Story Salon Podcast
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Story Salon Podcast The Official Podcast of Story Salon, Southern California's Longest Running, Regularly Performing Live Storytelling Ensemble.
||Clean"Off the top of my head"||"Off the top of my head" Tony Figueora hosting The performers...Dan Farren ( 90 second story)Donna Allen FigueoraCarrie SpechtDan TirmanBeverly Mickins (singing Blue Blue Blue - John Fogherty)Featured guest storyteller Rueben PadillaAnd John O'kennedy||10/15/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Planes, Trains & Automobiles"||Stories of travel featuring Tony Figueroa. "Home On The Range" performed by Beverly Mickins with an arrangement and guitar by John O'Kennedy... "Tony's Journal" shot by Dan Farren with his iPhone. 44:58 / 41.3 MB / Rated PG-13 (Some Adult Content)||7/10/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanRules of Engagement||Stories by Dan Tirman, Shelby Lee Jenkins, Kate McHugh, Dylan Brody and featured storyteller Geoffrey Tozer (also on bongos). 37:37 / 34.6 MB / Rated PG-13||4/20/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"May Old Acquaintance Be Forgot..."||"May Old Acquaintance Be Forgot..." 90 Second Story by David Yontz Storytellers: Ruben Padilla, Lila Silvern, Winn Goulden, Katitdid Langrock Featured Storyteller is Your Host Dan Farren... Beverly Mickins & John O'Kennedy perform "Things we said tod||3/4/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Dramatic Changes"||Tales of "Dramatic Changes" as told by Kurt Brown, David Kaufman, Donna Allen Figueroa and featuring Lance Anderson... "Everybody Got to Change Sometime" by Sleepy John Estes performed by Beverly Mickins and John O'Kennedy... "Kurt and John" shot by La||12/28/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Fall Classic"||Thoughts and reflections on fall, baseball and life itself. Stories by Dan Farren, Ruben Padilla, Kate McHugh, Lance Anderson and our featured performer Lisa K. Wyatt. "The Boys of Summer" by Don Henley performed by Beverly Mickins and John O'Kennedy..||10/27/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Summer Series: "Body Heat"||The second of our Annual Summer Trilogy, is a quirky mix of tales about bodies in heat... Performed by Frances Peach, Bill Sperling, Debbie Hall, Julio Martinez, Lance Anderson and our featured performer Tatum De Roeck. "Light My Fire" by Los Angeles'||7/21/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Summer Series: "The Kids are Alright"||The first of our Annual Summer Trilogy, starts with a handful of stories about kids. Hosted by Dan Farren with Donna Allen Figueroa, Michael Rayner, Moira Quirk, Marsha Clark and featuring David Alexander... "To Sir With Love" performed by Beverly Mick||6/23/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"LA's Original Storytelling Podcasters"||A special episode featuring several of Los Angeles' original storytellers that helped to put "podcasting" on our sprawling map. Stories by Dan Farren, Joesph Dougherty, Tim Coyne, Dan Klass and Lance Anderson... "The Next Voice You Hear" by Jackson Bro||5/21/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Time Sensitive"||This cast is filled with stories about our complicated relationship with time. Our featured storyteller is Dan Farren... "One After 909" by The Beatles (Lennon/McCartney). Performed by Beverly Mickins and John O'Kennedy... "Mr. Farren's Spirit" shot by||5/1/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Close Encounters"||An evening of tales of "Close Encounters" with celebrities and ghosts from the past. Our featured storyteller is musician, writer and radio presenter Julio Martinez... Theme from the film "Goldfinger" popularized by Shirley Bassey and composed by John||3/31/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Desperately Seeking..."||Our first show of Season Three has our storytellers "Desperately Seeking" a girlfriend, acceptance, help, love, one’s self and youth. Emmy award winning writer Joseph Dougherty is our Featured Performer. Enjoy! "Tony & Joe" shot by Lance Anderson…||2/29/2008||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Santa Ho Ho No!"||Our Holiday Show is also the final episode of Season Two of Story Salon ON THE AIR. The theme is "Santa Ho Ho No" with Dan Tirman as our Featured Performer. Enjoy! "Winn's 88 Blues" shot by Lance Anderson... Music by John O'Kennedy... Recorded Live on||12/13/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Atomic Lounge"||"A wild and free and freaky gumbo" of storytelling and song. Beverly's voice takes us back to the past and into the future, while "hand selected" writers weave their tales in between the tunes.... "Beverly Rises" shot by Lance Anderson... 1:06 / 60.4 M||11/17/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStory Salon Saturday (Friday Afternoon)||Story Salon Saturday opens on Friday afternoon (12am GMT) in a living room in Studio City, California. The producers of the show get together and share stories in an informal and intimate setting... Please tell your own stories this Saturday and let us||10/20/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStory Salon Saturday (Saturday Night #2)||The second of our two shows recorded at the Coffee Fix in Studio City, California on Story Salon Saturday... Enjoy! 59:03 / 54.2 MB / Rated: R (Some Mature Content)||10/20/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStory Salon Saturday (Saturday Night #1)||The first of our two shows recorded at the Coffee Fix in Studio City, California on Story Salon Saturday... Enjoy! 53:53 / 49.5 MB / Rated: R (Some Mature Content)||10/20/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Falling"||"Falling" is the first recording of Autumn for Story Salon: ON THE AIR. Our Featured Performer is writer, comedian and Story Salon Co-Executive Producer: Dan Farren. Enjoy!... Next Month it is Story Salon Saturday on October 20th. Please join us... Rec||9/21/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Summer Series: "Endless Summer"||The third and final of our "Special Summer Series" recordings of Story Salon ON THE AIR. This month it is "Endless Summer." Our Featured Performer is writer and podcaster Lance Anderson. Enjoy!... Next Month's Featured Performer will be the Founder &||8/14/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Summer Series: "All is Vanity"||The Second of our "Special Summer Series" recordings of Story Salon ON THE AIR. This month it is "All is Vanity." Our Featured Performer is writer, musician and radio presenter Julio Martinez. Enjoy!... Next Month's Featured Performer will be writer an||7/24/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSpecial Summer Series: "High School Confidential"||The first of our "Special Summer Series" recordings of Story Salon ON THE AIR. This month it is "High School Confidential." Our Featured Performer is actress Moira Quirk. Enjoy!... Next Month's Featured Performer will be writer, musician and radio pres||7/2/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean"Everyday Heroes"||We continue to present our monthly "Friday Night Live" recordings of Story Salon ON THE AIR. This month it is "Everyday Heroes." Our Featured Performer is WWII paratrooper Winn Goulden. Enjoy!... Next Month's Featured Performer will be actress Moira Qu||5/24/2007||Free||View in iTunes|
Personal stories told in an intimate setting, shared with the world. Highly recommended.
Uneven stories in need of better editing.
The stories range from very moving to very boring. They are all in need of better editing to tighten up their pace and tension. I find myself thinking, "hurry up and stop meandering over irrelevent details" as I'm listening. The hosts are very annoying because they ramble and then introduce each storyteller with hyperboles-- this one is "the best storyteller in the world," and every single storyteller is either "amazing" or "wonderful." Unfortunately the hyperbolic introductions set up the listener for disappoinment since most of the storytellers are only adequate. I realize that Story Salon wants to be nurturing, but when does being nurture equal filling everyone with hyperbole? I'm a big fan of The Moth, based in New York City, and now I understand why NYC is the literary capital of the U.S.: the Moth storytellers tell tight, well-edited stories. I say this sadly as a Los Angeles native. There's not enought time in this short life to listen to these meandering, verbose stories.
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