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Since 2013, Storyworth has helped people write their life stories— the big stories and the small ones. On this podcast, our real-life writers volunteered to share their stories publicly... with you.

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United States

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Since 2013, Storyworth has helped people write their life stories— the big stories and the small ones. On this podcast, our real-life writers volunteered to share their stories publicly... with you.

Language:

English


Episodes

Jill, have you ever felt alone?

2/29/2024
This week, we reconnect with Jill Summerhayes, who shares a story about an unlikely friend she made while working as a governess in Stockholm, Sweden. But the real twist came about sixty years later, when Jill discovered the truth about her mystery friend. You'll never guess who took Jill to dinner.

Duration:00:11:16

Laura, have you ever lived through a hurricane?

2/15/2024
Today, we dive into the thrilling and sometimes terrifying experience of growing up in Baton Rouge during hurricane season. Laura Hodge takes us back to the 1960s, when hurricanes provided the perfect excuse to skip school for a week and play cards by candlelight.

Duration:00:13:30

Walt, have you ever fallen in love at first sight?

2/1/2024
In honor of Valentine's Day, we share a story of love at first sight. From the moment Walt laid eyes on Pam, he knew she was the one for him. It only took another four months to work up the courage to say hello. But forty-two years later, their partnership is stronger than ever -- and a testament to the power of taking chances and letting love lead.

Duration:00:18:54

Joan, who did you go to prom with?

1/18/2024
In this episode of the Storyworth podcast, writer Joan Maxwell shares the hilarious and somewhat traumatic events surrounding her senior prom -- and the plan her family hatched to save the day. Then, Krista chats with Joan about high school in the 60s and how the rest of prom night turned out.

Duration:00:11:52

Bryan, have you ever pulled a prank?

1/4/2024
In this episode of the Storyworth podcast, an author tells us about his family of pranksters, and what it was like growing up together in rural Pennsylvania. Then he tells us about an epic prank gone wrong, and a narrow escape that kept him on his toes for the rest of the summer. Finally, Krista interviews our author, and finds out what he's been up to since leaving East Allen, PA.

Duration:00:18:59

Melissa, what’s a favorite holiday memory?

12/21/2023
In this episode of the Storyworth podcast, we share a nostalgic story about the first time our author ever saved up enough money to buy a Christmas present for her parents. The story, read by Sarah O'Dwyer, celebrates the joy of Christmas in Australia, where it's a warm summer holiday perfect for swimming and outdoor picnics. After hearing this heartwarming story, we'll speak with the author about her childhood spent exploring the Australian bush.

Duration:00:16:58

Suzi, what's the best Christmas gift you ever gave?

12/7/2023
In this heartwarming episode of the Story Worth Podcast, host Krista Baum introduces us to Susie Bevan, a writer and illustrator who shares a touching story about the best Christmas gift she ever gave her dad. Susie's dad, a talented poet, had always dreamed of having his work published in the Saturday Evening Post. Despite numerous rejection slips, Susie found a way to honor her dad's passion and surprise him with a gift that brought tears to his eyes. Susie reads her story and reflects on her dad's love for poetry and their shared creative endeavors.

Duration:00:14:44

Barbara, who was your first best friend?

11/22/2023
In our Thanksgiving episode, the author shares a touching story about a lifelong friendship that she is endlessly grateful for. She introduces us to Dolores Marie Hickey, who came into her life when she most needed a friend. The two were instantly bonded, and remained close for the next forty years.

Duration:00:27:15

Carol, do you have any love letters?

11/9/2023
In honor of Veteran's Day, we're sharing a collection of love letters written between newlyweds during World War II.

Duration:00:28:55

Father's Day Special 2023

6/13/2023
It’s Father’s Day! We’re sharing some less-conventional stories this time around– stories that go a little deeper than usual, and explore the man behind the incredibly important role of “dad.” Get started with Storyworth here! Check out photos and more details for this episode here! Submit your stories for podcast consideration here! Follow Storyworth on Instagram and Facebook.

Duration:00:36:03

Mother's Day Special 2023

5/10/2023
We’re celebrating Mother’s Day with three beautiful stories read by their authors, from the joy of becoming a grandparent to ushering a beloved mother into their final years. We love you, moms! A note: this episode contains mentions of suicide. Get started with Storyworth here! Check out photos and more details for this episode here! Submit your stories for podcast consideration here! Follow Storyworth on Instagram and Facebook.

Duration:00:29:58

Season 2 finale: short stories

4/6/2023
We’re celebrating the end of our season with stories read by their authors– tales of childhood triumph, mischief, and adventure. Get started with Storyworth here! Submit your stories for podcast consideration here! Follow Storyworth on Instagram and Facebook.

Duration:00:29:30

Larry, what were you like in high school?

3/30/2023
As they say, the more things change, the more things stay the same, trends come and go and technology evolves, but the social hierarchy of high school is a tried-and-true standby of American life. Today’s author takes us back in time with the class of 1969. Get started with Storyworth here! Submit your stories for podcast consideration here! Follow Storyworth on Instagram and Facebook.

Duration:00:24:48

Scott, how did you ring in the new millennium?

3/23/2023
What were you doing on New Year’s Eve 1999? If Y2K means anything to you, you may have been worried about what would happen at the stroke of midnight. Today’s author had bigger problems to tackle on New Year’s eve 1999, but that didn’t stop him and his friends from making it a wild night to remember. Get started with Storyworth here! Submit your stories for podcast consideration here! Follow Storyworth on Instagram and Facebook.

Duration:00:19:06

Sandy, how did you discover your new family?

3/16/2023
With at-home DNA testing kits being all the rage, folks from all over the world are discovering their genealogical roots and distant relatives– and maybe some not-so-distant relatives as well. In this week’s story, one woman discovers her mom’s secret, and some new family. Get started with Storyworth here! Submit your stories for podcast consideration here! Follow Storyworth on Instagram and Facebook.

Duration:00:22:49

Don, what was becoming a parent like?

3/9/2023
Every parent remembers the day of the positive pregnancy test, right? The excitement, the nervousness, the dreaming and the planning that goes into the arrival of a new addition to the family. It’s hard to imagine things going wrong– until they do. Get started with Storyworth here! Submit your stories for podcast consideration here! Follow Storyworth on Instagram and Facebook.

Duration:00:33:49

Jill, what was your most awkward date like?

3/2/2023
Dating sites can be overwhelming for anyone, but especially for those taking a chance on love later in life. Our story this week centers around one woman’s journey to find a new companion after a decades-long marriage. Get started with Storyworth here! Check out photos and more details for this episode here! Submit your stories for podcast consideration here! Follow Storyworth on Instagram and Facebook.

Duration:00:27:02

Dave, did you ever get in trouble at school?

2/23/2023
This week’s story may sound all-too-familiar if you’ve ever attended a Catholic school… elementary-school pranksters vs. strict and stern nuns. It’s not just something that happens in the movies! Dave Conover shares his memories of getting in trouble at school. Get started with Storyworth here! Check out photos and more details for this episode here! Submit your stories for podcast consideration here! Follow Storyworth on Instagram and Facebook.

Duration:00:20:49

Donna, how did you fix your storytelling problem?

2/16/2023
If you’ve been in a relationship with someone for a long time– whether that be romantic, platonic, or familial, you’ve likely heard that person’s stories over… and over… and over again. Donna Guthrie, today’s author, is here along with her husband to share how they came up with the perfect tag-team storytelling strategy. Get started with Storyworth here! Check out photos and more details for this episode here! Submit your stories for podcast consideration here! Follow Storyworth on Instagram and Facebook.

Duration:00:17:12

The Halloween Special

10/26/2022
Let’s get spooky! We’re celebrating Halloween with a chilling special, sharing some of our favorite stories of brushes with the unexplained, the unsettling, the eerie, and the ghostly. Check out photos and more details for this episode here! You can get started writing your own life stories with Storyworth here. Follow Storyworth on Instagram and Facebook.

Duration:00:27:04