Episode Archive: Your Stories

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The second half of our quarantine episode as the COVID-19 quarantine continues. I'm so so grateful for all these great storytellers willing to share themselves for our show. Together we really can get through this weird time. If you can, take advantage of the weirdness. Maybe lay under your table or look up at clouds in the sky? We're all in this together, friends.

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We had a live show scheduled for April but of course had to scrap it due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In our first non-live show we have stories from the wonderful Elizabeth Pfiester, Bethany Willeford, and Melanie Andrews and music from Ben Rathert and Tony Baker.

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Part 2 of our inaugural show on Friday, October 11, 2019 at St. Nick's Brewery in Du Quoin, IL. In this half our storytellers delve into dialect, disparity, and planning ahead. Thank you so much for everyone who contributed and made the trip out, especially those from far-off lands. See you in January! 

Songs: Paradise (John Prine)- Cover Me Up Trio 
Don't Be Afraid to Run (Greg Graffin) - CMUT 
Sunset - Kyle Triplett 
Take Me Home Country Road (John Denver) - CMUT 

Storytellers: 
Kyle Triplett - Supper In the South 
Felicia Dieguez - Disparity In Retrospect 
Jeremy Kanne - Near Empty Tank, Half a World Away

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NEW SPIN-OFF! Now at a lower latitude! Our first official episode of Your Stories South was recorded on Friday, October 11, 2019 at St. Nicholas Brewery in Du Quoin, IL.  This was an incredibly fun night and we had some great talents to help us set it off right.  Our theme was "South!" (please clap) in reference to life here on the southern end of Illinois.  There was a fair amount of room noise during the recording but our storytellers and musicians did excellent all the same.

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It's the second half of our crossover with Lily Be's The Stoop, some of the most real storytelling you can get in Chicago. Plus we get some words from Crystal Dino about her brother Chris, one of the reasons we all got together for this night in the first place!

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The first part of our crossover with one of our favorite storytelling shows in Chicago, the Stoop! We bring together some of our favorite folks for an incredible evening of stories, songs, and hopefully doing a little good.

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In which we journey again to Southern Illinois, in a show produced by the inimitable Benjamin Rathert, and make an exciting announcement about the future of the show...

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The one and only Ben Rathert, friend of the show, has once again this year put together a Your Stories show for the voices of Southern Illinois. Recorded downstate in Ava, this episode is a real treat!