Maddie Mathes

A Man's First Total Solar Eclipse Leaves Him Ready for the Next Sky Show

After 14 hours in a car, and a long weekend camping in the Idaho wilderness, author and former wildland firefighter Jerry Mathes says it was all worth it. “It was the most amazing thing I’ve seen in nature, really,” Mathes said.

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Featured storyteller Awot Haile lives through a revolution that brings freedom to his native country of Eritrea, until he is forced to leave it all behind. Story slam winner Barbara Martin-Sparrow stands up for women’s wear in the 1960s.

Imagine playing with kittens in Idaho while you’re quaffing a brew in Munich. Or trying to grab a prize out of a machine in Beijing while sitting in Boise. As Boise State Radio’ Scott Ki reports, a local company called Apriori Control has the technology to make these applications possible.

Guest storyteller Kelly Lynae Robinson experiences a revolution of her soul after rebelling against deep-rooted religious dogma.

Featured storyteller Carole Holmes finds that even when the embers have gone cold, the phoenix of love rises from the ashes. Story slammer Berni Cockey spends decades making a decision on a prom invitation.

Featured storyteller Susanna Danner finds a burning passion in Big Sur. Story slammer Martha de Simon sets out on a backpacking trip written in the stars.

Featured storyteller James Stead falls for his stepmother’s goddaughter—technically legal in all states. Story slam winner Taylor Green flirts with the hazards of high-school love.

Featured storyteller Erin Ryan finds the ideal relationship - at least in her mind. Story slammer Toni Sinclair charts a high-school love story spanning decades and starring her mom.

Featured storyteller Al Blank befriends and battles the bottle with poetic intensity. Story slammer Greg Duffy finds himself surrounded by a strange posse in a potential barroom brawl.

Featured storyteller Elizabeth Rodgers spends her Hawaiian dream vacation on someone else’s heroin detox. Story slammer Aaron Patterson goes on a lifelong book bender.

Featured storyteller Elisabeth McKetta recounts the recovery and relapses of a chapstick junkie. Story slam winner Richard Mussler-Wright struggles to let go of his LEGOs.

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