Lancaster Story Slam podcast
Second Thoughts

Second Thoughts

April 12, 2022

Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam monthly podcast featuring three excellent stories from our March 22 online story slam. My name is Tony Crocamo, co-producer, with JJ Sheffer, of Lancaster Story Slam. We’ve got some exciting news—our April 26 story slam will be live and in-person at Zoetropolis Cinema, 112 North Water Street, Lancaster, PA.

That’s right, live storytelling in front of a live audience for the first time in two years. We are excited to experience the excitement of live storytelling and hope you will join us. Our April theme, appropriately, is Cautious Optimism. Tickets are available at Lancaster Story Slam dot com. And while you’re online, why not book a reservation at the Zoetropolis Stillhouse Restaurant adjacent to the theater.

Lancaster Story Slam is held every 4th Tuesday of the month at 7pm. Our friends at York Story Slam gather every 3rdTuesday of the month, their April 19 theme is: Courage.

Lancaster Story Slam is made possible by the generous sponsorship of LancLiving a real estate and property management firm serving communities throughout Lancaster County and focused on providing clients with ethical and knowledgeable service. LancLiving proudly supports great story telling through Lancaster Story Slam.

For first time listeners, here’s a quick description of LSS--each month our storytellers present a 5-minute true story related to the theme of the evening. They don’t use props, notes, or music—just the storyteller at the mic for a five-minute true story.

Each month’s winner gets a coveted LSS pint glass and earns a spot in our Nov. 29 grand slam. Our theme for March was Second Thoughts. We heard stories of regret stories of relief, stories that were thoughtful and humorous. 

First up is our March Story Slam Winner Randall Arthur who earned a LSS pint glass and a spot in our Nov. 29 Grand Slam with his story of failing to connect with women in bars until that one night in Michigan that seemed to be the exception.

Next, we have Rebecca Thatcher-Murcia who suggests that artistic misjudgment might be hereditary. Rebecca relates how her mom dismissed a major cultural icon of the 60’s and 70’s and how Rebecca, also had a blind spot for recognizing the talent of a popular musical star of our day.

Our Next storyteller, Dave Smith describes the lengths, or heights, he would go to be a good father, and/or to not be outdone by his own son.

So glad you could join us for these three samples from our March 2022 Lancaster Story Slam. Next month we’ll post stories from our April 26 Story Slam at Zoetroplois Theater, our first live event in two years. The theme is cautious optimism.  To join us live, visit LancasterStorySlam.com And please remember when you, friends, family, or co-workers are ready to buy or sell real estate in the Lancaster area, contact your LancLiving agent, Alex King at alex@lancliving.com

Worst-Case Scenario

Worst-Case Scenario

April 12, 2022

Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam monthly podcast featuring three excellent stories from our February 22 online story slam.

My name is Tony Crocamo, co-producer, with JJ Sheffer, of Lancaster Story Slam.

Since you enjoy storytelling, why not join Lancaster Story Slam live each 4th Tuesday of the month. Our theme for March 22 is: ‘Second Thoughts. We will again be online in March. We are working on resuming in-person story slams very soon. For the latest information on that and our current themes, visit LancasterStorySlam.com. And don’t forget our friends at York Story Slam every 3rd Tuesday of the month, their March 15th theme is: Close Call.

We are pleased to announce that LancLiving is a LSS sponsor for 2022, their fourth consecutive year! LancLiving is a 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. LancLiving proudly supports great story telling through Lancaster Story Slam.

Each month our storytellers present a true story related to the theme of the month. They don’t use props, notes, or music—just the storyteller at the mic for a five-minute story. Each month’s winner earns a spot in our Nov. 29 Lancaster Story Slam grand slam.

Our theme for February was Worst-case scenario. We heard stories that were humorous, frightening, sobering, and tragic. First up is Beth Profitt.

 

Beth, a first time storyteller, won our Feb. Slam with her story of preparation and heartbreak. As a child Beth’s favorite novel began with a disaster and celebrated being prepared for any eventuality. Beth shares how she adopted being prepared very seriously all her life. And how she discovered no amount of preparation steel’s you for life’s Worst-Case Scenario

 

Randy Schulz

It’s often said that Love is blind, and it’s true that some have found love on a blind date. Fearing a Worst-Case Scenario, Randy Schultz tells us why he delayed, for more than a year, going on a blind date with Gail. He couldn’t know Gail would become the love of his life or that only his half of the date could be considered blind.

 

Melissa Anne Snavely

in her Worst-case Scenario story self-professed goody-two shoes Melissa Snavely raises the philosophical question of whether one can do the right thing for the wrong reason. Her story involves a hockey game, penalty boxes, public transportation, a random act of vandalism and its consequences.

 

So glad you could join us for these three samples from our February 2022 Lancaster Story Slam. Next month we’ll post stories from March 22 Lancaster Story Slam; the Theme is: ‘Second Thoughts. To join us live, visit LancasterStorySlam.com

And please remember when you, friends, family, or co-workers are ready to buy or sell real estate in the Lancaster area, contact your LancLiving agent, Alex King at alex@lancliving.com

Grand Slam - Picture Perfect

Grand Slam - Picture Perfect

January 9, 2022

Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast!

The theme for the 2021 Lancaster Story Slam Grand Slam was ‘Picture Perfect.’  All of our monthly winners from the regular season returned to compete for the title of Best Storyteller in Lancaster. We heard stories about taking pictures, learning about a photo editor’s vision for photos, and discovering some pictures from the past.

In the end Jamie Beth Cohen was named our 2021 Lancaster Story Slam Grand Slam winner with her story about one of her father’s pictures. Congratulations to Jamie Beth! 

The next story on this podcast comes from Mark Lentz and the picture perfect life his mom painted for him.  

Our final storyteller from our 2021 Grand Slam is Steve McLean.  Steve earned bragging rights as our 2020 Best Storyteller in Lancaster and shared this story about a trip to Maine. 

And that’s it for our Grand Slam podcast. Stay tuned to our website for details about our 2022 season. There are a few changes on the horizon. Thank you for your continued support of live storytelling and thanks for listening.

Close Encounters

Close Encounters

November 14, 2021

Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast!

In October the theme for Lancaster Story Slam was ‘Close Encounters.’ We heard stories about close encounters while camping, while traveling and while naked.

In the end we had three winners on the night!  Congratulations to Hunter Olstein, Beth Horenkamp and Eileen Joyce who all earned spots in our Grand Slam in December! 

First up, let’s hear a story from Hunter Olstein who told us about a close encounter he had while traveling.  

Now let’s hear Beth Horenkamp and her close encounters story. 

Our final storyteller from October is Eileen Joyce who shared a funny story about a close encounter she had while traveling. 

This was our last regular story slam of 2021. As you know we bring back all the monthly winners from January to October to compete for the title of Best Storyteller in Lancaster at our annual Grand Slam!  This year’s Grand Slam theme is Picture Perfect. Stay tuned to our website for details about our December 7th Grand Slam.  

Thanks for listening. 

Everything I Learned and Summer Camp

Everything I Learned and Summer Camp

October 10, 2021

Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast!

In September we celebrated two themes for Lancaster Story Slam.  On this podcast you’ll hear stories on the themes “Everything I Learned” and “Summer Camp," and we’re going to treat you to four stories on this podcast.

We had two winners this month!  Congratulations to both Jack Horenkamp and Mark Lentz.

First up, let’s hear a story from Jack who told us about an eventful summer camp trip he took with some friends.  

Next up let's hear Mark’s “Everything I Learned” story. 

Both Mark and Jack won a prized pint glass and earned spots in the Lancaster Story Slam Grand Slam which will take place on December 7. Congratulations!

Our third story is from Alex King. Alex told us about a summer camp he visited with his son. 

Our final storyteller from the September story slam is Tony Crocamo who shared some things he’s learned after 50 years of marriage.

And that’s it for our September podcast. If you enjoy our podcast, you will probably also enjoy our live event! That’s right our October Lancaster Story Slam will be IN PERSON at Zoetropolis on October 26th.  Sign up for our monthly newsletter, read our blog and follow us on social media for more details! 

Thanks for listening!

Without A Doubt

Without A Doubt

July 10, 2021

Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast! Our theme for June’s Lancaster Story Slam was “Without a Doubt!”

The winner for June’s Story Slam was Jamie Beth Cohen with her story of the difference a year can make.

Jamie 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, Jamie Beth!

Next up is Mark Lentz with his story about realizing that rehab was without a doubt where he needed to be.

Our final storyteller is David Iglesias. David Iglesias told the story of his travels throughout Europe.

Our gratitude to LancLiving Realty for their sponsorship of our 2021 season!

If you enjoy our podcast, you will probably also enjoy our live Zoom events! Our July Story Slam is themed “Summer Camp” and will be held at 7 pm on July 27th. Visit our website for more details.

Thanks for listening. 

Home Run

Home Run

June 13, 2021

Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast! Our theme for May’s Lancaster Story Slam was “Home Run!”

Our winner this month was Steve McLean with his story of his college music professor, Dr. Shirley Munger, and the lessons she taught him.

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

Next up is Lauren Henry with her story about spending time with her father and their tradition of birthday baseball. 

Our final storyteller is Randall Arthur. Randall told the story of a little league coach who failed to make sure he was understood, but certainly left an impression.

Big thanks to LancLiving Realty, our 2021 sponsor!

And that’s it for our May “Home Run” podcast. If you enjoy our podcast, you will probably also enjoy our live Zoom events! Our June Story Slam is themed “Without a Doubt” and will be held at 7 pm on June 22nd.  Visit our website to learn more and register!  Thanks for listening! 

Lights Out

Lights Out

May 16, 2021

Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast! Our theme for April’s Lancaster Story Slam was “Lights Out!"

Our winner for April was Swapna Deshpande with her story about the simple childhood pleasure of ice cubes.

Next up is Mark Lentz with his story about the time his face had an impromptu meeting with a tree.

Our final storyteller is Jonathan Lopes.  Jonathan told the story of his trip to Florida to see Wrestle Mania live for the first time.

Our gratitude to LancLiving Realty for their generous sponsorship of our 2021 season. LancLiving is proud to support great storytelling through the Lancaster Story Slam for the third year in a row.  LancLiving, it's where you belong.

And that’s it for our April “Lights Out” podcast. If you enjoy our podcast, you will probably also enjoy our live Zoom events! Our May Story Slam is themed “Home Run” and will be held at 7 pm on May 25th. Visit our website to register!

Thanks for listening. 

Next Time

Next Time

April 10, 2021

Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast! Our theme for March’s Lancaster Story Slam was “Next Time.”

Our winner for March was Steph Holmes with her story about her relationship with an elderly dementia patient. 

Next up is Mark Lentz with his story about going fishing with his college wrestling coach.

Our final story is from Malinda Harnish Clatterbuck.  Malinda shared her story of upping her running game during the pandemic.

Our gratitude to LancLiving Realty.  LancLiving is proud to support great storytelling through the Lancaster Story Slam for the third year in a row.

If you enjoy our podcast, you will probably also enjoy our live Zoom events! Our April Story Slam is themed “Lights Out” and will be held at 7 pm on April 27th

Thanks for listening!

Oil and Water

Oil and Water

February 28, 2021

Welcome to the Lancaster Story Slam podcast! Our theme for February’s Story Slam was “Oil & Water.”

Our winner was David Smith with his story about his college roommate, Chris, and his nighttime escapades. 

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

Next up is Lauren Henry with her story of the changes that occurred for her in 1974. 

Our final storyteller is Steve McLean. Steve shared a story about his venture into the tourism industry in Philadelphia. 

Our gratitude to LancLiving Realty, our 2021 sponsor. LancLiving is proud to support great storytelling through the Lancaster Story Slam for the third year in a row. 

If you enjoy our podcast, you will probably also enjoy our live Zoom events! Our March Story Slam is themed “Next Time” and will be held at 7 pm on March 23rd

Thanks for listening!

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