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Tell Us Something

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Location:

Missoula, MT

Description:

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.

Twitter:

@pssttellus

Language:

English


Episodes

Alex Miller - "Mother/Son Bonding: A Cautionary Tale”

8/15/2017
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Alex Miller's first experience with a geared bicycle is unlike anything most of us have experienced in this road trip story about mother-son bonding. Alex Miller is 12-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 specimen of Star Wars nerd-dom. In his spare time, he likes to play video games and read novels. One day, in a galaxy far, far away he will probably go to college and study...

Duration: 00:12:57


Steve Gonzalas “Help Me, I'm Melting”

8/8/2017
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Steve Gonzalas makes his third appearance on the Tell Us Something stage and shares his story of discovering magic mushrooms in a pasture. Steve Gonzales is a third generation plasterer living in Polson, MT working mostly in Missoula. Tonight marks his third appearance on the Tell Us Something stage. Learn more about Steve and his work over at Gonzo Plaster. This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a live audience on June 20, 2017 at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 9...

Duration: 00:14:00


Alex Sakariassen “Reluctant Journey”

8/1/2017
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Alex Sackersen remembers when his friend Melissa Weaver invited him to be her date at a wedding. His journey with her takes a very unexpected turn. This story is lovingly dedicated to Melissa Weaver and the Weaver family. Alex Sackersen is a 2008 graduate of the University of Montana's School of Journalism. Hailing from a family of storytellers, and having grown up as one himself, he now makes his living writing about the environment, politics, and the people around us, for the Missoula...

Duration: 00:14:16


Kim Maynard - “Road Wary”

7/25/2017
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Kim Maynard shares her story of traveling abroad gone amuck. Kim Maynard has a passion for adventure that sometimes gets out of control. She’s worked in conflict zones around the globe and fought forests fires at home, but some of the wildest adventures have been on a personal front. Storytelling is a thread that weaves her life together. She is about to turn 60 and looking for crazy and inspiring ideas on how to celebrate. This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a...

Duration: 00:13:53


Aaron Parrett - Confessions of a Dissolute Banjoist

7/18/2017
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This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a live audience on April 6, 2017 at Free Ceramics in Helena, MT. 9 storytellers shared their story. The theme was "The First Time”. Today’s podcast comes to us from Aaron Parrett and is titled "Confessions of a Dissolute Banjoist". Thank you for listening. With a banjo on his knee, Arron Parrett entertains a group of Japanese businessmen at their fishery in Alaska where he eats sushi for the first time. tellussomething.org Aaron...

Duration: 00:16:01


Jessica Peterson - My Daughter's Spirit Animal: A Duck

7/11/2017
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This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a live audience on April 6, 2017 at Free Ceramics in Helena, MT. 9 storytellers shared their story. The theme was "The First Time”. Today’s podcast comes to us from Jessica Peterson and is titled "My Daughter's Spirit Animal: A Duck". Thank you for listening. Jessica Peterson is torn between two men and makes an honest decision about the one she wants. This decision foreshadows her future life as a parent in unexpected...

Duration: 00:16:01


Andy Shirtliff - The First Time I Stopped a Bank Robbery

7/4/2017
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This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a live audience on April 6, 2017 at Free Ceramics in Helena, MT. 9 storytellers shared their story. The theme was "The First Time”. Today’s podcast comes to us from Andy Shirtliff and is titled "The First Time I Stopped a Bank Robbery". Thank you for listening. Andy Shirtliff, an underfunded actor trying to make it in Los Angeles, prevents a late night bank robbery. Born in Butte, America, raised in Kalispell, Andy Shirtliff has...

Duration: 00:16:02


Sarah Elkins - I'm Impulsive, Not Stupid

6/27/2017
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This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a live audience on April 6, 2017 at Free Ceramics in Helena, MT. 9 storytellers shared their story. The theme was "The First Time”. Today’s podcast comes to us from Sarah Elkins and is titled "I'm Impulsive, Not Stupid". Thank you for listening. Sarah Elkins fulfills her lifelong dream of getting a tatoo. Her decision about which one to get takes as much time to make as a rocket launch takes to plan. tellussomething.org Sarah...

Duration: 00:16:09


Marc Moss - Firewalk With Me

6/20/2017
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This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a live audience on April 6, 2017 at Free Ceramics in Helena, MT. 9 storytellers shared their story. The theme was "The First Time”. Today’s podcast comes to us from Marc Moss and is titled "Firewalk with Me". Thank you for listening. This one time at Burning Man, Marc's girlfriend tested him to see if he could hang with her tribe. He passed. Marc Moss has lived in Missoula, Montana for 15 years and is the founder of Tell Us...

Duration: 00:12:48


Emily Free Wilson - The Best Weed Ever

5/23/2017
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This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a live audience on April 6, 2017 at Free Ceramics in Helena, MT. 9 storytellers shared their story. The theme was "The First Time”. Today’s podcast comes to us from Emily Free Wilson and is titled "The Best Weed Ever". Thank you for listening. Emily Free Wilson's friends duct tape the door shut and she prepares to smoke weed for the first time. Emily Free Wilson is a ceramic artist and entrepreneur in Helena, Montana. Along with...

Duration: 00:07:56