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Free monthly podcast featuring three stories chosen from the "West Chester Story Slam" series. Each month's stories feature a different theme and all stories are told live on stage at a local venue in West Chester, PA.

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Free monthly podcast featuring three stories chosen from the "West Chester Story Slam" series. Each month's stories feature a different theme and all stories are told live on stage at a local venue in West Chester, PA.

    Grand Slam - Happy Days

    Grand Slam - Happy Days

    Welcome to the West Chester Story Slam podcast!
    Well, we’ve completed our ninth season of West Chester Story Slam. On November 13th, the ten winning storytellers from the 2018 season competed for the title of Best Storyteller in West Chester. The Grand Slam was held on the big stage at the Chester County Historical Society and we had 260 people attend the event. Thank you to all who came out.
    After the stories were told, we ended up in a tie! I’m thrilled to announce the best storytellers in West Chester for 2018 are Diane Yannick and Cynthia Angst.
    Diane Yannick has been telling stories for six years, and she has been in the grand slam every year. It was great to see her take home the trophy. The theme for the night was Happy Days, and Diane’s story was a reminder of the small moments in our lives. 
    Our co-winner for 2018 was Cynthia Angst. Cynthia had won the Grand Slam back in 2015, so she becomes the first storyteller to have her name engraved on the Storytellers Cup twice!  
    All the stories told on this night were insightful, and you can check them out on the West Chester Story Slam YouTube Channel.
    We’re including one more story on the podcast today. Steve Kernaghan told his first story in September, and won that night. He came to the big stage with this tale how he chose a musical instrument that changed his life. 
     
    Well, that’s our podcast! If you are a fan of the West Chester Story Slam podcast - please let your friends know, or write a review on iTunes.

    • 21 min
    Fright Night

    Fright Night

    Welcome to the West Chester Story Slam podcast!
    We have three stories from our October Story Slam! The theme was Fright Night, and we heard some excellent and frightening stories.
    We had an interesting visit from the Tankel brothers, who have undertaken a rather spooky hobby, so we’ve put them both on this podcast. First up, Ethan Tankel won our story slam with his tale of getting caught behind a fence. 
    Now, let’s hear from Ethan’s brother, Eric Tankel, who spearheaded these adventures. Here’s Eric.
    Now, a different type of Fright Night Story, this one from Jack Kennedy.
    Don’t forget, only a few seats remain for the 2018 Grand Slam, which takes place on Tuesday, November 13th at the Chester County Historical Society. If you want to see the winning storytellers from the 2018 season live as they compete for the best storyteller in West Chester, pick up your tickets at our website before they sell out.
    Well, that’s our podcast for this month! If you are a fan of the West Chester Story Slam podcast - please let your friends know, or write a review on iTunes.

    • 19 min
    Panic Switch

    Panic Switch

    Welcome to the West Chester Story Slam podcast!
    Today we have three stories from our September Story Slam! The theme was Panic Switch!
    At our Panic Switch Story Slam, Steve Kernaghan won a slot to compete in the grand slam. Steve is a local teacher, and his story had everyone in the room on the edge of our seats. Here’s Steve.
    Next up is a first-time storyteller, Jeremiah Kane, recalling a memorable moment from the Phillies Parade. 
    Our final story is from the winner of the 2017 Grand Slam. Paul Heck tells about a trip to Bangkok and a clash of cultures. If you have not met Paul, it’s good to know he is rather tall, which mean he towered above the crowd in Thailand.
    Paul will be returning to compete in the 2018 Grand Slam, which takes place on Tuesday, November 13th at the Chester County Historical Society. If you want to see the winning storytellers from the 2018 season live as they compete for the best storyteller in West Chester, pick up your tickets at wcstoryslam.com before they sell out.
    If you are a fan of the West Chester Story Slam podcast - please let your friends know, or write a review on iTunes. 
    I’m Jim Breslin, thanks so much!

    • 19 min
    Sick!

    Sick!

    Welcome to the West Chester Story Slam podcast!
    Today we have three stories from our August Story Slam!! The theme was Sick!
    Our live events are held at Side Bar in downtown West Chester. If you’d like to see stories told live, pick up your tickets at our website. We only have two more events before the Grand Slam!
    Our winner for the Sick Story Slam was Cathy Sikorski. Cathy told a story about needing assistance after a dangerous fall.
    Next up is Luke Stromberg. Luke tells about the excitement of attending his first writing conference.
    Our final story comes from Tom Bottiger. Tom tells about finding himself in a sticky situation after falling ill.
    Only two more Story Slams this season. Pick your date - our theme on September 11th is Panic Switch and our theme on October 9th is Fright Night! Order your tickets at wcstoryslam.com.
    And if you want to tell a story, buy your ticket and then see me - Jim - when you arrive! All the info you need can be found at wcstoryslam.com.
    Well, that’s our podcast for this month! If you are a fan of the West Chester Story Slam podcast - please let your friends know, or write a review on iTunes. We are also looking for a podcast sponsor for the 2018 season, if interested, email us at wcstoryslam@aol.com for more info.
    Thanks so much!

    • 19 min
    Family Feud

    Family Feud

    Welcome to the West Chester Story Slam podcast!
    Thanks for listening!  Today we have three stories from our July Story Slam!! The theme was Family Feud! 
    Our winner for the Family Feud Story Slam was Luanne Sims. Luanne told of her ongoing battle of pranks with her brother. 
    Next up is a story from Chuck Bauerlein, who recalls the tense times between his family and their new neighbors. 
    Our final story comes from Jon Taylor, a first-time storyteller. This story cracked the audience up. Here’s Jon. 
    Hey, this summer could be when you catch a Story Slam! On August 14th Story Slam will be here soon and the theme is Sick! Tickets are on sale now!
    And if you want to tell a story, buy your ticket and then see me - Jim - when you arrive! All the info you need can be found at our website. 
    Well, that’s our podcast for this month! If you are a fan of the West Chester Story Slam podcast - please let your friends know, or write a review on iTunes. We are also looking for a podcast sponsor for the 2018 season, if interested, email us at wcstoryslam@aol.com for more info.
     

    • 19 min
    Road Trip

    Road Trip

    Welcome to the West Chester Story Slam podcast!
     
    Today we have three stories from our June Story Slam, which was themed “Road Trip!”
    Our live events are held at Side Bar in downtown West Chester. If you’d like to see stories told live, pick up your tickets at our website. Seats for these events do sell out.
    Our winner for the Road Trip Story Slam was Patrick Carmody. Pat had an interesting take on the term of “road trip.” Here’s Pat.
    Pat Carmody was our 2012 Grand Slam winner, and will be competing in the 2018 Grand Slam set for November 13th. Mark your calendar!  
    Next up, first time storyteller Jamie Ingram! Jamie told this story about a road trip he took as a young man, and the unique hospitality he experienced in the midwest.
    We love first time storytellers! Thanks for taking the mic and telling your story Jamie.
    Our final story is also from a first time storyteller, and it’s a rather personal story from Peter Doris. I’ll just say watching Peter tell this story live, my heart was palpitating quite a bit. Here’s Peter.
    Thanks for sharing your story Peter. 
    Hey, this summer could be when you catch a Story Slam! On July 10th, our theme is Family Feud! And August 14th, the theme is Sick! Tickets go on sale the day after each month’s story slam.  And if you want to tell a story, buy your ticket and then see me - Jim - when you arrive! All the info you need can be found at wcstoryslam.com.
    Well, that’s our podcast for this month! If you are a fan of the West Chester Story Slam podcast - please let your friends know, or write a review on iTunes. We are also looking for a podcast sponsor for the 2018 season, if interested, email us at wcstoryslam@aol.com for more info.

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

DavidJinPA ,

One of the best Story Slams! If U Love "Mothcast", listen to this podcast!

This is one of the best story telling podcasts. It is clear the participants are creative, articulate and entertaining. Story telling is a lost art and this podcast is helping to resurrect the medium. I love their diverse themes too. Every month is something worth listening too.

a scrivener ,

Entertaining storytelling

An entertaining blend of storytelling. Perfect for the podcast format. Loved it! There's a lot of talent in West Chester, PA.

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