50 episodes

No, YOU Tell It! is a nonfiction reading series dedicated to performing true-life tales with a twist: Each participant develops their own story on the page and then flips scripts with a partner to

present each other’s story on stage. Podcast episodes feature one pair of swapped stories from our live shows in NYC.

No, YOU Tell It‪!‬ No, YOU Tell It!

    • Arts
    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

No, YOU Tell It! is a nonfiction reading series dedicated to performing true-life tales with a twist: Each participant develops their own story on the page and then flips scripts with a partner to

present each other’s story on stage. Podcast episodes feature one pair of swapped stories from our live shows in NYC.

    “Fly By” Part 2: Ben Katzner and Briana McDonald (Episode 74)

    “Fly By” Part 2: Ben Katzner and Briana McDonald (Episode 74)

    Kicking off part 2 of our “Fly By” show, host Ellie Dvorkin Dunn shares some fun facts about teenage pilot Elinor Smith before we hear the second set of true tales inspired by the story of “The Flying Flapper” from the archives of the Greater Astoria Historical Society. No, YOU Tell It! “Fly By” was […]

    • 25 min
    “Fly By” Part 1: Lowell Stephens and Robin Gelfenbien (Episode 73)

    “Fly By” Part 1: Lowell Stephens and Robin Gelfenbien (Episode 73)

    Have you ever heard of Elinor Smith? Our fall “Fly By” show was a fantastic way to learn about this teenage pilot who beat out Amelia Earhart for “Best Woman Pilot in America” in 1930. For this special show hosted by Ellie Dvorkin Dunn and produced in partnership with the Greater Astoria Historical Society, we […]

    • 31 min
    “Here & Gone” Part 2: Olena Jennings and Rosalie Chandler (Episode 72)

    “Here & Gone” Part 2: Olena Jennings and Rosalie Chandler (Episode 72)

    Did you know that two 16-foot-tall stainless-steel statues once stood atop the Astoria Pool locker rooms? Or that thousands of visitors to the 1964 World’s Fair in Queens signed a book that was included in the Westinghouse Time Capsule designed to endure for 5,000 years? Learn more about the storytellers and the Queens history from […]

    • 29 min
    “Here & Gone” Part 1: Lakshmi Gandhi and Dan Jessup (Episode 71)

    “Here & Gone” Part 1: Lakshmi Gandhi and Dan Jessup (Episode 71)

    In the first half of our show, story partners Lakshmi Gandhi and Dan Jessup swap stories about the culture of mutual agitation that bonds Mets fans and a mid-life move to Astoria blocks away from where inventor, Chester Carlson, created the world’s first photocopy. Two Continents and a Whole New Ballgame by Lakshmi Gandhi, performed by Dan […]

    • 30 min
    Episode 70 – Punch Up (Part 2)

    Episode 70 – Punch Up (Part 2)

    Celebrating 10 years of No, YOU Tell It!, the second half of our “Punch Up” show starts with the story of a waitress getting a visit from a former co-worker who looks happier and healthier than seems possible. Trying to match her glow-up, she seeks out the same Shaman but finds the visit … less […]

    • 35 min
    Episode 69 – Punch Up (Part 1)

    Episode 69 – Punch Up (Part 1)

    Lose yourself in school-age nostalgia in our first story, “Confection Resolution,” written by Matt Storrs and performed by Maria Rubio, which finds our hero fighting the same childhood foe … three times. Switching it up, “The Great Unknowns,” written by Maria Rubio and performed by Matt Storrs, follows an exhausted nurse in the middle of […]

    • 38 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

TinyUpTinyDown ,

Nothing else like it

There are so many storytelling shows and podcasts, but nothing is quite like this. Having the writers swap their stories with other writers is pure genius. Kudos to the creator.

llaurra ,

Different and surprising

You never know what you’ll get with these stories. Will I laugh? Cry? Feel nostalgic? Feel understood? The stories make me feel like I’ve been allowed a glimpse into someone’s life, often to see something they may rarely share. And as a bonus, the short length (about 15-20 min/story) is perfect for the times that I listen.

colbyangusblack ,

Big, longtime fan

I love the work these folks do. Great stories. Great content out of a lot of varied people. Always an entertaining show.

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