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Tell Us Something awakens imagination, empowers storytellers and connects the Missoula community through the transformative power of personal storytelling. It is a celebration of each other, our stories and how we move through the world together. All of the stories at Tell Us Something are true. Stories last for 10 minutes and are told from memory. There is a theme for each event.

Tell Us Something awakens imagination, empowers storytellers and connects the Missoula community through the transformative power of personal storytelling. It is a celebration of each other, our stories and how we move through the world together. All of the stories at Tell Us Something are true. Stories last for 10 minutes and are told from memory. There is a theme for each event.
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Missoula, MT

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Tell Us Something awakens imagination, empowers storytellers and connects the Missoula community through the transformative power of personal storytelling. It is a celebration of each other, our stories and how we move through the world together. All of the stories at Tell Us Something are true. Stories last for 10 minutes and are told from memory. There is a theme for each event.

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@pssttellus

Language:

English


Episodes

Didn’t See That Coming – Part 2

5/22/2018
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Young entrepreneur Jerry Spencer and his partner are working the largest trade show of their careers: Macworld Expo, and they barely have time to take a break. Jerry stops for a quick bite to eat and shares a table with an unexpected guest. Jerry calls his story “A Surprise Lunch That I’ll Never Forget”. Jerry Spencer first came to Montana in 1979, when he got a summer job as Desk Clerk at a lodge in Glacier Park. That is where he met the love of his life and partner, Janet. Jerry is a...

Duration:00:32:14

Didn’t See That Coming (part 1)

5/15/2018
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A philosophical discussion in the principal’s office changes the course of young Aaron Parrett’s life. A few years after that conversation, he has the unexpected opportunity to apologize for the behavior that landed him in the principal’s office in the first place. Aaron calls his story “How to Make a Teacher Cry”. Aaron Parrett is a professor of English at the University of Providence. His most recent book is MAPLE & LEAD, a collection of short stories with woodcuts by Seth Roby. He also...

Duration:00:43:03

Right Place Right Time – Act 2

5/9/2018
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After living as an exchange student in Paraguay and meeting her host family’s nephew, Raphael, Jane Doherty loses track of her love for years. All of that changes one afternoon with the arrival of a blue airmail letter in her NYC apartment mailbox. Jane calls her story “Blue Airmail Letter or International Exchange, Paraguayan Style”. Jane Doherty was born in Southeast England and emigrated to the Philadelphia suburbs with her family when she was ten. She went to college in New York...

Duration:00:47:27

Tell Us Something Season 7 episode 1 act 5

5/2/2018
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Our first set of stories features mead sample sippers at a farmers market, love stories in a bookstore, at The Top Hat and Luke’s Bar, true love under the Higgins Street Bridge, and meeting President Obama. These stories and more in this week’s audience participation podcast brought to us by Lauren Ciampa and Sara Raz reading from the anonymously submitted audience participation forms just after intermission at the live event. This act was recorded in front of a live audience on March...

Duration:00:53:26

Heather Adams – “In and Out of Africa”

4/24/2018
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This episode of the Tell Us Something podcast was recorded in front of a live audience on March 20th, 2018, at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 8 storytellers shared their story on the theme “Right Place, Right Time”. After years of imagining the life and rhythm of Africa, Heather Adams visits Malawi in Southeast Africa. The moment she steps off the plane she’s vibrating on a higher frequency and her visit provides her more opportunity than she could ever have imagined. Heather Adams early...

Duration:00:14:48

Sarah Black – “It Got Better”

4/17/2018
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This episode of the Tell Us Something podcast was recorded in front of a live audience on March 20th, 2018, at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 8 storytellers shared their story on the theme “Right Place, Right Time”. After falling in love and marrying the man of her dreams, Sarah Black meets someone new who knows more Ani DiFranco songs than she does and this changes everything. Sarah Black grew up in Helena, MT. After high school she moved around several times and is happy to currently...

Duration:00:14:07

Michael Peery Herrick – A Question to Consider

4/10/2018
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This episode of the Tell Us Something podcast was recorded in front of a live audience on March 20th, 2018, at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 8 storytellers shared their story on the theme “Right Place, Right Time”. A heart attack gives voice to the recurring question in Michael Peery Herrick’s life and he returns with a hard won answer. 30 years as a psychotherapist taught Michael Peery Herrick a deep biting respect for the healing power of story. In June he turns 70 and in the fall he’s...

Duration:00:15:15

Great Alex Miller – Scott

4/3/2018
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This episode of the Tell Us Something podcast was recorded in front of a live audience on March 20th, 2018, at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 8 storytellers shared their story on the theme “Right Place, Right Time”. After attending MisCon Alex Miller meets Doc Brown who takes him for a ride back to the future in a Delorean. Alex Miller is 13-year-old human from the sunny, exotic paradise of Lolo, Montana. He has two eyes, two ears, a nose, a mouth, two arms, and two legs. He is the perfect...

Duration:00:14:58