Scared to Death

November 12, 2015
Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast. I’m Carla Wilson event producer. On October 27, 2015 we held our last show of the regular season themed “Scared to Death” and we’ll hear stories from that night in a moment. I want to remind you that we will crown the “2015 Best Storyteller in Lancaster” at our Grand Slam on Tuesday, November 24th at 8pm. We expect that our venue Tellus360 will be packed that night so we recommend that you buy tickets in advance for the show. Visit LancasterStorySlam.com to order your tickets now. I am so proud that we’ve had such a successful first season in Lancaster.
 
As I mentioned earlier our theme for October was Scared to Death. Steve Clark won the night with his scary tale of an awkward first date. Next up is mom and english teacher Allison Read who told us about a time that she had to take her son to hospital. It was a very scary time for her. Our final story on the podcast features former volunteer fireman Patrick Mendoza. 
 
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Jamie Beth - Coincidences From the Great Beyond

November 8, 2015
You’re listening to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast. I’m so happy to bring you this bonus episode. 
 
Thursday, November 5th, marked the 5th Anniversary of our venue Tellus360. Congratulations to owner Joe DeVoy on this milestone. To celebrate, Laura Kendall and Joe hosted a special broadcast of the Friday Live Lancaster show to highlight some of the musicians and artists that perform on stage at Tellus - including one of our storytellers, Jamie Beth, who has told stories on stage several times this season. 
 
For the event, Jamie Beth created her own theme titled “Extreme Coincidences from the Great Beyond.”
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Matthew Kabik on Friday Live Lancaster

October 23, 2015

Each Friday at The Rabbit & The Dragonfly, Friday Live Lancaster hosts a live-streaming radio show about the arts and humanities in the city of Lancaster, PA, hosted by Laura Kendall of The Ware Center and Joe Devoy of Tellus360. Recently we were invited to Friday Live Lancaster to talk about our upcoming Grand Slam happening in November.  The producers also asked me to bring along one of our storytellers, so of course, I brought our very first Lancaster Story Slam winner, Matthew Kabik.

 
You heard it here first: We expect the November 24th Grand Slam event to sell out. We highly suggest that you buy tickets in advance. $8 online and $10 at the door (if seats are still available). Ticket sales will start on Wednesday October 28. You can order tickets at LancasterStorySlam.com
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Schooled

October 9, 2015

Here's three stories from our monthly live Lancaster Story Slam event held at Tellus360 in Lancaster, PA. Our theme for September was "Schooled."

First up is a story from former German teacher, Bruce Sperber, who told us the winning story of the night. You'll then hear from Carter Grimm who told us about a high school friend. Joe Fleishmann questions the phrase "the customer is always right" in his story.
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Family Feud

September 10, 2015

You can choose your friends but you can’t choose your family. Here's a few stories from our "Family Feud" Lancaster Story Slam which was held August 25, 2015 at Tellus360 in Lancaster, PA. 

 
Chris McDougall won our story slam with this story of learning about a longstanding feud amongst his extended family - a family which happens to own two of South Philadelphia’s most renowned bakeries. 
 
We had a meta moment at Lancaster Story Slam that we wanted to share. In May, Carolyn McKalips told a story about traveling the southwest with her father when she was nine years old. After her father watched the story on YouTube, he texted Carolyn to set the record straight. Here’s how Carolyn described his reaction during our family feud slam. 
 
Our next story is from a first timer. Gerri Baker appeared nervous before taking the stage, but once she stepped to the mic, she showed she was a natural. 
 
Our final story is from Ken Mueller. Ken tells us about how he often ended up getting the brunt of his brother’s teasing.
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Our Interview on Friday Live Lancaster!

August 23, 2015

Lancaster Story Slam co-founder Carla Wilson recently appeared on Friday Live Lancaster to talk about Lancaster Story Slam and our upcoming "Family Feud" Story Slam, which is Tuesday, August 25 at Tellus360.

Friday Live Lancaster is Lancaster, PA's live, online radio show about the City of Lancaster, its art, culture, people, and events. The hosts of the show are Laura Kendall, Director of the Ware Center at Millersville University, and Joe Devoy, the owner of Tellus360The show takes place at The Rabbit & The Dragonfly (51 N. Market Street in Place Marie), Fridays at 11 am.

So why was I invited as a guest on the show? To talk about Lancaster Story Slam, of course!

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Boiling Point

August 13, 2015
Here's three stories from our July Story Slam themed “Boiling Point!” We heard stories about people reaching their emotional boiling point, as well as stories about making others reaching their boiling point, and we also heard about sweltering in temperatures which reach the boiling point! 
 
Samantha Bare won the story slam with her recollection of living at college, and how a simmering relationship with her roommates came to a full boil one night. Nick Peterson is our next storyteller. Nick signed up at the last minute to tell his story about an aggravating travel day that made him hot under the collar. Our final story is from Adam Chamberland. Adam tells about the Costco experience and how he bit his lip in repeated circumstances. 
 
A warning that there is some foul language used in these stories - as expected when the theme is Boiling Point. 
 
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It’s My Job

July 9, 2015

Here's three stories from our Lancaster Story Slam event themed "It's My Job" that was held on June 23, 2015 at Tellus360 in Lancaster, PA. Liz Yocom won our Story Slam with her explanation of how her job differs from her passion. We often take our first job as a teenager, when we’re still trying to discover both the world and ourselves. Jamie Beth told a powerful story of what she learned from a very awkward experience at the record store in which she worked. We might think working as a lifeguard would be a dream come true. Jason Griffith gave us an inside look at the rather gross responsibilities of being a lifeguard manager. 

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Road Trip

June 12, 2015
In May, we took a Road Trip! Thanks for listening to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast. Here's 3 stories from our live Story Slam event held monthly at Tellus360 in Lancaster PA. 
 
Aaron Lewis won our Road Trip Story Slam with his story of traveling through the Nevada desert. Michael Sirianni told a touching story about taking a trip with some friends in Minnesota that ended in a life changing experience. Our final story if from JJ Sheffer, who has a sweet Road trip story.
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Bonus: 3 Stories from the 2015 Season

May 22, 2015

Here's 3 bonus stories from the start of our 2015 Lancaster Story Slam season. (As you know our live storytelling events are held the 4th Tuesday of each month at Tellus360 in Lancaster, PA). On this podcast, Donna Talarico told us about how a wild night out turned into an embarrassing moment the morning after, Lori Galati aka "Story Lori" shared her Good Vibrations story, and Jamie Beth tells about caring for her father in his final days.

 
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