Storytellers

Dispatches From a Roast

Dispatches From a Roast

I want to share an experience that I had in front of the audience two weeks ago. I was thrilled when comedian Alise Morales asked me to be a part of her show The Roast of Your 15 Year-Old Self. This show usually takes place in NYC but Elise comes to Philly every so often run the show at Good Good Comedy Theater. I was ripe with roast material! 15 Year-Old Hillary had a wild ride, and this was something that didn't become apparent until very recently.

5 Podcast Episodes With Stellar Personal Narrative

5 Podcast Episodes With Stellar Personal Narrative

No matter what’s on your podcast playlist, you can begin to identify who is using personal narrative storytelling and what types of stories are being shared. How are these hosts, interviewers, and narrators bringing this story into their podcast and how do they make you feel as the listener? Start to notice what styles stick with you. Chances are the personal narratives that resonate with you the most can be used to spark your own stories — whether shared out loud in a professional setting or through your very own podcast microphone!

Top Ten TMAS Stories of 2018: Part 2

Top Ten TMAS Stories of 2018: Part 2

From Hillary Rea, founder of Tell Me A Story:

When it came to the stories and storytellers that shared their experiences on the TMAS stage, this year was quite exceptional. It was very hard for me to choose just ten stories to highlight, but the list below (in alphabetical order) are the ones that have stuck with me since I heard them live. Here’s to 2019 and all of the stories to come!

Top Ten TMAS Stories of 2018: Part 1

Top Ten TMAS Stories of 2018: Part 1

From our Fall 2018 intern Mary Rayer:

It’s hard to believe my time at Tell Me A Story is ending. One of my favorite parts of this internship was helping at the live show (shout out to Shot Tower Coffee, you’re all wonderful!) Thank you to everyone I met in the community for being so kind and welcoming. In closing, here are my top 10 stories (in alphabetical order) from 2018, including some of my favorite quotes and random commentary.   

Top Ten TMAS Stories of 2017

Top Ten TMAS Stories of 2017

In honor of the various pop culture yearly round-ups that circle around the World Wide Web this time of year, we present to you our favorite stories from 2017. Here's to a fruitful year of stories in 2018. We're back at Shot Tower Coffee on Wednesday, January 17th for a live storytelling event on the theme Renewal

In no particular order (but alphabetical) here are the storytellers and the tales that we'll remember for years to come. 

If you're a binge watcher, you can access the full playlist of stories over on Vimeo. If you prefer to take the stories in one at a time, continue scrolling. 

Top Ten TMAS Stories of 2016

Top Ten TMAS Stories of 2016

Wow, 2016 flew by. It's hard to believe that we produced six Tell Me A Story live shows at Shot Tower Coffee, three Fibber shows with Good Good Comedy and a special event Tell Me A Story at Arden Theatre Company. It was truly hard to choose our favorite stories from 2016. But we did it.

In no particular order, here is our Top Ten storytelling moments of 2016:

Seeking Truth: Stories of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project

Seeking Truth: Stories of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project

Like millions of other story fans, I was addicted to Season 1 of the podcast Serial . I mean, I’ll pretty much listen to anything that Ira Glass tells me to. But once I heard the first few episodes, I waited anxiously for the following week’s download. For those of you who haven’t heard of this podcast here is the premise as stated on its website:

“Serial tells one story - a true story - over the course of an entire season. Each season, we'll follow a plot and characters wherever they take us. And we won’t know what happens at the end until we get there, not long before you get there with us.”