Bonnie Bishop talks about what it was like to be the first person in Tell Us Something history to share her story in a live-streamed setting. We talk about the pandemic, about collective grief and about what it means to begin returning to life beyond quarantine. After our conversation, you can hear the story as Bonnie shared it on the Tell Us Something live-streamed stage.
In today’s show, Tell Us Something Director marc Moss explores the challenges, successes, and opportunities Tell Us Something faced in 2020. We’ll look at some of the things we tried that failed, things that worked, things we learned and opportunities for the future in 2021.
When Molly decided to share her story at Tell Us Something, she also extended an offer of in-kind sponsorship to Tell Us Something. Molly is the CEO of Gatherboard. The Gatherboard.com site tells us that Molly Bradford has been involved in sales and marketing in the greater-Missoula area for nearly 15 years, working with 500+ small businesses on successful marketing and advertising strategies. Through her roles at local businesses and on local volunteer boards, she has delicately guided customers, and even her employers, through grand openings, moves, promotional events, sales and closures. Since coming on board as co-owner of Gatherboard with Colin Hickey in 2009 Molly has co-created GatherBoard and upped the bottom line over 600%. Molly offered Tell Us Something a great in-kind sponsorship opportunity: a month before each Tell Us Something live event, advertising on MissoulaEvents.net and indoor ads through the Missoula Indoor Ads company that is part of the Gatherboard family. Molly joins me today to chat about the exciting new service that Gatherboard is working on: CheddarBoard!
Listen to stories about surviving a grizzly bear attack, a mother’s vigil over her sick children in the hospital, a scientist who discovers a connection between lead ammunition and lead in the bloodstreams of large birds like eagles, and a man who snorts his crown into his sinus cavity during what was supposed to be a routine visit to the dentist.
Stories of moving to Missoula, Montana from Illinois for a job, an African American attending the Trump rally in Missoula, a young white woman in the rural town of Kholesimal trying to find her place and a field trip leader responsible for high school students from Montana as they hike through the jungle in Cambodia.
Audience members submitted stories anonymously on the theme "Stranger in a Strange Land". Selected stories were read from the stage at the live event. tellussomething.org Happy April Fools Day.
In this week’s podcast a young woman joins a boxing club in Kalispell, MT, tragedy strikes the Lolo Hotshot crew, a man in desperate need of a kidney receives that gift and a young deaf woman navigates the dating scene in her 20s. Tell Us Something is a podcast celebrating the stories of our community. Our podcast today was recorded in front of a live audience on December 11, 2018 at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 8 storytellers shared their true personal story on the theme “Did That Really Happen?”. Today we hear from four of those storytellers.
In this week’s podcast you’ll learn about a man’s exploration of his family’s ancestry, you’ll hear a young woman's struggle to keeping her young daughters safe while writing and promoting her first book and memoir while surviving domestic abuse at home, you’ll descend into addiction and come out on the other side, before finally making friends with a person with whom you once vehemently disagreed. Our podcast today was recorded in front of a live audience on October 2, 2018, to a sold-out crowd at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 8 storytellers shared their true personal story on the theme “It’s Complicated”. Today we hear from four of those storytellers.
In this week’s podcast you’ll learn about the world of polyamory and how difficult it can be to live in that world, you’ll help a man on a motorcycle with a broken ankle, back to safety, and you’ll re-evaluate your relationship with risk, after a direct protest action goes terribly wrong. Finally, you’ll learn how to become a horse farrier. Our podcast today was recorded in front of a live audience on June 13, 2018 at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 8 storytellers shared their true personal story on the theme “Risk”.