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Author: Takeyla Benton & Jen Rubin

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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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Episode Notes(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.
(Consider contributing to Inside Stories to help us cover our production costs:  https://www.rubinjen.com/the-podcast.html)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.Email us at insidestoriespodcast@gmail.com and find us on twitter at @InsideStoryPod and Facebook at @insidestoriespodcast.
(Consider contributing to Inside Stories to help us cover our production costs:  https://www.rubinjen.com/the-podcast.html)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.Email us at insidestoriespodcast@gmail.com and find us on twitter at @InsideStoryPod and Facebook at @insidestoriespodcast.
(Consider contributing to Inside Stories to help us cover our production costs:  https://www.rubinjen.com/the-podcast.html)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/.Email us at insidestoriespodcast@gmail.com and find us on twitter at @InsideStoryPod and Facebook at @insidestoriespodcast.
(Consider contributing to Inside Stories to help us cover our production costs:  https://www.rubinjen.com/the-podcast.html)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.
(Consider contributing to Inside Stories to help us cover our production costs:  https://www.rubinjen.com/the-podcast.html) 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 the Barbie Town House.
(Consider contributing to Inside Stories to help us cover our production costs:  https://www.rubinjen.com/the-podcast.html)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.)
(Consider contributing to Inside Stories to help us cover our production costs:  https://www.rubinjen.com/the-podcast.html)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 Media.)
(Consider contributing to Inside Stories to help us cover our production costs:  https://www.rubinjen.com/the-podcast.html)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 the problem of not being able to include everyone who auditioned to tell their story. We listen to a story Ann Imig told at Listen To Your Mother in 2012, explore the themes in the story and discuss how she crafted the story. (Audio recording by Listen To Your Mother.)Find us on twitter at @InsideStoryPod, Facebook or email us at insdiestoriespodcast@gmail.com
(Consider contributing to Inside Stories to help us cover our production costs:  https://www.rubinjen.com/the-podcast.html)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 this story at the Odyssey Writing Class in 2019.
(Consider contributing to Inside Stories to help us cover our production costs:  https://www.rubinjen.com/the-podcast.html)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). Email us at insidestoriespodcast@gmail.com and find us on twitter at @InsideStoryPod and Facebook at @insidestoriespodcast.
(Consider contributing to Inside Stories to help us cover our production costs:  https://www.rubinjen.com/the-podcast.html)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 Mad Manor Multimedia).Learn more about Jen's book, We Are Staying: Eighty Years in the Life of a Family, a Store, and a Neighborhood at her website: https://www.rubinjen.com/.Email us at insidestoriespodcast@gmail.com and find us on twitter at @InsideStoryPod and Facebook at @insidestoriespodcast.
(Consider contributing to Inside Stories to help us cover our production costs:  https://www.rubinjen.com/the-podcast.html)We listen to a story Greg Renz told at the Madison Moth StorySlam, explore the themes in the story and discuss how he crafted the story. (Told at the Moth in Madison StorySlam in 2017. Audio recording by Mad Manor Multimedia).Learn more about Greg's book, Beneath the Flames at his website: https://glrenz.com/. Email us at insidestoriespodcast@gmail.com and find us on twitter at @InsideStoryPod and Facebook at @insidestoriespodcast. 
(Consider contributing to Inside Stories to help us cover our production costs:  https://www.rubinjen.com/the-podcast.html)We listen to a story Alexandria Delcourt told at Mystery to Me bookstore as part of Madison Storytellers event, 'Books that Changed my Life'.Email us at insidestoriespodcast@gmail.com and find us on twitter at @InsideStoryPod and Facebook at @insidestoriespodcast
(Consider contributing to Inside Stories to help us cover our production costs:  https://www.rubinjen.com/the-podcast.html) We listen to a story Hedi Lamarr Rudd told at UW Continuing Studies Writers' Institute, explore the themes in the story and discuss how she crafted the story.Richard Jones Jr joined us to talk about the origin story of his business, Oddly Arranged Media.Email us at insidestoriespodcast@gmail.com and find us on twitter at @InsideStoryPod and Facebook at @insidestoriespodcast.
(Consider contributing to Inside Stories to help us cover our production costs:  https://www.rubinjen.com/the-podcast.html) We listen to a story Marisol Gonzalez told at the Odyssey Project writing class in 2018, talk about the issues in the story, and discuss how she chose to put the story together. (Audio recording by Brendon Panke of Madison Storytellers.)
(Consider contributing to Inside Stories to help us cover our production costs:  https://www.rubinjen.com/the-podcast.html) We listen to a story Megan Diaz-Ricks told at Listen To Your Mother, explore the themes in the story and discuss how she crafted the story. Charlotte Colaluca joins us from Mystery To Me Bookstore to share book recommendations. You can learn more about this great neighborhood bookstore at https://www.mysterytomebooks.com/.Email us at insidestoriespodcast@gmail.com and find us on twitter at @InsideStoryPod and Facebook at @insidestoriespodcast. 
(Consider contributing to Inside Stories to help us cover our production costs:  https://www.rubinjen.com/the-podcast.html) We listen to a story Debi Kennedy 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. Audio recording by Oddly Arranged Media).Email us at insidestoriespodcast@gmail.com and find us on twitter at @InsideStoryPod and Facebook at @insidestoriespodcast.Debi will be teaching workshops through MSCR called, "The Glappiness Hour" (glad + happiness, an Ellie created word) with different topics each month.  People can sign up by going through www.mscr.org
(Consider contributing to Inside Stories to help us cover our production costs:  https://www.rubinjen.com/the-podcast.html) We listen to a story Ali Muildrow told at the Madison Moth StorySlam, explore the themes in the story and discuss how she crafted the story.  You can also hear Ali every week on WORT Community Radio's Public Affair show:  https://www.wortfm.org/news-talk/talk/public-affair/(Told at the Moth in Madison StorySlam in 2019. The theme of the night was Bamboozled. Audio recording by Oddly Arranged Media).Email us at insidestoriespodcast@gmail.com and find us on twitter at @InsideStoryPod and Facebook at @insidestoriespodcast.
(Consider contributing to Inside Stories to help us cover our production costs:  https://www.rubinjen.com/the-podcast.html) We listen to a story Mel Hammond told at the Madison Moth StorySlam in 2017, explore the themes in the story and discuss how she crafted the story. We also talk with Apaloo Edmond, owner of Afreeka Wear, to learn the origin story of his small business. Afreeka Wear is part of the MarketReady program for Madison Public Market vendors. You can learn more about Afreeka Wear at (https://afreekawear.com/), follow the business on Instagram (afreekawear_official), or find it on Facebook.(Told at the Moth in Madison StorySlam in 2017. The theme of the night was Control. Audio recording by Mad Manor Multimedia)Email us at insidestoriespodcast@gmail.com and find us on twitter at @InsideStoryPod and Facebook at @insidestoriespodcast.
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