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The Storyworth Podcast

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Since 2013, Storyworth has helped people write their life stories— the big stories and the small ones. On this podcast, our real-life writers volunteered to share their stories publicly... with you.

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In this very special Father's Day episode, Krista sits down the with entire Streeter family: David and Ginny, plus their kids Libby, Reuben, Kaylee, and Connor. Each kid reads their favorite passage from their dad's Storyworth book and shares stories about what it was like growing up with David for a dad.
This week, Krista meets James Allen and his wife Nancy, who spent the mid-70s to early 80s pursuing an unusual hobby: train hopping. In 1974, Jim spotted a freight train full of wide-open, empty box cars and wondered if he might be able to sneak inside for an afternoon joy ride. Fast forward a few years, and train hopping was his favorite mode of travel. He even got Nancy and some friends in on the fun. This is a truly wild story that we couldn't wait to share.
In honor of Mother's Day, Krista sits down with Frances Chow, whose mother married into a polyamorous family in 1940s China. Frances explains the complex family dynamics and high expectations her mother learned to navigate, the political turmoil that forced her parents to flee to Hong Kong, and the opportunity that eventually brought Frances to the United States.
This week, Krista sits down with Michael Carvalho, who spent seven years as a police officer and detective in El Paso, Texas. He has a lot of great and wild stories from his time on the force. But his favorite story doesn't involve a criminal. Just a lost husband who managed to find his way home.
This week, author Myrna Bell reflects on her family's hidden past and the impact it had on two generations of her family. Myrna's story delves into the complexities of family dynamics and the lingering questions that arise from untold truths. Then, Krista chats with Myrna about what it was like growing up in a secretive family, and the ways she's helping her children and grandchildren know her better.
In this episode of the Storyworth Podcast, Krista talks with Donna Katz about her inspiring grandmother Sadie and the sacrifices she made to support her son through law school. Donna shares how Sadie's determination continue to inspire her family and others.
This week, Krista is joined by Steven Steinberg, who reads a touching letter written by his Grandpa Jake more than 40 years ago, just after the birth of Steve's son Michael. Steven shares stories about his resilient and imaginative grandpa, showcasing the enduring love Jake had for his family.
This week, we reconnect with Jill Summerhayes, who shares a story about an unlikely friend she made while working as a governess in Stockholm, Sweden. But the real twist came about sixty years later, when Jill discovered the truth about her mystery friend. You'll never guess who took Jill to dinner.
Today, we dive into the thrilling and sometimes terrifying experience of growing up in Baton Rouge during hurricane season. Laura Hodge takes us back to the 1960s, when hurricanes provided the perfect excuse to skip school for a week and play cards by candlelight.
In honor of Valentine's Day, we share a story of love at first sight. From the moment Walt laid eyes on Pam, he knew she was the one for him. It only took another four months to work up the courage to say hello. But forty-two years later, their partnership is stronger than ever -- and a testament to the power of taking chances and letting love lead.
In this episode of the Storyworth podcast, writer Joan Maxwell shares the hilarious and somewhat traumatic events surrounding her senior prom -- and the plan her family hatched to save the day. Then, Krista chats with Joan about high school in the 60s and how the rest of prom night turned out.
In this episode of the Storyworth podcast, an author tells us about his family of pranksters, and what it was like growing up together in rural Pennsylvania. Then he tells us about an epic prank gone wrong, and a narrow escape that kept him on his toes for the rest of the summer. Finally, Krista interviews our author, and finds out what he's been up to since leaving East Allen, PA.
In this episode of the Storyworth podcast, we share a nostalgic story about the first time our author ever saved up enough money to buy a Christmas present for her parents. The story, read by Sarah O'Dwyer, celebrates the joy of Christmas in Australia, where it's a warm summer holiday perfect for swimming and outdoor picnics. After hearing this heartwarming story, we'll speak with the author about her childhood spent exploring the Australian bush.
In this heartwarming episode of the Story Worth Podcast, host Krista Baum introduces us to Susie Bevan, a writer and illustrator who shares a touching story about the best Christmas gift she ever gave her dad. Susie's dad, a talented poet, had always dreamed of having his work published in the Saturday Evening Post. Despite numerous rejection slips, Susie found a way to honor her dad's passion and surprise him with a gift that brought tears to his eyes. Susie reads her story and reflects on her dad's love for poetry and their shared creative endeavors.
In our Thanksgiving episode, the author shares a touching story about a lifelong friendship that she is endlessly grateful for. She introduces us to Dolores Marie Hickey, who came into her life when she most needed a friend. The two were instantly bonded, and remained close for the next forty years.
In honor of Veteran's Day, we're sharing a collection of love letters written between newlyweds during World War II.
It’s Father’s Day! We’re sharing some less-conventional stories this time around– stories that go a little deeper than usual, and explore the man behind the incredibly important role of “dad.” Get started with Storyworth here! Check out photos and more details for this episode here! Submit your stories for podcast consideration here! Follow Storyworth on Instagram and Facebook.
We’re celebrating Mother’s Day with three beautiful stories read by their authors, from the joy of becoming a grandparent to ushering a beloved mother into their final years. We love you, moms!  A note: this episode contains mentions of suicide. Get started with Storyworth here! Check out photos and more details for this episode here! Submit your stories for podcast consideration here! Follow Storyworth on Instagram and Facebook.
We’re celebrating the end of our season with stories read by their authors– tales of childhood triumph, mischief, and adventure.  Get started with Storyworth here! Submit your stories for podcast consideration here! Follow Storyworth on Instagram and Facebook.
As they say, the more things change, the more things stay the same, trends come and go and technology evolves, but the social hierarchy of high school is a tried-and-true standby of American life. Today’s author takes us back in time with the class of 1969. Get started with Storyworth here! Submit your stories for podcast consideration here! Follow Storyworth on Instagram and Facebook.
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