Confabulation

Confabulation

Confabulation is a celebration of true-life stories, shared by the people that lived them. Curated from our live shows across Canada, in Montreal, Toronto and Victoria, the podcast brings some of our favourite stories to a wider audience — as well as a larger thematic exploration of the ideas these stories bring up. It’s hard to say exactly where any one episode will take us, but each will be crafted around the story, the storyteller, and the essence of why we tell tales in the first place. Confabulation. Stories, true as we can tell them.... Show More

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December 18, 2017 37 min

This week, we have a story from Rita Chand. She told this story in Victoria in February, 2017. Our theme that night was Good Date/Bad Date — stories of hooking up, making matches …and um failing to do so We also speak to New York-based journalist and author Emily Witt. She’s the author of Future … Continue reading

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November 14, 2017 25 min

This week, we have a story from Telia Nevile, a writer, performer, photographer and poet. She told this story during our special event at the 2017 Montreal Fringe Festival. Our theme that night was On the Edge — stories of the outer limits, and beyond. You can follow Telia on twitter here for more on … Continue reading

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The Witches by Amy Preston-Samson This week, we have a story from Amy Preston-Samson, PhD candidate and first-time storyteller. She told this story for the 6th anniversary of Confabulation Montreal. Our theme that night was, Now we are six — stories of childhoods lost and found. Amy developed this story after working in a group … Continue reading

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This week, we hear a story from Sage Tyrtle – a Toronto-based storyteller, writer and performer. She’s the host and producer of High Stakes Storytelling — check out their podcast too. Sage originally told this story in Toronto, at our very first Confabulation. The theme was only fitting: Firsts. We’ve found the following to be … Continue reading

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Welcome back to Confabulation the podcast – this is the first episode of our relaunch. Expect stories, interviews and more from all three cities. This week, we hear a story from Sophie Post-Croteau – a Montreal-based storyteller, writer and performer. She told this story in June 2017 – for Confabulation presents: On the Edge. Here’s … Continue reading

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September 26, 2017 1 min

Hey all – Confabulation the podcast is BACK! Well, tomorrow. This is a brand new tradition – a monthly digest of our upcoming shows: Confabulation Montreal presents: DISCOVERY — Stories of creativity, innovation, and breakthroughs of all kinds September 30th, 2017 Phi Centre – 407, rue Saint-Pierre | $15 Confabulation Toronto presents: MASQUERADE — Stories … Continue reading

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June 5, 2015 23 min

For Confabulation’s 5th Anniversary on May 2nd, 2015, we had a night filled with Montreal Stories — stories that could only happen there, that remind us why we love that city, or that just feel like that place. An homage to the city where Confabulation dug it’s roots. This week we bring you a story … Continue reading

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For Confabulation’s 5th Anniversary on May 2nd, 2015, we had a night filled with Montreal Stories — stories that could only happen here, that remind us why we love this city, or that just feel like this place. An homage to the city where Confabulation dug it’s roots. This week on the show we bring … Continue reading

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This week we bring you a story and interview from Confabulation co-producer Raeven Geist-Deschamps. This story is from August 2014’s Down to the Wire, where Raeven shares her experience with hunting, and possums. Also in this podcast, Raeven shares her experiences working on Confabulation, and what it means to tell a story.

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This week on the podcast we bring you a story from Lexi Moscovitch, about her, and her mother’s bizarre experience with a silver snake ring, and the person who claimed it was her own. This week’s story is from April 2015’s April Fish – Stories of tricks, traps, and getting hooked.

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For the fifth year in a row, we’re excited to bring you our night of all-true short stories, as Confabulation presents The Shortest Story, our annual Nuit Blanche event in Montreal. Last year we had thirty-two short stories, this year we bring you more than thirty-four short stories! This week on the podcast we bring you … Continue reading

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For the fifth year in a row, we’re excited to bring you our night of all-true short stories, as Confabulation presents The Shortest Story, our annual Nuit Blanche event in Montreal. Last year we had thirty-two short stories, this year we bring you more than thirty-four short stories! This week on the podcast we bring you … Continue reading

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March 27, 2015 13 min

This week we bring you a story from Dmitri Vitaliev, he is a journalist, and also the founder of Equalit, a company that develops open and reusable systems with a focus on privacy, online security, and information management. This story is from October 2011’s Scares and Scars Redux.

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January 26, 2015 15 min

Improviser, teacher and storyteller Joe Conto shares this story of early love(s), and the allure of authority. From February 2014’s I Put a Spell on You.

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January 17, 2015 16 min

This week, Toronto-based storyteller, Sage Tyrtle, shares this story of facing the call of the wild, and learning what we’re really ready for. From November 2013’s Saving our Planet, Saving Ourselves.

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In this week’s podcast, Montreal based dancer, choreographer and podcaster Stéphanie Morin-Robert shares this story of learning to be a parent, and caregiver to a young boy. From April 2014’s Confabulation presents Lies My Parents Told Me. Be sure to see Stéphanie in For Body and Light presents Coming and Going, on stage at Montreal’s … Continue reading

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December 20, 2014 22 min

In this week’s podcast, Andrew Zadel shares the story of his grandparents journey to a new home in Canada, and his own journey back to his roots. From 2011’s Confabulation presents: Tell the Family

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December 13, 2014 12 min

This week we hear from Confabulation co-producer, Raeven-Geist Deschamps. In this, her first Confabulation story, Raeven shares a transcendental familial experience – and the limits of that single moment. From April 2014’s Confabulation presents: Lies My Parents Told Me.

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December 5, 2014 13 min

This week, we bring you a story from Michele Luchs that reminds us that, yeah: sometimes, you should just drop what you’re doing, and go see a doctor. Right away. Like now. And do your utmost from not letting anyone stop you. From October 2014’s Confabulation presents: Bad Medicine.

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November 17, 2014 9 min

Leigh Kinch-Pedrosa shares the story of her family’s cottage and the people, the manners and the monsters that live there. Also, the best way to defend against the Pope. From April 2014’s Confabulation presents: Lies my Parents Told Me.

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