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Stories that empower, uplift, and heal.

Join Laureen and Darian as they share meaningful stories and talk about how stories can shape our lives, and change our world.

Share A Story Darian and Laureen

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Stories that empower, uplift, and heal.

Join Laureen and Darian as they share meaningful stories and talk about how stories can shape our lives, and change our world.

    SASP Ep6 - Wolf 359 and A Girl Like Her

    SASP Ep6 - Wolf 359 and A Girl Like Her

    Hello Dear Listener,

    This is Darian. In this episode, I shared a story from another podcast called Wolf 359. There is some truly fantastic work that has gone into it. This leads to a discussion about someone's worth even if they have caused irreparable harm in the past.

    Laureen talks about a movie called A Girl Like Her. It is about a bully who goes through the painful process of realizing she is a bully. I also share my past experience with the topic.

    We would like to express our grief and sadness about George Floyd's tragic murder at the hands of police officers. We recorded this episode before his death so we don't talk about it. But the ideas we talk about - redemption and worth after a tragedy, along with bullying in ignorance - can certainly help us as we try to learn lessons, heal, and correct the broken parts of our society. Murder is always disturbing. But there is something especially disturbing when it is committed by someone to whom we entrust with great authority. This has shined a spotlight on a very ugly reality that many people are forced to live every day. I truly believe that stories define who we are. We all have toxic stories in our heads and hearts that can cause us to jump to very wrong and very bad conclusions that hurt people. To rid ourselves of these toxins, I've found that one of the best antidotes is good stories. This is your first homework assignment: Get to know someone that looks different than you. Preferably, this is someone that will be a little scary to you. Ask him or her to share a story that is meaningful. Then go to shareastory.fm/MyNewFriendsStory and share that story with us as a comment. Also, share what you learned about this person. What did you think about them that wasn't true? We want to know about your experience! We will share some of your comments on future episodes.

    • 1 hr 39 min
    SASP Ep5 - Peder and the Water Sprite

    SASP Ep5 - Peder and the Water Sprite

    Hello Dear Listener,

    This is Darian writing right now. When Laureen and I decided to start this podcast, we wanted it to mainly be us talking with each other but we also wanted to have some guests on as well. This episode is the first one where we have a guest storyteller. Her name is Rachel Hedman. She loves stories so much that she founded an organization just for telling stories. It is called Story Crossroads. We both hope you and your loved ones are staying safe!

    Here are some of the things we talk about in the episode:

    Rachel Hedman

    Story Crossroads Spectacular

    Free Trial at Audible

    Patreon

    stories@shareastory.fm

    Facebook

    Instagram

    Twitter

    • 59 min
    SASP Ep4 - Field of Dreams

    SASP Ep4 - Field of Dreams

    Hello Dear Listener,

    Darian here. Today, you get the second part of a conversation the two of us started last episode with Laureen telling me all about Jane Eyre. Now it is my turn to talk about that old Kevin Costner movie, Field of Dreams.

    We also have a new sponsor for the show. That sponsor is Audible. If you listen to a lot of spoken audio, Audible would be worth looking in to. Go to audibletrial.com/shareastory to get a free audiobook and some free Audible original titles. When you do, it will help us out too. Laureen and I have been using Audible for years and they have been very kind to us. We feel very good recommending them :)

    If you want to support the show or join our exclusive community of storytellers, go to Patreon.com/shareastory to sign up there. We love our patrons and we thank you for your generosity!

    Are you stuck inside right now? Stuck outside? Or somewhere in between? Tell us about it! We would love to hear your stories. Here is how:

    shareastory.fm/contact

    stories@shareastory.fm

    Facebook

    Instagram

    Twitter

    Patreon

    We hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and in good spirits. We can get through these very unusual times!

    Thanks for listening,

    Darian Oliphant

    • 33 min
    SASP Ep3 - Jane Eyre

    SASP Ep3 - Jane Eyre

    Hello Dear Listener. Laureen is writing this. In this episode Darian and I talk about one of my favorite books, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte. We talk about how most classics read in junior high and high school tend to be sad and depressing. And how refreshing it was to read a book that left I feeling so hopeful. 

    What’s your favorite classic literature? Why? We would love to hear your stories! 

    Here is how you can share with us: Email: stories@shareastory.fm Twitter: @shareastoryfm  Facebook: facebook.com/ShareAStoryFM To support us in sharing stories, you can donate on Patreon. Just go to patreon.com/ShareAStoryFM Jane Eyre

    • 1 hr 6 min
    SASP ep2 - Our Landlady Had A Mental Illness

    SASP ep2 - Our Landlady Had A Mental Illness

    Hello Dear Listener,

    The two of us share a story about when we had to rent a basement apartment from a couple that had to deal with bipolar disorder. Neither of us had a lot of experience with mental illness when this happened, so we learned a lot and grew a lot.

    Do you have any experience with mental illness? We would love to hear your stories. Here is how you can share with us:

    Email: stories@shareastory.fm

    Twitter: @shareastoryfm

    Instagram: @shareastoryfm

    Facebook: facebook.com/ShareAStoryFM

    To support us in sharing stories, you can donate on Patreon. Just go to patreon.com/ShareAStoryFM

    We hope this episode finds you well and helps you feel connected. That is important, especially while we are all practicing social distancing. Stay safe.

    -Darian and Laureen

    • 45 min
    SASP s1ep1 - Organ Enchantment and The Alchemist

    SASP s1ep1 - Organ Enchantment and The Alchemist

    Hello Dear Listener!

    Darian Here. Laureen and I have been so excited to launch our OFFICIAL FIRST EPISODE!!! I share a story from my amazing sister. You can find the story and artwork here:

    http://www.talesfantastic.com/organ-enchantment/

    Laureen shares how The Alchemist by Paulo Cohelo changed the way she sees the world.

    Other things we discuss:

    Atomic Habits by James Clear



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    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

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4 Ratings

4 Ratings

ManelleO ,

Great podcast idea.

I love this idea. Stories are so fun to enjoy and discuss and here are both of those in one podcast.

Slothmeyers ,

Inspiring stories! Fun insight.

Darian and Laureen share stories with a purpose and talk about how they were inspired by the story.