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First Person Arts believes that everyone has a story to tell, and that sharing our stories connects us with each other and the world. The First Person Arts Podcast is one more way we celebrate the power of the personal. Hear hilarious, ridiculous, astounding stories from real life, pulled from our events archive, plus new tales from our listeners right here. Visit firstpersonarts.org for more information about our live events or to tell your story.

#US - Unique & Shared Experiences First Person Arts

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 10 Ratings

First Person Arts believes that everyone has a story to tell, and that sharing our stories connects us with each other and the world. The First Person Arts Podcast is one more way we celebrate the power of the personal. Hear hilarious, ridiculous, astounding stories from real life, pulled from our events archive, plus new tales from our listeners right here. Visit firstpersonarts.org for more information about our live events or to tell your story.

    Close Calls

    Close Calls

    At age 17, Paul H was almost arrested for a murder he didn’t commit. But the busy bodies in his neighborhood acted as strong alibis and he was saved at the eleventh hour. At age 19, Daralyse was in a wild phase and on a trip to Mexico. She ventured out of the touristy part of town and used what little spanish she knew to haggle the crack she was buying down to 50% off! Whether you’re a Paul trying to get out of a sticky situation, or a Daralyse jumping head first into one, you’re sure to love this episode on the theme Close Calls! Join #Us in listening to five stories where things could have gone drastically wrong, but at the last minute – you’ll have to listen yourself to find out.
     
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    • 31 min
    Kink and Care

    Kink and Care

    At 41, Kevin decided to get kinky. He met the right guy online, bought a blindfold and some rope, and got busy. But his aggressive cat had his own ideas. On the other side of town, Kelsey was ready to get it on, but her date thought it would be better to get that rash on her chest checked out by a doctor. Listen to these and other stories of sex gone awry on this episode of #Us - Unique and Shared experiences.
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    • 24 min
    I Am A Nurse

    I Am A Nurse

    Pamela is a nurse, no matter where she goes. Whether it's on vacation, or 33,000 feet in the air, she’ll find a way to safely get people home. Kate has a trained ear for a certain kind of breath. And being able to hear it might just save lives. Join #Us, a storytelling podcast from First Person Arts to hear these and others stories on how nurses make the world go round in big and small ways.

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    • 23 min
    Pain and Purpose

    Pain and Purpose

    Elizabeth has good intuition, a sixth sense she calls it. The first time she felt it was when she was thirteen. Later that Night her brother was in an accident. This lead to her devoting her live to volonteering and helping others. Join Us, Elizabeth, and two other storytellers for an episode focusing on how they found their purpose through the pain.
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    • 25 min
    In Lust

    In Lust

    When Emma was eighteen she was in lust with her best friend. All she could think of was how much she wanted to sleep with him. What got in her way? He was also her boss. In a moment of courage she confessed it to him driving home one day. This and other thrilling lust stories in this episode of #Us as we kick off our second season! Celibrate wth us the pain, gratification, and power that comes with love and sex.
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    • 32 min
    "If I Knew Then" ENCORE

    "If I Knew Then" ENCORE

    We're wrapping up our summer programming with an encore presentation of "If I Knew Then", an episode all about looking back at what you can only know with the clear vision of hindsight. This episode has a special guest host - Chris Lundy! If you like having Chris as your host, be sure to join him (and Us) at the Sex-Files StorySlam on September 20th at Under Ground Arts.

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Customer Reviews

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10 Ratings

10 Ratings

conatron13 ,

What a great hidden gem!

My girlfriend introduced me to this podcast and I absolutely love it. Comedy, heartwarming tales, stories of strife—its really got it all. A great podcast for storytellers specifically, but also accessible to just about anyone. It’s just a massive archive of genuinely fascinating anecdotes that touch upon just about every aspect of being a human being. Looking forward to many more episodes of #Us!

@BMOC ,

Philly storytelling at its phinest!

I had no idea this was the podcast I’d been waiting for. I’m a stand-up fan, so I just came for the comedians, but First Person Arts’ archives are unreal — every episode is making me feel so much! Keep it up!!!

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