Lancaster Story Slam podcast
Fast Forward

Fast Forward

June 9, 2019

Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast, sponsored by LancLiving Realty

Our Lancaster Story Slam theme for May was “Fast Forward” and our talented storytellers definitely went full speed ahead to some surprising endings!

Our winner this month was Gina Melasecca with her story about growing up in Louisiana, a time she wished she could fast forward through; however, looking back she now sees that this formative period in her life led her to become the person she is today.

Gina’s story won her the prized pint glass and spot in the Lancaster Story Slam Grand Slam which will take place in November. Congratulations, Gina!

Next up is Meghan Turk with a comical story from her medical residency in the south.

Now a word from LancLiving Realty, our 2019 sponsor. LancLiving Realty is a local real estate and property management firm based in downtown Lancaster, serving communities throughout Lancaster County, and focused on providing clients with ethical and knowledgeable service. Whether you are buying or selling, LancLiving agents focus on getting the best deal for you, the client.  LancLiving is proud to support great story telling through the Lancaster Story Slam.  LancLiving ... It's where you belong.

Our final story for this month’s podcast is from one of our regular storytellers, Randy Schulz. In honor of the upcoming Father’s Day, Randy recounted a valuable lesson his father once taught him which he has now proudly passed on to his own children.

And that’s it for our podcast for May’s Story Slam. If you enjoy our podcast, you will probably also enjoy our live events! Our June Story Slam is themed “Wake Up Call” and will be held at 7pm on June 25th . Come out and join us at Zoetropolis. The house has been packed this season, so it’s a good idea to purchase tickets online in advance. Tickets are available at our website

Thanks for listening.

WTF - April 2019

WTF - April 2019

May 8, 2019

Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast! In April our Lancaster Story Slam theme was “WTF?” and boy did we hear some incredible stories from our talented storytellers!

Our winner this month was Karen Foerstel with her story about growing up in the 70s and a wild dinner party her parents hosted with Dr. John Money.

Karen’s story won her the prized pint glass and spot in the Lancaster Story Slam Grand Slam which will take place in November. Congratulations, Karen!

Next up is Hong Van Tran Speros with an outrageous tale of rushing to help an elderly woman involved in a car accident and the truly WTF surprise she found waiting for her.

Our next story comes from Danielle Del Isola with her story of how a midlife crisis and several astonishing WTF moments have led her to look at life with a new sense of perspective.

Now a word from LancLiving Realty, our 2019 sponsor. LancLiving Realty is a local real estate and property management firm based in downtown Lancaster, serving communities throughout Lancaster County, and focused on providing clients with ethical and knowledgeable service. Whether you are buying or selling, LancLiving agents focus on getting the best deal for you, the client.  LancLiving is proud to support great story telling through the Lancaster Story Slam.  LancLiving ... It's where you belong.

Our final story for this month’s podcast is from comedian, Joey Tepedino. Joey’s WTF story comes from his days as a pizza delivery guy and one peculiar customer.

If you enjoy our podcast, you will probably also enjoy our live events! Our May Story Slam is themed “Fast Foward” and will be held at 7pm on May 28th . Come out and join us at Zoetropolis. The house has been packed this season, so it’s a good idea to purchase tickets online in advance. Tickets are available at our website. Don’t forget, if you want to come early for dinner, the restaurant will be open!

Thanks for listening!

Courage

Courage

April 1, 2019

Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast! In March our theme was “Courage” and boy were we blown away by what our storytellers had to share with us!

Our winner this month was Tony Crocamo with his story about enlisting in the army during the height of the Vietnam War. As always, Tony’s great at throwing unexpected twists into his stories.

Tony’s story not only won him the prized pint glass and spot in the Lancaster Story Slam Grand Slam which will take place in November, but he also was the first storyteller this season to earn perfect scores from the judges! Congratulations, Tony!

Next up is Mandy Mastros, who told us the stories of Daryl, Larry, and Lucy. Mandy’s story demonstrates that sometimes the most courageous act is being willing to share your vulnerability with others.

Next up is Georgine Wood. Georgine’s story was one that took courage to tell. For Georgine it was a personal victory - the kind you might not expect given that she’s telling this story in front of a live audience.

Now a word from LancLiving Realty, our 2019 sponsor. LancLiving Realty is a local real estate and property management firm based in downtown Lancaster, serving communities throughout Lancaster County, and focused on providing clients with ethical and knowledgeable service. Whether you are buying or selling, LancLiving agents focus on getting the best deal for you, the client.  LancLiving is proud to support great story telling through the Lancaster Story Slam.  LancLiving ... It's where you belong.

Our final story this month is from Gina Melasecca who told her story of overcoming a life-long phobia... of the “c-word.”

And that’s it for our podcast this month. If you enjoy our podcast, you will probably also enjoy our live events! Our April Story Slam is themed “WTF” and will be held at 7pm on April 23rd. Come out and join us at Zoetropolis. The house has been packed this season, so it’s a good idea to purchase tickets online in advance. Tickets are available at our website.

Thanks for listening!

Pet Peeve

Pet Peeve

March 13, 2019

Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast! In February our theme was “Pet Peeve.”

Our winner this month was Beth Horenkamp with a story that illustrated her pet peeve with her husband’s overly cautious nature.  Beth’s story won her the prized pint glass and earned her a spot in the Lancaster Story Slam Grand Slam which will take place in November. Congratulations, Beth!

Next up is Linda Peacock, who told us about her pet peeve with keys and purses.  

Now a word from LancLiving Realty, our 2019 sponsor. LancLiving Realty is a local real estate and property management firm based in downtown Lancaster, serving communities throughout Lancaster County, and focused on providing clients with ethical and knowledgeable service. Whether you are buying or selling, LancLiving agents focus on getting the best deal for you, the client.  LancLiving is proud to support great story telling through the Lancaster Story Slam. LancLiving ... It's where you belong.

Our final story is from Eric Athey who recounted his brush with fame in a guitar lesson with “The Boss” himself. 

That’s it for our podcast this month. If you enjoy our podcast, you will probably also enjoy our live events! Our March Story Slam is themed “Courage” and will be held at 7pm on March 26th.. Come out and join us at Zoetropolis. We sold out the past two months so it would be a good idea to purchase tickets online in advance. Tickets are available at our website.

Thanks for listening!

Fine Line

Fine Line

February 3, 2019

Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast! 

In January we opened our 5th season of Lancaster Story Slam with the theme “Fine Line.”

As the final story teller of the evening and a first time storyteller, Swapna Deshpande, won with her story of losing her passport while traveling. She kept the audience wondering whether or not karma would come to her rescue. 

Next up is Ilhan Kucukaydin, another first time story teller, whose tale of evolving tradition and  adjusting to a new culture had our audience roaring with laughter. 

LancLiving Realty is our 2019 podcast sponsor. LancLiving Realty is a local real estate and property management firm based in downtown Lancaster, serving communities throughout Lancaster County, and focused on providing clients with ethical and knowledgeable service. Whether you are buying or selling, LancLiving agents focus on getting the best deal for you, the client.  LancLiving is proud to support great story telling through the Lancaster Story Slam.  LancLiving ... It's where you belong.

Our final story is from Randy Shultz whose tale is a hilarious confession about crossing the line between being a good Samaritan and a chicken thief. 

If you enjoy our podcast, you will probably also enjoy our live events! Our February Story Slam is themed “Pet Peeve” and will be held at 7pm on February 26th. Come out and join us at Zoetropolis. We sold out this month so it would be a good idea to purchase tickets online in advance.

Thanks for listening!

Bad Idea - Grand Slam 2018

Bad Idea - Grand Slam 2018

December 9, 2018

Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast! 

In November, we hosted our 2018 Lancaster Story Slam Grand Slam and our theme was “Bad Idea!”  As you know, our Grand Slam features our monthly winners from throughout the season who return to compete for the title of Best Storyteller in Lancaster.  

This year, Chris McDougall won the grand slam about how investigating a sound in the alley turned out to be a bad idea.

If you enjoy our podcast, you will probably also enjoy our live events!  A few changes are on the horizon for our fair Story Slam for 2019, so listen up.  Our typical venue, Tellus360 will be undergoing some renovations in the room where we host story slam, so we’ve found an alternate venue in Zoetropolis Cinema Stillhouse for our first few months of 2019.  Please join us at Zoetropolis located at 112 N. Water St, Lancaster. There they currently have a full bar and food, and will be opening a restaurant! As you know, Story Slam is held the 4th Tuesday of each month and in 2019 we will move the event to a 7pm start time!  So, 4th Tuesday of the month, 7pm at Zoetropolis. Now, back to our Grand Slam feature stories!

Michael Evans returned to our stage after initially winning our January “New Beginnings” Slam.  Here is Michael’s story about how building the community within a church is a real challenge.

Our next story comes from Marcus Grimm. Marcus told us about his first internship, writing ad copy at a local radio station. Remember the theme was Bad Idea.

Remember that we’ll launch our 5th season starting on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 7pm at Zoetropolis.  Tickets for our events are available on our website, and while you’re there, you can sign up for our monthly newsletter. This year You can also follow us on Twitter, on Facebook, and watch videos of all the stories from our events on our YouTube channel.

If you enjoyed the podcast, we’d love it if you you would leave a rating and review on iTunes, or let your friends know they can listen to Lancaster folks telling true tales each month.

Thanks for listening!

Skeletons in the Closet

Skeletons in the Closet

November 7, 2018

Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast!

Our theme for October was SKELETONS IN THE CLOSET.

Cynthia Angst won our October Story Slam with her tale of literally finding a skeleton in her kitchen cupboards. 

Cynthia earned our final slot in the 2018 Lancaster Story Slam Grand Slam, which will take place on Tuesday, November 27th at Tellus360. Tickets for this event go on sale now! 

Our next story comes from Sue Cavaliere. Sue tells about learning some of her family’s dark secrets and determines to bring them into the light. 

Our final story is from Beth Horenkamp. Her take on the theme was quite different. 

 

If you enjoyed the podcast, we’d love it if you you would leave a rating and review on iTunes, or let your friends know they can listen to Lancaster folks telling true tales each month.

Thanks for listening!

Homecoming

Homecoming

October 13, 2018

Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast!

Our theme for September was Homecoming.

Mandy Mastros won our Story Slam with her story of growing up in Lancaster under rough circumstances, only to return to the city with a renewed spirit.

Our next story comes from Terri Shadle. Terri tells about her attempt to overcome shyness while traveling.

Our final story is from a first time storyteller. Meghan O’Reilly told us about the challenges that faced her and her siblings when their mother became ill. 

We have one more story slam before the grand slam. Join us on Tuesday, October 23rd for Skeletons in the Closet! We start telling stories at 8pm at Tellus360. Come on out.

If you enjoyed the podcast, we’d love it if you you would leave a rating and review on iTunes, or let your friends know they can listen to Lancaster folks telling true tales each month.

Thanks for listening!

Beach Bum

Beach Bum

September 8, 2018

Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast! 

Our theme for July was “BEACH BUM!” The night was filled with stories of beaches wide and far.

Cliff Lewis won our Beach Bum Story Slam with his story of being shipped to his grandparents house in Florida. Cliff won the title of Best Storyteller in Lancaster back in 2015, and he’ll be returning to the  Grand Slam stage on November 27th. Save the date!

Our next story is from first time storyteller Wendy Baker Davis. Even though it was her first time at the mic, Wendy wasn’t afraid to bare all on stage. Here’s Wendy!

Our final story is from frequent storyteller David Smith. Dave drove out to the Story Slam from his home near Philly after a long day of work, and we’re glad he did. Here is Dave’s story about a vacation from hell.

Our next Story Slam will be held on September 25th and the theme is HOMECOMING! Join us at Tellus360 - we start telling stories at 8pm but most people come early for dinner and drinks. This could be the month you tell your story! Grab your tickets at our website.

If you enjoyed the podcast, we’d love it if you you would leave a rating and review on iTunes, or let your friends know they can listen to Lancaster folks telling true tales each month.

Thanks for listening!

Fast Lane

Fast Lane

August 12, 2018

Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast! Our theme for July was “Fast Lane!” The night was filled with stories of quick exits, high school pranks, and cross country trips. 

We’re swerving into the Fast Lane now with our winning story featuring Chris McDougall. Chris is best known for his best-selling trail running book Born To Run, but this story is about his days as a rower in high school. 

Next up, we were thrilled to see Cliff Lewis return to the mic. Cliff won the title of best storyteller in Lancaster back in 2015, and he returned with this amazing story about an all-American holiday. 

Our final story is from Eileen Joyce, a very funny storyteller from York. This was an audience favorite. 

Our next Story Slam will be held on August 28th and the theme is BEACH BUM! Join us at Tellus360 - we start telling stories at 8pm but most people come early for dinner and drinks. This could be the month you tell your story! Grab your tickets at LancasterStorySlam.com.

If you enjoyed the podcast, we’d love it if you you would leave a rating and review on iTunes, or let your friends know they can listen to Lancaster folks telling true tales each month.