31 episodes

An ongoing audio survey of individuals who have experienced transcendence and/or power of the will. No story will be considered too troubled, no atmosphere too strange.

Needed: tales from the underground, the underdog, the outlaw, and the outcast. Genuine characters of all kinds welcome.

Everything Is Stories explores unconventional narratives of the past and present to preserve the eccentric, the authentic, and the personal.

Produced by Mike Martinez and Tyler Wray.

For dialogue and more information about the project write to: stories@eisradio.org

Everything Is Stories Mike Martinez & Tyler Wray

    • Personal Journals

An ongoing audio survey of individuals who have experienced transcendence and/or power of the will. No story will be considered too troubled, no atmosphere too strange.

Needed: tales from the underground, the underdog, the outlaw, and the outcast. Genuine characters of all kinds welcome.

Everything Is Stories explores unconventional narratives of the past and present to preserve the eccentric, the authentic, and the personal.

Produced by Mike Martinez and Tyler Wray.

For dialogue and more information about the project write to: stories@eisradio.org

    030 After Innocence

    030 After Innocence

    A story of misplaced justice and the perils of innocence.
    Convicted and sentenced to 12 years in prison for aggravated sexual assault of a child, Greg Torti has spent the the last two decades in the shadow of a system that places a high priority on banishing sex offenders even after their release. 
    Living in rural Texas with children of his own now, Torti would be the first to tell you he agrees with the system. Yet still, after years behind bars and now subject to the process a sex offender must go through each year, bitterness and anger remain after what he feels was no more than a vindictive accusation.
    In this story Greg speaks on his upbringing in Irving, attempts on his life throughout his prison sentence, and the complexities of innocence.
    Music courtesy of Mike Etten, Greg Fox, and Justin Frye of PC Worship.
    Produced by Gautam Srikishan, Tyler Wray, and Mike Martinez.

    • 51 min
    029 No Duties Without Rights

    029 No Duties Without Rights

    A story of language, communism, and 9/11.
    As a young man growing up in the Dominican Republic, Miguel Vargas-Caba had an early interest in foreign language.  With minimal resources in a country wrapped up in political turmoil and an eventual civil war, Cabas began writing to people overseas to request books and stamps for his collection.  After teaching himself various languages from Latin to Russian, it was ultimately his curiosity in the latter that would land him in the United States after his mother feared for his life amongst an anti-communist culture.
    After adjusting to life in the U.S., Vargas-Caba would eventually earn his green card and contribute to the work force for the next 30 years in the computer industry.  In the days following the attacks on 9/11 he would put his love of language to the test.
    Produced by: George Drake Jr.. Garrett Crowe, Tyler Wray, and Mike Martinez
    Music by  and Lee Noble and Cough Cool.  You can hear and purchase their music over at Pale Blue Records.
    Episode 029 is sponsored by Casper.
    Get $50 off select mattresses by visiting casper.com/EIS and use promo code EIS at checkout.

    • 58 min
    028 The Marble Faun - Part 2

    028 The Marble Faun - Part 2

    A story of a runaway, sexual identity, and survival in the wake of loss.
    In part two of our episode we pick up with Jerry as he returns to New York City from Saudi Arabia.  With money in his pocket he decides to indulge in a free lifestyle, immersing himself in the gay community at various bath houses and night clubs on a regular basis. After running a successful business and ultimately losing a loved one to the AIDS epidemic, he struggles with addiction in the rough and tumble 1980s East Village.  From there we follow as he drives his taxi cab through a rapidly changing landscape, watching old haunts and the character of the city he once knew slowly disappear.
    Episode 027 is sponsored by Hello Fresh.
    Use code EIS30 at hellofresh.com to receive $30 off your first week of deliveries.

    • 35 min
    027 The Marble Faun - Part 1

    027 The Marble Faun - Part 1

    A story of a runaway, sexual identity, and survival in the wake of loss.
    Part one of this two-part episode follows Jerry Torre - well known for his appearance in the 1975 documentary Grey Gardens. As a child he ran from his home in Brooklyn and began working as a gardener for the wealthy in East Hampton, NY. While there he stumbles upon the now-famous Grey Gardens property and begins regularly staying with the Beales, helping maintain the property and becoming friends with the two women.   At the same time he begins to discover his own sexuality, traveling back to the Manhattan and immersing himself in the gay community at various bath houses and late night clubs.
    Following the passing of the Edith Beale, Jerry is given an opportunity to travel overseas - becoming the gardener for the Royal Family of Saudi Arabia in Riyadh.
    Produced by Bart Barshaw, Paulus Van Horn, Daniel Navetta, Garrett Crowe, Tyler Wray, and Mike Martinez
    Music by Total Control, Dan Svizeny, and Cocoa Leaf.


     
     
     


     

    • 48 min
    026 La Retirada - Act III

    026 La Retirada - Act III

    A story of drug trafficking, deception, and family identity. In the final part of La Retirada, Rocío Gómez and her family enter the United States Federal Witness Security Program. The family must create new identities, while moving from state to state. But they soon realize that fabricated identities do not change their personal history. La Retirada is a collaboration between Everything Is Stories and Love and Radio Love and Radio is produced by Nick van der Kolk

    • 30 min
    025 La Retirada - Act II

    025 La Retirada - Act II

    A story of drug trafficking, deception, and family identity. The story continues as Rocío Gómez divorces her husband Rodrigo, a master drug trafficker in Colombia. Rocío and her children move to Miami where she begins a relationship with a new man, Carlos, whose dangerous past with the mafia catches up with Rocío’s family. La Retirada is a collaboration between Everything Is Stories and Love and Radio Love and Radio is produced by Nick van der Kolk Photo by Justin Hollar

    • 39 min

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