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The diverse human storytelling of Narratively.com, spoken out loud.

Narratively Out Loud Narratively

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

The diverse human storytelling of Narratively.com, spoken out loud.

    My Bizarre Reign as New York’s King of “Virgin Russian Hair”

    My Bizarre Reign as New York’s King of “Virgin Russian Hair”

    Complete strangers wiring me $15k on the spot, smuggling blond ponytails across the Atlantic, secret rendezvous under the overpass — I just may have had the weirdest side hustle of all time.

    • 32 min
    Queen of the S.R.O.

    Queen of the S.R.O.

    In gritty 1980s New York, one West Village flophouse became a last-chance refuge for addicts, criminals, LGBTQ runaways, and anyone with nowhere left to go. And my mom was their queen.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Pregnant Woman Who Led a Legendary Slave Rebellion

    The Pregnant Woman Who Led a Legendary Slave Rebellion

    In 1794 the people of Guadeloupe briefly tasted freedom. A woman named Solitude decided she’d rather die than go back into chains — but her heroism was nearly lost to history.

    • 16 min
    The Great Cottonmouth-Catching Get-Rich-Quick Scheme of 1956

    The Great Cottonmouth-Catching Get-Rich-Quick Scheme of 1956

    As a reptile-obsessed teen, I ran away to hunt lizards in the Everglades, then hatched a plan to milk venom from deadly snakes. It went even more comically wrong than you're thinking.

    • 26 min
    The World War II Hero Who Proved It’s Possible to Beat the NRA

    The World War II Hero Who Proved It’s Possible to Beat the NRA

    A half-century after he helped liberate Dachau, Felix Sparks lost his grandson to gun violence. His surprising victory reminds us how one determined person can take on political giants.

    • 20 min
    The Royal Spy Who Became the Feminist Answer to Shakespeare

    The Royal Spy Who Became the Feminist Answer to Shakespeare

    Aphra Behn was the first English woman in history to work as a professional writer. The only thing more colorful than her boundary-pushing stories was her own secretive life.

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

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Terrific stories - HUGE new fan/ just go ahead & subscribe

I have no idea how I found the website narratively.com but I listened to just one story and am hooked. I am not a fan of podcasts that are just free wheeling jabber, I like a more scripted podcast and narratively delivers that in spades. If there was a best sellers list for podcasts, narratively should win. They also produce the podcast called believable, i listened to 2 of those stories also and again GOLD STAR, Home run! I am not affiliated with them at all just so happy to find these high quality productions.

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Syrian Children being treated for burns

Just listened to my first Out Loud Narratively story and was very impressed. The subject was depressing but I was happy to learn about all the wonderful people helping these war victims.

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