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From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

Once Matt had wrestled with the big Qs of "Where do we go after this?" and "Why do we do what we do?" in his youth, he found himself more focused on the even bigger picture as as adult: "Where did this all come from?" Now, oscillating between all three and folding these big questions into being a psychiatric nurse, writer, and improviser, he finds the idea that all of existence came from cosmic "shrapnel" inordinately comforting.

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Horror Stories 3, Part 1

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, October 16th, 2017

It's that time of year again. We're very happy about that.  

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Remembering Tom Petty

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Past guests, listeners, and friends share their feelings on the rock icon. 

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

Ready for a dense chat about embarrassment, purpose, and fear of death? Good, because it’s coming for you! Shay went from being an artist and coproducer of Mortified Chicago to adding a more recent passion for being a death doula and funeral celebrant. Throughout those projects, she's asked others how they want to be perceived and remembered by audiences and loved ones, what story they want to be telling.

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, October 9th, 2017

This week, a solo Eric interlude from another Chicago storytelling show. 

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

We're putting together a collaborative tribute and we'd love your help!

From the podcast: MBSing

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Dive in to this inception of a podcast: MBS was on Blank Cassette to talk to Eric Garneau about U Talkin' U2 To Me. On a week by week basis, Eric uses Blank Cassette to interview a guest about a mixtape or playlist they've made in the past and what went into its construction.

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

This week: A podcast discussion of a playlist tribute to a podcast about an iconic band (mostly). 

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Living Spell

From the podcast: Your Stories

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

For the first time, we rocked out the big stage at the Beat Kitchen to celebrate the award-winning Muscular Clown and their latest production, the Street Wizard's Apprentice webseries! 

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Ben's Volume 157

From the podcast: Blank Cassette

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

Our dear friend Ben becomes the first Blank Cassette three-timer with a story about the work it requires to be there for your family. 

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