Episode 6 – Miss Derr

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Welcome back to the show! This week’s episode is so good we can’t stand it.  As always, subscribe in iTunes or here.

First up, we have Home, a piece written by the brilliant Brooke Berman and performed by Jolenta and superstar-in-the-making Eric Williams. We are huge fans of Brooke’s, and of Home, so this is a good day. Please check her out at www.brookeberman.net and read her gorgeous memoir, No Place Like Home. Eric Williams you can find being witty on Twitter @EricWillz.

As if Brooke doesn’t supply enough literary brilliance for one episode, next up we have Nate Weida. Nate is a one man genius factory, a self described vagabond. We would just call him a sparkle pony. He even brought his banjo to illustrate his stories of awkward romance and anxiety (featuring two educators with terrifically unfortunate surnames). Please check him out at nateweida.com, go see his live shows (both solo and with his band Great Dog Almighty) and keep your eyes open for the theater event of the decade, I’s Twinkle.

Enjoy the show!

xxE&J

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Episode 5 – Misfit Medicine

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Welcome to 2013, the Year of the Storytelling Podcast! We’re kicking this one off in style with two fabulous guests of the Diva Icon variety. Subscribe on iTunes, or stream it here.

First up we have Suzanne Greenberg, the woman responsible for the terror that has been and continues to become Jolenta Greenberg. She tells us about being haunted by ghosts, and provides insight as to why ‘bean’ is a particularly unsettling nickname for Jolenta.

Suzanne may be a tough act to follow, but our next guest, the devastatingly hilarious and handsome John Early is undaunted. John is one of the funniest people we know (he’ll soon be one of the funniest people that anyone knows, as he’s destined for blinding stardom). We were particularly privileged to have him tell us the very special story behind one of the stranger high school dance photos we’ve ever seen. Also, John reveals to us that he is, in fact gay. WHAT? Nevermind, we already knew that. But we still support John and his honesty wherever it may lead. Please stalk John online on tumblr and on twitter.

As always, you can reach us online at storytimehour@gmail.com, on Facebook, and on Twitter. Talk to us!
Enjoy,

xx E&J

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Episode 4- Justin Bieber: Galactic Overlord

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Welcome to the Storytime Hour Non-Denominational Christmas Eve Specialiganza! Download it from iTunes or stream it here.  We hope we’re finding you in good cheer and surrounded with food. In honor of the season, we bring you conspiracy theories, alien mind control and, most importantly, Justin Bieber!

Our feature story is a big budget blockbuster written by our friend Jordan Douglas Smith and featuring Jordan, Erica and Camille Lowman.

Jordan is a great friend, and also a wonderful actor, director and writer. We’re thrilled that he’s allowed us to produce his brilliant story, which is part of a larger project called Bound (written for the Mythos Group writing collective).  Send any messages for Jordan to storytimehour@gmail.com and we’ll pass ’em along.

We’re also thrilled to have Camille Lowman lending her talents for the episode! She’s a wonderful actor, comic and improvisor, and you can check out her writing at camillelowman.com.

We don’t want to say too much about it and risk giving away the plot… So curl up with something warm (cocoa, puppy or human) and let us fly you to the moon!

Don’t forget to subscribe to the the show on iTunes (and rate us while you’re at it), like us on facebook, follow us on twitter and send lovely emails at storytimehour@gmail.com

Happy Holiday!

xx E & J

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Episode 3- “Never Bernie”

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Welcome back to the fortnightly show!We have a brand new episode for you which can be gotten, as always, from itunes or streamed here.

We hope you’ve passed these two weeks since last we met doing exactly what it is you wished at every moment and spent nary a second of your time in boredom, grief, or tiresome toil. If that describes you… good for you! You’re “living the dream”, as they say on OKCupid, and listening to our show will but increase your bountiful pleasure! If, however, you haven’t been so fortunate, if you had to wake up before you were ready and go to work and be cranky and bored or worse (perhaps even much worse), we hope that our show will lift your spirits and distract you from your pain!

First up, we have Erica’s conversation with the brilliant and charming Todd Dakotah Briscoe on the subject of Bernadette Peters (and really, there is no subject more worthy of discourse). Todd and Erica both grew up loving, nay, obsessing over Bernadette. They reveal the sometimes awkward forms that this obsession took and why they still love her, and always will. Elaine Stritch makes a special guest appearance, so keep your ears open for that! You can find Todd on Twitter @ToddDakotah and don’t miss his December 12th and 13th shows at Ars Nova with Political Subversities. They are funny, and they sing!

Next we have a short story by Griffin Sherbert, read by the author, about the places one’s mind can go whilst riding the subway. Griffin is a long time friend and very talented young gentleman. He’s a writer, performer and a musician (he’s responsible for the beautiful music you hear in the background of our show every week).

As always, you can us @StorytimeHour, on Facebook, or email us at storytimehour@gmail.com!

Enjoy the show!
xx E&J

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Full Sail Ahead (Episode 2 is up)!

Welcome back! We hope the last two weeks have treated you well. We’ve got a great episode to share with you on this post holiday Monday. Get it on itunes or stream it here.

Our unofficial theme for the episode is “What I Learned from my Bathroom Emergency.” Turns out, a lot of us have a story to share on this topic. It’s pretty much at the core of the human condition. Our wonderful guest storytellers are Andy Schneeflock and Susan Finch. Andy is a writer, performer and comic and you can find him on twitter at @AndySchneeflock (which means snowflake). Susan is a performer, educator and artist who can be found at susanefinch.com and at susanfichart.com.

 

Also, remember your first screen handle? Not the the email you got at college or university, the other one, the first one…

As always, you can find us on twitter at @StorytimeHour or email us at storytimehour@gmail.com.

xx E&J

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S.S. Storytime Hour has been launched!

Welcome to the first ever pilot episode of Storytime Hour, a variety show for your ears! In this episode we have stories from both Erica and Jolenta, and from our friend and collaborator, Janna Emig (@jannaemig). Janna’s piece also features the brilliant Brad Mieke (@TheBradMielke). We’ll be exploring our deep and dark need for attention, why we should always be careful what we wish for, and an unorthodox response to an impending hurricane (not Sandy though, that’s just a coincidence).

You can subscribe to or stream it on itunes (recommended)

or stream it here.

Send us your feedback and hatemail at storytimehour@gmail.com.

We hope you enjoy and keep tuning in.

xxoo J&E

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S.S. Storytime Hour has been launched!

Welcome to the first ever pilot episode of Storytime Hour, a variety show for your ears! In this episode we have stories from both Erica and Jolenta, and from our friend and collaborator, Janna Emig (@jannaemig). Janna’s piece also features the brilliant Brad Mieke (@TheBradMielke). We’ll be exploring our deep and dark need for attention, why we should always be careful what we wish for, and an unorthodox response to an impending hurricane (not Sandy though, that’s just a coincidence).

You can download it or stream it from itunes (recommended) or from the link below.

Storytime Hour Pilot Episode

Send us your feedback and hatemail at storytimehour@gmail.com.

We hope you enjoy and keep tuning in.

xxoo J&E

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