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Urban Tellers® Podcast features a story followed by an in-depth, unscripted interview with the storyteller. Listeners get to hear the story, plus an inside view into the person, their process, and the story behind the story.

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Podcast Schedule for New Episodes Every Sunday

—2018— Storyteller Featured Story
February 18 Steve Eggerts 989 Days
February 11 Leah Carey Good Girl Breaking Free
February 4 Samuel Willoughby
(Samiel Willowbee)
The White Quetzal
January 28 Zahra Abukar I Am More Than the Pieces of My Identity
January 21 Eva Rotter-Johnson Accidental Immigrant
January 14 Gigi Rosenberg The Only Rule I Broke
January 7 Donna Zerner The Shadow Behind Light
—2017— Storyteller Featured Story
Dec 31 Amy Clemons Kormendy When Logic Fails
Dec 24 Jeff Burke Lost Souls
Dec 17 Sukita Crimmel Courage For Beauty
Dec 10 Frank Engel The Existential Adventures
of San Francisco Blackie
Dec 3 Stefanie Brown This is Not My Cancer Story
Nov 26 Kathy Gillis Let It Shine
Nov 19 Yashar Vasef Between Two Worlds
Nov 12 Beth Rogers This Bud’s for You!
Nov 5 Julie Rosenberg Fierce Sitting
Oct 29 Jim Fairchild Margaret Swanson is a Bitch
Oct 22 Lynn Fitch From Folly to Forgiveness
Oct 15 Talen Nikolai Moe Best Dad
Oct 8 Beth Duckles Secret Selfies
Oct 1 David Dale I’m Alright

You can listen to each episode on iTunes | Apple Podcasts or on SoundCloud or on any one of your favorite podcast apps.

Steve Eggerts Ppdcast
February 18, 2018

Steve shares his story of how he loved and cared for his dying wife, Amy, through her battle with breast cancer. Then he talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard about this was the toughest job he ever had, how fighting cancer is definitely a team effort and ultimately, it involves loving and caring for your self.
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Leah Carey Podcast
February 11, 2018

After a lifetime of being a “good girl”, this summer Leah Carey threw out all the rules and departed on a year-long road trip around the country, landing in Portland just in time to take the Art of Personal Narrative workshop with Portland Story Theater. Leah talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard about how all along the way, she has been rediscovering her long-buried sense of fun, adventure, and sexuality.
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Samuel Willoughby Podcast
February 4, 2018

Samuel Willoughby (Samiel Willowbee) shares his story about searching for his biological mother in Guatemala. Then Samuel talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard about how his biological brother found him through this story and how they met for the first time in Sweden.
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Zahra Abukar Podcast
January 28, 2018

People always say, “It is just politics; don’t take it personal.” But for Zahra Abukar’s family the current political climate is very personal! Zahra shares her heartfelt story and then talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard giving us all a glimpse into her struggle for self-identity in a world that continues to try to fit her into pre-defined boxes.
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Eva Rotter-Johnson Podcast
January 21, 2018

Ever since the presidential election, Eva has been wrestling with the labels society bestows on its members and what it means to be an immigrant in this country today. Originally from Venezuela, Eva Rotter-Johnson talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard about how empathy plays a role in our daily connections in our community.
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Gigi Rosenberg Podcast
January 14, 2018

The relationship with our mothers can be complicated. Sometimes it can take years before we can assert ourselves. But when you finally put your foot down, what could happen? Gigi Rosenberg talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard about her approach to story crafting and the backstory for finally setting some boundaries.
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Donna Zerner Podcast
January 7, 2018

Donna shares her story, The Shadow Behind The Light, about working behind the scenes in the spiritual / self-help realm and how she learned that there are sometimes huge gaps between between spiritual leaders’ public personas and their private behavior. Then Donna talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard about how she got deeply swept up by a particularly dark charismatic teacher and why she decided to tell her story.
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Amy Clemons-Kormendy Podcast
December 31, 2017

Making the startling discovery that you cannot solve every problem by yourself might be one of the most transformative experiences that any person can have. Amy Clemons-Kormendy talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard at the Story House about her process and how delivering this story on stage may have been one of her greatest opportunities — ever — to be real, authentic, present in the moment.
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Jeff Burke Podcast
December 24, 2017

Carrying the burden of childhood fibs can weigh heavily on the spirit. Finally, at 60, as Jeff Burke enters the third act of his life, he is able to tell the story of family dynamics and how he came to forgive himself. Jeff Burke visits the Story House to talk with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard about his story, how it came to be, and what it means to him today.
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Sukita Crimmel Podcast
December 17, 2017

Many of us hold certain standards of beauty dictated by the cultural norms all around us. It takes a lot of courage to find your own definition of beauty to live by. Sukita sits down with Lawrence Howard and Lynne Duddy to talk about that process and how she came to tell this story at Portland Story Theater’s Urban Tellers.
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Frank Engel Podcast
December 10, 2017

Who are we really? Were we once the persona of the name we claimed? What happens after our names are taken from us? Sifting through his life experiences, Frank sits down with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard to explore his identify through the names he has had throughout his life.
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Stefanie Brown Podcast
December 3, 2017

Stefanie shares her story of battling an escalator, an ego, and a broken heart. Then she talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard about how she has spent her has been working on the delicate balance between helping others and helping herself.
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Kathy Gillis Podcast
November 26, 2017

Kathy Gillis tells her coming-of-age story about playing the hand you are given, making choices and discovering the light within. Then she shares the experience she had discovering and crafting this story with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard of Portland Story Theater.
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Yashar Vasef Podcast
November 19, 2017

Since childhood, Yashar Vasef has tackled issues of identity. Most importantly, he is coming to grips with the empowerment that comes through owning a label. Yashar shares his story and then talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard of Portland Story Theater about how he came to tell this story
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Beth Rogers Podcast
November 12, 2017

Beth Rogers comes from a clan of feisty “Pittsburgh Irish” who learned quite a lot about life from her father, including how to box. Beth shares her story about her relationship with her father… even with the ghost of her father, and then talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard about her relationship with her father.
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Julie Rosenberg Podcast
November 5, 2017

Julie Rosenberg’s story takes place during a 10-day Vipassana meditation retreat. In a profound and hilarious process of self-discovery, Julie shares her story and then talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard, sharing some insights into her experience at the retreat and why she went there in the first place.

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Jim Fairchild Podcast
October 29, 2017

Jim Fairchild has had multiple sclerosis (MS) aka Margaret Swanson for almost 20 years. In this episode he talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard about the events that led him to tell this story and how he uses story to navigate the ups and downs of living with MS.

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Lynn Fitch Podcast
October 22, 2017

The folly of youth, when you often lack good sense, understanding and foresight can be a long the road to forgiveness. Lynn Fitch talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard about her approach to story crafting and the backstory on her path to forgiveness.

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Talen Nikolai Moe Podcast
October 15, 2017

Sometimes we get lucky and are given the kind of father-love that gives us the resilience to live life to the max. Talen Nikolai Moe talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard of Portland Story Theater about his creative process aka ‘The Moe Method,’ and the story behind his relationship with his Grandfather Petter.

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Beth Duckles Podcast
October 8, 2017

What you think is just a secret creative project can have a much more lasting impact. Beth Duckles talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard of Portland Story Theater about how her selfie-a-day project gave her much more than she expected.

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David Dale Podcast
October 1, 2017

What does God expect from us? What does Mom expect? What does “perfect” mean and where do we go when we die? Stay tuned for the answers to these and other important questions when David Dale shares his story and then talks with Lynne Duddy and Lawrence Howard of Portland Story Theater.

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Urban Tellers® is produced in collaboration with Sweetlime Productions and sponsored through a generous grant from the Kinsman Foundation and the through the support of our listeners like you.

 

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