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  1. Stories about Coming of Age: Carter Kersh

    Episode #196: As a father prepares to give The Talk to his son, he reflects back on his messy and angst-ridden adolescence. Recorded live at our Coming of Age show on April 19, 2018 at The Carolina Theatre of Durham. More details…

  2. Stories about Family: Melina Smith

    Episode #195: A story about a girl and her dog—and her dad too. Recorded live at our FAMILY show on June 17, 2017 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro.  More details…

  3. Stories of going Into the Wild: Betsy Bertram

    Episode #194: Growing up, Betsy just wanted to distinguish herself and make friends, but her unique and eccentric dad made it difficult. Recorded live at our Into the Wild show on October 13, 2017 at The Forest Theatre at UNC. More details…

  4. Stories from The Man Behind the Curtain: Mac Hulbert

    Episode #193: Lacking the ability to embrace platonic male intimacy, a young man takes action in a unique and revealing way. Recorded live at our Man Behind the Curtain show on June 16, 2018 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. More details…

  5. Stories from The Man Behind the Curtain: Matt Junge

    Episode #192: A young, socially awkward mathematician tries to make a difference by teaching math in an all women's Maximum Security prison. Recorded live at our Man Behind the Curtain show on June 16, 2018 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro.  More details…

  6. Stories about Second Chances: Tom Ferguson

    Episode #191: The CEO of Rise Biscuits and Donuts tells a story about the critical moment that allowed him to succeed in life. Recorded live at our Second Chances show on February 3, 2018 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro.  More details…

  7. GrandSLAM Winners: Steve Daugherty/Curtis Taylor/Blakely Lord

    Episode #190: GrandSLAM winners from the past two years. Recorded live on April 29, 2017 and April 28, 2018 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro. More details…

  8. Stories about Second Chances: Abby Seeskin

    Episode #189: A woman spends the better part of her life trying to fit into the popular templates laid out in front of her. That is, until she can't fight her identity anymore. Recorded live at our Second Chances show on February 3, 2018 More details…

  9. Stories about Confrontations: Juliet Kaplan

    Episode #188: Overwhelmed after a family move to Colorado, a young middle schooler takes a stand against a bully. Recorded live at our CONFRONTATIONS show on February 4, 2017. More details…

  10. Andrew Aghapour

    Episode #187: A hilarious and moving story about finding Divine forces in the most unexpected places. Recorded live at our Medicine and Religion show on November 3, 2017 at The Carolina Theatre of Durham. More details…

  11. Eryk Pruitt

    Episode #186: He never understood his parents; his parents certainly never got him. But then, one day, they needed each other and everything changed. Recorded live at our Frameshift show on September 8, 2017. Winner of the 2017 Hippo Award for... More details…

  12. Dave VanHook

    Episode #185. A classic story from the Vault, an overwhelmed young father reflects on just how he got to where he is. Recorded live at Alivia's Durham Bistro on October 27, 2019.  More details…

  13. Kevin Ginsberg

    Episode #184: Baseball, music, and family unite in a single, spiritual moment of bliss for one man. Recorded live at our God show on December 14, 2017 at Motorco Music Hall in Durham, NC. More details…

  14. Hannah Strom

    Episode #183: A chance encounter at a Whole Foods triggers a young woman to confront her body issues. Recorded live at our Confrontations show on Feruary 4, 2017 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro.  More details…

  15. Evelyn RoHo

    Episode #182: A woman defies her family and Fundamentalist upbringing by pursuing her true love. Recorded live at our CONFRONTATIONS show on February 4, 2017 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC.  More details…

  16. JF Rawls

    Episode #181: On the day of the University of North Carolina's Final Four basketball game against the Oregon Ducks, we feature a story about the die-hard love of some teams and the fierce hatred of others. Recorded live on February 4, 2017 at The... More details…

  17. Sheila Simpson

    Episode #180: A woman uses the lessons learned from her grandmother to find comfort in her own skin. Recorded live on September 17, 2016 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro.  More details…

  18. Mary Guiteras

    Episode #179: A young woman embraces the outdoors in NYC until she comes face to face with her greatest fear. Recorded live at our Into the Wild show on October 15, 2016 at The Forest Theater in Chapel Hill.  More details…

  19. Jody Oakley

    Episode #178: After suffering an injury, a devout Christian woman questions everything she has ever known. Recorded live on September 17, 2016 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC.  More details…

  20. Tom Griffen

    Episode #177: In a attempt to look impressive, a man takes to the sport of ultra-distance running. Recorded live at our Into the Wild show on October 15, 2016.  More details…

  21. David Toole

    Episode #176: Against the backdrop of beautiful Montana, a couple tries to maintain an active and adventurous lifestyle as they build their family. Things don't always go so smoothly for them. Recorded live at our Into the Wild show on October 16,... More details…

  22. Jason Torchinsky

    Episode #175: In this first ever Election Special, we feature a story about the dangers of election rigging. Recorded live at our Rebellion show on September 17, 2016 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro.  More details…

  23. Emma Powers

    Episode #174: An emotional story about family and loss and the little clues that help keep hope alive. Recorded live at our End of the Road show on June 4, 2016 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro.  More details…

  24. Sarah Ford

    Episode #173: A woman navigates healthy co-parenting with her ex-husband and realizes it's harder than either of them expected. Recorded live at our End of the Road show on June 4, 2016 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC.  More details…

  25. Ed Boltz/Emma Hayes

    Two very different theme interpretations from our recent CHICKEN StorySLAM. Recorded live on July 19, 2016 at Motorco Music Hall.  More details…

  26. Steve Daugherty

    Episode #171: After years of pushing people away in favor of social status, a man is confronted with some hard truths about himself. Recorded live at our End of the Road show on June 4, 2016. More details…

  27. Carter Kersh

    Episode #170: An awkward young boy from the mountains of NC dreams of earning the prestigious Morehead Scholarship from UNC. Hilarity ensues. Recorded live at our Season Finale on June 6, 2016 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro, NC. More details…

  28. Emily Brockman

    Episode #169: A Duke University student explores her heritage through a transition through Alaska to North Carolina. Recorded live at The Rickhouse in Durham on April 20, 2016.   More details…

  29. Felix Sebera/Ellen Ciompi

    Episode #168: Two stories from our Humility StorySLAM. Recorded live on March 16, 2016 at Motorco Music Hall in Durham, NC. More details…

  30. Julia Freifeld

    Episode #167: A year after her husband's death, a woman enters the world of online dating. Recorded live at our Games People Play show on January 30, 2016 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro.  More details…

  31. Darius Williams

    Episode #166: A young black man fears for his life when he is pulled over by a white police officer. Recorded live at our Danger show on September 12, 2015 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro.  More details…

  32. Mary Carey

    Episode #165: A twenty one year old woman is certain that she just met the man she will marry; the only problem is she can't remember what he looks like. Recorded live at The ArtsCenter on January 30, 2016.  More details…

  33. Harry Payne

    Episode #164: A man endures over four decades of his life while keeping a debilitating secret from every single person he knows. Recorded live on January 19, 2016 at our Fish Out of Water show at Raleigh Little Theatre.  More details…

  34. Justin Catanoso

    Episode #163: As the US political and social climate grow tense, a drama all its own plays out on a tiny baseball field in Wildwood, NJ as two little league teams compete for the championship. Recorded live at our Games People Play show on... More details…

  35. Kristina Cusenza/Hippo Guy

    Episode #162: Two outstanding stories from our Resolutions StorySLAM on January 13, 2016.  More details…

  36. Meleah Gabhart

    Episode #161: A woman describes growing up with an controlling, paranoid, and mysterious father. Recorded live at our Fish Out of Water show at Raleigh Little Theatre on January 19, 2016. More details…

  37. Sarah Beth Nelson

    Episode #160: A new mother struggles to find balance in her parenting amidst so many other opinions. Recorded live at our DANGER! show on September 12, 2015 in Carrboro, NC. More details…

  38. Mandy Hitchcock

    Episode #159: Do miracles really occur in our world? Mandy Hitchcock takes a long, hard look at two stories to answer this question. This is the final story told at our God show on November 11, 2015 at Motorco Music Hall. More details…

  39. Ray Christian

    Episode #158: Ray Christian tells the story about his childhood church in Virginia where the congregants claim to have direct access to God. The fourth of five stories from our God show, recorded on November 11, 2015 at Motorco Music Hall. More details…

  40. Vivian Connell

    Episode #157: After learning of her terminal illness, Vivian Connell sets out to take her ESL class to the Holocaust Museum. Recorded live at Motorco Music Hall on March 25, 2015. More details…

  41. Montek Singh

    Episode #156: A UNC professor faces anti-Muslim discrimination in post-911 Chapel Hill. The second of five stories told at our God show on November 11, 2015 in Durham, NC. More details…

  42. Elisa Klein

    Episode #155: The first of five stories from our recent God show. After growing up in a family of delinquent Jews, a newlywed seeks to figure out what it means to be Jewish. Then she moved to Kentucky. Recorded live on November 11, 2015 at... More details…

  43. Ari Medoff

    Episode #154: In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, a story of siblings and coming of age. Recorded live at our Rivals show on June 6, 2015 in Carrboro, NC.  More details…

  44. Ray Christian/Amy Scott

    Episode #153: Two outstanding stories from our annual FEAR! StorySLAM on October 1, 2015 at Motorco Music Hall.  More details…

  45. Deonna Kelli Sayed

    Episode #152: A woman tries her hand at ghost hunting and gets much more than she ever bargained for. Recorded live at our Danger show on September 12, 2015. More details…

  46. Margaret Patton Chapman

    Episode #151: A young fiction writer reflects on friendship and stories after traveling the world meeting up with and missing a good friend. Recorded live at The Cookery on April 30, 2015.  More details…

  47. Andrew Aghapour

    Episode #150: After a near death experience, a young college student is confronted with questions of identity and guilt. Recorded live at our Danger show at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro on September 12, 2015.  More details…

  48. Kim Langsam

    Episode #149: A story about a dangerous situation and its after-effects. Recorded live at our Danger show on September 12, 2015 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro.  More details…

  49. Rebekah Vaisey/Brian Murray

    Episode #148: Two outstanding stories from our Hooked GrandSLAM on April 10, 2015 at The ArtsCenter in Carrboro.  More details…

  50. Lalin Anik

    Episode #147: A Harvard Ph.D. student from Turkey is detained by Customs in Cancun, Mexico. Recorded live at Motorco Music Hall on March 25, 2015.  More details…

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