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Homemade Stories

Chicago Public Media

Short stories shared by writer Shannon Cason.

Short stories shared by writer Shannon Cason.
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Location:

Chicago, IL

Description:

Short stories shared by writer Shannon Cason.

Language:

English

Contact:

312-402-8313


Episodes

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: 00:11:32


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 live a 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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I suck.

Duration: 00:15:30


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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Being single when you're not exactly single, but single enough. 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. Single people love sex, but married people have more, in my assessment. Do people even read descriptions.

Duration: 00:28:34


HS #81 Homecoming

3/29/2016
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I went back to my old university, MSU, and shared a TEDx Talk on the largest stage on campus. It had been a decade since I'd last visited. It was a nice way to return.

Duration: 00:23:11


HS #80 The Open Mic

3/23/2016
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A suggestion from an audience member sends me in a totally different direction into the world of comedy. Featuring comedian Tim Barnes.

Duration: 00:24:25