322 episodes

For over seven years, Your Stories has combined comedy, rock and roll, and disastrous earnestness into a podcast where cool cats like you share their tales in front of a live audience and we find out a little something about why we're all nerds.

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    • Performing Arts
    • 4.8 • 24 Ratings

For over seven years, Your Stories has combined comedy, rock and roll, and disastrous earnestness into a podcast where cool cats like you share their tales in front of a live audience and we find out a little something about why we're all nerds.

    Gather Round - Part 2

    Gather Round - Part 2

    Part 2 of our remote holiday episode! I love the stories and submissions we received in this half. Merry Christmas and happy New Years, friends, here's looking to 2021.

    Storytellers:
    Abby Ancell
    Carolyn Fasnacht

    Music:
    "When You Come Back Down" - K & M Triplett
    "Black Gold/The Night Santa Went Crazy" - Eric Garneau

    • 36 min
    Gather Round - Part 1

    Gather Round - Part 1

    "Gather Round"

    Part 1 of our remote holiday episode! 2020 has been a long, brutal year, and now, for better or worse, we mostly won't be getting together with our friends and families over the holiday season. Let our fine storytellers and musicians help with good thoughts for the months to come.

    Storytellers:
    Andrea Epplin
    Sandy Pensoneau-Conway
    Allison MacWilliams-Brooks Talavera

    Music:
    "The Day Before Thanksgiving" - Tony Baker and Ben Rathert
    "Crowded Table" - Eric Garneau and Megan Smith

    • 33 min
    Songs We Recorded at Home For Ben

    Songs We Recorded at Home For Ben

    An unexpected birthday present for me from Eric and the rest of the Cover Stories crew. Get ready for some of the best songs ever written (according to me)!

    The Playlist Includes:
    Summer Highland Falls
    Wait For It
    The City of New Orleans
    One Sweet Love
    Paintings By Chagall
    A Man/Me/Then Jim
    Tiny Dancer
    All These Things I Have Done
    I Will Follow You Into the Dark

    Plus fond memories of Your Stories past!
    Thank you to everyone who made this possible.

    • 47 min
    Together, Apart - Part 2

    Together, Apart - Part 2

    The second half of our quarantine episode as the COVID-19 quarantine continues. I'm so so grateful for all these great storytellers willing to share themselves for our show. Together we really can get through this weird time. If you can, take advantage of the weirdness. Maybe lay under your table or look up at clouds in the sky? We're all in this together, friends.

    Storytellers
    Summer Slevin - "The Slevin Family Egg Roll"
    Isaac Smith - "Remembering John Prine"
    Claire Hughes - "Look 'Em In the Nose"
    Felicia Dieguez - "Lessons In Loneliness"

    Music
    Kyle Triplett - "Someday We'll Meet Again Sweetheart"
    Tony Baker and Ben Rathert - "We'll Meet Again"

    • 34 min
    Together, Apart - Part 1

    Together, Apart - Part 1

    We had a live show scheduled for April but of course had to scrap it due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In our first non-live show we have stories from the wonderful Elizabeth Pfiester, Bethany Willeford, and Melanie Andrews and music from Ben Rathert and Tony Baker

    Storytellers:
    Elizabeth Pfiester - "Rilke Magic"
    Bethany Willeford - "The Story of How I Cope"
    Melanie Andrews - "I Am Enough"

    Music:
    "Ain't Got You"
    "Hold On"

    • 35 min
    Lights In the Night - Part 2

    Lights In the Night - Part 2

    Part 2 from January 11, 2020 at Brews Brothers! Thank you to everyone who came out for the show, it was a blast.

    Storytellers in this half:
    Crystal King - Bright Lights
    Ben Rathert - Harold

    Music:
    Small Town Saturday Night
    If I Wander Back Tonight

    See you in April!

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
24 Ratings

24 Ratings

MomThe Best ,

Lovely Way to Spend Some Time

I enjoy listening to the stories these Millennials tell. Listen. Learn. Laugh. Cry. Enjoy.

Ben Rathert ,

The Doctor

Your Stories is my favorite podcast, and I listen to a lot of podcasts. I love how it serves as a venue for the both very polished and more inexperienced story tellers to tell their tales. Maybe it's the great audience or great hosting, but the experience always seems to bring out the best in the performers. I strongly recommend checking out their February Fan Fiction episodes, those never fail to please. Further, the music provided by Cover Stories is both great and provides a great balance for the show as a whole. I will keep listening, guys, keep it up.

T S Brody ,

Honest, Funny, and Wonderful

I can never decide what I like more the songs or the stories. Either way I never miss an episode. The most interesting people in Chicago share their stories. Eric, Claire, and Dwight are world class musicians and great hosts.

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