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.
Episode 60 – Defiant (Part 2)
The second half of our “Defiant” show drops us back into the peak of the pandemic, where our hero is taking Zoom calls and setting office policies from the solitude of his home. As he struggles to define what’s right and what’s wrong while navigating a breakup and suburban judgment, he finds someone he’s willing […]
Episode 59 – Defiant (Part 1)
This first “Defiant” story finds us, as described by the narrator, “on the precipice of Real Teen Shit.” In a small New York town, a teen explores his identity while working at the local Serenity Sweets Cafe developing friendships with the town rebels and navigating questionable adults in and around the shop. Balancing his good-boy […]
Episode 58 – Alum On The Spot Swap
Ever Google, “What to do when an ex-boyfriend rejects your extended olive branch?” the first storyteller in our Valentine’s Day throwback podcast did, before peeling herself off the floor to attend a book signing in an attempt to get her groove back—or at least to get moving. First up from our alum on-the-spot story swap […]
Episode 57 – Precious (Part 2)
Kicking off the second swap from our Precious show, our narrator time travels between Brooklyn and Oklahoma where she cares for her aging mother after her father’s death. Confronted with memories and physical artifacts from her past, she gains a new perspective on the hometown she had so desired to escape as her two worlds […]
Episode 56 – Precious (Part 1)
The top five answers are on the board – name something that is Precious. Our first story delivers us right into the mind of its author. But this seemingly humorous daydream leads her to recollect lost lives and haunting memories that have shaped the way she lives and copes. Written by Heather Quinlan and read […]
Episode 55 – Coming & Going (Part 2)
The first story in our second “Coming and Going” swap places us in a New England suburb during the COVID-19 pandemic. A woman leaves her city life and is thrust into the role of caretaker for her elderly parents where, much like the pandemic, there is no end in sight. Experiencing a role reversal with […]
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.
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.
My favorite storytelling concept ever
I’m one of those people who hates a lot of things, and I LOVE No, YOU Tell It!