True, first-person stories from neighbors and notables initially told live, now curated for you. New episodes every Tuesday with host Megan Finnerty, founder of The Storytellers Project featuring stories coached and curated by USA TODAY NETWORK newsrooms.
Episode 12: Stories about Home
A young woman realizes her home but what’s most important is keeping the family together. After leaving home due to a hurricane, a man realizes his true home lies with the one he loves. A Sikh young man strives to bring his love for his religion and culture to the community he lives in.
Storytellers Anel Arriola, Ruben Diaz, and JJ Kapur share moving stories of home in this episode of The Storytellers Project Podcast. For more stories like these, visit www.storytellersproject.com.
Episode 11: Stories about growing up, part 2
Trying to fit in a dress for her brother’s wedding, a young woman tries to resist temptation. Basketball is life for one young woman, but she finds there is more to life than the game she's loved since age 6. A younger brother recognizes the humanity in his older brother, diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia, due to an unexpected source of inspiration.
Storytellers Kathy Cano Murillo, Jacqui Kalin, and Jordan Pollins share stories united by the idea of growing up on this episode of The Storytellers Project Podcast. For more stories like these, visit www.storytellersproject.com.
Episode 10: Stories about life and death
Through helping others one man finds life after addiction. A veteran gets help with PTSD after nearly ending his own life. A woman’s father stops at nothing to find her lost body after a failed attempt to cross the US-Mexico border.
Storytellers Brad Schmitt, Ryan Kitchell, and Alfredo Gutierrez share stories of life, death, and dealing with the gravity of both in this episode of The Storytellers Podcast. For more stories like these, visit www.storytellersproject.com.
Episode 9: Stories About Parenthood
A woman realizes there are limits to how perfect a mom she can be, or even wants to be. Through loss, a woman discovers that she can still be happy, and her own inner strength and vulnerability. A father and son share the story of the son’s transgender coming out and of their family’s journey once his transition began.
Storytellers Carly Davis, Emily Rapp Black, and Ashton and Dennis Skinner share stories of just some of the things parenthood entails. For more stories like these, visit www.storytellersproject.com.
Episode 8: Stories about being away from home
Through a war story he tells his son, a man recounts times his hands held meaning. In Taipei a photojournalist witnesses just how unconditional love can be. A young woman’s time in abroad in Mexico helps her learn some tough life lessons.
Storytellers Kyle Mitchell, James Coup, and Brenna Goth share stories of the wonder, danger, and discovery that can come from leaving your comfort zone. For more stories like these, visit www.storytellersproject.com.
Episode 7: Stories about the places we're from
A young man seeks wisdom from three mysterious sisters who celebrate with him at a crucial point in life. A young man discovers the power of words through hip hop in small-town Missouri. A journalist covers a gruesome scene at the border of the U.S. and Mexico.
Storytellers Nate Romero, Allen Vaughan, Daniel Gonzalez give us a glimpse of what it was like back home in this episode of The Storytellers Project Podcast. For more stories like these, visit www.storytellersproject.com.
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