Hi! Welcome to Storytime with Seth Rogen, where every week Seth asks somebody, “Do you have a great story? And if you do, will you tell it on my podcast?” That’s it. That’s the concept. But the results are so much more than that.
This is not a typical comedian-hosted chat show! Each episode plays like a little audio documentary, a feature presentation unto itself, with supporting interviews and archival tape woven into each story with a rhythmic editing style. Not all the stories are knee-slap funny, and not all the guests are known. From a near-death grizzly bear fight in remote Canada, to a life-altering celebrity encounter in a movie theatre, to the revelation of a family secret, Storytime starts with Seth’s curiosity about people and the world, and always ends up in an unexpected place.
After the worst set of David Crosby’s life, he befriends his hero: George Harrison of The Beatles. This relationship results in the best song David Crosby has ever recorded: “Laughing.”
A chance encounter with Paul Rudd at a movie theater causes formerly devout Jehovah’s Witness, Quinta Brunson, to rethink her future and embark on a new life. Featuring Paul Rudd and Dan Wilson.
Coming Soon: Storytime with Seth Rogen
Listen to a preview of Storytime with Seth Rogen, and subscribe now to hear the first episode October 6th!
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Seth Rogen is an entertaining storyteller. High praise! Every aspect of the podcast feels thought out with the listener and their enjoyment in mind. I’ve only seen one of his movies, so don’t count this podcast out if you aren’t already a fan. His writing and delivery make me laugh.
I may have cried…
The first episode is so sweet and such a wonderful little story journey that I teared up a bit from happy tears. For someone that is on as high of a level of antidepressants and hasn’t cried in years…it was a weirdly happy surprise.
Happened upon the first episode after falling down a Twitter rabbit-hole and could not be more delighted to have found it and listened to it! The sound is lush and real, moments of humour and humanity, stories that captivated me to the point that I was late for work because I started listening while walking the dog and had to search for a shower cap to cover my headphones while I showered because I didn’t want to pause it for a second. The second episode was just as good and highlighted the quality of the sound production, it transcended the gritty north Philadelphia landscape and added new dimension to my commute. I can’t wait for more stories!