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Ep. 171: 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

Ep. 170: 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

Ep. 169: 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

Ep. 168: 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

Ep. 167: 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

Ep. 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

Ep. 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

Ep. 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

Ep. 163: AJ Shaw, “That’s a Lot of Fake Blood”

5/11/2018
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Today's story was told by AJ Shaw at Tiger! Tiger! Tavern in San Diego on 10 April 2018. The theme was "Clubs." Howdy podcast listeners, Mary here, co-host of the San Diego show, where big changes are afoot! Robert and I have been hosting the Narrators San Diego since fall of 2015 and we’re relocating to Seattle. But don’t fret! A team of boosters have stepped up to the plate to take over the management and production of the show. Come meet the new hosts of the show—Arthur Salm and Kirsten...

Duration:00:11:13

Ep. 162: Courtney LeDuc, “Community Dog”

5/4/2018
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Today's story comes from teacher and Colorado native, Courtney LeDuc. Courtney's story was recorded live on 21 February 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The theme of the evening was "Warning Signs." Big changes are underway at our San Diego show—join us on Tuesday, 8 May at Tiger!Tiger! Tavern on El Cajon Boulevard to learn more or tune into the podcast next week for a special announcement. If you're in Denver, join us on Wednesday, 16 May at Buntport Theater. The theme for May is "Rocking the...

Duration:00:13:40

BONUS: DJ Brother Darkness, “Bootie 35 Remastered”

4/30/2018
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Hey everyone, we've got a special treat for you—here's that magical DJ set from Butch Rosser's story this week. Be sure to find him on Twitter to share props and digital high-fives! 1) Party Ben • Queen x Cypress Hill • We Will Jump You 2) DJ BC • Snoop Dogg feat. Pharrell x Nu Shooz • Snoop's Nu Shooz 3) DJ Benny C • Gym Class Heroes x Timbaland • the Way I Get Your Clothes Off4) pomDeter • nine inch nails x carly rae jespen • Call Me A Hole 5) DJ Johnny Gunz • Miley Cyrus x Young Gunz • We...

Duration:01:13:45

Ep. 161: Butch Rosser, “The Last Hours of 34”

4/29/2018
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Today's story was told by Butch Rosser at Tiger! Tiger! Tavern in San Diego on 10 April 2018. The theme was "Clubs." BONUS: We have published the epic DJ set mentioned in Butch's story. Listen to it here! We look forward to "Rocking the Boat" in May (yes, that's the theme!) with all of you. We’ll see you on 8 May in San Diego at Tiger! Tiger! Tavern and 16 May in Denver at Buntport Theater.

Duration:00:12:45

Ep. 160: Adrian Holguin, “Isaac”

4/20/2018
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Today's story comes from Adrian Holguin, an actor and educator who is currently in his 25th year of teaching high school mathematics—a truly superhuman feat. This story was recorded live on 21 February 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The theme of the evening was "Warning Signs." Our next live shows will take place on Tuesday, 8 May at Tiger!Tiger! Tavern in San Diego and Wednesday, 16 May at Buntport Theater in Denver. The theme will be “Rocking the Boat.”

Duration:00:11:31

Ep. 159: Jeremy Bauer, “Hershey”

4/6/2018
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Peace Corps veteran Jeremy Bauer told this story—his first ever at The Narrators—at Tiger! Tiger! Tavern in San Diego in February 2018. The theme was "Warning Signs." Our next live shows will take place on 10 April in San Diego and 18 April in Denver. We hope to see you there! But, if you are one of our podcast listeners who doesn't live in Denver or San Diego, we want to say how much we appreciate you—thanks for listening. And please, say hello sometime via email or Facebook! We'd love to...

Duration:00:13:34

Ep. 158: Daniel Alvarez “Click. Boom.”

3/23/2018
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Today’s story comes from writer and librarian Daniel Alvarez. His story is about the kind of childhood tomfoolery that makes you look back and feel thankful that faces usually grow back. Daniel told this story live on 17 January 2018 at Buntport Theater in Denver, Colorado. The theme of the evening was "Big Shot." Thanks to everyone who came out to our 8th anniversary show with The Playground Ensemble this past Wednesday in Denver. Thanks Conrad Kehn from The Playground for proposing the...

Duration:00:10:45

Ep. 157: Jenny Minniti-Shippey, “Cut Me Some Hair”

3/16/2018
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Jenny Minniti-Shippey is not only one of the biggest boosters of The Narrators San Diego, she is one of our most outstanding storytellers. She told this story at the August 2017 show at Tiger! Tiger! Tavern. The theme was "Crossing Over." The Narrators Denver is celebrating its 8th anniversary on Wednesday, 21 March 2018. We have a very special lineup with some of our favorite storytellers and, as a bonus, Playground Ensemble will be joining us, improvising a live musical accompaniment to...

Duration:00:22:14

Ep. 156: Jan Scott-Frazier, “Interpreter”

3/5/2018
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Jan Scott-Frazier is a former director and animator of Japanese manga and a long-time favorite of the show. Her story about translating a heartfelt meeting between artists Monkey Punch and Mort Drucker was told live at Buntport Theater in Denver, CO on 20 December 2017. The theme of the evening was "Chance." Thanks to everyone who came out to our Untitled Final Fridays event at the Denver Art Museum last week. It was a true joy to spend an evening sharing stories all of you, and we...

Duration:00:09:06

Ep. 155: Arthur Salm, “The Devil’s Highway”

2/23/2018
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Arthur Salm is the former book review editor and columnist for the San Diego Union-Tribune. He told this story at Tiger!Tiger! Tavern on 13 February 2018. The theme was "Warning Signs." It’s Friday, 23 February and tonight The Narrators takes over Untitled Final Fridays at the Denver Art Museum. There will be true stories inspired by art exhibitions at the museum, live illustrations, audio tours, listening stations, zine-making with Denver Zine Library, photos by From the Hip Photo, a dance...

Duration:00:14:48

Ep. 154: Elle Stevens, “Everything Gone”

2/16/2018
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Today’s story comes from former slam poet and Colorado native Elle Stevens. This story was recorded live on 20 December 2017 at Buntport Theater in Denver, Colorado. The theme of the evening was "Chance." NEXT WEEK: Join us at the Denver Art Museum for Untitled Final Fridays on 23 February 2018 for an evening of true stories inspired by art at the museum—in the form of live performers, illustrators, interactive exhibits, audio tours, and more. The event is free with museum admission. Hope to...

Duration:00:12:54

Ep. 153: Richard Freeland, “Emotional Anime”

2/2/2018
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When he’s not writing product descriptions for oscilloscopes, Richard Freeland tells stories in San Diego. He told this one on 12 December 2017 at Tiger! Tiger! Tavern. The theme of the evening was "Chance." February may be the shortest month of the year, but we still found room for a huge special event. In addition to our regular monthly shows on 13 February in San Diego and 21 February in Denver, The Narrators will be guest curating Untitled Final Fridays at the Denver Art Museum on 23...

Duration:00:12:49