41 episodes

Urban Tellers® Backstory features a story followed by an in-depth, unscripted interview with the storyteller. Listeners get to hear the story, plus an inside view into the person, their process, and the story behind the story.

Produced by PDX Story Theater and Sweetlime Productions,

Urban Tellers Backstory Urban Tellers Backstory

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0, 14 Ratings

Urban Tellers® Backstory features a story followed by an in-depth, unscripted interview with the storyteller. Listeners get to hear the story, plus an inside view into the person, their process, and the story behind the story.

Produced by PDX Story Theater and Sweetlime Productions,

    Warren McPherson Podcast

    Warren McPherson Podcast

    When you wake up to who you are and what really matters to you, it can send you down some avenues you never expected to travel. Warren's story, "Falling for MacGuffin", is about faith and how he found it after years of resisting. Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard talk with Warren McPherson about his story, his beliefs and how how he has found faith in some very unexpected places.

    MAY THE NARRATIVE BE WITH YOU!

    • 56 min
    Nyimoch Chuol Wel Podcast

    Nyimoch Chuol Wel Podcast

    Nyimoch tells her story, "Crossing The Forbidden Line" about why she made the choice to abandon the hostile culture that she grew up with. Then she talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard about her belief that women should be able to choose who they decide to love and marry. It's a fascinating look into the realities of a a culture unfamiliar to many in the United States.

    MAY THE NARRATIVE BE WITH YOU®

    • 45 min
    Bernal Cruz-Munoz Podcast

    Bernal Cruz-Munoz Podcast

    Practicing interconnectedness as spirituality has led Bernal on some pretty unforgettable adventures. He migrated to the US from Guatemala in 1990 seeking asylum and now works with these populations including unaccompanied children -- it's a full circle of sorts in a field that can deplete the most seasoned workers. Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard talk with Bernal Cruz-Munoz about his story "Love That Name" and how he has found hope and inspiration in unexpected places.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Lynn Fitch Returns Podcast

    Lynn Fitch Returns Podcast

    Audience favorite, Lynn Fitch, sits down with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard to talk about what it means to enter the third act of life, retirement, aging, and how to cope with this major transition that no one really talks about. First you'll hear "Into the Great Wide Open" followed by an intimate, revealing conversation with Lynn Fitch.

    MAY THE NARRATIVE BE WITH YOU®

    • 54 min
    Marisol Batioja Kreuzer Podcast

    Marisol Batioja Kreuzer Podcast

    Marisol's story, "A Mother’s Mantra," is something we can all relate to: our mother's influence on our lives. In this story, decisions transformed a relationship between a mother and a daughter, creating a bond like no other. Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard talk with Marisol about her experience discovering and crafting this story.

    MAY THE NARRATIVE BE WITH YOU®

    • 55 min
    Ruiyuan Gao Podcast

    Ruiyuan Gao Podcast

    Lawrence Howard and Lynne Duddy sit down with Ruiguan Gao to talk with her about her amazing story about a secret that her family kept for 7 years. She has struggled with this secret for 26 years. This secret is like a scar growing within her since she was a baby. This secret is about breaking, hiding, fear, struggle, and blame; it is also about protection, support, understanding, empathy and love.

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
14 Ratings

14 Ratings

NDPDX ,

Local stories by real people

I love this podcast! You get a story, then the story (and voice) behind the story. If you enjoy authentic storytelling, you'll want to subscribe to this one.

Laru1717 ,

Huge Fan

As a former Portland resident, I am extremely grateful for the amazing stories made available through this podcast. When I am lucky I get to see these shows in person, but until I can make it back, they are a lifeline to the beautiful pacific northwest and the people who live there. Thank you all for sharing your stories and for Lynne and Lawrence who have built this amazing community. We are listening!

PST Fan ,

PST Fan

Love these podcasts! You get a better feel for the storyteller and how they develop their story. So fun!

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