Sarah Elkins - I'm Impulsive, Not Stupid

Sarah Elkins - I'm Impulsive, Not Stupid

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 Sarah Elkins and is titled  "I'm Impulsive, Not Stupid". Thank you for listening.

Sarah Elkins fulfills her lifelong dream of getting a tatoo. Her decision about which one to get takes as much time to make as a rocket launch takes to plan. tellussomething.org

Sarah Elkins is a speaker, writer, coach, and professional musician. As a coach, Sarah helps people and businesses better understand how to find their stories, organize them, and share them across platforms. She is an active blogger and contributor to Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington’s latest project, LinkedIn, beBee, and on her own website, elkinsconsulting.com. She's also the President of Elkins Consulting, the company making a splash with small, face-to-face, affordable interactive conferences called No Longer Virtual.

Marc Moss - Firewalk With Me

Marc Moss - Firewalk With Me

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 Marc Moss and is titled  "Firewalk with Me". Thank you for listening.

This one time at Burning Man, Marc's girlfriend tested him to see if he could hang with her tribe. He passed.

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

Andrea Cross Guns - Me, the Sea, and the City

Andrea Cross Guns - Me, the Sea, and the City

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 Andrea Cross Guns and is titled  "Me, the Sea, and the City". Thank you for listening.

An 18-year-old Andrea Cross Guns moves to Hawaii with her sister. She misses all of the obvious red flags when she tries to make a new friend one night after work.

Andrea Cross Guns is the owner/director at Green Arts Global Montessori and Green Arts Montessori Treehouse. She is an artist represented by the 1+1=1 Gallery on Last Chance Gulch, the front"man" for the band Star Cocoon, and hosts the open mic at the Jesters Bar. When she is not busy with all of these pursuits she hikes and spends time with her family, Dan, Zion, and Joey.

Laura King - My First Pregnancy

Laura King - My First Pregnancy

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 Laura King and is titled  "My First Pregnancy". Thank you for listening.

Laura King, a 32 year old married to her high school sweetheart, becomes pregnant and has to juggle that with the stress of being in law school. Her first ultrasound is an internal ultrasound at five weeks and goes well. She returns home and has to go back to the hospital after complications arise.

As the mom of a 3-year-old boy, Laura King gets the chance to tell two or three stories a day, mostly about spiders, fairies, and superheroes. She is also a lawyer with the Western Environmental Law Center in Helena, where she tells stories about arbitrary and capricious government action (and weaves in spiders, fairies, and superheroes where possible).

Elizabeth Rivard - My Baby's Leaving Home

Elizabeth Rivard - My Baby's Leaving Home

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 Elizabeth Rivard and is titled  "My Baby's Leaving Home". Thank you for listening.

Elizabeth Rivard is on the phone with her daughter, who is traveling in London, when her daughter begins yelling, "Oh no! Oh, no!"

Elizabeth Rivard is the tenth of eleven children and was raised in Buffalo, NY. She spent her twenties in Seattle doing various things such as working at the Pike Place Market, bicycle messengering and studying massage therapy. She settled in Helena 24 years ago and raised her son and daughter here. Currently, Elizabeth is institutionalized at the VA Monday - Friday. In her "off" time, she enjoys being outside hiking and working in her garden. She usually has some sort of creative project in the works.

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.