64 episodes

We explore Madison one story at a time. In each episode, Takeyla Benton and Jen Rubin feature a story told live in Madison, interview the storyteller to dig deeper into the story and how they crafted it.

Inside Stories Takeyla Benton & Jen Rubin

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 18 Ratings

We explore Madison one story at a time. In each episode, Takeyla Benton and Jen Rubin feature a story told live in Madison, interview the storyteller to dig deeper into the story and how they crafted it.

    INSIDE STORIES: Jeri Parrott

    INSIDE STORIES: Jeri Parrott

    Jeri Perrot reflects on her unexpected pregnancy in the 1970s--before Roe v. Wade was passed. She told this story in June of 2022--a few days before Roe was overturned.

    • 23 min
    INSIDE STORIES: Mark Espanol

    INSIDE STORIES: Mark Espanol

    Mark Espanol shares his personal journey from his time in prison to present life. He explores how a local radio DJ and her show changed his life and we talk about what it was like to tell a very personal story in front of a crowd of strangers.

    • 25 min
    INSIDE STORIES: Jessica Jacobs

    INSIDE STORIES: Jessica Jacobs

    After leaving a toxic relationship during the pandemic, moving in with her sister, Jessica decides to treat herself to a vacation. She gets on an airplane for the first time, travels by herself for the first time, and reconnects with herself on a Florida beach.

    • 22 min
    INSIDE STORIES: Danielle Hairston Green

    INSIDE STORIES: Danielle Hairston Green

    Taking big leaps isn't something we all are comfortable doing. Danielle shares the wisdom gained and lessons learned from the big leaps she took in life. We enjoyed the connection, conversation, and laughs on this one.

    • 29 min
    INSIDE STORIES: Nitisha Tomar

    INSIDE STORIES: Nitisha Tomar

    When Nitisha was seven years old she saw her mom act with great courage to protect herself, Nitisha, and her younger sister. This moment and her mother's act of bravery has stayed with her. Nitisha developed this story as part of a workshop with the Chazen Museum and Inside Stories podcast.

    • 26 min
    INSIDE STORIES: Dave Emanuel

    INSIDE STORIES: Dave Emanuel

    High school is a time where we often find ourselves and our people. Dave tells a story about being bullied at school and at his church because everyone thought he was gay. He recounts formative moments where he found a strong community of friends with other kids that were considered outsiders and thrived. Dave brings considerable humor, vulnerability, and insight to his stories. We enjoyed the connection, conversation, and laughs on this one.

    • 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Xxxindie1901 ,

Stories Are Powerful!

There is great power in telling of one’s story. There is great humility in listening. I love that this podcast focuses on ordinary people in our community and allows us to see how extraordinary they really are!

Ramspacher ,

Great real talk storytelling podcast

Love this podcast soo much. The discussion of people’s stories after we hear them is awesome. Really help me get into them and get to know the story tellers. Love the commentators style and openness. Keep it going however you can

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