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Short stories shared by writer Shannon Cason.

Short stories shared by writer Shannon Cason.
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Chicago, IL

Description:

Short stories shared by writer Shannon Cason.

Language:

English

Contact:

312-402-8313


Episodes

HS #100 Letter to a Friend

1/8/2019
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I consider listeners and supporters of Homemade Stories friends. Here's a letter to you for my 100th episodes and first episode of 2019. It gets more and more real as it reads.

Duration:00:21:49

HS #99 Hi, My Name Is Shannon

7/10/2018
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The 1994 Freaknik spring break in Atlanta is the scene. College spring break is a perfect time to come out of your insecurities and let loose. My breaking loose was more practiced and rehearsed, but it did the job well.

Duration:00:24:01

HS #98 A Perfect Day

3/6/2018
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A change in routine turns out to be a perfect Daddy Daughter Day in Downtown Detroit.

Duration:00:16:08

The Trouble with Shannon Cason Preview

2/18/2018
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Type "The Trouble" to subscribe... Trouble — we've all been in it. Some more than others. Some worse than others. Award-winning storyteller Shannon Cason has faced a few problems of his own. Now he talks with others about getting in, and out, of trouble of all stripes.

Duration:00:03:51

HS #97 Resolutions

1/18/2018
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An honest take on setting our resolutions and goals for this new year.

Duration:00:23:34

HS #96 Downstairs Neighbors

10/12/2017
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A live story about my most memorable neighbors to date. This live story was also featured in the Moth Book, All These Wonders.

Duration:00:20:10

HS #95 Detroit 1967

8/7/2017
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This is an extended conversation I had with my dad, Billy Cason, about the 1967 Riots in Detroit. He was there 50 years ago. I wish I could say those days are distant memories. Can't.

Duration:00:23:01

HS #94 Thorn in my Flesh

7/18/2017
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My simple mind at work in the morning. Getting familiar with myself and considering how to start my day.

Duration:00:11:33

HS #93 Karaoke

6/21/2017
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An offer to perform in a 2Pac Tribute Karaoke show becomes a good life lesson.

Duration:00:25:55

HS #92 Is Anything Perfect?

3/8/2017
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I do a lot of podcast appearances. This episode is an appearance from The Perfect Podcast with Sean David Johnson. We talk about perfection and a perfect song for motivation.

Duration:00:46:41

HS #91 Back To School

2/3/2017
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I run into an old high school buddy who invites me to our old high school to speak to the young men of Ecorse Michigan. This is my first time back to Ecorse High School in many years. I was initially attracted to speaking in front of people at this school.

Duration:00:25:39

HS #90 Origin Story

12/30/2016
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Why do we do what we do? We have to go back to the beginning to figure that out. I reflect about the start of Homemade Stories at end of 2016. Happy New Year! Make sure to live an even better story in 2017!

Duration:00:18:55

HS #89 The Struggle is Real

11/3/2016
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My first one-hour radio special with WBEZ Chicago is a collection of remixed and remastered personal stories. It aired on public radio stations throughout the nation early 2016. I called it: The Struggle is Real. It's about that time to start working on a new one-hour special...but listen to this one now available on the podcast. Thank you!

Duration:00:57:47

HS #88 Do Something Different

10/20/2016
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Trying to find a format that fits my current on-the-go lifestyle is a challenge, but I think I found the ANSWER.

Duration:00:15:36

HS #87 Three-Card Monte

9/7/2016
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The dark side of curiosity​ is curious people are the best marks. This is a special episode originally from WBEZ's Curious City. Stay curious.

Duration:00:20:05

HS #86 Cheating

8/2/2016
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Why use a prettier name for it? Call it what it is. Most of us who have been in relationships have to face this demon at some stage in life. Is it a growing pain or fatal?

Duration:00:25:46

HS #85 Shannon Cason Sucks

7/19/2016
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An exploration of fessing up for obligations I feel pressure to fulfill. Inspired by a beer I enjoy drinking. I know I don't really suck, but I do at the same time...esp depending on who you're asking. So I'll just admit it. I suck.

Duration:00:15:30

HS #84 A Beautiful Name

5/24/2016
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From the Homemade Stories Live show in Detroit on Mother's Day, Dame Wilburn shares some memories about her lively mom. And I talk about my mom's beautiful name.

Duration:00:21:31

HS #83 For the Students

4/28/2016
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I did a storytelling workshop at Indiana University with The Moth, and some of the stories stuck to my bones, especially this one story.

Duration:00:28:58

HS #82 A Single Man

4/12/2016
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I was given a lot of advice when I was single-ish, so I'm passing on some of the advice I got - good and bad.

Duration:00:28:34