And Thereby Hangs A Tale
By Adam @ Megaphonic.fm
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Adam asks people to tell him their most interesting story.
||Clean12. Bill’s Intense Feeling of Wrongness.||Crime reporter Bill Dunphy (Hamilton Spectator, Toronto Sun) tells Adam of a murder, but that’s only one part of the story. This month’s tale is about two lives lost, the police who fail the mentally ill, and how stories like this just keep happenin||10/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean11. Beth Birthed.||Adam’s It’s Just A Show co-host Dr. Beth swings by Thereby to talk about motherhood, teen snobbery, and doula pregnancy coaches.||9/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean10. Mikaela is a One-Woman Dynamo.||Actor-producer Mikaela Dyke sits down with Adam to discuss the conception and production of her one-woman show, Dying Hard.||8/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean9. Seamus Got Busy Livin’.||Author Seamus Heffernan (Napalm Hearts) swings by Thereby to tell Adam about post-divorce life and how it fuelled him to write his novel.||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean8. Juanita Wrestles Romance and the Woman Always Wins.||Author Juanita Critch (In the Boss’ Bed, Eye of the Beholder) tells Adam how she got her start as an author by writing romance. Wrestling romance fanfic. Specifically, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson wrestling romance fanfic.||6/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean7. Sarah Put Dave on Ice.||She’s a comedian. She’s a painter. She’s a cartoonist. She’s Sarah Walsh and she can’t wait to tell you why she has a guinea pig in her freezer. Plus, Adam has two movie recommendations on the topic of dead pets. Not as depressing as it sounds||5/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean6. Jordan Was A Pumpkinhead.||Comedian and podcaster Jordan Scherer joins Adam to tell a few stories about how being a cringey youth caused him to make a girl cry, insult anyone who wasn’t an atheist, and use middle fingers with wild abandon.||4/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean5. Jessica is Not “Spiritual”.||Jessica Ritchey (critic and essayist for rogerebert.com), tells us of growing up as a Jehovah’s Witness in North Carolina, the pains of disfellowshipping, and how Big Bird became her God-killer.||3/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean4. Matthew Was Seduced.||Picking up from last episode, Matthew Esteves tells us about his experiences with Pick-Up Artists, why “the seduction community” is the absolute worst, and using his Thought Slime YouTube channel to reach men who could potentially be suckered in by||2/27/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean3. Matthew Quit.||Matthew Esteves quit doing something that defined him: stand-up comedy.||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean2. Harrison Had a Headache.||Harrison Wheeler tells Adam of a mystery flu that left doctors baffled. The real symptoms went undiagnosed for months. As his health worsened, doctors had no choice but place Harrison in a coma.||12/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean1. Jen Wrote for a Fake Magazine.||Jen Reeves gives Adam the inside scoop on writing for a non-existent magazine, reporting sexual harassment, and how her fictitious career in journalism saw her rubbing shoulders with the most powerful political leaders of North America (yes, even Saskat||10/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean0. Coming Soon.||Coming soon! And Thereby Hangs A Tale, in which people tell Adam their most interesting stories.||10/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
And Thereby Hangs a Tale is the sort of show that I can feel a part of. Just a host and guest talking about anything. Topics range from the ridiculous to the serious, and it’s all astonishingly relatable. The length being determined by each conversation makes it very natural, letting each episode take whatever time is needed without feeling either rushed or padded.