:00:17:52

Rachel Weeks, “What It Means to be a Lady”

2/1/2019
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Episode 172: Today's episode comes from one of our favorite storytellers, Rachel Weeks. Rachel is standup comedian, one of the founding members of the Pussy Bros., and host of We Still Like You Denver, a true storytelling show where folks share their greatest shames. Rachel's story was recorded live on 20 June 2018 at Buntport Theater in Denver, Colorado. The theme of the evening was "Periods." For the latest information about our live shows or special events, please check our Facebook page...

Duration:00:16:58

Jesse Caverly, “Rat Park Beer Run”

7/26/2018
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Jesse Caverly is a first-time storyteller. He told this story about a beer run gone bad on Tuesday, 10 July 2018 at Tiger!Tiger! Tavern in San Diego. Thanks to everyone who came out to boogie and support our beloved Buntport Theater at Ron's birthday dance raffle benefit party! If you're in Denver, we're hosting another special event this weekend at the Underground Music Showcase called "Cover Story," where performers will share a story and then play a cover song. The show will take place on...

Duration:00:13:02

Dave Ross, “What Did The Fart Say to The Poop?”

7/17/2018
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Today's episode comes from one of our favorite storytellers, Dave Ross. Dave is a touring standup comedian and actor from Los Angeles who you may know from television shows such as "Corporate" or "Drunk History" on Comedy Central. He stopped by The Narrators Denver last December to share this story about doing whatever it takes to make a buck, and how kids are sometimes the worst. Dave was recorded live on 20 December 2017 at Buntport Theater in Denver, Colorado. The theme of the evening was...

Duration:00:19:44

Tiffany Fox, “Gland Puppet”

7/9/2018
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Tiffany Fox is a San Diego-based writing instructor at UCSD Extension. She told this story on 12 June at Tiger!Tiger! in San Diego about what happens when you lose a part of yourself that you thought defined you. The theme of the evening was "Periods." You'll notice a new voice introducing the podcast this week—one of our favorite storytellers, Joe Holland. If you haven't heard already, Mary and Robert have moved to Seattle—so, to keep things going in San Diego, a few long-time fans have...

Duration:00:08:43

Lonnie MF Allen, “Calling Out”

6/16/2018
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Our story today comes from Denver comic artist, Lonnie MF Allen. He told this story about teenage angst in rural New Mexico—and remembering to always call out bullshit—in front of a live audience on 16 May 2018 at Buntport Theater in Denver, Colorado. The theme of the evening was "Rocking The Boat." Thanks to everyone who came out to Tiger! Tiger! Tavern this Tuesday. If you're in Denver, our next regular monthly show will take place at Buntport Theater on Wednesday, 20 June. The theme will...

Duration:00:11:23

Michael Madden, “In the War”

6/8/2018
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Our story today comes from Michael Madden, an actor, director, producer and writer in San Diego's local theater scene. He told this story about his father live at Tiger! Tiger! Tavern last month. The theme of the evening was "Rocking the Boat." Our theme this month is "Periods," with shows in San Diego at Tiger! Tiger! Tavern on 12 June and in Denver at Buntport Theater on 20 June. Come down and say hi! In addition, The Narrators will be at the Denver Zine Fest from 10am to 6pm on Saturday,...

Duration:00:12:33

166: Amanda Hergott, “My Brothers’ Sister”

6/1/2018
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Today's story comes from Amanda Hergott. She told this story about her past as a fraternity member colliding with her present as a trans woman on 18 April 2018 at Buntport Theater in Denver, Colorado—the theme of the evening was "Clubs." We have a special event coming up this month—join us at the Denver Zine Fest on Sunday, 24 June at the McNichols Civic Center Building. This free event will feature over 90 exhibitors—a magical medley of zinesters, comic artists, and independent...

Duration:00:11:01

165: Jordan Grasso, “I am Steve Erwin”

5/25/2018
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Jordan Grasso is an adjunct professor of sociology at Palomar College in North County San Diego but she’s on her way to Florida to pursue a Phd! We wish her luck and thank her for telling this story about her many encounters with alligators, told at our “Rocking the Boat” show at Tiger! Tiger! Tavern on 8 May 2018. It has been a busy first half of 2018 for The Narrators in both Denver and San Diego! We look forward to relaxing into summer. As you make your own summer plans, don’t forget The...

Duration:00:16:48

164: Christie Buchele, “A Body That I Could Love”

5/18/2018
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Our story today comes from Denver comedian and dear friend of The Narrators, Christie Buchele. Christie told this story at our 8th anniversary show back in March, with a little help from fellow comedian and friend of the show Talitha K. Each story that night was accompanied by sound painting, a.k.a. live improvised music from our pals at Playground Ensemble. The whole evening was an interesting experiment, full of bumps and surprises and supremely real moments. The story you’ll hear today...

Duration:00:14:04