Episode 83: Joey Jakob

Podcast mini-series alert! For the next few episodes, we'll be featuring interviews with Stories We Don't Tell performers and be talking about how they use storytelling in other ways.

Joey Jakob is an extroverted introvert who sometimes likes talking and really likes writing and thinking. Stefan sits down with Joey in the Stories We Don't Tell Studios to discuss how Joey uses storytelling in her work. Stay tuned for a story that Joey performed at a recent live event.

The Stories We Don't Tell Podcast is sponsored by the Peggy Sue Collection and they are offering 15% off all orders through their online store. Visit peggysuecollection.com/store/ or click on the banner below. Make sure to use the promo code #SWDTCONFUSED at checkout.

Episode 82: Peggy Sue Deaven-Smiltnieks

Podcast mini-series alert! For the next few episodes, we'll be featuring interviews with Stories We Don't Tell performers and be talking about how they use storytelling in other ways.

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, from the start Peggy Sue has found deep peace within knowing that nature is stronger, more profound, and honest in its incredible existence than anything man-made. She received her training in Providence, Rhode Island from the Rhode Island School of Design where she completed her BFA in Apparel Design. 

The start of her career was in New York City, where she worked for companies that were mavericks in the field of production and supply chain building. With the Peggy Sue Collection, her intention is to put forth honest, thoughtful and well-considered workmanship that not only strives for excellence in form and function, but attempts to slowly improve the quality of the social and global environment that it relies so heavily upon. Can fashion be a force for good?

Co-host Stefan talks with Peggy Sue about her career and how she uses storytelling in fashion. To learn more about the Peggy Sue Collection, visit peggysuecollection.com. Stay tuned after the interview for a story from Peggy Sue that she performed at a recent Stories We Don't Tell.

For listeners of this podcast, The Peggy Sue Collection is offering 15% off all orders through their online store. Visit peggysuecollection.com/shop/ or click on the banner below. Make sure to use the promo code #SWDTCONFUSED at checkout.

Episode 81: Adrianna Prosser

Podcast mini-series alert! For the next few episodes, we'll be featuring interviews with Stories We Don't Tell performers and be talking about how they use storytelling in other ways.

Adrianna Prosser is a storyteller and geeky social media addict who supports mental health advocacy through her podcast Stories Like Crazy. Combining her Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) and safeTALK certification, she hopes to engage the audience and go beyond the stage and screen to creating a safe place for discussion and sharing. She is currently an Ontario Association for Suicide Prevention (OASP) member.

Co-host Paul talks with Adrianna about her one-woman bereavement piece 'Everything but the Cat..'. and the work she does outside of the stage. Stay tuned after the interview for a story Adrianna told at the February Stories We Don't Tell.

Learn more about Adrianna, her performances and podcasts at these links: adrianna-prosser.com, everythingbutthecat.ca, soundcloud.com/storieslikecrazy.

Episode 79: Anonymous

Two anonymous hosts discuss the difference between writing a story strictly for the room you’re performing in and a story written for a wider online audience. The mysterious hosts share a recording sent in by an anonymous storyteller.

Episode 78: The Truth in Fiction

Stefan and Paul talk about getting at a deeper truth through fiction. This episode includes a long preamble about Jean-Claude Van Damme versus Steve Buscemi.

Mello Ayo shares a deeply felt piece of fiction about his conversations with an old man by the sea.

Episode 77: Knock, knock, who's there?

Stefan and Paul talk about using humour to tell a more effective story. They also try their hands at knock knock jokes. The key word being ‘try’.

Renira Narrandes shares a story about returning home and finding out her car had disappeared. From there, she embarks on an epic journey to get it back.

Episode 76: Imposter Syndrome

Stefan and Paul share something in common: they both think they’re imposters. Your humble hosts discuss the concept of imposter syndrome. Stefan shares a story where his jeans get quite critical.

This episode of the Stories We Don’t Tell Podcast is sponsored by Hamburg & Dore Private Investigators. They put the ‘P’ and ‘I’ in private investigating. Find out more at hamburgdorepi.wordpress.com.

Episode 73: The Law of Threes

Stefan and Paul talk about writing sequels. Yes, the Godfather, Part III does come up. If you’re as confused as we are, tweet with #SWDTconfused @jeffreypauldore and @Steho_. Paul shares three stories about an ambulance, a swimming pool and getting trapped in a bike cage.

SWDT After Dark: Better Than Grisham

Welcome to Stories We Don’t Tell: After Dark! In this special presentation, Stefan interviews Paul about his upcoming live show Better Than Grisham. There might have been a beer (or two or three) consumed during this episode, but no crows were harmed during this recording.

Better Than Grisham is a scripted show that combines storytelling, comedy and music. Joining Paul Dore are two Stories We Don’t Tell alumni: comedian Monica Hamburg and singer/songwriter Arlene Paculan. Join us on Friday, January 5th, 2018 and find out more on the Facebook Event Page.

Episode 72: What Happened

Paul and Stefan talk about sharing a story where the audience already knows the outcome.

Andrew Cheung tells a story about going to New York in November 2016 to be a part of Hilary Clinton breaking the glass ceiling. Things didn’t go as planned.

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Episode 71: Houses Hold Stories

Paul and Stefan return for a regular run of storytelling discussions and stories from the live event. They discuss the importance of doing the Stories We Don’t Tell live event at different houses and apartments across the city.

For this episode, Stories We Don’t Tell co-founder Brianne Benness also returns! For our October event, Brianne happened to be in Toronto for the weekend and brought a story with her.

The artist referenced in this episode is Maximilian Suillerot. Check out his work at maximiliansuillerot.com.

Remember: tweet #SWDTconfused to @jeffreypauldore and @Steho_.

Episode 70: Stories of Home, Live Event

For this episode, we’re taking you right into the live event Stories of Home. Stories of Home took place on November 23rd, 2017 at the Centre for Social Innovation. We asked different inspiring people to explore the idea of what home is to them and to tell us about their journey in finding it. The event was part of National Housing Week - a moment for Canadians to come together and acknowledge that safe, affordable housing in an integral part of strong livable communities.

The audio is a bit dicey at times, but so it goes with capturing a live event. We think the content is important to hear, so that’s what counts. In order, you’ll hear from Jesse Thistle, Claire-Hélène Heese-Boutin, Roz McLean and Sage Tyrtle.

Episode 69: Stories of Home, Part Four

Regular host Stefan Hostetter returns to continue our Stories of Home Mini-Series. For this episode, Stefan talks with Claire-Hélène Heese-Boutin. Claire-Hélène is an active member of the Dufferin Grove Housing Co-operative which led her to get involved with the Parkdale Neighbourhood Land Trust and the Community Finance Working Committee of the PCED.

Stories of Home is part of National Housing Week, a moment for Canadians to come together and acknowledge that safe, affordable housing is an integral part of strong livable communities. Stories of Home takes place on Thursday, November 23rd and ticket information can be found at storieswedonttell.org/stories-of-home.

Episode 68: Stories of Home, Part Three

Guest host Michelle German talks with housing advocate Roz McLean, continuing our Stories of Home Mini-Series. Roz will be performing at Stories of Home, a collaboration between Evergreen, the Centre for Social Innovation, Stories We Don’t Tell and media partner Now Magazine.

Stories of Home is part of National Housing Week, a moment for Canadians to come together and acknowledge that safe, affordable housing is an integral part of strong livable communities. Stories of Home takes place on Thursday, November 23rd and ticket information can be found at storieswedonttell.org/stories-of-home.

Roz is part of a planning group with the Toronto Foundation, which seeks to engage the next generation in strategic philanthropy. She is also involved in several community-building initiatives, as a committee member of St. Michael’s Young Leaders, an executive for Young Canadians in Finance, and has contributed to programming Girls E-mentorship over the past three years.

Episode 67: Stories of Home, Part Two

Guest host Michelle German talks with master storyteller Sage Tyrtle, continuing our Stories of Home Mini-Series. Sage will be performing at Stories of Home, a collaboration between Evergreen, the Centre for Social Innovation, Stories We Don’t Tell and media partner Now Magazine.

Stories of Home is part of National Housing Week, a moment for Canadians to come together and acknowledge that safe, affordable housing is an integral part of strong livable communities. Stories of Home takes place on Thursday, November 23rd and ticket information can be found at storieswedonttell.org/stories-of-home.

For more information on Sage Tyrtle, visit her website tyrtle.com and find out about her storytelling workshops (starting in January), her storytelling show High Stakes (next one November 16th) and listen to her podcast.

Episode 66: Stories of Home, Part One

Paul talks with Michelle German from Evergreen about National Housing Week. She will be taking over as guest host of the podcast for the next couple of episodes during our Stories of Home mini-series. Michelle goes into detail about the background of National Housing Week and all of the exciting events and activities happening to raise the profile of important housing issues that affect us all.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be introducing you to some of the performers in Stories of Home, a collaboration between Evergreen, the Centre for Social Innovation, Stories We Don’t Tell and media partner Now Magazine. Stories of Home takes place on Thursday, November 23rd and ticket information can be found at storieswedonttell.org/stories-of-home.