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 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 […]
Episode 54 – Coming & Going (Part 1)
Have you ever wanted to be someone else? The opening story of “Coming & Going”— our second team-up show with Lambda Literary — follows Calvin…or as he’d like to be known, Craig, as he travels to Florida to become someone new. This journey to overcome grief caused by a death, a breakup, and an unforgiving […]
Our first story transports us to Lake Sunapee on a summer afternoon. Sounds peaceful enough, right? Except, once there, we find the narrator and his brother plotting over how to bait a porcupine (read: wild turkey hunter). The afternoon of googling best practices for said task leads to an examination of fear and how similar […]
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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!