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.

Episodes

May 3, 2022 25 min

Mark Espanol shares his personal journey from his time in prison to present life. He explores how a local radio DJ and her show changed his life and we talk about what it was like to tell a very personal story in front of a crowd of strangers.  

We listen to a story Mark Espanol told at the Madison Moth StorySlam at the High Noon Saloon and explore the story behind the story. You can find Mark on Instagram @djspade718608. You ca...

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We listen to a story Jessica Jacobs told at the Madison Moth StorySlam at the High Noon Saloon and explore the story behind the story.

Email us at insidestoriespodcast@gmail.com and find us on Facebook at @insidestoriespodcast.  (Consider contributing to Inside Stories to help us cover our production costs:  https://www.rubinjen.com/the-podcast.html)

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February 10, 2022 29 min

We listen to a story Danielle Hairston Green told at the Madison Moth StorySlam at the High Noon Saloon, explore the themes in the story, and discuss how storytelling can help you heal. 

You can find Danielle's YouTube channel here: https://www.youtube.com/c/URBESTLYFE. You can follow her on Instagram here: @URBESTLYFE. 

Email us at insidestoriespodcast@gmail.com and find us on Facebook at @insidestoriespodcast.  (Con...

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November 3, 2021 26 min

Takeyla and Jen led a workshop at the Chazen Museum for stories to accompany an art exhibit. Nitisha developed this story at the Chazen workshop. Nitisha told this version of the story at the Madison Moth StorySlam at the High Noon Saloon, we explore the themes in the story and talk about the storytelling workshop she took that helped her craft this story.

Email us at insidestoriespodcast@gmail.com and find us on Facebook at ...

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October 21, 2021 35 min

(Consider contributing to Inside Stories to help us cover our production costs:  https://www.rubinjen.com/the-podcast.html)

We listen to a story Dave Emanuel told at the Madison Moth StorySlam at the High Noon Saloon, explore the themes in the story, and discuss how he uses comedy in stories that tackle difficult topics. 

Email us at insidestoriespodcast@gmail.com and find us on Facebook at @insidestoriespodcast.

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October 13, 2021 32 min

(Consider contributing to Inside Stories to help us cover our production costs:  https://www.rubinjen.com/the-podcast.html)

We listen to a story Jennifer Esperanza  told at the Madison Moth StorySlam at the High Noon Saloon, explore the themes in the story, and discuss how you can weave in history to give the context behind the story.

Email us at insidestoriespodcast@gmail.com and find us on Facebook at @insidestoriespodcast.

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August 25, 2021 32 min

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We listen to a story Cynthia  told at the Madison Moth StorySlam at the High Noon Saloon, explore the themes in the story, and discuss how she uses comedy in her storytelling. 

Email us at insidestoriespodcast@gmail.com and find us on Facebook at @insidestoriespodcast.

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August 18, 2021 35 min

(Consider contributing to Inside Stories to help us cover our production costs:  https://www.rubinjen.com/the-podcast.html)

We listen to a story Esteban Touma  told at the Madison Moth StorySlam at the High Noon Saloon, explore the themes in the story, and discuss how he uses comedy in his storytelling. 

Email us at insidestoriespodcast@gmail.com and find us on Facebook at @insidestoriespodcast.

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August 11, 2021 30 min

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We listen to a story Otis Harris Jr told a few yeas ago as part of the Odyssey Project writing class panel at the Writer's Institute.

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August 4, 2021 26 min

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We listen to a story Brendon Panke told at a 2020 virtual storytelling event we co-hosted with the Wisconsin Book Festival.   

 Email us at insidestoriespodcast@gmail.com and find us on Facebook at @insidestoriespodcast.

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July 28, 2021 30 min

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We listen to a story Ann Imig told at a virtual storytelling event we co-hosted with the Wisconsin Book Festival.   

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July 21, 2021 36 min

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We listen to a story Darian Wilson told at a virtual storytelling event we co-hosted with the Wisconsin Book Festival. ??

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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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July 15, 2020 29 min

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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/. 

Email us at insidestoriespodcast@gmail.com and find us on twitter at @InsideStoryPod and Fac...

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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.   

Email us at insidestoriespodcast@gmail.com and find us on twitter at @InsideStoryPod and Facebook at @insidestoriespodcast.

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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

(Consider contributing to Inside Stories to help us cover our production costs:  https://www.rubinjen.com/the-podcast.html)

 

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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April 28, 2020 31 min

(Consider contributing to Inside Stories to help us cover our production costs:  https://www.rubinjen.com/the-podcast.html)

 

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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April 15, 2020 29 min

(Consider contributing to Inside Stories to help us cover our production costs:  https://www.rubinjen.com/the-podcast.html)

 

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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April 10, 2020 19 min

(Consider contributing to Inside Stories to help us cover our production costs:  https://www.rubinjen.com/the-podcast.html)

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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