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 www.storystorynight.com, or subscribe now to the podcast feed.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.”

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.

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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