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.

Episode 62: Find your moment.

To kick off the third season of the podcast, Paul and Stefan present a five part mini-series called ‘Don’t Take This Advice’. The series focuses on writing and storytelling tips and tricks they’ve learned over the years. This second part is about finding your moment and slowing down time.

Episode 61: Write it all out.

To kick off the third season of the podcast, Paul and Stefan present a five part mini-series called ‘Don’t Take This Advice’. The series focuses on writing and storytelling tips and tricks they’ve learned over the years. This first part is about writing out your entire story.

Season Finale

Paul and Stefan close out the second season of the Stories We Don’t Tell Podcast. They reflect on their favourite moments from both the live event and the podcast. There are some exciting ideas in development, so stay tuned for season three coming Fall 2017!

Episode 60: If I Only Knew Your Name

In this final mini series of interviews, we go for something different. Singer/songwriter Arlene Paculan has performed at Stories We Don’t Tell and been a friend of the event since the beginning. Paul goes on location with Arlene, talking with her about storytelling through music. We included the song Arlene played at Stories We Don’t Tell, and if you like it (and we know you will), check out more of Arlene’s music at her WEBSITE.

Episode 57: Stefan Returns!

Stefan returns! He talks with Paul about what will be happening on the next few episodes. We’ll be bringing in storytellers who have participated in the Stories We Don’t Tell live event and interviewing them about their process. To get the ball rolling, Steven and Peter interview each other and share a story.