13 episodes

Stories Less Spoken (SLS) is a storytelling podcast that brings you stories written and performed by artists from British Columbia. Hosted by Cole Kelly, a poet, traveller and former journalist, who introduces our writers and performers with wit and charisma. Come with us, as we explore the most compelling part of our nature, as we bring these tales to life through spoken word performance and the magic of the microphone.

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Stories Less Spoken (SLS) is a storytelling podcast that brings you stories written and performed by artists from British Columbia. Hosted by Cole Kelly, a poet, traveller and former journalist, who introduces our writers and performers with wit and charisma. Come with us, as we explore the most compelling part of our nature, as we bring these tales to life through spoken word performance and the magic of the microphone.

    Episode Ten: From the Valley

    Episode Ten: From the Valley

    Performing live from Moon’s Records in Cumberland, BC, for the famous Woodstove Festival, a man is brought to the brink of insanity when he can’t get noticed by a barista, a new mother struggles with an absent sex drive and a wayward husband, and a mom at home sees her day through the lists she makes to fill it up. 

    Featured in this episode: 

    A Day’s Work, Marlet Ashley 
    Performed by Kim June Johnson 


    Needs, Traci Skuce 
    Performed by Melisa Devost  

    The James Bay Cafe
    Written and performed by Cole Kelly 

    • 43 min
    Episode Nine: Hard Time

    Episode Nine: Hard Time

    Strap yourselves in listeners, we’re about to go for a ride...
    In this episode, finger paint therapy at a women’s prison doesn’t achieve the desired results and a chase ensues after a half blind man tries to escape the imprisonment of a retirement home.
    Featured in this episode: 
    Jeni Gunn, author and performer, Fingerpaint Therapy 
    Mel Dagg, author and performer, Over the Line 

    • 26 min
    Little Story Series: The Spoken Word

    Little Story Series: The Spoken Word

    Spoken word poetry, slam poetry,  live literature. These are pieces intended to be performed and heard, so that’s exactly what this mini episode is about.
    For our second instalment of The Little Story Series we will be showcasing an amazing collection of poetry performed by their authors...

    • 18 min
    Episode Eight: Modern Mythology

    Episode Eight: Modern Mythology

    Some things in life are timeless. Whether it's a classic story that has been passed down for generations, or a prized possession with profound sentimental meaning, not everything is subject to the ravages of mortality.
    ​In this episode, an ancient myth about two global flood survivors gets a modern, irreverent twist. Plus, a long forgotten relic lost to the sands of time resurfaces in an alien world. Come join us, because old is new again.

    Featured in this episode:

     Molly Desson, author, Deucalion and Pyrrha
    performed by Ashlee Loney

    Rafael Nuncio, author, But a Tiny Speck of Golden Sand
    performed by  Muddy Watters

    with guest hosts John Abboud and Jack Stanley

    • 36 min
    Episode Seven: We Can't Stay Here

    Episode Seven: We Can't Stay Here

    Have you ever been in a moment you didn’t want to leave?  Have you ever clung on to the present because the future held something you were afraid of, or things unfinished in the past were coming back to find their resolution?
    In these two stories, a murder and a missing mother hold the key to the past - while a family, in their last act of defiance against a terminal illness, travel over 21 thousand km across the country.

    Featured in this episode:

    Leandra, C.J. Papoutsis         
    performed by Jas Wong

    And Here We Go, by Heather McLeod
    performed by Joy Emerson 

    • 38 min
    Episode Six: Young Voices

    Episode Six: Young Voices

    Since the very start of Stories Less Spoken, we’ve received stories and auditions from very talented young writers and performers in BC. We wanted to produce an entire episode featuring young voices and the stories they have to tell.

    Featured in this episode:

    FEAR, written and performed by Lina Janeksi 
    Little Things, Linnea Wiggers 
    Performed by Aia Segal

    • 23 min

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