York Story Slam

Nov 08 2020 18 mins 44

A monthly podcast featuring three stories chosen from live story slams in York, PA. Learn more at yorkstoryslam.com.







Teen Spirit
Oct 07 2020 19 mins  
Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we feature select stories from our monthly open mic storytelling events in York, Pennsylvania. On September 15, eight storytellers shared their stories with our audience.Our theme for the evening was TEEN SPIRIT. We heard stories about a first-ever unchaperoned road trip, a pie-eating contest, and teenage pranks pulled on a teacher. Our winning story this month came from Par Bowman, who told us about the time she channeled Eliza Doolittle of My Fair Lady, and entered a beauty pageant. Par earned a spot in our Grand Slam in November! Next up is a story from Randy Schulz, who told his story of Gloria, the vehicle that carried him and his friends from Illinois to Florida in the 1970s. Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Jamie Beth Cohen. Jamie Beth shared her story of high school prom, and the distance we have yet to go in creating inclusive communities. All the winners from this year’s open mic story slam events will return to compete for the title of Best Storyteller in York. Updates on our events are available on our website and while you’re there, you can sign up for our monthly newsletter. You can also follow us on twitter , Facebook, and watch videos of all the stories from our events on our YouTube channel. Big thanks to our 2020 sponsor, KBG Injury Law, whose generous support is making this season possible. We hope to see you virtually or on stage soon! Thanks for listening.



Bad Idea
Sep 05 2020 19 mins  
Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we feature select stories from our monthly open mic storytelling events in York, Pennsylvania. On August 18th , eight storytellers shared their stories with our audience. Our theme for the evening was BAD IDEA. We heard stories about defying death, encounters with law enforcement and wild animals, getting tattoos in questionable environments, and even one story about a guinea pig riding the family dog like a horse. In the end, our winner was reigning Grand Slam champion, Mina Edmondson, who told us about the time she took her four children on a spaceship to the moon. Mina earned a spot in our Grand Slam in November to defend her title! Next up is a story from Par Bowman, who told one of the cautionary tales she shares with her children — about how she got her second tattoo Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Paul Armstrong. Paul shared the real story behind his mother's account of the time he and his brother took their Christmas wagon out for a spin. All the winners from this year’s open mic story slam events will return to compete for the title of Best Storyteller in York. Updates on our events are available on our website, and while you’re there, you can sign up for our monthly newsletter. You can also follow us on twitter , Facebook, and watch videos of all the stories from our events on our YouTube channel. Big thanks to our 2020 sponsor, KBG Injury Law, whose generous support is making this season possible. We hope to see you virtually or on stage soon! Thanks for listening.




Pet Peeves
Aug 01 2020 19 mins  
Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we feature select stories from our monthly open mic storytelling events in York, Pennsylvania. On June 16th, eight storytellers from York, Lancaster County, Philadelphia, Virginia, and Denver shared their stories with our audience. Our theme for the evening was PET PEEVES. We heard stories about things that get on people’s nerves, ways that people get on others’ nerves, and even a story about a pet who was constantly peeved. In the end, Brad Jennings won with his story about anxiety over finding enough space in the overhead compartment on an airplane. Brad earned a spot in our Grand Slam in November, a familiar space for him, as Brad was our very first Grand Slam champ back in 2016 and has emceed the Grand Slam every year since. Next up is a story from Summer Gonter, who shared a story about her angry-old-man cat, Bill. Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Keith Bailey. Keith shared his story with a bit of a twist: How HIS driving is a pet peeve for others. All the winners from this year’s open mic story slam events will return to compete for the title of Best Storyteller in York. Updates on our events are available on our website, and while you’re there, you can sign up for our monthly newsletter. You can also follow us on twitter , Facebook, and watch videos of all the stories from our events on our YouTube channel. Big thanks to our 2020 sponsor, KBG Injury Law, whose generous support is making this season possible. We hope to see you virtually or on stage soon! Thanks for listening!


































Grand Slam - Satisfaction
Dec 01 2018 19 mins  
Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we feature select stories from our monthly open mic storytelling events in York, Pennsylvania. On November 20th, the twelve winners from our monthly open mic story slams returned to compete for the title of Best Storyteller in York. We gathered at the beautiful Appell Center in downtown York, and our storytellers took the stage to share their stories with a full house – more than double the audience at our monthly events. Our theme for the evening was Satisfaction. We heard stories of questionable adolescent decisions, adventures with loved ones, both animal and human, and relationships that change with time. Ted Elicker won with his story about the satisfaction — or lack thereof — with his family’s pets.Next up is Brian Spence, who told us — and for the first time, his parents — about a Midwestern snowstorm to remember from his teenage years. Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Jason Plotkin, who told us about the lengths a father goes to ensure his daughter is comfortable at swim lessons.Stay tuned in December as we announce the themes for our 2019 season on our website. Tickets for our events are available there, too, and while you’re there, you can sign up for our monthlynewsletter. You can also follow us on twitter , on Facebook, and watch videos of all the stories from our events on our YouTube channel. We hope to see you on stage soon! Thanks for listening.




































Love Life
Apr 06 2017 25 mins  
Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we feature select stories from our monthly open mic storytelling events in York, Pennsylvania. On February 21, 14 storytellers shared their stories with our audience at Holy Hound Taproom in downtown York. Our theme for the evening was Love Life. We heard stories about dating, relationships, love lost, appreciation for love itself, and even one about a sordid pizza delivery. It was a really great night of storytelling, and we had a difficult time choosing stories to share with you. Seems like a good time to remind you that ALL the stories from our events are posted on YouTube. Eileen Joyce won with her story about her struggles with flirting and interpreting signals from others. Next up is Elizabeth Erenberg. Elizabeth told us about how a bad hair day led to a big change in her love life. Our next story comes from Quinn Snyder, who told us about how leaving his favorite sweatshirt behind at a party helped him remember how precious his own love life is. Quinn’s name was pulled right after his mom told a beautiful story about their family motto, “Love Life,” which they adopted from her late son, Justin. You can check out Quinn’s mom’s story on our YouTube page. Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Michael Reichman, who shared stories about his awkwardness, and where it has led him. Just goes to show you, there are several sides to every story. We’re glad it worked out for Elizabeth and Michael. All the winners from this year’s open mic story slam events will return to compete for the title of Best Storyteller in York. Tickets for our events are available on our website, and while you’re there, you can sign up for our monthly newsletter. You can also follow us on twitter at @yorkstoryslam, as well as on Facebook, and watch videos of all the stories from our events on our YouTube channel. Our podcast is produced with support from The Beer Ace. Find them at TheBeerAce.com. This episode comes to you with support from this month’s featured brewery partner, New Belgium Brewing.








Dog Days
Sep 01 2016 23 mins  
Welcome to the York Story Slam podcast, where we feature select stories from our monthly open mic storytelling events in York, Pennsylvania. On August 16, 2016, 11 storytellers shared their stories with our audience at Holy Hound Taproom in downtown York. Our theme for the evening was Dog Days. We heard stories about man's best friend, about enduring heat waves, and about fond memories of childhood summers. Bryan R. Caine won with his story about how his dislike of dogs began, and how those feelings have evolved. Here’s Bryan. Bryan earned a spot in our Grand Slam in November. Next up is Craig Milsten. Craig told us about covering baseball games when he worked as a sports reporter for the Washington Post. Christopher Bahn told us the story of how his life changed after his aunt temporarily fostered some puppies. Our final story on this month’s podcast comes from Dawn Cutaia, who told us about getting divorced, getting a Camaro, getting a much younger boyfriend, and eventually getting a dog. The boyfriend has just moved out of the area, and this is Dawn’s last York Story Slam before she moves out of state, too. Remember you can purchase tickets on our website, YorkStorySlam.com, and while you’re there, you can sign up for our monthly newsletter. You can also follow us on twitter at @yorkstoryslam, as well as on Facebook, and watch videos of all the stories from our events on our YouTube channel. Our podcast is produced with support from The Beer Ace. Find them at TheBeerAce.com. This episode comes to you with support from this month’s featured brewery partner, Roy-Pitz Brewing Company.

















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