Episode 110: Book Launch

On this one-off episode, Stefan tricks Paul into talking about sports. More importantly, they wanted to introduce a special project they have been working on over the summer hiatus. September 2019 is the fifth anniversary of the Stories We Don’t Tell and to mark this occasion, they put together a book of 61 stories that have been performed at the event over the years.

In addition to sports, Paul and Stefan go through the process of working with all the contributors, designing the book, and what it took to pull it all together. The official book launch will be held in Toronto on Thursday, October 17th, and you can purchase books and tickets at the links below.

Episode 109: Letting Go

Your humble hosts, Stefan and Paul, present a mash-up of the ongoing Five in Five and After Dark series, among other things. As we get closer to celebrating five years of Stories We Don’t Tell, the next five episodes will include lessons they’ve learned along the way. Paul and Stefan secretly made a list of some of these lessons separately, and in each of the next five episodes, they will both reveal one and discuss.

In this episode, Stefan talks about how being too descriptive could be the death of a story and Paul talks about letting go of things. Stefan puts out a call to you, the audience: what kind of things would you like to hear on future episodes? Tweet your answers @Steho_ and @jeffreypauldore. This wraps up the season-ending series of lessons learned in the last five years. See you, or more appropriately, hear you soon.

Episode 108: Sinkhole

Your humble hosts, Stefan and Paul, present a mash-up of the ongoing Five in Five and After Dark series, among other things. As we get closer to celebrating five years of Stories We Don’t Tell, the next five episodes will include lessons they’ve learned along the way. Paul and Stefan secretly made a list of some of these lessons separately, and in each of the next five episodes, they will both reveal one and discuss.

In this episode, Paul talks about the importance of good communication when putting on an event and Stefan talks about the motivations behind why people want to tell a particular story. As an added bonus, and to insert some suspense into the episode, Paul’s sink exploded during the recording session. Will your humble hosts drown by the end of the show? You’ll have to listen to find out.

Episode 107: The Space Between Us

Your humble hosts, Stefan and Paul, present a mash-up of the ongoing Five in Five and After Dark series, among other things. As we get closer to celebrating five years of Stories We Don’t Tell, the next five episodes will include lessons they’ve learned along the way. Paul and Stefan secretly made a list of some of these lessons separately, and in each of the next five episodes, they will both reveal one and discuss.

In this episode, Stefan talks about how each storytelling event has a life of its own and Paul talks about the importance of constructive feedback on your writing. Stefan was very excited about organizing the physical space of an event and for some reason, Paul sounded incoherent at times as though he was high. Where do you fall? #TeamSpace or #TeamHigh?

Episode 106: Ducklings

Your humble hosts, Stefan and Paul, present a mash-up of the ongoing Five in Five and After Dark series, among other things. As we get closer to celebrating five years of Stories We Don’t Tell, the next five episodes will include lessons they’ve learned along the way. Paul and Stefan secretly made a list of some of these lessons separately, and in each of the next five episodes, they will both reveal one and discuss.

In this episode, Paul talks about continuously doing the work as a storyteller and Stefan talks about how editing improves everything.

Extra bonus: You get to hear about the pooping ducklings that Stefan took care of as a five-year-old and the two cans of worms Paul opens.

Episode 105: Intentional Consistency

Your humble hosts, Stefan and Paul, present a mash-up of the ongoing Five in Five and After Dark series, among other things. As we get closer to celebrating five years of Stories We Don’t Tell, the next five episodes will include lessons they’ve learned along the way. Paul and Stefan secretly made a list of some of these lessons separately, and in each of the next five episodes, they will both reveal one and discuss.

This episode is about consistency in writing and being thoughtful with your intentions behind an event. Who was on #SWDTTeamConsistency and #SWDTThoughtful? You’ll have to listen to find out.

Episode 102: Repeat Performance

Peggy Sue returns to the podcast with a powerful story about loss. Your humble hosts, Stefan and Paul, talk about storytellers that keep coming back for more. To hear more from Peggy Sue, have a listen to her earlier interview on the podcast HERE. The artwork for this episode was painted by Peggy Sue.

Episode 101: The Third Guitarist

We’re back with more stories from the live event. On this episode, Jon Aaron Sandler shares a story about evolving into The Third Guitarist. Your hosts, Stefan and Paul, talk about the community that has formed around the monthly live event.

Episode 100

Stefan and Paul celebrate the 100th episode of the podcast by going back in time and re-visiting the past. With beers in hand, your humble hosts re-listen to episode one to see how far they’ve come. Spoiler alert: not very far (but for good reasons).

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Episode 1: The Re-posting!

For the 100th episode of the podcast, Stefan and Paul listen to and reflect on the very first episode. We talked about such specific things about the first episode that we decided to bump it up the feed so it would be right next to the 100th. So, enjoy!

Paul, Brianne and Stefan talk about how Stories We Don't Tell got started. Brianne tells the story that launched our essay group Let's Get Personal. Theme music by Rayannah.

Episode 99: My inner voice is a jerk

Paul shares a story about how his inner voice is a jackass. Stefan and Paul offer another challenge - take a thought, feeling or concept and create a narrative around it.

The next few episodes introduce an experiment the SWDT crew has been working on - a digital writing group. To get updates on Digital LGP (Let’s Get Personal) over the next few months, like the SWDT Facebook Page. Digital LGP involves reading prompts to inspire your writing. These episodes are the podcast version of this - sort of!

Episode 98: Squawk! Squawk!

Stefan shares a story about anxiety masked in a journey through Jordan. Paul and Stefan offer another challenge - tell an internal story through external means.

The next few episodes introduce an experiment the SWDT crew has been working on - a digital writing group. To get updates on Digital LGP (Let’s Get Personal) over the next few months, like the SWDT Facebook Page. Digital LGP involves reading prompts to inspire your writing. These episodes are the podcast version of this - sort of!

Episode 97: Time is Relative

Joey Jakob shares a story about her life during the completion of her PhD. Stefan and Paul offer a challenge of their own - a writing exercise on how to compress time.

The next few episodes introduce an experiment the SWDT crew has been working on - a digital writing group. To get updates on Digital LGP (Let’s Get Personal) over the next few months, like the SWDT Facebook Page. Digital LGP involves reading prompts to inspire your writing. These episodes are the podcast version of this - sort of!

Episode 96: The world is grey and complex

Lawrence Alvarez shares a letter that is not what you think. Stefan and Paul are inspired by Lawrence’s story so much that they offer a prompt of their own.

The next few episodes introduce an experiment the SWDT crew has been working on - a digital writing group. To get updates on Digital LGP (Let’s Get Personal) over the next few months, like the SWDT Facebook Page. Digital LGP involves reading prompts to inspire your writing. These episodes are the podcast version of this - sort of!

Episode 95: Two for the price of one

On this episode, you get two stories in one episode. Brianne Benness tells a story where she finds humour in dark places. Adam Zawalich shares a tale that runs parallel to Brianne’s story.

Subscribe to Brianne’s No End in Sight Podcast: https://noendinsight.co. She talks to friends and strangers about their experiences managing their health, seeking a diagnosis, and building a life with chronic illness.

The next few episodes introduce an experiment the SWDT crew has been working on - a digital writing group. To get updates on Digital LGP (Let’s Get Personal) over the next few months, like the SWDT Facebook Page. Digital LGP involves reading prompts to inspire your writing. These episodes are the podcast version of this - sort of!

Episode 94: Stories of Home

This special episode of the podcast features performances from the live event Stories of Home. Join Stefan and Paul and five inspiring people as they explore the idea of what home means to them and their journey in finding it. The speakers include (in order) Maria S., Roberta Taylor, Sepali Samanmali, Robin Potts and Emily Wright.

Stories of Home was a 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. For the forth year in a row, Evergreen is working with partners in the GTA to raise the profile of important housing issues that affect us all.

The Centre for Social InnovationEvergreenThe Discourse and The Stories We Don't Tell presented and hosted this conversation in honour of National Housing week.

Episode 93: Presentation and Expectations

We’re back after our summer break. As we did last year, we’re opening this season with a five part series that includes some tips and challenges to help be an inspiration to your writing.

For this episode, your hosts - Stefan Hostetter and Paul Dore - talk about presentation, what makes a good story, and thinking about audience expectations. The challenge from this episode is to pick another performer or comedian and try writing it using their voice or style. The idea is not to mimic someone else, but to experiment with your own expectations and your approach to presenting to an audience.

Subscribe to the Stories We Don’t Tell Podcast on iTunes, read transcripts of the episodes on the blog, and keep up to date on our events through the Facebook Page.

Episode 92: Perspective

We’re back after our summer break. As we did last year, we’re opening this season with a five part series that includes some tips and challenges to help be an inspiration to your writing.

For this episode, your hosts - Stefan Hostetter and Paul Dore - talk about telling stories from different perspectives. The challenge from this episode is to take a story you’ve got and re-write it from a different perspective - whether it be from another character or in a different environment.

Subscribe to the Stories We Don’t Tell Podcast on iTunes, read transcripts of the episodes on the blog, and keep up to date on our events through the Facebook Page.