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.

Episode 91: Genre

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 genre in storytelling. The challenge from this episode is to take a story you’d like to write and place it into a different genre.

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 90: Tone

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 writing a story using a specific tone. The challenge from this episode is to take a story you have already written and try to re-write it in an opposite tone.

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 89: Writing on a Theme.

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 writing a story based on a theme, rather than from an experience. The challenge is to pick something you’ve been thinking or talking or journaling about and see if a theme emerges. Write about that theme and add some personal stories or experiences that can be used to explore it.

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 88: Performance Voice

The next five episodes of the podcast will be a mash-up of our Five in Five and After Dark series. Two random hosts talk about writing tips and tricks that are companion pieces or add-ons to the original Five in Five.

In this episode, we talk about how just as a writer finds their writing voice, a storyteller needs to find their performance voice.

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/shop/ or click on the banner below. Make sure to use the promo code #SWDTCONFUSED at checkout.

If you would like to read a transcript of this episode, visit the Stories We Don't Tell Blog.

Episode 87: Re-Structuring

The next five episodes of the podcast will be a mash-up of our Five in Five and After Dark series. Two random hosts talk about writing tips and tricks that are companion pieces or add-ons to the original Five in Five.

In this episode, we re-visit editing. A lot of people don’t like to do it, but you really should do it. It’s not necessary to say every detail about your story. Choose your words wisely.

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/shop/ or click on the banner below. Make sure to use the promo code #SWDTCONFUSED at checkout.

If you would like to read a transcript of this episode, visit the Stories We Don't Tell Blog.

Episode 86: Know Your Ingredients

The next five episodes of the podcast will be a mash-up of our Five in Five and After Dark series. Two random hosts talk about writing tips and tricks that are companion pieces or add-ons to the original Five in Five.

In this episode: know the elements of your story and use quality ingredients. After writing your entire story out, choose the best moments in order to use your time wisely. And naturally, the French New Wave enters into the conversation.

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/shop/ or click on the banner below. Make sure to use the promo code #SWDTCONFUSED at checkout.

If you would like to read a transcript of this episode, visit the Stories We Don't Tell Blog.