Story Story Night

Story Story Night is a storytelling phenomenon based in Boise, Idaho, with live events showcasing true stories on a theme, told live on stage and without notes. 

As a proud longtime partner of the program, Boise State Public Radio recorded and currently hosts a two-year span of Story Story Night podcasts below, dating from the start of the program to April 2012. 

Find current and future Story Story Night podcasts at, or subscribe now to the podcast feed.


Stories of (Mis)Direction from Mom and Dad
10:39 am
Mon June 20, 2011

Featuring Jenah Thornborrow And Story Slammer Richard Mussler-Wright

Featured storyteller Jenah Thornborrow embodies the spirit of her father abroad then at home. Story slammer Richard Mussler-Wright passes down the story, story facts of life.

Stories of (Mis)Direction from Mom and Dad
10:42 am
Mon June 13, 2011

Featuring John McKetta And Story Slammer Sara Haas

Featured storyteller John McKetta, after decades of parental grooming to the contrary, comes out straight. Story slammer Sara Haas steers straight with driving direction from dear old Dad.

Stories of (Mis)Direction from Mom and Dad
10:51 am
Mon June 6, 2011

Featuring Emma Arnold And Story Slammer Shereé Whiteley

Featured storyteller Emma Arnold employs an unconventional parenting tactic with her not-so-brave son. Story slam winner Shereé Whiteley experiences the subtleties of maternal guile, south of the border style.

Podcast Exclusive
10:54 am
Wed June 1, 2011

Featuring Kate Riley

Kate Riley Story Story Studio instructor Kate Riley gains life lessons as the daughter of a preacher man.

Stories of Growing Pains & Rites of Passage
10:57 am
Mon May 23, 2011

Featuring Story Slammers Matt Erpelding And Marty Camberlango

Story slammer Matt Erpelding faces the ride of his life. Story slammer Marty Camberlango channels the spirit of his grandpa.

Stories of Growing Pains & Rites of Passage
10:11 am
Mon May 16, 2011

Featuring Anna Demetriades And Story Slammer Thea Belecz

Featured storyteller Anna Demetriades sees her view evolve when her grandfather passes on a painful truth. Story slammer Thea Belecz finds a rite of passage in a heart-shaped sweet.

Stories of Growing Pains & Rites of Passage
10:23 am
Mon May 9, 2011

Featuring Ben Kemper And Story Slammer Kiely Prouty

Featured storyteller Ben Kemper grows into his own while on a storied trip in China. Story slammer Kiely Prouty finds drama in car and church dynamics.

Stories of Growing Pains & Rites of Passage
10:29 am
Mon May 2, 2011

Featuring Josh Gross And Story Slammer Donna Vasquez

Featured storyteller Josh Gross serves real time for a juvenile crime he didn’t commit. Story slam winner Donna Vasquez finds a silver lining in the aging process.

Stories of Growing Pains & Rites of Passage
10:32 am
Mon April 25, 2011

Featuring Storyteller Jessica Holmes

Jessica Holmes Story Story Night host and artistic/marketing director Jessica Holmes shares her story, story metamorphosis.

Stories of You Say You Want a Revolution
10:37 am
Mon April 18, 2011

Featuring Whitney Rearick And Story Slammer Emily Walton

Featured storyteller Whitney Rearick finds her rebel spirit rise in a manufactured housing crisis. Story slammer Emily Walton revolutionizes an inherited status of too cool for school.

Stories of You Say You Want a Revolution
10:41 am
Mon April 11, 2011

Featuring Brenda Adams And Story Slammer Al Kristal

Featured storyteller Brenda Adams rebels against her ordinary life to sail the revolution of the world. Story slammer Al Kristal finds a revolution in the phrase, “I have a dream.”

Stories of You Say You Want a Revolution
10:45 am
Mon April 4, 2011

Featuring Awot Haile And Story Slammer Barbara Martin-Sparrow

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.

Stories of You Say You Want a Revolution
10:48 am
Mon March 28, 2011

Guest Storyteller Kelly Lynae Robinson

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

Stories of Fated Attractions
11:03 am
Mon March 21, 2011

Featuring Carole Holmes And Story Slammer Berni Cockey

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.

Stories of Fated Attractions
11:10 am
Mon March 14, 2011

Featuring Susanna Danner And Story Slammer Martha de Simon

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.

Stories of Fated Attractions
10:14 am
Mon March 7, 2011

Featuring James Stead And Story Slammer Taylor Green

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.

Stories of Fated Attractions
10:18 am
Mon February 28, 2011

Featuring Erin Ryan And Story Slammer Toni Sinclair

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.

Stories of Cravings and Compulsions
10:23 am
Mon February 21, 2011

Featuring Al Blank And Story Slammer Greg Duffy

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.

Stories of Cravings and Compulsions
10:26 am
Mon February 14, 2011

Featuring Elizabeth Rodgers And Story Slammer Aaron Patterson

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.

Stories of Cravings and Compulsions
10:31 am
Mon February 7, 2011

Featuring Elisabeth McKetta And Story Slammer Richard Mussler-Wright

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.