Tell Us Something brings you stories from the archives and a behind the scenes look at Tell Us Something. In this new series I’ll sit down with a storyteller every week, and we’ll talk about what they’ve been up to, go more in-depth with their story, and get to know them a little better.
Join English teacher Nerma Dobričanin and Tell Us Something host Marc Moss as they chat about life during the pandemic in Rožaje, Montenegro, a difficult pregnancy and her experience visiting the United States.
This week on the podcast, Dagny Deutchman and I revisit the story that she shared about guiding a river trip on the Salmon River. In the story, she shared how she dealt with a client who inappropriately expressed his displeasure at having to use a groover. We talk about how she might handle that differently. Dagney shares how Tell Us Something changed her life and we talk about some of the sleep research she’s been doing as she pursues her PhD.
Visiting her brother-in-law in Hong Kong, Jennie had an adverse reaction to all of the walking she’s enduring. In an effort to help her heal, she undergoes a regimen of acupuncture, smudging and drinking a mysterious concoction whipped up by a Chinese Medicine Man.
This week on the podcast, Molly Bradford and I revisit her story of harvesting a doe. I figured that, it being hunting season and all, now is a good time to share our conversation.Join us as we talk about hunting, motherhood and storytelling, then listen to the story as she shared it on stage.
This week on the podcast, Mike Calucchia talks about the dogs that he had in his truck for his story. We also learn about his aspirations to be a painter and hear about how he learned to cook from his Italian grandmother. After our conversation, you can hear the story as he shared it on the Tell Us Something stage.
Jill Alban talks about radical truth-telling. She shares some insights about the story she shared at Tell Us Something, too. After our conversation, you can hear the story as she shared it on the Tell Us Something stage.
Joseph Grady talks about his artistic endeavors, his story, and about his experience sharing it on the Tell Us Something stage. After our conversation, you’ll be able to listen to the story as he shared it on stage.
I spoke with Karla Theilen in late June from her temporary home in Tuba City, AZ on her day off from taking care of COVID patients in the Navajo Nation. After our interview, stick around to hear her story “Guardian Angel Obstacle Course”.
In this episode of the podcast, I chatted by phone with Arthur Weatherwax, a Native of the Blackfeet tribe, about his story, and the experience that he had telling it. Arthur has a traumatic brain injury, and listening to a guy who had to re-learn everything about life, I mean everything...it’s really something. His perspectives made me reflect on how I live, and reminded me to seek out joy, celebrate gratitude, and to laugh. I hope you’ll reflect some too, after listening to us chat.
You have 3-minutes to record your story pitch at 406-203-4683. Preference is given to people who have never shared a story at Tell Us Something. We are also striving to be more inclusive of our friends in the BIPOC community and welcome your stories.
“YESSSSSS!!!! What an amazing experience! What a group of unbelievably unique and diverse storytellers! I was floored. I believe so strongly in the power of storytelling- it’s a way to tether ourselves to this earth and say, ‘Yes! I claim this life that I’ve lived!'”
–Karla Theilen, Tell Us Something storyteller alumni