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A monthly podcast featuring three stories chosen from live story slams in York, PA. Learn more at yorkstoryslam.com.

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A monthly podcast featuring three stories chosen from live story slams in York, PA. Learn more at yorkstoryslam.com.

    Grand Slam - Gifts

    Grand Slam - Gifts

    Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we feature select stories from our monthly open mic storytelling events in York, Pennsylvania.
    In November, the eleven winners from our monthly open mic story slams returned to compete for the title of Best Storyteller in York. 
    The theme for the evening was GIFTS. 
    Rachel Palepale won with her story of coming to terms with a gift she didn’t ask for.  Rachel took home the trophy and bragging rights as the Best Storyteller in York.
    Next we have a story from Brad Jennings, who shared his story of attending a Phillies game for his daughter’s 4th birthday.
    Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Mina Edmondson. Mina told the story of a very special guest for her teenage daughter’s birthday sleepover.
    We'd like to extend huge thanks to KBG Injury Law for sponsoring this year's Grand Slam. 
    The themes for our 2021 season have already been announced on our website, so take a look and plan to join us in January and all year long! While you’re there, you can sign up for our monthly newsletter. You can also follow us on twitter and Facebook, and watch videos of all the stories from our events on our YouTube channel.
    We hope to see you on stage soon! Thanks for listening.

    • 18 min
    Goosebumps

    Goosebumps

    Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we feature select stories from our monthly open mic storytelling events in York, Pennsylvania.
    Our theme for the evening was GOOSEBUMPS. We heard stories about haunted houses, ghosts, and a psychotic cat who looked like Norman Bates.
    The evening resulted in a tie between Michael Sirianni and Rita Whitney, both of whom earned spots in our Grand Slam in November.
    Michael shared his story about a former bandmate with whom he lost touch.
    Next up is our second winner, Rita Whitney. Rita told a story about a night she spent completely terrified in San Diego.
    Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Chris Smith. Chris recounted strange goings-on from the house where he lived while he was in college in 1969.
    Updates on our events are available on our website, and while you’re there, you can sign up for our monthly newsletter. You can also follow us on twitter , Facebook, and watch videos of all the stories from our events on our YouTube channel.
    Big thanks to our 2020 sponsor, KBG Injury Law, whose generous support is making this season possible.
    We hope to see you virtually or on stage soon! Thanks for listening.

    • 17 min
    Teen Spirit

    Teen Spirit

    Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we feature select stories from our monthly open mic storytelling events in York, Pennsylvania.
    On September 15, eight storytellers shared their stories with our audience.Our theme for the evening was TEEN SPIRIT. We heard stories about a first-ever unchaperoned road trip, a pie-eating contest, and teenage pranks pulled on a teacher.
    Our winning story this month came from Par Bowman, who told us about the time she channeled Eliza Doolittle of My Fair Lady, and entered a beauty pageant. Par earned a spot in our Grand Slam in November!
    Next up is a story from Randy Schulz, who told his story of Gloria, the vehicle that carried him and his friends from Illinois to Florida in the 1970s.
    Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Jamie Beth Cohen. Jamie Beth shared her story of high school prom, and the distance we have yet to go in creating inclusive communities.
    All the winners from this year’s open mic story slam events will return to compete for the title of Best Storyteller in York.
    Updates on our events are available on our website and while you’re there, you can sign up for our monthly newsletter. You can also follow us on twitter , Facebook, and watch videos of all the stories from our events on our YouTube channel.
    Big thanks to our 2020 sponsor, KBG Injury Law, whose generous support is making this season possible.
    We hope to see you virtually or on stage soon! Thanks for listening.

    • 19 min
    Bad Idea

    Bad Idea

    Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we feature select stories from our monthly open mic storytelling events in York, Pennsylvania.
    On August 18th , eight storytellers shared their stories with our audience.  Our theme for the evening was BAD IDEA. We heard stories about defying death, encounters with law enforcement and wild animals, getting tattoos in questionable environments, and even one story about a guinea pig riding the family dog like a horse.
    In the end, our winner was reigning Grand Slam champion, Mina Edmondson, who told us about the time she took her four children on a spaceship to the moon.
    Mina earned a spot in our Grand Slam in November to defend her title!
    Next up is a story from Par Bowman, who told one of the cautionary tales she shares with her children — about how she got her second tattoo
    Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Paul Armstrong. Paul shared the real story behind his mother's account of the time he and his brother took their Christmas wagon out for a spin.
    All the winners from this year’s open mic story slam events will return to compete for the title of Best Storyteller in York.
    Updates on our events are available on our website, and while you’re there, you can sign up for our monthly newsletter. You can also follow us on twitter , Facebook, and watch videos of all the stories from our events on our YouTube channel.
    Big thanks to our 2020 sponsor, KBG Injury Law, whose generous support is making this season possible.
    We hope to see you virtually or on stage soon! Thanks for listening.

    • 19 min
    Road Trip

    Road Trip

    Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we feature select stories from our monthly open mic storytelling events in York, Pennsylvania.
    On July 21st, our theme for the evening was ROAD TRIP. We heard stories about teenage shenanigans, traveling in beat-up clunker automobiles, and sidekicks with names like Fry, Fish, and Foot. 
    In the end, we had a tie! Our first winning storyteller was Steph Holmes, who shared the story of a trip that helped her find her passion and path in life.  Steph earned a spot in our Grand Slam in November!
    Our second winner for the evening was Jamie Beth Cohen, who shared her story of the time she and her brother were in danger on a road trip.  Jamie Beth also earned a spot in our Grand Slam in November! 
    Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Paul Armstrong. Paul remembered his own coming-of-age story from his senior year of high school.
    All the winners from this year’s open mic story slam events will return to compete for the title of Best Storyteller in York.
    Updates on our events are available on our website, and while you’re there, you can sign up for our monthly newsletter. You can also follow us on twitter , Facebook, and watch videos of all the stories from our events on our YouTube channel.
    Big thanks to our 2020 sponsor, KBG Injury Law, whose generous support is making this season possible.
     
    We hope to see you virtually or on stage soon! Thanks for listening.

    • 17 min
    Pet Peeves

    Pet Peeves

    Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we feature select stories from our monthly open mic storytelling events in York, Pennsylvania.  On June 16th, eight storytellers from York, Lancaster County, Philadelphia, Virginia, and Denver shared their stories with our audience.
    Our theme for the evening was PET PEEVES. We heard stories about things that get on people’s nerves, ways that people get on others’ nerves, and even a story about a pet who was constantly peeved. 
     
    In the end, Brad Jennings won with his story about anxiety over finding enough space in the overhead compartment on an airplane.
    Brad earned a spot in our Grand Slam in November, a familiar space for him, as Brad was our very first Grand Slam champ back in 2016 and has emceed the Grand Slam every year since.
    Next up is a story from Summer Gonter, who shared a story about her angry-old-man cat, Bill.
    Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Keith Bailey. Keith shared his story with a bit of a twist:  How HIS driving is a pet peeve for others.
    All the winners from this year’s open mic story slam events will return to compete for the title of Best Storyteller in York.  Updates on our events are available on our website, and while you’re there, you can sign up for our monthly newsletter. You can also follow us on twitter , Facebook, and watch videos of all the stories from our events on our YouTube channel. 
    Big thanks to our 2020 sponsor, KBG Injury Law, whose generous support is making this season possible.
     
    We hope to see you virtually or on stage soon! Thanks for listening!

    • 19 min

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