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Another sold out show at The Wilma! 710 people came to listen to their neighbors & friends share stories. And what an incredible night! We heard stories of science, survival, and gratitude; rivers, the call of nature, and the eternal struggle of managing trouble makers; questionable medicinal drinks in Hong Kong; Philipino cowboys; sleeping in the…

Many colleagues and friends are encouraging me to step forward more frequently as the face of Tell Us Something. My stance is always that I want the focus to be on the storytellers and their stories. “You’re the face of Tell Us Something” they say. The reporter said, “Moss clearly loves telling stories—even in an…

Hi, my name is Ashleigh, and I am the Tell Us Something Intern! One year ago, in the midst of an existential crisis, I decided to give up my career as a Hair Stylist so I could pursue my college degree. This dream led me to find the Media Arts program at the University of…

Recently Tell Us Something has acquired an unpaid intern in cooperation with The University of Montana. She receives college credit for the work she does for Tell Us Something and has been the one responsible for producing, transcribing and uploading the podcasts for the past couple of weeks.  She’s doing one hell of a job…

Tell Us Something allows a sharing transaction between storytellers and listeners. The act of sharing stories goes beyond performance, beyond telling.  Tell Us Something storytellers do not memorize their stories and most of them do not write their stories. Because of this, they are not only sharing their story with the listeners, they are sharing…

Volunteering at the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival is something that I look forward to every year. I love being part of a team of over 100 volunteers who help pull this thing off. This year the Montana Film Office ad near front of the program made me smile. “Stories…unlimited”. The idea of unlimited stories…

Listening to podcasts isn’t something that I can do when I’m working in the office, and there’s been a lot of that so far this month.  I’m way behind on my podcasts. As I prepare to head out for a walk, I fired up the iPod to select a podcast and thought I should share…

2015 was a whirlwind year for Tell Us Something. We produced 9 events and began releasing podcasts twice weekly. We were paying a professional to produce the podcasts and soon that became one of our largest expenses. The income generated from the live events is not enough to cover day to day operational expenses including…

I am happy to announce the themes and dates for the 2016 Tell Us Something storytelling season! Click on the theme that interests you.  A spreadsheet will open.  Add your information to the spreadsheet. March 29 – Wilma – “Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me?” Workshop: March 19 After the sign up period ends for March…