Nightmares

October 30, 2017

Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast! 

Our October Story Slam was themed “Nightmares,” and we heard tales about having nightmares, living through nightmares, and giving nightmares!

Cynthia Angst won the night and earned a slot in the 2017 GRAND SLAM with her nightmare come to life.  

This next story was an audience favorite. Randy Schulz talks about a memorable experience with his son that could have turned into a nightmare.

We have one more story for you. This was truly a living nightmare, but Jill Milton can laugh about it now. Let’s hear her story.

 If you have been a podcast listener, but haven’t made it to one of our live events, the 2017 GRAND SLAM is the event for you! The GRAND SLAM will take place on November 28th at 8pm at Tellus 360 in downtown Lancaster. Tickets for the GRAND SLAM have sold out in years past, and they are on sale now - until they are sold out. We hope to see you there.

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.  Please remember to follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, and subscribe to our YouTube channel so you can watch videos of all the storytellers. 

Thanks for listening.

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Old School

October 9, 2017

Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast! 

Our September Story Slam was themed “Old School,” and we heard tales about being in school, as well as stories about doing things “old school!”

Let’s hear the winning story by Brian William Gish

Our next story was an audience favorite! Mike Lombardo tells about trying to score points with his wife - and how it was an upward battle.

Our next storyteller is also a first timer, Kirk Hummel. Kirk wowed us with his imagery in this story - it’s funny and a little disturbing!  

Here are few dates to jot down in your calendar.

Our next Story Slam is our last regular story slam of the season! Come on out on October 24th and the theme is Nightmares! Tell us your favorite story about having nightmares while sleeping or living a nightmare in your life - maybe it was a terrible job or a rough relationship. Our events are held at Tellus360 and we start telling stories at 8pm.

Also - you don’t want to miss the 2017 GRAND SLAM, which will take place on November 28th. Tickets for the GRAND SLAM have sold out in years past, so make a note to order your tickets on Wednesday, October 25th so you get your seat!

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.  You can also follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, and watch videos of all our storytellers on YouTube!

Thanks for listening!

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Hot Mess

August 27, 2017

Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast! Our August Story Slam was themed “Hot Mess” and the night ended in a tie! Two stories about being caught in dangerous heat won the night. 

Let’s start with the co-winning story from Jim Pollak

If you love storytelling because you are a writer, check out HippoCamp 2017! HippoCamp is a three day conference for creative non-fiction writers, and this year features keynote speakers Tobias Wolff and Dinty W. Moore. The conference includes special breakout sessions on writing, publishing and even storytelling. It’s all happening right in downtown Lancaster this September 8-10, 2017.

The co-winner of the night was no stranger to our stage. Aaron Lewis won a Lancaster Story Slam last year and has emceed both here and in York. 

 

Both Aaron and Jim Pollak will be competing in our 2017 Lancaster Story Slam Grand Slam this November.

Our final story has a different type of Hot Mess. Jim Hamrick told this story of a very awkward moment shopping with his family.

Our next Story Slam will be Tuesday, September 26th and the theme is Old School. Tell us your favorite story of being a student in school, teaching at school, or how you tackled an issue “old school.” Our events are held at Tellus360 and we start telling stories at 8pm.

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!

 

 

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That One Time

August 5, 2017

Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast. 

Our July Story Slam was themed, “That One Time,” and we had so many people sign up to tell stories! 

Our July winner was Linda Silberman. Linda won with her story of “coming to” and finding herself in a very precarious situation. Here is Linda!

Linda had an excellent July. In addition to winning Lancaster Story Slam, she also won Harrisburg Story Slam, which debuted earlier in the month. Congratulations Linda!

Our next story was the first story told at our “That One Time” Story Slam, and it kind of set the tone for the night. Mitch Jureckson had us all cracking up with his story of a college prank that got a bit out of hand. Here’s Mitch!

 

Our final storyteller is Liz Yocom. Liz has told a few stories about her dating life, and this is one of her funniest. Here’s Liz.

Our next Story Slam is themed “Hot Mess,” and will be held on Tuesday, August 22nd at Tellus360 in downtown Lancaster, PA. You can order your tickets and watch videos of stories at our website.

And don’t forget to check out other local Story Slams - York Story Slam, West Chester Story Slam, and Harrisburg Story Slam!

Well, that’s our podcast for this month! If you are a fan of the Lancaster Story Slam podcast - please let your friends know, or write a review on iTunes.

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Awkward Pause

July 9, 2017

Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast! Our June Story Slam was themed “Awkward Pause!” We had so much fun listening to stories about those awkward moments in people’s lives. It was fascinating to hear people’s takes on this theme and we’ve chosen three of our favorite stories from the night.

First up, Tony Crocamo won the Story Slam with his awkward love story.

If you love storytelling because you are a writer, check out HippoCamp 2017! HippoCamp is a three day conference for creative non-fiction writers, and this year features keynote speakers Tobias Wolff and Dinty W. Moore. The conference includes special breakout sessions on writing, publishing and even storytelling. It’s all happening right in downtown Lancaster this September eighth through tenth. 

Our next story is from first-time storyteller Marc Anthony. Marc cracked us up by telling this story of how his celebrity crush led to some very awkward moments.

Sometimes awkward moments can bubble up into rage. That’s what happened to Meg Martin in this Awkward Moments story. A word of warning - Meg’s story contains foul language so turn the dial down if kids are listening.  Meg’s story was a crowd favorite and her mannerisms on stage made the story even better. You can watch Meg’s story and all our stories on the Lancaster Story Slam YouTube page.

Our next Story Slam will be Tuesday, July 25th and the theme is “That One Time!” This is really an open theme - tell us that epic story you always share with family and friends! Our events are held at Tellus360 and we start telling stories at 8pm.

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!

 

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Don’t Tell Mom

June 11, 2017

Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast! Our May Story Slam was themed Don’t Tell Mom!

Our winner on the night was first-time storyteller Brian Layng, who shared his story about how much his mother worries about him.

Our next storyteller was also a first-timer - Jim Pollak! Jim explained how his relationship with his mother has changed over the years.

Our final storyteller has told several stories about her relationship with her mother, so we were excited to hear what story she would tell us on this night! Here's Linda Silberman.

Our next Story Slam will be Tuesday, June 27th and the theme is ... Awkward Pause! We want to hear stories about those embarrassing moments where the room fell quiet, or where you expressed some other type of extreme awkwardness. You can read more about the theme at LancasterStorySlam.com. Our events are held at Tellus360 and we start telling stories at 8pm.

If you enjoyed the podcast, we’d love it if 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!

 

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Money

May 12, 2017

The theme for our April Story Slam was Money! We had a fun night, hearing from several first time storytellers and a few seasoned performers also.

David Smith won our Money story Slam with his tale of a moment when his understanding of money changed. 

We’ve all tried to save money in ways which we later regret. Melissa Snavely tells her story of trying to get something for free. Was it worth it? We’ll let you decide.

Our final storyteller is Chris McDougall. In his early days, Chris was a foreign reporter for AP. At our “Money’ Story Slam, he told us about one of his dangerous “other duties” during this time.

Our next Story Slam is themed “Don’t Tell Mom,” and will be held on Tuesday May 23rd at Tellus360 in downtown Lancaster, PA. You can order your tickets and watch videos of stories at LancasterStorySlam.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.

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Man vs. Beast

April 7, 2017

Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast! 

Our March Story Slam was themed “Man Vs. Beast” and it felt like everyone had a story! We heard tales about wild animals and challenging pets - and when it was over, Matt McDunnell won the night with his squirrelly tale. Matt took the prized pint glass and earned a spot in our November Grand Slam.

 

 

Our next Storyteller is Samantha Bare. Sam had won a story slam last season, and returned with her sad tale about her beloved hamster.

Next up is first-time storyteller Adam Shapiro

 

Our next Story Slam will be Tuesday, April 25th and the theme is Money! Tell us a story about how money - or lack of it - has shaped your life. Our events are held at Tellus360 and we start telling stories at 8pm. You can pick up your tickets at lancasterstoryslam.com and if you want to tell a story, simply sign up when you arrive.

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!

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Love and Hate

March 12, 2017

The 2017 Lancaster Story Slam season is in full swing. Our theme for February was “Love and Hate,” and we heard all different takes on the subject. It was quite a turnout too as people celebrated Mardi Gras - a festive night for sure!

When it was over, Beth Horenkamp was declared the winning storyteller. Beth has taken to the stage several times over the past two years. 

Beth will be returning to the Grand Slam this November. She was also a grand slam competitor last season!

Do you have a story you want to tell on stage? Have you been secretly thinking you want to tell a story but would like a boost of confidence? We’re holding our Storytelling Workshop on Wednesday night, April 5th at Tellus 360. Our two-hour class will help you think through how to draft your story and provide tips on telling your story live on stage. Learn more on the website, Lancaster Story Slam on the Workshops page. Register to secure your spot.

Laura Heller told about how one slip changed her whole international experience. 

Here’s a totally different take on the theme of Love and Hate. Linda Silberman was a first-time storyteller, and we can say we are glad she is back her in Pennsylvania. 

Our final storyteller is my co-producer, Jim Breslin. He recalls a controversial celebrity that he worked with years ago.

Lancaster Story Slam is always held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Tellus360. Our events start at 8pm, but we recommend arriving early to grab a pint and food at the front bar. You can check out all the details, the rules, and the the themes for the year at our website - 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.

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Small World

February 7, 2017

Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast!We kicked off our third season of storytelling with the theme of Small World! Eileen Joyce won the night with her story of stalking like-named people throughout the world. 

Our second storyteller is Tony Crocamo. If you’ve been listening to the podcast, you know Tony’s stories, always thoughtful and well told. Tony happened to be the first name drawn out of a hat at our January Story Slam, so it was a delight for us to open up the 2017 season with this story.

Do you dream of telling a story onstage, but feel like you’d like some assistance? We’re making plans to hold our annual storytelling workshop - a two-hour class that will help you shape your story and steel your nerves to take the plunge. Our tentative date is Wednesday, April 12th. Check the news section of our website for confirmation and to register.

Our final storyteller is Melissa Snavely. Melissa is one of our volunteers who helps us with ticketing and admissions at our live events. She told her inspiring story of attending the Women’s March in Washington DC and the memories it conjured up.

Lancaster Story Slam is always held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Tellus360. Our events start at 8pm, but we recommend arriving early to grab a pint and food at the front bar. You can check out all the details, the rules, and the the themes for the year at our website - 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.  Thanks for listening!

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