7 Minute Stories
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Aaron Calafato uses 7 minute story vignettes to share his memories, explore his psyche and attempt to make sense of the world.
||ExplicitEpisode 26 - Becoming Donatello||It was 1990, I was 7 years old and I was anticipating the release of greatest film ever made: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Not only this, but I actually believed I was a turtle and had every intention to reveal my true identity to an elementary...||3/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 25 - The Train Incident||On a bright Fall day in 2009, what started out as usual train commute from Eatontown, New Jersey to Manhattan, transformed into a crime scene. I had always loved being on trains. On this day, I would have rather been anywhere else…||3/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 24- Chinatown||When I got a call from Jack Nicholson’s executive assistant at 1:00am in the morning, It felt like a “surreal” experience... More at: https://www.7minutestoriespod.com/||2/28/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 23- The Tryout||Years of commitment and preparation led me to this moment. What started as a tryout for my middle school basketball team, transformed into an experience that would shape my entire career. More at: https://www.7minutestoriespod.com||2/21/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 22- The Lineup||When I was 10 years old I spent a summertime at a makeshift daycare. One afternoon there, while playing Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out on NES, I committed an unintentional crime which was followed by a memorable interrogation. *Note: This episode is a...||2/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 21 - The Fish||At the age of 5 I watched a BBC documentary about the life of fish in the ocean. Days later, I witnessed what I can only describe as a ghost appear in my bedroom. Both experiences united to form an existential crisis that would shape my future… If...||2/7/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 20 - The Night-Night Rules||I don’t know if it was divine intervention or just coincidence, but whatever it was, it gave me the strength to make a promise to my daughter that I don’t intend on breaking… If you are enjoying #7minutestories consider supporting us with a...||1/30/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 19 - The Gun||When I was 13 years old I went to visit a new friend. Before going out to play in the woods he took out a gun. What happened next felt life and death… More at: https://www.7minutestoriespod.com Story created & performed by Aaron Calafato...||1/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 18 - The Dream||The night my grandfather slipped into a coma, he came to me in a profound dream… More at: https://www.7minutestoriespod.com||1/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 17 - The Blizzard||It was the early 90s and I was a pre-teen. I was in sitting in my grandparents car and the weather outside started to change in a way I had never seen. As we started our drive from Columbus to Cleveland I knew the odds were not in our favor… ...||1/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 16 - Lady of Maine||How much do I love storytelling? Well, it was 2012 and I was booked to perform one of my monologues at a theater in Portland, Maine. The only catch was I had to drive nearly 16 hours and endure one of the most unsettling nights of my life. More...||12/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 15 - Over the River||I looked at the world differently when I was a child. But when did things change? I remember it was the mid 90s and I went to visit my grandmother in rural Ohio. Her only rule was that I didn’t ride my bike past the gray house… More at:...||12/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 14 - The Ice Cream Sandwich||The second grade. An elementary lunch room. A purple silk shirt. A blossoming new love. History would be made as I courted an older woman for the first time… More at: https://www.7minutestoriespod.com||12/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 13 - The Cherry Tree||The myth of George Washington and the cherry tree made an big impression on my life. But as a young boy, when a police officer caught me vandalizing a house in my neighborhood, the impact of that myth would be put to the test. More at...||11/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 12 - The Amish||I sat at a traffic light and looked at the world falling apart around me. So, I turned my car around and drove until all I saw was corn fields and the Amish. I had found a new possibility. Maybe even a new home. More at:...||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 11 - The Phone Call||I was 30 years old when my daughter was born. Shortly after, I received a phone call from my dad that forecast what the next 30 years may be like. Story created & performed by Aaron Calafato Intro & Outro: Cori Birce Audio Production: Ken Wendt||11/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 10 - The Fight||When I was younger I fought a lot. This time, however, felt different than the rest. I was in over my head and would experience the true power, utility and lasting effect of violence.||9/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 9 - The Perfect Day||I woke up and something was different. From the moment I opened my eyes it seemed like it would be one of those days where nothing could go wrong. Was I right? Or, was this all a dream?||9/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 8 - The Nest||It was the largest yellow jacket nest I've ever come across. It was man versus nature and I had to protect my home...||8/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 7 - Growing Up in the Rearview||This episode explores the journey of driving my daughter home from the hospital after she was born and then through years of car rides looking into the rear-view mirror and seeing all the stages of her life.||7/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 6 - Emails to My Dead Grandfather||=||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 5 - The Thirty-Five Year Train Ride||For the last thirty five years I've heard the sound of a train out my window. It's seems that I've been following it my entire life. Next month, I'm moving to the city where all began. Only this time, something is different...||6/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 4 - The Summer of Peter Jennings||A remixed version of a story Aaron did during the 2016 Presidential Election that is more relevant that ever. This episode cleverly explores the transformation of the news into pure entertainment, a nostalgia for Peter Jennings and a call to action...||6/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 3 - The Audition||After getting off a train at Penn Station and taking in New York City for the first time, I began the odyssey of my first acting audition at the Actors Equity Center.||6/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 2 - The Car Accident and the Crucifix||In episode two I explore a recent car accident I was involved in. The impact took me on a journey that started with a mild concussion and ended in the inside of an EMS vehicle next to the very person who hit me.||6/7/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 1 - The Cruise||Welcome to episode one of #7minutestories! A young man who is afraid of boats takes his first carnival cruise shortly after Hurricane Katrina rips through the Gulf coast.||5/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Happy to be able to count on this podcast for a quick story fix! Great work!
Engaging, creative and fun. Always enjoy listening to Aaron!
One of the best storytellers I've ever heard. A must listen!