Becky & Blair are my second favorite pairing in season one. They captured that feeling of two people talking unselfconsciously – In a way that no one else could. They also do one of the best jobs of setting up how they met and the arch of their friendship journey. It was a slow burn …
May 01 2020
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Mar 02 2020
Well, we wanted to do 100 listens in 30 days. That would put us in the top 50% of all podcasts launched last year. So getting 70 listens on day one, is a pretty nice thing to fall asleep to. Thank you so much! We did an amazing show, shared a bunch of new friends, …
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Jul 19 2014
I don’t know if he would remember this, but I first met Eric May, after a Story Week event. We rode down an elevator together and I listened intently as he spoke about a student’s recent work. Later he featured on an early podcast for us.
We run into each other fairly often, at readings and various events. This city is full of my favorite people, and he fits right into the great stuff going on in Chicago.
“How is your new show going?” He asked me at the Printer’s Row Lit festival.
“Awesome, but it’s hard to explain. You should come and see what we are doing. It’s sort of next level. If you liked the community aspect of the Story Luck show, it’s like that times ten.”
He came, and told two off the cuff tales about last month’s theme, “I’ve never met you, but I think you’re great!” That theme and other’s stories sparked for him, “I’ve never met you, but I bet you know where you’re going,” and, “I’ve never met you, but you look like X famous person!”
“It doesn’t matter what I’m dressed like, or how big a scowl I’m wearing, I’ve just got a look that says to people, He’s friendly and knows where he’s going, we should ask him for directions.” (Not a direct quote.)
Now, because I love Natalia Nebel, I knew he was going to be featuring in January 2015 at Sunday Salon Chicago. But that’s way too far away. I wanted to see him do a proper reading. His book, Bedrock Faith, had just been published to rave reviews and great sales.
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Aug 12 2013
[wpvoting] I’ve tried to tell this story much in the same way one tells a story to a friend. It’s something that has occurred, you think about it, turn it over in your head and then tell it. I don’t know if it works or it doesn’t. Don’t know if this is what is expected …
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Jul 28 2013
Pursuant to the assigned directive, my associates and I induced fiduciary precipitation in a dumbwaiter. In other words, me and my homies brought a stack of bills into an elevator and made it fuckin’ rain.
I’m not sure how we originally arrived at the idea (we being me and Miss Polly “The Uke-meister” Yukevich), but it appealed to us on a number of levels. One, it would definitely be unexpected. Two, a rain of dollar bills has the potential to really brighten someone’s day. Three, we really wanted to treat a bunch of business professionals like strippers.
We figured we should make it rain on a weekday, since that’s when most elevators in the Loop get the heaviest traffic. Ideally we were looking for a building tall enough and busy enough to have an express elevator, so that the skipped floors would give us more time to do our thing. We figured fifty dollars would be enough to achieve the desired effect. Aside from that, we needed business clothes (for disguise) and a portable speaker (for blasting dance music in the elevator). During our practice runs in Polly’s apartment, we also determined that it’s hard to make it rain effectively unless you are standing on some kind of elevated structure, such as a bar at a strip club or – in our case – a plastic crate.
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Jul 24 2012
Here is July’s podcast.
I am a big believer in focusing on the live experience. I want the live show to be the best it can be. All our performers should feel comfortable talking directly to the people in front of them, bring props, go without a mic, dance around, pantomime, or whatever it is they need to create magic in that room that night. We don’t sacrifice the beauty that happens live to help a digital replication.
Live, meant for the stage performance doesn’t translate to the screen well, and similarly the podcasts aren’t as much fun as the shows.
One of the things Janna talked about when we were designing the show, was a call to avoid architecture, to allow for the organic growth of the event and the evenings. We believe this was the right move, and that because of this hands off approach there have been truly magical nights, nights were connections were made, nights where themes immerged, nights where it all came together for specific people in a specific room.
We live in fleeting moments.
Still, we are deeply interested in sharing with rouges, vagabonds, those out of state, and the cute girl next door, the one who just can’t bear to leave; we want them all to listen in. We want to allow for everyone to share these experiences with us after the experience itself is over.
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Apr 11 2012
April 1st was our first Anniversary! We are officially one year old. And a ton of you showed up to celebrate, thank you. It was great to see such a crowd of people checking in on us. I hope we dolled out an ample amount of hugs.
For those of you who missed the April 1st show or any of the past shows, live vicariously!
In observance of April 1st, one of our features this month was asked to tell a fib. If you want to skip the suspense, click bellow to find out who it was.
April 2011 Here’s the Story Podcast Hope you liked this month’s cast!
Feature List: Cameron Esposito, Dave Jennings, Jeff Gandy, Bill Larkin, Deanna Moffit! (Stepped in for Emily Walker)
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