Blog What's The Story? Tell Us Something Blog

Everyone has a story. Regardless of age, race, religion, sexual identity or orientation, we all have stories to share. This is what makes us human. Sometimes these stories are messy. Sometimes these stories are told with rough language. Sometimes these stories have difficult themes. They are all worth telling. They are all worth hearing. Parents…

Hello, all of you Nerdcon:Stories storytelling fans! What a fantastic weekend! Please listen to a handful of stories and subscribe to the podcast. Some notes about the stories: all stories are true and told from memory by regular folks who live in Missoula, Montana some storytellers have never performed in front of an audience before…

Last month I received a Facebook message indicating that a user was having issues listening to the Tell Us Something podcast on her phone.  I thought that the issue was likely related to her download being interrupted by a weak cell signal. I tested listening to the podcast by loading the episode in question from…

David Michael Sojourn-Dupuis was born in the ever oppressing heat and humidity of northeast Florida. and therefore likes hot weather. He enjoyed running more as a child than as an adult and feels that the educational infrastructure never really understood him. If it took the time to do so things could have been different between them….

The work of promoting the event, running a workshop, revising the workshop, and general administrative office work has prevented me from doing the real work. That real work is getting the stories out there. Making them available. We have two live events to hopefully fill that gap. Tonight is Story Jam at the Real Good…

This week I wrapped up the first Tell Us Something storytelling workshop for youth. I hope they learned as much as I did. Stephanie Wing, a multi- time Tell Us Something storyteller, teaches English Arts at Willard Alternative High School. She has been encouraging me to offer storytelling workshops for youth for years. I resisted…

The podcast is now live in iTunes. You can subscribe by searching Tell Us Something in iTunes, or following the handy tutorial embedded below. There are still problems with the podcast, like the owner should be Tell Us Something but it is listed as me. I will work to fix that. Meantime, please subscribe to…

I am working on making it easy to subscribe to the podcast. I don’t know why it is not working.  On an Android device, it works fine.  Using iTunes on a desktop machine, you have to subscribe manually, like this: Open iTunes Go to File -> Select SUBSCRIBE TO PODCAST Enter the URL http://feeds.feedburner.com/TellUsSomething and click OK….

Give Local Missoula was a success for Tell Us Something. We failed to reach our goal of $3,00 by only a slight margin, clocking in at $2,429 from 63 donors. Of the 130 or so non-profits participating, we won an extra $250 for having the most new donors between 5PM and 6PM. We were 7th…

Now that the website is live, my efforts turn to Give Local Missoula.  Give Local Missoula is a local initiative to increase philanthropy in Missoula County. This effort is brought to you by the Missoula Community Foundation. The 2015 Give Local Missoula will  take place during from midnight to midnight on Tuesday, May 5, 2015. For…