Growing up, we don't often see our parents as men and women with their own identities beyond "Mom" and "Dad," real people with their own joys, challenges, and sorrows. But the first time we do can leave an indelible mark. Shane Koepke shares one of these moments in his return to The Story Show with "First Roller Coaster Ride."
When someone says, "You're so talented," do they really understand what that means to the one they're complimenting? College student Solveig Lange delves beyond the surface of such comments in this story from last summer's Let Your Light Shine show.
How do those early social conflicts and attempts at fitting in shape us? In this episode 15 year-old Ava recalls a playground conflict that led her to question social norms and how much we should bend for acceptance.
Jeremy and Angie announce the next Story Show date and do a call for submissions for stories with the theme of "Give Me Shelter." The episode ends with the opening story from the Season 3 "Let your Light Shine" Story Show, Lindsay Kramer's "The Butterfly Effect."
Prior to playing Ella Zelenak's story "No Man's Land," Jeremy, Amanda, and Riley announce the names of the eight storytellers for the July show, and Angie makes two startling confessions about her past.
Jeremy announces an extension of the submission deadline for July's show and reflects on gun violence in America. Olivia Brown shares the story of her brother Spencer's tragic death and the comfort she finds in nature.
Exciting stuff is happening with The Story Show--a new podcast, a new website, and a new show! This episode includes an official call for submissons for our July 26th show with the theme "Let Your Light Shine." The episode concludes with a teaser for Season 2 with Neal Skaar's opening story from January's "Invisibility" show.