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If you ever wondered, “what’s the story behind that story” then Backstory Sessions is for you. Based on the writing and projects of Matt Rifenburg and Cat Rhoden Goguen, each episode takes a behind the scenes look at their work and spotlights guests who have their own stories to tell.

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If you ever wondered, “what’s the story behind that story” then Backstory Sessions is for you. Based on the writing and projects of Matt Rifenburg and Cat Rhoden Goguen, each episode takes a behind the scenes look at their work and spotlights guests who have their own stories to tell.

    In a New York Minute

    In a New York Minute

    Hello again Backstory listeners!.. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there. Hopefully you all had a great day, and were shown the love you all deserve to get every day of the year! A special shout out to our own moms, Faye and Pat, who are no longer with us physically, but remain forever with us.

    In this episode we chat about the season past, which ends with this one. We have had some awesome guests, and spent a few episodes catching you all up on previous guests, which we hope you enjoyed. We will be on hiatus until early June, but will be back with some great new guests and episodes. There are many things happening behind the scenes and we hope to have more news about this in our first episode when we return. 

    Also In the episode, we also talk with actress Amy Chang. Amy has done a lot of work on TV, having appeared in shows such as  Law and Order, and FBI:Most Wanted. She also has appeared in many movies, and currently has a new movie out called “In a New York Minute”. Amy talks about the film, and her path from a young girl living in Kansas, to heading off to New York to study acting, and some of the struggles and triumphs along the way. We enjoyed talking to Amy, and she gave a great interview, which we thank her for.

    We hope you enjoy this episode, and have enjoyed listening to our previous episodes this season. We thank you all for spending time with us, and we will be back “In a NY Minute”with an exciting new season full of great guests, new topics, and a few surprises. 

     

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Celebrity Catch Up 3

    Celebrity Catch Up 3

    Welcome back, Backstory fans! Tonight marks the end of our series catching up with former guests. It’s been a lot of fun for us, and we have learned some interesting things from our guests thus far.

    Tonight is equally amazing as we talk to our friends, actress and actor Kristen Renton and Rick Cosnett. Kristen reveals many new things, such as where she is living now, and what she’s been up to recently. The pandemic certainly provided many challenges and opportunities for her. Rick also shares some pretty cool things that he has been up to recently, a future project, and some great stories from his youth that you might not get to hear anywhere else.

    It was a pleasure to talk to Rick and Kristen again, and we can’t think of 2 better guests to end this series of podcasts with. We thank them both for thier time, and willingness to be open in thier answers to our questions. We know you will enjoy catching up with them as much as we did.

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Celebrity Catch Up 2

    Celebrity Catch Up 2

    Welcome Backstory fans! This episode is a second  a series of episodes we recorded recently with some of our more well known guests.  Join us for a chat with singer, songwriter, and musician Pamela Hopkins, and later in the episode, actor Kate Amundsen. Each of these amazingly talented women give updates on what they have been up to since we last spoke, Whether it be winning an award, acting in an upcoming movie, or entertains the troops in Alaska, or performing on a cruise ship in Scandinavia, these 2 ladies are continuing to keep very busy.  We enjoyed catching up with these two interesting guests, and hope you enjoy the episode!

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Celebrity Catch Up 1

    Celebrity Catch Up 1

    Hello again Backstory fans! This episode continues a series of episodes we recorded recently with some of our previous guests.  Join us for a chat with actor Bill Allen, and later in the episode, actor and comedian Preston Taylor. both of these interesting guests give updates on what they have been up to of late, as well as how they navigated their way through the pandemic. Both are very busy these days with various projects, and are anxious to get back to shooting movies and performing, now that Covid restrictions had largely been, or are being lifted. We enjoyed catching up with these 2 fun guests, and hope you enjoy the episode!

    • 1 hr 19 min
    Catching Up 2

    Catching Up 2

    Welcome to Part 2 of our Catching Up episodes, where we chat with some of our former guests to see what they have been up to since we last talked. This weeks guests provided lots of great updates and even a few surprises. It was alot of fun catching up, and we hope you all enjoy this episode.

    This weeks guests are: Kim Hammons Minton, owner of The Ugly Mug Coffee Shop in Barbourville, KY, Actor and future architect Drew Clavin Farmer, One of our favorite humans, Masyn Mitchell, Our friend Tamara Henson, owner of Tattoos By Tamara, also in Barbourville KY, and lastly, we give an update about a very special woman who was the subject of a previous podcast, the amazing Granny Opal. 

    • 2 hr 7 min
    Catching Up 1

    Catching Up 1

    Hello Backstory fans! This is the first in a series of episodes where we talk with some of our former guests to see what they have been up to. We have had some requests to talk to various people on the podcast to see what they have been up to since we last spoke. This is an interesting episode with lots of twists and turns. We were surprised at some of the things we found out, and it shows that life isn't always so predictable. While there are certainly constants in each of the guests lives, many things have changed, which goes to show that we all evolve over time in lots of different ways, both big and small. 

    This weeks guests are Corri Taylor, Jeremy Bryant, Johnathan Stephens, and Dean Whitaker. We thank all of these great guests for their time, and sharing their stories with us. (Note: Some of the recordings were edited for time, and some were cut short by technical issues during recording. We apologize in advance.)

    • 1 hr 46 min

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Great Podcast

This podcast has something for everyone. It’s ultimately about the backstories but the topics vary from disabilities and perception to tattoos. The hosts Matt and Cat have a great chemistry and raw honesty that’s refreshing. Great concept.

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