Inside Stories

Inside Stories

We explore Madison one story at a time. In each episode, Takeyla Benton and Jen Rubin feature a story told live in Madison, interview the storyteller to dig deeper into the story and how they crafted it.

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July 30, 2020 32 min

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We listen to a story Marisol Gonzalez told at the Madison Moth StorySlam at the High Noon Saloon, explore the themes in the story and discuss how she crafted the story.   

We also listen to Rudy Bankston's Haiku - you can learn more about Rudy's books at https://www.iamweclassics.com/. 

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We listen to a story Jenie Gao told at the Madison Moth StorySlam at the High Noon Saloon, explore the themes in the story and discuss how she crafted the story.  You can check out her art at https://jenie.org/. 

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July 2, 2020 29 min

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We listen to a story Dina Martinez  told at the Madison Moth GrandSlam at the Barrymore Theater, explore the themes in the story and discuss how she crafted the story.   

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We are soliciting stories about your experience during this time of social distancing. You can email us at insidestoriespodcast@gmail.com, find us on twitter at @InsideStoryPod and Facebook at @insidestoriespodcast.

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May 13, 2020 27 min

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April 28, 2020 31 min

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April 15, 2020 29 min

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April 10, 2020 19 min

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April 1, 2020 24 min
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March 26, 2020 35 min

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We listen to a story Wilson Seely told at the Madison Moth StorySlam at the High Noon Saloon in 2020, explore the themes in the story and discuss how he crafted the story.  We also did our first Madison little known history story.

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March 20, 2020 36 min

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We listen to a story Susana de Alverez told at the Madison Moth 2019 GrandSlam at the Barrymore Theater, explore the themes in the story and discuss how she crafted the story.  We also did our first activist origin story.

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March 11, 2020 31 min

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We listen to a story Ann Garvin told at Listen To Your Mother at the Barrymore Theater, explore the themes in the story and discuss how she crafted the story. 

Learn more about Ann's book, I LIke You Just Fine When You're Not Around  at her website: http://anngarvin.net/.

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February 19, 2020 23 min

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Bill Stork tells a story about Sally, a dog he treated in his veterinary practice, and the impact Sally had on her family. Bill is a veterinarian by trade and a storyteller. We also talk about Bill's writing and the value that a small business brings to a community.

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Jennifer Esperanza tells a story about growing up as the child of immigrant and what she was able to get away with as her parents didn't fully understand how everything worked in the US. This is tested one Christmas as she tries to convince her mom to put chocolate chip cookies out for Santa so she can get...

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Lenora Rodin tells a story about her addiction and recovery. In our conversation she talks about the importance of telling the truth about herself. We talk about how a hard story and a funny story can be the same story. (This story was a crowd favorite the night she told it.)

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January 29, 2020 19 min

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Raj Shukla tells a story about his daughter, who has down syndrome, and how she taught him to be more open to the possibilities in life. President Obama makes a cameo appearance in the story. We talked about how Raj uses storytelling in his work with the River Alliance.   (Audio recording by Oddly Arranged Medi...

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January 22, 2020 22 min

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Ann Imig tells a witty story about being a full time stay at home mom with two young and energetic boys. We talked about her experience founding Listen To Your Mother (which originated in Madison and became a national storytelling event) and what it was like to pull together this annual show. We also discussed ...

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Tandalaya tells a story about her love of daydreaming, how her cancer diagnosis and health struggles took away her desire to daydream and how she survived and altered her dream. We talk about why she chose to frame her story around daydreams and why she brought a videographer to the recording studio.  She told ...

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In the last episode of Season 2 Kevin Willmott II joins Jen and Takeyla to interview Takeyla about a story she told at Listen To Your Mother, explore the themes in the story and discuss how she crafted the story. (Told at the Barrymore.  Audio recording by Listen To Your Mother).

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In the second to last episode of Season 2 Kevin Willmott II joins Jen and Takeyla to interview Jen about a story she told at the Madison Moth StorySlam, explore the themes in the story and discuss how she crafted the story. (Told at the Moth in Madison StorySlam in 2017. Theme: Neighborhoods. Audio recording by...

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