Emily Free Wilson - The Best Weed Ever

Emily Free Wilson - "The Best Weed Ever"

This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a live audience on April 6, 2017 at Free Ceramics in Helena, MT. 9 storytellers shared their story. The theme was "The First Time”.

Today’s podcast comes to us from Emily Free Wilson and is titled "The Best Weed Ever". Thank you for listening.

Emily Free Wilson's friends duct tape the door shut and she prepares to smoke weed for the first time.

Emily Free Wilson is a ceramic artist and entrepreneur in Helena, Montana. Along with her husband Matt Wilson, she runs Free Ceramics and the Studio Art Center.

Colin Hickey - Rolling the Dice

Colin Hickey - Rolling the Dice May 16

This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a live audience on March 21, 2017 at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 8 storytellers shared their story. The theme was "Don't Look Back”.

Today’s podcast comes to us from Colin Hickey and is titled  "Rolling the Dice". Thank you for listening.

Colin Hickey rolls the dice while on tour with The International Playboys. He loses.

Colin Hickey is the Executive Vice President at VidCon and Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at HB Enterprises, Inc, a business that comprises services including MissoulaEvents.net, BozemanEvents.net, BoiseEvents.net and FlatheadEvents.net. He studied Stuff at the University of Wyoming and lasted two years before becoming a Rawk and Roller.

Bob Zimorino - The Road To Diabetes is Paved With Ding Dongs and Ho Hos

Bob Zimorino - The Road To Diabetes is Paved With Ding Dongs and Ho Hos

This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a live audience on March 21, 2017 at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 8 storytellers shared their story. The theme was "Don't Look Back”.

Today’s podcast comes to us from Bob Zimorino and is titled  "The Road To Diabetes is Paved With Ding Dongs and Ho Hos". Thank you for listening.

Bob Zimorino shares how the white food we eat on a regular basis is slowly killing us and how he changed his life and hasn’t looked back.

Bob Zimorino is a father, husband, musician, poet, writer, chef, friend of the planet, dissident and storyteller. While all of these titles fit him, what truly defines him is his belief in humanity.

Brad Cederberg - Regularity

Brad Cederberg - Regularity

This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a live audience on March 21, 2017 at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 8 storytellers shared their story. The theme was "Don't Look Back”.

Today’s podcast comes to us from Brad Cederberg and is titled  “Regularity”. Thank you for listening.

Brad Cederberg takes the trip of a lifetime to the Fertile Crescent. Though he has guts of steel, after he encounters the local cuisine he is forced to demand the bus make an unplanned stop as they are crossing a minefield.

A fourth-generation Montanan, Brad Cederberg was born and raised in Missoula. When he's not working with clients as a financial advisor, you might find Brad training for his next mountain bike race, brewing home-made beer, or hiking with his wife Monica, sons, Jack and Cormac, and their rescue dog Mitch.

Marc Moss - Transformation

Marc Moss - Transformation

This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a live audience on March 21, 2017 at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 8 storytellers shared their story. The theme was "Don't Look Back”.

Today’s podcast comes to us from Marc Moss and is titled  “Transformation”. Thank you for listening.

Marc Moss has lived in Missoula Montana for 15 years and is the founder of Tell Us Something.

Georges de Giorgio - A Pagan Feast in Rikitea

Georges de Georgio shares his story

This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a live audience on March 21, 2017 at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 8 storytellers shared their story. The theme was "Don't Look Back”.

Today’s podcast comes to us from Georges de Giorgio and is titled  “A Pagan Feast in Rikitea”. Thank you for listening.

Georges de Giorgio pilots a ship that lands on the Island of Mangareva, the largest island in the Gambier Islands in French Polynesia. He ties his ship in the town of Rikitea. There he meets Fr. Michelle, the spiritual leader of the island’s 300 inhabitants.

Georges de Giorgio was born in a car wreck in France on the way to Italy in 1928. Georges' father moved the family to Chile at the age of 4 where he grew up working in his father's wooden ship boatyard.

In 1947 at the age of 17, Georges joined an American Expedition to Antarctica becoming the youngest person to ever spend a year there. Georges lived a month alone on the Palmer Peninsula plateau and was the first to cross the Atlantic to the Pacific by dogsled with a joint British/American party. He has a mountain named after him, de Giorgio Mountain.

Georges then spent the next 30 years sailing the world's oceans. Georges was the navigator on the ship Mischief for the famous English explorer HW Tilman. He also hunted for Sir Francis Drake’s lost treasure on Robinson Crusoe Island.

For the past eight years, Georges has worked at the Lewis and Clark interpretive Center and Cascade Historical Society in Great Falls.

Sam Martinich - The Duck Farm

Sam Martinich - The Duck Farm

This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a live audience on March 21, 2017 at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 8 storytellers shared their story. The theme was "Don't Look Back”.

Today’s podcast comes to us from Sam Martinich and is titled  “The Duck Farm”. Thank you for listening.

Sam Martinich shares his misadventures at The Duck Farm.

Sam Martinich was born and raised in Missoula. He left to hitchhike for a few years before returning recently. Currently, he fills his time installing dishwashers and slinging burritos. In his time off, he enjoys drinking tasty beer and getting beaten up by nerds.

 

Travis Doria - 24 Notes

Travis Doria

This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a live audience on March 21, 2017 at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 8 storytellers shared their story. The theme was "Don't Look Back”.

Today’s podcast comes to us from Travis Doria and is titled  “24 Notes”. Thank you for listening.

Travis Doria honors a beloved teacher by playing “Taps” in front of the entire student body: 2,000 people, and discovers that it’s not about him.

Travis Doria moved across the country to Missoula just two years ago.  He is enjoying the Montana lifestyle after growing up in Maryland and living in the great state of West Virginia for eight years.  He was lucky enough to convince his amazing wife Rachel to move to Montana with him.  They now live on the Southside of town with their cat Herbert.  Travis works as a forensic chemist in town and has no experience writing or telling stories.  He listens to plenty of story podcasts, which is kind of the same thing.

Angela Miller - "AUS-some Trip to Holland"

Angela Miller

This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a live audience on March 21, 2017 at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 8 storytellers shared their story. The theme was "Don't Look Back”.

Today’s podcast comes to us from Angela Miller and is titled  “AUS-some Trip to Holland”. Thank you for listening.

Angela Miller’s son Aaron is unexpectedly different. Her journey learning why is akin to landing in Holland when her destination was supposed to be Italy.

Angela Miller is a 30-something Seattle-born Montana-transplant.  She is the mother of two wonderful boys affectionately known as the “A-Team”, and one zany Labrador.  She’s passionate about cancer awareness, autism awareness, coffee, and cookies (preferably with walnuts).  Angela recently returned to school full-time to try to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up.

Geoffrey Sutton - “El Golpe de Argentina”

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This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a live audience on December 13, 2016, at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 8 storytellers shared their story. The theme was "The Unlikliest of Places”.

Today’s podcast comes to us from Geoffrey Sutton and is titled  “El Golpe de Argentina”. Thank you for listening.

Geoffrey Sutton is a naive 22 year old traveling in Argentina as the Dirty War breaks out, putting him in an Argentine Military Government prison.

Geoffrey Sutton is a recognized business leader of the Arts. As a professional photographer Geoff has numerous images published. His work has appeared in Newsweek, Parade, The New York Times, USA Today, and on the cover, of two dozen magazines. As owner of Sutton West Gallery, he represented many nationally recognized artists. Geoff worked at the Montana World Trade Center as a micro business developer with artisans in rural Montana, Panama, Chile, New Zealand, and India. He is also a avid motorcyclist who traveled through China, Russia, the Middle East and many other countries, exploring the world. Geoff has also worked with many Missoula non-profits.

Gary Delp - “The Old Mill”

Gary Delp - “The Old Mill”

This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a live audience on December 13, 2016, at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 8 storytellers shared their story. The theme was "The Unlikliest of Places”.

Today’s podcast comes to us from Gary Delp and is titled "The Old Mill". Thank you for listening.

Gary Delp is awakened from a late night sleep by a drunken housemate who was caught in a copper theft gone wrong at the old Intermountain Lumber Mill site in Missoula, Montana.

Gary Delp moved to Missoula in 1991 to go to college. Six months later he had quit school and was living out of a backpack while hitchhiking and train hopping around the west. In 1994, he started work as a building dismantler. He owns Heritage Timber with his wife Becky, and even their three children ages three, five and six contribute to the family business by sorting nuts, bolts and other hardware. Learn more about Gary and his work at heritagetimbermt.com

Charles "Abe" Abramson - Saved by the B's!

Charles "Abe" Abramson - "Saved by the B's"

This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a live audience on December 13, 2016, at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 8 storytellers shared their story. The theme was "The Unlikliest of Places”.

Today’s podcast comes to us from Charles “Abe” Abramson and is titled "Saved by the "B's!". Thank you for listening.

Abe Abramson’s finds himself without a visa while he is in Taiwan. His knowledge of an infamous Missoula restaurant icon helps him leave the country.

Charles “Abe” Abramson came to Missoula -  "just for the summer" - after graduating from The University of Florida, in 1963. Three years ago, he hosted a party to celebrate his fifty year running bar tab just around the corner here, at The Stockman Bar, a tab which he opened the day he got here - and he still has never paid completely it off.

Abe has been in the real estate business here in Western Montana since returning from East Asia in 1975, where he served part of his thirty-seven years as an Air Force Officer in various Active and Reserve assignments, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel on his 60th birthday in 2003.He is a founding and continuing Trustee of The Missoula Public Library Foundation, a Mentor in Missoula's Veterans' Court, and has been on staff at The Burning Man Festival for thirteen years.

His chief guiding principle is:  "First things first - but not necessarily, in that order!"

Paula Short - “Insights from a Gypsy Childhood” (or) "On the Road With my Dad"

Paula Short - “Insights from a Gypsy Childhood” (or) "On the Road With my Dad"

This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a live audience on December 13, 2016, at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 8 storytellers shared their story. The theme was "The Unlikliest of Places”.

Today’s podcast comes to us from Paula Short and is titled "Insights from a Gypsy Childhood” (or) "On the Road with my Dad". Thank you for listening.

Paula Short’s vagabond father promises her that she can ride a horse for her birthday. He comes through in a surprising way.

Writer, comedian, forester, communications director, radio announcer -- these are just a few of the job descriptions Paula Short has enjoyed over the years. Paula's husband, Lem, and her children were at home the night she shared her story, unaware that she stepped WAAAAY out of her comfort zone.

The Unlikliest of Places - Audience Participation

Audience Participation

This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a live audience on December 13, 2016, at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 8 storytellers shared their story. The theme was "The Unlikliest of Places”.

Today’s podcast comes to us from This edition of the Tell Us Something podcast comes to us from audience members from the “The Unlikliest of Places” Show. Attendees had the opportunity to share their “The Unlikliest of Places” stories anonymously. We selected several of those stories from a box and read them live on stage. Thank you for listening.

Greg Ragan - Finding Lions in Butte, America

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This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a live audience on December 13, 2016, at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 8 storytellers shared their story. The theme was "The Unlikliest of Places”.

Today’s podcast comes to us from Greg Ragan and is titled "Finding Lions in Butte, America". Thank you for listening.

Greg Ragan moves to Montana from Michigan & his knowledge of the Detroit Lions helps him navigate Saint Patrick’s Day in Butte, America.

Greg Ragan is a 4th generation Michigander, but has been living in Missoula for 10 years. He spends most of his time cooking, playing kickball, listening to records, reading comic books, and thinking about where he will find his next taco. 

Ann Karp - Marcus

Ann Karp - Marcus

This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a live audience on December 13, 2016, at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 8 storytellers shared their story. The theme was "The Unlikliest of Places”.

Today’s podcast comes to us from Ann Karp and is titled "Marcus". Thank you for listening.

Ann Karp understands that “we are all better than the worst thing we’ve done”. Knowing this allows her to remain friends with Marcus, an inmate on Death Row in Georgia.

Ann Karp works at the customer service desk at the Good Food Store. She also wields a paintbrush for Sideways Gaze Signs, her window and sign art business. To learn more about Ann & her work, visit sidewaysgaze.com.


Marcus and Ann on Death Row

Gary Warchola - "120 Years Later" (or) "New York, Slovakia."

Gary Warchola - "120 Years Later" (or) "New York, Slovakia."

Gary Warchola has lived in New York and taught English in Austria. Montana keeps calling him back home. Gary studies education, and has worked as an actor, lifeguard, teaching assistant, at a renaissance fair, and played a murderer on a crime reenactment show. He would like to thank his parents for teaching him the joy of stories and adventure.

Gary Warchola travels to Slovakia in search of some family roots and a connection with Andy Warhol.

This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a live audience on December 13, 2016, at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 8 storytellers shared their story. The theme was "The Unlikliest of Places”.

Today’s podcast comes to us from Gary Warchola and is titled "120 Years Later" (or) "New York, Slovakia." Thank you for listening.

Geraldine Carter - “Do These Bike Shorts Make My Butt Look Giant?” (or) “Nothing Good Ever Comes From Looking at Your Butt in the Mirror.”

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Geraldine Carter is a Mindset & Mindfulness Coach who focuses on helping busy, successful women trade in stress-and-overwhelm for clarity and peace of mind. She was once a 5-time marathoner, lived from a rolling duffel for 10 years, and has ridden her bicycle in more than 25 countries, including a 3-month trip from Burma to Beijing. She now lives in Missoula with her an, er 3 cats, and a little girl, where she happily ignores her expired passport and pedals at coasting speed. Learn more about Geraldine and her work at Mindfulness Coaching.

Geraldine Carter wears her bicycle shorts to a thin sheen from miles of riding. She doesn’t have a pair to spare & gets creative when trying to respect the modest dress of the Southeast Asian village where she is traveling.

This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a live audience on December 13, 2016, at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 8 storytellers shared their story. The theme was "The Unlikliest of Places”.

Today’s podcast comes to us from Geraldine Carter and is titled ““Do These Bike Shorts Make My Butt Look Giant?” (or) “Nothing Good Ever Comes From Looking at Your Butt in the Mirror.” Thank you for listening.

Allison Cox - Fork in the Road

Allison Cox - Fork in the Road

Allison Cox, 16 years old, stands at the top of a pyramid in Mexico, imagining that she is flying to another mountain across the landscape from her and that she has a giant wing covered with feathers instead of arms. She is at the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, the Feathered Serpent Pyramid. She shares her dream with her host, Adrienne, who brushes it off as coincidence.  This sharing begins a long distance friendship that lasts years.

After living in Polson for 7 years before moving on, Allison Cox still considers Montana a place she calls home. Allison has been telling stories to anyone who would listen since she could talk. She even started calling herself a storyteller back in 1982 and has been traveling and sharing her tales ever since. She combined her years in public health with her love of story to edit and contribute to two books, The Healing Heart for Families: Storytelling to Encourage Caring and Healthy Families and The Healing Heart for Communities: Storytelling for Strong and Healthy Communities (Families): Storytelling to Build Strong and Healthy Communities. She was a founder of the Healing Story Alliance and edits their online journal. Allison lives with her four legged and two legged family on Vashon Island in Washington state, surrounded by gardens and woods... and water.

This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a live audience on September 20, 2016, at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 11 storytellers shared their story. The theme was "Fork in the Road”.

Today’s podcast comes to us from Allison Cox and is titled “Fork in the Road”. Thank you for listening.

Tommy Peterson - Going Postal

Tommy Peterson - Going Postal

After losing his job at a small non-profit at the age of 60, Tommy Peterson eventually takes a job in which he reconnects with a customer that he had known for a long time.

Having lived in a teepee at the base of the 14,000 foot southern Rockies, Tommy Petersen moved to Missoula and the northern Rockies 25 years ago to continue mountain life, getting his graduate degree in Environmental Studies at UM. He is the editor of the conservation anthology, A Road Runs Through It with a Foreword by Annie Proulx, and on writing breaks plays soccer with the old boys at the Peas Farm field.

This episode of Tell Us Something was recorded in front of a live audience on September 20, 2016, at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 11 storytellers shared their story. The theme was "Fork in the Road”.

Today’s podcast comes to us from Tommy Peterson and is titled “Going Postal”. Thank you for listening.