“What Are the Chances - Part 2”
Our podcast today was recorded in front of a live audience on June 12, 2019 at The Wilma in Missoula, MT. 8 storytellers shared their true personal story on the theme “What Are the Chances?”
While walking near the Yellowstone River with her dog, Kate Cholewa is attacked by a grizzly bear. She calls her story “I Didn’t Die”.
Kate Cholewa has worked in public policy in Montana for more than 20 years. She’s a systems nerd, a marijuana policy consultant, and author of the novel, Shaking Out the Dead.
Our next story comes to us from Elsi Enanga , who is selected to cook meals for a large church group over the course of 3 days. Both of her children fall terribly ill and she must accompany them to the hospital where she holds vigil over them. Elsi’s story is called “Another Chance”.
Elsie Enanga received her BA, MA degrees and High School Teacher’s Diploma in Modern English Letters from the University of Yaounde 1 in Cameroon. She has been an English Language teacher in Government High School Biyem-assi(Lycée de Biyem-Assi)Yaounde, Cameroon since 2006.
Elsie is very keen on poetry writing, she possesses a collection of poems. She received the 2008 Anglophone Cameroon Writers Association(ACWA) Award for her poetry entry.
In our next story, Mike McTee is an environmental scientist for MPG Ranch in the Bitterroot Valley in Montana. During the course of his studies, he learns how lead ammunition is turning up in the bloodstream of living birds of prey and sets about to begin making changes. Mike calls his story “A Gun Nut Goes Green”
Mike McTee has been shooting weapons since before he could recite the alphabet. In 2006, he moved himself–and his weapons–from the outskirts of Seattle, Washington to Missoula, Montana. Mike is now an environmental scientist for MPG Ranch in the Bitterroot Valley where he studies the intersection between chemistry and shooting sports. You can pick up a copy of his book, “Wilted Wings”, here.
In this episode’s final story, Mike Calucchia snorts his crown into his sinus cavity during what was supposed to be a routine visit to the dentist. Mike calls his story “Prospector!”
Mike Calucchia was first introduced to improvisational comedy five years ago at a workshop taught by a member of the Los Angeles-based Groundlings comedy troupe. He’s been hooked ever since, performing in community theater productions and with local improv groups. Mike’s professional career includes over 20 years of experience in medical sales management. He is also a former restaurateur and whitewater river guide.