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The Narrators is a live storytelling show in Denver, Colorado and San Diego, California. Comedians, actors, musicians, writers, and other fascinating folks share true stories from their lives, centered on a monthly theme. This podcast shares a selection of stories from our live events. The Narrators Denver is hosted by Ron S. Doyle and Erin Rollman and takes place every 3rd Wednesday of the month at Buntport Theater. The Narrators San Diego is hosted by Robert Rutherford and Mary Robertson and takes place every 2nd Tuesday of the month at Tiger! Tiger! Tavern.
||ExplicitEp. 99: Calandra Rothrock, “Talking to God”||Today’s story comes to you from Calandra Rothrock. Calandra has been telling stories her whole life; ranging from angsty pre-teen poetry, to angsty college folk music, to less-angsty Shakespeare in the Park.||5/20/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 98: Steph Gustafson, “Please don’t tell mom”||In honor of Mother’s Day and “Tongues,” our theme for May, today we’re sharing a story that features fifth-grade frenching, sibling blackmail, and one super smart mom. This story was told by Steph Gustafson on 16 December 2015 at Buntport Theater||5/8/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 97: Blair Overstreet, “Anything to Impress”||This week’s story comes to you from Blair Overstreet. Blair is a writer and educator, and produces shows for our friends at So Say We All, a juggernaut of the San Diego storytelling/literary community. Blair’s story was recorded live on 8 March at Tig||4/28/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 96: Rae Moore, “Real School”||This week’s story comes from Rae Moore, who shares a lovely story of growing up as a home-schooled child with her three siblings. Rae’s story was recorded live on February 17th at Buntport Theater in Denver,||4/14/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 95: Joe Holland, “There, Not There”||Today’s story comes to you from San Diego writer Joe Holland, recorded live on 8 March 2016 at Tiger!Tiger! Tavern in San Diego, California; the theme of the evening was “Ouch.” Thanks to everyone who came out to our 6th anniversary show at Buntport||3/30/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 94: Diana Dresser, “Creepier than ghosts”||Today’s story is by actor, director, and choreographer Diana Dresser. Head’s up: This story is about a stalker, so it could be a trigger for folks who have experienced stalker-related trauma. Diana’s story was recorded live on October 21,||3/11/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 93: Ellen Wright & Laurel Posakony, “On My Own But Never Alone”||We always struggle choosing which stories to share on the podcast, since we cannot post them all. But we found these two stories to be so complimentary, that we decided to play them together. These stories, told on the theme “DIY or Die”,||3/2/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 92: Adam Cayton-Holland, “Ice Skating into Guantanamo”||Today’s story comes from Adam Cayton-Holland. Adam has been performing at The Narrators since the very beginning and we’re always thrilled when he’s able to share a story. He’s one-third of the comedy group The Grawlix,||2/24/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 91: Lola Cacho, “Never Give Up”||This week’s story comes to you from our San Diego show, where storyteller Lola Cacho shared on the theme of “DIY or DIE.” This story was recorded live on 9 February 2016 at Tiger!Tiger! Tavern. On 21 February,||2/15/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 90: Ed & Mimi||We have a very different kind of story this week, brought to us from our good friend, Michael King, Denver designer, musician and art director for Birdy magazine. A few years ago, Michael King bought an answering machine at a thrift store here in Denve...||2/5/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 89: Suzanne Hoyem, “99% Compatible”||This week’s story comes to you from San Diego writer Suzanne Hoyem—amateur taxidermy collector, novice Tarot card reader, and practiced social critic. Having spent the past decade at the finest junior colleges in Southern California,||1/25/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 88: Taylor Gonda, “An Anglophile’s First Visit to England”||So far, 2016 has been rough year for anglophiles. We’ve lost Lemmy and David Bowie and Alan Rickman already, and it’s not even February. The outpouring of grief and nostalgia and admiration over the last few weeks has been overwhelming but still inspi||1/15/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
||ExplicitEp. 87: Joe Holland, “Chappie”||Happy New Year! This week’s story is told by Joe Holland, a San Diego-based writer. He deftly captures the complicated nature of family in this story based on the theme “Siblings.” We are looking forward to 2016 and a new year of storytelling.||1/8/2016||Free||View In iTunes|
Funny fun fun
It made me laugh it made me cry...it made me laugh more.
Bringing back the tradition of storytelling
I can't get enough of hearing people share their lives with others. The Narrators (along with Risk!, This American Life, and the Moth) extends a traditional practice of sharing stories from people to other people. In this tech-heavy world that people seem to feel connected to, when in reality no one is truly connected to one another, podcasts like this, where a storyteller can convey personal experiences to other people is magical. Good show!
A storytelling show with fabulous hosts and incredible guests. One of the best.