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"In the mess I got to break myself in half, like the Titanic, and see what I'm really made of."
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Katie reflects on how her strict adherence to rules while growing up informs how she manages personal problems now.

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Paul could probably start a country music career of his own inspired by tales of various and sundry "rooms" and roommates from his five years spent in Eugene, Oregon, before landing back in his home state of Illinois. He prefers telling the stories through the lens of Garth Brooks songs, and we have a wonderful time singing the megastar's classic lyrics in between Paul's memories of living with bandmates, rats, and the cougar-esque manager of the coffee shop he worked at (look into the song That Summer for more details on their relationship). 

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Help celebrate our birthday with the second part of our third annual Annual episode, which features another bunch of great storytellers, friends, and songs from 2014! 

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Dear friend and bibliophile Chris Crotwell sat down with me to chat freely and at any volume we chose about his home away from home, libraries. Chris happens to be a librarian with a Master's of Library Science, so he's not just a card-carrying member. He has a ton of first-hand library experience from the other side of the circ desk, and he is even a part of a new teen program being instated at public libraries all over Chicago.

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Kellen mans this episode alone and things get pretty serious as he and guest Charley Carroll chat about video game addiction.

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Have some relaxing #chilltime with Mike and I as he tells me all about his deep love of the enigma that chillin' can be. It can't always be planned. It doesn't always have to be alone. It's best done with one wall of the room being replaced by a giant aquarium.

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This week, VStheUNIVERSE's Aaron Amendola checks in to chat about what he calls his favorite game of all time - Dragon Age: Inquisition.

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We're going into our fourth year as a podcast, guys! Exciting! To celebrate, we're looking back at year three by presenting some of our favorite storytellers and songs from 2014.